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Ex-MLB star Kent rumored to be on next season of ‘Survivor’

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Former major league baseball player Jeff Kent is rumored to be one of the contestants on “Survivor: Philippines.” SurvivorFever.net, a fan site devoted to the long-running reality TV franchise, has Kent listed on its speculated cast page, along with Lisa Welchel, who starred in “The Facts of Life.” CBS has not yet confirmed Kent’s appearance [...] [Read More]
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Adele’s music wakes 7-year-old from coma

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You knew Adele could sing, but did you know she can wake people up from comas? Recently, the pop singer’s music was the difference between a child’s recovery from a nearly fatal brain hemorrhage and having to say goodbye. Charlotte Neve, a British 7-year-old, slipped into a coma after suffering a hemorrhage in April. Doctors [...] [Read More]
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Kidney donor surprise for Dallas newlywed

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Dallas newlywed Jonathan Woodlief was lucky to find a kidney donor, especially after doctors told him the odds were against finding a donor: He was a match with only 1 percent of the population, according to WFAA-TV. [Read More]
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Southwest Airlines apologizes over cleavage skirmish

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A Southwest Airlines passenger on a flight from Las Vegas to New York was told she had to get off the plane for inappropriate cleavage. She refused. After the flight, she reached out to the website Jezebel to help get her story out. She got herself a refund and an apology. [Read More]
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Teen’s photo of cash on Facebook attracts thieves

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Police in Australia are warning Facebook users not to post sensitive photos online after a burglary last month at a teenager’s house south of Sydney, the BBC is reporting. [Read More]
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Rodney King found dead in swimming pool

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The black motorist’s 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in the nation’s history. [Read More]
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Movie notes: Vibrators generate big buzz (sorry!)

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Rupert Everett contemplates an adaptation of an electric feather duster in the movie “Hysteria,” which opens Friday . (Sony Pictures Classics) “Hysteria,” an art-house film starring Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Everett takes on the, um, touchy subject of female vibrators. Central to the plot is “hysteria,” a medical condition that didn’t exactly exist. The catchall […] [Read More]
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Man calls 911 to complain about ham sandwich

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(Flickr.com/Lara604) An East Hartford man has called 911 to complain that a deli fouled up his sandwich order. Audio: Listen to the 911 call The man can be heard on a recording of Wednesday’s call complaining that he “specifically asked for little turkey and little ham, a lot of cheese and a lot of mayonnaise,” [...] [Read More]
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HBO apologizes for showing Bush’s head on pike in show

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The creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones found themselves in hot water this week after it was discovered George W. Bush’s likeness was featured on one of the piked heads in a scene from Game of Thrones, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. [Read More]
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