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Haley Joel Osment lights up on 'Next Time on Lonny' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Haley Joel Osment is all grown up and smoking weed — as a guest star in the second season of web series Next Time on Lonny.

The reality show spoof follows the titular character, played by series co-creator Alex Anfanger, as he deals with not-so-serious problems like awkward first dates and butt dials. Osment goes way back with Anfanger — they went to college together at New York University —  and was a fan of the series from day one. “When I heard they were doing a second season, I called Alex and told him he’d be in trouble if he didn’t let me tag along on one episode because I’m such a big fan,” Osment told EW.

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Low Budget Beasts, bad 'Joseph' wigs, and 3 more Tumblrs about the indignity of community theater

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First, let me say that I loved my days in community theater. It’s where I learned how to do a time-step and workshop different accents — including “British” and “unplaceable European” — and do mic check exclusively with Whitney Houston songs. I loved every production I was in, no matter how stressful or awful, because the biggest truth about community theater is that misery loves company. If I’m miserable in a cat costume during the sixth straight hour of tech, I have to believe everyone else is miserable, too.

If you’ve been involved in less-than-professional theater, you know these harsh truths: productions can be, for lack of a better term, comedically schlocky. That’s where these five amazing Tumblrs come in — each of which truly reflects the worst elements of community theater. (And before you cry afoul, know that What I Did for Love is assemble this post for you.) READ FULL STORY

Scout Willis posts topless photos on Twitter to protest Instagram policies

Is Scout Willis leading a revolution? (No.) But she is bashing Instagram.

Willis, a fashion designer best known as the daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, has started a mini Twitter revolution by posting topless photos of herself walking around New York City — and encouraging others to do the same. (The photos are, duh, NSFW.)

She’s doing this because she’s had it with Instagram’s photo policy, which doesn’t allow for any nudity, no matter the context (So, no breast cancer survivor photos, women nursing children, etc.) Willis posted a photo to Instagram of a sweatshirt she designed, featuring women with exposed breasts, and the image sharing site made her take it down.

Twitter, however, has no such stipulations. Just don’t think Willis took these photos because it’s crazy hot in New York City right now — #FreeTheNipple is so much bigger than that. Willis explained as such Thursday morning: READ FULL STORY

New ad for Ames, Iowa would make Pawnee proud -- VIDEO

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Is Leslie Knope behind this?

An advertisement for Ames, Iowa is going viral today, thanks to snooty east coast bloggers (well done, Gawker). The ad — full of the lovably cheesy production values one would expect from a local spot (courtesy of Iowa State) — is as earnestly goofy as you’d expect from the people behind the Greatest State Fair Ever (seriously).

But you know what? Ames is pretty great. Speaking as someone who  lived about 45 minutes away from it for a few years, I can confirm that the water is pretty tasty, and the schools are top notch. Their crack about several seasons to enjoy, however, is…generous. It’s winter from September to May.

Watch the spot below, but don’t even think about making fun of Iowa. Not for one second: READ FULL STORY

Google Doodle celebrates Rubik's Cube's 40th birthday

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Looking for a way to kill time? Google’s got your back: Today’s Google Doodle features an interactive Rubik’s Cube to celebrate the puzzle’s 40th birthday.

Back in 1974, a Hungarian architecture professor named Erno Rubik wanted to create an object that wouldn’t fall apart even if all its parts were moved independently. The Rubik’s Cube was born from that idea, and it took Rubik weeks to solve the puzzle once he created it. A year later, Rubik patented the cube and now, the Rubik’s Cube is the world’s top-selling puzzle game.

Rubik himself is now 69 and focuses his current work on promoting science in education.

High schooler tries to get out of finals with Twitter

Kids these days!

The latest trend among high schoolers is to try getting out of finals using Twitter. Unfortunately, that method isn’t as effective as they may hope.

Andrew Muennink, a senior at Texas’s Round Rock High School, recently sent out a photo with art teacher Cindy House. The two are shaking hands in front of a whiteboard reading “15,000 RTs and no art final” — meaning, of course, that if Muennink’s photo was retweeted 15,000 times, he’d be safe from the test.

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Celebrities react to L.A. earthquake on Twitter

Even if you weren’t in Los Angeles when a small earthquake jolted the areaWednesday, you probably knew about the quake — thanks to Twitter.

The 3.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 11:39 p.m. PT, just south of downtown L.A. Celebrities responded by taking to Twitter, commenting about their tiny brush with disaster (and checking on Emmy Rossum, of course). Check out what a few of them had to say below:

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Ilana Glazer interviews strangers in the park about sex -- VIDEO

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Missing Broad City? Obviously.

This won’t quite fill the Abbi-and-Ilana-sized hole in your heart — but it’s good to know that Ilana Glazer is still being her goofy self, even in the off-season. The video, from Glazer’s recently revived “Chronic Gamer Girl” webseries, finds the comedian interviewing people in a New York City park about sex. From a woman who ruined a friend’s jeans during her first time to a dude who just really loves America (?), this video is super weird and perfect.

Watch, and learn that for some people, “friction is friction”: READ FULL STORY

Ed Sheeran rejects offer for first verified Tinder account -- VIDEO

Sorry, ladies, but you won’t be setting up with a date with Ed Sheeran on Tinder anytime soon.

The popular dating app has been in talks to allow verified accounts for more famous Tinder users, similar to Twitter. Sheeran was apparently offered the very first verified profile — but he ended up turning it down. “It just sounds quite creepy doing that,” he told Total Access in a radio interview. “You’re just using your celebrity status to hook up with chicks.” (You listening, Franco?)

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Todd Barry talks 'Crowd Work' special and getting your friends to pay for stuff

Though he has put “stand-up comedian” on his tax return for over two decades, Todd Barry did not prepare any new material for his brand new special, which was produced by Louis C.K. and distributed through his website for five bucks.

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