On July 25, the day after she was arrested and jailed on charges of alleged assault, 37-year-old Ralkina Jones asked officers for medical treatment, saying, “I don’t want to die in your cell.” Less than 15 hours later, she was found dead in her cell.
Several soldiers who served with Bowe Bergdahl, the recently freed U.S. prisoner of war in Afghanistan, would like to tell you how to deal with that dirtbag. They don't want to get into the politics, but they have ideas. Would you like to book them for your show? Just call the Republican strategists representing them.
The super-devoted fans of pop music—your Beliebers, your Directioners—are insane, and love to be insane. But this, well, this is something: Milo Yiannopoulos, a columnist for Business Insider, spent $1,200 on a plane ticket in order to fly to Germany from London and buy Mariah Carey's new album today.
Last Wednesday, more than 150 fans and journalists boarded a Boeing 777 with pop-star Rihanna, heading out for a seven-day, seven-country, seven-concert tour imaginatively entitled #777Tour. But after a frenzied, drunken take-off, the tour has descended into naked, mutinous madness, led by the wild, nude, harmonica-playing Australian contingent.
Last night, OWN aired a special called Oprah's Favorite Things 2012, in which the former Queen of the Senses/cable mogul ended up giving away a whole bunch of expensive junk to military spouses. The format of the two-hour episode married the behind-the-scenes format Oprah prefers to show herself in on her network and the gifting format of an annual Favorite Things episode of her former talk show. This meant we got to see the entire Favorite Things process from conception to realization.
Earlier this year in Entertainment Weekly, Mark Harris wrote about the "new blink-and-you'll-miss-it style" of coming out that is supposedly all the rage amongst celebs today. Outdoing the likes of even Anderson Cooper, the creator of "the hardest workout put on DVD," Insanity, has crafted the easiest way of coming out: the retweet.
Jared Lee Loughner returned to court today, where authorities established that the accused mass murderer is still insane. According to a government psychiatrist, Loughner believes he killed Gabrielle Giffords, has "several imaginary friends," and lost TV privileges because he thought the tube was sending him messages. When doctors informed him that he is insane, he was reportedly "devastated." [NYT, images via AP]
Panasonic's North American headquarters are currently located in Secaucus, New Jersey. Today, the company plans to sign a lease to move its headquarters ten miles down the road to Newark, New Jersey. Why? Because the state of New Jersey paid them more than $100 million (in the form of tax breaks) to do so.