Thanks to loyal reader Doc Holiday for sending in these shameful pics of Caucasian kids simulating the 'planking' trend that was once popular on social networking sites.

The young people in these images are seen lying down with a packet of Skittles and a can of iced tea positioned near them. The the candy and iced tea are supposed to represent the items found on the body of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in sanford, Florida in February.

New music, "Celebrate," from the upcoming film remake of Sparkle, featuring the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Spark singing a midtempo duet. "Celebrate" is being promoted as Whitney's "final" song. But we already know that Whitney's estate (managed by PAt Houston) will somehow "find" other "final" songs recorded by Whitney in the days before she died.

Sparkle, the remake of the 1976 film starring Irene Cara, opens in theaters on Aug. 17.

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A New Brunswick judge today sentenced 20-year-old Dharun Ravi to just 30 days in prison for his role in a webcam invasion of privacy incident which resulted in the suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi.

Ravi, a former Rutgers student, had faced up to 20 years in prison.

The judge, who apparently wasn't affected by intense media pressure, also didn't order Ravi to be deported to his native India after he serves his sentence.

Ravi had earlier rejected two plea deals which would have sent him to prison for 3-5 years.

Ravi shed tears as his mother read a statement during the hearing, saying he was "broken into pieces" by Clementi's death in 2010.

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Embattled actor Jon Travolta released a statement today calling Bee Gees member Robin Gibb "a real friend." The statement came one day after Gibb died of cancer at age 62.

Robin, along with brothers Barry and Maurice -- wrote and performed the soundtrack for the 1977 disco classic "Saturday Night Fever" -- the film that made John Travolta a superstar overnight.

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A convenience store video provides a glimpse into the final moments of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin just before he crossed paths with George Zimmerman on Feb. 26, in Sanford, Florida.

The video shows Trayvon purchasing a can of Arizona ice tea and a pack of Skittles at a 7-11 minutes before he was shot and killed by Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman. Trayvon, wearing a dark gray hoodie and sagging pants, is seen walking to the cooler at the rear of the store and then proceeding to the counter to pay for his purchases.

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After months of feet dragging, covers up and outright lies by the Sanford police department and the national media, the photographs of George Zimmerman's injuries the night he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have finally been released.

The good quality photos show superficial scratches on Zimmerman's face and on the back of his head. The photos do not prove Zimmerman's claims that he was in a life and death struggle with the unarmed teenager when he shot and killed him.

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Gossip website is reporting that disco legend Donna Summer has died after a long battle with cancer this morning in her Florida home. She was 63.

Donna Summer, real name LaDonna Gaines, was originally trained as a gospel singer before breaking into the big time as a disco singer.

The 5-time Grammy winner, whose disco hits helped redefine the music industry in the seventies, peaked on the charts with her singles "Love to Love You Baby" (1975), "Last Dance" (1978), "Hot Stuff" (1978) and "Bad Girls" (1979).

Mixing soul and funk with electro house music, Donna was dubbed Disco Queen. But her star soon faded when the industry suffered from a disco backlash in the 80s.

Still, Donna achieved more success in the 1980s with her singles "On the Radio" (!980) "She Works Hard For the Money" (1982), and "This Time I Know It's For Real" (1988). Her most recent album, Crayons, was released in 2008.

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The FBI may have enough evidence to charge Trayvon Martin's killer with a hate crime. George Zimmerman was arrested in April and charged with 2nd degree murder in the February shooting death of the 17-year-old Miami high school student.

Zimmerman, 28, told police he shot the unarmed teen in self defense following a brief altercation. According to WFTV, the FBI is actively questioning residents of the Retreat of Twin Lakes community, and they could charge Zimmerman with a hate crime even if he is acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin.

He could face the death penalty if found guilty of a hate crime.

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Bobbi Kristina will take part in a tribute to honor her mother Whitney Houston during the upcoming 2012 Billboard Music Awards.

The program, which airs Sunday at 8/7c, will feature a musical tribute, and Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina is scheduled to participate. As you know, Bobbi Kristina is working on an upcoming album and she will likely perform one of her mother's hit songs during the tribute.

Bobbi Kristina, who reportedly dropped her father's last name, will also appear in a reality show on Lifetime network featuring members of the Houston family including Whitney's mother Cissy Houston.

Whitney passed away on February 11 of a drug overdose and heart disease.

One of the most renowned children's storybook tellers of our time has died. Maurice Sendak, author of one of the most famous children's books, "Where The Wild Things Are," died of a stroke Tuesday, according to Michael di Capua, his longtime editor. He was 83.

President Barack Obama, who read excerpts from Sendak's 'Wild Things' to children during the White House Easter egg roll in April, said the book was “one of my favorite classic books of all time."

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