TLC to Tour ... With Left Eye →
The floodgates have opened: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes will appear with her TLC bandmates in an upcoming reunion tour, despite the fact that she died 10 years ago, the group’s rep tells TMZ. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas are currently planning the tour, which will take place this year in the US. Lopes’ vocals will be incorporated...
TSA Keeps You Safe by Patting Down Girls, Ages 4... →
The TSA cannot be serious. When they’re not frisking seven-year-olds with cerebral palsy, they’re chasing terrified four-year-olds around the airport … all in the name of safety. And then they’re taking bribes and letting drug traffickers through.
Brazil Prostitute: US Embassy Van Ran Me Over →
Well, this just keeps getting worse and worse and worse… Leon Panetta on Tuesday revealed a 2011 incident in which three Marines on a US Embassy security team reportedly pushed a prostitute out of a van in Brasilia. And today Reuters has the juicy details, per Romilda Aparecida Ferreira, 31, and her lawyer. They intend to sue the embassy over the Dec. 29 event, in which Ferreira says the...
‘Moonwalk’ demand results in charge →
And in strange news: A 30-year-old Clark Fork man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly ordering another man to “moonwalk” at gunpoint. … Sheriff’s deputies were summoned to Cross’ home on Mountain View Road on Monday, after receiving a report that he had been using drugs and pointed a rifle at another man while demanding that he execute the dance move.
Charles Taylor Guilty of War Crimes →
In a historic ruling, an international court convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting notoriously brutal rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in return for blood diamonds. Taylor is the first head of state convicted by an international court since the post-World War II Nuremberg military tribunal....
Menacing Pit Bull Led Zimmerman to Get Gun →
George Zimmerman’s got Afro-Peruvian roots and was raised in a religious “racially integrated household”. Zimmerman may have been suspicious of Martin because the thieves he was watching out for were believed to be black teens, notes Reuters. “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room,” said a female neighbor. “I’m black, OK? There were black...
Suspect says he beat teen because he was angry... →
An 18-year-old man charged with a hate crime inOak Parktold investigators he beat his victim in anger over the shooting death ofTrayvon Martin, according to the Cook County state’s attorney office. Alton L. Hayes, of the 1200 block of Woodbine Avenue in Oak Park, was charged with attempted robbery and aggravated battery along with a hate crime, state’s attorney spokesman Andy Conklin said...
Donald Trump's appearance sparks near-riot outside... →
Here came the first of Trump’s characteristic boasts: he didn’t need to produce any proof that tourism to Scotland was being damaged by subsidy-draining, inefficient and Chinese-built windfarms. He was evidence, personified. “I’m an expert in tourism. I have won many, many awards … if you dot your landscape with these horrible, horrible structures, you will do tremendous...
Student sent home from prom, Gibson Co. rejects... →
Gibson County High School senior Texanna Edwards was — like many of her classmates — looking forward to her prom this past Saturday. But Edwards didn’t get to attend because of her attire — a knee-length red dress decorated with bright blue stripes and white stars inside the stripes. The school’s colors are red, white and blue, but the dress resembles the controversial Confederate battle...
'Baby Bride' Wins Annulment →
An Indian “baby bride” wedded at the age of 12 months to a 3-year-old groom has won an annulment of the marriage 17 years later. “I was unhappy about the marriage,” said Laxmi Sargara. “I told my parents, who did not agree with me, then I sought help.” Child marriages are illegal in India, but are still common in many areas. Child brides usually stay with their own...
Woman Arrested After Picking Up Dropped Cash →
Police nabbed a Philadelphia woman who picked up $2,300 in cash off the floor in a convenience store and kept it. The problem, police say, is that she knew it fell out of the pocket of the customer in front of her and thus had a legal responsibility to return it. Instead, the 28-year-old quickly left the store with the loot, as surveillance video shows, and now faces misdemeanor charges of...
Marissa Alexander: A Reverse Trayvon Martin? →
Given Stand Your Ground’s record of serving as an afterthought to prejudice, it’s not too surprising to learn that the statute appears to apply unequally across races and genders. In August 2010, 31-year-old Marissa Alexander fired a single gunshot into the ceiling of her Jacksonville, Fla. home during a fight with her husband, 36-year-old Rico Gray. Sheclaims she acted in self-defense. Gray,...
Doctor says he's found the actual G spot →
Like so many explorers before him, Dr. Adam Ostrzenski has long dreamed of finding a piece of elusive territory with a reputation for near-mythic powers. Ostrzenski’s quarry is the G spot, the long-conjectured trigger for enhancing female orgasm. And in an article published Wednesday by the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the semi-retired Florida gynecologist declared that he had found it. ...
Step Away From the Keyboard: How Live-Tweeting TV... →
I think manning Twitter while a TV episode airs and blasting out quotes, instant reactions, and plot points is an awful thing to do, as is rushing to gush about story details the instant the end credits roll. It has the potential to ruin some nice surprises for others, but far more importantly, it negatively affects the way you experience the story. … To hover over your computer’s...
Debt Collectors Go After Patients ... in the ER →
One of the country’s biggest medical debt collectors has reached a new low: sending employees into hospital emergency rooms to “encourage” patients to pay past medical debts before receiving treatment. The Minnesota attorney general is investigating Accretive Health’s practices; its debt collectors are allegedly instructed to all but pose as hospital employees, use...
Fired Secret Service Agents: This Happens All the... →
The Secret Service members fired as a result of their shenanigans with prostitutes during the most recent Summit of the Americas are gearing up to fight back with claims that this kind of thing is nothing new: Several agents who were pressured into resigning in the Secret Service prostitution scandal are contemplating fighting for their jobs—and naming names to do it, sources close to them...
Lovebirds in a Predictable Pickle: Silly but So... →
I don’t really care about Jason Segel, but I “heart” Emily Blunt even if she “keeps the claws she flashed so brilliantly in “The Devil Wears Prada” well hidden”.
Major Video Game Villains to Appear in a Disney... →
Why do I get the feeling that this will be one movie-based-on-a-videogame that I’m truly going to enjoy? Although the star-studded comedic film stars the 9-foot, 643-pound video game character Ralph, be on the lookout for villains fromSuper Mario Bros.,Mortal Kombat,Sonic,Mega Man,Street Fighterand other classics. Wreck-It Ralph will be Disney’s 52nd animated flick. It tells the story...
Sandra Fluke Says Monica Crowley Insult Was... →
Another heads up from WOMANTRA: Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke responded to Fox News pundit Monica Crowley’s tweet on Thursday, saying she was disturbed by the conservative commentator’s “blatant homophobia.” “I’m not going to let this kind of thing get to me personally,” Fluke said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show.” “What...
Toni Morrison: 'I want to feel what I feel. Even... →
I came across this profile of Toni Morrison on the WOMANTRA Facebook group this morning and I had to share. She’s an incredible woman.