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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Sears Black Friday 2014 Deals Online

Black Friday, a ritual when ravenous consumers hoard big-box retailers to secure their deals, is right around the corner, though Sears customers can now shop for doorbusters online. Black Friday, which historically has occurred on the day after Thanksgiving (the …

Natalie Portman Remembers Mike Nichols

Actress Natalie Portman paid tribute to late German-born American film and theater director Mike Nichols, saying that he “saved” her. Nichols passed away unexpectedly Wednesday night at 83. As a teen, Portman, 33, was directed on stage by Nichols in …

Amy Lee of Evanescence Releasing Solo Album

Amy Lee, co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence, recently opened up to Rolling Stone to discuss her first solo album, entitled Aftermath. The album was recorded as the soundtrack for the Mark Jackson film War Story, and …

Diane Guerrero Laments Losing Her Family

Orange is the New Black star Diane Guerrero opened up about losing her parents, who were deported to Colombia, on CNN Monday on November 17. Guerrero, 28, who plays a character named Maritza Ramos on the Netflix-produced hit, lost her …

Oklahoma Police Officer Charged with Rape

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been charged with sexual assault, after allegedly raping 13 women while on duty. Court officials said Wednesday that prosecutors have tallied 35 felony counts against the 27-year-old. Holtzclaw, who is presently on paid …

Eva Shockey Maligned on Social Media for Bear Photos

Eva Shockey, Canadian co-host of Outdoor Channel series Jim Shockey’s Uncharted, has come under fire after appearing in pictures with a 510-pound black bear her father shot, during a hunting exhibition in North Carolina on November 14. Shockey, 26, the …

Miss Honduras, Sister Found Dead

Miss Honduras and Miss World contestant Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister were found buried near a riverbank roughly 12 miles from the northwestern city of Santa Barbara Wednesday. The two had disappeared while attending a resort hotel party last …

Pedestrian Lodged in Windshield Dies

A pedestrian who was hit by a car in southern New Jersey, and then stuck in the windshield as the driver continued down the highway for over a mile has died. Ocean County prosecutors said Kenneth Moeller, 61, of Lanoka …

Slender Man Stabbing Trial Delayed

An attorney for one of the defendants charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, argued Tuesday in court that his client is mentally unstable, and is not fit to stand trial. A state …

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 …