Fran Drescher Steps Out With Email Inventor; Fit Mom Maria Kang Sort of Apologizes
Oct. 17, 2013
By ABC News
Fran Drescher Steps Out With Email Inventor
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Looking for something super random to kick off your Thursday? Well, then you've come to the right place.
Actress and unique-voice owner Fran Drescher, 56, hit the red carpet for the premiere of "Bridegroom" in Beverly Hills Tuesday night with Shiva Ayyadurai, 49, the man often credited with inventing email.
When Ayyadurai was in high school in 1978, he developed a mail system that he called "EMAIL." He copyrighted it in 1982, but whether he's the inventor of modern-day email is a subject of dispute.
Drescher doesn't seem to care.
"Falling in LOVE. Cant believe it how it happens out of the blu," she tweeted Oct. 7. She has tweeted photos of herself with Ayyadurai.
Told you it was random.
Harley-Davidson Recalls Some 2014 Motorcycles
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Do not start your engines. Harley-Davidson is voluntarily recalling certain 2014 Touring motorcycles because of an issue with the hydraulic clutch system that could be dangerous, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The recall includes a "Do Not Ride" notice to owners until the motorcyles are repaired.
The recall affects about 25,000 hogs. (Are you impressed with Social Climber's use of the bike slang "hog"? She is.)
Fit Mom Maria Kang Sort of Apologizes
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California mom and fitness enthusiast Maria Kang was at the center of an Internet-wide hullabaloo this week after a photo of her went viral.
The photo showed Kang, 32, in a sports bra and workout shorts alongside her three young sons with the caption "What's Your Excuse?" Then, the Internet freaked out. Some supported her, but many accused her of "fat-shaming."
"I've been getting an influx of new followers, emails and comments (on my profile pic) recently," she wrote. "Some saying I'm a bully, I'm fat-shaming and I need to apologize for the hurt I've caused women. I get it."
She said she wasn't going to go into her struggle with genetics or a past eating disorder or how she didn't give into ice cream cravings while pregnant. Then she apologized. Sort of. Not really.
"What I WILL say is this. What you interpret is not MY fault. It's Yours. The first step in owning your life, your body and your destiny is to OWN the thoughts that come out of your own head. I didn't create them. You created them. So if you want to continue 'hating' this image, get used to hating many other things for the rest of your life. You can either blame, complain or obtain a new level of thought by challenging the negative words that come out of your own brain."
LAX Dry Ice Bombs Meant as a Prank, Police Say
The Los Angeles International Airport baggage handler arrested for planting dry ice bombs did it as a prank, according to police.
Dicarlo Bennett, 28, was arrested for planting the dry ice bombs in secure areas of the airport earlier this week. He worked for the ground-services company Servisair.
"We are aware of the situation," Servisair said in a statement to ABC News. "We have no comment at this time."
Bennett was booked for possession of a destructive device near an aircraft and held on $1 million bail.
"I think we can safely say he is not a terrorist or an organized crime boss. He did this for his own amusement," Los Angeles police Deputy Chief Michael Downing told The Associated Press.
Not funny, sir.
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It's rapper Eminem's birthday and, apparently, the people of Turkey are really excited about it because #HappyBirthdayEminemFromTurkey is a worldwide Twitter trend today.
Eminem, aka Slim Shady, aka Marshall Bruce Mathers III, turns 41 today.
Happy birthday, Mr. Shady.
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