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Justin Bieber Has A Spitting Problem

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And the offensive behavior continues: As adoring fans surrounded his Toronto hotel yesterday, Justin Bieber decided to grace them with his presence, heading out onto his balcony to snap the view on Instagram. Read more on Newser…

Ariel Castro To Spend Rest Of His Life In Prison

Ariel Castro To Spend Rest Of His Life In Prison

Ariel Castro will spend the rest of his life in prison. The Cleveland man, accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade, has accepted a plea deal, reports the AP. He will plead guilty and be handed a sentence of life without parole plus 1,000 years in prison. The judge asked him he if understands that he will never be released. “I do understand that,” Castro replied. He added, “I knew I was pretty much going to get the book thrown at me.” Read more on Newser…

New Jersey Town Lawyers Up To Keep Snooki Out

New Jersey Town Lawyers Up To Keep Snooki Out

Poor Snooki just can’t catch a break. The “Jersey Shore” star is not wanted in Florence, Hoboken, and now you can add one more locale to the list. Dozens of residents of New Jersey’s Berkeley Township took to the council meeting last night to protest Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s plan to shoot reality spin-off “Snooki and JWoww,” starring herself and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley, in the Pelican Island neighborhood, the Star-Ledger reports; they’ve even hired an attorney for the fight. Read more on Newser…

Reporter Helen Thomas Dead At 92

Reporter Helen Thomas Dead At 92

Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas is dead at age 92, reports CNN. The word “trailblazing” is already in heavy use, as here in Politico’s early obituary, given that Thomas achieved so many firsts for female journalists—including becoming the first woman to serve as president of the White House Correspondents’ Association.  Read more on Newser…

Music Journo Allegedly Had Liam Gallagher’s Love Child

Music Journo Allegedly Had Liam Gallagher's Love Child

It’s tough to find a story any messier than this: In what it is calling an “exclusive,” The New York Daily News yesterday reported by way of a source that ex-Oasis frontman (and married man) Liam Gallagher fathered a 7-month-old love child with music reporter Liza Ghorbani. According to the article’s time stamp, The New York Post ran a story of its own just shy of an hour later, reporting the same thing via “sources” and adding that a DNA test has proved it. Now the Daily Mail reports that while Gallagher’s lawyer refuses to comment on the “gossip,” he did say “legal action” was being taken against the Post. Read more on Newser…

Pregnant Woman Struck By Lightning, Gives Birth

Pregnant Woman Struck By Lightning Gives Birth

A pregnant New Mexico woman has survived a bolt from the blue to give birth to a bouncing baby girl. Kendra Villanueva and the baby’s father Ian Gordon were watching fireworks with friends on July Fourth when lightning struck both of them in the front yard of an Albuquerque home. Villanueva was just weeks from her due date and was rushed to University of New Mexico Medical Center where she had an emergency Cesarean section. Read more on Newser…

Texas Governor Rick Perry Won’t Seek Reelection In 2014

As Rick Perry was waxing poetic over his political future yesterday, he refused to rule out a 2016 run for the White House, calling it “certainly … an option out there.” Today, Texas’ longest-serving governor said he “will not seek re-election” in 2014, reports the AP, during a gathering of friends and supporters he called to discuss “exciting future plans.” Read more on Newser…

Report: At Least 2 Dead In San Francisco Plane Crash

Report: At Least 2 Dead In San Francisco Plane Crash

Two people have died, and 61 were injured in a plane crash at San Francisco airport today. The San Francisco Fire Department told CBS of the fatalities, and says the number of injured is expected to rise. Early reports say the tail of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 borke off as Flight 214 made a hard landing. “The plane started coming in at an odd angle, there was a huge bang and you could see the cloud of huge black smoke,” says a witness. Video of the plane on YouTube shows the plane upright, with black smoke billowing out, and evacuation slides down. Read more on Newser… [Photo via @EuniceBirdRah]

Royal Baby’s Cash Value: $376M

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You can’t put a price on the birth of a child—unless you’re the British economy, and the child is an heir to the throne. The royal baby, due in July, will bring some $376 million into Britain’s retail coffers, according to a Center for Retail Research report. That’s thanks to all the baby-related stuff hitting the shops, from “Pitter Patter” nail polish to royal baby showers for non-royal moms. Meanwhile, the Middleton family company, Party Pieces, is selling a new baby range. Read more on Newser…

Does Tom Cruise Want Katie Holmes Back?

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It’s been a year since Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, and apparently Cruise is feeling sentimental. A source tells UK magazine Look the actor sent Holmes an “emotional letter” looking to, at the very least, be friends again, Australia’s News Network reports. “It’s like he’s finally recognized that Katie will always be the love of his life,” the source says. Even so, “It won’t have been an over the top letter—it has been a year and I’m sure Tom will have been aware that Katie wouldn’t be interested in running straight back into his arms.” Read more on Newser…

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