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Actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried was fired by Aflac after tweeting jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
March 15th, 2011
11:24 PM ET

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The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:

New fire at Japan nuclear plant: A fire was discovered Wednesday in the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, the latest in a series of setbacks at the stricken plant that has heightened fears that the incidents could lead to widespread radiation contamination.

Nuclear fears grow amid deaths in Japan: Wednesday broke in Japan with news of a new blaze at the damaged nuclear plant that crews have struggled to control since last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami, adding to radiation fears in a country racing to avoid a full-on nuclear crisis.

Gottfried fired as voice of Aflac duck: The Aflac duck lost its voice Monday after the insurance giant fired the comedian behind the commercial quack for tweeting jokes about the earthquake and tsunami that have devastated Japan.

New blast, fire fuel nuclear fears: Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Tuesday the risk of further releases of radioactive material remains "very high," as crews struggle to contain an increasingly critical crisis at a damaged nuclear plant.

Cocaine found at Kennedy Space Center: NASA's Inspector General's Office says an investigation is under way after a white powdery substance found at the Kennedy Space Center tested positive for cocaine.

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  1. raven

    Harrold, huh ? imagine,that,they nicknamed him harry ...shortest verse in the bible would read : Happy wept .

    March 16, 2011 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    Harrold, huh ? imagine,that,they nicknamed him harry ...shortest verse in the bible would read : Harry wept .

    March 16, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    LMAO@raven. "woodpile"...that's too too much. ha haaaa. ttl

    March 16, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Harrold, huh ? imagine,that,they nicknamed him harry ...shortest verse in the bible would read : Harry wept .doesnt really have the same impact....

    March 16, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Me too Philip, Im sleepy and keep accidentally double posting. Was good to see you ,night night .

    March 16, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. Sunshine Sally

    Worker falls to his death. Mystery powder tests positive for cocaine. Does anyone else see the connection?

    March 16, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Itsame

    as for the topics: anyone whos seen the comedy roast when g.g told a wtc joke and it was 2002 know hes hell for badly timed jokes but then again thats why hes mostly on the indian casino circuit. well that and his intolerable screeching. as for cocaine being found at nasa, why isnt this being looked at more? I wouldnt trust a coke head around my household electronics let alone nasa grade equipment. But they ARE in florida and those boys n girls keep late hours n gotta b sharp at all times. would NOT wanna be coked up in space tho..

    March 16, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    My boyfriend noticed that too, Sunshine! Its tragic either way. Also, its not the first fall from a launch pad ,someone fell 110 feet from one in the eighties or nineties i think . gives me the willies cuz im scared of heights .

    March 16, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Itsame

    i just think harrold is a more appropriate name for a carpenter..

    March 16, 2011 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. brenda

    can anyone tell me if the area Chiba-Ken had any damage......husband had realatives there, not able to geet ahold of any of them

    March 16, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. John

    Is there an oven large enough to accomodate this loud mouth jew?

    Oh I'm sorry was that too soon?

    March 16, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacques

      Bonjour John, I think he is the one that escaped from the oven in Krakow 1945. They don't learn from their own tradgedy. However, they want others to feel pity for them.

      March 16, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jacques

    Thank you AFLAC for firing Gilbert Gottfried. I bet he felt like CANARD D'ORANGE! J'aime le canard d'orange...bon pour le diner.

    March 16, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      You must be auditioning for the job.,,

      March 16, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    polka dot blue eggs with a dash of purple commin right up! and what color would u like ur ham? lol

    March 17, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
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