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New Franken Accuser: He Groped My Breast in Photo Op

Army veteran says incident took place on 2003 USO tour; plus 6th accuser says he tried for a kiss

(Newser) - An Army veteran is one of two women to come forward with new sexual misconduct allegations against Al Franken, just days after the senator issued an apology —and she's offering a story similar to those of earlier accusers. Stephanie Kemplin, 41, tells CNN Franken touched her right breast... More »

Woman Alleges Al Franken Groped Her, Shares Photo

Leeann Tweeden describes alleged 2006 assault

(Newser) - A radio host and former Playboy playmate says Sen. Al Franken assaulted her—and unlike some women coming forward with similar tales about other high-profile figures, Leeann Tweeden offered proof. In a first-person account at KABC , Tweeden says she was groped in December 2006 when she and the Democratic senator... More »

Sheen Giving $1M to Military Charity

USO getting cut of Anger Management profits

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen is back in the headlines but there are no drugs, goddesses, or crazy escapades involved. The actor has pledged at least $1 million to military charity United Services Organization's program for assisting wounded and sick soldiers and their families, reports Reuters . Sheen is turning over 1% of... More »

Gitmo So 'Fun,' Miss Universe 'Didn't Want to Leave'

'It was very interesting,' she writes in blog

(Newser) - Not many people have fun at Guantanamo Bay, but Miss Universe did. Caracas-born beauty Dayana Mendoza visited the US naval base surrounded by barbed wire and watchtowers yesterday, and had a "relaxing, calm" time, she said. It was a "loooot of fun!" she wrote in her blog.... More »

Bob Hope Gets Stamp of Approval

USPS is rolling out homage to the icon in early 2009

(Newser) - Bob Hope, one of America’s most beloved entertainers, will grace a US postage stamp next year, the AP reports. The British-born Hope, who died in 2003, found success as a singer, actor, comedian, and entertainer of American troops. He benefits from postal rule change that allows non-presidents to be... More »

Inside Pam's Wacko World

Andrew Goldman writes of a weird road trip and interview

(Newser) - Is Pamela Anderson playing us all? Andrew Goldman can’t seem to make up his mind, as he reports on a wacky road trip with the silicone diva for Radar. Goldman does manage to tease a few salient facts out of the actress, who is producing a new “docu-series”... More »

'Daily Show' Invades Iraq

Fake news program sends comedy correspondent to real combat zone

(Newser) - The scene might not be quite so funny this week on spoof news program "The Daily Show" as  comedy correspondent Rob Riggle returns with actual on-the-scene reports from an actual week in Iraq.  Beginning last night the show aired footage shot by Riggle's crew with hand-held cameras while... More »

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