One of the dumbest stories to make it to print in 2005 is going to cost British tabloid, The Daily Sport, a whopping-as-of-yet-undisclosed amount of money, payable to 'Desperate Housewives' star Teri Hatcher.
In a story published in July 2005, the paper wrote that Hatcher kept a van parked outside her home which she used to have sex with a series of men while her daughter remained unattended in her house.
Naturally, Hatcher had her lawyer sue the pants off the tabloid. Today, The Daily Post admitted the story was entirely false and agreed to pay Hatcher "very substantial damages" and all of her legal costs, to issue a front page apology, and to never repeat the original story.
Now if Batboy could just get in touch with Hatcher's lawyer, we'd see some real fireworks.