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Wonderball


Before they were banned for saftey reasons, the Wonderball changed the candy game. Candy, with more candy inside? It was unfathomable.

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Taylor Swift Talks About Feud with Katy Perry

Although Taylor Swift looks quite a little bit sexier than we are used to on the latest issue of Rolling Stone, its the accompanying interview that has people talking. When talking about her song “Bad Blood” off her upcoming album 1989, Swift stated that the song isn’t about one of her many ex-boyfriends but an enemy.

The singer told the magazine, “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?’'

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Fashion Rocks Concert Celebrates Music And Fashion

As New York Fashion Week comes to a close, fashion and music joined forces for the annual Fashion Rocks concert. This year’s charity fundraiser event showcased the latest fashion trends as Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Rita Ora, and other musical acts performed at Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.

Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj proved the night was all about the booty. Jennifer performed her new single “Booty” in a sparkling silver Versace mini dress, which of course emphasized her own infamous booty. The 45-year-old and mother of two proved she still got it as she sang and danced across the stage. She promised a "bootyful" performance and it earned her the longest applause and loudest cheers of the night.

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Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace join 'The View'


After Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were let go from The View this summer, there were some seats left to fill before the talk show’s new season starts.

Also with Barbara Walters retirement in May, the only panelist left on the daytime talk show was Whoopi Goldberg. In July though it was announced that Rosie O’Donnell would be returning to the show. She previously co-hosted the show for one year before leaving in 2007.

This week it was announced that actress Rosie Perez and former President George W. Bush’s communications director Nicolle Wallace will be joining the talk show for its upcoming eighteenth season.

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Joan Rivers Dies at the Age of 81

Joan Rivers, iconic actress, talk show host, and comedian, died today. She was 81 years old. She had been in a medically induced coma as a result of complications from surgery on her vocal cords.

To this day, Ms. Rivers is one of the most famous and successful comedians that has ever lived. Her career as a stand-up comedian launched, as so many did, off Johnny Carson’s couch on the Tonight Show, where she first appeared in 1965. She was such a hit on the Tonight Show that she became the first permanent guest host, and by 1972 she was the highest-paid entertainer in Vegas.

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Celebrities That are Winning Instagram Right Now

1) Rihanna

Well, back when she had an Instagram, Rih was known for posting the most badass pics known to the social media site. After a racy photo shoot that beared her body in all its glory, her Instagram disappeared. Apparently, even celebs have to follow the Terms and Conditions that nobody ever reads. Nudity is a no-go on IG, and her blatant rule-breaking is what earned her the number 1 spot on our list.

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CeeLo Green Tweets Controversial Comments


CeeLo Green has been making news lately, but not in a good way. After pleading no contest to a felony drug charge of supplying a woman with ecstasy, he received a plea deal in which he will be on probation for three years, must complete 360 hours of community service and attend 52 AA/NA meetings.

This week, the singer deleted his Twitter account after writing some controversial comments about rape. Although the tweets were quickly deleted, according to BuzzFeed, who posted screen shots of the tweets, he wrote “if someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent” and “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”

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2014 CMA Awards Nominees Revealed


Nominations for the 2014 CMA Awards were revealed today. Little Big Town and Darius Rucker announced five categories on Good Morning America while the rest of the nominations were revealed at a press conference. Both Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to host the award show for the seventh year in a row. Miranda Lambert leads this years nominations with nine.

The award show will air live on November 5th on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Here is the full list of nominees for the 48th annual CMA Awards:

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More Celebs Confirmed For 19th Season Of Dancing With The Stars

Get ready! Carlton Banks will showcase his signature dance moves one more time. Alfonso Ribeiro, known for his role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will be a contestant on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

Carlton, we mean Alfonso, is among the short list of confirmed celebs looking to claim the Mirrorball Trophy on the 19th season of DWTS. US Weekly also confirms Jonathan Bennett of Mean Girls, Lea Thompson of Back to the Future, and YouTube star Bethany Mota will be contestants on the new season.

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Life of Crime is a Great Retro Caper — Minus the Caper

Life of Crime is a film about a group of small-time criminals who kidnap a wealthy businessman’s wife for ransom. The stellar cast, decked out in their best 70’s drag, goes through the plot less like it’s a gritty caper than a hangout sitcom. It’s a slow, gentle journey, heavy on clever conversation and plots that unfold away from one another, rather than converging in a single climax.

The movie stars Jennifer Aniston, who is capitalizing on her “good woman done wrong” image to play the put-upon wife who gets kidnapped, divorced, and left for dead in the course of a week. It’s an interesting role, but Aniston is a bit of a cipher, walking through her kidnapping with more melancholy than terror. The idea of the psychically dissatisfied housewife having to confront her shambles of a marriage in the middle of a life-threatening trauma is an interesting one, but the film never grapples with it seriously, and leaves her transformation as background to the more outsized characters.

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Mini 'Friends' Reunion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

While on appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote her new film Life of Crime, Jennifer Aniston found out what a big Friends fan Kimmel was. So much so that he even wrote some of his own fan fiction that he wanted to perform with the actress which included a huge surprise for the audience.

“I wrote myself into it as Ross. I was wondering if you would do a scene from it with me?” Kimmel said to Aniston. After seeming a little reluctant to participate, Kimmel revealed an exact replica of Monica’s kitchen from the show to which Kimmel joked, “I actually spent $80,000 making it.”