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Jeffrey Sinclair, U.S. General, Avoids Jail Time In Sexual Misconduct Case Jeffrey Sinclair, U.S. General, Avoids Jail Time In Sexual Misconduct Case

Disgraced Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Sinclair looked visibly relieved as he received his sentence in Fort Bragg on Thursday. Sinclair managed to elude jail time for the sexual charges filed against him, and was instead fined $200,000 and ordered to …

Christopher Walken Supercut Features 36 Years Of Dancing In Movies Christopher Walken Supercut Features 36 Years Of Dancing In Movies

Christopher Walken has already proven his versatility in acting by starring in over a hundred movies since the start of his career. He has also played a number of lead roles in plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, and …

Ray Jasper, Aspiring Rapper, Executed In Texas Ray Jasper, Aspiring Rapper, Executed In Texas

Former San Antonio rap artist Ray Jasper was executed by the state of Texas on Wednesday for a murder that took place 16 years ago. In 1998, Jasper was convicted of robbing and killing studio owner David Alejandro. Up until …

Taylor Ellis: Arkansas High School Removed Gay Student’s Profile From Yearbook Taylor Ellis: Arkansas High School Removed Gay Student’s Profile From Yearbook

A gay Arkansas high school student is making headlines after Sheridan High School decided to remove seven student profiles from the yearbook that talked about his coming out. The student, Taylor Ellis, claims that the reason was clear. “We have …

‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Contestant Solves Bonus Round With Only 2 Letters On First Try, Wins $45,000 ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Contestant Solves Bonus Round With Only 2 Letters On First Try, Wins $45,000

For ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant Emil, two letters are all he needs to solve a twelve-letter conundrum and win $45,000. In the final round of the game show, which aired Wednesday, the board showed a three-word phrase: the first word …

New Roy Orbison Song Created By His Three Sons To Be Released New Roy Orbison Song Created By His Three Sons To Be Released

Roy Orbison’s three sons have pooled their musical talents together to bring their late father’s new song to life. Entitled, “The Way is Love”, the song was built around an old vocal track that Alex, Wesley, and Roy Jr. found …

Liam Neeson Saves Dog From Teenagers In Central Park Liam Neeson Saves Dog From Teenagers In Central Park

Liam Neeson turned into a real-life superhero when he saved a dog from a group of teenagers. The Taken actor was jogging in Central Park when he heard a woman calling for help and shouting at some boys who were …

Josh Gordon Tattoo: Number 12 Shows Off Elaborate Ink Job On Instagram Josh Gordon Tattoo: Number 12 Shows Off Elaborate Ink Job On Instagram

Josh Gordon is no stranger to tattoos, but the recent additions to his skin art tops everything he previously had. The Cleveland Browns’ wide receiver has been working on back tattoo design for quite some time, and on Monday he …

Kylie Minogue Teaches Us To Sexercize Kylie Minogue Teaches Us To Sexercize

Kylie Minogue, known worldwide as Australia’s pop princess, has just released an X-rated new promotional video for her new album’s second single, Sexercize. In the video, she is seen doing a “sex workout” with four other women. The new promotional video is Sexercize’s third. …

Tibetan Mastiff: World’s Most Expensive Dog Sold For $1.9 Million Tibetan Mastiff: World’s Most Expensive Dog Sold For $1.9 Million

A Tibetan mastiff puppy reportedly sold in China for 12 million yuan, or a whopping $1.9 million. An unnamed property developer bought the puppy at a luxury pet fair held in Zhejiang. These huge canines were said to be used …

Vernita Gray, LGBT Champion, Dies At 65 Of Breast Cancer Vernita Gray, LGBT Champion, Dies At 65 Of Breast Cancer

Vernita Gray, a known advocate for LGBT rights, died on Tuesday at her home in Edgewater, Chicago, after succumbing to breast cancer. Gray had been battling cancer since 1996, and had several recurrences through the years. She was 65. Gray …

LeBron James Sits Out Boston Game Due To Back Spasms LeBron James Sits Out Boston Game Due To Back Spasms

It’s been a tough night for the Heat’s star player LeBron James as he was forced to sit and watch his teammates face the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. It would have been harder were he to play, considering the back …

Bill Yosses, Pastry Chef, Leaving White House In June For New York City Bill Yosses, Pastry Chef, Leaving White House In June For New York City

William “Bill” Yosses has been the Executive Pastry Chef in the White House since 2007. He was hired by Laura Bush, the former first lady. After serving delectable desserts for the White House for seven years, the 60-year-old pastry chef …

Clarissa Dickson Wright Of “Two Fat Ladies” Fame Dies At 66 Clarissa Dickson Wright Of “Two Fat Ladies” Fame Dies At 66

Clarissa Dickson Wright rose to fame for being one of the cooks in BBC Two’s cooking program called Two Fat Ladies. The series ran from 1996 to 1999. In the show, Wright, together with her co host, Jennifer Paterson, travel to …

States Consider $0 Tuition Fee For Community College States Consider $0 Tuition Fee For Community College

Nothing gets the attention of consumers like the word free. In recent reports, state officials in a few states are considering the idea of a free community college education. This is being looked into, as it is seen as an …

Return Of The Jedi: New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Takes Place 30 Years Later Return Of The Jedi: New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Takes Place 30 Years Later

It’s official – Disney and Lucasfilm’s latest project, “Star Wars: Episode VII” will start filming in May, representatives from both companies announced on Tuesday. At the helm of the new “Star Wars” film is J. J. Abrams, who also directed …

Illinois Primary 2014: Bruce Rauner Wins Republican Gubernatorial Nomination Illinois Primary 2014: Bruce Rauner Wins Republican Gubernatorial Nomination

Bruce Rauner won the GOP primary in his bid for governor in the state of Illinois. The other Republican Party challengers were Sen. Kirk Dillard, State Sen. Bill Brady, and state Treasurer Dan Rutherford. It is Rauner’s first time bidding for …

Rolling Stones Cancel Concerts Following L’Wren Scott’s Death Rolling Stones Cancel Concerts Following L’Wren Scott’s Death

The Rolling Stones have postponed a series of their concerts for their 14 ON FIRE tour in Australia and New Zealand following the death of frontman Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, L’Wren Scott. Scott, 49, was a fashion designer who has been …

Mumps Outbreak Grows To 28 Cases At Ohio State University Mumps Outbreak Grows To 28 Cases At Ohio State University

A recent mumps outbreak at the Ohio State University has ballooned to 28 cases, according to public health officials. The spokesperson of the city health department made a statement on Tuesday that the number could increase with students coming back …

Beastie Boys And GoldieBlox Settle Lawsuit Over Use Of ‘Girls’ Song Beastie Boys And GoldieBlox Settle Lawsuit Over Use Of ‘Girls’ Song

Rapcore band Beastie Boys has finally settled their battle with the Oakland-based toy company GoldieBlox. The news was reported in the Oakland Tribune, but other details regarding the amount of settlement was not disclosed. GoldieBlox is geared towards manufacturing construction …

Mercury Is Shrinking; NASA Makes Startling Revelation Mercury Is Shrinking; NASA Makes Startling Revelation

Mercury, considered the smallest planet in the entire solar system, is said to be shrinking to an even smaller size. The findings were published in the Nature Geoscience and research shows that Mercury now has a diameter of more or …

Lady Gaga’s ‘Brooklyn Nights’ Track Leaks Online Lady Gaga’s ‘Brooklyn Nights’ Track Leaks Online

A song that was supposed to be included in Lady Gaga’s 2013 album ARTPOP made its way online over the weekend. The track with the title “Brooklyn Nights” was said to be recorded almost four years ago when the singer …

Jodi Arias Retrial To Begin In September Jodi Arias Retrial To Begin In September

Jodi Arias, the former waitress convicted of first-degree murder, is set to face the court again in September for the second phase of her trial. Arias was convicted in May last year for the killing of her boyfriend Travis Alexander …

Cody Simpson Dances The Cha Cha Cha On Dancing With The Stars Cody Simpson Dances The Cha Cha Cha On Dancing With The Stars

Australian pop singer Cody Simpson graced the stage of Dancing with the Stars on its 2-hour premiere episode for season 18. Other celebrities joining this season are Drew Carey, Amy Purdy, Billy Dee Williams, Sean Avery, NeNe Leakes, Candace Cameron …