Political Leaders Clueless About Economy

If you want to know what the economic outlook for the United States will be like for the next couple of years, have a read of this.

Why Aren't More Women Involved In Sex Scandals?

Sex scandals are back in the news thanks to the spectacular implosion of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer's political career due to his dalliances with high-priced call girls and the recent revelations of soon-to-be-disposed mayor of Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick. Newsweek asks, why aren't there more women in politics caught up in sex scandals?

WWE To Show Kids The Ropes

Hoping to get 'em young, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will "aggressively court the youth set" with the creation of a magazine targeted specifically at 6-14 years-olds, according to Variety.

World's Tallest Man Discovers The Kindness Of Strangers

A brain operation at the age of 14 left Leonid Stadnik with an overactive pituitary gland which uncontrollably produced growth hormone causing him to grow and grow.

At the age of 37, he is the tallest man in the world, according to the Guinness World Records, measuring in at 8' 5" tall (2.59 m). In spite of his size, he's a gentle giant who dreams of a better life of himself and his loved ones.

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Real life intrudes. We'll be back after a short hiatus.

Record Year for Movie Industry

Despite all the doom and gloom about piracy and alternative entertainment cutting into the revenue of the movie industry, the MPAA gleefully announced that they had a record year at both the US and global box office in 2007.

The US market reached the $9.6 billion mark, a 5.4% increase over 2006, while overseas box office reached the $26.6 billion mark, a 4.9% increase.

Patrick Swayze Faces Uphill Battle

Patrick Swazye Even though the statement released by Patrick Swayze's publicist stated that he is "responding well to treatment," he may still be facing a tough battle ahead.

According to a report by ABC News, pancreatic cancer is a particular deadly disease because detection is usually difficult and when detected, it's usually too late; the cancer has already spread.

Los Angeles Times Staff Cuts: Who's Going

Faced with the option of leaving the paper voluntarily or being fired, Los Angeles Times Calendar staff writers Kevin Crust, Robert Welkos, Gina Piccalo and others in various departments have elected to take the first option.

A Date With Scarlett Johansson Will Cost You

Want to meet Scarlett Johansson and attend the premiere of her next movie, "He's Just Not That Into You"? Better check your bank account first.

Scarlett Johansson has teamed up Oxfam America, a relief agency, for a promotion currently running on eBay, which will give the winning bidder, among other amenities, two tickets to the world premiere of "He's Just Not That Into You," where they'll be able to meet Scarlett herself.

Patrick Swayze Treated For Pancreatic Cancer; Will Live

Patrick Swayze Patrick Swayze, 55, has been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer and is said to be doing well according to statements released by his representative Annett Wolf. According to an earlier report by the National Enquirer (I know!), Swayze had about five weeks to live.

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