Articles by Florence Madenga

Amber Riley Collapses on Red Carpet at 'Glee' Emmy Award Panel Screening

Amber Riley, who plays Mercedes Jones on Fox's hit show, Glee, had a scary moment on the red carpet in front of assembled photographers Tuesday night. Riley reportedly collapsed on the way to an event at the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences in North, where Glee cast member and producers were to hold a panel discussion in front of Emmy Award voters.

Dr. Seuss 'Yertle the Turtle' Line Too Political For Canadian School Classroom

An elementary school teacher at a Prince Rupert, British Columbia school has been banned by school administrators from displaying a certain quote from Dr. Seuss' children's story Yertle the Turtle. The teacher, who has not been named, was told that she would be disciplined for exhibiting the quote I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights, on her clothing and on her vehicle on school property.

London Olympics 2012: German Athelete Ariane Friedrich Names and Shames Stalker

German high-jumper Ariane Friedrich has publicly revealed the identity of the man she says harassed her and e-mailed her pictures of his genitals. The 28-year old athlete, who is the midst of training for London's Summer 2012 Olympics, posted the alleged stalker's name, e-mail address, his hometown, and excerpts from the e-mails she received, reported MSN news. She has also filed a criminal complaint with authorities, who are now investigating the matter.

Etan Patz Investigation Renewed: FBI Searches Basement of SoHo Building For His Remains

The FBI and NYPD have resumed the search for Etan Patz, the six-year old who disappeared on his way to the school bus stop on May 25, 1979. Authorities began searching a basement on Prince Street in SoHo, New York City on Thursday, reported the New York Times. According to reports, the 15-by-30 basement is located 127B Prince Street, an estimated 200 feet from Patz's home at the time of his disappearance.

Teen Jordan Powers Back Together with Former High School Teacher James Hooker

Jordan Powers, the 18-year old who made headlines nationwide when she left school and moved in with her 41-year old former teacher announced that the she has reconciled with him. The teen confirmed that she is now once again living with James Hooker despite telling reporters that she had broken off the relationship earlier this month.

Johnny Depp Sued By A Disabled Woman Over Injury At Concert

A 52-year old U.C Irvine assistant medical school professor is claiming that Johnny Depp's bodyguards injured her at an Iggy and the Stooges performance at the Hollywood Palladium last December. The woman, who walks with a cane and is identified in the lawsuit papers as Jane Doe, alleges that the bodyguards violently restrained her while trying to restrict her from accessing the VIP section, reported Los Angeles Times.

'Phallic' Dumplings Put Near Crotches Then Served at New York Celebrity Chinese Restaurant: Lawsuit

A former employee of an upscale Manhattan Chinese restaurant, Chin Chin, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday that claims her co-workers harassed her with phallic shaped dumplings, some of which would end up on diners' tables. Yvonne Diaz, who worked as a bartender at the restaurant between 2007 and last year, claims that workers at the eatery put the dumplings in their crotch areas making it look like they had big penises, reported the New York Post.

UCLA Apologizes for Mistakenly Sending Acceptance Letters to 894 Applicants

UCLA officials are apologizing for telling 894 high school seniors that they were accepted to the highly competitive college, when, in fact, they were still on the wait-list, reported Time Magazine. The mistake happened when the university emailed provisional financial packages to both admitted students and students on the waiting list last Saturday and Sunday. The e-mail included the line: Once again congratulations on your admission to UCLA, we hope that this information will assist you i...

Exes Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony To Perform Together

Jennifer Lopez is scheduled to reunite with ex-husband Marc Anthony on stage. The two have announced that they will perform in concert in Las Vegas on May 26, for Q'Viva! The Chosen Live, a television reality show that will search for the vest Latin talent, reported the Washington Post. The ex-couple will produce the show with American Idol franchise creator Simon fuller and Jamie King, the show's director.

Alex Sturrock May Be the Inspiration Behind Adele’s Heartbreak Songs

Alex Sturrock, a 31-year old photographer, is the muse behind Adele's award winning, album, 21, according to claims by Heat Magazine. The soul singer has notoriously remained tight-lipped about the name of the ex who she sang about in such heartbreaking songs as Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, and Set Fire To The Rain. She has voiced that she wrote the album to get over a painful break up, reported the Telegraph.

U.T Student Cartoonist Stephanie Eisner Fired over Trayvon 'Colored Boy' Drawing

The Daily Texan, a University of Texas student newspaper, has fired Stephanie Eisner, one of its staff members, because of an editorial cartoon addressing the Trayvon Martin case, reported MSN News. The student was dismissed from the publication on Thursday, two days after the illustration first appeared on the Opinion page of newspaper.

Ex-TSA Official Charged for Running Prostitution Ring in Maryland Hotel

A former federal security manager was arrested while on the job at Dulles International Airport for running a prostitution ring out of a Crowne Plaza Hotel in Silver Spring, Maryland. According to the Washington Post, the man, 39 year-old Bryant Jermaine Livingston was involved in a prostitution scheme which involved men being escorted from the lobby of the Silver Spring hotel, to room 506 to engage in group sex for a fee. Livingston was charged with five counts of prostitution on March 16, acc...

Allen Iverson Wants To Stop Divorce, Claims He’s Still Intimate With Wife

Allen Iverson's divorce drama has taken yet another turn. According to reports and documents attained by TMZ, Iverson filed a motion to dismiss the divorce case last week. In the documents, Iverson claimed that he and his wife Tawanna reunited between November 2011 and February 2012 and resumed their marital relationship, cohabiting, having sexual relations, and holding themselves out as husband and wife, which made Tawanna's statement that their relationship was irretrievably...

Lindsay Lohan to Make a Guest Appearance on Glee

Lindsay Lohan may be scheduled to make yet another T.V appearance. The actress has landed a contract for a guest spot on the hit-show Glee to add to her recent SNL performance, as she finishes off her probation and works on a comeback. The actress is reportedly in final negotiations to play herself in the show, as a judge at Nationals in the final episode of the season in May, according to the New York Post.

Denver Woman Accused Of Faking PTSD To Skip Jury Duty

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Colorado woman who posed as mentally instable to avoid jury duty, reported Reuters. The woman, Susan Cole, 57, was charged on Thursday for first degree perjury and attempting to influence a public servant during jury selection last June. Cole called into Denver's Dave Logan Show during a session on ways to avoid jury session last October.

2 U.S Men Arrested for Sodomy on Gay Caribbean Cruise

Two U.S men were arrested on Wednesday while on a gay cruise in the Caribbean, reported the Associated Press. The two have been identified as John Robert Hart, 41, and Dennis Jay Mayer, 43, from Palm Springs, California. Hart and Mayer were taken in by police in the city of Roseau, Dominica, where sex between two men is illegal, were charged with indecent exposure and now have pleaded guilty to indecent exposure.

Lindsay Lohan Hit and Run and Other Controversial Celebrity Car Accidents

the midst of her legal woes, Lindsay Lohan has been accused to a hit and run by a man who claims that the actress hit him outside a Los Angeles club on Wednesday. This is not the first time the actress has been involved in a car accident, she has already faced charges for driving under the influence and suffered minor injuries from several crashes, like many other Hollywood stars.

Florida State Attorney's Office Takes Over Trayvon Martin Case From Local Police

Investigations into the death of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was shot in a gated community in Florida by a neighborhood watch captain last month, have now moved to the Florida State Attorney's office. According to CBS News, Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee announced that the local police turned the case over to state authorities on Tuesday. Now Florida state Attorney Norm Wolfinger's office will be in charge of reviewing the evidence and determining whether to charge 28 y...

$1 Million Lottery Winner Barred From Collecting Any More Food Stamps

Amanda Clayton, a Detroit woman who made headlines after admitting that she still collected food stamps despite a million dollar lottery win, has now been removed from the food assistance program. Officials from the Michigan Department of Human Services confirmed that Clayton officially will not receive $200 a month in benefits, MSNBC reported.

Kelly Clarkson And Lionel Richie To Star In New ABC Reality Singing Competition 'Duets'

ABC will be joining the crowded scene of reality singing competitions with a new show, named Duets. The show will feature former American Idol contestant Kelly Clarkson, award winning singer Lionel Richie, country star Jennifer Nettles and R&B artist Robin Thicke. Duets is scheduled to air on television in the summer, reported The Washington Post. The four singers will roam the country, each handpicking two aspiring reality show stars, and will take turns at being a pote...

After $1 Million Jackpot, Lottery Winner Still Collects Food Stamps Every Month

While a bill to bar lottery winners from collecting governmental food assistance has been pushed and discussed in the Michigan Legislature, Amanda Clayton, who won $1 million last fall, reportedly still, collects $200 worth of food stamps a month. According to Yahoo news, the 24 year-old from Lincoln Park, Michigan said she will continue to collect her benefits until she is officially cut-off, despite her mega win.

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