New York man arrested for posing as dead mother
A New York man was arrested after allegedly dressing in drag as his dead mother for six years to collect her benefit checks. Prosecutors say Thomas Prusik-Parkin, 49, collected thousands in Social Security and rent-assistance checks since the death of his mother, Irene, in 2003, dressing as an elderly woman whenever officials came to check on her. Assistant district attorney Michael Vecchione said Prusik-Parkin hid his Adam’s apple with a scarf, but that this trick didn’t hide other clues. “He had rather large hands,” Vecchione said.
Angelina Jolie's chats with Billy Bob Thornton
Angelina Jolie has taken to having long, intimate phone conversations with former husband Billy Bob Thornton to punish Brad Pitt for his frequent contact with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, says The National Enquirer. After Pitt had a series of chummy chats with Aniston, says a source, a seething Jolie is now “giving Brad a dose of his own medicine.” Jolie and Thornton now talk regularly on the phone, with Jolie reminiscing loudly about their great sex life and telling Thornton “how bored she is with Brad’s mind games.”
Two baby flamingos fear the color pink
Two baby flamingos at Britain’s London Zoo have developed a phobia of the color pink. The month-old chicks, named Little and Large, both have the pale gray plumage flamingos are born with. In an attempt to feed them, zookeepers used a pink sock-puppet of an adult flamingo, but it only terrified the chicks. Their resulting phobia of anything pink has worrying implications for their future mental health. “We’ll just have to hope they get used to the color,” said keeper Alison Brown.