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Originally posted on Variety:

Viacom’s MTV said it would launch a cooking competition program, a new family drama and three other new series as part of its coming programming slate.

In “Snack Off,” which debuts July 10, a group of amateur chefs battle in a competition that calls for recipes that use mundane munchies. Eddie Huang hosts the half-hour show, which will give the winners a cash prize and the inclusion of their recipe in a cookbook. A panel of judges includes supermodel Chrissy Teigen, master chef Jason Quinn and comedian Yassir Lester.

The drama, “Finding Carter,” debuts July 8 and tells the story of Carter, a teenage girl who discovers the woman she believes to be her biological mother abducted her as a toddler.

MTV said it had greenlit three other new series. The Alaska-based “Slednecks” is a half-hour docu-series that follows a group of friends living in the modern-day wilds of Alaska…

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Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

What an emotional video! To celebrate being placed on ‘Time’ magazine’s cover, Beyonce released her ‘Pretty Hurts’ music video, which showcases the dramatic life of a beauty queen facing the critics and struggling with her body image.

Beyonce is making a statement with her new video for “Pretty Hurts,” which was only available on her visual album before now. In the video, we see the body image issues that women go through, and even shows a girl trying diet pills and eating cotton balls to get skinny!

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Originally posted on Global Public Square:

By Fareed Zakaria

“[S]hots fired by the U.S. in Syria will echo loudly in Russia. The great irony is that Putin is now seeking to do in Ukraine exactly what Assad has done so successfully: portray a legitimate political opposition as a gang of thugs and terrorists, while relying on provocations and lies to turn non-violent protest into violent attacks that then justify an armed response,” writes Anne-Marie Slaughter in Project Syndicate.

Recall that the Syrian opposition marched peacefully under fire for six months before the first units of the Free Syrian Army tentatively began to form. In Ukraine, Putin would be happy to turn a peaceful opposition’s ouster of a corrupt government into a civil war. Putin may believe, as Western powers have repeatedly told their own citizens, that NATO forces will never risk the possibility of nuclear war by deploying in Ukraine. Perhaps not. But the Russian forces…

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Originally posted on News One:

black lawyers racism A new study by Nextions reveals that reviewers of a legal brief were likely to find more errors once they learned that the author was Black.

Based on findings from a previous study that revealed supervising lawyers are more likely than not to perceive African-American writers as having subpar writing skills when compared to their Caucasian counterparts, the researchers attempted to confirm if they would unfairly evaluate legal writing by Black lawyers.

The results were most unsurprising.

Nextions drafted a research memo from a fake third-year lawyer that focused on the issue of trade secrets at Internet start-ups. The researchers purposefully added 22 errors of varying degrees in the memo. The same memo was then distributed to 60 law firm partners (53 returned them for the study) at 22 law firms. The only difference was that one half of the partners knew the author was Black and the other knew…

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Originally posted on Hollywood Life:

Good answer, Rita! The Brit singer and Jay Z have long been victims of hookup rumors, but when she was asked about them in a radio interview on April 23, Rita silenced the whispers once and for all. Read on to watch her interview!

Rita Ora is not going to entertain those pesky Jay Z affair rumors anymore — for her benefit, but especially for Beyonce‘s. The sexy 23-year-old singer gave quite a revealing interview on April 23, dishing on her boyfriend Calvin Harris and her past with Rob Kardashian to Power 105.1′s “The Breakfast Club.” But the most intense part of the interview came when the DJs asked Rita about the rumors that she’s hooked up with Jay.

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Originally posted on CBS DC:

WASHINGTON — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

While the proposal being issued Thursday won’t immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.

The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules don’t immediately ban the wide array of flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing on places like TV or set product standards.

Any further rules “will have to be grounded in our growing body of knowledge and understanding about the use of e-cigarettes and their potential health risks or public health benefits,” Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said.

Once finalized, the agency could propose more restrictions on e-cigarettes. Officials didn’t provide a timetable for that action.

Members of Congress…

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Originally posted on CBS DC:

GLENARDEN, Md. (WNEW) — A car crashed through the front of a home in Glenarden early Thursday, startling the family sleeping one floor above.

The white car drove across the lawn before slamming through the front door and into the living room of a residence located in the 9200 block of Gary Lane. The crash caused extensive damage to the home.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. The owner of the house told WNEW reporter Jim MacKay they smelled alcohol on the driver.

This story will be updated.

WNEW’s Jim MacKay contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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Originally posted on WiLD 94.1:

According to a University of Central Florida student he was rejected from his school’s fraternity for being “too gay.”

He made a YouTube video to tell his story… apparently he was about to be accepted into Beta Theta Pi but then he was quickly kicked out!

The fraternity is claiming that his sexual orientation has nothing to do with him being kicked out. Read more HERE!

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Originally posted on Global Grind:

Screen Shot 2014-04-21 at 4.20.04 PM The Boondocks are officially back tonight at 10:30 pm on Adult Swim and we couldn’t be happier. There’s been so much happening in today’s news and popular culture, we can’t wait to be surprised at just who Aaron, Huey and Riley decide to mess with this season.

Could Terrio be the butt of some jokes? How about Charles Ramsey, Sweet Brown, or maybe some more serious topics?

To honor the return of one of Hip-Pop’s favorite shows, we’re looking back at our all-time favorite Boondocks moments. Check out the trailer first, and then our 15 favorite clips.

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1.Remember Latarian? The 6-year-old who stole his grandmother’s car and took it out for a spin to do hood rat stuff with his friends? Well, The Boondocks used that anecdote for some hilarious episodes.

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2. Fleece Johnson got the Boondocks treatment during an episode…

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Originally posted on It's the Women, Not the Men!:

female college graduates When was the last time you told your daughter that she had to get good grades, go to college and find a good job? OK. Now, when was the last time you told your daughter that she family with six kidsneeded to marry a Christian, have lots of kids and love them with all of her heart? Hummm….. Do you see my point? Who are you working for? The enemy?

Sure, it’s nice to go to college and work but if that’s all you’re telling your daughter, you are unwittingly working for the radical, second-wave feminists, who hate your guts. By pushing your daughter towards a “career” only you are actually undermining yourself, and everything your stand for.

Dad and DaughterAre you giving your daughter mixed signals? It appears that way. On the one hand, you are obviously the most honorable, reliable and trusted person in your daughter’s life and yet, on the other hand…

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