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Taylor Swift Splits From BF?

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The country star and Conor Kennedy have reportedly broken up. From The Daily Dish at SFgate.com Singer Taylor Swift is single again after splitting from her boyfriend Conor Kennedy, according to a magazine report. The unlucky-in-love star romanced the 18-year-old son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. throughout the summer and spent long weekends at his […] [Read More]
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NFL player stars in colorful radio spot supporting marriage equality

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Voters outside the state of Minnesota are missing out on quite the radio spot. The group Minnesotans for Equality burst onto the airwaves yesterday with a spot starring Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe. Kluwe, the author of a now-legendary (and colorfully NSFW) defense of gay rights, uses the editorial’s most memorable phrase in its bleeped-out format [...] [Read More]
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Amityville Horror house on the market

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Just in time for Halloween, the home made famous by the Amityville Horror movie is up for sale – and has been for a while. Located in Toms River, NJ, the house was where the cult film was shot.  The real haunted home though is in the neighboring state, according to AOL Real Estate: The [...] [Read More]
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Apple unveils the iPad mini — and some surprises

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By Caleb Garling Turns out the iPad Mini isn’t quite so mini after all. The new Mini, unveiled today during a media event in San Jose, is a bit larger and more expensive than some of its key competitors, particularly the Google Nexus 7, which starts at $199. Apple’s Mini retails for $329 to start, […] [Read More]
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Rome bans eating in tourist areas

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ABOVE: This guy is totally breaking the law (Photo, Bonnie Bloge/Flickr.com) If the guys I play bocce with are any indication, eating and sitting around are two of Italy’s national pastimes — just don’t do it in Rome. A city which prizes it’s culinary culture and a laid-back way of life has banned eating at [...] [Read More]
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Clark Kent is now unemployed

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If we were given to such expressions, we might say, “Great Caesar’s Ghost!” The Man of Steel has quit his day job. Clark Kent has had a not-so mild-manner nutout at the offices of The Daily Planet and resigned. He started at the rag in 1938. He left after a speech on, you guessed it, [...] [Read More]
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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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