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Teen jumps to death after secretly filmed having sex with man

A New Jersey college student jumped to his death after his two classmates secretly filmed him during a sexual encounter with another man and broadcast it over the internet.

Washington woman admits lying; acid attack was self-inflicted

The Washington woman, who gained much sympathy after claiming to be the victim of an acid attack, has come out with a startling, contradictory statement. She has admitted that there was actually no attack; her injuries were self-inflicted.

Newlywed man exposes wife's scandalous tale for a dream wedding

Some girls apparently can go to any extreme for a dream wedding. A New York woman allegedly faked having cancer in order to get a free wedding and honeymoon package.

Rudy Giuliani’s shoplifter daughter gets a day of community service

The daughter of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani might have to clean toilets and mop floors to pay for her shoplifting offense.

J. Lo’s demands too much for Fox; dumped out of 'American Idol'

Jennifer Lopez probably asked for a bit too much. But she did not get it. Instead, she has been shown the exit door.

Wish you could quit like Steven Slater?

The Jet Blue flight attendant, who took a dramatic departure from his job after getting offended by the curses of a quarrelsome passenger, was taken to court on Tuesday. Bail for the 38-year-old Steven Slater has been set at $2,500.

Casey Affleck target in 2nd lawsuit

Los Angeles -- A second woman has sued U.S. filmmaker/actor Casey Affleck for sexual harassment, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Affleck is working on an upcoming Joaquin Phoenix documentary.

Cinematographer Magdalena Gorka is suing Affleck in a $2.25 million lawsuit being filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The complaint says Affleck engaged in a pattern of harassing behavior, and refused to pay or credit her when the behavior forced her off the project.

The Reporter said the allegations are similar to a separate suit filed last Friday by Amanda White, a producer who says she left the movie after witnessing shocking behavior and after refusing to sleep in a hotel room with Affleck.

Rhinebeck braces for Clinton nuptials

Rhinebeck -- Residents of Rhinebeck, N.Y., were playing hosts to Chelsea Clinton's wedding Saturday, even though roads and air space around the private event were closed.

Resident Howard Traudt says he is offering a one-night stay in his home for $1,000 -- about the same as a Fifth Avenue hotel suite, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The newspaper said the Beekman Arms, where wedding guests are staying, and other hotels in the town are completely booked, but many residents were trying to capitalize on the event by offering private rooms at high prices.

Big day arrives for Chelsea and Marc

Rhinebeck -- Folks in Rhinebeck say they are excited about the star-studded wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky taking place in their New Jersey town Saturday.

Tight security and crowds of media have descended on the town, which is two hours from New York City, for the ceremony and reception that includes a glittering guest list and a temporary no-fly zone overhead.

Guests are expected to include Barbara Streisand, Stephen Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey. Not on the list are President Obama and former vice president Al Gore, The Hill said.

Catering is being handled by three companies and will include vegan fare for Chelsea plus wines from the Clintons' estate vineyards.

Rycroft Strickland pregnant with 1st child

Los Angeles -- Reality television personality Melissa Rycroft Strickland announced she is pregnant Wednesday on "Good Morning America."

Rycroft Strickland -- a "GMA" correspondent who competed on "The Bachelor" and "Dancing with the Stars" -- married insurance agent Tye Strickland last December.

Their first child is expected to be born in February.

"It was a shock. We weren't even trying," Rycroft Strickland told Us Weekly.
"It's the most wonderful surprise in the world," she added. "It's such a blessing."

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