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  • Madonna wears 1,000 carats of diamonds to Oscars after party

    Madonna showing off her jewels. [Instagram]


    Are diamonds really a girl's best friend?

    Welcome to Madonna's material world. The legendary songstress wore 1,000 carats of Neil Lane diamonds to an Oscar after party, according to a press release issued by the jewelry designer on Monday.

    Madonna posted the photo to her Instagram account on Monday with the caption "The Oscar goes to Party ## 7!!!!! #revolutionoflove."

    Just a little hard candy adorning her body, no big deal, right?

    To put Madonna's 1,000 carats of diamonds into perspective, US Weekly notes that Jennifer Lawrence's diamond and platinum chain was a mere 100 carats valued at more than $2 million.

    But the Material Girl also wore some less extravagant jewels, too. Her headchain wasn't made of diamonds but of -- gasp -- Swarovski crystals instead. If you're looking to own that lovely headchain designed by Johanna Johnson, you can own it for about $375 CAD.

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  • "All I did was this," says 10-year-old Nathan Entingh as he forms his fingers into the shape of a gun.

    The Ohio student was slapped with a three-day suspension by his elementary school principal last week for making the hand gesture at a fellow student's head.

    "I was just playing around," he tells the Columbus Dispatch, claiming that other students have been caught playing with pretend guns and didn't receive suspensions. "People play around like this a lot at my school."

    According to the Columbus Dispatch, the suspension letter given to the Devonshire Alternative Elementary School student referred to the finger gun as a "level 2 lookalike firearm."

    Also see: Judge rules against New Jersey teen suing parents for financial support

    "He said he was playing," Nathan's father, Paul Entingh, says. "It would even make more sense maybe if he brought a plastic gun that looked like a real gun or something, but it was his finger."

    A teacher caught Nathan pointing his finger at a student's head.

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  • A New Jersey teen is without financial support from her parents after a judge ruled on Tuesday that her parents are not responsible for her high school tuition and living costs since she moved out of their home last October.


    In the unprecedented lawsuit, 18-year-old Rachel Canning alleges she was forced to move out of the family home, citing emotional abuse and threats of physical abuse from her parents. However, her parents say that she voluntarily left home because she didn't want to follow their rules, reports CNN.

    Judge Peter Bogaard denied Canning's request for her parents to reimburse her financially since her departure.

    "I have been subjected to severe verbal and physical abuse by my mother and father," Canning wrote in a court document. "I am not willingly and voluntarily leaving a reasonable situation at home to make my own decisions. I had to leave to end the abuse."

    An investigation by New Jersey's Division of Child Protection and Permanency has determined that Rachel's

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