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Eaglet to Hatch Soon on Live Webcam

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Watch eaglet born live

No privacy for this mom!

Thousands tuned in as two baby bald eagles hatched live on webcam in Decoarh, Iowa, over the weekend.

But if you missed it, you can still SEE a third eaglet hatch, probably within the next 48 hours.

The first eaglet emerged shortly after 6 a.m. local time on Apr. 2, and the second hatched just after 5 a.m. on Apr. 3. The streaming video attracted more than 100,000 viewers over the weekend, so many that the site crashed for about two hours on Saturday morning.

Because the third egg was laid four days after the second, it is expected to hatch sometime in the next few days.

The proud parents have been busy keeping the chicks and their unborn sibling warm, and ripping the flesh off muskrats and other prey to feed to the nestlings. Mmmm…. delicious(ish).

When they hatched, the eaglets were covered with a uniform, light-colored down. At about 9 to 11 days old, the down will be replaced by a darker, medium-gray second down.

But don't worry, they'll still be adorable.

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Michael Vick Signs One-Year Deal With Eagles

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Michael Vick Signs One-Year Deal With Eagles

Michael Vick is taking things one year at a time.

The quarterback just signed a one-year contract to play for the Eagles for an estimated $20 million, which is standard for a player in his position.

Vick had a great season last year, and many expect him to continue to excel.

We just hope he stays out of trouble!

[Image via AP Images.]

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More Info On Vick Pulling Out Of Oprah's Show

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Possible Reasons For Vick Cancellation

Okay, so the big question is why did Michael Vick decide at the last minute to not go on Oprah's show, after already filming some things with her?

There is some speculation rolling in that it could have to do with the new owners of his former pets, even PETA, or both.

Richard Hunter, one of the adopters, who has his own radio show reveals:

"One of the adopters was contacted by one of Oprah's producers Tuesday night, who said there was preliminary interest in doing something with the dogs. Then, that same night, Vick's rep told Oprah's producers he was backing out [of the interview]. It would certainly be a coincidence if one didn't have something to do with the other."

And on the idea that PETA was involved:

“Oprah was our Person of the Year in 2009 for championing the causes against factory farming and fur. However, PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, who met privately with Michael Vick, wrote to Oprah with a concern over her upcoming interview. We wanted to make sure that Oprah does not fall for the trick that Vick tried on PETA, saying that, to him, ‘pet’ dogs were different from the ‘avatars’ used in his fighting pit.”

Wow. It looks like both of these could be plausible, along with indications that Vick was pressured by his team!

We might never know unless Vick himself speaks up and gives us something more than "personal reasons."

What happened to those dogs was absolutely terrible, and we're disappointed that we didn't get to see Oprah work her interview magic and see if he's really reformed or not!

[Image via WENN.]

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The Eagles May Have Pressured Vick To Cancel Appearance On Oprah

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Rumors are going around that the Eagles may have played a part in Michael Vick cancelling his appearance on Oprah at the last minute.

According to reports, the Eagles “voiced objections” to Vick going on the show, and then on Wednesday Vick released a statement saying he had to cancel but that he hopes “to be able to participate in the interview in the future.”

We would not be surprised AT ALL if the Eagles didn’t want him to appear. Even though Vick’s public image is slowly improving, any slip-ups at this point could set him way back!

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Bald Eagle Count Is On The Rise!

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Record number of eagle sightings suggest species on the rise

Our nation's bird is on the rise!

Bird watchers atop an eastern Pennsylvania ridge, Hawk Mountain, counted 407 migrating bald eagles this fall, crushing the previous record of 245 two years ago.

Following it's removal from the United States Endangered Species List in 2007, this is just a reassurance of the species remarkable comeback in the last century.

Bald eagle population declined significantly in the last two centuries due to habitat destruction, hunting, and widespread use of a pesticide DDT.

By 1963, there were only a reported 417 breeding pairs left in the lower 48 states of our country, but have rebounded to more than 10,000 pairs, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Go birds!


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Michael Vick Wants Another Dog

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Michael Vick says he wants another dog

After serving 18 months in prison for hosting an underground dogfighting ring, Michael Vick says he wants another dog!

He said in a recent interview:

"I would love to get another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love and my passion for animals; I think it would be outstanding."

We appreciate Vick's remorse for his DESPICABLE actions, but it seems like maybe he just wants to get a dog so people forget about what he did.

Fortunately, it doesn't seem like he is ALLOWED to get a dog, as he continues saying:

"If I ever have the opportunity again I will never take it for granted. I miss having a dog right now. I wish I could. My daughters miss having one, and that's the hardest thing; telling them that we can't have one because of my actions."

We believe people change and learn their lessons, but we also think Vick should just focus on the birds right now.

The QB is flying high as he has lead the Eagles to a 9-4 season this year and is leading the league in pro-bowl voting.

We'd hate to see this comeback story come down with another scandal and we'd REALLY HATE to see another dog get hurt in a dogfighting ring.

What do U think? Is Michael Vick an old dog ready to learn new tricks or will he fall slip back into an old habit?

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Bon Jovi Is Highest Grossing Tour Of 2010


We didn't see that coming.

It seems that going on tour is the way for musical acts to really make $$$$$$ - and these people sure did!

Below are the top grossing tours of 2010:

1. Bon Jovi
Total Gross: $146,507,388 Number of Shows: 69
Total Attendance: 1,591,154 Number of Sell-Outs: 69

2. U2
Total Gross: $131,502,369 Number of Shows: 22
Total Attendance: 1,312,784 Number of Sell-Outs: 22

3. AC/DC
Total Gross: $122,633,027 Number of Shows: 28
Total Attendance: 1,155,998 Number of Sell-Outs: 19

4. Lady Gaga
Total Gross: $116,227,987 Number of Shows: 122
Total Attendance: 1,362,993 Number of Sell-Outs: 101

5. Black Eyed Peas
Total Gross: $81,579,114 Number of Shows: 82
Total Attendance: 1,263,625 Number of Sell-Outs: 82

6. James Tayler & Carole King
Total Gross: $62,326,410 Number of Shows: 54
Total Attendance: 693,271 Number of Sell-Outs: 23

7. Eagles
Total Gross: $62,166,344 Number of Shows: 40
Total Attendance: 587,165 Number of Sell-Outs: 12

8. Metallica
Total Gross: $61,947,556 Number of Shows: 33
Total Attendance: 700,219 Number of Sell-Outs: 13

9. Dave Matthews Band
Total Gross: $61,247,906 Number of Shows: 57
Total Attendance: 1,052,312 Number of Sell-Outs: 25

10. Paul McCartney
Total Gross: $55,760,403 Number of Shows: 21
Total Attendance: 394,186 Number of Sell-Outs: 20

Wowsa! And that isn't the end of it!

A few of our favorites that did not make the top 10 are Michael Buble at No. 11 ($52.9 million), Taylor Swift at No. 15 (40.3 million), Justin Bieber at No. 19 ($35.6 million), Miley Cyrus at No. 22 ($33.1 million) and Carrie Underwood at No. 24 ($29.7 million).

Pretty impressive. Go get 'em!

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