It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it, and Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James said she did exhaustive "research" for the best-selling erotic novel in which many of her own sexual fantasies actually appear on paper.

"It was a very considered study," James joked the explicit sex in her books during the latest stop on her book tour. "My husband still rolls his eyes and says 'God, what do we gotta do now?' He was very cooperative."

John Edwards denied his affair with Rielle Hunter to the American public but would not do so in a sworn affidavit, while his mistress wanted to claim she was abducted by aliens, according to the latest dispatches from his trial.

Mark Kornblau, who worked as John Edwards' spokesman and issued a strong denial that succeeded in keeping the Enquirer's story about Edwards' pregnant girlfriend from being picked up by the mainstream media, testified this week.

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The career of Mariano Rivera, the greatest relief pitcher to ever play Major League Baseball and one of the most respected players to ever don a uniform, may be over.

The 42-year old closer tore his ACL prior to the Yankees/Royals game yesterday when he tripped in the outfield shagging fly balls during batting practice.

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Just as football legend's Junior Seau's death was officially ruled a suicide by investigators, a forensic pathologist who identified chronic brain damage as a factor in the deaths of some NFL players flew in to help with the autopsy.

The pathologist, Bennet Omalu, assisted in the autopsy conducted by the San Diego County medical examiner because of his experience with NFL players and brain injuries, well placed sources confirmed to ESPN late Thursday.

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Kevin Federline has never been one for personal hygiene. Or earning potential.

A new lawsuit drives both of these points home. His former landlord claims K-Fed trashed his L.A. mansion, then screwed him out of rent money.

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