Just hours after Dancing with the Stars resident charmer Helio Castroneves quickstepped his way into the winner’s circle—getting cheered on by family and friends but not, rather tellingly, his fiancée—Aliette Vazquez confirmed on E! satellite radio show that she and the race car driver have put the brakes on their betrothal.

50 Cent is selling his 48,000-square-foot mansion for $18.5 million. And tonight, he’s showing off the property on a special edition of MTV’s “Cribs” so fans can take a peek before he moves out. 

Nominations for the 2008 Film Independent’s Spirit Awards were announced yesterday. Among the nominees, Don Cheadle [photo]and Chiwetel Ejiofor picked up nods for “Talk to Me” for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. 

Some Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed banning spanking in the state. If enacted, it would be the first time any state would outlaw the practice. Proponents claim it’s another way to protect children from abuse, but many parents see it as a government intrusion into their homes.

Online pornography hunters’ Internet adventures are already fraught with danger from malicious code many porn sites use to commandeer visitors’ machines or steal personal data. Now comes a scheme some researchers say amounts to extortion: One site’s threat to disable visitors’ computers with relentless pop-up ads if they don’t pay for a subscription they were automatically signed up for after a free trial. 

Check out the new Snoop Dog ‘Sensual Seduction’ video. It goes with the hair. 

TV Review: Shrek the Halls doesn’t achieve that timeless appeal. But I’m sure Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas, and Cameron Diaz were well taken care of. 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it had sued The Salvation Army for discriminating against two Hispanic employees by requiring them to comply with an English-only policy and imposing an English fluency requirement, even though the employees successfully performed their job duties for at least five years prior to their termination. 

“We are each burdened with prejudice; against the poor or the rich, the smart or the slow, the gaunt or the obese.  It is natural to develop prejudices.  It is noble to rise above them.”  [Author Unknown]


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