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Pranking the Media with a Photo of Justin Bieber Eating a Burrito Sideways

The guys at Yes Theory just revealed that they were the pranksters behind the viral photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito sideways and that the entire thing was a hoax. To pull it off they flew a Justin Bieber lookalike to LA and then dressed him up, sat him in a park, and made him eat a burrito in a strange and bizarre way that triggered people in predictable ways. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/justin-bieber-burrito-prank-hoax/

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Scary Spice dressed up as Posh Spice for Halloween and the shade is real

Serious shade.Image: Getty Images for Heidi Klum There’s nothing that strange about friends dressing up as each other for Halloween — especially if you both happen to be famous. Mel B’s decision to dress up as Posh Spice seemed to be somewhat loaded, though. SEE ALSO: This video of Victoria Beckham dancing to the Spice Girls is all you want it to be Here’s the outfit, which Mel B (a.k.a. Scary Spice) shared on Instagram on Wednesday night. View this post on Instagram Yesssss @heidiklum yippppeee first year coming to…

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Sorry everyone, Stephen King has just given this 1 word a ‘long vacation’

The King of horror is done with things being 'amazing'.Image: WireImage This isn’t the first time Stephen King has banned a particular word or phrase. Anyone who’s read his excellent book On Writing will know he has more than a few pet peeves, and in recent years he’s taken to expressing these on Twitter. SEE ALSO: 41 times Stephen King’s dog Molly was the most evil beast on the internet Here’s an example from last year: Note to writers: “Amazing” is very tired. “Amazing” needs a long vacation. Therefore, please…

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Ellen tweets topless photo of Michael B. Jordan to Naomi Osaka for her 21st birthday

If you give Ellen a piece of information, you’d better believe she will remember it. The perfect example of this occurred recently on U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka’s 21st birthday. SEE ALSO: Michael B. Jordan had the perfect response to this tweet about him still living with his parents To mark the occasion, Ellen took to Twitter to give the following “present” to Osaka. pls block me 😩 — NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) October 16, 2018 Then the man himself responded. You’re welcome, Naomi. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 17, 2018 The…

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What is an ‘anti-bad vibes circle’? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found out.

No bad vibes here: Harry and Meghan donned colourful leis for a discussion around mental health on Bondi Beach.Image: Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images It’s been an understandably busy few days for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are in the midst of their first overseas visit. On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex dropped by Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, the chia seed-laden suburb that’s known for its bohemia and totally chill vibes, man. SEE ALSO: Why the next royal baby might not be a Prince or Princess…

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‘Billy on the Street’ is asking important questions: Why isn’t Emma Stone on Instagram?

Our country is extremely divided, but Billy Eichner is back on the street asking real questions to real people.  Eichner led Emma Stone through the streets of New York to find out what it’ll take for her to join Instagram. SEE ALSO: Billy Eichner Proves New Yorkers Don’t Care About the Emmys New Yorkers have a lot to say to Emma Stone, it turns out. There’s the man who saw La La Land three times in theaters, the woman who doesn’t care for her to do a horror movie, and…

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2 ‘Back to the Future’ stars had an IRL reunion and it’s 9 seconds of perfection

There aren’t many films that still feel relevant 30+ years after their initial release, but Back to the Future most certainly falls into that category. SEE ALSO: A classic ‘Back to the Future’ scene becomes new with terrible sound editing The franchise is so popular that even a 9-second Twitter video of two of its cast members re-uniting can still go viral in 2018.

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Baseball’s Justin Verlander, Dodger Killer, gets $1 million lunch bill

Image: Jeffrey McWhorter/AP/REX/Shutterstock Let this be a lesson to all big-name athletes: Fame carries a heavy price.  Take it away, Dr. Evil. The Houston Astros made a ton of enemies in Los Angeles when they knocked out the city’s Dodgers in a World Series win last year. Justin Verlander, one of Houston’s all-star pitchers, learned that the hard way on Friday when he went out for lunch in Beverly Hills. SEE ALSO: Watch this baseball player catch a bird mid-flight When the bill arrived for Verlander’s lunch at the Beverly…

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Fans are stanning Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson after listening to *that song* on ‘Sweetener’

Iconic.Image: GC Images If you weren’t already convinced of the sheer adorableness that is Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, well, buckle up, because you’re in for a hell of a ride.  After Ariana’s much-anticipated album Sweetener dropped, fans took to social media to gush over the song entitled “pete davidson“. A song in which Ariana calls the SNL cast member her “soulmate.” SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande predicted she would marry Pete Davidson back in 2016 Get a load of these lyrics: I thought you into my life, woahLook at my…

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Spice Girls fan Blake Lively and Baby Spice just had the purest Instagram convo

If you wanna be a Spice Girl, you gotta get into character and buy tickets to a concert. Everyone, including actress Blake Lively, knows that. Like many cool, music-loving girls in the late ’90s, Lively dreamed of being a Spice Girl — Baby Spice, to be exact. And thanks to the occasionally magical powers of the internet, we have photographic proof. SEE ALSO: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds lost all chill when they heard their daughter’s voice at Taylor Swift concert On Saturday, Twitter user @briamadrid shared an old photo…

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WWE wrestler Kane gets elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee

What a difference a campaign for mayor makes.Image: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images/George Pimentel/WireImage When you hear the name Kane, one of your first thoughts might be of the towering, mask-wearing WWE wrestler. Politics probably wouldn’t be the first thing to spring to mind. SEE ALSO: 7 celebrities that could run for president in 2020 but really shouldn’t That’s all about to change, though. On Thursday, Glenn Jacobs — the man behind the mask — got elected as mayor of Knox County, Tennessee. A little bit of Election Night TV magic.…

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This picture of Tom Hardy as Al Capone is unreal

Tom Hardy is starring in a biography about Al Capone.Image: Chris Jackson/Getty Images Infamous mob boss Al Capone has an iconic look, and somehow Tom Hardy is nailing it perfectly. SEE ALSO: Intense ‘Venom’ trailer introduces your not-so-friendly neighborhood parasite A recent picture of Hardy surfaced Wednesday that shows the actor in full Capone dress and makeup for his role as the gangster in the upcoming biographical movie Fonzo (which stems from Capone’s full first name, Alphonse — not to be confused with Alfonse).  It’s almost hard to believe that’s…

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The Rise of the Computer-Generated Celebrity

A new generation of celebrities is selling out concerts, starring in commercials, and amassing huge Instagram followings. But none of them exist—corporeally, anyway. In recent years, and starting in Japan, technology and social media have spawned a digital demimonde of computer-generated stars, ranging from fake musicians and models to company mascots who appear as holograms (like Betty Crocker, with AI). When they’re not entertaining you, they’re trying to convince you of their humanity, and even the more cartoonish among them have fleshed-out personalities. In a way, it’s the purest expression…

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