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In randomly amusing social media news, Facebook recently took down a photo of a woman flashing her elbows in the tub, believing they were breasts at first glance.
The image in question:
How did this happen? In the wake of recent breastfeeding photo controversies, the blog Theories of the Deep Understanding of Things decided to test Facebook.
Terms of Service state that users will not post content that is “hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.”
The amateurish-looking photo features a blond woman in aMore >
It’s a matter of public record: June Shannon, the… eccentric mother of six-year old Alana Thompson (aka “Honey Boo Boo”) was arrested in 2008 on a count related to a child support issue.
She also faced a theft charge around that time, but both cases were dismissed.
In March, meanwhile, child services looked into the Thompsons after Honey Boo Boo was featured on an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras chugging a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew dubbed by Alana as “Go-Go Juice.”
Is that something the family gives its toddler often? No, June tells People: “It was a one time only thing. WeMore >
After touching down in Riga, the capital of Latvia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set a record by visiting her 100th country as America’s top diplomat.
The previous record for any other secretary was 96. Clinton has also visited 22 other countries prior to her cabinet post, making her career tally 122!
Since 2009, Clinton has completed 70 trips, spent 337 days on the road and more than 73 days on the plane, equaling over 1,750 hours, her staff says.
Hope they have a good data plan for all those texts from Hillary!
With media attention focused on politics at home, especially after theMore >
Lady Gaga is so terrified that Islamic terrorists might attack her and/or her mega-concert in Indonesia, she cancelled the upcoming show, her reps confirmed.
Gaga’s management team announced today there were major security concerns regarding the June 3 gig in Jakarta, the nation’s capital city.
Extremists were calling to ban Gaga, fearing that her risque costumes, song lyrics and embrace of homosexuality would corrupt Muslim youths.
The Indonesian Council of Ulema chairman, Cholil Ridwan, fervently urged a boycott, saying Gaga “intends to destroy the nation’s morality.”
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After an episode of packing last week, The Real Housewives of Atlanta officially arrived in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday and the country will never be the same.
We relive the etiquette lessons and unbelievable screeching in THG’s +/- recap!
With Kroy off at training camp, Kim stays home with the new baby and we barely see her except for a family dinner with her parents. Have I mentioned I find her parents kind of creepy? Her mom says very little and her dad says far too much.
Add to it that they can’t wait for Kim to finish feeding the baby to sit down to eat. Now that’s just rude.More >
In April, Miley Cyrus said she was headed on an international tour because she didn’t know if America wanted to hear from her these days.
It was an odd thing to say, but if Cyrus was looking for love, she definitely found it in Panama City. That area welcomed the singer with open arms, and very loud screams this week.
And Miley rewarded the crowd with a set that included such favorites as “Stay” and “Can’t Be Tamed.” Just listen to how bonkers it gets when the former is introduced…
Cyrus next heads to Australia, where all her shows are sold out. But before sheMore >
Will Donald Trump seriously run for President?
Appearing on Good Morning America today, the mogul, who has toyed with the idea before, was talking about it again this morning – and seriously.
His reasoning was simple: “I’m looking at this country, and what’s happened in terms of respect. And the respect for this country is just not there.”
TRUMP 2012: Don’t laugh. The Donald is considering it.
“I have many people from China that I do business with, they laugh at us. They feel we’re fools. And almost being led by fools,” Trump continued.
But is he the man to change all that?
According toMore >
Wyclef Jean announced this weekend that he will no longer be in the running for the Presidency of Haiti after officials in the island nation disqualified him from running.
Wyclef had been a very active member in the countries rebuilding efforts after they were ravaged by an earthquake, however his long standing residence in the United States may have been his downfall. Over the last several weeks (since announcing his candidacy) Wyclef has been receiving various death threats.
Wyclef released the following statement in regards to the decision:
“It is with a heavy heart that I tell you
Wow Bob Barker has been labeled as a jerk in the past (mostly by girls on the show), but this week he came out and slammed his Price is Right replacement Drew Carey, basically saying he’s made the show boring.
TMZ.com spoke with the shows ex-host and he told them:
“I tried to make the show exciting. He just plays the games…He does it differently than I did,” Barker smiled thoughtfully.
A tip for Barker…you were never exciting when you hosted the show.
Apparently the shows producers agree with Barker, having recently announced that “big changes” were getting ready to occur on the countriesMore >