Thursday April 24, 2014
Today's Tabloid News

IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.  More…

Joan Rivers says women held hostage in Ohio should lighten up

Joan Rivers is scoffing at the 2 women who were held hostage in a Cleveland, Ohio basement – telling TMZ they shouldn’t complain – "They got to live rent free for more than a decade."  More…

Put Down The Phone, Parents; It Could Be Affecting Your Kids

Researchers at the Boston Medical Center observed 55 different groups of parents and young children eating at fast food restaurants. The study found the majority pulled out their mobile devices right away, and, in turn, their kids tended to act up more.  More…

Obama will burn more than 35,000 gallons of fuel, emitting 375 tons of carbon dioxide on Earth Day

President Barack Obama is marking the 44th Earth Day with a carbon-emitting extravaganza, spending more than 15 hours on Air Force One and 15 minutes aboard the Marine One helicopter. Not including his motorcades in Oso, Washington, the site of a recent devastating mudslide, his trip will consume an estimated 35,565 gallons of fuel.  More…

Sebelius stays on just long enough to get government benefits

When the embattled Kathleen Sebelius announced her intention to resign as secretary of Health and Human Services, she pledged to stay in President Barack Obama’s cabinet until her replacement was confirmed by the Senate. Turns out, there may be a financial incentive for the former Kansas governor to take her time getting out of Washington.  More…

NBC orders psychological testing for David Gregory

NBC’s “Meet the Press” has fallen to such ratings lows that network brass ordered psychological research of the host David Gregory and his family, in a bid to make him more likable. Friends of Gregory and even his wife were interviewed by a psychologist commissioned by NBC to find out how the host of the flagship Sunday morning show might relate to audiences better.  More…

Teen OK After Riding in Wheel Well of Hawaii Jet

Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane’s wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.  More…

Fox Executive Fired Over Malaysian Flight 370 Charity Email

A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane’s passengers has been fired.  More…

GMA Fearfully Promotes Lara Spencer to Co-Host

"Good Morning America" promoted Lara Spencer to co-host and then BURIED the announcement presumably to keep some pretty fragile GMA egos in check. As for why the announcement was made on Good Friday, well … people on the staff say Robin can be quite a diva, and GMA didn’t want to ruffle her feathers.  More…

South Korea ferry disaster: Captain arrested, charged with negligence

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people dead and 268 missing, has been arrested and charged. Lee Joon-seok faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law.  More…

West Hollywood skin care guru held on $1-million bail in hit man plot

A West Hollywood skin care expert who allegedly tried to hire a hit man to snuff out a competitor is being held in lieu of $1-million bail after pleading not guilty to solicitation of murder.  More…

Taylor Swift Flies to Ohio for Fan Bridal Shower

Taylor Swift is once again doing her best to prove that she is America’s sweetheart, literally. The singer flew to Ohio on Sunday AM (April 13) to attend a fan’s bridal shower since she can’t make the wedding. She came armed with baking supplies and noshed on treats with her fan-turned-friend.  More…