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101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum 101 Top Picks makes it easy for home educators to select the right curriculum for each family situation and each child's learning style. Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process: goal setting, figuring out which educational approach to use, developing your own philosophy of education, determining your teaching style, and identifying your children's learning styles. "At-a-glance" charts highlight key features of each Top Pick selection. Scanning through the charts allows you to quickly identify products likely to be of interest. The charts are followed by extensive reviews of each of Cathy's Top Picks. This is an updated and heavily revised edition of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Cur List ... Read More »

Ohio State marching band makes Superman ‘fly,’ T-Rex ‘walk’ in new video

Pop culture Oct. 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM ET Ohio State University goes marching on: After wowing audiences with their Michael Jackson “moonwalk” tribute last week, OSU’s marching band took on Hollywood during halftime of their game against Penn State on Saturday. In the new video, which has been viewed over 2 million times on YouTube since being published on Oct. 26, the marchers make Superman “fly” over a building, Harry Potter soar on a broomstick, and a T-Rex go “walking.” A spectacle not to be missed. And, for the record, Ohio State trounced Penn State in the game, 63-14. ... Read More »

Does Cher have the ballroom cred to judge ‘Dancing With the Stars’?

21 minutes ago Cher’s an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy winner (not to mention “a scamp, a camp and a bit of a tramp”), but despite the fact that she’s set to serve as a guest judge on “Dancing With the Stars” next week, she’s no ballroom expert. So, is she really qualified to stand in while head judge Len Goodman sits out another week? The dance pros and celebrities who’ll be performing for her think so. “I think she’ll judge character, flair, and performance skills,” pro Peta Murgatroyd told TODAY. “She’ll look at the performance and at the celebrity. It’s great that she’s coming here.” “We’re thrilled to have her,” added Brant Daugherty, ... Read More »

Katy Perry to ‘naked’ female pop stars: ‘Put it away’

Celebs 1 hour ago Naked pop stars, hear Katy Perry roar: In a recent interview with NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” the Grammy-nominated singer protested the ongoing nudity present among women in music these days, and said it was time to “put it away.” “I do see myself becoming this, whatever, inspiration out of default right now, ’cause it’s such a strange world,” she told Scott Simon during an Oct. 26 chat to promote her new album, “Prism.” “Like females in pop — everybody’s getting naked. I mean, I’ve been naked but I don’t feel like I always have to get naked to be noticed.” Perry has pushed the envelope on her ... Read More »

Snooki on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ exit: I didn’t think I was going home yet

1 hour ago Despite turning in a judge-pleasing samba on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday, former “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was sent packing, but she wasn’t prepared to say goodbye to the ballroom. “I definitely didn’t think I was going to go home yet and I’m not ready to go home,” a teary Polizzi told reporters after she was voted off. “This experience has been amazing,” she said, adding that her pro partner, Sasha Farber, was also fantastic. The MTV personality couldn’t find many silver linings to her surprise exit. Asked if she’d now have time to do things such as take her son, Lorenzo, trick or treating, Polizzi sighed, “I was going ... Read More »

Britney Spears’ music used to drive away Somali pirates

Music 1 hour ago She’s sold close to 100 million albums worldwide, but it seems Britney Spears can’t count Somali pirates among her many fans. In fact, her tunes are being used to turn the tide on high-seas crimes. Merchant naval officer Rachel Owens recently spoke to Metro and revealed that a “blast of Britney” is all it takes to send the pirates packing. “Her songs were chosen by the security team because they thought the pirates would hate them most,” Owens said. The “Toxic” singer can take heart though — it’s nothing personal. “These guys can’t stand western culture or music, making Britney’s hits perfect,” Owens explained. “It’s so ... Read More »

‘Jimmy Kimmel’ skit sparks protest after child suggests ‘kill everyone in China’

TV 2 hours ago Jimmy Kimmel loves working with children because he never knows just what they’re going to say. Unfortunately, in a recent “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” skit, a child’s suggestion to “kill everyone in China” to settle U.S. debt has led to an uproar. The Oct. 16 “Kids Table” sketch showed a well-dressed panel of children talking about the government and how to spell “Barack Obama.” At one point, Kimmel asked the children how the U.S. should pay China back what it owes ($1.3 trillion). Little Braxton cut right to the chase. Giggling and falling over on the table, he said, “Kill everyone in China!”  Later on, when Kimmel ... Read More »

Channing Tatum developing reality show

( — The next step after exposing the world of male strip clubs? Descending into a bordello-themed New Orleans nightclub, naturally. EW has confirmed that Channing Tatum is developing an hourlong reality pilot for A&E that revolves around Saints & Sinners, a Bourbon Street bar/restaurant that Tatum opened with friend and business partner Keith Kurtz last fall. Tatum and Kurtz will executive produce, as will Original Media’s Charlie Corwin. Saints & Sinners offers “food, spirits, music, and a sinfully good time,” according to its website. “Styled after the famous red-light district bordellos and burlesque halls of New Orleans’ Storyville era, Saints & Sinners is Tatum’s tribute to the city’s ribald, good-time reputation.” Expect lots of wrought iron, red accents, and ... Read More »

‘DWTS’ cohorts defend Hough

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Oh Julianne Hough. What made you think darkening your skin for your Halloween costume as Crazy Eyes from prison drama “Orange Is the New Black” was a good idea? The actress/dancer quickly apologized, but here are some other stars with questionable actions: Remember when Singer Michael Jackson held his 8-month-old son Prince Michael II, aka Blanket, over the balcony of the Adlon Hotel in Berlin, Germany, in 2002? That didn’t go over well. That little move in 2004 during Super Bowl XXXVIII where Justin Timberlake tore off a piece of Janet Jackson’s outfit did not go over well with the world or the ... Read More »

50 Cent to plead guilty to vandalism

Los Angeles (CNN) — Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson pleaded “no contest” to kicking in his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom door, but a domestic violence charge against the rapper was dropped Monday. A plea agreement with the Los Angeles city attorney allows Jackson to avoid jail while serving 36 months of unsupervised probation, according to a statement from the city attorney. Jackson, 37, was accused of one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism for allegedly ransacking the bedroom during an argument at Daphne Joy’s Los Angeles condo last June. “The agreement called for Mr. Jackson to plead no contest to a single count of misdemeanor vandalism, which deals with the door of the apartment that was damaged and owned by ... Read More »

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