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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux took a private jet to New York City for his birthday celebration, and sat side-by-side at Manhattan’s Blue Hill restaurant looking “like a long-term couple in love,” a source tells People. Then Theroux—who had been “dying” to propose—whipped out an eight-carat diamond ring, reports the Daily Mail. “It’s a huge emerald-cut diamond. It’s… READ MORE »


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George Zimmerman is almost out of money—so his lawyer is about to ask the public to foot the bill for his trial. “He really has to live as a hermit, unfortunately,” says lawyer Mark O’Mara. “He’s not doing well. He’s getting by.” His legal defense fund is down to $50,000, he has $20,000 in unpaid bills, and… READ MORE »


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Paul Ryan adores Atlas Shrugged author Ayn Rand, calling her “the reason I got involved in public service.” But the feeling wouldn’t be mutual, writes Conor Friedersdorf in the Atlantic. First off, the very idea of “public service” is pretty un-Randian: She calls the notion of the “public interest” inherently unfair. And taking a look… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Snoozing on your stomach may increase dreams about sex, says a new study. Hong Kong researchers surveyed 670 students, collecting data about sleep postures and dream content and found that stomach sleepers reported more erotic dreams than anyone else. They also described more feelings of “persecution,” “being tied up,” and “being locked up,” reports the… READ MORE »


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David Rakoff, longtime contributor to This American Life, essayist adored for his cynical point of view, and beloved voice for the gay and Jewish communities, died of cancer yesterday at 47, reports the Huffington Post. Some tributes:

Margalit Fox, New York Times: Rakoff was a “was a social anthropologist of postmodern life” who… READ MORE »


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A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy test, and those who refused or were, indeed, with child were kicked out—is changing said policy. Pregnant students will no longer have to be home-schooled,… READ MORE »


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Country crooner Randy Travis is having a bad year: He was arrested last night on suspicion of drunk driving, and it’s his second arrest since February (when he was busted for allegedly getting drunk in front of a Baptist church after a fight with his girlfriend). This time around, Travis was busted in Texas after… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Scientists have a new way of investigating a subject’s sexuality: It’s all in the eyes, they say. Instead of using invasive methods—such as a band around the penis—to determine sexual response, researchers at Cornell simply measured the dilation of subjects’ pupils in response to erotic videos, using an infrared lens. The scientists say it could… READ MORE »


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he Robert Pattinson-Kristen Stewart saga just gets messier, at least by Radar’s reporting. The gossip site now says that Pattinson, who reportedly fled to Reese Witherspoon’s side after news of Stewart’s dalliance broke, is accusing Stewart of having an affair with the man she fled to: Giovanni Agnelli. She has apparently been staying at the producer’s home (he worked… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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…READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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 …READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »



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