• BP's total legal cost for cleanup of the spill -- including criminal fines -- has been estimated at $62.9 billion, far more than the $20 billion escrow. BP shares gained after the announcement of the fund yesterday. [NYT]
• Indiana Jones has made Ally McBeal an honest woman, or something. Bill Richardson played the minister. [TMZ]More »
Special guest stars: Ace from American Idol, the cast of Hair, and from Jersey Shore, Snooki and that young man who named his abdominal muscles. Enjoy.
New indictments reveal that two of the gunslingers were New York City cops, and one an ex-cop.
It can't be confirmed that Williams chose prison over resuming his career with the hapless, deeply depressed Nets, who at 5-51 are on pace for the worst record in NBA history.
Lautenberg fell down in his home earlier this week and was upon examination revealed to suffer from a bleeding ulcer, which led to the tests that revealed the cancer.
His office expects a full recovery and "after he receives his treatment, back to normal," though such a diagnosis has to be troubling for anyone, especially a near-octogenarian. Along with friends and family, his political opponents ("Will it be Frank 'The Louse' Lautenberg or Robert 'Sheets' Byrd to die next?") are watching closely.
The 85-year-old Byrne says he's not badly hurt. "I never fell down," says the ex-governor, "like when I fought Muhammad Ali." (No, really,that actually happened, at an exhibition in 1979.)
The state senate president Dick Codey's remarks are not encouraging: "We're gonna post the bill and see what happens."
If the bill fails before Chris Christie -- who has pledged to veto it -- comes in as governor on the 19th, some supporters plan to take the issue to the state supreme court.
Given how many ex-pat New York gays have colonized Jersey from Asbury Park to Montclair, it's a taunting marriage equality advocates would gladly have accepted.More »