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The Miami Herald reports: A Florida man pulled over for speeding Christmas Eve locked his keys inside his car when Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies told him they were going to search the vehicle, according to his arrest report. Charles Albert Garcia, 40, had reason to worry. Deputies found small amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, amphetamine pills and marijuana inside …

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Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: Cameras were rolling when a Florida man brought a loaded assault rifle into a convenience store over a dispute about the price of cigarettes. Police said the incident took place around 5 p.m. at the Lauderhill Supermarket along the 2000 block of Northwest 49th Avenue, last Thursday. According to officials, 60-year-old Robert Miller brought the …

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The New York Post reports: This cat burglar litter-ally cleaned out the place. A man was arrested for busting into a Massachusetts woman’s home — and cleaning a cat’s litter box inside, according to a local report. While in an apparently confused state, 33-year-old Mitchell Sayers entered the victim’s North Adams residence last week through an unlocked door, took off …

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Variety reports: The exhibition business came roaring back in 2018, as blockbusters such as “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” powered ticket sales to record levels. The domestic box office hit a new high-water mark of $11.5 billion and global revenues also have a chance of reaching new heights if Christmas releases such as “Aquaman” and …

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UPI reports: A Los Angeles doctor said he’s seeing an increase in smartphone photo-snapping patients suffering from “selfie wrist.” Dr. Levi Harrison, an orthopedic surgeon, said patients have been coming in complaining of pain in their wrists and tingling in their fingers as a result of hyper-flexing their wrists when taking selfies with their smartphones. “It’s a form of carpal …

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USA Today reports: Where is Santa Claus right now? Thanks to a few high-tech trackers, we have an idea. Government workers, Google and even some local drone groups have their eyes on the sky this Christmas Eve looking for Santa’s sleigh and his flying reindeer. Not even a partial government shutdown is stopping the North American Aerospace Defense Command from …

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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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