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Federal Government Manages To Spare Money For AIDS Funding Despite Nearly Shutting Down!

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Well, thank goodness for this!

As most know last week, our federal government almost shut down last week after disputes over budget could not be resolved, but luckily, due to the last-minute deal that avoided the crisis, funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program received a $48 million dollar increase!

According to the AIDS Institute, the money will provide treatment for the 8,000 people in the 11 states currently on the ADAP waiting list. However, with 30,000 people enrolling on the list throughout the year, this sadly means that about one in four people with the disease will get help!

We're grateful to hear that there's still a substantial amount of money going to this serious cause, but clearly, it's not enough! Our fingers are crossed that somehow our government can find a way to help EVERYONE, and continue to be able to fight this horrific disease!

It needs our attention! It needs EVERYONE'S attention!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Uh-Oh! January Jones Claims To Not Make Much Money On Mad Men!

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These are some pretty bold statements, especially considering the turmoil this show is currently in!

Despite her character on Mad Men pretty much being useless last season, January Jones recently spoke out against the series that made her famous, and claims that she doesn't make very much money for her work portraying Betty Draper!

She explains:

"Financially, we don’t get paid very much on the show and that’s well-documented. On the other hand, when you do television you have a steady paycheck each week, so that’s nice."

We imagine that you get paid PRETTY well, gurl, so we caution you to try to avoid biting the hand that feeds you!

Especially now! There have been rumblings that people may be written out of the show next season!

What do U think?? Was January out of line?

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Disputes Over Elizabeth Taylor's Will Begin!

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Can't say that we're shocked, but it's still so unfortunate.

The National Enquirer is reporting that there is a war brewing over who gets what from the late, great Elizabeth Taylor's $600 million estate, with sources close to the situation revealing that her family is upset that the icon's manager, Jason Winters, was made administrator of her will!

Her four children, Michael and Christopher Wilding, and Liza Todd and Maria Burton, apparently feel as though Winters took advantage of his relationship with Taylor in order to secure himself a huge portion of her estate - despite the fact that they're all expected to receive around $100 million EACH!

The insider explains:

"Jason was there for Elizabeth. She was mesmerized by him. Now there's more than $600 million at stake. Liz earmarked a lot for charity, and her kids definitely will be taken care of. But friends see Jason as an interloper who breezed into Liz's life in her final years and now will be making decisions on who gets what. Plus he'll get a chunk for himself and a fee for his role as administrator! Her children must feel insulted Liz didn't choose any of them to take care of her business affairs. But, in truth, Jason was a lifesaver for Liz during her darkest days. He was great company, and made her feel like the star she was. She didn't think a price could be put on such a dear friend."

A large portion of her fortune will also be designated for various AIDS charities, and of course, to Jason himself.

But hey - if this is what she wanted, then it's the family's responsibility to honor that, and not let finances put a strain on paying tribute to such a wonderful and important life!

Here's hoping that they can keep this in mind and resolve this nonsense as amicably as possible.

It's what Elizabeth would have wanted, we're sure.

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