‘Nightline’ Daily Line, May 16: RFK Jr.’s Wife Dead

By ABC News

May 16, 2012 3:42pm

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10:50 p.m. ET: Tune in to Nightline tonight for Cynthia McFadden’s reporting on the tragic death of Mary Richardson Kennedy, found dead of a suicide at home tonight, marking another loss for the famous Kennedy Clan. Plus, Brian Ross’ compelling investigation into horrible abuses sustained by Tennessee Walking Horses– all caught on hidden camera… and TJ Winick tells you how J Lo made it to the top of the Forbes Celebrity 100.

9:32 p.m. ET: Gaydar: Real Thing?

A study published today by the Public Library of Science claims that people are capable of correctly judging a person’s sexuality “with above-chance accuracy” just by looking at their face.

8:43 p.m. ET: Did you shell out for a pair of Sketchers Shape-Ups in your quest for a perky butt? Well, a court has ordered Sketchers sneakers to pay out $40 million in a settlement over these their popular line of  sneakers they advertised as a weight loss tool– a claim that the court disagree with.

Read the whole story here. 

7:08 p.m. ET: Think candles are only for the ladies? Think again! Famous mall-frangrance-emitter Yankee Candle has released a new line of “manly candles” with macho names like “First Down” and “2×4″.

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Via Yankee Candle

Candle-loving dudes everywhere… rejoice.

5:11 p.m. ET: ABC News confirms that Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Wife, Mary Richardson Kennedy, has died.  Read the latest HERE.

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4:29 p.m. ET: Let’s play celebrity house swap! Ryan Seacrest has reportedly bought Ellen DeGeneres’ $49 million Beverly Hills estate, shown here in this 2008 photo:

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3:15 p.m. ET: Incredibly disturbing video of blue ribbon-winning Tennessee “walking horses” being beaten and tortured during training. The Brian Ross investigative team will have the latest on “Nightline” tonight. WARNING: The video is graphic.

1:11 p.m. ET: Google announced the launch of its Knowledge Graph, the company’s latest attempt to make their search engine better. Read more here to find out how it works.

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11:47 a.m. ET: JOHN EDWARDS TRIAL: Defense rests without calling Rielle Hunter, Cate Edwards or John Edwards to the stand. Closing arguments to begin tomorrow.

11:40 a.m. ET: Will appearing on live TV make Britney Spears “Stronger” or “Drive Her Crazy”?

The starlet showed off bloody, bitten fingernails at a Fox press conference announcing she would appear as a judge on “The X Factor.”

“The poor thing looked like a complete deer in headlights,” Matt Whitfield, editor of Yahoo TV, told ABCNews.com’s Sheila Marikar. “She can’t even handle a press conference? How is she going to be able to handle live TV and a huge audience?”

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10:31 a.m. ET: President George W. Bush snuck back into Washington yesterday morning to give a speech to about 200 people, and then left a few hours later, as quickly has he came.

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ABC’s Matt Negrin writes: “We don’t see much of Bush these days. He’s the president that a lot of people would like to forget, still so toxic that he’s widely considered more likely to hurt than help the Republican Party by participating in the 2012 campaign.”

Bush’s final words before leaving the stage after his speech: “See ya later.”

Read more HERE.

9:50 a.m. ET: Fire crews in Arizona are fighting to stop a massive wildfire from jumping the fireline into the historic mining town of Crown King, the Associated Press reported this morning.

The USDA Forest Service reported that the biggest wildfire is near Payson, Ariz., which has grown from 3000 acres burned to 12, 000, quadrupled in size since Monday. Here is the map of eight major fires burning in the west from USDA Forest Service:

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