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Tim Tebow Dolphins: Tim Tebow is not in Dolphins plans for 2013

Tim Tebow Dolphins: Tim Tebow is not in Dolphins plans for 2013, Tim Tebow is not in the Miami Dolphins' plans for 2013 despite rampant Internet rumor and speculation.

Team sources say Tebow, the former Florida Gator standout and Heisman trophy winner, was not working out for the Dolphins on Thursday, and did not take a physical with the team.

Tebow, who was released by the New York Jets earlier this week, hopes to catch on with another NFL team this summer. But the odds of that being Miami are slim.

The Dolphins passed on adding Tebow last offseason when the Broncos put the former first-round pick on the trading block after acquiring Peyton Manning, and team executives don't believe he's an NFL quarterback.

A team source wouldn't rule Tebow out completely, but said adding Tebow "hasn't been discussed."

In his three NFL seasons Tebow has completed 47.9 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He's been sack…

Parents force girl to hold sign for disrespect: Shaming good idea?

Parents force girl to hold sign for disrespect: Shaming good idea? To discipline their disrespectful teen, parents forced the girl, 13, to hold up a humiliating sign at a Florida intersection for 90 minutes in March. The responses are mixed: Some think the embarrassing act was "tough love," while others thought did more harm than good. The parents are feeling a bit of humiliation of their own for their forced act of atonement. Proper parenting or too much?

A report out today from Yahoo News recapped the bizarre news story that took the Crestview community by surprise.

The story began locally, but has now piqued the attention of many across the country, some of whom are perplexed over why parents force a girl to hold up a humiliating sign as punishment.

"I'm a self-entitled teenager w/no respect for authority. I'm also super smart, yet I have 3 'Ds' because I DON'T CARE," read the sign (pictured here).

The parents hatched the idea about the public sh…

Howard Kurtz fired

Howard Kurtz fired, Columnist Howard Kurtz left The Daily Beast on Thursday, a day after the website retracted one of his blog posts about the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins.

Both Kurtz and Daily Beast editor-in-chief Tina Brown confirmed his departure over Twitter.

Kurtz did not acknowledge any link between the retraction and his departure.

He tweeted that "as we began to move in different directions, both sides agreed it was best to part company."

He added that "this was in the works for some time" and that it was time for him to "move on to other opportunities."

In the retracted post, Kurtz says Collins didn't "come clean" about the fact that he was engaged to be married to a woman before declaring he was gay.

But Collins does just that in the Sports Illustrated piece that came out Monday.

Brown tweeted simply that Kurtz and The Daily Beast had "parted company ... we wish him well."

Kurtz, The Washington Post's former media …

Parents force girl to hold sign

Parents force girl to hold sign, Worried about their 13-year-old daughter's increasingly disrespectful behavior, Gentry and Renee Nickell of Crestview, Florida, decided to make her punishment humiliating and public. On Saturday, the teen (whose name has not been released) spent 90 minutes standing at a busy intersection with a hand-written sign describing her sins.

It read: "I’m a self-entitled teenager w/no respect for authority. I’m also super smart, yet I have 3 'D’s' because I DON’T CARE."

Passing motorists saw the teen, who was standing with her dad at the corner of Ferdon Boulevard and U.S. Highway 90 in Crestview, and snapped pictures of her with their cell phones. Some of the photos ended up on Facebook, where they were shared within the Crestview community (the Nickells said that they have not seen those photos; Yahoo! Shine was not able to find them online). Someone called the police, who showed up to talk to the teen and left after deciding that she was …

Storage Wars' drops 3 members of the cast

Storage Wars' drops 3 members of the cast, Three “Storage Wars” cast members have been fired. It appears they lost their jobs due to budget cuts. According to a May 1 report by Enstarz, Darrell Sheets, Dan Dotson and Laura Dotson have been dropped by “Storage Wars.”

There is a rumor circulating that the reason “Storage Wars” dropped three cast members was due to the lawsuit Dave Hester filed against A&E. At the time of publication, it was unknown if the Dave Hester lawsuits played a role in Darrell Sheets, Dan Dotson and Laura Dotson losing their jobs.

“I don't understand how they will have a show about storage unit auctions without auctioneers,” George Gibson, a fan of “Storage Wars” from Norman, said. “Dan and Laura [Dotson] are important to the show. I don't like this one bit.”

Seeing that Darrell Sheets, Dan Dotson and Laura Dotson were dropped from “Storage Wars,” that only leaves Jarrod Schulz, Brandi Passante and Barry Weiss as “Storage Wars” regulars. Although oth…

Beard study

Beard study, A new study by researchers in Australia says that women prefer men with a lot of stubble.  The clean shaven look and men with full beards were no match for about 10 days growth of facial hair.

The study was published in the May issue of the Journal Evolution & Human Behavior.   Photos of ten smiling men in various shades of beard growth were presented to 177 heterosexual men and 351 women.

The photos showed men with a freshly shaved face, light stubble ( 5 days of growth) and heavy stubble ( 10 days of growth ) and a full beard.
Each man in the photos was shown in four ways — clean-shaven, with five days of beard growth (light stubble), 10 days of growth (heavy stubble), and with a full beard.

Women rated the men in the photos according to their attractiveness. Heavy stubble was the clear winner among women.
From the study, “Women judged faces with heavy stubble as most attractive and heavy beards, light stubble and clean-shaven faces as similarly less attractive.

In contr…

FHM sexiest woman in the world

FHM sexiest woman in the world, Hollywood star Mila Kunis has been named FHM's sexiest woman in the world. The 29-year-old Friends With Benefits actress, brought an end to a four-year run of British stars at the top of the list.

"Mila Kunis has had a phenomenal year," FHM 100 Sexiest Editor Dan Jude said, "She's starred in the highest grossing comedy (Ted) and is the most in-demand Hollywood star right now. Not only is she naturally stunning, but she has a great sense of humour and isn't afraid to poke fun at herself. The nation has spoken, and the verdict is that she is officially the perfect girlfriend. She'll take some beating in 2014."

Barbadian beauty Rihanna made it to second place, rising one step from her 2012 result.

Though former Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan came in third place, she was voted as the Sexiest Woman In Britain.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be voted the Sexiest Woman In The UK," she said, "It's a …

Tim Tebow Dolphins

Tim Tebow Dolphins, Less than 18 months ago, Tim Tebow was a playoff-winning quarterback for the Denver Broncos. As of Thursday, he does not appear to be any kind of quarterback for any team, and the Miami Dolphins appear to be the next in line to say "no thanks" to signing Tebow.

Which team will be next on the "no thanks, Tebow" free agent tour?Despite earlier reports on Wednesday from agent Drew Rosenhaus that he "wouldn't be shocked" if the Dolphins were interested in Tebow, it seems now that he will have to be shocked. The Dolphins are keenly more interested in finding a starting tackle at the moment, and the Florida connection would not appear to be enough to push them into the level of signing Tebow. Will anybody?

Reports of NFL teams that are interested in Tebow appear to be shorter than a list of other leagues that could be interested in Tebow, which includes the CFL (where Warren Moon says he can't play), the lingerie league, and the Omaha …

Claim That HIV Cure Will Come ‘Within Months’ Disputed

Claim That HIV Cure Will Come ‘Within Months’ Disputed, Danish scientists say an HIV cure could come “within months” after promising research pointed to a new strategy for stripping the virus from human DNA and destroying it with the immune system.

The proclamation brought hope from AIDS researchers and generated headlines worldwide, but not everyone is on board with the idea that HIV could be cured in the near future.

Dennis Sifrisvand James Myhre wrote that the Danish research, though promising, is still further away from finding what could be a cure for HIV.

The Danish researchers who said an HIV cure could come “within months” have been testing their findings in the lab and now moved on to human trials. Researchers conducting the same work in the UK are a bit further behind.

Their technique involves releasing the HIV virus from “reservoirs” it creates in DNA cells, bringing them to a place where the body’s immune system can kill them after receiving a vaccine.

”I am almost certain we w…

Houston airport shooting

Houston airport shooting, Police say a man walked into Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday, took out an AR-15 rifle, and began shooting.
A shooting at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport rattled passengers Thursday.

A man is alleged to have walked into the ticket area inside Terminal B at approximately 1:35 p.m. and fired an AR-15 rifle at least twice into the air as he apporached a security checkpoint, a Houston Police Department spokesman said.

In response, an air marshal fired at the man, but missed, and then the suspect pulled out another gun which he turned on himself, KHOU News reported. In all, a total of five to seven shots were fired.

All terminals at the airport were locked down as a result of the shooting, and the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office retrieved the body of the deceased suspect, Houston Police said.

The incident comes one day before the NRA is set to hold its annual meeting in Houston.

Jon Stewart replacement

Jon Stewart replacement, It was reported on May 2, 2013, that John Oliver will be stepping in as Jon Stewart's replacement during the summer. According to The Christian Science Monitor Oliver will be the host of "The Daily Show" during Stewart's three-month hiatus.

Stewart has hosted for almost 15 years and wants to take some time off to pursue other interests. The first being directing his very first feature film, "Rosewater". The film is based upon nonfiction best-selling book, "Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival".

Oliver is a correspondent for "The Daily Show" and has been involved with the program since 2006. The 36-year old English comedian also sometimes appears on the hit television show, "Community".

Stewart's precise return date to late night television is currently unknown. This could mean that he is ready to move on. Other notable alumni from "The Daily Show" who moved…

Chris kelly kriss kross

Chris kelly kriss kross, I was 12 when I first encountered Kris Kross. They were performing their single "Jump" on "In Living Color" in May of 1992. It was the era when sports jerseys were the coolest things for teenagers to wear. At my junior high in particular, basketball jerseys were all the rage. Especially a few months later, when Shaquille O'Neal's Orlando Magic jersey debuted.

If you watch those early Kris Kross videos again — as I did Wednesday night after news broke that Chris Kelly, one half of the teen rap duo, died in Atlanta at age 34 — you'll notice how Kris Kross pretty much only wore sports gear. Perfect for a time when having a Starter jacket in your wardrobe was essential.

What's interesting, though, is how much baseball clothing they wore. Either actual baseball team jerseys and jackets, or baseball-styled jerseys of teams from other sports. For instance: On the cover of their 1992 debut "Totally Krossed Out" (I had the ca…

Aniston cheat days

Aniston cheat days, Jennifer Aniston's cheat day includes Mexican food or pasta, the actress revealed while talking about her strict dieting plan over the weekend.

Aniston is well known for being disciplined with her diet and health regime to ensure that she maintains her figure. However, the actress has admitted that she, like most others, has the occasional cheat day, where she steps away from her regular strict diet to indulge in some foods she craves.

The 43 year old actress was speaking about her diet this weekend at an event to celebrate her yoga instructor's new book, "Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover."

Aniston explained about her cheat days, saying: "Cheat days for me are usually … it's either Mexican food … maybe Italian pasta, but I think you always have to do it in moderation."

As well as maintaining a strict diet most of the time, Aniston explained that she balances her diet with regular healthy workouts. She admitted that…

Girl forced to hold sign

Girl forced to hold sign, On Thursday, it was revealed that mom and dad tried to instill some tough love into their daughter, as the parents forced the girl to hold a sign at a busy intersection that essentially served as her punishment for being an underachiever in school and shirking her responsibilities.

Worried that their daughter’s continued disrespectful behavior might lead to continued bad grades in school and potential crimes down the road, the girl (whose name has not been released) was forced to hold the following sign:

"I’m a self-entitled teenager w/no respect for authority. I’m also super smart, yet I have 3 'D’s' because I DON’T CARE."

The sign was held at a busy intersection, and as motorists passed by, some slowed down to not only snap photos, but post them onto social media.

So not only has the girl served a very public punishment, she’s not been humiliated.

But as they often say, if you do the crime, you have to do the time. And according to the girl’s p…

Mlb tv worker dies

Mlb tv worker dies, An MLB TV worker has died at Turner field after suffering an apparent heart attack, reported Sports Illustrated on May 1.

The Atlanta Braves were set to faceoff against the Washington Nationals in the final game of their series. Prior to the game, 61-year-old Reuben Porras was setting up the broadcast for the MLB Network. Porras collapsed while setting up the broadcast.

Several members of the Washington Nationals staff tried to help Porras, including Lee Kuntz and John Hsu who are members of the athletic training staff. While they attempted to stabilize Porras on the scene before he left in an ambulance, emergency staff were unable to save Porras' life. He later died at a local hospital.

On Wednesday, the Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond jacked a two-run home run in the Nationals' 2-0 victory over the Braves (17-10). The win helped Washington (14-14) finally break a three-game losing streak.

George Jones funeral

George Jones funeral, George Jones performed hundreds of times at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House – whether on the WSM Radio show, or appearing on such shows from the auditorium like the CMA Awards, so it's only appropriate that this morning's funeral has turned out to be a farewell fit for a country king.

Open to the public, fans started lining up yesterday for a chance to say farewell to the artist known as "The Possum." Famous friends who either spoke or performed during the 2 hour, 40 minutes-long service included Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, former First Lady Laura Bush and others.

WSM announcer Eddie Stubbs welcomed the crowd to the Opry House, and proceeded to introduce longtime family friend Tanya Tucker and the Imperials, who performed a beautiful version of the Gospel classic "The Old Rugged Cross," ending the performance by saying "I'm gonna miss you, Possum." Tucker was one of several acts that was slate…

Joaquin phoenix home

Joaquin phoenix home, Joaquin Phoenix’s home apparently just wasn’t big enough. The Walk the Line star bought his first home in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles in 2006 for a pre-crash price of over $4.8 million. Now he’s bought the 2,500 square foot house next door for $1.4 million.

The original house, where he apparently still lives, was featured in I’m Still Here, a 2010 mockumentary directed by Casey Affleck. In the fake film, Phoenix claimed to have quit acting to pursue a second career as an actor. A lot of fans were taken in, and Affleck himself has said that he considered it a hoax.

Phoenix appeared on David Letterman to say that he thought that it was obviously a joke and that he never intended to fool anyone.

Be that as it may, the nearly $5 million house itself has been dismissed as “ordinary,” and it’s almost undeniable that Phoenix bought at the wrong time to get the best price. So we’ll just have to hope he got a tax write-off for its use in the film.

Even though it’s $3.4…

North Korea sentences American

North Korea sentences American, North Korea has sentenced an American citizen -- reportedly arrested while taking pictures of orphans -- to 15 years of "compulsory labor" for plotting to overthrow the government, the official North Korean news agency said.

Kenneth Bae, 44, has been detained in North Korea since last November in Rason, a special economic zone in North Korea's northeastern border with China and Russia. The state media, KCNA, did not specify details of the Supreme Court's sentence which said, "In the process of investigation he admitted that he committed crimes aimed to topple the DPRK with hostility toward it."

Bae runs "Nation Tours," specializing in trips to North Korea. He had reportedly entered North Korea for a five-day trip with foreign tourists and was caught taking pictures of street orphans, according to a South Korean interest group Citizen's Coalition. Bae is known to be a devout Christian and South Korean media specula…

Henry viii wives

Henry viii wives, It was hazardous being married to King Henry VIII, who ruled England from 1509 to 1547. Of Henry's six wives, two were divorced, one died, and two were beheaded. Only the sixth survived him.

You hear a lot about Henry's wives if you visit his palace at Hampton Court, about a half an hour outside London.
And when you enter the corridor below, in the royal "apartments," you hear the story about Henry's fifth queen, Kathryn Howard (often spelled "Catherine").

Henry married Kathryn when she was 19 and he was 49.Henry had just discarded his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, reportedly because he found her unattractive.

Henry developed a crush on the "vivacious" young Kathryn and soon married her. Kathryn's family, the Howards, were thrilled by the engagement, as they had been on the outs at the King's court and they assumed the marriage would restore their family to greatness.

Henry was over the moon about Kathryn, referring to her …

Henry viii and anne boleyn

Henry viii and anne boleyn, The letters, penned by the King in 1527 when he was still married to Catherine of Aragon, reveal him to be besotted with the woman who would eventually become his second wife.

The private correspondence is among tens of thousands of Tudor documents which will be made available on the internet this week.

The documents, which are known as the State Papers and which were collected by the all-powerful Secretaries of State, provide a unique insight into key historical events such as the Reformation, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and the execution of Anne Boleyn.

In one letter to Anne Boleyn, dated 1527, Henry VIII writes: “I beg to know expressly your intention touching the love between us. Necessity compels me to obtain this answer, having been more than a year wounded by the dart of love, and not yet sure whether I shall fail or find a place in your affection.”

The love-struck King later writes: “Although my mistress, you have not been pleased to remember your …

Anne boleyn execution after 3 years of marriage

Anne boleyn execution after 3 years of marriage,  With Anne Boleyn’s final moments a little over twenty four hours away I thought it appropriate to post my review of ‘Days That Shook The World: Execution of Anne Boleyn’ by the BBC.

This short re-enactment looks at the last twenty four hours of Anne Boleyn’s life, detailing the events and accusations that lead up to Anne finding herself in the Tower awaiting execution. I thought this was quite an emotional and beautiful re-enactment and although there were a few inaccuracies it still gives a haunting portrayal of what it may have been like for Anne during her last twenty four hours upon this earth…

After just three years of marriage to King Henry VIII, Queen Anne Boleyn is under arrest in the Tower of London and about to become the first English Queen in history to be executed. This film reconstructs the harrowing story of Anne’s final hours and reveals the circumstances that led to her execution.

When Anne was crowned Queen of England in…

WTC spire hoisted

WTC spire hoisted, Crane operators hoisted the final pieces of the spire atop One World Trade Center on Thursday, helping to fill the void in the New York City skyline that was left by the attacks of September 11, 2001.

When complete - a beacon is still to be installed - the tower will stand 1,776 feet high, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Ironworkers will finish installing the spire, which weighs about 800 tons (725 metric tons) and is 400 feet tall, at a later date.

The tower is one of four skyscrapers designed to rise around the footprints of the fallen Twin Towers in a partnership between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site.

The footprints of the fallen towers have been turned into a memorial to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 2001 attacks by al Qaeda hijackers.

One World Trade Center, formerly called the Freedom Tower, is estimated to cost more than $3 billion and is due to open next year. I…

Ethan hawke "black years"

Ethan hawke "black years, Ethan Hawke describes the period after his divorce from Uma Thurman as the "black years".

The 41-year-old actor - who started dating current wife RYAN SHAWHUGHES in 2005 - admits it was "really difficult" to deal with the time following his split from the Hollywood actress in 2004 which resulted in him living in a hotel in Chelsea, New York, for a few years.

He said: "I call it the black years. It was really difficult. It was difficult in ways I couldn't even see at the time. There was the obvious way in which it was difficult - the death of a dream, the inability to parent in the way that you want to.

But for me it was - what's that Dante quote? 'At the midpoint of my life, I've come to the part of the forest where the straight way is lost.' Nothing teaches you like getting levelled. And I got levelled in my early 30s.

"Nothing went exactly the way I thought it would. Wait a second: love isn't real and, …

Ethan hawke and ryan shawhughes

Ethan hawke and ryan shawhughes, While the couple’s pregnancy was intially reported back in April, they managed to keep the news of Indiana’s birth off the radar until an eye witness spotted Hawke and his wife of three years showing off their family’s newest addition at La Bottega at the NYC’s Maritime Hotel Friday afternoon.

“He was introducing the kid to the other people at his table and staff and other people in the restaurant.” the witness explained to the NY Post.

Indiana is Ethan and Ryan’s second child together as they welcomed their first child, daughter, Clementine Jane, in July 2008 after marrying earlier that year.

In addition to Indiana and Clementine, the 40-year-old Training Day star also has two children from his previous marriage to Uma Thurman – daughter Maya, 13, and son Levon, 9.

On top of his growing parenting duties, Hawke is set to co-star in Encore’s new mini series, Moby Dick, and will also appear in the reboot of the 1990 science fiction flick “Total Recall,” oppo…

Ethan hawke and ryan shawhughes baby two

Ethan hawke and ryan shawhughes baby two, Ethan Hawke and his wife, Ryan Hawke (nee Shawhughes), welcomed their second child together two weeks ago, a girl named Indiana!

She's the fourth child for the actor, who also has two kids with ex-wife Uma Thurman. News of this pregnancy was first reported in April.

Ethan, 40, and Ryan married in June 2008. Their daughter, Clementine Jane, is 3. Hawke's kids with Thurman are Maya, 13, and Levon, 9.

In 2006, Ethan Hawke said parenting has brought him the greatest joy in life and was "the only role that, if I fail, I will consider my life a failure."

Well put. We wish Ethan and Ryan nothing but the best in that endeavor, and congratulate the happy, growing family on this most joyous occasion.

Rudy giuliani and judith nathan

Rudy giuliani and judith nathan, You gotta love kids. They are so honest. Andrew Giuliani, now a senior at Duke, spoke to a New York Times reporter the other day who was curious about his and his sister's absence from the campaign trail:

In a telephone interview yesterday, Andrew, a sophomore and member of the golf team at Duke University, acknowledged having had difficulties with Ms. Nathan, and said that he and his father had recently tried to reconcile after not speaking “for a decent amount of time.”

“There’s obviously a little problem that exists between me and his wife,” the younger Mr. Giuliani said. “And we’re trying to figure that out. But as of right now it’s not working as well as we would like.”

Does the thrice-married Giuliani think he's the teflon-man and all attacks on him will dissipate in honor of him being the 9/11 mayor? Surely, his 15 minutes of mayoral fame won't stretch that far.

More from Andrew, and then onto Caroline:


Andrew Giuliani said he would not p…

Rudy and judith giuliani

Rudy and judith giuliani, She brought enough political baggage to fill a Louis Vuitton trunk. Indeed, part of Rudy Giuliani's presidential flameout can be traced back to his Judi - the woman he fell for in a cigar bar in 1999 while he was the married mayor with a wife and two young children at home.

"She was a major part of the reason for Giuliani's collapse," said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. "Rudy wanted to head up the 'family values' party, and Judi didn't fit that label. Even worse, Giuliani was estranged from his children.

Their refusal to campaign for him spoke volumes to voters."
Among the low notes that brought national embarrassment to the one-time GOP frontrunner: her use of taxpayer-funded NYPD detectives as personal valets and chauffeurs while she was the mayor's mistress; revelations of a secret past marriage; and interrupting Giuliani's speech to the National Rifle Association…

Cinco de Mayo 2013: History, Facts and Recipes for Celebration

Cinco de Mayo 2013: History, Facts and Recipes for Celebration, Cinco de Mayo means the "fifth of May" in Spanish. Many Americans believe that Cinco de Mayoommemorates Mexico's independence from Spain. In fact, it began as a local holiday that celebrated Mexico's defeat of the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

The History of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War between 1861 and 1867. Although it wasn't a major strategic win in the overall war against the French, the Mexican army's' success at Puebla represented a great symbolic victory for the Mexican government and bolstered the resistance movement. Six years later, thanks in part to military support and political pressure from the United States, which was finally in a position to aid its besieged neighbor after the end of the Civil War and France withdrew.

Within Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is pri…

See the world's largest rubber duck

See the world's largest rubber duck, In a time when there is so much bad news, this is a happy little news story about the world's largest rubber duck. According to a May 1 report on BoredPanda.com, the world's largest rubber duck arrived yesterday to Honk Kong's Victoria Harbour.

The "Rubber Duck,' as it is called, is a floating sculpture that measures 46 feet tall and 55 feet long. Designed by a Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, the inflatable rubber duck received a great deal of attention even while being inflated in the Tsing Yi shipyard.

View slideshow: The World's biggest rubber duck
You can view the world's largest rubber duck in the slideshow attached to this article.

It is hard not to smile at the image of a gigantic rubber duck floating by the ships in the harbour or floating alongside the coastal skyline. That is the whole purpose of the world's largest rubber duck project. The artist's web site says it this way:

“the Rubber Duck knows no …

HIV cure 'within months' : But is headline misleading?

HIV cure 'within months' : But is headline misleading?, Is the headline of an HIV cure 'within months' misleading?

Dr. Steven Novella express skepticism in a May 2 story in the Neurological Blog.

Novella wrote, "I was therefore skeptical of the following headline, “HIV cure months away, Danish scientists say, citing novel new DNA treatment.” Perhaps there are Danish scientists claiming this, but that is a bold claim. I also worry about any clinical claim that a treatment is close. What does that mean, exactly? Either there is compelling clinical evidence of efficacy or there isn’t. You can’t predict the results of future research, so if the evidence isn’t here yet then we simply don’t know. At best such statements are expressing an optimistic hope."

Novella is not alone in his skepticism. The headlines of an HIV cure “within months,” may be premature, according to Dennis Sifris, M.D., an HIV specialist and the Chief Medical Officer of LifeSense Disease Managemen…

Newt gingrich presidential campaign

Newt gingrich presidential campaign, National Journal reporter Jill Lawrence attended the Washington, D.C., Friday showing of Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller‘s “Bolder Fresher” tour. She wrote-up a post on her experience at the event, which featured a poke at Newt Gingrich‘s waistline.

O’Reilly started right off shouting (literally) at Obama for not tagging the Boston Marathon attacks “Islamic jihad” right after they occurred. “What kind of a message does this send when the commander in chief will not define the enemy?” he thundered.

In his Objective Analyst mode, O’Reilly added that Obama can’t be blamed because he never sold himself as a bold leader.

“He didn’t come on like Winston Churchill. That’s not who he pretended to be,” he said.
Which raises the question of how did Obama win reelection. Which leads to a staple of O’Reilly’s shtick since then: a critique of the 2012 GOP field.

Ron Paul passed one bill, renaming a post office, in 22 years in Congress. Rick Perry had a problem getti…

Newt and callista gingrich

Newt and callista gingrich, When Victoria Villante and her mother Michelle set out for Barnes and Noble Booksellers last Saturday, the plan was to pick up a book for Victoria's English class.

"I had to get 'Wuthering Heights' for school," said Victoria Villante.

Her mother, browsing the shelves, saw former Speaker Newt Gingrich's new historical novel, "Victory at Yorktown." Then she saw the sign above it: Speaker Gingrich and his wife would be at the store signing copies of their respective books during an event happening just minutes from when the mother-daughter pair had arrived.

The pair were thrilled.

Victoria Villante, who goes to Gulf Coast High School, said she snapped up a copy of "Victory at Yorktown" as soon as she saw it. "I love history, history is my thing, so I'm so excited to read this," she gushed while waiting in line to have her books signed by the former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Villant…

Debbie reynolds forgave elizabeth taylor

Debbie reynolds forgave elizabeth taylor, When Debbie Reynolds reflects on her friend and former foe Elizabeth Taylor, her words are often brushed with bittersweet strokes. Speaking a day after the film icon's death, Reynolds calls Taylor "the most glamorous star of our generation" and notes that "women liked her and men adored her, including my husband." As the story goes, back in 1959 Reynolds' husband Eddie Fisher fell under Taylor's intoxicating spell and left her and their two young kids. To make matters worse, it was all done in full view of the public.

"She went through her younger years of just obtaining what she wanted," Reynolds tells PopEater. "Later in life she became a little more aware of other people's feelings."

Reynolds tells us about forgiving her old friend, working with Taylor in her final starring role in 2001 and how she feels Jane Russell was given the short shrift when she died earlier this month.

Tell me how…

Eddie fisher and elizabeth taylor

Eddie fisher and elizabeth taylor, Eddie Fisher, one of Hollywood's original bad boys, died on Wednesday at the age of 82. Fisher, as well known for his string of top 40 hits as he was for a scandalous personal life that included struggles with addiction and multiple marriages to Hollywood starlets like Elizabeth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds, died in Berkley, California, due to complications from recent hip surgery, according to a statement released by his family.

"He was loved and will be missed by his four children: Carrie, Todd, Joely, and Tricia Leigh as well as his six grandchildren," read the statement, according to Reuters. "He was an extraordinary talent and a true mensch ['decent person' in Yiddish]."

The fourth of seven children born to Russian-born Jewish immigrant parents in Philadelphia on August 10, 1928, Fisher began his singing career as a child, singing in local amateur contests and radio shows. He eventually dropped out of high school in h…

Elizabeth Taylor Left Eddie Fisher For Richard Burton

Elizabeth Taylor Left Eddie Fisher For Richard Burton, Eddie Fisher was the golden boychik of mainstream pop, the dimpled troubadour from Philadelphia. Pretty and poised, he had the packaging and the product: a clear, confident tenor that could turn powerful or intimate at will.

In the 1950-54 prerock period — the most tepid five years in the history of 20th century music — he had 19 songs reach the Top 10, including four ("Wish You Were Here," "I'm Walking Behind You," "Oh! My Pa-Pa," "I Need You Now") that went to No. 1. When he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War, President Harry Truman proclaimed him "my favorite PFC." He transferred his vinyl popularity to a TV variety show and then to movies. Fisher's covenant with Hollywood mythology was sealed with his 1955 marriage to Debbie Reynolds, Hollywood's princess of pert. It marked the perfect merger of adorable and adorabler.

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Bacall married 12 years until bogart's death

Bacall married 12 years until bogart's death, Lauren Bacall born Betty Joan Perske, September 16, 1924: Humphrey DeForest Bogart December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957; Lauren Bacall is an American film and stage actress and model, known for her distinctive husky voice and sultry looks.

She first emerged as leading lady in the Humphrey Bogart film To Have And Have Not (1944) and continued on in the film noir genre, with appearances in Bogart movies The Big Sleep (1946) , Dark Passage (1947), and Key Largo (1948), as well as a comedienne in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) with Marilyn Monroe and Designing Woman (1957) with Gregory Peck. Bacall has also worked on Broadway in musicals, gaining Tony Awards for Applause in 1970 and Woman of the Year in 1981. Her performance in the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.


In 1999, Bacall was ranked #20 of the 25 actresses on the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars list by the Amer…

Humphrey bogart & lauren bacall

Humphrey bogart & lauren bacall, In the very setting of that famous cinematic face-off between Humphrey Bogart and Edward G. Robinson — from the fourth film of the Bogart-Bacall series — the town of Key Largo will be celebrating ol’ Bogie’s legacy this May 2 through 5 during the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival.

In honor of the namesake film’s 65th anniversary, the festival will kick things off by presenting the famous film noir classic “Key Largo” starring Humphrey Bogart, his wife Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson, Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor in a special outdoor waterfront screening during Thursday night’s cocktail reception.

Taking place at Key Largo’s Murray E. Nelson Government and Cultural Center, the premiere will be hosted by none other than Stephen Bogart, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall’s son, with esteemed film critic Leonard Maltin as special guest.

If you can’t make it to the festival’s outdoor debut, never fear. The festival will be offering both indoor and outdo…