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Sacha Baron Cohen dumps ‘ashes’ over Seacrest

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Outfitted extravagantly in character, Sacha Baron Cohen ran amuck on the Oscars’ red carpet Sunday night and all over E! host Ryan Seacrest’s tuxedo. [Read More]
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Ben and Jerry’s jumps on the Linsanity bandwagon

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Ben and Jerry’s has jumped onto the Jeremy Lin bandwagon with a new ice cream flavor in honor of the overnight basketball sensation. The Vermont-based ice cream company is offering the new flavor -”Taste the Lin-Sanity” – for a limited time only at its Harvard Square shop, according to a Boston Globe article. The New [...] [Read More]
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TIME Magazine issues apology after misidentifying mixed-race man as Latino on the cover

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The upcoming March 5 issue of TIME Magazine cover story is about the power Latinos will have in the upcoming elections. The cover features portraits of 20 faces meant to illustrate the broad range of people the term “Latino” applies to. From the web exclusive: TIME contract photographer Marco Grob spent a recent February weekend [...] [Read More]
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Photoshop edits elevate holiday party to A-list event

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From Everett Hiller’s online photo gallery of last year’s holiday party, you would think that he and his friends rub shoulders with some of the richest and most famous people in the U.S. [Read More]
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Giant 27-pound lobster goes back into the ocean

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The biggest lobster ever caught in Maine, with claws strong enough to snap a man’s arm, was released back into the ocean Thursday after being trapped in a shrimp net last week, according to Reuters. [Read More]
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Pope takes up tweeting for Lent

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The most Internet-savvy pope in history will be sharing Lenten messages in 140 characters or less now through Easter. Pope Benedict XVI began sending tweets, in a few different languages, through the Twitter account of the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, @Pope2YouVatican. Today, the account tweeted, “BXVI: The Lenten season offers us once again an [...] [Read More]
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See ‘Bird Man’ hit mountain at 120 mph

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Jeb Corliss, the famous BASE jumper, is expected to be released from a South Africa hospital Friday after an accident five weeks ago in which he smashed his legs when he hit the side of Table Mountain on a jump. Corliss, aka the “Bird Man,” flies at about 120 mph after jumping from tall buildings and mountains. [Read More]
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Woman auctions George Washington shaped chicken nugget on Ebay

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A Nebraska woman is hoping that someone will admit to liking McDonald’s enough to buy a chicken McNuggget that she believes looks like the face of George Washington. Rebekah Speights is selling the nugget, which she claims sports a profile of the first president, on Ebay with the hopes of raising funds for the children [...] [Read More]
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