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Upcoming X FACTOR Auditions!!! Are U Ready!?!

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Just a reminder that X Factor is looking for Season Two's big star and U could be IT!!!

The upcoming auditions will be held in

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Epic Rebound! Paula Abdul Is ALREADY With A New Man!

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We think a little time alone could have been a good idea, but hey! If she's happy, then we're happy for her!

To recap, earlier this month we learned that Paula Abdul and label owner Jeff Bratton decided to call it quits after a year and a half together.

Now, we're hearing that Paula already has a new beau: 40-year-old Rhode Island-based businessman John Caprio.

Here's what a source had to say about it:

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What Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Job Seekers?

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Ouch!

It's a tough job market everywhere, but we'd suggest getting out of these areas if you're unemployed and looking for a job!

Check out the top ten US metropolitan areas in which it is the most difficult to get a job, out of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas by population…AFTER THE JUMP!

But hey! There's hope!

According to Paul Forster, the CEO of Indeed.com, there HAS been improvement over the last 12 months!

He explains:

"Of the 10 cities with the most population per job posting, there are 62 percent more jobs on average than a year ago."

Just gotta keep at it, and try not to get too discouraged! We're getting there, guys!

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The Newest Member Of The Cincinnati Zoo

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Cutest thing at The Cincinnati Zoo’s

Sooo Cuuuuuute!

On Saturday Tessa, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden's four-year-old giraffe, gave birth to her first calf, and the first born at the zoo in 26 years.

The Cincinnati Zoo’s history with giraffe births goes back to 1889 when it became the first zoo in the Western Hemisphere to have a giraffe born in captivity.

The sex of the calf hasn't been checked, as the mother and child are being left alone to bond.

The zoo posted photos on its blog, along with a sentence that makes human childbirth sound relatively easy: "volunteers noticed the calf's hoof coming through."

Tessa, who currently weighs approximately 1,800 pounds, came to the Cincinnati Zoo in 2008 from the Houston Zoo for the opening of the Giraffe Ridge exhibit.

The father, “Kimbaumbau” (Kimba) also came to Cincinnati in 2008, from the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island.

[Image via Cincinnati Zoo.]

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Dear Providence: This Is INSANE!!!

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The world is going to hell all over.

Last night, it was decided by the Providence School Board of Rhode Island that termination letters would be sent to all, yes ALL, of the city's nearly 2,000 teachers in an effort to have "maximum flexibility" to make budget cuts.

A travesty! How could they do such a thing to the community?!

Mayor Angel Taveras was on hand at the board's meeting to hear the vote, along with more than 700 teachers who implored the voters to do the right thing and save their futures as educators. But even the power of their numbers couldn't save them from their fate - the board voted 4-3 in favor of sending termination letters.

Now, they all face the uncertainty of losing their jobs come the end of this year. Some of them maybe spared from the layoffs, but the majority will not.

Mayor Taveras said in a statement that although he was sensitive to the teachers plight and their uncertain futures, "putting Providence back on solid financial footing will require shared sacrifice across our community."

This is…deplorable. How did you screw things up so badly that you need to wipe your schools clean of their teachers, Mr. Mayor? How about your fire the city's accountants for mismanaging your funds so atrociously, instead of leaving the people who are educating the future of your city in the lurch?!

Our deepest sympathies go out the the teachers of Providence for being dealt this heavy blow, as well as their students, who are the ones who are really going to be losing out in the end.

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Dog Electrocuted During Walk

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This is such terrible news.

An 8-month-old Labrador retriever named Luna was electrocuted and subsequently killed while walking over a manhole cover in Providence, Rhode Island.

Nick Penna drove by and stopped when he saw the frantic dog owner as the poor pup convulsed and howled in pain in the middle of the street.

He told reporters:

"We thought maybe she had some glass in her foot or there was a frozen piece of ice in her foot because was just howling and looking at her feet."

Unfortunately, after they tried to pick the dog up to move her they realized it was much worse than that.

"I felt the same current of electricity coming through my fingers. I said this is electrical in nature. I said something is going wrong with the dog standing on top of this manhole cover."

Luna died after she arrived at a veterinarians office 35 minutes later. So sad!

Apparently, there was a short in a frayed wire underground connecting to a nearby pole and Luna was standing in a puddle which conducted the electricity.

Watch the news story above for all the details on this tragic story.

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Survivor Winner Back In Court!

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This guy just can't seem to keep himself out of trouble, can he?

Richard Hatch, who was the original winner of the reality series Survivor, is scheduled to appear in a Providence, RI federal court today over allegations that he violated terms of his probation!

If you recall, the reality contestant was convicted of failing to pay the taxes on his $1 million prize, and spent more than three years behind bars.

He was then released in 2009, but under the condition that he re-file and pay his 2000 and 2001 tax returns, which the federal probation office claims he has STILL yet to do!

WTF?? Seriously?!

We sincerely hope that this is some sort of miscommunication, because he would have to be STOOPID to eff this up again! Unless he wanted to spend another two years in jail!

Best of luck, bb. You're going to need it!

[Image via WENN.]

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