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Mike Gray Dies

Mike Gray Dies, One of the co-writers on the Oscar-nominated film "The China Syndrome," passed away on Tuesday (April 30) of heart failure in his Hollywood Hills home, his family tells the Los Angeles Times. The author, activist and documentarian was 77.

Gray began working on "The China Syndrome," a 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, after reading books and speaking with scientists about the dangers of nuclear power. His film proved incredibly timely: Three weeks after the movie opened, a nuclear actor at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania went into partial meltdown.

Gray, who co-wrote the film with T.S. Cook and James Bridges, told the Chicago Tribune in 1998, "I meant 'China Syndrome' to educate people about what I'd found ... that our heavy reliance on nuclear plants hadn't been clearly thought through."

At the time of his death, he was working on a still-untitled documentary about former Black Panther and Houston communit…

Jurassic Park 4 Location

Jurassic Park 4 Location, They ruled the cinematic landscape in 1993 when they appeared in one of the top-grossing films of all time.Now, Stephen Spielberg's CGI dinosaurs are set to return in Jurassic Park IV, which is due for release next year.

And the recently chosen director of the film has just tweeted the very first picture from behind-the-scenes.Without giving away too much, the director simply captioned the picture 'Nublar' the name of the fictional Isla Nublar near Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, where the first film took place.

It does suggest however, that the latest addition to the franchise will take place back in the original park, which had closed down in the sequel - The Lost World - when the story moved to Isla Soma, known as 'Site B' where the dinosaurs had been originally engineered and nurtured.The real location of Isla Nublar is Hawaii's Kualoa Ranch, where parts of the original film were shot.

The first Jurassic Park tells the story of a bill…

Lil Wayne Dropped

Lil Wayne Dropped, Three days after Mountain Dew pulled a racially-insensitive advert featuring a goat voiced by Tyler, The Creator - the embattled company has just dropped Lil Wayne as spokesman.

According to TMZ, PepsiCo decided to can the 30-year-old New Orleans rapper on Friday after he 'unapologetically' compared the beating of civil rights icon Emmett Till to rough sex.The four-time Grammy winner, who's fronted the soft drink since last year, came under fire in February for his verse in Odd Future's song Karate Chop.


Lil Wayne rapped: 'Pop a lot of pain pills/'bout to put rims on my skateboard wheels/beat that p***y up like Emmett Till.'The heavily-tattooed rapper, born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., deeply angered the Emmett Till's family who rejected his apology letter for his refusal to write 'I am sorry.'
Airickca Gordon-Taylor was Till's cousin and serves as the executive director of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation.

She told TM…

Obama Blames Drugs

Obama Blames Drugs, Speaking in Mexico on Friday, President Barack Obama blamed U.S. gun manufactures for the violence in the country, adding that much of it stems from the American demand for illegal drugs.

“Much of the root cause for violence that has been happening here in Mexico, for which so many Mexicans have suffered, is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States,” Obama said during a speech at Mexico’s Anthropology Museum

He then turned his attention to U.S. gun owners and gun control.

“Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” Obama said. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”

“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people,” he added.

“That c…

Longtime coach shot

Longtime coach shot, A longtime basketball coach from Detroit was shot and killed on Tuesday night in an apparent drive by before midnight near the 11500 block of Petoskey, according to the Detroit News.

The report says that 54-year-old Charles Knott was killed on Tuesday night when another car pulled alongside of his and shot into him multiple times. According to police, so far no motive has been uncovered and the coach was the longtime girls varsity basketball coach at Detroit Cody for 20 years and he was on his way to retirement. No arrests have been made in the shooting yet.

Some friends speculated it may have been a robbery, but all were upset at what happened when they found out on Wednesday. Knott previously was the education technical director at Cody and then went to Detroit King last year.

"It's a shame," said Donald Anderson, the football coach at Cody. "Coach Knott took pride in his job. A lot of people don't know but he also coached softball, too. Many…

1992 cold case arrest

1992 cold case arrest, Oklahoma authorities said Thursday that bodies found last month in a hole initially dug for a septic tank were likely those of three females missing since 1992 and that police had arrested a man who sprinkled black pepper on the impromptu grave in an apparent attempt to cover any odor.

Remains found beneath 8 feet of dirt near Jennings were likely those of Wendy Camp, 23; her daughter Cynthia Britto, 6; and Lisa Kregear, 22, who was Camp's sister-in-law, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said. Clothing, a backpack and a purse found in the hole matched items the women had when they disappeared May 29, 1992.

Grover J. Prewitt Jr., 60, of Bristow, used to own the land where the bodies were found and was charged Thursday with being an accessory after the fact of first-degree murder. Investigators said he told them that he suspected in 1992 that the three were in the hole and said he spread pepper in the area at his mother's request.

Prewitt's nephe…

Mozzarella recalled

Mozzarella recalled, An upstate New York company is recalling a mozzarella cheese product because it contains soy, which isn't listed on the label and could cause allergic reactions.

Formaggio Italian Cheese Specialties of Sullivan County says it's recalling about 234 pounds of fresh mozzarella with chorizo and cilantro products sold in New York and New Jersey.

It's distributed in 8-oz. packages of “FORMAGGIO Authentic Hand Rolled Fresh Mozzarella with Chorizo & Cilantro” marked “EST. 34483” and with a use-by date of May 31.

The problem was discovered during a federal inspection and was caused by a switch in chorizo providers.

There have been no reports of reactions as of Thursday.A series of frozen pizzas made by Nestle Pizza Company were also recently recalled including a series of California Pizza Kitchen and DiGiorno products.

Kim and kanye

Kim and kanye, After months of speculation, it appears Kim Kardashian and Kanye West plan to wed following the upcoming birth of their daughter.

A source told RadarOnline.com on Friday that the couple have chosen a date for their nuptials and hope to wed in a seaside ceremony.

'Kim’s choice at the moment is a starlight ceremony in California’s Big Sur,' the insider confirmed just one day after Kanye took to Twitter to post just one cryptic comment that reads: 'June Eighteen.'

Other details offered include the revelation that Kim intends to say her 'I do’s' wearing an 'ethereal white wedding dress' in a setting 'where they can hear the waves and be married under the moon and stars.'

But fans shouldn't expect an E! broadcast of the occasion, as Kanye reportedly has requested that media be banned from the ceremony and the couple refrain from selling their wedding photos for profit.

The source confirmed: 'Instead, Kanye says they should consider …

Nice weather closes school

Nice weather closes school, In sun-deprived Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather has prompted a small private school to give students a day off to enjoy the sunshine.

Friday will be a "sun day" of sorts for 205 students at Bellingham Christian School in Bellingham, Wash.

Principal Bob Sampson announced the day off on the school's site.

Sampson says he wanted to give students a chance to enjoy the weather and re-energize. He says he surveyed parents and floated the idea with the school board before canceling school.

The sun day was also made possible because there weren't any days off because of snow this school year.

Friday is not the first time the school has given students the day off because of sunshine. The last time was two years ago.

Heidi klum ring

Heidi klum ring, Heidi Klum’s bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Martin Kirsten is so enamored with the German beauty that he’s already taking the next big step in their relationship -- and buying her a ring.

But it’s not that kind of ring.The couple, who’ve been dating for the last nine months as she split from ex hubby Seal, were spotted in Los Angeles April 21 watching her kids' soccer game -- and wearing some new matching gold finger accessories on their right hands.

Turns out, it’s a special gift from her beau, according to Life & Style.“It’s a present from my boyfriend,” Klum told the mag.Now that Kirsten has put a ring on it, are wedding bells next?

Well, the America’s Got Talent judge is head over heels for the new man in her life.

"Yes, I'm in love," the mother-of-four told Germany's Bunte magazine (via People).

And Kirsten also gets her kids' seal of approval.

"They like him very much," she told the mag. "This is also one reason why I'm so …

Nnicki minaj mariah carey

Nnicki minaj mariah carey, Just when you thought Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were done bickering on "American Idol," the two diva judges have thrown so much shade
 at each other over the past 24 hours producers might have to set up extra stage lights just so we can see all the eye-rolling on Thursday night's (May 2) elimination show.

The agree-to-disagree/hate relationship took another serious turn on Wednesday night when Carey not-so-subtly tweaked Minaj by noting that the Young Money queen had never reached the #1 position on Billboard's Hot 100 single chart. (Not for nothing, but Billboard reported last April that both women had 44 Hot 100 hits, though Carey still holds the record for most weeks at #1 (16) for her 1995-96 Boyz II Men hit "One Sweet Day.")Well, you knew Nicki wasn't going to take that sitting down.

On Thursday morning she started the day with a tweet that set things off again. "All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin?," Minaj wrote …

Cop fired 8 times

Cop fired 8 times, This time around, Sgt. German Bosque—who has been fired eight times from three different police departments—has been charged with leaving his assault weapon with his girlfriend’s father, a trained security guard, while on an eight-day leave, according to CBS4 Miami.

That’s a no-no, says the Opa-locka Police Department, which presented its case to dismiss him in front of an arbitration officer on Wednesday.

The station, which covered Bosque's hearing, spoke with City Attorney Joe Geller, who said, "We’re here on a very simple matter. It’s going to be up to the arbitrator. We think what the officer did was wrong.”
Geller is arguing that Bosque violated the department’s policy that an officer’s weapon should be secured at all times.

But like the Terminator, Bosque has a history of coming back: He's the most fired, fined and disciplined officer in the state, according to CBS4.

The Miami cop has managed to return to his post despite his alleged vices. The Miami H…

Vonn Without Tiger

Vonn Without Tiger, Lindsey Vonn attended the Delete Blood Cancer Gala in the Big Apple last night but her boyfriend Tiger Woods was noticeably absent.

When asked where her golfer beau was, the blonde beauty told E! News, “He’s practicing.” Woods is prepping for the Players Championship next week.

Although she was solo for the evening, Vonn was eager to walk her first red carpet without a knee brace.

"I'm still in rehab, things are going really well. The knee is coming along quite nicely. But I should start skiing in September and everything's right on track for the Olympics in February," she told E!. The Olympic skier injured herself in a horrific fall during this year’s World Championships.

Woods and Vonn announced their long-rumored romance in March with a series of cozy Facebook photos. The snow bunny was seen cheering for Woods at the first round of the Masters in April.

Soccer referee in coma

Soccer referee in coma, A longtime Utah soccer referee in a coma after being punched by a teenager during a weekend game had been attacked by other angry players before, but he continued refereeing because he loved the game, his family says.

Ricardo Portillo, 46, has swelling in his brain and his recovery is uncertain as he remains in critical condition, Dr. Shawn Smith said Thursday at the Intermountain Medical Center in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray.

Police say a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league punched Portillo on Saturday after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card. The teen has been booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault. Those charges could be amplified if Portillo dies.

Portillo's oldest daughter, 26-year-old Johana Portillo, said at a news conference Thursday that her father has been attacked by other players before — even having his ribs and leg broken.

"People don't know it's a game," sh…

Disney bangladesh

Disney bangladesh, The Walt Disney Co. is pulling out of Bangladesh and several other developing countries, in part because of fatal accidents in factories that produced branded merchandise for Western firms.

Announcement of the move follows last week’s collapse of a Bangladesh garment factory building, a tragedy that may be the worst such accident in world history. The official death toll is now more that 500 and keeps climbing as rescue workers continue the slow process of working through building rubble.

Disney officials said their pull-out decision was actually made in March, after a fire in a Bangladesh factory last November that killed more than 100. The company has told licensees that it wants to phase out production of Disney-brand items made in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Belarus, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

Disney said it relied on World Bank Governing Indicators, which measure rule of law, corruption, and other national characteristics, to help make its decision.

“After much thought and …

Harry connick idol

Harry connick idol, American Idol" is really looking to sing a different tune next season. According to reports, the Fox singing-competition show is courting recent guest mentor Harry Connick Jr. to sit on the judge panel permanently next season, and the singer apparently confirmed as much after Thursday's results show.

Connick said that he has been talking with producers about joining next year's panel. "They wanted to know if I would be interested -- and it's a blast, but I don't know, it's hard to make a commitment like that," he said backstage, according to TV Guide.

Connick served as an opinionated mentor to the Top 4 contestants this week, even getting into a heated argument at the judge's table with Randy Jackson during Wednesday's live show. "You need to be completely honest and diplomatic," Connick said of his judging method. "There's no reason to be mean, but it's called being a judge. You have to judge, that…

Bank of America $60 Billion

Bank of America $60 Billion, American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG) first quarter profit fell 31 percent year over year to $2.21 billion, as the company stopped benefiting from certain holdings, including Asian Life Insurer, which it sold last year.  The Wall Street Journal reported that despite the drop in profits, EPS beat consensus estimates ($0.87) by $0.47 coming out at $1.34. Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) analysts highlighted that the significant upside surprise was attributable to non-sustainable elements, such as alternative investment income, low catastrophe losses, and mark to market gains in investment book.

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) analysts noted improvement in AIG’s life, and property/casualty (P/C) segments for the first quarter of 2013. These segments comprise roughly 86 percent of earnings. P/C profit of $1.59 billion was supported by a lower loss ratio in first quarter of 2013 of 63.3 percent versus the 68.0 percent recorded a year ago. Loss ratios exclud…

Tatyana Ali makes herself cry three times a day for workout

Tatyana Ali makes herself cry three times a day for workout, There are many ways to lose weight– but crying? Who would have thought that tears were any way to shed pounds.

Well, despite the puffy face and whatever else it entails, former Fresh Prince of Bel Aire star, Tatyana Ali, swears by her tears. The 33-year old told the New York Daily News:

“I cry three times a day as part of my workout routine. It really targets the core. Great way to reduce bloating.”

Despite her claims, however, there is no hard evidence to back up the connection between crying and weight loss.If you’re looking to lose weight, really consider making small lifestyle changes like the following:Cut out the sweet stuff.

It’s incredible how cutting out one soda a day can make a difference. It’s true. A bottle of soda is on average 250 calories– 250 empty calories. If you quit guzzling those fizzy drinks along with any candy, donuts, and cookies you might be treating yourself to throughout the day, you’ll be amazed to …

Mariah carey to be replaced on american idol

Mariah carey to be replaced on american idol, The rumors surrounding Jennifer Lopez and a possible return to the "American Idol" judges panel were partially true.

While JLO will be back on idol this season, it will just be to perform on the show’s finale later this month.
Last week The Hollywood Reporter released the “bombshell scoop” that Lopez would be heading back to her judge’s seat to replace Mariah Carey.

According to THR, "Idol" producers were so concerned with the show’s plunging ratings that they devised a plot to get JLO back.

The magazine said the show’s producers were still in negotiations with Lopez to make a comeback, since she was such a popular judge during seasons 10 and 11.

However, a Fox spokesman said the report was “just another ridiculous 'Idol' judge rumor, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale."

Since Lopez’s departure from the show, "Idol” has been struggling with their ratings. While they have been on a …

Tower climber falls dies

Tower climber falls dies, A Seattle City light crew and firefighters are working to recover the body of a person who climbed a power transmission tower in Seattle Friday morning.

Witnesses said they saw a man climb  up the tower on 3rd Avenue Northwest and Northwest 36th Street just before a transformer explosion.

The man’s body was spotted on tower platform at about 150 feet high, although witnesses said the man had been seen some 40 feet higher.

Firefighters had to wait for City Light to turn off the power before they could climb up. Some residents in the area will be without electricity until the body is brought down.

Catherine zeta jones plastic surgery?

Catherine zeta jones plastic surgery?, For some time, there have been various speculations on possible Catherine Zeta-Jones plastic surgery. It seems that the rumors recently have intensified, probably because actress recently stepped into her 40s. Many people remember Catherine Zeta-Jones from such movies as “The Mask of Zorro”, “Entrapment”, “A Little Night Music” and many others.

Having in mind her age and that she’s a mother of two children; the actress has maintained an impressively beautiful appearance. That’s probably why many people started discussing the possibility that actress might have gotten some kind of plastic surgeries to maintain her youthful looks.

There are many different opinions on Catherine Zeta-Jones plastic surgery. Those people who really believe that she had something done are mainly talking about a possible breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and Botox injections. Most of the discussions about possible breast surgery started after people saw very much revealing …

Catherine zeta jones

Catherine zeta jones, Michael Douglas "couldn't be more supportive" of Catherine Zeta-Jones. The actress has bipolar II disorder and yesterday it was confirmed she has checked into a clinic for maintenance treatment.

She is expected to be away for 30 days and her husband is fully in favour of her decision. He couldn't be more supportive, just like she is of him. They're solid," an insider told People.

"They're really, really devoted to each other."

Earlier this month, the couple were seen together at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Annual Chaplin Award Gala in New York City.

They stayed close all evening and Catherine gave no indication that anything was wrong.

"Catherine was on his [Michael's] arm much of the time," a source explained. "She seemed really relaxed and happy. I saw her with a cocktail and she was socialising and enjoying the evening... Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, and they both seemed to be havi…

Courteney cox with coco

Courteney cox with coco, It never fails, even divorces that appear to be amicable always end up hitting a snag somewhere.

This time around I’m talking about Courteney Cox and David Arquette.  The couple met on the set of Scream back in 1996 and fell hard and fast.

By Hollywood standards they did pretty well and although their initial split was painful, they seem to have managed to remain on pretty good terms which is a good thing since they share custody of their daughter named Coco.

The eight year old is at the root of their recent arguments because as we all know, eventually even good parents disagree on how to raise kids.

Apparently Coco wants to act and according to the latest issue of the GLOBE, Courteney is dead set against it. Her daughter supposedly does great accents and is just amazed by the whole process of acting.

She is often seen accompanying her mother to the set of Cougar Town and has begged and pleaded for a chance to audition for anything and everything. Courteney refuses…

Bieber Muslim Prayer

Bieber Muslim Prayer, Justin Bieber stopped his concert in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday night during the Muslim call to prayer.

According to E! Online, Bieber paused his show at Istanbul's sold-out Technical University sports arena to allow for audience members to pray (a practice Muslims observe five times daily). Bieber's gesture was met with many positive notices on Twitter.

The goodwill Bieber engendered by pausing the show helped offset some of the trouble he and his entourage reportedly got into earlier on Thursday at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport. According to ABC News, Bieber and his crew did not present any of their travel documents to security officials as they left the airport. As a result, Bieber was checked by security outside of Sabiha Gökçen Airport and allowed to go on his way.

Bieber's current tour has not been without some controversy. His planned show in Oman was reportedly canceled because the Muslim nation deemed his stage act too sexy and debauched.

Kelly overdose suspected

Kelly overdose suspected, Chris Kelly's death may have been due to an overdose, it has been suspected, according to reports out Thursday.

According to a police report, the mother of the rapper – who was one-half of 1990s teen rap duo Kriss Kross – told authorities that her son became sick on the night before he died after taking cocaine and heroin.

Kelly was found dead on Wednesday, and now it has emerged that Kelly's mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, 54, and his uncle, Lamar Williams, 52, have reported to authorities that the music star had a history of drug abuse.

His family has said that Kelly has experienced similar episodes in the past, according to the Fulton County police report.

The 34 year old rap star was found by paramedics on his living room on a couch in Atlanta. He was given CPR, but was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Authorities have conducted a physical examination of the rapper's body, and toxicology tests will be carried out to confirm the cause of death…

Kobe Battles Mom

Kobe Battles Mom, NBA Lakers player Kobe Bryant and his mother are in the midst of a legal feud over high school items his mother has attempted to auction.

The items are mementos that belonged to the pro basketball player while he was growing up. Keepsakes include uniforms, rings and trophies that could be worth over a million dollars. His mother claims that Bryant had no interest in the items years ago.

Goldin Auctions in Berlin, N.J. issued an advertisement for the auctions on Tuesday, but Bryant's lawyer responded later that day with a cease and desist order. In the letter, Mark Campbell requests that the auction house return Bryant's items to their rightful owner.

"Mr. Bryant's personal property has ended up in the possession of someone who does not lawfully own it," Campbell said in a statement according to the Associated Press.

In turn, the auction house filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking permission to sell the items, which have already been scheduled for a Ju…

Eminem new album may 28, 2013

Eminem new album may 28, 2013, Eminem is "almost finished" with his new album according to long time collaborator Dr. Dre. I hope so! 'The Real Slim Shady' rappers is rumored to release the record May 28, the day after Memorial Day.

In fact two new songs, "Sick and Tired" and "Guilty" off the 2013 album are circulating the web and things viral found it's way to YouTube. Here's an unconfirmed taste of Em's 2013 album.

At first I couldn't tell if this was real or an Eminem poser. Apparently NME saw fit to post both as genuine leaks.
Keeping a tight lip, Shady Records President talked with Billboard about Eminem's upcoming album but didn't give away too much specific information.

"We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He's been working on it for some time. It's safe to say that it will be post-Memorial Day at some point, but we're not exactly sure when. We've got some dates locked in for …

May Snow 18 Inches

May Snow 18 Inches, Arbor Day celebrations have come and gone, but winter weather is gripping the Plains and Upper Midwest. The storm that dumped snow in the Rockies a day earlier is threatening to blanket parts of the region with up to 8 inches of snow on Thursday.

The National Weather Service warns: "Significant accumulations of snow continue to be reported across portions of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, with over 15 inches already in Dodge Center, (Minn.)."

AccuWeather says the lumbering storm will plow farther south and east, arriving in surprising locations: "There is even a chance of wet snowflakes being seen as far south as the Ozark Mountains in Missouri and Arkansas before the week ends. Some folks [in] northern Alabama, northern Mississippi and the southern Appalachians may spy snowflakes by early next week."

The snowstorm has already set records for May in other locales, according to the Weather Channel, citing places such as Omaha, Neb., (3 inch…

Two more men charged in death of man found shot in chest on sidewalk in Atlanta

Two more men charged in death of man found shot in chest on sidewalk in Atlanta, Nine months after a man was shot and left to die on a southeast Atlanta sidewalk, two more suspects have been charged with his murder.

That day, witnesses said they saw three men fleeing the scene – and police believe they now have the three in custody.

Mr. Dedrick Hale, 18, and Mr. Quinterious Hogans, 20, were charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony on April 22, Atlanta police said Thursday.

The third suspect, Mr. Andre Byrd, now 23, was arrested on similar charges in October, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said.

Officers found Mr. David McReynolds, 54, dead of a gunshot wound to the chest on July 26 in the 700 block of Hill Street, police said.

Neighborhood residents reported hearing gunfire shortly after 4 p.m. and seeing three men fleeing the area, police previously said.

The men are bein…

Do Libertarians deserve better spokespeople than the Pauls?

Do Libertarians deserve better spokespeople than the Pauls?, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell called the Pauls "paranoid, lying politicians" in a 9:20 minute video rant and, according to a Raw Story report "extended sympathy to who he called 'honest Libertarians' by saying "You deserve better spokesmen than Ron and Rand."

O'Donnell first ran a clip of Rand Paul saying "no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime" and followed it with a second clip in which he completely contradicts himself.

Then O'Donnell dissects Ron Paul's LewRocksell.com article about Boston authorities' handling of the search for the Boston Marathon bombers and claims his first paragraph has six sentences that contain five "lies" like "Forced lockdown," and " Militarized police riding tanks in the streets," and "Door-to-door armed searches without warrant."

To round…

Kelly Ripa 1996 photo

Kelly Ripa 1996 photo, Kelly Ripa has posted a 1996 photo on her Twitter page, showing herself and husband Mark Consuelos together 17 years ago.

The photo shows the couple together looking ecstatic on their wedding day, and fans of Ripa have praised the picture that has now gone viral.

Ripa can be seen in her wedding dress, and her husband can be seen in a black shirt; the pair can be seen looking into each other's eyes posing for the camera on their big day. The TV host tweeted that she still loves her husband as much as she did 17 years ago.

Just earlier this year Ripa made a Botox admission, surprising many of her fans. The talk show host admitted that she uses injections to keep her skin from sagging.

The 42 year old was not shy about revealing the secret to maintaining her youthful looks. In an interview with Elle, she admitted that she regularly receives injections, including Botox, and that it all goes to helping her skin not sag, according to Radar Online.

Ripa has always adama…

No hazard found in suspicious letter at Daytona VA Clinic Thursday

No hazard found in suspicious letter at Daytona VA Clinic Thursday, No hazards were found in a suspicious letter at the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Daytona Beach Thursday afternoon. Daytona Beach Fire Department spokesperson Lt.

Larry Stoney says a caller Thursday warned of the letter at the clinic. Daytona Beach Fire Department and Volusia County Fire Services Units responded to the clinic and secured the building in the 500 block of National Healthcare Drive.

The Volusia County Hazardous Materials Team then checked the letter and determined that “…the envelope was clear and no hazard was discovered.” Evidence from the incident was turned over to federal authorities.

Teen mom banned from yearbook: Caitlin Tiller's photo with son removed

Teen mom banned from yearbook: Caitlin Tiller's photo with son removed, The students had been encouraged to use props in their senior photos that represented their achievements. Tiller says that having her son in April 2012 pushed her to work harder, and as a result she managed to graduate early. She began college classes in January and has been working at a job 30 hours a week. She says she wouldn't be who she is today without her son.

The photo featuring Caitlin and her son Leelin was submitted, and she was told just two days before the yearbook went to print that the teen mom was banned from having that photo in the yearbook. She was told she could provide a different photo or could use the photo with her baby in the “Senior Advertising” section in the back of the book.

Tiller says her message is that people can make mistakes and overcome them, and she sees the photo as one that sends a positive message. The school did not reply to Huffington Post's request for a comment,…

SCOTUS grants a 30-day extension to Illinois AG to file 'conceal and carry' writ

SCOTUS grants a 30-day extension to Illinois AG to file 'conceal and carry' writ, The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) today has granted the Attorney General of Illinois a 30-day extension to "file a petition for a writ of certiorari from May 23, 2013 to June 24, 2013." The application for delay to file a petition of certiorari was signed by President Obama's appointment and former advisor, Justice Elena Kagan. The application was filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on April 26, 2013 and was today granted to the Illinois AG.

The conservative United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, had ruled that the state of Illinois must enact a "conceal and carry law by June 9, 2013 by the Illinois state legislature. An appeal could further delay this deadline for the state of Illinois.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a statement published by Rich Miller's Capitol Fax. "The extension allows for additional time to prepa…

The Kentucky Dirty: Sex toy races the new way to waste money in Vegas

The Kentucky Dirty: Sex toy races the new way to waste money in Vegas, It seems that Las Vegas really does have something for everyone, especially now that people can go waste their money on sex toy racing for the "Kentucky Dirty," reports Huffington Post on May 2. The new racing concept was created by Frederic Walme the CEO of Fun Factory, a creator and distributor of adult sex toys.

The Kentucky Dirty is easy to easy enough for everyone to play, simply place your bet on which vibrator you want to win, then watch as the battery operated vibrators buzz across the finish line in a 1.5 mph race. The sex toys propel themselves on a piece of paper using a new technology that Fun Factory called "drive." It's not the most difficult game but it is more complex than playing Keno.

Walme claims that it gets players all riled up to race their favorite dildoes. Huffington Post says that they will be attending the next race when the Kentucky Dirty comes to New York's Hist…

Man arrested after allegedly beating teen so badly he requred surgery on his jaw

Man arrested after allegedly beating teen so badly he requred surgery on his jaw, A 33-year-old Cartersville man was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a teen so badly he required surgery for his jaw.

So far, investigators have not said what prompted the assault, which occurred while the two were playing basketball inside a church’s gym.

They have charged Mr. Marcus Deanglo Henderson with aggravated battery for the incident, which happened on April 23, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Investigators said the 17-year-old was playing basketball at an Adairsville Church gym when he was assaulted by another player.

“The victim received a broken jaw during the assault requiring surgery to repair the damage,” Sheriff Clark Millsap said in an emailed statement.

Through witnesses and video surveillance taken from the gym, deputies were able to identify Mr. Henderson as the suspect, the sheriff said.

He was booked into the Bartow County Jail on Thursday, officials said.

No further …

North Carolina man robs bank to pay for Disney cruise

North Carolina man robs bank to pay for Disney cruise, Cedrick Royce Swinson should be sailing aboard a Disney cruise ship right now, but instead, he is sitting in a Florida jail. Florida Today reports that the 37-year-old, North Carolina man made a quick stop to rob a bank on May 2, 2013.

Swinson, his girlfriend and her two children drove overnight to Brevard County to start their magical vacation. When trying to withdraw the cash for the final cruise payment, he found it was not available for withdrawal. Investigators say this is when he felt 'pressured' to keep his promise for their long awaited vacation.

Swinson walked into the Navy Federal Credit Union around 10:40 a.m., walked past the customer service representatives to the counter and slid a note to the teller according to witnesses. They also he put his hand in his jacket pocket to make it appear that he had a gun. Once he received the money he returned to his vehicle, where his girlfriend and the children were waiting.

Lake County crash Friday morning claims one person

Lake County crash Friday morning claims one person, An Astor man was killed in a Lake County accident early Friday according to the Florida Highway Patrol. FHP spokesperson Sgt. Kim Montes says 29-year old Clifford Gary was westbound on State Road 44 around 1:10 a.m. Friday, when he lost control of the SUV he was driving in the area of Fish Camp Road.

Troopers say the SUV traveled onto the south shoulder of the road for an unknown reason, and the right side of the SUV hit a pole. The FHP says Gary was entrapped in the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers are also continuing their crash investigation in the case.

Chinese food crimes: Beef and mutton were actually fox, mink and rat

Chinese food crimes: Beef and mutton were actually fox, mink and rat, Imagine visiting your favorite market in Shanghai and buying meat for a delicious Chinese beef or mutton dish. Now imagine that the "beef" and "mutton" is actually rat, fox or mink meat. The skin crawls at the thought, but Shanghai and Jiangsu markets have been selling mystery meat for at least four years.

Officials started an investigation and sting operation after the floating dead pig scandal erupted earlier this year. Between January and now, police have arrested 904 suspects and closed 1,721 factories.

The crimes-against-meat operation also confiscated 20,000 tons of fake, diseased or adulterated meat. According to a May 3 article in the LA Times, a combination of pig dumping and lethal bird flu has driven meat eaters away from pork and fowl. Finding other forms of safe, healthy protein is now an unhealthy, toxic gamble.

This is the third major food scandal in eastern China this year. Almost 20…

Kim cattrall 56

Kim cattrall 56, Kim Cattrall has admitted that she is able to continue being "a sexy siren" and "100-watt sex bomb" on screen at age 56 because she has "been on a diet since 1974".

The Sex and the City star told Woman & Home that although she is not "obsessive" about how she looks, she has kept a close eye on her physique for the past two decades.

"When I hit my 40s I thought, 'I can't play a sexy siren anymore'," she said. "Almost 20 years later, it's still going on.

"I joke that I've been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true. I like to eat, and my body type is not naturally this thin, especially at this age. So I do watch what I eat and drink but I'm not obsessive - it's just a way of life."

Cattrall also addressed her reputation as a daunting and powerful woman, saying that she cannot help those men who are scared of her.

"I don't know if men are intimidated by me - you…

Reese witherspoon arrest disorderly conduct

Reese witherspoon arrest disorderly conduct, A dash-cam video of Reese Witherspoon's recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood's best-known actresses unfiltered as she, after "one too many" glasses of wine, takes on a no-nonsense Georgia state trooper following her husband's traffic stop.

In video of the April 19 early-morning incident in Atlanta, posted Thursday by the website TMZ, the 37-year-old actress seeks to intercede as her husband is being administered a field sobriety test by the trooper.

Trooper First Class J. Pyland tells Witherspoon to stay in the couple's vehicle no fewer than five times. For her part, Witherspoon is equally determined to get out and engage him, even at one point feigning to be pregnant and saying she needs to use the bathroom.

When the trooper starts to arrest her, she lets loose. The 5-foot-1 Witherspoon turns to yell at him while being handcuffed and accuses the trooper of harassment, at one po…

Teri hatcher daughter emerson

Teri hatcher daughter emerson, She might only be a teenager but Teri Hatcher's daughter Emerson clearly has dreams of breaking into the modelling world.

The statuesque 14-year-old made sure she was the centre of attention yesterday as she stepped out with her famous mother during the pair's Croatian break.

Emerson wore a short black playsuit as she soaked up the sunshine with her former Desperate Housewives actress mum.

Meanwhile, Teri, 47, wore a pair of less than flattering orange knee-length shorts, paired with a  striped jumper and sunglasses.

The pair were enjoying a day out together, and were spotted returning to the ship they had been cruising around on after taking a day trip to the waterfalls of Krka.

Teri and Emerson, whose father is the actress' ex-husband Jon Tenney, have always had a close relationship, with the star previously talking about the skills it takes to be a mother.

She wrote on her blog previously: 'Mothers seem to be inherently capable of more than …

Pascagoula: A happening place on the Gulf Coast

Pascagoula: A happening place on the Gulf Coast, The Gulf Coast Examiner welcomes you to the coast and looks to see you visit some of the exciting attractions along the Gulf of Mexico.

A brief note from the City of Pacagoula invites you to check out Mississippi's Flagship City, some of its activities and to visit the Parks and Recreation Department online.

A "Topping Ceremony" has been planned to celebrate the placement of the lantern gallery atop the Round Island Lighthouse in Pascagoula. The ceremony will be held on May 13th at 10:00 am. on site at the lighthouse. For more information please contact Jen Dearman at (228) 938-6639 or visit City of Pascagoula.com/community-development.

The City of Pascagoula Parks and Recreation is offering Hershey's Track and Field Youth Program this Saturday, May 4th, at War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula. This free event is open to boys and girls ages 9-14 years.

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Watch Jodi Arias trial live streaming online; Defense closing arguments

Watch Jodi Arias trial live streaming online; Defense closing arguments, On May 3, 2013, the defense in the Jodi Arias trial will fight for their client's life like never before. Jodi Arias faces first-degree murder charges and a possible death sentence if convicted for the June 4, 2008, slaying of her lover Travis Alexander.

Led by Kirk Nurmi and Jennifer Willmott, the legal defense team behind Arias certainly has their work cut out for them today. Yesterday, May 2, 2013, prosecutor Juan Martinez systematically ripped apart Jodi Arias' defense, brought the courtroom to tears and told the jury that Arias was nothing more than a manipulative liar who had easily looked the jurors straight in the eye and lied to them.

He also described the defense theory that Jodi Arias slit Travis Alexander's throat in self-defense as another lie. He referred to that gruesome act that nearly decapitated the up and coming business man as a direct attack.

Arias' defense team has argued that A…

Cop fired 8 times: Fla. cop fired over and over now up for his 9th firing

Cop fired 8 times: Fla. cop fired over and over now up for his 9th firing, How many times must an employee be fired before the employer get a clue? Eight, if you’re a police officer that is. Nine strikes and this cop might be out.

Sgt. German Bosque, who has been fired eight times from three different police departments, has been charged with leaving his assault weapon with his girlfriend’s father, a trained security guard, while on an eight-day leave.

According to a May 3 Reason.com report, that’s a little too many run-ins with the law, for a lawman that is.

The Opa-locka Police Department from Opa-Locka, Fla. has now presented its case to an arbitration officer to dismiss Bosque (again).

City Attorney Joe Geller said, "We’re here on a very simple matter. It’s going to be up to the arbitrator. We think what the officer did was wrong.”

Geller is arguing that Bosque violated the department’s policy that an officer’s weapon should be secured at all times.

But like the Terminator, Bosque …

Ted Bundy homework assignment leaves substitute without a job

Ted Bundy homework assignment leaves substitute without a job, Given in an Oklahoma geometry class has parents outraged. According to KMOV on May 2, a substitute teacher gave the assignment, but now the teacher will be looking for work elsewhere.

The assignment at Nathan Hale High School had one word problem challenging students to figure out high serial killer Ted Bundy's ladder would reach given one set of parameters. Another word problem made up a guy named “Creepy John” who was watching neighbors with a telescope. Students were supposed to determine how far apart the two buildings were given the angles in the problem.

It seems the teacher was trying to capture the attention of the students by being creative, but parents found it creepy and inappropriate. It seems the principal at Nathan Hale High School in Tulsa, Okla. agrees. Reports indicate the principal has made the decision to not have the substitute return to the school.

While many of the 10th graders may not have known muc…

'Storage Wars' drops 3: Cast fired over lawsuit that 'Storage Wars' is fake?

'Storage Wars' drops 3: Cast fired over lawsuit that 'Storage Wars' is fake?, The A&E show "Storage Wars" has dropped three cast members in the wake of a lawsuit filed by former cast member Dave Hester. The lawsuit alleges a host of improprieties, all stemming because one of the cast members claimed some aspects of the popular A&E show are falsified.

The May 2 report from TV Guide was originally carried by Radar Online.

The American reality television series, which premiered in 2010, features auctioneers and buyers who purchase storage lockers that have been left unpaid. The show follows the buyers who, after a brief inspection of the contents, are left to bid on what they hope turn out to be valuable contents.

Auctioneers Dan and Laura Dotson were cut out of the most recent season, which just finished filming, and cast member Darrell Sheets, known as "The Gambler," was also "frozen out" of about six extra episodes.

"They make goo…

'Storage Wars' drops 3 cast mates: Cheaper contract talent sought?

'Storage Wars' drops 3 cast mates: Cheaper contract talent sought?, Episodes of "Storage Wars" have cut three popular A&E reality TV show personalities. In the wake of Dave Hester's lawsuit, another storage war over contract renewals is brewing. Reportedly, "Storage Wars" cast members; Darrell Sheets is frozen from future full episodes. Rumor is Dan and Laura Dotson won't see many auction lockers in the future.

On May 1, RadarOnline wrote that after Hester was nixed and filed a lawsuit that accused the show and network of rigging elements during taping of episodes, all hell broke loose.

A super-secret insider said this about the dropping of three main cast members of "Storage Wars":

"They lived up to Darrell's contract, but then shot more episodes that weren't covered by his contract and kept him out of those. He was not happy to say the least.

"It seems as if they are going after some of the higher paid cast members,” th…

'Storage Wars' drops 3 main cast from episodes: Will this backfire for the show?

'Storage Wars' drops 3 main cast from episodes: Will this backfire for the show?, “Storage Wars” has cut-back the on the screen time for three of its main players of their cast in the wake of the Dave Hester lawsuit against the A&E network and the production company for the show. This started with Hester being “frozen out” of the show, which prompted him to file a lawsuit and also made accusations that the show planted items in the storage units and much of the great finds were fakes, according to Radaronline on May 1, 2013.

It is Darrell Sheets and Dan and Laura Dotson that you'll be seeing less of next season. This is the same thing the show did to Hester, which started the ball rolling for his lawsuit. Sheets will be “frozen out” of about six extra episodes of “Storage Wars.” The husband and wife team of auctioneers will also be cut back in the season that just wrapped up shooting.

The reason for the cutback in facetime on air for Sheets and the Dotson's is money,…

Halle berry pregnancy 2013

Halle berry pregnancy 2013, The 46-year-old actress is expecting a baby with her fiancé Olivier Martinez and she admits the news initially came as a total "shock" to her as she had no inkling she was with child.

She said: "I was at the doctor's when they told me and I was completely shocked ... I didn't see it coming. I went to the doctor because I thought I had kidney stones or something. So it was a massive surprise."

Halle's five-year-old daughter Nahla - her child with ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry - is as excited as her mother and Olivier about the baby, and the Oscar winner is thankful to God for the "amazing gift" of a second child.

She added to the new UK issue of HELLO! magazine: "[Nahla's] really happy. Not long ago she asked God for a little sister, but I tried not to get her hopes up. At 46, I didn't know if I'd be able to get pregnant again.

"Olivier and I have always wanted to be parents. But I didn't want to g…

Celebrity wardrobe malfunctions

Celebrity wardrobe malfunctions, Whether you are an average joe going it alone when it comes to beautification, or a celeb with meteoric star power and team of people to make you look glamorous, one can never be truly impervious to fashion disasters. We are all subject to the oversight of leaving a tag that should be removed. Rips, splits, tears and slips are subject to ruin our mojo even if we look smashing otherwise.

And let's not even think about the havoc wind and the other elements can wreak on a great look--thanks, but no thanks on your offer to turn up Captain Planet and company.

There's nothing better than shared experience to lessen the pain of our own fashion flubs. Sometimes, even the best outfits go wrong. From broken zippers to unintentional flashes, see the best (and worst) celebrity wardrobe malfunctions caught on film.

Space Shuttle replica to be displayed atop 747 at Space Center Houston

Space Shuttle replica to be displayed atop 747 at Space Center Houston, Even though Texas was denied an actual space shuttle, which angered Texas congressmen, Space Center Houston, located near the Johnson Spaceflight Center, will display a shuttle replica on top of one of the 747s that served as a carrier aircraft for the spaceship, according to a May 3, 2013 story in Space.com.

The plan is that by 2015 a shuttle replica that Space Center Houston has on display will be mounted on top of the carrier aircraft. The interior of the space shuttle replica will be refurbished to make it resemble an actual space shuttle during the later part of its career, with a modern, digital “glass cockpit.” A gantry will be build next to the structure that will allow visitors to venture into the interiors of both vehicles and thus gain a little hint of space history.

The carrier aircraft will be in position by November, 2014. The space shuttle replica will be raised and placed in position on top of the 74…