Sunday December 16, 2018

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Eric Clapton was determined to stay sober after his son’s tragic death, book claims

An unspeakable tragedy tore Eric Clapton’s life to pieces when his 4-year-old son Conor fell from the window of a 53rd-floor apartment in New York City in March 1991. The boy, who was dressed in his red pajamas and slippers, landed on the roof of a four-story neighboring building.  More…

Judge Judy is the highest-paid TV host of 2018

Judge Judy had an incredibly lucrative year in 2018 and, as a result, topped the list of the highest-paid television hosts by a wide margin. According to Forbes’ ranking, the stern courtroom personality, whose real name is Judy Sheindlin, reportedly pocketed $147 million pretax this year, making her the highest-grossing host. In second was Ellen DeGeneres, whose work on her daytime talk show earned her $87.5 million.  More…

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile iGen generation

iGen kids are the generation born in 1995 and later, and the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. These children are growing up more slowly. By the age of 18, they are less likely to have a driver’s licence, to work in a paying job, or to go out on dates.  More…

Texas burglar bleeds to death in home he targeted: police

A Texas man thwarted his own burglary attempt Tuesday evening after bleeding to death inside the home he had broken into, police said. The homeowner found 28-year-old Javier Tellez Jr. dead inside their El Paso home. Investigators determined the man had slashed his arms on the broken window and died from loss of blood.  More…

Grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi until they remove NFL logo

Pepsi’s slogan may have once been “The Choice of a New Generation,” but one grocery store owner has chosen to no longer sell its products because they feature the NFL logo. Phillip Stewart, the owner of the store, said “I don’t want to support them in any way, because I feel like it’s just wrong. I can’t in good conscious sell the product because it does have the logo on it.”  More…

Actor James Woods alerts Florida police to suicidal Marine veteran

Actor James Woods helped alert police in Florida and used Twitter to reach out to a Marine veteran who had posted a worrisome tweet saying he was going to kill himself. The 71-year-old actor contacted police in Orlando and Maitland on Monday night after spotting the troubling tweet from one of his Twitter followers.  More…

Man who raped, murdered student gets 3 years

The 20-year-old Washington state killer who drugged, raped and murdered a high school student, sending nude photos of her to the teen’s friends during the attack, got less than three years in jail for the heinous crime, sparking outcry from the victim’s family.  More…

Yahoo Data Breach Victims Get $100, Lawyers Get $35 Million

Yahoo will pay up to $85 million to settle a class action lawsuit over its massive data breach, reports the Recorder, a legal publication. That includes $50 million for compensation for up to 200 million affected users plus another $35 million for lawyers’ fees and expenses.  More…

Male Gym Teacher Punished For Refusing To Oversee Middle School Girl Get Undressed In Boys’ Locker Room

A physical education teacher in Florida was punished for refusing to oversee a biologically female middle schooler who identifies as male potentially get undressed in the boys’ locker room. The school, stunningly, allowed the female student to have access to the boys’ locker room without so much as informing the male students who would be sharing the locker room with the girl or the students’ parents.  More…

Prince Charles has his shoelaces ironed every morning

Being first in line for the British throne may have gone to Prince Charles’ head. “His pajamas are pressed every morning, his shoelaces are pressed flat with an iron, the bath plug has to be in a certain position and the water temperature has to be just tepid,” Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, revealed in the documentary  More…

McDonald’s worker accused of assaulting manager with ‘crispy’ bacon

A South Carolina McDonald’s employee was reportedly charged with third degree assault and battery last Friday after she physically confronted her manager. The employee was upset by the manager’s action and reportedly backed the manager into a corner in the kitchen and began to “shove hot crispy bacon in face,” the report said.  More…

Plane passenger refuses to remove bare feet from tray table, argues with flight attendant

Passengers have to put up with a lot on flights – but having bare feet in your face shouldn’t be one of them. But one woman travelling on a plane in China put her feet up on tray table and then refused to take them back down when a flight attendant asked her to.  More…

This guy spent a decade drinking to find the world’s best hangover cure

Don’t whine to Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall about your booze-induced headache. The Toronto-based writing professor and former bar owner has spent the past decade drinking himself into oblivion in pursuit of the ultimate hangover cure.  More…

Democrat apologizes for calling Tennessee Republicans racist and ‘uneducated’

A Tennessee Democrat newly elected to the House of Representatives has apologized for saying the state is racist and most residents who voted Republican are uneducated. London Lamar, who ran uncontested in Tennessee’s House District 91, made the remarks in a 15-minute video posted to Facebook after last week’s midterm election.  More…

Heathen eats soup directly from supermarket hot bar

A grocery store shopper has gone viral for his less than appetizing — and unhygienic — way of eating soup. The man was recorded by a fellow shopper at an unnamed grocery store taking a sample of soup from the hot bar straight from the ladle.  More…