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Trainer Does the Splits While Lifting 65 Lbs. Over Her Head: ‘I Love Doing Silly Things with My Body!’

Trainer Does the Splits While Lifting 65 Lbs. Over Her Head: ‘I Love Doing Silly Things with My Body!’
Doing the splits is already impressive. But it can be outdone, as fitness trainer Katie Sonier proves by regularly weightlifting up to 65 lbs. while in a full split.

The Miami-based former gymnast says her aerobic moves started during her days as a college lacrosse player.

“I love doing silly, yet impressive, things with my body!” Sonier, 25, tells People. “Whenever I fell on the field I would do either some sort of split roll or gymnastic move out of it. My teammates thought it was hilarious.”

What began as a joke turned into a serious pitch for adding flexibility to fitness,
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Marc Alan Fishman: To Boob or Not To Boob

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A short one act play, in response to this recent hubbub during the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con.

To boob, or not to boob, that is the question:

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind of cosplayers to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fans and parents

Or to take arms against a sea of tsk-tsks,

And by opposing, end them.

To diet (to fit in a form-fitting costume) – to sleep on the floor of your con hotel suite –

No more; and by a sleep to say we end

The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks

That the display of flesh is heir to. ‘Tis a consummation

Devoutly to be wish’d of the fans to see.

For those not playing along, let’s cut to the chase. This past weekend, a cosplay maven – with distinct permission to come in her much-worked-upon Silent Hill cosplay – was jeered and leered at by some in the crowd,
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BBC Earth Films Sends Family-Friendly ‘Earth’ Sequel To Theaters; Robert Redford Narrates

BBC Earth Films Sends Family-Friendly ‘Earth’ Sequel To Theaters; Robert Redford Narrates
Earth: One Amazing Day, the sequel to Earth, which looks at the best the natural world has to offer in a single day, will be released in theaters nationwide on October 6, 2017 from BBC Earth Films. The family-friendly G-rated film is narrated by environmental activist and Hollywood legend Robert Redford. The film was directed by Richard Dale (The Human Body) and Peter Webber (The Girl with the Pearl Earring). Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring the audience up…
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Paris Jackson Goes Topless During Spiritual Retreat

Paris Jackson Goes Topless During Spiritual Retreat
Paris Jackson is taking some time to unwind.

The 19-year-old model and actress took to Instagram on Friday to share some photos from her visit to a spiritual sanctuary.

“Bark to skin,” Jackson, the second child and only daughter of late singer Michael Jackson, wrote.

Watch: Paris Jackson Teases Guest Appearance on 'Star,' Wants to 'Show My Acting Capabilities'

The Star actress shared multiple photos, including one of her kneeling in front of a large Buddha statue and others of her spiritual relics.

Watch: Paris Jackson Believes Dad Michael Jackson Was Murdered: 'All the Arrows Point to That'

This isn’t the first time Jackson has bared it all on social media. In May, she shared another topless photo on Instagram and revealed that she thinks “being naked is part of what makes us human.”

"I'll say it again for those questioning what I stand for and how I express myself. Nudity started
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Paris Jackson Poses Topless on Instagram, Says 'Being Naked Is Part of What Makes Us Human'

Paris Jackson Poses Topless on Instagram, Says 'Being Naked Is Part of What Makes Us Human'
Paris Jackson is confident in her body -- and thinks others should be too.

The 19-year-old model took to Instagram on Friday to share a pic of herself hanging out topless on her balcony, revealing that she thinks "being naked is part of what makes us human."

Watch: Paris Jackson Is 'Focusing on Her Film and Modeling Career' With New Dark Comedy Role

"I'll say it again for those questioning what I stand for and how I express myself. Nudity started as a movement for ‘going back to nature’, ‘expressing freedom’, ‘being healthier’ and was even called a philosophy. Being naked is part of what makes us human," Jackson wrote. "For me, it helps me feel more connected to mama gaia. I'm usually naked when i garden."

"It's actually a beautiful thing and you don't have to make it sexual the way many Hollywood stars (and the media) do," she continued. "Not only is
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Paris Jackson Says Nudity Is No Big Deal, 'Makes Us Human' (Photos)

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Paris Jackson wants to smash the taboo associated with nudity -- and she's not just talking the talk, she's walking the barely covered walk. Michael Jackson's 19-year-old daughter posted a photo of herself sunbathing in the nude -- followed up by another post explaining why people shouldn't look at nudity as a bad thing.  "Being naked is part of what makes us human," Jackson wrote. "For me it helps me feel more connected to
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Why The Bachelor’s Lesley Murphy Had ‘No Hesitation’ About Undergoing a Preventative Double Mastectomy: ‘It’s a Ticking Time Bomb’

Why The Bachelor’s Lesley Murphy Had ‘No Hesitation’ About Undergoing a Preventative Double Mastectomy: ‘It’s a Ticking Time Bomb’
The Bachelor alum Lesley Murphy says she had “no hesitation” about undergoing her preventative double mastectomy.

On April 11, 29-year-old Murphy, who competed on Sean Lowes’ season 17 of the ABC reality dating series, underwent the intense surgery after she “tested positive for the Brca 2 gene mutation which greatly increases” her chance of developing breast cancer.

With a family history of cancer — her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2014 — Murphy didn’t want to take any chances on the possibility of being diagnosed later in life.

Opening up a week after the invasive operation, which was performed at the University
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Bachelor Alum Lesley Murphy Undergoes Preventative Double Mastectomy Nearly 3 Years Following Her Mother’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Bachelor Alum Lesley Murphy Undergoes Preventative Double Mastectomy Nearly 3 Years Following Her Mother’s Breast Cancer Diagnosis
The Bachelor alum Lesley Murphy bravely underwent a double mastectomy after she “tested positive for the Brca 2 gene mutation which greatly increases” her chance of developing breast cancer.

Murphy, who competed on Sean Lowes‘ season 17 of the ABC reality dating series and was a bridesmaid in his and Catherine Giudici’s wedding, announced on Instagram last month that she would be undergoing the intense surgery as a preventative measure.

Ahead of her surgery, Murphy, 29, had one final pink and breast-themed celebration.

“Lots of pink today as we say Ta-Ta to the Tatas! Cake✔️Pin the boobs on the babe✔️Pick
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The Strange Way Rogue One Planet Scarif Got Its Name

The Strange Way Rogue One Planet Scarif Got Its Name
Love or hate Rogue One as an extension of the grand Star Wars cinematic canon, there is no doubt that its rousing climax is one of the best seen in any of the existing movies. And the planet upon which these events happen has an instantly recognizable and memorable name. Scarif. What does it mean? Where does it come from? Well, Gareth Edwards has finally revealed the secret origin of the planet's name. And it's pretty funny.

Scarif is home to an Imperial facility where the plans to the dreaded Death Star are kept. And it's up to a group of Rogue Rebel soldiers to lead the rest of their fleet in an attack on this compound. Looking at the planet's lush tropical beaches, you'd never guess that its origins are actually tied to coffee. Not of the interplanetary kind. But the kind you'd find at Starbucks.

Over the weekend,
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'Earth' sequel heads to France, Italy, Benelux, Asia

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'Earth' sequel heads to France, Italy, Benelux, Asia
Exclusive: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.

Goldcrest Film has revealed a string of deals in key markets for large scale nature documentary Earth: One Amazing Day.

Screen revealed Robert Redford and Jackie Chan’s involvement with the feature yesterday.

Goldcrest has pre-sold the documentary to France (TF1 Studio), Italy (Koch Media), Benelux (The Searchers), South Korea (Mediaday), Switzerland (Impuls Pictures), Turkey (Tanweer Films), Phillippines (Captive Entertainment), (Malaysia/Brunei (Suraya Film) and Middle East (Selim Ramia & Co).

Deals for China with Smg Pictures and Germany with Universum Film were already annnounced.

Currently in post-production, the sequle to box office hit Earth is directed by Peter Webber (The Girl With The Pearl Earring) and Richard Dale (The Human Body).

Script comes from Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man) while score is overseen by Alex Heffes (The Last King Of Scotland).

The film is a co-production between BBC Earth Films (as Earth Film Productions Limited) and Chinese outfit
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Robert Redford, Jackie Chan join 'Earth' sequel

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Robert Redford, Jackie Chan join 'Earth' sequel
Exclusive: Redford, Chan to narrate English and Mandarin versions of BBC documentary sequel; Goldcrest handles sales.

Robert Redford and Jackie Chan have been set to narrate the English and Mandarin versions of documentary Earth: One Amazing Day, the sequel to 2007 box office hit Earth.

Directed by Peter Webber (The Girl With The Pearl Earring) and Richard Dale (The Human Body) the film is currently in post-production at the BBC Earth Films’ studio.

Script comes from Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man) while score is overseen by Alex Heffes (The Last King Of Scotland).

The Mandarin-language version will be co-directed by Lixin Fan (Last Train); screenwriter Geling Yan (Flowers of War) and music producer Roc Chen (Chinese music consultant on Kung Fu Panda 3) are also on board.

The film will tell the story of one day in the life of the planet, “celebrating the billions of real-life dramas that occur in the natural world every day”.

A co-production between
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Salem Season 3 Episode 3 Review: The Reckoning

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Is a witch still a "witch" even if she has no powers? That's a question I, and maybe even the mother witch, wants answered.

The Mary Sibley we know and love is no more. On Salem Season 3 Episode 3, we watched as she paid the ultimate price for defying the dark lord: he stripped her of all her powers. She's barely back from the dead and already she's changed.

Dark Lord: I have killed the elemental powers within you. I have killed the witch in you and left...nothing.

The Sentinel: Nothing but a woman. Weep woman, weep. For tears are all we have left you.

Permalink: I have killed the elemental powers within you. I have killed the witch in you... Added: November 16, 2016

This is an interesting development for Mary and the main plot as a whole. The previous episode, Salem Season 3 Episode 2, set up the groundwork that she and
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[Tiff Review] Zacma: Blindness

The roles have been reversed for Julia Brystygier (Maria Mamona), the once powerful colonel in the Ussr’s Ministry. She interrogated countless enemies of the state, namely Catholics who rejected the communist concepts ruling them. The human body was her canvas, torture her paintbrush — nothing was out of bounds as far as acquiring the information she sought. But that was years ago. Now she’s a private citizen like the masses trying to survive. A lucky one too considering many of her superiors during that period are now in jail or dead for the crimes they committed. Julia’s prison is therefore self-imposed. Where confidence and control used to reside is now only fear, guilt, and regret. Her solitary hope for salvation becomes forgiveness from a God she doesn’t believe exists.

Ryszard Bugajski‘s Zacma: Blindness opens on an empty apartment, phone incessantly ringing to cut through the silence.
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Guardian the kids of the controversial Oscar nominated documentary Jesus Camp 10 years later - how are they doing and how do they remember their evangelical childhoods?

Espn's Bodies issue is out. Check out the gallery. The human body is really so beautiful. But I realize we're not supposed to acknowledge that because people are so angry about the profile at...

Vanity Fair on Margot Robbie. Which is... Honestly I can't see anything wrong with it. Almost every good celebrity profile talks about what the star looks like, and what their big screen appeal is. It's not especially salacious as these things go. I'm stunned that it offended so many people. But me...

Nathaniel... I don't want to live in a world where we cant celebrate movie star beauty

Playbill Kristin Chenoweth doing a reading of proposed Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for the stage? Oh god oh god let this Broadway musical happen.
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BBC's 'Earth' sequel gets world sales deal ahead of Cannes Marché

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Exclusive: Goldcrest boards sequel to doc which took more than $110m worldwide; film is first under UK-China co-pro treaty.

Goldcrest Films has boarded world sales rights (excluding China, Germany, Hk, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and UK) to BBC Earth Films and Smg Pictures’ nature documentary Earth: One Amazing Day, the sequel to Earth, the 2007 box-office hit that grossed more than $110m worldwide.

Goldcrest cut the all-rights deal with BBC Worldwide and while some key territories are off the table Goldcrest will crucially handle sales in Us, where the original made more than $30m, and France, where it scored more than $11m.

BBC Worldwide will retain rights in all excluded territories to the standalone feature.

The film is directed by Oscar-nominated Peter Webber (The Girl With The Pearl Earing) and BAFTA nominee Richard Dale (The Human Body). The film will tell the story of one day in the life of the planet, “celebrating the billions
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10 Scientific Answers To Your Most Embarrassing Questions

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The internet is a godsend for the shy and awkward amongst us.

The human body is cool and all, but it’s also squishy and icky and disgusting and we’re all told on no uncertain terms that we’re not supposed to talk about things like … uh … ᵖᵒᵒᵖ, and heaven forfend we ever mention something like … ᶰᶦᵖᵖᶫᵉˢ.

Nobody likes airing their dirty laundry, apart from those people who volunteer to get their bits smirked at on Embarrassing Bodies in exchange for their 15 minutes of fame, and old uncle Google has done a lot to help.

Just imagine having some kind of horribly distasteful question back in the olden days, what did you do? Ask the boot-faced librarian to point you to the flatulence section?

We now live in a more enlightened age in which we can Google all manner of mortifying questions and concerns from the safety of incognito mode,
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That time I descended into the bowels of hell (Pittsburgh) on the set of 'The Last Witch Hunter'

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That time I descended into the bowels of hell (Pittsburgh) on the set of 'The Last Witch Hunter'
Visiting a movie set is always an adventure into the unknown. Will you be on a sound stage or oudoors? On location or in the comfort of a climate controlled warehouse? In the case of Lionsgate’s “The Last Witch Hunter” last November, the answer was weirdly…“yes.” It was a cold day in Pittsburgh when the publicist herded us onto the bus to see Breck Eisner’s vision for a world of witches and those who hunt them. I’d been told to dress for the weather and be prepared for a long day, none of which sounded appealing. Who wants to be outside for twelve hours in sub-freezing temperature? No one. Driving through a Pittsburgh forest stripped bare for the winter, Lionsgate had other plans. We were about to enter the literal underground world of “The Last Witch Hunter.” Pittsburgh is rich with abandoned limestone mines like the one converted by Wampum Underground.
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11 Weirdest Ways Your Body Can Malfunction

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The human body is an incredible machine, but when it goes wrong, things can get pretty bizarre, pretty quickly.

As our bodies are so complicated, it’s frankly pretty miraculous that most of us end up with a few limbs, a face and a sparkling personality given the sheer amount of things that could go wrong.

With every replicated cell, with every bump on the head and with every day that passes, there are a million different things that could happen to your body (and mind) that might end up in some kind of malfunction. How would you react if one day you woke up and you skin was a different colour? How about if you were suddenly unable to speak?

11. Gut Fermentation Syndrome

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To begin with, you might think that Gut Fermentation Syndrome sounds like a dream come true, but it’s probably a nightmare in reality.
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The Nightmare review [FrightFest 2015]: “Interesting fusion of film and documentary”

The Nightmare review: This will have you sleeping with the light (or television) on for weeks. The Nightmare review

Director: Rodney Ascher

Cast: Steven Yvette, Yatoya Toy, Elise Robson, Siegfried Peters

Running Time: 91 minutes

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: A documentary that probes into the phenomena known as Sleep Paralysis which affects thousands of us nightly.

Opening in 1984, Nightmare on Elm Street introduced the world to a certain Freddy Kreuger, a malevolent presence who stalks the dreams of the teen residents of the titular street. It was of course a massive success, the popularity never diminishing for the character that made Robert Englund’s career, so much so that it was only earlier this month that news broke of yet another reboot. The reason many found the film so traumatic to watch was because of the question that it raised; what do you when the thing that is stalking you can get you when you are asleep?
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10 Amazing Things That Your Body Does Every Single Day

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Hey, wanna see the most complex machine on Earth, controlled by the most powerful computer known to man?

Look in the mirror.

The human body is amazing. The brain can process millions of bits of data in the blink of an eye, the heart can pump blood around 100,000 miles of blood vessels and your stomach acid could easily dissolve metal.

There are some incredible milestones in the lifespan of one human body that make it amazing, like giving birth or repairing broken bones, but there are some things that the body does every day that you wouldn’t even think about, but you’d definitely miss them if they stopped.

Everything from powering hundreds of your muscles to simply keeping you standing upright is all in a day’s work for the body, and most of its amazing feats would pass you by without you ever noticing.
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