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In 'Straight Outta Compton,' Hip-Hop Legends Get The Biopic Treatment

"I can make you legit."<p>That's the promise Jerry Heller, a veteran rock manager, makes to Eric "Eazy-E" Wright in an early scene in <i>Straight Outta Compton</i>, a mostly exhilarating biopic about L.A. hip-hop legends N.W.A. The phrase missing from the end of that first sentence is "...with the white …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Donald Trump Hates Obamacare - So I Asked Him How He'd Replace It

Donald Trump is leading in numerous major polls of GOP presidential candidates. And the first Republican presidential debate is looming next week.<p>Whether or not you think Trump’s a spectacle, I think it’s past time to start taking him seriously. Even when it sounds like he’s trying to be funny.<p>Take …

Health Care

12 Desserts That Make a Case for Cooked Fruit

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>Today: Fruit is great. Fruit desserts are better.</i><p>We're not saying we don't have fantasies about eating a perfectly ripe peach, …

Baking

Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message

It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s dastardly plot, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady application; just a quick message sent …

Android News

Going Abroad? Save Big Money On Your Phone Bill With 'Flyp'

If you hate the idea of having a work phone and personal phone, paying long-distance calling overages and feeling obligated to pick up calls from unknown senders, there's an app that can help resolve these problems for you. Its solution: Set up multiple phone numbers on a single device, and do it …

Here's Inescapable Proof That Pop Music Is Hell

Never has "The VMAs are a month away! Here's who's nominated" sounded quite like this.<p>Apologies to the <i>The New Yorker</i>, but T.Swift and Yeezus are still louder than today's loudest noise musicians. Case in point: two days ago, Digg dropped a video featuring every single music video nominated for an …

Miley Cyrus

Taylor's response to Nicki is pop music equivalent of #AllLivesMatter

This is a story about two pop stars feuding on Twitter, but it's also not.<p>Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift exchanged increasingly heated tweets Tuesday afternoon as the virtual world picked sides. What started as a complaint about a Video Music Awards snub quickly escalated into a social media …

'Empire' costars Grace Gealey, Trai Byers reportedly getting hitched

Anika and Dre?!<p>"Empire"costars Grace Gealey and Trai Byers are reportedly getting married -- in real life.<p>The actors, who have been romantically linked since March and kept their relationship hush-hush, are said to be making it official, according to Us Weekly and People.<p>A rep for both stars …

MAC Cosmetics to launch makeup collection inspired by the late Selena | Fox News

A multi-product collection from MAC Cosmetics inspired by the late Latin icon Selena Quintanilla is planned for next year, the company said Thursday.<p>Known simply as Selena, the Mexican-American queen of Tejano music was shot to death in March 1995 by a former employee. Her last album was released …

Emmys 2015: Puzzling through our biggest misses

We take pride in the accuracy of our predictions here at the Gold Standard, so when something goes awry, rather than resort to finger-pointing and name-calling, we like to take a deep look at ourselves and say, "How did we miss <i>that</i>?"<p>Having had a little time to mull over the<p>Emmy nominations, let's …

CSI: Elisabeth Shue won't return for finale

Julie Finlay won’t be around when the <i>CSI</i> gang reunites this fall.<p>EW has learned exclusively that Elisabeth Shue, who has played Finlay on the CBS …

10 Things You Should Never Buy at the Grocery Store

Starting with salad dressing, believe it or not.<p>According to Yahoo Finance, the cost of providing healthy meals for a family of four ranges from $131 a week for the thriftiest folks to $299 for liberal spenders. Budget-conscious shoppers use coupons to save, but studies have shown that, in many …

4 Ways Your Brain Is Holding You Back

From Imposter Syndrome to Design Fixation, here are the ways your brain works against you and how you can outsmart it.<p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your …

Self-help