Conor Oberst Dismisses Libel Lawsuit Against The Woman Who Falsely Accused Him Of Rape

  • Conor Oberst has dismissed his federal libel lawsuit against Joanie Faircloth, the North Carolina woman who accused him of sexual assault in a comment thread on xoJane. Faircloth released a statement publicly recanting her accusation last week, while Oberst released a statement accepting her apology. [CBS News]
  • The Carter-Knowles family was spotted happily hanging out in New Orleans, only further fueling our questions about whether everyone is actually over whatever happened in that elevator. [People]
  • Game show host/”Ferris Bueller” icon Ben Stein has been accused of asking a 24-year-old woman to send her nude pics. [Page Six]
  • Rumor has it that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are planning a summer wedding and hoping to adopt a child together. [Jezebel]
  • Keira Knightley opened up about how brutal and invasive the paparazzi can be: “Photographers [were] constantly trying to take a picture up my skirt. They would call me a whore or try and start a fight with my boyfriend/father/brother. They’d be trying to get a reaction: ‘You look shit. You’re a shit actress.'” Ouch. [Time Out New York]
  • Sarah Palin’s defense for the speeding ticket she got for going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone: “I wasn’t speeding, I was qualifying.” Sigh. [Gawker]
  • Tales of a blind date dick pic. [Jezebel]
  • In an attempt to prove he isn’t sexist, Bear Grylls revealed his plan to create a women-only version of “The Island.” [Huffington Post]
  • Jessica’s favorite PBS show “Call The Midwife” is back for a fourth season in March 2015 and a holiday special is on the way this December! [PBS]

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