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We all know that child abuse is horrible, but what are the detailed effects of this kind of trauma on a young body and mind? A courtroom in Portsmouth, Ohio is learning the devastating impact that child abuse can have in the trial of three adults charged with systematically abusing three young children. A social services worker testified that the children -- who are considered "feral" because of their lack of social and learning skills due to their alleged horrific upbringing -- can't testify in a courtoom against their alleged perpetrators, who consist of their mother, their grandmother, and the mother's boyfriend.
Ariana Grande has another "Problem"! The little singer with the big voice hasn't been famous for long, but she's already got the diva-like attitude of someone who's actually worked long and hard for it. Supposedly.
First, we learned that she showed up with a list of demands so long that a planned photoshoot and interview for a magazine were cancelled. Then she demanded that only her best side (her left) be filmed in another interview. So far, she sounds just like your average diva -- someone who might fit well on the stage with Mariah or Celine. But wait just a gosh darn minute! What's this latest? Rumor has it that Ariana also wished that her fans would "die."
Usually when you have a huge childhood crush, you look back 10 or 20 years later and say to yourself, "What the hell was I thinking?" Crushes have a tendency to not age so well. I won't name names, but there are quite a few I could think of who look nothing like the hotties of yore. They totally peaked in their teens or early 20s. Kinda sad when you think about it, but such is life. And then there are the lucky ones. The ones who looked great back then, but even greater NOW. The ones who hadn't quite reached the full bloom of their beauty until they hit their 30s or 40s. Lucky fellas. Lucky us. We get to look at those crushes now and say to ourselves, "Hell ya! That's what I was thinking!" Here are nine '90s crushes who look even hunkier in middle or near-middle age!
You've got to hand it to Robin Thicke. He may be a complete mess, but at least he's honest about it. Robin is being sued by Marvin Gaye's estate for ripping off Marvin's legendary tune "Got to Give It Up" and repackaging it as "Blurred Lines." But Robin has an awesome excuse for why he's not responsible for the two songs sounding so similar -- it's because while the song was being made, he was high as a kite!
Amber Alerts have saved thousands of children's lives, but for one man, it was all about saving his SUV. William Edward Johnson Jr. of Tulsa County, Oklahoma, was arrested after an Amber Alert was issued for his 5-year-old nephew, who he said was in the back seat of his car, which had been stolen from a gas station. But you won't believe what happened after cops began looking into the supposed "kidnapping."