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  1. The 20 types of celebrities that 'DWTS' demands (w/ video)

    Dancing With the Stars announced the cast for its 21st season on Wednesday morning — and we couldn't help but notice that so far, the names who will reportedly join perfectly fit the profile of the 20 types of celebrities (or "celebrities") you see every season. Here's a breakdown:

    American hero Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans who took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium, will participate in the dancing competition series "Dancing With the Stars," premiering on Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
  2. Hulk Hogan begs for forgiveness, blames South Tampa 'culture' for racist rant (w/video)


    It was the South Tampa environment he grew up in that made it second nature to use the n-word, Hulk Hogan said Monday in a tearful apology on Good Morning America in which he pleaded for forgiveness for a racist rant that was caught on videotape.

    Terry Bollea stands between attorneys David Houston, left, and Charles Harder after a 2012 press conference addressing the lawsuits he filed against Heather Clem and Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, and Gawker Media. [Eve Edelheit, Times]
  3. Dasani or Aquafina, our love for bottled water is a costly affair


    Once an occasional indulgence, bottled water is becoming America's drink of choice.

    The bottled water industry is expected to surpass soda.
  4. Donald Trump has woman tug his coif to prove 'It's my hair' (w/video)


    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real.

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a supporter, Mary Margaret Bannister, check to see if his hair is real during his speech to supporters during a rally at the TD Convention Center, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro) SCRS125
  5. Two guys with a thing for 'Gilmore Girls'

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    Their timing was impeccable, they just didn't know it.

    Demi Adejuyigbe and Kevin Porter have found a big following for their “Gilmore Guys” podcast.
  6. Late-night comedy rocks; Colbert debuts Sept. 8 (w/video)

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    The television landscape has completely transformed since Johnny Carson gave his farewell on NBC's Tonight Show in 1992. But even in the age of streaming video and DVRs, late-night TV is getting more attention than it has seen in years.

    Stephen Colbert, right, takes a selfie during Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show debut in 2014.
  7. Investigators to recommend Caitlyn Jenner face manslaughter


    LOS ANGELES — Sheriff's investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February.

    If convicted of such a charge, Caitlyn Jenner would face up to one year in county jail. [AP photo]
  8. 'Shaun the Sheep' creators don't follow the flock

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    The new Aardman Animations movie Shaun the Sheep contains woofs, oinks and bleats aplenty. But the inventive comedy from the British makers of stop-motion animated hits such as Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit surprisingly lacks one auditory element: a single …

    This is the sort of sight for which Shaun and his flock need not say a thing.
  9. Even the FDA has a beef with Kim Kardashian


    WASHINGTON — Kim Kardashian is no stranger to criticism, having spent the better part of the last decade in the public eye. But she's probably never faced negative publicity like this before: The Food and Drug Administration says Kardashian's social media posts violate federal drug-promotion rules.

    Kim Kardashian’s posts about morning sickness drug Diclegis violate federal rules, the Federal Drug Administration says.
  10. Dwayne Johnson says of Hulk Hogan: 'We've all talked trash'


    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Dwayne Johnson says he was disappointed when he heard about a tape of Hulk Hogan using racial slurs.

    Dwayne Johnson arrives at the premiere of "San Andreas" at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles in May. While speaking to TV critics Thursday about his HBO series "Ballers," Johnson was asked to comment on the tape of Hulk Hogan making racist comments. Johnson, also a former pro wrestler, said he was "disappointed" when he heard about Hogan's remarks, but also said the comments didn't match his personal history with him. [Associated Press]