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Week of 13 December 2010
13 December 2010
Everyone knows John Travolta is gay, says Carrie Fisher ...
US Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.'s financial crime task force focuses on relatively petty crimes, ignoring the colossal Wall Street fraud that sank the economy ...
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's patent infringement lawsuit against AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo! and YouTube is dismissed ...
Tina Fey and 30 Rock persistently touch the Third Rail that is blackface ...
US diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke is in critical condition after emergency open heart surgery ...
Wikileaked cables allege that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's family is directly involved in the smuggling of "blood diamonds" ...
US Transportation Department proposes mandatory back-up cameras in cars ...
Paul McCartney takes public transit ...
Martina Navratilova leaves hospital after aborted Mount Kilimanjaro climb ...
You too can be Julian Assange in "Wikileaks: The Game" ...
US Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard C. Holbrooke dies at George Washington University Hospital in Washington after undergoing surgery to repair a torn aorta ...
14 December 2010
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin goes viral with epic rendition of "Blueberry Hill" ...
Health care reform, the Obama White House's proudest success, gets a judicial kick to the curb over must-buy requirement ...
9-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith announces European tour with Bieber ...
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange makes bail, with help and a webhosting offer from filmmaker Michael Moore ...
IBM sends a computer to compete on Jeopardy ...
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, leader of the country US soldiers are fighting and dying for: "If I had to choose sides today, I'd choose the Taliban" ...
Shoulder injury ends Brett Favre's consecutive start streak ends at 297 ...
Ja Rule gets two years in prison on gun charges ...
Dan Aykroyd only wants to work with superstars ...
Pitcher Cliff Lee goes back to the Philadelphia Phillies ...
15 December 2010
Electronic Frontier Foundation wins landmark case, as 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals rules that in the USofA, dang it, the government isn't supposed to read emails without a warrant ...
Thora Birch's creepy ex-pornstar dad gets her fired from Broadway play ...
Pope was blocking investigations into child molesting Catholic priests as recently as 2009 ...
So-called "Flying Rabbi" sues Jimmy Kimmel over late-night parody ...
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange remains in jail as Sweden appeals bail decision ...
Prosecutors recommend 57 months in prison for criminal lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti ...
Republicans to 9/11 first responders: Drop dead ...
Next week's Vikings-Bears game is moved to University of Minnesota due to snow ...
Jailed Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick keeps getting indicted ...
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller dies of leukemia in Cleveland, Ohio ...
Comedic film director Blake Edwards dies from complications of pneumonia in Santa Monica, California ...
16 December 2010
Brawl breaks out at Hulk Hogan's wedding ...
US State Department tries to spin the last words of dead diplomat Richard C. Holbrooke ...
DirecTV agrees to pay $14M fine for "classic bait and switch" ...
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is granted bail at high court ...
Fabulously corrupt ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff finishes work-release stint at kosher pizzeria ...
Winona Ryder says she's known for years that Mel Gibson is a bit of an anti-Semitic homophobe ...
Center for Science in the Public Interest sues McDonald's over "Happy Meal" marketing ...
The London Daily Mail is sued for copyright infringement ...
Melissa Gilbert thinks Miley Cyrus wanted bong video to be leaked ...
Lindsay Lohan finally returns to Twitter to shill ...
Frank Baldino, Jr., founder and CEO of pharmaceutical company Cephalon, dies from leukemia while on medical leave, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia ...
17 December 2010
Philadelphia Eagles' QB Michael Vick wants a pet dog ...
Halliburton pays $250M to settle bribery charge against former US Vice President Dick Cheney ...
Nike sues customer for buying shoes he thought were Nike, but turned out to be counterfeit ...
Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) calls the cops on 9/11 first responders, while Jon Stewart welcomes them to his show ...
Wikileaked: In spite of tight US sanctions, Chevron negotiated with Iran about oil development ...
Pink Floyd wins legal battle against EMI the band made albums, not singles ...
Wikileaks cable reveals an earlier BP blowout similar to Gulf disaster, that BP and the feds kept quiet ...
Tests show head of France's King Henri IV is genuine ...
DMX is going back to prison ...
Best Buy finally settles lawsuit over deceptive in-store kiosks ...
Does the Washington Post get a kickback from Facebook or what? ...
Widow of Jeffry Picower agrees to return $7.2B earned through Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme ...
Singer Captain Beefheart dies of complications from multiple sclerosis at a hospital in California ...
18 December 2010
Amusing Hollywood insults fly between "douchebag" soap opera magnate Eric Braeden and "young whippersnapper" sit-com star Neil Patrick Harris ...
Accused Wikileaks source Bradley Manning's health is deteriorating in jail, supporters say ...
Uma Thurman's stalker sent to jail for more creepy calls after judge warned, "You most certainly will go to jail" if the calls continue ...
Nicolette Sheridan drops abuse claims in Desperate Housewives lawsuit ...
Wikileaked: Cuba banned Sicko for depicting "mythical" health care system ...
Frank Luntz wins Lie of the Year for "government takeover of health care" ...
Influential Italian banker Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa dies from a heart attack while hosting a dinner at his home in Rome ...
19 December 2010
Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson exchange holiday gifts ...
"Today is a very sad day", says US Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), as repeal of Clinton-era "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy heads for President Obama's desk ...
Badly Drawn Boy has bizarre meltdown during concert, leaves after c-word rant, returns to whine about everything ...
Michael Moore says claim that Sicko was banned in Cuba is bogus, and just shows "how bureaucrats for the State spin their lies and try to recreate reality" ...
Stephen Baldwin plans to be a billionaire for Jesus by 2016 ...
US Central Intelligence Agency pays $5M for torturers' legal defense ...
What's up with the parade of recalls and quality control problems at Johnson & Johnson? ...