Oprah Winfrey: ‘I’m Not a Lesbian’

For 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has dazzled television audiences with her bold personality and candor, sharing her struggle with her weight, surviving sexual abuse as a child and letting her fans in on her personal relationships, including her close friendship with Gayle King....

Wesley Snipes reports to prison to begin sentence

(CNN) – Actor Wesley Snipes reported to a medium-security Pennsylvania prison Thursday to begin a three-year sentence for failing to file tax returns. The 48-year-old actor is now incarcerated in McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Lewis Run, officials said....

House Democrats defy Obama on tax cut bill

By Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh (CNN) – Defying President Obama, House Democrats voted Thursday not to bring up the tax package that he negotiated with Republicans in its current form. “This message today is very simple: That in the form that it was negotiated, it is...

Thrill-seeking gene may lead to promiscuous sex, cheating

By Susan Donaldson James John Coleman, a 22-year-old from Syracuse, N.Y., has been engaged for the last two years and cannot fathom having sex with anyone other than his girlfriend. “I find cheating appalling,” said Coleman. “There’s got to be something...

Heat beat Jazz for 6th straight win

LeBron scores 33 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Forget that the Utah Jazz had upset Miami on the road 29 days earlier with a huge comeback. This was a much-improved version of the Heat, even if the personnel was the same. “You could tell they had a chip on their shoulder...

John Lloyd Cruz talks about settling down

MANILA, Dec 7 (Mabuhay) – Actor John Lloyd Cruz is not yet ready to get married. Cruz, 27, explained that although he is capable of starting his own family right now, he is not rushing things because he’s still enjoying his work as an actor. Cruz is considered one of...

House approves DREAM Act, but Senate approval uncertain

Washington (CNN) – A hotly debated measure that offers a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children won approval Wednesday from the U.S. House. The 216-198 vote, mostly on partisan lines, sends the so-called DREAM Act to the Senate,...

Philippine officials back on media after bad wine tweet

MANILA, December 9, 2010 (AFP) – Philippine officials are free to use social networking media again, President Benigno Aquino’s spokesman said Thursday, ending a crackdown arising from Twitter jokes about bad Vietnamese wine. Executive staff were temporarily barred...

Anger as Philippines skips Nobel ceremony

MANILA, December 9, 2010 (AFP) – The Philippines on Thursday defended its decision to skip the Nobel peace prize ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, as rights groups accused it of succumbing to bullying from China. The decision by one of Asia’s most vibrant...

The Great Car Debate: To Buy or to Lease?

(NewsUSA) – As the economy continues to rebound, more Americans find themselves strolling the lot of their local car dealership and facing a difficult decision — whether to buy or lease a new vehicle. “Both options have their pros and cons,” said Joe...