Media Tycoon Rupert Murdoch was attacked by a prankster named Jonathan May-Bowles, a.k.a. Jonnie Marbles, with a shaving cream pie during a parliamentary hearing in London.

“You are a greedy billionaire,” the attacker said to Murdoch, according to a witness.

Due to the angle of the video, it’s not clear whether Murdoch caught the projectile squarely in the face, but it does show his Chinese wife Wendi Deng, instantly springing in his defense offering a bold smack to the jokester.

“His wife, Wendi, jumps up and smacks him about three, four, five times, like hard, proper blows,” said Max Beckham, a politics student who was among members of the public at the hearing. “She was going for it. She tried her hardest to smack him really hard.”

Murdoch and his son James was summoned to appear before a British parliamentary committee over a phone hacking scandal regarding one of his tabloid newspapers.  

source – MSNBC

It’s Friday! You’ve stressed out all week over your duties and responsibilities, and now the weekend is right around the corner. Relax a little–you deserve it. Happy Friday!

Catherine Kieu Becker accused of cutting off husband's penis

A Garden Grove woman used a 10-inch kitchen knife which was described as “very sharp” to cut off her husband’s penis, police stated, as detectives searched for a motive in the case.

The couple had been married for a year and half. And according to court records, the husband initiated divorce proceedings in May.

Lt. Jeff Nightengale of the Garden Grove Police Department said police are aware of the divorce case but are don’t have a clear motive for the crime.

“On the surface, we have nothing more than the divorce proceeding,” Nightengale said. “We don’t have any strong motive leading to this level of violence.”

Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, who identified herself as the victim’s wife, told police she had drugged her husband’s dinner to make him sleepy, then tied him to the bed. As he awoke, she cut off his penis with a knife, tossed it in the garbage disposal and turned the disposal on.

Police untied the victim, who was then taken to UCI Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Becker was arrested on charges of aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning and spousal abuse.

“You’re not just depriving a person of a member or portion of their body or disfiguring them,” Nightengale said. “You’re doing something that’s so egregious we’re not sure what’s going to happen: if they’re going to be able to reattach this or repair this person after such a violent attack.

Police said Becker and her husband, 51, were going through a divorce and that she told officers he “deserved it.”

source – L.A. Times

In celebration of our country’s separation from British control, and continual pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

Cheers and God bless America!

Los Angeles Lakers forward and former NBA “badboy” Ron Artest is in the process of changing his name to “Metta World Peace.”

Heidi Buech, Artest’s former publicist, confirmed the star filed papers in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing “personal reasons” as motivation for the change.

Artest informed the Lakers of his plans but has yet to file paperwork with the NBA to apply for a name change on the back of his jersey, according to Lakers spokesman John Black.

“My understanding is ‘Metta’ will be his first name and ‘World Peace’ will be his last,” Black said.

“Metta is an early Buddhist word, with various definitions along the lines of kindness or goodwill,” he added.

When asked what should replace Artest on the back of the star’s jersey, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak deadpanned, “I’m an advocate of world peace.”

source – FOX News

It’s been a long week, and you thought Friday couldn’t come soon enough. Let’s start the weekend on a good note!

One of the most controversial mysteries of the past century has finally been solved, as it has been reported in The Daily Mail that in a television interview with Oprah Winfrey, ex-football star O.J. Simpson will confess to the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend Ron Goldman.
 
Simpson, who is currently serving time for theft of sports memorabilia, has reportedly confessed he killed the pair in self-defense. He has decided to go through with the confession after being contacted by one of Oprah’s producers.
 
An insider who knows the details of the case told The Daily Mail that Simpson stated the following: “Tell Oprah that yes, I did it. I killed Nicole, but it was in self-defense. She pulled a knife on me and I had to defend myself.”
 
According to the insider, Simpson went over to Brown’s condo to “give her a piece of [his] mind.” However, when he knocked on the door, Brown answered it with a kitchen knife in her hand. After attempting to attack him, Simpson claims, he took the knife and killed Brown. Goldman’s death followed soon after, also, as O.J. claims, in self-defense.
 
It will be interesting to see the reactions to this confession. Despite an overwhelming amount of evidence to the contrary, Simpson was found not guilty the last time this case was tried, on October 3, 1995. It divided America, sometimes along racial lines, and was a defining moment of the past century.
 
Whether one believes Simpson this time around or not, this certainly adds quite a bit of spice to the already full case file. Simpson will not, however, suffer legal consequences. Under the law of double jeopardy, a second trial is forbidden following an acquittal.

source – YesNetwork

SALT LAKE CITY – Jason Valdez is no stranger to Utah police. In an overnight standoff with the SWAT team for a felony drug warrant, Valdez kept his friends and cohorts informed by updating his Facebook status.

He even exchanged information with “the homie” via Facebook. A friend posted that a SWAT officer was hiding in the bushes. “Thank you homie,” Valdez replied. “Good looking out.”

Valdez had about 100 comments from his friends. Some people offered words of support, and others pleaded for him to “do the right thing.”

“I’m currently in a standoff … kinda ugly, but ready for whatever,” Valdez wrote in his first post at 11:23 p.m. “I love u guyz and if I don’t make it out of here alive know that I’m in a better place and u were all great friends.”

I got to admit that it was pretty clever of him to use social media to correspond with his allies, as he was being simultaneously pursued. However, after 16 hours, the “Facebook Gangster” ended up shooting himself in the chest and was finally apprehended.

He could’ve prevented this, only if, perhaps he went on LinkedIn and hired a lawyer.

source – Yahoo! News

“Holy wallop, Batman! You sure are a long way away from Gotham City.”

We’ve all seen the Grind Time rap battles. We love to hear the lyrical jabs and clever punch lines, and see the crowd roar hysterically after. Well here’s a funny rap battle parody video.

source – HuffintonPost