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  • More Secret Service Resignations Amid Colombia Scandal

    More Secret Service Resignations Amid Colombia Scandal

    (WASHINGTON) — Three additional Secret Service agents involved in the Colombian prostitution scandal have resigned, ABC News has learned. The identities of two supervisors who lost their jobs were reported on Thursday, and another agent was reportedly leaving the agency voluntarily. The Washington Post reported that one of the supervisors, David Chaney, joked about Sarah Palin on his Facebook page during the 2008 campaign. The other ousted supervisor, Greg Stokes, an agent in the K-9 unit, plans to come forward early next week to publicly challenge his dismissal from the Secret Service, a source tells ABC News. White House press […]

  • Jake Owen Puts a Ring on It

    Jake Owen Puts a Ring on It

    When Jake Owen proposed to his “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” co-star earlier this month — well, you might say, he didn’t put a ring on it. But, as he tells People, he has certainly corrected that in grand style. With help from an Atlanta jeweler, Luke designed fiancé Lacey Buchanan‘s ring himself, complete with a 2.5-carat oval-cut diamond set in platinum with what he calls a “little bitty halo around it.” And let’s not forget the small diamonds on the band. Saying he wanted the “ring to be timeless,” Luke ran it by his mother first, just to be sure. […]

  • Handyman in Etan Patz Probe Says He’s Innocent

    Handyman in Etan Patz Probe Says He’s Innocent

    (NEW YORK) — A lawyer for the handyman Othneil Miller whose basement workshop is the focal point of a new investigation into the Etan Patz case Friday denied he had anything to do with the little boy’s disappearance more than three decades ago. “Mr. Miller did not do this,” Michael Farkas, the attorney for Miller, told reporters outside the Brooklyn building where Miller lives. “Mr. Miller denies involvement with what happened to this beautiful young boy and he’s going to remain cooperative to the extent that’s reasonably possible given this investigation,” Farkas said. Patz, who was 6, disappeared on the […]

  • Politicos Giving 2012 Commencement Speeches

    Politicos Giving 2012 Commencement Speeches

    (WASHINGTON) — It’s getting close to that time of year again, when students all around the country will turn in their bookbags for briefcases as they leave college behind and enter the working world. Some lucky schools around the country will welcome major politicos to campus (or, in New York University’s case, Yankee Stadium) for their graduation ceremonies. In the spirit of commencement season, ABC News has compiled some of the biggest names in politics slated to deliver commencement addresses this year. President Obama will be speaking at Barnard College in New York City on May 14. He will also […]

  • Polo Tycoon John Goodman in $46 Million Settlement for DUI Death

    Polo Tycoon John Goodman in $46 Million Settlement for DUI Death

    (PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Convicted polo tycoon John Goodman agreed to a $46 million settlement with the parents of 23-year-old Scott Wilson who died in a drunken driving accident perpetrated by Goodman, according to court documents. Lili and William Wilson, Scott Wilson’s parents, will each receive $23 million in the settlement, the same age their son was when he was killed. All parties involved had previously been tight-lipped about the settlement amount in the civil suit over the crash after Goodman adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend to help protect his estate in the civil suit. The amount was disclosed in a […]

  • Carrie Underwood Set to Perform as Country Acts Vie for Top Prizes at Billboard Music Awards

    Carrie Underwood Set to Perform as Country Acts Vie for Top Prizes at Billboard Music Awards

    Carrie Underwood is the first country artist set to perform at next month’s Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. She joins pop acts Justin Bieber, The Wanted and LMFAO, who also share a Top Duo or Group nomination with Lady Antebellum in one of the all-genre categories. American Idol winner Scotty McCreery finds himself up for Top New Artist, against the likes of “Pumped Up Kicks” hitmakers Foster the People. Taylor Swift also grabs a nod for Top Touring Artist. Both Lady A and Jason Aldean are nominated in all three of the exclusively country categories, while Blake Shelton vies […]

  • Taylor Swift May Portray Joni Mitchell in a Film

    Taylor Swift May Portray Joni Mitchell in a Film

    Taylor Swift appeared in the film Valentine’s Day as part of an ensemble cast, and lent her voice to the animated film The Lorax.  But now, she may be front and center in her next movie role — playing a world-famous musician. Variety reports that Taylor is interested in portraying legendary singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell in an adaptation of the book Girls Like Us, which examined the careers of Mitchell, and equally-famous female seventies singer-songwriters Carly Simon and Carole King.  Variety reports that Taylor doesn’t have an official offer on the table, but has been “circling” the role along with some […]