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Jonah Hill Appears On ‘Tonight Show’ To Apologize For Gay Slur

Just last week, Jonah Hill was all over the news when he said a homophobic slur to a paparazzi who was following him. The incident was caught on video. On Tuesday, Hill guested on The Tonight Show to talk about …

Mario Balotelli May Not Be A Starter For Italy In World Cup

Italian striker Mario Balotelli, 23, is no longer a sure starter in the upcoming World Cup. In a few days, Italy will be playing against England, and a warm-up match was held on Sunday. During the warm-up match between Italy …

Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014, Comments On Sexual Assault

On Sunday night, Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez was crowned Miss USA 2014. She competed against 50 other contestants and beat first runner up, Miss Dakota Audra Mari. Last year’s winner, Erin Brady from South Glastonbury, Connecticut, relinquished her crown to …

Kim Dotcom Needs Your Help, $5 Million Bounty Offered

Kim Dotcom, founder of file sharing website Megaupload and alleged pirate, said that he is willing to give a $5 million reward to whistleblowers who are willing to release information that will help him defend himself. Dotcom is now in …

‘Mob Wives’ Bar Becomes A Murder Scene

Abdoul Cisse, 47, was found dead outside the Drunken Monkey Bar and Grill on Sunday. Police reports said that Cisse was trying to stop a fight when he was struck in the face. He fell backwards, hit his head on …

Smart Car Tipping Continues In San Francisco, Pranksters At Large

The police reported more incidents of smart car tipping in Twin Peaks and Cole Valley in San Francisco. The latest incidents happened at 3:41 am and 5:38 am on Friday. Around two months ago, there were also reports of smart …

Meryl And Maks Reunite; The Two Share A Long Awaited Hug

Dancing With the Stars ended two weeks ago with Meryl Davis and Maks Chmerkovskiy winning the title. Since then, rumors about the two dating have been spreading like wildfire. Davis and Chmerkovskiy’s chemistry was evident throughout the show. However, Davis said …

Monica Seles: Owner Of The Buffalo Bills?

Hungarian tennis pro Monica Seles, 40, is engaged to 72-year-old Tom Golisano, the former owner of the NHL team, Buffalo Sabres. Seles is known for being stabbed by a fan of German tennis star and rival Steffi Graf. Due to …

World Cup Gear: U.S. Team Jerseys Still Not Made In America

In 2012, Ralph Lauren received backlash regarding the uniforms he designed for U.S. team to wear during the opening ceremonies at the Summer Olympics. People said that the beret was “too European” while others said that the athletes looked like …

Mono Mono Twins Finally Get To Go Home

After spending over a month in Akron General Medical Center in Ohio, mono mono twins Jenna and Jillian were finally able to go home. The twins shared an amniotic sack during their mother’s pregnancy, which makes the pregnancy vulnerable to …

Cedar Point Closed: Amusement Park Working To Fix Water Main Break

Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio, was closed on Saturday morning, due to a broken water main that supplied the park with water. Reports said that it will be closed until June 9, Monday. Park officials called their employees …

Melanie Griffith And Antonio Banderas Call It A Wrap After 18 Years Of Marriage

Melanie Griffith, 56, and Antonio Banderas, 53, are getting a divorce after 18 years of marriage. They share a child together, Stella Banderas, who is now 17 years old. Reports say that the couple had relationship issues for a long …

Burt’s Bees Co-Founder Ousted After Affair With Employee

The public always thought that Burt Shavitz of Burt’s Bees left his own company in order to live a private life in Maine. Shavitz is the subject of the upcoming documentary Burt’s Bees and he revealed the real story behind …

Gustnado: What is It? Should You Be Worried?

“Gustnado”, or “gust-front tornado,” is a low-level rotating cloud that is short-lived. It can sometimes form within a severe thunderstorm. Reports say that the average gustnado lasts just seconds to a few minutes. According to the National Weather Service, gustnadoes …

Derecho Threat: Severe Storm Pummels Midwest

A derecho is often classified as a type of extreme weather phenomenon, which refers to an inland-type of hurricane accompanied by heavy thunderstorms. Derechos are capable of inflicting extensive damage to wide areas. According to the Storm Prediction Center, derechos …

Justin Bieber Caught Telling Yet Another N-Word Joke

Justin Bieber seems to be making headlines for the wrong reasons…again. Another video of Bieber has surfaced, and this time, he is shown singing a parody of his own song entitled “One Less Lonely Girl.” In the video, Bieber sang …

Susan Spencer-Wendel, Best-Selling Author, Dies At 47

Susan Spencer-Wendel, writer of the best-selling book Until I Say Goodbye, died on Wednesday in her home. She was 47 years old. Spencer-Wendel was suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease – a neurodegenerative disease. The symptoms for the disease include muscle …

Is Simona Halep’s Breast Surgery Boosting Her Tennis Career?

Simona Halep’s breast surgery may just have saved her tennis career. The 22-year-old Romanian tennis pro has propelled herself to the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time in her career, and many are thinking that her breast …

Madeleine McCann: Search For Missing Girl Reopens In Portugal

The search for Madeleine McCann is reopened once again. About 30 searchers will be digging in the area where the girl disappeared seven years ago. British police will be spearheading the search for the girl, who was only a few weeks …

Iraq F-16 Takes Flight For The First Time

On May 2, the first Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 52 jet for the Iraqi Air Force made its first flight from the company’s facility located in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2011, Iraq confirmed the purchase of 18 F-16s, and reports …

New York City Teachers Approve Nine-Year Labor Contract

New York City teachers have voted and approved a nine-year labor contract on Tuesday. The contract states that teachers will be given back pay, and their salaries will be increased by 18 percent. However, questions regarding their health benefits are …

Baseball-Size Hail Batters Northeast Nebraska

Severe thunderstorms swept through Nebraska and produced baseball-size hail that surprised many residents. According to the National Weather Service, northern and eastern Nebraska, northeast Missouri, and western and southern Iowa are at risk for severe weather conditions. Additionally, there will …

Paris Hilton Phone Hacker Pleads Guilty To String Of Cyber Crimes

Cameron Lacroix, also known as “cam0,” “leetjones,” or “Freak,” is once again in trouble with the authorities. In 2005, Lacroix hacked Paris Hilton’s cellphone and leaked incriminating photos of the socialite. Now, Lacroix is facing new charges as he allegedly …

David Brockie: Autopsy Results Show The Gwar Frontman Died Of A Heroin Overdose

Gwar frontman David Brockie, also known by his stage name Oderus Urungus, died in his home on March 23. He was 50 years old. On Tuesday, officials from the medical examiner’s office released a statement that Brockie’s cause of death …