Sunday September 23, 2018

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Nearly half in top 5 US cities don’t speak English at home, record 67 million

Nearly half of the residents in the nation’s five biggest cities do not speak English at home, choosing instead their native language, according to the latest Census Bureau data that details the impact of a decade of soft immigration policies. Overall, a record 67 million do not speak English at home, said the bureau. That is nearly double in 27 years.  More…

Dairy-allergic teen died after classmate stuffed cheese down his shirt

A UK teen with a severe dairy allergy died after he was apparently “chased” with cheese by a classmate — who then hurled it down his shirt, a London coroner’s court heard this week.  More…

Bert and Ernie are gay lovers, ‘Sesame Street’ writer reveals

Bert and Ernie are more than just friends, according to “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman. Saltzman, who joined the show in 1984, told Queerty the two puppets are a gay couple and their relationship is a reflection of his partnership with film editor Arnold Glassman.  More…

Stockpile of bottled water found in Puerto Rico a year after Maria

Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport — nearly a year after the deadly storm, according to a report. A photo showing the bottles in boxes and covered in a blue tarp on a runway in Ceiba was shared widely on social media Tuesday evening.  More…

Man wanted for urinating on flags at veterans cemetery

Massachusetts cops are hunting for a man they say urinated on several American flags at a veterans cemetery — after an “outraged” witness posted pictures of the vile act. George Gatteny, of Somerville, said he spotted the suspect among a group of people Sunday at a World War II memorial in the Somerville Veterans Cemetery.  More…

Roseanne: My character killed off ‘The Conners’ by opioid overdose

Roseanne Barr has revealed how the “Roseanne” spinoff show, “The Conners,” will kill off her namesake character. “Oh ya, they killed her,” she said, adding, “They have her die of an opioid overdose.”  More…

Paul McCartney Slams Trump in New Song

Paul McCartney has recently revealed that he once masturbated with John Lennon and saw God on a drug trip. Now his highly-acclaimed 17th solo album, Egypt Station, has just been released. “We’ve got a mad captain sailing this boat we’re all on and he is just going to take us to the iceberg being warned it’s not a cool idea.’” And just who could the “Mad Captain” be? “Obviously it’s Trump,” McCartney says.  More…

Weatherman caught ‘faking’ battle to stay on his feet during storm as two men are spotted casually walking behind him

MGM offers deal to Vegas mass shooting victims it’s suing

MGM Resorts International drew criticism Tuesday for saying hundreds of survivors of the Las Vegas mass shooting, who are being sued by the casino operator, could opt to have the money that will be used to serve them a lawsuit instead donated to a charity.  More…

Michael Strahan: NFL Players’ Protest Has Been “Hijacked” By Angry Fans

As a Good Morning America host and former NFL player, Michael Strahan sounded off on that peaceful protest on Ellen, and he explained why he has no issue with Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players taking a knee before games. Strahan told Ellen DeGeneres that he would have joined players in their protest, and he insisted that he would have stepped up as a leader to make sure that the players’ message wasn’t “hijacked” by angry fans.  ...

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper to be freed, Smart calls decision ‘incomprehensible’

One of Elizabeth Smart’s abductors is getting out of prison next week — a decision that the kidnapping victim says is “incomprehensible.” Wanda Barzee, now 72, admitted to aiding her self-proclaimed-prophet husband Brian David Mitchell kidnap a then-14-year-old Smart at knifepoint from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002.  More…

Kathy Griffin Says Les Moonves Never Wanted A Woman In Late Night, Curses Out Julie Chen In Latest Twitter Thread

Kathy Griffin has come back with a vengeance — literally — since her bloody-Trump-head picture and its aftermath almost cost her her career in 2017. Since attempts to silence her were made by the president and even people in entertainment (mostly men), Kathy Griffin 2.0 has come out swinging, defending not only her right to free speech but defending the women in entertainment who still have to cede control to men in power.  More…

Julie Chen steps away from CBS’s ‘The Talk’ after Les Moonves fiasco

Julie Chen announced Monday she’s taking some time off from CBS’ “The Talk,” a day after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as chairman of the network amid a fresh wave of sexual misconduct allegations. “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” Chen said in a statement to Deadline.com.  More…

Couple spent money on trips while homeless vet lived in trailer

The New Jersey couple whose GoFundMe campaign for a hero hobo raised $400,000 kept him living like a hungry pauper on a trailer in their driveway while they splurged on vacations and a shoe collection to rival Imelda Marcos, his lawyer said.  More…

Woman mauled to death by pit bull she just adopted

A Maryland woman was mauled to death by a pit bull she’d adopted only two weeks before. Robin Conway, 64, gave the pup a home and “was in love with dog,” her sister, Susan LeClair, told WMAR-TV. “She is in love with animals,” LeClair said. “The dog, apparently, went after her.”  More…