Lebanon Says Syrians Who Return Will Lose Refugee Status
Lebanon has told more than a million Syrian refugees they will lose their refugee status if they cross back into Syria, a move likely to discourage many from voting at polling stations on the border in Tuesday's presidential election. Tens of thousands of Syrians voted at their Beirut embassy in an early round of expatriate voting last week and Syrian officials said those who were unable to get to the embassy should go to polling stations on the border for the June 3 poll.
The Man Who Fixed Football Confesses
This is a story about one of modern sport's greatest villains, Wilson Raj Perumal -- the man dubbed the most notorious match-fixer in the world. Perumal told CNN's Don Riddell in his first-ever television interview, "I never really counted, but I think it should be between 80-100 football matches." He continued, "I was on the bench at times, and telling players what to do, giving orders to the coach. It was that easy. There was no policing whatsoever."
Father Films Daughter Taking Selfies In The Backseat
Kids these days, they're just obsessed with taking selfies. Possibly because he was so fed up with her habit, a father filmed his daughter taking the trendy self portraits in the backseat of his car. Viewers may not be sure why this dad was focusing on filming his daughter instead of the roadway, or why said daughter was making the most ridiculous faces imaginable, but they will definitely learn this: people look ridiculous while taking a selfie.
Oprah Winfrey -- I'm Gonna Be A Whorehouse Madam In Richard Pryor Movie
Oprah Winfrey's been cast to play Richard Pryor's grandmother -- a cruel and abusive lady pimp -- in the upcoming biopic directed by O's pal Lee Daniels. Pryor's widow, Jennifer, tells TMZ Oprah got hold of the script, and was desperate to play Marie Carter -- the woman who raised Pryor in her brothel in Peoria, Illinois and who was known to beat him. TMZ previously reported that Mike Epps scored the Pryor role. TMZ says Oprah really wanted to play Grandma Carter because she's anxious to show her gritty side -- after her 'Butler' performance -- and let's face it there's not much grittier than an abusive grandma running a whorehouse while raising a kid.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Reveals Who She Slept With Post-Emmys Win, Receives Praise For Award From Vice President Joe Biden
It's safe to say that the television academy is a fan of Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The 53-year-old stunner took home the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series last night for her portrayal of Selina Meyer on Veep, marking her fifth Emmy win and fifteenth nomination. Of course, the former Seinfeld star, who now holds the record for the most Emmy nods for any comedic actress on TV, managed to further steal the spotlight by sharing an epic smooch with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who took home the accolade for Best Actor in a Drama Series, before she went on to have a particularly saucy night with a very special someone. Namely, her Emmy statue.
Seagate Ships An 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, Perfect For All Of Your Totally Legal And Not Pirated Stuff
Today, Seagate is announcing a hard drive with 8x the capacity of my little project — a full 8 terabytes. When it ships, it’ll be the first time anyone has crammed that much storage into a 3.5″ drive.
Scientists Scramble To Map Previously Unknown Fault That Caused Napa Quake
Sunday's 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa, California, was a jolt from the blue, involving previously unknown active fault lines as well as faults that were thought to be inactive. The quake caused widespread damage that may total several billion dollars, and scientists say it revealed new movement in 1.6 million-year-old faults. Ruptures on the surface, including sections of pavement that buckled, to the delight of area skateboarders , are now helping scientists map these fault lines, shedding insight into the area's earthquake risk exposure.
'Deep Throat' Production Company Loses 'Lovelace' Copyright Case
The owners of the rights to the famed pornographic film "Deep Throat" have lost a lawsuit accusing the producers of the 2013 biopicture "Lovelace" of copyright infringement. U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in the federal court in Manhattan, in a ruling made public Tuesday, dismissed Arrow Productions Ltd's $10 million lawsuit against the producers of the film, starring Amanda Seyfried, and its distributor, The Weinstein Company. he ruling came more than a year after the judge previously declined to block the release of "Lovelace," an R-rated biographical film detailing the life of "Deep Throat" star Linda Lovelace.
Texas Family To Part Ways With Skeleton Of Mammoth Found On Its Farm
A North Texas family, who discovered the skeleton of a 20,000- to 40,000-year-old mammoth while mining through sediment on their farm, is preparing to turn over the remains to a local museum. In May, Wayne McEwen and his family were gathering material from a gravel pit on their property, south of Dallas, when his son struck a 6-foot tusk while operating an excavator. The rest of the near-complete skeleton was unearthed by a team from a nearby community college, who determined it was a Columbian mammoth, a slightly larger, less hairy version of the more famous woolly mammoth. The family has decided to donate the remains to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.
Florida Primary Vote Sets Stage For Big Governor's Race
Florida voters wrapped up a light day of voting on Tuesday in a primary election that will finalize the ballot for one of the nation's most expensive and competitive governor's races. More than 1.2 million people cast ballots early, leaving many polling precincts quiet on election day, with low turnout overall expected for the primaries. The results in the early evening were expected to be a foregone conclusion. Republican Governor Rick Scott faced largely token primary opposition from two little-known challengers. Democrats got their first chance to show their enthusiasm for Charlie Crist, who governed Florida as a Republican from 2007 to 2011 and now wants the job back under a different party label.