Eavesdropping In: AOL Buys HuffPo, Scientology Accused Of Human Trafficking

by Mara Siegler · February 7, 2011

AOL is buying the Huffington Post for a whopping $315 million. Arianna Huffington will become the owner of AOL news content. [HuffPo]

Packers won the Super Bowl last night! The bigger news? Christina Aguilera flubbed the National Anthem. Twitter went wild. [NYDN]

The New Yorker takes down Scientology in 26 pages. The FBI has been investigating the church on suspicion of human trafficking for more than a year. They are accused of psychologically torturing, tearing families apart, making members disappear, following escaped members, among other atrocities. [New Yorker]

Shia LaBeouf was jumped while leaving a Los Angeles bar this weekend. Someone called him a "f---ing fa---t" and punched him in the face. [RadarOnline]

"Lady" Catarina Pietra Toumei, who posed as a Guggenheim, is in hot water. The phony countess was charged in Manhattan federal court last week with trying to milk millions from investors by claiming to broker diamonds and oil deals on behalf of the famed family. [NYP]