Wednesday, January 25, 2012

John Kerry Has Two Black Eyes

John Kerry Has Two Black Eyes - U.S. Senator John Kerry sported two black eyes during a ceremony at the White House today - after breaking his nose playing ice hockey. The Massachusetts Democrat, 68, was awaiting President Barack Obama's salute to the NHL's Boston Bruins for their 2011 Stanley Cup championship when cameras snapped him with the shiners. Kerry's office said he sustained the injury when he was hit in the face with a hockey stick during a game with friends and family over the holidays. His spokesman, Whitney Smith, confirmed the injury to the Boston Globe. Kerry has apparently been playing ice hockey for decades, and regularly laces up for the Congressional Hockey Challenge - a charity match which benefits Washington's Fort Dupoint Hockey Club. According to the organisation's website, Senator Kerry plays the forward and right wing positions. President Barack Obama meanwhile saluted Kerry's favourite team - NHL's Boston Bruins for their 2011 Stanley Cup championship - after the Senator greeted the room with handshakes and smiles despite being black and blue. The Bruins won their first Stanley Cup title in 39 years last June after a bruising seven-game final series against the Vancouver Canucks. It was the latest in a string of Boston sports championships, including the Celtics in 2008, the Red Sox in 2007 and the New England Patriots in 2005. The Patriots play in next month's Super Bowl. John Kerry Has Two Black Eyes

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen - Despite reports, Lindsay Lohan won't be appearing on the U.K. version of "Celebrity Big Brother." But she will grace America's TV screens on Dec. 15 when she pays a visit to "The Ellen Degeneres Show." It's been a few years since Lohan has appeared on the daytime talk show. The troubled actress has been keeping a low profile when it comes to television due to her recent legal troubles that range from court dates and probation to a brief jail stint. Lohan will soon show off a little bit more of herself in a new Playboy spread, which hits newsstands next month. "The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay," Lohan's rep told E! News. Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Friday, October 7, 2011

Billy Bob Daughter

Billy Bob Daughter - The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of a child in her care.

Amanda Brumfield, 32, was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year.

Authorities say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008.

Brumfield says 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head. The defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death.

Prosecutors say it's impossible that a fall from that height caused a three-and-a-half inch (9-centimeter) fracture on the back of the girl's skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.

Brumfield's father, Billy Bob Thornton, is best known for the movie "Slingblade" and his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight - Now talk show host Rush Limbaugh is watching Michelle Obama's weight for her -- not that the first lady asked. He says she's a hypocrite for eating ribs and should stick to nuts and berries as part of her healthy eating initiative.

Mrs. Obama, on a skiing trip to Colorado this past weekend with daughters Sasha and Malia, enjoyed a meal of ancho chili short ribs, pickled pumpkin salad and kale, the Vail Daily reported.

That was way too much for Limbaugh, who, like fellow conservatives Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, is on Mrs. Obama's case for her healthy kids/anti-obesity campaign, which some right-wingers see as a sign of a nanny state.

"The problem is, and I dare say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice," Limbaugh said Monday on his syndicated radio program. "And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving and 141 grams of fat per serving."

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monk Smoking Law

Monk Smoking Law - A Buddhist monk could face five years in prison after becoming the first casualty of a stringent anti-smoking law in the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, which vows to become the first smoke-free nation.

The monk has been charged with consuming and smuggling contraband tobacco under a law that came into force this month, the newspaper Kuensel reported Friday, having been caught in possession of 72 packets of chewing tobacco.

Bhutan, where smoking is considered bad for one's karma, banned the sale of tobacco in 2005. But with a thriving smuggling operation from neighboring India, the ban failed to make much of an impact.

The new law has granted police powers to enter homes, threatening jail for shopkeepers selling tobacco and smokers who fail to provide customs receipts for imported cigarettes.

"He can be charged with smuggling of controlled substances, which is a fourth degree felony," a police official from the Narcotic Drug and Law enforcement Unit of Bhutan, who did not want to be identified, told the Bhutan Today newspaper.

A fourth degree felony can carry a sentence of five years.

Monk Smoking Law

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chinese Students Eat Roundworm Eggs

Chinese Students Eat Roundworm Eggs - Chinese students eat roundworm eggs in order to remain thin for job interviews. People go to extremes in fad diets, but is this too far? It seems that the job situation in the U.S. is awful, but to go to this extreme in China over a job seems rather insane.

The students eat roundworm eggs which then hatch in their stomachs allowing them to lose weight without a change in lifestyle. Sure, they just have roundworms living in their stomachs instead. That does not sound like a good plan. In fact, it’s quite dangerous for your health.

Chinese Students Eat Roundworm Eggs

Women in China are facing extreme pressures to be thin when they enter the job market, which is why they are turning to such extremes. Chinese women have little chance of landing a job if they are not thin. In addition to resorting to the dangerous plan to eat roundworm eggs, other students stare at pictures for hours on end to suppress appetites, which also allows for weight loss. Then there is the special soap that supposedly sheds the pounds, and some women are showering 10 times a day. This has gone too far. Something has to change. Women in China are endangering their health with these crazy fad diets.

The unemployment rate in China is high. There are 780 million people working, and the size of the workforce continues to grow. The scary thing is that the job issues aren’t expected to go away. Meanwhile women are doing things like choosing to eat roundworm eggs to try to gain an edge in China in addition to other crazy and damaging fad diets. This is no way to live, and something has to be done about the extremes that women are going to in order to gain employment.

Chinese Students Eat Roundworm Eggs

Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million - Dreams of ringing in the new year as a multi-millionaire were dashed or lottery players Friday night after no one chose the winning numbers to collect the $242 million Mega Millions jackpot.

With no winner of the full jackpot Friday, the jackpot is expected to swell to $290 million.

The winning numbers in Friday night’s drawing were 10, 12, 13, 35 and 56 with the Mega Ball number 9.

While no one hit the full jackpot, other lesser prizes were won by players.

Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million

New Jersey is one of the many states that takes part in the multi-state lottery.

The next Mega Millions drawing is set for Tuesday.

To play the Mega Millions game you must select five numbers from 1 to 56 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 46. Players can also allow the lottery machine to randomly pick the numbers for them.

Mega Millions Jackpot $290 Million