The British comedian who spilled some shaving cream on Rupert Murdoch and himself yesterday, Jonathan May-Bowles, was charged today with "behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress in a public place." He's out on bail.
Here's some gross and pretty unsurprising Dominique Strauss-Kahn news: The mother of the French woman who has accused DSK of attempted rape, Anne Mansouret said they did it (consensually) and he "took me with the vulgarity of a soldier."
50 Cent has declared war on Fox News. Which of their journalistic transgressions drew his ire? "Hating on NBC for having chris brown on unbelievable...never watching that again. He paid for his mistake #!@%*# holes." Fight the power, 50. [Twitter]
The Summer of Babies continues! Today Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner said howdy to their brand-new daughter. No name yet (maybe Donaldeena?). Obvs Ivanka's the ultimate glamour-mom, but will Jared make a dutiful dad? Hmmm. [Image via AP]
You may want to block your aunt on Facebook for the next couple days: Casey Anthony was released from jail just after midnight, 12 days after being acquitted of charges that she murdered her daughter Caylee. [CNN]
Rupert Murdoch has lawyered up. Now that the FBI has opened an investigation into News Corp., the company has retained a criminal defense attorney. He's the guy who defended ex-Marine (and Fox News host) Oliver North during the Iran-Contra scandal.
The Egyptian government is firing some 669 police officers (including 164 officers) "over the killing of protestors" during this year's successful revolution—a key concession to the new crop of protests that has sprung up this month. [BBC]
A Chinese man possibly named Wu Gang was arrested after someone recognized him as a murder suspect competing on a popular dating show called Happy League. He was wanted for a stabbing a man 13 years ago. Oops. [AP]
Some jerk threw tacks on a stretch of highway covered by the Annual Seattle To Portland Bicycle Classic, causing one rider to hit the ground and lose consciousness. Other riders got away relatively easy with flat tires. Dick! [KATU]
Rio de Janeiro, the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, has 60,000 unsolved murders, a new investigation by the federal Ministry of Justice reveals. 24,000 of the victims haven't even been identified. [AP]
Actress/Wilson Phillips member Carnie Wilson, seen here with Twisted Sister's Dee Snider, faces foreclosure and only has till July 21 to square up her mortgage. Hope you hold on to that house, lady! (Seriously, we do.) [Image via AP]
Democratic leaders have selected state assemblyman and former NYC council member Dave Weprin to run in the special election for disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner's congressional seat. Sounds good? Good. Now show us your penis, Weprin.
The Telegraph reports that News of the World phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire also has private information about families of dead British soldiers among his other creepy files. Oh, it just keeps getting worse.
A grizzly protecting her cubs attacked a couple at Yellowstone, killing the husband. It's the first fatal attack there in 25 years, but the third in the region this year. Officials say the bear "behaved normally" and wouldn't be killed.
The Pentagon says it will "immediately" comply with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that the military must lift its ban on openly gay service members. President Obama repealed the policy last year, though the repeal wasn't immediate. [NJ]
Facebook just introduced a powerful new way for you to avoid doing your work: video chat built by Skype. It should be no surprise this comes as Google Plus gets rave reviews for its own video chat feature, Hangouts. [Gizmodo]
With NATO air support, rebels battling Muammar Qaddafi's forces have attacked in the Gualish area some 30 miles from Tripoli today. Still, Brother Leader has proved to be quite resilient, so don't make any bets. [AFP]