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Hot Dividend Stocks 2011

Hot Dividend Stocks 2011 - MARCH 23, 2011, 10:27 A.M. ET

US HOT STOCKS: Adobe, Jabil, Bank Of America, Discover, Cintas



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U.S. stocks traded lower Wednesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 31 points to 11988, the Standard & Poor's 500 slipped 8 points to 1286 and the Nasdaq Composite shed 16 points to 2668. Among the companies whose shares are actively trading in the session are Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE), Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC).

Adobe Systems' ($31.37, -$1.51, -4.59%) fiscal first-quarter earnings grew 84% on especially strong product and services revenue, although the software maker warned of weakness in the current quarter as a result of business uncertainty in Japan.

Jabil Circuit's ($20.91, +$1.98, +10.46%) fiscal second-quarter bottom line climbed 86%, and the contract electronics manufacturing company's core profi…

E-file Your Tax for Free

E-file Your Tax for Free - Tax preparation shouldn’t be so stressful. The IRS has put together six tips to help make your tax filing experience a breeze this year.

1. Don’t procrastinate. Resist the temptation to put off your taxes until the very last minute. Rushing to meet the filing deadline may cause you to overlook potential sources of tax savings and will likely increase your risk of making an error.

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Armie Hammer Snow White

Armie Hammer Snow White - Armie Hammer, the multi-tasking co-star of "The Social Network," will play a prince in one of three rival Snow White features.

He joinsJulia Roberts -- in the role of an evil queen -- on the Relativity Media production, which director Tarsem Singh ("The Cell") starts shooting in May for a June 2012 release.

The role of Snow White has yet to be cast. The untitled story follows the heroine as she looks for payback along with her band of seven dwarves after her stepmother kills her father.

Hammer is currently filmingClint Eastwood's "J. Edgar." He appeared in "Social Network" as the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.

Elsewhere, Disney is moving ahead on a Snow White project set in 19th century China, while a Universal movie will star Kristen Stewart as Snow White andCharlize Theron as the Evil Queen.

Armie Hammer Snow White

Mariah Carey Hospital

Mariah Carey Hospital - Birthday girl Mariah Carey almost got an extra special gift Saturday night!

The singer, who's expecting twins with husband Nick Cannon next month, sought medical attention after starting premature labor.

"So #dembabies really wanted 2 celebrate w/us/share the anniversary!" she wrote on her Twitter page. "I started having contractions last night..went 2 the hospital. Finally they said I could come home after they got it under control. but hey almost came on 3/27- happy anniversary in deed!!!"

Claiming she still had two weeks until her due date, Carey added, "soreadyallready!"

Hopefully the practice run was good for Cannon, who earlier this week tweeted that he was taking fatherhood advice from listeners to his radio show.

"I am probably going to faint in the delivery room! I need to man up!" he wrote. "I'm trying to prepare but I get queezy in Hospitals LOL."

Mariah Carey Hospital

South Park Creators Broadway

South Park Creators Broadway - A satirical Broadway show about Mormons who travel from Utah to Uganda by the creators of "South Park" scored rave reviews on Friday from critics who called it the best musical comedy since "The Producers."

"The Book of Mormon," which was seven years in the making for Trey Parker and Matt Stone, opened on the Great White Way on Thursday night to reviews that said it balanced clever, humorous songs and lyrics with heartfelt reflections on faith.

For Broadway doubters, "the ones who say that heaven on Broadway does not exist, that it's only some myth our ancestors dreamed up, I am here to report that a newborn, old-fashioned, pleasure-giving musical has arrived," the New York Times said.

The Times said it perfectly balanced a sharp, irreverent tone, which is "blasphemous, scurrilous and more foul-mouthed than David Mamet on a blue streak," with themes that test the ideals of faith and has a heart "…

Florida School Nut Allergy Restrictions

Florida School Nut Allergy Restrictions - A Florida elementary school beset by parental protests is scrapping some of the more severe restrictions it had implemented to protect a first-grader with a severe allergy to nuts, such as obliging classmates to rinse their mouths twice daily with water.

Parents were told Wednesday that students at Edgewater Public School, south of Daytona Beach, no longer have to rinse their mouths upon arriving and again after lunch. The school also is easing up on restrictions on classroom snacks, though pupils still must wash their hands and faces at school to avoid introducing nut residue into the classrooms.

The measures were implemented earlier to protect a first-grader who could develop breathing problems from contact with nuts. But some parents protested outside school, saying that the measures went too far.

Florida School Nut Allergy Restrictions

USDA Fruits and Vegetables in Schools

USDA Fruits and Vegetables in Schools - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Friday that, as authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, USDA will expand assistance to state agencies for schools operating USDA’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in the 2011/2012 school year.

Among the territories, Puerto Rico will get $922,269 of the funding, while Guam will get $44,771 and the U.S. Virgin Islands, $27,167.

The investment is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to improve the health of our children by providing access to nutritious meals in schools and also serves as a valuable resource to schools that continue working to improve the health and nutrition of the foods they serve. The assistance will provide free fresh fruit and vegetables to children throughout the school day.

"Improving the health and nutrition of our kids is a national imperative and by providing schools with fresh fruits and vegetables that expand their healthy options, we are help…

Courteney Cox "So Proud" David Arquette

Courteney Cox "So Proud" David Arquette - Courteney Cox thinks David Arquette looks the 'best he's ever looked'.

The 46-year-old actress - who announced last October she and the actor were undergoing a trial separation after 11 years of marriage - is proud that her estranged husband recently received treatment in rehab for 'alcohol and other issues' and can't believe the transformation in him.

She told US TV show 'Extra': 'Oh my God, I'm so proud of him. Best he's ever looked! He's so cute that I'm like, 'Dude, I don't understand. Really?! Why are you that cute right now?' '

Courteney also revealed she and 39-year-old David - with who she has six-year-old daughter Coco - are able to get along better than ever, though she admits it is 'weird' to be in a position of having to examine their relationship.

She added: 'Our communication and the way we are, just learning about each other in a different …

Abandoned Deaf Puppy

Abandoned Deaf Puppy - Alice, an 8-week-old black and white springer spaniel, was taken to an animal rescue centre after she was abandoned in Ireland.

Staff at the centre which took her in instantly knew the puppy would need specialist training and that most people would not want a pup who could not hear commands.

But luckily a deaf couple, Marie Williams and Mark Morgan happend to be looking for a dog and decided Alice would be the perfect pet for them.

The pair have now started teaching the pup sign language and can use it to instruct her to sit down, sit up, come and roll over.

Abandoned Deaf Puppy

Instant Karma for Wallet Thief

Instant Karma for Wallet Thief - An Idaho man suspected of stealing a wallet from the desk of a prospective employer has been arrested after calling police to report that his wallet was missing.

The Idaho Statesman reports Boise police realized the man who reported the missing wallet matched the description of the suspected wallet thief and arrested 25-year-old Daniel Damico on suspicion of burglary and grand theft.

Police say they believe Damico disposed of the stolen wallet, but used a credit card to buy tobacco at two stores. It was when he was leaving the second store Tuesday that he thought he may have dropped his own wallet.

Police recovered the credit card and the stolen wallet. Officers suspect someone else found Damico's wallet. It has not been recovered.

Instant Karma for Wallet Thief

Billy Ray Cyrus Could Have Been Better

Billy Ray Cyrus Could Have Been Better - Country music singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus made waves when he said the Disney Channel TV show "Hannah Montana" destroyed his family, led to his divorce and caused his daughter, singer/actress Miley Cyrus to spin out of control.

But this morning on "Good Morning America," the 49-year-old Cyrus sought to clarify those comments, telling "GMA" host Robin Roberts that a lot of what was written in the Feb. 22 issue of GQ Magazine "wasn't exactly what I said."

"The way they wrote it, 'Hannah Montana,' you know, destroyed my family -- what I mean to say, and what I hope I said was, fame, the pressures of fame … fame can be a dangerous animal," Cyrus said. "And it's a delicate thing. It's funny. You know, when you get in this industry and … you strike so hard for that moment. But, fame is dangerous …"

He said his family was upset with him for the comments to GQ.

He gave …

Royal Philharmonic Plants

Royal Philharmonic Plants - The 33-member orchestra played a three-hour recital to an auditorium packed with greenery to help test the theory that plants grow better when played classical music.

The unorthodox audience was made up of over 100 different varieties of plants and bulbs including geraniums, fuchsias and perennials.
Scientists have claimed that classical music - and the reverberation of sound waves - is thought to stimulate protein production in plants.

In theory, this is thought to lead to increased plant growth, although experts have long been divided on the subject.

Researchers have previously exposed rice plants to classical music and noted that some samples responded to noise levels with increased gene activity.

A 2007 study by the South Korea National Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology showed two samples reacted positively to 14 different pieces of classical music.

Royal Philharmonic Plants

Displaced People Global High

Displaced People Global High - The number of internally displaced people worldwide reached 27.5 million in 2010, the highest number since the mid-1990s even though the situation in Africa improved, a refugee agency said on Wednesday.

While refugees who cross a country's external border gain rights under international law, internally displaced people (IDPs) who have been forced to move due to conflict or hunger have no such rights in many countries.

The number of IDPs in Africa fell by 4 percent to 11.1 million, while all other regions showed an increase, according to the annual report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

By comparison, there are about 15 million refugees worldwide, the report said.

"This positive (African) trend gives us hope," said the report. "Indeed, the African continent remains at the forefront of policy development in support of IDP rights."

The African Union (AU) in 2009 adopted the Kampala Con…

Maya Rudolph Baby

Maya Rudolph Baby - Maya Rudolph will be a mama once again, as the pregnant actress is preparing to welcome her third child with her longtime partner, according to sources.

Soon to be starring as a bride in the upcoming comedy 'The Bridesmaids' (not to be confused with last year's Raven-Symone TV movie 'Revenge of the Bridesmaids'!), Rudolph is already mother to two daughters -- Pearl, born in 2005, and Lucille, born in 2009 -- with live-in love Paul Thomas Anderson, acclaimed director of 'Boogie Nights' and 'There Will Be Blood.'

Rudolph was a 'Saturday Night Live' regular when she got pregnant the first time around, and she won critical raves on the big screen portraying a mom-to-be on a road trip with John Krasinski in 2009's 'Away We Go.' So the 38-year-old and her new baby bump should be right at home in front of the camera as she promotes 'Bridesmaids' (produced by Judd Apatow, and costarring Kristen Wiig…

Ohio Boy Manly Scented Candles

Ohio Boy Manly Scented Candles - A 13-year-old Ohio boy has launched his own line of scented candles meant for men, with fragrances that include bacon, New York-style pizza, sawdust and the smell of a fresh leather baseball mitt.

Hart Main of Marysville in central Ohio says he got the idea for his "Mancans" when he was making fun of his sister for selling candles with girly scents for a school fundraiser. Columbus station WCMH-TV reports he launched his company last Thanksgiving, making the candles using scores of empty cans from soup he donated to a soup kitchen.

Hart says so far he has sold 500 candles for $5 each, both online and at local stores. He says he's made enough profit to buy himself a nice bicycle.

Ohio Boy Manly Scented Candles

Tiger Blood Drink

Tiger Blood Drink - It all started with Charlie Sheen's humble description of his impeccable circulatory system.

In a now legendary interview with NBC's Today Show, Sheen boasted that he was not like ordinary people in that "tiger blood" flows through his veins.

With his words quickly becoming an internet meme, Sheen decided that putting some tiger blood in his stomach would also prove entertaining for his many fans. So, after being officially fired by Warner Brothers on Monday, Sheen took to a California rooftop with a machete, a bottle allegedly filled with tiger blood, and one of his two goddesses for a little showing off.

1. Tiger Blood a la Diddy
Over the weekend, Diddy tweeted his recipe for a simple yet elegant Tiger Blood cocktail.

2. Tiger Blood energy potion
For a limited time, Harcos Laboratories is offering Bi-Winning Tiger Blood, "specifically to make your brain fire in a way that's not from this particular terrestrial realm." The Tiger Blo…

Mariah Carey Gushes Baby Shower Gift

Mariah Carey Gushes Baby Shower Gift - Mariah Carey got a ton of presents for her baby shower Sunday night – but one heartfelt gift stood out from all the rest.

"The Always Be My Babies 'Lamb Book' is definitely my new prized possession and I can't thank the Lambs around the world enough for your letters & well wishes," Carey, who often calls her most dedicated fans "lambs," wrote on her Web site Monday.

The book cover is illustrated with a blue and a pink baby carriage, along with family photos of Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, 31. It was created using short letters and poems her fans wrote to the babies.

"We so had a 'moment' in the middle of the shower when they presented the book to me and everyone thought it was the cutest, most thoughtful thing ever!" Carey recalled. "Clearly, only the Lambs would swing something like that home!!! It was the best moment of the night. I can't wait for the twins to read the messag…

Skeptical Meteorite Alien Life

Skeptical Meteorite Alien Life - The gaps and stringy fibers in these space rocks sure look like bacteria, and a NASA researcher has caused a stir with claims that they're fossils of alien life. But as NASA found 15 years ago, looks can be deceiving.

Top scientists in different disciplines immediately found pitfalls in a newly published examination of three meteorites that went viral on the Internet over the weekend. NASA and its top scientists disavowed the work by noon Monday.

Biologists said just because it looks as though the holes were made by bacteria doesn't make them fossils of extraterrestrial microbes. The meteorites could be riddled with Earthly contamination. And both astronomers and biologists complained that the study was not truly reviewed by peers.

There are questions about the credentials of the study's author, Richard Hoover. And the work appeared in an online journal that raises eyebrows because even its editor acknowledges it may have to shut down in Ju…

Johnny Depp Rango

Johnny Depp Rango - Johnny Depp is now truly the Lizard King. At least at the box office.

"Rango" was the #1 movie in America over the weekend with an estimated $38 million opening, according to studio estimates. The animated film reteams Depp with his "Pirates of the Caribbean" director Gore Verbinski, and also includes the voice talents of Isla Fisher ("Wedding Crashers"), Timothy Olyphant ("Live Free or Die Hard") and Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine"). It's an impressive debut for the reptilian adventure tale, which features Depp as the title character — a chameleon who becomes sheriff of a dusty desert town.

Matt Damon enjoyed his biggest opening as a leading man since 2007's "The Bourne Ultimatum" with the fantastical action/romance "The Adjustment Bureau," which was #2 at the box office with a $20.9 million debut.

"Beastly," the teen-friendly retelling of "Beauty and the Beast,&qu…

Kate Hudson Baby Bump

Kate Hudson Baby Bump - Kate Hudson is preggers, but that's not stopping her from wearing a revealing bikini while on a Mexican vacation.

The romantic comedy star is vacationing in Cabo San Lucas with her boyfriend Matthew Bellamy and seven-year-old son, Ryder.

For you fashionistas looking at these pictures, the smokin' hot momma is wearing a white string bikini, a pair of aviator glasses and a sorong.

The star, who appears in Something Borrowed this summer, reportedly isn't ready to to get married to the British rocker just yet - she's all focused on baby number two.

Kate Hudson Baby Bump

Tribeca Film Festival 2011

Tribeca Film Festival 2011 - The Tribeca film festival on Monday unveiled 44 films in its narrative feature and documentary competitions that will vie for awards, audiences and distribution deals at this year's festival.

Tribeca, one of the largest film festivals in the United States, held in New York from April 20 to May 1, will show 88 feature films this year, about the same number as in 2010.

Among the lineup announced for its narrative feature competition was offbeat comedy, "Jesus Henry Christ," a film about a boy genius whose world gets turned upside down, starring Toni Collette and Michael Sheen and executive produced by Julia Roberts.

Director of programming David Kwok said several of the fiction films examine "aging and our place in life", including drama "The Last Rites of Joe May," starring actor Dennis Farina as a Chicago Hustler and western "Blackthorn" with Sam Shepard playing outlaw Butch Cassidy living under a hidden identity…

Willow Smith 21st Century Girl

Willow Smith 21st Century Girl - An old woman (played by Cicely Tyson) walks in the desert, mumbling to herself when she comes across bone fragments. As she digs her way through the sand, she finds various objects. The sand begins to rumble and out comes a hooded Willow Smith. The woman whispers something in her ear and disappears. Taking a look around, Willow grabs some dirt and a butterfly emerges out of nothing.

Thus begins the video for "21st Century Girl." Looking fierce in a red and yellow outfit, Smith shows some swagga as she runs through the desert, singing the girl-power song, pulling guitars from the sand with wolves and other precocious kids at her side.

Her crew pulls remnants from the 21st century out of the sand. Among the bikes and skateboards is a metropolis, complete with skyscrapers that grow from the dry land.

In this cityscape, Willow dons new threads: leopard tights, yellow shorts and a sassy T-shirt that reads, "Boys need training." She and h…

Mark Zuckerberg Adopts Dog

Mark Zuckerberg Adopts Dog - "A million puppies isn't cool. You know what's cool? A billion puppies." So goes an oft-misattributed quote from Aaron Sorkin's "The Social Network Part II: ZuckerBoogaloo," in which founder Mark Zuckerberg quickly befriends and then screws over a young, naive Puli puppy named Beast.

The story broke in early March of 2011, when Mark and his girlfriend Priscilla Chan adopted this Hungarian Sheepdog and relocated him to Palo Alto due to the dog's great herding skills and ability to make Mark look more like a human being and less like an automaton. Also, that dog could code like the dickens. Of course, we all know the story from here: Mark created a Facebook profile for Beast, attributing quotes to the dog that he would later have to explain in a closed-room deposition after the puppy sued Mark for misrepresentation.

"I do not have an interest in 'Cuddling, Loving and Eating,' and am offended at the implica…

Wal-Mart Greeter Robbery

Wal-Mart Greeter Robbery - A Walmart employee has been charged with attempted robbery of his own store Sunday night, police told WBTV.

The 83-year-old Walmart greeter was charged with robbing another employee and firing shots inside of the store Sunday night, accoding to a Statesville Police report.

George Plane Jr. was charged Sunday night by Statesville Police for pointing a gun at the head of a fellow Walmart employee and taking money from a cash register, police said.

After Plane’s shift Sunday night, he went outside to this car to get a gun, then went into the garden center of the store, stuck a gun to an employee’s head, and made him walk to the cash register to remove money, police reported.

Police say a witness saw Plane leave the store and drive off, then followed him and directed responding officers to Plane's location.

Plane was charged with armed robbery and discharging a firearm inside the city limits. He is being held at the Iredell County Detention Center under a $…

Toddler Locked in Overhead Bin

Toddler Locked in Overhead Bin - A Virgin Blue flight attendant was fired after an angry mother claimed he locked her toddler son in an overhead bin, the Sunday Herald Sun reports.

Natalie Williamson told the newspaper that she, her 17-month-old son, Riley, and her now estranged husband were traveling on a Virgin flight from Fiji to Sydney, Australia, when the flight attendant picked up Riley, placed him in the overhead bin and shut the door.

Virgin confirmed that the incident did occur but said Williamson's husband was playing a peek-a-boo game with Riley when the flight attendant joined in.

"We conducted a thorough investigation of the incident and the staff member involved was subsequently terminated," a Virgin spokeswoman told the Herald Sun.

Williamson said that Virgin Blue offered her free flights, but she said she is too shaken by the incident to redeem them.

"My husband, Shayne, was standing one meter behind my son, Riley, when the air steward picked him up …

East Coast Rapist Attempts Suicide

East Coast Rapist Attempts Suicide - Aaron Thomas, the man suspected of raping 17 women over a span of 13 years in four different states, attempted suicide in his New Haven, Conn., jail Saturday, police said.

Thomas, 39, was arrested Friday after police matched a DNA sample taken from him to the profile of the suspect known as the "East Coast Rapist."

He tried to hang himself in his cell, police said. He was taken to the hospital for a few hours, but was back in jail Saturday night, according to police.

Thomas is scheduled to appear Monday in New Haven Superior Court on charges of first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. He is being held on $1 million bond, New Haven Police Lt. Julie Johnson said.

At a press conference Saturday, officials praised the decade-long efforts of police to capture the serial rape suspect, which were stepped up early this week with a new website and billboard ad campaign.

East Coast Rapist Attempts Suicide

Cyndi Lauper Sings at Airport

Cyndi Lauper Sings at Airport - Cyndi Lauper is proving that she can still have fun!

Over the weekend, the 80s pop star, dressed in dark sunglasses and a headdress, grabbed a PA microphone at Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires and performed her hit song "Girls Just Want To Have Fun."

Her impromptu singing was reportedly in an effort to help airport staff calm the delayed passengers. The performance seemed to do just that as fans gathered around Lauper singing, smiling and snapping photos.

Cyndi Lauper Sings at Airport

Cary Elwes Wonder Woman

Cary Elwes Wonder Woman - David E. Kelley's "Wonder Woman" television pilot continues to cast big names.

Cary Elwes ("Saw," "The Princess Bride") is the latest actor to join the cast. He'll play the CEO of Themyscira Industries — the company owned by Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.

British actress-model Elizabeth Hurley is working out visa issues in order to play villainess Veronica Cale, a recurring character.

And Pedro Pascal has been locked for the character of Ed Indelicato, a police officer who befriends Wonder Woman.

Adrianne Palicki ("Friday Night Lights") stars as the title character.

The pilot, from Warner Bros. Television, is set up at U.S. network NBC.

Elwes was most recently seen on screen in the comedy "No Strings Attached."

Cary Elwes Wonder Woman

Rolonda Watts DUI

Rolonda Watts DUI - A car crash in Beverly Hills and a DUI charge in Hollywood lead the celebrity crime blotter. The DUI is in Hollywood, former talk show host and news anchor Rolonda Watts was arrested "at 1:30 AM in Hollywood and was booked into jail in Van Nuys at 4:07 AM," reports TMZ.

Beverly Hills police have revealed David Arquette has been injured in a car accident in Beverly Hills. (See photo above).

Arquette's car reportedly veered into oncoming traffic while he was trying to avoid another car that stopped suddenly, according to US reports.

The drivers were the only occupants of the cars and both were transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with minor to moderate injuries, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Rolonda Watts DUI

Liquor Store Rampage

Liquor Store Rampage - An angry woman on a bottle-breaking rampage swept through a West Nyack liquor store. Police said she didn't steal anything, she just wrecks the place.

"I am angry about it. I've never seen this happen. In 25 years, in the business, I've never seen anyone do something like this.," said Chris Giacopelli, son of store owner.

The clerks on duty told police the woman came right in the front door and stormed right over to the counter, wanting to jump the line. They said she was very upset.

Surveillance video shows her arguing with the clerk about 30 seconds after she walked in. During this heated exchange, clerks said she asked to use the restroom and was told no, and that really set her off.

She headed to the back of the store, then clears parts of shelf on her way out and it's all on video

Police know she arrived and left in a cab and was dropped off at the Palisades Mall. They have a possible line on her identity, but still need some help …

Palin Inexperienced Government

Palin Inexperienced Government - Sarah Palin has attacked President Obama for having a lack of experience in the private sector or in politics, suggesting if his policies do not change the country could lose its ‘exceptionalism’.

The former Governor of Alaska – herself in that position for just two years before she quit – also said his inexperience is causing untold woes to the economy and accused him of wanting to limit individual state powers.

In the interview for Fox Business she said: ‘See because our president is so inexperienced in the private sector and in government and in actually running anything and making any kind of budget that inexperience has really made manifest in some of the statements he makes.’

work’ by cutting taxes and 'incentivising' big business.

The Alaskan political pundit suggested the country needs to be ‘tapping into our own domestic sources of energy because his [the President’s] na├»ve and destructive and terrifying anti-oil agenda is going to bri…

Brady Bundchen Carnival

Brady Bundchen Carnival - Photos have appeared on the internet which show NFL QB Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Giselle Bundchen touching down at the Rio De Janerio Airport over the weekend. Bundchen is a native of Brazil and the supercouple are in the country to celebrate the Carnival season which is currently ongoing.

It is somewhat of a trying time for Brady as the NFL players and the NFL owners are still locked in negotations trying to work out a collective bargaining agreement.

The deadline was actually on Thursday, March 3rd but has been extended for another week. It has been confirmed that if a deal is not made that Brady will be part of the plantiff side of the NFL players in a lawsuit against the league and its owners.

Brady Bundchen Carnival

Nevada Mine Dies

Nevada Mine Dies - Three days after he plunged nearly 200 feet down a rural Nevada mine shaft, a 28-year-old man was declared dead Saturday.

Emergency workers, mine officials and relatives had kept vigil since the man fell Wednesday. Rescue efforts were abandoned Friday because of the mine's treacherous condition.

A camera lowered into the shaft showed the unidentified man, from Battle Mountain, Nev., was unconscious but still breathing. A priest gave him last rites Friday. He died Saturday afternoon, police said.

Nevada Mine Dies

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall

Skippy Peanut Butter Recall - The manufacturer of Skippy peanut butter issued a recall today of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread, saying that jars of the product issued in 16 states may be contaminated with salmonella.

Unilever United States, Inc., made the announcement today that some jars of the peanut butter may contain the organism, which can cause fatal infections in young children and frail or elderly people.

No illnesses linked to the potentially tainted peanut butter have been reported so far, the release said.

Consumers who have purchased the potentially tainted peanut butter are urged to discard the jars and contact the company for a replacement coupon at 1-800-453-3432.

An internal routine sampling initiated by Unilever led to the discovery that some of the jars of the finished product contained the bacteria, the release said.

Those affected with salmonella may have symptoms including fever, diarrhea, n…

Dougie Poynter Rehab

Dougie Poynter Rehab - Celebs check in and out of rehab on a regular basis but we'll admit we're sad to hear that Dougie Poynter is the latest celeb to seek help.

The McFly guitarist was left heartbroken last year after breaking up with long-term girlfriend Frankie Sandford from The Saturdays.

And according to the Sunday Mirror, a "crushed" Dougie has spent the past four weeks at The Priory.

A source close to the McFly man told the paper: "It got to the point where he was struggling to get through a day so he decided to seek help at the Priory clinic.

"He's been in there working hard on getting his head straight.

Following the news that Frankie had moved on to footballer Wayne Bridge, a heartbroken Dougie told The Mirror: "I don't think I'm over it yet. Something like that could take years. It's just time."

We hope a spell in rehab does Dougie the world of good - he is expected to rejoin the band for their Above The Noise tour late…

Alec Baldwin Rock of Ages

Alec Baldwin Rock of Ages - 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin has joined the cast of Rock of Ages, New Line's adaptation of the Broadway musical. The film's director Adam Shankman announced Baldwin's participation via Twitter Friday: " Based on info I got today, I'm gonna confirm Alec Baldwin as Dennis in Rock Of Ages. Hollah."
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In a separate tweet, Shankman added, "Can't wait to start #rockofagesmovie. Julianne Hough, alec Baldwin, Mary j Blige, Tom cruise confirmed. I love my cast. More to come."

As previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin had been offered the role of Dennis Dupree -- an ex-rocker hanging onto his glory days while he runs the Rock of Ages nightclub -- after Will Ferrell and Steve Carell passed.

Alec Baldwin Rock of Ages

Hugh Laurie Scottish

Hugh Laurie Scottish - Hugh Laurie has blamed being Scottish for his miserable nature as he appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

The House star said it was because of his ancestors north of the border.

He told Scots-born talk show host Craig Ferguson, 'I am very pessimistic.

'I hope you won't mind but I actually attribute this to my Scottish roots.


Laurie, 51, added, 'I definitely think that's where it's from.'

Ferguson said, 'Scottish people are terribly pessimistic.

'The basic feeling that I got whenever I tried to do anything while I was in Scotland I always thought people were thinking, 'You think you're great but you're not'.'

'These people would be my family,' he joked. 'I think the English are quite pessimistic too.'

Hugh Laurie Scottish

Jimmy Fallon Charlie Sheen

Jimmy Fallon Charlie Sheen - The self-imposed Charlie Sheen media barrage is so ever-present and so funny on its own that it almost doesn't need help from late night comedians. That hasn't stopped Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel from making cracks about Sheen and his behavior.

On "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," the comedian aired a fake commercial for "Charlie Sheen Winning" cologne, with Fallon playing Sheen. In his introduction to the ad, Fallon said the cologne's scent "combines the delightful aromas of sweat, cigarettes and denial."

David Letterman has been on the Charlie Sheen train for weeks. On Wednesday, he compared supercomputer Watson - who famously beat two humans in "Jeopardy!" - to Sheen.

In a video called, "Watson: Where is he now?," a narrator says, "He wasn't programmed to handle the harsh glare of the spotlight. After a 36-hour cocaine binge with adult film stars, Watson wa…

Kendra Wilkinson Dancing with the Stars

Kendra Wilkinson Dancing with the Stars - It appears as if the professionals believe that 25-year-old Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson will waltz away with Mirror Ball Trophy at the end of "Dancing With The Stars" 2011. It didn't take the oddsmakers long to announce odds as to who they believed had the best chances to win Season 12 of the hit program. The latest cast of the popular ABC dance contest reality show was announced during the February 28 episode of "The Bachelor." The dance partners of the 2011 celebrities were announced on "Good Morning America" on March 2. Odds of who would be most likely to win of the 11 contestants were posted early March 1 on Kendra Wilkinson topped the list at 3/1 odds to win it all...

But Wilkinson will have competition, it seems. It is as yet unknown how well any of the contestants, among them such luminaries as actress Kirstie Alley ("Cheers," "Look Who's Talking"), actor Ralph Macc…

Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival - The long awaited announcement of this year’s Beale Street Music Festival was announced earlier today. The large, outdoor music festival is scheduled for April 29 through May first, and will take place at Tom Lee Park in Memphis, Tennessee. According to the Memphis in May International Festival website, there will be some big name bands and performers at this year’s event, which has cause a heightened anticipation amongst music lovers.

Scheduled to appear that the music festival this year are John Mellencamp, Stone Temple Pilots, Wilco, MGMT, Godsmack, Lucinda Williams, Ludacris, Ke$ha and the Flaming Lips. Also, Cee-Lo Green, Bettye LaVette and blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughn are expected to play at the festival.

With so many big name headliners anticipated at this year’s event, early passes have already been sold out. However, if you have not purchased your tickets yet, additional passes will go on sale today for $69, through April 18th. Also, single day t…

James Franco Yale Feud

James Franco Yale Feud - A writer for the Yale University student newspaper says a perceived feud between her and actor and fellow Yale student James Franco has been blown out of proportion.

Cokey Cohen tells The New Haven Register that her critical blogs of Franco's Twitter posts and pictures while he was co-hosting the Oscars were "tongue-in-cheek" and just part of her duties as a blogger on youth culture for the Yale Daily News.

Her blog postings, as well as Franco's at times rude responses, were all in fun and she's surprised they drew so much attention.

The 20-year-old junior and English major says she's actually a big fan of Franco.

Franco is pursuing a doctorate in English at Yale. A call to Franco's California-based publicist before business hours Thursday wasn't immediately returned.

James Franco Yale Feud

Trent Reznor Abraham Lincoln

Trent Reznor Abraham Lincoln - Newly minted Oscar-winner (and Severus Snape look-alike) Trent Reznor is already set to continue his career as a high-profile motion picture composer by reuniting with director David Fincher for his English-language adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Now the Nine Inch Nails creator is circling another project, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, with the intention of not only scoring the film, but starring in the historical horror adventure as well.

The Goth musician tried his hand at a feature-length film soundtrack last year by collaborating with Atticus Ross on the ominous electronica score for The Social Network – ultimately netting an Academy Award in the process.

Reznor may not only be working on the Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter adaptation behind the scenes, but in front of the camera as well. He reportedly is in line to play the vampire who kills Lincoln’s mother and inspires the future 16th U.S. president to dedicate his life to the e…

Top Overpaid Celebrities 2011

Top Overpaid Celebrities 2011 - These days it doesn’t seem like it takes much to be famous. A little controversy, a reality television opportunity, viral videos—modern celebrity status can come from just about anywhere. While this represents a change in the media and the breakdown of its elitism, which can be a good thing, it also has to shone a light on ridiculous celebrity salaries.

The following is a list of the top overpaid celebrities. All are making millions of dollars a year, but it’s debatable whether all have truly earned their money.

The Most Overpaid Celebrities

The Kardashians: This celebrity family made $65 million dollars last year, more than Tom Cruise, Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie’s incomes for 2010 combined. They’ve generated their wealth from reality TV shows, books, perfumes, etc. Other than their attractiveness and famous step-father, none of the Kardashian women have really done anything to earn their fame.

Britney Spears: In 2010 Spears earned approximately…

DUI Suspect Drinks Beer

DUI Suspect Drinks Beer - Police in northern Ohio say a man who was asked during a traffic stop whether he'd been drinking took a swig from an open can of beer and told the officer, "Yes." According to Cleveland's WJW-TV, the Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) police report says 25-year-old Stephen Supers was pulled over early Wednesday because the officer had observed him speeding.

The report says that after Supers took the drink in front of the officer he failed a series of field sobriety tests.

Supers is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on charges including driving under the influence, driving under suspension and possession of marijuana.

A message was left at his home phone number in Elyria on Thursday. Court records do not list his attorney.

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DUI Suspect Drinks Beer

DUI Suspect Drinks in Front of Cop

DUI Suspect Drinks in Front of Cop - Police in northern Ohio say a man who was asked during a traffic stop whether he'd been drinking took a swig from an open can of beer and told the officer, "Yes."

According to Cleveland's WJW-TV, the Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) police report says 25-year-old Stephen Supers was pulled over early Wednesday because the officer had observed him speeding.

The report says that after Supers took the drink in front of the officer he failed a series of field sobriety tests.

Supers is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on charges including driving under the influence, driving under suspension and possession of marijuana.

A message was left at his home phone number in Elyria on Thursday. Court records do not list his attorney.

DUI Suspect Drinks in Front of Cop

Rodney King 20 Years

Rodney King 20 Years - Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the Rodney King beating, which was coincidentally caught on tape by a voyeuristic bystander, George Holliday. Unbeknown to Holliday that night, the nine minutes of taping would change the criminal justice system forever.

With new technological advancements and the Internet, anyone with a cellphone now can lend a watchful eye on the police.

Today, things are far different and the tape that so tainted the LAPD has a clear legacy in how officers think about their jobs. Police now work in a YouTube world in which cellphones double as cameras, news helicopters transmit close-up footage of unfolding police pursuits, and surveillance cameras capture arrests or shootings. Police officials are increasingly recording their officers. Compared to the cops who beat King, officers these days hit the streets with a new reality ingrained in their minds: Someone is always watching.
“Early on in their training, I always tell them, ‘I don’t…

FDA Recalls 500 Medicines

FDA Recalls 500 Medicines - The FDA announced on Wednesday that it will remove unapproved prescription cough, cold and allergy medications from the market as part of its ongoing initiative to stop the sale of drugs that aren’t up to current standards.

Over 500 prescription medications are involved in the atest round up, including Pseudo Cough Syrup, ColdMist Extended Relief tablets and Pediahist, a cold formula labeled for babies as young as one month old. You can find the complete list of products on the FDA’s website.

Many doctors and health care providers unaware of the status of certain drugs have continued to prescribe them because the labels do not disclose that they lack FDA approval, according to the agency.

“Removing these unapproved products from the market will reduce potential risks to consumers,” Deborah Autor, director of the Office of Compliance at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said in a written statement.

Such a widespread recall begs the question: …

Jim Carrey Died

Jim Carrey Died - The fake celebrity death circuit has been quiet this year, but after a winter lull it’s back with a vengeance with a rumor doing the rounds that Jim Carrey has died in a snowboarding accident.

One (rather dubious) news site wrote

“Actor Jim Carrey is reported to have died shortly after a snowboard accident earlier today – March 3, 2011.

The actor & novice snowboarder was vacationing at the Zermatt ski resort in Zermatt, Switzerland with family and friends. Witnesses indicate that Jim Carrey lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed.

Jim Carrey was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash. The actor was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played any part in his death. “

We can say unequivocally though that the story is 100% fake. Jim Carrey has not died in a snowboarding accident.

Jim Carre…

Mazda Recall

Mazda Recall - Mazda is recalling about 52,000 Mazda6 sedans, because yellow sac spiders like to build their nests in part of the fuel system.

"A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction of the line," Mazda said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The evaporative canister vent line runs from a charcoal-filled canister that cleans air coming out of the gas tank. Blockage of the line can prevent air from getting into the gas tank as the gasoline is used, resulting in negative air pressure inside the tank. That can lead to a crack in the gas tank and the possibility of a fire.

There have been 20 reported cases of spider infestation in the Mazda6 -- all have been in cars with 4-cylinder engines, none with V6's. No actual fires are known to have been caused by the spiders, according to Mazda's letter.

Mazda Recall

Charlie Sheen Twitter

Charlie Sheen Twitter - Charlie Sheen may or may not be "winning," in life, but he has won a rare honor: the "Fastest Time to Reach 1 Million Followers" Guinness World Record.

Guinness community manager Dan Barrett says the agency "just researched and approved" the record this morning. According to Barrett, Sheen reached that milestone in 25 hours and 17 minutes.

As of this writing, Sheen's Twitter account, @CharlieSheen, has more than 1.3 million followers.
Guinness did not have a previous record for that category, Barrett says. Sheen also set a Guinness record for "Highest Paid TV Actor Per Episode -- Current" at $1.25 million.

Sheen joined Twitter March 1. In a matter of minutes, Sheen acquired more than 60,000 followers and a Klout score of 57 -- without even tweeting. According to a report in Advertising Age, Sheen was able to get his account verified so quickly because Internet startup brokered his account with Twitter.

Sheen, of…

UFO Files Hundreds of Sightings

UFO Files Hundreds of Sightings - British officials on Thursday released about 8,500 pages of previously classified reports that document sightings of unidentified flying objects by the military and members of the public dating back to the 1950s.

The 35 large files, available via the Internet, mainly cover the period from 1997 to 2005 and include photographs, drawings and descriptions of flying saucer sightings, as well as letters that the Ministry of Defense sent eyewitnesses in response to their accounts.

Policemen, a soldier, a Royal Air Force officer and members of the public report sightings of objects including a "chewy mint shaped solid craft" and aerial objects resembling a "ring," a "jellyfish" and a "silver voile spin top."

In one account a man said he believed he had been "abducted" by aliens in October 1998 after seeing an unidentified craft hover over his London home and finding that he had gained an hour of time in the pr…

Calif. Girl Arranged Marriage

Calif. Girl Arranged Marriage - A 13-year-old Southern California girl who ran away from home to escape an arranged marriage in Pakistan has been taken into protective custody by child welfare authorities, police said on Thursday.

Jessie Marie Bender, who vanished from her home in the early morning hours of February 22, was found at a motel in a nearby community, where she had hidden with the help of an uncle, San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokeswoman Roxanne Walker said.

She was physically unharmed.

"She ran away because she didn't want to go to Pakistan. She was afraid," Walker told Reuters.

The girl was taken into protective custody, along with her three siblings, after detectives corroborated her story, Walker said.

The San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office was reviewing the case for possible criminal charges against members of her family.

Jessie was initially reported missing from her home in the desert community of Hesperia, about 70 miles nort…

Drove 3 Trillion Miles 2010

Drove 3 Trillion Miles 2010 - Americans logged more miles in their cars last year than in any year since 2007, bouncing back from a steep decline in driving spurred by the recession and the 2008 run-up in gasoline prices.

Americans drove three trillion miles in 2010, the third-highest total on record and an increase of 0.7% from the previous year, the U.S. Transportation Department reported Wednesday. The data marked the second straight year of increased driving and confirmed a reversal from 2008, when gasoline peaked above $4 a gallon and driving plunged 3.6% after two decades of increases.

The extra time behind the wheel was a further sign of a recovering economy. But the data also underscored the nation's continued reliance on oil, a growing concern as turmoil in the Middle East threatens to further drive up gasoline prices and slow, or even reverse, the economic recovery.

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, speaking at a U.S. Senate Budget Committee hearing, said he wasn't r…

17,000 USB Sticks Dry Cleaners

17,000 USB Sticks Dry Cleaners - TechRadar's favourite odd press release of the year so far has suggested that there has been a 400 per cent increase in the number of USB sticks being left behind in clothes to be dry cleaned.

Credant Technologies has cut through the chaff of everday news and got to the wheat of what people really care about – USB stick loss – and the statistics are, frankly, jaw-dropping.

More than 500 dry cleaners and laundrettes took part in the survey and, apparently, some 17,000 USB sticks were left in 2010, that's four times the number found in 2009.

"The numbers of USB sticks forgotten in trousers and shirt pockets is staggering and is a direct result of growth in 'IT consumerisation,' as consumers today carry more and more mobile devices than ever before, such as smart phones, laptops, iPads, USB sticks and other portable devices," said Sean Glynn, vice president of marketing, Credant Technologies.

"Inevitably, unsuspecting consum…

Ahmadinejad Car Sold

Ahmadinejad Car Sold - A car owned by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sold for $2.5 million dollars, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.

The 1977 Peugeot 504 was used by Ahmadinejad as his personal car when he was Mayor of Tehran, prior to his election to the presidency in 2005.

Images of the white sedan indicate that it has blue vinyl and cloth upholstery, a theft-proof removable-face stereo and at least 36,867 km on the odometer.

In January, a website ( was established to take bids on the car under the guise of a charity auction, with the proceeds earmarked for low income housing. According to the semi-official Iranian Student’s News Agency (ISNA), over half of the visitors to the website were from America, but it was an anonymous Iranian company that placed the winning bid.

Ahmadinejad Car Sold

Mississippi Mom Charged Son in Oven

Mississippi Mom Charged Son in Oven - A Mississippi mother has been arrested in the death of her 3-year-old son after authorities say they found the child’s burned body in an oven.

Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson said Wednesday that police found Tristan Robinson’s body inside the electric oven at his mother’s apartment shortly after midnight. Johnson says the child had been burned, but an autopsy was ordered to determine if he died before or after being placed in the oven.

Greenville Police Chief Freddie Cannon says 24-year-old Terrie A. Robinson has been charged with murder. The chief says she’ll be arraigned Thursday in Greenville, a city of about 35,000 residents in the Mississippi Delta.

Mississippi Mom Charged Son in Oven

Woman Survives Ride on Van Hood

Woman Survives Ride on Van Hood - A California woman literally held on for her life, gripping the hood of her husband's car for 35 miles as he sped along a highway at speeds up to 100 mph.

The woman tried to stop her husband Christopher Carroll, 36, from driving while he was allegedly in the middle of a drug binge, that included methamphetamines, late Friday night. In an effort to stop him from pulling out of the driveway of their Manteca, Calif., home, she jumped on the hood. As he backed up she was thrown and her foot became stuck on the vehicle's side mirror.

"I was holding on literally by the tips of my fingers and basically my ankles," she told ABC affiliate KGO. "Now I know it was the stupidest thing in my life I've ever done, but I jumped on the hood of the van. He backed out quickly and when he did that it turned me and I got stuck," she said.

The woman, whom ABC News has chosen not to identify because she is the victim of domestic abuse, was a…

Mickey Rooney Testifies

Mickey Rooney Testifies - Three-and-a-half million Americans every year in this country are victims of elder abuse, and even big-name movie stars are not immune, as we learned Wednesday in Congress.

Mickey Rooney, now 90-years-old, may have played his most important role ever by getting attention to the terrible times the oldest Americans suffer.

"You can be in control of your life one minute, ladies and gentleman. And the next minute, just like that, you have absolutely – believe it or not – no control of your life. Sometimes this happens quickly, but other times it's very, very gradual. You might wonder when all this truly began. In my case, I was eventually and completely stripped of the ability to make even the most basic decisions. 'Where do we go, or what do we do?'"

Elder abuse comes in three forms: physical; neglect, when they don't get the help, service and treatment they pay for at their homes; and financial, which is what Rooney talked about – havi…

Travis Barker Recovery

Travis Barker Recovery - Between his new solo album, Give the Drummer Some, and a Blink-182 reunion album, Travis Barker has a pretty busy year ahead of him. But, for a while, he wasn’t sure he’d ever play again. Barker was seriously injured in a 2008 small plane crash and the drummer recently told that very few people knew how badly he was hurt.

“For a while after my accident, I was just recovering,” he said. “No one really thought I would be able to play drums after all the surgeries and everything. That was always on my mind. Once I was in the studio, it was like, ‘I can walk now, I can play the drums still. I have to finish [the solo album].’”

Barker’s recovery included 16 surgeries and he almost had one of his feet amputated. He also said his left hand was completely numb for a while.

“It was sketchy, so I came a long way. And mentally I was a basket case,” he said. “It was a big amount of time to get off of 20 medications that they had me on, and then physically…

Wisconsin Prank Calls

Wisconsin Prank Calls - On the heels of an embarrassing prank call made by Ian Murphy to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker two weeks ago, lawmakers from the state have introduced a bill that would make spoof calls illegal, thereby breaking the hearts of teenager girls and radio hosts across the state.

State Sen. Mary Lazich and State Rep. Mark Honadel, both Republicans (as is Gov. Walker), drafted the bill, which would prohibit tricking a call recipient into believing that the person on the line is someone they are not.

The legislation would make it illegal to defraud, cause harm or wrongfully obtain information, as well as use services to transmit inaccurate caller ID, a representative of Rep. Honadel told the Badger Herald. It would also prohibit individuals from masking their voices or providing fake phone numbers to the call recipient.

A person who violates the bill could be subject to a fine of $1,000 to $10,000 for each prank call. Law enforcement officials and government agencie…

New Bible No Booty

New Bible No Booty - The word “booty” is getting the boot by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in a move to update The American Bible, which is used by millions of Catholics and other Christians. All the teenagers in Sunday School will have one less thing to laugh about now that “booty” is to be replaced by “spoils of war.”

“Booty” is not the only word that is being removed. The English words “virgin”, “cereal”, and “holocaust” are also being replaced by English words because recent trends in scholarship and linguistics.

Dozens of priests, scholars, and translators met for 17 years to hammer out a new and updated Bible for modern Catholics.

New Bible No Booty

Top Ways to Lose Weight Fast

Top Ways to Lose Weight Fast - There are no fad diet tips below like the Atkins diet or no carbs all the tips are sensible and will help you lose weight fast be healthy and happy. So here are your proven tips.

1. Use the cabbage soup diet to start

We all need motivation and want to see results quickly and this diet that lasts for just a week is an ideal way to get started. It is guaranteed to help you.

Many people knock off up to half a stone and you can to.

This is not a long term diet, just to get you in the mood and show some quick results.

Now your started, here are your tips.

Note: Eat what you want within the guidelines and you will lose weight fast.

2. Eat 5 meals a day. 3 main meals breakfast lunch and dinner and two snacks in between

This will help you avoid hunger pangs. Make sure you eat breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day.

Man is a grazer not a binger and we need constant nourishment throughout the day.

3. Portion Size

While you can eat 5 meals a day kee…

2011 Safest Autos

2011 Safest Autos - Safety is of utmost importance when purchasing a car. It is important to know your car will keep you or your loved ones safe.

In the large luxury car segment the 5 series BMW is the safest followed by the Buick LaCross. The Cadillac CTS is also high up in the safety ratings.

In the small sedan segment the Chevrolet Cruze comes in first.

Whatever car you choose, it's important to check it's safety ratings first. Safety ratings should come before aesthetics.

2011 Safest Autos

Georgia Bill Birth Certificates

Georgia Bill Birth Certificates - A bill signed by 94 Georgia state House members would require all presidential and vice presidential candidates to present a birth certificate to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office before they can be put on the statewide ballot.

The Presidential Eligibility Assurance Act, House Bill 401, would demand of each candidate a long-form birth certificate, a sworn statement that the candidate has never been a citizen of another country and a confirmation that the candidate has lived in the U.S. for the previous 14 years.

During the 2008 presidential elections, allegations were raised that then-candidate Barack Obama was not a U.S. citizen, which spurred him to release documentation from Hawaii confirming his birth in that state.

Rep. Mark Hatfield, R-Waycross, the lead author on the bill, is skeptical of the documentation.

The document is a certificate of live birth from the state of Hawaii, valid for use in court proceedings and is considered by Hawaii …

Tax Return Errors Responsibility

Tax Return Errors Responsibility - In the past, the IRS' Office of the Director of Practice lacked the resources to effectively pursue potential ethical violations by some tax professionals.

But the landscape has changed with the creation of the Office of Professional Responsibility, which has significant additional staffing and funding to more aggressively pursue problem practitioners.

As the oversight of licensed tax practitioners increases, we need to know what is expected of us to comply with the law and retain our ability to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Our focus was Circular 230, a U.S. Treasury Department regulation administered by the Office of Professional Responsibility. Although various versions of the Circular have been in effect for a while, the Circular was significantly revised and strengthened in July 2002.

Circular 230 governs practice before the IRS by CPAs, attorneys, enrolled agents and enrolled actuaries. The Office of Professional Responsibility may on…

Male Depression Economy

Male Depression Economy - A new study says that being a 21st century man may cause male depression rates to go higher, as uneducated and undereducated men may be pushed out of the job market due to a shifting and unstable economy.

Where will they go? Probably home and that may cause issues.

The study says if they go home to play Mr. Mom, it may be a painful adjustment.

"Western men, particularly those with low education levels, will face a difficult road in the 21st century," write the authors of an editorial in the March issue of The British Journal of Psychiatry.

"It may be more difficult, on average, for men to adjust to a domestic role than for women to adjust to a work role."

Researchers Boadie Dunlop and Tanja Mletzko, both of Emory University School of Medicine write that with the shift, 'men's failure to fulfill the role of breadwinner is associated with greater depression and marital stress and conflict' with their now more powerful bread-win…

FDA Denture Cream Zinc

FDA Denture Cream Zinc - The Food and Drug Administration suggested that manufacturers consider taking zinc out of denture cream, following reports of neurological problems that might be associated with zinc poisoning.

Zinc is a mineral that is naturally present in some foods, available as a dietary supplement and added to certain products. Zinc has been added to denture cream to boost its adhesive properties. The FDA said in a Feb. 23 letter sent to denture-adhesive manufacturers that it's received "numerous reports of adverse events related to the use of denture creams" consistent with zinc toxicity.

GlaxoSmithKline PLC announced last year that it was removing zinc from its Poligrip brand and other denture-adhesive products. At the time the company said it had "become aware of potential health problems associated with the long-term excessive use of our zinc-containing denture adhesive products."

Symptoms of zinc toxicity include nerve damage or numbness in th…

Teens Tanning Salons

Teens Tanning Salons - 17-year-old Grace Moore says she tans only for special occasions.
"I think being a teenager I probably tan for prom and homecoming and before and after spring break."

But tanning regulations are getting tougher. Now, Moore and other teens need a parent's permission to use the beds. The healthcare law added an extra ten cents to every "tanning dollar."

"Being under 18 you are under your parents rules so I think they should be involved in making that decision."

Jason Laube, the Owner of Cutting Edge Fitness in Clear Lake, says teens have to come in with a parent and sign a waiver. They also have to read something from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

"Right now, we have no one under the age of 16 come in here."

17-year-olds may soon be added to that list after new reports from the American Academy of Pediatrics. They say nearly 9 thousand people died of melanoma last year, and about 70 thousand new melanomas were di…

E. Coli Shopping Carts

E. Coli Shopping Carts - Parents may want to think twice before dropping their toddlers into the front of a shopping cart, according to a new study.

University of Arizona researchers, as reported by , swabbed shopping cart handles in four states. What they found was that of 85 carts examined, 72 percent had a marker for fecal bacteria.

A closer look at samples from 46 carts showed E. coli on half of them.

"That's more than you find in a supermarket's restroom," lead researcher Charles Gerba, a professor of microbiology, told MSNBC. He said that's because while disinfecting cleaners are used in restrooms nobody routinely disinfects shopping carts.

AOL Health cautioned that while most strains of E. coli are harmless, others can cause illness and some can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia among other illnesses.

Gerba discovered in a previous study that children who ride in shopping carts are more likely than others…

Miley Cyrus So Undercover

Miley Cyrus So Undercover - Miley Cyrus' high school action comedy So Undercover has found a home at The Weinstein Company. TWC announced the pick-up and revealed they'll be sending So Undercover out into theaters in October.

So Undercover was directed by Tom Vaughan (What Happens in Vegas) and also features Jeremy Piven, Mike O'Malley, and Kelly Osbourne. Here's the official synopsis, courtesy of The Weinstein Company: "When the FBI hires her to go undercover at a college sorority, Molly Morris (Cyrus) must transform herself from a tough, streetwise private investigator to a refined, sophisticated university girl to help protect the daughter of a one-time mobster. With several suspects on her list, Molly unexpectedly discovers that not everyone is who they appear to be, including herself."

Miley Cyrus' dad's been in the news recently after saying in a GQ interview that Hannah Montana destroyed his family, but his outburst doesn't seem to have neg…

Keith Richards' Daughter Arrested

Keith Richards' Daughter Arrested - Theodora Richards, the daughter of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards, was arrested Tuesday night in Manhattan after police observed her allegedly scrawling on the wall of a SoHo convent — and later discovered she was carrying illegal drugs, authorities said.

Richards, 25, who also models and is an art student, was seen writing the message “T Heart A” with a red acrylic paint marker on a white plaster wall of a building containing St. Anthony’s Convent on Prince Street, a law enforcement official said.

When the approached by plain clothes Anti-Crime Unit officers, Richards allegedly told them the initials stood for Theodora and Alexandra, her younger sister, the official said.

The officers searched Richards and found white pills police believe to be hydrocodine and a small amount of marijuana. According to the official, Richards said she bought the pills from a dealer thinking it was Xanax.

The official said Richards told the officers: “I h…

Napping Malaysia Burglar

Napping Malaysia Burglar - A Malaysian court has slapped a five-year prison sentence on a burglar who was found sleeping in a house he broke into.

Prosecutor Muhammad Ashraff Diah says the 35-year-old man broke into a house in southern Malaysia last week and spent the night sleeping there. The homeowner returned in the morning and called the authorities before the man woke up.

The unemployed man tried to run away when the police arrived. They caught him and recovered several hundred ringgit (dollars) he had taken from the house.

Muhammad Ashraff said Wednesday that the man pleaded guilty to a burglary charge this week.
Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Napping Malaysia Burglar

California Woman Banana Peel

California Woman Banana Peel - A banana peel, the torment of many a cartoon character, has allegedly become the real-life downfall of a woman in California.

Ida Valentine, 58, is suing the 99 Cents Only store where she slipped on one last April.

She said that she suffered a herniated disk and tissue damage, spent $9,000 on medical bills and is seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

"She fell and landed on her backside," said Courtney Mikolaj of the Quirk Law Firm in Ventura, California, which is representing her.

Mikolaj said the 99 Cents Only store in Fontana, California, refused a proposed settlement of $44,000. Executives from the company, a deep-discount retailer with hundreds of stores in western states, were not immediately available for comment.

The image in popular culture of an unwary pedestrian tripping head over heels on a banana peel stems from the late 19th century, when bananas were a popular street food in American cities and the press portrayed them as a p…

Euthanized Oklahoma Puppy

Euthanized Oklahoma Puppy - Wall-E is a black and white puppy. He was checked in by vets and confirmed to be dead. He and his four other brothers and sisters were put into the trash with him on Saturday.

The next day a puppy miracle occurred. As God would have it, Wall-E was not done in this world just yet. An animal control officer looked into the bin and saw that Wall-E survived. And he was reportedly as healthy as can be.

The NY Daily News reported, "Veterinarian Amanda Kloski created a profile for the small dog, named Wall-E after the Pixar film character. A woman in Pennsylvania

Euthanized Oklahoma Puppy

Secrets of Hypermiling

Secrets of Hypermiling - Although some hypermilers may go to some extremes to get fantastic mileage, most just practice some simple driving techniques that everyone can use.

I guess the biggest tip to making a dent in your fuel consumption is to slow down. Studies have shown that driving a steady 55 mph on the highway leads to better gas mileage. But if you are like me, you want to make sure that you are doing at least the speed limit whenever you can. So if the speed limit is 65 mph the chances are pretty good that that is the speed I am going to be traveling at.

You can also use the momentum of the road to help you increase your gas mileage. That means coasting whenever possible. If you live in a hilly area like I do, then you can just take your foot off of the gas when you are going downhill. It's also a good idea to take your food off of the gas pedal and coast to the stop sign or traffic light.

Accelerate before you get to a hill if possible instead of waiting until you are a…

The Best Cities for Retirees 2011

The Best Cities for Retirees 2011 - Retirees often consider moving cities as conditions are better for them there. Things like safety, health care, and cost of living are big factors. Here is a list of the best cities for retirees.

10 Best U.S. Cities For Retirees

1. Asheville, NC
2. Sarasota, FL
3. Prescott, AZ
4. Paris, TN
5. Austin, TX
6. Green Valley, AZ
7. Winston-Salem, NC
8. Beaufort, SC
9. San Diego, CA
10. Ft. Myers, FL

The Best Cities for Retirees 2011

How to Invest in ETFs

How to Invest in ETFs - The question of how to invest in ETFs is being asked by many people. These days, more and more people are looking towards atypical ways of making their money work for them. This does not necessarily mean they are looking for odd or obtuse ways of investing their money as much as they are seeking strategies that are not typical ones. One such way people wish to put their money to use for them would be through ETF trading since this can prove to be a viable way to earn solid returns and profits. Of course, this does raise questions regarding what would be the best way to go about trading such items.

Some may be curious as to what ETFs are. ETF refers to exchange traded funds. This means they are funds that contain a great variety of stocks. The sheer volume of the stocks could range upwards of a hundred or more. Since you are diversifying through the stocks, you can survive if any number of the stocks does poorly as long as there are other stocks that can hedge t…

Willow Smith BBC

Willow Smith BBC - She is best known for singing about 'whipping her hair back and forth' - but Willow Smith might end up with whiplash trying it with her new hair do.

The 10-year-old mini-star was sporting a brand new 'corn row' hairstyle of a headful of tiny plaits when she left the BBC Radio 1 studios today after a pre-recorded interview about the follow up to Whip My Hair, 21st Century Girl.

The precocious daughter of movie stars Will and Jada Pinkett Smith was showing off a do that was half way there when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey's World's Most Talented Kids which aired in the U.S.last night.

Willow also told the chat show queen that despite her young age, her new career was '50 percent work and 102 percent fun'.

And asked by Oprah what she did when the attention got too much, she replied that she follows her mum Jada Pinkett Smith's advice.

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American Idol Top 12 Girls Spoilers

Tonight’s American Idol will feature the Top 12 Girls singing for their Idol lives, and thanks to Joe’s Place, we have a sneak peek at which songs will be sung tonight, and by whom.

They are as follows…

1. Tatynisa Wilson - "Only Girl (in the world)" by Rihanna

2. Naima Adedapo - "Summertime" by George Gershwin

3. Kendra Chantelle - "Impossible" by Christina Aguilera

4. Rachel Zevita - "Criminal" by Fiona Apple

5. Karen Rodriguez - "Hero" (in Spanish and English) by Mariah Carey

6. Lauren Turner - "Seven Day Fool" by Etta James (Jully Black also did a cover recently)

7. Ashthon Jones - "Love All Over Me" by Monica

8. Julie Zorilla - "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

9. Haley Reinhart - "Fallin" by Alicia Keys

10. Thia Megia - "Out Here On My Own" by Irene Cara

11. Lauren Alaina - "Turn On the Radio" by Reba McEntire

12. Pia Toscano - "I'll Stand By You" by The Preten…

Charlie Sheen 20 20 Interview

Charlie Sheen 20 20 Interview - Charlie Sheen 's "20/20" interview airs tonight, and here are a few gems to look forward to:

On his Tiger Blood media tour: "I woke up and decided, you know, I've been kicked around. I've been criticized. I've been like the, 'Ah, shucks' guy with like this bitchin' rockstar life. And I'm just finally going to completely embrace it, wrap both arms around it, and love it violently. And defend it violently through violent hatred."

On rehabbing himself: "I blinked and I cured my brain, that's how. Everybody has the power. …Can't is the cancer of happen. I can't do it. The Nike slogan doesn't say, 'Just Try It.' Oh, OK. Just try it. No, 'Just Do It,' man."

On what he would say to "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre, the subject of what some have said are anti-Semitic cracks: "I'm sorry if I offended you. I didn't know you were so sensitiv…

Christina Aguilera Arrested

Christina Aguilera Arrested - The singer Christina Aguilera has been arrested and held briefly by Los Angeles police after she was found drunk in public.

The five-time Grammy Award winner had been a passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend when it was stopped near Sunset Strip for erratic driving.

Police arrested 25-year-old Matthew Rutler on suspicion of drink-driving.

Both he and Aguilera were taken to a West Hollywood police station.

Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, said the 30-year-old singer was "not capable of taking care of herself".

"She was cooperative. She was not belligerent in any way whatsoever. She was just intoxicated."

Aguilera was released after about four hours and will not be prosecuted.

Her boyfriend was released later after posting $5,000 bail.

Police say his blood-alcohol level was slightly above the legal limit.

Christina Aguilera Arrested