fast-casual, adj.: denoting or relating to a type of high-quality self-service restaurant offering dishes that are prepared to order and more expensive than those available in a typical fast-food restaurant
fatberg, n.: a very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been flushed down toilets
fat-shame, v.: cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size
Grexit, n.: a term for the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone (the economic region formed by those countries in the European Union that use the euro as their national currency)
hangry, adj.: (informal) bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger
MacGyver, v.: (U.S. informal) make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way, making use of whatever items are at hand
manspreading, n.: the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats
mic drop, n.: (informal, chiefly U.S.) an instance of deliberately dropping or tossing aside oneâs microphone at the end of a performance or speech one considers to have been particularly impressive
Mx, n.: a title used before a personâs surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female
Rage-quit, v.: (informal) angrily abandon an activity or pursuit that has become frustrating, especially the playing of a video game
skippable, adj.: (of a part or feature of something) able to be omitted or passed over so as to get to the next part or feature
wine oâclock, n.: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink wine
Are you ready for the VMAs? The award show's producer says Miley has free reign to do whatever she wants on Sunday, which means we have no idea what she has in store for us. There are standards and practices Miley must abide by, but MTV says they are extremely excited for what she and her team have planned.
Rumor has it Nick Gordon was paid $40,000 to grieve at the grave of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The money is going towards his legal defense against the wrongful death suit that's been filed against him. Nick's team denies the allegations, saying photogs were camping by her grave.
Simon Cowell is very supportive of One Direction's decision to take a break. He said the boys have been going nonstop since the band formed so taking a year off will be a very healthy thing. He added that he knew the break was coming for a while.
American Academy of Pediatrics and the Americans Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology are taking a bite out of peanut allergies. They're encouraging parents of infants at high risk of peanut allergies should give them foods containing peanuts before they turn one. Baby-suitable foods used in research included smooth peanut butter, peanut soup, and finely ground peanuts mixed into yogurt and other foods. Still, before exposing your at-risk baby to peanuts you should get them tested for allergies when they are between four months and 11 months of age.
Justin Bieber's claimed lookalike was found dead. Police said they found Tobias Sheldon in a motel, as well as drugs at the scene. No cause of death was immediately made available. Sheldon, who spent over $100,000 on plastic surgery to look like Justin, appeared on an episode of Botched.
The season finale of Mr. Robot was meant to air last night, but execs pushed it to next week because of a scene that was deemed too similar to the recent Virginia shooting.Â Â The show tweeted that they postponed the episode out of respect for families and friends of the victims.
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Caitlyn Jenner is a Halloween costume. For $75, men can dress up Caitlyn's Vanity Fair spread, wig and all. However, the internet is not in love with it and the backlash was immediate. Critics are calling the costume transphobic and are demanding its removal.
Kim Kardashian has been crowned the new queen of Instagram. She inched past Beyonce, surpassing 44 million followers on the photo sharing website. The internet was going berserk to hear she is now the most followed account on the site since Beyonce claimed the title for several years.
We're learning how awful Jared Fogle truly is. His child obsesity foundation, The Jared Foundation, is a fraud. According to USA Today, the organization allegedly funneled 60% of its funds to Jared's former business partner, Russell Taylor, who is currently in jail on child pornography charges.
You may want to mark your calendar for August 21st, 2017 because the country's is seeing its first total solar eclipse since 1979.
It's been dubbed the Great American Eclipse because it will be visible from no other country on the planet. The moon's shadow will totally block the sun for the longest duration, two minutes and forty seconds! This eclipse will be the first since 1918 where the moon's shadow will sweep across the U.S. from coast to coast.
Calvin Harris is once again the world's highest paid DJ. He dominated Forbes' annual list of Electronic Cash Kings with $66 million that he earned from shows and endorsement deals. David Guetta is in 2nd place this year with $37 million.
Will Megan Fox have to pay spousal support? Now that her divorce is going through with ex-hubby Brian Austin Green, she may have to due to their drastically different incomes. Green reportedly suffers vertigo following their December car crash, which affects his ability to work.
Things took a turn for the worse when Wiz Khalifa rode his hoverboard into LAX over the weekend. The rapper was reportedly slammed to the ground by multiple police officers and handcuffed. Khalifa says he wasn't breaking any rules.
Everyone knows John Cena was crushed at SummerFest by Jon Stewart over the weekend, however, did you know that Cena is the first celebrity to grant 500 wishes to the Make a Wish Foundation? Cena says he is willing to drop everything to make a sick child smile. After reaching that milestone, the WWE made a $1 million commitment to Make a Wish.
Ellen Page and Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz butted heads at the Iowa State Fair over LGBT rights. Page spoke about the discrimination trans and gay youth face in society while Cruz defended those being persecuted for their religious beliefs.
One Direction is taking a long break after March 2016. The band will reportedly spend a year off to focus on solo projects instead of going on tour after releasing their fifth album. They will perform their final concert on October 31st.
Josh Duggar, from 19 Kids and Counting, is calling himself a hypocrite. He admitted that while promoting faith and family values, he's been unfaithful to his wife for years. The hackers of Ashley Madison, a website for married people looking to cheat, exposed him as a member.
A deputy of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department says there's a 50-50 chance that Caitlyn Jenner will be charged with manslaughter from her deadly four car accident in Malibu that left one woman dead. If convicted of vehicular manslaughter, Caitlyn could face up to one year in jail.
Jennifer Lawrence is officially the highest paid actress. In Forbes' annual review of celebrity coffers, Lawrence moved from 2nd place last year to lead with an estimated $52 million. She made $1 million more than last year's leader, Sandra Bullock. Sandra dropped to 15th. Scarlett Johansson came in 2nd this year with $35.5 million.
Jennifer Aniston said because she wanted it so bad, that was how she was able to keep her wedding to Justin Thereoux a secret. Jennifer told Good Morning America if there's a will, there's a way. She added they celebrated Justin's birthday during their honeymoon.
Dancing With The Stars is saying goodbye to Len Goodman. He isn't returning to judge next season due to scheduling conflicts with another show and his new grandson. Len has been with the competition for 20 seasons.
Kelly Clarkson performed in LA and concert goers got more than they bargained for, a pregnancy annoucement. Clarkson admitted she didn't plan on announcing so soon but she revealed she is "totally pregnant." This is her second child with husband Brandon Blackstock.
In a move to connect with a younger generation, NBC has invested over $200 million dollar into Buzzfeed, a popular website made of listicles and click bait. NBC says a declining and aging viewership made them put money into the popular millennial driven website.
Baby names are getting stranger and stranger... Baby-name site Nameberry notes that parents are increasingly naming their children using random words.
For example, 28 boys were named Alias, while others were dubbed Awesome, Handsome, and Majestic. Other boys were named Boss, Captain, Chief and Master. For girl babies, Goddess was a particularly popular name choice, followed by Savvy. An additional 11 girls and 54 boys were even named Lucky. Five baby girls were even named Eliminate.
Rosie O'Donnell left no stone unturned when her 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea, vanished without a trace. Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. Chelsea was found safe and sound by police. Rosie said Chelsea went off her medication and went missing on August 11th.
I was at the supermarket the other day and saw the first signs of Halloween on the shelves... and that means pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING will be upon us very soon. If you're a PSL junkie, like I am, that's very good news. If you like your food natural, I have even better news: Starbucks has announced its pumpkin spice recipe will no longer contain caramel coloring and will use a small amount of pumpkin puree. Yum!
It doesn't pay to steal. Comedy Central axed its pilot for Josh Ostrovsky AKA "The Fat Jew" after it was found that all of his comedic content was ripped off from other lesser known comedians. The Fat Jew was exposed for cropping twitter jokes and claiming them as his own.
Jeez... someone is desperate to stay in the spotlight. Now that Zayn Malik is done dissing his ex-fiancee, Perrie Edwards, and her group Little Mix, he moved on to Taylor Swift. The former One Direction member retweeted a post calling out Taylor for focusing on making a profit while praising Miley Cyrus for saying that she isn't driven by money.
Calvin Harris took extreme issue with the original post, saying that Taylor cares about making a profit so she can pay everyone who worked with her. Zayn thought that Calvin was attacking him and things spiraled from there. Check it out HERE.
Rumor has it that Christine Ouzounian, the nanny romantically linked to Ben Affleck, is doing anything and everything she can to get an agent and a TV deal like The Bachelorette or Dancing with the Stars. Sources tell the New York Post that she is also courting the idea of a tell-all book.
Remember when Kendall Jenner turned 18 and people in the adult entertainment industry pounced on her? Well, that's happening to Kylie now that she's legal. One exec offered her $10 million to make a sex tape, saying this is how her big sister, Kim, launched her career. Other execs are promising to make her bigger than Paris Hilton and Kim combined.
Britney may be saying Spear you later to Vegas. Rumors say she's undecided about renewing her Vegas residency contract. Britney added fuel to the fire during the Teen Choice Awards when she told the media that she is torn about it. Her "Piece of Me" show is at the Axis Theater.
The Today Show cut away from Janelle Monae's performance the second she spoke against police brutality during her new song, Hell You Talmbout, a song that names African Americans killed in officer-related shootings.
Misha Collins was kicked off of Facebook! The Supernatural actor said that Facebook suspended his verified social media account and accused him of impersonating a celebrity… AKA himself. Everything was eventually sorted but not before joking that his real name is Dmitri Krushnic and that he's now having an identity crisis.
Jay Leno is a fan of every late night show host… except for Jimmy Kimmel. He said he has a noticeable mean streak that shows, like taking Halloween candy from children, and that hurts his ratings. He says late night shows are about kindness but his humor is mean-based.
Ned Flanders, the death metal icon? Apparently so. A new death metal band out of Phoenix calls themselves Okilly Dokilly (emphasis on the 'kill' in both words) and they are all about Ned Flanders. Their names are Head Ned, Bled Ned, Red Ned, Thread Ned and Stead Ned.
Is I Am Cait on the verge of being cancelled? Execs of the show are worried about the rapid drop in viewership and wonder if Caitlyn Jenner is being over exposed. Ratings dropped in half by episode two. Everyone's apparently baffled the show is doing poorly.
Kim Kardashian is in trouble with the Food and Drug Administration for promoting a morning sickness pill on her social media accounts. The FDA sent her a cease and desist letter for talking about Diclegis without mentioning the risks that come with taking the drug.
David Beckham says a British tabloid has no right of accusing him and his wife, Victoria Beckham, of poor parenting. The Daily Mail accused the two of increasing their 4-year-old daughter, Harper's, chances of developing speech or dental issues for letting her suck on a pacifier.
Sandra Lee is fighting hard against breast cancer, however, she isn't out of the woods. The Food Network star posted that she has to undergo surgery after complications arose from her double mastectomy. Lee said she's been battling with an infection that she calls an "incredible monster" that requires surgery.
Did someone say Beetlejuice three times because a Beetlejuice sequel is in the works. Winona Ryder appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers and confirmed that director Tim Burton was working on the sequel. Burton and actor Michael Keaton said in 2014 that the follow-up was being worked on.
Meghan Trainor is on bedrest again after re-injuring her vocal cords. Meghan had to back out of the sold out Indiana State Fair and announced that she is cancelling her tour because she needs surgery after a second vocal hemorrhage.
Prankster Coby Persin teamed up with a few concerned parents to teach their teenage daughters how easy it is for a predator to trick them into meeting in person. Not only that, the parents learn just how trusting their children are of complete strangers.
A news anchor is being hailed as a hero for walking off the set of Good Morning Orlando when a Kardashian story came up. John Brown said, "I can't do it! I've had enough Kardashians! I can't take anymore Kardashian stories on this show."
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Here is the Kardashian rant. Sorry, I lost my mind a bit, although it was partially in jest! I did feel better though after I was done.See more Good Day Orlando videos: http://bit.ly/JLScxX #FOX35
Is Amal Clooney replacing Donald Trump? Word has it NBC execs want to hire her to take over The Celebrity Apprentice. NBC says the public still views her as a mysterious figure because she maintains a private lifestyle. Pair the air of mystery and excitement with her expertise in the field, she's their top choice.
Bill Murry is in! He confirmed he'll appear in Paul Feig's all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. It is unclear if he is reprising his role as Peter Venkman or will be playing a new character. Dan Aykroyd also filmed a cameo for the film, but it isn't known if he is reprising his role as well.
Did Jennifer Aniston secretly tie the knot with Justin Theroux? TMZ is reporting that the Golden Globe winner used Theroux's 44th birthday as a ruse to get her friends to celebrate at their mansion in Bel Air, and instead held a wedding ceremony and reception.
Bobbi Kristina's family is reportedly "livid" that the National Enquirer ran her deathbed photo on its cover. A source close to the family says they are exploring legal action to find out who took the photo. Entertainment lawyer Julian Chan explained that Bobbi Kristina had a total right to privacy and was violated in an illicit way.
Orange Is the New Black and Glee fans are freaking out. Uzo Aduba, also known as the spotlight stealing "Crazy Eyes," is playing Glinda the Good Witch in the NBC live musical, The Wiz. Amber Riley as the Good Witch of the North. The musical also stars Mary J Blige, Queen Latifah, and David Allen Grier.
Taylor Swift was attacked by crazy fans during her latest concert. Two men rushed the stage and attempted to grab her by the ankles. A fan caught the terrifying moment on film and posted it to her Instagram, writing, "Jeez buddy, keep your hands to yourself. Glad security was on him right away and of course Taylor carried on like a pro!"
Wow! I thought I would never see this footage in a million years. Chris Farley was the original voice of Shrek, but he passed before completing his lines, so the role was ultimately given to Mike Meyers.
You notice Shrek is totally different here; he's softer and more of a bumbling idiot. Meyers transformed Shrek into the angry Scot with a dirt fascination that we all know and love. Check it out!
There are three things in life that are guaranteed: rain, taxes, and jury duty. We've all got that dang letter in the mail and I mean EVERYONE. Even ex-Presidents!
George W. Bush reported for jury duty in Dallas, Texas, but he wasn't picked for obvious reasons. He did spend about three hours at the courthouse before being told he could go home, but witnesses say the ex-Commander in Chief was super chill as he waited. He was more than happy to kill time taking photos with the fellow potential jurors.
Robert Downey Jr. was named the world's highest paid actor… for the third year in a row by Forbes. Downey Jr. raked in a total of $80 million last year, partially due to Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the power of the Chinese box office. Jackie Chan settled in second place with $50 million and Vin Diesel took third with $47 million.
As a kid, you LOVED back to school shopping. I mean. we had all that new swag to show off... but as an adult, you probably HATE it.
Now we know why. The new Backpack Index survey found out how much parents are shelling out per kid this year: Elementary kids will run $649; for middle school students it's $941; and for high school kids it's $1,402. The National Retail Federation predicts Americans will spend a total of 68-billion-dollars for back-to-school supplies this year. Ouch.
One Direction fans are rejoicing, but not for a very kind reason. Zayn Malik and his fiancée reportedly ended their engagement. Neither Malik nor Perrie Edwards confirmed reports of the breakup. The couple got engaged in August of 2013.
Marvel fans have been waiting with bated breath for this trailer and it looks to be everything they had hoped. Before clicking on that YouTube button, ask yourself two questions: are under the age of 18 and are you offended by course language and/or excessive violence? If you answered yes to either question, it is best to have a friend or family member of yours watch it and give you the PG-13 synopsis.
It's a double whammy today. First Gwen and Gavin... and now it's Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock. The two are ending their 26 year marriage. Blackstock was McEntire's manager. In a joint statement, they said that they have been separated for a few months.
Looking to get away at the end of summer? Keep an eye on the price of flights because industry experts are saying airfares could sink to a four-year record low by late August. Analysts predict prices will average about $249, almost three percent cheaper than in 2014, and nearly seven percent cheaper than comparable fares in 2013.
Bobbi Kristina was buried in the plot right next to her mom, Whitney Houston, but not without one last bout of family drama. Someone snapped a photo of Bobbi Kristina in her casket and sold it to an unknown media outlet for over $100,000. Both families are blaming each other. Someone snapped a photo at Whitney's funeral in 2012.
Looks like someone already took Will Smith's place on the 2015 celebrity divorce pile. Gwen Stefani and her husband of 13 years, Gavin Rossdale, have both filed for divorce and cited irreconcilable differences. They are seeking joint custody of their three children, Zuma, Kingston and Apollo.
Still no word from Louis Tomlinson about the baby, but bandmate Liam Payne was more than happy to speak for him. The One Directioner says Louis has taken the news very well and is excited to be a dad. Liam went on to call the soon-to-be mother, Briana Jungworth, an LA-based hairstylist, a lovely girl.
2015 is the year of the divorce, let's get that straight. Will Smith, however, shot down rumors that he and Jada, his wife of 17 years, were joining Ben/Jen and Blake/Miranda. Media outlets claimed the two were secretly working on settlement to divide their $240 million fortune. Will publicly took to Facebook to shoot down the rumors.
The cast of the new Ghostbusters movie descended on Tufts Medical Center to visit some of the young patients. Photos of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in full costume were uploaded to the center's Facebook saying that they helped put a smile on the kids' faces.
Disturbing allegations were made against Jared Fogle, the former subway spokesman. The FBI subpoenaed 2008 texts of him allegedly bragging about his conquest of a 16-year-old. Subway publicly called the allegations "appalling" and reiterated they have cut ties with Jared.
WWE Wrestler Titus O'Neil wasn't out to prove a point, but after he treated two homeless men to dinner at Yard House in San Diego on Friday and received "distant" service, he returned the next day with a bigger group of homeless people. The restaurant provided much better service.