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A North Carolina federal jury acquitted John Edwards on one count of violating campaign finance law Thursday and remained deadlocked on the other five counts leveled against the former Democratic presidential hopeful.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles declared a mistrial on the remaining counts.  It will be up to prosecutors to decide whether they will refile the charges and try their luck with a different jury.

After nine days of deliberations the jury reached a unanimous verdict on only one count.  They did not believe Edwards accepted illegal campaign contributions in 2008.  The judge sent them back to continue to review the other five charges but they returned two hours later to announce they were unable to reach verdicts on any of the remaining charges.

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin spun the outcome this way, "This was a win for John Edward, and there will be a lot of questions about why this case was brought."

John Edwards, with his parents and his eldest daughter by his side, made a statement after exiting the courtroom.   He remarked: "I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong and there is nobody else responsible for my sins.  I don't think God is through with me.  I want to dedicate myself to being the best dad I can be."

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by Missy at . Comments
bikes over baghdad

Documentary 'Bikes Over Baghdad'  by film creator Christian Schauf, relives some of the time spent overseas providing entertainment for our troops.

Schauf's band Catchpenny was asked to do one tour (15 performances) and when they were finished they were asked to return every other month.  They began providing other forms of entertainment, other bands, running 5K race tours and Bikes Over Baghdad.

Christian said they were taking pictures and videos for posterity and for the riders and their sponsors.  Schauf told Bitten and Bound: "After several trips, we realized we had a very unique opportunity to tell this story and had almost all of the footage we needed to do so.  The last trip, we tried to fill some holes, get scenic shots and interview more people."

In total Catchpenny played 150 shows overseas and also did Bikes Over Baghdad tour 6 times.  Because the draw down has almost all the troops out of the country, Schauf and his crew are no-longer providing entertainment in Iraq.

After six months of assembling and editing, the documentary 'Bikes Over Baghdad' was born.  The finished product is a film that demonstrates the power of entertainment as a way to lift the spirits of servicemen.

The documentary screening will be on June 14, 2012 at ICON Theatre at West End in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.  An after-party will be held at Sopranos Kitchen just across the street.

We'll be giving away two screening tickets to see 'Bikes Over Baghdad' - check out Bitten and Bound's Facebook page for details.

This August Catchpenny will be performing in Greenland, El Salvador, Honduras and the Bahamas.  Follow Schauf on Twitter.

Watch a clip of 'Bikes Over Baghdad' and check out the photo gallery below:

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by Andrea at . Comments
kim kardashian and kanye west moving in together

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have both quietly put their homes on the market and are planning to move in together, according to sources.

Kim and Kanye listed their homes for sale through a pocket listing, which doesn't appear in official real estate documents.

Sources close to Kim tell TMZ that the two are selling their homes and are looking for private place behind gates to rent together.

Kim reportedly began house hunting several months ago after a "fan" showed up at her home with his luggage, and told security he was supposed to move in with the reality star during the taping of one of her shows.

See photos of Kim and Kanye's kribs below.

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by Meg at . Comments
sophie monk billboard

London-born Aussie Sophie Monk is featured in a provocative new billboard ad campaign for Angel Champagne.

Prominently displayed along famous La Cienega Boulevard in Hollywood, the racy image shows Monk draped suggestively over the body of another scantily-clad female.

TMZ recently asked the entertainer if she has a secret lesbian dream crush.  Without hesitation Monk named Angelina Jolie and then quipped, "She'd be the boss of me."

No stranger to provocative posing, Sophie has previously taken her clothes off for PETA.

The former member of girl band Bardot split with her fiance Jimmy Esebag in March 2011.

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by Missy at . Comments
justin bieber oslo

Chaos erupted yesterday prior to an Oslo concert featuring pop icon Justin Bieber.  Police report that 49 teenage girls were injured, 14 of them requiring emergency care.

Oslo mayor Fabian Stang has launched an investigation into the incident that began after 10,000 fans flooded the city streets trying to get a glimpse of Bieber.  Things got so bad that police considered declaring a state of emergency.

Stang said, "I have already called on the Emergency Planning Agency to examine the entire event from the planning stage to its implementation. We have to find out what went wrong and why it happened."

The singer hit Twitter prior to the show in an attempt to calm the frenzied crowd:

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Crazed fan even used inflatable rafts to try and get to the stage.  Watch the video footage below:

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by Meg at . Comments
miss usa 2012 prelim leg competition

The 2012 Miss USA preliminary competition kicked off last night in Las Vegas when the 51 gorgeous contestants donned swimsuits and evening gowns.

We're seeing lots of revealing leg slits, a trend made popular by the exaggerated posing by Angelina Jolie during this year's Oscars.

Featured below are Miss Maryland, Miss West Virginia, Miss Idaho, Miss North Carolina, Miss Vermont, Miss Virginia, Miss California, Miss Alabama, Miss Texas and Miss Oregon.

The 61st Miss USA pageant will be broadcast live on NBC Sunday, June 3 at 9:00 p.m. eastern.

2012 Miss USA Swimsuit Photos

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by Missy at . Comments
crystal harris and hugh hefner

Hugh Hefner's runaway bride has moved back to the Playboy mansion.  Ex-fiancee Crystal Harris has reconciled with the man she fled nearly a year ago.

Sources say Crystal, 26, "begged" to come back and her 86-year-old former lover agreed.

Crystal graced the cover of Playboy magazine in July 2011, the same month she ditched Hugh.

While Harris is thankful that Hef took her back, not everyone is thrilled about the sudden turn of events.

In a revolving door sequence, Hugh's #1 girlfriend Shera Berchard moved out as Crystal moved in.

Our inner voice is shouting, "Oh Hugh, wake up, she only needs money and a place to live" but we're guessing he already knows and thoroughly enjoys being needed.

Photo Credit: WENN

by Meg at . Comments
crash caught on camera

Five patrons of the popular Little Canada bar Gordie's Place in Minnesota were injured after an out of control truck crashed into the liquor establishment on the afternoon of May 30, 2012.

The 51-year-old female driver reportedly suffered some type of medical emergency.  Her vehicle veered across County Road C, struck a power pole and plowed into Gordie's Place.

The driver was extricated by rescue crews who used cutting equipment to remove her from her badly damaged truck.

The on-duty bartender was able get out of the way but his customers didn't fare as well.  His quick thinking son used a Bobcat to pull the truck backwards to free the bar patrons from their trapped positions against the bar rail.

They were all able to stand and walk once they were freed but needed medical attention for cuts, bruises and contusions.

Five bar patrons plus the woman truck driver were transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. for treatment.

Check out the video below:

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by Missy at . Comments
kris jenner take polygraph

Poor Khloe Kardashian!  The saga of the identity of her father continues.  Kim Kardashian fueled the fire by tweeting a photo of Kris Jenner hooked up to a polygraph machine.

She tagged the photo with the taunt, "liar, liar."

Kamp Kardashian is attempting to get everyone twirled up yet again regarding whether the late Robert Kardashian is really Khloe's biological father.

During a recent episode of Keeping Up with the Kardasians, Khloe refused to take a DNA test.

In what appears to be an orchestrated campaign, Kim also posted a vintage photo of Khloe with Robert.  This one she captioned, “Cutest pic of @khloekardashian & my daddy!”  My daddy?  Why not our daddy?

Looks like a not-so-subtle ratings ploy.  Check out the second photo below:

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by Meg at . Comments
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Kathie Lee Gifford led actor Martin Short down a very bad path this morning when she went on and on about the wonderful relationship he and his wife continue to share after all these years.

The unfortunate twist to their seemingly innocent conversation is the fact that Nancy Dolman Short died nearly two years ago after battling cancer.

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Short, now a single parent to the couple's three children, appeared stunned but he didn't let on that Gifford was in way over her head.  He kept a pained smile on his face and provided glib responses during the live interview to promote his latest movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.

After the show KLG hit Twitter to make amends for the snafu and offered up an apology.

Check out the interview video that made Kathie Lee Gifford look like a blithering fool:

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