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  • Smart bots: China's sex doll makers jump on AI drive

    Amid Beijing's push to turn the country into an artificial intelligence (AI) powerhouse and embed the technology in all facets of life, some Chinese entrepreneurs are taking the expertise to a new frontier: sex dolls.

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Man Found Guilty of Killing Bridalplasty Star with Hammer and Burying Her Body in His Backyard

    A California man has been found guilty of brutally killing Bridalplasty star Lisa Marie Naegle and burying her body in his backyard, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office confirmed. On Dec. 18, 2016, 34-year-old Jackie Jerome Rogers, Naegle’s former student, beat the nurse and reality show contestant at least eight times with a hammer while the two were inside his car. Naegle, who was married, and Rogers were having an affair at the time of her death. On Monday, Rogers was convicted of one...

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  • Shia LaBeouf's Rep Reveals He and Wife Mia Goth Filed for Divorce as He Steps Out with FKA Twigs

    Shia LaBeouf and his wife Mia Goth are officially parting ways. A rep for the actor tells PEOPLE, “Shia and Mia have filed for divorce. The separation is amicable and all details pertaining to the divorce proceedings will remain private.” The news comes after LaBeouf, 32, was photographed leaving the London home of British singer FKA twigs (born Tahliah Debrett Barnett) on Tuesday as they ventured out to a local grocery store, according to photos from the Daily Mail. The American Honey...

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  • Mary Kay Letourneau Says She 'Did Not Know' Having Sex with Her 12-Year-Old Student Was a Crime

    Mary Kay Letourneau, the elementary school teacher who was convicted in 1996 of raping her sixth-grade student before ultimately marrying him, said in a new interview she didn’t know that her actions were criminal. Appearing on Sunday Night on Australia’s Channel 7, Letourneau said she did not realize her actions were illegal. “If someone had told me, if anyone had told me, there is a specific law that says this is a crime I did not know,” she told the show. “I’ve said this over and over again....

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  • Delta Resumes Normal Operations After Ground Stop

    Delta Airlines on Tuesday issued a ground stop for all domestic flights, citing a technology issue.  In a statement issued just before 8:30 p.m. ET, the company said: "Delta IT teams are working diligently to address a technology issue impacting some of our systems. We have issued a Delta groundstop as we work to bring systems back up as quickly as possible. We apologize to all customers for this inconvenience." Andrea Constand: Bill Cosby 'Robbed Me' Around 9:10 p.m. ET, the company tweeted...

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  • Could Southern Charm's Kathryn Dennis Get Full Custody After Thomas Ravenel's Arrest in Connection with Rape Allegations?

    In the wake of Thomas Ravenel‘s arrest on charges of assault and battery, Southern Charm fans were left wondering whether his current legal troubles might have any impact on his custody battle with ex Kathryn Dennis. The former couple, whose relationship was explored on the Bravo show, currently shares 50/50 custody of daughter Kensie, 4, and son Saint, 2½. Dennis had previously lost custody of her kids and entered rehab in 2016 after she tested positive for a drug, and spent the next two years...

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  • The Lone Bellow Share a Pair of New Songs, Announce North American Tour

    The band shared videos for their cover of The National's "Pink Rabbits," as well as their own track "The Restless," off their forthcoming EP of the same name.

    pastemagazine.com
  • Olympic U.S. Ice Hockey Champion Meghan Duggan Marries Canadian Rival Gillian Apps

    Rivalry turned romance! Over the weekend, U.S. Olympic ice hockey forward Meghan Duggan married longtime Canadian rival Gillian Apps. The pair was married in a romantic outdoor ceremony in Pownal, Maine on Saturday, surrounded by family and friends including fellow Olympian bridesmaids Kacey Bellamy, Brianna Decker, and Erika Lawler. Both athletes turned to Instagram to share photos of their special day with their fans. Duggan posted several photos, including a black-and-white image taken during...

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  • Fox picks up new animated series with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph

    Fox doesn’t have a great track record with new animated shows, since for every Simpsons and Family Guy you have a couple Allen Gregorys or Bordertowns, but Fox’s latest animated pick-up at least has a solid cast. This comes from Variety, which says Fox has given a straight-to-series order to Bless The Harts, a grown-up cartoon about a group of “broke as a joke” Southerners who “don’t realize that they’re already rich, in friends, family, and laughter.”

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  • Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Cast Revealed — Honey Boo Boo, Tripp Palin Johnston and More!

    ABC just revealed the celebrities competing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. DWTS Season 25’s Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz will host the upcoming season, with Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, longtime DWTS pro and two-time Mirror Ball champ Val Chmerkovskiy and La La Land choreographer Mandy Moore as judges. During the season, the 12 celebrity kids and their professional junior dance partners will be mentored by current and former DWTS pros including Jenna Johnson,...

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  • Man playing with gun shoots 5-year-old girl in Miami, police say

    A Miami man was arrested early Tuesday after police said he accidentally shot a 5-year-old girl as she slept with her siblings on a futon. Jonathan Craig, 41, faces charges of child abuse, aggravated battery and drug trafficking. According to the arrest report, Craig, who lives with a woman and her three children, said he saw armed men walking outside his apartment complex near Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest 66th Street around 1 a.m. Craig picked up a handgun and repeatedly manipulated the...

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  • This 18-Year-Old Is on a Mission to End Period Poverty — a Cause Important to Meghan Markle

    For the second year in a row, global leaders and activists will unite in N.Y.C. for the annual Goalkeepers event on September 25-26. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF, the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards on Tuesday will highlight a new generation of leaders who are addressing the world’s major challenges. One of those emerging young leaders is 18-year-old Amika George, who is the recipient of The Campaign Award, which celebrates a youth-led campaign that has...

    PEOPLE.com
  • Dancing with the Stars: Juniors Cast Revealed — Honey Boo Boo, Tripp Palin Johnston and More!

    ABC just revealed the celebrities competing on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors. DWTS Season 25’s Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz will host the upcoming season, with Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, longtime DWTS pro and two-time Mirror Ball champ Val Chmerkovskiy and La La Land choreographer Mandy Moore as judges. During the season, the 12 celebrity kids and their professional junior dance partners will be mentored by current and former DWTS pros including Jenna Johnson,...

    PEOPLE.com
  • Man playing with gun shoots 5-year-old girl in Miami, police say

    A Miami man was arrested early Tuesday after police said he accidentally shot a 5-year-old girl as she slept with her siblings on a futon. Jonathan Craig, 41, faces charges of child abuse, aggravated battery and drug trafficking. According to the arrest report, Craig, who lives with a woman and her three children, said he saw armed men walking outside his apartment complex near Northwest 12th Avenue and Northwest 66th Street around 1 a.m. Craig picked up a handgun and repeatedly manipulated the...

    WPLG
  • This 18-Year-Old Is on a Mission to End Period Poverty — a Cause Important to Meghan Markle

    For the second year in a row, global leaders and activists will unite in N.Y.C. for the annual Goalkeepers event on September 25-26. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF, the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards on Tuesday will highlight a new generation of leaders who are addressing the world’s major challenges. One of those emerging young leaders is 18-year-old Amika George, who is the recipient of The Campaign Award, which celebrates a youth-led campaign that has...

    PEOPLE.com
  • The Rolling Stones Announce Voodoo Lounge Uncut Concert Film

    The Stones bring us back to 1995 with a newly re-released "Voodoo Lounge Uncut" concert film.

    pastemagazine.com
  • New Netflix docuseries to delve into the attempted assassination of Bob Marley, other musical mysteries

    Netflix is getting ready to delve into some of the biggest mysteries in musical history (but not who shot Tupac and Biggie, because that one’s already been definitively covered). The streaming service released a teaser trailer for its new music docuseries ReMastered today, which is set to release its first episode (or as the service is calling it, “track,” which, okay guys) on October 12, focused on the attempted assassination of Bob Marley.

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  • Queer Eye's Fan Favorite Heroes Have the Ultimate Reunion at Mama Tammye's Church — See Karamo's Reaction!

    We dare you not to cry at this unexpected Queer Eye reunion! Contestants from the Netflix series’ season 1 and 2 had a party at Mama Tammye Hicks’ church community center over the weekend in Gay, Georgia — and the photos will surely make the Fab Five proud! “MAJOR TEARS ALERT Our heroes had a Queer Eye meet up at MAMA TAMMYE’S CHURCH COMMUNITY CENTER!!! Our hearts have exploded from the love they are sharing with each other,” the show shared on Twitter. “Omg this makes me so happy,” Queer Eye‘s...

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  • Ferrari goes up in flames outside Aventura Mall

    A Ferrari caught fire outside the Ferrari Store in the Aventura Mall Tuesday afternoon, officials said. A spokesperson for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said crews quickly put the fire out around 5:30 p.m. and no one was hurt. A video of the fire shared on social media shows the sports car engulfed in flames and large plumes of black smoke rising over the mall.  The cause of the fire is being investigated, but officials believe a mechanical issue with the car may have sparked the...

    WPLG
  • US-China relations crumble as disputes extend beyond trade war

    Relations between the US and China are crumbling rapidly.

    The Telegraph
  • Second World War bombing raids sent shockwaves to outer edge of atmosphere, study finds

    The findings could help reveal the mysterious ways that natural disasters affect the Earth's atmosphere

    www.independent.co.uk
  • UK will be 'unequivocally pro-business' after Brexit, Theresa May tells American investors

    Prime minister touts plan for one of lowest corporation tax rates among leading industrialised nations

    www.independent.co.uk
  • Ron Perlman joins Milla Jovovich in Paul W.S. Anderson's Monster Hunter adaptation

    Ron Perlman may not be Hellboy anymore, but he’s got a new way to hunt monsters now thanks to director Paul W.S. Anderson’s adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter video games. The games are about methodically tracking down big, dinosaur-like beasts and using their bits to build increasingly powerful weapons and armor, but the movie will most likely streamline that by cutting out the weird intricacies of the games (it is a movie, after all). Anderson is writing the adaptation, and his Resident...

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  • Republican leader 'confident' Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed despite concerns of some senators

    Republicans said they would push ahead in an attempt to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's nominee for a vacant seat on the US Supreme Court.

    The Telegraph