Charlie, Charlie, Charlie. What did we say about drugs and prostitutes? Major no-nos! Aging Hollywood bad-boy Charlie Sheen proved he still knows how to party himself into the ground, by reportedly trashing a room at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Monday night. The Two and a Half Men star was hospitalized Tuesday morning after cops found him drunk and nude in the damaged room. Gossip website Radar Online reports that Sheen was accompanied back to his room by a prostitute who claims the actor was high on cocaine. Oh Charlie, this sort of behaviour stopped being cool back in…wait, this behaviour was never cool.
A new report has found that what is commonly described as the “seven-year-itch,” may actually be closer to 10 years and 11 months. That’s the point in a marriage when the romantic thrill fades, according to the results of a new UK survey. The study of 3000 married people found that this was the point when couples became “bored with each other” and “fed up with their daily routine.” The report also found that a fifth of couples are unexcited by the thought of sex with their partner, and 12 percent cannot recall the last time their partner paid them a compliment.
Our country’s largest and most populous city has spoken, and Rob Ford is the new mayor of Toronto by a landslide. The right-wing councillor defeated rival George Smitherman by a resounding 11 points, bringing in 47 percent of the vote to Smitherman’s 36 percent. Ford won his resounding victory by promising to cut taxes, remove street cars, make Toronto more car-friendly, and – on dozens and possibly hundreds of occasions – to “stop the gravy-train spending at city hall.”
A scuffle between demonstrators outside of a debate between Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway escalated into a head stomping Monday night. Things got ugly outside of the Lexington, Kentucky debate when a man wearing a “Rand Paul for Senate” T-shirt ripped the wig off protester Lauren Valle, who was representing the liberal group Moveon.org. The man pushed Valle to the ground and then stomped on her shoulder with his foot, which then made contact with her head. Valle filed an assault report and will use video footage shot by a CNN affiliate to try to identify those involved.
Iran began fuelling its first nuclear power plant yesterday, amidst fears that the country may be developing its nuclear capacity with an aim for nuclear weapons production. Iranian authorities maintain that the Russian-built plant is part of a plan to meet the country’s growing electricity needs, but western governments have their doubts, and may enter into renewed talks with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about “the question of the Iranian nuclear programme.”