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The roller coaster ride that is Weston Cage's life continues.

Nic's son made a couple of big announcements Wednesday:

  1. His wife, Nikki Williams, is pregnant with his child!
  2. He's filing for divorce.
Weston Cage, Wife Nikki Williams

Weston Cage, who has only been married since April, went to his Facebook page to break the news, saying, "Made my choice. getting divorced."

Their joint domestic violence arrest over the weekend may have factored into his decision somewhat. As for the whole pregnancy thing ...

Weston believes the news only backs his claim that he never laid a hand on Nikki before the two were both arrested following the melee.

Cage wrote, "Never hit my wife. why would i start abusing after she was positive after taking a pregnant-c test." That's quite the reveal.

Weston then added a cryptic message: "Have fun killing my child Breyan Prescott." Hopefully he gets the help he needs, and quickly.

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With the tease from Mark Zuckerberg that he would "launch something awesome" at 1 p.m. EST, Facebook users were introduced to a few new features today.

Chief among them is what Zuckerberg referred to as "video calling" during an announcement from Palo Alto. The chat system will combine with Skype to work as an application within Facebook; there won't be any separate download required.

FB Lettering

Instead, you can just click the button on a friend's profile page and - presto! - a video call is initiated.

Not exactly ground-breaking, we know. But Facebook must soon compete with Google+, which has already announced its own video chatting service.

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A man named Justin John Bieber is creating quite the stir on Facebook for two reasons:

  1. His name.
  2. The fact that he goes off on Justin Bieber.
FB Profile

A 50-year old man, this Justin Bieber feels as attached to his name as Michael Bolton did on Office Space: he was here first, he thinks the other Justin Bieber is a "punk ass little bandit" and he has no intention of changing it!

We don't approve of some of Justin John's language or reference, but it's better to see a middle-aged man turning away "little girls" than trying to friend them, isn't it?

UPDATE: Apparently this Facebook profile is a fake and the picture is of French computer scientist Michael Xhaard.

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Consider yourself on notice, Facebook: Google is coming for you.

The search engine giant has announced plans for its own social network, title "Google+ project." Sum it up for us, please, Google's Vice President of Product Management, Bradley Horowitz:

"In real life, we have walls and windows and I can speak to you knowing who's in the room, but in the online world, you get to a ‘Share' box and you share with the whole world."

Google vs. FB

Okay, that didn't make the concept much clearer.

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Jason Valdez, an armed man in Salt Lake City, took a woman hostage and updated friends and family about it on Facebook during a 16-hour standoff.

He made six status updates, posted pictures of himself and the woman (“Got a cute Hostage’ huh,” he wrote), and added at least 12 new friends.

Valdez took the woman hostage Tuesday evening when police tried to serve him with a felony drug warrant after a missed court appearance.

FB Updates

Hey, you gotta pass the time somehow ...

“I’m currently in a standoff … kinda ugly, but ready for whatever,” Valdez first wrote on the social networking site. “I love u guyz and if I don’t make it out of here alive that I’m in a better place and u were all great friends.”

His friends and family responded with more than 100 messages, at least one warning Valdez about police activity outside. Authorities are discussing whether his friends should be charged with obstruction of justice.

As the SWAT team swarmed the room, Valdez shot himself in the chest.

He was in critical condition as of last night ... if that changes, we suspect he will let everyone know on his Wall ASAP, along with how bad the hospital food is.

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On one hand, Soulja Boy makes a decent point in a new online rant:

How big of a loser must you be to become someone's friend on Facebook, solely to post hateful messages regarding that individual's work?

On the other hand... well, the rapper goes a bit far in his latest diatribe, using language that would make Tracy Morgan proud and turning the problem of Internet trolls into a race issue. This is what Soulja Boy posted over the weekend:

Soulja Boy Pic

"IM TIRED OF WHITE PEOPLE DOING US LIKE THIS MAN!! THEY TREAT US SO WRONG!! fuck THEM MAN ON GOD!! fu*k THEM FOR LIKING A BLACK MANS FACEBOOK JUST TO TALK shit!! fuck RACIST I HATE YOU

"Maybe I finally said the right shit to get these racist to unlike my page. Fans i'm sorry you had to read this. but we must take a stand. they WILL not treat us like this any longer. I dont give a fuck.

"I'm gonna keep talking sh*t to these white f*ggots until they unlike my page. fucking weirdo stalkers!

just unlike my page and shut the fuck up. let my fans enjoy me. All young black people dont let these faggots discourage you from your dreams! you can be anything you want! DESPITE them always trying to hold us down and talk shit! WE ARE GREAT"

Man. Even LeBron James didn't go there when reacting to his critics.

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Is Mark Zuckerberg engaged to girlfriend Priscilla Chan? That's the rumor going around - a rumor traced to a comment by none other than Bill Gates.

The Microsoft founder may have just used the wrong word in reference to his fellow computer entrepreneur, but he definitely called her his "fiancee."

In an interview with the Daily Mail (UK), Gates discussed the philanthropic efforts of Zuckerberg, who recently reached out to Gates and his foundation.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

Like Gates, Zuckerberg has pledged to give away most of his fortune.

"I didn't say to Mark, 'Give me all your money!' He was predisposed to do it and he came to me seeking advice. His fiancée Priscilla thought about education and he gave money to Newark, New Jersey," Gates said.

The head of the Gates Foundation said, "We did a co-grant so that some of our people who had some expertise in that field could help him out."

It could have been nothing more than a slip of the tongue, saying fiancee instead of girlfriend, but Zuckerberg has been dating Chan since 2003.

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The first photos of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, taken about five months after she was tragically shot in the head, have emerged on Facebook.

The images depict a a woman in recovery, smiling and with short, dark hair. They were taken by a professional photographer on May 17 at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, a day before Giffords under a cranioplasty.

Gabrielle Giffords Facebook Photo

The picture above was not altered or edited, according to her staff, who said it shows "Gabby has traveled a remarkable distance since Jan. 8."

“This was Mark and Gabby’s decision,” said spokesman CJ Karamargin of the pictures' release. “There is intense interest in the Congresswoman’s appearance and on the threshold of her going to outpatient treatment, we thought this was a good way to satisfy public curiosity.”

Giffords is expected to leave the hospital this month.

The man accused of opening fire on her and her constituents in Arizona has been deemed mentally incompetent.

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Some people take Facebook very seriously.

We recently told you about T-Pain's "Like" tattoo, but even he can't hold a candle to YouTube user Suzyj87, who recently videoed the process of getting a "sleeve" style tattoo ... of the photos of her 152 Facebook friends.

Now that's serious loyalty ... or something.

If she gets 50 more friends, will she get 50 more photos tattooed? There's a finite surface area, after all. She explains this conundrum as such:

"Of course I gave it a lot of thought. These are not all my friends. Just the people I care most about," she says of the artistic Facebook mosaic.

"I got their permission and they were proud to be on it. It represents who I am right now and the time we live in. And of course I love the look."

We have to give Suzy87 that much. It does look sort of cool. At least as far as tattoos of your Facebook friends that cover your entire arms go.

NOTE: Become FB friends with THG today!

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The Hollywood Gossip utilizes social media to spread the word about celebrity and entertainment news, but this is actually an important situation.

Indiana University student Lauren Spierer went missing in the early morning hours Friday. A Facebook campaign has been launched to find her.

The first few days are the most critical with missing persons, as is the rapid sharing of any information that may exist about their whereabouts.

It's an example of the power of social media. We just hope it works in this case. Follow the link to do what you can to Find Lauren on Facebook or join this Facebook event.

Missing Lauren
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