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Celebrity Birthdays for July 15 – Arianna Huffington, Forest Whitaker and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Arianna Huffington
Age: 61
Occupation: Writer and Online Publishing Magnate
Known For: Founding the news website The Huffington Post, which was recently purchased by AOL in a deal for $315 million, making her the president and editor-in-chief of the newly-formed Huffington Post Media Group

Forest Whitaker
Age: 50
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Roles in films such as ‘The Crying Game’ and his Oscar-winning performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film ‘The Last King of Scotland’

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Roberts Blossom, Old Man from ‘Home Alone,’ Dead at 87

Veteran stage and screen actor Roberts Blossom has died of natural causes in Santa Monica, California. He was 87.

Blossom’s 40-year career included films like ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘Christine,’ and TV series such as ‘Northern Exposure’ and ‘Chicago Hope.’

But he’s perhaps best known for playing “Old Man Marley” in the classic holiday movie ‘Home Alone,’ in which he stole the hearts of audiences as the wrongly accused South Bend Shovel Slayer who saves Macaulay Culkin’s mischievous Kevin McCallister from certain doom at the hands of the Wet Bandits.

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Can Romance Novels Be Hazardous To Your Health?

By promoting idealized relationships full of multiple orgasms, condom-less sex, and trouble-free pregnancies, relationship expert Susan Quilliam believes romance novels are having an adverse effect on the sexual health of women.

In a paper published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care, Quilliam writes that “a huge number of the issues we see in our clinics and therapy rooms are influenced by romantic fiction.”

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US Army May Issue Smartphones for Combat Use

After a successful trial run using touchscreen phones and tablets in combat, US Army officials say they may begin equipping service members with the devices later this year. It would be used to complement tactical radios and other existing technology.

Smartphones can be used to text updates about surroundings, send GPS photos, and access maps. “When they have a problem or need to submit a report, they default to the texting. These young soldiers grew up with this technology. They’re very familiar with it. They’re very comfortable with it,” said Michael McCarthy, an Army director for the program.

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Strippers Perform at Funerals in Taiwan [VIDEO]

What’s the wackiest thing you’ve heard lately?

Here are two words that can probably top that: funeral strippers.

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New Study Says Men Value Cuddling More Than Women Do

Who says men don’t like to cuddle? Not the Kinsey Institute.

The group that studies human sexuality recently asked 1,009 heterosexual middle-aged and older couples in long-term relationships about how satisfied they are with their relationships and sex lives. The results may surprise you.

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Paige Duke Sacked As Sprint Cup Girl After Six-Year Old Nude Pics Emerge [VIDEO]

In our digital age, any photo you take can come back to haunt you.

Just ask Paige Duke, who was fired from her job as NASCAR Sprint Cup Girl after nude photos she shot as a college freshman meant only for her boyfriend at the time have emerged.

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Patriotic American Movies – 10 Films That Honor the USA

For all the industries that have been shipped overseas, America is still the entertainment capital of the world. And what better way to celebrate our great nation than with one of its greatest exports?

In honor of the Fourth of July, here are 10 patriotic classics that are sure to turn the silver screen red, white and blue.


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This Day in History for July1 – Sony Walkman Introduced and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg begins (More info)

1943 – Income tax withholding begins in the United States (More info)

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The Biggest Fireworks Displays Across the Country

Forget about the dawn's early light, this Fourth of July is all about the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air and maybe even a couple of spiders. Those are the ones that, well, look kind of like a spider, anyway.

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