Aerosmith's drummer, Joey Kramer, got shut down in court ... after a judge ruled against him rejoining the band for its upcoming Grammy performance. Kramer sued Aerosmith claiming they unfairly blocked him from rejoining for the once-in-a-lifetime events. Kramer says the band made him audition ... something he claims no member has ever had to do in 50 years of service.
A pet 'therapy' goat who went missing from a property in Northland in December is now safely back home. Peaches the goat formed an unlikely friendship with a depressed pet cow belonging to the Maungaturoto Hotel. The cow, named Bunter, was left lonely after the death of a fellow cow some months earlier. Northland police issued a statement saying they had investigated a burglary at a Maungaturoto property after someone got the owner's goat. "Police didn't kid around and goat hold of CCTV footage and spoke with a number of people," it read.
Danielle Outlaw, chief of the Portland Police Bureau, will be the first black woman to lead the Philadelphia Police Department. She's 43. read more
Legendary architect, founder of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (originally I.M. Pei & Associates), and 1983 Pritzker Prize winner I.M. Pei reportedly passed away last night at age 102.
Researching her film The Story of Stuff, Annie Leonard discovered that of the materials flowing through the consumer economy, only 1% remain in use six months after sale(1). Even the goods we might have expected to hold onto are soon condemned to destruction through either planned obsolescence (breaking quickly) or perceived obsolesence (becoming unfashionable). There's nothing they need, nothing they don't own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a silver-plated ice cream tub holder; a "hilarious" inflatable zimmer frame; a confection of plastic and electronics called Terry the Swearing Turtle; or " and somehow I find this significant " a Scratch Off World wall map.