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Planes collide on tarmac: Air india, JetBlue Collide

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Air india Plane New York: An Air India Boeing plane was on Saturday involved in a "minor" mishap at the John F Kennedy Airport here when its wing touched another aircraft which was being pulled back for take-off but no one was injured. "The incident occurred when an Air India 102 plane, a Boeing 777 aircraft, with over 250 on board, was taxiing to the aerobridge after landing and a JetBlue145 plane, an Airbus A320 aircraft, was being pulled back for take off," an Air India spokesperson said in New Delhi. No passengers on either of the plane were injured, but the incident has resulted into an investigation by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) into the circumstances and cause of the incident. The Air India jet incurred damage to the aircraft's left wing tip. FAA said that around 6:15 am (local time), JetBlue plane, was preparing for departure when the Air India plane was already on the ramp. The wingtip of the Air India plane made contact with the

Bar bans high-tech glasses: Seattle Bar Ban G-Glasses

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A Seattle bar says once Google Glass comes out, it won't be welcome in their establishment. They're not even available for purchase yet, but a Seattle bar has already said a new tech accessory from Google will not be allowed at their establishment. Seattle's 5 Point Cafe posted a message to their Facebook page saying: "For the record, The 5 Point is the first Seattle business to ban in advance Google Glasses. And [butt] kickings will be encouraged for violators." Google Glass is a new product Google is developing. The eyewear can take pictures, video and display info like mapping directions and social conversations on the small eye viewer. 5 Point owner Dave Meinert acknowledges Seattle is a techie town and sooner or later folks around here will be walking around with the new shades. "The 5 Point appeals to a wide variety of people," says Meinert. "Some of the tech geeks come here, we're close by Amazon [...] It's OK if you wear them.

Lohan house arrest: Lindsay Wants to Reject Offer

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Lohan house arrest: Lindsay Wants to Reject offer A Lindsay Lohan house arrest plea deal was making headlines national celebrity news tonight, as TMZ reported this Saturday, March 9, that Lindsay Lohan has been offered a “unique option” in her plea deal. According to sources, the troubled star was offered to be under house arrest for her probation violation case and lying to police, but LiLo is allegedly not taking the deal. Under the headline, “Lohan house arrest: Lindsay Wants to Reject Offer”, insiders add this weekend that city attorneys have lessened their positions on Lindsay Lohan’s charges. Rather than sending her to a 90-day lockdown rehab center, Lohan instead could take a three month house arrest instead. Lilo’s lawyer, Mark Heller, has reportedly told prosecutors that Lohan may take an unknown amount of time on house arrest, though he seems to be working a set time out with those prosecutors at the moment. The issue, however, seems to be that in the Lindsay Lohan house

Kelly Osbourne epilepsy: Being treated by Best Doctors

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Sharon and Kelly Osbourne on April 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Nothing like a mother's love to help Kelly Osbourne feel better! Sharon Osbourne shared her gratitude toward daughter Kelly's fans for their support and well-wishes after the Fashion Police host was hospitalized for a seizure on Thursday, March 7. "I want to thank everyone for their concern about @MissKellyO," the 60-year-old talk show host tweeted on Friday, March 8. "She's doing fine she's at Cedars and is surrounded by the best doctors & love." For now, however, "there is absolutely no confirmed diagnosis regarding Kelly's condition," a rep for the TV host told Us Weekly. "She is under a doctor's care and they are continuing to run tests. Kelly is fine and thanks everyone for their continued support." A source close to the family adds that "nothing like this has ever happened to Kelly before and she was really scared." "They

Merck drug side effects: Failed, Taken off Market

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A view of the Merck & Co. campus in Linden, New Jersey March 9, 2009. Well Not expected serious side effects arise in a huge study of a Merck & Co long-acting niacin drug aimed at raising good HDL cholesterol, according to data released on Saturday, possibly adding another nail to the coffin of niacin therapy for heart patients. Merck has already given up on the drug that combines extended-release niacin with an experimental agent called laropiprant, designed to prevent the uncomfortable facial flushing associated with niacin. When it was announced that the drug called Tredaptive had failed to prevent heart attacks, strokes, death and other complications in heart patients also taking drugs to lower bad LDL cholesterol, Merck said it would not seek U.S. approval and would stop selling it in the dozens of other countries where it was already available. A European medical journal last week said the drug caused concerning muscle weakness, especially in Asian patients. But the

Report: Netflix tattoo Man Get a Free Year of Service

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Netflix tattoo The Netflix tattoo making top headlines news this weekend after the Huffington Post reported this Friday, March 8, that a man who got himself inked with a Netflix tattoo took to Twitter to post the image, and in return received a year of free service from the company. With the headline, “Guy gets tattoo, Netflix gives him a free year of service”, sources report that one man who must sincerely love the streaming-video service wanted to show his support of Netflix by getting a tattoo of it. On Twitter, @The Real Myron showed how much he enjoyed the website recently by getting himself a Netflix tattoo. The inking made a mark on the company, as they reportedly awarded him a full year of free service for his “dedication.”     “NO WAY! Free year for you, look for DM RT@TheRealMyron: @netflix put me on a commercial I love you guys pic.twitter.com/LsjoR3fQZK” The report notes that it wasn’t too long ago that

Fastest Rolls Royce Revealed

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Add caption Rolls-Royce unveiled the brand’s fastest production model ever, but being that this is a Rolls-Royce we’re talking about, the Wraith isn’t exactly a sports car. The Wraith is very big, weighing about 5000 pounds, despite being only a two-door car. It was among the hundreds of vehicles that were unveiled this week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, including new models from the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. Despite its heft, the Wraith is capable of surprisingly respectable performance along with the luxury features that owners have come to expect from a Rolls. With its 624 horsepower V12 engine, the Wraith can hurtle from zero to 60 miles an hour in just 4.4 seconds. The car’s 8-speed transmission gets information from a GPS unit so that it can select gears based in the road ahead. For instance, it can downshift the moment a hill or curve is approached. That helps with both performance and fuel economy, Rolls says. The car’s interior, featuring light-

WBC brawl: Canadians and Mexico Deadly fight

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The peaceful World Baseball Classic turned nasty Saturday when a full-scale brawl broke out, with seven players ejected and fans throwing at least two bottles from the stands at the games. "You can't hurt us Canadians,'' said Team Canada manager Ernie Whitt, after the first brawl in WBC history. The game, won 10-3 by Canada, sets up a showdown Sunday against Team USA with the right to advance to the second round along with Team Italy. Yet the game will be remembered for the ninth-inning brawl that had both managers urging WBC officials to change the tiebreaking format to eliminate run differential, encouraging teams to score as many runs as possible, despite the situation. via @metskevin11 "There's got to be another method other than running up the score on the opposing team,'' Whitt said. "No one likes that. That's not the way baseball's supposed to be played.'' Mexico, already frustrated with a 9-3 deficit in the ninth inning,

Lindsay Lohan Trial: Rejects plea, Lohan to go For Trial

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Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives at the 98th annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, April 28, 2012, in Washington Lindsay Lohan wants to reject a plea deal that would place her under house arrest for 90 days. The 26-year-old actress - who has already refused to accept a pre-trial deal of either 60 days in rehab or 45 days in jail by prosecutors after being charged with lying to police about a car accident in California last summer - is reportedly unwilling to accept any kind of punishment for the crime. A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the 'Liz and Dick' star does not want to accept the offer of house arrest instead of rehab from the Santa Monica City Attorney and the Los Angeles City Attorney despite being encouraged to do so by her lawyer Mark Heller, who has assured prosecutors that she will accept a certain amount of time confined to her home. But sources close to the troubled starlet say that she is adamant that she will not accept a

Doctors Worried Kelly Osbourne may have Epilepsy

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Doctors Worried Kelly Osbourne may have Epilepsy Doctors still aren’t exactly sure what caused Kelly Osbourne to have a seizure on the set of Fashion Police, but they’re looking into a whole variety of potential causes. It’ll take a battery of tests to determine for sure, but right now, there’s reportedly a serious fear that the former reality star and current television host might have epilepsy. According to TMZ, Osbourne will remain hospitalized for at least a few days until her doctors can get some answers. If she does have epilepsy, it will require medication and constant monitoring, but if the root lies somewhere else, it’s possible she’ll be able to make a minor tweak or two and be at least reasonably confident the seizures will not continue. It’s been a rough few years for the Osbourne family. Son Jack Osbourne was diagnosed with MS, and now, his sister may well have epilepsy. No one can possibly plan for such blows, but luckily, the Osbournes have a family structure th

Nixon handgun ban: Richard Wished Total Ban

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In this June 29, 1972, file photo President Richard Nixon speaks at a White House news conference in Washington during which he said he’d sign legislation banning Saturday night specials. Nixon called the news conference about six weeks after the shooting of George Wallace. Later that year the Senate did pass such a bill, but the House never acted on the legislation. Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Nixon. WASHINGTON (AP) — Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of Saturday night specials, contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners by feigning interest in their weapons. Several previously unreported Oval Office recordings and White House memos from the Nixon years show a conservative president who at times appeared willing to take on the National Rifle Association, a powerful gun lobby then as now, even as his aid

Liam Hemsworth Spotted in Australia as Miley Out Without Engagement Ring

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Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus arrive at Australians In Film Awards & Benefit Dinner on June 27, 2012. Maybe distance makes the heart grow fonder? Liam Hemsworth's whereabouts this week are adding fuel to the flame -- while fiance Miley Cyrus stepped out without her 3.5-carat engagement ring two nights in a row, the Hunger Games star was spotted several thousand miles away in Australia. An eyewitness told E! News that a group of female fans spotted Hemsworth, 23, walking down Jonson Street in New South Wales' Byron Bay earlier this week and immediately started shrieking and running toward him. PHOTOS: Miley and Liam's love story The actor managed to duck into a nearby shop, but was later forced to reemerge into the street, where the fans were excitedly waiting. "He looked a bit angry with all the girls around him," the onlooker said. One day later, Hemsworth was spotted spending time with brother Chris Hemsworth, sister-in-

Tweets: MC Hammer charges dropped

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Dublin, CA: Rap star MC Hammer was arrested in Dublin, CA. on Feb. 21, 2013 on a charge of "obstructing an officer." MC Hammer tweeted all his followers around 11 p.m. on Friday night about the status of his arrest by Dublin Police on Feb. 21 at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center. Hammer tweeted:     "Thank You to all my friends and supporters. All CHARGES DECLINED. Dropped. Have A great Weekend. #nobeef" The hashtag "nobeef" refers to a song of the same name by Hammer. Hammer included the link to the song in the tweet. The No Beef page plays the song and has a tweet from Hammer three months earlier.     "A Song about the Pain and residual affect of indiscriminate death in America ... The need to provide therapy to children (mothers) who deal with death daily and our in shock, damaged with no social,mental or spiritual support. God help Us." "The District Attorney did not charge in the interest of justice," Dublin Police

Alleged Visine poisoning: Shayne boyfriend poisoned Woman

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Shayne Carpenter, a 27-year-old mechanic (GRASS VALLEY, Calif.) — A California lady is recovering as far as police say she was poisoned when her very own boyfriend put Visine eye drops in her drink. Shayne Carpenter, a 27-year-old mechanic, was arrested by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday in Grass Valley, Calif. and booked on poisoning and domestic violence charges. Police say after a fight with his girlfriend, Carpenter put eye drops in her drink causing her to feel ill. Lt. Steve Tripp of the Nevada County Sheriff Department told ABC News’ affiliate KXTV that Carpenter’s girlfriend became suspicious after finding texts on Carpenter’s phone to his friends about the alleged prank gone wrong. “He was making texts to his buddies that if ‘She’s going to be talking crap then she’s going to be crapping,’” Tripp said. The police say Carpenter’s girlfriend hadn’t been feeling well, and after seeing the texts contacted police. As part of the investigation t

Top restaurant sickens 63: at Denmark Famous restaurant

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Chef Rene Redzepi, working in his restaurant Noma in 2010, in Copenhagen. The 63 infected people ate at Noma between Feb. 12 and 16, according to a food safety report based on an inspection of local restaurants and food retail companies a week later. Danish food safety officials ordered a through cleanup and more better food handling at Noma, one of the world’s top restaurants, after more than 60 people fell ill with viral gastroenteritis from eating at the two-star Michelin eatery that has also hit top spot three times in the world’s best restaurants list in Restaurant magazine. NOMA A dish from Noma, one of the world's top restaurants. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration said Friday it had investigated the popular, waterfront restaurant in Copenhagen after complaints from customers who had dined there during a week in February. It was not immediately clear what food had caused the infection. Agency spokesman Morten Lisby describ

Elle Macpherson engaged: Reunited After year of Breakup

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Elle Macpherson engaged: Reunited After year of Breakup Elle Macpherson is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, who just last year decided to call it quits. The Australian supermodel and boyfriend Jeffrey Soffer dated for two years before they broke up last March. But they didn’t stay split for long, as they were reunited by the end of the year and now have decided to get married. The engagement to Elle Macpherson will make it quite a year for Jeffrey Soffer. The hotel heir and Florida billionaire was in a helicopter crash in November in the Bahamas that killed his friend Lance Valdez. Soffer was badly injured in the accident as well, suffering a fractured vertebrae. The crash may have been what brought Elle Macpherson and Jeffrey Soffer back together. After the crash Elle reportedly rushed to be by his side in Miami. “Jeff is very shaken up and mourning the loss of his friend,” a source told the New York Post at the time of the crash. “Elle is landing in Miami imminently to

King Juan Carlos Discharged After successful Surgery

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FILE - In this July 25, 2008 file photo, Spain's King Juan Carlos, right, shakes hands with Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Venezuela's Vice President Nicolas Maduro announced on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 that Chavez has died at age 58 after a nearly two-year bout with cancer. MADRID - King Juan Carlos of Spain has already left a hospital six days after successfully undergoing surgery for herniated discs in his lower spine. The 75-year-old monarch thanked waiting journalists for their patience and said "I'm very well, my back doesn't hurt or anything," from the front passenger seat as he was driven home Saturday. The operation was the head of state's fourth in 12 months, and the 12th time he has undergone surgery during his lifetime. Juan Carlos had hip surgery in November and has had other health issues in the last two years, including needing knee surgery and the removal of a benign lu

Gerald D. Klee dies: Retired Psychiatrist, LSD Expert

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Dr. Gerald Klee Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist who was an LSD expert and participated in experimentation on volunteer servicemen at several military installations in the 1950s, died March 3 at a medical center in Towson, Md. He was 86. He had complications from surgery, said a son, Kenneth A. Klee. Dr. Klee made headlines in 1975 when he confirmed published reports that the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Psychiatric Institute had been involved in secret research between 1956 and 1959, when hundreds of Army soldiers were given lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD. He said that the Army also experimented with other hallucinogens as part of a wide-ranging chemical weapons research program. Dr. Klee explained that the Army had negotiated a contract in 1956 with Jacob E. Finsinger, director of the U-Md. Psychiatric Institute, to conduct physiological and psychological tests on the soldiers. “A large proportion of the people who have gotten involved in research in thi

Mexican drunken driver sues friend

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An image of James Ruiz, who was convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers in New Mexico. He pled guilty in 2011 and is serving a 40-year prison sentence A repeat drunken driver convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers has sued his drinking buddy and two Santa Fe restaurants that served him alcohol. James Ruiz, 37, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New Mexico District Court and is seeking monetary damages from the friend he was out drinking with as well as Applebee's and the Blue Corn Cafe, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/WyvZZz) Friday. The lawsuit, filed by Ruiz without a lawyer, claims the restaurants and his friend caused Ruiz emotional distress due to the loss of liberty and enjoyment of life after he was served drinks in 2010. Ruiz said in his suit that he was convicted and incarcerated due to the chain of events the defendants set in motion. Police said Ruiz rammed his truck into a car and killed two teenagers -- Del Lynn Peshlakai, 19, an

Daylight Saving Time: Time to Save

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Clocks hang on a wall in Hands of Time, a clock store and repair shop in Savage, Md., Friday, March 8, 2013. It's the weekend to spring ahead for daylight saving time. DES MOINES, Iowa -- Worried you'll feel a little groggy from missing an hour of sleep Saturday night? You're not alone. Daylight saving time affects us all in more ways than you might think. Here are eight of them: 1. For starters, it's "daylight saving time" -- without an "s" on the end of "saving." Now you can correct all your friends. 2. President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act into law in 2005, which extended the length of DST by four weeks. It now begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November -- except in Hawaii and Arizona, where they observe standard time year-round. With all that sunshine, they probably don't even care what time it is. (Parts of Indiana, by the way, resisted DST until 2006.) 3. The time

Hasselbeck leaving View: Nine Years Later

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Elisabeth Hasselbeck appears on the ABC show 'The View' on Sept. 14, 2011 Elisabeth Hasselbeck has a "long-term contract" with "The View," a rep for the ABC daytime talk show said Friday in response to reports that say the conservative co-host is set to leave her job after nine years. A day earlier, the network announced that panelist Joy Behar, one of the last original cast members, would depart the series. The 70-year-old said she plans to concentrate on other projects. The news outlets Us Weekly, TV Newser, Deadline and The Hollywood Reporter reported that Hasselbeck would not be back for season 17 in the fall. Each publication cited its own sources. "Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of 'The View' and has a long-term contract," a ABC Entertainment Group spokesperson said in a statement obtained by OTRC.com on Friday, in response to the reports. Hasselbeck has not commented. "The View" debuted in 1997 with four co-ho

Ex-Eagles receiver fraud: Freddie Guity in Tax Fraud

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Freddie Mitchell Fred Ex and his hands are going to jail? Say it isn’t so? He was just on Millionaire Matchmaker (never trust reality show titles), but now he is going to be making license plates at the penitentiary?  The People’s Champ, is now going to be the Prison’s Champ? Cold world.     Former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to his role in a tax-fraud scheme.     Mitchell and two others filed false tax returns on behalf of another athlete, identified only with the initials “A.G.” The plan was devised to receive a larger refund from the IRS and was done without the other athlete’s knowledge. Mitchell’s role was to recruit athletes and the two others filed the returns while also charging for their services as tax preparers. The maximum sentence is 10 years in prison, but I doubt that Mitchell gets that much, but by pleading guilty, he will probably have to spend some time behind bars and face a hefty fine up to

Christa Miller: What is In that Bag

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Christa Miller's bag Christa Miller, 48, empties out her purse for Us. The star of Cougar Town (TBS Tuesdays, 10 P.M.) says her Tod's D-Styling tote enhances any outfit. "I like to carry a nice bag because then I can wear t-shits and jeans all the time!" says mom to Charlotte 12, Will, 10, and Henry, 6 (with producer husband Bill Lawrence). So what's she packing inside? Instant Updo "I love Goody's Spin Pins. They're super cheap and look like corkscrews. You just gather your hair and screw them into a bun." Spec Style "I always have two pairs of glasses: geeky black Warby Parker frames and Wayfarer Ray Bans. Those are key!" Say Cheese "I'm also a photographer. I usually carry a big camera with me but if I'm running around, my little Canon Powershot is fantastic." Buddy System "Courtney Cox got me this Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. She wears it too! If one of us finds a product we love, we buy it for the o

Joe Francis Luxurious Resort Casa Aramara Available to Rent

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Joe Francis attends the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club grand opening party on June 7, 2011 in New York City. Two tickets to paradise, please! Joe Francis ' super-exclusive Mexican resort has been the vacation destination of choice for Hollywood's rich-and-famous -- and now Francis is opening the doors of Casa Aramara to other clientele, too. On Friday, March 8, the Girls Gone Wild entrepreneur announced that he had decided to make his Punta Mita estate available to rent. Previously, the 40,000-square-foot property was accessible only to those who had been personally invited by Francis himself. Casa Aramara "Casa Aramara is one of the most luxurious private resort properties in the world, and I'm thrilled to announce that this incredible, one-of-a-kind destination is now available for the few discriminating people who only want the finest life has to offer," Francis tells Us Weekly exclusively. Guests at the resort will hav

Ex-Chicago Bear charged: Faces tax charges

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Former Notre Dame and Chicago Bears player Chris Zorich, is introduced as a 2007 inductee to the College Football Hall of Fame at a news conference in New York. An ex-Chicago Bear charged with tax evasion is prepared to plead guilty to four misdemeanor counts of not filing income tax returns. The player, defensive lineman Chris Zorich, made more than $1 million during that period. Some of that income reportedly came from a charity that Zorich founded, one that continued to take in donations even after the non-profit organization stopped doing any charitable work. Attorney Matthias Lydon said the ex-Chicago Bear charged with tax evasion could face up to four years in prison, but hopes to avoid any jail time. “He’s been looking forward to the day he could start putting this behind him,” Lydon told the The Associated Press. The ex-Chicago Bear could be facing more charges. The state of Illinois is investigating the activities of the Chris Zorich Foundation, which ceased it

Demi Moore really hurt: With her Crappy Husband

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Demi Moore is 'beyond heartbroken' over Ashton Kutcher's new romance. The couple ended their marriage last year following allegations that Ashton had been cheating on her with a number of women. But after pictures surfaced of the Two And A Half Men actor kissing new love Mila Kunis, Demi, 49, reportedly became hysterical. New romance: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have recently started dating, pictured together here last month  Hot couple: The pair have know each other from their days as co-stars on That 70s Show A source told RadarOnline: 'Demi is devastated that Ashton has moved on so quickly and is dating Mila. She is beyond heartbroken. Heartache: The actor's estranged wife Demi Moore is said to have turned hysterical after seeing pictures of him kissing Mila 'Even though Ashton cheated on her all the time, it was with random girls, it wasn't a relationship like it is with Mila and th

Mark Cuban Bulls: Cuban Assists Chicago Bulls After Scare

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Mark Cuban is an American businessma The Chicago Bulls had a midair scare while flying en route to Indianapolis this past Saturday for a road contest against the Indiana Pacers. After having to drive to the city for the eventual 97-92 loss, Tom Thibodeau's squad got some valuable help from an unlikely source—Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. ESPN Chicago reports that Cuban allowed the Bulls to use his Mavericks team plane to fly to San Antonio on Monday to play the Spurs, provided that they return after the game on Wednesday. Apparently, the bizarre transportation situation has not translated to success on the court for Chicago. The team lost 101-83 after being outscored by 23 points in the second half, marking their second straight defeat. Although he hasn't made a splash on the court since signing a 10-day contract earlier this month, Bulls forward Lou Amundson tweeted out a photo aboard Cuban's plane, giving thanks to the outspoken businessman. Bill Wennington, a r