A total of 45 Golden Tickets were handed out in Portland last night, as American Idol made its first-ever stop in this Pacific Northwest city.

But one contestant made an impression above all others who were granted access to Hollywood: Romeo Diahn, a Liberia native who fled that country in the 1990s during its civil war and ended up in a refugee camp in Ghana.

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Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska is shooting down accusations that she has a problem with prescription drugs. The South Dakotan denies having an addition to Ambien.

An addiction to leopard print apparel and fake tanning, maybe, but not Ambien.

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Amy Winehouse's life had more than its share of controversy. In death, she is no different, as the coroner's inquest into her demise is coming under scrutiny.

British officials are currently investigating the coroner in charge of conducting the singer's medical examination and whether he was unqualified for the job.

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An Egyptian soccer match between two longtime rivals descended into a violent melee yesterday as fans supporting the winning side rushed the field at the end.

They attacked players and fans in clashes that reportedly killed at least 79 people.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in damage control mode after a comment he made about not being concerned about America's poorest people.

He said this pretty much verbatim. In context, but still.

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Sofia Vergara may be hard to understand on Modern Family, but the results of a new AskMen.com poll are easy to comprehend: the actress has been voted The Most Desirable Woman of 2012.

Vergara, 40, is the oldest female yet to take home the title, and she follows last year's winner, Blake Lively; the 2010 champion Emmanuelle Chriqui; and Eva Mendes, who occupied the top spot in 2009.

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