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Vince Young has graduated from the University of Texas.
After leading the Longhorns to a national championship win in 2005 and leaving early for the NFL draft, he finally finished what he came there to do.
The football star is the first in his family to graduate.
“This will rank No. 1 because it is what I came to school for,” Vince Young said. “I came here to get an education, and to win a national championship.”
“And now, I get to put that smile on my mom’s face.”
Young was a two-year starter for the Longhorns before declaring for the NFL draft in 2006. He was a first roundMore >
Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who wrote “American Sniper” about his career as a marksman in Iraq, was shot dead at a gun range in Texas Saturday.
Kyle, 38, and another man were found dead at the shooting range of Rough Creek Lodge on Saturday afternoon, the Texas Highway Patrol said.
The killer, identified as Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster, Texas, was arrested after a brief pursuit, Trooper and spokesman Lonny Haschel confirmed.
The other victim was named as Chad Littlefield, aged 35.
Kyle, a Texas native who grew up hunting, served four tours in Iraq with Navy SEAL Team 3, andMore >
The early American Idol auditions have finally come to an end. With Steven Tyler in drag.
Yeah. It’s nice to be moving on to Hollywood.
But before we pick up and head to California, let’s take a look at the best acts we’ve seen so far, shall we? Might one of the following be our next American Idol?
Brunell Taylor, who was relocated due to Katrina and Charlie Askew, both of whom tried out in Louisiana:
Ja’Bria Barber, a wonder at 16; and Ashley Smith, who made Carrie Underwood proud with “CowboyMore >
McDonald’s and one of its franchisees agreed to pay $700,000 after being sued for falsely advertising food as being prepared according to Islamic dietary law.
McDonald’s and Finley’s Management Co. settled with Dearborn Heights, Mich., resident Ahmed Ahmed, a Detroit health clinic, and the Arab American National Museum.
Ahmed’s attorney, Kassem Dakhlallah, sayd he’s “thrilled” with the deal; McDonald’s and Finley’s deny any liability but say the settlement is in their best interests.
The lawsuit alleged that Ahmed bought a chicken sandwich at a Dearborn McDonald’s but found itMore >
Sean Lowe failed to capture Emily Maynard’s heart on The Bachelorette.
It certainly wasn’t for his lack of abs or commitment to physical fitness.
In an interview and photo shoot at the Bachelor mansion in Agoura Hills, Calif., Sean Lowe stripped down for In Touch and opens up about being The Bachelor.
“I’m very hopeful that I’ll meet a great girl,” said the 29-year-old Texan.
“I would love to get married,” he adds. “I’m absolutely ready for love.”
Does he find it? The Bachelor spoilers for more on that topic.
What is his type? “Honestly, I’ve dated all types of women,” heMore >
The battle is on, and it is epic … as a one-sided romp can be. In this amazing video, YouTube user Steve Cutts illustrates the fight between humans and the place we call home.
Who will prevail? Watch all three-and-a-half minutes of the sad but enlightening video to find out, and be impressed by Cutts’ artwork every step of the way …Man vs. Earth
Well, alright, alright, alright… Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey have reason to celebrate tonight! The stars are parents once again!
The couple welcomed its third child into the world today in Austin, Texas, multiple outlets confirm. Few details are available, but we hear it’s a girl.
Either way, the baby joins Vida – who turns 3 next month – and Levi in one of the more attractive families out there.
What a perfect way for McConaughey to wrap up his best-reviewed year in movies to date! Congratulations all around to the expanded family!
One year after shocking the world with its signing of Albert Pujols, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have done it again.
And they’ve screwed over arch rival Texas in the process.
Sources confirm that Josh Hamilton – a former American League MVP who hit .285 with 43 homers and 128 RBI last year – has signed a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels.
In stealing the free agent from the Rangers, Los Angeles bolsters a lineup that already includes Pujols and Mike Trout. That’s fairly ridiculous.
It is now expected they will try to trade another bat (Mike Trumbo, sourcesMore >
Joe Simpson pleaded no contest in his DUI case and will serve three years of probation, according to reports. He will also attend alcohol education classes.
The embattled father of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson entered the plea to one misdemeanor count via his attorney Tuesday. A second count was dismissed.
He spent the night in jail after his arrest.
A source said at the time that Simpson had had “a couple of glasses of wineMore >
U.S. Rep. Ron Paul bid farewell to the U.S. House Wednesday. Watch the Texas Congressman’s final speech on the floor of the U.S. house here:Ron Paul Farewell Speech
Not surprisingly to those familiar with Dr. Paul’s career and philosophy, he spoke for a LONG time (48 minutes) and touched upon his usual themes:
Liberty, freedom, peace, and tolerance.
Yes, there are the obligatory gold standard and raw milk references. This is Ron Paul, people. But wherever you are on the political spectrum, this is worth listening to.
Paul’s influence on the Republican Party in recent yearsMore >
Justin Bieber is engaged in a Twitter war with the individual who stole his camera and computer earlier this week.
As previously reported, the artist Tweeted his anger yesterday over what he described as personal footage being swiped from his manager’s office while he performed on stage in Tacoma, Washington.
Since then, a Justin Bieber nude photo – purported to be included in his computer files – has circulated around the Internet, although few believe it’s real.Justin Bieber Backstage
HOWEVER, now a Twitter user who goes by the handle “@gexwy” has posted a pair of BieberMore >
This much we know: someone stole a computer and a camera from Justin Bieber this week, both of which contained “personal footage,” as described by the singer himself.
This much someone tried to claim today: included in that footage is a picture of Justin Bieber naked.
Indeed, a photo – since taken down – was circulated around the Internet this morning that purported of Bieber, bare torso and lower body parts and all. There was even a bird tattoo along the subject’s hip, similar to the one that graces Justin’s skin.
But Beliebers were quick to point out on Tumblr that theMore >
Beyonce and Jay-Z brought the house down in Brooklyn Saturday night when she took the stage during the end of his sold out show at the Barclays Center.Beyonce and Jay-Z – Young Forever (Live)
In tight leather pants, a leather jacket and high heels, the new mom walked out alone and began singing her hit “Crazy in Love” as Jay watched from the side.
Reports say he was “smiling broadly.”
He was so distracted by his wife’s awesomeness that he nearly missed his cue to join her, and was overheard saying “Oh s**t, I should probably rap here.”
Hard to blame him for beingMore >
Sean Lowe, the newest star of ABC’s The Bachelor, believes in the process.
He may be going on faith rather than raw stats there, but whatever works!
After he made it to the final three during The Bachelorette, the 28-year-old won over much of American and ABC named Sean Lowe The Bachelor for the new season premiering in January.
How does he like his chances of finding love after Emily Maynard?
Calling it “a difficult decision” to come back to reality TV in search of a wife, he admitted “it was so emotionally taxing, and you know, I don’t know if I could go through thatMore >
Actress Mayim Bialik was involved in a car accident this afternoon in Los Angeles, sustaining a severe injury that may result in the loss of a finger.
Sources tell TMZ that the crash took place around noon at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and La Brea. The Big Bang Theory star was reportedly driving alone in a white Volva and was struck by another vehicle, which was carrying tourists from Chile.
An ambulance soon arrived and witnesses say there was “tons and tons of blood everywhere,” adding that Bialik’s finger was “almost completely severed… it was just hanging there.”
The 36-year old isMore >