‘Real Housewives of NJ’ Stars Plead Not Guilty – Teresa and Guiseppe “Joe” Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey have pleaded not guilty to a number of federal fraud charges. They appeared before a federal judge in Newark, NJ yesterday. They were charged last month in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud.
Corbett Rejects Plea On Philly School Funding – Told you guys Gov. Corbett was asked to give the schools the 45 million needed to make sure the schools open on time. State lawmakers were urging Governor Tom Corbett to cough up the $45 million in funding he signed off on back in June. Corbett’s budget secretary, Charles Zogby, said the money would not be available until the teachers’ union signs a contract that includes substantial “fiscal savings and academic reforms.””The law is clear,” Corbett reiterated during an appearance in Chester yesterday. He said, “Until that takes place, there can be no release of funds.”
New Definition For “Literally” Added To The Dictionary – The word “literally” now includes two meanings. One is for the adverb meaning: 1) In a literal manner or sense, exactly. A second meaning was added which is “used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling.”
Grandma Gives Birth to Twin Granddaughters – A 53 mom acted as a gestational carrier for her daughter, Ashley Larkin, because Larkin has pulmonary hypertension and cannot get pregnant. The grandmom gave birth to twins. A gestational carrier volunteers to carry a pregnancy for another woman who cannot carry a pregnancy for herself. The eggs and sperm are harvested from the biological parents and united through in vitro fertilization. The embryo is then implanted in the carrier’s uterus. So a mom carried her daughters twins, who she is now the grandmother to.
‘Bachelor’ Star Gia Allemand Dies At 29 – 29 year old Maxim model and former Bachelor contestant, Gia Allemand, died yesterday after her attempts at suicide worked. 3 days ago Allemands boyfriend, who is NBA player Ryan Anderson of the New Orleans Pelicans, found her hanging in her New Orleans home.She was rushed to the hospital and placed on life support. She was taken off of the machines when doctors had determined that she had lost critical brain and organ function.Her family issued a statement saying, “Ms. Allemand passed away peacefully with her mother, boyfriend and other lifelong friends by her side,” No word yet on why she did this or if she left a note.
Philly Superintendent Seeks To Suspend Seniority – The leader of the city’s struggling school system wants to suspend rules that require laid-off workers to be rehired based on seniority, a move the teachers union said it would fight. Superintendent William Hite plans to ask the School Reform Commission to suspend parts of the state education code at an emergency meeting today. If you are upset with what’s going on the schools come out to 440 Broad St. TODAY at 3pm.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Slapped With 30-Month Federal Prison Sentence – Jesse Jackson Jr. was in hot water regarding the misuse of more than $750K in campaign funds and yesterday the judge made a verdict. He was sentenced to 30 months in prison while his wife received a year- although Jr. pleaded with the judge to only give him jail time. The Jackson’s are accused of spending the funds on relieving personal debt and some pretty extravagant toys including: a guitar signed by Michael Jackson ($8K), Antiques ($60K), a football signed by US Presidents ($5K), Civil Rights memorabilia and other items like DVD players, clothes and jewelry. Jackson and his wife pled guilty to the charges and apologize for “misleading the American people”.
Creep Hacks Baby Monitor To Say Lewd Things To 2 Year Old – A Texas couple was cleaning up after dinner when they heard a strangers voice coming from their 2 year old daughters baby monitor. A hacker had hacked the monitor to saw lewd things to the toddler including yelling expletives, calling the baby a slut, calling the girl’s father stupid and her mother a moron. The little girl is deaf and her ear implants were turned off so thankfully she didn’t hear anything that was said. The family says that they thought they had the correct security precautions in place but have reached out to the Hong Kong based company to see how the security breach could have happened.
Who Pays For Date? Study Sheds New Light – According to a new study the days of men constantly picking up the tab for a date may be coming to an end. The study revealed that men like when a woman offers to pay and more and more women are becoming open to the idea. The study done in California found that 2/3 men thing a woman should help pay for a date but they feel guilty about taking her money. 60% of women say that they offer to pay for dates but 40% of them secretly hope their date will refuse. Dating expert Steven Petrow says, “If she’s being the one taken out on a date, she should offer to pay for her share, to pay for the tip, really as a good faith gesture to the fellow. And I think he’s going to really appreciate that and they’ll be more likely to get to the second date.”