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  • Justin Bieber's Roasters Revealed

    Justin Bieber – are you sure you want to go through with this Roast? Comedy Central announced the names of celebrities and comedians who will be skewering the headline-making pop star and it's on! AccessHollywood.com ranks the roasters based on how

    Access Hollywood
  • Windsor library woman fired by employer,says lawyer for U.S. webcam sex provider

    The woman who made raunchy sex shows for an online audience in public places, believed to include public libraries in Windsor, Ont., has been fired by her employer. Lawyer Lawrence Walters of Walters Law Group in Longwood, Fla., says the woman was a contract model for website MyfreeCams.com. Police say they are confident some of the videos were shot at Windsor library branches, and that the woman would cover up when people walked past.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kim Kardashian Goes Blonde!

    Kim Kardashian – we barely recognize you! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are seen on March 5, 2015 in Paris (Getty) The reality star stepped out in Paris on Thursday debuting her new blonde hair. The 34-year-old was spotted with husband Kanye West heading

    Access Hollywood
  • These 15 mega-yachts are worth $5.5 billion — here are the lucky men who own them

    (1000zen / Flickr) Yacht ownership has always been a beloved hobby of the well to do. But the recent phenomenon of the mega-yacht — sometimes called the superyacht — has taken it to a whole new level. With prices ranging from $200 million to a incredible

    Business Insider
  • A grocery chain no one talks about is becoming Whole Foods' biggest threat

    (Associated Press) Kroger's strategy is helping it buck trends in the industry. Kroger is also expected to surpass Whole Foods Market within two years and become the nation's top seller of organic and natural food, according to a recent report by JPMorgan Chase. Much like Costco and Aldi, Kroger mainly offers private-label products, keeping prices low.

    Business Insider
  • Here's Mark Zuckerberg's one tip for hiring employees

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Over the past 11 years, Mark Zuckerberg has built a $200 billion company with more than 9,000 employees everywhere from Austin to Auckland, Washington D.C. to Warsaw. Zuckerberg has revealed his one rule for hiring at the Mobile World Congress tech conference held in Barcelona, the Telegraph reports.

    Business Insider
  • Aboriginal woman's charges dropped after racist slur triggers brawl

    Rockhill testified the victim, Julia Neufeld, stepped forward as the one who made the racist comment. Rockhill said she had never been in a fight before but felt she had to stand up against the racist slur.

    CBC
  • Elton McDonald tells newspaper why he built the mysterious Toronto tunnel

    The architect of a mystery underground tunnel found near the Rexall Centre at York University in Toronto says it was just a fun project for him and some friends. Elton McDonald, a 22-year-old construction worker, has come forward to say he meant no harm by building the bunker discovered near the venue for the upcoming Pan-Am Games. “It was not meant as a bad thing,” McDonald told the Toronto Sun in an interview.

    Daily Brew
  • 'Dr. Phil' to air 'intervention' with Nick Gordon, hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown's partner

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "Dr. Phil" will air what the TV show is describing as an "intervention" conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown . In a release Thursday, the show said Gordon and his mother, Michelle, described him as haunted by what happened to Brown and the similar tragedy that befell the late Whitney Houston. Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was discovered face-down in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Jan. 31.

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  • Julie Andrews: I'm "Still Dealing" With Death of Husband Blake Edwards

    The Oscar-winning actress, 79, appeared on the show in recognition of the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, and took some time to speak about her marriage and her husband, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 88. "We were married 41 years and it was a love story, it was," Andrews said of the time she spent with the filmmaker. After divorcing first husband Tony Walton in 1967, she married Edwards in 1969.

    Us Weekly
  • Nine puppies rescued from dumpster in California

    The individual had spotted the pups, Rottweiler/Lab mixes all in good condition, beside a dumpster in San Rafael. “It’s heartbreaking to think of someone dumping these adorable puppies like so much trash but we know they’ll soon find good homes!” the Marin Humane Society wrote on Facebook. The humane society posted four photos of the adorable rescued pups on Facebook, which prompted Facebook users to post their own photos of their beloved rescued pets — and to thank the good Samaritan for doing the right thing.

    Good News
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall: Albertans not willing to take blame for fiscal fall

    Premier Jim Prentice has stirred up a whirlwind of anger by saying Albertans need to "look in the mirror" if they want to know who is responsible for the province's fiscal mess. NDP Leader Rachel Notley demanded Prentice and his four-decade-old Progressive Conservative government publicly apologize for "profoundly insulting" Albertans. Wildrose Opposition Leader Heather Forsyth also demanded Prentice apologize.

    The Canadian Press
  • Kristin Cavallari Calls Out NFL Player Kyle Long After He Says Olivia Munn is Hotter

    This WAG is wagging her finger no! Kristin Cavallari called out her husband's teammate Kyle Long via Twitter on Wednesday, Mar. 4, after the NFL player implied that Olivia Munn was hotter. Long, 26, hosted an informal Twitter Q&A after fans who were worried that the Chicago Bears guard and Jay Cutler's teammate would be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Us Weekly
  • This is why we already love MLB's new batter's box rule

    David Ortiz has already said he doesn't care for the new MLB rule that says he and his big-swinging buddies have to keep one foot in the batter's box between pitches to help improve the pace of play. Big Papi has his very own pace of play. While we like Howard's realization that he needs to get back in the box, the best part is when the umpire claps for him.

    Big League Stew
  • Dr. Saira Malik's former patients not surprised by reprimand

    In addition to the reprimand, Dr. Saira Malik will have to take a record keeping course, complete a program to address her "disrespectful style and generally unprofessional behaviour," and take part in an audit that will review deficiencies.

    CBC
  • Quebec City firefighters ask Hydro-Québec to leave smart meters alone

    Quebec City’s fire department says Hydro-Québec has been too quick to remove smart meters from the scenes of fires where faulty wiring may be an issue. “A fire is considered a crime scene and at a crime scene evidence should be left alone,” said France Voiselle, a department spokeswoman. The more likely culprit is the box that holds the smart meter, if it’s not properly installed, Lavoie said.

    CBC
  • The apps Edward Snowden recommends to protect your privacy online

    There are a host of free, easy-to-use apps and programs that can help protect your privacy online, and if everybody uses them it can provide a sort of "herd immunity" said Edward Snowden in a live video chat from Russia on Wednesday. Snowden appeared via teleconference in an event hosted by Ryerson University and Canadian Journalists For Expression, to launch the CJFE's online database that compiles all of the publicly released classified documents the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor leaked. In response to a Twitter question,Snowden expanded on what tools he recommends for privacy. "You need to ensure your communications are protected in transit," said Snowden.

    CBC
  • Celebrity Siblings You Probably Didn't Know About

    Of course you know that Beyoncé has Solange and Kendall has Kylie, and you're well aware that Mark and Donnie are totally bros and that Ashton Kutcher has a fraternal twin. But did you know that there's a third Franco brother? And a third

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  • Iraqi ministry: Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient Nimrud archaeological site

    Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the ancient Nimrud archaeological site near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. A statement from Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities didn't elaborate on the extent of the damage, saying only that the group continues to "defy the will of the world and the feelings of humanity" with this latest act. Nimrud is a 13th century B.C. Assyrian archaeological site located on the Tigris River just south of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State group in June.

    The Canadian Press
  • O'Brien covers emotional terrain in recovering from arm amputation

    For television science correspondent Miles O'Brien, seeing on film the aftermath of the fluke injury that resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow proved more difficult than he had anticipated. "I was a little bit taken aback by how much it affected me emotionally," O'Brien said. O'Brien, 55, used to be CNN's top science correspondent until the network laid off his entire unit in 2008.

    The Canadian Press