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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 >
The first “alien Earth” planet is likely to be spotted next year, according to astronomers.
An epic discovery that would cause humanity to reassess its place in the universe, the feat is believed to be possible, even likely, by scientists in 2013.
Researchers have honed in on a number of exoplanets in recent years that share key traits with our own world, such as size or inferred surface temperature.
They have yet to bag a bona fide “alien Earth.” But just wait, scientists say.
“I’m very positive that the first Earth twin will be discovered next year,” said Abel Mendez of theMore >
Kelsie Frick pulled off a graduation prank that can only be described in one word: Awesome. Well, you could actually add an extra syllable too.
A quick “en” and “awesome” onto the end of her fortuitous last name? Genius:Fricken Awesome College Graduation Prank
Earlier this month, at Grand Valley State University commencement, the Michigan native had planned to “dance or do something silly on the stage.”
Names were being read so quickly that this wasn’t viable, though, so at the last second, she scribbled something onto the index card with her name on it.
“I didn’t know ifMore >
Suzy Favor Hamilton, a former U.S. Olympian in track and field, issued a formal apology today after her life as an escort in Las Vegas was exposed.
In a story on The Smoking Gun, the 44-year old admitted she has worked under the alias “Kelly Lundy,” for the past year, selling herself for $600 an hour.
Favor Hamilton lives with her husband, Mark, and seven-year daughter and told the website that the former “tried to stop” her and “wasn’t supportive” of the escort lifestyle at all.
We wonder why.
“I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I’m not the victim and I’m not goingMore >
Folks in Durham, North Carolina have reason to celebrate today.
Jabari Parker, considered by many to be the best high school senior in the nation, announced this afternoon that he will attend Duke University in 2013, instantly boosting the Blue Devils’ title chances a year from now.
Parker is a 6’8″ forward who attends Simeon Career Academy in Chicago.
His all-around game has been compared to players such as Grant Hill and he’s considered a surefire top pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
In the end, Parker selected Duke over Michigan State, BYU, Florida and Stanford.
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The Bachelorette star Ashley Hebert married J.P. Rosenbaum in Pasadena, Calif., earlier this month. For her made-for-TV wedding, the bride wore a custom Randi Rahm gown.
Take a look at it below, complete with a 40-pound, hand-beaded train:
The couple invited several familiar faces to attend the event, including Emily Maynard, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jillian Harris and Sean Lowe.
Bachelor host Chris Harrison officiated the Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum wedding. Seriously.
JP and Ashley got engaged on the 2011 season of The Bachelorette, and have beenMore >
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent is facing a manslaughter charge after a one-vehicle accident that killed linebacker Jerry Brown, a member of the team’s practice squad.
Irving, Tex., police spokesman John Argumaniz said the crash happened at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, just hours before Brent was to fly with the team to Cincinnati to face the Bengals.
The 25-year-old Jerry Brown – a practice-squad linebacker who also was Brent’s teammate for three seasons at the University of Illinois – was pronounced dead at a hospital.
“I am devastated and filled with grief,” Josh Brent saidMore >
Chamique Holdsclaw, the ex-WNBA and University of Tennessee basketball star, is currently free on bail, following her arrest this week for allegedly firing a gun at ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lacy.
But new, disturbing information has leaked out regarding the incident, courtesy of a 911 call placed by a friend of Lacy’s, who was in the vehicle when the Holdsclaw confrontation took place.
This friend describes Holdsclaw as “mentally unstable.”
She goes on to tell the operator that the former Rookie of the Year poured gasoline all over Lacy’s Range Rover, presumably to set it on fire.More >
Botanists at Duke University have honored Lady Gaga by naming a new genus of ferns – consisting of an impressive 19 species – after the eclectic pop superstar.
Check out the resemblance!
What gave Duke the idea to do this?
“We wanted to name this genus for Lady Gaga because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression,” said Kathleen Pryer, Duke Professor of Biology.
“And as we started to consider it, the ferns themselves gave us more reasons why.”
At one stage of its life, the new genus Gaga has “somewhat fluid definitions of gender.” Maybe those Lady GagaMore >
U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanne Segal said that the filmmaker should be held for a probation violation, stemming from a 2010 conviction for check fraud.
“The court has a lack of trust in this defendant at this time,” Segal said.
The exact nature of the hearing could not be released because the federal court documents have been sealed, however, Nakoula did reveal his actualMore >
According to Mitt Romney, 47% of Americans are content to loaf through life and rely on the government for their financial needs.
That figure and that stance may be controversial, but this is not: 100% of Americans ought to be excited for October 6 at 8 p.m. EST.
That’s when Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will hold a debate at George Washington University, as the Comedy Central and Fox News hosts may come at each other from different sides of the political spectrum, but have actually appeared on each other’s shows and clearly hold a high level of respect for one another.
Are you listening,More >
Don Perry, a top level executive in the public relations department of Chick-fil-A, died today of a heart attack.
Sad news for Perry’s family and friends no matter what the circumstance, but a noteworthy celebrity gossip story because that chain has come under major attack recently after its President came out against gay marriage.
A store opening in California yesterday was met with protest and controversy.
In recent weeks, Perry had spoke out on numerous occasions in defense of the company’s practices.
“Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years,” said Chick-fil-A inMore >
According to a new report, James Holmes actually alerted a psychologist at the University of Colorado to his plans to commit mass murder… only the recipient never opened the package in question.
Fox News says the Colorado shooting suspect mailed a notebook “full of details about how he was going to kill people” to the school’s mail room, which is where police and FBI agent found it this week.
“There were drawings of what he was going to do in it – drawings and illustrations of the massacre,” an insider with knowledge told Fox, adding that the photos drawn in a spiral-bound notebook’sMore >
Following a scathing report by an unbiased investigator, which implicated Joe Paterno directly in a cover-up that allowed Jerry Sandusky to roam free years after he sexually molested a series of young boys, Penn State officially have taken down the statue of the legendary coach from its campus.
University President Rod Erickson said he reached the decision because the statue “has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing” and would be “a recurring wound” to victims of abuse had it remained.
Despite enormous public pressure for the statue to go, the Paterno family remains inMore >
James Holmes has been identified as the suspect who opened fire inside a Colorado movie theater early this morning, injuring over 50 attendees and killing at least 12 people on hand to watch a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
The 24-year old is in police custody.
Sources say Holmes is a former University of Colorado School of Medicine student who dropped out last month. He does not have a criminal record, nor does he appear to possess ties to any terrorist organization.
Authorities raided Holmes’ Denver-area apartment today andMore >