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Britney Spears Dumps Boyfriend
Britney Spears and longtime boyfriend David Lucado…are dunzo because he cheated on her.  Month-old video evidence of said cheated surfaced online and Britney immediately kicked his butt to the curb.  She then tweeted about loving the single life, but her rep says she is heartbroken.

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Over Confident People Seen as Smarter
Confidence is often cited as the most attractive personality trait, and a new study finds that over-confident people are perceived as smarter. A group of U.K. college students were analyzed, and it was found  that those who over-estimated their own grades tended to be perceived as more talented, regardless of their actual grades. Study co-leader Shakti Lamba says, "Out results support the idea that self-deception facilitates the deception of others. Overconfident individuals were overrated and under-confident individuals were underrated." The takeaway: you really can fake it til you make it.


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Duck Dynasty Star Heads to Dancing with the Stars
They’re everywhere!  Duck Dynasty star, Sadie Robertson will be bringing her talent to Dancing with the Stars.  She’s Philip Roberston’s granddaughter and has a YouTube channel and dress line. I’m really hoping to see some camouflage sequins this season.


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Glee Star Heather Morris is Engaged!
Glee actress Heather Morris is planning a trip down the aisle with longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell.  The two are totally in love and Heather hasn’t stopped smiling since she put the ring on.   The couple welcomed their first child, Elijah, last September.

Fairy tale love: The pair are said to have met when they were still in high school in Arizona
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Tall Men Get Married First, But Short Men Stay Married Longer
How tall is your spouse? A new study finds that tall men tend to marry earlier in life, but that short men tend to remain married for longer periods of time.

Researchers looked at data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics for their information. Author Abigail Witzman says, "Short men marry and divorce at lower rates than others and both men's height relative to other men and their height relative to their spouse are related to the within-couple distribution of household labor and earnings."

It was also uncovered that tall men are more likely to do the housework, and that short men "compensate for their lower physical status with higher proportional earnings, while tall men appear more likely to use their status to attract women with higher relative earnings."

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Labor Day Gas Prices Cheapest EVER
Are you planning on traveling over the long weekend? AAA says that nearly 35 million Americans will be heading at least 50 miles away from home over the holiday weekend, with 86 percent of people traveling by car. Unfortunately, that means the roads should be packed, but there is some good news.

Gas prices have been dropping steadily since July, and as of yesterday (August 28th) the average price of a regular gallon of gasoline in the U.S. was $3.43. That's 13 cents cheaper than prices were a year ago. In fact, the last time gas prices were this low heading into Labor Day weekend it was 2010! Still, AAA predicts that gas prices will have little impact on those planing to travel for the holiday weekend, though many will surely be grateful to save a few bucks.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Wed
Brangelina are finally husband and wife.  The two exchanged vows in a low key ceremony at their home in France, Chateau Miraval. A spokesman revealed that Pax and Maddox walked Angelina down the aisle, Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals, and Shiloh and Knox were the ring bearers. 

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Reese Witherspoon Cheers on Sick 4-Year-Old Fan
Reese Witherspoon channeled Elle Woods in a new photo on her Instagram to show support for a young fan fighting cancer, who is also a big fan of Legally Blonde. She is rocking a pink dress and holding a sign which reads "Get Better Soon! #TeamWill Love Reese" and encouraged her fans to send their own well wishes to Will through the hastag.

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Shakira Expecting Baby #2

Baby #2 is on the way for Shakira and boyfriend, Gerard Pique.  After a few weeks of baby bump speculation, she finally fessed up but remained silent on if it’s a boy or a girl.  Rumor has it, it’s another boy!  The two have an 11-month-year-old son together, Milan. 
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Kanye West's Dad Was a Paparazzi
Kanye West hates the paparazzi, but did you know his father once was one?  He revealed that tidbit during testimony in a civil suit with the paparazzi.  He did say some photogs are genuinely nice people trying to make a quick buck for their family.

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People with a Purpose in Life Live Longer
What is your passion in life? If you know what it is and chase it, it could help you live longer, finds a new study. More than 6,000 adults were given a questionnaire that was designed to gauge if they felt their lives had direction. Researchers found that those who reported a greater purpose had a 15 percent lower risk of death during the 14-year followup period than those who reported not having a purpose.

Dr. Susan Bali, a life coach, says it may be because pursuing something meaningful makes us feel good, she says it "...releases chemicals in your brain which are known to boost your immune system, keep your heart healthy, and decrease stress hormones." The best way to do this is to find something that's meaningful or exciting to you that reflects who you are as a person, and focus on it.

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Rita Ora Wanted to Reenact Madonna Kiss with Iggy Azalea
Rita Ora wanted to engage in a publicity stunt with Iggy Azalea at the VMAs. Ora planned to reenact the infamous kiss between Madonna, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears during the 2003 VMAs.  Iggy put the kibosh on it, saying that was already done.
 
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Ed Sheeran Addresses 'Fight' with Miley Cyrus
Ed Sheeran opened up about his reported feud with Miley Cyrus where she allegedly called him a name at the VMAs. He told Ryan Seacrest that he has never met Miley and that people are overreaching.

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Probiotics Combat Peanut Allergies
Food allergies are a real bummer, but science may be onto a way to stop them. A new study finds that bacteria in the gut-- or probiotics-- can help protect mice against peanut food allergies. Study author Cathryn Nagler says, "We have co-evolved with our microbiota for millennia. It seems that a consequence of some of our 21st-century lifestyle habits has been the disruption of our relationship with the communities of [friendly] bacteria that reside on our skin and mucosal surfaces, and particularly in the gut."

The study findings suggest that the friendly bacteria may also help regulate the body's tolerance of food allergens. Food allergy rates among children in the U.S. rose by about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.

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Fall Food Flavors Make Early Comeback
What foods do you associate with fall? If you feel a need to ditch the last days of summer you could head to Starbucks and grab a pumpkin spice latte, which is already available. Or you could head to the grocery store and pick up some Caramel Apple creme Oreos. An Oreo brand representative says, "With the fast approach of fall, we know fans are hungry for what's next and we're excited to help them celebrate the new season just a little bit early."

Canadian-based coffee chain Tim Hortons is also already offering their iced pumpkin pie cappuccino. Not everyone is happy about fall foods popping up early. Dana Halpern of New York City told ABC News, "It's definitely way too early to be displaying fall foods as it's not even September."

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Discovery Channel Abruptly Cancels Sons of Guns
Discovery Channel cancelled reality TV show Sons of Guns in light of recent charges against its star. William Hayden was arrested earlier this week on charges of aggravated rape which he allegedly committed against his own daughter. He was also arrested back on August 9th for molestation of a juvenile.  Discovery called the charges horrific.

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Jessica Chastain Slams Marvel
Jessica Chastain, famous for her secret agent roles, blasted Marvel for dropping the ball on making a female superhero movie.  She referenced the recent success of Lucy, which was produced for a lot less money and still beat Hercules in the box office.  She said a Black Widow movie is a no brainer and it would make a lot of money since there is already an audience.

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Is Beyonce Expecting Baby #2?
Blue Ivy may be a big sister soon. Rumors are saying the couple has been acting exactly like the time when Beyonce was last pregnant. Jay is now fiercely protective of her, ensuring that she is in a stress-free bubble, and ordered his entourage to use relaxed voices, mellow lighting, and listen to only soft music.  Beyonce is now only eating organic.

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Orlando Bloom Never Without a Nanny
Orlando can’t go anywhere without his son’s nanny.  Miranda Kerr spilled the beans that whenever her ex-husband is watching their son, Flynn, there’s always a nanny present.  Apparently it’s all her doing, saying she just wants her son’s needs met.

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All-Women Hosted Sports Show to Hit CBS
CBS announced that it's debuting a new sports show on September 30th that will be hosted only by women. We Need to Talk will be a weekly, hour-long, prime-time show on the CBS Sports Network hosted by a panel including network sports announcers Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce.

Other contributers will include former athletes Laila Ali from boxing, Lisa Leslie and Swin Cash from the WNBA. and swimmers Dara Torres and Summer Sanders. Visser, who began covering sports in 1974, says she considers the first-of-its-kind show a "cultural pivot point."

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Paula Patton back in Public Eye
Paula Patton resurfaced at an Emmy party on Monday after nearly six months away from the public eye. The actress has been keeping a low profile while her relationship drama with Robin Thicke died down. She was last seen at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in March.

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Matthew Knowles Unveils Aspiting Celebrity Bootcamp
Mathew Knowles released an infomercial announcing a one-day boot camp to help aspiring artists get into the entertainment industry. The event is set to take place at Houston Community College Central on September 13th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Does Social Media Make People Censor Themselves?
If you've ever worried about expressing your opinion on social media, you might be carrying the habit into real life. A new survey from the Pew Researcher Center and Rutgers University finds that social media might actually discourage people from discussing controversial subjects.

A group of 1,801 U.S. adults were asked about their willingness to discuss the Edward Snowden leaks on social media and in person. Eighty six percent of people said they'd be willing to have an offline discussion about Snowden, while just 42 percent of people said they'd be willing to discuss Snowden over Facebook or via Twitter.

Also, the more respondents thought their friends and followers on social media disagreed with them, the less likely they were to state their views online. Lee Rainie, with Pew Research, explains the findings, saying, "Because they use social media, they may know more about the depth of disagreement over the issue in their wider circle of contacts. This might make them hesitant to speak up either online or offline for fear of starting an argument, offending or even losing a friend."

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Bullying Begins before Kids Start School
Were you ever bullied as a kid? A new study finds that kids are learning bullying behaviors outside of school, and that obese boys are more likely to bully and be bullied than their thinner peers. More than 1,300 Dutch children and their teachers were surveyed to learn which children were bullies or victims, how and when bullying occurred, and what form it took.

The children were also classified as being normal, overweight, or obese, based on their body-mass index, and the average age of participants was six years old. Researcher Rachel Annuziato says, "I was very surprised by how young these kids are. I think our understanding of bullying is that it's something that starts a little later...but this suggests that isn't the case."

The findings may also offer clues to the link between bullying and obesity. Professor of public health, Susan Tortolero says, "A lot of these risk behaviors may have to do with self-regulation, self-discipline and decision-making...They could be expressing aggression because they're being bullied and they don't know how to cope with it or express it."

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Warrant of Arrest out for Miley Cyrus's VMA Date
Jesse Helt who accepted Miley Cyrus' Video of the Year award on her behalf at the VMAs has a warrant out for his arrest. Law officials said he was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief for an incident back in 2010 when he tried to break into a home in Oregon.  A warrant is currently out for Jesse's arrest.

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Justin Bieber Involved in Wreck
Justin Bieber was involved in a car accident with paparazzi yesterday.  His Ferrari was rear-ended after Bieber grew irritated that the pap was following him and Jersey braked them. Justin tweeted about the incident, saying this type of reckless behavior by the paparazzi endangers everyone’s lives.  No one was injured.

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Full House Reboot in the Works
John Stamos is reviving Full House. He teamed up with original executive producer Bob Boyett and creator Jeff Franklin on the new version. Stamos has also already apparently gotten fellow cast members Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber involved. It is rumored that Bob Saget and Dave Coulier will be part of the reboot as well in some capacity.

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Matt Damon Uses ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to Raise Awareness for His Charity
Matt Damon used the ice bucket challenge to bring attention to his own charity, Water.org.  He used his toilet water for the dumping and said that the water he used is cleaner than what many in developing nations have access to.  He nominated George Clooney, Bono, and Tom Brady.

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Hacking Your Gmail and Other Apps Is Easy
Do you use Gmail? New research reveals a weakness in Android, Windows and iOS phones that could make it very easy for a hacker to access your Gmail account. When tested, the new method was successful 92 percent of the time at hacking into Gmail accounts, and between 82 and 92 percent successful at hacking into other apps like Chase Bank and H&R Block.

A researcher says, "The assumption has always been that these apps can't interfere with each other easily. We show that assumption is not correct and one app can in fact significantly impact another and result in harmful consequences for the user." To keep your phone safe never install apps that seem sketchy, as they could give hackers access to your phone.


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Anti-Smoking Campaign Targets Celebrities
The anti-smoking Truth campaign has launched a new ad attempting to shame celebrity smokers. Pictures of big name stars including Orlando Bloom, Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and more, calling them "unpaid tobacco spokesperson."  They want to end the free advertising.



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