In a new study of the 100 largest cities in the US, economists from MetroMoniter used factors such as employment, business growth and changes in housing prices to rank the most miserable places to live.
Who won the dubious first place prize? Here’s hoping you put your money on Las Vegas because Sin City claimed the top spot.
When 50 Centshowed up at Tuesday’s United Nations-sponsored ‘Every Woman, Every Child’ event in New York, many of those in attendance were surprised to see the usually-shorn superstar sporting an Afro hair style as he posed for photos with self-help author Deepak Chopra and Kami, the HIV-positive Muppet from the South African version of ‘Sesame Street.’
The policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which has been in place since the Clinton administration, became a thing of the past at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday when the United States became one of more than 40 countries worldwide allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces.
“They will no longer have to lie in order to help protect us,” said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin in a statement. “The end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is an important victory not just for equality, but integrity.”
MTV’s hit reality show, which depicts the exploits of a group of raisin-tanned 20-somethings as they live and party along the New Jersey coastline, has just had $420,000 of its 2009 production costs covered by the state’s Economic Development Authority.
“I just want them to strive for something greater than entertainment,” Cannon, 30, said of the couple’s four-month-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe. “I’m one of those believers in teachers, professors, heart surgeons. That’s what I’m rooting for. If I could get a scientist, that’d be amazing.”
In the days of yore — as in, before “Kardashian” became a household name — Paris Hilton was the celebutante of note. But lately, it seems her brassy star has been further tarnished. Even her most recent reality show tanked (and was subsequently canceled).
So what’s an heiress to do? Recruit a few top DJs and producers and assault the eardrums of the public that shunned you, that’s what.
Sony Music Entertainment has obtained a temporary restraining order against Jeff Choi, a man who allegedly said he was going to shoot Ne-Yo because he believes the star has been singing about him without his permission.
Claudia Rendon of Pennsylvania has had a tough year. First, her mother and uncle died, then her father was diagnosed with leukemia. As if that wasn’t enough, she later discovered her son, Alex, was in need of a kidney transplant.
Doctors found she was a suitable donor match, so Rendon took time off work to give Alex the kidney he needed. But when she tried to return to her job several weeks later, she found she’d been fired.
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