Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Around The Blogosphere 05 January 10

A filipina committed suicide in Lebanon... Matthew Cassel reports 28-year-old Theresa Seda's body lay in the street for hours... Dalila Mahdawi writes in The Daily Star that Seda’s death comes amid a spate of suicides and other deaths in Lebanon’s migrant worker community. Up to 30 women are thought to have died in recent weeks.

Money can't buy happiness: Tila Tequila's main squeeze Casey Johnson is dead.

Nearly a month after an apparent suicide attempt, singer Alexa Ray Joel has pledged to "help young girls with something I feel I know a GREAT deal about: Heartbreak-Related Depression." The 23-year-old daughter of rocker Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley explains on her Facebook site that she will begin "new creative projects" and "volunteer work in hopes to give back to the community."

OK, made you cry - now I'll make you laugh -

Moving over to Iran, somebody hacked the blog/website Ahmadinejad.ir, official site of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, revealing him as a Michael Jackson fan!

Who's with who? If you're trying to keep track of celebrity romances, you'll need a scorecard, or two...

There are many blogs about Culture and Interracial Marriages: profiles four blogs authored by the interracially wedded.

I recently cleaned out my twitter files, purging people who haven't tweeted a damn thing since November and before... clean out YOUR twitterz!
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