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Tiger Woods Update: Elin’s Birthday and $300 Million Payout

Tiger Woods update:  Elin Nordegren allegedly spent her birthday in the French ski resort town of Chamonix.  Elin wanted to take a step back from the drama of the Tiger Woods scandal and treat her closest friends and family to a ski vacation.

She also allegedly spent Christmas at a ski resort in California with her two children.  There’s not any indication that Tiger Woods was with his family, but it is still quite possible that everyone spent time together.

Radar Online reported that Tiger has offered $300 million to Elin Nordegren. This is coming after he lost AT&T and Accenture and is watching his image and earnings drop.

Tiger Woods and his wife Elin haven’t announced if they are getting divorced or not.  Previously a divorce was said to be 100% certain, whereas now there there are some indications that Tiger and Elin may try to work things out and stay together as a family.

Tiger has been in hiding and there’s no indication of where he is other than largely unsubstantiated rumors.

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Under Armour All-America High School Football Game Results

The best high school football players in the U.S. faced off in the Under Armour High School All-America Football Game on Saturday, with the Black Team winning the game.

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Nick Montana

The Black Team won 32-7 over the White Team at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.

Some of the stars of the game included Nick Montana, son of NFL icon Joe Montana, and Dominique Easley.

For a full roster of the high school standouts, their stats, current high school, and future college, click here.

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Pregnancy and the H1N1 Vaccine: Is it Safe?

pregnany h1n1 300x197 Pregnancy and the H1N1 Vaccine: Is it Safe?Pregnant women are considered at high risk for the H1N1 influenza, which is also referred to as the swine flu. Women who are pregnant tend to be much more likely to become seriously sick due to the flu. Since the H1N1 vaccine is still so new, many people are concerned about what potential side effects it may cause them to experience now or in the future. Many pregnant women are wondering whether the H1N1 vaccine is safe for them.

H1N1 Vaccine and Pregnancy

It is important to remember that the H1N1 vaccine is considered to be a lot like the seasonal flu vaccine because it is produced the exact same way. The seasonal flu vaccine has been administered to pregnant women for years and has been considered safe. For this reason, the H1N1 vaccine is also being considered safe for women during pregnancy.

H1N1 and Your Unborn Baby

Most pregnant women are also concerned about how the H1N1 vaccine may affect their unborn babies. Since the seasonal flu vaccine has been administered to pregnant women in the past and it has not been known to promote complications among unborn babies, the H1N1 vaccine is considered to be safe. In fact, many encourage pregnant women to get the H1N1 vaccine because the vaccine is believed to extend to the unborn baby. Infants, who are at a high risk of catching the flu, cannot be vaccinated.

H1N1 Vaccine vs. Nasal Spray

Note that the H1N1 vaccine can be administered two ways. The first is by a shot in the arm, and the other is through nasal spray. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only the H1N1 vaccine that is given in the form of a shot is approved for pregnant women. Thus, it is important to make sure that this is the form of the H1N1 vaccine that you are given.

Potential Side Effects of the H1N1 Vaccine

Keep in mind that it is possible for anyone who gets the H1N1 vaccine to experience side effects. Some of the potential side effects of the vaccine include nausea, headache, fever, fatigue, faintness, and a rash at the location of the vaccine. While it is fairly rare, there are some people who do experience a severe allergic reaction as a result of the H1N1 vaccine. If you notice a severe or unusual reaction, contact your health care provider.

Overall, the H1N1 vaccine is considered to be very ideal for pregnant women. It has not shown to cause complications to pregnant women or their unborn babies. Since women who are pregnant are considered to be high risk in terms of catching the flu, getting the H1N1 vaccine is the best thing that you can do protect yourself from catching it.

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Tiger Woods Update: Update About Christmas Plans, Alleged Mistresses, more

Tiger Woods Updates 300x168 Tiger Woods Update: Update About Christmas Plans, Alleged Mistresses, moreTiger Wood Update: Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods are in the middle of a media blitz, and where will they spend Christmas? Will the Tiger Woods family be together – as they should be – on their son’s first Christmas? Are rumors that Tiger is setting sail to the Bahamas?  This update seeks to sort out all the facts.

Then again, there aren’t any hard “facts” in the scandal. All there are are reports from “sources” telling media outlets what’s going on.  For instance, a source told ABC news that Elin Nordegren was seeking a divorce, and then come to find out, she hasn’t made up her mind.

There are reports that Tiger is setting sail for Bermuda or the Bahamas for Christmas, while Elin is heading to her native land.  With Tiger taking time from golf to “become a better husband and father”, these reports seem a little inconsistent.

What would I do if I were Tiger? I would spend Christmas with my family at one of my properties – one that no one hardly ever talks about.  The family has several parcels of real estate, so it shouldn’t’ be that hard.

There are also reports that Tiger Woods and alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel are still together.  There were also tabloid reports that pointed to the possibility that Rachel Uchitel was pregnant with Tiger’s cub.

As with many tabloid reports, that one doesn’t appear to be true either.

So where will Tiger Spend Christmas? No one knows.  Think about it – if you were him would you let the word get out?

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TI Released from Prison: A Rapper Gets Released In Time for Christmas

TI Released from Prison: Rapper TI has been released from prison, just in time for Christmas.  TI spent 7 months in a low-security prison in Forrest City, Arkansas for a weapons charge stemming from an October 2007 incident.  Many of TI’s biggest fans are happy that he has been released from Prison.

Even though TI has been released, he still has to go to a halfway house in Atlanta, Georgia.  His lawywer says the following about the halfway house:

“it’s a restriction on your liberty but it’s a way for you to reenter into society and not be confined within a jail type institution 24-hours a day.”

He was originally sentenced to a year and a day, but is getting out early for good behavior.  The Atlanta area is looking forward to his return.

TI fans are already tearing up Twitter feeds welcoming their favorite rapper back out in to the real world.

Recently, rumors of the rapper’s early release were rumored but there was not any credible reports that confirmed that fact.  Now, the artist behind the critically acclaimed album “Paper Trail” is back on the streets.

Welcome home, TI.  We hope you have a wonderful Christmas after being released from prison.

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Casey Johnson and Tila Tequila are Engaged

Casey Johnson and Tila Tequila are engaged.  While everyone probably knows who Tila Tequila is, chances are Casey Johnson is somewhat of a mystery.  Chances are you know the company she is an heiress for – Johnson & Johnson.

Yes, the bi-sexual reality TV show star that is known for cat fights and naked rants is engaged to get married to an heiress of the Johnson & Johnson fortune.

Tila Tequila has been spotted with a 17 carat diamond engagement ring.  This is just months after she filed suit against NFL football player Shawn Merriman. The lawsuit has been dropped.

Just a few weeks ago, Tila was seen on Ustream giving a naked rant.  After then, people started wondering about the star’s mental health.

The newest Tila Tequila news is that she is pregnant.  She is going to be a surrogate mother for her brother and his wife.  She is also said to be purchasing a home for her parents in Vietnam so that they can relax and retire.

I would like to see a Tila Tequila/Casey Johnson reality TV show.  It would be interesting to see how the lesbian power couple would get along.  Would it be like “A Shot at Love” without the competition, or would it be mundane and boring.

I don’t think it would be boring at all.

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Carrie Underwood Engaged to NHL Player Mike Fisher

Country singer Carrie Underwood became engaged to NHL player Mike Fisher over the weekend.

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Carrie Underwood (AP)

Fisher told The Ottawa Sun on Sunday that “we’re obviously very happy.”  A representative for Underwood confirmed the engagement on Monday to USA Today and said the “couple couldn’t be happier.”

A wedding date has not yet been set.

Underwood, 26, won the fourth season of “American Idol” and has since gone on to a very successful music career.  Fisher, 29, plays hockey with the Ottawa Senators.  The couple reportedly met in March 2008 at a concert Underwood performed in Ottawa.

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Children’s H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccines Recalled

Approximately 800,000 of H1N1 (or swine flu) shots for children have been recalled after tests indicated that the vaccine doses lost some strength, government health officials announced on Tuesday.

The shots, made by Sanofi Pasteur, were distributed across the country last month and most have already been used, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The pre-filled syringes that were recalled are for children ages 6 months to nearly 3 years, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

Dr. Anne Schuchat, a CDC flu expert, stressed that parents don’t need to do anything or to worry if their child got one — or even two — of the recalled shots. The vaccine is safe and effective, she said in the AP’s report.

Tests performed before the shots were shipped showed that the vaccines were strong enough; however, tests done weeks later indicated the strength had fallen slightly below required levels, the AP reported.

Officials with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the CDC and the company all said they believe the strength of the recalled doses is still high enough to protect children against the virus and that they do not need to be vaccinated again.

For more information about H1N1 from the CDC, click here.  To read information from the FDA, click here.

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Michelle Duggar, of ’18 Kids and Counting,’ Has Baby 19

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, known for their large family and TLC reality show “18 Kids and Counting,” welcomed their 19th child on Thursday.

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Michelle Duggar (AP)

Daughter Josie Brooklyn, who was born premature, weighed 1 lb. 6 oz.  She was born at 6:27 p.m. at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, according to People magazine.  Michelle Duggar, who was hospitalized following a gallstone, had an emergency C-section.

Michelle Duggar is resting comfortably and the baby is stable and in the neonatal intensive care unit for extended care, a family representative told People.

“The most important thing right now is for mom and baby Josie to get as much rest as possible,” according to the family’s statement given to People. “The family is grateful for all the prayers and well wishes during their recovery.”

Duggar’s baby was not due until March, but TLC reported that Duggar went into the hospital early suffering pain from a gallstone. People magazine reported on Monday that Duggar had been airlifted to a hospital in Little Rock because her gallbladder problems were causing contractions.

For more about the Duggar family, click here.

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Walmart Confirms Black Friday, Early Saturday Deals

Shoppers who have been busy searching the Internet for early reports on Black Friday deals will be happy to learn that Walmart has confirmed some of their sales for Friday, November 27, 2009, as well as weekly savings starting this Saturday on popular toys and video games.

Walmart Black Friday Sales

Walmart’s Black Friday specials include 50-inch Sanyo plasma HDTVs for $598, Magnavox Blu-Ray disc players for $78, TomTom GPS systems for $59, $7 reversible fleece jackets, and $3 children’s sleepwear, according to Walmart representative Melissa O’Brien.

Some of the toys at Walmart stores that will be discounted (up to 60 percent) starting this Saturday through November 27, 2009, are EZ Bake Oven, Disney Princess Scooter, and Nerf N-Strike Vulcan, The Associated Press reported. Also starting this Saturday, customers purchasing certain gaming packages such as “Band Hero” and “DJ Hero” will receive a $40 Walmart gift card while supplies last.

Black Friday Guide

Black Friday, which is the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally marks the beginning of Christmas shopping in the United States. Many retailers offer doorbuster sales as an incentive for shoppers.

Check the following stories for more Black Friday deals:

Best Buy 2009 Black Friday Ads Revealed

Check Out Early Walmart Black Friday Deals

Target Black Friday Ads Leaked Online

Sears ‘Black Friday’ Sales Revealed

The following Web sites are dedicated to locating Black Friday deals for major stores such as Sears, Walmart, Toys ‘R’ Us, Target, Kmart, and more:

Know of some good Black Friday deals? Leave them in the comments below.

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