Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves and his partner, Julianne Hough, won the mirror-ball trophy on Dancing With The Stars last night, outdancing moms Marie Osmond and Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown in the live finale.
Barbra Streisand Vs. Oprah in Battle for the White House
Superstar Barbra Streisand endorsed Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton a day after Oprah announced that she will campaign for Senator Barack Obama in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. To counter the Oprah/Obama buzz, the Clinton camp released a statement from Streisand: “Madame President of the United States...it's an extraordinary thought. We truly are in a momentous time, where a woman's potential has no limitations.”
Red Cross President Axed for Affair with Female Staffer
The president of the American Red Cross was unanimously voted out by a 28-member board after a "senior executive" tipped them off about the relationship. Mark Everson, a 53-year-old husband and father, accepted the Red Cross job six months ago, when the organization was restructuring after receiving severe criticism for its response to Hurricane Katrina. His wife is power lawyer Nanette Everson, former chief ethics counsel for the Bush White House—who used to vet the type of personal-conduct issues that just cost her husband his job.
Study: One in Three U.S. Teens Bullied Online
According to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, about a third of middle-school girls and 20 percent of boys have been victims or perpetrators of online abuse. The study also found that kids who received mean text messages were six times more likely to feel scared at school than those who didn’t.
Carson Daly First Late-Night Host to Cross Writers’ Strike Picket Line
NBC has announced that Last Call with Carson Daly will begin taping new episodes next week, despite the writers' strike. Daly, who is not a member of the Writers Guild, will be the first host to go back to work since the strike began on November 5.