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  • A Mom's Adventure: The Spray Tan

    A Mom's Adventure: The Spray Tan
    We moms don't have a lot of time for personal maintenance...am I right? My son's teacher asked me if I got a haircut the other day and I replied:  "No, this is just the unusual, dramatic results of a brush and blow dryer."  Our clothes display spots...
  • Ripley's: Eight-city hunt for more oddities starts in Orlando

    Ripley's: Eight-city hunt for more oddities starts in Orlando
    Ripley's wants to take your odd stuff off your hands. Orlando-based Ripley Entertainment, which operates 32 "odditorium" attractions, will visit eight cities throughout 2013, in an attempt to add more oddities to its eclectic collections. The first stop...
  • Esther Williams dies at 91; athletic star of aquatic musicals

    The water, Esther Williams once quipped, was her favorite costar. With her beauty, sunny personality and background as a champion swimmer, Williams shot to stardom in the 1940s in the "aqua musical," an odd sub-genre of films that became an enormous hit...
  • Carlos Alazraqui flying high about Disney's 'Planes'

    Carlos Alazraqui flying high about Disney's 'Planes'
    It’s a tale about an underdog who learns to fly high, despite his fears. Disney’s “Planes,” an animated comedy set to hit theaters Aug. 9, takes a cue from the Disney’s Cars franchise but lets the action take off by telling...
  • 'True Blood' recap: Will Sookie marry Warlow for her vampire friends?

    'True Blood' recap: Will Sookie marry Warlow for her vampire friends?
    Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) wrestles with an incredibly huge decision in “Dead Meat,” Episode 68 of HBO’s “True Blood.” If Sookie persuades faerie/vampire Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) to donate his sunlight-resistant blood,...
  • News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs

    News Of The Weird: Holy Helicopters and Old Bombs
    Pro-nationalism English Defence League activists seemed to be itching for a street brawl to break up a scheduled anti-nationalist demonstration in downtown Birmingham, England, on July 18, causing the city to mobilize more than 1,000 police — when...
  • TCA press tour: 'Call the Midwife' star Miranda Hart gets motherly

    TCA press tour: 'Call the Midwife' star Miranda Hart gets motherly
    To say starting production on Season 3 of "Call the Midwife" is like riding a bike has an entirely different meaning for Miranda Hart -- so she backpedals when using the turn of phrase. The 6-foot-1 comedic actress has more than convincingly displayed...
  • Stephen Colbert denies 'Get Lucky' dance party was a hoax

    Stephen Colbert became the talk of the Internet on Wednesday after a star-studded dance party to the Daft Punk hit “Get Lucky” went viral. Given the level of attention generated by the clip — and the last-minute cancellation and...
  • In Theory: Is the Internet the enemy of faith?

    The Internet can be a source of information and illumination, but for some it's also a cause for worry, and in some cases, a loss of faith, as one Mormon man discovered. Hans Mattsson, a "solid believer" in his faith, began to have doubts after...
  • News of the Weird: Government in Action

    News of the Weird: Government in Action
    The National Security Agency is a “supercomputing powerhouse,” wrote ProPublica.org in July, with “machines so powerful their speed is measured in thousands of trillions of operations per second” -- but apparently it has no ability...
  • The Cult's Ian Astbury finds 'Electric Peace'

    The Cult's Ian Astbury finds 'Electric Peace'
    Ian Astbury can hardly describe the Cult's breakthrough album, "Electric," without pointing to the moment the British rockers shed their post-punk gloominess, slapped on some rocking leather pants and hired visionary hip-hop producer Rick Rubin. After...