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All Shook Up: A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the shore east of Japan Friday and officials have in turn issued a tsunami warning to Japanese residents. The quake was felt over 300 miles away in Tokyo, but the NOAA’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the tremors were not expected to trigger a Pacific-wide tsunami, and that there was no threat to Hawaii.
Spelling it like it is: B-R-O-K-E! In her new memoir Spelling it Like it Is,Tori Spelling details her family’s financial instability after years of decline through mortgage losses, a boutique store closing, and a reality show cancellation. Though she’s the daughter of late millionaire T.V. mogul Aaron Spelling, Tori and husband Dean McDermott confessed to People Magazine that she “hasn’t bought a purse in three years,” and that her children wear hand-me-down clothing.
Construction Site: The problematic Obamacare website launched on October 1st with more than a few glitches, and will now undergo construction for at least another month, the Obama administration announced this week. Software flaws and unexpectedly high traffic have plagued the site, with several parties pointing fingers as to how such a high-profile initiative could launch with such negligence. The countless has prompted widespread criticism, giving ample ammunition to opponents of the President’s domestic program.
A Christened Crown: Three-month old Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was welcomed into the Church of England after his christening this past Wednesday. The chubby-cheeked heir to the throne was baptized in a small ceremony for only 22 people, including his seven godparents, only one of who is a royal. Following the ceremony, the palace released official photography of both the Royal Family and the Middletons, posing casually in The Morning Room at Clarence House in London.
Hush-hush Nuptials: In a secret ceremony this past Sunday, singer Kelly Clarkson and now-husband Brandon Blackstock were married at Blackberry Farms resort in Tennessee, which Clarkson tweeted was “the most beautiful place ever!” The two cancelled their original wedding plans back in August and opted for an intimate ceremony in which only Blackstock’s two children were present as witnesses.
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