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GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl ad after animal rights activists call it 'cruel'

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After more than 40,000 people signed a petition calling for its removal, GoDaddy has decided to pull a Super Bowl ad that depicted what many animal rights activists considered a “cruel and irresponsible” treatment of animals. READ FULL STORY

Benedict Cumberbatch apologizes after describing actors of color as 'colored'

In an apology for using the word “colored” to describe black actors in a recent interview, Benedict Cumberbatch said he makes “no excuse” for “being an idiot.”

“I’m devastated to have caused offence by using this outmoded terminology. I offer my sincere apologies. I make no excuse for my being an idiot and know the damage is done. I can only hope this incident will highlight the need for correct usage of terminology that is accurate and inoffensive,” Cumberbatch said in a statement, which the Daily Mail printed in full. “The most shaming aspect of this for me is that I was talking about racial inequality in the performing arts in the UK and the need for rapid improvements in our industry when I used the term.”

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Louis C.K. cancels historic show due to Winter Storm Juno

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As Winter Storm Juno narrows in on the Northeast, it’s already causing a shakeup for several performers with shows scheduled this week. READ FULL STORY

Former film exec Cindra Ladd says Bill Cosby drugged, raped her

Another woman has stepped forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault. READ FULL STORY

Melissa Rivers files malpractice lawsuit against her mother's doctors

Comedian Joan Rivers died on Sept. 4 due to brain damage that was caused by a lack of oxygen after she’d stopped breathing during an endoscopy at Yorkville Endoscopy a few days earlier. Her death was determined to be a therapeutic complication, after which, her doctor, Dr. Lawrence Cohen, stepped down. READ FULL STORY

Peggy Charren, leader in children's television, dies at 86

Peggy Charren, a leader in children’s television in America and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, died in her home on Thursday at age 86. READ FULL STORY

Dustin Diamond pleads not guilty in stabbing case

Dustin Diamond was arrested in December for allegedly stabbing a man, and the Saved by the Bell star appeared in court Thursday to plead not guilty in the case, according to his lawyer, Thomas Alberti.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by EW, Diamond noticed two men grabbing his girlfriend by the hair and then went toward his girlfriend when a man grabbed him. Diamond then grabbed “[this man’s] arm and [moved] it up around,” knife in hand. He later said he “did not intentionally stab the individual in the bar.”
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Watch: YouTube stars interview President Barack Obama live

President Barack Obama got some serious screentime earlier this week when he delivered the State of the Union Tuesday evening, and he’s about to get some more when a trio of YouTube stars interview him live on YouTube, starting at 5 p.m. ET. READ FULL STORY

Refunds requested for 1,200 tickets to Bill Cosby's Denver shows

After performing two shows in Denver just last week, Bill Cosby’s career is once again being affected by the recent sexual abuse allegations against him. Specifically, The Denver Post reports that 1,200 ticket holders have requested refunds to his shows.

According to the Post, refunds were requested for 1,200 of the 3,100 tickets purchased for Cosby’s shows at the Buell Theatre—roughly 40 percent of the tickets. Ticketmaster is currently working with AEG Live Rocky Mountains, the show promoter, to fulfill the requests, despite some delays.

David Byrne wrangles stellar lineup for his next project: color guard

David Byrne is on to his next venture: Color guard. Yes, that color guard.

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Play a memorable Super Mario 64 level online, in HD -- for free

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Super Mario 64 is one of the animated plumber’s most famous adventures, and also one of the most important games in the medium’s history. The Nintendo platformer helped set the benchmark for how many 3D games would be designed and played, from the late ’90s to today.

And while its gameplay certainly hasn’t aged poorly, the game’s visuals have—which is why someone decided to give Super Mario 64 a new sheen of HD paint.

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See Lin-Manuel Miranda record a freestyle voicemail message for Jimmy Fallon

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Anyone trying to reach Jimmy Fallon will want their calls to go to voicemail now. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the man behind In the Heights and the recent stage phenomenon Hamilton—a rap musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton—recently freestyled an outgoing voicemail message for the overjoyed late night host. Phillipa Soo, who plays Hamilton’s wife Eliza in the show, provided the beatboxing, while singer Sara Bareilles was apparently operating the camera. 

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Louis. C.K. plays Mayor Bill de Blasio's anger translator at Inner Circle dinner

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Louis C.K. has no issue voicing his anger about everyday pproblems in his stand-up acts, but over the weekend, he became the voice of outrage for someone else—New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Master Chief meets his match in first Halo 5 trailers

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Master Chief may have finally met his match.

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Kids' Choice Awards 2015: The best slimes

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Each year, dozens of prized orange dirigibles are handed out at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. And, more notably, multiple celebrities are doused with green slime at the Kids’ Choice Awards. 

Everyone knows going into the show that no one is safe from the slime, but some are more surprised than others—Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland, for one, looked visibly shocked when the goo poured over her and her co-stars. Here are the most amusing slimes of the night:

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'The Legend of Zelda' for Wii U delayed

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Sorry, The Legend of Zelda fans. The wait for Link’s next adventure just became a bit longer.

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Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst reminds everyone he is not Robert Durst

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When alleged murderer Robert Durst’s name became a household one the past month thanks to his starring role in HBO documentary series The Jinx, some people mixed him up with another famous Durst: Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, who made a hoodie with “NOT ROBERT” written on the front to clear up any confusion about his identity.

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Today's parody asks: What if Michael Bay directed Girls?

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Michael Bay and HBO’s Girls are about as dissimilar and themes as two entertainment brands can be. The director shoots for high-concept flicks with outlandish stunts and insane plots, while Lena Dunham’s show aims for low-key characterization and development. Whenever the two collided in a mash-up, real or otherwise, one’s sensibilities would be crushed for comedic effect, skewering the other.

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Improv group performs Beer! The Musical at NYC bar

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The next installment in Improv Everywhere’s “Musicals in Real Life” series went down at Manhattan’s Houston Hall bar Tuesday night.

Actors who had been posing as pub employees and customers chime in as one man struggles to pick the right beer for his date during Beer! The Musical. “No macrobrews!” one woman warns mid-song.

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A scene from The Sandlot was re-created by the Yankees

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If you grew up in the 90s (read: if you took a Buzzfeed quiz to determine you grew up in the 90s), The Sandlot was likely viewed one or two dozen times—with good reason.

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