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Ryan Gosling’s Father’s Day Photo Had Facebook Users Gushing

On Father’s Day, a fan account on Facebook posted a picture of Ryan Gosling holding a baby. The caption tells the story of how Gosling adopted a friend’s baby. The picture was accompanied by a post that explained how Gosling …

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Disses US Soccer Team, Says They’re “A Big Joke”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may not be taking part in the World Cup, but that doesn’t mean that he’ll stay quiet during the whole tournament. Ibrahimovic, a Paris Saint-Germain striker, is taking a short vacation in Los Angeles, and someone from gossip …

Nebraska Twin Tornadoes Rip Through Pilger Leaving Two People Dead

On Monday night, two tornadoes swept through the little town of Pilger, Nebraska. The strong winds obliterated the town’s business district, and the fire station and more than 50 homes were turned into rubble. Trey Wisniewski said on Tuesday that …

Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett Wow New York Students With Surprise Performance

More than 700 students from the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts were in for the thrill of their lives as superstars Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga ended their last day of classes with a surprise appearance. Famous jazz crooner …

Prince Harry And Queen Attend Day One Of Royal Ascot 2014

Prince Harry, the Queen, and Prince Philip were among the royals present on the first day of the Royal Ascot 2014. The three arrived in a carriage and were greeted by cheers from the crowd. They waved to the watchers …

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Approved And Ready For Takeoff

Boeing Co. confirmed that U.S. and European regulators have approved the 787-9 Dreamliner model. This is a milestone for the company and they hope that the new model will boost profits for the flagship jetliner program. The European Aviation Safety …

Sovaldi: $1,000-A-Pill Wonder Drug Cures Hepatitis C, Burdens Medicaid

Sovaldi is a new pill that cures hepatitis C in 9 out of 10 patients, studies say, but the treatment costs $90,000. Hepatitis C affects the liver, and medical societies suggest Sovaldi to be taken as a first-line treatment for …

Nuns Sue Strip Club, Beer Bottles And Used Condoms Discarded Near Convent

A group of nuns in suburban Chicago filed a lawsuit against a strip club that was operating nextdoor to their place of worship. The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo sued Club Allure, as they are disturbed by their loud …

Alabama Gay Sex Ban Overturned, Ruled Unconstitutional

An appeals court in Alabama has ruled that the Alabama law criminalizing consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional, as it “applies to private, legitimately consensual anal and oral sex between unmarried persons.” Civil rights organizations cheered the state appeals court for …

Honey Boo Boo Uncensored: TLC Apologizes For Airing Show With Curse Words

Discovery Communications network TLC apologized for airing an unedited episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in UK, which was full of curse words. According to a complainant who alerted Ofcom, an independent regulator, the episode had 11 scenes where …

Andrés Iniesta Says The Netherlands Was Simply Better Than Spain

Netherlands win on Friday may have ended Spain’s six-year reign as the best football team in the world. Andres Iniesta, Spain’s central midfielder who struck the winning goal in the final four years ago against the Netherlands, was humbled by …

Simon Cowell And Mel B Are Already Fighting; ‘The X Factor’ Hasn’t Even Started Filming Yet

The X Factor has not started filming yet, but two of the judges are already feuding, according to reports. Simon Cowell recruited Mel B from the Spice Girls to be the fourth judge on the singing show. According to sources, …

Andrea Sneiderman Is Out On Parole

Andrea Sneiderman, the woman who lied about having an affair with her husband’s killer, was released from prison on parole. Gwendolyn Hogan, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Corrections, said that Sneiderman was released at 12:22 am on Monday. Family …

Marijuana Legalization: Oregon Has Enough Signatures To Qualify For November Ballot

Marijuana supporters in Oregon have collected more than enough signatures to qualify for November’s ballot for legalizing recreational marijuana. Peter Zuckerman, spokesman for New Approach Oregon, said that they will continue getting signatures until they feel that they have “a …

Student Loan Debt Is $1.1 Trillion; Obama Tries To Do Something About It

Since President Barack Obama was elected in 2009, the federal student loan debt increased to 517 percent. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York estimated the student loan debt at $1.1 trillion with $650 billion in credit card debt. Although …

Scottie Pippen’s Defamation Lawsuit Gets Rejected By Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected an attempt to revive a defamation lawsuit filed by former Chicago Bulls player Scottie Pippen against media outlets that falsely reported he filed for bankruptcy. In 2011, Pippen sued CBS Interactive Inc., NBC Universal …

Ana Ivanovic Finally Wins A Title On A Grass Court

Serbian tennis pro Ana Ivanovic, 26, has finally achieved her first grass court title. On Sunday, she defeated Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova with a score of 6-3 6-2, which allowed her to earn the coveted Aegon Classic title in Birminghan, England. It was …

Patty Mills: First Indigenous Australian To Win An NBA Championship

Patty Mills made Australian sporting history by helping his team, the San Antonio Spurs, defeat the Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs now have five championships under their belt since their first win in 1999. Mills, 25, an indigenous Australian, …

Star Wars: Harrison Ford Injured, Could Be Off Set For Several Weeks

Harrison Ford, 71, was airlifted to Wexham Park Hospital in Oxford after sustaining a broken ankle when a falling door hit him on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII at Pinewood Studios. The incident happened on Thursday. He underwent …

Kanye Booed At Bonnaroo, Crowd Chants ‘F**k Kanye’

Kanye West headlined Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on Friday night. He came on 10 minutes after his scheduled 10 pm set. He performed a combination of his hits and a few songs from his 2013 album entitled Yeezus. He …

Eric Cantor Shocked By Defeat To David Brat; Polls Were Wrong Eric Cantor Shocked By Defeat To David Brat; Polls Were Wrong

On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor shockingly lost the 7th District Republican primary to a college professor named David Brat, who is backed by the Tea Party. In an interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl on Sunday, Cantor said, “I don’t think …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hopes To Win Sprint Cup With Superman Car

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the verge of a winning streak.  He has his sights set on the Sprint Cup where he is now in third place.  Earnhardt has already earned two wins, including last weekend’s race at the Poconos, and …

Olivia Munn’s New Beau Aaron Rodgers Isn’t Afraid Of The Spotlight

Newsroom actress Olivia Munn recently split from Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnaman after two years together. She is now in a relationship with Aaron Rodgers, who is the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Pictures of the Munn and Rodgers kissing …

Kylie Jenner Now Dating Lionel Richie’s Son?

On Friday, Kylie Jenner, 16, was photographed cozying up to 20-year-old Miles Richie, son of Lionel Richie, inside a Mercedes. Jenner and Richie took turns placing their heads on each other’s shoulders. Does this mean that Jaden Smith is out …