072913_ted_cruz_640A flight carrying Senator Ted Cruz was cancelled this morning due to the ongoing government shutdown.

The freshman Republican was trying to return to Texas to attend a Tea Party convention in EL Paso, but was stopped at the airport by United Airlines personnel who informed him the next direct flight doesn't leave until Thursday afternoon.

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Matt_Groening_3756463875-1-e1380473729599The creator of the iconic cartoon The Simpsons has admitted he doesn't watch his own show anymore and feels it should end.

"I'm surprised The Simpsons is still on TV, frankly. I think we should have ended it years ago," Matt Groening told KBBL-TV in his hometown of Portland, Ore., when asked about the show's 25th season, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 29.... Read More →

 

kanyebrightRapper Kanye West is under fire today for claiming that he has contributed more to the cause of civil rights than icons Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

In an interview with WJLB radio in Detroit this morning, the controversial rapper said that his work in music and fashion design have single-handedly inspired millions to overcome discrimination and poverty.... Read More →

 

millibandgibraltarEd Miliband offered to sell the British territory of Gibraltar to Spain today.

In an interview this morning on Spanish news channel TVE Internacional, the leader of the Labour Party said that the U.K.'s control over the rock is a relic of imperialism and should be abandoned as soon as possible.... Read More →

 

images (1)Media morality activist L. Brent Bozell III was arrested for disorderly conduct yesterday after he allegedly went on a profanity-laced tirade and threatened a Washington, D.C. police officer during a parking ticket dispute.

Police said Bozell, a culture warrior who made his career pushing for more regulation and higher fines for "indecent" media content, was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.... Read More →

 

bachmanniranCongresswoman Michele Bachmann was taken hostage last night after travelling to Iran on a cultural exchange mission.

According to local reports, militants loyal to the ruling Ayatollahs stormed her hotel after she made insulting comments about the country on national television. She is currently being held at an undisclosed location and the militants have demanded an apology from the U.S. government before considering her release.... Read More →

 

breaking-bad-walter-hospital-robeA disgruntled AMC employee leaked the script of the Breaking Bad finale today, revealing the final fates of main characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman one week earlier than expected.

According to a report on EW.com, the final episode will show Walt awaking from cancer surgery and finding that almost everything that happened to him during the show's run was a dream. He still works as a high school chemistry teacher, his wife Skyler is still pregnant with their child and nearly everyone who has died since Season 1 is still alive.... Read More →

 

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A collection of deadly weapons belonging to deceased Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been found in Syria, according to a new report from the United Nations.

U.N. weapons inspectors visiting Syria last month reportedly discovered the cache inside a warehouse outside Syria's capital, Damascus. Documents found at the warehouse included an invoice for $2 million worth of weapons paid by Hussein's government in February 2003.... Read More →

 

dick-fuld-0062-e1379481350448The former CEO of investment bank Lehman Brothers was arrested this morning for purchasing medical marijuana in Boulder, Colorado.

In a statement to local media, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) said it apprehended Wall Street kingpin Dick Fuld while raiding the Flatiron Herbal Wellness Center, a popular dispensary in this picturesque college town outside Denver.... Read More →

 

1157112184_kucharova-missA woman of American descent has won Italy's premier beauty pageant, prompting a nasty backlash from social media.

Andrea Nelson, a 21-year-old, 5-foot-9-inch blonde from Florence in the Tuscany region, beat out 19 other contestants from throughout Italy for the title of "Miss Grande Italia" or "Miss Great Italy," which is Italy's version of the Miss America pageant. Judges said they admired Nelson's poise, intelligence, charisma and her volunteer work with underprivileged children.... Read More →

 

Former President George W. Bush has used the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks to apologize for not doing more to prevent the tragedy.

In an exclusive interview with Oprah at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, the normally confident Bush dropped his Texas-sized swagger and expressed contrition for not recognizing the threat sooner.... Read More →

 

Hollywood stars fly in on Chechen leader's birthday - YouTubeDespite an ongoing civil war and the looming threat of U.S. military action, Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad celebrated his 48th birthday today with an elaborate star-studded party in the capital Damascus, with several Hollywood luminaries taking part.

Assad and his wife, Asma Al-Assad, and hundreds of guests were treated to a two-hour birthday bash with musical and theatrical performances. Pop singers Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado led the crowd in English as they sang "Happy birthday" to Assad, who was born Sept. 11, 1965.... Read More →