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

San Francisco Sickout: Delays Continue For A Second Day San Francisco Sickout: Delays Continue For A Second Day

And the San Francisco sickout continues… San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency workers called in sick for the second day in a row on Tuesday, resulting in hour-long delays all over the Muni system. The Muni system has 600 vehicles in …

Bowe Bergdahl: Was It A Mistake To Free Him? Bowe Bergdahl: Was It A Mistake To Free Him?

Obama is facing backlash for his decision to free Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for the release of five top Taliban leaders from Guantanamo. The initial reaction was relief, but now many are questioning the President’s decision. Bergdahl had …

Tim Tebow, Former NFL Quarterback, Wants To Make A Comeback Tim Tebow, Former NFL Quarterback, Wants To Make A Comeback

Tim Tebow is still holding on to his NFL dream. The former NFL quarterback has been hired by ESPN to serve as an analyst on the SEC Network, which starts in August. Last pre-season, Tebow was dropped from the roster …

Letizia Ortiz, Future Queen Of Spain, Most Fashionable Royal? Letizia Ortiz, Future Queen Of Spain, Most Fashionable Royal?

Letizia Ortiz is about to give Kate Middleton a run for her money. From her humble beginnings as a news reporter, to being the news itself, Ortiz, the Princess of Asturias, will be the Spain’s first Spanish-born queen since 1879. …

CFDA Awards: Rihanna Shows Up Nearly Naked CFDA Awards: Rihanna Shows Up Nearly Naked

Rihanna attracted the attention of many at the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Awards with her nearly naked ensemble. The awards event was held at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City, and several celebrities were in attendance …

Andy Murray Moves To Last Eight In French Open Andy Murray Moves To Last Eight In French Open

On Saturday evening, Andy Murray’s match with No. 28 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber was suspended in the fourth set due to lack of light, and resumed on Sunday morning. Murray secured a victory after playing for a grueling four hours and seven minutes. …

Joel Osteen Doesn’t Want Anti-Gay Stance To Define His Ministry Joel Osteen Doesn’t Want Anti-Gay Stance To Define His Ministry

Pastor Joel Osteen is open about his disapproval of gay marriage, but he does not want his opinion to define his whole ministry. During a talk with Osteen and his wife Victoria, HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill asked him if …

Samantha Stosur Defeated By Maria Sharapova At French Open Samantha Stosur Defeated By Maria Sharapova At French Open

Samantha Stosur let an amazing opportunity slip through her hands after being defeated by Maria Sharapova during the French Open. Stosur had a one-set lead over Sharapova, but ended up losing nine straight games. The Australian tennis player posed a …

Jay Z Ridiculed By Dame Dash Over Elevator Fight Jay Z Ridiculed By Dame Dash Over Elevator Fight

Since Jay Z’s incident with Solange Knowles after the Met Gala, rumors have been spreading about what sparked Knowles’ outrage. The reasons are unclear to the public, but everyone seems to have their own opinion on what really happened. One …

Levi Johnston, Ex of Bristol Palin, Expecting Third Child Levi Johnston, Ex of Bristol Palin, Expecting Third Child

And here comes baby number three! Levi Johnston, infamous for impregnating Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter back in 2008, is expecting his third child. The baby is his second with 21-year old wife Sunny Oglesby-Johnston, whom he has been married to …

Jacques Cousteau’s Grandson Attempts ‘Mission 31′ Jacques Cousteau’s Grandson Attempts ‘Mission 31′

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of explorer and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, is following his grandfather’s footsteps. Cousteau will be diving to a laboratory at the Aquarius Reef Base and will be spending 31 days living underwater. He will be making a documentary …

Linda Wallem And Melissa Etheridge Marry In California Linda Wallem And Melissa Etheridge Marry In California

Melissa Etheridge, rock singer-songwriter and activist, married her partner of four years Linda Wallem in California on Saturday. The ceremony was held at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. Etheridge was excited about her wedding and even tweeted before the …

Weed Fairy Visits Seattle, Spreads 50 Nuggets Weed Fairy Visits Seattle, Spreads 50 Nuggets

The Weed Fairy visited Seattle last weekend and gave away free weed to keep everyone’s spirits high. The fairy tweeted a photo of her note with the caption, “Seattle, I just hit you up. Weed’s everywhere in Capitol Hill. Have …

Jimmie Johnson Snagged His Second Consecutive Win Of 2014 At Dover Jimmie Johnson Snagged His Second Consecutive Win Of 2014 At Dover

Jimmie Johnson prevailed, yet again. After participating in 12 races, he finally got his first win of the year. And it seems as if there is nothing stopping him. He managed to add another championship to his name, just a …

Ernests Gulbis Ends Roger Federer’s 9-Year Streak, Advances To Quarterfinals Ernests Gulbis Ends Roger Federer’s 9-Year Streak, Advances To Quarterfinals

On Sunday, Latvian tennis pro Ernests Gulbis defeated Roger Federer and advanced to the quarterfinals. Gulbis also ended Federer’s 9-year streak of joining the final 8 at Roland Garros. After their match, which lasted 3 hours and 42 minutes, Gulbis …

Mary Soames, Winston Churchill’s Daughter, Dies At 91 Mary Soames, Winston Churchill’s Daughter, Dies At 91

Lady Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Winston Churchill, has died at the age of 91. The family announced that she passed away on Saturday, due to an illness. Soames was born in 1922, and is the youngest of …

Maria Sharapova Doesn’t Take Ernests Gulbis’ Sexist Remarks Seriously Maria Sharapova Doesn’t Take Ernests Gulbis’ Sexist Remarks Seriously

Ernests Gulbis from Latvia, 25, made sexist comments when reporters asked him about his two younger sisters who also play tennis. He said that he wishes his sisters would not pursue professional tennis, as it’s tough for a woman. “A …

Angelique Kerber Out Of French Open After Losing To Eugenie Bouchard Angelique Kerber Out Of French Open After Losing To Eugenie Bouchard

On Sunday, Eugenie Bouchard propelled to the French Open quarterfinals when she beat Angelique Kerber of Germany with a score of 6-1, 6-2. The match was over in 52 minutes. After the match, Bouchard said, “I believe I can play …

Burn Victim Slurpees: Unusaul Incident Occurs At Grants Pass 7-Eleven Burn Victim Slurpees: Unusaul Incident Occurs At Grants Pass 7-Eleven

The 7-Eleven in Grants Pass, Oregon, was having a quiet afternoon when a tattooed man ran into the store and doused himself with Slurpee. Charlie Bentley, one of the store’s employees, said that he was with his co-worker when the man entered …

Alaska Near Miss: NTSB Investigates Alaska Near Miss: NTSB Investigates

An Alaska Airlines passenger jet had a “near miss” with a smaller cargo aircraft above Anchorage’s Fire Island. The passenger plane from Portland, Oregon, which was carrying 143 passengers, was scheduled to land at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on …

Wil Wheaton Hosts A New Show For Geeks Wil Wheaton Hosts A New Show For Geeks

Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory has a treat for geeks all over the world. On Tuesday night, his new show entitled The Wil Wheaton Project debuted on the SyFy channel. Reports …

Louisiana Flooding: EF-1 Tornado Confirmed By National Weather Service Louisiana Flooding: EF-1 Tornado Confirmed By National Weather Service

Many residents across several parts of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi are dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday’s heavy rains, which triggered minor flooding in their area. According to the National Weather Service, the large cluster of thunderstorms that caused …

Ray Nagin Must Pay Government Over $500,000 Ray Nagin Must Pay Government Over $500,000

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to pay over $501,000, which is the total amount he got from bribing and exploiting his position as a Mayor. Nagin was convicted in February on several counts …