Lance Armstrong has admitted to the use of banned substances in competition during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. He confessed to using EPO, blood doping, and use of testosterone during his highly-anticipated interview with Winfrey last night. Lance also confirmed that he was using banned substances in the mid-'90s and had been doping during the period of his greatest success when he won a record-breaking seven consecutive Tour de France titles, getting around in-competition testing by “scheduling” his use of outlawed substances. He said that his "win at all costs" mentality began when he developed testicular cancer, but persisted following his recovery. However, Lance insisted that he was clean during his comeback in 2009 and 2010 following the International Cycling Union's (UCI) introduction of a 'biological passport' and changes in the drug testing regime.
It appears Tom Cruise has become the latest celebrity victim of "swatting," a term used for prank phone calls made with the intention of getting police officers sent to an unsuspecting home. The Beverly Hills Police Department says it received a 911 call Thursday morning regarding an armed robbery in progress at a home, which turned out to be Tom’s, and they determined there was no emergency there. Tom and his family weren’t home at the time. Last month, Los Angeles police arrested someone they believe was involved in swatting incidents involving Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber. Miley Cyrus and Simon Cowell were also victims of swatting incidents in 2012.
Pauline Friedman Phillips, better known as Dear Abby, died at the age of 94 of Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Her daughter, Jeanne Phillips took over the column in 2002, when the family announced Pauline had Alzheimer’s disease. Pauline Phillips wrote under the name Abigail Van Buren while her twin sister, Esther Friedman Lederer, who died in 2002, wrote advice under the guise of Ann Landers.
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's relationship has proven to be a profitable one. They top a new Forbes list of Hollywood's highest-grossing romantic couples. The magazine ranked male-female tandems based solely on their on-screen work in romantic movies released over the past three years. Here are the top 10 couples on the list, along with the box office earnings of their movie or movies:
1. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, $1.17 billion.
2. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, $125 million.
3. Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, $103 million.
4. Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Noth, $95 million.
5. Julianne Moore and Steve Carell, $84 million.
6. Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum, $80 million.
7. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, $71 million.
8. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, $63 million.
9. Zac Efron and Taylor Schilling, $60 million.
10. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, $59 million.