Articles by Melanie Jones

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Varinder Chahal Arrested For DUI Manslaughter As VCU Student Carolina Perez Remembered

Varinder Chahal, 23, has been charged with drinking under the influence (DUI), refusal to submit to a blood or breathalyzer test and felony manslaughter in a car accident in Richmond that killed Virginia Commonwealth University student Carolina Perez and left two other VCU students injured. According to Virginia law, Chahal could get over twenty years in prison for the crash.

Oscar Nominations 2012: 5 Reasons to Watch Best Foreign Film Nominees

This year, the 2012 Oscars offer films from Iran, Belgium, Israel, Poland and Canada, all of them stunning portraits of what a movie can convey of human brutality, beauty, dignity, fragility and suffering. From a tale of backbiting and redemption between a father and son in Israel, to a gritty domestic drama of two families unraveling in Iranian film A Separation, here are brief introductions to the five nominations for Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars 2012, and five reasons (to star...

Who Won The Arizona Republican Debate 2012? [POLL]

Who do you think won the Republican debate: Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum? Vote here to let us know. Tonight's debate in Arizona will likely be the last GOP primary debate before Super Tuesday on March 6, and the candidates' last chance to sway American viewers as they make their way to the voting booth.

Republican Debate in Arizona 2012: LIVE COVERAGE

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich face off tonight in Arizona for their last primary debate before Super Tuesday. Click here for live coverage of the debate, hosted by CNN, with minute-by-minute updates.

Arizona Republican Debate Tonight: Where to Watch Live Stream of CNN Event

Find out who's moderating tonight's GOP debate, when it begins, where to watch it live and how to follow it on Twitter by clicking here. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Speaker Newt Gingrich face off in Arizona tonight in the last debate before the Arizona and Michigan primaries, the Washington primary, and Super Tuesday.

'Biggest Loser' Contestants Threats to Quit, Stall Production: When Will Show Be Back?

Nearly all of the contestants from Season 13 of The Biggest Loser have reportedly stormed off the set of the NBC weight loss show after a twist in the program revealed that eliminated contestants would be coming back to compete for the $250,000 grand prize, stalling production and prompting producers to scramble for a way to handle this situation, fast.

Comic Book Collection to Sell for $2M: Inside Michael Rorrer's 'Jaw-Dropping' Find

The 345-issue Billy Wright Collection features the first appearances of Superman and Batman, as well as the iconic Captain America cover featuring the hero facing off against Adolf Hitler and the first appearance of Doctor Doom, main villain of the Fantastic Four. But for Michael Rorrer, who discovered his great uncle's collection last year, the revelation that the comics were worth something came as a complete shock.

iPad 3 Release Date 2012 Leaks: What Rumors Are Confirmed by Apple Insiders?

In several prominent leaks over the weekend, Apple insiders have confirmed rumors related to the iPad 3's specs in anticipation of its March 2012 release date. Here's a rundown of the rumors the recent leaks have confirmed so far, from the tablet's camera and battery life to the possibility of a dual-core A5X processor rather then a quad-core A6.

Kate Middleton's Puppy Name Revealed: What Is Her Black Cocker Spaniel Called?

Kate Middleton's black cocker spaniel puppy has been keeping her company for several months now while Prince William has been stationed in the Falkland Islands, but it wasn't until today that the Duchess of Cambridge made the name, which palace officials have kept a secret, public. Find out what the puppy is called and what its name means here.

FDA Goes After AeroShot: Are Inhalable Caffeine Canisters 'New Four Loko'?

AeroShot Pure Energy, an inhalable caffeine product that went on sale last month, is now under investigation by the FDA after Sen. Charles Schumer (D.-N.Y.) pushed for the product to be banned, calling it the new Four Loko and claiming the canisters' design encourages kids to take hit after hit of the product and to mix it with alcohol.

Rick Santorum's 'Involuntary Euthanasia' Claim Outrages Dutch [VIDEO]

Santorum's claim that the Dutch advocate mass murder through euthanasia has prompted a furious backlash from the Netherlands. Santorum asserted that half the people whose lives are ended through euthanasia are involuntarily euthanized, and that residents wear bracelets begging not to be killed by Dutch hospitals.

Stevens Pass Avalanches Leave 4 Dead: Elyse Saugstad Recounts Washington Tragedy

Three expert skiers and one snowboarder are dead after a series of avalanches hit the Stevens Pass resort and the surrounding area in the Cascade Mountains of Washington on Sunday. The second avalanche, which wiped out a group of fifteen skiers, included professional skier Elyse Saugstad, who survived with minor injuries.

Mardi Gras 2012: What To Know About Carnival History and Traditions

It's almost Mardi Gras 2012, and people around the world are preparing for the carnival season that comes before Lent. But how did Mardi Gras get started? What does its name mean? How did it take root in New Orleans, and how is it celebrated around the world? Here are five things to know about Mardi Gras history and in traditions, from how the holiday is celebrated worldwide to why some believe the carnival's roots lie in ancient Rome.

'Khloe and Lamar' Season 2 Premiere: Khloe Breaks Sex Swing [VIDEO]

Khloe Kardashian made a big impression in the second season premiere of Khloe and Lamar, but not the one she'd hoped for. While constructing a sexual chamber of love for her husband, Khloe ends up installing a sex swing in their room... and sending it crashing down on the couple's first try. Watch the clip from the E! TV show here.

Spreading Santorum: Rick's 'Google Problem' Spreads To Romney, Gingrich

With Rick Santorum's surname long since redefined by Dan Savage on, Google has two new web sites gaining traction: and How much effect could these anti-Santorum off-shoots have in the weeks to come? Online marketing experts warn: a lot.

When Are The Oscars 2012? When and Where to Watch Academy Awards

It's almost time for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, and Oscar buzz for big categories like Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress, and Best Director are in full swing. But when are the 2012 Oscars? What time does the ceremony start, and what channel will the awards show be on? Find out everything you need to know, and vote for your Oscar 2012 picks here.

Heart Attack Grill Scare: Should Las Vegas Burger Joint Be Shut Down? [POLL]

Advocacy groups and news sources alike are calling on the Heart Attack Grill to close its doors after one of its patrons suffered an actual heart attack while eating the restaurant's Triple Bypass Burger. Should the grill be shut down, or does the Las Vegas restaurant have the right to stay open? Vote here.

Heart Attack Grill Menu: Quadruple Bypass Burger Makes Triple Look Tame

The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, Nev., has become infamous after an unidentified customer suffered an actual heart attack while eating there. But what else does the restaurant offer? What's in the Quadruple Bypass Burger? And what are some of the calorie counts (gulp) of the Heart Attack Grill's most popular items?

Whitney Houston Death Recreated: Enquirer Hires Model to Pose as Corpse in New Low

The National Enquirer's most recent cover story, a piece called Whitney's Final Minutes, recreated the iconic singer's death in her Beverly Hills hotel room, using a fake model as Houston's corpse and placing the unknown woman both on the bathroom floor and floating in a bathtub. The notorious tabloid even dedicated a page of its most recent issue to claim that if Houston had read the magazine, she might have prevented her death.

Ron Paul Passes Newt Gingrich for Third Place In Michigan 2012 Primary Poll

Texas Rep Ron Paul has bested former Speaker Newt Gingrich by six percentage points in the most recent poll of voters for the Michigan Republican primary on Feb. 28, 2012. In the aftermath of his three-state victory, meanwhile, Santorum has surged 19 percentage points since Mitchell/Rosetta Stone's last poll on Feb. 7, besting Mitt Romney in voter support in the latter's home state.

Diving Horse Attraction Dropped From Atlantic City Steel Pier After Animal Rights Protests

The owner of the New Jersey city's Steel Pier says he's dropping a plan to bring back the Diving Horse, a controversial attraction featuring a horse and rider plunging into a 12-foot-deep water tank from a platform 40 feet up. Activists who have been protesting the move for weeks consider the elimination of the Diving Horse attraction a historic victory against animal cruelty, but the pier's president denies they were a factor in his decision.

Whitney Houston's Funeral: Bobby Brown Invited, But Will Bobbi Kristina Attend?

Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown has been invited to her funeral, sources tell ABC News, refuting rumors that he had been barred from attending by Houston's mother Cissy and other members of the singer's family. Instead, it's Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, that has friends and relatives worried she may not be able to come to terms with her mother's death.

$336 Million Powerball Jackpot: Rhode Island Winner Still Hasn't Claimed Prize

The winner of Saturday's $336.4 million Powerball jackpot in Rhode Island has yet to claim his or her prize, leaving many to wonder if the lucky winner is even aware of the lottery win. Find out what the winning numbers were, why the jackpot was so big, and what will happen to the money if the winner doesn't step forward here.

Valentines Day 2012: 13 Most Romantic LGBTQ Kisses on TV and in Film

This Valentine's Day 2012, help celebrate the romances that defy stereotypes and portray LGBTQ couples simply as they are: two people in love. From David and Keith in Six Feet Under to Megan and Graham in But I'm a Cheerleader, here are some of the most romantic and moving kisses in movies and television to date.

Matt Bomer Is Gay: 6 More Celebrities Who Came Out In 2011-2012 [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

Matt Bomer, the star of USA show White Collar, came out as a gay man during the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards over the weekend. But Matt Bomer isn't the only celebrity who has come out of the closet recently. From Evan Rachel Wood, who came out as bisexual in April 2011, to Zachary Quinto, who revealed that he was gay in October 2012, here are six more celebrities who came out in 2011-2012.



The Tax Filing Platform Catering to America's Growing Expat Community

With tax season in high gear as millions of Americans navigate the complexities of the tax code, one segment of the population is often overlooked for the unique challenges they face when filing their tax returns. American expats living across the globe whether it be for work, pleasure or family obligations, contend with the same tax requirements as their fellow citizens living stateside except in some cases they often have to file additional paperwork as well as a more costly filing process.

Nigeria's Two Big Parties Dominate Governorship Elections

Nigeria's two biggest parties won the majority of states in weekend governorship polls, official figures showed on Monday, maintaining their political dominance following elections in which European Union observers said 21 people died from violence.

US House Republicans Launch Investigation Of Manhattan DA In Trump Probe

U.S. House of Representatives Republicans went on the offensive on Monday against a possible criminal indictment against Donald Trump, launching an investigation into the New York City prosecutor who is probing allegations that the former president paid hush money to a porn star ahead of the 2016 election.