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glenn beck attacked sixth grader malia obama

Talk news host and radio jock Glenn Beck got into hot water when he attacked 11-year-old Malia Obama, daughter of the president, because he was angry over a comment that her father made during a news briefing.

Barack Obama announced on Thursday that his young daughter came up behind him while he was shaving the other day and asked, "Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?"  She was, of course, referring to the BP oil spill.  What POTUS was attempting to convey isn't clear, but it drove Glenn Beck into a rant against an innocent young school girl.

Just days after Beck told his radio audience that the children of president's were off limits, he unleashed a mean-spirited and inappropriate rant against elementary student Malia Obama.  It started out as anger toward Obama for using his child to shield himself from criticism.  It quickly became something else entirely.  He even questioned the level of the sixth-grader's education, as if to suggest that she was clueless.

A firestorm of criticism caused Beck to rethink his earlier behavior and he promptly apologized on his website.  He acknowledged that as a father, he should have known better.

Check it out from start to finish, with some interesting commentary by CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who put Glenn Beck at the top of Rick's List, for his decidedly bad behavior.

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What Madonna wants, she gets!  The Material Girl has a way of making things happen.  Recently when Madge heard that a couple had been jailed in Malawi for being gay,  she was outraged.  Homosexuality is outlawed in the African country and is a jailable offense.  Madonna quickly began protesting and urging others to follow suit.

Thousands of people joined in the singer's mission and the Malawian government could not ignore the uproar.  The President of Malawi released the couple on "humanitarian" grounds.  Activists are now trying to find them safe harbor.

After hearing the news of the release, Madonna took to her blog: "I have always believed love conquers all—yesterday I got to see it in action.  In the last week over 30,000 of you added your name to mine calling for the release of Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalangal—the Malawi couple sentenced to 14 years hard labor for the "crime" of homosexuality."

She continued, "With incredible joy, I am writing to share with you that Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has ordered their release.  Though they are free from prison, sadly their safety and future in Malawi is still unknown. I hope this is just the beginning of our work together."

Madonna has close ties to the region.  She adopted two of her children from Malawi, has established a charity to provide aid, and is building a school for girls there.   Job well done Madonna!

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Michael Jackson established detailed trust fund mandates for the distribution of his wealth in his Last Will and Testament documents, finalized and signed in 2002.   Prince, Blanket and Paris have absolutely nothing to worry about financially, and will be left extremely well off.  Their individual share of their father's estate, at this point, is $33 million each, but over time that amount is likely to grow significantly.

The children will each receive an allowance from the fund until the age of 21.  At age 30 they will receive one-third of their share, at age 35 one-half, and at age 40 they will have full access to the remainder.

The trust fund is currently worth $300 million.  Several court-appointed trustees are managing the fund to ensure that the fortune remains properly invested and continues to increase in value.

Jackson split his estate up between his children, his mother and charity.  He left a 40% share to his mother Katherine Jackson, 40% to be divided equally between his children, and the remaining 20% to charity.  Katherine's money will revert back to his children upon her death.  His siblings, father and ex-wives were all left out of his will.

Some of the remaining Jackson family members are reportedly hostile about the way the money was allocated.  It should be interesting to see how things unfold in the future, particularly if the health of the family matriarch begins to deteriorate.  Michael's mother, and the guardian of his children, recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

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Halle Berry hit the beach in Miami over the Memorial Day weekend in a super-sexy turquoise bikini.  She was accompanied by two male companions who shared an afternoon of laughs and a blue cabana with the actress.

The former beauty queen seemed to be enjoying her grownups only outing.  Her two-year-old daughter Nahla was spending the weekend with her father, male model Gabriel Aubry.

The couple ended their five-year relationship last month and are still working out custody arrangements for her upcoming three month stay in South Africa to film a thriller, "Dark Tide".

Reports indicate that the actress refused to let Nahla stay with Aubry from July through September, but has offered to pay his expenses if he decides to follow them to her film location.

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We don't make this stuff up people!  Seventy-three year old actor Jack Nicholson has been called a ladies man throughout his acting career and it looks as though he will not be slowing down any time soon.

Jack has six children, all with different mothers, and has dated many famous women: Lara Flynn Boyle, Angelica Houston and Michelle Phillips, just to name a few.  Now he wants...Jessica Simpson.

Don't get too excited.  Jessica told Britain's The Sun, "I have no idea how Jack got my number as we've never met.  He asked if I wanted to go to his Beverly Hills home for dinner."

No worries.  You won't be seeing the two photographed together any time soon because Jessica declined Casanova's offer.

We can't help but wonder if old Jack was just looking for some "sexual napalm".

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We got a charge out of what teen singing sensation Miley Cyrus had to say in the June issue of Billboard magazine.  Miley's song "The Climb" was featured on an episode of "Glee" but you won't see her sitting around with her friends watching the hit show.

"Honestly, musical?  I just can't.  What if this was real life and I was just walking down the street on Rodeo Drive and all of a sudden I just burst into song about how much I love shoes."  Taking a break to laugh at herself, "It would get you hits on YouTube."

Who does Cyrus love?  Lady Gaga.  "Unlike a lot of artists, all her music does mean something personally."  We have to wonder if Hannah Montana, oops we forgot her name was Miley, watched her "idol" on the latest episode of Glee?

Watch the video below from the "Glee" episode where Miley's song was featured.  Ha-ha, it was indeed hard to listen to, but please don't make us go back in the archives to put all the annoying clips from Hannah's Cyrus' past.

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After a miscarriage late last year and five failed attempts at in-vitro fertilization, Celine Dion has finally achieved a long desired pregnancy.  She and her husband Rene Angelil actually received a bonus after such a long struggle -- they are expecting twins!

Angelili said, "We're ecstatic.  Celine is just hoping for a healthy pregnancy.  She was hoping for one baby and the news that we are having two is a double blessing."

The singer is 14 weeks along and is due to have the babies in mid-November.  Celine plans to find out the gender of her babies next month.

Dion, 42, and Angelili, 68, have a 9-year-old son Rene-Charles.

We can't help but point out the obvious -- baby daddy will be 89 when the new babies come of age.

The talented Canadian songstress brought her act to Sin City in 2003 with A New Day... Live in Las Vegas. The five-year Caesars Palace run started out to be three and was extended because of its popularity.

She recently signed a new contract for another three year stint that will begin on March 15, 2011.  This time it will be only 70 shows a year as opposed to her 5-night a week schedule from 2003-2007.  With twins due in mid-November, she will have just four months to get back into shape for the rigors of performing five shows a month.

UPDATE October 23, 2010: Celine Dion twin sons born prematurely.

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It was another hectic week in Hollywood, and our very own Danni Starr spent a good portion of it in L.A., reporting on the American Idol Finale. Girl was really on her game, bringing interviews and photos of this year's Top 10 finalists.

Check out her latest video summary to find out which singer is sporting a baby bump, several beloved actors who died, who wants to trick out her SCRAM bracelet, who went on a crash diets for a movie role, and much more.

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So many stories and so little time...sigh.  We've barely scratched the surface so be sure to check out all of the hot links below.


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Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver Dario Franchitti and his wife Ashley Judd kissed the bricks after he won the Indy 500 on May 30, 2010.  He drove a flawless race to capture his second Indy victory -- his first was in a shortened 166 lap race in 2007.

Country singer Judd removed her high heeled shoes to race barefoot down the infield track to congratulate her husband and the rest of his team.

The veteran driver crossed the finish line at the Brickyard with only one-tenth of a gallon of fuel remaining in the tank.  After winning the 94th running, Franchitti said, " The milk tastes just as good the second time around here."

The race ended with a crash between Ryan Hunter-Reay and Mike Conway in between turns 3 and 4 on the final lap.  Conway's car went airborne and ripped into the fence before landing upside down.  Danica Patrick went right under his car as it was aloft, allowing her to finish in 6th.

Dan Wheldon finished second for Panther Racing, Marco Andretti third, Alex Lloyd fourth, Scott Dixon was fifth.

Patrick, who was booed after qualifying last weekend and started 23rd, said: "I knew the strength of the team would be in the race.  I had faith in that.  The pit stops were great.  It was a little tough to pass but between pit stops and strategy it was a great race.  I hope Mike Conway is not hurt.  That could just as easily be me one of these times."

Danica Patrick Sports Illustrated bikini photos here.

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The Indianapolis 500 race day events kicked off at 5:00 a.m. Sunday, May 30, 2010, when the garage opened to participants.  An hour later there was a military bomb that signaled the opening of the track to the public.

The equipment and supplies were brought into the pits at 7:00 a.m., and the Spectacle of Bands followed at 8:00 a.m.

See full Indy 500 schedule details here.

Danica Patrick sat down for an interview with Indy 500 2010 pace car driver Robin Roberts and her sidekick Florence Henderson.

The GoDaddy spokeswoman was booed last weekend, after her dismal qualifier and controversial comments set the crowd on edge - see photos and video here.

One of Patrick's most popular photo shoots is the one featured in Sports Illustrated.

In pole position for today's race is last year's winner, Helio Castroneves.

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