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Harold Camping schedules Rapture for today. Ten reasons it might still happen.

Remember back in May when Harold Camping predicted the world would end… but it didn’t and God cruelly made us stick around long enough to see this? Well, Camping admitted he was wrong and rescheduled the Rapture for today, Oct. 21. I’ve been stuck in my windowless office all day, so I can’t tell whether or not lava is flowing, lightning is striking, and monkeys with wings are flying in the skies. (Isn’t that what happens during the Rapture? No? That’s just Wizard of Oz?) But, still, I believe. Mostly because I want to hang out with a cute terrier. (That’s still Wizard of Oz? God, I should have gone to church more often.) But here, I give you, 10 reasons I think the Rapture might actually happen today. Hold tight: READ FULL STORY

Float on: Tim Burton will contribute to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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In the 1993 stop motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton, with the help of Jack Skellington and the other spooky residents of Halloween Town, wreaked havoc on Santa and, well, all of Christmas. Now, Burton will add his twisted touch to another holiday: Thanksgiving.

According to The New York Times, “the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature a new balloon designed by Mr. Burton.” The Oscar-nominated director, who told the media outlet “it was such a surprise to be asked” will contribute a character called B. Boy, a stitched-up blue character with a tragic back story (B. Boy is “Frankenstein’s monster-style, from the leftover balloons used in children’s parties”) that has Burton’s signature style. (Check out the model for the float above. How awesome does he look?!) READ FULL STORY

Bethenny Frankel did not fake her lost at sea adventure, says Bravo. Release the Kraken?

Did anybody else see the super-special Thanksgiving-tacular episode of Bethenny Ever After last year? Let’s briefly recap. Last Thanksgiving, Bethenny Frankel, the svelte and shrill mistress of margarita, had an intense turkey related meltdown. She moaned and groaned and stomped her tiny little feet, ultimately deciding to stab her assistant in the jugular with a state of the art stainless steel turkey baster. Okay, so that last part may have been slightly fabricated. But the point here is that Bethenny Frankel is a Type A lady with a harsh tongue and an anxious temperament, so if she was really “lost at sea” you’ll probably be able to tell by the intensity of her tantrum when the episode airs. At least that’s what Bravo is counting on.

Last month, Frankel was filming in New England with her husband, Jason Hoppy, when their boat’s GPS reportedly malfunctioned. Frankel said she was stranded in the treacherous Atlantic waters until the Coast Guard finally showed up 20 hours later. Tim Russell, the man who rescued them, told the Jewish Journal that the whole thing was a big fat SkinnyGirl lie staged for TV. But a rep for Bravo told EW that the drama was as real as a housewife:  READ FULL STORY

'SNL' alum Victoria Jackson pays a visit to Occupy Wall Street. Hilarity ensues?

Celebrities have been visiting the Occupy Wall Street protests for the last few days now, with the aim of supporting the effort and cheering the demonstrators.

Former Saturday Night Live star Victoria Jackson, however, had a different reason for going. In a lengthy YouTube video, Jackson — a born-again Christian and outspoken Obama critic — traveled to downtown Manhattan to, in her words, “ask the protestors what they’re protesting. I think they are against capitalism and I think capitalism is a great thing.”  READ FULL STORY

Kardashians to co-host fourth hour of 'Today' all next week. Who else needs a drink?

Prepare yourselves: Next week on the fourth hour of Today, Khloe Kardashian will co-host with Hoda Kotb on Funday, Bruce Jenner on Boozeday, Kris Jenner on Winesday, Kourtney Kardashian on Thirstday, and Kim Kardashian on Dryday. But who will join me when I marathon the shows on KillMyselfday?

You gotta hand it to the Kardashians. If they’re not appearing in the news, they’ll literally make themselves appear on the news. First person to convince me there’s still hope for this world wins permission to destroy my television on Oct. 10.

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George Clooney marries in a Norwegian commercial: Watch, and pretend that it could happen to you

As many leggy European beauties have learned the hard way, George Clooney is an eternal bachelor. Off limits. Emotionally unavailable. He’s basically everything you wouldn’t want in a husband, minus the ridiculous good looks, undeniable talent, humanitarian interests, money, and charm.

Okay, maybe it wouldn’t be so bad dragging Clooney to the altar. Unfortunately, the actor insists that it will never happen. This is what makes Norwegian bank DNB NOR’s commercial so dang funny, yet utterly infuriating at the same time. READ FULL STORY

'Top Gun' being converted to 3-D, possible release date in 2012

By today’s franchise-baiting standards, the plot of Top Gun looks adorably simple in hindsight. Pilots with high self-esteem battle enemy MiGs, but they’re secretly fighting themselves, and also Kelly McGillis: In 1986, that was enough to make Top Gun the highest-grossing movie of the year. But as EW’s Christ Nashawaty pointed out in his recent review of the film’s 25th-anniversary DVD, Top Gun holds a troublesome place in movie history: Its adorably cheeseball squareness wound up setting the stage for the entire era of the modern Hollywood blockbuster, to the point that this summer’s Green Lantern basically felt like Top Gun with more digital effects and worse dialogue. Now, you can ponder the deeper societal implications of Maverick’s internal struggle with an entirely new dimension: According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is converting Top Gun into 3-D for a potential 2012 re-release. READ FULL STORY

Kathy Griffin channels Jim Carrey, tells Justin Bieber he's 'all the way beautiful' with his 'lesbian bangs'

Taking a page from creepy cute no, definitely creepy Jim Carrey, who professed his love for the much-younger Emma Stone in a video earlier this week, Kathy Griffin has decided to make public her illegal affection for 17-year-old Canadian treasure Justin Bieber. “Justin Bieber,” said the comedienne, “I want you to know that you are all the way beautiful. Even with those, like, lesbian bangs.”

Unfortunately, since Griffin is 29, 39, 49, 50 and has lines “under my ass even,” she cannot marry the teen sensation, in most states, that is. “If I could, I would marry you,” Griffin tells Bieber. “Oh, that’s actually not true. It’s messy, Justin. There’s a distribution of assets. We would just go steady.” (You sure it’s not worth it, Kathy?)

Click the jump to watch the rest of the video, which references a possible camping trip with Bieber and their hypothetical sex life. (“And the sex. Woo! It’s going to be weird!”) Will I be arrested for just writing that? READ FULL STORY

Celebrities tweet about East Coast earthquake

An earthquake just struck the East Coast measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale, according to Reuters. That’s not an especially large magnitude compared to your average California quake, but it’s decidedly unusual for the Eastern Seaboard; the quake’s epicenter was in Virginia, but it could be felt from Washington, DC, up to Toronto. Of course, that includes the Twitter-happy population of celebrity types in New York City (not to mention the North Carolina set of a certain young-adult dystopic-thriller adaptation). Below, a sampling of celebrity responses to the East Coast Earthquake:

Danny Zuker: Oh God. What did you do to her? RT @chrisbrown Please pray for Virginia.

Judah Friedlander: Sorry for the earthquake NYC, I just did a couple of intense jumping jacks.

Bethenny Frankel: I just felt the earth shake at lunch!

Elizabeth Banks: um, earthquake in north carolina? it’s nice to feel at home but please, don’t go overboard. READ FULL STORY

Texas town allows 11-year-old to be mayor for a day; 'tween abuses power and renames main street Justin Bieber Way

If you’ve ever uttered the words, “That’s the Justin Bieber way!” then you’ve probably just done something very Canadian or in the third dimension. Or you live in the small town of Forney, Texas, where they recently allowed a precocious 11-year-old named Caroline Gonzalez to be mayor for a day — an honor she won by winning a contest on Facebook, natch — and renamed their main street Justin Bieber Way. (Ice Town isn’t looking so bad now is it, Ben Wyatt?!)

Gonzalez told local Dallas/Fort Worth affiliate KDAF TV the reasoning behind why she re-named their main street after that ‘tween pop star in particular: “I just really like Justin Bieber and I thought it would be cool if we had a street in our town named after him.” Fair enough. Honestly, if my town had elected me mayor for the day, in addition to making Dunkaroos mandatory school lunch fare, I definitely would have renamed my street New Kids on the Block Block, so I can’t judge. READ FULL STORY

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