9267794-293196-1Convicted financial trader Fabrice Tourre has fled the United States and applied for political asylum in the Cayman Islands, local officials confirmed.

The former Goldman Sachs trader, who called himself Fabulous Fab, said he was the target of "a witch hunt" by the United States government and was "betrayed" for his role in a toxic-mortgage deal that cost investors about $1 billion, according to a statement released by Cayman Islands officials.... Read More →


800px-Robert_Mugabe,_12th_AU_Summit,_090202-N-0506A-187Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe blasted Nelson Mandela as a "coward" and "idiot" during a rally today to celebrate Mugabe's record seventh term in office following his victory in the country's disputed elections last week.

In one of his trademark fiery speeches, the 89-year-old Mugabe -- who has led the southern African country since 1980 -- claimed that he should be hailed as an African hero instead of Mandela, the anti-apartheid icon and former president of neighboring South Africa.... Read More →


o-AL-GORE-facebookFormer Vice President Al Gore claimed today that he created the social media service Twitter.

In an interview on The Today Show this morning, the former presidential candidate surprised host Matt Lauer with the shocking boast that he was one of four founders of the San Francisco-based site.... Read More →


Bob-Filner-ApologySan Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who is under fire for a sexual harassment scandal, has called on Anthony Weiner to drop out of the New York City mayoral race and attend therapy with him.

Filner told reporters today that he has reached out to Weiner with the invitation to join him at the same behavior counseling clinic where he plans to undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to change his behavior, following allegations that he sexually harassed at least seven women. Filner, 70, said he would return from therapy in mid-August as a better mayor and person.... Read More →


120224114310-tsr-santorum-wrong-team-00002007-c1-mainFormer Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum filed for divorce today.

According to papers signed by an Allegheny County judge, the former Republican presidential candidate cited irreconcilable differences with his wife of 23 years.... Read More →


Shirltess.GeraldoFollowing the negative response to a racy photo of Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera, women's pornographic magazine Playgirl has canceled an upcoming issue that would have prominently featured him in the nude.

The 70-year-old Rivera surprised (and shocked) his Twitter followers early Sunday after he tweeted a shirtless picture of himself in a bathroom, wearing nothing but rose-shaded glasses and covered by a carefully placed towel.... Read More →


bynes-mug-shotAmanda Bynes took to Twitter today to insult her latest celebrity target - the royal baby.

In a series of rapid-fire tweets the troubled former child star unloaded on the 2-day-old child, who is third in line for the British crown.

"Why is everyone talking about this #royalbaby?" her rant began, "it looks like a rat crossed with the fugliest human alive."... Read More →


Goldman_Sachs-baby-foodFederal authorities announced today they are investigating Goldman Sachs for attempting to corner the baby food market.

According to a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Goldman has been using shell companies to buy bulk shipments of baby food and keep it in warehouses until scarcity forces prices to rise. The Wall Street investment bank then sells back the baby food to retailers at a substantial profit.... Read More →


Sandusky-Rolling-StoneAs the controversy continues over its decision to put suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover, Rolling Stone magazine announced today the bi-weekly's next cover will feature notorious sex offender Jerry Sandusky.

A leaked version of early August's edition features the smiling face of Sandusky along with the title "The Coach: How A Lovable All-American Grandpa Became A Convicted Child Rapist."

In an exclusive interview, Rolling Stone editor Christian Hoard says the cover is intended to "highlight the rise and fall of a controversial figure" and is not meant to lionize the former Penn State football coach, who was convicted of 45 counts of child abuse last year.... Read More →


imagesThe National Rifle Association announced it is offering membership discounts to young black men and women who join the organization.

In a statement, the gun-rights group highlighted last year's fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin and the number of deaths of unarmed black men as evidence that African-Americans need to join them in supporting gun rights and self-defense laws across the country.... Read More →


Coulter-CarConservative commentator Ann Coulter was arrested by police in Palm Beach, Florida last night after shooting a black cat while on neighborhood watch.

According to local news reports, Coulter thought the feline fit the "profile" of a burglar, and fired a shot in its direction. The bullet grazed the feline's left paw and left superficial damage. It is expected to make a full recovery.... Read More →


sharknadoAs of last week, most Americans may associate the word "Sharknado" with a silly, so-bad-it's-good television movie.

Not so fast, say scientists who warn that real-life "sharknadoes" as depicted in the movie have already been reported – a few times, in fact.... Read More →