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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Jaguars Player Tries to Use Gum as Currency

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz was arrested early Sunday morning after attempting to “purchase” several items at a grocery store at the Ocean Reef Suits in Miami Beach, Florida. Gratz was out of cash at the time, and decided to …

Paul Walker’s Father Discusses His Son’s Death

Late actor Paul Walker’s father recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell to discuss the tragic death of his son, and the effects it has had on his family. Fast & Furious film franchise star Walker died due to …

‘Pastafarian’ Dons Colander in Utah DL Photo

A Utah woman recently wore a colander on her head while getting her driver’s license photo taken, as a testament to her religious beliefs. Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver’s license as Jessica Steinhauser, is a member …

Gay Bull of Ireland Afforded Sanctuary in Britain

Benjy, dubbed the gay bull of Ireland, which was set to be slaughtered for failing to mate with any heifers, has been offered a reprieve, with the help of The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon. Simon, who is battling colon cancer, …

Nikki Reed Demos New Song, Somerhalder Gushes

Actress and musician Nikki Reed demonstrated a new song on her Instagram page, and beau Ian Somerhalder followed suit. A snippet of the track, entitled “Fly With You,” displays standard pop fare, though Somerhalder made quite an effort to exhibit …

Norovirus Sickens 172 on Princess Cruises Ship

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Sunday that 172 passengers of a U.S.-based Princess Cruises ship touring the Pacific have been infected with Norovirus. The ship in question, the “Crown Princess,” had a similar outbreak in April, when …

Demi Moore’s Daughter Talks Ashton Kutcher

During a recent interview, starlet Rumer Willis opened up about the marriage between her mother Demi Moore, and her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. Willis, 26, recalled how chaotic it might have been for Kutcher to have been in a relationship with …

Sue Ann Hamm Plans to Appeal $1 Billion Settlement

Sue Ann Hamm, who was awarded roughly $1 billion in cash and assets in a divorce settlement this week, feels that she was entitled to more, and plans to appeal the ruling. Sue Ann is the ex-wife of Harold Hamm, …

Large Whale Beached in Nicaragua, Locals Help

A massive whale, thought to be a humpback, beached itself on the shores of Nicaragua’s southern coast Friday. Locals and tourists tried to intervene, and push it back out to sea, but were unsuccessful by the time the sun was …

Fresno State Student Sexually Assaults Sheep

Fresno State University police arrested an intoxicated student after he allegedly had sex with a sheep in the campus agricultural barn. According to the police report, the incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. The unidentified computer science student told …

Ohio Inmates Build Ladder for Prison Break

Three Lima, Ohio prison inmates spent months building a 13.5 foot ladder which they used to escape back in September. A state prison report released Friday revealed that T.J. Lane, Lindsey Bruce and Clifford Opperud were all quickly apprehended. One …

Tsunami Warning After Indonesia Quake Cancelled

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit at 10:31 am Saturday morning, local time, off the coast of the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia, prompting the issue of a tsunami warning, which was later called off. The U.S. Geological Survey said the …

Laura Ingalls Wilder Autobiography Due Monday

Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House series of short stories that loosely inspired plotlines of the popular television series Little House on the Prairie, will have her memoirs posthumously published Monday. The South Dakota State Historical Society Press …

Ebola Nurse Action Figure Now Available

A toy manufacturer called Herobuilders has designed the “Case-E Ebola Nurse Action Figure.” While Herobuilders insists that Case-E has nothing to do with the once quarantined nurse Kaci Hickox, the doll is obviously a simulacrum of the Ebola-free Doctors Without …

Kaci Hickox “Back to Normal” Post Ebola Quarantine

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined in New Jersey and then ordered to self-monitor in Maine for the Ebola virus, said her life is “back to normal,” after completing a 21-day period with no symptoms. Doctors Without Borders member …

Corey Perry of the NHL Diagnosed with Mumps

Anaheim Ducks players Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin have been diagnosed with mumps. National Hockey League winger Perry has been cleared of the disease and is set to resume workouts Thursday, while Beauchemin is still in the hospital receiving intravenous …

ADHD Linked to Air Pollution, Research Suggests

A new study conducted by Columbia University has linked Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with air pollution in densely populated areas of New York City. The research was gathered by the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health at the Mailman …

‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Fit to Stand Trial

One of two adolescents charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, has been deemed fit to stand trial, a Wisconsin judge ruled Wednesday. On May 31, the teen, now 13, along with a …

Leelee Sobieski Welcomes Second Child

Actress Leelee Sobieski welcomed a baby boy with fashion designer husband Adam Kimmel in July, and kept the birth a secret from the public for over four months. The baby was named Martin Kimmel, and is the couple’s second child. …

Actor Found on Fire Atop Train Dies of Injuries

After a commuter train travelling from Connecticut bound for New York City lost power early Sunday, transit authorities found a young actor and model on fire atop one of the cars. The 21-year-old later died from severe burns. In a …

Mark Wahlberg Annoys Michael Bay with Weight Loss

Actor Mark Wahlburg recently shed roughly 60 pounds for a role, and director Michael Bay wasn’t too happy about the new look when it came time for Transformers reshoots. Wahlburg shed the weight to play a down and out literature …

Ravens Cheerleader Leaves Hospital After Hard Fall

A Baltimore Ravens cheerleader was injured during a game Sunday, and was carted off the sideline in a stretcher after being stabilized by team medics. She was then transported to an area hospital. The unidentified woman hit the turf hard …

Lara Logan Under Ebola Quarantine

CBS News foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has quarantined herself regarding the Ebola virus after visiting Liberia to produce a segment for 60 Minutes, which aired Sunday. Logan, a South Africa native, checked into a hotel for 21 days in …

Brooke Shields Talks Agassi’s Trophy Smashing Fit

In her soon to be released memoir There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me, actress Brooke Shields writes about her failed marriage to tennis icon Andre Agassi, and alleges he has a jealousy complex. …