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Lawsuit: Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted' stole vulgar bear - CNN.com

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's raunchy comedy "Ted" earned an impressive $54.1 million its debut weekend.<p><b>Los Angeles (CNN)</b> -- A company that says it produced videos about a cursing teddy bear fond of prostitutes is suing Seth MacFarlane over his "Ted" movie.<p>"Ted" is "strikingly similar" to …

Apparently This Matters: Facebook bracelets? - CNN.com

"So, uh ... want to be Facebook friends?"<p><i>Editor's note: Each week in "Apparently This Matters," CNN's Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the Web.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- For several months in 2003, I did the whole European backpacker …

Jason Biggs apologizes for Malaysia Airlines tweet - CNN.com

After calling the gay community misogynistic on an episode of Bret Easton Ellis' podcast, Rose McGowan offered an apology of sorts. "Misogyny endangers me as a human. It also endangers the LGBT community," McGowan tweeted after her comments were criticized. "Could I have articulated my frustration …

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'Saved by the Bell's' Mark-Paul Gosselaar slams co-star - CNN.com

Beloved '90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell" is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The show debuted on NBC on August 20, 1989, after it was rebooted from a failed Disney series titled "Good Morning, Miss Bliss." It's the subject of the Lifetime movie "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story," which …

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Daughter: Joan Rivers' 'resting comfortably' - CNN.com

Comedian Joan Rivers died Thursday, September 4, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said. She was 81. Click through the gallery to look back at her career.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Joan Rivers through the years<p>Joan Rivers through the years<p>Joan Rivers through the …

Warning: These Kids' Rooms Are More Stylish Than Yours

A new book, from the immensely talented duo behind TheGlow.com, magically captures the essence of motherhood.<p>Fashion designer Jenni Kayne's daughter in their L.A. home featured in <i>The Glow</i><p>Balancing a career and children is an act to be admired in any case. To do so with effortless style and beauty …

8 Unexpected Ways to Decorate with Rugs

Give your favorite rug the attention it deserves.<p>Some area rugs have such gorgeous patterns and luxurious textures that it feels wrong to walk all over them. So don't. Instead, take a cue from these rooms and give your favorite rug the attention it deserves.

15 Sneaky Tricks To Make Flowers Look Better, Last Longer, And Make YOU Happier

From a penny in the water (genius!) to how scotch tape can make your arrangement perfect<p>Jessica Marshall, owner of Miss Daisy Floral Design Studio in Las Vegas and NYC, let our sister site, Cosmopolitan.com, in on some of her floral tricks to make decorating your house with beautiful flowers easy …

Step Inside Meg Ryan's 4,000-Square-Foot, $8 Million Loft

A full tour of the drop-dead gorgeous NYC apartment. Bonus: It used to belong to Hank Azaria!<p>It's no secret that we—and our sister publication ELLE DECOR—love Meg Ryan. They've published her design tips, her Martha's Vineyard home, plus a tribute to her many stunning movie homes. But it seems that …

13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately

Common items in your home that are putting you at risk.<p>There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of "going green" it's hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here's a list of …

This 18-Month DIY Kitchen Makeover Will Make You Jealous

Black and white, who knew we could love you even more?<p>Black and white, who knew we could love you even more? Wait until you see how the classic combination works wonders...

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Rooms We Can't Believe Are Outdoors

The epitome of indoor-outdoor living.<p>These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. If you moved them inside, you wouldn't have to change a thing.

3 Easy Steps to a Welcoming Entryway

Libby Langdon, designer and host of the TV show, Daykeover, shares an easy makeover for a foyer.<p>"Treat it as its own room, not just a pass-through space. Add a rug, a chair or bench, a table with books, a candle, a plant, to make guests — and you — feel at home as soon as they walk in. These ideas …

Why Blue and White Will Never Go Out of Style

A fresh take on a classic color combo.<p>With a rich range of hues, this classic combination looks fresher than ever. In this Greenwich, Connecticut, house, Lee Ann Thornton created a coastal and classic look with blue and white.

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The Saddest 2014 Decorating Trends

A new survey reveals some major bummers, like that fact that TVs are taking over.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>A new survey of decorating reveals some not-so-pretty trends.<p>The online survey of Houzz users currently working on a decorating project finds that:<p>• Just <b>2% feel like they've achieved their vision for their</b> …

Designer Charlotte Ronson Ditches the Girly Vibe in Her New York Duplex

When the designer moved into her digs, she pared down the ultra-feminine look of her last home while maintaining an effortlessly cool vibe.<p><i>One Kings Lane</i><p>Fashion designer Charlotte Ronson's clothing epitomizes the woman who always looks good without trying too hard, and her home is no different. A …

Ask a Designer: How Do I Decorate With Design Trends?

Every week, we're asking designer Scot Meacham Wood, formerly of Ralph Lauren and now owner of his eponymous design firm, a question from our readers. This week's topic is all about design trends. Have a decorating dilemma? Comment below and yours might be featured in a future installment.<p><b>Q: How</b> …

Celine Dion is Selling Her Mansion, Complete With a Waterpark

The singer just lowered the price on her estate. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p><i>Photo: Jason Meritt/Getty Images, Sotheby's International Realty</i><p>Celine Dion's mega mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida, might just be a steal now. According to the <i>New York Daily News</i>, the singer just …

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BEFORE & AFTER: This Childish Bathroom Goes Glam With Seaside Inspiration

An Amazing Open-Air House in Kenya

Tour an open-air home.<p>It's the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. As long as you're okay with rhinos on the lawn and cheetahs on the sofa. Designer Suzanne Kasler takes us on a tour of an amazing open-air home in Africa. For more interior design tips, read an interview with the designer.

11 Design Problems SOLVED! in 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …