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Prince Pulls Entire Library from Streaming Sites

Prince is done with putting his music on streaming websites. The artist yanked his entire catalogue from places like Spotify and the newly launched Apple Streaming Service. However, he still has his content available on Jay-Z's TIDAL. No word on why Prince decided to do this, though.

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Robin Thicke Says He Was "Careless" During 'Blurred Lines' Trial

Robin Thicke says he was careless during his "Blurred Lines" trial against the Marvin Gaye estate. He says the divorce from Paula Patton affected how he presented evidence and said he didn't give it his all. Robin says he was lost at the time, which probably influenced the trial.

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Rihanna Named Top Digital Singles Artist

Rihanna is the music industry's powerhouse. At 27, she is the industry's top digital singles artist, beating out Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, who were 2nd and 3rd. Rihanna is the first artist in history to surpass 100 million digital sales. Her songs "We Found Love," "Stay" and "Only Girl (In The World)" are among her top-selling singles.

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Sonia Manzano Retires from Sesame Street

It's the end of an era on Sesame Street. After 44 years, Sonia Manzano, also known as Maria, is retiring from the show. She appeared on the show's fix-it shop and also worked behind the scenes as a script writer, which won her 15 Emmys. No word yet on how longtime pal Oscar The Grouch is handling the news.



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Study: Blue Eyes Linked to Alcoholism

Will you be mixing some special, patriotic cocktails for the Fourth of July?

Check out this new study before you indulge. Researchers from the University of Vermont found data supposedly linking European-Americans with light-colored eyes with higher rates of alcohol dependency.

The link is strongest among those with blue eyes. Researchers said the reason is currently unknown, but that scientists do know that the genes that determine eye color are situated along the same chromosome as genes that are known to be linked to alcohol dependency. Other research has shown that blue eyes also correlate with other attributes, including lower pain tolerance and higher competitiveness.

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Donald Trump Loses Deal with Macy's

Macy's announced they are cutting ties with Donald Trump and will stop selling his clothing line. Trump released a similar statement, saying he ended their deal because of pressure being put on Macy's by outside sources. There was an online petition that garnered over 700,000 signatures demanding Macy's dump Trump.

Trump has been a partner with Macy's since 2004.

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Was Facebook's 'Celebrate Pride' a Psychological Test?

If you're on Facebook, you probably noticed many users placing a rainbow filter over their profile photos after the Supreme Court approved same-sex marriage late last week. Adding the filter is seen as a sign of support for the court ruling, and Facebook calls the tool used to change photos "Celebrate Pride."

However, some are questioning Facebook's motives for creating the tool. MIT network scientist Cesar Hidalgo used the filter, and then captioned his photo, "This is probably a Facebook experiment! The question is how long will it take for people to change their profile pictures back to normal!" followed by a smiley face.

Facebook tells Daily Mail that's not what happening, writing, "This was not an experiment or test, but rather something that enables people to show their support of the LGBTQ community on Facebook." Still, The Atlantic points out that Facebook has a history of conducting research to better see how information spreads across the social network.

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Watch: First Trailer for Rocky Spinoff 'Creed'

The trailer for the Rocky spinoff movie was released and it shows 28-year-old Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of Balboa's former opponent Apollo Creed, training for a big fight. We learn that Adonis didn't know his father, who was killed in the ring by Soviet Boxer Ivan Drago. The clip also features an appearance by Sylvester Stallone. The film is out November 25.


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Sandra Bullock Says It's "Open Season" on Actresses

Even though Sandra Bullock is People's Most Beautiful Woman of 2015, the actress says it's "open season" on actresses and she isn't exempt from the press hate. She says she is embarrassed that we live in a press culture that continues to bully woman for looking their age and is worried how the headlines will shape how her son will see women.


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Jim Carrey Rips Governor of California. Calls him Fascist.

Jim Carrey is furious that Jerry Brown, Governor of California, signed into law making it tougher to claim exemption from vaccinations. In a series of tweets, Carrey calls Brown a "corporate fascist" that "must be stopped." Carrey believes vaccines contain toxins and that are poisoning children.


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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner File for Divorce

If they can't make it work... who can?

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have officially announced their divorce after 10 years of marriage.

They said in a joint statement, "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding."

  • They have three children -- nine-year-old Violet, six-year-old Seraphina, and three-year-old Samuel.
  • Both Ben and Jennifer have spoken out in interviews over the years that their marriage was a lot of work but they were both committed to keeping it going.

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Donald Trump is Suing Univision

Donald Trump is officially going after Univision with a $500 million lawsuit. Univision withdrew from airing Miss USA and Miss Universe.

Trump is accusing the network of breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. He is also claiming that Univision lobbied behind-the-scenes to get NBCUniversal to cut their ties as well. Donald is also suing for defamation over a social media post by Univision president Alberto Ciurana who compared him to South Carolina shooter.

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Stan Lee Rushed to Hospital

Although he made it just in time for the Ant-Man premier, comic book legend Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital early Sunday. It is unclear why he was rushed to the hospital, we only know that he wasn't feeling too well.

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Snowden: Trailer for Edward Snowden Released

Snowden, the trailer for Oliver Stone's Edward Snowden biopic has been released. The film stars Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden. Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Zachary Quinto and Melissa Leo are also in the film, which is scheduled to be released Dec. 25.



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Study: Men Lie to Appear More Manly

Ladies, next time a guy says our BS-detector is broken, just show them this new study.

The University of Washington found that men will lie to appear more manly. They asked a group of male students if they had weak hand-grip strength, height, ect.... it was eventually found the men continued lying, such as number of past romantic relationships and their athleticism to appear more manly.

Study co-author Benoit Monin noted that women are also under pressure to live up to feminine ideals and can similarly exaggerate their femininity to demonstrate gender norms.

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Iggy Azalea Fighting over "Pretty Girls"

Iggy Azalea isn't too thrilled that her collaboration with Britney Spears, "Pretty Girls," flopped. The song barely cracked the top 30 and Iggy says that's all due to lack of promotion and partially due to Britney, who could have hyped it at her Vegas shows. The two performed the song at the Billboard Music Awards, but offered little else in the way of publicity.

Britney has responded to Iggy's attempt to point the finger at her and tweeted, "Can't wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to...#YouWantAPieceOfMe" The tweet is being read as a diss against Iggy over her cancelled tour.




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Paul Feig Shares First Look at Female Ghostbusters Reboot

Paul Feig gave us the first taste of the highly anticipated all-female Ghostbusters reboot. Feig shared an image of the costumes the cast will be wearing AND the proton pack. The film is currently in production and it features Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.



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E.L. James' Twitter Q&A Goes Totally Wrong

What may have been a good idea at the time to connect to fans, whoever thought Twitter was the place to have a question and answer session should have spent a little more time weighing the consequences.

Especially since Twitter is one of the most vocal and public places for criticism.
Obviously, E.L. James' Twitter Q&A went horribly wrong. People accused her of homophobia, misogyny, and romanticizing abusive behavior. #AskELJames was the top trending hashtag in the U.S. for a while and it was number two worldwide.

The L.A. Times estimates that the author is worth around $58 million from Fifty Shades.

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