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They Said Yes! Brangelina Finally Tie the Knot
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married on Saturday in France, a spokesperson for the couple has confirmed to the Associated Press.<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

Deadly Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water
The brain-destroying bug Naegleria fowleri was found in a parish water supply in Louisiana, officials said, although there were no reported illnesses<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Russian Forces Moving Inside Ukraine: Poroshenko
A pro-Moscow separatist leader earlier claimed Russian soldiers were fighting alongside rebels inside Ukraine.<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Could Infect More Than 20,000
A doctor in Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt has died from Ebola, officials said as the death toll in the outbreak climbed to 1, 552.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

First Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine Start Next Week
The U.S. government and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human trials of a vaccine against Ebola.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

'Central Perk' to Open in NYC for 'Friends' Anniversary
If you were hunting for a Manhattan coffee shop to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the premiere of "Friends," you needn't search any longer.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Thanks, ISIS: War Against Militants Boosts Kurds' Cause
PKK fighters have become vital to the international community's battle against the powerful Islamist insurgency in Iraq and Syria.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Thursday's Top 6 News Stories
From increasing tensions in Ukraine to a possible American jihadist death in Syria, see the stories we're following.<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

Race Against Time: First Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine to Start
The U.S. government and drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will announce Thursday that they are starting the first human trials of a vaccine against Ebola.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Ukraine: 'Invasion of Russian Forces Has Taken Place'
A pro-Moscow separatist leader earlier claimed Russian soldiers were fighting alongside rebels inside Ukraine.<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

Boozy Brunches: Manhattan Restaurant on Probation
A Manhattan restaurant, Pranna, has been put on probation after a community board found its boozy brunches were fueling bad behavior among patrons.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Phone Call Offers New Clue About MH370's Flight Path
Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 turned south earlier than previously thought, authorities said, based on an attempted phone call to the plane.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Too Young to Shoot? Why It's Legal for Kids to Handle Uzis
Aren't there laws to prevent children from handling guns like that? The answer is sadly, "Not really."<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

Making Millions? Every India Home to Get Bank Account
India has grown to become Asia's third largest economy, but nearly two-fifths of its 1.27 billion people do not have a bank account.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Ex-Model Drops Sex-Abuse Suit Against 'X-Men' Director Singer
Michael Egan III withdrew the suit against the "X-Men" director, the last of four suits brought against entertainment industry leaders, then dropped.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

American Hostage's Mom's Video 'Brilliant,' Experts Say
Looking straight at the camera, Shirley Sotloff addressed the head of ISIS by his preferred title, "caliph of the Islamic State."<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Military Jets Escort Flight After Drunken Passengers' Threat
Canadian fighters escorted a Cuba-bound flight to Toronto after a pair of boozy passengers got into a fight and made a threat, Sunwing said.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

FBI Investigates Whether Russians Hacked JPMorgan
Federal authorities are investigating hacking attacks against JPMorgan Chase and several other banks, according to published reports<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Convictions in Amish Beard-Cutting Cases Overturned
Samuel Mullet and 16 others of the Amish sect he founded were convicted of hate crimes for a series of beard cuttings in Ohio in 2011.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

A Shutdown Over Immigration? GOP Threatens It
What does the GOP's talk of a government shutdown to get its way on immigration mean for Obama's plans for executive action on the issue?<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Another Shutdown? This Time Over Immigration?
What does the GOP's talk of a government shutdown to get its way on immigration mean for Obama's plans for executive action on the issue?<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

USC's Josh Shaw Admits Lying About Heroic Rescue
University of Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw admits his story of rescuing his nephew from drowning was a "untrue."<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

Double Trouble: Storms Off Both Coasts Kick Up Surf
Hurricanes Marie and Cristobal weren't forecast to make landfall, but beaches were closed and surf warnings were issued along both U.S. coasts.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

'COPS' Crew Member Killed in Police Shootout
A sound supervisor for the venerable television program "COPS" was killed while covering a shootout Tuesday night.<img width='1' height='1' src='' border='0'/><br...

American Suicide Bomber Says He Was Watched by FBI
Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who drove a truck bomb into a restaurant in Syria, says in a new video that he was under surveillance in the U.S.<img width='1' height='1' src=''...

Entertainment News

Jennifer Lawrence's next gig may be as a groupie for Coldplay. Radar Online is reporting that she is planning on supporting her rumored boyfriend, Chris Martin, when he and his bandmates hit the road.

A source told the website, "Coldplay will be announcing in the next several weeks that they are embarking on a tour across the United States to promote their new album, Ghost Stories. This won't be a huge tour as the band has done in the past, and will only be stopping in the major markets such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Chris doesn't want to be away from his kids, Apple and Moses. Girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence will be part of the entourage. She has some down time in her schedule at the moment, and is having so much fun with Chris. Chris' sense of humor has genuinely surprised her, and his band mates really like Jennifer."

  • Chris has allegedly already invited Jennifer to join them in Las Vegas when they perform at the iHeartRadio festival.
  • A source told Us Weekly, "He writes her songs and loves taking her to private romantic spots. Chris is sweeping Jen off her feet. That's his thing."

Charlize Theron wants to fix the double standard against women when it comes to aging. The Oscar winner recently sat down with Women's Wear Daily where she expressed her dismay over how much youth is valued in the world of beauty.

The 39-year-old explained, "Women should find their strength and power in their sexuality, in their sensuality within, through getting older and being secure within that. It's ironic that we've built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f***in' concept about wisdom, what life is about. Women grow into their skin and learn the value of who they are over time. That's why I think people say women come into their prime in their 40s. And then for some reason our society just wants to's like a dead flower. It's like we wilt for some reason."

  • Charlize went on to discuss how the opposite is true for men saying, "Men are like fine wines -- the older they get, the better they get. It's such a misconception, and it's such a lost opportunity because that's when I think women are really in the true moment of their sensuality."

Miles Teller admits that he has some knowledge about one-night stands and offers up one key piece of advice for people who find themselves in that situation. The Fantastic Four actor appears in the new issue of GQ magazine where he promotes his new film Two-Night Stand.

Miles confesses, "I haven't necessarily been in a situation completely dissimilar." He advises, "You should always try and be a gentleman -- just be very delicate with your words. But also, if you don't think you're going to see them again, do not let them take a shirt and shorts. Because you will not get that shit back."

  • Miles is currently dating model Keleigh Sperry.

Prince Harry is currently enjoying a little vacation with friends and his rumored new girlfriend, Camilla Thurlow, is along for the fun. Sources tell Us Weekly that the royal will be spending a few weeks away to celebrate his 30th birthday on September 15th.

Harry and Camilla have reportedly been hanging out since meeting at a nightclub in July. One insider revealed, "They stayed in touch via text after the first night they kissed. It's a sign that he's really smitten with Camilla that he feels comfortable to invite her away with friends he's known for years." Another source added, "Harry is keen to settle down and has been thinking about what he wants in life."

  • The prince's trip started last Saturday (August 23rd) in Saint-Tropez, France with Camilla as well as his friend Ben Goldsmith and his fiancée Jemima Jones.
  • They are traveling on a boat which includes a luxe master suite, six other bedrooms, an on-deck Jacuzzi, gym, swimming platform, and helipad.

JENNIFER ANISTON WON'T BE DEFINED BY MOTHERHOOD: Jennifer Aniston appeared on the Today show on Wednesday (August 27th) where she discussed her conversation with Gloria Steinem about not being defined by her decision to marry and procreate. Jen explained, "I'd talked to her personally about this for a while, just because it is such an issue of, like, 'Are you married yet? Are you going to have your babies yet?' I don't have this sort of checklist of things that have to be done, and...if they're not checked, then I've failed some part of my feminism or my being a woman or my worth and my value as a woman because I haven't birthed a child." She continued, "I've birthed a lot of things, and I feel like I've mothered many things. And I don't feel like it's fair to put that pressure on people."

JOHNNY GALECKI ENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH KELLI GARNER: Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki is back on the market. Sources tell People that he and girlfriend Kelli Garner have gone their separate ways after two years together. They are reportedly still close friends despite the decision to end their relationship. Johnny was spotted enjoying himself at Emmy after parties with friends earlier this week.

ANSEL ELGORT SPLITS FROM LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND: Fault of Our Stars actor Ansel Elgort has broken up with his high school sweetheart, Violetta Komyshan. The split is apparently a result of his busy work schedule. A source told Us Weekly, "They tried to navigate his commitments, but between filming and press for the movies it got difficult." They were first spotted out together in June at the Valentino show in Paris.

MILA KUNIS AND ASHTON KUTCHER ARE GETTING READY FOR BABY: Mila Kunis is set to give birth any minute and she and Ashton Kutcher have been making the final preparations for their little girl. A source told E!, "Ashton is not letting Mila out of his sight. They are spending every moment together. He can't wait. Mila is so excited about the baby. She's not nervous at all. She's been really calm and chill about it all. Right now she's just getting everything ready. She is making sure the house is prepared and the nursery is stocked. She's been very involved in everything. She really wants to be a hands-on mom."

DEATH OF DREW BARRYMORE'S HALF-SISTER RULED AN ACCIDENT: The death of Jessica Barrymore, half-sister of Drew Barrymore, has been ruled an accidental overdose. The 29-year-old was found dead inside of her care in National City, California last month. The coroner found the cause of death to be acute intoxication from a combination of alcohol and drugs.

Vanessa Hudgens has new music on the way. The 25-year-old appears in Flaunt magazine's "Back to School" issue where she teases her upcoming project and what fans can expect.

Vanessa reveals, "I'll be collaborating with my best friend -- so, you know -- that's an adventure. Probably something that you're definitely not expecting." She continues, "This will be empowering. Fun. Majestic."

  • Vanessa's last album, Identified, was released in 2008. She also collaborated with the girl group YLA on a song called "$$$ex" last year.

JESSICA ALBA'S COMPANY WORTH NEARLY $1 BILLION: A new report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed that Jessica Alba's The Honest Company is worth nearly one billion dollars. The company's revenue for this year is expected to be over $150 million. Alba co-founded the business with Christopher Gavigan, Sean Kane, and Brian Lee back in 2012. Honest sells natural, non-toxic good that range from household cleaning supplies to baby products.

COFFEE SHOP FROM 'FRIENDS' TO OPEN IN NYC: Central Perk --the coffee shop featured on Friends -- will be opening up as a pop-up cafe in New York City. Warner Bros. is joining forces with Eight O'Clock Coffee to create the hangout in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the show. The shop will open to the public on September 17th in the SOHO neighborhood of the city and will stay there until October 18th. Central Perk will offer free coffee in addition to other in-store promotions and a meet and greet with James Michael Tyler who played Gunther on the sitcom.

WARNER BROS. SUED OF 'GILLIGAN'S ISLAND' MOVIE: A man named Travis Dunson has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. over copyright issues for their planned big screen adaptation of Gilligan's Island. He claims that he wrote a script called Gilligan's Island: 7 Stranded Castaways From the Hood back in 1999 which his agent allegedly brought to the studio and they were initially into it. The script for the new film was written by Benji Samit and Dan Hernandez and will star Josh Gad.

JESSICA CHASTAIN CALLS OUT MARVEL: Jessica Chastain recently chatted with The Wrap about how Marvel has really dropped the ball by not giving Scarlett Johansson a superhero movie. She explained, " I don't understand it, why is it taking so long for this? This woman clearly shows that people want to go see her in the movies. Lucy, didn't it beat Hercules by a lot opening weekend, when it was made for a lot less? She shows that she kicks ass, she's a great actress. Under the Skin is an incredible film, and why are we still waiting for a go-ahead on a superhero movie starring Scarlett Johansson? To me, it's a no-brainer. You want to make money, put Scarlett Johansson in a superhero movie!"

DISCOVERY CANCELS 'SONS OF GUNS': Discovery Channel has pulled the plug on the reality series Sons of Guns in light of recent charges against the show's star. William Hayden was arrested earlier this week on charges of aggravated rape which he allegedly committed against his own daughter. He was also arrested back on August 9th for molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature which he dismissed as rumors started by his ex-girlfriend. The network released a statement saying, "Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against William Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of Sons of Guns and cancel the series."


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