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  • Alek Wek On Her Journey From Refugee To Supermodel

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    South Sudan is a dangerous place, especially for children today, Huffington Post reports. When South Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek visited HuffPost Live, she talked about her very long and hard transition from refugee to a world-famous model, and the challenge of acclimating to her new environment. "Psychologically it was really difficult."

  • The endless, excruciating idiocy of the Internet — in one very stupid viral photo

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    This is a photo of director Steven Spielberg sitting next to a triceratops prop on the set of “Jurassic Park," The Washington Post reports. This is a 6,000-post-deep comment thread in which many, many people express their deep outrage over Spielberg’s “slaughter” of the “majestic animal.” This is the Wikipedia page for triceratops, which — ICYMI! — went extinct over 60 million years ago.

  • Is a Spice Girls reunion in the works?

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    They were once one of the biggest girl groups of the '90s, but it's been years since the five Spice Girls were together on tour. Earlier this year, there was a brief but frenzy-inducing report that the Spice Girls may reunite with the Backstreet Boys for a reunion tour, but it was shot down almost as quickly as it had gained momentum. But that was then. In an interview for this weekend's "Oprah: Where Are They Now?", former Spice Girl Mel B. hints that a Spice Girls reunion is not off the table, according to The Huffington Post. "I always am going to live and hope that there's going to be a Spice Girls reunion," Mel B. says in the above video. "That's just me. To convince the other four... we'll see!"

  • A Music Archive Just Uploaded 13,000 Classic Live Concert Videos to YouTube. Here's What to Watch

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    If you don't have weekend plans, the 2,000 hours of pristine, classic concert footage just uploaded to YouTube in 13,000 videos is a good place to start, Mic reports. Music Vault, which is a division of Wolfgang's Vault (which sells music-related posters, apparel and photography, among other things), has been working on this massive video project for two years, gathering footage from a variety of venues and festivals across the past five decades. It's an ongoing process, and there are more videos to come, but this first upload has suddenly opened some of the best concerts — historic moments once lost to anyone who wasn't there — back up to the world.

  • North Korea Complains to UN About Seth Rogen Movie

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    North Korea has complained to the United Nations about a film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, accusing the United States of sponsoring terrorism and committing an act of war by allowing production of a movie about a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong Un, according to Reuters. "The Interview" - due to be released later this year - is about an American television-show host and his producer who land an interview with Kim Jong Un, and are then recruited by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency to assassinate the North Korean leader, according to Internet Movie Database (IMDb). The letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon from North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam, dated June 27 but made public this week, does not mention the name of the movie but talks about a plot that "involves insulting and assassinating the supreme leadership," Reuters reports.

  • VIDEO: Big guy who can talk like a little girl

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    Hey, girl. Actually, the guy in this video is Matt Bittner, actor and sound designer. His friend recorded him between shifts at The Ride, an interactive New York City tour bus, according to Yahoo News. The video was featured on Reddit's front page and garnered more than 4,000 upvotes in just 15 hours. One redditor said, "Man I want to learn how to do this just to totally creep my wife out." Another redditor said, "Now I feel bad for Manti Te'o I would fall for this."

  • 'Fast & Furious 7' finishes filming, thanks fans

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    “There was a time when we didn’t know how we could go on, or even if we should,” the film’s Facebook page explains Eight months after the death of star Paul Walker put the breaks on production, "Fast & Furious 7" has finally finished the reshoots required to adjust the blockbuster after the tragedy, according to The Wrap. The long-running franchise eventually resumed production after re-writes and the decision to use Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, in certain shots to complete the actor’s story line. The film staff released a statement yesterday, thanking fans and letting them know they completed the last shot for the film on Thursday.

  • Miranda Lambert on Rescuing Dogs

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    It’s no secret that Miranda Lambert loves dogs. But she doesn’t go to the pet store to pick one out or seek out the most prestigious breeds. Instead, the songstress finds dogs that need to be rescued, whether they’re on the side of the road, at the shelter … or at the Sonic drive-thru according to TasteOfCountry.com. Lambert owns six dogs, all of them rescues. “Three are from the shelter,” she tells Huffington Post. “They dump ‘em on the side of the road or they’re just random running around.” “I found one of ‘em at Sonic. Her name’s Delta Dawn,” the singer shares. “Went to get a cherry limeade and came back with a dog. One was literally on the side of the road, starving. They’re precious.” Delta Dawn, a Chihuahua-pug mix, had been living at the drive-in for about a week, and was in poor health, but the singer nursed her back.

  • 'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik found dead in Philadelphia hotel room

    Published: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    'Glee' star Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead Thursday in a Philadelphia hotel, TMZ has learned and the circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious. Sources close to the couple tell us Bendik -- a 35-year-old nightclub owner -- was in Philly on a business trip, and Becca was with him. The couple had been out on the town celebrating with friends Wednesday night, and we're told everything seemed normal. At some point they returned to their hotel.

  • It's official. It's true. Rosie's coming back.

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    ABC told us just the other day it would be “weeks” before anything would be announced about View co-hosts for the fall, but well, as ABC now says, “plans changed," according to USA TODAY. Rosie O’Donnell will reclaim her View throne, taking a seat next to Whoopi Goldberg, the only View co-host set to return to the show in the fall for a new season. And by the way, the latest name thrown out into the View arena? Meghan McCain. Would Rosie approve?

  • Laverne Cox Is The First Transgender Performer To Be Nominated For An Emmy

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Laverne Cox makes history today as the first out transgender individual to be nominated for an Emmy award, according to BuzzFeed. Cox earned a nod for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal Sophia Burset, a trans inmate. "Orange Is the New Black" received a number of nominations, earning an overall Outstanding Comedy nod and nominations for Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, and Natasha Lyonne.

  • Health benefit to Justin Bieber's hairstyle

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Justin Bieber may have a tumultuous love life and a police record, but the pop star is also doing something right: He’s (inadvertently) helping to prevent skin cancer, according to Yahoo Shine. Bieber’s infamous banged coif from circa 2009 may influence kids to cover up when they're in the sun, according to an observational paper conducted by Bernard Cohen, MD, professor of dermatology and pediatrics, and Crystal Agi, MD, chief resident of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University. That’s because teens who sport prominent bangs have paler skin and almost no freckles on their foreheads, the latter of which is a marker of sun damage that’s linked to an increased risk of melanoma. Of course, the bangs don’t need to be side-swept, a la Bieber, as long as they adequately cover the forehead.

  • Listen to Britney Spears sing without Auto-Tune

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Britney Spears is not known for being a Maria Callas-style vocalist, or even for really singing live at all. But a leaked recording of an unedited vocal from her Britney Jean track "Alien" — which has gone viral over the past few days, and on which the pop star sounds like one of the strangled cats her old X Factor co-star Simon Cowell always complains about — is still pretty shocking, according to Yahoo Music. While the audio certainly is toxic to the ears, the track's producer, electronic veteran William Orbit, has defended Spears, stressing that this is just a warm-up vocal, not an official studio take.

  • 'Walking Dead' shut out of major Emmy categories

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    The 2014 Emmy nominations are in, and while we saw plenty of familiar names in the mix — your Breaking Bads, your Veeps — we also saw a few surprises pop up in the major categories. Plus, some great shows and actors got sadly overlooked as well. Here's a rundown of this year's biggest snubs and surprises, according to Yahoo TV. The Walking Dead: Aside from some People's Choice and Critics' Choice awards love and a Golden Globe nod early in its run, AMC's wildly popular zombie drama has been virtually ignored by the awards shows. And once again, it got shut out of the major Emmy categories. The Governor's saga, Carol's heartbreaking decision in the grove, the powerful backstories, that showdown in the finale... the snub is particularly egregious this year, arguably the series' richest collection of episodes yet.

  • Ellen DeGeneres Ready for 'Next Phase' of Her Career

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Ellen DeGeneres is ready to enter the "next phase" of her career, according to Yahoo News. The comedian and talk show host will launch a lifestyle brand dubbed E.D. “I’m not trying to launch a little boutique situation," she told Women's Wear Daily.

  • Joy Behar Rips Into Elisabeth Hasselbeck for ‘Hate-Filled Remark’ About Rosie O'Donnell

    Published: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Good to see that Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck haven't lost any of that old spark. The Wrap reports the former “View” co-host took her former colleague to task during a Wednesday night appearance on CNN for comments Hasselbeck made that morning about Rosie O'Donnell, who is rumored to be returning to the show after being away for seven years. “Here in comes to ‘The View’ the very woman who spit in the face of our military,” Hasselbeck charged, “spit in the face of her own network, and really in the face of a person who stood by her and had civilized debates for the time that she was there, coming back with a bunch of control, ready to regain a seat at the table.”

  • Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling pregnancy sparks Twitter shock from fans - NY Daily News

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Ryan Gosling’s fans are in mourning, New York Daily News reports. With Eva Mendes reportedly seven months pregnant with his child, “The Notebook” star's fans are taking their tears to Twitter. OK! Magazine was first to break the baby news early Wednesday morning, with a source later confirming to Access Hollywood that the couple are expecting their first child.

  • VIDEO: This is How Halle Berry and Jimmy Fallon Roll

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    For his next trick, Jimmy Fallon will make Halle Berry's career reappear. Berry is back and she's on a roll — literally. The Extant star partnered with Fallon to form what he called a "human hamster wheel," but it looks more like a paired somersault on some gym mats, according to Mashable.

  • Demi Lovato steps up her gay-rights campaigning

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Former Disney princess Demi Lovato has made herself into a queen of gay-rights activism. Now she’s recorded a new online video supporting marriage equality, according to USA TODAY. Lovato’s video, for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay civil-rights organization, kicks off the relaunch of its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, featuring celebs who support efforts to expand marriage-equality rights nationwide. “Let’s protect love and strengthen the institution of marriage by allowing loving, caring and committed same-sex couples to legally marry,” she says in the video.

  • Dwayne Johnson on his 'Hercules' Twitter smackdown

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says his Twitter call-out to join Team Hercules workouts gave the Internet a lethal elbow blow. In an e-mail to USA TODAY, Johnson is big on hyperbole and short on apologies for the social media workout campaign he just concluded July 3. He began it last month posting the "most grueling" workouts used to prepare for the upcoming film Hercules. "Twitter officially broke. Broke down. Side of the road. Turn out the lights, cause the party is over," Johnson writes of the #TeamHercules campaign. "Called the Twitter tow truck and had to tow it back to Silicon Valley."