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Week of 21 February 2011
21 February 2011
Legal action threatened over risqué opera about Anna Nicole Smith ...
As CEO of Countrywide, Angelo R. Mozilo helped fuel the boom in risky subprime loans that led to the crippling of the banking industry and the near-collapse of the financial system, but like everyone else involved, he won't be charged ...
New hires at CNN include Kelsey Grammer's ex-wife and an analyst who hates CNN ...
Oil from the BP spill remains on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, isn't degrading as hoped, and has decimated life on parts of the sea floor ...
There's no evidence or anything, but Glenn Beck spends an hour on Fox News accusing Planned Parenthood of assisting in sex trafficking ...
Vatican plans to put Pope John Paul II's coffin on display ...
Man uses minivan to show how much he hates Bank of America ...
1940s movie star Mickey Rooney gets restraining order against stepson ...
Spy Magazine goes online ...
Former Delaware Governor Russell W. Peterson dies following a stroke ...
22 February 2011
Lady Gaga drinks alcohol to stay fit ...
US Rep David Wu (D-Oregon) may be batsh*t crazy ...
Safeway accuses Portland couple of 12-year shoplifting spree netting $5M in groceries ...
Bill Cosby likes Katie Couric's idea of a Cosby Show about Muslims ...
US Justice Department remains mum after falling for $20M anti-terror scam ...
It's good to be Rupert Murdoch's daughter ...
Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi's regime is imperiled as chaos seizes Tripoli ...
Charlie Sheen holds a Major League viewing party with baseball stars ...
"No pasty-faced legal adventurer is going to cause bad blood" between Warner Bros and the Marx Brothers ...
23 February 2011
Chris Brown is now allowed to go near Rihanna, his ex-girlfriend and beating victim ...
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker threatens mass layoffs if he doesn't get union-busting legislation … and Democratic pols flee Indiana to clog union-busting legislation there ...
Deadly earthquake strikes Christchurch, New Zealand ...
After Iceland let its troubled banks fail, its economy thrives ...
US Rep David Wu (D-Oregon) confirms that he is receiving mental health counseling and medication ...
Just weeks after leaving office, former Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) is breaking his promise not to become a lobbyist ...
Libya's mission to the United Nations demands dictator Muammar Qaddafi's resignation and prosecution for war crimes ...
Huffington Post is at odds with news union over unpaid bloggers ...
24 February 2011
George Clooney's campaign slogan would be, "I drank the bong water" ...
So is Exit Through the Gift Shop for real, or just Banksy's most elaborate stunt? ...
Science fiction great Joe Haldeman is doing well after ileostomy (surgical creation of an artificial anus) ...
Indiana's union-busting bill is scuttled amidst the outrage … while in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker thinks he's chatting on the phone with billionaire activist David Koch, but it's actually a reporter, who posts the whole conversation on-line ...
Delivery driver from Domino's Pizza rescues customer ...
Faculty gets a pay freeze, but Texas Tech University football coach Tommy Tuberville gets a half-million dollar raise ...
After thinking it over for two years, Obama administration decides Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional ...
Satan and atheists are still awaiting an apology from Billy Ray Cyrus ...
Can someone explain how sponsoring NASCAR is a good use of taxpayer funds, if funding Sesame Street is not? ...
Larry King plans comedy tour based on his life ...
Now you can own a lock of Justin Bieber's hair, you sick freak ...
25 February 2011
Charlie Sheen makes anti-Semitic crack about Two and a Half Men men creator, with spare swipes at Alcoholics Anonymous, Scientology, the press, and maybe your momma, so CBS finally pulls the plug ...
Wingnut preacher Fred Phelps gets smackdown from "Anonymous" ...
Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) takes it up a notch — threatens to block Medicaid payments and start massive layoffs, while local police chief says it's "very unsettling" that the Gov considered illegally planting troublemakers among peaceful protesters ...
Paypal arbitrarily freezes the account of the Bradley Manning Support Network ...
The Daily Show says the camel wasn't injured in boneheaded stunt ...
Kansas City Fed CEO Thomas M. Hoenig says US banking system is still imperiled, and the largest American financial firms should be broken up ...
Toyota recalls another 2.2M vehicles for the same problem it recalled 1.9M vehicles for in 2009 ...
Eminem passes Lady Gaga on Facebook ...
London court rules in favor of extraditing Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange to Sweden, but his lawyers say they will appeal ...
Give ancient movie star Mickey Rooney his ID back, and fast, court tells stepson ...
In "Free Benghazi," troops opposed to Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi take control ...
Former CEO of Xerox David T. Kearns dies at a hospice near his home in Vero Beach, Florida ...
26 February 2011
Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld refuses to say whether he's a lizard ...
Charlie Sheen unloads again — is a ninth season of Two and a Half Men even possible? ...
PayPal reinstates access to funds for alleged Wikileaks leaker Bradley Manning's defense ...
Judith Regan sez Fox News honcho Roger Ailes told her to lie about her affair with Bernard Kerik ...
CNN's Parker Spitzer gets more Eliot Spitzer, and no Kathleen Parker at all ...
Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) wants to close the capitol to stop protests, but police group vows to join sleepovers ...
Slander suit against Jerry Seinfeld is dismissed ...
Gen David Petraeus calls for an inquiry into accusations that a US general in Afghanistan used psy-ops tactics on US lawmakers ...
US Rep Paul Broun (R-Georgia) goes casual when asked, "Who is going to shoot President Obama?" ...
Alan Keyes equates gay marriage to slavery. Really. ...
Former 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court Judge Cynthia H. Hall dies following a lengthy battle with cancer at her home in Pasadena, California ...
Former US Senator James A. McClure dies of complications from a series of strokes at his home in Boise, Idaho ...
27 February 2011
Nick Offerman picks his favorite cats that look like Ron Swanson ...
What people are protesting in Wisconsin is a power grab that goes far beyond union-busting ...
Gawker says shirtless ex-US Rep Chris Lee (R-New York) was also looking to hook up with transgendered women ...
Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange scares off former US President George W. Bush ...
James Franco cracks Oscar jokes on General Hospital ...
Charlie Sheen says he'll show up for sitcom that is no longer filming ...
Dead dolphins wash up along the BP-drenched Gulf shores ...
Rocker Vince Neil is released from Las Vegas jail early ...
Dodgers Hall-of-Famer Duke Snider dies from diabetes complications at a convalescent home in Escondido, California ...
Filmmaker Gary Winick dies from brain cancer and pneumonia at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City ...