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POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 12:34 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers fans cheer against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game on November 12, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city recently won Gawker's ugliest accent contest. (Photo by Justin K. Aller (Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburghers talk funny.

The city has "won"'s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist - Scranton - in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.

The gossipy news site set up a tournament bracket pitting what it deemed the 16 ugliest city accents in the United States against one another.

POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 11:00 AM
Monica Lewinsky attends the Kitchen Spring Gala Benefit 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street on May 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images)

This just in: Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter about two hours ago—and her second tweet was about the Forbes Under 30 Summit here in Philadelphia. We’re so on the map.

After only a couple hours and a first tweet of “#HereWeGo,” Lewinsky, the woman who, as a 22-year-old White House intern, had an affair with President Bill Clinton thus resulting in his impeachment, already has over 9,000 followers and counting.

POSTED: Saturday, October 18, 2014, 12:56 PM
Bradley Cooper on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon." (YouTube)

Bradley Cooper visited Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Friday to talk about his lead role in the Broadway show “The Elephant Man.” Except there wasn’t much chatting going on between the two.

Fallon gifted Cooper with an Eagles visor topped with a spiked-hair wig, poking fun at Cooper’s look last week at Heathrow airport in London. In turn, Fallon sported a Jets visor topped with a blonde spiked-hair wig, which of course triggered their laughing spree.

The two couldn’t hold it together for more than a few seconds and failed hilariously to get more than a sentence in about “The Elephant Man," or anything else for that matter.

POSTED: Friday, October 17, 2014, 5:05 PM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Russell Brand argues with a security guard outside of Fox News headquarters. (Screenshot via Youtube)

Russell Brand was threatened with arrest in New York earlier this week as he staged a protest outside Fox News headquarters after alleging he had been dumped from a planned TV appearance.

The comedian/actor claimed a planned guest spot on political pundit Sean Hannity's show was pulled at the last minute and he decided to make a mockery of the cancellation by campaigning on the street outside the channel's studios.

Capturing his protest and posting it on TheTrews video channel, Brand explained, "Here we are at Fox's headquarters, all the greats are here - Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity - all the people who refuse to have us on the show. "Sean Hannity, who booked us and then canceled us. So we are going to do a Trew special from here, in the heart of the establishment." But filming came to an abrupt end when a security guard approached him and asked, "Do you want to get arrested?"

POSTED: Friday, October 17, 2014, 12:41 PM
We don't care that the first name of the Emperor from Star Wars is Sheev ... as long as he doesn't mess with NBC10 meteorologist Sheena Parveen.

There's actually some buzz on the Web about a revelation from the next Star Wars movie:

Emperor Palpatine has a first name, says Wookieepedia, and it's one of the following:

(a) Chauncy
(b) Mr. Maleficent
(c) Digger
(d) Bubba
(e) Sheev

POSTED: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 11:07 AM
Wasabi (upper right) with California roll, ginger and sashimi. (Gerald S. Williams / Staff Photographer)

That wasabi you enjoyed recently was probably about as real as any Elvis seen recently in Vegas.

Indeed, you may never have had real wasabi, even if you're old enough to have seen the real Elvis, reports the Washington Post.

"What sushi restaurants actually serve alongside spicy tuna rolls is a horseradish-based concoction that is injected with green food coloring, infused with various types of mustard, and, often even, a bunch of other chemicals," writes WashPo reporter Roberto A. Ferdman. 

POSTED: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 3:36 PM
The cofounders of Pinterest are on the Nov. 3, 2014, cover of the Forbes. Images from the website are in the background.

Pinterest, the Internet's bulletin board, has such growth potential and such a strong appeal to advertisers that it's on the verge of becoming an "ad colossus" that could rival Facebook and even Google, according to a feverish treatise by Forbes.

Interesting that Pinterest hasn't even yet announced plans to go public, but Forbes showcases it on the cover of its Nov. 3 issue, which also touts the 50 Hottest Growth Stocks.

Not even five years old, Pinterest, with its emphasis on visual content, "accounted for nearly a quarter of all social sharing activity during the 2013 holiday season," is expected to have 40 million users this year, and already drives more traffic to Web publishers than any social network except Facebook, writes Jeff Bercovici.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 2:50 PM
Filmmaker Cory “Mr. Safety” Williams discovered the sound a rock skipped across a frozen lake makes and at least two minutes of kid-in-a-candy-store-like bliss ensued. (via YouTube)

YouTube star and filmmaker Cory “Mr. Safety” Williams discovered the sound made by a rock skipping across a frozen lake and at least two minutes of kid-in-a-candy-store-like bliss ensued.

“This is the coolest sound I’ve ever heard,” Williams exclaimed in the YouTube video. Williams and his girlfriend moved to Alaska in August and he has been vlogging about his adventures ever since. When the pair decided to take a walk near a lake in Anchorage, Williams was delighted at the echoing “ping” sound made when he skipped a rock.

According to a magazine cited by the Huffington Post, the sound is made when ice vibrates after being struck.

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