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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Whoopi Goldberg mad at NYT for leaving her name out of story

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Whoopi Goldberg is angry with the New York Times and two of its critics for failing to mention her name in an article. The article by critics Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott mentions the names of the past decade's seven black Oscar winners from Halle Berry to Sidney Poitier. Oops – no Whoopi. She had this to say about it on the View:
“I am embarrassed to tell you it hurt me terribly. I — when you win an Academy Award, that's part of what you've done, your legacy. I will always be Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg … This is not hidden information. And to these two critics—who are the head critics of the New York Times—maybe… it's hard not to take it personally."

Video: Escape artist cow off the hook – new home found

Molly B., the cow made headlines in 2006 after her wild escape from the slaughter house that involved jumping a gate at a packing plant, dodging cars and a train, and a swim in the icy Missouri River, was headed for the homeless shelter – or likely much worse – it seemed. She was pardoned after her escape and went to live at the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary and Rescue. Her fate was again in jeopardy when the sanctuary was forced to close. Now she has a new home at the New Dawn Montana Farm Animal Sanctuary. Moo.

World's biggest boobs record-holder in coma after suicide attempt

Sheyla Hershey, 31, who once claimed the World's Biggest Breasts title, is in a coma after a suicide attempt. Last year, Hershey had  her Brazilian KKK-cup implants removed after the breast tissue around the implants became severely infected and damaged. Doctors felt the implants posed a risk to her life if not removed. She invited a TV crew into the operating room as surgeons removed the implants –– two per breast.

Hershey soon began raising funds to restore her gigantic breasts: "Once I reclaim my identity as the World's Biggest Boobs I can be a better role model for my daughter. I feel so ugly without my breasts. Without them, I don't know who I am." Her breast augmentation was reported by the Sun to be scheduled for today.  Just sad and depressing.

UPDATE: Hershey came out of the coma. She blames her boob obsession for the suicide attempt. 

400-pound robber nabbed when motorized cart gets stuck in door – then Tasered by police

400-pound, 5 foot 2 inch Jerrie Perkins was arrested in her motorized cart in Pontiac, Michigan when her the cart became stuck at the store entrance. Police say Perkins, 30, was attempting to leave a Meijer store with over $600 worth of electronic equipment unpaid for. According to police, when a security agent from the store confronted her, Perkins shoved her and hit her in the face.

When a sheriff's deputy arrived on the scene, Perkins maintained her confrontational style and cursed. When the deputy pulled out a Taser, Perkins brought her fist over her head.

The deputy Tasered Perkins, who was then compliant. Perkins is charged with unarmed robbery, resisting and obstructing a police officer and second-degree retail fraud. No word on the fate of the motorized cart.

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The horny city that never sleeps: NYC condom app

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The mood strikes, but no protection on hand? The NYC Health Department has unveiled the smartphone app we have all been waiting for: The condom app. This app lets users find the nearest place where condoms are being given out for free. The app uses GPS technology and taps into the city's database of over 1,000 free condom locations. It's available for iPhone and Android phones. The city already gives out three million condoms a month. One sexy city!

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