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‘Shared endorsements’ to have user’s photo along with Google ads

Have a penchant for seeing your own picture along with sponsored advertisements? Here is a chance to fulfill this desire.

Yahoo undergoes a drastic makeover!

Yahoo! has undergone a drastic makeover under its charismatic CEO Marissa Mayer, who has turned around things for good for the former leading search engine.

Facebook photo helps diagnose toddler with cancer

Facebook might have received flak for encouraging unhealthy eating habits among teens and rising divorce rate, but the social networking site has helped save a critically ill 4-year-old boy.

Nude photo sent to girlfriend's mom

Brookfield, Wis. -- Wisconsin police said an 18-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct when a nude photo intended for his girlfriend instead wound up on her mom's cellphone.

Police said the 18-year-old Glendale man, whose name was not released, sent the nude picture of himself to his 17-year-old Brookfield girlfriend's cellphone, apparently unaware that she shares the phone with her mother, reported Wednesday.

The mother was the first to see the picture and reported it to police, who issued the man a citation for disorderly conduct.

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Foster denies teen's assault allegations

Los Angeles -- Jodie Foster's publicist says the Hollywood actress is denying a teenager's allegation that she assaulted him after he approached and asked her for a photo.

Foster, 47, is known for her roles in "Taxi Driver," "The Silence of the Lambs" and "The Accused."

RadarOnline said a police report filed by a 17-year-old boy and his father in Los Angeles alleged the Oscar-winning star pushed, shoved, scratched and bruised the teen when he asked to snap a picture of her May 29 at The Grove mall.

Foster's publicist painted quite a different scenario Friday.

"This guy was most definitely a professional paparazzo," the actress's representative told

Globe runs Coleman deathbed photo on cover

Los Angeles -- A photo of actor Gary Coleman apparently taken as he lay dying in a Utah hospital was published on the cover of Globe Magazine Wednesday.

The former "Diff'rent Strokes" star died late last month after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42.

CNN said Globe's parent company American Media confirmed it bought the photo, but spokeswoman Samantha Trenk declined to say who sold the photo to the publication and how much was paid for it.

Dion Mial, Coleman's longtime friend and former manager, told CNN the actor's ex-wife, Shannon Price -- who appears with Coleman in the heartbreaking photo -- sold the image to Globe in an "ongoing desperate attempt" to profit from his death.

Bigamist busted by newspaper photo

Conningham, Australia -- An Australian man pleaded guilty to bigamy after his first wife saw his second wedding photo in a newspaper and went to the police.

Nicholas Trikilis, 44, of Conningham, pleaded guilty to bigamy, forgery and giving false information in Hobart Magistrates Court, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.

Trikilis forged divorce papers and married his second wife in 2008, court records showed.

His first wife saw a wedding photo he submitted to a local newspaper and reported him to the police.

Magistrate Michael Daly sentenced Trikilis a six months in prison, suspended for five years, and ordered him to pay a fine of more than $1,800.

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