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Lawyer: Jailed pair shocked by Boston bomb claims

Lawyer: Jailed pair shocked by Boston bomb claims, Two college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who were jailed by immigration authorities the day after his capture had nothing to do with the deadly attack and had seen no hints that he harbored any violent thoughts or terrorist sympathies, a lawyer for one of them said Friday.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, who are from Kazakhstan, were classmates with Tsarnaev at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. They appeared alongside him in a recent photograph of a group of young men visiting New York City's Times Square. They were detained April 20 after being questioned in connection with the bombing, which had killed three people and injured more than 260 others a few days earlier.

"These kids are just as shocked and horrified about what happened as everyone else," Kadyrbayev's lawyer, Robert Stahl, said in a phone interview. "They can't even fathom something like this from a…

Boston bomb suspect moved; FBI probe shifts focus

Boston bomb suspect moved; FBI probe shifts focus, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhohkar Tsarnaev was moved from a hospital to a federal prison medical center while FBI agents shifted the focus of their investigation to how the deadly plot was pulled off and searched for evidence Friday in a landfill near the college he attended.

Tsarnaev, 19, was taken from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he was recovering from a throat wound and other injuries suffered during an attempt to elude police last week, and he was transferred to the Federal Medical Center Devens, about 40 miles from Boston, the U.S. Marshals Service said. The facility, at a former Army base, treats federal prisoners.

"It's where he should be; he doesn't need to be here anymore," said Beth Israel patient Linda Zamansky, who thought his absence could reduce stress on bombing victims who have been recovering at the hospital under tight security.

The FBI's investigation of the April 15 bombing…

Which Hollywood Starlet Gave Seth Rogen the Ax?

Which Hollywood Starlet Gave Seth Rogen the Ax?, It might seem hard to believe, but someone actually wanted to take an ax to funny-man Seth Rogen -- gasp! "Omg! Insider" contributor Kristen Aldridge was on the red carpet Thursday night for the second annual Hilarity for Charity event, established by Seth and his wife, Lauren Miller.

The event benefits the National Alzheimer's Association and helps create awareness of the disease with the younger generation.

When Kristen caught up with Seth and Lauren, the star dished about the time Emma Watson hit him with an ax in his upcoming film, "This is the End."

The 31-year-old said, "She beat me up pretty good, and when she hit me it looked so real that everyone thought she actually hit me."

Check out this vid to see how many takes it took the "Harry Potter" star to hit him hard.

Millionaires Clash Over Socialite’s Child Support Claims

Millionaires Clash Over Socialite’s Child Support Claims, As an accomplished mountaineer who has scaled many of the world’s highest peaks, including Mount Everest, Annabelle Bond has found herself in some dicey situations. Now she finds herself in a very different sort of predicament — a nasty legal fight between a former lover and her current one.

Her boyfriend, Andrew Cader, a former Goldman Sachs executive and part owner of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball franchise, is accused of conspiring with Ms.

Bond to hide her true financial condition so that she could secure more than $50,000 a month in child support payments last December from the Wall Street financier Warren G. Lichtenstein, who has a 5-year-old daughter with the British socialite.

Ms. Bond deviously obtained the outsize child support from a Hong Kong court to “improve upon her already extraordinary life of luxury, privilege and modest fame,” contends the lawsuit, which was filed by Mr. Lichtenstein in Federal District Court in M…

Kaley Cuoco new hairdo: New Hairdo to January's SAG Award

Kaley Cuoco new hairdo started to trend online today when celebrities hit a red carpet event, they know their looks are going to be scrutinized the next day, but Kaley Cuoco got more than she bargained for when she donned a hideous new hairdo to January's SAG Awards, leaving many wondering what on Earth she could have been thinking. On Thursday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the 27-year-old finally answered that question.

The hairstyle that had the fashion and celeb blogosphere up in arms involved fringey, face-framing, fake-looking bangs and straightened hair that replaced her usually wavy blond locks that night. The look was dubbed everything from "helmet head" to "horrific."

Turns out the "Big Bang Theory" star had a good reason for wearing those big bangs … but admits the choice was a bad one.

While rehearsing a scene with co-star Johnny Galecki, during which their characters were supposed to be fighting, the two decided to pull a prank o…

Kaley Cuoco new hairdo

Kaley Cuoco new hairdo at SAG awards finally explained, Kaley Cuoco is finally speaking out about the new hairdo she had at the SAG awards. On April 26, Yahoo reported that she finally spoke out about why she had some new bangs going on at the award show.

While on with Jimmy Kimmel on his show, she explained that the bangs were not just a fashion statement. She actually was messing around on the set of "The Big Bang Theory" when she pretending to fake fight Johnny Galecki. She ended up hitting her head on the wall and it was so bad that she needed stitches.

Kaley used the clip on bangs to cover up her stitches and thought that they would look just fine but that was not the case at all. She said that it was the worst reviewed hair in history. It did not go over well with fans or critics at all.

Too sexy for Saudi Arabia? Man ordered to leave country because he's 'too sexy'

Too sexy for Saudi Arabia? Man ordered to leave country because he's 'too sexy', Well this seems to be the case. Various international portals such as MSN, reported that a photographer, actor and poet from Dubai has bothered the religious police of Saudi Arabia because of his appearance. The Telgegraph explained on April 26 that Omar Borkan Al Gala and two other men were deported because they were "too sexy," and officials could not allow them to be distracting to women.

Omar and some of his companions were members of a delegation from the UAE who attended the Jenadrivah Heritage & Cultural Festival in Saudi Arabia. However, they were ordered to leave the festival and deported out of the country because they were extremely attractive and event organizers feared that women would "fall in love with them" and forget their morals.

Although not yet confirmed, Omar Borkan Al Gala was indeed one of the three men who were deported for being "too sexy.&qu…

Paltrow humiliated: Quick shave needed last minute for her see-through dress

Paltrow humiliated: Quick shave needed last minute for her see-through dress, Gwyneth Paltrow was humiliated when she donned a gown that was designed to wear without underwear and as soon as she put it on, everyone scrambled for a razor. This was at the “Iron Man 3” Premiere, shared Paltrow, who couldn't believe she was sharing this incident on TV, according to Yahoo News on April 26, 2013.

Paltrow sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, who has a way of bringing out the most sacred of secrets the stars very rarely share. She told Ellen how the gown's shear fish-net sides didn't allow for underwear. She took the gown with her to change into before walking the red carpet into the premiere. As soon as she put it on it was obvious to all involved that she needed a quick shave.

Ellen quipped, the gown only had the sheer opening on the sides, but Paltrow quickly added that it is the way she walks that warranted the shave, “I walk a 70's vibe,” Paltrow said coyly, “You know what I mean…

Disney open 24 hours: ‘Monstrous Summer’ party pulls and all-nighter

Disney open 24 hours: ‘Monstrous Summer’ party pulls and all-nighter, on May 24, 2013, ABC News reported on April 26. Families should rejoice and kick off the summer season at one of the three parks in California or Florida.

George Kalogridis, Walt Disney World president, made the announcement in Orlando on Thursday evening. This will be only the second time in history that Disney has done this. This is part of a new marketing campaign called, "Disney's Monstrous Summer."

"The Magic Kingdom Park in Florida, along with Disneyland Park and Disney Adventure Park in California, will stay open from 6 a.m. on May 24 to 6 a.m. May 25."

Special events include an afternoon parade with characters from "Monsters University" and late-night appearances of other Disney favorites dressed in their pajamas.

In 2012 Disney stayed open for 24 hours for the first time to celebrate leap year.

Paltrow humiliated at Paltrow humiliated

Paltrow humiliated, Gwyneth Paltrow was left red-faced after realizing she bared her butt in a revealing dress at the “Iron Man 3″ premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, branding her fashion choice “a disaster.”

The actress turned heads when she walked the red carpet in a daring Antonio Berardi gown, which featured sheer side panels and left her backside on display, and she has now revealed the outfit was put together in a hurry as she was running late following a TV show taping..reported

The 40-year-old, who was this week named the world’s most beautiful woman by People magazine, decided against wearing underwear with the dress, and as a result, she faced a last-minute intimate grooming session.

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Paltrow says, “Oh, I kind of had a disaster. I was doing a show and I changed there and I went (sic) I couldn’t wear underwear. I don’t think I can tell this story on TV…

“Well, let’s just say everyone went scrambling for a razor. … So I went from being the most …

Amanda Bynes Shaves Half Her Head

Amanda Bynes Shaves Half Her Head, The 27-year-old retired actress posted two photos of her new haircut, and captioned, “I buzzed half my head like @cassie! No more old photos! This is the new me! I love it!” She was referring to the R&B singer, Cassie, who has a similar hairstyle.

One photo shows Bynes with a curled updo and the other with a half-shaven head.

The “Hairspray” star had a hair crisis two weeks ago, and was seen perusing New York hat stands to perhaps conceal the noticeable micro-beading on her scalp from her attached bleach-blond tresses.

“I had to shave my head because of hair damage from someone @ John Barrett so I’m not loving my paparazzi pics for a few years. I have extensions but you can see them!”

Anne Frank Diary 'pornographic'

Anne Frank Diary 'pornographic', An enraged mother in Northville, Michigan, is on the fight and has formed a formal complaint against her daughter's school district about a book she feel is offensive and inappropriate for a seventh grade class. The Inquisitr reports on April 26, 2013, that the mother is bent out of shape due to believing that "The Diary of Anne Frank" is pornographic.

Gail Horalek has said that the unedited version of the "Anne Frank Diary" is pornographic, and far too much for her daughter's seventh grade class. She continued on stating that Frank details the discovery her genitalia in the book.

Horalek's complaint stems from the fact that she believes that Meads Mill Middle School should have checked with parents and gotten permission from parents first.

“The problem is the school is giving the seventh graders inappropriate material and not explaining it to the parents,” Horalek told the Patch.

The upset mother went on to say that…

Debt Collector $8.97

Debt Collector $8.97, Small debt forces collector out to do his job. There is doing your job, and then there is doing your job. MSN Money revealed on April 26, 2013, that Credit.com has recently had to deal with a question from a concerned citizen. That person was wondering that if the debt collector coming after their $8.97 debt will end up hurting their credit.

Yes, an $8.97 debt.

The email went like so:

Today I received a letter in the mail from a collection agency stating that a DVD I rented from Family Video (probably 5 years ago) has gone to collections. The total that I owe is $8.97. Am I going to get a bad credit score for an unpaid bill of $8.97?! Help would be greatly appreciated.

-- Jillian

Now, that is a totally legitimate question and one that would make anyone wonder. Jillian would certainly hate to have her credit affected by any kind of debt, and especially by one as small as $8.97.

It isn't as common today, but these low dollar transaction debt collections were big news…

Facebook friend $174.17: Each ‘like’ click makes Facebook-smart business $174.17

Facebook friend $174.17: Each ‘like’ click makes Facebook-smart business $174.17, The fact that a click on a Facebook "friend" or "like" button translates into $174.17 means power for Facebook users and power for those businesses who are Facebook smart. The value of a Facebook user’s click was examined in a research study conducted by Syncapse, a social intelligence company which analyzed the value of a Facebook fan, described a Yahoo Business News Daily report on April 26, 2013.

“Following the old maxim that 20 percent of customers represent 80 percent of revenues (also known as the Pareto principle), the study suggests that the better you can isolate key customer segments, the more relevant your messaging can be to drive loyalty and grow revenues through targeted offers.”

Facebook-smart business owners who are aware that Facebook is not only a social media website but a customer media website will not only direct their marketing strategies onto a company’s Facebook…

McDonald's all-day breakfast?

McDonald's all-day breakfast?, Consumers can expect one of the world's largest restaurant chains to look very different in the future, with new menu items, delivery services, loyalty programs, and maybe even all-day breakfast options. McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson, in a wide-ranging interview with CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" offered a peek into the future of the fast-food chain.

When asked whether there was potential for McDonald's to serve breakfast all day, Thompson replied: "Yes, we would consider it. We have the focus on our existing menu, but we have looked at breakfast across the day. We have it in some markets around the world."

He added that the McDonald's has looked at some "innovative ways" to expand breakfast hours for customers. "I think we'll be seeing some of those things in the near future," Thompson.

The company is also experimenting with delivery services in in some countries "in a big…

N.J. girls murder video

N.J. girls murder video, the two N.J. girls made a murder video in which they rattled off the names of students and school administration members that they'd like to kill. On April 25, CBS News reported that the two 12-year-old girls from Paterson, N.J. have gotten suspended from school and could face criminal charges. Several people were named in the video and police are currently investigating.

"Parents said they can’t understand why the school didn’t do something sooner, so on Thursday they met with officials at School 27, a meeting even Paterson Mayor Jeffrey Jones showed up to. When asked afterward he said he didn’t believe there was ever a serious threat to any students," CBS News reported.

The N.J. girls' murder video has plenty of parents concerned -- mainly those who's children's names are heard on the "hit list." It is scary to think about children murdering children but in this day and age, things like this cannot be taken lightly. It is on…

Player dies snake bite-Player dies snake bite

Player dies snake bite-Player dies snake bite, A field hockey player has died after he was bitten by a venomous king brown snake in Australia’s tropical Northern Territory and then went for a run.

According To Washingtonpost. Fairfax Newspapers reported Friday that 26-year-old Karl Berry was cleaning up at Marrara Hockey Centre in Darwin on Tuesday when he picked up a snake. He thought it was a nonvenomous python and threw it into the bushes.

Berry was bitten on the hand but did not realize the bite was poisonous and went on a 1.2-mile training run before collapsing.

St. John’s Ambulance operations manager Craig Garraway was quoted as saying Berry was conscious when paramedics arrived. But he took up to 15 minutes to mention the bite. Berry, captain of the Commerce-Pints team, died Wednesday.

Garraway said the run pumped the venom around his system faster.

Hines Ward threat

Hines Ward threat, A man who pleaded guilty to trying to extort $15,000 from former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward will spend two years on probation.

According To businessweek. Joshua Van Auker, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday in front of an Allegheny County judge to a lesser version of the original charge of attempted theft by threatening to expose a secret, court records showed.

Ward's assistant, Raymond Burgess, contacted authorities last fall after Van Auker sent him a text message claiming to have damaging information. Detectives with the Allegheny County district attorney's office investigated and determined that Van Auker decided to make the demands after learning his girlfriend "had been involved in a prior physical relationship with Ward," according to a criminal complaint.

The woman was not identified in the complaint, and authorities never described the information Van Auker claimed to have or said whether it was even true. A district attorney's spoke…

N.J. girls murder video - Video

N.J. girls murder video - Video, The 12-year-old students recently posted a clip that listed all of the people they wanted to kill. One girl filmed the threats while the other named all of the individuals on their list. The New Jersey girls have been suspended from School 27 and the YouTube video was removed on Thursday.

The 20-minute video reportedly include a complete list of classmates and school administrators the girls would like to murder. The pair laugh at various points in the clip. Reported

“Wouldn’t you guys think I’d be the best assassin ever. I have special killing thingies for different people.” one of the N.J. girls says in the “murder list” video. She later explains how she would stab one of her targets to death.

Parents have been understandably outraged by the video. Angelica Marrero explained to CBS Local that her daughter wake up in the middle of the night in terror.

“My daughter, she woke up about four times last night, to lock the doors. She woke up with nightmares,” s…

Obama $7,750 golf bag

Obama $7,750 golf bag, President Barack Obama received a Hermes golf bag valued at $7,750 (£5,000) from former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and rug with an eagle and US flag embroidered on it from Prime Minister David Cameron.

The US State Department released a list of presents given to Obama by foreign governments or dignitaries in 2011, revealing an Aladdin’s cave of gifts, ranging from the modest to the lavish. Reported

Several items reflected Obama’s fondness for golf.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy gave Obama a Hermes golf accessory bag valued at $7,750 (£5,000), as well as Baccarat crystal statuettes depicting golfers at play. In all, the Sarkozys gave the Obamas $41,675.71 in gifts that year alone.

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s gifts to Obama included a golf putter as well as a training console.....

Mr and Mrs Cameron’s rug gift was valued at $1,400. The Prime Minister and his wife also gave the Obama family two “silver Links Sweetie Bracelet” – one with an “M” char…

Jessica Alba double corset

Jessica Alba double corset, Actress Jessica Alba revealed her unique way of getting her figure back after having children.

In an interview with Net-a-Porter's magazine, Alba admitted, "I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it… It was brutal; it's not for everyone..reported

The “Sin City” star isn’t the only celebrity mom using corsets. Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Garner are all rumored to have worn tight-fitting garments to help bounce back after giving birth.

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Senior Medical Contributor for ABC News, explained, “The concept behind abdominal binders is very common after surgery and after the delivery of a baby to help support abdominal muscles, help with posture and reduce the feeling of bloating.”

Alba is the founder of the The Honest Company , an eco-friendly enterprise that offers non-toxic household cleaners and baby products.

She is set to star in the sequel to the cult favorite…

New Corvette $52,000

New Corvette $52,000, General Motors (GM) said Friday that a base model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray will start at just under $52,000.

Considering everything that GM put into the newest Corvette, the $1,400 price increase over the current model seems pretty modest...reported

The 2014 Corvette goes on sale this summer. The latest version was completely redone, and shares only two parts with the current model, which is nine years old.

General Motors (GM) said Friday that a base model of the 2014 Corvette Stingray will start at just under $52,000.

Considering everything that GM put into the newest Corvette, the $1,400 price increase over the current model seems pretty modest.

The 2014 Corvette goes on sale this summer. The latest version was completely redone, and shares only two parts with the current model, which is nine years old.

Dealers say customers already are putting down deposits.

"Every day you have someone coming in wanting to know about the new Corvette," says Bill Perkin…

Ex-Braves pitcher dies

Ex-Braves pitcher dies, Rick Camp, a former pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, was found dead earlier this week. He was 60.

RYDAL, Ga.—Former Atlanta Braves pitcher Rick Camp was found dead in his northwest Georgia home Thursday morning. The 60-year-old Camp was found at his home in Rydal, about 55 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, said Bartow County coroner Joel Guyton. Authorities were unclear Thursday on Camp’s cause of death..reported

Camp played with the Braves from 1976 to 1985 and went 56-49 with a 3.37 ERA in 65 starts and 349 relief appearances. The Trion, Ga., native is perhaps best remembered for his tying 18th-inning homer off Tom Gorman on July 4, 1985, a game that ended with the New York Mets winning 16-13 in the 19th inning.

Camp entered the game with a .060 career batting average and no home runs in 167 previous at-bats. Camphit because the Braves had no one left to bat for him except other pitchers.

“If this team needs me to hit a home run to win a game, they’re in troubl…

Bynes shaves half head

Bynes shaves half head, Amanda Bynes has gone the way of Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Charlize Theron, and shaved (part of) her head.

The actress, 27, took to Twitter to share photos of her daring new 'do on Thursday. I buzzed half my head like @cassie!" Amanda Tweeted, referencing the hip-hop singer best known for her 2006 hit "Me & U" (and hanging out with Diddy). "No more old photos! This is the new me! I love it!..reported

She later added a second selfie of half of her face, where the buzzed portion of her hair can be clearly seen.
The former Nickelodeon star didn't offer an explanation as to why she opted for the drastic change, but a few weeks ago, she complained about a hairstylist from Bergdorf Goodman's John Barrett Salon.

"I had to shave my head because of hair damage from someone @ John Barrett," she Tweeted at the time. "So I'm not loving my paparazzi pics for a few years! I have extensions but you can see them! "

Copyrigh…

Player dies snake bite

Player dies snake bite, A field hockey player has died after being bitten by a venomous king brown snake in Australia's tropical north and proceeding to go for a two-kilometre training run.

Fairfax Newspapers reported Friday that 26-year-old Karl Berry was cleaning up at Marrara Hockey Centre in Darwin, Northern Territory, on Tuesday when he picked up a snake, thinking it was a non-venomous python, and threw it into bushes...reported

Berry, captain of the Commerce-Pints hockey team, was bitten on the hand but did not realize the bite was poisonous and embarked on a run.

He later collapsed and Craig Garraway, St John's Ambulance operations manager, was quoted as saying Berry was conscious when paramedics arrived, but took up to 15 minutes to mention he had been bitten by a snake. He died Wednesday.

"He had gone for a two-kilometre run which pumped the venom around his system much faster," Garraway said.

Birdman gave Lil Wayne a Chopard watch

Birdman gave Lil Wayne a Chopard watch, The moment one pictures the lifestyle and dressing sense of rap stars, the word ‘bling’ and ‘flash’ comes almost instantly.

Whichever way possible, the performers of the hip-hop don’t seem to get enough of jive talk, and ‘blinged’ stuff around them. One of the prominent names, Lil’ Wayne had indeed in the news for some of this ‘flash’ memorabilia, which seems to have become a regular part of his celebrations..reported

One perhaps wouldn’t forget the Diamond studded 27th birthday cake, and the $1 million cash in briefcase for his 28th birthday either.

Looks like Weezy loved his 27th birthday presents so much, that the gift line-up at his 29th birthday seems pretty similar, with a diamond studded birthday cake yet again, and a limited edition Audemars Piguet watch (than a Chopard's luxury watch last time around) apart from a red Bugatti Veyron, from his father, ‘Birdman’.

Standing approximately 4 feet tall, this cake has been dressed in red and si…

Kat Von D bought Deadmau5 a Porsche Carrera

Kat Von D bought Deadmau5 a Porsche Carrera, Jesse James, eat your heart out. The motorcycle mogul’s former fiancée, Kat Von D, has not only moved on to someone else, DJ and music producer Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse,” for those not up on the world of electronic house music), but just showed the world how much she loves her new fiancé.

“I can't think of anyone who deserves this anymore than Joel,” Von D wrote on her Instagram page on Monday, where she posted a pic of her very happy main squeeze sitting inside a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera S accessorized with a bow..reported

Sounds like the heavily inked 30-year-old has amassed quite a bit of savings from her reality show “LA Ink,” which ended in 2011, and her famous tattoo shop.

The Carrera S starts at a whopping $96,400 (and reaches a top track speed of 188 miles per hour, perfect for swerving around L.A. rush-hour traffic). But if you look at the Instagram photo, there’s another big-ticket vehicle in the garage in the form o…

Oprah built a dance floor in Gayle's home for her birthday

Oprah built a dance floor in Gayle's home for her birthday, Outrageous Birthday Gifts, Want to get away with gifting a Hallmark card or flowers for your sweetheart’s birthday? Then you better hope your special someone isn’t Beyonce, Mariah Carey, or Victoria Beckham! Outrageous Birthday Gifts, These starlets have all been on the receiving end of some pretty extravagant birthday presents. BING to see the outrageous gifts these stars and more received on their birthdays.

Jay-Z’s gift to Beyonce
Queen B probably felt like royalty when she found out what hubby Jay-Z bought her for her 29th birthday. Jay-Z bought Beyonce a private island in the Florida Keys, Jay-Z drops $20 million on island for Beyonce, Outrageous Birthday Gifts,..reported

Beyonce’s gift to Jay-Z
Jay isn’t the only one who knows how to treat his partner right. For the music mogul’s 41st birthday, Bey dished out big bucks for a luxury ride for her hubby. Beyonce bought Jay-Z a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, Beyonce spends $2 …

Diddy gave his son a silver Maybach worth $360,000

Diddy gave his son a silver Maybach worth $360,000, Some parents give a new or used car to their fortunate child when they turn age 16, but hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs took it to a whole new level. Now, months later, he is explaining why.

The wealthy hip-hop entertainer, producer and trend-setter was asked on ABC's Nightline about how he came to give a silver Maybach worth about $360,000 to 16-year-old son Justin Dior Combs as a birthday present in January. For those who may have forgotten, Maybach is the mega-expensive version of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz...reported

Diddy's explanation, excerpted on ABC's website, is pretty much that he just felt like doing it. The question throws him on the defense.

"I think it's appropriate to give my kids whatever I want to give my kids," he said. "I feel the way I raise my children, I don't have to explain to you or anyone else, 'cause nobody knows the way I raise my children. So nobody knows t…

Eric Johnson gave Jessica Simpson a $15,000 Birkin bag

Eric Johnson gave Jessica Simpson a $15,000 Birkin bag, Jessica Simpson was feeling the love on her birthday!

The singer and style icon, who turned 31 Sunday, tweeted that it was "only 1 p.m. and I think I have pretty much heard from everyone in my life! That is a birthday record! Huge smile on my face!"..reported

Hours later, Simpson's fiance Eric Johnson presented her with the ultimate gift: a bright orange Birkin bag (with an estimated retail value of $15,000)..

"Eric made my birthday!" Simpson raved of the lavish gift. "I have never been more surprised in my life! Jackie O who?"

Simpson's 31st year looks to be a promising one: she will mentor aspiring fashion designers alongside Nicole Richie and menswear designer John Varvatos on NBC's new reality competition series, Fashion Star. Hosted by supermodel Elle MacPherson, Executive VP of Alternative Programming Paul Telegdy recently told Us Weekly he's happy to have Simpson on board.

Jessica Simpson bought Tony Romo a $100,000 speedboat

Jessica Simpson bought Tony Romo a $100,000 speedboat, Jessica Simpson gave Tony Romo a very expensive birthday present last month: a $100,000 speedboat!

She apparently gave it to him at their home last month for his 28th birthday party. Tony loved it (natch) but you know… the rumor that perhaps Jessica is trying too hard to buy Tony’s love was definitely brought up...reported

One source says, “(She’s) hoping that her birthday gift will lead to marriage, and by this time next year she’ll be walking down the aisle with him.”

I’m very surprised they aren’t married yet, or at least engaged. However, I don’t think buying Tony an expensive gift to try and get him to marry her is going to work, either. Do you?

Jennifer Lopez bought Casper Smart a Dodge Ram

Jennifer Lopez bought Casper Smart a Dodge Ram, I just spent several minutes looking through Casper Smart’s Twitter feed, and I wish I could get that time back. It’s not that Casper is a raging moron – he’s not, actually. He’s just a 25 year old backup dancer who has hitched his wagon to the diva train.

He tweets stuff like, “Just got finished watching “Immortals” I loved it.. So good! I wanna b In a movie like that.  ” Translation: “My girlfriend works in Hollywood, she’ll get me a part in a movie like that, because she loves me.” Speaking of Jennifer taking care of her facially-challenged boy-toy, Casper celebrated his 25th birthday on Friday. Jennifer bought him a truck. Because why not?.reported

Jennifer Lopez celebrated her dancer beau Casper Smart’s 25th birthday on Friday with an intimate dinner party – and quite a big surprise.

“Jennifer had planned a fun day to celebrate Casper’s birthday,” a source tells PEOPLE. And the day began with a four-wheeled birthday present: a customiz…

Britney Spears gave Kevin Federline a $150,000 Jacob & Co. watch

Britney Spears gave Kevin Federline a $150,000 Jacob & Co. watch, One big happy ... Britney Spears was photographed watching her sons' soccer game with ex-husband Kevin Federline Sunday in California.

The 31-year-old pop singer appeared at ease (and a little more appropriately dressed) around her former husband of three years, who is also father to their children, Sean and Jayden. Federline also brought girlfriend Victoria Prince and their 1-year-old daughter Jordan to the match..reported

Since announcing her split from former manager and longtime boyfriend Jason Trawick in January, Spears has been seen quickly moving on with 27-year-old David Lucado.

Scooter Braun gave Bieber a 2012 Fisker Karma worth $100,000

Scooter Braun gave Bieber a 2012 Fisker Karma worth $100,000,  Sources now tell TMZ that Justin Bieber did not give pal Sean Kingston his car, simply loaning it to him instead, and that the Fisker Karma is back in Bieber’s garage. C’est la vie.

Justin Bieber has got so much swag, he’s now giving it away — literally. The 18-year-old pop star has gifted friend Sean Kingston with his chrome-plated Fisker Karma hybrid (which itself was a birthday present to Biebs, from manager Scooter Braun). reported

“When you’re best friends with one of the biggest artists in the world, you get all different types of gifts. And this is one of them,” Kingston told TMZ. He also said that Bieber planned on getting the new Fisker Karma when it came out.

The tradition of giving cars to friends isn’t anything new in Hollywood, of course. Kim Kardashian recently bequeathed boyfriend Kanye West with a reported $750,000 Lamborghini for his 35th birthday, while Jennifer Lopez dropped off a customized Dodge Ram picku…

Katie Holmes birthday party at FAO Schwarz

Katie Holmes birthday party at FAO Schwarz, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes greeted the season in style Thursday in New York, as they celebrated her birthday with dinner, a private trip to the FAO Schwarz toy store – where Tom entertained with handstands – and a late-night ice-skating adventure in the rain, PEOPLE reports exclusively.

While Holmes spent the day shopping at such Madison Avenue boutiques as Barneys, Donna Karen, Ralph Lauren, Miu Miu and Chloe, her husband-to-be didn't come out of the hotel until dinner time, whereupon he scored high marks with the bartender at the Post House steakhouse – despite the fact that, as a Scientologist, Tom doesn't imbibe..reported

He seems like a regular guy," the bartender tells PEOPLE. "He was very nice."

After the midtown feast with a group of about a dozen people, Holmes's pre-birthday celebration (she turns 27 on Sunday) continued at Fifth Avenue institution FAO Schwarz, which was closed to the public by the time the…

Paltrow humiliated

Paltrow humiliated, Gwyneth Paltrow was left red-faced after realizing she bared her butt in a revealing dress at the “Iron Man 3″ premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, branding her fashion choice “a disaster.”

The actress turned heads when she walked the red carpet in a daring Antonio Berardi gown, which featured sheer side panels and left her backside on display, and she has now revealed the outfit was put together in a hurry as she was running late following a TV show taping..reported

The 40-year-old, who was this week named the world’s most beautiful woman by People magazine, decided against wearing underwear with the dress, and as a result, she faced a last-minute intimate grooming session.

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Paltrow says, “Oh, I kind of had a disaster. I was doing a show and I changed there and I went (sic) I couldn’t wear underwear. I don’t think I can tell this story on TV…

“Well, let’s just say everyone went scrambling for a razor. … So I went from being the most …

Free pretzels today

Free pretzels today, National Pretzel Day” is today and a number of companies are looking to promote themselves by offering free pretzels.

Snyder’s of Hanover will be handing out samples of pretzels in their sample cart, according to ABC News. The Philly Pretzel Factory, which has more than 100 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida and Colorado, is also giving out free pretzels to customers on Friday, ..REPORTED

Pretzelmaker, which has 325 locations in 33 states, is offering a free pretzel if customers tell a “funny joke,” ABC points out. However, one can say “National Pretzel Day” to get a free pretzel instead.

Pretzels have been around for thousands of years, but it is unclear when they were first produced.

One famous account says that an Italian monk first produced the bread item in 610 AD to reward children who learn their prayers. There are also accounts saying they date back thousands of years to the time of the Greeks.

Disney open 24 hours

Disney open 24 hours, Aside from all of the new and exciting rides coming to Fantasyland, Disney says they're going to be pulling a 24-hour all-nighter.

Officials announced Thursday that three parks will be open for 24 hours starting May 24 at 6 a.m. until May 25 at 6 a.m. to kick off "Monstrous Summer..REPORTED

During the Memorial Day weekend, the characters from Monsters Inc. will rock their pajamas and there will be all night dance parties at Cinderella's castle.

The park also announced new additions to Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland. The expansion at Fantasyland doubled the size of the park and will include the Imaginer Princess Fairytale Hall, the Fantasy Forest and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster.

Disney officials say the roller coaster's cars will be taken from the Disney classic "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."
Both of those attractions are set to open in 2014. The addition is expected to cost $425 million

George Jones dies

George Jones dies, George Jones, the man with perhaps the most distinctive and iconic voice in country music, died on Friday in Nashville at the age of eighty-one.

In the first moments after the news broke, thousands of people reached the same conclusion at the same time, a nice instance of hive-mind solidarity, and the Spotify and YouTube tracking numbers will surely reveal a massive spike for his song “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which is one of the great sad songs in the American songbook, written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman..reported

Jones took it to No. 1 on the country charts in 1980. Great artists are always preparing us for their deaths, giving us, through their careers, the tools with which to remember them. But rarely is a song so apt. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is the ur-country story song, about a man who’d never gotten over his broken heart. The man kept a picture of his old flame by his bed, and her old letters, where he’d underlined “Every single ‘I love you.’…

Facebook friend $174.17

Facebook friend $174.17, Being a Facebook friend is worth $174.17, according to a new research study released this week.

The research results has suggested that every time someone "Likes" or "Friends" a brand or a business with their Facebook account, that action is worth approximately $174.17 to that brand, which is a 28 percent increase since just 2010..reported

The study was conducted by social intelligence company Syncapse, and analyzed more than 2,000 Facebook users who had "Liked" a brand. The study also took into account other factors such as product spending, loyalty, propensity to recommend, media value acquisition cost and brand affinity. Tying in all these factors the study sought to determine the equivalent monetary value of a Facebook fan, according to Live Science.

It is widely recognized that people spend more money on the companies and brands that they have "Liked" on Facebook, however, it has also been found that people generally s…

Jennifer Aniston's wedding

Jennifer Aniston's wedding, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are unable to agree on the type of ceremony they want to have this spring.While Jennifer would like something grand, Justin is hoping for a smaller affair.

Despite 44-year-old Jennifer’s disparate wishes, she is said to be “relaxed” about planning the occasion, as she is not looking forward to the hard work..reported

“Jen and Justin have been totally relaxed about the wedding planning. They're looking forward to the wedding, but they have different ideas about the actual wedding itself,” a friend told Mail Online.

“It's not to do with them as a couple, they're madly in love. Every time you see them they've got their arms around each other. Jen wants something bigger with all their friends, Justin would just like something a bit more intimate.”

Now she can expect to marry the 41-year-old later on in the summer while she focusses on work commitments.

She recently unveiled her TV movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Fi…

Courteney Cox gave Jen Aniston a Chanel bicycle

Courteney Cox gave Jen Aniston a Chanel bicycle, Obviously those pictures of Jennifer Aniston with the teeny, tiny little belly (and great legs) with the associated baby bump speculation have gotten her worried about her figure – she’s taken up cycling, with a little help from Courteney Cox.

Courteney Cox has bought Jennifer Aniston a $12,000 Chanel bicycle.The actress bought her ‘Friends’ pal the expensive pushbike after she expressed an interest taking up cycling...reported

A source close to the star said: “Jennifer said she wanted to start bike riding because it’s such good exercise. So Courteney sent her the new, ultra-chic Chanel bicycle.”

The bike features eight speeds, weighs 36lbs and comes complete with a quilted leather seat and saddlebag emblazoned with the famous Chanel ‘CC’ logo.

The source continued: “Courteney only sent Jennifer the bike two weeks ago but she already loves it! She goes out riding all the time.”

Sydney Morning Herald

Some friends are better than others – pun i…

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their kids

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their kids, They are heralded for their dedication to humanitarian efforts and known for being loyal environmentalists.

But Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have now come under fire for allegedly 'causing environmental damage' to a picturesque Californian coastline...reported

The couple have been slammed by angry Santa Barbara locales after the Fight Club star was pictured teaching his children how to ride motorcross and quad bikes on a beach last Easter.

Father-of-six Brad, who owns a coastal ranch next to Gaviota State Park with his movie star partner, was seen showing his large brood how to burn rubber as the family spent some time having fun on Easter Sunday earlier this year.

But their adventure-filled day out has now been deemed 'dangerous', 'irresponsible' and even 'illegal' by residents of the coastal town.

According to some Santa Barbara locals who told Radaronline.com, the four and two-wheeled vehicles are prohibited f…

Brad Pitt bought Angelina Jolie a MV Agusta motorcycle

Brad Pitt bought Angelina Jolie a MV Agusta motorcycle, ANGELINA JOLIE recently received an MV Agusta from her partner Brad Pitt for the actress' 35th birthday and revealed he's teaching her to ride the stylish Italian machine.

The Oscar-winner was handed the machine by Pitt at a birthday party at the couple's house in Los Feliz, California. Jolie told the Mail on Sunday about her new ride: "I'm not sure what cc it is but I can tell you it's a proper bike and it's powerful..reported

I used to have a bike years ago, but I hadn't owned one for a long time. Brad's a really good teacher - he's really patient. I'm very impatient so I can wreck a bike if I'm not careful. Sometimes we'll go on the track together and there you can go really fast and let your hair down."

Pitt was set to make a cameo appearance as a mystery motorcycle rider in Jolie's new film 'Salt'. Pitt, however, was busy elsewhere, looking after the couple&#…