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Man hits wife for not liking his Facebook status!

We already know that Facebook is not so good for teens and kids, and here we have someone trying to prove it can be lethal for adults too.

Man arrested for polygamy after wife finds wedding pics on Facebook

Defriending your wife on Facebook doesn't mean that you are divorced. That's precisely what a 34-year-old Michigan man didn't seem to realize.

Police: Wife stabbed hubby over TV remote

St. Petersburgh, Fla. -- Police in Florida said a wife stabbed her husband of five months seven times with a steak knife when he refused to give up the TV remote.

Investigators said Deloris Holley, 61, of St. Petersburg, wanted to watch "The Closer" Monday night while her husband, David Marion, was more interested in watching the football game, WTSP-TV, Tampa, reported Friday.

Police said Holley became irate when Marion refused to give up the remote control so she retrieved a steak knife from the kitchen and stabbed her husband seven times, including a nearly fatal chest wound that punctured a lung.

Ford not cooking more now that he's wed

New York -- Hollywood icon Harrison Ford says he isn't cooking more than he used to now that he is married to actress Calista Flockhart.

The couple began dating in 2002 and married in June. Flockhart is Ford's third wife.

Asked at a New York news conference where he was promoting his new film "Morning Glory" if he has been showing off his skills in the kitchen since he became a newlywed, the 68-year-old looked taken aback and replied: "Me, a newlywed? Look at me, I'm always wed. We were together for 10 years. The honeymoon's over!

"I like to cook. I like to cook, and I like to eat at home," he explained. "I like meals in minutes. I like to get it done and eat. I don't do the red-wine reduction all day long."

Bristol Palin's 'Dancing' sparks standoff

Vermont, Wis. -- Wisconsin police say a 15-hour standoff with an armed man at his home began with the man's frustration with Bristol Palin's success on "Dancing with the Stars."

Investigators said Steven Cowan, 67, whose wife said has been taking medication for bipolar disorder, was watching the TV show Monday night with his wife at their Vermont home when he became agitated during the dance number by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Police said Cowan demanded his pistols, then found a shotgun and some rounds when his wife did not produce the pistols, which had been hidden by his daughter due to safety concerns. Cowan's wife fled the home after he shot the TV.

Jay-Z says Beyonce's not pregnant

New York -- U.S. rapper Jay-Z says his pop star wife Beyonce is not pregnant, contrary to rampant rumors claiming she is.

Jay-Z's denial came Monday on Howard Stern's radio show, reported.

"I really sit back and wonder when people are going to stop," Jay-Z said when asked about the persistent baby talk. "The day that happens, I don't think Newsday is going to know before my grandmother. ...
Everyone knows I'm married. I just don't discuss it because it's a part of my life that I'd rather keep private."

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

Buffalo found in swimming pool

Cleveland, Ga. -- A Georgia man said he and his wife investigated a pair of large holes in their swimming pool cover and were surprised to find a buffalo in the empty pool.

Chris Nonnemaker of White County said rescuers threw carpet into the pool Saturday morning to help the animal with traction and it was lassoed and removed, WSB-TV, Atlanta, reported Monday.

The White County Sheriff's Office said the buffalo was one of three escapees from a neighbor's farm a few weeks ago. The other two buffalo were previously recaptured.

The owners of the buffalo in the pool said they euthanized the animal.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

Damon: We're stopping at four children

Los Angeles -- Hollywood actor Matt Damon says he and his wife Luciana Barroso don't plan to have more children after their fourth daughter is born later this year.

The couple married in 2005 and are the parents of Isabella, 4, and Gia, 2. Barroso also has another daughter -- Alexis, 11 -- from a previous relationship.

"My wife is about to have our fourth kid and we've drawn a line in the sand," Damon told "This is it. Our lives are full and wonderful and we're done having kids ... Lucy is in her third trimester for the fourth time and I think that's about enough to ask of any woman ... I don't want to turn her into Ethel Kennedy."

The wife of late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy gave birth to 11 children.

Lawmaker's wife accused of kitten theft

Birmingham, England -- A British politician's wife is facing a burglary charge for allegedly stealing a kitten from her husband's mistress, authorities said.

Christine Hemming, 52, the wife of John Hemming, who represents Birmingham in Parliament, was charged with burglary after she allegedly took the kitten Sept. 29 from the home of Emily Cox, The Birmingham Post reported Thursday.

"At the time there was a four-year-old child and an adult present in the house. The kitten had sentimental value to the 4-year-old child," prosecutor David Devine said. "Because of the deliberate targeting of Miss Cox and the history between the two women, it must be dealt with at the crown court."

Harper files to divorce wife Laura Dern

Los Angeles -- Musician Ben Harper has filed for a divorce from actress Laura Dern, his wife of five years, court records show.

Citing irreconcilable differences in Friday's filing, Harper asked the judge to deny Dern spousal support, the Web site reported.

The filing said the couple separated in January, but people connected with the couple told TMZ they were living and traveling together as recently as last week, the report said.

Harper wants joint legal and physical custody of the couple's children, Ellery, 9, and Jaya, 5.

Copyright 2010 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).