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Looks like super-sleaze super-sleuth Anthony Pellicano is getting a helping hand — from Al Qaeda.

Prosecutors in the wiretapping case against the Hollywood private eye have failed to deliver any new indictments for three months, and the clock is ticking on the statute of limitations for some of the case’s biggests suspects. One of the problems: Government code breakers are too busy eavesdropping on Americans’ phone calls to crack Pellicano’s encrypted audio files.

Fans Flame: Rescue Me the FX comedy-drama about New York firefighters, has come under attack on various blogs and message boards after a recent episode featured Denis Leary’s character beating and raping his estranged wife.

And to think there was a time when Lucy and Ricky slept in separate beds.

Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Cheek Swab: Immigrants are using DNA tests to confirm relationships of relatives who are trying to become U.S. citizens.

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