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  • Opening Statements Kick Off in Tyler Clementi Cyberbullying Trial

    Opening Statements Kick Off in Tyler Clementi Cyberbullying Trial

    (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Opening statements are set to begin Friday in a New Jersey courtroom for the trial of Dharun Ravi, the Rutgers University student who’s accused of cyberbullying his gay roommate, Tyler Clementi. Clementi jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge on Sept. 22, 2010, three days after Ravi, using a webcam, captured and streamed an intimate encounter between Clementi and another man.  The freshman’s suicide struck a growing anti-bullying nerve in America and became a blog-driven lightning rod for outrage in the gay community. Although not charged in Clementi’s death, Ravi, 19, faces up to […]

  • Cancer Patient Still Hoping to Take Taylor Swift to his Prom

    Cancer Patient Still Hoping to Take Taylor Swift to his Prom

    Kevin McGuire of Somderdale, New Jersey, the 18-year-old high school senior who is battling a rare form of cancer, hasn’t heard anything from Taylor Swift regarding his dream to take her to his senior prom, but the Facebook page his sister Victoria started is getting lots of attention.  More than 23,000 people have “liked” the Facebook page so far. Kevin says Taylor would make the ideal prom date because she’s “someone who’s confident…someone who will make me have a good time and make me not feel like a sick kid.” Victoria says Kevin’s “eyes lit up for the first time […]

  • Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Up for Gospel Music’s Top Honor

    Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Up for Gospel Music’s Top Honor

    The same day Rascal Flatts picked up the CRS 2012 Artist Humanitarian Award, Jay DeMarcus discovered he may be taking home some more trophies.  Jay tweeted, “Very thankful… 3 Dove Award nominations!!” after finding out he’s up for the Gospel Music Association’s top honor.  Two projects he produced are in the running for Country Album of the Year:  Brighter One by Marshall Hall and New Day from The Martins.  A track from the latter is also up for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year. The 2012 GMA Dove Awards will be handed out April 19 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre. Rascal […]

  • Maryland Ready to Become Eighth State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

    Maryland Ready to Become Eighth State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

    (ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Maryland is on the verge of becoming the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage. On Thursday, the Maryland state Senate voted 25 to 22 to allow gay and lesbian nuptials, coming on the heels of the House of Delegates passing a similar measure by a 72 to 67 vote. It’s guaranteed to become law since Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley has promised to sign the bill when it reaches his desk. However, just as in Washington state, which recently passed same-sex marriage legislation, homosexuals may have to wait until November to go to the altar if opponents of […]

  • Alabama Cops Claim Grandma, Mom Ran 9-Year-Old Girl to Death

    Alabama Cops Claim Grandma, Mom Ran 9-Year-Old Girl to Death

    (GADSDEN, Ala.) — In what prosecutors are describing as a horrific case of child abuse, two women are facing murder charges in the death of a 9-year-old who authorities say was ordered to run for three hours until she collapsed. Savannah Hardin became so dehydrated after running last Friday, according to police in Gadsden, Ala., that she had a seizure and died a few days later. The little girl was allegedly being punished by her grandmother, 46-year-old Joyce Hardin Garrard, and her mom, 27-year-old Jessica Mae Hardin, for having lied about stealing some candy. It’s unclear to prosecutors whether Savannah […]

  • Vince Gill Parts Ways with Longtime Label

    Vince Gill Parts Ways with Longtime Label

    It was an ironic moment when Vince Gill appeared at Universal Music Group’s big show Wednesday at the Country Radio Seminar since Vince’s latest album, Guitar Slinger, is his last for Universal’s MCA label after more than two decades with the company.   Explaining he was there simply as a “thank you” to radio, Vince went on to say, “For the first time in 30 years, I don’t have a record label,” adding, “Don’t know that I want one.”  Vince thanked his family at MCA for a “sweet ride the last 23 years,” before performing a song from Guitar Slinger, […]

  • Justin Moore Caught Up in "Linsanity"

    Justin Moore Caught Up in "Linsanity"

    With a tweet and a picture, Justin Moore made it clear that he’s not immune to “Linsanity” — the craze touched off the Cinderella story of the emergence of New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin who has gone from last man on the bench to overnight NBA star. “Guess where I am? What’s happening Jeremy Lin?” he tweeted apparently from a courtside seat at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night where he snapped the photo of Lin in action against the Atlanta Hawks.  Justin went on to wonder if he was wearing the only pair of cowboy […]