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'Orphan Black' Season 3 premiere featured a crazy good clone impersonation

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:17pm

We’ve got clones, they're multiplying, and Sarah Manning is losing control

In the Season 3 premiere of Orphan Black, the male clones slowly but surely started taking over, but they’ve only affected one of the sisters so far

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Surprisingly, their creepy and bloody antics weren’t the craziest part of the season opener — it was all of the body-swapping that went down at the DYAD Institute. In order to keep a "cleaner" named Ferdinand (True Blood alum James Frain) from sounding an alarm, Sarah had to pose as Rachel and Alison had to pretend to be Sarah. It was supposed to be a quick wolf in sheep's clothing act, but Sarah uncovered much more than she bargained for in the process. Read more...

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Australia's prime minister skols a beer, dribbles some on his shirt

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:48pm

Tony Abbott continues to prove being a public relations nightmare is the way into the lives of young Australians

First, he wore sunglasses from the '90s and became referred to as "Tone The Speed Dealer," then he ate a whole onion for kicks and now, the Prime Minister of Australia, has skoled a beer at the pub in record pace (translation: to drink an alcoholic beverage in one go).

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Punters at the drinking hole in Sydney's eastern suburbs surrounded the PM and cheered "skol, skol, skol," as Abbott sunk a cold one faster than anyone could say "metadata laws." In case you were wondering, VB is his poison of choice. Read more...

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Ryn Weaver's touching tribute to her grandpa at Coachella gave us chills

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 9:40pm

INDIO, California — "I feel like Superman," Ryn Weaver proclaims while swinging her green Valentino cape like a matador during her emotional Coachella set on Saturday.

The 22-year-old "OctaHate" singer has definitely been the superhero of her own dreams, transforming from a Coachella attendee many years ago into a first-time festival performer this month. But those dreams have recently been smudged by tragedy in the family: Her grandfather Max died on the first day of 2015 after years of battling a sickness

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After he passed away, Weaver wrote "Traveling Song," a touching tribute she performed at Coachella on the Mojave stage this weekend. The song, which caused some attendees to cry, opened with her favorite lyric that describes the expiration of her grandfather's time alive: Read more...

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Hundreds throw a girl an amazing birthday party when she got no RSVPs

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 9:21pm

A 10-year-old girl in Shakopee, Minnesota just got the best birthday ever thanks to the Internet.

When no one from Mackenzie Moretter's fourth grade class RSVP'd to her birthday party, her mom, Jenny, decided to ask other moms on Facebook to wish her a happy birthday. She ended up getting a whole lot more: a whole party with hundreds of guests.

See also: Parents write insanely demanding invitation for their son's first birthday party

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Mackenzie was born with Sotos syndrome, a genetic disorder that delays speech and learning, making socialization extremely difficult for her. According to FOX 9 News, other kids "seem to like Mackenzie, they just don't socialize with her." Read more...

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Five Australian teenagers accused of Islamic State terrorism plot

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:18pm

Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.

The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC Day ceremony in Melbourne later this month, Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan told reporters.

See also: 'Real Australians Say Welcome': Artists join anti-racism campaign

Another 18-year-old was arrested on weapons charges, and two other men, aged 18 and 19, were in custody and assisting police. All the arrests took place in Melbourne. Read more...

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New Apple Watch Sport band colors revealed in Italy

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 6:46pm

Brand new colors for the Apple Watch Sport band emerged during an event in Italy on Friday

Posted to the Instagram account of Umberta Gnutti Beretta, the new Apple Watch Sport bands colors include red, yellow, light pink and one that appears to be either purple or dark blue

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A photo posted by Umberta Gnutti Beretta (@188e76) on Apr 17, 2015 at 3:38pm PDT

Retired professional rugby player Will Carling showed off what looks like the red version of the Sport band on Friday via Twitter, just hours before the other colors emerged Read more...

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Watch music lovers hunt for vinyl on Record Store Day

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:53pm

With plaid shirts, comfy shoes and high hopes, New York's most eager vinyl enthusiasts gathered overnight Saturday outside the Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn. Their mission: Find awesome records

Record Store Day, an annual event held every third Saturday of April since 2007, celebrates the culture of independently owned record shops. Most of these locations distribute exclusive and discounted records.

Watch the madness go down in the video, above.

Did you attend any Record Store Day events? Share your photos and purchases with us in the comments, below.

Lego 'Batman vs. Superman' trailer looks just as intense as the original

R2-D2 delightfully plays with young 'Star Wars' superfan in wheelchair

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Circus performers clash with animal rights protesters in California

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:47pm

Animal rights protesters have been demonstrating against the Ramos Bros. Circus for years, but on Friday night, those tensions reportedly turned violent.

Circus performers clashed with protesters in San Bernardino, California, after they tried to stop demonstrators from entering one of the show tents, according to NBC Los Angeles.

See also: Graphic PETA campaign draws angry backlash from Aussie farmers

The following video of the encounter is low quality, but it's clearly set in a circus environment, and shows two groups of people facing off:

Although no violence can be seen in the video, NBC reported that attendees watched as circus performers and the ringmaster engaged in a violent scuffle with protesters Read more...

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R2-D2 delightfully plays with young 'Star Wars' superfan in wheelchair

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:24pm

Don't tell C-3PO, but it looks like Artoo just found a new best friend.

A fan-made R2-D2 unit rolled up to a young boy in a wheelchair at the Star Wars Celebration convention in Anaheim, California, on Friday. In the video, the pair play around on their wheels, doing a delightful dance together — but not quite as delightful as the boy's uncontrollable giggles.

Inside that cold, hard casing is a heart of gold.

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Moving time-lapse video pays tribute to victims of South Korean ferry disaster

Emo dog's whine is a talent and should be regarded as such Read more...

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Mashup of Disney villains falling to their doom might ruin your childhood

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:15pm

In the battle of good versus evil, evil will alway fall. Literally.

Video mashup artist Frank Ireland created a compilation of the most popular way for Disney villains to die: falling.

In the video's description, Ireland said his mashup is not a complete list of villain deaths because he worked using specific criteria, and did not include clips from Pixar or Disney's other companies.

R2-D2 delightfully plays with young 'Star Wars' superfan in wheelchair

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Moving time-lapse video pays tribute to victims of South Korean ferry disaster

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Moving time-lapse video pays tribute to victims of South Korean ferry disaster

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 3:16pm

A year after the South Korean ferry disaster left 304 passengers dead or missing, one artist is honoring the victims with a time-lapse tribute.

In this stunning and altogether heartbreaking time-lapse video, an artist on YouTube created photorealistic illustrations of a girl who died aboard the Sewol ferry last year. The video apparently shows drawings of the girl at different points in her life as she grows up. At the end, she is drawn wearing an orange life jacket, signifying that the accident took place.

The ferry capsized on April 16, 2014, killing hundreds of people, many of whom were high school students like the girl in the video. Read more...

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NHL player Jarret Stoll arrested on cocaine, ecstasy charges in Las Vegas

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:51pm

NHL player Jarret Stoll is in some trouble. The Los Angeles Kings center was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on charges of possessing cocaine and ecstasy, according to multiple reports

The 32-year-old is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, and vaulted to pseudo-celebrity status after he began dating sportscaster Erin Andrews in 2013

See also: The golden voice: How an NBA announcer sweetened an overdue dream season

Stoll was arrested at the Wet Republic pool lounge at the MGM Grand hotel and casino, CBS Los Angeles reported. He was released on bail soon after, according to Rich Hammond, Orange County Register's Kings reporter. Read more...

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'Orphan Black' preview: Breaking down the male clones of Project Castor

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:44pm

Warning: This post contains some promotional images from the first few episodes of Orphan Black Season 3. Read with caution.

The male clones of Project Castor are going to arrive pistols blazing on Orphan Black's Season 3, which kicks off Saturday night on BBC America

See also: 9 Delightful and Horrifying Moments From 'Orphan Black' Season 2 Finale

That is, at least, according to actor Ari Millen, who toward the end of filming Season 2, discovered that he'd soon be playing a quartet of lookalikes on the cult favorite TV show. It was a challenge Millen was excited to tackle, albeit with support from existing master of clone acting, star Tatiana Maslany. Read more...

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At least 35 dead in Afghan suicide bombing blamed on ISIS

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:23pm

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS).

If ISIS is confirmed to be behind the attack, the New York Times reported that it will be the first time the extremist group has "struck so far from their Middle East home ground."

It would mark a major escalation in the country's fight against an affiliate of ISIS that now holds a third of Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate. The attack also comes as Afghan security forces fight against the Taliban, after U.S. and NATO forces ended their combat mission in the country at the start of the year, yet another challenge for the war-ravaged nation. Read more...

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14 cats straight up smacking down haters

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:00pm

There are two types of cats: scaredy cats and cats that don't take any crap

The domestic feline is a complex creature, unwilling to step aside for other furry creatures, balloons or doorstops. And the cat slap helps keep the kitty's minions in line

Bow down, humans.

BONUS: 5 famous cats before the Internet even existed

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'We Can Be Heroes': Photo series portrays ordinary people as comic-book superheroes

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:47pm

Heroes are all around us, if you know where to look.

Dubai-based, Scottish/South African photographer Martin Beck harnessed his unique sense of humor to create "We Can Be Heroes," a series of gritty portraits of everyday people as famous Marvel and DC Comics superheroes.

See also: Real-life superheroes perch on skyscrapers in dizzying photo series

"When we think of superheroes, we think of perfect bodies and beautiful faces, achieving unbelievable feats," Beck told Mashable in a release. "This project tries to humanize superheroes."

Beck traveled around the world, including to the UK, Middle East and New Zealand, capturing portraits of people from different walks of life. But they all had one thing in common: "Folks who feel they didn’t quite make it at superhero school and are, like most of us, living their lives, doing their day-to-day chores, trying to live a happy life while providing for their loved ones." Read more...

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DMX surprises Coachella with 'Ruff Ryder's Anthem' and Walmart visit

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 1:16pm

INDIO, California — This is how Ruff Ryders roll at Coachella. Step one: Be DMX. Step two: Complete a crowd-pleasing surprise performance. Step three: Hit up Walmart.

Veteran rapper DMX did just that during DJ Snake's Friday night set, which also featured hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd and electronic duo AlunaGeorge at the overflowing Sahara stage.

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The 44-year-old's easily recognizable raspy growl turned heads from a distance, with passersby stopping at the sound of his voice, then flailing their arms to the beat of "Party Up (Up In Here)" and "Ruff Ryder's Anthem." Read more...

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ISS astronaut takes the most epic 'Star Trek' selfie ever

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:54pm

International Space Station astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti may have just out-nerded all astronauts before her with the most epic sci-fi selfie ever

The Italian European Space Agency astronaut shared a selfie from the ISS on Friday, while dressed in a Star Trek: Voyager uniform

See also: I'm an Astronaut. Here's the World as I See It

Pointing over her shoulder at the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, which is designed to deliver crew and supplies to the ISS, Cristoforetti tweeted the following:

"There's coffee in that nebula"... ehm, I mean... in that #Dragonpic.twitter.com/9MYrqIOXnI

— Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) April 17, 2015 Read more...

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Chubby-cheeked bat chows down on some scrumptious-looking grapes

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:37pm

Snack time is the best time, especially for this little bat.

In the video, above, a female grey-headed flying fox snacks on sweet, juicy grapes while being nursed back to health at an animal care facility.

According to the video's description, she loves to stuff her chubby cheeks with her favorite treat: "green grapes, red grapes — any grapes."

R2-D2 delightfully plays with young 'Star Wars' superfan in wheelchair

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