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Oprah Winfrey Receives Honorary Harvard Degree

Oprah Winfrey Receives Honorary Harvard Degree

ABC/Lou Rocco(BOSTON) — Oprah Winfrey received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Harvard University on Thursday.The Boston Globe says Winfrey couldn’t contain her excitement about delivering a speech at the prestigious institution and excla…

Report: Matthew McConaughey Almost Went Blind After Weight Loss

Report: Matthew McConaughey Almost Went Blind After Weight Loss

Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Matthew McConaughey reportedly risked severe physical complications, including nearly going blind, while losing weight for a movie role.McConaughey was preparing to play a man diagnosed with HIV in the 1980s, at th…

Aerosmith, NKOTB and More Perform at Boston Strong Benefit Concert

Aerosmith, NKOTB and More Perform at Boston Strong Benefit Concert

Paul Marotta/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Hometown heroes, including Aerosmith, Boston, and the New Kids on the Block, took part in Thursday night’s sold-out Boston Strong concert.  The show at the TD Garden benefited The One Fund Boston, a charity sup…

Is Bruce Willis Moving into Demi Moore’s Apartment Building?

Is Bruce Willis Moving into Demi Moore’s Apartment Building?

John Shearer/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Demi Moore is reportedly getting a new neighbor — her ex, Bruce Willis. 
An insider tells In Touch Weekly the Die Hard star and his wife Emma just bought an $8 million apartment in the same New York City buildi…

Movie Review: “After Earth”

Movie Review: “After Earth”

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — I root for Will Smith.  I root for M. Night Shyamalan.  I also root for the New York Mets.  Do the math. These days, making a sci-fi film about the future means the Earth has probably been destroyed, the h…

CDC Claims Graphic Ads Giving Smokers Second Thoughts

CDC Claims Graphic Ads Giving Smokers Second Thoughts

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Graphic anti-smoking ads may be tough to stomach but that’s the point.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the public service announcements are having the desired effect by getting people to stop smokin…

Syrian Rebels Won’t Be Going to Peace Summit

Syrian Rebels Won’t Be Going to Peace Summit

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.S.-Russian brokered summit to seek an end to the Syrian conflict was dealt a setback on Thursday, when opposition forces said they would not attend the conference in Geneva set for early June.Up to now, th…

Systemic Violence in Iraq Ready to ‘Explode’

Systemic Violence in Iraq Ready to ‘Explode’

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BAGHDAD) — The international community is deeply concerned that the recent spate of violent episodes in Iraq triggered by simmering sectarian tensions could explode into a full-blown civil war.Since late April, when government f…

Woman Can’t ‘Bear’ to Let Unwanted Visitor Insider Her House

Woman Can’t ‘Bear’ to Let Unwanted Visitor Insider Her House

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WEST HARTFORD, Conn.) — Sharon Flannery had a bear of a morning on Wednesday.The West Hartford, Conn., mom was surprised to find a 200-pound black bear chasing after her dog, which managed to get inside Flannery’s house before i…

Houston Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Saudi Ambassador Murder Plot

Houston Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Saudi Ambassador Murder Plot

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A judge in a New York federal court on Thursday gave the harshest prison sentence possible — 25 years — to Mansour Arbabsiar, who was found guilty of the 2011 plot to assassinate Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi Arab…

“Dark Knight” Star Goes on Dream Date with Cancer Patient

“Dark Knight” Star Goes on Dream Date with Cancer Patient

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LONDON) — While Tom Hardy played the brutal villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, he proved that in real life he’s quite the sweetheart.
When Kayleigh Duff, a young British mother who is battling a rare form of liver cancer…

Purple Potties to Combat Cancer

Purple Potties to Combat Cancer

Creatas/Thinkstock(NAZARETH, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania woman has gained national attention for using purple toilets to raise money for cancer research.Rebecca Szabo-Silfies of Nazareth, Pa., and her son got the idea from the website Pinterest.The purple t…

David Lee Has Successful Hip Surgery

David Lee Has Successful Hip Surgery

NBA via Golden State Warriors(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Golden State Warriors forward David Lee underwent successful surgery on his torn right hip flexor Thursday. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelph…

James, West, Stephenson Fined for Flopping

James, West, Stephenson Fined for Flopping

Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The NBA fined the Heat’s LeBron James and the Pacers’ David West and Lance Stephenson Thursday, for flopping during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Each of the players was fined $5,000 for the viola…

Dodgers Place Kemp on DL

Dodgers Place Kemp on DL

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with a strained right hamstring.
The 28-year-old Kemp was injured in the Dodgers’ 4-3 loss to the Angels W…

Jackie Chan Will Be Immortalized in Hollywood

Jackie Chan Will Be Immortalized in Hollywood

LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Jackie Chan will have his handprints and footprints immortalized in cement at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on June 6. The Rush Hour star will be the 265th person to receive the honor and the first-e…

US Probes Report of Michigan Woman Killed in Syria

US Probes Report of Michigan Woman Killed in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The State Department is investigating reports that a U.S. citizen has been killed in Syria, the department told ABC News on Thursday.Syrian state television said that a woman — identified as an American national f…

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Still On?

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Still On?

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Looks like the rumor mill is in overdrive when it comes to the engagement of actor Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus.According to E! News, the couple is still together with a source adding, “It’s been rocky, but they…

Person of Interest Being Questioned in Ricin Letters Case

Person of Interest Being Questioned in Ricin Letters Case

Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) — FBI agents are questioning a man they consider a person of interest in the mailing of letters possibly laced with the poison ricin to public officials, according to a source familiar with the case. The agents are quest…

Tips for Saving Money at Big League Games

Tips for Saving Money at Big League Games

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For many Americans, the rising cost of tickets and other expenses related to attending a baseball game is keeping them out of the stadium.According to the April 2011 Fan Cost Index, a family of four spends an average…

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