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Suez Canal Downgraded, not Terrorism

Egyptian officials reported Sunday that three individuals who fired machine guns on a Panama-flagged container ship that was passing through the Suez Canal had been arrested. Army sources downgraded the attacks from what Mohab Memish, head of the Suez Canal …

Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’ Kickstarter Expanding to Australia and New Zealand ‘Soon’
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Kickstarter has announced that it will open up to Australia- and New Zealand-based projects soon. While there is no official launch date, the company promises that project creators in those countries will have access to its platform “in the very …

Fukushima Radiation Spikes 1700%, Media Frenzy Ensues

A CNN report is bound to get those Geiger counters ticking: the Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, has announced that a single drop of contaminated water escaped the holding tanks today, accounting for a massive spike in radiation levels. …

Dakota Fanning transitions into a young lady
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If you are an avid chick flick fan like myself, you probably remember Dakota Fanning as Ray, from her role in Uptown Girls in 2003, or her role in War of the Worlds in 2005. This probably depends on whatever …

Dunkin’ Donuts Blackface Campaign in Thailand
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Dunkin’ Donuts has issued an apology for being “insensitive” during their recent advertising campaign in Thailand. The advertisement shows a woman with her face painted black and bright pink lipstick holding a half eaten “charcoal doughnut”. The slogan reads “Break …

Matt Damon: Not Robin, but Will Be in Upcoming Films

I hate to rock the 90′s dreamboat, but Matt Damon will NOT be playing Robin, despite speculation that ran amuck after the big Affleck announcement that he will indeed be the next to don the mask. Matt Damon told The …

Third SEAL Team 6 Member: Previous Claim “B.S.”
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Yet another version of the story of the Osama bin Laden raid that ended in the Al Qadea leaders death. A third member of the elite special forces unit that raided bin Laden’s Pakistan compound has come forward to tell …

Diana Nyad: 64-year-old Swimming Cuba to Florida
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Diana Nyad, the 64-year-old woman who has attempted to swim from Cuba to Florida, which is 103 miles, for 35 years may finally reach her goal in 3 days. This is the fifth attempt for Nyad, who says it will …

Nelson Mandela Finally Released

Well, South African President Nelson Mandela has finally been released to go home early on Sunday morning. He has been in the Pretoria hospital for 85 days for a recurrent lung infection that reportedly stems from a tuberculosis infection he …

Johnny Depp Makes Dating Pact With Girlfriend
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Johnny Depp, the 50-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, has been in a relationship with the 27-year-old actress, Amber Heard, for nearly 14 months, and has recently made a “dating pact” with her. Heard is a bisexual woman and previously …

Snooki is Suing Rival Perfume Company
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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from the reality television show, “Jersey Shore”, has filed a six million dollar lawsuit against a company that she says has ripped off her brand of perfume, taking away from her original scent. She is also requesting …

Towson Hazing No Tolerance; Cheerleaders Suspended
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Thursday, officials from Towson University announced a one-year suspension for the Towson Tigers cheerleading squad as punishment for allegedly disobeying Towson’s hazing policies. An anonymous tip sparked an investigation earlier this month. Towson was founded in 1866 and is located …

Reese Witherspoon Inspires Snide Comment In Arrest
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Reese Witherspoon, actress and mom of three, famously asked cops, “Do you know my name?” when being arrested with husband Jim Toth for D.U.I. this past April; now it looks like she may have inspired another famous blonde to name-drop …

Joe Arpaio, Arizona Sheriff to Await Delayed Ruling
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U.S. District Judge Murray Snow delayed a ruling in the racial profiling case against Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office Friday as both sides remain at odds over key remedies to ensure the agency adheres to constitutional requirements. Snow found in May …

Allen Iverson: Ex Wants Child Support Upfront
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Allen Iverson, father of five, is waiting on a ruling from the court system on whether or not he should pay his ex, Tawanna Turner, upfront for the next 13 years. Iverson dodged jail time less than two months ago …

Dave Grohl Surprises Milwaukee For Harley-Davidson Anniversary
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Dave Grohl, front man for the rock band Foo Fighters and former Nirvana drummer, made a surprise appearance on Thursday in Milwaukee, WI. Dave surprised the nearly 100,000 travelers from around the world expected this weekend in Wisconsin for the …

Miranda Cosgrove Reunites With ‘School of Rock’ Cast
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Miranda Cosgrove, 20, reunited with fellow School of Rock cast mates for the 10th anniversary of the hit film starring Jack Black. Cosgrove Tweeted several photos from the screening and after-party, including some group shots that she added via Instagram. …

Cher Goes Platinum For New Album
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Not to be confused with any other artist who has been awing audiences since the 1960′s, illustrious artist Cher, shared the album artwork for her 26th studio opus this week. Cher’s music career resurfaces here after a production lull of …

Osama bin Laden Raid: New Details Leaked
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While President Barack Obama’s administration prepares to annually declassify the number of people and businesses covered by National Security Agency surveillance, the Washington Post this week divulged details on NSA targeting that helped exterminate al-Qa’ida head honcho Osama bin Laden. …

DragonCon 2013: Famous Nerds Tweet DragonCon 2013: Famous Nerds Tweet

Dragon Con is upon us again! What is DragonCon? Well, the according to the website, it is the “largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing of science fiction/fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film in the universe!” It’s taking place …

Seamus Heaney Death Mourned Across the World
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Let us take a break from Miley and the Twerking and remember that life has more to offer than endless garbage. The beloved poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died yesterday at the age of 74, in Dublin. The literary …

Ghana: President Mahama’s 2012 Victory Confirmed
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“I’d always known that I was legitimately elected, and I knew that eventually justice will be served,” newly confirmed President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama said in a Friday interview. On Thursday, the Ghanaian Supreme Court upheld Mahama’s victory from …

Foie Gras: Ban Is Upheld, For Now
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Foie Gras (pronounced FWAH GRAH and meaning “fat liver” in frech) might continue to be hard to find in California. The federal court upheld a statewide ban on the sale of the delicacy made from the livers of force-fed duck …

Walking Shark: Great for Science, Great for Conservation

Science freaked out the laymen a couple of days ago when a new shark species was discovered in Indonesia. Oh yeah, and also…it walks. The new species, called Hemiscyllium halmahera, is a type of epaulette shark described in the journal …