European invasion hits the 80th Academy Awards: Last night, performers from Spain, France, and England were among those honored at the Oscars. Recipients of the golden statue included Daniel Day-Lewis for Lead Actor, Marion Cotillard for Lead Actress, and Javier Bardem and Tilda Swinton for Best Supporting Actor and Actress. The big winner was No Country for Old Men, which took home four awards, including Best Picture.
Ralph Nader enters race for White House: The 74-year-old consumer advocate announced he is running for the presidency. While his Republican contenders are more welcoming of Nader's involvement, many Democrats still blame him for costing Al Gore victory over George W. Bush in the 2000 presidential campaign. Now that's some Inconvenient Truth.
Grandparents hit $270 million jackpot: A Georgia couple who recently filed for bankruptcy won the Mega Millions jackpot. Tonya and Robert Harris used their six grandchildren's birthdays as the numbers on the winning ticket.
Aaron Carter busted for pot: There's trouble in the House of Carters this morning. The little brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter was pulled over in Texas for speeding and police found two ounces of marijuana in the car. Aaron, 20, is sitting in jail waiting to be arraigned.
Teacher gone wild, sends x-rated pics to students: A high school teacher and swim coach is in hot water after sending revealing cell phone pics of herself to two 17-year-old students, one male and one female. Natasha Sizow, 24, was arrested, suspended without pay and will appear in court April 2.
It's a boy and a girl for Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: As we told you earlier, Jennifer Lopez gave birth to a girl and a boy just after midnight last night in a Long Island hospital. Lopez's manager told People magazine, "Jennifer and Marc are delighted, thrilled and over the moon." The twins' names have not been released yet...any suggestions?
Clinton fights for political life: Senator Hillary Clinton tried to convince voters in Texas last night she has more experience than her rival Senator Barack Obama and is ready to be President. In the critical Texas showdown, Clinton took a swipe at Obama, accusing him of plagiarism and "change you can Xerox," a clearly rehearsed line that received mixed reviews from the audience.
Bus driver accused of duct taping kids' mouths shut: A former South Carolina elementary school bus driver has been arrested for allegedly putting duct tape over the mouths of children who were being too talkative. One of the kids was the driver's own daughter.
George Clooney, the loser?: The Academy Award-nominated actor says he won't be taking Oscar home this year and that he's the Hillary Clinton of the best actor category. "If it weren't for Barack Obama, it would have been a very good year." George predicts Daniel Day Lewis will walk away with the top honor for There Will be Blood. Win or lose, you're still pretty damn hot to us, Clooney.
McCain's daughter speaks out: Meghan McCain spoke out on her blog about the affair and ethics scandal that's rocked her father's campaign. Meghan said, "Politics is rough, but I absolutely adore my Dad and this campaign and have never, ever stopped believing in him...Keep Reading
Lohan's dad doesn't want to see nude pics: While Dina Lohan says her daughter's recreation of Marilyn Monroe's last photo shoot was "tastefully done," her father says he won't be checking out Lindsay's spread in New York magazine. We certainly hope not.
U.S. shoots down spy satellite: The U.S. military confirmed they successfully shot down an American spy satellite that was falling to earth. The most critical part of the mission was destroying the toxic fuel tank on the satellite, which officials say was achieved. Keep Reading...
East coast kids stay up late: A total lunar eclipse can be seen tonight at 10 p.m. EST. If you miss it, you'll have to wait until 2010 for the next rare space event.
Teen boys not the only ones using steroids: Traditionally, steroid use is more common among boys, but a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that high school girls are experimenting with the growth hormone to slim down and tone up.
Sex offender takes teen to middle school dance: A 25-year-old convicted sex offender was busted by a school principal when he tried to pass for a 17-year-old, taking a 14-year-old to her school dance. Police say the young girl didn't know about her date's past.
Obama and McCain widen lead: Senator Barack Obama has won 10 primaries in a row, extending his popular vote and delegate count after defeating Senator Hillary Clinton in the Wisconsin and Hawaii primaries. Senator John McCain also increased his lead last night over Governor Mike Huckabee after his victories in the Wisconsin and Washington state primaries.
Martha and Emeril cook up a deal: Martha Stewart Living acquired the assets from famed TV Chef Emeril Lagasse for $50 million. This includes his television programming, cookbooks, and kitchen and cooking products. Bam! Keep Reading...
Reeg is a Grandpa: Talk show host Regis Philbin announced this morning that his daughter J.J gave birth to a 6 pound, 5 ounce baby boy named William Xavier Schur. His middle name is in honor of Grandpa Regis' confirmation name.
Eight-limbed girl takes steps: Baby Lakshmi, the Indian girl who underwent a 24-hour surgery in November to remove her four extra limbs has taken her first steps. Lakshmi's parents say their daughter walked with the help of a walker and is getting closer to being a "normal" kid. Keep Reading...
Lindsay Lohan goes nude: The troubled young Hollywood star poses for photographer Bert Stern, to recreate his famous photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe, in New York magazine this week. Lohan says she finds Monroe's suicide and Heath Ledger's death "tragic" and "prime examples of what this industry can do to someone."
Obama admits to "borrowing" words: Senator Clinton accused Senator Obama of plagiarizing a stump speech from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Governor Patrick says he suggested Obama use lines from one of his speeches to respond to Clinton's criticism that he is only a candidate of words and not results. Keep Reading...
Kate Winslet wants to save a Mom's life: Thousands of mothers in New York have teamed up to find a bone-marrow donor for Lisa Gershowitz Flynn, a 41-year-old mother of two. Winslet is using her celebrity to promote the GiftforLisa.com Web site and hopes their Mom movement will help Lisa, who, according to doctors, may only have four to six weeks to live without a donor.
Big Brother contestant shows his ignorance: House member Adam Jasinski referred to people with autism as "retarded" on last week's episode, and now Autism United is calling for Viacom and CBS to cancel the show and issue an apology. The Executive Director of Autism United says they have already contacted show advertisers. Keep Reading...