September 27, 2012

Lawsuit over religious discrimination in Europe

In the Unites States, religious beliefs are free for people to express. In Europe, recent news has reported that four British Christians claim that they were discriminated against because of their faith. As a result, they have brought their claim to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. The facts show that two workers were forced out of their jobs after visibly wearing crosses. One relate therapist charges that she was fired for […]
June 6, 2011

Unsafe Working Conditions: Flatbush Gardens Complex Fined $52,100

Federal agents have found that an East Flatbush slumlord has been exposing maintenance workers to pools of raw sewage, asbestos and other dangerous conditions. The owners of the apartment complex, which consists of 59 buildings, were handed 20 violations and will be fined up to $51,100 by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (known as OSHA). Employees have since been locked out of the complex since November when they refused to accept a 30% […]
May 4, 2011

Batman Actor Michael Gough Dies At Age 94

British Actor Michael Gough, who appeared in over 100 films, passed away on March 17, 2011, at the age of 94.  Gough may be best known to international audiences by his recurring role as Alfred Pennyworth in all four movies of the Burton/Schumacher Batman franchise, beginning with Batman (1989).  He is survived by his 4th wife, Henrietta, daughter Emma and sons Simon and Jasper. It is important for those who enter marriage with children from […]
April 20, 2011

Charlie Sheen Custody Battle

It has been a rough couple of weeks for Two and Half Men actor Charlie Sheen.  After an exclusive interview with NBC, where Sheen’s outrageous behavior was thrown into the national spotlight, Sheen finds himself in the middle of a major custody battle.  That is, his two young sons have been temporarily removed from his home.  His ex-wife Brooke Mueller has filed a restraining order against him.  To get his children back, Sheen will have […]
March 25, 2011

Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller File For Divorce

Charlie Sheen and soon to be ex-wife Brooke Mueller filed final divorce papers in L.A. Superior Court.  The couple married on May 30, 2008, and are parents to two twins, Bob and Max, born on March 14, 2009.  According to papers filed at the court, Sheen and Mueller have been living apart since December 2009.  According to the divorce papers, Mueller will get a lump sum parting gift of $757,698.70, a 2009 Mercedes and a […]
March 21, 2011

L.A. Reporter Becomes Incomprehensible On Air: Many Suspect Mini-Stroke

Serene Branson, a Los Angeles reporter, suffered what many believe to have been a mini-stroke during a live broadcast following the Grammys Sunday night.  While reporting outside the Staples Center for CBS 2 News in L.A., the reporter began to slur her speech and immediately became incomprehensible.  The journalist was immediately checked out by paramedics, who said her vital signs were normal.  Although Ms. Branson did not go to the hospital, CBS stated on their website that Ms. Branson […]
March 17, 2011

Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz File For Divorce

Singer Ashlee Simpson has filed for divorce from Pete Wentz.  The couple wed in May 2008 after dating for about two years.  Simpson-Wentz, 26, and Wentz, 31, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.  It has been reported that the divorce is very amicable, as the couple had been growing apart for quite some time.  The couple has a 2-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli Wentz, of whom Simpson-Wentz is seeking primary physical custody with […]