CVS Pharmacy has become the first major pharmacy chain in the US to stop selling tobacco in their stores. The company announced today their decision to stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco, etc. in all of their stores nationwide by October 1 of this year. Citing an attempt to help their customers find the “path to better health”, CVS had made a bold move in choosing to end all tobacco sales despite estimates that they could lose about $2 billion in revenue from shoppers who smoke. Wow. Click below to learn more about CVS‘s plan to stop selling tobacco and see what you think about their decision to do so. More »
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A few weeks ago a federal judge ruled that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional and because that judge refused to issue a stay on same-sex marriage pending appeal, same-sex couples in Utah were allowed to apply for marriage licenses and get married. Just moments ago, the US Supreme Court issued a stay blocking any further same-sex marriages to take place within the state of Utah until the matter can be decided on appeal. That means, just like that, marriage equality has been halted in Utah for at least a few weeks until the ruling on the state’s ban on same-sex marriage can be decided on appeal. Ugh. More »
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I Cannot Stop LMAO...
I kid you not, I had tears coming out of my eyes as I wrote out this headline. Y’all. This is a very long super cut, but I promise you it’s worth every minute. As we say goodbye to 2013 and reminisce about all of the cray-est stories, the best songs, and the models I stalked, we have this: a brilliant supercut of all the best, sometimes NSFW bloopers from local news stations. I am cracking UP over here! The F-bombs, the penises, friggen Charles Ramsey (MY FAVE!!! CLEVELAND STAND UP, LOL!), the creepy looking monkey grabbing that one news anchor’s breast. I cannot. Nobody call me while I watch this again. Peep the video for more!
China is now the 3rd Country to Land on the Moon
Back in 1976 the Soviet Union landed a space probe on the Moon after the US landed a manned spacecraft on the Moon in 1969 after the Soviets landed the first human made object on the moon in 1959. There have been no missions to the Moon since 1976 … until now. China is reporting that they successfully landed their unmanned Chang’e-3 Probe on the surface of the Moon as a sign to the world of the country’s growing scientific strength. Images of the probe’s landing were broadcast on Chinese networks, which can be seen below. China has become only the third country to reach the Moon’s surface and the first to do so in 37 years. Wow. More »
They Had To Throw Out His Spitting Case
Probably my favorite pop culture story of the week was that Justin Bieber VS. the Great Wall of China situation. I mean… I have never read/seen/heard of anything so ridiculous in my life. Bieber getting carried like a baby up the Great Wall by his bodyguards, and actually sharing this news with the world?! LMAO! I couldn’t deal. But the best part of the whole thing was PITNBr Liz‘s comment about how– true story– her grandmother climbed the wall (sans bodyguards) at age 65. Madness. And shouts-out to Grandma Liz :) So we all know Justin Bieber is… um… a bit immature to say the least. And now the LA County District Attorney is publicly saying the same, even though they ultimately couldn’t charge him with spitting on his neighbor or reckless driving. Click inside for more.
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Why Am I So Excited?
Okay, you know how some guys just look like they smell good? Like, they always look super-clean and put-together, and like they take really good care of their skin and wear fancy oils from the river Nile? LMAO… yes. That’s how I feel about Pharrell. He’s an amazing musical talent (with a new solo project in the works), but he’s also a staple in the fashion world. He may be getting ready to branch out into some other ventures, and I’m seriously excited to see what’s next for this guy. Pharrell is rumored to be working on a fragrance, and ummm yeah. Yespleasemorethankyou. Click inside for more!
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The Judge rules that Same-Sex Marriages will be allowed in 30 days
Great news coming out of the Garden State today. The New York Times has just reported that a state judge in New Jersey has ruled that the state must allow same-sex marriage starting next month. Citing the Supreme Court‘s decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional, judge Mary C. Jacobsen ruled that the state of NJ must allow same-sex couples to marry so that they can “obtain equal protection of the law under the New Jersey Constitution“. Wow! This is the first state ruling legalizing same-sex marriage since the Supreme Court struck down DOMA back in June. Woot!! More »
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He Was 43 Years Old
Extremely sad news to pass along today. You’ve probably seen Norm Oosterbroek in about a million pictures, without realizing it. He was bodyguard to Jay Z, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and countless other celebrities over the years. At 6 feet, 5 inches and 280 pounds he’d been aptly nicknamed the Dutch Giant. The Miami Herald is reporting that on Monday night the bodyguard to the stars met a ‘bizarre end’ when he showed up at a neighbor’s house, completely naked (and reportedly high) and began fighting with the residents. Click inside for more.
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On Wednesday we got our first look at the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover that critics maintain glamorizes Boston Bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a “dreamy teen idol rock star”. In response to Rolling Stone‘s decision to portray the bombing suspect in this way, a Boston Police Sergeant has released photos that he took of Tsarnaev on the night he was arrested for the deadly bombing. Sergeant Sean Murphy, the man who took and released the photos, tells Boston magazine that these photos show “the real Boston Bomber” and have been released in an effort to refute the alleged contention by Rolling Stone that Tsarnaev is a “fluffed and buffed” magazine coverstar. Boston Police, tho, want it known that they did NOT authorize the release of the photos, they will not be releasing the photos officially and they have relieved Sergeant Murphy from duty for one day with a full internal investigation to follow. Clearly this Rolling Stone magazine cover has affected a lot of people in very emotional ways. Click below to see the photos and learn more about Sergeant Murphy‘s decision to release the photos. More »