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‘Twilight’ Lives On, as Short Films on Facebook

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It seems that vampires really are immortal.

Lionsgate is planning to revive Twilight as a series of short films on Facebook, according to a new report in the New York Times.

The studio is planning five films, each of which focuses on Twilight characters, to debut exclusively on Facebook in 2015. A panel of judges, including actress Kristen Stewart and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, will select five female directors to head the…

Controversial ‘Daily Show’ Segment on Washington NFL Team Finally Aired

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The Daily Show has finally aired the contentious piece concerning the name of Washington’s NFL team that made headlines last week.

As the Washington Post first reported on Sept. 13, Daily Show producers staged a confrontation between four diehard fans of the team and a group of Native American activists. The tense meeting became vitriolic and the fans felt that if the segment aired, they’d be defamed. Washington fan Kelli O’Dell was reportedly so upset by the encounter that she later called…

‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’ Sequel Wonders Why Kids Won’t F*cking Eat

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Parents, when your precious angel rips you from your three hours of sleep to demand food that he won’t actually eat, you’ll want this f’ing book.

From the author of the wildly successful “children’s book” Go The Fuck to Sleep comes a sequel that tackles an age-old battle between parent and child: You Have to Fucking Eat.

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Author Adam Mansbach digs deep into the struggles of reasoning with a small child who refuses to…

‘We Lined Up for Ten Days to Get the iPhone 6 First in the World’

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SYDNEY — Four Australian guys spent 10 days in line waiting for the iPhone 6. They will be the first in the world to get their hands on the new device — and then they will give it away.

At spots number one and number two at the flagship Apple Store in Sydney, Salvatore Gerace, 22, Sam Vieira, 21, Davor Beric, 25, Christian Ibrahim, 21, have been involved in a very dedicated PR stunt since Sept. 9.

The new phone…

‘The Mindy Project’ Season Premiere Could Make Anyone Love the Show

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The Mindy Project returned with a new season Tuesday night on Fox, several long months after the show finally got main characters Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) into a proper relationship together

And the wait was well worth it

From the start of the episode, the show stayed true to this couple’s long-held truth: Mindy and Danny aren’t a so-called perfect couple — he’s sometimes what she’d consider a bore and she’s sometimes a lot of personality to handle — but they’re always…

Boko Haram’s Feared Commander Reportedly Among 200 Militants Killed by Nigerian Military

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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Soldiers killed scores of Islamic extremists in a rare victory, as the insurgents advanced on a town near the northeast city of Maiduguri, an officer and other witnesses said.

One officer said a feared Boko Haram commander known only as Amir was among some 200 militants killed in a battle Friday in Konduga town, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state and birthplace of the extremist group.

Glory Days: New ‘The Biggest Loser’ Features Ex-Athletes Gone to Seed

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Hashtag-America in hashtag-2014 is a place where you can turn on your TV and watch former athletes who are now way out of shape wear jerseys emblazoned with their respective weights — 366, 388, 263, 301, you get the idea — as personal trainers exhort them to lift medicine balls and run on treadmills.

And better yet: It’s all for your viewing pleasure! Because you are an American citizen and this is why we fight the wars, baby

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American Teen Pleads Guilty to Aiding Islamic State

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A woman from Colorado pleaded guilty on Wednesday to providing material support to the Islamic State — months after she told the FBI she wanted to be a terrorist

Shannon Maureen Conley, who is 19 and a certified nurse’s aid, was accused of providing material support to at least one person who is allegedly a member of the Islamic State

Now the teenager from Arvada faces up to five years in prison and a potential $250,000…

Obama’s Plan to Fight Radicals Is Reasonable But Too Late

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As President Barack Obama laid out his strategy to combat the Islamic State in a televised address Wednesday night, the central question was: Could he articulate a clear risk assessment while also proposing a reasonable and achievable way forward?

On both those counts, the answer is a hesitant yes.

The Islamic State is “a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way,” he…

Last-Minute Apple Rumor Roundup: Dates and Names and Parts, Oh, My!

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Stop it, you love Apple rumors

That’s why, believe it or not, we have even more last-minute, hail-mary Apple rumors to share as the countdown to tomorrow’s event expires. Put on your skeptical detective fedora and adjust your doubting investigator monocle, because some of these rumors are pretty juicy

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Let’s start with the iPhone 6, which is rumored to come in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes for the phablet lovers out…