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December 09, 2013

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Mary-Kate Olsen Looking for Pricey Engagement Ring

December 09, 2013 15:07:33 GMT

Mary-Kate Olsen is taking her relationship with her much older boyfriend Olivier Sarkozy to the next level. Rumor has it, the former child star has been spotted shopping for an engagement ring in Los Angeles recently.

The 27-year-old fashion entrepreneur has been dating the 44-year-old banker for more than a year. Their age difference had been the subject of chatter, but Olsen defended her choice, telling Wall Street Journal last year, "Everyone has an opinion. I find it's better to focus on what's in front of you and to keep putting one foot in front of the other."
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Britney Spears Calls Reality Show With Kevin Federline 'Worst Thing'

December 09, 2013 14:39:21 GMT

Britney Spears admitted that her reality show with ex-husband Kevin Federline was a big stumble in her career. The "Perfume" singer called "Britney and Kevin: Chaotic", that lasted only five episodes, "...the worst thing I've done in my career."

"Chaotic" aired from May 17 to June 14, 2005 on UPN. It took home videos of the in-love couple during her 2004 Onyx Hotel Tour in Europe. Over the course of four weeks, the series lost more than 1.6 million viewers. Critics have also panned it and called it a career suicide for Britney.
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Leighton Meester Joins James Franco in Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men'

December 09, 2013 14:08:22 GMT

Leighton Meester is set to make her Broadway debut in the revival of John Steinbeck's 1937 classic drama, "Of Mice and Men". The former "Gossip Girl" actress will star on the stage production this spring opposite James Franco and Chris O'Dowd.

The story centers on an unlikely friendship between two migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression. O'Dowd plays the mentally-challenged Lennie who befriends Franco's George. Meester has been attached to the role of Curley's wife, the flirtatious and beauty-obsessed young lady who caught the eyes of Lennie.
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Justin Bieber Closes Music Mondays With 'Confident' Ft. Chance the Rapper

December 09, 2013 09:11:22 GMT

Justin Bieber wraps up his Music Mondays series with his collaboration with Chance the Rapper, "Confident". Unlike most of the songs released during the past 10 weeks, the new track features more bouncy beats.

Bieber can be heard singing about meeting a girl and falling for her. "Focused, I'm focused/ She got a body like that/ I ain't never seen nothing like that/ Like a fantasy in front of me/ I think that something special is going down," he describes the girl.
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Trailer for 'Downton Abbey' Christmas Special Sees Snarky Comment and a Warning

December 09, 2013 08:48:43 GMT

As it's getting closer to Christmas, the U.K.'s ITV shares a trailer for "Downton Abbey" Christmas episode. The video opens with Lady Cora's mother Martha Levinson, played by Shirley MacLaine, arriving at the Crawleys' residence.

"The gang's all here!" Martha cheerfully says, which is responded with a snarky comment by The Dowager Countess, "Is that American for hello?" Later at the end of the snippet, Martha tells the Dowager, "My world is coming nearer, and your world is slipping further and further away."
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The Wanted's Member Siva Kaneswaran Is Engaged

December 09, 2013 08:45:08 GMT

The Wanted's member Siva Kaneswaran is now engaged to his girlfriend Nareesha McCaffrey. The boybander reveals details of the proposal in an interview with U.K.'s Hello magazine, saying that no one knew he was going to propose, including his bandmates Max George, Nathan Sykes, Tom Parker and Jay McGuiness.

"It was like a military operation to plan the proposal. I couldn't even tell the other boys in the band in case they blew the surprise," he says. McCaffrey originally wanted to throw a birthday party for the boybander in November, but the 25-year-old singer turned it into an engagement party instead.
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Billy Joel and Carlos Santana Receive Kennedy Center Honors


December 09, 2013 08:41:47 GMT

Billy Joel is one of the artists who received the Kennedy Center Honor at a ceremony held at the John F. Kennedy Center on Sunday, December 8. The legendary singer, who's popular for his "Just the Way You Are", ''Uptown Girl" and "Allentown", was presented with the award for influencing American culture through the arts.

Joel said the honor stood apart from his six Grammy Awards. "This is different. It's our nation's capital," he told The Associated Press. "This is coming more from my country than just people who come to see me. It's a little overwhelming."
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Lady GaGa Dresses as Christmas Tree in London

December 09, 2013 08:14:59 GMT

Lady GaGa apparently is in the holiday spirit. The singer who is known for her unique outfit wore a pine tree as a hat as she left the "Jingle Bell Ball" show at O2 arena in London on Sunday evening, December 8.

The tree GaGa wore during the evening was completed with some baubles and a golden star on top. In addition to the tree hat, the "Applause" singer wore green wig, making her appearance similar to a Christmas tree. She additionally wore a red dress and towering boots as she walked to the Langham Hotel.
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Ariana Grande Accused of Dissing Selena Gomez for Lip-Syncing


December 09, 2013 07:50:06 GMT

Ariana Grande had a little problem with Selena Gomez during KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles on December 6. Some people accused the Nickelodeon star of dissing the former Disney darling for not singing live during her set.

The problem started when Gomez was caught lip-syncing after she suffered a technical malfunction onstage. Grande, who performed later and fortunately decided to sing live, also experienced similar technical issue as her microphone finally worked when the star was in the middle of performing a song.
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Twitter Feud Ensues After MTV Cancels 'Teen Mom 3'

December 09, 2013 07:38:54 GMT

MTV has apparently pulled the plug on "Teen Mom 3". Stars of the reality series revealed the show's cancellation with their tweets, as Katie Yeager wrote, "I'm grateful for this experience. Molli [her daughter] and I are ready to move on from this and live a normal life. Thanks for all the love and support."

Briana DeJesus tweeted, "Teen Mom 3 was one of the best experiences I ever had! I will never forget it!" She added, "Time to move on from MTV and do bigger and better things & no I don't mean become a porn star lol," possibly taking a jab at Farrah Abraham who starred in an adult movie after "Teen Mom" was axed.
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Simon Cowell's Girlfriend Celebrates Baby Shower

December 09, 2013 07:27:54 GMT

Simon Cowell's baby mama Lauren Silverman has held a baby shower to welcome the couple's bundle of joy. The bash was held at the former "American Idol" judge's house in Beverly Hills on Sunday afternoon, December 8.

According to E! News, Cowell's former lovers Terri Seymour and Mezhgan Hussainy attended the fun event. The coach on "The X Factor (US)" was said leaving the house when the bash was about to start and spent his time at the Peninsula Hotel.
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'Homeland' Season 3 Finale Preview: Time for Redemption

December 09, 2013 06:54:45 GMT

"Homeland" releases a dramatic teaser for its season 3 finale. Not sharing any footage from the upcoming episode, the video features montage of scenes from this season as Brody provides a voiceover.

"There's this man in Caracas. He's a doctor. He called me a cockroach...," he cryptically says. "Unkillable...Bringing misery wherever I go. This is about redemption - mine. I'm a lot of things, but I'm not a Marine anymore. I haven't been for some time."
News > Music News

Artist of the Week: Sevyn Streeter

December 09, 2013 06:50:03 GMT

It's time for Sevyn Streeter to shine. Having penned hits for the likes of Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland and Ariana Grande, the 27-year-old singer/songwriter is now creating miracle for her own.

Before starting a solo career, Streeter was known for being in group RichGirl. After the band split, Streeter released solo singles "I Like It" and "It Won't Stop". The latter song, which peaked at No. 34 on Billboard 100, features guest vocal from Brown and is included in her newly-released first EP, "Call Me Crazy, But..."
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Lee Brice Welcomes Baby Boy, Shows Off Newborn Son on Twitter

December 09, 2013 06:45:06 GMT

Country music crooner Lee Brice and his wife Sara are overjoyed. The couple welcomed a healthy baby boy, Ryker Mobley Brice, Wednesday, December 4. The bundle of joy weighed in at 8 lbs., 4 oz. and 20.5 inches long at time of birth. "Mobley was my great-granddaddy's middle name, my daddy's and mine," he explained the baby's name to Country Weekly.

Brice, 33, proudly showed off his newborn son on Twitter. "A week ago I didn't think I could be any happier. I was wrong. Our bran new baby boy Ryker Mobley Brice was born healthy, My heart is full," he wrote, before praising his wife, "Sara is the strongest and most amazing woman I know.. She did so good and He is perfect."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Miley Cyrus Sports New Short Bob Hairstyle

December 09, 2013 06:34:47 GMT

Miley Cyrus has got new hairstyle. The "Wrecking Ball" singer showed off the new hairdo which is completed with bangs as she attended 2013 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas on Saturday, December 7 in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old star wore all-black outfit at the event. She also had bright red lipstick.

The next day, Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter took to Instagram to share a fun photo of her with a friend. "Red wine & plastic cups #classylassy," she captioned the snap. The star, however, did not say anything about her new hairdo.
News > Movie News

New York Film Critics Online Names '12 Years a Slave' Best Picture of 2013

December 09, 2013 06:10:26 GMT

"12 Years a Slave" grabs the top honor at another critics awards, adding to its big wins from Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics. The Steve McQueen-directed drama is named this year's Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online.

The N.Y. group also agrees with the Boston film critics as they give Best Actor title to "12 Years a Slave" male lead Chiwetel Ejiofor and Best Actress to "Blue Jasmine" leading lady Cate Blanchett. Best Supporting Actor goes to Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club"), and Best Supporting Actress is given to Ejiofor's co-star Lupita Nyong'o.
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'Godzilla' Viral Videos Tease 'MUTO Research'

December 09, 2013 05:21:12 GMT

While waiting for the official trailer, "Godzilla" releases two viral videos and a website which introduce a so-called "MUTO Research". Question on what MUTO is arises since there is not much info available on the videos which show only static scenes and some distorted speech.

Directed by Gareth Edwards, the upcoming movie stars Aaron Johnson as a military member, Elizabeth Olsen as his on-screen wife, and Bryan Cranston as a scientist. They are joined in the cast ensemble by Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins.
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American Singer Stuns on 'Arabs' Got Talent' Finale

December 09, 2013 05:06:20 GMT

An American girl with no Arab heritage shone among other finalists on "Arabs' Got Talent", the Arabic version of Simon Cowell-created "Got Talent" franchise. Jennifer Grout was among the final three contestants competing for the top prize on the show's finale Saturday night, December 7 held in Beirut.

Grout stunned audience earlier at the competition with her renditions of classical Arabic songs despite the fact that she only speaks a little Arabic. That night, she sang "Wahashtini" ("I've Missed You") which was originally performed by Lebanese-Egyptian singer Souad Mohamed.
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Video: Beyonce Twerks in Leaked Snippet of 'Grown Woman'

December 09, 2013 04:57:33 GMT

A short video of Beyonce Knowles' "Grown Woman" has unexpectedly hit the web. In the 80-second snippet, the 32-year-old diva is featured showing off her energetic dance moves while being joined by several female dancers.

Bey is also seen twerking as her empowerment anthem is played in the background. Before the clip ends, she sits with three children, one of which who looks like Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy leans in to kiss the star.
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'La Cage aux Folles' Director Edouard Molinaro Dies at 85

December 09, 2013 04:41:38 GMT

Edouard Molinaro, who is popular for his French movie "La Cage aux Folles", has passed away. The Academy Award-nominated director died in Paris on Saturday, December 7 because of lung failure, BBC reports.

French president Francois Hollande praised the famed director in a statement following his death. "Edouard Molinaro possessed the talent for attracting a broad public to quality films. This film-maker, who had a rich and varied career, directed the greatest actors of French cinema while winning over the public, and winning the admiration of his peers, at the same time," the statement read.
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Amy Adams Rocks Black Lace Gown at 'American Hustle' NY Premiere


December 09, 2013 04:34:51 GMT

Amy Adams was a vision at the premiere of her new movie "American Hustle" at the Ziegfeld Theater Sunday, December 8 in New York City. She walked down the red carpet with her actor fiance Darren Le Gallo who looked sharp in a three-layer designer suit.

The Lois Lane of "Man of Steel" showed some skin in an Elie Saab black lace gown with high collar and see-through panels. She kept her hair sleek and straight, and finished off her appearance with Neil Lane jewelry, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a Valentino clutch.
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'The Amazing Race 23' Finale: A 'Happy Ending' for the Winning Team

December 09, 2013 04:21:37 GMT

After almost a month on the road, the contestants of "The Amazing Race" season 23 made a trip back to the U.S. In the first leg, the remaining four teams left Indonesia for Tokyo, Japan. Jason and Amy were the first to leave. They formed an alliance with Tim & Marie and Travis & Nicole to try to get rid of Leo and Jamall, who would face a Speed Bump for arriving the last in the previous leg.

Leo and Jamall were on a different flight with the three teams, but the cousins arrived first. They headed to the Gotokuji temple where they faced a Detour. It's a choice between Knock It Down and Call It Up. For the former, both team members would become human bowling balls, while for the latter, one person would get in a phone booth full of water and goldfish and make a phone call. They had to tell their teammate what they heard on the phone.
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One Direction Performs 'Story of My Life' and 'Through the Dark' on 'SNL'


December 09, 2013 04:15:52 GMT

The members of One Direction were the special musical guests in Saturday, December 7 episode of "Saturday Night Live". Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Harry Styles performed two of their songs when hitting the stage of the show.

For their first appearance, the British/Irish boyband performed their latest single "Story of My Life". Dressed in black suit, the boys sang a sweet and touching rendition of the ballad. They later returned to the stage and excited fans with a live rendition of new track "Through the Dark".
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Mila Kunis Takes Ashton Kutcher to Her Brother's Wedding

December 09, 2013 03:56:34 GMT

Ashton Kutcher joined Mila Kunis at her brother's wedding on Saturday, December 7 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Michael Kunis married his ballet dancer girlfriend Alexandra Blacker in a ceremony which was held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter. Alexandra trained Mila for her role in 2010's "Black Swan". She was engaged to Mila's brother in December 2012.

The actress wore a soft pink, knee-length dress during the ceremony and reportedly still wore the gold band on her ring finger. "Mila wore a gold band on her engagement ring finger but it didn't have a diamond, just a simple gold band similar to a wedding band. Mila was very happy for her brother and his wife. During the ceremony, she stood at the altar and seemed very focused on the vows," a source told E! News.
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'12 Years a Slave' Wins Big at Boston Film Critics Awards

December 09, 2013 03:38:46 GMT

"12 Years a Slave" dominates both Boston Society of Film Critics and Boston Online Film Critics Awards this year. The epic historical slavery drama win Best Picture, Best Director (Steve McQueen) and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in the voting held by the two associations on Sunday, December 8.

On top of that the adaptation of Solomon Northup's autobiography bags three more coveted prizes in the Boston Online Critics. The movie sweeps Best Editing, Best Original Score and Best Supporting Actress for its star Lupita Nyong'o.
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Fans Pay Tribute to Paul Walker at Unofficial Memorial

December 09, 2013 03:11:15 GMT

Many fans attended an unofficial memorial held at Paul Walker's crash site in Valencia, Calif. on Sunday, December 8. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the actor's fans came in their tuned up cars as well as on foot to mourn the death of the "Fast and Furious" actor and his friend Roger Rodas.

Many of the fans left flowers, stuffed animals and notes at the crash site. There was also a large banner provided to pay homage to the late actor. A Nissan Skyline which Walker drove in the fourth installment of the movie as well as some cars from the popular franchise were also featured at the event.
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Lea Michele Unveils Tracklist for Debut Album 'Louder'

December 09, 2013 03:07:17 GMT

Lea Michele has shared the tracklist of her upcoming album, "Louder". The Rachel Berry of "Glee" took to Instagram on Sunday, December 8 to reveal what songs will be featured in her debut studio effort.

The first single off of the album is called "Cannonball". Written by Australian singer/songwriter Sia Furler, the track No. 1 will be available on December 10, the same day fans can pre-order the album.
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'Terminator 5' to Be Titled 'Terminator: Genesis'

December 09, 2013 03:00:10 GMT

The title for upcoming "Terminator" reboot might have been revealed. According to reliable Production Weekly, the fifth installment of the cyborg movie franchise to be directed by "Thor: The Dark World" helmer Alan Taylor will be called "Terminator: Genesis".

Details of the project are still scarce, but rumor suggests it's intended to be the first installment of a new trilogy. Laeta Kalogridis, the "Shutter Island" screenwriter and "Avatar" executive producer, is penning the script with "Dracula 2000" director/writer Patrick Lussier.
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'Sherlock' Unleashes Interactive Trailer for Season 3

December 09, 2013 02:49:25 GMT

The first full trailer for "Sherlock" season 3 has been made available for viewing pleasure. It shows that Sherlock plans to surprise John Watson after his return, but the doctor isn't too amused with the surprise.

"I don't care how you faked it, I want to know why," John asks. "The one person he thought didn't matter at all to me was the one person that mattered the most," Sherlock says. John has moved on two years after the fall and isn't residing at 221B Baker Street anymore.
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'Gravity' and 'Her' Tie for Best Picture at Los Angeles Film Critics

December 09, 2013 02:19:35 GMT

Los Angeles Film Critics Association names two winners for Best Picture of 2013. Alfonso Cuaron's space drama thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's sci-fi romance "Her" tie for the top honor. But Cuaron manages to rise above Jonze in Best Director category. The former wins the title, while the latter settles as a runner-up.

There are two other ties in the voting Sunday, December 8. Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") takes home Best Actress honor along with Adele Exarchopoulos ("Blue Is the Warmest Color), and James Franco ("Spring Breakers") wins Best Supporting Actor title alongside Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club").
News > Celebrity Gossip

Lindsay Lohan Didn't Order Barron Hilton Assault, Says Attacker

December 09, 2013 02:04:37 GMT

A man who attacked Paris Hilton's brother on Friday, December 6 said that Lindsay Lohan did not order the assault. A representative for Ray Lemoine told TMZ that the feud was started by Barron Hilton.

Ray claimed that at that time Barron refused to leave the mansion and pulled the "do you know who I am card." Barron reportedly pushed Ray later and things got heated. The representative insisted that the "Mean Girls" star had nothing to do with the fight. The 27-year-old actress' father Michael Lohan also denied the accusation.
News > Music News

Elton John Slams Russia's Anti-Gay Law During His Concert in the Country

December 09, 2013 02:02:19 GMT

Sir Elton John did use his concert in Russia as an opportunity to criticize the country's controversial law which bans the "propaganda of homosexuality" to minors. During a Friday, December 6 show in Moscow, the openly gay British musician interrupted his own gig to voice his opinion about the legislation.

"I am deeply saddened and shocked over the current legislation that is now in place against the [homosexual] community here in Russia," John, who is in a civil partnership with filmmaker David Furnish, said. "In my opinion, it is inhumane and it is isolating. Harmony is what makes a happy family and a strong society."
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Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman 2' Co-Stars and Kristen Wiig Make Surprise Appearance on 'SNL'

December 09, 2013 01:55:23 GMT

Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy has been everywhere on television in the past few weeks. After appearing on several TV news programs as his "Anchorman" character, the actor made a surprise guest appearance as himself in the latest episode of "Saturday Night Live" hosted by Paul Rudd, who also stars in "Anchorman: The Legend Continues".

In his monologue, Rudd recalled how musical guests Beyonce Knowles and Paul McCartney overshadowed him in his past two hosting stints. The same situation could repeat once again as One Direction entered the stage and was welcomed with a thunderous applause from the audience.
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'Frozen' Beats 'Catching Fire' to No. 1 on Box Office


December 09, 2013 01:29:34 GMT

"Frozen (2013)" wins a tight race to No. 1 on North American box office against "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire". Both are in its third weekend. The Disney film adds an estimated $31.6 million, blocking the adaptation of Suzanne Collins' second book from topping the chart for three weeks in a row.

Overseas, the 3D animation adds $30.6 million for a global total of $190.2 million. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale "The Snow Queen", the musical fantasy comedy drama is voiced by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff among others.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Susan Boyle 'Relieved' After Finding Out She Has Asperger's Syndrome

December 09, 2013 00:50:37 GMT

After a long search for the truth, Susan Boyle found out that she has Asperger's syndrome and it came as sort of a relief for her. The 52-year-old singer told British paper The Observer that she went to see a specialist because she thought she has a far more serious condition than what the doctors told her when she was a child.

Boyle had difficulties learning as a child and was told that it was the result of oxygen deprivation upon birth. "I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label," she said. "Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself."
News > Music News

Rebecca Black Releases 'Saturday' Video, a Sequel to 'Friday'

December 09, 2013 00:33:20 GMT

Rebecca Black makes it to "Saturday". The 16-year-old who went popular in 2011 for her viral video "Friday", has released a new music video titled "Saturday". Joining her in the video is fellow YouTube star Dave Days who has generated quite a reputation with his covers of popular songs and parodies.

Tweeting the video link on Saturday, December 7, Black called it a sequel to "Friday". The video begins with Black waking up at 2 P.M. from an overnight party and continues with her hanging out with a bunch of friends on the beach. The song contains such lyrics as "Yesterday is Friday, today is Saturday", which is exactly what landed her on the hot water the first time.
 
 
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