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Hefner decides to wed another Playmate

Hugh Hefner, the 84-year-old founder of Playboy magazine, is engaged…again. Hefner proposed to 24-year-old Playmate Crystal Harris on Christmas Eve. The Playboy tycoon used Twitter to announce his upcoming nuptials. “After the movie tonght, Christal and I exchanged gifts. I gave Ctrstal a ring. A truly memorable Christmas Eve. A truly memorable Christmas Eve. When I gave Crystal the ring, she burst into tears. This is the happiest Christmas weekend in memory.” Hef didn’t clarify that the ring was an engagement one until a followup tweet the next day when he said “Yes, the ring I gave Crystal is an
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Teena Marie dead at 54

R&B singer Teena Marie, known by many as the “Ivory Queen of Soul,” died over the weekend at age 54 after a career that included hit songs and a constant battle with prescription drugs. To Marie, race wasn’t an issue. “Overall my race hasn’t been a problem,” she told Essence magazine last year. “I’m a black artist with White skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what’s in your own soul.”‘ But drug dependency was also in Marie’s soul.  She told The Associated Press last year that she successfully battled a long fight with prescription drugs.’
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Rotten weather stalls post-Christmas sales

Nothing frustrates a nervous retailer looking for a big return during post-Christmas sales than the depression that comes from a massive East Coast snowstorm that shuts down the shopping malls and keeps shoppers home for the day. After the best holiday season since 2007, retailers from the Southeast to New England looked outside as blizzard-level snowstorms struck.  With forecasts calling for up to 20 inches of snow in Philadelphia and Boston the post-holiday shopping mood was mired in snowdrifts. “The forecast will tend to keep shoppers at home,” Scott A. Bernhardt, chief operating officer at weather research firm Planalytics told
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Abercrombie to birthers: I’m gonna prove you wrong

Memo to the nutcases who still question President Barack Obama‘s citizenship: The governor of Hawaii is ready to kick your collective asses with the best weapon of all: the truth. New governor Neil Abercrombie not only has the clout to take on the fruitcake Obama birther movement. He was a friend of the Obamas when the President was a baby. So he is making policy changes at the state level to allow Hawaii to release additional proof that Obama was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. “What bothers me is that some people who should know better are trying
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