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2009-10-04 13:33:28

Professional dancer Anton Du Beke of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing says he is not a racist despite calling TV star Laila Rouass a Paki. De Beke admitted to using the term of abuse for a Pakistani in reference to Rouass, known for her role on Footballers' Wives, and said he has since apologized

2009-10-02 14:58:35

The Texas-based Global Language Monitor said its 2009 Top Politically (in)Correct Words include swine flu, black sheep and politically correct. The Austin-based organization said its sixth annual survey of the English Language picked swine flu as the politically incorrect list-topper due to multiple governments and agencies referring to the virus as H1N1 to protect pork producers from losing business. The list also included saint, which was cited after the Oxford University Press pulled it...

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2009-09-30 17:31:17

U.S. singer Mindy McCready is defending Celebrity Rehab roomie Mackenzie Phillips, who recently revealed an incestuous relationship she had with her dad.

2009-09-28 14:13:40

A Pennsylvania couple who married nearly 49 years ago said they discovered their wedding was never made official under the law. Frank and Betty Skrout, who married Oct. 6, 1960, at St.

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2009-09-23 13:57:16

Sexting by minors is a growing problem that the United States has yet to come to grips with, officials of a child advocacy group said.

2009-09-22 13:09:17

Authorities in Florida say they found nothing to back up a couple's claim that firefighters buried a speaker instead of their dog, killed in a mobile home fire. Bay County officials said investigators were unable to find any evidence supporting the contention of Travis and Sheila Davis, who said firefighters promised to bury their 3-year-old Pekingese, Gizmo, after he died in the Aug.

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2009-09-20 19:29:56

Kristin Chenoweth of Pushing Daisies took the prize for best supporting actress in a comedy at the 61st annual Prime Time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday. In her acceptance speech, Chenoweth took note of the fact that her show has been canceled. Thank you, she said through tears as she collected her statuette.

2009-09-19 07:15:17

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2009-09-14 13:18:41

New York State Police said reports of a man carrying what appeared to be an unconscious woman toward a wooded area was just a couple playing around. The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation said multiple witnesses called authorities at about 5:30 p.m.

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2009-09-11 09:43:41

LaToya Jackson says her younger brother Michael's hair and makeup were beautifully done for his California entombment, which took place 70 days after he died. His June 25 death at the age of 50 has been ruled a homicide, but the circumstances are still under investigation.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.