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Missouri Congressman Todd Akin has apologized for a remark found incredibly outrageous and offensive by both Republicans and Democrats.

In an interview with KTVI-TV of St. Louis yesterday, the U.S. Senate candidate was asked about his view on abortion and defended his strict pro-life stance by saying:

"First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

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Two questions, of course, have arisen from this statement:

  1. What medical process of "shut down" is Akin talking about?
  2. What the heck is a "legitimate" rape?!?

Following outcry from citizens and politicians - Mitt Romney's camp said “Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong. Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive." - Akin quickly apologized and attempted to clarify:

"In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it's clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year," he said. "I recognize that abortion, and particularly in the case of rape, is a very emotionally charged issue. But I believe deeply in the protection of all life and I do not believe that harming another innocent victim is the right course of action."

Of course, he didn't actually answer either of the questions posed above.

And now many are asking a different question of Akin: Should he drop out of the Senate race against Claire McCaskill? What do you think?

 

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A new naked photo scandal involving Jenelle Evans has surfaced, and her sometime friend James Duffy is the man some speculate is responsible.

You know, the guy behind her arrests for cyber-stalking ... and harassment.

If you recall (we're sort of jealous of you if you don't), Jenelle Evans nude pics leaked this spring showing her before and after plastic surgery.

Now, an unidentified person close to Jenelle has published more photos of her fully nude taken before the Teen Mom 2 star got fake boobs.

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Who took them, who leaked them and why? All unclear.

"Leave me the f**k alone, PLEASE. I hope u die. I'm so upset," Jenelle Evans tweeted when she realized what had happened over the weekend.

It is very possible she is referring to Duffy, her former friend. Not a bad guess as he's threatened to tweet damaging pics of Jenelle in the past.

In typical fashion, Jenelle egged him on, proclaiming that he was all talk, no action ... something she probably regrets if Duffy is indeed the culprit.

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Three members of the Russian group Pussy Riot were sentenced to multiple years in prion yesterday. Their crime?

Calling out President Vladimir Putin during a March performance in Russia.

Pussy Riot Members

Now, various stars and musicians are responding to the punishment, with one well-known band vowing to never play in Russia again. Here is a rundown of reactions:

Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney: "FYI. We will never being playing a show in Russia as long as they imprison innocent musicians for speaking their minds peacefully."

Mischa Barton: "I can't believe sentencing #pussyriot to2 yrs in jail.as someone who lived in Moscow and has filmed& seen inside the jails my heart goes out."

Kate Walsh: "What a massive disappointment for Russia: imprisoning pussyriot?? Shame on you."

Bill Maher: "Solidarity shout-out to #PussyRiot! I signed a petition in support! Then I found out it was a band," he tweeted, along with, "I see #MittRomney and #PaulRyan have taken to calling themselves America's Comeback Team. Cuz #PussyRiot was taken."

Paul McCartney: "I and many others like me who believe in free speech will do everything in our power to support you and the idea of artistic freedom."

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In America, Dave Mustaine can claim President Barack Obama orchestrated the killing of a dozen people in Colorado and simply receive mockery and anger over the Internet.

In Russia? Well...

A Moscow judge has sentenced the members of Pussy Riot to two years in prison because the group sang a "punk prayer" in the city's main cathedral earlier this year, dancing and marching around while asking the Virgin Mary to save Russia from Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a third term as the nation's leader two weeks later.

Despite protests around the world from international rights group - and outcries from artists such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Madonna - Judge Marina Syrova explained in her verdict that the three musicians "committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred."

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Hope Solo claims in her new memoir, Solo: A Memoir of Hope, that Maksim Chmerkovskiy slapped her across the face on Dancing With the Stars in 2011.

Maksim is reportedly adamant that this did NOT occur and shocked that the slap story somehow made it into the U.S. women's soccer team goaltender's book.

In it, she says Chmerkovskiy slapped her hard during a tense rehearsal while trying to put her head in the correct position for a dancing move. You buy it?

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The two were partners who famously clashed on the show, but this was mostly attributed at the time to them each being intense competitors and athletes.

They've had dinner several times since the show, and she tweeted to Maks before the Olympics, offering him free tickets (Hope led the U.S. to gold, as usual).

Maks says he has no idea why Hope would publish such a false, defamatory statement and posted a statement on Twitter Thursday without naming names:

“Always hated hypocrites and liars… but when someone is both AND an opportunist, I just feel bad for them. Can’t win at someone’s expense,” he wrote.

Is it possible that she exaggerated an incident for her book just to make splashy headlines? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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Chad Johnson’s arrest for domestic battery is making headlines, but an alleged friend of his says it's not the first violent episode between them.

"Chad didn't like [Evelyn Lozada]'s party lifestyle and it made his anger worsen,” the source added. “He hated the way she acted on [Basketball Wives]."

"He would often lash out at her for any little thing."

The turmoil may have been a long time coming for Chad, whose subsequent release by the Miami Dolphins was even filmed for HBO's Hard Knocks.

Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, Evelyn Lozada

Johnson’s pal says that Evelyn Lozada filing for divorce from Johnson just 41 days after they tied the knot does not come as a surprise.

"Chad and Evelyn's marriage was volatile in nature and a mistake from the start,” the friend said, adding that epic fights were almost the norm.

"He [Chad] went off the scale at her once because he was tired of having Evelyn's friends, like her assistant and stuff, living in his house."

The Johnsons' friend also says a group of pals close to the couple were beginning to get very concerned for Lozada’s safety and well-being.

"She told me Chad threatened to kill her one time and that was really a red flag," Radar Online (we know) quotes the insider as alleging.

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Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says President Barack Obama somehow "staged" the recent Colorado shooting as part of a conspiracy to ban guns. Seriously.

In comments that may put even Ted Nugent to shame, Dave suggested that Obama was behind the massacre perpetrated by James Holmes ... and a lot more.

At a Tuesday, August 7 performance in Singapore, Mustaine told the crowd, "Back in my country, my president ... he's trying to pass a gun ban."

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"So he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border ... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there ... and the beautiful people at the [Wisconsin Sikh temple]."

The rocker continued, "I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America."

One major hole in Mustaine's "theory" (besides basic facts): Obama has not made any push for gun control in the wake of these tragedies.

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The short-lived marriage of Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson came to an end yesterday in the aftermath of his arrest for domestic violence.

Her discovery of a receipt for condoms, alleged head-butting and 911 call may have been the final straw, but the die was cast long ago.

Chad Johnson (formerly) Ochocinco has been accused of cheating in the past, and now Beverly Shiner, 30, claims she was a participant in said activity.

From January-May of THIS YEAR, with Evelyn elbow-deep in wedding plans.

Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada

After first making contact by following him on Twitter, Shiner claims he sent his number in a personal message, inviting her to dinner.

"I Googled him before we met and saw he was engaged, but at the time there were reports that she had broken it off because she thought he was cheating, so I assumed they had broken up," she told Radar, presumably without irony.

It became clear she still lived at his home, however.

"While I was there, he called Evelyn and asked if she could order a pizza to be delivered for him, and even had her pay for it," Shiner said. "I thought it was odd and I wondered if she was really his fiancee or just a secretary."

She's not his fiancee anymore, having filed for divorce yesterday. Chad apologized in a statement to his fans, while wishing Evelyn well.

Shiner, herself a mother of two, revealed that she still railed Chad that night in January ... and more than a few more times in the ensuing months.

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The founder and CEO of Crocs shoes was arrested for DUI last weekend, and reportedly told police that they could go "f*%k" themselves "in the ass." 

George Boedecker also revealed in his drunken stupor that he's currently dating Taylor Swift ... a revelation that's probably news to Conor Kennedy.

Boulder, Colo., police responded Saturday to a call about a man who was "drunk as crap" and passed out in front of his 2010 Porsche Panamera.

George Boedecker Mug Shot

The man, 51-year-old Boedecker, told officials he just pulled over to take a nap ... then that his girlfriend was driving. And that she's "batsh*t crazy."

Asked about the girlfriend, George told police she's a really f*%king famous” singer ... then asked officers if they were "familiar with Taylor Swift."

When asked for his address, Boedecker reportedly replied, "I have 17 f*%king homes." Apparently the man has sold a lot of hole-filled sandals.

Police proceeded to arrest him for DUI, at which point Boedecker said he "knew his f*cking rights" ... and told cops to "Go f*%k yourselves in the ass."

George, who the Smoking Gun claims was wearing flip flops at the time, concluded that the cops had made an "enemy for life" and would "f*%king die."

Wow. This story is almost as embarrassing as people over age 7 wearing Crocs.

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Move over, Robert Pattinson. Make room at the bar for Anderson Cooper.

The CNN anchor may need to drown his sorrows in a few suds, following the publication of a few photos that certainly make it look like Ben Maisani has gone all Kristen Stewart on his live-in boyfriend.

Anderson Cooper at the Daytime Emmys

The Daily Mail has posted shots of Maisani locking lips with an unidentified brunette in Grand Central Park. They were reportedly taken this past week and follow rumors that the journalist was hoping to marry his loved one as soon as Labor Day.

Cooper and Maisani - who owns the bar Eastern Bloc in Manhattan's East Village - have been together for approximately three years. They live together in Cooper's NYC townhouse.

Last month, following years of speculation, Cooper came out as gay in one of the classiest, most well-written statements we've read yet on this issue.

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