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Clearly there is nothing funny about mass casualties and a region under water.
But Lydia Callis has at least given people something to smile about in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
The sign language interpreter for Mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone viral, thanks to the animated way in which she has passed along information at the politician’s news conferences.
If Coco represents the breasts of this natural disaster, Callis is the face of it. And the hands, of course…Lydia Callis: Signing with Swag!
See the rest here: Lydia Callis: The Viral Star of Superstorm Sandy
Justin Bieber did not take too kindly to questions on the “Mojo in the Morning” radio show recently, quickly becoming agitated and ultimately hanging up.
Comparisons to Justin Timberlake were the main catalyst, with references to Bieber’s mom and One Direction’s Harry Styles the apparent final straw.
“I hope you take this as a compliment,” stated Mojo. “When I heard ‘Boyfriend’ for the very first time. I thought it was Justin Timberlake’s single.”
Justin Bieber was far from flattered. “Man, that’s crazy because our voices sound nothingMore >
Take that, Madonna!
In news that absolutely no one finds shocking, Justin Bieber is number-one on this week’s Billboard 200 chart, as his new album, “Believe,” solid 374,000 copies in its first week of release. That’s the biggest debut sales week to date in 2012, surpassing the Material Girl’s 359,000 for “MDNA.”
The figure also represents a personal best for The Biebs. He previously sold 291,000 albums of “My World 2.0″ in April 2010.
Justin, of course, has been anywhere and everywhere this week for promotion. The above still was snapped of him during a performance on The Tonight ShowMore >
The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare and its individual insurance mandate today, although Fox News and CNN apparently expected a different outcome.
They were so surprised, they reported it was struck down!
Many in the media expected the Supreme Court to throw out the 2010 Affordable Care Act, but no one officially knew until the ruling at 10:15 Thursday.
Looks like CNN and Fox News jumped the gun. Fail.
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling established that the law, which mandates citizens have health insurance, is constitutional, since not doing so results in a tax.
Nonetheless, Fox’s tickerMore >
It’s a bad week for Democrats. First, Barack Obama interrupts The Bachelorette during a crucial moment.
Now, three days after reports surfaced that David Wu engaged in an “unwanted sexual encounter” with a young California woman last November, the seven-term Congressman from Oregon has resigned.
“The time has come to hand on the privilege of high office. I cannot care for my family the way I wish while serving in Congress and fighting these very serious allegations,” Wu said in a statement. “The well-being of my children must come before anything else. WithMore >
Anthony Weiner likely wanted to set a good example for folks during his time in office. But we doubt this is what he had in mind,
Joe Stangni, a Louisiana Councilman, has been caught in a Twitter scandal after The New Orleans Times-Picayune published a photo he sent of himself in his underwear to a town employee.
Explained the politician after this picture leaked: “I had an inappropriate but consensual relationship with an adult female and we exchanged improper electronic communications which ended in 2009. I did not use any government computer or city issued equipment to send or receiveMore >
With a full white beard, Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger lived up to his nickname in the mug shot taken after his surprising arrest this week.
The notorious fugitive and alleged mass murderer appeared in Los Angeles federal court and been remanded to Massachusetts to face many charges.
Following Whitey Bulger’s arrest late Wednesday, he appeared Thursday with girlfriend Catherine Greig and waived his right to a removal hearing.
Whitey Bulger had been on the run since the mid-1990s.
Bulger clutched court documents against his chest when he appeared before Judge John McDermott. BulgerMore >
Just weeks before he was indicted for alleged federal campaign law violations, the disgraced John Edwards reportedly asked for millions from a former donor.
In the past, reclusive heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon had given Edwards major financial support – support now central to the criminal case against him.
Edwards reportedly hit her up again this spring with a request for “millions of dollars,” ABC reports, though we don’t know why he asked or if she obliged.
A lawyer for Mellon, who is expected to a key witness at John Edwards’ criminal trial, declined to comment, as did a member ofMore >
Gabrielle Giffords has taken a major step on her path to a full recovery.
The Arizona Congresswoman, who was shot in the head by a crazed gunman in January, was released from a hospital in Houston yesterday. She will soon begin outpatient care.
“We are very excited that she has reached the next phase of her rehabilitation,” said Dr. Gerard Francisco, the hospital’s chief medical officer, who will continue to supervise Giffords.
“Gabby gives her all to everything she does, and that’sMore >
Sarah Palin has given us so many memorable moments over the years.
Undeniably, her every move is scrutinized and picked apart like no other politician in history. But just as undeniably, she brings these things upon herself.
With Alaska releasing thousands of emails from Sarah Palin’s brief stint as governor, we can only imagine what revelations lie in store in those reams of paper, and where they will rank on the list of Sarah Palin’s greatest hits.
Sarah Palin uses crib notes on her hand in February 2010.
From her 2008 campaign interview with Katie Couric to her pardoning a turkey, thenMore >
Turns out, Anthony Weiner can do more with his penis than simply send pics of it over Twitter. The embattled Congressman can also use it to procreate.
In a shockingly-timed turn of events, sources confirm that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is pregnant. She just revealed the news to her husband this week.
Anthony Weiner will have an important lesson to teach his children: Don’t be like daddy.
On Monday, the politician admitted that he had sent numerous women inappropriate photos of himself, while also acknowledging relationships with them that settled somewhere between mistress and penMore >
It’s not a good day to be Anthony Weiner.
First, a website conducted a bit of investigative journalism and reported that the crotch shot allegedly Tweeted from the Congressman’s account to a young female follower did, indeed, come from the same social networking application used by Weiner.
Now, a NEW photo of the politician has supposedly surfaced.
This picture above was obtained by BigGovernment dot com, which claims Weiner sent it on May 20, from his Yahoo email, to a woman. The source also says many other images of the Congressman are stored in that account.
Could this all be aMore >
Yes, Mike Huckabee said he was “troubled” by Natalie Portman’s pregnancy this week.
And, yes, he accused the Oscar winner of boasting about her unmarried, expecting state; and, yes, he said the actress is setting a “distorted image” for girls across the country.
But the likely 2012 Presidential nominee has an explanation for these seemingly random, misguided allegations: it’s the fault of the damn mainstream media!
How dare Natalie Portman glamorize pregnancy by… being pregnant!
“These people should read my book and they would know what I said instead of what some left-wing partisans areMore >