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Lonesome George Dies: Pinta Island’s Last Giant Tortoise Passes Away
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Lonesome George, the world’s last Pinta Island giant tortoise, has passed away. According to AFP, George’s caretaker, Fausto Llerena, found the creature’s body stretched out near its watering hole. As of this writing, the cause of death is unknown; scientists …

Ben Affleck Cuts Down on Work to Avoid Unwanted Attention
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Ben Affleck, once upon a time, was fodder for the blood-thirsty tabloid press. During his days as Jennifer Lopez’s main squeeze, the “Reindeer Games” actor couldn’t take two steps without running into either a paparazzo armed with a camera or …

Tony Parker Sues Club Following Chris Brown/Drake Scuffle

Tony Parker has sued the club where the infamous Chris Brown/Drake showdown took place, according to the New York Post. Parker, who is scheduled to play in the 2012 Summer Olympics, was in the club when the fight broke out. …

Adam Clayton: U2 Bassist Has $4 Million Stolen by Personal Assistant
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Adam Clayton, bassist for the rock band U2, was astonished to learn that his personal assistant, Carol Hawkins, had stolen nearly $4 million from his bank account over a four year period, $600,000 of which went to the purchase of …

John Travolta Sued for Libel by Author Robert Randolph
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John Travolta has returned once again to the national spotlight following a libel suit filed by author Robert Randolph, who claims the actor said some pretty nasty things in an attempt to thwart the publication of his book “You’ll Never …

Richard Adler, Composer and Lyricist, Dead at 90

Richard Adler, the composer and lyricist who co-wrote songs for the hit musicals “Damn Yankees” and “The Pajama Game”, as well as the hit songs “Whatever Lola Wants” and “Hernando’s Hideaway”, passed away at his Southhampton, New York home on …

Diabetes May Lead to Decline in Memory, Thinking Ability

Diabetes already causes a number of health concerns, including heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage, and foot problems. Adding to these woes is a recent study which claims that those living with diabetes and poor blood sugar may find themselves …

Durantula Lawsuit: Chicago Musician Sues NBA Star
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The Durantula Lawsuit may sound like an insanely rotten movie you’re likely to find on Cinemax in the middle of the night, but, believe it or not, it’s actually a real thing. Chicago musician Mark Durante, who has played with …

Presidential Sugar Daddy Poll: Obama Can Dance, Romney is Just Vanilla

A President sugar daddy poll seems a little weird to me. Okay, okay — extremely weird. Do I care which presidential candidate is considered desirable by men and women who are looking to be pampered by successful individuals? Will their …

Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez Discuss Paparazzi in $ellebrity
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Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Salma Hayek, and Elton John, among others, discuss the living hell that is the paparazzi in photographer/director Kevin Mazur’s upcoming documentary “$ellebrity”. The film, which debuted at South by Southwest last March, gives …

Lone Star Tick Linked to Sudden Outbreak of Meat Allergies
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The lone star tick, an arachnid which gets its name from the single white dot on its creepy little back, has been linked to an recent outbreak of meat allergies that have recently plagued the East Coast and Bible Belt. …

$1.3 Million Utility Bill Sent to Texas Mom
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A $1.3 million utility bill would instantly cause instant panic in yours truly. Since I run the air conditioning in my house during the summer like I’m trying to flash freeze processed meat, I live in constant fear of my …

Facecrook Site Assists Police with Locating Wanted Criminals Facecrook Site Assists Police with Locating Wanted Criminals
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Facecrook, a new site utilized by the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, is designed to help locate wanted criminals by posting their names and photos in a database for all to see. When you click on a particular crook, his or …

Lollipops to Cure Hiccups Invented by Connecticut Teen
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Lollipops to cure hiccups sounds like a remarkable idea. Although you may think that such a novel invention was perpetrated by two dozen highly-educated, well-compensated scientists inside an elaborate think tank somewhere in the Midwest, you’d be wrong. This particular …

Twitter Down: Social Media Site Experiences Worst Crash in 8 Months Twitter Down: Social Media Site Experiences Worst Crash in 8 Months

Twitter goes down, minds are promptly lost. When the micro-blogging site experienced an hour-long outage this afternoon, I’m sure it caused much fist-shaking and hair-pulling. Outside of a 60 minute outage back in October of 2011, the site has remained …

Alaska Volcano: Alert Level Raised Following Small Eruption
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An Alaska volcano spewed an ash cloud with an estimated of height of 23,000 feet, according to CNN. Although Cleveland Volcano, which forms the western half of Chuginadak Island off the coast of mainland Alaska, hasn’t coughed up anything else …

Ann Curry Could Be Out as Host of NBC’s Today Show
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Ann Curry, who took over hosting duties for the Today Show a year ago, could be replaced in a matter of weeks, according to TMZ. The website is also reporting that former host Meredith Vieira was secretly offered the gig …

Jon Gosselin Apology: Regrets Behavior, Ready to Move On
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Jon Gosselin’s apology to his ex-wife Kate will appear in the next issue of People magazine, which is scheduled to hit newsstands this Friday (June 22) According to the publication, the estranged couple are apparently getting along now, and have …

Jim Parsons Lends His Voice to Dreamworks’ Happy Smekday!
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Jim Parsons and Rihanna are joining forces for the upcoming Dreamworks animated science fiction flick “Happy Smekday!”, which is based on author Adam Rex’s best-selling children’s book “The True Meaning of Smekday”. The film marks the first big-screen animated feature …

Good Humor Shortage Causes Summertime Woes

The Good Humor shortage couldn’t have come at a worse time. As temperatures skyrocket across the Northeast, Americans are turning to such seasonal delights as lemonade and ice cream for sweet relief. Unfortunately for those of you with a hankering …

Andrew Sarris, Influential Film Critic, Dead at 83
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Andrew Sarris, the man responsible for championing the “auteur theory” and a pioneer of the annual Top 10 films list, has passed away due to complications from an infection. He was 83. Inspired by his love of film, Sarris made …

Richard Lynch, B-Movie Veteran, Dead at 76
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Richard Lynch, an actor who needs no introduction to those who grew up watching B-movies in the 80′s, passed away on Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs, California. Specific details surrounding his death have not been released. He was …

Hugh Jackman Tapped to Host Free Short Film Festival in NYC

Hugh Jackman is pretty much a household name at this stage in the game. If you don’t know the guy from his contributions to the “X-Men” franchise, chances are you’re familiar with his other endeavors. Not only is the guy …

New Sesame Street Movie: 20th Century Fox Acquires Rights

A new Sesame Street movie is currently in the works, according to the folks over at the Hollywood Reporter. 20th Century Fox recently secured motion picture rights to the property, and have tapped Shawn “Real Steel” Levy’s 21 Laps to …