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Suri Heading to New $40K “World” School

Suri Cruise isn’t going to be a Catholic school girl after all. She’s about to book it to a new institution of learning, the for-profit $40,000-a-year Avenues World School that overlooks the High Line park in Chelsea, just blocks from Suri and Katie Holmes’ Manhattan home. The ultra-tony 215,000-square-foot school opens this fall for the first time. It’s going to specialize in a global learning perspective and bilingual education (so 6-year-old Suri will be experiencing half-day immersion in Spanish or Mandarin). Read more…

To Fight Bone Loss, Drink Wine!

Move over, milk, there’s a more fun drink that helps keep women’s bones healthy as they get older: wine. Drinking the equivalent of two small glasses of wine each day helps post-menopausal women retain old bone, making their bones stronger overall and helping to fend off osteoporosis, according to a new study. Read more…

Doc Warned University ‘Threat Team’ About James Holmes

The psychiatrist for Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes was so concerned about his state of mind that she alerted members of the University of Colorado’s “threat team.” But they did nothing because Holmes soon dropped out of school, just six weeks before the shooting rampage in a local theater, reports ABC News. Psychiatrist Lynne Fenton, who was treating Holmes, 24, is also a member of the university threat assessment panel, which is charged with protecting the school from potentially violent students. Fenton, who helped write the school’s policy on threat assessment and had the power to convene a meeting of the panel, informed the other members of her worries about Holmes in early June, according to KMGH-TV. Read more…

Kanye West Planning On Proposing To Kim Kardashian?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sure are taking this publicity stunt—er, romance—seriously: Kanye is already designing an engagement ring for Kim, and he plans on proposing as soon as (wait for the classiness…waaaait for it…) her divorce from husband of 72 days Kris Humphries is complete. West is using diamonds and rubies from his late mother’s personal collection to design Kim’s sparkler, Radar reports. Read more…

Goodbye Snoop Dogg, Hello Snoop Lion

Snoop Dogg is branching out into new musical styles and more intimidating animal pseudonyms. His Snoopness is about to release a reggae album, under the new monicker Snoop Lion, Rolling Stone reports. Read more …

Meet Scientologist Yolanda Pecoraro, Tom Cruise’s Next Gal Pal?

The Church of Scientology just gets creepier and creepier: Now insiders tell the National Enquirer that Scientology bigwigs will probably choose Tom Cruise’s next lady friend, Radar reports. “Tom’s next marriage will be inside the church,” says one expert. The main contender is Yolanda Pecoraro, 27, whom Radar refers to as a “Latin beauty.” A former Scientologist calls her a “Scientology princess,” noting that she was raised in the church, and rumor has it she even dated Tom back in 2004—there’s at least one photo of them together (with the Beckhams, no less), and Cruise supposedly paid for Pecoraro to attend Scientology courses at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre. Read more…

7 Celebrity Businesses That Totally Flopped

You’d think that a celebrity endorsement would be a surefire way to get a business off the ground—but that’s not always the case, as these seven celebrities and their epic business fails prove, the Huffington Post notes.

Natalie Portman tried to hawk vegan shoes in 2008, but for $200 a pop, they weren’t very recession-friendly. Té Casan, the store that partnered with Portman, ended up going under less than a year after the shoes were launched. Read more …

Nail Polish And Hairspray Linked To Diabetes

Bad news for the well manicured: If the cosmetics you slather yourself with contain phthalates, you may be more likely to get type 2 diabetes. A new study finds a link between the man-made chemicals—which can mimic human hormones and are found in everything from nail polish to shampoo to hairspray—and the disease. Women ages 20 to 80 were studied, and those whose urine contained the highest concentration of the chemicals were almost twice as likely to have diabetes as those with the lowest concentrations. Read more …

$158K Dog Wedding Sets New World Record

A new world record was set and plenty of cash was raised for the Humane Society of New York at a high-society canine wedding last night. The bride was a Coton de Tuléar named Baby Hope Diamond and the groom was a formerly stray poodle called Chilly Pasternak. A Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator was on hand to certify that the extravaganza, which used around $158,000 in donated luxury goods and services, was the most expensive pet wedding ever, the AP reports. The old record was set by a $16,000 cat wedding in Thailand in 1996. Read more …

Damning Penn State Report Released

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Today’s most anticipated news event has arrived: The 9am ET release of the so-called Freeh Report, Penn State’s internal investigation into the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal based on more than 3.5 million emails and documents and 430 interviews. Highlights, per the Washington Post and USA Today:

  • The quote initially getting the most attention, which is set to be delivered by report-honcho/former FBI director Louis Freeh at 10am: “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized. Messrs. Spanier, Schultz, Paterno, and Curley never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky’s victims until after Sandusky’s arrest.”

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