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Ariana Grande Hits the Big Screen in 2015

Ariana Grande is set to make her movie debut in the animated film Underdogs. The film is about a male football player -- played by Mathew Morrison, whose love for the sport is in competition with his love for his girlfriend -- who is played by Ariana. The film is set to hit theaters in April 2015. 


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John Grisham Apologizes for Child Pornography Comments

Best-selling author John Grisham apologized yesterday for recent comments he made criticizing what he believed to be too harsh prison sentences for people convicted of watching child pornography. In an interview earlier this week with the British newspaper The Telegraph, Grisham said, "We have prisons now filled with guys my age -- 60-year-old white men in prison who've never harmed anybody."

He said there are men who went online one night, quote, "probably had too much to drink," and ended up on child porn websites -- something he said happened to a friend. In his apology yesterday on his website, Grisham said, "Anyone who harms a child for profit or pleasure, or who in any way participates in child pornography -- online or otherwise -- should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. My comments . . . were in no way intended to show sympathy for those convicted of sex crimes, especially the sexual molestation of children."


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Exercising 3X a Week Can Help Lower Depression

Get moving, it could lower your risk of developing depression. A new study finds that exercising three times a week reduces your odds of depression by about 16 percent. The large study followed over 11 thousand people and tracked their depressive symptoms and levels of physical activity. Study leader Snehal Pereira says, "Assuming the association is casual, leisure time physical activity has a protective effect against depression. If everyone was physically active at least three times a week we would expect to see a drop in depression risk, not to mention the benefits for physical health."


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Selena Gomez Puts Adult Haters into Place

Selena Gomez put her adult haters into place, saying she wants to sit them all down and ask them, point blank, what were they doing at 15, 18, and 21, before adding that she guarantees it's not half of what she's done as a celebrity and philanthropist.

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Corbin Bleu Is Engaged

Former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu is engaged to girlfriend Sasha Nicole Clements. He popped the question in front of Cinderella's Castle in Disney World on Wednesday night. Corbin surprised Sasha with a ring inside of a glass slipper right before the park's nightly fireworks show.


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Clues He's About to Propose

If your boyfriend is acting strange lately, he might be planning to propose soon. A new study reveals signs he's probably going to pop the question in the near future. A full 27 percent of women said the top clue was that he began penny pinching, while 17 percent noted it's suspicious if he plans out a full weekend getaway for you both by himself.

Nearly 50 percent of women said they noticed he planned to have lunch with one of her family members or had secret conversation with her parents or best friends. And more obviously, 36 percent of women said they started to notice their partner commenting on the engagement rings of celebrities or friends and gauging her reaction. Men should be careful-- 17 percent of women said he gave away the surprise by hinting she should go get a manicure.


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Drinking Coffee Can Make Workouts More Fun

It can be a struggle to force yourself to work out, but a new study reveals coffee can make the experience seem more fun. Fourteen active adults were given either caffeine or a placebo 90 minutes before a moderate workout on a stationary bike, and every 15 minutes they reported on how difficult the ride felt.

Those give the caffeine said the ride felt easier than those given the placebo. Study author Matthew Schubert says it's not just about the jolt of energy caffeine can give, he says, "There is some evidence that caffeine can influence 'happy chemicals' like dopamine and serotonin."


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Robin Thicke Throws Himself a Divorce Party

Robin Thicke is done mourning the end of his relationship with Paula Patton. He threw himself a divorce party last Friday which included celebrity pals and a lot of beautiful women. His posse apparently included Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and Emile Hirsch, which started out at Hyde nightclub in L.A. before heading back to his home in the Hollywood Hills.


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Joe Giudice Gets Plea Deal

Real Housewives star, Joe Giudice, reached a plea deal in his driver's license fraud case after he allegedly used his brother's marriage and birth certificate to get a license after his own was suspended from a DUI. The deal gives Joe 18 months in jail which will be included as part of his 41 month sentence from his other fraud charges.


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Joan River's Cause of Death Revealed

The results for Joan Rivers' autopsy have been released. Joan's official cause of death was a lack of oxygen to the brain.

New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner said in a statement, "OCME has completed its investigation. The cause of Ms. Rivers' death is anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The manner of death is therapeutic complication. The classification of a death as a therapeutic complication means that the death resulted from a predictable complication of medical therapy."

Melissa Rivers reacted to the news on Facebook by writing, "In response to today's release of the New York City Medical Examiner's report, we continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world. We have no further comment at this time."


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Moms Parody Thriller with 'Toddler'

Oh, toddlers... you either love them or observe them from afar. Either way, this is a must see for all your moms and dads!





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DC Announces Wonder Woman Movie

Your move, Marvel. DC beat them to the punch of producing the first current female superhero movie, Wonder Woman. It will hit theaters June 23rd, 2017 with Gal Gadot playing the lead. Gal will first make her appearance as the character in the upcoming Batman movie which hits theaters in March.


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Apple Leaks Itself: New iPad Revealed

Apple seems to have accidentally released images yesterday (October 15th) of its new iPads, which are set to be unveiled at its planned event today. An official iPad user guide for iOS 8 could be seen yesterday in the iTunes store, with images of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. According to Mashable, the images confirmed that the new iPads will have Apple Touch ID and improved cameras that will include Burst Mode, which lets users take a series of pictures at once.

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Computer Guesses Mood Based on How You Type

Would you want your computer to know how you feel? A new computer program has been developed that assesses a person's typing style to guess their mood. Participants simply entered their emotional state every 30 minutes while doing regular activities on the computer so the program could understand how their emotions affected their typing style.

Then they were asked to type two paragraphs from a children's book. The program was able to guess their emotions correctly 70 percent of the time and was most successful at identifying joyfulness, and least accurate at identifying sadness. It's hoped the findings could lead to the development of smarter artificial intelligence in the future.


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Cast of Fury Surprise Fans at Movie Premier

Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and the rest of the cast of Fury surprised fans at an advanced screening of the film on Tuesday in New York City. Brad made it clear that even though he and Shia fight on-screen, there is no hostility between them in real life. Brad proved it by kissing his co-star's hand.


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Zoe Saldana Definitely Having Twin Boys

Zoe Saldana and husband Marco Perego are expecting twin boys. A source told People that she is "beside herself happy" about the news. The couple has been spotted making preparations for their sons at L.A.'s Bel Bambini baby store.


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Think Twice Before Buying Pink for Breat Cancer

October is breast cancer awareness month, and it seems the pink items for sale are everywhere. The pink things are the result of cause-related marketing, or a for-profit working with a nonprofit to raise money-- but how much of your purchase goes to the fight against the disease? Sandra Miniutti, chief financial officer of Charity Navigator says, "Charities don't have to disclose that specifically, and the corporations don't have to disclose it either, so there's not a good repository of information." So before you snap up a pink item be sure to read the label to try and determine if the sale will benefit a reputable charity or help in any way.


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Study: You Love Your Dog Like It's a Baby

If you've ever referred to your dog as your "fur baby" you won't be surprised with the results of a new study. The data shows that women have a similar emotional response to both their pet pooch and their own child. When scanned, ladies' brains lit up primarily in the area of the brain that manages facial and visual recognition when showed a photo of their dog, and a similar response was seen when they looked at images of their children. Researchers say the slight difference in response to each photo may have to do with the evolutionary origins of each relationship-- mothers are hardwired to care for their children, and are traditionally masters to canines.


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Amanda Bynes May Be Held for One Year

Amanda Bynes will likely be confined and medicated for up to a year under the new conservatorship being pitched to the judge. Her doctors are allegedly recommending another LPS Hold. The hold will allow Amanda's doctors to administer meds against her will at either a hospital or another facility. The judge is expected to make the call within the week.


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Uma Thurman's Ex-Fiance Sues for Child Custody

Uma Thurman's ex-fiancé, Arpad Busson, is suing for custody of their two-year-old daughter, Rosalind. Specifics regarding the situation are being kept under wraps. The couple called of their engagement last April after seven years of dating on and off. Uma also has two children with her ex-husband, Ethan Hawke.


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Did Kesha Write a Warning Song about Dr. Luke?

Following the new allegations that producer Dr. Luke sexually and physically abused Kesha, there is now speculation that the pop star wrote a song about their relationship. A track was leaked online last April called "Dancing With the Devil" which includes the lyrics, "Your love is made of dirty gold, But I'm the one who sold my soul," Dr. Luke insists she is lying to get out of her contract.



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WGN Renews 'Manhattan'

WGN America has announced plans for a second season of Manhattan -- a period drama about the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb. The show has averaged about 1¼ million viewers each week leading up to this weekend's finale. Production is expected to begin in the spring.


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Toddlers under Two Can Recognize Anger

Small children know when you're angry at them, finds a new study. University of Washington researchers say that children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behavior.

Study author Betty Repacholi says, "We found that toddlers who aren't yet speaking can use visual and social cues to understand other people-- [those are] sophisticated cognitive skills for 15-month-olds. We also discovered huge individual variability, which we think will predict differences in children as they grow up and may even predict important aspects of school readiness."


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Tablet Usage Linked to Shoulder Pain

Do you love using your tablet? You may want to re-think using it constantly; a new study has linked typing on a tablet with chronic shoulder problems.

Nineteen experienced typers typed on a touch-screen, desktop and notebook keyboard while electrodes measured muscle activity in their forearms and shoulders, and a sensor under each keyboard measured keystroke force. People typed faster and more accurately on the desktop and notebook keyboards compared to the touch-screen.

The touch screen keyboard was found to require less finger-muscle activity than conventional keyboards, but more shoulder-muscle activity; this is because tablet users must keep their fingers hovering above the keyboard to avoid accidentally activating the keys. While the work the back muscles are doing isn't too intense, it's thought doing it constantly could create issues over time.

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Mel C Slams Rihanna for Being 'Overtly Sexual'

Pot calling the kettle black? Mel C, also known as Sporty Spice, says Rihanna 'overtly sexual' and needs to consider her younger fans. She said, although it is important for women in entertainment to express themselves, they have to be mindful of who sees that expression.


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Christina Aguilera Returns to 'The Voice'

Christina is in and Gwen is out. Next season of the voice, Christina Aguilera will return as judge besides Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, and Blake Shelton. Carson spilled the beans on the Today Show. The 8th season will launch next spring.



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Top 10 Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Where are you taking the little ones out trick-or-treating this year? There's still time to plan a trip! Real estate company Zillow has figured out the top U.S. cities for trick-or-treating this Halloween. Taking the top spot for the fourth year in a row is San Francisco, while Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Jose round out the top five cities to beg for candy in. Do you know all the spots in your neighborhood to score full-size candy bars?

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Black Friday to Start 2 Hours Earlier This Year

Do you take full advantage of Black Friday's low prices? If you shop at Macy's you can expect those crazy sales to start even earlier this year: 6 P.M. on Thanksgiving Day-- that's two full hours earlier than last year. Macy's said in a statement that Black Thursday was appealing to both consumers and employees, adding, "We heard last year from many associates who appreciated the opportunity to work on Thanksgiving so they could have time off on Black Friday. Additionally, associates who work an opening shift on Thanksgiving will be compensated with incentive pay."


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Josh Groban Talks about His New Flame

Josh Groban opened up about his new romance with Kat Dennings of Two Broke Girls at the Carousel of Hope Ball. He called her lovely and funny. He also added he was nervous because he was going to perform at the ball and it would be the first time she would hear him sing. He said he joke sang around her, but always felt too cheesy to do the real thing.


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Seth Rogen Addresses Nude Photo Shoot

Seth Rogen finally dished on that infamous nude photo shoot with James Franco. Seth revealed that they teamed up with Discovery channel to do a special Naked and Afraid segment as part of the promotion for their upcoming movie, The Interview. The segment and the film are supposed to be set in North Korea.


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Amanda Bynes Having 'Fits of Anger' at Hospital

Amanda Bynes isn't taking her involuntary psychiatric hold too well and reportedly is having fits of anger at the hospital. Although her stay has been extended from 72 hours to two weeks, those close to her are worried how she'll act with her parents if they are granted a new conservatorship since she feels betrayed by and is directing all her rage at them.


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Iggy Azalea Slams Snoop Dogg

Iggy Azalea has a lot to say, and retaliated against Snoop Dog when he posted a photo of an albino man and said that was what she looked like without makeup on. She then went on a Twitter rant, listing all the nice things she has done for him and said she was disappointed in his choice to attack her.

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Store Uses Mannequins with Visible Ribs

A New Zealand clothing store whose customers are mainly teens and young women has been slammed for having super-skinny mannequins with visible ribs, according to Yahoo! Style. But the store, Glassons, is saying it doesn't plan to remove the mannequins, despite the criticism.

Psychotherapist Anna Drijver, who specializes in eating disorders, told The New Zealand Herald, "It absolutely will have a negative effect on young women -- and young boys as well, actually. They see these images and assume that's what we should look like." Some stores in the U.S. have gotten rid of ultra-thin mannequins after being criticized, including lingerie store La Perla, which removed a mannequin that also had its ribs showing after coming under fire.


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Top Fragrances Worn by Cheaters

You might be able to sniff your partner to figure out if they're having an affair. A website that helps connect people who want to have affairs, Gleeden.com, polled 1,000 men and 1,000 women about what fragrance they most often wear.

The common scents among the women all are powerful and potent, with the top five being: Guerlain's Shalimar, Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle, Guerlain's Le petit robe noire, Dior's Hypnotic Poison, and Givenchy's Very Irresistable. Cheating men generally choose fresh and citrusy fragrances, their top five scents: Yves Saint Laurent's L'Homme, Paco Rabanne's One Million, Chanel's Bleu, Dior's Dior Hommem and Paco Rabanne's Invictus.

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Stephen Collins Accused of More Incidents

Stephen Collins' estranged wife, Faye Grant, is alleging that he used his fame as Reverend Camden on 7th Heaven to molest a child in 2007. Stephen reportedly used the pastor of his church to gain the trust of the child's parents.

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Demi Lovato is Engaged

Demi Lovato is engaged! A 5-year-old boy named Grant has asked her to marry him when he was invited on stage when Demi noticed Grant and his family's signs in the audience. He even got down on one knee, but, unfortunately, forgot the ring. Demi did say yes.


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The Problem With Having a Plan-B Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Do you have a "plan-B" significant other? A recent study of college student revealed the average participant had 5.5 back burner romantic partners. The study showed that the people with plan-Bs didn't think having them affected their current relationships, but experts are now saying otherwise. Dr. Suzanne Lopez, relationship expert says, "I've seen firsthand how talking to back burners bleeds energy out of your current relationship. Having these secondary ties only weakens [a couple's] bond. Instead of becoming more intimate with your partner, you fill yourself up with someone else and your connection ceases to grow."


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The Apples You Bought at the Store Could be a Year Old

It's fall, which means it's time for apples! However, those apples you just picked up at the grocery store might not be so fresh. Lauren Sucher, a spokeswoman for the Food and Drug Administation explains saying, "A number of commodities, including apples, may be stored to extend their availability for marketing. In controlled temperatures and low humidity, apples can be stored for months before being consumed." Apples stored in these conditions can be good for eating for up to ten months.

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Taylor Swift Teases New Single

A 30-second clip of Taylor Swift's new single "Out of the Woods" was previewed on Good Morning America last morning. The full track will be released today. Taylor discussed the track saying it was like being in a relationship where you're not sure of yourself or where you stand. She added that the track reflected the feeling of never standing on solid ground.


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Zac Efron Seen With New Mystery Woman

Zac Efron may have a new girlfriend. The actor was photographed traveling abroad recently with a female companion named Sami Miro. They were first seen spending time together at a Dodgers game a few weeks back. Zac was linked to Michelle Rodriguez over the summer when they were spotted engaging in a little PDA in Italy and Spain.


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Miley Cyrus Says She's 'A Walking Joke'

Miley Cyrus appeared on Australian morning show Sunrise this morning where she discussed fame and referred to herself as "a walking joke." When asked why she is so "chill" compared to other stars, she replied, "I just decided, about a year ago, that my whole life goal was just to be happy all the time. It really doesn't bother me when people tell me I'm crazy. Because I am."


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Justin Bieber Claims New Legal Victory

Justin Bieber has won his case against a man who claimed he tried to take his cellphone at a Dave & Busters for taking photos of him and Selena Gomez. Law enforcement reviewed security camera footage and saw that Bieber made no physical contact with the man.


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Where You Live Determines Where You Travel

Where was the last place you went on vacation? A new survey from flight pricing search engine Hopper reveals that where you live predicts where you are likely to travel. People in the Midwest, for example, were found to be most likely to go to Mexico for International trips, while those along the West Coast are more likely to travel to Asia. East Coasters are more likely to travel to the Caribbean and Latin America, with the exception of those from Massachusetts-- they're most like to go to Ireland. See where people from your state like to go in the map below.

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Sarcastic People May be Smarter

Sarcastic people may sometimes be pinned as sassy, or rude, but you should really see them as intelligent, finds a new study. Smithsonian Magazine's Richard Chin explains that sarcasm requires a series of "mental gymnastics." That is, satirical, sarcastic, or ironic statements compel the brain to "think beyond the literal meaning of the words and understand that the speaker may be thinking something entirely different."

When study participants were exposed to sarcastic and non-sarcastic statements, their brains were found to have more electrical activity when exposed to the sarcasm. The extra mental power it takes to decode sarcasm doesn't go to waste; Chin says overtime it is a good form of "mental exercise" that can "strengthen" the brain.


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Miley Cyrus Wears Fake Butt: Falls on Stage

Sometimes, you're just asking for it. Miley Cyrus took a spill on stage when performing in Australia over the weekend. What makes the story comedic was that she was wearing a fake butt during the performance and then fell over on stage.


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Zach Galifianakis Hates Being a Celebrity

Zach Galifianakis is ruining your childhood dream. He said he hates being a celebrity and everyone who is a celebrity hates it, too. He said it's super invasive and your photo is taken constantly. He said there's a man-made blurred line between being an actor and being a celebrity.


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"Love" Hormone May Regulate Female Sexual Behavior

Women aren't always in the mood, and science may have found out what determines whether she's in the mood or not. The new study shows that the "love hormone" oxytocin may play a strong role in the regulation of female sexual behavior. The hormone is already know to promote bonding and stimulate social behaviors in people.

Scientists from The Rockefeller University genetically modified female mice so that they no longer had an oxytocin response in their brain. As a result the mice no longer approached male mice for mating when they normally would, and they even seemed to ignore male mice completely. Study author Nathaniel Heintz says, "Each study [like this] gives us more insight into how [oxytocin] might be acting in humans."


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Men Are Terrible at Judging Who They Can Beat up

How much of an ego do you have? A man's perception of who he'd be able to beat up changes depending on his mood, finds a new study. Lead researcher Daniel Fessler says the study uncovered a phenomena he calls "friends shrink foes." This means when men are in a group of friends and in a good mood their ego inflates, and they feel more powerful and bigger. However, the opposite was also found-- that when men are alone or feeling vulnerable they see threats as harder to overcome.


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Archer to Drop Agency's Name 'ISIS'

FX's animated series Archer is dumping the acronym ISIS to refer to the fictional spy agency called the International Secret Intelligence Service in light of the Islamic extremist group. The change will be explained in the upcoming sixth season of the show which premieres in January. The show's creators have decided not to remove the name from the previous five seasons.


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Zac Efron Gives away His First Car

Zac Efron gave away his first car to a fan. Amanda Lopez won a contest for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where she donated $10 for a chance at the prize which Zac described as, "the car I learned everything in." The former Disney star wrote on the vehicle dashboard, "To Amanda, with love, Zac Efron."

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Sam Lutfi Lured Amanda Bynes into Psychiatric Hold

Sam Lufti, Britney Spears's ex-manager and blamed for her mental breakdown in 2008, is involved with Amanda Bynes. He helped her parents lure her to California, promising to fix her up with a lawyer to sue her parents, and said he'd arrange the car service. Instead, the car brought her right to a hospital where she remains in psychiatric hold.

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Name of Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's Newborn Revealed

Media outlets got their hands on a copy of the birth certificate of Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling’s newborn daughter.  We don’t know how, but her name is apparently Esmeralda Amada Gosling. The baby was born on September 12th at 10:22 AM.


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Comedy Club Charging Patrons By the Laugh

A comedy club in Barcelona, Spain, is trying out a system of charging patrons by the laugh, according to BCC News, using facial-recognition technology to track their reactions. The facial-recognition software is in tablets that attached to the back of each seat at the comedy club, called Teatreneu. Each laugh is charged .30 euros, which is about 38 U.S. cents, with a cap for the night of 24 euros -- just over $30.

The idea of charging by the laugh was developed to counter falling audience numbers because of higher prices due to increased taxes on theater tickets. So far, attendance is up, and other comedy clubs in Spain are copying the model.


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Boston Opens 113 Year Old Time Capsule... Plans New Time Capsule

One day after a 100-year-old time capsule was opened in New York City, an even older one was opened Thursday (October 9th) after having unknowingly been hidden on top of one of Boston's most famous landmarks for 113 years.

The copper box had been inside the head of a lion statute on top of the historic Old State House since 1901, where it had been forgotten until three years ago, when officials were told it might be there by the great-great-granddaughter of Samuel Rogers, a craftsman who'd worked on renovations to the early 18th century building and was believed to have placed the box in the lion's head.

When the box was opened yesterday, a red, hardcover book with no visible title or markings was on top. It and the rest of the contents weren't touched, however, since they're fragile and will have to removed and looked at in a temperature-controlled setting. But from research that was done, the box is expected to hold photos and newspaper clippings, as well as a letter to future generations from a group of Boston journalists.

The Bostonian Society, which oversees the Old State House, also plans to leave a new time capsule back in the head of the lion for the future. They've asked for suggestions on what to include, but know that one item will be a medal from the 2013 Boston Marathon, where two bombs went off at the finish line.


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Justin Bieber Tells Fans to Stop Taking Pictures of Him

Justin Bieber partied with fans in Rome until he noticed a few fans taking photos of him. He pleaded with them to stop. Witnesses say he then got on the mic and said, "Please stop taking pictures… Just enjoy your night, have some fun, but put your cameras down."


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Melissa Joan Hart Accidentally Locks Child in Car

Melissa Joan Hart had to rescue her 2-year-old son when her car door locked behind her, with him and the keys inside. She called AAA who arrived within minutes to get Tucker out, who wasn't hurt. Melissa, on the other hand, says she had it worse due to her a mommy meltdown.


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Teen Girls Work Harder & Not as Happy as Teen Boys

How hard did you work in school as a young teenager? A new study reveals that girls work harder and have more ambition, but that they are unhappier than boys the same age.

The data shows girls (17%) are more likely to say they're unhappy with their looks than boys (8%) in late childhood and early teenage years, and are also less likely to say they are happy in their family (56% versus 62%) or draw contentment from their possessions (66% versus 61%) than boys.

However, girls were found to be significantly more likely than boys to decide if they want to go to go to college before age 15. Additionally, nine percent of boys admitted to playing computer games more than four hours a week compared to just five percent of girls.


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A Trick to Make Your Runs Seem Faster/Easier

If you're one of those people that gets up and runs every morning, kudos to you. A new study from New York University reveals that keeping your eyes focused on a target in front of you can make your run seem shorter and easier, even on an off day. When tested, participants that focused on the finish line perceived the finish to be 28 percent closer and moved 23 percent faster than those who were told to look wherever they wanted.

Study co-author Dr. Shana Cole adds, "Normally, we use visual cues in our periphery to gauge and estimate distances and depth. By focusing attention on the goal, people shut out these other cues, making the object in their central field of vision appear closer."


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Taylor Swift Doesn't Mention Heartbreak in New Album

Taylor Swift says her upcoming 1989 is not touching romance and heartbreak. Swift said "Emotionally speaking, it's not a heartbreak record. My music is derived from what's happening in my personal life, and I haven't had my heart broken. When I'm deeply hurt by something […] but I just haven't been devastated in the last couple of years."

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Paula Patton Has a New Man

Paula Patton has moved on. Although she filed for divorce earlier this week, rumors claim she is dating musician Zak Waters and he has moved into her home. A close friend of Paula says, "They are very happy together and he treats her how she deserves to be treated." Last week, Zak posted an Instagram inside of Paula's Calabasas home with the caption, "My New View."


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Amanda Bynes Caught Shoplifting

Amanda Bynes was allegedly caught trying to shoplift on twice on Wednesday. She attempted to steal from Barneys and then a store called Pookie & Sebastian. The boutique claims she attempted to walk out of their store with a $128 shirt under her arm that they had to stop her and ask her to pay for it. She then went to Barneys and tried to steal from there.


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Selena Gomez Working on New Music

Selena Gomez says she has new music on the way. Selena revealed in an interview, "At the beginning of the year, I posted a picture for a secret project and that time is coming. I'm so excited. Honestly, it's good. It's music-related and I'm very, very excited. It will be very, very soon."


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People Who Are Blind Have More Nightmares than Those Who Can See

You'd think not seeing some of life's horrors would somehow protect you from them, or at least from dreaming about them, but that's not the case. A new study reveals that blind people suffer from four times more nightmares than those who can see. For those with vision, about six percent of dreams are nightmares; for blind people nightmares comprise 25 percent of the dreaming experience. But why?

Researchers think that the brains of those who lack sight process stimuli differently, making questionable experiences seem more threatening. The stress of the stimuli may then get translated into nightmares, but it's not all bad news; it's thought the scary dreams may help the mind cleanse itself of the negative and confusing experiences had during the day.


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When Drive-Thru Orders Are the Fastest

Which restaurant in your area has the fastest drive-thru? A new survey from QSR Magazine, which closely tracks the nation's chain restaurants, reveals the average time you'll wait for food at the drive-thru is 3 minutes and 23 seconds. The findings are based on over 2,000 visits to 23 restaurants in three food categories.

Orders were found to be most accurate at lunch time (88.9%), and least accurate at dinner time (83.6%). Sandwich chains were found to be most accurate (87.5%), while burger chains were the least accurate (85.2%). Interestingly, dinnertime was found to be the least busy time at the drive-thru, but it was also the slowest time (3 minutes, 46 seconds.) Sandwich shops were also found to have the friendliest employees; they were rated "pleasant" or "very friendly" 83.9% of the time.


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Will.I.Am Slams United Airlines for Giving away His Seat

Will.I.Am slammed United Airlines on Twitter earlier this week for giving away his seat on a flight to China.  He arrived at 12:30 for a 1:15 flight.   He then went to praise other airlines for their policy of waiting for premium passengers before giving away their seats.

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Miley Cyrus's Sister Sued for Alleged Dog Attack

Miley Cyrus is being sued after her sister Brandi's dog attacked a model. Model Yolande Ngom claims the dog reportedly bit her and gave her a gash on her thigh. She says that she has been left with scars that will prevent her getting modeling gigs.


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Colleges with Least (and Most) Dateable Alumni Revealed

Does where a person went to college matter to you? A new survey from online matchmaking serviceThe Dating Ring, finds that alums from Princeton , the University of Chicago and Berkeley are among the least dateable in America. The service collected feedback reports from 1,600 people to determine which colleges produce the most eligible alumni.

The schools producing the most dateable alums were: Colgate University, Lehigh University, University of Texas Austin, University of Southern California and McGill University. Schools producing the least dateable alums were: Babson College, University of Chicago, Rutgers University, University of Washington and Michigan State University. A Babson College graduate offers insight into why she may be less-dateable saying, "Post-grad, I think a lot of us do struggle to date, because we're so focused on our careers."


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It Takes 25 Years to Appreciate Your Siblings

Lots of siblings bicker and fight in childhood, but at what point do you start appreciating your siblings? A new study reveals it take about 25 years. Researchers polled 2,000 adults over the age of 30, and found 75% said they have a better relationship with their sibling now than they did in childhood.

A full 45% admit they bickered with their sibling constantly when they were children, but 33% say their tolerance of their brother or sister was higher once the sibling moved out of the family home. Still, 16% said they didn't appreciate their sibling until they'd settled into families of their own, with 18% naming nieces and nephews as another reason to get along.


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Shonda Rhimes Responds to 'Racist' NYTimes Article

Shonda Rhimes discussed the recent New York Times review of her show where she was referred to as "an angry black woman." She said, " In this world in which we all feel we're so full of gender equality and we're a post-racial society and Obama is president, it's a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal."


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Police Respond to Stephen Collins Suicide Scare

Someone in the news media was hoping for their fifteen minutes of fame when they called in a fake suicide scare. Police responded to the call from Stephen Collins's home on Tuesday after someone put in a call claiming they heard a gunshot come from the property. The whole thing turned out to be a false alarm as no one was home at the time.


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Hackers Sabatoge Jennifer Lawrence's Wikipedia

Hackers took over Jennifer Lawrence's Wikipedia page on Tuesday to make the page feature the nude photos that were leaked from her iCloud in August. The change was in place for at least 20 minutes before admins for the site took care of the problem. It is believed to be a response to Jennifer's comments about the original incident that she made to Vanity Fair which were published earlier in the day.


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Walking Dead Immediate Renewal for Sixth Season

Walking Dead has been renewed for a sixth season. The network made the announcement as they prepare for the launch of the fifth season this weekend. The show has set ratings records for AMC. There is also a spin-off series in the works.


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Your Phone and Tablet May Make You Gain Weight

Where do you charge your phone or tablet? If it's in your bedroom you may want to move it somewhere else. A new study reveals that light from your device's screen can disrupt production of the sleep hormone melatonin and therefore cause weight gain. The devices give off blue light, the type of light most damaging to our sleep cycles.

Sleep researcher, Dr. Simon Kyle explains, saying, "If you start sleeping shorter, or receive light at the wrong time late into night, it disrupts melatonin secretion and that could contribute to alterations in metabolism." To avoid this issue, cut yourself off from using computers, phones, and tablets a few hours before going to sleep.


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Men and Women Prefer Working in Single Sex Environment: But Work Best when Mixed

Are there more men or women working in your office? A new study from MIT reveals that women and men prefer to work among their own gender. Men were found to be more content if they didn't have to "walk on eggshells" around women, and women were happier not dealing with a "testosterone-filled atmosphere." Researchers looked at results from a U.S. employment survey from between 1995 and 2002.

They found that overall, single sex offices reported being happier, but offices that mixed the sexes made more money, about 41 percent more. Study co-author Dr. Sara Ellison adds, "We all think that we want to be in this pluralistic society in a diverse setting. But when push comes to shove, when our co-workers don't think like we do, that can cause some friction."


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X-Men Series May Be Coming to FOX

There may be an X-Men series in the works at Fox. The project has apparently been in development for a while and it has been slow to gain any steam. The seven films based on the Marvel comic have earned over $3 billion worldwide.


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Jessica Chastain Begs for More Non-Meryl Streep Roles

Jessica Chastain admits that Meryl Streep is a fantastic actress but thinks some of her roles should be going to other women. She said Meryl seems to be the only one in her age group to get parts and begged for more roles for Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, and Viola Davis.


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Could Video Gaming Become Varsity Sport?

Do you know someone obsessed with video games? Robert Morris University knows a bunch of students who are, and has assembled them into a video gaming team. The University considers is a varsity sport, and gives worthy students 15 thousand dollar scholarships to play.

Associate Athletic Director at the school, Kurt Melcher, says the set of skills video gamers have are viewed as unique and important as skills on say the football field or basketball court. Still, ESPN network President John Skipper recently said of video games, "It's not a sport. It's a competition, right? I mean, chess is a competition and checkers is competition... I'm mostly interested in doing real sports."


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Extraordinary Experiences May Harm Your Love Life

If you just got back from the trip of a lifetime, you might want to skip telling your best friend about it. A new study reveals that having an extraordinary experience is cool, but could hurt your social life in the long run. Researchers divided 68 participants into four groups. In each group, three people watched a video of a "2-star" rated cartoon, while the fourth person watched a "3-star" rated film of a street musician.

Then the members of each group conversed, and those who watched the magician video-- the "extraordinary experience"-- said they felt excluded from the conversation. Study author Gus Cooney says, "To be extraordinary is to be different than other people, and social interaction is grounded in similarities. If an experience turns you into someone who has nothing in common with others, then no matter how good it was, it won't make you happy in the long run."


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Miley Cyrus's Homeless Date Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

Jesse Helt -- the guy who accepted Miley Cyrus' award at the 2014 MTV VMAs on her behalf, was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday. Because the judge subtracted 57 days for the time he served after turning himself in back in August, Jesse will remain in Polk County Jail for about four months. His attorney says Jesse wants to go to college and become a solar technician.


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Amanda Bynes Claims She's Engaged

Amanda Bynes says she is engaged to a 19-year-old named Caleb who works in a bait shop in California. She revealed that she is needy and now that she's about to be married, she wants people to stay away from her. When asked if she plans to have kids, she said she wants boys, and a lot of them. She said she would not want girls or else she'd feel jealous.


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Kanye West Helps Bachelorette Party Celebrate

Kanye West made a bride-to-be's night in New Orleans over the weekend by buying her bachelorette party a bottle of champagne and posing for pictures. Siobhan DePietro and her friends tried to buy wine for Kanye's table before he turned the tables on them. A party guest praised Kanye's generosity and said he was very, very nice to everyone.


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Showtime Revives 'Twin Peaks'

Showtime has announced plans to bring back Twin Peaks. A limited series will air on the network in 2016 to celebrate the ABC series' 25th anniversary. Original creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will be working on the nine-episode season.


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Kids Understand Familiar Voices More Than Strangers

Your kid is more likely to understand what you're saying than a stranger, honest. A new study looked at a group of kids age 7 to 12. The kids spent five days learning the voices of three German-English bilingual speaking cartoon characters, and then were asked to complete tasks told to them by six German-English speakers. Three of the speakers were the cartoon character voices the kids had been taught to recognize, while three were new to the kids.

It was found the kids were more accurately able to repeat the words spoken by the familiar voices. Study author Susannah Levi says, "This study shows that children were able to integrate knowledge of what a person sounds like and use this to their advantage. A potential benefit is that when there's background noise and kids are listening to a familiar voice, like a teacher's, kids use the familiarity to their advantage."


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Michael Kors Wants to Work with Kendall Jenner

Michael Kors can be added to the list of popular designers who are embracing Kendall Jenner's modeling career. He said that she's strong, powerful, great-looking, and professional. He respects that she's not trading on her name and that she'll be a success.


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Charli XCX To Write Songs for Rihanna and Gwen Stefani

Charli XCX is penning tracks for Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. In the site's article, Charli also revealed that Gwen is a longtime inspiration, calling Gwen's track "Blow Ya Mind" with rapper Eve her "favorite." She is also responsible for Iggy Azalea's track "Fancy."


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Binge Drinking Affects a Man's Fertility

Men who binge drink -- defined as as little as five or more drinks a week -- are more likely to have a lower sperm count and poorer sperm quality, according to a new study, with The Guardian reporting, however, that the most significant effect was seen in those who had more than 25 drinks per week. While there's no need for men who want to be fathers to give up drinking altogether, the study authors advised, "Young men should be advised to avoid habitual alcohol intake."

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First Impressions Are More Important Than We Thought

You might really think you have someone figured out in the first few seconds of meeting them, finds a new study. We all know we make snap judgment about people based on their personality, interests, or how they look, but the new findings indicate that we make these judgments without really thinking.

Australian researchers monitored the brain waves of participants as they showed them various pictures twice, and after the second time they were asked questions about each image. Study author Dr. Stefan Bode says, "We have found that brain activity when looking at images can encode judgments such as time reference, even when the viewer is not aware of making such judgments. Moreover, our results suggest that certain images can prompt a person to think about the present or the future." It's thought that these snap judgments are what lead people to act impulsively.


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Robert Pattinson's Sister Eliminated from X-Factor

Rob Pattinson's sister, Lizzy, was eliminated from The X Factor. Simon Cowell ended up not choosing her to participate in the Top 12 in the "Over 25s" group. Lizzy thanked her supporters on Facebook, saying she is grateful for everyone's support and the experience she gained was invaluable. She is planning to keep singing.


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Colbie Caillat Covers 'Smelly Cat'

Colbie Caillat visited the Friends-inspired pop-up coffee shop, Central Perk, in New York City over the weekend. The 29-year-old took the stage and performed the show's song "Smelly Cat" -- originally by Lisa Kudrow's character. Colbie tweeted, "That was COOL! Singin @ #centralperk Sittin on the actual couch. My favorite show ever #friends20 & w/my own friend of 20 years"


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Ryan Murphy Welcomes 2nd Child

Ryan Murphy and his husband, David Miller, are parents to a new baby boy. The newborn was carried by a surrogate who gave birth on Friday. The Glee co-creator told E! News, "It was an amazing birth. 37 weeks and a day and he was a chunker, 7 lbs 13 oz. […] was pretty amazing. And now look at me I'm crying again."

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Amanda Bynes Continues Sinking

Over the weekend, Amanda Bynes was photographed in New York City with a bandage on her cheek. Prior, witnesses say that she was seen eating alone at a restaurant in LAX. She was allegedly talking to herself while applying makeup. Sources say she lost trust in everyone.


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Fewest Women in the Workforce Since 1988

The number of American women opting to hold jobs is falling. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics says new data indicates the number of women working or actively seeking work has dropped to 56.7 percent-- the lowest it's been since 1988. One reason it may be low is because young women tend to stay in college or graduate school longer than they used to, and the economy doesn't help..

Economist Mitra Toossi adds that women dominate the fields that got hit hardest by the financial crisis, including local and state government jobs, and education jobs. Additionally, the cost of full-time infant care is up, which means more moms are opting to stay at home and care for their children.


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Celebrities Attend Lindsay Lohan's Theater Debut

Oprah Winfrey and Lupita Nyong'o paid a visit to London over the weekend to catch a performance of Lindsay Lohan's new play. Lindsay shared a photo of herself with Oprah on Instagram on Saturday.


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TNT Cancels Dallas

TNT cancelled their reboot of Dallas after three seasons. The network said they are proud of the series and that it defied expectations. The third season finale aired last month.


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Your Personality Determines if You Make Comments Online

Do you post angry comments on every article you read online, or just sit back and read everything? A new study aims to find out exactly how people's personalities affect what they say, or don't say, online.

Study leader Dr. Renee Barnes says, "People who aren't frequent commenters, when they do comment it is because there's something particular in the story that really resonates with them.They might feel they have personal information on that story, or some sort of expertise." Previous research revealed that comments on websites display the personality traits of the poster, including extroversion, neuroticism, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness and narcissism.


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Curiosity Improves Brain Memory

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but in humans the trait actually preps the brain for learning, finds a new study. Nineteen study participants had their brains scanned as they memorized the answers to questions they thought were interesting, and questions they thought were boring. It was found that curiosity readied the brain for immediate learning as well as helped the brain absorb incidental information.

Study leader Dr. Matthew Gruber says, "Our findings potentially have far-reaching implications for the public because they reveal insight into how a form of intrinsic motivation-- curiosity-- affects memory."

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