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Middle Schoolers Punished For ‘Hit A Jew Day’

With a plot straight out of a South Park episode, sixth graders from a middle school located in the St. Louis area (see map above) are facing punishment after starting a “Hit a Jew Day” at school — a pretty small target in a town like St. Louis. Apparently, the students were participating last week in an innocent-enough “Spirit Week” when their “Hug a Friend Day” quickly became a Semite slap-down under the leadership of some misguided, snarky pre-teens.

While the injuries were minimal (one student was allegedly slapped in the face, others were tapped on the shoulder and taunted) and the punishments quick and fair (suspension and counseling for those who actually laid the smack down, lesser punishments for the taunters) all the kids in the school were called into an assembly led by the principal.

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Upgrade! Nicole Richie’s Post-Baby Body Is Better

Remember back in the scary skinny days, when Nicole Richie was all collar bone? Well things have finally changed. The reality TV star and new mom has reveled in her post-baby body, and the results are, well, hot (see above for the before pic on the right, and Richie out in LA this weekend on the left). The bones are gone and the boobs are back! Richie still looks slender, but she’s got killer curves and a glowing body that appears to enjoy food. She even looks happier, too. Rachel Zoe may not approve, but we’re totally hooked. Keep it up Nicole! [Photos: FilmMagic, GettyImages]

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Pooches Throw Their Own Halloween Parade

Anyone with four legs, fur, and a waggy tail knew the place to be yesterday was the Tompkins Square Park dog run in New York City. Canines of all sizes and breeds showed up to the annual parade (with varying levels of shame) in their Halloween costumes. Highlights included appearances by Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin, Queen Elizabeth, Oscar the Grouch, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man! Even Joe Six-Pack strutted his stuff in the elitist parade of what were undoubtedly “fake American” dogs.

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Lindsay’s Dad ‘Regrets’ What He Said About Samantha

Michael Lohan never stops talking. At least this time he is apologizing for calling his daughter Lindsay Lohan‘s lover Samantha Ronson, a “dark, hideous, and disgusting representation of humanity.”

“I definitely regret all the things I said about Samantha,” Lilo’s daddy said, “I’m a Christian. I should not pass judgement on anyone.”

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Elle Macpherson’s Reported New Man An Ex-Coke Fiend

Update: Elle Macpherson denies being romantically involved with Brian Burgess

It’s hard to find a good man, we know. But pity poor Elle Macpherson (if you can muster any sympathy for the stunningly beautiful multi-millionaire businesswoman and model), as she’s slipped down the dating food chain a bit. First she married legendary fashion photographer Giles Bensimon, then she had a long-term relationship with financier Arpad Busson — now engaged to Uma Thurman. She then was spotted with little-known British actor Ray Fearon, but now who’s Elle’s latest squeeze? Why, she’s hooked up with an Australian removals guy whose previous job was a cocaine smuggler!

After snaps surfaced of Elle driving around London with “Aussie Man With A VanBrian Burgess, it’s come to light that he was found guilty of trying to smuggle 4kg of cocaine out of the U.S. in 1996 and spent four years in prison before being deported to the UK. Apparently, according to his colleague John Hess, he’s now a bonza bloke and “spends most of his time counseling people with drug and alcohol addiction.” Actually, it sounds like he’s got just the right sort of past to fit in with any A-list crowd. You’re nobody unless you’ve been to rehab/prison/had an eating disorder/drug addiction, do you hear us? NOBODY. [Source: Daily Telegraph, Photo: WireImage]

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Anjelica Huston In Tears Over Model Suicide

Katie Jane Evans, the wife of actor Danny Huston, took her own life last month by throwing herself off a California rooftop. The 35-year-old model had recently filed for divorce from Danny, with whom she had a 5-year-old daughter. Danny is the illegitimate son of John Huston and actress Zoe Sallis. Anjelica Huston is his half sister. “Everyone is devastated,” a Daily Mail source said.

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No Room For Mayer In Jen & Gerard Sandwich

Looks like we can probably put that rumor about Jennifer Aniston being engaged to John Mayer to rest — Janiston may be no more if Gerard Butler has anything to say about it.

According to Page Six, Aniston was seen out with Gerard Butler at Los Angeles’ Tower Bar just days after she’d allegedly gotten engaged to noted tomcat John Mayer. You’ll recall this isn’t the first time Jenny’s been spotted with the British actor — the two were cozy at last month’s Toronto Film Festival, and more recently, Gerard was spotted with serial MySpace updater Shanna Moakler.

“They were very affectionate to each other,” a source told the publication, who also mentioned that the pair were dining with another man in the hopes of throwing everyone off the trail of the romantic dinner. Which totally worked.

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Bono Caught Cuddling With Teens

Even humanitarians get horny! That’s gotta be the excuse U2 frontman Bono is telling his wife today, after photos of the Nobel Peace Prize nominee cavorting with two 19-year-old girls leaked from Facebook and landed in the hands of the gossipy world wide web. Bono and his BFF, musician Simon Carmody, spent some time last month relaxing in St. Tropez, where they apparently met up with the lovely American teen Andrea Feick and her British pal Hannah Emerson.

Feick, who claims to have known Bono for years, insists: “He’s a friend of mine and that’s pretty much it.” But photos tell a flirtier tale of cocktails, cuddling and cruisin’ on the massive yacht ownded by Bono’s bandmate The Edge. Is Bono, who was snapped holding hands with Penelope Cruz last year in the French resort town, guilty of anything besides just being a creepy old dude? That’s for his wife to decide. [DailyMail]

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Update: Police Find Child’s Body, Car Connected To Hudson Case

This just in: Chicago police have apparently discovered the white Chevrolet Suburban vehicle they had been searching for in the case of Jennifer Hudson‘s missing 7-year-old nephew, Julian King. The body of a male child around the same age was found on the scene (possibly in the car), somewhere on the 1300 block of South Kolin Avenue on the south side of Chicago. Police are not commenting on the reports and have not yet revealed the identity of the child.

This news is beyond sad and horrifying. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Jennifer and her family. [Chicago Sun Times]

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