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An Islamic preacher is encouraging men to grow beards because clean-shaven men sometimes “cannot be distinguished from women".

Speaking on a private religious station in Turkey, preacher Murat Bayaral chastised men who shave, saying clean-shaven faces cause "indecent thoughts".

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Natural Selection

A new study that shows women prefer well-endowed men also suggests that women's preferences may be responsible for the lengthening of men's penises. The study shows that, over time, women mate with well-endowed men who produced well-endowed spawn.

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Tonik the dog and wolf boy

Tonik, the dog is available for adoption -- if you don't mind owning a dog with an "eerily humanoid face." The Indiana animal welfare agency describes Tonik as a "poodle-Shih Tzu mix.

The boy pictured on the right suffers from a condition known as hypertrichosis -- or werewolf syndrome -- which results in the growth of thick body hair all over his face. Tonik, the dog is pictured on the left.

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When human beings dress up their furry friends in Halloween costumes, is it just good fun or animal cruelty? The tradition of dressing up animals in costumes every Halloween may seem like fun for you, but for your animal it could be deadly.

Animals already have coats -- thick, furry coats that keep them warm when the temperature drops near zero. When they are covered in warm clothing their ability to regulate their internal temperature can be disrupted. Dogs can overheat and die.

If you are one of the insensitive pet owners who dress up your dogs for fun, here's an overview of what happens when your dog overheats. Unlike humans who sweat to cool off, dogs don't sweat. When a dog is hot he pants by breathing quickly to remove heat from his body. Some dogs may drool excessively when they overheat as well.

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Here is another sad sign of the times we are living in. This home video features a St. Louis mother exposing her breasts and dancing in a lewd sexually suggestive manner in front of her two young children. The woman's young son encourages his mother's raunchy behavior as another woman can be heard laughing off-camera. "Look at this booty," says the boy pointing at his mother.

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3 years ago, when former NFL player Bob Whitfield still owned his Atlanta recording studio, his ex-wife Sheree Whitfield had her hand out for more cash after she ran through the $900K lump sum he had already given her to support their 2 children Kairo and Kaleigh.

At the time, Sheree was starring in 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' and she had a fake baller image to uphold.

It's now 3 years later and Whitfield, who lives in California, is crying broke despite receiving a very generous retirement check from the NFL every month.

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Kanye West and his bestie were seen pecking each other on the lips at posh restaurant Il Bolognese in Via Veneto on Thursday, Page Six reports.

It is reported that Kanye "whisked Kim away on romantic Roman holiday" to celebrate her 32nd birthday. The staged scene was captured by the paparazzi on Thursday.

I still don't see any sparks flying between these two narcissists. I remain unconvinced by their public displays.


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    According to national polls, President Obama is slightly ahead of challenger Mitt Romney among early voters. Obama is under pressure to turn in a sparkling performance in tonight's 2nd presidential debate. Romney dominated Mr. Obama in the 1st presidential debate. It's a sure bet that the president won't take the governor lightly tonight.

    The Huffington Post reports that "Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks." The lead is small but it is over the 10% measurement of polls' accuracy.

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    Troubled music producer Kanye West became enraged when a member of the paparazzi got too close to him and his beard, Kim Kardashian after they dined at the Prime 112 in South Beach on Sunday. The paparazzi simply asked Kim to comment on the fact that her ex-boyfriend, Reggie Bush, got a groupie knocked up.

    Kim grabbed ahold of Kanye's arm as he lashed out at the photog in an attempt to grab the pap's camera. Oh, did I mention that the paparazzi was a female?

    It takes a real man to keep his head when all around him are losing theirs. Kanye West is obviously a coward!
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  • Still basking in the success of her hit reality TV series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,' producer Mona Scott-Young reportedly began shooting her newest scripted series titled 'Gossip Girls,' on location in New York. The new series reportedly stars radio jocks Angie Martinez, Miss Info, Angela Yee, and blogger Necole Bitchie.

    This blogger was in consideration as a cast member as well, but I politely declined. (Read the email they sent me after the break.)

    The cast is an enigma. These women don't gossip; they just say whatever their celebrity friends want them to say. Miss Info is a sweetheart and a cutie pie, but who the hail cares about Angie Martinez or Necole Bitchie?

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    On Sunday millions of people worldwide were captivated by the sight of a tiny, one-man capsule being carried aloft by a gigantic 55-story helium-filled balloon. Inside the cramped capsule, Austrian paratrooper Felix Baumgartner prepared to become the first man to break the speed of sound while free falling 24 miles to earth.

    The capsule ascended into space at the rate of 1,000 feet per minute. It took roughly 2 hours and 20 minutes for the capsule to ascend 128,100 feet above earth, breaking the record for the highest non-aircraft altitude.

    24 miles above the earth, Baumgartner, 43, stepped out onto the capsule's small ledge and bunny hopped into space. He shattered the speed barrier even as he went into an uncontrolled spin, eventually reaching a top speed of 833 mph (Mach 1.24) about 30 seconds into his jump.

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    Black high stakes poker professional Phil Ivey hit the jackpot at a recent London poker tournament -- but the casino that hosted the tournament refuses to pay Ivey his money.

    Ivey, 36, who is far from broke, recently put his Las Vegas mansion on the market for $1.9 million after divorcing his wife. His neighbors were the late Michael Jackson and his disgraced doctor Conrad Murray.

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    In a rare interview with CNN's Piers Morgan back in July, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick whined that he wanted to give his kids a dog.

    In 2007, Vick, 32, pleaded guilty to killing at least 8 dogs by electrocution and hanging for performing poorly during illegal dog fights. Vick served less than 2 years in federal prison for dog fighting. He was released from prison in 2009, making him eligible to resume his professional football career.

    On Tuesday, Vick tweeted a seemingly innocent photo of himself studying game film on an iPad while his young daughter did her homework next to him. "We working" read the caption under the photo.

    Vick blurred out the content on his iPad screen before tweeting the pic, but he forgot to blur out the open box of Milk Bone dog biscuits on the kitchen table next to his daughter's dog folder.

    That is how the general public learned that Vick -- a convicted dog killer -- owned a dog.

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    Much is being made of Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, sneaking out of his Hollywood Hills in the early morning hours. Brown unceremoniously dumped Karreche for Rihanna in a now-infamous press release last week. But it is entirely possible that Rihanna, Brown and Karrueche have agreed to have an open relationship.

    And since Rihanna is not readily available to him due to her frequent travels, it makes sense that Brown has a backup plan.

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    I still believe the whole Nicki vs Mariah public squabble is a publicity stunt to boost TV ratings for American Idol. Even if they don't like each other, why wait until they are both signed to "American Idol" to start showing their animosity to each other in public?

    At any time Mariah and Nicki could have taken their disagreements to Twitter like every other celebrity.

    One noted blogger, Dr. Boyce Watkins, is concerned that -- even if this is a publicity stunt -- what kind of message are these women sending to their young fans?

    "When celebrities and role models behave this way on television, it should concern us all," he writes on Yourblackword.net.

    "It seems that black women fighting and trying to murder one another has become the trend of the day, and quite frankly, it’s making me sick."

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    Singer Beyonce voices her support for President Obama in a campaign video titled 'Women for Obama.'

    Beyonce, 31, who displays an almost fanatical devotion to the president, says, "He also has the story that I can tell my daughter because it shows no matter where you start out, you can work hard and can do whatever you put your mind to."

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    American Idol's TV ratings has sunk to less than half of what it was in its heyday during the 1990s. Naturally, FOX is desperate for something (other than screeching singers) to draw viewers back. So the show's producers hire loud mouthed celebrities to replace the vocally-challenged singers as the program's biggest draw.

    Enter Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to save the day for FOX: Let the publicity stunts begin.

    The two new AI judges were conveniently filmed hurling obscenities at each other during auditions in Charlotte, NC, which was coincidentally captured by TMZ's cameras.

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    Bow Wow and his baby mama Joie Chavis were in court Monday fighting over child support payments for his 1-year-old daughter, Shai -- on the same day he was named the new host of BET 106 & Park.

    According to TMZ, Bow Wow allegedly withheld that pertinent financial information from the judge when he agreed to pay just $3,000 a month in support for Shai.

    TMZ reports that Bow Wow told the judge he earns only $4,000 a month as a rap artist on the payroll of Cash Money Records. Bow Wow also admitted he leases a Jeep and has only $1,500 in his checking account.

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    It probably wasn't wise for Chris Brown to tweet photos of himself smoking weed just 4 months after he failed a drug test in Virginia. But Brown convinced a California judge that he had a prescription for medicinal cannabis for unspecified medical reasons. Brown, 23, faces a probation status hearing in November to determine whether he violated his probation by not completing his court-ordered community service in Virginia.

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  • Rap mogul Jay Z will officially open the brand new Barclay's Center with a concert tonight. The 675,000-square-foot arena in Brooklyn, NY is home to the Brooklyn Nets. Without Jay Z's influence this night would probably never happened.

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    We haven't seen any celebrities rocking these yet, but don't worry, we will soon. Celebrities are always on the lookout for anything with shock value -- which attracts media coverage. Fashion houses are not exempt from shameless attention-grabbing antics to draw attention to their new lines. Refinery 29 spotted these D&G 'Mammy' earrings on models on the runway during Fashion Week.

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    Troubled singer Rihanna drank herself under the table at a Las Vegas nightclub early Tuesday, The Sun reports. Rihanna was in a drunken stupor when the club's bouncer saw her throwing up into a napkin. The bouncer said the Bajan singer's bodyguard handed her a white towel to clean herself up.

    Then Rihanna's trusty sidekick, Melissa Forde, grabbed her arm and led her out of the nightclub as the paparazzi snapped away. RiRi is struggling with conflicting feelings between hating her ex Chris Brown's past abusive behavior and loving him as a former boyfriend who was once kind and supportive of her.

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    Besides the fact that Beyonce reportedly did not give birth to her 8-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy, rumors spread like wildfire on Monday that Bey was pregnant with a second child.

    The rumors started when an overdressed Beyonce arrived at a New York restaurant with her abdomen distended, probably due to the fact that her hormone levels are decreasing with age.

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    Troubled singer Rihanna tweeted a photo of the cover for her upcoming single "Diamonds". The black & white cover features the Bajan singer simulating rolling a blunt with diamond rocks instead of marijuana seeds.

    Despite the obvious drug imagery, Rihanna, who exhibits symptoms of bipolar disorder, told Z-100's Elvis Duran that "Diamonds" has a "positive" message.

    "The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it's about love and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I'm excited to surprise them sonically," she said.

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    She's baaaackk!

    It was just a matter of time before Paris Hilton did something stupid to turn the spotlight back onto her. Not that she hasn't been trying to get attention all along.

    But nothing gets the attention of the press more than a pseudo-celebrity disparaging the gays.

    Paris Hilton is catching heat for comments she made about gay men during a recent cab ride. Paris, the spawn of the multi-millionaire hotel magnate, supposedly didn't know she was being recorded.

    "Gay guys are the horniest people in the world, the Hilton heiress can be heard saying. "They're disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS."

    The comments were made during a Sept. 7 cab ride in NYC, TMZ reports. Hilton's team claims the cab driver secretly recorded the audio while Paris was having a conversation with a gay friend who was also in the cab.

    Of course she was joking, but the media is running with it because celebrity news has been slow lately.

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    It's been 3 years since the unfortunate fisticuffs between singers Chris Brown and ex-girlfriend Rihanna, but Brown is still feeling the backlash.

    A Canadian music blog has launched an app that blocks all mentions of Chris Brown's name from the Internet. The Toronto-based website AUX launched their app called "Brownout" that currently only works in the Google Chrome browser.

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