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Looks like it was a one-season gig for Xfactor Judge Britney Spears. After joining the show in May and wrapping the first season on December 20, Spears is getting the boot. An insider told US Magazine that Britney didn't show enough energy and wasn't worth her $15 million contract. They also reported that judge Simon Cowell said he got the boring Britney, when he wanted the crazy Britney.
The Xfactor winner Tate Stevens is performing on FOX's "New Year's Eve LIVE!" in Las Vegas. Stevens is ringing in the new year with previously announced performers Lifehouse and Carmen Electra. The 37 year old country singer from Missouri was employed as a road worker prior to auditioning for the Xfactor. Stevens won the Season 2 title along with a $5 million recording contract with Sony Music.
Ryan Murphy received a big gift on Christmas Eve. The "Glee" creator and photographer husband David Miller welcomed their first son, Logan Phineas. Delivered by a surrogate, Logan arrived healthy, weighing 6lbs. 6oz. and 21" long! Several entertainment outlets are reporting that the couple made the announcement in an email they sent out hours after he was born. Attached was a photo of Logan peeking out from the inside of a Christmas stocking!
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Man charged with faking marriage to visit inmate
May 22, 2013 13:32 GMT
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Washington County authorities say a man faked a marriage certificate so he could visit a woman held in the Johnson City Detention Facility.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/14QBr9L ) reports investigators discovered the ruse after the May 14 visit by 32-year-old Robert S. Hicks of Elizabethton. Hicks was arrested Tuesday on a charge of criminal simulation. He was jailed at the Washington County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a court appearance Wednesday.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com
Asia stocks rise as Fed official backs easy policy
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mostly higher today after investor confidence was boosted by a Federal Reserve official's comments that the U.S. central bank should stick with its super-easy monetary policy.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.