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  1. An appreciation of Leonard Nimoy's Spock from a lifelong fan

    Celebrities

    He was a green-blooded, pointy-eared half-human, half-Vulcan, but we could relate to him.

    Actors in the TV series "Star Trek," from left, Leonard Nimoy as Commander Spock, William Shatner as Captain Kirk, DeForest Kelley as Doctor McCoy and James Doohan as Commander Scott, are shown in this undated photo. [Associated Press]
  2. Leonard Nimoy, Spock of 'Star Trek,' dies at age 83 (w/gallery)

    Obituaries

    Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut Star Trek, died Friday at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was …

    Leonard Nimoy arrives at the LA premiere of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles in May 201. Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in 'Star Trek' died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. [Associated Press]
  3. 'Gamergate' drags on, but trolls will not succeed

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    There's a moment, I think, in every devoted parent's life when they look at their child and think that anything is possible. This child, they think, can be anything or do anything she wants, and it's my job to help her get there.

    Brianna Wu ID’d this person as making death threats earlier this month.
  4. Stephen Hawking has defied odds by living with ALS for decades

    Health

    On April 20, 2009, a moment arrived that doctors had foretold for decades. Stephen Hawking, a scientist who overcame debilitating disease to become the world's most renowned living physicist, was on the cusp of death. The University of Cambridge released grim prognoses. Hawking, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral …

    Stephen Hawking, right, and cast member Eddie Redmayne arrive on the blue carpet for the UK premiere of "The Theory of Everything" at the Odeon in Leicester Square, central London, this past December. Redmayne won a Best Acting Oscar for his portrayal of Hawking. [Associated Press]
  5. Patricia Arquette advocates for wage equality as she accepts her Oscar

    Celebrities

    LOS ANGELES — Patricia Arquette advocated for wage equality after accepting the Oscar for best supporting actress in Boyhood during an emotional outburst at the end of her carefully scripted speech Sunday.

    Patricia Arquette accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "Boyhood" at the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. [Associated Press]
  6. Kentucky town has had enough of cold, issues warrant for Elsa of 'Frozen' (w/video)

    Pop Culture

    HARLAN, Ky. — The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular Frozen character's arrest.

    This image released by Disney shows Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." Police in Harlan, Kentucky, issued a warrant for Elsa's arrest because of the cold weather. [Disney photo via AP}
  7. Vanilla Ice released after being charged in Florida burglary (w/video)

    Celebrities

    LANTANA — Vanilla Ice has been released from custody in Lantana after being arrested and charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home.

    FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo, recording artist Vanilla Ice arrives at the 2013 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Police in the Palm Beach County town of Lantana, Fla., say the rapper and home-improvement-show host has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure. (Associated Press)
  8. Vanilla Ice arrested in Florida, charged with burglary (w/video)

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    LANTANA — Vanilla Ice has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure in Florida.

    Robert van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, was arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft in Lantana after items from an adjacent house, which was in foreclosure, were discovered at his property. [Getty Images]
  9. 'SYTYCD' winner Ricky Ubeda of Florida to join Broadway's 'On the Town'

    The Feed

    NEW YORK — The newest winner of TV's So You Think You Can Dance is ready for his Broadway close-up.

    Ricky Ubeda, second from left, poses with Tony Yazbeck, left, Clyde Alves, second from right, and Jay Armstrong Johnson, the three stars of the Broadway musical ''On the Town,'' outside the Lyric Theatre in New York. Ubeda, a 19-year-old from Miami, won the Fox TV contest show "So You Think You Can Dance," in September and will join the ensemble of Broadway's "On the Town'' at the Lyric Theatre starting Feb. 27, 2015 [Associated Press]
  10. Sesame Street's Big Bird posts awesome first tweet on Twitter

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    It may be the most awesome first tweet in the history of Twitter.

    Big Bird of "Sesame Street'' posted his first ever tweet on his Twitter account on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. [Associated Press]