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NPR reports: Last week, Canada repealed a number of so-called “zombie laws” that remained on the books after they were found to be unconstitutional, redundant, or just, well … too old and weird. One law that was scrubbed was Section 365 of the Canadian Criminal Code – that’s the law that made it illegal to practice fake witchcraft. Despite the …

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Billboard Magazine reports: Earlier this week it was confirmed that Travis Scott will be performing with Maroon 5 during the Super Bowl halftime show in February, and on Friday, Rev. Al Sharpton expressed his disappointment with the rapper for accepting the gig. A number of artists –including JAY-Z, Rihanna and Cardi B– have turned down the halftime show (which will …

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Rolling Stone reports: Sam Smith has shared a stirring new ballad, “Fire on Fire,” his contribution to BBC 1 and Netflix’s Watership Down adaptation. “Fire on Fire” is paired with a lengthy preview of the latest Watership Down series, the Noam Murro-directed adaptation of Richard Adams’ award-winning novel about a pack of rabbits. The miniseries arrives on Netflix on December …

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Orlando’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man is accused of stealing a Christmas wreath off the front door of a house and hanging it outside his home. Angel Hugo Soles Romaguera, 55, is facing burglary and petit theft charges in the Dec. 7 incident that was captured on a Ring front-door camera, reports said. Investigators had spotted the wreath hanging …

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Matt Baume on 1988’s Pee-wee Xmas special: Imagine if Weird Twitter and Gay Twitter teamed up with a wild assortment of queer icons to make a holiday extravaganza that takes place simultaneously in the 1950s, 1980s, and also completely outside of time and space. Sharing elements with Judy Garland specials of the past, Glee episodes of the future, and 18th …

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The Los Angeles Times reports: LG Electronics Inc. plans to begin selling big-screen TVs next year that can be rolled up and put away like a poster, the centerpiece of an effort to revive an ailing business, according to a person familiar with the matter. The envisioned 65-inch TVs will retract automatically at the touch of a button like a …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: A Florida man was arrested Sunday after he tried to trade marijuana for food at a McDonald’s drive-thru, police said. Port St. Lucie police said Anthony Gallagher, 23, was at the drive-thru of a McDonald’s about 2 a.m., trying to exchange a bag of marijuana for some food. When police questioned him about what happened, Gallagher …

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Playbill reports: Gay Men’s Health Crisis honors Michael Urie, currently starring on Broadway in the revival of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song, with the 2018 Howard Ashman Award for his contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Fierstein, the writer and original star of Torch Song Trilogy, is scheduled to present Urie with the award at the 2018 …

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Playbill reports: With just over a month until it airs, Fox’s Rent: Live is teasing its cast in costume with a new video. See Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, Brandon Victor Dixon, and more appear as their characters in the video below, offering audiences a sneak peek at the highly anticipated live event, scheduled to air on Fox January 27, 2019. …

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Playbill reports: Hamilton and In the Heights Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda joins Billy Eichner in the latest installment of Billy on the Street, which dropped December 13. The release comes just before the premiere of Mary Poppins Returns, in which Miranda stars as chimney sweep Jack opposite Emily Blunt in the title role. NOTE: Our Blue Bear is early …

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Live Science reports: Long-lost cultures are sometimes known by the goods they leave behind. The Neolithic Corded Ware people of Europe, for example, got their name from the distinctive decorated pottery they made. If today’s humans ever get a similar moniker, we might be known as the Chicken People. Domesticated chickens, it turns out, could be a signpost for future …

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Engadget reports: As is the annual tradition, Google has released its list of top trending searches for the year. If 2018 was dominated by anything, it was untimely and unexpected celebrity deaths. The top 10 trending searches included DJ and musician Avicii, rapper Mac Miller, legendary comics creator Stan Lee, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, controversial rapper XXXTentacion, theoretical physicist Stephen …

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Newsweek reports: A Florida man has become the subject of a manhunt after stealing a foot-long sub, which he proceeded to hide down the front of his pants. On Monday, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office released CCTV images of the foot-long fan in a bid to identify him. From the police alert: Some of you may think we’re overdoing it …

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More homo TV history from our pal Matt Baume: I don’t mean to alarm you, but there are homosexuals lurking everywhere on television. They’ve been there for years. And this 1994 episode of Murphy Brown treated viewers to a heaping dose of gay lovers, queer history, and wanton singing of showtunes.

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The Associated Press reports: The Uranus Examiner, a small Missouri newspaper whose name inspired chuckles and groans when it launched a few months ago, is closing. The paper’s editors announced the end of publication Friday, after publishing just five editions since September. In statements posted on Facebook, Managing Editor Natalie Sanders and Louie Keen, the paper’s owner and publisher, blamed …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: Local police are cracking down on one of the world’s oldest crimes, even if the attempted transactions are…unconventional. A Florida man is accused of offering to have oral sex with an undercover St. Petersburg police officer in exchange for a hamburger on Dec. 1. According to an arrest affidavit, Frank Caponi, 57, propositioned a female officer …

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Tampa’s ABC affiliate reports: When authorities pulled a Florida man over on the interstate the routine traffic stop turned into anything but when a lemur appeared. Florida Highway Patrol stopped 27-year-old Shane Taylor because he was driving erratically and hitting other cars, troopers said. The horse trailer Taylor was pulling can be seen throwing sparks as it was dragged along …

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People Magazine reports: A surprise Taylor Swift performance will never go out of style! The 28-year-old pop star stunned guests of the Ally Coalition Talent Show in New York City on Wednesday night when she took the stage alongside singer Hayley Kiyoko to perform an acoustic version of “Delicate” from her reputation album. The Ally Coalition, founded by Swift’s pal …

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Click Orlando reports: A Florida man may be a real life Grinch after telling children there is no Santa Claus. Families attending Cape Coral’s Festival of Lights Saturday were greeted with a man, who was not named, holding a large sign and yelling that parents lie to their children about Santa being real, WBBH reported. The man stood there for …

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Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: A federal judge sentenced a Florida man to three years in prison Monday after he posed as a housewife and secretly recorded himself performing sex acts on more than 100 men. In September, Bryan Deneumostier, a 34-year-old Peruvian citizen, pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal interception of oral communications. Prosecutors said Deneumostier provided videos to …

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