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BREAKING: Disco queen Donna Summer has passed away at the age of 63. R.I.P.

R.I.P. Donna Summer

R.I.P. Donna Summer

BREAKING: Disco queen Donna Summer has passed away at the age of 63. We remember moments from her life: http://bit.ly/Kiry8e

[ MTV News]


CBS SUES ABC You’ll PAY for Ripping Off ‘Big Brother’

BREAKING NEWS

CBS wasn’t bluffing … ’cause the network has made good on its threat to sue ABC over an upcoming reality show which CBS claims is a blatant rip off of “Big Brother” … and it’s NASTY.

As we previously reported, CBS fired off a cease-and-desist letter to ABC last week … claiming “Glass House” is “strikingly” similar to “Big Brother” — a bunch of people living in a house and competing for prizes.

Now, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in L.A., CBS states, “If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then CBS should take pride in ABC’s latest reality television project, ‘Life in a Glass House.'”

In the suit, CBS refers to “Glass House” as a “carbon copy” of “Big Brother” — and calls ABC’s decision to green light the show an “obvious attempt … to capitalize on its unique success.”

CBS claims its trying to stop ABC from committing a blatant theft of its copyrightable expression, trade secrets and other confidential information.

CBS also claims ABC has hired at least 19 former “BB” staffers to work on “Glass House” — and believes the employees are actively disclosing CBS’s trade secrets and confidential information to produce the show. CBS also believes at least one “Glass House” exec has been trying to poach current “BB” employees.

CBS wants at least 3 former high level “Big Brother” employees who signed with “Glass House” to fork over $500,000 EACH for allegedly violating a confidentiality agreement they had with CBS.

CBS is also suing ABC for unspecified damages.

Stay tuned.

[TMZ]


EXCLUSIVE: First photos of Colombia escort in explosive Secret Service hooker scandal

24-year-old single mom is known as Dania, she says agent offered $30 for $800 service

BY EDGAR SANDOVAL / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA – The Daily News can reveal the first photo of the 24-year-old Colombian call girl whose encounter with a cheapskate Secret Service agent ignited the agency’s worst sex scandal.

Eleven Secret Service agents and nine military servicemen are under investigation for hiring 20 or 21 hookers in Cartagena last week when they were supposed to be preparing for President Obama’s arrival at a summit.

THREE SECRET SERVICE AGENTS BOOTED AFTER HOOKER SCANDAL

One of the agents tried to brush off his girl, the single mother of a 9-year-old son known as Dania, the next morning with only $28 in cab fare. She caused a ruckus, demanding her full payment, so cops got involved and word reached the US Embassy.

Three Secret Service agents, including two senior supervisors, have been ousted: One was forced to retire, one quit and one was fired.

There were reports in Washington that more may be gone by the weekend.

abc news video >> Secret Service Sex Scandal: Woman Speaks Out

[nydailynews.com]


Special Prosecutor Won’t Send Trayvon Martin Death to Grand Jury

By ASSOCIATED PRESS

AP / THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, BRUCE LIPSKY State Attorney Angela Corey listens to a victim's impact statement at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla.

AP / THE FLORIDA TIMES-UNION, BRUCE LIPSKY
State Attorney Angela Corey listens to a victim's impact statement at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Special prosecutor Angela Corey said Monday she will not take the Trayvon Martin shooting death before a grand jury.

Corey said she continues to investigate the case and will not involve a grand jury that had been set to meet Tuesday in Sanford, Fla.

Corey said her decision to skip the grand jury shouldn’t be considered a factor in determining whether charges will be filed against George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who has admitted to fatally shooting the unarmed Martin.

(MORE: Trayvon Martin: Why ‘Some of My Best Friends Are Black’ Isn’t a Good Defense)

The announcement means the decision on charges now rests solely with Corey, who had a reputation for not presenting cases before grand juries if it wasn’t required. Under Florida law, only first-degree murder cases require the use of grand juries.

Corey took over the case last month after the prosecutor who normally handles cases out of Sanford recused himself. That prosecutor, Norm Wolfinger, had originally called for the case to be presented before a grand jury.

“From the moment she was assigned, Ms. Corey noted she may not need a grand jury,” said a statement from Corey’s office.

Martin was killed Feb. 26 during a confrontation with Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford.

The case has led to protests across the nation and spurred a debate about race and the laws of self-defense. Martin was black; Zimmerman’s father is white and his mother is Hispanic.

Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, and Florida’s self-defense law gives wide leeway to use deadly force and eliminates a person’s duty to retreat in the face of danger.

(MORE: Touré: Why I Speak Out About Trayvon Martin)

“From the moment she was assigned, Ms. Corey noted she may not need a grand jury,” said a statement from Corey’s office.

Martin was killed Feb. 26 during a confrontation with Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford.

The case has led to protests across the nation and spurred a debate about race and the laws of self-defense. Martin was black; Zimmerman’s father is white and his mother is Hispanic.

Zimmerman has claimed self-defense, and Florida’s self-defense law gives wide leeway to use deadly force and eliminates a person’s duty to retreat in the face of danger.

 

 

 


U.S. FIGHTER JET Crashes into Apartment Complex ©


This is the smoldering wreckage of an F-18 Hornet fighter jet that crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia moments ago.

The Navy confirms … the crash occurred around 11 AM in Virginia Beach. Two people were injured — a pilot and a person on the ground. They were both hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The Navy says both members of the 2-person crew ejected from the jet.

The jet reportedly costs roughly $67 MILLION.

It’s unclear what caused the plane to go down. So far, there are no reports of casualties.

Rescue crews are currently at the scene.

Source : tmz.com


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