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Ellen DeGeneres and Chelsea Handler Have an Awkward Shower Fight

10 min 23 sec ago

Chelsea Handler said goodbye to her late-night talk show Chelsea Lately on Tuesday, and what better way to go out than with an awkward naked shower scene with Ellen DeGeneres?

Ellen confronts Chelsea for never inviting her to be a guest on her show. Ellen assumes this oversight was due to the fact she is a lesbian, so Chelsea does a weird naked jumping dance for her

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Did we mention how much we'll all miss Chelsea?

It seems many other celebrities will also miss having Chelsea and her biting sarcasm around

Several stars — including Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Aniston, Fergie, Tim Gunn and Sandra Bullock — showed up to the finale to perform a musical goodbye to the comedian. It was also proof that Chelsea managed to make a lot of famous friends during her seven years on the E! show Read more...

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Colbert Changes Opening Credits to Match Gwen Stefani's Emmys Flub

32 min 32 sec ago

Maybe Stephen Colbert didn't care much about Gwen Stefani's pronunciation mishap at the Emmys, but his graphics team sure did.

On Tuesday night's episode of The Colbert Report, the show's opening credits sequence was altered to match Stefani's "Colbore" slip.

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First, take a look at the Emmy moment, below:

And here's the updated Colbert Report credit sequence.

Adele Dazeem's calling — she wants her bit back.

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Link From 'Zelda' Races in His First 'Mario Kart' Game

46 min 24 sec ago

Legend of Zelda's Link and other characters you're not used to seeing alongside Mario will soon be crossing the finish line in Mario Kart 8 as part of some cross-franchise downloadable content announced by Nintendo.

Nintendo will offer two packs of downloadable content for the Wii U racing game. The first, out in November, gives players four new vehicles, eight new race tracks and access to Link, Tanooki Suit Mario and Cat Suit Princess Peach from Super Mario 3D World. One of the pack's new vehicles is also the iconic Blue Falcon from the F-Zero racing series.

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'BioShock' for iOS Will Arrive on Your Phones Tonight

1 hour 10 min ago

BioShock's mobile port is arriving on iPhones and iPads Wednesday night, according to 2K Games.

The mobile port of the last-gen classic was announced earlier this monthBioShock for iOS will feature the full game that originally appeared on console and PC in 2007, with scaled back graphics so it can run on mobile hardware.

See also: The 15 Best Free iPad Games

BioShock features touch controls to replicate the first-person shooter control scheme of the original game. The port was created by 2K Games China-based studio.

2K Games also announced the title will be available for $14.99, which is something of a higher price point than mobile gamers might be used to. The PC version is on sale via Steam for $19.99, though it can frequently be nabbed for cheaper on sale Read more...

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Square Reportedly Raising $200 Million at $6 Billion Valuation

1 hour 22 min ago

Square may be looking for a new cash infusion.

The mobile payment startup is said to be in the process of raising about $200 million at a $6 billion valuation, according to CNBC. At least some of that capital is reportedly coming from the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.

A rep for Square declined to comment on the report.

See also: 10 Startups to Watch in 2014

Square, run by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, was at one point viewed as a likely contender to go public this year, but reportedly put off that plan for the foreseeable future. The company is said to have posted a $100 million loss in 2013 and was rumored to have been in acquisition talks Read more...

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Idris Elba Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge Like a Gentleman

1 hour 29 min ago

Idris Elba is one classy gent.

The actor visited Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie, No Good Deed, and to publicly accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from athlete Daniel Sturridge. Kimmel and Elba's longtime friend "Boogie" did the honors.

Elba wasn't even upset that his dapper suit got soaked

Take Instagram's Hyperlapse for a Test Drive Over NYC's Bridges

Father Films Daughter Taking Selfies in the Backseat

Could This Hot Dog Be the iPhone 6?

New 'Gone Girl' Trailer Will Leave You on Edge Read more...

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Twitter CEO Says Snapchat's $10 Billion Valuation Is 'Not Absurd'

1 hour 34 min ago

Snapchat has routinely been the subject of jokes about the meteoric rise of its valuation. Tuesday's report that a new funding round would value the messaging company at $10 billion only served to add to the snickers.

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Snapchat’s worth $20b; Uber is reenacting The Wire with limos; & Microsoft is right about something. I stepped off in wrong dimension today.

— Paul Kedrosky (@pkedrosky) August 26, 2014

Snapchat valued at $10 billion .. the creator still lives with his dad

— Zora Suleman (@ZoraSuleman) August 27, 2014

Snapchat now valued at $10 billion; world contemplates whether numbers are just symbolshttp://t.co/sTdttXqbtY

— Annie Lowrey (@AnnieLowrey) August 27, 2014 Read more...

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Zara Pulls Kids' T-Shirt That Looks Like a Nazi Camp Uniform

1 hour 36 min ago

The Spanish fashion retailer Zara apologized for and pulled a kids' T-shirt from its website on Wednesday after many on social media pointed out it strongly resembled a Nazi concentration camp uniform.

The company listed the "sheriff" shirt on its website for $22 as part of a fashion collection. But the long-sleeved shirt featured a yellow star to the left of the chest, which is reminiscent of the six-point Jewish Star of David. In some camps during the Holocaust, Jews were marked by a yellow triangle over a red triangle to form the Star of David; in others, a yellow star identified them as Jewish. Read more...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Venture Capital Pitch

2 hours 34 min ago

This article is part of DBA, a new series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management.

If you're a founding member of a tech startup, the odds are good that at some point you will find yourself pitching a venture capital firm to raise money. Over the years, I've seen a broad array of these pitches, ranging from the cringingly bad to fantastically good. Here are a few simple tips to help you prepare for and improve your pitch to potential investors.

1. Do your homework

It’s best to learn as much as you can about the VC before your pitch meeting. If you've done your homework — and I strongly suggest you do — you will have secured a warm introduction, evaluated the firm’s portfolio for stage and fit and generally determined whether your company is a good match for the fund. Don’t waste time qualifying a firm during the meeting. Do that ahead and of time and use the meeting properly — to tell your story. Read more...

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Facebook Bolsters International Ambitions With New Ad Option

3 hours 5 min ago

Facebook wants to bring emerging market mobile advertising up to speed — by making speed less of a factor.

Facebook has launched a new option that allows marketers to target certain types of smartphone network connections, a move aimed at improving its advertising offerings in emerging markets.

See also: The Top 10 Reasons You're Still Clinging to Facebook

"Optimizing the creative — for instance, targeting a video campaign to people with high-speed connections, and swapping in an image or link ad for people with slower connections — means ads can perform more efficiently for the people seeing them," Facebook wrote in a blog post announcing the move. Read more...

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Dropbox Pro Gives Subscribers 1TB of Storage as Cloud Wars Heat Up

3 hours 25 min ago

The cloud wars just got even more serious. Dropbox on Wednesday announced big changes to its Dropbox Pro offering, including more storage space and better sharing options.

The company's new pricing matches similar moves by Google and Microsoft and makes Dropbox Pro one of the cheapest ways to get a terabyte of storage, though still more expensive than Microsoft OneDrive for Business.

Dropbox is simplifying its tiered pricing structure and offering one Dropbox Pro plan for $9.99 a month or $99 a year that includes 1 terabyte (TB) of storage. Previously, Dropbox Pro offered 100GB for that price of $9.99 a month, 200GB for $19.99 a month and 500GB for $49.99 a month. Read more...

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9-Year-Old Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor With Uzi

4 hours 38 min ago

A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor with an automatic Uzi in White Hills, Arizona, authorities said in a statement Tuesday

The girl, who was unidentified, shot 39-year-old instructor Charles Vacca in the head on Monday, Mohave County Sherriff's deputies said in a release. She was learning how to use the weapon. The shooting took place around 10 a.m. local time at Last Stop, a business with a shooting range that's located in the ghost town. The girl, who police did not identify, was accompanied by her parents.

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See Screech's First Day in Lifetime's Latest 'Saved By The Bell' Sneak Peek

4 hours 44 min ago

Ah, youth. To be so full of hope, starring on your own hit Saturday morning TV show.

The upcoming Lifetime movie The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story focuses on the young stars of the popular '90s show, Saved By The Bell, as they experience the highs and lows of Hollywood fame.

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A two-minute sneak peak of the movie follows Dustin Diamond, played by Sam Kindseth, on his first day on the Disney Channel show Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the middle school prequel to Saved By The Bell. Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Lark Voorhies also star in the movie Read more...

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Confessions of a Frat Boy Turned Feminist

4 hours 58 min ago

Andrew Lohse is annoyed that his brand-new Bass Weejun penny loafers might not fit. This dilemma, he jokes, is his biggest concern of the day—along with picking up clothes from the dry cleaner

So one might be forgiven for thinking that Lohse, a 24-year-old former Dartmouth College student whose exploits as a fraternity member brought him national notoriety and a Rolling Stone feature in 2012, is still a bro at heart

But Lohse, on the phone from Brattleboro, Vermont, is discussing his new book, Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy, and he sounds decidedly not like a bro. In fact, if this conversation took place at a frat house, there’s almost no doubt Lohse would be relentlessly mocked. Read more...

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11 Life Lessons From Mr. Feeny

5 hours 30 min ago

Back to school means back to wishing you had a teacher like Mr. Feeny, a man who would offer sage advice, but wasn't afraid to pick up a Nerf gun

The Boy Meets World mentor was always there to guide his students through problems, whether they were related to life or English literature. From grade school to college, Mr. Feeny was a beacon of wisdom.

See also: 12 Things Cory and Shawn Taught Us About True Love

Luckily even if you've never had that kind of advisor, we all have Boy Meets World reruns. Read more...

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This Is What's Left Behind When a Supernova Explodes

5 hours 44 min ago

A violent star explosion long ago has left behind an eye-catching supernova remnant, an ethereal grave marker in space that has been seen like never before by scientists using three space telescopes.

When supersized stars reach the end of their lives, they explode in a brilliant burst of light that can outshine entire galaxies and give off more energy than a smaller star can produce in its entire lifetime. The giant destructive supernova explosions leave behind beautiful wisps of dust and gas called supernova remnants. NASA captured an image of one of these star ghosts by combining infrared light from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, as well as X-ray light from space agency's Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the European XMM-Newton telescope. Read more...

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Time Warner Cable Suffers Massive Outage

5 hours 48 min ago

The article was last updated at 8:51 a.m. ET.

Time Warner Cable suffered a nationwide outage on Wednesday morning, leaving many users unable to access the Internet.

The company issued a statement to Mashable, acknowledging the outage and reporting that much of its service had been restored. TWC said the service outage was due to an issue with its "Internet backbone" that occurred during routine maintenance.

At 430am ET this morning during our routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services. As of 6am ET services were largely restored as updates continue to bring all customers back online Read more...

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Diabetes Is Already Psychologically Demanding, So Cut the Stigma Too

5 hours 54 min ago

When Rachel Kerstetter woke up the morning of Aug. 11, 2011, she knew something was wrong. She had risen multiple times during the night. She was extremely thirsty and her vision was blurry. She needed to go to the bathroom more often than usual.

She could trace some of the symptoms back a couple of weeks, but she thought it was just stress. She and her husband, Brad, had just married that May, and were adjusting to life as newlyweds; they were both searching for jobs right out of college; and Kerstetter was dealing with family drama, all while her father was hospitalized with cancer

But after she experienced nausea and vomiting that particular night, Brad made her go to the doctor — and it ended up saving her life. Read more...

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Probiotics May Help Prevent Peanut Allergies, Animal Study Shows

6 hours 15 min ago

Bacteria in the gut can help protect mice against peanut food allergies, according to a new study. The findings suggest that probiotics might help treat or prevent these potentially lethal food allergies in people, researchers say.

Food allergies, which are sometimes deadly immune system reactions to certain foods, currently affect about 15 million people in the United States. Food allergy rates among children rose by about 50% between 1997 and 2011.

"We've seen a generational change in the prevalence of food allergies," said senior study author Cathryn Nagler, an immunologist at the University of Chicago. "When I was in elementary school, my brothers and I ate peanut butter and jelly for lunch every day. Now, my children's classrooms are peanut free — it's estimated that, in the U.S., there are now two children in every classroom with potentially life-threatening allergic responses to food." Read more...

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13 Books Every College Kid Can Relate To

6 hours 29 min ago

College is hard. Sometimes, a little inspirational reading makes it easier.

One of the reasons we read is to relate to characters: to recognize parts of ourselves in them and learn something from their lives. When do we need life lessons the most? When we're in our 20s.

See also: 14 Satisfying Quick Reads for Short Attention Spans

Pick up these books for some anecdotes from college-age characters. These books all feature characters who represent various ways of what it's really like to be in college. Many of these books also follow the characters through life after they graduate.

Want more great book recommendations from Mashable? Join MashableReads, Mashable's social book club. You'll have the chance to win free copies of new novels, and participate in conversations with various authors. Read more...

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