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MTV Reality Show Caused Crime Wave: Study

Laguna Beach led to more robberies, rapes, study says

(Newser) - MTV's Laguna Beach contributed to a rise in crime in the real Laguna Beach, a new study suggests. Researchers from Occidental College analyzed crime statistics from 2004 to 2006, when the popular reality series was on the air—and perhaps turning the ritzy, gated enclave into a tourist hub. The... More »

Bon Jovi Guitarist Busted for DUI

With young daughter in car, he also faces endangerment charge

(Newser) - Laguna Beach police have slapped Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora with DUI charges after catching his black Hummer bopping and weaving down the street late last night. Sambora took a sobriety test and was hauled downtown at 4am, the AP reports. He may be in more trouble—three passengers were... More »

For Generation 'Look at Me,' Every Moment Is Public

But pitfalls lie amid flurry of documenting

(Newser) - They’re known as millennials, the documentation generation, and the Look at Me’s. But what defines Americans born after 1982 is a mindset that every moment can be turned into a performance worthy of YouTube and MySpace and maybe parlayed into broader fame, Newsweek reports. Now sociologists are asking:... More »

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