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Prescott Carlson

Prescott Carlson is the editor and co-creator of The Imperfect Parent. Prescott has a vague mistrust of robots.

'RHONJ': Teresa Giudice and husband Joe charged with fraud

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Teresa and Giuseppe Guidice, stars of the Bravo show “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, were hit with 39 counts of fraud on Monday by federal prosecutors. Authorities say that the pair amassed approximately $5 million in loans using falsified paperwork before declaring bankruptcy in 2009. According to NBC News, federal prosecutors are accusing the Giudices […]

Lisa Stebic family marks fifth anniversary of her disappearance

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Family wants closureThe family of a woman who disappeared five years ago is seeking closure. Lisa Stebic, then 37, disappeared on April 30, 2007, after her husband, Craig Stebic, said she left their Plainfield, Ill., home to exercise at the gym and never returned. The couple had been in the process of a divorce at […]

Minivan crash near Bronx Zoo kills three generations

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A minivan plummeted off a bridge near the Bronx Zoo in New York, killing family members from three generations. According to authorities, the van lost control on the Bronx River Parkway at around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, crossed all lanes of traffic, then flipped over a railing before falling 150 feet into a rail yard. […]

Sex offender convicted of video game theft from children's cancer hospital

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If there’s anything that is sure to erase any leniency a judge might have at your sentencing, it’s stealing from sick kids. Charles Everette Hinton, 47, found that out the hard way after being convicted of stealing video game systems from the cancer ward at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. Hinton was caught on […]

Mom uses Facebook to shame daughter

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An Ohio mom has found a unique way to punish her daughter for talking back — by publicly shaming her on Facebook. Denise Abbott reportedly became fed up with her daughter Ava, 13, being disrespectful to her. So she decided to create a profile picture of Ava and posted it to the popular social networking […]

Deion Sanders' wife wants judge to remove protective order

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The wife of former NFL cornerback Deion Sanders is asking a judge to remove a protective order that is keeping her away from their home. Details about a spat between Sanders and his estranged wife Pilar Sanders began to emerge on Monday when Deion posted to his Twitter account, saying, “Pray for me and my […]

Investigators: Madeleine McCann is still alive

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Almost exactly five years after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, investigators say that they believe the girl is still alive. McCann, then 3, vanished in 2007 from a Portugal hotel room where she was vacationing with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. Speculation that the McCanns were involved in their daughter’s kidnapping swirled after it […]

Judges refuses Steven Powell request to toss child porn evidence

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The effort by Steven Powell to suppress evidence in the child pornography case against him has failed. Powell, the father-in-law of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell, was arrested last September after police say they found more than 2,000 pornographic images of girls and women on Powell’s computer while searching for evidence in Cox’s disappearance. […]

Police: Suspects brought 4-year-old along on home burglary

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Of all the times to get a babysitter, probably the best one is when you’re about to commit burglary. Police in Henry County, Ga., arrested two men on suspicion of stealing copper from an abandoned house, and reportedly discovered one of the men had brought along his 4-year-old daughter, according to WGCL-TV. Bryan Yearta, 41, […]

Time lapse of girl's growth from birth to 12 years old

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When Dutch photographer Frans Hofmeester’s daughter Lotte was born, he had an idea for a project. He created a video diary of her each week of her life, using the same background for each. As Lotte’s 12th birthday approach, the muse struck Hofmeester again, and he decided to edit all the videos together to show […]

Double Take and their 'Hot Problems'

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Did you know that hot girls have problems, too? It’s true, at least according to the new viral video sensation Double Take, who spell out the trials and tribulations that attractiveness brings in their song “Hot Problems,” which may wind up overtaking Rebecca Black’s “Friday” as the most mocked song on the internet. MTV spoke […]

Florida 4-year-old tests positive for cocaine

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Florida police were surprised when they went to follow up on a complaint about prostitution and drugs at a hotel and were greeted by a young boy. A manager at the Candlewood Suites tipped off the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office about the possible illegal activity in one of its rooms, and when officers arrived they reported […]

Parents not amused after kindergarten class locked in jail

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Parents of a kindergarten class are unhappy after their kids were locked up in jail as part of a field trip. The class at Sunnyside Elementary School in the west suburban Chicago suburb of Berkeley were supposed to be taking an “educational field trip” to the town’s public library and village hall. But what parents […]

Police: Texas woman kidnapped baby to cover up miscarriage

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Police say a Texas woman accused of killing a new mother and kidnapping her baby was trying to hide a miscarriage. Verna McClain, 30, reportedly suffered a miscarriage earlier this week, and wanted to try and hide that fact from her fiancĂ©, so she set out to find a baby to replace her own, according […]

Boy helps pay dad's medical bills with lemonade stand

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Enterprising 6-year-old earns thousandsA Texas boy who wanted to help pay his dad’s medical bills turned lemons into lemonade — literally. Drew Cox, 6, opened a lemonade stand in his Gladwater, Texas, neighborhood in an effort to help with the large amount of debt his father had racked up from treatment for a rare form […]

Gisele Bundchen's niece follows in her aunt's footsteps

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5-year-old has modelling career, launches clothing lineIt looks like fashion runs in supermodel Gisele Bundchen’s family. Duda Bundchen, Gisele’s 5-year-old niece, is getting ready to launch her own clothing line, according to Forbes. Duda is partnering with Brandili Mundi, a Brazilian clothing company, to create her signature line of kids’ clothes after previously representing the […]

Anna Paquin pregnant with first child

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While the relationship between True Blood‘s Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton has soured, the off-screen marriage of Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer is going strong as the couple has announced they are expecting their first child together. A rep for Paquin, 29, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the actress was expecting a baby in the […]

Police: Mom burning photos of ex-boyfriend started fire that killed her kids

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Police say a woman burning photos of her ex-boyfriend caused the house fire that killed four of her children. Bobbie Kugler, 31, faces charges of fourth-degree arson and four counts of second-degree manslaughter after an investigation into the blaze in February of this year that took the lives of Gage Reavey, 14, Greg Kugler, 13, […]

Heidi Klum bares all for Allure photo shoot

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Donning only a brass-and-crystal bracelet, Heidi Klum is going nude for the new issue of Allure magazine. Klum reportedly had “no qualms” baring all for the photo spread which appears in the magazine’s May issue. But the model’s curves that she’s proud to show off didn’t server her well at the beginning of her career. […]

Georgia police handcuff 6-year-old over temper tantrum

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A Georgia police department is facing criticism after an officer handcuffed a 6-year-old girl who was throwing a temper tantrum. Officials at Creekside Elementary School in Milledgeville, Ga., called police on Friday after Salecia Johnson, 6, reportedly went on a rampage in the principal’s office, knocking over a shelf, biting an office door knob, and […]

Anders Behring Breivik compares victims to Hitler Youth

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The man on trial for shooting and killing 69 people at a youth camp in Norway said that his victims were “not innocent” and compared them with the Hitler Youth. In July of last year, Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb outside a building in Oslo, killing eight and injuring dozens. After dressing as a […]

Coroner: 5-year-old died from cold medicine overdose

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A coroner has determined that a 5-year-old Colorado girl died from a lethal combination of cold medications. Kimber Michelle Brown was staying at her grandmother’s house when she took two separate over-the-counter medications to treat her flu-like symptoms. Soon afterward, Kimber was complaining of symptoms related to drug toxicity, including leg pain and cramps. She […]

Husband shocked after finding online porn starring his wife

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An Egyptian man found out the hard way about his wife’s infidelity after stumbling upon an online porn video starring his spouse. “I found 11 films showing my wife in indecent scenes with her lover,” the man, identified as Ramadan, told an Egyptian newspaper. Ramadan claims it was the first time he had ever sought […]

'K-E Diet': Feeding tubes used for extreme weight loss

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A new diet craze has women rapidly shedding pounds by bypassing eating altogether and using a feeding tube instead. The “K-E diet” is the latest extreme weight loss trend, which involves receiving a steady drip of a protein and fat mix throughout the day via a tube inserted into the nose, down through the esophagus […]

Jada Pinkett Smith speaks out about divorce rumors

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Says marriage to Will Smith fineJada Pinkett Smith has no idea where the rumors started that her and husband Will Smith are heading for a divorce, but she’s eager for them to end. In a new interview with French magazine Gala and excerpted in People, she speaks out about all the speculation that her relationship […]