Distraught woman whose house burned down gets uplifting surprise

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A massive fire destroyed eight buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts, including the home of one cat lover, who got an uplifting surprise after the blaze was knocked down Saturday. 

Despite the tragic loss of her home, firefighters were able to save her two cats. The woman was overjoyed to see her pets again amid the chaos, and her friend, Justin Khoo, captured the reunion in a touching video.

“My friend’s house was involved in a massive fire. She didn’t think her cats survived. Here she is finding them alive!” he wrote on Reddit. Read more…

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Someone compiled 262 movies from 2016 into a legendary trailer

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When movie buffs put their useless knowledge to good use …

Clark Zhu, an editor from California, edited together short clips from roughly 262 films that were released this year to make an epic, eight-minute, five-part trailer. 

Most of it is underscored by classic, dramatic music. You know the songs I’m talking about – the ones that make you feel all the feels every time you watch a movie trailer.

And if you’re in the mood to nerd out and know which movie each short clip is from, Zhu has an uber-detailed shot-by-shot list here.

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Snowy hill proves to be every car’s worst nightmare

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This might be the most slippery hill ever.

Filming outside her office in Montreal, Québec, YouTube user Samantha Dean caught footage of multiple cars crashing into each other after losing control on a snowy hill.

Even cars that try to stop at the top of the hill are met with an unfortunate sliding fate. Check out the multi-car pile-up above. Oof.

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Stephen Colbert takes on the horror of Trump’s mass-texting capabilities

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Welp, this is really happening.

In case you’ve buried your computer and haven’t heard (which we understand), starting Jan. 20, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump can send unblockable mass-text messages to all Americans.

Last night, Stephen Colbert tackled the distressing news on The Late Show, and in true Colbert fashion, it’s hilarious.

“The only person I would trust less with that technology is Anthony Weiner,” he joked.

Listen to the rest of the lovable host’s thoughts above.

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McDonald’s drive-thru employee can’t stop shrieking at a spider

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It’s a big week for McDonald’s news: the inventor of the Big Mac passed away AND an Instagram account dedicated to McDonald’s sign sunsets made headlines.

And now, the internet has gifted us a simply delightful video of a McDonald’s drive-thru employee’s encounter with a spider.

The dramatic employee was just trying to do his job when a spider appeared and halted his productivity, resulting in lots of shrieking and a co-worker coming to the rescue.

Luckily, an amused customer filmed the whole thing from his car. Read more…

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Burger King announces Cheesy Tots with help from Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro

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It’s impossible to forget the famous tater tots scene from the 2004 cult classic Napoleon Dynamite.

Burger King hasn’t forgotten about it. And apparently, the film’s stars Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez haven’t forgotten it either.

The original Napoleon and Pedro are currently spoofing the deadpan encounter in a new Burger King commercial advertising the fast food chain’s Cheesy Tots, which are back in stores for a limited time.

2004:

2016:

“Cheesy Tots are a bite-sized combination of warm potatoes and melty cheese inside with a crispy outside,” reads a press release Burger King sent to Mashable. Read more…

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Hillary Clinton surprised us all by introducing Katy Perry at a UNICEF gala

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Throughout Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign, Katy Perry was there rallying for her. Now, Clinton is returning the favor. 

At the UNICEF Snowflake gala at Cipriani Wall Street last night, Clinton made an impromptu appearance to introduce Perry, who was being honored with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.

“I have seen Katy’s commitment to the causes she believes in firsthand,” Clinton said in her speech. “I’ve gotten to spend time with her and I know how deeply she cares about making our world a better place. She is serious about understanding the complex problems we face and pulling people together to solve them. We need champions like Katy now more than ever: her passion, her energy and, yes, her voice, louder than a lion.” Read more…

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Felicity Jones finally reveals which ‘Star Wars’ character would dance to Beyoncé

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It’s impossible to watch any Stars Wars movie without wondering, “WHICH ONE OF THESE CHARACTERS WOULD DANCE TO BEYONCÉ?”

Finally, Felicity Jones has answered that question for us. Spoiler alert: it’s not Darth Vader.

She also reveals which character is most likely to get drunk at brunch, who is most likely to catcall a woman and who is most likely to re-gift your Christmas present. All designations, which have somehow never been given to these characters. 

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‘America’s Next Top Model’ is still a thing, and here’s the Cycle 23 trailer

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Apparently, 22 cycles weren’t enough – so get ready for Cycle 23 of America’s Next Top Model, which will premiere on VH1 on Dec. 12.

While Tyra Banks is listed as executive producer and does make a cameo in the trailer, this will be the first cycle in which she is not the show’s host.

Despite that, the high-action trailer has it all: crazy photoshoots, sassy judges, celebrity guests and drama between the contestants.

Is it bad I kind of hope this cycle is awful so I can dramatically recite my favorite ANTM quote?

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Alexis Bledel surprises everyone with her favorite ‘Gilmore Girls’ characters

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Some seriously deep cuts in here.

Alexis Bledel revealed her top four favorite Gilmore Girls characters on The Tonight Show last night, and her answers may surprise you.

Fallon previously revealed his top four characters on the show – excluding Rory and Lorelai, of course – and incited the popular hashtag #GilmoreGirlsTop4, where Twitter weighed in on their favorite Gilmore Girls personalities.

Guess which character made both Jimmy and Bledel’s lists. (Spoiler: it’s obviously Kirk).

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