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“The lifestyles of the rich and famous”, celebrities are expected to live somewhat extravagant lives, enjoying the surplus of wealth that their careers have bestowed upon them. The recent success and controversy revolving around Martin Scorsese’s “Wolf of Wall Street” just goes to show that we as the viewing public like to watch stories of excess and wealth and all of the various trappings that go along with being famous. We all enjoy a good story, but when do we stop the excess partying, the never-ending good times that just become the makeup of tabloid covers? Enjoying a good romp on the movie screen or on your television set at home is one thing, but when the stories of celebrities gone wild extends into the real world, someone has to be there to stop them.
I was sitting at my laptop, writing a blog post when my 19-year-old daughter spoke up from the next room. “Justin Bieber got arrested,” she said.
(CNN) -- Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.
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(CNN) -- People confess to a lot of things on Facebook: their frustrations, bad habits, secret longings and new loves. A Florida man confessed to something much more sinister Thursday. He said he killed his wife.
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Editor's Note: The story below has been updated since The Explorer went to print. Oro Valley Town Attorney Melinda Garrahan, citing a Pima County appeals court ruling, said the adoption of a utility sales tax could not be referred for public vote.
March 1, 2006 - The Town of Marana and Pima County will pay up and avoid trial, it seems.