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The brother of Olympic star Oscar Pistorius is facing a culpable homicide charge for a 2008 road death, compounding problems for the family after the double-amputee runner was charged with premeditated murder in the Feb. 14 shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
What is the secret to lifelong marital bliss? This question lies at the center of "Hope Springs." The new film stars Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as Kay and Arnold, a couple that has been married for more than 30 years, and yet are romantically estranged from one another. They sleep in separate beds. They celebrate their anniversaries with purchases of household appliances and cable subscriptions. They haven't intimately touched each other for years.
Every now and then, Hollywood remembers that just because people get old, doesn't mean they stop looking for romance at the movies. "Hope Springs" is tailor-made for that subset of the aging boomer demographic who might want a cinematic experience that doesn't involve dippy, hard-bodied young stars cavorting brainlessly in a hot tub of easy sexuality.
Here's how surprisingly effective "Hope Springs" is: It will make you want to go home and have sex with your spouse afterward. Or at least share a longer hug or a more passionate kiss.
The world's greatest golfers seek balance in their swings. They also seek balance in their lives.
The Texas doctor accused of "selling his signature" to process almost $375 million in false Medicare and Medicaid claims went unnoticed for half a decade by a fraud detection system that some critics say is broken.
An immigrant advocacy group filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to uphold a recently enacted Maryland law that would allow some illegal immigrants to receive tuition breaks.
"Apparently the prosecutors' idea is that if [John] Edwards used money from 'Bunny' Mellon and others to keep his mistress stashed away and quiet, this was really a campaign expense and should have been paid for out of campaign funds. But suppose Edwards had paid for it with campaign funds," writes Mickey Kaus at his Daily Caller blog Kaus Files.
"Feels like you're petting the dog," says Arnold.
He also said that he had been bruised in the accident, but he did not provide details on how he got injured.