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June 06, 2011


1. Bernie Madoff's Boxers Sell for $200 at Auction
An auction of Bernie Madoff's household goods, ranging from paintings to prescription eyeglasses, brought in about $400,000. Among the items were 14 pairs of boxers that sold for $200. Which leaves one haunting question: Would his briefs have gone for even more? As reported by the Miami Herald, other items auctioned off by the U.S. [...]

2. Bernie Madoff's Boxers Sell for $200 at Auction
A spontaneous press conference was called for 4 p.m. at a New York City Sheraton where New York Congressman Anthony Weiner confessed to posting a lewd picture on his Twitter feed and carrying on inappropriate online relationships with half a dozen women. In a tearful admission Monday afternoon, Anthony Weiner explained that he had lied [...]

3. D-Day Through the Archives: TIME's Earliest Coverage of the Normandy Invasion
Today marks the 67th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. NewsFeed takes a look at TIME's earliest coverage of the massive military effort to liberate Nazi-occupied Europe from their June 12, 1944 issue. In this article, TIME illustrates what the Allies risked on the first day of the [...]

4. Lady Gaga's 'Born This Way' Album Banned in Lebanon
The video was deemed "offensive to Christianity", which is surprising considering we thought it was just offensive to our ears. (Kidding!) Apparently, Lebanon's decision to ban Lady Gaga's second studio album had little to do with the quality of the music, but instead the General Secretary Department found that the lyrical content was offensive. Though it's [...]

5. Well, They Do Look Alike: Fox News Confuses Tina Fey and Sarah Palin
You don't have to be a political junkie to identify Sarah Palin. Anyone would recognize her. Anyone, that is, except her employer, Fox News. On Sunday, the station aired a segment about Palin being “50-50″ on getting into the 2012 campaign. Thinking it was the former Alaska governor, Fox used a picture of 30 Rock's Tina Fey, [...]

6. After Leaving Jail, Plaxico Burress Eyes Return to NFL
What next? The question likely crossed the mind of former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress as he walked out of prison after a 20-month-stint on gun charges Monday. But right now for Burress, who accidentally shot himself in the leg with an unlicensed firearm while partying at Manhattan's Latin Quarter nightclub just nine [...]

7. Facebook Flub: German Teen Gets 1,500 Unwanted Guests After Party Invite Goes Viral
A German teenager trying to plan a small get-together for family and friends was in for a nasty surprise after she forgot to mark her invitation as "private" when she made the event on Facebook. Oh, the woes of social media! Thessa, of Hamburg, Germany, only officially invited a handful of friends to her birthday [...]

8. The 5 Best Hats From the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
As everyone who has seen Pretty Woman knows, when attending a polo match, the proper attire includes a hat.

9. Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress to Go on Display at Buckingham Palace
Fans of Duchess Catherine's Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown can view it up close and personal from July 23-October 3 in London. (via The Royal Collection) The Duchess of Cambridge's veil, McQueen shoes, Robinson Pehlam earrings (a gift from her parents) and Cartier 'Halo' tiara (a loan from the Queen) will also be on [...]

10. Music Monday: Five Bands To See at Bonnaroo
The 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival starts June 9 in Manchester, Tennessee.  If you're going to be there, here are five bands to check out.


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