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Photos: Pacific Northwest backyards and gardens

Photos: Pacific Northwest backyards and gardens
This Planting Design project in Seattle was completed by Alderwood Landscaping. (Image: Planting Design / Porch.com)

You hear it time and time again - spring and summer bring the weather that makes Pacific Northwesterners trudge through the gloomy fall and winter. Porch.com pointed us in the direction of some of the more impressive backyards which perfectly enhance our wonderful outdoors. 

Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'
FILE - In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 file photo, Kim Novak arrives at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival's Opening Night Gala at TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, file)
Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest.

Take a look: Dogs, owners and Whisker Sours at Yappy Hour

Take a look: Dogs, owners and Whisker Sours at Yappy Hour
People and dogs came out to Yappy Hour at the Belltown Pub yesterday to benefit the Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. Drinks like "Whisker Sours", "Cosmeowpolitans" and "Springer Spritzers" were served (to the humans), while pups noshed on treats. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Dogs and owners alike swarmed Belltown Pub yesterday night for Yappy Hour, an event held by and benefitting Seattle Animal Shelter Foundation. 

 

Most airline passengers unaware of rights to compensation when bumped

Most airline passengers unaware of rights to compensation when bumped »Play Video
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, a passenger checks her cell phone before a flight in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Airlines always offer you some sort of compensation when they involuntarily bump you from your flight. But travel experts say in most cases what you get- is nowhere near what you're entitled to.

Photos: Star sightings

Photos: Star sightings
Opening night after party for "Of Mice and Men" held at The Plaza Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: James Franco, Anna D. Shapiro, Chris O'Dowd Where: New York, New York, United States When: 17 Apr 2014 Credit: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com

'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the works

'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the works
Robin Williams in "Mrs. Doubtfire." (Photo: WENN.com)
Reports suggest the comic is set to reprise his role of divorced dad Daniel Hillard, who cross-dresses as a nanny so he can see his kids.

'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge

'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge
In this undated photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Porsha Williams poses for a mug shot in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)
Porsha Williams of TV's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" faces a battery charge after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy engaged

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy engaged
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are seen at the opening night after party for "A Night With Janis Joplin," October 11, 2013. (Photo: Joseph Marzullo/WENN.com)
New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg has convinced his girlfriend, Jenny McCarthy, to relax her rules on marriage after asking her to be his wife.

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC

Ailing Malcolm Young taking break from AC/DC
This June 17, 2003 file photo shows British rock band AC/DC, from left, Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Angus Young, and Cliff Williams performing on stage during a concert in Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo/Jan Pitman, File)
Malcolm Young is taking a break from AC/DC to focus on his health, the band said.