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Lynne Spalding, 57, was admitted to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment on September 19 and underwent treatment for infection.

Two days later, on September 21, Lynne Spalding disappeared.

San Francisco authorities and Spalding's family are seeking information on her whereabouts and appealing to the public for help in locating her.

Lynne Spalding

"Lynne is an upbeat, lively person and her family's at a complete loss over her disappearance," family spokesperson David Perry said, in an interview with People.

Spalding, who had recently lost a great deal of weight, was being treated for an infection. Her condition was improving and listed as "fair" though family noted she seemed "very confused" when they last saw her. 

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by Hilton Hater at

Tom Clancy, one of the best-selling authors of his generation, died yesterday at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 66 years old.

The novelist was best known and respected for his detailed portrayal of the espionage and military world.

He wrote such successes as The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and The Sum of All Fears and created the character of Jack Ryan, who went on to be played on the big screen by such stars as Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck.

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by Free Britney at

Touche! Next Media Animation has posted a response to former employee Marina Shifrin, who danced her way out of a job in a video that went viral this week.

Jaded twenty-something Shifrin posted a video of herself announcing her exit from the Taiwanese video animation company and dancing to Kanye West's "Gone."

Now her spurned employer is looking to have the last laugh, though:

The company's takeoff of Shifrin's "I Quit" message? "We're hiring!"

The video by NMA - the company that makes those hilarious animated, Asian reenactments of current events - makes a few tongue-in-cheek references to Shifrin's.

Pitching potential candidates with the perks of the job, it lists the apparent opportunities to satisfy your boss' need for revenge among the selling points.

Who's the winner here, NMA or Marina Shifrin? You decide ...

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by Hilton Hater at

Turns out, there is one positive to come out of this week's government shutdown.

Aside from John Boehner swinging naked on a wrecking ball, that is.

With Congress unable to come to a funding agreement by September 30, all national parks and monuments have now been closed, a crushing blow to anyone planning to visit Yosemite in the near future...

... And also to a Maryland based Ku Klux Klan chapter who had received a special-use permit to hold a rally at Gettysburg National Military Park on Saturday.

The event was scheduled to protest illegal immigration and also to demand that President Obama produce proof of American citizenship.

But the group has been forced to cancel the rally after park officials rescinded all permits due to the shutdown. Might Congress have had this in mind all along? And isn't truly acting like a bunch of self-centered, immature idiots?

Sigh. We doubt it.

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by Free Britney at

A Jeopardy contestant was flat-out hosed this week because of his accent, specifically the way he pronounced "Elaine" as in Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.

The question in the "Name TV Role" category was essentially "Julia Louis-Dreyfus' character on Seinfeld," and Fidelito Cortes responded, "Elaine."

Host Alex Trebek said this was incorrect, however, and moved on to another contestant who guessed "Benes." The other contestant was deemed correct.

Trebek then corrected Cortes on his pronunciation. Check it out:

Viewers took to Twitter to bash the show. Some choice Tweets:

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by Free Britney at

The first government shutdown in 17 years, which is in effect as of this morning, has people everywhere pointing fingers and/or scratching their heads.

House of Turds

In a nutshell, the federal government is closed after Congress could not reach an agreement on the funding to keep it running past September 30.

The GOP-controlled House passed a short-term funding bill conditional upon a repeal of a medical device tax and a one-year delay in the implementation of Obamacare.

Clever way to block policy labeled as toxic since it passed in 2010?

Pointless, desperate political gambit? All depends who you ask.

The Democratic-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama weren't having any of it, and with both sides at an impasse and no end in sight, here we are.

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by Free Britney at

A couple in Missouri shared some huge news last week. Literally. Jessica Helmers, gave birth to a 13-pound, 8-ounce baby girl named Karsyn on Friday.

"I was tickled," said Jessica. "I still can't believe she weighed over 13 pounds."

Doctors confirmed it as well. Karsyn Raleigh Helmers was born and weighed in at 13 pounds, 8 ounces. She was delivered by c-section right on time.

The new father, Wesley Helmers, said he still can't believe the numbers.

"They called me in there and did all the other measurements," he said.

"They wanted me to see the weight and as soon as it said 13 pounds, 8 ounces I was like, 'Umm, how am I going to explain this one to the bunch.'"

A good question. As for Jessica, she says she's looking forward to arm workouts with Karsyn. That should help shed the baby weight quickly, if it's any consolation ...

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by Hilton Hater at

In a harrowing new viral video, a group of bikers chase down a man out for a Sunday drive in Manhattan, dragging him out of his vehicle and beating him up in front of his wife and child.

The ugly incident started when 33-year old Alexian Lien accidentally struck a biker who cut him off on the Henry Hudson Parkway.

From there, a four-mile chase ensued, with as many as 30 riders on sport/dirt bikes going after Lien down the highway.

They catch up to him at a red light in Washington Heights and the video - taken by a biker with a helmet camera - clearly shows one of the men smashing the driver's side window of Lien's Range Rover. His two-year old daughter is in the backseat.

Lien, who works as director of the e-commerce firm, was punched and slashed in the face with a knife, according to police.

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by Free Britney at

If the following report is true, Octomom has met her match. An Iraqi woman in her 40s, who is already the mother of seven, is expecting 13 more babies.

Yes, she's pregnant with 13 babies. Six sets of twins plus one. A baker's dozen of buns in the proverbial oven. Thirteen fertilized eggs inside her, people!

Positive Preg. Test

The unnamed mom of seven is said to be in her early 40s. Octomom Nadya Suleman, for comparison, was in her mid-30s when she birthed children 7-14.

The woman's husband, Fadhil Al Azawi, a farmer from central Iraq's Salahuddin province, said medical tests and images clearly show(ed) 13 fetuses.

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by Free Britney at

You're only as young as you feel. At least that seems to be the attitude of one grandmother, who is very much alive on the dance floor in the video below.

She moves her hips. She humps the air. She thrusts like a madwoman possessed and gets LOW like an octogenarian Miley Cyrus ... fittingly, to "Blurred Lines."

We're not just being nice to an old lady, either. She's got skills!

You have to admit, her ability to salsa dance has remained undiminished with the passage of time, and the same is apparently true of her taste in men.

Watch what happens as she fixes her eyes one guy seated at a table and moves in on her target, who seems confused, amused and a little perplexed:

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