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13 Bodies Recovered From Sunken Ferry: South Korean Officials
<div>Thirteen more bodies were pulled from a sunken ferry off South Korea on Sunday, officials said, pushing the death toll to 46 but leaving more than 250 people still missing, most of them high school students on a trip.</div><img...

Remains Found in Texas Lake Could Put Cold Case to Bed
<div><p>A submerged pickup truck could solve the case of a missing woman who disappeared over 30 years ago.</p></div><img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Who Are Boko Haram? Extremists Escalate Nigeria Terror Campaign
<div>A recent bomb blast that ripped apart a bus station in Nigeria's capital was a sign that a bloody al Qaeda-linked insurgency is intensifying, analysts say.</div><img width='1' height='1'...

420 Denver Weed Rally Celebrates Legalization, Protests Restrictions
<div>Denver's first 420 Rally since Colorado's legalization of marijuana is expected to be the largest yet - but don't expect attendees to light up in a joint celebration.</div><img width='1' height='1'...

Nets Defense Smothers Raptors, Gets Brooklyn Win
<div><p>Brooklyn's halfcourt defense doubled and smothered Toronto's Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.</p></div><img width='1' height='1' src=''...

South Korean Students Hold Vigil for Missing Ferry Passengers
<div>Students from Danwon High School and others attend a candlelight vigil to wish for the safe return of missing passengers from the South Korean ferry Sewol, which sank in the sea off Jindo, at a park in Ansan, South Korea, on...

Body of Missing Massachusetts Boy, 5, Found by Highway
<div>The body of a small boy has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.The body found Friday off an Interstate that runs north in Massachusetts has been positively identified as Jeremiah Oliver, Worcester County...

Three Bodies Recovered From Sunken Ferry: South Korean Official
<div>A coast guard official says divers retrieved three bodies from inside a ferry that sunk off South Korea, raising the confirmed death toll to 36 with more than 265 people still missing, most of them high school students on a...

Mazda Recalls 109,000 Older SUVs Over Rusting Parts
<div>Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a...

Cuban Catholics Mark Holy Week's End With Religious Processions
<div>Thousands of Roman Catholics in Cuba are marking the end of Holy Week by holding religious processions fully sanctioned by the government.With heads bowed and eyes often closed, the faithful were young and old, rich and...

Florida Woman Killed in Her Sleep After Fleeing Driver Slams into Home
<div>A 62-year-old woman was killed in her sleep early Saturday when a stolen car crashed through a wall of her central Florida home, police said.</div><img width='1' height='1'...

Ouch: What Happens When a Fastball Hits Your Face at 90 mph
<div><p>Astros prospect Delino DeShields, Jr. was hit in the face by a fastball. After he was taken to the hospital, he took a picture of his disfigured face.</p></div><img width='1' height='1'...

Meteor Over Murmansk: Russian Fireball Caught on Dashcams
<div>Dashcam videos from the northwestern Russian city of Murmansk show a fireball explosion much like the meteor that lit up the sky over Chelyabinsk in Siberia last year. The impact of Saturday's blast wasn't nearly as dramatic,...

Holy Fire: Faithful Gather in Christianity's Sacred Site
<div>Worshippers hold candles as they take part in the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday.</div><img width='1' height='1'...

Slow-Moving Landslide Speeds Up, Splits Wyoming Home in Two
<div>A slow-motion disaster continued unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson on Saturday, as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home threatened to swallow up more houses and businesses.</div><img width='1' height='1'...

Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk: Who Knows Where Putin Will Go Next
<div>The world doesn't know how far Russian President Vladimir Putin will go to attain his self-proclaimed goal of restoring the Soviet Union - and the end result could be disastrous, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said...

Follow Live: The NBA Playoffs
<div><p>Check the scoreboard for Saturday's NBA playoff games.</p></div><img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

Four French Journalists Held Hostage in Syria for 10 Months Are Freed
<div>Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.</div><img width='1'...

Duchess Kate Climbs Into Fighter Jet - Wearing Heels
<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a...

Teen Suspended for Asking Miss America to Prom
<div><p>A high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at his Pennsylvania school.</p></div><img width='1' height='1'...

Armed Robbers in N.J. Scrap Yard: 'Shut Up Or I'm Going to Shoot You'
<div><p>Armed Robbers in Elizabeth, N.J., tied up the owners of a scrap metal yard Friday and shot at police in an attempt to steal nearly $250K in car parts.</p></div><img width='1' height='1'...

Family Members Refuse to Allow Cranes to Lift Sunken South Korean Ship
<div>Relatives of about 270 people missing and believed to be trapped inside a ferry that sank off South Korea expressed outrage on Saturday and refused to allow cranes to lift the ship, fearing for the safety of any survivors.</div><img...

Not Like the Movies: Study Kills Myths About Hit Men
<div>In movies they're often suave, sophisticated, cold-blooded killers, professionals like John Cusack in &quot;Grosse Pointe Blank&quot; or Jean Reno's Leon in &quot;The Professional,&quot; but a new British study dispels...

Monster El Nino May Be Brewing, Experts Say
<div>Ready for a '90s El Niño flashback?Researchers are keeping a close eye on a giant pool of abnormally warm water in the Pacific Ocean that some think could trigger another El Niño of epic proportions if it rises to the surface, sending...

Avalanche Barrels Down Everest in Dramatic New Photo
<div>Climbers at an Everest base camp, above, watch as the avalanche that killed 13 Sherpas barrels down the mountain on Friday.</div><img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Entertainment News

The newly announced sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire that is in the works will probably be short at least one cast member from the original film. Mara Wilson, who played Robin Williams' youngest daughter in the film, took to Twitter on Thursday (April 17th) to address her involvement.

She wrote, "For the record, no, I do not have anything to do with the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, nor will I. I've been in some mediocre movies, but I've never been in a sequel. And I have no interest in being in one now. Sequels generally suck unless they were planned as part of a trilogy or series. I think Doubtfire ended where it needed to end. I'm glad I had the chance to be in it, and I'm proud of what we did, but I don't see how we could do it again. There are many, many reasons I don't want to be in Mrs. Doubtfire 2. But they haven't even asked me (yet), so no need to worry. They haven't asked me to be in it, and I think it would be weird if they did! I don't act much and am not a cute little kid anymore. I loved being in Doubtfire, and I'm grateful every day I had that experience. I met my sister-for-life Lisa there. I had a great time. But I don't think a sequel makes sense plotwise, and I don't think there'd be a part for me even if I did still act and was interested."

  • Wilson previously discussed her decision to quit acting to Us Weekly saying, "Film acting is not very fun. Doing the same thing over and over again until, in the director's eyes, you 'get it right', does not allow for very much creative freedom. The best times I had on film sets were the times the director let me express myself, but those were rare."
  • TMZ spoke with Matthew Lawrence, who played Robin's son in the 1993 comedy, who told the website, "Of course I would be on board. I hope they make the second as good as the first. The first was so good."
  • Lisa Jakub, who played the eldest daughter Lydia, wrote on her Facebook page, "No one involved with the movie has contacted me and I don't know any more than you do about the details. Lots of people are asking if I would do it - and my answer is a really solid "I don't know." It's really hard to comment on something you have no information about. I'm not sure if my character would still be hanging out with the rest of the Hillards. I'm pretty sure Lydia would be a lawyer, living in some remote part of the world, defending the downtrodden and sneering at the bad guys."

Nancy Grace managed to get on Seth Rogen's bad side on Wednesday (April 16th) after posting several anti-marijuana tweets. Seth seemed to have enough of Nancy's antic after she posted three tweets using the hashtag #pottoblame in reference to a story about a man who allegedly shot his wife after eating weed.

The TV host wrote, "Cops say daddy eats marijuana & goes crazy. He shoots his wife in the head while she pleads with 9-1-1 for help! #PotToBlame? If pot makes you mellow and laid back, why does this guy allegedly turn berserk and gun down his wife? #PotToBlame? How many people must die before this stops?! #PotToBlame?"

  • Seth responded by writing, "@NancyGraceHLN you are a f***ing dumbass."
  • Nancy shot back with, ".@Sethrogen hi seth! thx for watching!"

Last night (April 17th) on American Idol, the top seven became six when Dexter Roberts was sent home.

After the nationwide vote, host Ryan Seacrest revealed Roberts was in the bottom two along with Jessica Meuse. Jessica was safe and Dexter was eliminated from the competition. For his final performance he chose Montgomery Gentry's "Lucky Man".

The remaining contestants include Meuse, CJ Harris, Sam Woolf, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, and Alex Preston.


The New York Knicks have signed Lamar Odom. The team announced before their game on Wednesday (April 16th) that the 34-year-old will join them for the remainder of the season which actually ended for them that night since they did not make it into the playoffs.

The press release said, "Odom holds career averages of 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 33.4 minutes in 961 games, 684 starts, over 14 seasons with the L.A. Clippers, Miami, L.A. Lakers and Dallas." No specific terms of the deal were disclosed in the announcement.

  • Khloe Kardashian's former beau recently played for Spanish basketball team Baskonia for two games before he was ruled unfit to play due to a back injury. He was forced to break the two-month contract he signed with the team. He said in a statement at the time, "I am going to try and get back on the court and give you guys a show."
  • The deal reunites Lamar his former Lakers coach and current Knicks President, Phil Jackson.
  • Odom's last stint playing in the NBA was during the 2012-2013 season for the L.A. Clippers.

Things are reportedly getting a little tense on the set of Glee. TMZ is reporting that Naya Rivera and Lea Michele allegedly recently butt heads leading one of them to storm off set.

Some sources tell the website that Lea supposedly pulled some diva antics on Tuesday (April 15th) and held everyone up which apparently prompted Naya to have a chat with producers about how much her co-star was pissing everyone off. Lea caught wind of the conversation and left work. Other sources claim that their characters weren't even shooting scenes together that day and the truth is that Naya was sent away.

  • Multiple sources have also told the website that Naya was fired from the show which is being denied by sources close to her.
  • Gossip Cop spoke to insiders who insist there is no bad blood on set and that Naya was upset about things before showing up to filming -- none of which had anything to do with Lea.

Paris Hilton has nothing to hide. The hotel heiress was photographed in Beverly Hills on Wednesday with a see-through purse on her arm for everyone to see its contents.

The 33-year-old was carrying a $100 bill, multiple $20 bills, sunglasses, and an iPhone. Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco wore a similarly see-through clutch with $20 bills, an AMEX card, and her ID to the premiere of Authors Anonymous last weekend.

  • It's worth noting that Paris' home has been burglarized seven times.

JAMES FRANCO LASHES OUT AT NEW YORK TIMES THEATER CRITIC: James Franco was less than pleased with the New York Times theater critic's review of his new show Of Mice And Men and he took out his frustrations on Instagram. James posted a jab at the reviewer which he quickly deleted which read, "Sadly Ben Brantley and the NYT have embarrassed themselves. Brantley is such a little b**ch he should be working for instead of the paper of record. The theater community hates him, and for good reason, he's an idiot." James recently had some Instagram trouble when he was supposedly flirting with an underage girl whom he met after a performance of his show.

PAUL WALKER'S MOTHER IS NO LONGER SEEKING GUARDIANSHIP OF HIS DAUGHTER: Cheryl Ann Walker, mother of the late Paul Walker, has dropped her petition for guardianship of his 15-year-old daughter. The original paperwork alleged that the girl's mother should not have custody because of a supposed drinking problem. A hearing had been set for April 30th but the family was apparently able to settle the matter out of court.

ROSIE O'DONNELL HAS DROPPED 50 POUNDS: Rosie O'Donnell took to Twitter yesterday (April 17th) to show off her nearly 50 pound weight loss. The comedian posted a before and after photo of her results from weight loss surgery she underwent in July 2013. She wrote it the caption, "Almost 50 lbs off – I can see it now." Rosie's decision to drop weight was motivated by a heart attack she suffered in 2012.

KIRSTEN DUNST DISCUSSES THE HOLLYWOOD CASTING COUCH: Sofia Coppola interviews Kirsten Dunst in the new issue of W magazine where they discuss directors taking advantage of actress' on the "casting couch." When asked if she has ever experienced anything like that, Kirsten responded, "No. I don't give off that vibe. I think that you court that stuff, and to me it's crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship."

KERRY WASHINGTON DISCUSSES HIDING HER PREGNANCY ON 'SCANDAL': Kerry Washington recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the difficulties of having to hide her pregnancy while filming her ABC drama Scandal. She explained, "I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person with the personal transformation that's going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn't been easy. It's been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It's definitely been complicated to say the least. I've learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her."

KRISTEN BELL BEING COURTED FOR 'ONCE UPON A TIME': Producers of ABC's Once Upon a Time are hoping to get Kristen Bell to appear on the series as her Frozen character Princess Anna. Kristen responded to the news saying, "That would be unbelievable! I love the character of Anna so much. She's so exactly who I wanted to see when I was five years old so she's really close to my heart."

CEO OF GWYNETH PALTROW'S GOOP RESIGNS: Seb Bishop, CEO of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website GOOP, abruptly resigned from his post last week. A source told Us Weekly, "A week and a half ago, he abruptly resigned from GOOP. It's really suspicious -- I think something weird is going on with GOOP." Another source told Page Six, "Bishop and Paltrow disagreed on the direction of Goop, partly that she used the Web site as vehicle for her personal life, and the 'conscious uncoupling' announcement." He first joined the company in 2011. Gwyneth is also rumored to be moving the offices from London to L.A. near her home in Brentwood.

BEN SAVAGE TO DIRECT 'GIRL MEETS WORLD' EPISODE: Girl Meets World star Ben Savage will be stepping behind the camera to direct an episode of the upcoming Disney Channel series. He told The Hollywood Reporter, "It's something I've been prepping for the last 20 years." The episode's synopsis reads: "In an effort to make an odd girl more appealing to Farkle, Riley and Maya remake her in their image. But Farkle shows everyone that true beauty comes from within."

'GAME OF THRONES' BREAKS PIRACY RECORD: HBO's Game of Thrones has set a new record for online piracy. Last Sunday's (April 13th) episode was illegally downloaded about 1.5 million times in the first 24 hours after it premiered. The previous record was set by the show's season three finale with over one million downloads.

TINA FEY NAMED FACE OF GARNIER BEAUTY: Garnier announced on Thursday (April 17th) that Tina Fey has been named the face of their new skincare campaign which will debut later this month. The company's president said in a statement, "Tina's personality, beauty and approachability resonate with our consumer and we are thrilled to keep her in the Garnier family."


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