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One Direction BEG Fans: Stop Sending Us Nudes!
One Direction may have been caught smoking weed, but their fans are doing something a bit more severe in response.  They’re sending nude selfies for the campaign #skinfor1D.  Liam Payne is pleading with fans to stop, calm down, and delete those photos.


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Adele and Katy Perry's Selfie
Katy Perry and Adele are besties… who knew??  The two shared a selfie together and uploaded it to Instagram.  Katy captioned, “and on the 2nd LDN show the Queen graced me with her presence.”  Adele went to her Prismatic World Tour and called it supreme.

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STUDY: Women with 'Husky' Voices Less Likely to Be Hired
Good thing Scarlett Johansson is a big star, otherwise she might struggle to land a job due to her voice.

Data from new research shows that women with husky voices are viewed as less educated and competent, and therefore are less likely to get hired after an interview.

In fact, women with husky voices were only hired 20 percent of the time compared to those with normal voices who were looked at. Researcher Casey Klofstad says, "It's possible that the speakers of vocal fry are generally perceived less favorably because vocal fry is accompanied by a dramatic reduction in voice pitch relative to normal speech.


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NEWSFLASH: Porn Destroys Your Brain
 If you're a big fan of adult films you may want to pay attention.

New findings suggest that men who watch a lot of pornography tend to have less gray matter volume in their brains and less brain activity in the area linked to rewards.

German researchers questioned 64 men about their porn watching habits as well as examined their brains to determine their volume and how they reacted to pornographic images. The study authors also found the brain region that reacts when people view sexual stimuli is less active in men who watch a lot of porn

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Demi Lovato Teams up with MKTO and Christina Perri for North American Tour
Demi Lovato has announced her first world tour.  She’s made the announcement via twitter, calling it the Demi World Tour.  She is also teaming up with Chistina Perri and MKTO for the gig.  

Check out the tour dates below: 

  • Sept. 6 – Baltimore, Maryland – Baltimore Arena
  • Sept. 7 – Albany, New York – Times Union Center
  • Sept. 9 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Peterson Events Center
  • Sept. 12 – Raleigh, North Carolina – PNC Arena
  • Sept. 14 – Miami, Florida – American Airlines Arena
  • Sept. 15 – Orlando, Florida – Amway Center
  • Sept. 17 – New Orleans, Louisiana – Lakefront Arena
  • Sept. 19 – San Antonio, Texas – AT&T Center
  • Sept. 21 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – BOK Center
  • Sept. 23 – Kansas City, Missouri – Sprint Center
  • Sept. 25 – Denver, Colorado – Pepsi Center
  • Sept. 28 – San Diego, California – Viejas Arena
  • Oct. 2 – Seattle, Washington – Comcast Arena
  • Oct. 4 – Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
  • Oct. 5 – Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
  • Oct. 7 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Credit Union Center
  • Oct. 11 – Moline, Illinois – Wireless Center
  • Oct. 14 – Chicago, Illinois – United Center
  • Oct. 15 – Louisville, Kentucky – KFC Yum! Center
  • Oct. 17 – Uncasville, Connecticut – Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Oct. 19 – Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
  • Oct. 20 – Hamilton, Ontario – FirstOntario Centre
  • Oct. 22 – Manchester, New Hampshire – Verizon Wireless Arena
  • Oct. 24 – Hershey, Pennsylvania – GIANT Center
  • Oct. 25 – Newark, New Jersey – Prudential Center


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Rihanna's Stylist Talks RiRi's Radical Change
Rihanna’s style has evolved over the years and her stylist, Mel Ottenberg, is talking her radical changes.  He said she loves fashion and is a genius at using it as creative expression that has blossomed in the past few years.  He said he always saw potential in Rihanna and helped her hone her into the fashion icon that she is today.


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Selena Gomez's Grandfather Worries about Justin Bieber
Selena Gomez’s family is anything but shy when talking Justin Bieber and now her grandfather, Ricardo Gomez, is saying something.  Surprisingly, he said Justin WAS a real bright young man and “a nice little fella.”  He went on to say he’s upset with how Justin’s been behaving recently and that Selena's family worries for him, now, too, because of the friends he hangs out with who are definite bad influences.  He worries that Selena still loves him, too.


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The Story Behind Fitz and the Tantrums's "The Walker"
Fitz and the Tantrums talked about their new song, The Walker, saying the inspiration behind the song.  The song was inspired from a real person known as the L.A. Silver Lake Walker, a elderly man who’d speedwalk everywhere without his shirt on, who died in 2010.


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Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" a Big Hit
Coldplay is enjoying its forth #1 album in a row.  Ghost Stories, the band’s sixth album, debuted in 1st on the Billboard charts.  They sold just under 400,000 copies worldwide.   They also enjoyed having the most sales out of any artist this year.


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The REAL Difference Between Dog and Cat People
Are you a cat person or a dog person?

New research finds that there are actually big differences between the two types of people. To find this, researchers surveyed 600 people.

They found that cat lovers tended to be more open-minded, sensitive and non-conformist than the dog-lovers. Dog people were found to be more outgoing and inclined to follow rules.

Researchers say that the requirements for caring for the respective creatures may play a role, as dogs need walks out in public and cats will allow one curl up with a book inside. About 60% of people said they were dog people, 11% identified as cat people, and the rest said they were both or neither.


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Peer Pressure Lasts Three Days
If you've been trying to decide if you should take the advice of your friends-- wait three days.

New research finds that peer pressure really only affects us for that long. To find this, researchers asked a group of men to rate 280 female faces. After rating, the men were shown the average ratings given to each face by the entire group. Then the men were asked to re-rate each face again after one day, three days, one week or three months.

Researchers found that the individuals' initial judgments could be altered by others' opinions in the first three days, but after that they stuck by their original assessment. Researchers say, "Our findings suggest that because the social-conformity effect last several days, it reflects a short-term change in privately held views rather than a transient public [opinion]."


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Dads: Want an Ambitious Daughter? Do House Work!
Kids really do pay close attention to their parents.

A new study finds that daughters are less likely to believe their Dad when he says she can be anything when she grows up if he does not do housework.

Researchers looked at a group of school-aged girls and found that daughters were less likely to say they wanted to pursue a stereotypical female career like nursing, teaching, or staying at home with kids when their fathers performed a greater share of traditionally female household chores.

Researchers say, "What this is suggesting is that when girls, specifically, are seeing their parents enacting a traditional division of labor at home, it may be limiting their own ambition."


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JLo's Boyfriend a Cheater?
Rumors are flying wild that Jennifer Lopez’s new boyfriend, Casper Smart, was caught cheating on her with transgender model Sofie Vissa.  Radar Online said that Casper is secretly gay, as well.  Vissa’s people have stepped forward saying they have solid evidence that the story is false since the rumor was started by an anonymous person not connected with the party in any way and was just looking for their 15 seconds.


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Justin Bieber's New Girlfriend?
Justin Bieber is over Selena.  He’s been spotted flirting with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, has had numerous model friends making passes at him, now it’s out he was seen hooking up with Andria Lima at Cannes… which is a bit of an upgrade for the Biebs considering that she’s a Victoria’s Secret Angel.  

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Beyonce Tells Us How She REALLY Feels about Kim Kardashian
We’re not the only ones sick and tired of seeing the Kimye news takeover, apparently Jay Z and Beyonce were caught telling their friends how they really feel.  According to Radaronline, Beyonce can’t stand Kim and thinks she’s using them to achieve social status.  She’s cool with Kanye, but Kim is seen as a ‘scandalous’ social climbing snot. 


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Are Elle and Dakota Fanning Royalty?
Elle Fanning is playing princess Aurora in the upcoming Maleficent movie, but did you know she is actually royalty?  She and her sis, Dakota, are great-granddaughters of King Edward III and also distant cousins of Kate Middleton.  Ancestry.com confirms this.



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Jessica Simpson Flaunts New Bod
Jessica Simpson is really proud of her toned bod.  After losing almost 70 pounds, she showed off in a swimsuit and captioned, “If I’m in a bathing suit, I pose proudly.”  She admitted on Good Morning America that she was really insecure before the weight loss


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Why You Shouldn't Date Lazy People
 Do you and your partner share similar habits? New research finds that couples with mismatched levels of self-control and motivation will adopt the habits of the person with less of each.

To find this, researchers studied a number of married couples, and found those who had mismatched levels of self-control were more likely to become fat and fall into debt. On the other hand, couples who were matched had impressive levels of self-control, ate healthy diets and saved their money.

One researcher says, "Maintaining the relationship is more important for the high self-control partner than sticking to their guns. As a result, mismatched couples may end up with worst long-term health and financial outcomes than they may expect."


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Why You Shouldn't Trust Wikipedia with Medical Questions
 A new study confirms the obvious-- you shouldn't believe everything you read online.

Researchers analyzed entries on Wikipedia for the top ten costliest medical conditions. They found that nine out of ten entries contained out of date information. The entries checked included coronary disease, lung cancer, hypertension and back pain.

Researchers say, "Health care professionals, trainees, and patients should use caution when using Wikipedia to answer questions regarding patient care." Another recent study found that 50 percent of professional physicians admitted to using Wikipedia as a reference source.


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Austin Mahone Predicts NBA Finals
Youtube sensation turned teen heartthrob, Austin Mahone, has given his predictions for the NBA finals.  He’s a native of San Antonio and wasn’t shy about his love of the Spurs.  He was caught by TMZ saying about them making the playoffs, “I think they’re gonna kill it.  They need to redeem themselves for last year.”   He thinks his team can square off just fine against the Miami Heat and LeBron James.


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Taylor Swift Forced to Cancel a Concert
Taylor Swift had to cancel her Thailand leg of her tour.  She cited that the political unrest is the cause of the cancellation.  The show was sold out.  The show’s producer, BEC-tero posted a message that the decision was extremely difficult to make.  This would have been Taylor’s first concert in Thailand.  She resumes her tour in Shanghai on Friday.
 

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Is Rihanna Secretly a Mom?
Does Rihanna have a secret child?  Mediatakeout wrote that prior to being signed to Def Jam in 2008, she was apparently pregnant and was put on the backburner.  She returned to Barbados for nine months before returning to the label.  The site claimed that six years later, photos of RiRi and a six year old boy surfaced, and they looked related.  The boy also looks like the former Def Jam exec.  Ri’s people haven’t addressed the rumor.


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A New Breakthrough in Treating Pain
There may be a scientific breakthrough that will change the way that doctors treat pain. 

 Researchers at Duke University have developed highly specialized antibodies that can dull the pain response by acting directly on neurons. 

In studies with mice, the researchers found that the treatment was effective and didn’t produce any obvious side effects. This new drug could possibly eliminate the need for opiates that can be highly addictive.  Duke is pursuing additional funding to patent the antibody and begin clinical trials for future pharmaceutical use in humans.


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Cost of Kimye's Wedding Revealed
So how much money did Kimye drop on their wedding, I know, we’re tired of hearing about it – so I’ll make it quick.  Almost 3 million dollars.  Hiring Bocelli to sing and then renting the Forte di Belvedere, which charges big bucks for catering, were the big ticket items.

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Justin Bieber's Massive Charity Donation
Justin Bieber dropped mega bucks on a charity event at Cannes.  Over half a million to be exact.  He donated $545,000 at the amfAR gala, which raised money for AIDS research.  When one person donated $545k, he matched it.


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