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Lady Gaga, Chris Pratt, and more take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s not just your Facebook friends who are dousing themselves in freezing water to raise awareness and funds to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease—celebrities from Chris Pratt to Lady Gaga are taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, too.

Over $15 million has been donated to the ALS Association since the Ice Bucket Challenge began. But not all celebrity editions of the viral fundraising effort are the same: some are solemn, like J.J. Abrams’ show of solidarity, while others are full of energy, like Macklemore’s onstage ice shower. Here are the most notable: READ FULL STORY

This is what a Michael Bay-directed 'Up' would look like

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The 2009 film Up had audiences both crying and laughing as a grumpy old widower and a jubilant young Wilderness Explorer traveled in a house that floated through the sky via colorful balloons. But if Michael Bay had directed the Pixar movie, it would have been very different. Very different. READ FULL STORY

Sorry, Montana: Jeff Bridges is not running for Senate

Some Montana-based Jeff Bridges fans recently launched a petition to get the Big Lebowski star to run for the U.S. Senate. But Bridges doesn’t think he’s the man for the job—or at least, his wife doesn’t think he is.
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Smell the Sharknado: Tara Reid has a perfume called 'Shark'

Like a beautiful rainbow left behind by a torrential storm, the awesome might of the Sharknado has bestowed upon us a precious gift. That gift is Shark, the new fragrance from Tara Reid.

Described as “a light and refreshing perfume perfect for day-to-day wear,” Shark is full of scents like lavender, violet, and cool blue rose, all meant to convey a “light and fun feel.” This is highly suspect. Sharks are not light and fun. They are the opposite of light and fun. They are large and terrifying.

However, if one wanted to become a shark, then smelling light and fun would be advantageous. It is much easier to become the apex predator of your environment if everyone around you finds your aroma pleasant and not very shark-like.

To summarize: Shark by Tara Reid is a thing that exists. (At least, we think so; Reid hasn’t yet responded to EW‘s request for comment.) It is probably a poor representation of the shark-smelling experience—but still worth considering for all current and aspiring sharks.

Honest Trailer: 'Divergent' is just 'The Hunger Games' minus games

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Divergent and fellow young-adult series The Hunger Games have a few things in common—enough things to confuse Screen Junkies, creators of the always-amusing Honest Trailers, into thinking that Divergent actually is The Hunger Games.

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Beetles destroyed George Harrison's memorial tree, so we rewrote some Beatles songs about it

A tree that someone planted in memory of the Beatles’ George Harrison is no more: It was destroyed by beetles. No, really.

The pine tree, planted in 2004 near Los Angeles’ Griffith Observatory, died when it was infested by a swarm of beetles. It will eventually be replanted—but for now, we have some words for those tree-destroying insects. And naturally, those words come in the form of reinvented Beatles songs. READ FULL STORY

Watch outtakes from Dave Franco and Conan O'Brien's Tinder bit

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Conan O’Brien recently enlisted Dave Franco to go on a Tinder adventure with him. The stars set up profiles using fake names—Chip Whitley for O’Brien; Djengus Roundstone for Franco—and new profile pictures, then got to it. And by “got to it,” we mean they tried very hard to find a woman who would agree to meet up with them.

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See New York Rangers goalie Cam Talbot's 'Ghostbusters' mask

New York Rangers’ Cam Talbot is a fan of Ghostbusters—such a fan that artist David Gunnarsson makes Zuul-covered masks just for the goalie.
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Kanye West is a blowfish, and other ridiculous things from his 'GQ' interview

Kanye West is a blowfish—not a shark, a blowfish. At least, that’s how he describes himself in a new interview with GQ that, predictably, features many other gems from the candid star.

Sure, some of the interview is actually pretty sweet—he talks about wanting to make sure his daughter’s life is better than his own, how much he loves his wife, Kim Kardashian, how special it is to have someone to call “Mom” once again. (He also basically confirms that every insane rumor you heard about the Kimye wedding was 100 percent true.) But when we look to Kanye West, we’re hoping to get some more of his signature out-there statements—and luckily, there’s no shortage of them in this latest interview. The best examples, totally out of context:

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Fancy cinemas, friendships with robots: The future according to celebrities

To celebrate its 125th birthday, The Wall Street Journal got a bunch of big names to write down their thoughts on what tomorrow will be like for a package called “The Future of Everything.” Mark Zuckerberg wrote about how the internet needs to—and will—be accessible to everyone one day; Taylor Swift revealed musicians just need to keep surprising their fans to keep the music industry alive. Oh, and Tyra Banks predicted everyone will have a robot friend who they rely on to boost their self-esteem—so basically, society is doomed.

Not everyone’s predictions are as extreme as Banks’ though: Director Christopher Nolan thinks movie theaters are going to be swankier and AMC’s Josh Sapan believes quality TV will eventually dominate and leave little room for unoriginal series. OK, so maybe we aren’t doomed after all. READ FULL STORY

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