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Fun With Headlines!

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from impeachbush.org
AP HEADLINE: Bush upset with Iraq killings reports

What FUSH* ACTUALLY SAID: "I am troubled by the initial news stories," Bush said in his first public comments about the deaths of about two dozen civilians at Haditha last January. "I'm mindful that there's a thorough investigation going on. If in fact, laws were broken, there will be punishment."

KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULDN'T MISS:
Bush's spokesman, Tony Snow, urged patience as the Marines conduct what he called a vigorous investigation. He said a report will come out in "a matter of weeks, not a matter of months" and include public release of photographic evidence. "We're going to see everything," Snow said.Excuse me while I vomit. I'm telling you bitches, "WE DON'T NEED NO STINKING BADGES".
May 1, 2006, Vermonters deliver impeachment resolutions to Congress!!!May 20, 2006, Democrats signal oversight of Bush would increase
Interestingly…

Who's The Boss?

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Gervais wants to return to 'The Office'
Ricky Gervais is keen to record new episodes of The Office, according to reports.

The Daily Star claims that both Gervais, who plays David Brent, and co-writer Stephen Merchant have witnessed the success of the US version, and are longing to write some new material.
A source close to Gervais said: "Stephen and Ricky have been getting sent the scripts of the US version of the show – which is now in its third series – and falling about laughing. They’re encouraged to edit the scripts but can’t find fault with them.

"The only thing is, they’re wishing they hadn’t burnt their bridges by saying they’d never do another series." - The Daily Star

Hell Freezeth Over: Courtney Love Jumps Back Over The Shark

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Courtney Love Discusses Last Happy Day With Cobain In Memoir

Love also reveals matters closer to her heart with the entries about her late husband's suicide, such as a note written soon afterward reminiscing about happier days. On April 17, 1994, she wrote, "Exactly one month ago today was the last time I made love with my husband. I cooked him dinner. We spent four hours in the playroom with Frances. We saw 'Schindler's List.' It made us frightened for life and we saw the value of life. Our convictions we defined until 4 a.m. and we fell asleep in each other's arms and woke up that way in the morning." - MTV News

Colin Farrell + Lake Bell, Well Made Match?

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Peace will be more than the absence of War

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Bush gets more bad news from Iraq

By NEDRA PICKLER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
WASHINGTON -- Just when President Bush was trying to accentuate the positive in Iraq and declare a new beginning in the war on terror, a rash of bad news comes from multiple fronts in the global struggle. New details are emerging in the killings of two dozen Iraqi civilians at the hands of Marines. Anti-American protesters are staging riots in Afghanistan after a U.S. military convoy rammed into several civilian cars. And a reported 75 military detainees at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike to protest their continued imprisonment without charges.Add the trouble to the continuing daily violence in Iraq - at least 40 were killed in a series of bombings Monday, including two from a CBS News crew - and Bush could be in danger of losing even more support for his mission. - Finish the story and then look into Haditha Murders at the main Associated Press site

Naked Woman Shocks China

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Erotic exhibition outrages viewers
By Echo Shan (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2006-05-26 11:13
The recent art exhibition "Experimental Space" in Nanjing pushed the bottom line of art with exhibits depicting human genitals and sex.
Pony-tailed 22-year-old Chengdu Art Academy sophomore, Wang Guiquan, appears at the art exhibition ""Experimental Space" at the Nanjing Museum on May 22, 2006. [newsphoto]
A series of close-ups of the female reproductive organs from different angles stole the show as the most bold and avant-garde. The hard-core snapshots are mirror reflections of the artist's body, and have provoked jitters from viewers. Pony-tailed 22-year-old Chengdu Art Academy sophomore, Wang Guiquan, smiled and explained her shocking work, saying, "Actually, it's very simple. At first, I only wanted to see what I really look like in the mirror."

Oprah BlackLash Begins Once Again

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Well Dave Chappelle kinda started it with his Oprah Has My Baby sketches, but in reality I think Oprah has good relationships with many high profile African American women, if not all of them. But African American Men?

Hmm, I wonder if that's the issue, not Hip Hop.

Ice Cube Says Oprah Has 'a Problem With Hip-Hop' Sunday, May 28, 2006 NEW YORK — Rappers Ludacris and 50 Cent have dissed Oprah Winfrey. Now, Ice Cube has a beef with the talk show queen."I've been involved in three projects pitched to her, but I've never been asked to participate," the rapper-actor tells FHM magazine in its July issue, on newsstands June 6."For 'Barbershop,' she had Cedric the Entertainer and Eve on, but I wasn't invited," says the 36-year-old rapper, referring to his 2002 movie "Maybe she's got a problem with hip-hop."Cube adds: "She's had damn rapists, child molesters and lying authors on her show. And if I'm n…

XMen 3: The Last Stand Rakes It In...but Pirates 2 will KILL!

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Overall the film is a crowd pleaser, especially if you're familiar with Xmen lore, or really liked X2. Some felt the dialouge was stunted and stupid, but it's WAY better than MI:3.


Rebecca Romijn as Mystique

"X-Men: The Last Stand," the final film in the Marvel comic-book trilogy, earned $120.1 million for the four days beginning May 26, distributor 20th Century Fox said...


Ben Foster as Angel

... While the "X-Men" franchise is on fire, Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible" series is on the ropes. "Mission: Impossible III" has grossed $115.8 million after four weekends. At the same stage in their cycles, 1996's "Mission: Impossible" had earned about $145 million, and 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2" $177 million. For the current weekend, the new film earned $8.6 million, ranking at No. 4...


Vinnie Jones as Juggernaut
...While the film leaves the door open for a fourth installment, Marvel and Fox are focused on separ…

iPod to play Games?

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Apple (finally) getting its game on?Source: See below. The official story: Apple had not returned requests for comment as of press time. What we heard: Of all the products on the market, few engender as much fanatical loyalty as the iPod. Sony was clearly hoping for something similar when it introduced the sleek PSP last March, touting the fact it played games and video, while the iPod didn't. Last October, Apple removed one of those advantages when it launched the fifth-generation video iPods. Since then, speculation has swirled that the Silicon Valley company is readying an iPod which could play things other than Brick and Parachute, two of the rudimentary games which come on the ubiquitous handhelds. This week, GameSpot learned that there may be more to the Apple-game rumors than mere Mac-mad daydreams...READ IT ALL AT GAMESPOT

P!nk

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iTunes/iSOHUNT:
Dear Mr. President
Who Knew
Cuz I Can
Fingers*

The best songs on the album are the haunting "Long Way To Happy," the tear-jerking yet biting "Dear Mr. President," the personal "Nobody Knows," the catchy as hell "Who Knew," and the Paul McCartney/Sheryl Crow-esque acoustic "The One That Got Away"; they all brilliantly showcase what a talent this young woman is and the potential she has for a long career in music. - Blogcritics.org



Cuz I Can" flaunts one of the disc's goofiest, most endearing bits: Over Martin's glam-rock stomp, Pink drops an irreverent but apropos chorus of "Ice cream, ice cream, we all want ice cream," savagely satirizing her own aspirations. Like Courtney Love, this loose cannon wants to be the girl with the most cake. Unlike Love, Pink knows how to hold on to it.- Rolling Stone



metaCRITIC: Pink

For hardcore Pink fans and collectors, note that the U.K. release features two tracks ("…

Yo Ho Ho, Pirate Depp News

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Walking a mile in Keith's shoes"It seems [Keith] Richards, who Depp famously modeled his character on in 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' likes to have the actor wear his shoes in before putting them on,"..."The thing with Keith is, he doesn't like things to be too new or obvious. Sometimes you have to leave clothes about the place for him to find, as opposed to just offering them to him." - NY Daily News
Disney's New 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on Movie Screens, the High Seas and Your PCWith the upcoming release of the sequel to the popular 2003 movie, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Buena Vista Games is giving us a title for the PSP, DS and GBA based on the new film. Although it will follow the movie script fairly closely, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is also going to give players some room for exploring other parts of Jack Sparrow's adventure that are not seen in the screen version. And, the game…

Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt

After a couple of false starts, FINALLY!
Breaking News: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Welcome Baby Girl
Angelina Jolie gave birth to a baby girl today in Namibia, South Africa. Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt is Angelina’s first child with beau Brad Pitt, 42.

Congrats GWEN and GAVIN!

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UsWeekly Exclusive: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Have Baby Boy Sources at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles confirm to Us that Gwen Stefani gave birth to a baby boy shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday.

After the C-section delivery, Stefani’s husband, Gavin Rossdale, and Stefani’s father walked out of the operating room and greeted family waiting in a private room. Rossdale announced that the baby had been born and the entire room started screaming and clapping. Sources say the rocker parents are considering calling their son (who was born with a thick thatch of hair) Kingston, or “King” for short.

The couple arrived at Cedars-Sinai this morning, where Rossdale dropped his wife off at the maternity ward, parked Stefani’s silver Range Rover and “seemed a little nervous and checked the baby car seat before he got out,” according to a witness. Rossdale then took the elevator to the maternity ward. “Gwen was wearing her signature red lipstick and looked so excited,” the …

US IMMIGRATION BILL PASSES

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///The bill passed Thursday would build a triple-layer border fence along 370 miles and add U.S. Border Patrol agents, while giving millions of illegal immigrants a means of earning citizenship. ///In addition, Mexico is the state's No. 1 trading partner, bringing in almost $18 billion in California exports last year. California's exports to Mexico directly or indirectly support 177,000 jobs, according to Schwarzenegger's office.Read it all at Wired
U.S. Trade Facts
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the United States is the world’s largest economy and the largest market. It also is the world’s largest exporter of merchandise and services. The United States accounted for over 10 percent of world export trade and 18 percent of total world imports in 2005. United States exports were up from $818 billion in 2004 to $904 billion in 2005. Export growth was seen in manufactured goods including nuclear materials, electric machinery, vehicles, and aircraft. U.S. imports a…

Ah, John Lennon, say it ain't so

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Queering American Idol

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The Recap from People, to get you started
Great moments:

Prince,
the most famous not gay ever, lets bitches have it


Hasseloff chokes up, with tears




CLAY AIKEN

SINGS DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME

I was quite proud of the kid, I mean that might as well be a coming out song. Sung most famously by Elton John and George Michael, together.

For those not in the know, read the details on the FCC lawsuit by Clay Aiken fans.



but yet, Seacrest is not out.

Correction: McPhee is not Scientologist

Short Ends: Katherine McPhee Not A Suitable Replacement Once Katie Holmes Escapes
details on the queerest American Idol ever, coming up!

Yay for Aiken singing the come out song!

Ok, yeah Babel does sound like the next Best Film

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From the Sydney Morning Herald
Babel features an ensemble cast on three continents, weaving stories about two Moroccan boys who accidentally shoot an American tourist, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children, and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by police in Tokyo.The director, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ( 21 Grams, Amores Perros), stitches together these seemingly disparate story-lines into an emotional drama that features Blanchett and Brad Pitt as Americans suddenly thrust into a life-threatening crisis in a remote Moroccan village when she is wounded after a bullet strikes their tour bus. The film also stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Koji Yakusho." Babel was a title I found a couple of months before I started shooting," Inarritu said, "and the Old Testament [account] about men building this tower and trying to arrive to the sky and be God. God gets angry and he creates these different languages." But rather than languages that…

Cool Casting: Cate Blanchett To Play Young Bob Dylan

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May 25, 2006 - Daily Telegraph
Cate Blanchett confirmed at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday that she will depict a young Bob Dylan in the film I'm Not There, the first flick the legendary singer has authorised on his life.

The Australian actress will join Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Richard Gere and Ben Whishaw in the Todd Haynes flick depicting the various ages of Dylan.

But Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Could Save The World, Family Style!

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COULD BE BAD BREAK, according to the NYPOSTTRACKING surveys indicate potential audiences aren't overly enthusiastic about "The Break-Up," starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. Hollywood Elsewhere blogger Jeffrey Wells reports, "With only 12 days to go before opening, that means the game is pretty much over." A studio source said Wells "doesn't understand tracking. Looking at 'The Break-Up' compared to 'Mission: Impossible III' or 'The Da Vinci Code,' the numbers look small, but it's apples and oranges. For a romantic comedy, the numbers are very encouraging." Wells says that if "The Break-Up" flops, "not particularly sexy, not perky" Aniston will be 0 for 4 (in the wake of "Derailed," "Rumor Has It" and "Friends With Money"). "Aniston is probably one or two steps away from competing with Helen Hunt for HBO roles," Wells concludes.


I think Brad a…

Confessions

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A MOVIE TO BE EXCITED ABOUT

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From DListed.com

Cillian Murphy (Batman Returns) has joined Miranda Richardson and Sam Neill in Telepathy. The film tells the story of Josef and Viktor Zalenski, estranged identical twin brothers who are chosen by the Russian government as the subjects of a top-secret experiment to test the powers of telepathy as a viable form of communication between earth and outer space. [Production Weekly]

Angie News Unconfirmed

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MAY 22 2006
Grandpa Lonely from Ted C, the best damn newsmam around!

A talk with legendary Jon Voight
is always pretty stimulating, if odd. That's because the whole time
you're standing there you can't help but wonder about his tumultuous
relationship with Angelina Jolie--who has reportedly already given birth to baby Jolie-Pitt in Namibia, but no confirmation, as yet, on that little nugget. A little chat with the Voight man is weird, I might add, because his
date of late is his goddaughter, who bears an undeniable resemblance to
the curvy vixen-saint that is Ms. Jolie.

Ok, Ok

DListed swears the pic isn't their kid, but I think she gave birth anyways. We'll see.

Axl Rose Performing May 2006

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Axl Rose Performing May 2006
Originally uploaded by _Faith.At Rosario Dawson/Lisa Edelstein's Birthday.

Oddly enough I saw Rosario outside of Coffeeshop 101 in Hollywood, 2 weekends ago. Gorgeous in person, flawless skin.BEFORE HE PERFORMED HE KICKED TOMMY HILFIGER'S BUTT?

So Wrong It's Nearly Right

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First Daughter Suri Cruise checked herself into rehab this morning.
This is just the most recent in a series of publicized stumbles for the first family's only child. You'll remember in 2023 her brief engagement to Sean Preston Federline was cut short under mysterious circumstances when Sean Preston, while on a Scientology retreat, vanished in the woods in what Xenuian authorities called a tragic bear attack...
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SuriCruise.Com - The Unofficial Website of Suri CruiseThe unofficial website of Suri Cruise and the countdown to her 18th birthday

ENGLISH ONLY SIGNS COMING SOON!

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The debate over the English language issue dominated Thursday's Senate proceedings and frequently grew heated. Proponents of the tougher amendment argued that it was needed to unite the country, while opponents insisted it would cause greater division.

The dispute echoed similar debates that have occurred for more than a decade not only in Congress but at state and local levels.

Twenty-seven states have passed statutes declaring English their official language.

The Senate's debate reflected growing concerns among many lawmakers about the need to reinforce common ties among citizens. An estimated 47 million people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home.

"We are not a nation based on race," Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said in support of the "national language" amendment. "We are a fragile idea based on a few common principles and our national common language."

But some interpreted the amendment as an attack on Latinos. And in a chambe…