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Ever Wonder What Songs Music's Biggest Stars Chose for a First Wedding Dance?
Ever Wonder What Songs Music's Biggest Stars Chose for a First Wedding Dance?
June 28, 2016

Ever Wonder What Songs Music's Biggest Stars Chose for a First Wedding Dance?

• Elvis Presley married Priscilla in 1967 and he chose his own song, "Love Me Tender"
• When Jay-Z and Beyonce 'put a ring on it' in 2008, they chose "Crazy in Love", the first song they ever collaborated on
• Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman chose a very popular wedding song, Etta James' "At Last"
• Kanye West and Kim Kardashian also chose "At Last", followed by two Otis Redding hits: "These Arms of Mine" and "Tenderness"
• And when Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell, he wrote an original song just for her called "My Valentine"

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Backstreet's Back, All Right!
Backstreet's Back, All Right!
June 28, 2016

Backstreet's Back, All Right!

• The Backstreet Boys recently performed at the Miss USA 2016 pageant and announced an upcoming Las Vegas residency trial run, not to mention that they're slated to perform on ABC's upcoming series Greatest Hits, where they'll be joined by Meghan Trainor.
• All that aside, they've also found time to get back in the studio.
• Brian Littrell took to Instagram to announce that new music from the band is due out in late August.
• Littrell's photo caption teased that the band was, "Doing something we've never done before.... BSB feature with FGL..... Great record.... Comes out late August....."
• FGL is speculated to mean Florida Georgia Line but BSB has not confirmed

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Ludacris Playing July Fourth
Ludacris Playing July Fourth "Freedom" Concert at Guantαnamo Bay
June 28, 2016

Ludacris Playing July Fourth "Freedom" Concert at Guantαnamo Bay

• Ludacris has agreed to headline a "Freedom Festival" concert at the Guantαnamo U.S. Navy base this Fourth of July.
• The 79 war-on-terror detainees will not be close enough to the concert to hear the music, though, because the concert venue is miles from the closed Detention Center Zone prison camps.
• The performance, which will follow a fireworks display on Monday night, will be for the troops, Department of Defense contractors, and Navy families.
• Ludacris has performed twice before for the troops, in 2004 and 2010. And the Fast and Furious cast member has spent time in Cuba recently filming Fast and the Furious 8 as it becomes the first Hollywood studio movie to film on the island post-embargo.

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Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce
Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce
June 28, 2016

Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce

• Lisa Marie Presley, 48, has filed for divorce from her guitarist husband Michael Lockwood, 55, after ten years of marriage
• Lisa Marie has demanded full custody of the couple's twin 7-year-old daughters, Harper and Finley.
• In court papers, Presley has asked that her producer ex only be allowed supervised visitation.
• Lisa and Michael married in January of 2006 in traditional Japanese ceremony in Kyoto, Japan, a year after her produced Lisa's album, "What Next"
• This is Lisa Maire's fourth divorce having previously been married to Danny Keough - who is father to her other two children Riley and Ben - then Michael Jackson from 1994 to 1996 and Nicholas Cage from 2002 to 2004.

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Mr. "Ugly" Potato Head Makes His Debut
June 28, 2016

Mr. "Ugly" Potato Head Makes His Debut

• A new "ugly vegetable" version of Mr. Potato Head is making its debut made by toy company, Hasbro.
• As a fun way to raise awareness for unnecessary food waste, Hasbro partnered with a U.K. supermarket chain to create a "wonky" Mr. Potato Head.
• He looks like a less-than-perfect version of his former self but is very much in line with the "ugly vegetable movement."

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The hottest new diet trend is fit for King...a Medieval King
The hottest new diet trend is fit for King...a Medieval King
June 28, 2016

The hottest new diet trend is fit for King...a Medieval King

• The Paleo movement has proved that it's not so crazy to follow in our distant ancestors' footsteps when it comes to what we eat
• The newest diet craze may take that one step further, tackling the diets of medieval kings
• Using medical texts from the era to figure out what to eat, proponents of the diet say it's surprisingly easy to eat the medieval way
• The Medieval Diet includes foods like fresh eggs, figs, grapes, and red wine

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Good Day's #GoodNews - Thrive Market Brings Organic Food to Low-Income Families
Good Day's #GoodNews - Thrive Market Brings Organic Food to Low-Income Families
June 28, 2016

Good Day's #GoodNews - Thrive Market Brings Organic Food to Low-Income Families

• Online health food store Thrive Market announced it raised $111 million in investment funds.
• The membership shopping site, currently has 5 million registered users and 300,000 paid members, was founded by a group of entrepreneurs three years ago
• "We're looking to make healthy living affordable and accessible to any American family," Nick Green, a Thrive Market co-founder
• Members pay $60 a year for access to organic products at discounted prices from competitors like Whole Foods
• Based on a philanthropic platform, for every new member, Thrive gives a free membership to a low-income family
• Green says they have petitioned the Agriculture Dept. to allow food stamps to be used online so families can have access to healthy organic food
• They currently ship $200,000 worth of goods everyday

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Good Day's #GoodNews!Craft Beer Goes Green in the UK
Good Day's #GoodNews!Craft Beer Goes Green in the UK
June 28, 2016

Good Day's #GoodNews!Craft Beer Goes Green in the UK

• Craft beer making isn't exactly eco-friendly, but these brewers are looking to change that.
• One Leeds-based brewery called Northern Monk Brew Co in the UK is making a beer out of food waste, specifically using pears, croissants, and brioche. And apparently it tastes incredible!
• Other touches like using 100 percent recycled glass bottles give it the thumbs-up from environmentalists and beer enthusiasts alike. Cheers to that!

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Ancient Silver Trove Discovered in Scotland
Ancient Silver Trove Discovered in Scotland
June 28, 2016

Ancient Silver Trove Discovered in Scotland

• A farm field in Scotland has yielded a dazzling harvest of ancient silver, left at a prehistoric stone circle more than a thousand years ago by someone who never recovered the treasure.
• Surprised researchers found the trove at a site called Gaulcross in northeastern Scotland.
• The scientists were trying to learn more about Gaulcross, where 19th-century farm workers dug up a silver cache that has been almost entirely scattered and lost.
• "We hoped we might find the odd fragment," says archaeologist Gordon Noble of Scotland's University of Aberdeen. "I don't think we really expected in our wildest dreams to find more than 100 pieces of silver."
• The silver dates back to the 5th or 6th century, after the Romans decamped and before the Vikings stormed onshore.

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Being the Breadwinner is Tough on Male Friendships
Being the Breadwinner is Tough on Male Friendships
June 28, 2016

Being the Breadwinner is Tough on Male Friendships

• The "breadwinner" role of men in modern culture might be the reason they struggle to make friends, according to new research
• Apparently, men's friendships are based more in shared activities, which means if they're working long hours to provide for their families, their only close friends will be men they work with.
• Women are taught to draw each other out, whereas men are not.
• So, in later years when work is no longer their primary focus, they have to rebuild male friendships from the ground up.

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