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Swedish Atlas Recovered at New York City Gallery

A Swedish atlas was recovered from a New York City gallery years after it was stolen from the Royal Library of Sweden by one of its chief librarians. According to ABC News, the 415-year-old Wytfliet Atlas was nicked from the …

Hilary Swank Sets Out to Save Stray Romanian Dogs
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Hilary Swank loves animals, and she’s not above taking a trip across the pond to spread her love of those creatures who cannot speak for themselves. Recently, the “Million Dollar Baby” actress embarked on a mission to Bucharest, Romania in …

Hoda Kotb Rumored to Replace Ann Curry on Today
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Hoda Kotb is apparently one of the frontrunners for the soon-to-be-available hosting gig over at the TODAY show, according to the Daily Mail. Kotb, who is known for consuming copious amount of wine during her fourth-hour segment with Kathie Lee …

John Koko, Bass Player and Vocalist for Makaha Sons, Dead at 51
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John Koko, vocalist and bass player for the influential Hawaiian group Makaha Sons, died as a result of heart problems on Monday. John was 51. According to the Associated Press, Koko was looking into a heart transplant around the time …

Will Code 4 Latte: Homeless Woman Looks for IT Work
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A “Will Code 4 Latte” sign is sure to draw some attention, both good and bad. Which, of course, is to be expected, particularly when someone who claims to be homeless is holding a makeshift shift cardboard sign with an …

Impaled at WTC: Construction Worker Falls Onto Metal Rod
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Impaled at WTC: Going forward, whenever people ask me why I’m extremely terrified of heights, I’ll simply show them this article. A 37 year-old construction worker at the site fell about six feet before landing on a two-inch thick piece …

Slyvester Stallone Wins The Expendables Lawsuit

Sylvester Stallone isn’t messing around when it comes to his new cash cow “The Expendables”. With the sequel scheduled to make some serious cash at the box office late this summer, Stallone and company are looking to line their pockets …

Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71

Nora Ephron, who is probably best known to movie-goers as the writer/director responsible for such motion pictures as “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Michael”, and “You’ve Got Mail”, passed away on Tuesday from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was …

Uggie Retires: Canine from The Artist Gets His Own Star

Uggie retires: The adorable dog from “The Artist”, a film which everybody and their nearsighted grandmother fell in love with last year, has decided that he’s done with filmmaking. After appearing in a handful of motion pictures, including “Wassup Rockers”, …

Willow Smith Tongue Ring: Twitter Shakes Its Head
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Willow Smith and her tongue ring has certainly caused a stir as of late. The 11 year-old, whose parts are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, instantly sent several outraged parents to various social media outlets when she posted a …

Human-Powered Helicopter Breaks Aviation Record
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The human-powered helicopter developed by some extremely intelligent individuals at the University of Maryland’s Clark School of Engineering has broken the record for the longest flight time by — what else — a human-powered helicopter. The device, which has been …

Prepare Your Boomsticks for This Animated Evil Dead Tribute

There are a lot of people out there who love the “Evil Dead” movies, so much so that they’re willing to stand in line for several hours at numerous horror conventions just to get a peek at their hero, Bruce …

James Cameron to Film Three Avatar Sequels Back-to-Back
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Although I did enjoy “Avatar” — the theatrical version, not the overlong extended cut — the idea of sitting through three sequels seems a little daunting. For me, everything I needed to know about Pandora and its inhabitants is contained …

Elvis Hair Sold at Recent Memorabilia Auction
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Elvis’ hair was sold along with other rock and sports star memorabilia at the Music Icons and Sports Legends auction by Julien’s Auctions. In addition to a few locks from Presley’s famous head, cash-saturated buyers could also pick up a …

Corpse on Flight: Swedish Woman Forced to Fly with Dead Guy
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Corpse on flight: How would you feel if you were forced to sit next to a dead body for nearly ten hours? Apparently Swedish resident Lena Pettersson was none too pleased with having to endure such an experience during her …

Paris Hilton DJ: Audience Boos, Twitter Reacts
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Paris Hilton, DJ extraordinaire, finally debuted her skills at a recent gig at the Pop Music Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Although Hilton was seeming overwhelmed by the crowd’s positive response to her appearance — she tweeted about how the …

Elmo Arrested in NYC, Scheduled for Psychological Evaluation
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Elmo arrested: If your kids are reading this, there’s a very strong possibility they’re in tears right now. Since childhood trauma isn’t the sort of thing we want to encourage here at WPN, let me clarify a few things. First, …

Tony Parker’s Injury Threatens His Olympic Dreams
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Tony Parker’s eye injury, which resulted from a violent, bottle-throwing scuffle involving musicians Chris Brown and Drake at a New York City club, may ultimately keep him from participating in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Parker, who plays for the San …

Nadya Suleman Claims Virgin America Mistreated Her
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Nadya Suleman, the not-so-secret identity of media darling the Octomom, is once again making waves in a seemingly endless attempt to stay in the press. This time around, Suleman is claiming her recent flight aboard a Virgin America airliner was …

Echo Lake Drummer Pete Hayes Dies at 25

Echo Lake, the shoegaze/dream pop band out of South London, experienced a loss last Thursday when their dummer, Pete Hayes, passed away after losing his battle with a long-term illness. Specifics regarding Hayes’ death have not been made available to …

Lulz Security: Two Hacking Suspects Plead Guilty to Computer Crimes Lulz Security: Two Hacking Suspects Plead Guilty to Computer Crimes

Lulz Security, a group of highly-skilled computer hackers who operate under the motto, “The world’s leaders in high-quality entertainment at your expense”, was recently dealt a blow when two individuals linked to the organization pled guilty to numerous computer crimes. …

Brave Movie: Disney-Pixar’s Latest Rises to the Top
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“Brave”, the latest movie from cinematic behemoth Disney-Pixar, found its way to the top of the box office this weekend, scoring an estimated $66 million in ticket sales. Following close behind was “Madagascar 3″, the second sequel to director Eric …

Chevy Cruze Recall: Nearly Half a Million Cars are Affected Chevy Cruze Recall: Nearly Half a Million Cars are Affected
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The Chevy Cruze recall affects more than half-a-million cars manufactured at General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio plant between 2010 and this past May. According to Forbes, nearly 30 engine fires have been reported, all of which stem from automobiles built in …

Diabetes: Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Reverse Disease
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Diabetes can be shed like so many unwanted pounds thanks to the advent of weight-loss surgery. However, according to a recent study, these procedures may not a permanent solution to their problem. In about one-fifth of the individuals who elected …