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Prince Harry’s military tour of duty was no joke.
Upon returning from his five-month stint in Afghanistan, he was asked (yes) about his naked photo scandal, but also about killing Taliban insurgents.
Which he did.
The 28-year-old Apache helicopter pilot confirmed to the British media that he and his fellow soldiers killed Taliban fighters during his deployment.
“To take a life to save a life,” the World’s Top Bachelor said.
“That’s what it revolves around, I suppose. If there’s people who are trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game.”
Frederick Humphries has been identified as the shirtless FBI agent tied to Jill Kelley – the woman who indirectly blew the whistle on the David Petraeus scandal.
Humphries is the Florida-based FBI agent central to the ongoing, surprising sex scandal that brought down retired general and CIA Director Petraeus last week.
At nearly every key moment in this bizarre and head-scratching case, Humphries has been there, lurking in the shadows … sometimes without a shirt on.
Even before anyone knew who he was, someone set up the faux Twitter account @shirtlessFBIguy. All kidding aside,More >
Last night, viewers were treated to one surprisingly impressive act on America’s Got Talent: Andrew De Leon, a gothic-looking opera singer.
They were also treated to one controversial contestant: Timothy Poe, a veteran who claimed to have developed a major stutter after suffering an injury in Afghanistan. You can watch video of his audition and backstory here…
HOWEVER, multiple sources have now come forward and are casting doubt on Poe’s assertion that a RPG blast in 2009 resulted in this brain-damaged condition.
First, there’s the MinnesotaMore >
Jessica Lynn Lopez, 25, was found at the Ramada Inn in San Diego last Tuesday, exhibiting several self-inflicted cuts and with a suspicious note lying nearby.
Only this wasn’t your run-of-the-mill suicide attempt. Not by a long shot.
Hours later, the body of a missing San Diego-area woman, who had been the subject of a widely publicized search, was discovered 70 miles to the northeast.
Authorities then charged Lopez with murdering Brittany Dawn Killgore (below), 22.
Lopez pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Thursday. Investigators have not yet said how the women may have known eachMore >
Prince Harry will be following in the footsteps of Prince William and Kate Middleton with a trip to the U.S. this year, according to the Spare’s spokesman.
But unlike William, who visited for two days, he’ll be here two months!
Harry, 27, will be spending time in the Golden State plus Arizona for a series of Apache helicopter training courses, various news sources confirm.
The exact locations and dates of his visit have yet to be disclosed, but rest assured, this trip to America is strictly business and not pleasure.
Called “Exercise Crimson Eagle,” Prince Harry‘s California and ArizonaMore >
Sorry, Chelsy Davy.
Sorry, readers who want him to date Pippa Middleton.
Congratulations, single women everywhere! Despite rumors tying him to both of the aforementioned ladies, Prince Harry is single. He said so himself!
Reports that “The Spare” has been involved with “Her Royal Hotness” have popped up ever since the Royal Wedding, but Wills’ brother laughs it off.
On Friday, the 26-year-old attended the Hard Rock Calling concert in London’s Hyde Park, where he openly shot down the rumors of a Pippa fling.
“Pippa? Ha!” he said, according to the Daily Mail. “No, I am not seeing anyone atMore >
It’s hard to hold this against her.
About a month ago, some very clever U.S. Marines rocked out to “Hold It Against Me” and posted a video of themselves lip-syncing to the Britney Spears hit.
The star loved it, and decided to show her appreciation for the video and their service to our country by inviting the troops to her Femme Fatale tour.
“I was so moved by the ‘Hold It Against Me’ video that the U.S. Marines of HMLA-169 and VMM-266 REIN made in Afghanistan,” Spears told E! Online.
“It warmed my heart to see our nation’s soldiersMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Director Tim Hetherington, a four time winner of the world press photographer award, was killed Wednesday along with American photojournalist Chris Hondros, in the midst of heavy fighting in Libya, The Washington Post reports.
Oscar-nominated Hetherington, 40, was in the war-torn country with Pulitzer Prize-nominated Getty photojournalist Chris Hondros, 41, and both were killed as Moammar Gaddafi’s forces continued their siege on rebels in the city of Misrata. Two other photojournalists were also hurt during the attack and eight civilians were killed. TheMore >
Documentary filmmaker Tim Hetherington, a 2011 Oscar nominee who directed the acclaimed Afghanistan war film Restrepo, was killed today in Libya.
The veteran correspondent was only 41 years old.
Hetherington died in the Libyan city of Misurat Three photographers working in alongside him chronicling the Libyan civil conflict, were also injured.
One, Chris Hondros, reportedly suffered a critical brain wound. Guy Martin, who was with Hondros and Hetherington, is said to be in “grave” condition.
The British-born Hetherington found great critical success with Restrepo, which he co-directedMore >
With dangerous protests taking place in Libya, Angelina Jolie released a statement today that takes up the cause of refugees fleeing the troubled country, along with those in Africa’s Cote d’Ivoire.
Said this UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador:
“We don’t want to look back and find their deaths on our hands. As we witness these newest crises unfold in west and north Africa, it is critical that all parties respect the fundamental right of people in danger to flee to safety. All I’m asking is that civilians be protected, and not targeted or harmed.”
Jolie has been in been in Kabul, Afghanistan thisMore >
… General David Petraeus?!?
Look, Barbara Walters, you can’t make a fluff-filled list of people who simply made headlines in 2010 – asking Sarah Palin about her daughter dancing and Justin Bieber about a photographed kiss – and suddenly then ask us to take you seriously as a journalist.
But that’s the exact transition Walters tried to make on last night’s 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010.
J. Lo was one hit single away from out-fascinating David Petraeus.
She prattled us about American Idol with Jennifer Lopez and talked fist-pumping with the cast of Jersey Shore, only to then name theMore >
In the eyes of teenage girls around the globe, Justin Bieber is a heartthrob who can do nothing wrong.
But in the eyes of a specific sect of mentally unbalanced church goers, this 16-year old is a shaggy-haired example of all that’s wrong with the world.
At last night’s concert in Kansas City, members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church protested Justin “to remind all of those in attendance that America’s destruction is imminent.”
What’s their specific beef with Bieber? The group says he “has a platform given to him by God to speak to this world; he has a duty to teach obedience by hisMore >
She’s the target of such salacious gossip from tabloids – just last week, we reported on how Brad Pitt is supposedly sneaking around behind her back – but when it comes to the facts, there are few celebrities as upstanding as Angelina Jolie.
She lives a private, family-oriented life, donating millions of dollars and countless hours of time to charity every year. This is a woman who’s visited Haiti, opened a school for refugees in Afghanistan, toured war-torn Bosnia, and so on.
Her latest project?
As the UN Goodwill Ambassador (below), this week she visited women who fled conflict inMore >