Turns out, after all the sturm und drang last spring about Prince Harry serving in the Middle East, Prince Harry served in the Middle East – and now he has to leave. Today the British defense ministry announced that Prince Harry, 23, the third in line to the British throne, would have to depart Afghanistan, where he has been deployed since December, due to the danger posed by the country's disarray. The New York Times reported that Harry had soldiered in Helmand Province with the British army under the cover of most British media. Details of his mission were only unveiled after The Drudge Report posted them on Thursday, and post-Drudge, the gloves came off. British reporters released all the interviews, photos, and videos of Harry in battle they had saved for a later date. In a statement, the defense ministry claimed it made the decision based on the safety of others in Harry's unit and asked the news media to avoid speculating on his whereabouts.
Federal regulators said they have found “potential deficiencies” at a Chinese plant that supplied much of the active ingredient for the blood-thinner heparin. Baxter International, the drug's maker, has recalled nearly all of its heparin products, in the wake of the FDA's announcement that the death toll from people who consumed it had risen from 4 to 21.
After a miserably low rating on Tuesday night, NBC executives announced that it has tabled “Quarterlife,” its coming-of-age drama, for the foreseeable future with the likelihood of it reappearing on the Bravo network later this year, according to Daily Variety.
The social-networking site, Facebook, has pulled a gruesome sneak peak of the upcoming Universal thriller, “Untraceable” from its site. The “Kill with Me” page, created by marketing outfit Picture Production Co., was ultimately deemed “hateful and threatening” by the site's overseers.
Entertainment news and celebrity gossip site “TMZ” has joined with MySpace to launch a dedicated “TMZ” video channel on the MySpaceTV platform. The channel will feature clips from the first-run strip and a range of other “TMZ”-branded material, including celebrity interviews, pictures, and other juicy tidbits, according to Variety.