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And This is Why I Don't Go on Rollercoasters...
Opening day for the Coney Island Cyclone, one of the world's most historic wooden rollercoasters, didn't go so well for the first riders of the season. At the top of its first hill, just before the first drop, the coaster stopped dead in its...
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Behind the Times?
President Obama sat down last week to talk with David Simon, the creator of The Wire, the critically-acclaimed TV show. The idea was to discuss what Simon observed about crime in the inner city that drove him to create the show. The guy's a...
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Wait a Minute, What?
Furious 7 - the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious franchise - is set to open up in theaters in a couple of weeks. The hype for it has been huge. Naturally, everyone thinks the "7" in the title refers to it being the "seventh"...
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Unintentional Photo Bomb
Kim Kardashian must have been having an off day. There was a camera pointed her way, and she didn't manage to strike a pose. Instead, it sort of looks like she's picking her toes Or perhaps grabbing for her pocketbook. Kanye, on the...
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Arnold's Human Side
Arnold Schwarzenegger has a new movie coming out called Maggie. It's a zombie flick, but more than that. The advance buzz on it is pretty good, and no one seems happier about it than Arnold himself. Check out the post to his Facebook page...
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What is Wrong with People?
A meteorologist on Global News News Hour Plus in Canada took to the airwaves last Thursday to discuss a hate letter. Kristi Gordon is pregnant, and got a nastygram about the way she looks on the news. Calling her "gross," the viewer wrote further:...
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Thanks, Obama!
This could be one of the most bizarre stories ever. A woman is suing the City of New York after she was locked up unnecessarily in a psychiatric ward for eight days following the confiscation of her car by the authorities. She admits she got a...
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They're Stripes and You've Earned Them
Rachel Hollis is a 32-year-old mom of three, and she's not afraid to wear a bikini to the beach. She writes a lifestyle blog called The Chic Site, and used it to share an Instagram picture of herself on the beach in a two-piece, and she's...
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Pranking for Lenovo
Ashton Kutcher's roots are in pranks. You of course remember his Punk'd on MTV. And he's also the pitchman for Lenovo computers. So why not take the two and put them together Down Under? Great idea. And that's exactly what he...
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Got a Drone and a Lot of Spare Time?
It's amazing how inventive some folks can be. Take Oliver C... He's a YouTuber, probably from France, who designs flying objects with the help of drones. His latest creation is an imperial star destroyer from Star Wars. All you need is...
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Son of Coach?
NBC announced that it has ordered 13 episodes of Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson. You might remember that Coach, starring Craig T. Nelson, ran on ABC for nine seasons, ending in 1997. Yes, it's the same show, 18 years later. It picks up sort...
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Now Playing, Sauce Castillo!
The people who do closed captioning for sporting events have a rough job. Hear it and type it, hear it and type it. They do their best to get it right, but sometimes, they're blunders are epic. Take this one. Nik Stauskas is a guard for the...
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That Knot is Tied
Country star Jason Aldean tied the knot last Saturday with Brittany Kerr. Yesterday, Brittany made it official by posting a picture of herself wearing a "Wifey" shirt to Instagram. ❤️ A photo posted by @brittanylkerr on...
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Defect & Head for the Border
Taco Bell launched a new ad campaign yesterday to promote its breakfast menu. And it's taking aim right between the eyes of a certain clown who routinely provides the "same same same" breakfast. The long-form ad looks as gray as anything George...
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Nice to Meet You - You Are Dismissed
I guess everyone has a breaking point. It's got to be rough when you're on a publicity junket halfway around the world and reporters start asking silly questions. Take for instance Cate Blanchett. She was in Australia on a show called...
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And Now, It's Two Direction
You can thank One Direction for the high-pitched wailing coming from your local high school yesterday afternoon. That's when they made it official: Zayn Malik is leaving the group, and it's permanent. A week ago, Zayn stopped touring,...
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A for Effort, But We'll Call This a Fail
You've got to give this guy credit. A motorist traveling on Interstate 5 outside Tacoma, Washington was using the car-pool lane. To legally do that, you have to actually have at least one passenger. This guy did - except it wasn't a real...
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How Do You Get a Late Night Talk Show, Anyway?
James Corden debuted his new late night talk show Monday on CBS. He's the guy who took over Craig Ferguson's spot on The Late Late Show. You might know him as the Baker from the recent theatrical release, Into The Woods. And now he's...
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Patti LaBelle Dishes Up Some Salsa
Dancing with the Stars is back, and once again, its mix of stars is eclectic. Take, for instance, 70-year-old Patti LaBelle. The singer's spent 50 years in the music industry, and now she's on TV, strutting her stuff with her partner, Artem...
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Crying Piccolo Girl Goes Viral
Roxanne Chalifoux got national attention over the weekend at the Villanova/ North Carolina State game in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament. A piccolo player in the Villanova band, she was caught on TV, playing through her pain at the...
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Mulder & Scully, I Presume?
The folks at Fox delighted a whole lot of people yesterday, with confirmation that The X-Files will be returning. The show about a couple of FBI agents investigating the paranormal went off the air 13 years ago, and fans have been clamoring for a...
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Superhero Soccer, Anyone?
Ever wonder what would happen if you put Superman and Spiderman and Iron Man and some X-Men on the same soccer field? Not to worry - it's been done. La Casa de El posted this video last week, showing how teams are preparing for the next World...
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Pretty Woman + 25
It's the movie that made Julia Roberts a household name. It's hard to believe that Pretty Woman was released in 1980, but there you have it. And to hear the story told, it almost didn't happen. Matt Lauer interviewed four of the cast...
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Uptown Funk, Hogwarts Style
"Uptown Funk" is fast becoming the year's most parodized song. Next up, a parody that would make JK Rowling proud. Well, maybe. Say hello to "Dark Lord Funk," performed by none other than Lord Valdemort. Pretty nicely done, even managing...
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Drones Dance of Beauty
We're hearing an awful lot about drones these days. Seems like they're everywhere. And now, they've entered the world of dance. Check out this fascinating video where three drone spotlights make a dancer's shadows come to...
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Worst Movie Promo Ever
Have you been caught up in the Sharknado frenzy? For some reason, the first two Sharknado TV movies broke all sorts of viewership records. So naturally, Sharknado 3 is coming to our small screens this July. This time, David Hasselhoff - a guy...
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TaylorSwift.porn?
That's right. You read it correctly. Taylor Swift now owns a pornography site. No, not for that reason. On June 1, ICANN - the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - will be expanding the number of Top Level Domain names - which...
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The Pizza for the Pope on the Run
When the Pope visited Naples over the weekend, he got a nice little surprise. As his Popemobile traveled along a coastal road lined with spectators, an enterprising pizzaman ran up to the car and delivered Francis a nice pie. One for the road, you...
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Tom Cruise Goes #RogueNation
You've got to wait until the middle of summer - July 31, to be precise - but Tom Cruise and the Impossible Mission Force are coming back to a theater near you. This one is called Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation, and an official trailer was...
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Good Marketing? That Depends...
You've got to check out this Facebook ad campaign. The folks at Depends want you to "Drop Your Pants for Underwareness." Yeah, that's what they want you to do. So they posted a picture of what appears to be a youngish tattooed guy wearing a...
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Keep Your Poop to Yourself
Marty Walsh, the new mayor of Boston, Massachusetts has a pet peeve. Well, he's peeved over pets. Specifically, people who don't pick up after their pets properly on the streets of Boston. "They're picking their dog stuff up, and then if...
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Mom & Pole & Baby Make 3
Ashley Wright is an attaching parent. I guess that means she attaches her child to herself as she goes about her daily business. She even blogs about it, using the pen name Ms. Wright. Earlier this month, she posted a video, showing herself...
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Putting the Madness in March Madness
It's the time of year when everyone and his brother picks a bracket for the NCAA tournament. Sixty-four teams enter, only one will be champion. It's been a source of gambling for many years, both th serious stuff, plus friendly...
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You Always Remember Your First Time
Ariana Grande visited The Tonight Show on Friday night, It was her first time ever on a talk show actually talking. She said she was nervous, and it made her feel vulnerable. She got over it pretty quickly, and showed off a killerCeline Dion...
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Shut Up and Dance!
There's a very cool video making its way around the Internet. It's a mash-up of a bunch of movie dances - from Dirty Dancing to Grease and everything in between - set to the tune of "Shut Up and Dance." It's put together very nicely,...
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Love the Cookie!
Sometimes, the solution ot life's problems are so simple. Just as Cookie Monster. He has his finger on the pulse of life, and now he's sharing his philosophy with others in need of help. Take a look at Cookie Monster's new job - as...
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Meghan's Message to Her Future Husband
Meghan Trainor's back with a new shot at the top of the charts. This one's called "Dear Future Husband," and it's got a definite look and feel like a 1960s song. And there's a barbershop quartet in the bedroom. That used to...
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Of Course She Has
Ellen DeGeneres put Justin Bieber and Madonna on the same couch this week during Madonna Week on her show. And they played a little game called Never Have I Ever. Each of them, plus Ellen, got a two-sided paddle. One side says "I Have," the other...
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Guess What, New England?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this week that our planet just experienced the warmest winter on record. Well, the Northern Hemisphere did. Temperatures for December through February were 0.05 degrees warmer than the...
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I Pity the What?
I'm not sure where he's been lately or what he's been doing, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, Mister T is coming to the DIY Network soon with a new show called - are you ready for it? - I Pity the Tool. That's a play on Mister...
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This Must Hurt
Kanye West is scheduled to headline the Glastonbury Festival, a musical extravaganza in England in late June. But not everyone wants that to happen. In fact, at this writing, close to 60,000 people have signed a petition to keep Kanye out of the...
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Jim Parsons Would Be "Dope" as The Riddler
Jim Parsons - you know, Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory - was doing some sort of question and answer session about his new animated movie, Home, when someone asked if he would ever want to play a superhero in a movie. He'd love to, but he'd...
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Vogue Off the Rails
Madonna visited Ellen yesterday, and to get the audience in the mood before taping began, they played Madonna's hit song, Vogue. And they taped the audience singing along. Somehow, they got their hands on microphones, with some very amusing...
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What's the Name of that Creek Again?
Eugene Levy visited The Tonight Show to promote his new show, Schitt's Creek. Yes, a legit name for a show, and they're allowed to use the name and say the name on TV because it's a legitimate name. Brilliant. The funniest part of the...
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Will You Take the Twizzler Challenge?
Funny how things can explode. On Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars a couple of weekends ago, Willie Giest from The Today Show and Uzo Aduba from Orange Is the New Black were challenged to "Lady & The Tramp" a piece of licorice to raise some...
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Is She or Isn't She?
The Internet is buzzing after Katy Perry posted a very interesting picture to Instagram. She's wearing a necklace that says "Mom." @katycats A photo posted by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Mar 17, 2015 at 10:10am PDT Could...
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Julie Andrews Would Rather Not Have Had "Confidence"
Legendary singer and actress Julie Andrews appeared on 20/20 last night, and Diane Sawyer asked her about The Sound of Music. Julie's favorite song in the whole show was "Edelweiss." Her least favorite: the ditty called "I Have...
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Game of Lips!
Lip Sync Battle. On its face, I've got to admit, it didn't sound exciting. But I watched the trailer for the new Spike TV show anyway - because it's part of my job, I guess. And I've got to admit, it sort of blew me...
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How Cool Is This?
Stefan Holt is an anchor for NBC Chicago, usually working the morning show. The other day, he was working the early evening newscast, and got to toss it to NBC's main studio in New York for a preview of The Nightly News. And who's sitting...
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Hello, 1970s... Meet 1770s!
This one will grow on you, guaranteed. The Piano Guys posted an interesting music mash-up yesterday, adding a Baroque touch to a Jackson 5 hit from the 1970s, "I Want You Back." They call this one "I Want You Bach." It's very cool how the...
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