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The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Actually Funded An ALS Breakthrough!

Ice Bucket Challenge
Remember when everyone was doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" in 2014? It was considered a breakthrough in fundraising, and now the money raised has lead to a breakthrough in the fight against ALS.

One million dollars raised from the challenge was given to Project MinE. The U.S. division of the project was able to use the money to identify a gene, NEK1, that is linked to ALS. That could help provide clues to possibly treat the disease! That's pretty freakin' awesome. And now I feel bad for getting sick of seeing it on social media after a while.

-Mike Draup

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Khloe Kardashian Slams Donald Trump Since 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Khloe Kardashian
I'm sure you're waiting to see who the Kardashians endorse for President right? Sounds like Khloe definitely won't be voting for Donald Trump.

She was on Chelsea Handler's Netflix show this week and was asked about being on Celebrity Apprentice.

"It wasn't for me," she said. "My mom made me do it, of course, so I did it and hated every minute of it. I was stressing myself out and then dealing with him and being fired…I wanted to say '**** you, I don't want to do this!"

Chelsea asked Khloe if she though her mom Kris Jenner believed that her former boss Donald would be a good president. "I don't think so, no," she said, and added, "I don't think he would make a good president."

-Mike Draup

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VIDEO: Celebrities Sing Acapella 'Fight Song' For Clinton

Hillary Clinton
Elizabeth Banks, Mandy Moore, and numerous other celebrities sang an acapella cover of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song." No matter your politics, this is pretty impressive. Plus there's a mini-rap breakdown at the 2:15 mark:



I'm sure there were faces you didn't know, but how many did you recognize? -Mike Draup

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TV Infomercial Psychic 'Miss Cleo' Dead At 53

Miss Cleo the TV psychic
According to TMZ, psychic Miss Cleo passed away after a battle with cancer on Tuesday. She was 53.

She was actually born in LA, but nailed the accent for her character. Here's a look back at the 90's cult icon:


-Mike Draup

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Jimmy Kimmel & Matt Damon Return To Couple's Counseling

Matt Damon
"Apologies to Matt Damon, we ran out of time." Jimmy Kimmel would look into the camera and close his show the same way every night. The joke was about his lack of A-list celebrity guests. That was then, this is now.

This week Jimmy and Matt sat down for some couples therapy to work through their issues...



-Mike Draup

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WikiLeaks At DNC Expose Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande
It's a revelation that makes you go - huh? From the WikiLeaks release of hacked DNC emails: Ariana Grande lost out on a White House gig thanks to her doughnut-licking incident.

Last summer she was caught on tape licking doughnuts at a doughnut shop saying she hated America. When she was suggested for a White House gig, the vetting committee denied it based on her doughnut-licking.

All was eventually forgiven because she was asked to perform at the DNC this week but declined due to scheduling conflicts.

-Mike Draup

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Why Taylor Swift Was 'Banned' From Attending Comic-Con

Taylor Swift
Actor Tom Hiddleston of course made an appearance at Comic-Con - He's starring in a new movie about the origin of King Kong. And he's also dating Taylor Swift.

Reports are suggesting that Tom was asked to attend without Taylor because together they would attract too much of a media circus. That's not good when you want people to focus on your movie!

-Mike Draup

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VIDEO: Demi Lovato Confesses To Living With Mental Illness

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato spoke at the Democratic National Convention Monday night, and shared her story of living with mental illness.

"Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness," the singer said, referring to her struggles with bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance abuse issues. "But I am lucky. I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility. Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don't get help, whether they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment."

She went on to say, "I stand here today as proof that you can live a normal and empowered life with mental illness."

Watch her below:


-Mike Draup

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The Question That Brought Jennifer Aniston To Tears

Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston was in Italy on Saturday to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Giffoni Film Festival. During a question and answer session a young woman asked her if she has ever experienced waking up in the morning and not knowing who she was.

The star had to wipe away tears as she told the audience, "There are not enough fingers and toes in this entire room to count how many times that moment has happened to me. We're all human beings at the end of the day, whether we're a waitress or a baker or a student or whatever we are, at the end of the day you kind of hit walls and think I kind of can't go any farther."

She continued, "Or this is too much. My heart can't take it or the pain is too great, or am I good enough? Will I survive? And you just have to sort of somehow miraculously overcome. You just go, 'I can't, yes I can, yes you can.'"

The actress pointed out that she's not the only celebrity that feels that way. "And also know that your actors, your idols, your icons, whatever you call them, have all had that experience in their lives many, many times. There's nothing that separates us from you, because we all started at the same place. We all came out of nowhere."

-Mike Draup

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See Selena Gomez's Conservative Outfit For Concert In Malaysia

Selena Gomez
When it was announced the Selena Gomez tour would hit Malaysia, there were protests because she's too sexy and her outfits are too revealing. Rather than ignore them (and possibly have her show canceled), she chose a more conservative outfit to perform there. I think it was a classy move. It makes a statement that she's about her voice and her songs rather than her body. Of course I don't think she'll be dressing like that for shows back here in America because sex still sells.

-Mike Draup

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