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Sesame Street objects to sexy costume sales

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Sesame Street has issued a cease and desist letter to costume website Yandy.com, demanding that the website stop selling sexy costumes that take after beloved characters, such as Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Bert and Ernie, BuzzFeed reports. The website uses generic names to describe the costumes, referring to a Big Bird-esque getup as “exclusive [...] [Read More]
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Name that $123,000 a day superstar: Yes, it’s Judge Judy

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Name that $123,000 a day superstar: That’s right, it’s Judge Judy. The judge, who just turned 70, is smiling because she pulls down more cash than pretty much every single celebrity you can think of except LeBron James. Seriously, she makes a ton of money — an estimated $45 million annually. Click through the slideshow [...] [Read More]
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Halloween preparations in full swing

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Halloween is right around the corner, are you ready? Do you have your costume yet? House decorated? Candy purchased? Pumpkin carved? Nivia Ruiz has been at work for five hours a day since the beginning of the month preparing her Connecticut Ave. house in Bridgeport for the inevitable flood of trick-or-treaters who will drop by […] [Read More]
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Glenn Beck shuns Levi’s, launches own line of jeans

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Glenn Beck has a beef with Levi’s. The conservative pundit recently railed against the denim company’s “Go Forth” advertisement as having a “European socialist” message. [Read More]
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O.J. Simpson selling ‘murder knife’ for $5 million?

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O.J. Simpson is allegedly trying to sell the stiletto knife that may have beeb used to kill his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman for $5 million. This, according to a new story from the National Enquirer, which quotes an unnamed source. Nicole and Ron were killed on June 12, 1994 outside of her Los [...] [Read More]
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Man cannonballs into frozen pool

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What started as a silly stunt had cringe-worthy results, when a German man attempted to cannonball into a frozen swimming pool.
The man thought he would be able to break the ice, but it was too thick, CBS This Morning reports.

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Milford CT company recalls ice cream

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Bucks Ice Cream has voluntarily recalled the Iskream brand Peanut Butter and Jelly No Sugar Added flavor in response to a salmonella outbreak in a New Mexico food processing plant. Although 35 people have been sickened in 19 states since the contamination at the Sunland Corp. plant in Portales, N.M. was discovered last month, there […] [Read More]
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Texas cat, dog among pets who have ‘degrees’

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Two brainy Texas pets are getting national attention after the women’s-interest blog Jezebel noticed a Wikipedia page detailing various cats and dogs who have earned high school diplomas or college degrees. In February 2012, KHOU’s investigative team was able to get a high school diploma for Molly, a photographer’s basset hound, by paying $300 and [...] [Read More]
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