Friday May 18, 2018

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Brooke Burke told US Weekly she may never date again after her divorce from husband David Charvet. (

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A Missouri woman who had a loaded handgun hidden in her vagina at the time of her arrest last year today pleaded guilty to weapons possession and narcotics charges. During an appearance in Circuit Court in McLean County, Illinois, 27-year-old Anika Witt copped to a pair of felony charges as part of a plea agreement that requires her to testify at trial against an acquaintance with whom she was arrested last September. Police reported that Witt and 29-year-old Clinton McDonald were arrested following a traffic stop. A search of the pair’s vehicle turned up heroin and ecstasy. Witt was subsequently transported to the McLean County jail, where arrestees are subjected to a strip search. It was during that procedure that a female jailer recovered a loaded Kimber .380 caliber handgun from Witt’s vagina. The weapon, cops say, had a fully loaded clip and a bullet in the chamber. (

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Roseanne Barr defended her new episode against charges it was Islamophobic. (

NBC has picked up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a sixth season just days after they announced its cancellation.

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Ready to say "I do"? Well, be sure to keep the glitz and glamour to a minimum if you want it to last.
recent study claims couples who have flashy weddings are more likely to get divorced. A research firm, Splendid Insights, did a survey and found couples who spent more than $30,000 on their big day were more likely to worry about impressing their guests. That's compared to the couples who spent under $10,000. And this isn't the first study to point from dollars to divorce. An academic study of American marriages in 2014 found couples who planned a pricey spectacle were more likely to get divorced. According to the Wedding Report, the average American couple spent $26,000 on their wedding in 2017. Food is the biggest expense, averaging about $4,700 followed by location ($3,600) and the engagement ring ($3,400).  The average newlyweds also spend $2,800 on photography, $1,600 on flowers and $800 on invitations.

Fifty-year-old Chaffie Brown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana was arrested and charged with bigamy after it was discovered that he was married to two women at the same time. Brown’s wife of 25 years complained to the Sheriff's Office after she found paperwork with her husband's name and another's woman's name on it. He told his first wife he needed to buy a house in Baton Rouge because he frequently worked long hours there. But his first wife became suspicious when she found car insurance documents indicating that Brown had added his second wife to a policy on a car he shared with his first wife. Brown's first wife, whom he married in 1993, lives in Laplace, just 56 miles to the southeast of his second wife, who lives in Baton Rouge. So, for five years neither of the women, nor the local authorities, knew about Brown's alleged double life. 

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Mondegreen (MON-de-green)

-A misunderstood or misinterpreted word or phrase resulting from a mishearing of the lyrics of a song.
From 1950s: from "Lady Mondegreen," a misinterpretation of the phrase "laid him on the green," from the traditional ballad “The Bonny Earl of Murray.”

A Mondegreen is a misheard song lyric (or other spoken words). We've all experienced this common phenomenon. A few examples are:
"Gladly, the cross-eyed bear."
"Gladly The Cross I'd Bear."
Traditional Hymn
"There's a bathroom on the right."
"There's a bad moon on the rise."
Bad Moon Rising, Creedence Clearwater
"Excuse me while I kiss this guy."
"Excuse me while I kiss the sky."
Purple Haze, Jimi Hendrix
"Dead ants are my friends; they're blowin' in the wind."
"The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind."
Blowin' In The Wind, Bob Dylan
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An elementary school principal in North Texas is discontinuing her tradition of “birthday spankings” to students after parents complained. Alvord Independent School District Superintendent Randy Brown released a statement announcing an end to the spankings at Alvord Elementary School. Brown says the district received two complaints about Principal Bridget Williams’ tradition. Brown expressed support for the practice. He says Williams decided “on her own account” to discontinue the celebratory spankings after eight years. Brown says Williams will still give students a hug or a high five on their birthdays. Some parents call the tradition inappropriate, but more than a dozen say it’s playful and fun. (

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Authorities said a Minnesota bus driver is in trouble after she sent text messages, looked up “your mama” jokes on her phone, and disclosed personal information while transporting children. 39-year-old Brenda Carsten is facing 15 separate charges, including reckless driving and other traffic offenses, in Anoka County District Court after a parent complained about her distracted driving during her route. According to video and audio recordings taken on the bus, Carsten was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and swerved throughout traffic lanes. She also allowed children to move freely about the bus and shared details of her personal life with students, including an “inappropriate life lesson” that contained profanities. The video also showed Carsten texting on her cellphone and looking up “your mama” jokes on it. She then handed the cellphone to a student on the bus to read it aloud on its intercom system. Carsten, who also faces child endangerment charges, is scheduled to make her first court appearance in June after being charged by summons. (

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