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Woman Gets 13,000 Texts After Debate Mix Up

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Don't you hate random text messages? "Who dis?" 

A woman in Virginia was unknowingly a part of the most watched Presidential debate in history this week when C-SPAN accidently posted her phone number and asked viewers to text in and give their thoughts.

Tripp Diaz noticed her phone started to blow up with political rants about policy and racism. She was highly confused until she traced back the random texts and realized C-SPAN has been broadcasting her number all night long to viewers. 

C-SPAN spokesman Howard Mortman says the network got it wrong and has apologized to Diaz, who wasn't even watching at the time. 

Let's hope Diaz has a sense of humor...and a good lawyer. And who knew people actually watch C-SPAN?

-Mike Draup

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Miley Cyrus Declares Her Pansexuality

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Miley Cyrus is fun on the The Voice, and when she's not on the set she's apparently working on her charity, smoking weed, doing yoga and hiking. She explains her life after Hannah Montana in the latest Elle magazine.

"I relate so much to it," she says of her Happy Hippie Foundation, who "rallies young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations."

Miley went on to explain, "It's very strange, because I'm not sexually confused in any way. I'm very much—the word is pansexual. That just means everyone, it doesn't stop at girl, boy, or if someone's in a transition."

Pansexual is officially defined as: not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity. 

-Mike Draup

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VIDEO: Kevin Hart Hilariously Takes Conan O' Brien To The Gym

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Comedian Kevin Hart just wrapped up taping his special Kevin Hart: What Now?, and hung out with Conan O'Brien to chat about it at the gym.

Kevin is extremely physically fit, often competing in marathons and other races, and Conan is ... Conan. Can you guess which one begged for a boost while trying to do a pull up? 

 

Kevin Hart: What Now? will be in theaters Oct 14th.

-Mike Draup

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Ben Affleck, Adam Levine Among This Long List Of UFC Owners

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Conan O'Brien is a part-owner of the UFC. He announced the news on the show this week along with a pretty impressive list of other part-owners:
  • Ben Affleck
  • Tom Brady
  • Adam Levine
  • Cam Newton
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • LL Cool J
  • Maria Sharapova
  • Serena Williams
  • Sylvestor Stallone
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • Tyler Perry
That certainly brings some more credibility and fame to a sport that is already getting bigger than ever!

-Mike Draup

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When Bruce Springsteen Signs Your Absence Note

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Can Bruce Springsteen get you out of school? In some parts of the country, yes

Michael, a fifth grader in Philadelphia, had The Boss sign a note excusing him from school to attend a fan meet-and-greet at the library.

Michaels Dad tells the story: "My son said, `Bruce, would you sign my absence note?' [Springsteen] lit up. He was affectionate toward Michael as soon as he saw him. He said, `I have to read it first, that's how I got in trouble with my first contract,' " Mike said. "He said, `I hope you don't get in trouble.' My son was very starstruck — it was a very cool experience." Michael gave the school a copy of the note, but kept the original.

-Mike Draup

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Cleveland Cavs Owner Giving NBA Championship Rings To Arena Janitors

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The Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Championship, and team owner Dan Gilbert has decided to give championship rings to just about everybody.

The players and coaches obviously get rings, but now the janitors, concession staff, and ushers at Quicken Loans Arena are all getting them.

I have a friend that did the arena announcing for a WNBA team, and I remember thinking it was weird when he told me that he got a championship ring when they won. After hearing this though I think it's kind of cool! 

-Mike Draup

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Another Reason To Love Terry Crews

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews is a lovable dude and apparently a financial genius. In the begining of September a thrifty guy named Daniel posted this on Twitter:
 


He's referring to Terry Crew's cheap character on Everybody Hates Chris. Apparently this money saving tactic works, Terry Crews posted this in response...
 
 

I keep this pic of myself in my wallet so I can see it when I'm about to waste money on things I don't need lol

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-Mike Draup

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Is Your Favorite On 'The Top 10 TV Shows Of All Time?'

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I am impressed Rolling Stone got people to agree on this.

The magazine asked actors, writers, producers, critics, and showrunners—even getting Garry Marshall's picks before he died in July—with absolutely any show eligible. So, what are the top TV shows of all time?

You'll notice the lack of casting diversity (mostly white males), about a 50/50 comedy/drama split and the fact the top 3 shows are all dramas - a genre known for deeper character development.   
  1. The Sopranos
  2. The Wire
  3. Breaking Bad
  4. Mad Men
  5. Seinfeld
  6. The Simpsons
  7. The Twilight Zone
  8. Saturday Night Live
  9. All in the Family
  10. The Daily Show
-Mike Draup

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VIDEO: Former QB Tim Tebow Hit A Homerun His First Time At Bat

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There might be something to having NFL guys switch sports.

Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow debuted in the Florida Instructional League on Wednesday, and managed to hit a home run on the very first pitch he received.

Tebow was a baseball player before the NFL and announced he'd be be pursuing a professional career in baseball in August.
  -Mike Draup

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Ready To Take Beyonce 101? College Offers Course On Her 'Lemonade'

Beyonce at the Super Bowl
This certainly isn't the first time a musician has had a college course based on them, but it often happens long after the performer is dead.

The University of Texas at San Antonio is offering a class that analyzes race, gender and social class in Beyoncé’s Lemonade. The course is called “Black Women, Beyoncé & Popular Culture.” 

Easy A? Not according to the professor who wrote, "Studying race, gender, class and pop culture theory is incredibly fun… and incredibly hard. Do an internal check for your maturity and ability to handle such a self-directed course. There is no shame in deciding you are not ready."

This isn't the first college class about Queen Bey - Rutgers University offered a class called "Politicizing Beyoncé" earlier this year.

-Mike Draup

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