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Greer Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s Daughter, Named Miss Golden Globe 2015

Greer Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s Daughter, Named Miss Golden Globe 2015

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Every year, a celebrity's son or daughter is tapped by Hollywood Foreign Press Association to hand out awards at the Golden Globes.

In 2015, the honor will belong to Greer Grammer, the daughter of Kelsey Grammer and Barrie Buckner.

"I screamed and I jumped up and down," she told People of receiving the nod. "I was just so happy...It was such a dream come true."

Here are a few things to know about the 22-year-old:

1. Acting is in her blood -- and her name: Grammer tweeted in 2009 that she was named for Academy Award winner Greer Carson. "She's absolutely radiant," gushed Grammer. "I can only hope to live up to the name."

2. She's college-educated: Greer attended the University of Southern California where she belonged to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

3. She's already landed a few big roles: Though she's only been acting for a few years, she's already appeared in two big TV series, iCarly and Awkward, in which she played series regular Lissa.

4. She likes to lay low: Born and raised in Malibu, Grammer loves to hit the beach, ride her bike and do other quiet activities. "I’m so boring. Most people go out but I lay in my bed. I binge-watch Friday Night Lights," she told Complex U.K.. "My boyfriend lives in Brentwood so sometimes we’ll go to Santa Monica. The past few weekends, I’ll ride my bike and get ice cream. I live a very normal life."

5. She feels supported by both of her parents: Grammer gushed to People that her parents were both "so proud" when she told them about Miss Golden Globe. "I called them separately and my mom was over the moon and I had to tell her not to tell anybody, because I know that she would have called everyone right off the bat, and same with my dad," she told the magazine. "They're so excited to see me on stage. I can't wait."

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Greer Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s Daughter, Named Miss Golden Globe 2015

Greer Grammer, Kelsey Grammer’s Daughter, Named Miss Golden Globe 2015

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Every year, a celebrity's son or daughter is tapped by Hollywood Foreign Press Association to hand out awards at the Golden Globes.

In 2015, the honor will belong to Greer Grammer, the daughter of Kelsey Grammer and Barrie Buckner.

"I screamed and I jumped up and down," she told People of receiving the nod. "I was just so happy...It was such a dream come true."

Here are a few things to know about the 22-year-old:

1. Acting is in her blood -- and her name: Grammer tweeted in 2009 that she was named for Academy Award winner Greer Carson. "She's absolutely radiant," gushed Grammer. "I can only hope to live up to the name."

2. She's college-educated: Greer attended the University of Southern California where she belonged to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

3. She's already landed a few big roles: Though she's only been acting for a few years, she's already appeared in two big TV series, iCarly and Awkward, in which she played series regular Lissa.

4. She likes to lay low: Born and raised in Malibu, Grammer loves to hit the beach, ride her bike and do other quiet activities. "I’m so boring. Most people go out but I lay in my bed. I binge-watch Friday Night Lights," she told Complex U.K.. "My boyfriend lives in Brentwood so sometimes we’ll go to Santa Monica. The past few weekends, I’ll ride my bike and get ice cream. I live a very normal life."

5. She feels supported by both of her parents: Grammer gushed to People that her parents were both "so proud" when she told them about Miss Golden Globe. "I called them separately and my mom was over the moon and I had to tell her not to tell anybody, because I know that she would have called everyone right off the bat, and same with my dad," she told the magazine. "They're so excited to see me on stage. I can't wait."

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Ukraine Celebrates Anniversary of Protests that Sparked Revolution

Ukraine Celebrates Anniversary of Protests that Sparked Revolution

iStock/Thinkstock(KIEV, Ukraine) -- Ukraine on Friday is celebrating one year since the first student-led protests kicked off in the country, sparking a revolution that toppled the government and led to a stand-off with Russian-backed separatists in the east.Vice President Joe Biden, visiting Ukraine on Friday, reiterated the United States' support for the country's sovereignty in the face of an encroaching Russia."It's simply unacceptable in the 21st century for countries to accept to redraw borders by force in Europe or anywhere for that matter," he said.Biden said the U.S. is prepared to increase sanctions on Russia and support Ukrainian sovereignty, but the government must work towards better integrating Russian-speaking minorities."We're looking for opportunities to improve Ukraine's business climate and increase trade and investment. But it all depends on following through on the reforms which have begun," he said.During his time in Ukraine, Biden met with the country's newly elected prime minister. The vice president was also scheduled to lay a wreath but pulled out of the ceremony over security concerns.

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CardHub’s Most Popular Gift Cards for 2014

CardHub’s Most Popular Gift Cards for 2014

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Gift cards may be among the most requested gift items this year, according to the National Retail Federation, in part because the choices are endless. So which one should you present to your friends and family this holiday season?CardHub, the credit card comparison site, used data from its gift-card exchange service and listed the most popular gift cards of 2014.T oday, there are 12,647 gift cards available in CardHub's exchange, which allows users to sell, buy or exchange gift cards.From Nov. 1 to 20, Cardhub analyzed 648 gift card issuers, which have multiple cards, including discounted ones. CardHub's analysis took into account the number of user searches for each of these cards on CardHub and the number of clicks for each card. A spokesman for CardHub said the company has a commercial relationship, in which CardHub gets a cut of every purchase made on its website, with two companies that issue the gift cards in the top 10 list: Amazon and American Express.

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Report Details Missed Opportunities to Treat Adam Lanza’s Mental Illness

Report Details Missed Opportunities to Treat Adam Lanza’s Mental Illness

Kateleen Foy/Getty Images(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Two years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Connecticut's Office of the Child Advocate has released a report detailing the mental health profile of gunman Adam Lanza, noting potential missed opportunities.The Office of the Child Advocate, which investigates all child deaths in Connecticut for prevention lessons, released the 114-page report on Friday.Lanza was 20 on Dec. 14, 2012 when he shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, where he massacred 20 first-graders and six educators before taking his own life.The report's authors say they "looked for any warning signs, red flags, or other lessons that could be learned from a review of AL's life," referring to Lanza. "This report cannot and does not answer the question of 'why' AL committed murder," the authors wrote.Here are some of the things we learned about Lanza:1. Lanza had a falling out with his one and only friend months before.Among the factors that may have caused Lanza stress were the possibility of moving with his mother and a "falling out" with a friend."AL was acquainted with another adolescent that he played [video game Dance Dance Revolution] with on a regular basis," the report said. "They would meet a few times per month to either play the video game or go to the movies. AL and his friend talked about multiple topics, including computers, chimp society, human nature, morality, prejudice, and sometimes about his family. AL told his friend that he had a strained relationship with his mother.""AL would sometimes talk with this friend about the topic of mental health or depression, though he never indicated that he was diagnosed with anything. He did tell his friend that mental health issues were not a reflection of the character of a person, but were symptoms of something else going on inside a person," the report said."AL and the friend also talked about their interest in mass murderers or serial killers, but this was just considered to be a mutual morbid interest," the report said. "Both he and his acquaintance liked horror movies."But in June 2012, Lanza "and his primary acquaintance had a falling out and stopped spending time together," the report said, "after a dispute over a movie."2. His "social-emotional" challenges increased after fourth grade.Lanza was referred for special education preschool services at age 2."Adam Lanza was presented with significant developmental challenges from earliest childhood, including communication and sensory difficulties, socialization delays, and repetitive behaviors," the report states. "He was seen by the New Hampshire 'Birth to Three' intervention program when he was almost three years old and referred for special education preschool services."Early in the fourth grade, Lanza left the special education program because he had "met all speech goals," the report states.During Lanza's early elementary school years, his parents still lived together in the family home in Sandy Hook, but they separated in 2002 when Lanza was in the fifth grade."[Lanza] was described by some as seeming happy, smiling, and participating in community and school activities," the report states. "At the same time, however, more red flags for developmental and mental health concerns remained or emerged. AL began perseverative hand washing, avoiding contact with other people, and becoming increasingly fearful. By fifth grade, AL had written and submitted “The Big Book of Granny” — a significant and violent text — and following that school year, his struggles began to escalate."3. His preoccupation with violence may have been "largely unaddressed."The report raises questions about how there may have been missed opportunities with Lanza, including whether his family's wealth and race were factors."Would [Lanza's] caregivers’ reluctance to maintain him in school or a treatment program have gone under the radar if he were a child of color?" the report asks.Lanza's mother transferred him to a Catholic school for the fourth quarter of seventh grade."A teacher at the school later reported that he presented very differently from the other children," the report states.According to the teacher's account in the report, he had "very distinct anti-social issues.""AL would write ten pages obsessing about battles, destruction and war. I have known 7th grade boys to talk about things like this, but AL’s level of violence was disturbing. I remember showing the writings to the principal at the time, AL’s creative writing was so graphic that it could not be shared," the teacher's account in the report states."It was not the primary purpose of this investigation to explicitly examine the role of guns in the Sandy Hook shootings," the report said. "However, the conclusion cannot be avoided that access to guns is relevant to an examination of ways to improve the public health. Access to assault weapons with high capacity magazines did play a major role in this and other mass shootings in recent history."The report states, "[Lanza] and his parents did not appear to seek or participate in any mental health treatment after 2008."4. While he may have been described as "gifted," his cognitive abilities may have been just "average."On Oct. 24, 2006, almost a year after a community psychiatrist first evaluated Lanza, he was seen at the Yale Child Study Center by a clinical psychiatrist, the report states. "The evaluation was purportedly to determine if AL had Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the context of a putative diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome," it says.The report details how his parents said that their son was "angry" about having to go to Yale and he refused treatment."The Yale APRN [Advanced Practice Registered Nurse], in a present day interview, offered her view that AL may not, in fact, have had an Autism Spectrum Disorder, but rather that he suffered from disabling anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder," the report states.Meanwhile, the report indicates his parents may have had difficulty accepting his disabilities."While it is not uncommon for parents to struggle to identify and accept their child as suffering a disabling impairment, the Yale Child Study Center clinicians who evaluated and treated AL felt that his parents, and certainly his mother, may have had greater than average difficulty with accepting the extent of AL’s disabilities," the report states. "Yale did not think that AL was gifted and unique, pointing to the average cognitive abilities captured by the school’s psychological testing.""Adam Lanza's parents (and the school) appeared to conceptualize him as intellectually gifted, and much of [his] high school experience catered to his curricular needs," the report says. "In actuality, psychological testing performed by the school district in high school indicated AL’s cognitive abilities were average."5. Why Lanza and his father had a "falling out."Lanza stopped responding to his father's emails around 2010, the report states."After AL began declining to spend time with Mr. Lanza, Mr. Lanza would regularly send emails to him asking him how he was doing," the report states. "He asked AL to join him at events or other activities they had previously enjoyed, including arcades, shooting ranges, or coin shows."The "falling out" may have had to do with Lanza's desire to take college courses at Norwalk Community College, the report states."AL wanted to carry a full course load but Mr. Lanza said he couldn’t handle that and wasn’t being realistic," the report states. "This may have been the last time that AL and Mr. Lanza actually spoke or emailed reciprocally. Mr. Lanza continued to let AL know that he wanted to see him."

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The Skinny on Nestlé’s New Exercise in a Bottle Project

The Skinny on Nestlé’s New Exercise in a Bottle Project

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé is working on developing the lazy person's holy grail: an edible product that replaces exercise -- providing at least some of the benefits.But it will be a while before the magical potion gets approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, let alone hits the shelves of your neighborhood grocery store."Ideally, we'll be able to develop products that will help promote and augment the effects of exercise," said Kei Sakamoto, who heads the diabetes and circadian rhythms department at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences in Switzerland.Specifically, Nestlé is working on a product that would regulate AMPK, an enzyme that scientists have dubbed the "metabolic master switch." The target customer is someone with diabetes or someone who is obese, according to the company.Researchers at Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences and several other institutions found that a compound acts on the AMPK enzyme in mice to stop their livers from producing fat, according to a study published in July in the journal Chemistry and Biology.But don't think you're going to drink your way to a beach body.The product won't outright replace exercise, Sakamoto said in a statement, explaining that even run-of-the-mill exercise has such a dynamic role that Nestlé will "never be able to mimic all those effects in a single product."Dr. Silvana Obici, an endocrinologist at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio who was not involved in the study and has no affiliation with Nestlé, said it was too early to know if the findings in mice could be replicated in humans with any success."Although I am very happy that new specific compounds with selective AMPK are coming to the forefront, I can say I have guarded optimism," Obici told ABC News. "It needs to be demonstrated directly and not only in trials but also in animal models of obesity and also in clinical trials."Obici said she had guarded optimism that a drink that affects AMPK could "rev up the metabolism," but said the drink would never fully replace eating healthy and working out."As a doctor, I want to point out that any drug that we have at our disposal for weight reduction and obesity [does] not work unless you are implementing lifestyle changes," she said.

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Afghanistan Amusement Park a Relief for War-Weary Residents

Afghanistan Amusement Park a Relief for War-Weary Residents

Aleem Agha/ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Despite an upswing in insurgent attacks, Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, has a new milestone: The country’s first-ever amusement park -- Kabul City Park.Nestled between the muddy, polluted Kabul river and the city’s snow-covered mountains, it resembles the kind of smaller amusements parks that dot towns and cities across Europe and North America.Thousands have visited the park since it opened in October, with peak visiting time on Friday afternoons, after the Islamic day of prayer. The park has a Ferris wheel, bumper cars, roller coaster, spinning tea cups and even a mascot that’s a dead-ringer for Minnie Mouse.For Afghan families looking to spend an afternoon out, the park offers a rare respite from the ravages of decades of war. Much of the city resembles a cold, muddy maze, with row after row of 20-feet tall concrete blast walls ringing the enclaves protected inside. Many of the city’s key intersections are guarded by armed soldiers and policemen, with inspection checkpoints springing up seemingly at random.But inside Kabul City Park, the dreariness of the city disappears. Children run to their favorite rides as test-your-skill vendors hand out prizes to game winners. Husbands and wives hold hands, walking together with their children in tow, a rare sight in a city with few entertainment options that families can enjoy together.The park -- a joint partnership between the municipality and a private company --is the latest in a small series of developments aiming to give weary Afghans a chance to escape the harsher realities of conflict. In addition to the park, the city also now has a water park, bowling alley, paintball zone and a semi-functional golf course.

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Here’s What Obama Almost Forgot to Bring to Las Vegas

Here’s What Obama Almost Forgot to Bring to Las Vegas

Pete Souza / The White House(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama walked out of the Oval Office with a spring in his step Friday morning, bounding toward the Marine One helicopter for an immigration campaign swing to Las Vegas, Nevada.But then -- to the shock of a shivering press corps -- after Obama boarded the bird, he quickly dashed out the rear door, making a bee-line for the White House, telling reporters, “I forgot something.”Three minutes later, he emerged from the White House with a grin, saying "Do you guys ever forget something?""What'd you forget?" ABC News asked the president."My Blackberry!" Obama said with a smile, grabbing the black device off his left hip and showing it to the cameras.With his electronic line to the world, Obama's chopper quickly lifted off for Air Force One. He was joined by speechwriter Cody Keenan, senior adviser Jen Palmieri, aide Marvin Nicholson, domestic policy adviser Cecilia Munoz, and deputy chief of staff Anita Decker-Breckinridge.Obama will rally with Democratic supporters at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas Friday afternoon, one day after unveiling sweeping executive action on immigration.

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Bill Cosby Returns to Stage Amid New Sexual Abuse Allegations

Bill Cosby Returns to Stage Amid New Sexual Abuse AllegationsJemal Countess/Getty Images(PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas) -- Bill Cosby took the stage in the Bahamas Thursday night for a women's charity event and, despite opening the show on a personal note, he didn't comment on the recent sexual abuse allegations agai...

Bill Cosby Returns to Stage Amid New Sexual Abuse Allegations

Bill Cosby Returns to Stage Amid New Sexual Abuse AllegationsJemal Countess/Getty Images(PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas) -- Bill Cosby took the stage in the Bahamas Thursday night for a women's charity event and, despite opening the show on a personal note, he didn't comment on the recent sexual abuse allegations agai...

Generic Drug Prices Skyrocketing, Lawmakers Warn

Generic Drug Prices Skyrocketing, Lawmakers Warn

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The prices of some common generic drugs have skyrocketed in recent years, but the reasons remain murky, lawmakers said.The hearing of the Senate subcommittee on primary health and aging on Thursday was called after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings announced they were investigating why some generic drug prices have risen hundreds to thousands of percent -- putting a severe strain on the pocketbooks of many people who rely on generics to reduce costs compared to brand-name drugs.To combat the rising prices, Sanders said he was introducing a bill that would require generic drug makers to pay a rebate to Medicaid if the cost increases faster than inflation.The prices of more than 1,200 generic medications increased an average of 448 percent between July 2013 and July 2014, Sanders said during the hearing, citing federal records.Among the drugs cited by Sanders and Cummings was a popular asthma medication, albuterol sulfate, which increased in price over 40 fold for two tablets, from $11 to $434, between October 2013 and April 2014, according to data from the Healthcare Supply Chain Association, a trade association representing multi-hospital systems, health care provider alliances and purchasing groups, among others.Another drug, an antibiotic called doxycycline hyclate, rose in price from an average of $20 to $1,849 per bottle between October 2013 and April 2014 -- a more-than 90-fold increase -- according to data from the association.Other medications for blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart attacks increased in price between three-fold and 40-fold, association data showed.Sanders and Cummings sent letters in October to various pharmaceutical companies asking for comment about price increases and invited officials from three companies to testify at Thursday's hearing, but none of them agreed to attend, Sanders said.But in a statement, the CEO of Generic Pharmaceutical Association called the proposed legislation "misguided."CEO Ralph Neas said the findings were too narrowly focused on just 10 drugs "in a marketplace of more than 12,000 safe, affordable generic medicines.""In actuality, generic drugs continue to be a resounding success in lowering health care costs and benefiting patients," wrote Neas, who also noted that generic drugs saved consumers $239 billion in 2013 over brand-name drugs, an increase of 14 percent from 2012.Neas suggested a more competitive marketplace and a more timely review of drug applications by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration could help lower prices.Rob Frankil, a pharmacist and member of the National Community Pharmacists Association, testified that one patient accused him of price gouging after his heart failure medication went up from $15 to $120 for a 90-day supply."That's an increase of 800 [percent]," Frankil told the lawmakers.A January survey of 1,000 NCPA members found that more than three-quarters of the pharmacists reported higher prices on more than 25 generic drugs, with the prices spiking by 600 percent to 2,000 percent in certain cases."I'm seeing it in real dollars and cents on my invoices," Frankil said.A patient, Carol Ann Riha, of Des Moines, Iowa, testified that her prescription costs have increased from $849 to more than $1,700 due to price increases."How can anyone on a fixed income deal with these vagaries in the system?" Riha said in written testimony. "You sure can't budget for costs that change month-to-month. And it's not a few pennies, as you can see. These are significant percentages."Manisha Solanki, a pharmacy owner who was not at the hearing, told ABC News that he's seen generic medications priced similarly to their name-brand counterparts."I've had people postpone getting a medication, so if they're supposed to get it this week and they don't have the funds to pay for it they'll say, 'Okay, let me wait a few days. Let me wait till this comes up. Let me see if I have more funds,'" Solanki said. "So we see them slowly pushing back when they should be taking it."Panelists and lawmakers debated at the hearing whether regulation by the FDA could be contributing to the price hikes, but Dr. Aaron Kesselheim of the Harvard School of Medicine said that was unlikely to be the sole reason."These regulatory issues have been around for a very long time, and this is a new issue so I can't see how this is a regulatory issue," Kesselheim said. "I think we all want high quality, safe drugs and we want the FDA to monitor the safety of our drug supply. ...I see this as a market failure and a bunch of individual market failures, in some cases."

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Dresscode Required for Reporters Covering US Visit of Duchess Kate and Prince William

Dresscode Required for Reporters Covering US Visit of Duchess Kate and Prince William

Danny Martindale/WireImage(LONDON) — When Prince William and Duchess Kate come to the U.S. next month, journalists covering their visit may need to dress up.According to the official website of the British Monarchy, those covering their formal engagements must adhere to a dress code out of respect for the royals."Smart attire for men includes the wearing of a jacket and tie, and for women a trouser or skirt suit," the website reads. "Those wearing jeans or trainers will not be admitted and casually dressed members of the media will be turned away. This also applies to technicians."The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 32, will visit the U.S. next month on behalf of the Royal Foundation, "other charities with which Their Royal Highnesses are closely associated" and the U.K. government. Prince William will spend part of his trip in Washington, D.C., while Kate will stay for the duration in New York City, according to Kensington Palace.

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Flexibility Is Fitness’ Latest Workout Craze

Flexibility Is Fitness’ Latest Workout Craze

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — With the ever-expanding roster of boutique fitness studios in cities nationwide, there had to come a time when there would be more classes than people willing to pay the $40-$50 drop in fee to fill them.Yoga, barre classes, spinning and so much more -- with so many classes to try, workout warriors were having a hard time committing to just one. And so earlier this week came the debut of FitReserve, a site that allows, for one monthly membership fee, access to 2,000 specialty classes in addition to traditional gyms across New York City.It works like this: Request an invitation to the members-only site and wait to be approved. Pay $149 for a 10 pack or $249 for a 20 pack of classes to be used in the next 30 days.Go online and search for classes: Members can visit the same studio up to four times in one month and get access to a variety of other perks like massages.FitReserve is the latest launch in an increasingly commitment-phobic workout world. ClassPass, which launched in June 2013 in one city -- New York -- and has expanded to nine cities and just took it's one millionth reservation. The company received $12 million in September and earlier this week launched ClassPass Flex which allows users to use their membership while traveling to other cities.Megan Smyth co-founder and CEO of FitReserve, said her business model is a win-win. Members get a discount on classes -- more than 50 percent off the drop-in rate in many instances, she said -- and the ability to try lots of different types of workouts. Studios get to fill spots in classes that would otherwise be empty and showcase themselves to a potential client who might otherwise have not come in."It allows them to target potential customer in one place efficiently," she said. For members, they "when they want and where they want to at a more accessible price point."

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John Stamos, Britney Spears Read ‘Mean Tweets’ on “Kimmel”

John Stamos, Britney Spears Read ‘Mean Tweets’ on “Kimmel”

Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube(LOS ANGELES) -- John Stamos does have a gross belly button, after all.Stamos, Chris Pratt, Gwyneth Paltrow and other celebs appeared in a new installment of “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday, reading put-downs and observations about themselves.Stamos was forced to consider the look of his navel. “Guys, John Stamos has a gross belly button,” he said, reading someone’s Twitter post.“That’s f****ed up. I don’t …,” Stamos said.Stamos lifted his shirt. “Hmm. He’s right,” Stamos conceded.Britney Spears laughed at the notion that she’s “stalking” someone through the radio.“Quit forcing your suckage on me you tired hag!” the person wrote, causing Spears to grin.Gerard Butler made an acknowledgment about his movie roles. “Does Gerrard Butler have a massive student loan or something? Is that why he does all these s*** films?” a Twitter user wrote.No, Butler doesn’t have student loans, “I just do all these s*** films,” he said.Even Bob Newhart was involved. “How old is bob Newhart now, about 120?” Newhart read. For the record, he’s only 85.Lisa Kudrow found humor in the criticism. “I hope you all have a great weekend! Except you, Lisa Kudrow. F*** you,” Kudrow read, cackling.Things weren’t so peaceful for Adam Sandler. “If an alien landed here and demanded a famous person to eat, I’d drive straight to Adam Sandler’s house with a net,” a person wrote, causing Sandler to approach the camera, Happy Gilmore-style, returning the viral vitriol with a mock threat of his own.

This is the eighth “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment.

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Former Sheriff’s Deputy Accused in Wife’s 2012 Shooting Death

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Accused in Wife’s 2012 Shooting Death

KMGH(DENVER) -- A former sheriff’s deputy in Colorado is in custody, accused of killing his wife nearly three years ago, a death that was originally ruled a suicide.Tom Fallis, 34, who now lives in Bloomington, Indiana, appeared in court Thursday for an extradition hearing. He will soon be moved to Colorado to formally face charges for the New Year’s 2012 murder of his wife Ashley Fallis, 28.According to a grand jury indictment, the husband “became irate” at the end of a New Year’s party, stormed into their master bedroom, grabbed a handgun and shot his wife. He is charged with two felony charges of murder.Tom Fallis’ attorney said the man is innocent.The husband called 911 to report his wife’s death. “My wife just shot herself in the head. Please help me! Please help me!” he told dispatchers at the time.Four different agencies initially agreed it was a suicide, police said.

Dan Recht, an attorney for Ashley Fallis’ family, said her relatives could never accept that analysis.“They just knew their daughter, she was very happy, a young mother with three young children. And the idea that she would somehow decide to commit suicide, they would never accept it,” Recht said.As new witness testimony came to light, police reopened the investigation, leading to the grand jury that brought charges against Tom Fallis.Jenna Fox, Ashley’s mother, said she’s stunned by the arrest.“Shock, elation, sadnes …it encompasses every emotion you could have,” Fox said.

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Comcast Testing System that Allows Customers to Track Technicians

Comcast Testing System that Allows Customers to Track Technicians

DisabilityImages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Put on your bathing suits, cable customers, because you’ll be channel surfing in no time! No, it’s not Jim Carrey’s iconic Cable Guy character coming promptly to your door, but your own local cable guy (or girl). Comcast is testing a new system in its My-Account App that would allow customers to track when their cable technician will arrive for scheduled services. The app will reportedly send alerts to customers when the technician is about 30 minutes away, and allow them to track said technician on a map. Customers will also have an option to rate the technician’s service. The app is expected to be widely available beginning early next year.

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Twitter Rolls Out Tweet-Sharing Feature for Direct Messages

Twitter Rolls Out Tweet-Sharing Feature for Direct Messages

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a big week of enhancements for Twitter users.The social networking platform announced that private tweet sharing is now available to users, allowing them to flag a particular tweet they wish to share with a friend via direct message.Take it for a spin on the Twitter iOS and Android apps by long pressing a tweet in your timeline that you'd like to send to a friend. Then choose "Share via Direct Message."The functionality also works on the Twitter website and TweetDeck. Tap the "..." icon and then choose "Share via Direct Message."The recipient will get a push alert and the tweet will be integrated into the existing private conversation.Earlier this week, Twitter users were given access to search every public tweet, dating back to the company's launch in 2006.

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Most Expensive Home for Sale in US Can Be Yours for $195 Million

Most Expensive Home for Sale in US Can Be Yours for $195 Million

Coldwell Banker Previews International(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Some houses boast a wine cellar, but this place has a vineyard.The Palazzo di Amore, or “Palace of Love,” is located in Beverly Hills, California, and can be yours for $195 million.Currently the most expensive house on the market in America, it boasts 53,000 square feet of living space, 12 bedrooms, 23 bathrooms and 25 acres -- all in bustling Beverly Hills.The pool of people the home is marketed to is “somewhat limited,” Coldwell Banker Previews International listing agent Stacy Gottula told ABC News. “Largely, we’re seeing international buyers in about the $50-million range.”The home’s current owner is Jeff Greene, a real estate magnate from Florida with a net worth around $3 billion.To some, this home might be considered a bargain.“In London, they’re getting something like $10,000 a square foot for penthouses,” said Joyce Rey, another Coldwell Banker Previews International listing agent. “Here you have 25 acres and beautiful weather.”There is also a reflection pool, infinity pool, revolving dance floor, bowling alley, movie theater and a Turkish bath off the master bedroom.If you’re interested in having guests over, that’s not a problem because the home can also accommodate approximately 150 cars, according to Coldwell Banker Previews International, which has the listing.

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Dow Jones Industrial Hits New High

Dow Jones Industrial Hits New High

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading at new highs Friday thanks to an interest rate cut by the People’s Bank of China and the suggestion of new stimulus by the European Central Bank.As of 10 a.m., the Dow was up about 162 points.Markets generally go up when central banks cut interest rates.This sort of immediate jump does not say much about the health of economies around the world. They are an indication of investors moving money into assets that they think will make money in coming months.It remains to be seen whether China’s interest rate cut will lead to a stronger economy.

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Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson Files for Bankruptcy, Claims Parents Are Responsible

Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson Files for Bankruptcy, Claims Parents Are Responsible

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite over $30 million in earnings during his career, Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming his parents are responsible for his financial troubles.

According to a report from the Columbus Dispatch, prior to signing a seven-year, $30.5 million deal in 2011, Johnson granted power of attorney to his mother, and gave her full control of his finances.

Johnson claims his mother, Tina Johnson, purchased a house in Manhattan Beach, California with his money but he never had knowledge of the transaction. Johnson also alleges his parents borrowed $15 million against his future earnings. Many of the loans carried high interest rates.

"I'd say I picked the wrong people who led me down the wrong path," Johnson told The Dispatch last week. "I've got people in place who are going to fix everything now. It's something I should have done a long time ago."

ESPN.com reports that documents were filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District Court of Ohio that show that Johnson has very little left of the millions he's made during his career, and his future earnings are compromised because of debt and interest rates.

The 27-year-old Johnson was a first round pick in 2005 and has three years left on his current deal.

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