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Singapore! The country upstaged last years numero uno, Tokyo, due to the rising cost of cars and utilities, a strong currency, clothing prices (“wealthy and fashion conscious consumer base”) , and a high concentration of millionaires. Hit the jump to see what other cities made the list.
An 18-year old honors student from New Jersey is now suing her parents after their refusal to pay for the rest of her Catholic high school education and for college in the fall. ABC News reports:
The girl claims she was kicked out of the house.
Now, she wants the court to order her parents to support her.
“It’s going to be tough, it’s going to be tough for me and my wife,” said Sean Canning, Rachel’s father.
Sean Canning says it’s tearing his family apart.
His 18-year-old daughter, Rachel left home last year and is now suing him to pay for her living expenses and her college education.
“Are there privileges to living under my roof and my rules? Yeah, private schools, new car, college education, yeah, that’s what comes with living under our roof,” Canning said.
Canning is a retired police chief who says like many other American households, his household has rules. But he says Rachel chose to leave home in a dispute over curfews and chores.
Rachel is an honor student at Morris Catholic High School and is living in Rockaway, New Jersey with her best friend and their family, whom Canning says is bankrolling the lawsuit.
“We would be wholed and healed as a family if you were back home. I think she’s being enabled, I think she’s being steered down the wrong area and it’s killing us, it really is,” Canning said.
Only in ‘Merica?
Jimmy Kimmel has become quite a fan of Rob Ford during the last year or so and was shocked but pleased to have the controversial Toronto mayor stop by for what could be considered the grilling of his lifetime. If you missed last night’s show check out parts 2,3 & 4 of the interview after the jump!
Two Los Angeles gang members have apparently joined the growing flock of foreigners going abroad to fight in Syria, but in this case it seems that they have chosen to side with President Bashar al-Assad. One of the men, Creeper who represents himself in the video as a member of Sur-13 , affiliated with a California sec of the Mexican mafia, shows off his gang tattoos while shouting out his ‘homies’ Capone-E and Crazy Loco.
With him in the clip is Wino, who claims to belong to a gang called Westside Armenian Power boasting about his time in Syria while saying, “It’s Syria, homie, we’re in Syria, homie. … Frontline, homie, frontline, homie,” while Creeper chimes in “In Middle East, homie, in Syria, still gangbanging.”
Well, alrighty then…
According to The Washington Post:
The Middle East Media Research Institute, a pro-Israel group that monitors media in the region, said it had identified Wino as Nerses Kilajyan, whose Facebook page features multiple photographs of the man who calls himself Wino, apparently in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. In some, Wino is seen posing with fighters from the Shiite Hezbollah militia. In others, he is pictured with the man who calls himself Creeper. The dates on the photographs suggest the pair have been in Syria for about a year.
It was also unclear whether they are U.S. citizens. So far, there have been no reported instances in which Americans have volunteered to fight in Syria on behalf of Assad, though at least 50 U.S. citizens are believed to have traveled there to join the rebels, according to congressional testimony by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last month. Thousands of Arabs, Europeans and Sunni Muslims of other nationalities who have flooded into Syria, most of them joining radical Islamist groups.
Gravity won in a big way at last night’s 86th Academy Awards, picking up seven awards along the way, including Alfonso Cuaron for ‘Best Directing’. 12 Years A Slave followed, taking home the honor of the night for ‘Best Picture’, while Lupita Nyong’o also won an award for ‘Best Actress in A Supporting Role’.
Other notable wins included Jared Leto’s for his supporting role in Dallas Buyer’s Club and Matthew McConaughey’s for his leading role as a H.I.V. positive electrician and rodeo cowboy given 30 days to live along with his diagnosis. Check out the full list of this year’s winners after the jump.
Ladies, what’s the verdict on these funky rubber soled, suede-trimmed and leather sneakers from the recent Rick Owens + Adidas collaboration? $790
Prince never allows photography or video at his live shows so this is a treat. Check him out with his new band 3RDEYEGIRL.
Rick Ross now has a visual to go along to the remake of Notorious B.I.G.’s “You’re Nobody” blowing smoke and going shirtless in fur coats.
How does this song compare to Biggie’s classic?