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This Haim sister’s photobomb of Cheryl and Liam Payne is a joy to behold

By Isobel Hamilton

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Every awards show should feature at least one photobomb.

The Brit awards took place Wednesday night, and host Jack Whitehall did a fair amount of audience work.

He was busy embarrassing Cheryl and Liam Payne, but the real action was in the background. Bassist and vocalist Este Haim seized the opportunity to mess around on camera.

Highly enjoying the person sitting behind Cheryl and Liam mouthing the words “CALL ME.” #BRITs2018 pic.twitter.com/zVqhIq7cml

— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) …

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What would parents do to their kids if they ridiculed a senator? Give them ice cream, apparently

By Johnny Lieu

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Wednesday’s CNN town hall on gun violence was always going to be a heated affair.

But the forum also presented numerous opportunities for the students, teachers and parents of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to confront decision makers about inaction on guns.

Namely Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who was asked by shooting survivor Cameron Kasky if he would reject contributions from the National Rifle Association, in a nod to the lobby group’s political influence.

Cameron Kasky, who survived the school shooting: “Sen. Rubio, can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the NRA?”
Rubio: “People buy into my agenda, and I do support the Second Amendment” #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/ucmVB74g1C

— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) …

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‘Lady Bird’ gets censored for Australian release

By Johnny Lieu

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For a country which throws around the c-word like it’s going out of fashion, Australians won’t be able to hear it said in the critically-acclaimed Lady Bird.

Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated film has been cut by Universal Pictures to satisfy an M rating in the country, replacing the word “c**t” with “cooze” and removing some explicit nudity, as noted first by Facebook page Media Censorship in Australia.

That’s compared to the U.S., where the film has been given an R rating by the MPAA.

As noted by …

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Get ready for the (legal) gloves to come off in net neutrality fight

By Jack Morse

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The battle to save net neutrality is about to heat back up.

The Federal Communications Commission is on the verge of officially publishing its order demolishing the rules that protected a free and open internet, and activists actually have a reason to look forward to it. Why? Think lawsuits.

A quick look at …

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