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Celebrate YouTube
Ten years ago this week, YouTube was founded. Hard to imagine a point in our history without it, but there you are. The first video ever was a 19-second opus called "Me at the Zoo," posted by one of the company's founders. In it, we learn...
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Johnny Depp Disappears Again - Into a Role!
Johnny Depp could well be the best actor of our day. No matter what role he tackles, he dives in all the way - so much so, he's frequently unrecognizable. Black Mass is the latest case in point. In it, he plays Whitey Bulger, one of the most...
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Rest Well, Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows, a star of stage, screen and television, passed away yesterday at the age of 95. She was perhaps best-known for her personal-life role as wife to Steve Allen, the first host of The Tonight Show. Here's a fun clip from 1954 when...
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"Which One of You is Michael Palin?"
Over the weekend, the Tribeca Film Festival celebrated the 40th anniversary of Monty Python & the Holy Grail. It was followed by a question-and-answer session hosted by HBO's John Oliver, but the Q&A didn't exactly go as planned. Someone in...
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Comedian in Chief
At Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner, SNL's Cecily Strong had some strong competition. From the current resident of the White House himself, President Obama. Check out this bit where he invited Luther, his anger translator, to...
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A Wild Reunion
This is an amazing video. The Aspinall Foundation helps introduce gorillas born in captivity into the wilds of West Africa. This video captures the moments when Damian Aspinall and his daughter Tansy rediscovered two gorillas she hadn't seen in...
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How Do You Write "Uh Oh" in Arabic?
On Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan posted an inspirational message to Instagram. On the bottom line, it read "You're beautiful." Above it were some Arabic characters, which everyone took to mean the same thing as the English phrase. Not so much,...
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Chris Pratt Crushed by a Noahsaurus
Chris Pratt visited the Ellen show this week and agreed to play a game of "Dino Right, Dino Wrong" against Ellen's little buddy, Noah Ritter. It was a trivia game about dinosaurs, and given that Chris just wrapped up Jurassic World, you'd...
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Making FLOTUS's Day
How's this for a nice way for Michelle Obama to start her day? The First Lady was entertaining some children of White House Staffers as part of Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day. One young lady asked Mrs. O who old she was, and when she...
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Have Blacks Abandoned Baseball?
Chris Rock did a guest spot on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, part of the show's 20th anniversary celebration. His topic: why blacks have abandoned baseball. He talks about growing up a baseball fan, when 20% of the players in Major...
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Chewing with Chewie
For some reason, people are taking the #TwizzlerChallenge to help raise autism awareness. I don't see the correlation, but if it helps, who am I to question it. You take a Twizzler in your mouth, and place the other end of the Twizzler in your...
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It's Dropping Trou Coming Around the Post...
Things got a little cheeky in the first rate at the Canterbury race track in Sydney, Australia yesterday when jockey Blake Shinn's trouser elastic snapped as he rode Miss Royale toward the finish line. Even with his backside on full display, he...
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Don't Push Iron Man!
Robert Downey Jr. was sitting down for a series of interviews about Avengers: Age of Ultron. Things are okay for the first four minutes, and then they start to go off the track when the reporter starts asking about RDJ's personal life. You can...
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Dancing with the Crutches
Derek Hough, one of the professional dancers on Dancing with the Stars, got hurt on Monday night, and probably won't be on DWTS for a while. Details are vague, but the injury involved stairs and a light according to his Instagram post. He broke...
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Kanye Don't Play That
The thought that both Kanye West and Kim Kardashian made the list of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015 is hard to swallow. Maybe it's because we're only four months in to 2015, and other more influential people won't...
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Full House Coming Back
John Stamos made it official this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Netflix has sealed the deal on the return of Full House to television. So far, according to John, all the original players have signed on - except for the Olsen Twins. But they said in an...
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Popeye Bye Bye
A shift supervisor at a Popeye's in Texas claims she was fired for refusing to pay back money robbed from the store at gunpoint while she was in charge. Popeye's says that's not 100% true - she was fired for having too much money in the...
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New Instagram Standards?
Over the weekend, a woman in Scotland posted pictures of herself to Instagram, showing what her belly looked like after delivering twins. Her account was deactivated by Instagram within two minutes, according to most sources, for violating...
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Reds Coach Goes Blue
Bryan Price, manager of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team, is getting a little fed-up with the reporters who cover his team. On Monday, he let loose on them - unleashing 77 F-bombs in the 5-minute or so process. I didn't count them - a reporter...
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Purely Inspirational
He started the Boston Marathon on Monday at 9 AM. He finished the Boston Marathon on Tuesday at 5 AM. Twenty hours, and every minute of it was an inspiration. Michael Melamed, a 39-year-old professor from Venezuela, has muscular...
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Traveling Through Time to the Top
The new World Trade Center in New York City has created a very interesting journey on its 102-floor elevator ride to the top. It shows a three-dimensional time-lapse history of the tip of Manhattan, starting 515 years ago in 1500 and going right up...
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Novel Way to Catch a Foul Ball
It's the top of the 9th. The first batter is up. He swings and tips it foul toward the third-base side. And a quick-thinking fan raises her cup of beer and makes the catch! And downs the beer before any more spills. Suddenly, guys...
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Do Not Take the Kylie Jenner Challenge
Tweens and teens are doing it with alarming regularity, and they really need to stop. Taking the Kylie Jenner Challenge, that is. Using whatever means possible to try to achieve lips similar to Kylie Jenner's. No one knows for sure if...
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The Force is New with the Young Ones
We've seen how some grown-ups have reacted to the new trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What we haven't seen is how non-grown-ups react. But now, the wait is over. Check out this absolutely amazing and adorable video of very...
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Obi Wan Candelabra
Insiders are reporting that Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to play Lumiere - the candelabra who sings "Be Our Guest" - in the live action version of Beauty & the Beast. He'll be joining Emma Watson as Belle and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth,...
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Miley Pastes Two on for Joan Jett
People wondered why Miley Cyrus was asked to induct Joan Jett into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Afterwards, they were just wondering what happened to the rest of her top. In typical outlandish Miley fashion, she wore a top with the...
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Tidal Wave?
Jay Z's new streaming music service Tidal launched about a month ago. Last week, they threw the company's chief executive officer overboard - one of 25 people laid off. After a month. The official word is that the company is...
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Tony Romo Continues to Struggle at Home
Bad enough that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo struggles year after year under center for America's Team. On Sunday, he showed up at the Academy of Country Music Awards show to introduce Dierks Bentley. But before he got to that, he had...
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Kermit's Cousin?
Scientists have found a new species of frog in Costa Rica: the Glass Frog. It's an amazing little amphibian, with a translucent belly that allows one to see its internal organs. Of course, folks in the mainstream media have to dumb it down, so...
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Holy Parody, Batman!
You knew it would happen. Following the less-than-impressive drop of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer over the weekend, you knew that folks would start having their fun with it. This one happened sooner than I thought it would...
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Most Excellent Photobomb Surprise
Imagine you're an 8-year-old kid taking an official school photograph. And imagine the photographer showing you the picture on the screen of his camera. There's a guy in the shot behind you, and he looks like... DADDY! That's...
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Amazing Baseball Improvisation
Here's something you don't see every day. Better yet, here's something you hardly ever see. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester fielded a line drive back to him, and the ball got caught in the webbing of his glove. Rather than fight with...
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But Can She Sing Country?
The Academy of Country Music Awards were presented in Dallas last night at the AT&T Stadium. So many great performances. But this one had me shaking my head a little. Country legends Rascal Flatts teamed up with pop star Christina...
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Let It Go, Senator!
This is sort of cool - pun unintended. Senator Pat Roberts was questioning a witness at a Senate hearing on Thursday, and in the middle of the testimony, his cell phone rang. His ringtone? "Let It Go," from Disney's Frozen. The senator...
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Super Disappointing?
There's been a lot of buzz about the Batman v Superman movie, especially centered on Ben Affleck's casting as the Dark Knight. But if the recently leaked and then released trailer for the movie is any indication, maybe Ben Affleck's not a...
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The All-Right is Strong with this One!
This is just too good not to share. The internet is going nuts with everyone's reaction to the latest trailer for the new Star Wars film. And then comes this mash-up, putting a scene from Interstellar together with the trailer, making it look...
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Where Did I Put Those Beanie Babies?
Imagine this. You're walking through a yard sale and you spot a purple Beanie Baby. Remember those little stuffed animals from the 90s that were all the rage? People collected them in the hopes that some day, they'd be worth much more than...
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What's This Ad For Again?
Okay, I get it. It's an ad for a woman's personal grooming project. But it takes a couple of times to figure it out. And upon reflection, is that the best area to introduce to a power tool? Meanwhile, I might get one to handle my...
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Referee Trip & Fall Makes Highlight Reel
It's always funny to see someone take a fall - as long as the only thing hurt is a guy's ego, right? The other night, NBA referee Joey Crawford took a center-court face-plant during the Toronto Raptors home game against the Charlotte...
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Ellen vs. Matt Escalates
We're at war, people. Well, it's an early morning versus daytime war, between Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres. The most recent salvo is Matt's. This comes after Ellen started jazzing up Matt's mornings with some racy Photoshopped...
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Scary Road to the CMAs
Lady Antebellum's singer Hillary Scott was on her tour bus, heading to Dallas for a week of shows culminating in the Country Music Awards this Sunday night. On Interstate 30 in Garland, a tire blew out and caused a fire. Everyone got out...
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50 Shades of... Wait! What Did You Do to Your Hair?
Dakota Johnson is between films right now. She completed 50 Shades of Grey and was just about everywhere on the promotional tour. And the word in the industry is that the sequel will start shooting fairly soon. So what's up with the new...
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What's Going On at ESPN?
Seems like the folks who work at ESPN need to learn to keep their thoughts to themselves. You'll remember Keith Olberman got in some trouble not too long ago for tweets he made about Penn State and a fundraising effort there. Now ESPN reporter...
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The Force Continues to Awake...
Another official trailer is out for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters in December. In this one, Luke narrates over a variety of images - "The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that...
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Ah, Yes, the Buckingham Banana Peel!
The royal guards stationed outside Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their crisp movements and fierce focus. Tourists try all the time to get them to laugh - even just to crack a smile - to no avail. Which makes what happened on Tuesday...
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The Newest Avenger
Ellen DeGeneres breaks another Hollywood secret. This time, it's all about the newest Avenger - the Honker. Okay, it's Ellen, inserting herself into the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron as a joke-telling horn-honking superhero standing...
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Hard Enough to Play Real Drums...
It takes years to learn to play the drums. Even longer if you want to play them well. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to play the drums well if you're a marionette. Well, if you're the puppeteer manipulating the marionette, and...
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Carpool Karaoke, the Latest Craze
James Corden is starting off strong in his new gig on CBS's Late Late Show. Strong guests, strong performances, and strong skits. Like this one, where he's carpooling with Jennifer Hudson. When songs come on the radio, they have no...
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Game of the Holy Grail
Game of Thrones is back, and all is well with the world. Well, unless you live in Westeros. Or on The Wall. But it's Game of Thrones. In honor of that, here's a little Throwback Thursday fun. What if Monty Python & The Holy Grail were...
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Josh & Kelly Team Up for Phantom Duet
If you're a fan of musical theater, you're of course familiar with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera and one of its more beautiful tunes, "All I Ask of You." It's a haunting tune, really, and somewhat operatic. Enter Josh...
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