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See Ice Cube say very nice things very angrily

Ice Cube has a, er, distinct demeanor, which often makes it sound like he’s angry all the time. (See: 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Ride Along, etc.)

Jimmy Kimmel wanted to put this theory to the test Thursday night — so he asked the Jump Street star to read a few aggressively innocuous phrases in Ice Cube’s “imitable” style.

Word of warning: You haven’t truly seen someone longing for The Notebook until you’ve seen Ice Cube yelling about it with a threatening edge in dimmed lighting: READ FULL STORY

'Chasing Life' react: When cancer meets melodrama

If you haven’t gotten your fill of Young People With Cancer stories after The Fault in Our Stars this weekend, ABC Family is here for you with its latest television version of a YA novel plot, Chasing Life, a dramedy that merges The Big C with the standard combo of melodrama and quips that viewers have come to expect from the network that brought us Secret Life of the American Teenager and Switched at Birth.

Meet April Carver (Italia Ricci): She’s a 24-year-old big Boston journalist looking to make her mark on the world and date a cute guy while working for a newspaper straight out of the 1990s.The perfect rom-com set up! But, as viewers who saw the previews are well aware, we’re about to get a lot darker than Gilmore Girls here.

The premiere starts off clunky, opening with April attempting to get into a no-press charity blood drive for an interview with a disgraced athlete. After failing to sweet talk her way past a line, she meets up with her estranged uncle, doctor George to get her into the event. When she’s giving blood, she again tries her luck with the athlete, but he quickly figures out she’s a journalist. (Maybe it was her pointed questions about drugs?) As he’s getting upset, she faints, and before we know it we have a meet-cute on our hands. Or at least a meet-job. Sitting in a hospital room afterwards, he gives her the interview. “First question: What was the last thing you put up your nose?” she asks with a smile. Flirting on the job! READ FULL STORY

Lena Dunham performs interpretive dance while Sia sings on 'Late Night'

Today in “sentences that once seemed impossible”: Lena Dunham performed an interpretive dance to Sia’s latest hit, “Chandelier,” on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night.

As fans of Sia — a singer who’s also written songs for Beyonce and Katy Perry, among others — are aware, the musician doesn’t like appearing on camera. “Chandelier” is the first single off her upcoming solo album 1000 Forms Of Fear, Sia’s first since 2010’s We Are Born.

Inspired by the song’s official video, the Late Night performance finds Dunham (wearing a blond wig not unlike the one Hannah Horvath wore last season on Girls) dancing around a bedroom set, smashing things and rocking out. You know, as one does. Important note: For this entire performance, Sia is also lying facedown on a bed.

Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned Miss USA 2014

Congrats are in order for Nia Sanchez. Sunday night she was crowned Miss USA — and, perhaps more importantly, she managed to get through the ceremony without giving a cringe-inducing soundbite destined to live in viral infamy. (Isn’t that right, Miss Teen USA 2007?)

During the evening’s interview round, the 24-year-old from Nevada answered a question from judge Rumer Willis (yes, for real) about reports regarding sexual assault on college campuses, and what sort of policy should be implemented to combat it.

“I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation. And that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,” Sanchez said. “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.”

Not exactly a feminist thesis, but at least she didn’t refer to anybody as U.S. Americans! Watch her winning moment below: READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones': Amanda Peet has a master plan to join the cast

Fun fact: Amanda Peet is married to David Benioff, best known as co-showrunner of Games of Thrones.

Even more fun fact: While on Craig Ferguson’s show Tuesday night, Ferguson pumped Peet for details about what life is like in their household. “What I do is, I go around my house just sort of auditioning for parts on Game of Thrones,” she joked.

Ferguson then pointed out that considering her marriage, there’s probably an easier way for her to get on the HBO drama. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Egypt's answer to Jon Stewart ends satirical show; Stewart responds

Satire isn’t for everyone, apparently: Egyptian television host Bassem Youssef has canceled his Daily Show-esque series, saying “the present climate in Egypt is not suitable for a political satire program.”

Youssef, who’s often described as the “Jon Stewart of the Arab World,” hosted successful satirical news show Al-Bernameg (The Program) for three years. During that time, he frequently ran into trouble because of Egypt’s tense political climate: Just last year, a warrant was issued for Youssef’s arrest when he was accused of insulting then-president Mohamed Morsi and the Islamic faith.

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T-W-O W-I-N-N-E-R-S: Spelling Bee crowns co-champs for first time in 52 years

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat — the Scripps National Spelling Bee has it all, plus the joy that comes from watching delightful little nerdburgers blow everyone away with their uncanny ability to sound out works like “avellaneous” (a synonym of “hazel”) and “ptyalagogue” (“a drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva;” can you spell “ew”?).

And naturally, this year’s Bee wasn’t short on memorable moments — especially at the end, when 14-year-old eighth grader Sriram Hathwar and 13-year-old seventh grader Ansun Sujoe became the event’s first co-champions in 52 years. (Previously, the Bee has ended in ties in 1962, 1957, and 1950.) READ FULL STORY

50 Cent throws truly terrible opening pitch at Mets game -- VIDEO

Great news for Carly Rae Jepsen: She’s no longer responsible for the worst celebrity first pitch ever.

That honor now goes to Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, courtesy of Tuesday night’s New York Mets-Pittsburgh Pirates game. Jackson wound up tossing the ball crookedly, to the area between home and first base. As the announcer for one station noted, “It’s good. He never [had to choose] between playing for the Mets and being a rapper.”

A laughing Jackson took it all in stride: While the pitch may not have met his pre-game Twitter promise of “This is gonna be good,” at least he’ll have his 14 Grammy nominations to fall back on.

Watch Curtis attempt to make the pitch (or die trying) below: READ FULL STORY

Lea Michele 'pleads the fifth' when asked about Matthew Morrison on 'WWHL' -- VIDEO

Rachel Berry would never – but Lea Michele kept her lips zipped when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live!, Bravo’s talk show/boozefest hosted by Andy Cohen, Thursday night.

Cohen didn’t waste any time before breaking out his signature game, Plead the Fifth. While he stayed away from asking Michele for details about this year’s Naya Rivera drama, he did bring up something the actress wrote in her just-released book: Prior to Glee, she said, she briefly dated co-star Matthew Morrison. In Cohen’s world, there’s just one inevitable follow-up question: On a scale of one to ten, how was Mr. Schu in bed?

Michele had the perfect dodge to get out of answering: Her dad was standing just a few feet away. Elsewhere in the game, she revealed that she’s never felt any of her plots on Glee came close to jumping the shark…which, I’m sorry, but HAHAHAHAHA. Remember just a few weeks ago, when Rachel quit her lead role on Broadway? Love it or not, that show has been finding new sharks to jump over since the first season…and yet, somehow, Rachel and Co. still have one more Glee season to go.

Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

It's true: Adam Sandler chooses movies based on where he wants to vacation -- VIDEO

Shocking news: Adam Sandler made Blended, his latest comedy costarring Drew Barrymore, not for the art of it, and not for the money — but to go on vacation. Really.

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