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First Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam Released by Cowboys

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Michael Sam is a Cowboy no more.

The defensive end, who made headlines for being the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, was released from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on Tuesday.

His short-lived career with the Cowboys began on Sept. 3 after he was cut from the St. Louis Rams

Sam immediately reacted on Twitter, thanking fans for the support. Sam also spoke of his determination to play in the NFL, thanking Dallas for lessons learned and vowing to “continue to fight for an…

You Can Now Watch All 552 Episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ on Your iPad

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Good news, cable subscribers: All 552 episodes of The Simpsons are now available to stream online and on smartphones and tablets. Say goodbye to the rest of your work week.

The Simpsons debuted on cable network FXX in August. Now, as promised, the FXNow streaming app has the first 25 seasons of The Simpsons available to view at your leisure.

In addition to a special Simpsons World section of the FXNow app, SimpsonsWorld.com

ESPN’s Skip Bayless: Rape Charge Gave Kobe Bryant ‘Sizzle’

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And now a moment for the “Facepalm Hall of Fame.”

ESPN talking head Skip Bayless is no stranger to outlandish statements and extreme bloviation. But he appears to have exceeded even his own lofty standards on an episode of ESPN’s First Take, by saying that a sexual assault charge against NBA star Kobe Bryant essentially made him a more effective sneaker pitchman

The clip above references Bryant’s 2003 sexual…

5 Taylor Swift Songs That Are Actually About Sandwiches

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When most people listen to Taylor Swift, they think of unrequited love and growing up. But now that T-Swift has a cross-promotion with Subway and Diet Coke, we got to thinking — what if her songs were actually about sandwiches?

Check out the video above to hear some of your favorite Taylor Swift songs, and listen closely because you might be surprised to learn they’re not about Harry Styles after all.

Also, make…

Alaskan Man Discovers Skipping Rocks on Ice Sounds Awesome

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An Alaskan man, who documents his life in Anchorage on his vlog, decided to try skipping rocks across a frozen lake, because why not?

As a pleasant surprise, he discovered (more like, freaked out) that the rocks make a totally incredible sound against the ice.

Skip to 3:40, and see if you can tell the difference between ice rock skipping and a sound effect on Star Trek.

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7 Superheroes Coming to a Movie Screen Near You

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On Wednesday, Warner Brosannounced its plans for a legion of new superhero reboots in the years to come, as well as which of Hollywood’s elite would have the honor of donning a cape (or spandex suit)

The list included exhaustively-discussed regulars, such as Ben Affleck playing Batman in Zack Snyder’s film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, to surprises, including the newcomer filling Cyborg’s shoes

While…

Russian Hackers Used Microsoft Bug to Spy on Ukraine and NATO

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A group of Russian hackers used a previously undisclosed Microsoft bug to spy on the Ukrainian government and NATO officials, security researchers said.

The hackers used spear-phishing emails with malicious attachments, such as PowerPoint files, to target various victims across Europe and at least one in the United States, according to a report by iSight Partners published on Tuesday

The group is apparently comprised of fans of…

Why ‘The Walking Dead’ Premiere Was One of the Best Episodes Ever

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for the Season 5 premiere of The Walking Dead.

Is it OK to cry during a zombie show?

It’s weak, I know. But how was I expected to react during a sweet reunion and a gooey moment where a father got to hold his previously missing baby daughter?

The two scenes that came at the end of this season premiere — both detailed below — are the kinds of moment that breathe life into a show about death. Mixing the two is a fine art, as you run the risk of displeasing the core…

Behold: The No-Budget Remake of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ by 1,500 Fans

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Star Wars fans: Doing anything for the next two hours? No? Good. Then put your feet up and watch the surreal crowdsourced craziness that is Empire Strikes Back Uncut — a shot-for-shot remake of the 1980 classic, below.

Whereas the original had a budget of $33 million (or about $114 million in today’s dollars), this version had more modest funding — something along the lines of, oh, let’s say a nice, round $0.

Crowdsourced…

‘Crazy Funny’: Comedy World Remembers Jan Hooks on Twitter

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Comics of all stripes hailed Jan Hooks on Twitter as a standout Saturday Night Live performer while fellow funnywomen cited her as an inspiration after learning Thursday that the actress and comedian had died at age 57.

Hooks appeared on SNL from 1986 to 1991. Later, she played Carlene Dobber in the sitcom Designing Women and appeared on 3rd Rock From The Sun

Hooks’ former colleagues and fans shouted out her most famous characters,…