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Charlie Sheen Fired From ‘Two and a Half Men’

March 8, 2011 Leave a comment

After lead actor on ‘Two and a Half Men’, Charlie Sheen lambasted writer/creator Chuck Lorre in a radio rant late in February, Warner Bros has decided to fire him.

Sheen had also recently demanded $3 million to return to the show, this after having the show suspended due to Sheen’s rehab.

Warner Bros. executives said in a statement yesterday, “After careful consideration, Warner Bros. Television has terminated Charlie Sheen’s services on Two and a Half Men, effective immediately.”

Sheen is reportedly happy about this news.

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According to, Sheen has said, “This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of the bazillions, never have to look at whatshisc**k again and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension.”

Last week ‘Two and a Half Men’ fans asked for John Stamos to replace him.

That’s a nice gift John.

(via TorontoSun)


Wes Leonard of Michigan’s Fennville High Dies Last Night After Scoring Winning Basket

March 4, 2011 Leave a comment

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Last Night, Fennville High’s Wes Leonard scored the winning basket in overtime, closing his team 20-0 winning season.

Michigan’s high school basketball star, Leonard was hoisted into the air by teammates and soon after collapsed.

Leonard, only 16 years old, went into cardiac arrest and was unresponsive per news reports. He was taken to Holland Hospital at approximately 9:15am and 85 minutes later, was pronounced dead.

Leonard scored “more than 1,000 career points in his brief life, had just shot the winning layup in a 57-55 game over Bridgman High”.

No word on cause of death as of yet.

(via People)

Charlie Sheen’s Recent 20/20 Interview

March 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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Lots of news surrounding Charlie Sheen’s “insane” rants as of late.

Check out Charlie Sheen’s 20/20 video over at ABC.

Check out the article / interview over at People.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Today marks what would have been Dr. Seuss’ 107th birthday.

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Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss created many characters that have delighted children around the world. His most iconic was the Grinch, and the Cat in the Hat.

Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, who managed his family’s brewery and supervised Springfield’s public park system. He attended Dartmouth College in 1921, joining the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern, a humor magazine. After being removed from extra-cuirrcicular activities because of drinking gin while National Prohibnition laws were in effect, he assumed the pen name Seuss. He later entered Lincoln College, Oxford and met and married Helen Palmer in 1927.

He submitted humorous articles to Judge, Saturday Evening Post, Vanity Fair and Liberty. He made money by working on drawing advertisements for the likes of General Electric, NBC and Standard Oil and many more. It was at this time that he wrote a few children’s books.

In WWII, he began drawing political cartoons, denouncing Hitler and Mussolini and isolationists. He then worked on posters for the Treasury Department and the War Production Board.

Later in his life, he moved to La Jolla, California and returned to creating children’s books.

Horton Hatches the Egg(1940), If I Ran the Zoo, (1950), Horton Hears a Who!(1954), If I Ran the Circus (1956),“The Cat in the Hat”How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) and Green Eggs and Ham (1960)

in 1954, Geisel was asked to create a well loved book using 250 words that 1st graders should recognize. He returned with Cat in the Hat.

In 1968, Geisel married the woman he had been having an affair with, after his wife committed suicide the year earlier. He then devoted most of his time to writing children’s books.

President Obama named March 2nd “Read Across America” day in his honor.

Dr. Seuss died in 1991 at the age of 87.

(via CBSNews and Wikipedia)

Pentagon Awards $35 Billion Aerial Refueling Tanker Contract to Boeing

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Beating out the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co, Boeing was awarded the $35 billion Pentagon aerial refueling tanker contract. The planes will be built in Kansas and in Washington State.

Boeing awarded 35 billion pentagon contract

Boeing president Kim McNerney said that they were ready “to apply our 60 years of tanker experience to develop and build an airplane that will serve the nation for decades to come”.

The contract could billow to $100 billion if the Air Force decides to have more made and it is expected to create approximately 48,000 jobs across the United States. The first 18 tankers (of 179) are to be delivered by 2017.

  • This artist's rendering shows Boeing's NewGen Tanker.The company will build the Air Force's next generation of air refueling tankers.


    This artist’s rendering shows Boeing’s NewGen Tanker.The company will build the Air Force’s next generation of air refueling tankers.





Hawaii Struck By 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake

February 24, 2011 Leave a comment

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Hawaii was struck by a small earthquake, magnitude 3.6 on the Richter scale at 2:121pm today. Centered 22 miles ESE of Honolulu, 11.8 miles deep.

Luckily, there have been no reports of damage or injury and no tsunami has been warned.

(via theExaminer)


NASA Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Launch (pics)

February 24, 2011 Comments off

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In Cape Canaveral Florida, Discovery made it’s ascent for the last time today. Headed for the International Space Station, the space shuttle had six astronauts aboard, all anxious to be on their way after more than three months of fuel tank repair delays.

Discovery is the world’s most travelled spaceship and the oldest of NASA’s three space shuttles. and in 11 days, it will head to a museum, ending it’s long shuttle run.

Please visit Huffington Post for more information and pictures of today’s Discovery Shuttle launch.