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Adam Bellotto is an entertainment writer (that is, film, television, gaming, comics, and anything else) and TV blogger for Starpulse. His work can be read at Film School Rejects and Perihelion Science Fiction, among other places. Find him on Twitter right over here- https://twitter.com/Eat_Sleep_TV

Taser Drones Are Legal In North Dakota After Police Lobbyists Corrupt Nonviolent Bill

8/27/2015 4:56pm EDT
Drone
Police in North Dakota have a very unsettling new weapon: taser drones. Specifically, according to a report by The Daily Beast, police officers in North Dakota will now be able to legally use drones mounted with any nonlethal weapon. What counts as a nonlethal weapon? Rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons and tasers.

This seems dangerous. And unbelievably, the man who drafted the bill- North Dakota Representative Rick Becker- didn’t write it with the intent of arming his state’s police with remote control weapons. Originally the bill was meant to require that officers in No...
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Watch A Very Unnerving Trailer For Banksy's New Disney Theme Park

8/27/2015 4:30pm EDT
Dismaland
Banksy’s introducing the world to Dismaland- his very own version of a Disney theme park. And according to The Daily Mail, the first trailer (can you have a trailer for a theme park? Guess so) has just been released online, showcasing all the freaky modern art attractions that can be found within.

Welcome to #Banksy's "#Dismaland"! http://t.co/ZFTDu57URt pic.twitter.com/RHj6tomcN1

— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) August 27, 2015

Dismaland was revealed during the weekend of August 21, after being developed in secret for several months in the British resort town of Weston-super-Mar...
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Why Is The Owner Of The ‘Mystic Pizza’ Restaurant Going To Prison?

8/27/2015 4:03pm EDT
Mystic Pizza
Remember Mystic Pizza? Sadly, John Zelepos- the owner of the Connecticut pizza joint that was used as the setting for that 1988 Julia Roberts classic- is being sent to prison.

According to Reuters, Zelepos was given a year and a day in prison on Monday, for the crimes of tax evasion and hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars of revenue from the government. He’ll also get three years probation, along with a $25,000 fine and another $522,658 in forfeiture. And that’s on top of the $234,000 Zelepos has already paid in restitution for the money he owes.

Ok, so how much money did Zelepos owe,...
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Julianne Hough Finally Reveals Her Engagement Ring... And It's HUGE!

8/27/2015 3:31pm EDT
Julianne Hough’s Engagement Ring: Hough Shares Massive Ring From
Julianne Hough’s been playing coy with her engagement ring, but not anymore! According to Us Weekly, the Dancing with the Stars champion is finally going public with the giant rock given to her by hubby-to-be Brooks Laich.

On Thursday morning, Hough posted a new article on her blog, titled “Our Engagement Story.” And front and center on that blog post was a picture of Hough, face covered with a teacup and a massive (and we mean massive- that thing’s the size of an olive) stone sitting on her left ring finger.

Hough talks about the magical moment when Laich popped the question: “We stood o...
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Why On Earth Does Chris Brown Own 14 Burger King Restaurants?

8/27/2015 2:15pm EDT
Chris Brown Admits He Owns 14 Burger King Franchises In New Inte
Chris Brown’s had a few messy relationships in the past, but he’s finally come out to admit who his true love really is: Burger King.

Us Weekly recently spoke with the star singer during his One Hell of a Nite Tour, and got Brown to open up about all the secrets he’s been keeping from the public. Secrets like “I like to paint monsters that are mirror images of people’s negative views of me” and “I am a huge comic book fan.”

And most important of all: “I own 14 Burger Kings.” We really did not see that one coming.

Complex dug into this a little deeper and discovered that to become a franc...
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Howie Mandel Apologies (Twice!) For Calling Bulimia 'Entertaining' During 'AGT'

8/27/2015 3:32am EDT
Howie Mandel
Oh Howie Mandel. You should know better than to joke about bulimia. But according to The Daily Mail, Mandel doesn’t know better, and has now had to make an apology for all bulimia sufferers who might’ve been offended when Mandel referred to the eating disorder in a joke.

The joke in question: after witnessing the talents of Stevie Starr, a contestant on Mandel’s America’s Got Talent, Mandel was not pleased. Starr calls himself a “professional regurgitator,” and his act involves swallowing items that are not meant to be swallowed, then barfing them back up again.

This is disgusting. And Ma...
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Sam Elliot's 'Bad Blood' Is Just Like Taylor Swift's... But With More Mustache

8/27/2015 2:04am EDT
Sam Elliot
Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” is great and all, but have you heard “Bad Blood”… as spoken word? Because it’s pretty incredible.

Actor Sam Elliot was doing an interview with RedEye Chicago on Wednesday, discussing his new movie Grandma. But he wasn’t just talking about Grandma. The interview eventually shifted from Grandma to actors with incredible voices reading the lyrics to goofy pop songs (James Earl Jones orating the words of Justin Bieber, Benedict Cumberbatch doing the same for R. Kelly).

And then Elliot, whose deep bass cowboy drawl is absolutely legendary (surely you’ve seen him sipp...
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These Animal Friendships Will Melt Your Heart

8/26/2015 1:30pm EDT
10 Impossibly Cute And Unlikely Animal Friendships That Will Mel
Hi there. If you're reading this, chances are you've clicked on (or are considering clicking on) a list of adorable cross-species animal friends.

This can only mean one thing: you are in need of a dash of animal cuteness, ASAP.

Hey, why fight it? We've all been there. Sometimes you just need the sugar rush that comes with imagining two fuzzy, yet distinctly different bodies rubbing together in some sort of primal snuggling ritual. Maybe set to Queen's "You're My Best Friend." Maybe not. It's all up to you.

Alright, you've gotten this far. Let's get down to business
Tycho the Cat and Refu...
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Whoa! Rafael Nadal Bares it All (Almost) For Steamy Tommy Hilfiger Shoot

8/26/2015 3:08am EDT
Rafael Nadal Strips Down For Sexy Tommy Hilfiger Underwear Ad, C
Seen Rafael Nadal recently? Because there is a lot of him to see. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the tennis pro has signed a two-year agreement with Tommy Hilfiger to become Hilfiger’s brand ambassador, and the very first photos of Nadal in Tommy Hilfiger underwear have just been released online.

It’s ok to admit it- you clicked on this article to see as many photos of this guy in his skivvies as you can. No shame in that. Here, have all the other photos that are available.

As you can see, Nadal’s got abs and pecs and various X-rated bulging places galore. Perfect for underwear mode...
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Melissa McCarthy Stands With The 'Girl Power' Army Working On 'Ghostbusters'

8/26/2015 2:23am EDT
Ghostbusters
That upcoming Ghostbusters reboot starring Melissa McCarthy has already earned a ton of negativity online- and just for the crime of having four women in roles formerly played by four men. Well, according to People, the cast and Crew of Ghostbusters are fighting back in the form of a tweet.

On Tuesday, McCarthy posted a picture of her, her Ghostbusters co-stars Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig, and a couple dozen crew-members- all of them women! The four main Ghostbusters stars are standing in front, holding a banner proclaiming “Girl Power” and the rest of the crew are holding...
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