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Just how everyone likes their carrots: fake, stuffed with marijuana. Um, maybe not. Authorities say they seized 2,493 pounds of pot hidden inside a shipment of carrots at the Texas-Mexico border on Sunday, reports CNNRead more on Newser…READ MORE »


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Some viewers might’ve thought Fifty Shades of Grey was steamy, but the team behind the Razzies wasn’t so titillated. The flick has scooped six Golden Raspberry nominations, including all the good bits: worst film, actor, actress, director, screenplay, and screen combo, per the Hollywood Reporter. Also not so beloved by the Razzies was Kevin James,… READ MORE »


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Few details are known about David Bowie’s death Sunday—his family has not revealed where he died or even what type of cancer he had, and, as the New York Times reports, even some people who had been working closely with Bowie on his latest projects didn’t know he was dying. One of the few collaborators… READ MORE »


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A federal judge has dismissed a nude protester’s claim that police violated his rights by arresting him while he played violin stark-naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland. Matthew Mglej of Hillsboro, Oregon, sued the Portland police and the county last January, seeking $1.1 million in damages. The 26-year-old was arrested for indecent exposure in… READ MORE »


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“Is it the most effective use of police resources? No.” That’s what a Toronto officer had to say after authorities responded to an alleged assault that resulted in minor injuries at an apartment in the city on Tuesday. The problem? Someone apparently got upset that their roommate had woken up too early to take a… READ MORE »


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Quentin Tarantino’s handprints, footprints, and autograph will soon be immortalized on the sidewalk outside Hollywood’s iconic Chinese Theatre along with dozens of other stars. But Tarantino’s are a bit different: As TMZ reports, during his print ceremony Tuesday, the director was wearing replicas of the shoes Uma Thurman’s character wore in Kill Bill. Read more onREAD MORE »


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Mark Zuckerberg has set himself a tough challenge for 2016: Create an electronic butler to make Mark Zuckerberg’s life easier. The Facebook founder says he plans to “build a simple AI to run my home and help me with my work,” which he likens to Jarvis in Iron Man. “I’m going to start by exploring… READ MORE »


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Pia Wurtzbach gave her first sit-down as Miss Universe to Good Morning America on Monday, and she graciously pooh-poohed the idea that’s been making the rounds that she should perhaps share the crown with runner-up, Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez, who wasbriefly and incorrectly crowned Miss Universe. “I think it would be a little bit difficult… READ MORE »


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Last year, police in western New York stopped a driver who had been reported “weaving all over” the road. The female motorist had a flat tire and her car was producing “a large amount of smoke and a noticeable smell of burning rubber,” per the police report; the responding officer also said the driver smelled… READ MORE »


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Ivanka Trump has followed her father’s footsteps into business, but the path might not end for her there. In an interview with Town & Country magazine, spotted by Politico, Trump says she won’t rule out a future run for political office. “It’s not something I’ve ever been inclined to do, but I’m 34, so who… READ MORE »


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Spending New Year’s Eve in New York City? You may be surprised to know it’s not the most expensive place you could be. (Though even its Olive Garden is pricey.) CheapHotels.org looked at the cheapest double room available from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 in 30 major global destinations, excluding hotels that were rated poorly… READ MORE »


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With real people apparently increasingly unable to afford its luxury handbags, Louis Vuitton is opening up a whole new market: fake people. CNN reports the “face” of the company’s next ad campaign is Lightning, a collection of pixels and also a major character in the Final Fantasy video game series. Louis Vuitton’s creative director, Nicolas… READ MORE »


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Gallup’s annual poll on the most admired people is making headlines, but not because of the No. 1 spots for men and women. Those are the relatively boring picks of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (who have now been held the top slot 8 and 20 times, respectively). It’s the No. 2 pick among men… READ MORE »


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What do Pennsylvania state officials like emailing one another? Racist, pornographic, and misogynistic messages accompanied by lewd and offensive photos, according to a political scandal dubbed “Porngate.” In recent months, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane revealed the messages amid a slew of thousands of emails uncovered in a probe of the state’s Jerry Sandusky investigation,… READ MORE »


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California’s governor has pardoned Robert Downey Jr. for a 1996 drug conviction that sent the actor to prison. Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Thursday that Downey was among 91 people receiving pardons. Downey was convicted of felony drug possession after he was arrested on a Los Angeles County highway and authorities found heroin, cocaine, and… READ MORE »


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The most famous madame in France—who JFK reportedly once asked for a prostitute that looked like his wife “but hot”—died Saturday at the age of 92, the New York Times reports. Fernande Grudet—more commonly known as Madame Claude—ran a high-class call-girl ring catering to the rich and famous in the 1960s and 1970s in Paris. READ MORE »


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They may not have sorted out how Santa’s reindeer can fly, but scientists say there is an optical explanation for just how beneficial it is that Rudolph’s nose burns red and bright. Reporting in the journal Frontiers for Young Minds, a Dartmouth anthropology professor says that Arctic reindeer are (at least among mammals) uniquely qualified… READ MORE »


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Bernie Sanders has some shocking news for Donald Trump: “I also went to the bathroom” during Saturday’s Democratic debate, Sanders told supporters in Iowa Tuesday night. Trump “has discovered that women go to the bathroom and it’s very upsetting for him,” Sanders said, per BuzzFeed. Sanders read out Trump’s remark that Clinton’s bathroom break was… READ MORE »



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