October 20, 2017

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What’s Part Pumpkin, Part Frankenstein? Pumpkinstein

by 48 mins ago

Forget scooping out all those messy pumpkin innards to carve a ghoulish Jack-o’-lantern this Halloween. A California farmer has come up with a far less messy alternative that he’s calling the “Pumpkenstein.”

Thanks to Tony Dighera of Cinagro (that’s “organic” spelled backwards — don’t lie, you didn’t catch it at first either) Farms in Fillmore, California, trick-or-treaters can buy special pumpkins grown in the shape of Frankenstein’s head for the low, low price of $100.

“Without giving the whole thing away, it’s grown in a mold, obviously,” Dighera told KTLA News. “The fruit has to be placed in a mold at a certain time, at a certain size. If you can imagine as the fruit grows, it moves, and if it’s too small and moves too much, it snaps the stem and they quit growing.”

Dighera’s monstrous pumpkins take about three-and-a-half months to grow in special molds that he created after four years of painstaking trial and error.

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Buyers can pick up a Pumpkinstein at Whole Foods and Gelson’s super markets or on Cinagro’s website. “We are shipping them, it’s gone absolutely crazy, all over the world…Dubai, Japan, all over,” Dighera said.

In addition to the pumpkins, Dighera’s organic farm also grows and sells edible, cube-shaped watermelons. Though Pumpkinsteins might be all the rage this season, next year Cinagro will add — wait for it — white pumpkins shaped like skulls to the inventory.

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Childish Gambino And Jhené Aiko Face A Cliffhanger Ending In The ‘Telegraph Ave’ Video

by 27 mins ago

Though lately he’s been beefing up his acting resume as Donald GLover, Childish Gambino returned to his musical side by releasing a new video for “Telegraph Ave.” In the clip, he absconds to the Hawaiian island of Kauai with Jhené Aiko.

The Hiro Murai and Larkin Seiple-directed clip finds the STN MTN MC driving in his Jeep while listening to “Oakland” by Lloyd.

The scenery is serenely beautiful, with lush greens and panoramic views. And, as we’ve seen before, Gambino and Aiko couple with such comfortability. This time, they’re eating ice cream and taking a ride to the beach.

The video takes a turn for the dramatic, though, at the end with a surprise twist that reveals that the rapper’s character in the visual isn’t exactly who he seems to be.

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Donald Glover Will Play A NASA Employee In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

by 4 mins ago

Childish Gambino had his moment last week with the release of his STN MTN mixtape and the KAUAI EP, so now it’s Donald Glover’s turn.

The Wrap reports that the former “Community” star, along with “Headhunters” actor Aksel Hennie, has joined the cast of Ridley Scott’s new flick “The Martian.”

Matt Damon stars in the science fiction film as an astronaut who must survive on Mars until he’s able to return home to Earth.

The 20th Century Fox blockbuster already has an all-star cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Jeff Daniels and Jessica Chastain, who plays the leader of the mission to rescue Damon.

Glover, who plays a bright young NASA employee in the space adventure, also recently joined the cast of “Magic Mike XXL” and is in Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” which is in theaters now.

Drew Goodard (“Cloverfield”) wrote the script, while Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Aditya Sood have been tapped to produce.

“The Martian” is set to hit the silver screen in November 2015.

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Watch LL Cool J Talk About That Time He Got Arrested For Humping A Couch

by 1 min ago

The “LL” in LL Cool J stands for “Ladies Love,” but maybe the rapper born James Todd Smith should change that moniker to “CL,” as in “Couches Love Cool J.”

If you’re shaking your head in confusion, imagine hearing the story about how the legendary “I Need Love” rapper got arrested that time in Georgia for humping a couch.

“What happened was, I was in Georgia—I forgot which part it was, I tried to block it out of my mind—but basically I got arrested for humping a couch,” he said in an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday (October 9) night.

“I actually wasn’t simulating love with a couch, I was simulating making love to a girl…on the couch. And they just felt like they didn’t need a black man humpin’ a couch in Georgia.”

Authorities warned the “NCIS Los Angeles” actor beforehand that he’d be taken into custody if he bumped uglies with the sofa on stage, but he got “caught up in a frenzy” and dry-humped himself into oblivion.

“It sounds wild,” he added, while hoping the incident has been expunged from his record. “Like I just might start sweatin’ when I drive by a furniture store.”

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Touchdown! Katy Perry Tapped By NFL For Super Bowl Halftime Show

by 2 mins ago

Hey NFL fans, are you ready for some… Katy Perry?

According to Billboard, the “Dark Horse” singer will be the halftime show performer for Super Bowl XLIX.

Perry was among three potential acts shortlisted by the National Football League back in August.

The other two acts that were considered were Coldplay and Rihanna, who probably wanted nothing to do with the NFL after she called CBS out for pulling her song amid the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal.

While the league has denied the reports, it’s rumored that it wanted any potential act to pay them for the opportunity to perform.

Considering Perry’s selection and recent stance on the matter, that idea may have been squashed.

“I’m not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl,” she said on a recent appearance on ESPN’s College Game Day.

Super Bowl XLIX will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on February 1, 2015 and broadcast live on NBC.

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Baby Kim Kardashian And North Look Almost Identical In This #TBT Photo

by 16 mins ago

Need more proof that North West really is Kim Kardashian’s Mini-Me? Then head on over to the proud mother’s Instagram page where she posted a special #TBT collage picture featuring a side-by-side comparison of baby Nori and baby Kim.

“ME/NORTH #MiniMe,” she wrote in the caption. The family resemblance in the photo is certainly striking—right down to the way they hold their mouths in the same adorable pout.

The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star’s latest photo is just another example of how much Kim and husband Kanye West adore their daughter.

Kim recently wore gold rings on her hands that spelled out her North’s name, and just last week the whole family was spotted sitting front row at the Givenchy fashion show in Paris with coordinating outfits.

And lets not forget the custom-made special dolls of their family that North gets to play with. Or her first ever solo fashion spread. Who knows what she will have accomplished by the time she’s Kim’s age! We’ll be looking forward to more cute #TBT pics along the way.

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Will Smith Is A Super Smooth Con Man In The First ‘Focus’ Trailer

by 1 min ago

Will Smith and Margot Robbie go for the big con in the first trailer for “Focus.”

In the hybrid action/romantic comedy, Smith plays a seasoned grifter named Nicky who takes the beautiful “The Wolf Of Wall Street” star under his wing.

There’s plenty of sexual innuendo, witty banter, top-of-the-line fashions and, of course, action.

The premise of the movie centers on Smith and Robbie reuniting after parting ways years earlier to join forces for the big score.

As with most of Smith’s blockbuster films, the Warner Bros. hinges moviegoers’ interest for the project on one of his key lines–and this one doesn’t disappoint.

“There’s two kinds of people in this world,” he says. “There’s hammers and nails. You decide which one you wanna be.”

“Focus” is set to hit theaters on February 27, 2015.

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Ne-Yo Finds Strippers In The Wildest Places In His ‘She Knows’ Video

by 16 mins ago

Ne-Yo is hounded by strippers working the pole in his new video for “She Knows” featuring Juicy J.

The Emil Nava-directed clip finds the “Money Can’t Buy” singer traveling everywhere from a convenience store to a library, and he’s confronted by scantily clad beauties gyrating and twerking every step of the way.

Although caught off guard, Ne-Yo thoroughly enjoys the free show at each stop.

Juicy, the king of the strip-club anthems, fits right in with a scene-stealing cameo in which he drinks from his golden chalice as a dancer twirls around a pole in his office.

“She Knows” is expected to make the final track listing for Ne-Yo’s upcoming sixth studio album, Non Fiction.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Literally Can’t With Young Thug’s ‘Lifestyle’ Verse: Watch!

by 2 mins ago

Here’s a question for anyone who has ever listened to Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan’s megahit, “Lifestyle”: Do you actually know all the lyrics?

Didn’t think so.

Don’t worry, neither does Tracee Ellis Ross. The “Black-ish” actress Instagrammed a video on Wednesday (October 8) where she tries to learn the words to the Rich Gang track, and her hip-hop karaoke fail is as funny as you think it will be.

“Oh, I’m not sure about these lyrics…@thuggerthugger1 and @richhomiequan,” she wrote in the caption.

While wearing the most dumbfounded expression ever, Diana Ross’ daughter stumbles over Thug’s indecipherable verse, managing to get out the line “b-tches can’t see me” before it all turned to gobbledygook.

“What is he saying?” she asked.

We don’t know, Tracee, but it sure sounds good.

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There’s An All-Beyonce Radio Station In Houston? We Want To Go To There

by 29 mins ago

Attention BeyHive: There is a radio station in Houston that has officially changed its news format to become all Beyoncé, all the time.

You heard right. This is not a drill. The former News92 FM shut down on Tuesday (October 7) and woke up “like this” the next morning, playing Beyoncé songs around the clock.

“She’s Queen [Bey]. In looking to make a transition, we go back to what we know,” Radio One’s Yashima Azilove told ABC 13’s Eyewitness News. “We know urban radio. We’re in Houston, the combination seemed like a winning one.”

Wow, Beyoncé really does run the world — or at least the Beygency does.

Unfortunately, all those back-to-back Yoncé hits came at a hefty price.

The changeover from news reports, traffic updates and weather conditions to the nonstop playlist of “Drunk in Love,” “Flawless” and other chart-toppers by Houston’s favorite daughter left 47 of News92′s employees without a job.

“This difficult decision is a result of sustained poor ratings performance and significant financial losses over the past three years despite the substantial financial and human resources we invested,” said Radio One in a statement on its website.

“Unfortunately, the market hasn’t shown a sustainable appetite for news radio, but each of you motivated us daily to produce a high-quality news program,” continued the statement. “Together, we made history.”

According to reports, all of the employees that were laid off were given severance packages.

“They gave it their best shot. Management lost money on this operation for four straight ...

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