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Hope Solo marries Jerramy Stevens despite assault allegations

Hope Solo marries Jerramy Stevens just one day after Stevens was accused of assault

Hope Solo married former Seahawks tight end, Jerramy Stevens, just one day after he was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his bride-to-be. Because nothing screams “let’s get married” more than physical assault. Stevens was arrested for fourth-degree domestic violence assault early Monday, but he was not charged and was later released.

Although the case is still under investigation, the two decided to get married after just two months of dating. Apparently the pair was arguing over whether to live in Florida or Washington State after getting married.

There was alcohol involved, and the fight escalated to the point where Solo’s brother called the police. Officials found Stevens lying on the ground in his room and Solo had blood on her elbow.

This isn’t Steven’s first run-in with the law, however. He seems to have a long history of arrests. The ex-athlete has had a DUI, a hit-and-run, reckless driving, assault, and an accusation of rape that was never charged, but resulted in Stevens paying $300,000 in a civil suit.

With Hope Solo being one of the most recognizable and marketable female atheletes in the country, many are disappointed in her decision to marry Stevens. Twitter has been buzzing with negative reactions about the wedding news with many worried this will send the wrong message to Solo’s young, female supporters.

One Twitter user posted “It’s sad that anybody married Jerramy Stevens, much less someone who has as much influence with young women as Hope Solo does.”

Stevens could later be charged if police discover more evidence.

5-Hour Energy linked to 13 deaths

The FDA has received claims that 5-Hour Energy led to 13 deaths

According to the Food and Drug Administration, federal officials have received reports of 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations over the last four years that cited the possible involvement of 5-Hour Energy—a highly caffeinated energy shot.

5-Hour Energy comes in 2 oz. packages and the amount of caffeine in the shot is equal to two cups of coffee. Aside from caffeine, the shot contains other ingredients, such as high levels of certain B vitamins and a substance called taurine.

The energy shot has grown immensely in popularity over the years. However, government officials are now investigating the product and the side effects it may produce.

Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in about 90 filings with the FDA. Some of these involved serious or life-threatening injuries such as convulsions, heart attacks and even a case of spontaneous abortion.

The maker of 5-Hour Energy, Living Essentials, said in a statement that it was “unaware of any deaths proven to be caused by the consumption of 5-Hour Energy.” The manufacturer also went on to say that there is no proven link between the drinks and the deaths.

Founder and CEO of 5-Hour Energy, Manoj Bhargava, said during an interview with Nightline that when used as directed, his product doesn’t do any harm. He stated, “It’s overblown. When it’s in small quantities…It’s like this—water is good, but if you have too much you drown.”

Many worry about children consuming this product, especially those with heart problems. 5-Hour Energy said that the product is “intended for busy adults.”

Kristen Stewart desperate for a job

Kristen Stewart is desperate to get a job after ‘Twilight’

Kristen Stewart recently admitted that she is desperate to get back to work and find another job. The actress isn’t looking to take a break now that the Twilight film series has come to an end. Stewart’s role as Bella in Twilight has been her most memorable role aside from when she achieved early fame in the hit drama Panic Room with Jodi Foster.

Twilight has not only shot her to superstardom, but it’s where she met her boyfriend of three years, co-star Robert Pattinson.

Stewart spoke to E! News Monday night saying, “I’m kinda desperate to get a job right now. I’m itching to get back to work.”

For now, she’s focusing all her energy on the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2. She said, “I feel really good. I’m trying to take in every single one of these moments. I don’t want to miss one.”

Aside from her work in the Twilight films, the 22-year-old also starred in the films On the Road and Snow White and the Huntsman.

It was during her time starring in Snow White and the Huntsman that Stewart created a scandal by cheating on Robert Pattinson with the director of the film, Rupert Sanders. Despite this, she still may appear in the sequel to the Sanders’ movie, According to Stewart, “No one’s positive or anything, but I think there’s a strong possibility.”

Calories in alcohol nearly equal to soda for US adults

Alcohol is proving to have almost as many empty calories as soda

For years, Americans have been getting too many empty calories from soda. But according to a government study, adults get almost as many calories from alcohol as they do from soft drinks. It’s been found that 6 percent of the calories adults consume, on average, come from soda and other sweetened drinks. Alcoholic beverages are a close second, accounting for 5 percent.

Government researchers are saying this study deserves attention because, like soda, alcoholic beverages contain very few nutrients and pack a whole lot of calories.

In the study, more than 11,000 adults from 2007 to 2010 were asked questions regarding what they ate and drank over the past 24 hours. According to the results of the study, about one-third of men and one-fifth of women consumed calories from beer, wine or liquor.

It was also found that the average guy drinks about 150 calories from alcohol each day while the average women drinks about 50 calories, roughly a half a glass of wine.

When comparing alcohol to soda, a 12-ounce regular can of Coca-Cola contains 140 calories—slightly less than a same-sized can of regular Budweiser. A 5-ounce glass of wine has around 100 calories.

According to Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a public health advocacy group, “Health officials should think about enacting policies to limit alcohol intake, but New York’s focus on sodas is appropriate.”

She went on to say, “Let’s see how it goes and then think about next steps.”

Teen steps in snake pit while searching for cell signal

A teen accidentally stepped in a rattlesnake pit while searching for a signal on her cell

Vera Oliphant, 16, was searching for a signal on her cell phone outside of San Diego when she accidentally stepped into a rattlesnake pit. The teen had been visiting her uncle and was trying to get a signal to call her mom. She was walking up a hill when she heard the rattling. Oliphant said, “I ran backwards and I stepped into a pit of snakes.”

Oliphant went on to say, “My body instantly started going numb.” The 16-year-old was bitten on her right foot at least six times, first by the mother and then the five babies.

She somehow hobbled back to her uncle’s house where she was rushed to the hospital. After 24 vials of antivenom to neutralize the toxin from the bites, four days in intensive care and two weeks at home on crutches to nurse her swollen foot, the teen is on her way to recovery.

Oliphant told ABC News, “The doctors told me that I need two to three months to completely recover from the bites. But I will feel a weird sensation when stepping on my right leg for years.”

The teen is all the wiser after going through this painful experience. She told Fox News, “If you’re in the desert, for one, wear boots. And two, don’t bring your cell phone or go searching for reception, because you probably won’t find it anyways. And you might step into a pit of rattlesnakes.”

Woman blackmailing Waffle House CEO

A woman claims the CEO of Waffle House forced her to have sex with him

The CEO of Waffle House, Joe W. Rogers Jr., reported Tuesday that a former employee who claims the CEO attempted to force her to have sex with him was actually a participant in consensual sex and has been trying to blackmail him. The woman came to Atlanta police last month saying that Rogers demanded she perform sexual acts in exchange for her job for nearly 10 years.

In a written statement, Rogers said “I am a victim of my own stupidity, but I am not going to be a victim of a crime—extortion.” Rogers also claimed that the woman is not telling the truth.

The Waffle House CEO spoke on what really occurred saying, “Over an almost eight-year period when I was separated, single and re-married, I had a series of infrequent consensual sexual encounters with my housekeeper.” This woman had worked for Rogers as a housekeeper from 2003 to 2008 for 15 hours a week. She was later rehired as his house manager and ended up quitting her job in June.

Not long after she quit, Rogers received a letter from her attorney which contained the false claims and strong threats. Rogers stated, “According to her attorneys, she now wants millions of dollars from me.”

Apparently the woman stayed in the job and submitted because she couldn’t find another job with comparable pay. After her son received a full college scholarship in June, she gave Rogers her letter of resignation.

The woman also made intimate videotapes involving Rogers without his consent, which the court is demanding she turn over. Roger’s attorney, Robert Ingram, “They were tapes that (she) recorded, which is a crime in the state of Georgia to record somebody when that person had an expectation of privacy and doesn’t consent to the recording.”

Although Rogers claims it was consensual sex, he said he was wrong in having sex with a woman during a period when he was separated and later remarried.

He spoke on the issue saying, “That was wrong of me and I am very sorry for the pain and embarrassment I’ve caused my wife and family. There is no excuse for what I have done.” He went on to say, “As personally embarrassing as this situation is for me, I am committed to the legal and law enforcement process to expose the motives of my former housekeeper and her attorneys.”

Anne Hathaway drops 25 pounds on oatmeal paste diet

Anne Hathaway reveals oatmeal paste diet for ‘Les Miserables’

By sticking to a strict diet of dried oatmeal paste, Anne Hathaway managed to drop some 25 pounds for her role in the upcoming musical Les Miserables. According to Hathaway, the idea was to look near death for her role as the consumptive prostitute Fantine in the musical version of Victor Hugo’s classic 19th century French novel.

Hathaway lost the first 10 pounds to begin filming, then dropped another 15 by eating nothing but two thin pieces of oatmeal paste a day. She spoke to Vogue about the experience saying, “Looking back on the whole experience—and I don’t judge it in any way—it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”

Losing that amount of weight affected Hathaway’s everyday life as well. She said it was a rocky transition to adjust to reality after filming. Hathaway stated, “When I got home, I couldn’t react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again.”

Anne Hathaway isn’t the only star who went to extreme diet changes to lose weight for a role. Natalie Portman received criticism for dropping nearly 20 pounds for her Oscar-winning role as a ballerina in 2010’s Black Swan.

Jennifer Lawrence also made vows never to diet for a role after starring as the famished Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.

Les Miserables is set to be released on December 25 and is rumored to be a top contender for an Oscar nomination.

Justin Bieber dating Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin?

Rumors are flying that Justin Bieber is now dating Barbara Palvin

Now that Justin Bieber and girlfriend of two years, Selena Gomez, have gone their separate ways, there are rumors flying that Justin may have found a new girl already.  According to E! News, Bieber and Hungarian Victoria’s Secret model, Barbara Palvin, were spotted together on Thursday at the Broadway performance of The Lion King.

The 19-year-old model also appeared in a photo with Bieber following his performance at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York last week. However, Palvin is denying that the two are an item.

On Friday, she tweeted “hey everyone. please calm down. he is all yours!! please” followed by “last time I’m saying it. please calm down. there is nothing going on w him. I met him and did a pic w him. wouldn’t you do the same? #friendship.”

Bieber also retweeted a message from Palvin last week that read “Today is Showtime! #VSfashionshow @VictoriasSecret with @rihanna @justinbieber @brunomars and all the beautiful girls! Yeeyy!”

Although he did not speak out on his relationship with the Victoria’s Secret model, he did speak about his recent split with Selena Gomez. Bieber said, “I don’t know what to say. I don’t know if really—if you even know what’s going on in my life, so to even assess that doesn’t make any sense, because I’ve not made any comments.”

Much like Justin Bieber, Barbara Palvin was discovered at the young age of 13 and was later walking the runways of Louis Vuitton and Prada. Last year, she was named ambassador of L’Oreal Paris and appeared as the face of its Rouge Caresse lipstick.

Toddler found locked in dog cage

An Oklahoma dad was arrested after toddler was found in dog cage

An Oklahoma man was arrested after police found his 18-month-old daughter locked inside a metal dog cage. The dad was found passed out due to either drugs or alcohol. Police were called after a neighbor found the oldest daughter naked outside the family’s home and received no responses after knocking on the door.

Police officers also received no response, but spotted a small child in a dog cage after they looked inside. It was then that they forced their way inside and found the toddler covered in feces as well as a 3-year-old asleep in another room. According to Tulsa police spokesman, Leland Ashley, “Their father was found asleep on a bed in an alcohol-or narcotics-induced stupor.”

All three children were placed into the custody of the Department of Human Services. As for their father, he was arrested on a child neglect complaint. All children showed no signs of physical injury. The mother of the children had been at work during the incident and arrived just as officers were about to leave the scene. She was not arrested.

Ashley went on to say, “A citizen was concerned, he heard a small child crying outside for about 20 minutes. He went outside to investigate and found the 4-year-old child. You have to give credit to that neighbor who acted and did not ignore the situation.”

The Oklahoma man is being held at $50,000 bond at the Tulsa County jail. He is set to appear in court on November 19.

A man by the same name and same date of birth was given a suspended sentence back in August after pleading guilty to possession of a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine.

No word yet on when his father-of-the-year award will arrive.

The human Barbie poses for V Magazine

The human Barbie reveals her human side to V Magazine

The human Barbie doll, Valeria Lukyanova, recently sat down with V Magazine for an interview. Photos had surfaced of the blonde with many people thinking that it was a hoax due to how perfectly plastic Lukyanova looked. However, she is indeed a real-life Barbie Doll. During this interview, Lukyanova spilled some of her interesting habits to V Magazine.

The human Barbie claims she is an out-of-body traveler. Lukyanova says, “I’m a teacher at the School of Out-of-Body Travel. It’s an international school in which our instructors show students how to leave their physical body and travel in their spiritual body, where you can visit any place on the planet and in the universe. I know that this is the future of mankind and that it has huge potential.”

When Ken’s other half isn’t traveling in her living room, she’s singing, being an artist, or modeling. She spoke on her song writing abilities saying, “I have written most of my songs during my astral travels or during meditation. This is how I collaborate with other composers of new age music. They inspire me. My genre is new age opera. Sometimes I can write a piece in one breath, in as little as five minutes.”

So what does a typical day look like for the human Barbie? She told V Magazine, “In the morning I work on my face and I get a massage, then I spend some time on the Internet. I meditate and travel in my astral body, and after that I work out at the gym. I go for a walk with my best girlfriend, I get home, and I make dinner for the man I love. Then I spend some more time on the Internet, do some reading and meditating, and go to bed.”

Many wonder if the human Barbie has undergone plastic surgery to accomplish her look. However, she claims she has done no such thing.  Lukyanova also doesn’t believe that it’s merely her looks that have boosted her to fame.

According to the human Barbie, it’s about much more than looks. She says, “People don’t understand that it has nothing to do with looks. There are many good-looking young women, but why are they completely unknown? Because looks are just a bonus. If you spend time working only on your appearance and you forget about your inner self, people will not be interested in you because they will not feel anything.”