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POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 1:03 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Comedian Billy Eichner attends People's 'Ones To Watch' Event at The Line on October 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Not everyone found Burger King's latest commercial funny. 

Comedian Billy Eichner's friends and fans, as well as the funny man himself, took to social media after the fast-food chain aired a commercial during Sunday Night Football that resembled the format of Eichner's comedy routine. 

Eichner, who appears on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," is also known for his Funny or Die and Fuse TV series "Billy on the Street," where he can be found chasing down New Yorkers to ask them pop culture-related questions and screaming at them. In Burger King's commercial, a man with similar dark brown hair goes up to two pedestrian and asks them random questions before blurting out the answer.

POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 12:36 PM
Strange clowns have begun roaming the streets of Wasco, Calif., at night. (via YouTube)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - People dressed as clowns are causing a stir in California's San Joaquin Valley.

The latest after-dark sighting came Saturday, when police in Bakersfield responded around 8 p.m. to a report of a clown holding a firearm.

Officers searched but didn't find anyone.



POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 11:20 AM

There is an insidious menace slowly creeping into our nation's coffee shops, bars, and grocery store aisles, bringing with it a wave of pumpkin spiced basic behavior that only one man can dream of combatting. John Oliver, please, save us. 

Luckily, Oliver has heeded the calls of a nation in peril, taking to his Last Week Tonight web exclusive last night to let us know of the evil that is the pumpkin spice trend—a flavor he calls "eggnog for morning people." Unfortunately, though, we may have reached terminal levels of the fall treat. 

"It's kind of like how everyone you meet calls themselves a DJ all of a sudden," Oliver said. "But what they really mean is that they own an iPad and have been to a party." 



POSTED: Sunday, October 12, 2014, 2:08 PM
A little boy unleashed his inner diva during a live news broadcast in Las Vegas. (via YouTube)

Typically, when watching excited crowds jump and scream on a live news broadcast, you don’t expect to see a boy serving Yoncé-level fierceness. But when Las Vegas news station KLAS broadcasted a shopping center grand opening, one boy took the time to show the world just how much more fabulous he was than everyone else.

Even one of the news anchors who shared the screen with the dancing diva tweeted her admiration.



POSTED: Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12:31 PM
Caption:WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 09: (L-R) Actor Kevin Nealon, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, actress Nicole Richie and musician Laura Jane Grace pose at a party to celebrate AOL's fall premieres of their original programming at Palihouse on October 9, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The stars of AOL's webseries casually strolled the red carpet in the open interior courtyard of the Palihouse Thursday evening.

AOL celebrated the season premieres of five web shows, including "Laugh Lessons with Kevin Nealon," "True Trans with Laura Jane Grace," and Zoe Saldana's "My Hero." Nicole Richie's "#Candidly Nicole" and Emmy-nominated "The Future Starts Here" with Tiffany Shlain kicked off the premieres of their second seasons.

Kevin Nealon credited Gary Shandling with the inspiration for the show. After Shandling tried to teach Nealon's son the classic comic pratfall, Nealon took the idea of trying to teach kids comedy and how they can use it in their lives to Ellen DeGeneres and her production company. Each week, comedians including Adam Sandler, Sarah Silverman, Dana Carvey, Chelsea Handler and David Spade try to teach a few young children something about comedy.

POSTED: Friday, October 10, 2014, 2:53 PM
Workers from McCarthy Pest Control finish covering a house in Dardenne Prairie, Mo., with a tarp in preparation for fumigating the home to get rid of brown recluse spiders. Inset of spider not to scale. (J.B. Forbes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

The nightmare of a St. Louis-area family isn't over yet.

Two years ago, they abandoned their home because of some unwanted tenants: Several thousand venomous brown recluse spiders.

Last week, a pest-control service covered the entire house with a colorful tarp to saturate the insides with deadly sulfuryl fluoride gas, chilled to 67 degrees below zero, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

POSTED: Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:48 PM
Daniel Franzese's parody of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" is about a one-night-stand participant that won't leave. (via YouTube)

“Mean Girls” actor Daniel Franzese, aka Damian, just dropped a video almost as important as his powerful, April coming-out letter: a parody of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me.”

Called “Please Go Home,” Franzese called on the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to back him up as he desperately pleads for his unwanted houseguest to just leave.

Actor Adrian Anchondo plays the role of the one-night-stand participant who just won’t quit as Franzese sings, “Won’t you please go home/I want to be alone,” and ending the brilliant parody with the most appropriate Internet meme.



POSTED: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 3:03 PM
The bulk of an immensely menacing photograph of a Great White Shark, taken by Gloucester County art teacher Amanda Brewer. It was shot in South Africa during the summer of 2014, and went viral in October.

With a giant great white shark barreling at her, its jaws wide open, Amanda Brewer somehow had the nerve to snap what has become a viral photograph of perhaps nature's deadliest face.

The term "incredibly sharp" comes to mind -- for the focus and the enormous teeth. Her Instagram post of the picture has gotten thousands of likes, and coverage by Time and "Good Morning America."

Brewer, a Gloucester County art teacher, got the shot with a GoPro camera in Mossel Bay, South Africa, while volunteering over the summer for White Shark Africa, a conservation and eco-tourism group, 

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