Fact: Since 2003, The U.S. spent $980 billion in Iraq, enough to wipe out world poverty for 10 years.

So Kim Kardashian is getting a divorce, 72 days after a wedding that is variously reported to have cost $10 million or more. Just to put that in perspective, that sum could have built 200 schools in poor countries around the world for kids who desperately want an education. Then Kardashian could have helped transform the world, not just entertain it. And the schools would have lasted incomparably longer than her marriage. – Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times columnist and journalist

You may say that I’m a dreamer 
But I’m not the only one 
I hope someday you’ll join us 
And the world will live as one

Flight of the Frenchies – an amazing must-see-video documenting the explorations of a few brave individuals as they base jump and tight rope walk in the most incredible locations.

A happy ending to the sad story of Lily, the sightless six-year-old Great Dane, and her guide dog Maddison, who had been handed over to a dog shelter in Roden, Shropshire, this July by owners who could no longer care for them.

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury announced yesterday that it has successfully rehomed the two dogs after fielding some 400 calls from potential caregivers. Anne and Len Williams of Nantwich, Cheshire, won out after converting their garage into a giant dog house for Lily and her companion.

Score 1 for the 99: Backlash from consumers has forced Bank of America to ditch its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee on debit card usage.

“We have listened to our customers very closely over the last few weeks,” said Bank of America Co-Chief Operating Officer David Darnell, “and recognize their concern with our proposed debit usage fee.”

BoA’s shares dropped 6 percent in the wake of the announcement. Several banks recently decided to scrap similar test programs, while others canceled existing fees.

“It’s a sign of consumer power in action,” Norma Garcia of Consumers Union was quoted as saying. “This is a sign of the marketplace working.”

As much as I have boycotted showing models in my website for a long time,
I just had to share this photo shoot.
Adam Levine and his girlfriend, Victoria’s Secret model Anne V, are too hot.
I don’t understand what happened to his torso in one of the pictures, though…
But apart from the terrible editing job the Photoshoppers did for Russian Vogue,
these pictures are so sexy.

We are in the midst of a painkiller epidemic. A new CDC report found that more Americans die every year from overdosing on prescription pain pills, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, than die from heroin & cocaine combined.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said yesterday that the number of prescription drug deaths, about 40 a day, has more than tripled over the past decade.

“We are in the midst of an epidemic of prescription narcotic overdose,” Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, said yesterday during a telebriefing.

The most recent statistics, from 2008, show 36,450 drug overdose deaths. Of those, 20,044 were from prescription drugs, and 14,800 of those were narcotic painkillers — nearly four times the painkiller death toll of 4,000 in 1999.


Superagent Ari Emanuel never told his wife Sarah that he was about to be immortalized in “Entourage” by Jeremy Piven — playing Ari Gold — because “I didn’t think the show would go anywhere,” he told the crowd at a recent visit to PepsiCo headquarters in Purchase, N.Y.

The William Morris Endeavor agency CEO confessed his pessimism for the show’s prospects even though “Entourage” was based on and co-created by his client, Mark Wahlberg. The HBO hit ran for eight seasons and is now headed for the big screen.

Sarah eventually learned about Ari Gold and his wife, Melissa, played by Perrey Reeves, from her girlfriends. “He said Ari Gold’s personality was based on him, but the show’s not a real depiction of his marriage,” our tipster added.

Facebook Is Serious Business: Detectives in Des Moines arrested a 30-year-old woman suspected of setting fire to the house of a long-time friend because she recently de-friended her on Facebook.

Jennifer Christine Harris was charged with first-degree arson and is currently being held in the Polk County Jail. No one was injured in the blaze, but the family’s garage was destroyed.

According to home owner Jim Rasmussen, Harris and his wife Nikki recently had a falling out “because she ended their friendship on Facebook.” It seems the source of the conflict involves a party event that Nikki created on Jen’s behalf that received “a lot of ‘declines’.”

When asked to name a person who might seek to harm, Rasmussen offered Jen’s name. A subsequent police investigation strengthened suspicion of her involvement.

New Video: Big Sean ft Nicki Minaj – A$$

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