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Kanye West calls for Louis Vuitton boycott to show his strength

The hip-hop star was flexing his muscles as a fashion insider when he called for fans in New York to avoid buying from the label<p>Kanye West is back to his ranting best – with Louis Vuitton in the line of fire. Speaking to US radio station 92.3 Now yesterday, West called on all fans in New York to …

Sexually explicit music videos 'should have ratings system'

A growing clamour to tackle sexually explicit pop videos will find a new voice this week with the launch of a campaign group to demand cinema-style ratings on lewd content aimed at teenage and pre-teenage girls.<p>Tomorrow's event comes after the headteacher of a leading private girls' school this …

Children of rich parents suffering increased mental health problems

The unrealistic expectations being placed on children by wealthy parents is leading to mental health problems, according to the latest research<p>The children of rich parents are put under so much pressure to succeed they are at an increased risk of suffering of mental illness, a study has …

Mental Health

Beyonce Fans Petition Against Her Attending Kim Kardashian's Wedding

Beyonce fans <i>really</i> don't want her going to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding.<p>A Change.org petition entitled "BEYONCE CANNOT ATTEND KIM KARDASHIAN'S WEDDING" was created earlier this week by a man named John Barry, asking for fans to sign and spread the word against Queen Bey attending the …

Miley Cyrus on Godmother Dolly Parton: She's My Role Model

The appreciation between Miley Cyrus and godmother Dolly Parton is mutual.<p>Just a week after the country legend publicly supported her controversial …

Miley Cyrus

Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards Engaged VS Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth!

Nathan Sykes Gushes About Ariana Grande, ROMANCE CONFIRMED!

It’s been a while since Rihanna found love in a hopeless place — or any place for that matter. Find out why RiRi is staying single: http://hollywood.li/19Q0osI

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …

Aireal uses bursts of air to help users feel virtual objects

Disney Research is currently working on haptic technology called "Aireal" that allows users to feel virtual objects via puffs of air, New Scientist reports.<p>The system works with the use of a depth camera and whatever game or application that's present. It then directs small, donut-ringed bursts of …

The full-length trailer for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" has just been released! WATCH it now: http://aol.it/1dMthlZ LIVE from #ComicCon! #SDCC

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Trailer: The Revolution Has Begun – /Film

The latest trailer for <b>Francis Lawrence</b>‘s highly anticipated sequel to <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <b>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</b> has just been released. <b>Jennifer</b> …

Trayvon Martin's parents speak amid day of post-verdict vigils

A week after a verdict of not guilty was delivered in the George Zimmerman trial, thousands of supporters of Trayvon Martin and his family gathered across the country to press for further federal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teen's shooting death.<p>“I’d like the world to know …

Quad-Copter Camera Flies Over Niagara Falls, Captures Breathtaking Views

Niagara Falls is (or rather are) a sight to behold, and while capturing the falls from a boat or one of the overlooks is impressive enough, why not …

Amazing Close-Up Photo of a Waterspout Rising Into the Clouds

Check out this incredible photograph of a waterspout, a type of tornado that forms over a body of water. That’s a huge column of condensation rising …

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

Nearly a week after George Zimmerman was acquitted of killing Trayvon Martin, President Barack Obama made his feelings about the situation clear: race and racism had a lot to do with Martin’s death, and the country needs to start grappling with what that means.<p>In arguably the most direct and …

Do two suns make planets more suitable for life?

The answer could change estimates of the number of planets harboring life in our galaxy and help select future targets in the search for life.<p>An …

Kanye West Involved In Physical Altercation with Paparazzi in L.A.

Kanye West and the paparazzi meet again, but this time it got physical. TMZ reports Kanye attacked a photographer at LAX airport in Los Angeles on …

The Secret Ingredient In Delicious, Creamy Hummus

Without the insanity that is peeling chickpeas.<p>Without the baking soda, it takes 90 minutes. Please.<p>Food52 is a community for people who love food and cooking. Follow them at Food52.com and on Twitter @Food52.

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Houston police find 8 people, possibly being held against their will

A call placed to Houston police Friday morning expressing concern that individuals were being held against their will resulted in the discovery of eight people in a house, but it was unclear how long they had been in the home.<p>Four older men, three of them malnourished, and four females — three …

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Two Persian leopard cubs born, first birth in 50 years

The Persian leopard declined drastically throughout the 20th century due to poaching and habitat loss.<p>Two Persian leopard cubs were born in a Russian national park last week for the first time in 50 years, according to a statement from the World Wildlife Fund. The species is endangered.<p>The Persian …

Wildlife

“Dizzy and sick”: McDonald’s workers strike after enduring 110 degree heat

Workers at a McDonald’s in NYC and a Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts protest unsafe conditions in latest fast food walkout<p>Workers at a Manhattan McDonald’s and a Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts mounted strikes today to protest alleged unsafe heat. The single-store strikes are the latest in a wave of fast food …

After seven years of tinkering, farmer perfects ‘panda cow’

John Bartheld holds "Peanut," a miniature Panda cow, Thursday, July 18, 2013, on his farm in Roy, Wash. Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a “panda cow.” He succeeded on June 28, 2013 …

Cute Animals

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."<p>"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this …