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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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New Low: Octomom Sued By Strip Club

Today in the world of Very, Very Serious Legal Battles: A strip club is trying to get an emergency injunction … to keep Octomom Nadya Suleman from stripping at a competing club. Suleman, you’ll remember, was due to launch her stripping career at T’s Lounge in West Palm Beach with a series of eight shows that were to begin tonight. But after one of the club’s bartenders called her “crazy” in a TV interview, Suleman canceled the gigs just days after signing the contract. Now she’s due to appear at the nearby Playhouse Gentleman’s Club on Friday—unless the injunction stops her. Read more …

TomKat Settlement Details Leak Out

The quickie divorce settlement between Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes outlines in great detail and for years to come how they can behave around daughter Suri, reports TMZ. Among the available details:

  • Katie basically gets primary physical custody, but Tom will have a lot of custodial time with Suri. Read more…

Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Dead At 95

Ernest Borgnine, the hefty Hollywood actor who went from bad guy roles to Oscar stardom to TV comedy, died today at age 95 in Los Angeles, the APreports. The former Navy serviceman started by playing villains in Hollywood movies, but avoided typecasting by snagging the Oscar-winning lead in Marty in 1955. “The Oscar made me a star, and I’m grateful,” he said. “But I feel had I not won the Oscar I wouldn’t have gotten into the messes I did in my personal life.” Read more…

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Start Settlement Talks

The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes split may not result in a nasty court fight after all. TMZ says lawyers from both sides have begun “calm” settlement talks on custody of Suri and child support, among other things. If all goes well, it would mean that Cruise would not file a divorce case of his own in California. Yesterday, the BBC suggested such a filing was imminent after talking to his lawyer. Read more…

Female Marine Says Women In Infantry Is A Bad Idea

The Marines are moving toward the notion of putting more women in combat roles, and one Marine in particular—a woman—thinks it’s a lousy idea. “As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal,” writes Capt. Katie Petronio in the Marine Corps Gazette. She’s worried that nowhere near enough study has been done on “gender-specific medical issues,” especially on the toll they may take on females in the long run—a view she holds based on “firsthand experience” in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Read more…

Why Ann Curry Really Got The Boot

If you thought things seemed a little, well, cold between Matt Lauer and Ann Curry on her final Today show appearance, there’s good reason for that, a source tells Us Weekly: “Matt Lauer is 100% behind Ann leaving,” the insider claims. There’s not much in the way of explanation given beyond that, though the source noted that during Curry’s last few days, the pair “were really icy to each other, and she refused to speak to him all week.”  Read more …

TomKat Divorce: Pre-Nup Gives Katie Basically Nothing

The latest tidbit to trickle out from the Tom Cruise-Katie Holmes divorce: Katie won’t be cashing in by leaving Tom. Their prenup stipulates that she’ll leave the marriage with barely more money than what she brought in, but sources tell TMZ that’s fine because “money is not that important to her. She makes plenty on her own.” Click for more, including how that very prenup could prove the romance was indeed real. Read more…

Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare

The fate of ObamaCare has been decided—and it’s very, very good news for President Obama and tens of millions of uninsured Americans. The Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act with one Medicaid-related exception. SCOTUSblog reports that Chief Justice John Roberts’ vote “saved” ObamaCare; he sided with the left in upholding the individual mandate as constitutional. As for that exception, “the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds is narrowly read.” Read more …

Why Tom Cruise Puts Bird Poop On His Face

The secret to Tom Cruise’s boyish good looks? Bird poop. The actor indulges in a expensive facials in which nightingale excrement is mixed with rice bran and water, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. “Tom doesn’t go in for Botox or surgery but he does pay close attention to all the new and popular natural treatments,” says a Now magazine source, who adds that “the results have been fantastic.” Read more…

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