Blog Posts by Katie Kindelan

  • Prada the Pit Bull Spared From Death Row

    A 4-year-old pit bull mix sentenced to death after an attack on fellow dogs has been granted an unusual path to a reprieve, possible reality-TV show fame.

    A Circuit Court judge in Tennessee signed an order Monday sparing Prada from death on the condition that the animal spend the rest of her life at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the  rescue center featured in Animal Planet's reality-TV show "Pitt Bulls and Parolees."

    The order comes after a year-long fight to keep the dog alive waged by her owner, Nicole Andree, 35, that sparked an outcry from animal lovers around the world.

    Prada was in the care of Andree, a Tennessee real estate agent, when she escaped from her home and attacked several dogs in an upscale Nashville neighborhood in January 2011, according to the Associated Press.

    After three different rulings from attorneys for the city of Nashville  declared Prada a public safety threat and order her euthanized, Andree launched a social media

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  • P. Diddy's Mansion Hosts Uninvited Squatter

    Sean "Diddy" Combs is known for hosting thousands of guests at his legendary parties held at his homes around the world, but not for allowing strangers to arrive uninvited and make themselves at home.

    Queens resident Quamine T. Taylor, 30,  allegedly entered Combs' East Hampton, N.Y., home through an unlocked basement door April 1, ate the rapper's food, drank his liquor and even dressed in the mogul's clothes, according to the East Hampton Star.  Then he went to sleep in an upstairs bedroom.

    According to an arrest report issued Friday by the East Hampton Town Police, Taylor triggered an alarm that sent both a police officer and an investigator from the alarm company to the estate to investigate.  He was able to stay in the home after convincing them that he was a relative of Combs' and allowed to be there.

    A caretaker found him inside the home the next day and called police to report an intrusion.  When cops arrived, Taylor answered the front door partially clothed,

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  • Miami School Bus Crashes Into Home; Other Driver Flees

    Authorities in Miami are searching today for the driver of an SUV who crashed into a school bus with children on board and then walked away from the scene.

    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials said the black SUV crashed into a Miami-Dade County yellow school bus after the driver ran a stop sign around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  The impact of the crash sent the bus careening into the front of a nearby home.

    "I just turned around and I see a bus inside the house," one of the home's residents, Dominique McDuffie, told local ABC affiliate WPLG.

    Her 87-year-old grandfather, Collis McDuffie, was inside painting a bedroom at the time of the crash and described the moment of impact.

    "All of the sudden, boom," he said.

    Neither was injured in the crash.  On board the bus were two special needs children and two adults, all of whom suffered only minor injuries and received treatment on the scene, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials.

    Eyewitnesses said the driver appeared

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  • Trayvon Martin's Dad Reveals Wants to Hear 'Truth' from George Zimmerman

    As George Zimmerman sits in a Florida jail cell awaiting his first court appearance on charges of second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, the teen's father says he has one question for the man who has admitted to shooting his 17-year-old son.

    "The truth.  I just want to hear the truth from him," Tracy Martin said today on " Good Morning America."  "I would ask him, why Trayvon, and why couldn't he have just stayed in his vehicle like the dispatcher instructed him to do."

    Zimmerman, 28, was charged yesterday in the Feb. 26 shooting death of Martin, a black teenager, as he walked to the home of his father's fiancée in the same gated Sanford, Fla., community where Zimmerman lived and served as a neighborhood watch captain.

    Zimmerman, a white Hispanic, called 911 to report Martin, a black teenager, as a suspicious person. The 911 dispatcher told Zimmerman he didn't need to follow Martin.

    Zimmerman left his truck and, in a confrontation, Martin was shot and

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  • Prince Harry Off the Dating Market?

    Has the most eligible prince in the world met his princess, of pop?

    That's the rumor surrounding Prince Harry, England's most famous, young bachelor, now that he has returned to London after an Easter break in Transylvania and a Caribbean tour as a royal envoy for his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

    The prince, 27, is said to be "smitten" with Mollie King, 24, a member of all-girl pop group The Saturdays.

    The pair are "head over heels" with each other after first meeting two years ago at a polo game in which Harry played, according to the U.K.'s Daily Express. The two remained friends, the paper says, and romance blossomed after they reconnected at various London nightlife hotspots in the past few weeks.

    British paparazzi spotted Harry, a bachelor known to enjoy a good time, singing karaoke with King and other friends at London's Bunga Bunga club last week.

    "It's very early days for them but they're head over heels," a source told the Daily Express.

    (Reuters)The tall and

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  • Gay Ohio Student Sues Over Right to Wear T-Shirt

    (AP Photo/Lambda Legal)A gay high school student in Ohio who claims his freedom of expression was violated over a T-shirt is taking his school district to federal court.

    Waynesville High School student Maverick Couch, 17, says he was threatened with suspension for wearing a T-shirt reading "Jesus Is Not A Homophobe" and bearing the Christian fish symbol. 

    Couch wore the shirt last year in support of the "Day of Silence," an annual event sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network where students spend a day in silence to raise awareness of anti-gay bullying and harassment.

    Couch claims in his lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, that he was told by the school's principal, Randy Gebhardt, that the shirt was "indecent and sexual in nature" and had to be worn inside out.

    Couch obliged but wore the shirt again the next day, prompting Gebhardt, Couch says, to threaten him with suspension if he wore the shirt again.

    "When I was asked to remove my shirt on the

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  • Is Kate Middleton Pregnant?

                                                                                                                                                             If Kate Middleton and Prince William thought the media spotlight on them might dim as their first wedding anniversary approached, think again.

    Instead, days before their April 29 th anniversary, the rumor mill is rampant with speculation that Middleton, 30, might be pregnant with a royal heir.

    People magazine devoted the cover of its latest issue to the topic, citing palace sources in reporting that the couple has put plans for an upcoming trip to Africa on hold - the vaccinations Middleton would need are dangerous for a fetus, the magazine reports - and have "babies on the brain."

    "Continuity of the monarchy depends on William producing an heir," royal watcher Judy Wade told the magazine. "And a baby would put a seal on William and Kate's happiness."

    People also cited a "family insider" as saying the couple

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  • Donald Trump Has Words for Transgender Miss Universe Contestant

    Donald Trump has fired back at Jenna Talackova, the Canadian transsexual beauty queen who mired his Miss Universe pageant in controversy, and her high-powered attorney who is demanding the beauty pageant be open to all contestants, even those born male.

    "I think Jenna should focus on running up in Canada and seeing how she does in Canada and then, if she does well, she has a chance to become what many, many young women all over the world want to be and that's Miss Universe," Trump, whose company owns the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, said today on "Good Morning America."  "That should be her focus."

    AFP Photo/Christophe ArchambaultTalackova, 23, was selected as one of 65 finalists in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada competition but was disqualified Friday because she was not a "naturally born female."  The Vancouver-born Talackova was born a male but had sexual reassignment surgery at age 19.

    Days after the disqualification drew worldwide headlines, the Trump organization Monday said it would not

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  • Domino's Tells Customers They're Not Always Right

    Domino's is saying "no," literally, when it comes to the whims of picky pizza eaters.

    The popular pizza delivery company says it will no longer make changes to its line of artisan pizzas for individual customers and is announcing it in a bold new TV ad campaign that says "No!" to customers.

    The national ad campaign will launch Thursday and aim to send the message that after 50 years in the pizza business, its chefs got this recipe right, the company said.

    "It comes from confidence in our artisan pizza recipe," Domino's spokesman Chris Brandon told  "What makes this unique is that these pizzas are created to a specific recipe.  Our chefs created the artisan recipes so they're preset and that's what this whole campaign is all about."

    At the center of the "No" campaign is the Ann Arbor, Mich.-based chain's new Chicken & Bacon Carbonara Artisan pizza, the latest in the artisan pie line they debuted in the fall, part of an effort to expand its offerings and

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  • Camille Grammer Thanks Kelsey for 'Gift of Humiliation'


    Camille Grammer may be signing off from the " Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" but she isn't ending her very public feud with ex-husband, Kelsey Grammer.

    The 43-year-old former dancer and model appeared on " Good Morning America" today to discuss why she won't be returning for a third season of the hit Bravo reality TV show but, instead, took time to look back at how her run with the show began.

    "The first season was horrible because they were filming me during the worst year of my whole life.  My whole life was falling apart," she said.  "My husband left me.  He was having an affair with another woman in New York City while I was filming a reality show.  It doesn't get worse than that."

    The 13-year marriage between Grammer and the former "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer disintegrated on camera during the show's first season in 2010.  As Kelsey went to New York to star in a Broadway show, Grammer stayed in California to care for the couple's two children, now

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