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Alisa Driscoll

Citizen based in Cypress, CA, United States. Joined on Oct 27, 2009

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Will Ferrell tops Forbes' list of Hollywood's most overpaid stars

The list released from Forbes magazine ranks the top ten actors and actresses who bring in salaries higher than they should based on how their movies perform at the box office.

Salt Lake City passes gay rights legislation with Mormon support

The largest city in Utah passes landmark gay rights legislation which sets the tone for equal rights in the arenas of housing and employment. Salt Lake City becomes the first city in Utah to pass such an ordinance.

Archdiocese threatens to discontinue Catholic Charities in D.C.

Catholic Charities, the social services organization attached to the Catholic Church, gives Washington D.C. an ultimatum regarding a same-sex marriage law that is currently being debated among city officials.

Taylor Swift walks away with top honors at the 2009 CMA awards

The 43rd annual Country Music Association awards took place last night in Nashville where Taylor Swift made history in becoming the youngest artist to ever receive the Entertainer of the Year award.

WHO names AIDS virus leading cause of death for women

In the first of its kind, a study analyzing women's health issues concluded AIDS is the No. 1 killer of women aged 15-44 worldwide.

Steven Tyler to take 'indefinite break' from Aerosmith

After decades of being one of the most notorious lead singers in rock n' roll history, Joe Perry confirms that Aerosmith front-man Steven Tyler has left the band.

Suicide prevention groups condemn recent episode of 'The Office'

The comedy, a huge hit for NBC, recently came under fire from suicide prevention advocates regarding some of its antics from the special Halloween episode.

Congress extends unemployment benefits, new homebuyer tax credit

Passed on November 5th, the bill extends unemployment benefits up to twenty additional weeks and the new homebuyer tax credit to contracts signed by April 30 and completed by June 30.

No Doubt sues 'Band Hero' parent company Activision over avatars

Filed November 5 in Los Angeles, the lawsuit accuses Activision of fraudulant inducement and breach of contract among other offenses.

China approves construction of new Disneyland theme park

The new park in Shanghai is estimated to cost roughly $3.6 billion to develop. Disney officials hope to crack the proven difficult Chinese pop culture arena.

Jaroo.com showcases Saturday morning cartoon favorites

Functioning as the Hulu.com of children's entertainment, Canada-based Cookie Jar Entertainment launches a new website featuring nostalgic cartoons.

Philadelphia transit workers' strike leaves commuters on stand-by

In the wake of the Phillies' win over the Yankees in Game 5 of the World Series, Philadelphia transit union members strike over contract negotiations.
 

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