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Admirably Petty Grandma Pastes Leonardo DiCaprio's Face Onto Photos of Late Husband

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Admirably Petty Grandma Pastes Leonardo DiCaprio's Face Onto Photos of Late Husband
What would you do if your husband of many years (whom you weren't particularly fond of) passed away and you were left with a bunch of old photos of the two of you together? If your answer is "cut out photos of Leonardo DiCaprio and paste them all over my late husband's face," then we have someone you should meet. On Sunday, Reddit user Greentechbuilder posted the above photo on Reddit, writing, "My friends Grandma's house. She put a magazine cut out of Leonardo DiCaprio over her late (not so nice) husband's face. The 80+ year old's version of photoshop." Savage? Maybe, but in our humble opinion, this kind of pettiness should be admired. At the moment, Leo is dating Victoria's Secret model Nina Agdal, but here's hoping he gives this hilarious, artistic grandma a call.
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Family of Five Dies in Fiery Car Crash on Trip to Missionary Training: 'They're in Heaven Now'

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Family of Five Dies in Fiery Car Crash on Trip to Missionary Training: 'They're in Heaven Now'
A Minneapolis family of five was killed in a car crash on Sunday on their way to a training session in Colorado to become missionaries. Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, were passing through Nebraska with their three small children, Ezra, 3, Violet, 23 months, and Calvin, 2 months, when a semi-trailer vehicle rammed into the family's minivan. Both vehicles immediately combusted - and the entire Pals family died at the scene. "We knew they were leaving to go to training," Kathryne's father, Gordy Engel, tells People. "But we didn't anticipate it would be this forever separation." "The last time we saw Jamison and Kathryne,
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Family of Five Dies in Fiery Car Crash on Trip to Missionary Training: 'They're in Heaven Now'

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Family of Five Dies in Fiery Car Crash on Trip to Missionary Training: 'They're in Heaven Now'
A Minneapolis family of five was killed in a car crash on Sunday on their way to a training session in Colorado to become missionaries. Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, were passing through Nebraska with their three small children, Ezra, 3, Violet, 23 months, and Calvin, 2 months, when a semi-trailer vehicle rammed into the family's minivan. Both vehicles immediately combusted - and the entire Pals family died at the scene. "We knew they were leaving to go to training," Kathryne's father, Gordy Engel, tells People. "But we didn't anticipate it would be this forever separation." "The last time we saw Jamison and Kathryne,
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Joaquin Phoenix, M. Night Shyamalan to Reunite for New Jason Blum-Produced Film

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Joaquin Phoenix, M. Night Shyamalan to Reunite for New Jason Blum-Produced Film
Joaquin Phoenix is in talks to reunite with M. Night Shyamalan on a new feature film, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. The two had previously worked together on 2002’s “Signs” and 2004’s “The Village.” Shyamalan is also reuniting with producer Jason Blum, with whom he worked on Universal’s upcoming horror film “The Visit.” See Video: 'The Visit' Trailer Teases Worst Trip to Grandma's House Ever (Video) Blum will produce the new project, which is set to begin filming this November in Philadelphia. The plot is being kept under wraps. Marc Bienstock is also producing,
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Three 'Simpsons' In-Show Video Games Now Playable in Real Life

Three 'Simpsons' In-Show Video Games Now Playable in Real Life
Another sign that The Simpsons transcends television: Video game developer GumpyFunction has created real-life versions of three fictional video games written into the long-running animated series. As A.V. Club reports (via Reddit), hardcore Simpsons fans can now laugh their way through approximations of Kevin Costner's Waterworld (inspired by the gag from Season Eight's "The Springfield Files"), the Battletoads-styled Escape From Grandma's House (from Season Two classic "Bart Gets an F") and the 8-bit punch-up Larry the Looter (from Season Three's "Radio Bart").

"I spent about two years learning how to use GameMaker:Studio,
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This Toxin Circulates Too Slowly: A Movie Review

*full disclosure: an unfinished online screener was provided by the director. Director/writer: Jason Dudek. Cast: Taylor Handley, Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones and Margo Harshman. Toxin is the latest film from director Jason Dudek. The film is a dramatic science fiction thriller, involving the use of viruses. Lacking any real horror, the film focuses on dramatic elements as Dean (Taylor Handley) struggles to keep his friends alive. Very slow in its delivery, Toxin builds towards a fairly predictable climax. The outcome is slightly flat. As well, characters act unbelievably and possibly suicidally. Toxin is an indie film that lacks polish in the script and onscreen. The film begins with Dean. He has returned from a tour in the Middle East. His friends gather together for a party and later a camping trip. But, Grandma needs Dean's help. Soon, the group of friends are heading up to Grandma's house, with the
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50 Reasons to Love First Lady Michelle Obama

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50 Reasons to Love First Lady Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama celebrates her 51st birthday this weekend, and she's showing no signs of slowing down. The quintessentially modern first lady has gone all in for the causes she cares about, including military families, childhood obesity, and college education for low-income Americans. Through her own life and decisions, she's set an example of what it means to be a determined professional, mother of two, and supportive wife in a love-filled marriage. Michelle's down-to-earth style and demeanor are refreshing for many Americans who look to their public figures for inspiration, regardless of political persuasion. In honor of her birthday, we're counting down 50 reasons to love and appreciate the Flotus! She's so glamorous, she presented at the Oscars. She copped to a midlife crisis, admitting: "I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs." She hosts doggy playdates. She gives her daughters real
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Death in Paradise, Scandal

Death in Paradise: BBC One, 9pm

The popular Caribbean-set crime series is back for a fourth run, with Kris Marshall returning for his second series as Di Humphrey Goodman.

In the first of eight new episodes, a plantation owner ends up dead during a séance - but with the door firmly closed at the time and all the participants holding hands round the table, who did the deed?

Bring Back Borstal: ITV, 9pm

In a social experiment, 13 troublemakers - some of whom have criminal convictions - volunteer to become borstal boys, facing compulsory work, education, discipline and intense physical activity.

Spending four weeks in a castle in Northumberland, will the experience set them on the straight and narrow?

Crims: BBC Three, 10pm

Elis James stars in this prison sitcom as Luke, who finds himself imprisoned in a young offenders' institution with his girlfriend's nightmare brother (Kadiff Kirwan).

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Why new BBC Three sitcom Crims is worth your time

New BBC Three prison-set sitcom Crims, which starts tonight at 9pm, has plenty of Inbetweeners-style fun going for it...

There's an old turn of phrase that goes 'with friends like these, who needs enemies?'. It's also the first thing on Luke's mind when he's arrested for being an unwitting getaway driver for Jason, his girlfriend's brother. Sentenced to two years at Sunnybank Young Offenders Institution, Luke (played by Welsh comedian Elis James) wastes no time at all in making enemies of Marcel, the Twilight obsessed big dog. Now he's needing all the friends he could get, even wide-eyed idiot Jason.

BBC three's Crims is a new sitcom created and written by musical comedian Adam Kay and Grandma's House co-scribe Dan Swimer. 'It's an odd couple sitcom that just happens to be set in a prison' explains Adam. 'We started off with the Luke and Jason, establishing their relationship. Then
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Kourtney Kardashian Flaunts Big Baby Bump in Super Short Dress

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Kourtney Kardashian isn't letting her baby bump get in the way of her signature style! The expecting reality star showed off her pregnancy curves while running errands in Los Angeles on Thursday. Kourtney Kardashian Flaunts Baby Bump in a Bikini With Penelope The 35-year-old mother of two looked casual and chic in short black dress, which she paired with a long black cardigan, black booties and a matching hat. The eldest Kardashian sister took to Instagram on Thursday to share a snapshot from her cover shoot with Natural Health, where she revealed her healthy living secrets. "I try to eat pretty healthy, but I think it’s fun and important to listen to your cravings," Kourt told the mag. "I develop a thing for Nilla Wafer cookies every time. I have no idea why! I’ve also been into cheese and pickle sandwiches. Everyone thinks I’m gross when I order them.
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This Little Kid Is Your New Favorite Action Hero

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When we first met Action Movie Kid back in March, he was destroying toy stores with a lightsaber and firing grappling guns out of his living room. Of course he wasn't actually doing these things -- see, his dad, Daniel Hashimoto, is an animator and special effects wizard who's managed to turn his son's ordinary home movies into epic action scenes. If only all our home movies were as exciting and entertaining as these. Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma's house would never be the same! Just in time to finish off the summer movie season with a little badass cherry on top, Action Movie Kid has returned in Action Movie Kid Volume II, which you can watch below. Naturally the sequel is bigger and better and more explosive than ever, as our favorite pint-sized action hero tackles...

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Kourtney Kardashian Glows on Natural Health Magazine September/October 2014 Cover

With all the dining out and crazy travel schedules, it’s a wonder Kourtney Kardashian is able to maintain a healthy diet.

However, in the September/October 2014 issue of Natural Health magazine, the “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” starlet confesses she’s definitely focused on taking good care of herself and her family.

Kourtney explains, "I try to eat pretty healthy, but I think it's fun and important to listen to your cravings. I develop a thing for Nilla Wafer cookies every time [I'm pregnant]. I have no idea why! I've also been into cheese and pickle sandwiches. Everyone thinks I'm gross when I order them."

As for her kids Mason and Penelope, she shares, “We definitely make exceptions, like if we're at Disneyland. But we eat organic when we can, and I try to keep healthy food and snacks at home, where I have the most rules and restrictions. I saw
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Review: Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz go soft in the not-so-wild farce 'Sex Tape'

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Review: Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz go soft in the not-so-wild farce 'Sex Tape'
The screenwriting credits for "Sex Tape" imply that Kate Angelo wrote the initial drafts and that Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller came in to bat clean-up once Segel was on the film as an actor. I'm not sure that's exactly how it went down, but it would explain the occasional lurch from tone to tone that is part of what keeps "Sex Tape" from working completely. As set-ups for farce go, "Sex Tape" has a perfectly functional one. Jay (Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) have been married long enough that they're finding their sex lives have bottomed out completely. It's a very real challenge that parents and other married couples face, especially after you have several children in the house. Jay works in the music industry and Annie writes a popular mommy blog which she may be able to sell to a much larger company. I liked that they didn't
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Mom Star Blake Garrett Rosenthal's Top 5 Sports Movies

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Blake Garrett Rosenthal stars on the CBS comedy Mom as Anna Faris' sweet and overly-honest nine-year old son, Roscoe. Faris isn't the only comedy giant he's had the chance to act with: Leslie Mann, Paul Rudd, Kristin Wiig, Rainn Wilson, are among Blake's co-stars! Acting isn't Blake's only passion - he also loves playing sports. His favorite sport is basketball, but he also enjoys baseball and football. He is a huge fan of the Clippers, Packers, Dodgers, and the Yankees. With such a devout interest in sports -- and with the NFL movie Draft Day hitting theaters Friday - we asked Blake to list his Top 5 Sports Films.

1. Happy Gilmore. Starring Adam Sandler as a want to be professional hockey player with an amazing slap shot. He doesn't have the talent to play pro hockey but can hit a golf ball 400 yards. He joins the pro golf tour to
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Do Miranda's knowing nods to camera burst the live audience's bubble?

Miranda Hart uses some of her conspiratorial TV sitcom moves in her arena show, but the best comics can make big venues seem intimate without resorting to screen tricks

Miranda Hart likes throwing looks to the camera, right? She says she nicked the tic, frequently deployed on her sitcom, from Eric Morecambe. And where did Eric Morecambe get it? Well, it's a theatre technique – a subversive breach of the fourth wall, a conspiratorial appeal to the crowd. It identifies the performer with his or her audience, rather than with everyone else onstage.

So what's going on when Miranda performs at the O2 – and everywhere else on her current tour of enormo-domes – and throws those moués not at the audience, but at a camera hovering in the wings? Yes, I know why she's doing it; 90% of us in the arena are watching her image on the gigantic screen upstage rather than Miranda herself,
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BBC Three renews Bad Education, Bluestone 42, Some Girls

Bad Education, Bluestone 42 and Some Girls have all been recommissioned by BBC Three.

The channel has also ordered new six-part sitcom 600 Days and comedy pilot Top Coppers.

600 Days follows the straight-laced Luke (Elis James), who finds himself sentenced to two years in a Young Offender Institution along with his girlfriend's witless brother Jason (Kadiff Kirwan).

Him & Her actor Ricky Champ and comic Cariad Lloyd will also star in the series from writers Dan Swimer (Grandma's House) and Adam Kay (Mongrels).

Top Coppers - starring Conor McKenna, John Kearns, Tom Bennett and Fresh Meat actress Charlotte Ritchie - is a 30-minute action comedy about police detectives.

BBC Three Controller Zai Bennett said: "BBC Three is at the heart of new comedy in the UK and is not only still on air, but thriving.

"These four deliciously different and brilliantly written series and pilot demonstrate our ongoing commitment to bring our viewers even more cutting edge,
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Simon Amstell: 'I want to find new types of suffering'

The former Buzzcocks host has spent much of the year peddling his brand of angst-ridden Britishness in the Us. And his knack for mining uncomfortable truths has seen him compared to Woody Allen – but does he really want to make it big stateside?

There is a brilliantly awkward moment on the Us talkshow The View, clipped on YouTube, where Simon Amstell tries to charm Joy Behar, the unconvinced 70-something host, with a bit from his show Numb. Amstell is explaining how conversation with his mum is always secondary to the fact that "I came out of her vagina". And that because she came out of Grandma's vagina and so on, it makes that relationship harder, too. "It's like a Russian doll of awkwardness," he tells her. Behar finally laughs and tells him he's funny. "So," he touches her arm. "Have I broken America yet?"

Which, his staged eagerness aside, is
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Amanda Holden reveals sexual assault by 'famous comedian'

The Britain's Got Talent judge says she was attacked by an unnamed comic, 21st-century comics grapple with homosexuality, and David Brent realises his rock-god dreams

Not much to laugh about in today's top story, as Amanda Holden writes in her autobiography that she was once assaulted by "a famous comedian". The Britain's Got Talent judge claims she was cornered by the unnamed comic at a public event, during a period when she was patching up her marriage to Les Dennis after an affair with Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey. "[Dennis and I] went to an event together," Holden writes, "and on my way back from the loo, I was cornered by a famous comedian, who tried to kiss me and put his hands in places they shouldn't have been. I was scared and tried to push him away … but he wasn't put off … My body went limp, and I just stood there
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The sound of Mitchell and Webb's triumphant return to Radio 4

The comedy duo head back to the airwaves – just as Charlie Higson bemoans the lack of British sketch shows on TV and Adrian Edmondson loses interest in comedy altogether

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David Mitchell and Robert Webb are to perform their first sketches in four years, when they return with a new series of their Radio 4 show That Mitchell and Webb Sound. The duo will be joined on the broadcasts by original cast member (and fellow Peep Show star) Olivia Colman.

Mitchell described it as "great to return to Radio 4, now that we're old enough to listen to it", while Radio 4 comedy commissioning editor Caroline Raphael said: "My parting words to David and Robert [when they moved to television] were 'the door is always open' – and here they are, back again, and we are absolutely delighted." The duo are also soon to appear in the BBC sitcom Our Men, about Britain's embassy in fictional Tazbekistan.
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Grandma's House – box set review

Simon Amstell's venture into writing and acting was a brave move – and it paid off in this often hilarious semi-autobiographical sitcom

This low-key but frequently hilarious comedy begins with Simon Amstell awkwardly telling his family that he wants to quit as the acerbic host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. His family, assembled at his grandmother's house with the pop panel show on in the background, are shocked. "Do you want a banana?" his gran asks.

The show arrived on BBC2 in 2010, when Amstell was doing what he's best known for – "taking the piss out of pop stars", as his screen mother Tanya puts it. Amstell's venture into acting and writing was a brave move, especially when the show in question was a semi-autobiographical sitcom. Unfolding in a chintzy Essex living room, the first episode tackles his inexperience right away. "People congratulate me for being mean, it's not very Buddhist,
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