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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 …

Isaiah Austin’s NBA Dreams Are Over, Player Has Marfan Syndrome

Isaiah Austin, 20, was expected to be a second-round pick in the NBA draft, but his dreams of playing in the NBA have ended. Before the draft, Austin underwent genetic testing and results showed that he is suffering from Marfan …

Aretha Franklin Says She’s A Wal-Mart Power-Walker

In January, Aretha Franklin cancelled concerts due to poor health. On Wednesday, the “Queen of Soul” made a guest appearance on Live! With Kelly and Michael to perform and share her workout routine. Franklin admitted that she indulges in food …

Michelle Wie Worked Hard To Win U.S. Women’s Open

Michelle Wie, 24, won the 69th U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday, but the win came with challenges, as any professional golf player would know. Wie overcame a double-bogey 6 on the 70th hole but was able to hold on, finishing with a two-stroke …

Chikungunya Virus Present In Leon County

On Wednesday, Leon County officials said that there are two cases of chikungunya virus that were found in the county. However, they said that the presence of the virus should cause no alarm, as it is not a threat to …

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Consists Of Songs She Was Meant To Sing

Lana Del Rey’s first full-length album “Born to Die” had mixed reviews and only had a few hit singles. The songs in her album labelled her as a sad pop star who sent mixed messages with the lyrics of her …

Mike Tyson Roughs Up Dana White, Takes His Plane Seat

Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson proved that he gets what he wants, as seen on an Instagram video that was posted on June 17. Tyson and UFC President Dana White were in a private flight together when Tyson smacked …

Andressa Urach Gets Kicked Out Of Portugal Team’s Training Camp

It seems that Andressa Urach does not easily give up when it comes to grabbing the attention of her alleged former flame Cristiano Ronaldo. Urach, also called Miss BumBum, was on the news just last week for welcoming the Portugal …

Sandra Bullock’s Stalker Joshua Corbett Charged With Possessing ‘Arsenal Of Weapons’

Joshua Corbett, 39, the man who allegedly broke into Sandra Bullock’s home weeks ago is now facing weapons charges. Corbett pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering the actress’ home, but he is now charged with possessing “an arsenal of …