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Week of 29 November 2010
29 November 2010
Wikileaks is under DDOS attack as it releases massive trove of US diplomatic cables ...
Screaming TV loon Gordon Ramsey betrayed me, says Hell's Kitchen winner ...
Kraft Foods and Starbucks argue over distribution of overpriced coffee ...
China's Politburo "directed" the 2009 attack on Google's computer systems ...
Iranian nuclear scientists keep blowing up ...
Heidi Fleiss escapes Nevada house fire ...
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered diplomats to spy on UN officials ...
Security and terrorism expert Bruce Schneier explains to Popular Mechanics that US TSA scans "won't catch anybody" ...
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh takes the blame for deadly US strikes ...
Steve Vai notes Frank Zappa's polyrhythms inside of polyrhythms ...
Copenhagen plans super highways for bikes ...
Mark Ruffalo lands on terror watch list ...
Former US Congressman from New York Stephen Solarz dies from esophageal cancer at a Washington, DC hospital ...
Italian film director Mario Monicelli dies after jumping from the 5th floor of San Giovanni Hospital in Rome, aged 95 ...
30 November 2010
Here's the David Lynch electro-pop song you didn't know you wanted ...
BBC reports that three FIFA World Cup officials took bribes ...
The Irish are not being good sports about "austerity" measures cutting minimum wage, reducing social safety net, slashing pensions, reducing all manner of public projects and public employment ...
Barbara Walters continues to be very easily fascinated ...
Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran to stop nuclear program ...
Dole Foods is ordered to pay $200K in attorneys fees and costs as punishment for filing a defamation lawsuit against documentary filmmakers ...
Chris Noth is sued by lawyer over $109K error ...
Publishers ask big chains Borders, Target, Barnes & Noble which books they should publish ...
Is Bank of America the next target for Wikileaks? ...
1 December 2010
Johnny Depp to Vanity Fair: Disney couldn't stand my "gay" Jack Sparrow ...
US Rep Pete King (R-New York) wants Wikileaks listed as terrorist group, which would trigger the death penalty for donating, volunteering, or web hosting for the whistleblower website ...
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong to star in 50 performances of American Idiot on Broadway ...
Ecuador's president rescinds junior minister's offer of sanctuary for Julian Assange ...
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" was the worst song in the world, admits Bob Geldof ...
WikiLeaks website is pulled by Amazon after US political pressure, but site immediately reappears via other servers ...
Nate Berkus is hospitalized with appendicitis ...
Dutch astronomer Adriaan Blaauw dies in Groningen, Netherlands ...
2 December 2010
Pepsi machine forces man to assault his mother ...
Despite pending economic catastrophe, Pakistan is producing nuclear weapons at a faster rate than any other country in the world ...
Republican Senators pledge to block everything until the richest Americans get their tax cuts ...
Sen Jim Inhofe (R-OK) will not ride his horse in the parade until organizers put Christ back in Christmas ...
Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward blasts National Football League for hypocrisy on hits and advertising ...
Federal Reserve's "incredible and jaw-dropping" intervention in 2008 economic collapse was vastly larger than anyone let on at the time, and included desperation support for Barclays, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, McDonald's, Verizon, Japanese banks, Swedish pension funds ...
Jay Leno's Tonight Show ratings lose to Conan O'Brien's shows, past and present ...
Rihanna says it's tiresome to keep answering questions about her abusive ex, Chris Brown ...
Peter Billingsley will produce a stage musical based on Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story ...
Carnie Wilson is fired from diet company after failing to lose enough weight ...
Chicago Cubs third baseman Ron Santo dies from complications of bladder cancer at a hospital in Arizona ...
3 December 2010
NASA discovers "life as we do not know it" — bacteria that constructs its DNA, RNA, proteins, and cell membranes from arsenic ...
Weed found on Kurtis Blow during US TSA patdown at L.A. Airport ...
Another server boots Wikileaks, which immediately resurfaces at Swiss domain, Wikileaks.ch ...
In retirement, scribe Helen Thomas doubles down on criticisms of Israel ...
A little thing like a subpoena won’t stop hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen’s Miami spending spree ...
Getting older is like being a wilting flower, says Sarah Jessica Parker ...
Motherf*cker, accused bigamist, and general wackjob Warren Jeffs is extradited to Texas to stand trial ...
4 December 2010
TMZ has photos of Demi Lovato's beatdown victim, with bruises vividly obscured by TMZ watermark ...
US Rep Ron Paul (R-Texas), long-time opponent of the Federal Reserve, will enjoy an anti-Fed platform as chair of the House Financial Services Committee ...
PayPal seizes Wikileaks funds and fundraising account … And when it comes to the rape case against Wikileaks honcho Julian Assange, the Swedes are apparently making it up as they go along ...
US Rep Charles Rangel (D-New York) is officially scolded by House for lack of ethics ...
Josh Duhamel apologizes for being a big ol' douche on airline flight ...
Glee mastermind Ryan Murphy says the show's current students will graduate by 2012 ...
5 December 2010
Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to launch a capsule into Earth orbit on Tuesday ...
"What we need is more Wikileaks", says maverick US Rep Ron Paul (R-Texas) ...
National Republican Congressional Committee ex-treasurer imprisoned for $800K theft ...
BP lawyers claim Gulf oil disaster was exaggerated, 'cuz the smaller the official estimate the smaller their fine ...
Charles Manson busted with a cell phone ...
Laura Schlessinger comes out against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ...
1980s pornstar John Leslie dies from a heart attack at his home in Mill Valley, California ...
Sportscaster and former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys Don Meredith dies at a Santa Fe hospital, following a cerebral hemorrhage ...