Angelina Jolie slams the Iraq War

Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie indirectly criticized the Iraq war and the priorities of the US government, in an interview with CNN on World Refugee Day. “When you’re in Washington to get money for AIDS orphans, the answer is often, we’re at war right now,” said the goodwill ambassador for the Office of the UN High…

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Tribute to Angelina Jolie on World Refugee Day

Thanks Angelina from all of us around the world ! You have contributed so much, and touched the lives of so many people we will never know. You make me proud to be an American in spite of all the other stuff going on in this country. Just because you live here. I think its…

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Nicole Kidman has a slow birthday

Nicole Kidman, who is expected to wed Keith Urban this weekend, said she planned a “boring” 39th birthday with family Tuesday. Kidman emerged from a luxurious harborside mansion to greet about 20 reporters and photographers who had brought flowers and sang “Happy Birthday” to her over the intercom. “Thank you for the flowers and the…

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Dan Rather to leave CBS

CBS News said Tuesday it is cutting ties to Dan Rather, concluding a messy professional divorce with the hard-charging anchor who had worked there for 44 years until things went sour over a story about the president’s military service. His departure before the November end of his contract is an acknowledgment that CBS News wants…

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Quote of the Day: StarkedNY

Tomkat called Brangelina to congratulate them on the birth of the most beautiful baby in the world and to invite Ange to accept a humanitarian award at the Scientology center. In related news, Brad and Ange are now regularly screening their calls. via No, seriously I don’t even think I would accept calls from TomKat…

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Michael Jackson’s Finances at the center of Civil Suit

A year after Michael Jackson was acquitted of child molestation charges, a lawsuit by a former associate is headed for a trial that will put Jackson’s chaotic financial dealings in the spotlight. The pop star is not expected in court but he will be seen through videotaped depositions Jackson is being sued by F. Marc…

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Britney Spears Ex-Guards must settle OT

Three former security guards who say Britney Spears owes them overtime pay must settle their claims through arbitration, a judge ruled Monday. Silas Dukes, Lonnie DeShawn Jones and Randy Jones sued in March, claiming they were hired by two of Spears’ companies to provide security for the 24-year-old pop star and her home at $2,400…

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Notrious BIG Trial Postponed

A federal judge postponed a retrial Monday in a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G. against the city. Judge Florence-Marie Cooper postponed the retrial to Jan. 16 to give the family’s attorneys more time to seek information from the defense. The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was…

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Singapore Idol Fever

The good folks at Yahoo have demanded that I archive all the clips from YouTube for record keeping and so people can find the funniest and dumbest clips from Singapore’s version of American Idol. Unfortunately I obliged. Find it here. Here’s a sample of their competition.