Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Miss Universe Canada Crowns Wrong Contestant Due to Typo
In what has to be one of the cruelest things to ever happen due to a typo, 26-year-old Denise Garrido of Ontario reigned as the new Miss Universe Canada for a full 24 hours before being informed that she hadn't actually won the competition. Turns out, judges miscalculated and she came in fourth…
Mom Forces Stepdaughter to Wear Thrift Store Clothes for Being a Bully
We've seen parents use unique methods to punish kids in the past -- through Facebook and by making them carry signs on busy streets, for example. But a Utah woman punished her stepdaughter in the most creative way yet by forcing her to wear ill-fitting thrift store clothing for being a bully.
Father Arrested After Letting 9-Year-Old Daughter Drive Car
In our experience, parents generally let their small children drive when they're too drunk to drive themselves. But a father in Ohio was apparently stone cold sober when he let his 9-year-old daughter drive the family car. Can't blame alcohol for this one, dude. That dumb decision was all …
Zach Galifianakis Saved an Elderly Woman From Homelessness
Turns out, Zach Galifianakis isn't just a great comedic actor, he's also one heck of a nice guy. After learning that an elderly woman he's known for years had become homeless, he generously found her a small apartment and started paying her rent. Aww!
Veteran Reporter Has Emotional Breakdown While Covering Oklahoma Tornado
Dozens of people including children were killed after a massive tornado tore a swath of destruction through an area outside Oklahoma City yesterday. In fact, it was such a terrible scene that local KFOR reporter Lance West broke down while reporting the news.
College Student Fakes Own Kidnapping to Hide Failing Grade
Nobody likes sharing bad report cards with parents, but one college student in Atlanta gets high marks for creativity by faking his own kidnapping to hide a failing grade.
High Schooler Expelled and Charged With Felony for Lesbian Relationship
In what seems to be the latest in a disturbing trend of anti-gay sentiment directed against kids and teens, a 18-year-old Florida high school student named Kaitlyn Hunt has been expelled and faces criminal charges for having a consensual relationship with another student of the same sex.
Mom Puts Three-Year-Old Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist
Craigslist is a great resource for meeting people and buying and selling almost anything. But when it comes to giving away children, there are probably better ways. That didn't stop a Texas woman from offering her three-year-old for adoption on the service, however.
Brooklyn School Bans Hipster Glasses
In a tacit admission that Brooklyn has become hopelessly overrun by hipsters, a Jewish Orthodox school in Borough Park recently banned the wearing of "thick plastic eyeglasses" among its student body. No word on whether skinny jeans or lumberjack shirts are next.
High School Teacher Fired for Working as Bikini Model
Having a teacher who's also a bikini model might be every teen boy's fantasy, but this got a high school English teacher in Florida fired recently.
High School Students Hold Online ‘Hotness Contest,’ School Does Nothing
High school is hard enough, but imagine if you had the added pressure of competing in an online "hotness" contest organized by the male student body. That's currently what's happening at Issaquah High School in Washington state.
Second Grade Teacher Allegedly Taped Students’ Mouths Shut
Sure, kids can be a handful sometimes, but a second grade teacher in Colorado may have taken things too far when she allegedly taped the mouths of 28 students shut because they were being noisy.