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Supreme Court Decisions To Be Made On Controversial Cases As 2013 Term Closes

June 30 marks the end of the 2013 term for the Supreme Court. With just a few days left, justices are handing down verdicts on several controversial cases. Of the six major cases awaiting decisions, two have already been decided …

George Stephanopoulos Promoted To ABC News Chief Anchor, Diane Sawyer Steps Down

On Tuesday, news division President James Goldston announced that Diane Sawyer will be stepping down as a news anchor on ABC’s World News and will be replaced by David Muir. With Sawyer leaving, the TV network will be left with …

Maks And Meryl Dating Rumors Die Down, But Here Comes J.Lo

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has been the topic of headlines the past few weeks. He has been linked to several ladies such as Meryl Davis, Kate Upton, and now Jennifer Lopez. “I just flew in literally, and I read about this. Those are …

R. Kelly’s Transgender Child Comes Out

Singer R. Kelly talked about his transgender son for the first time on Sunday during an interview with Nina Chantele for Chicago’s WGCI. The singer said, “Well, you don’t really want to open this up with saying my daughter is …

Michael Strahan Donates $100K To University Marching Band

Retired American football pro Michael Strahan is giving back to his alma mater, Texas Southern University, by donating a whopping $100,000 to the marching band. “Ocean of Soul,” as the marching band is called, will be using the funds to …

Reality TV-Show Shooting: Nevada Man Will Serve Time In Jail

Carlos Enrique Barron, a former high school special education teacher, was sentenced to 90 days in county jail and five years probation for being involved in the 2011 shooting incident with the crew of reality television show Repo Games. Barron, …

Royals Hot Dog Trial: Fan Gets Second Chance In Court

On Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court ordered a new trial for a Kansas City Royals fan who was hit by a hot dog during a baseball game. John Coomer said that he was injured while watching a Royals game in …

Jerry Sandusky: Prosecutors And Police Accused Of Causing Delays In Case

On Monday, a report containing details on Jerry Sandusky’s case was released. Based on the report, the prosecutors and police are at fault for the delays in pressing charges. The report also stated that there was no evidence of political …

Joan Lunden Is Fighting Breast Cancer, Says She’s In ‘Warrior Mode’

On Tuesday, former Good Morning America host Joan Lunden revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lunden wrote a letter to her fans, which she posted on her website. She appeared on Good Morning America on Tuesday to …

Tara Reid Shows Off Tight Tummy After Harsh Comments From Jason Biggs

Tara Reid doesn’t seem to be affected by Jason Biggs’ harsh comments about her botched surgery last week. On Saturday, Reid showed off her flat and tight tummy. The American Pie star came out in public sporting a cropped black …

Indianapolis Tornado Destroys Homes And Power Lines, Thousands Affected

A large tornado that was first seen near Plainfield, Indiana, whirled its way into Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon. It left several homes damaged and destroyed power lines in the area, which affected thousands of people. Trees were also uprooted. People who …

Methodist Defrocking Overturned, Pastor Frank Schaefer Will Continue To Support Gay Community

Pastor Frank Schaefer from Pennsylvania broke church laws by presiding over his son’s same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, the United Methodist Church appeals panel overturned the decision to defrock Schaefer. The panel, which consists of nine people, urged the church to …

Selena Gomez And Justin Bieber Go On A Zoo Date

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are in love… again. On Sunday, the couple was spotted while they were taking a field trip at the Los Angeles Zoo. They were there for a few hours and they visited the elephants, sea otters, …

Hope Solo Gets Out Of Jail, Pleads Not Guilty To Assault

U.S. soccer team’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested on Saturday on domestic violence charges. Solo visited her sister’s home in Kirkland and authorities were called to the home a little before 1 a.m. to respond to a 911 call. The …

Christina Hendricks Pushes For Family-Friendly Work Policies, Campaigns To End ‘Mad Men’ Era

On Monday, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks spoke at the White House Summit on Working Families where she shared her views on current policies for women in the workplace. According to reports, the United States is the only developed nation …

Honda Recalls Nearly Three Million Cars Due To Faulty Airbags

Airbags are now a main concern for top automakers. On Monday, Honda Motor and other automakers recalled nearly three million cars that had faulty airbags. Takata Corporation supplied the airbags and the recent recall increases the total recalls to around …

John Kerry Assures Iraqis Of U.S. Support In Fighting ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry visited Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraqi leaders while Islamist militants were in the middle of seizing sections of Iraq. Kerry said that the future of Iraq is dependent on the decisions that will …

Alaska Earthquake Of 7.9 Magnitude Prompts Tsunami Warning

On Monday, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Aleutian Islands near Alaska. Reports say that the earthquake struck at 12:53 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time. The earthquake was followed by aftershocks – the first one with a 6.0 magnitude and the …

Kurt Cobain: Courtney Love Says He Was ‘Desperate’ For Fame

National Geographic has an upcoming miniseries that focuses on the Nineties entitled The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade? In the series, they tackled the rise of Nirvana. Footage from the band’s early days up to their rise to stardom was …

Heidi Klum And New Beau Vito Schnabel Spotted At Famous London Hotspot

On Sunday, Heidi Klum, 41, was spotted with her younger beau 27-year-old Vito Schnabel. The couple went to Chiltern Firehouse restaurant, one of the popular spots in London. Klum was wearing a black and white printed jumpsuit, black stilettos, and …

Nick Cannon And Mariah Carey Headed For Divorce?

Last month, news about Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey’s divorce started to surface after the release of Cannon’s new album entitled “White People Party Music.” Cannon was quick to dismiss the rumors. “It’s kind of humorous, really. It couldn’t be …

50 Cent Did Not ‘Plead The Fifth,’ Calls Jay Z The ‘Most Overrated Rapper’

Rapper 50 Cent made a guest appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live hosted by Andy Cohen. In one of the segments, the rapper was asked to play “Plead the Fifth,” where he was asked three questions, but could only …

Katy Perry Caught Kissing Robert Pattinson, The Rumors Continue

Rumors are spreading about Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson’s blooming relationship. The two have been linked recently, but both of them denied the romance rumors. They have been friends for years, but have now been spending more time together. Last …

Carmelo Anthony: Will He Leave New York?

Carmelo Anthony decided to use the opt-out clause in his contract with the New York Knicks. A league source said that Anthony will be a free agent starting on July 1. The source revealed the news in anonymity, as he …