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  • Cards Against Humanity is looking for new writers

    Cards Against Humanity is looking for new writers

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:37:24 GMT
    Cards Against Humanity is a party game in which players complete fill-in-the-blank statements. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Cards Against Humanity is a party game in which players complete fill-in-the-blank statements. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

    If you've ever offended someone or said something politically incorrect - this may be the job for you. Cards Against Humanity is looking for people to join the company's pool of remote contributors. Where else can you write poop jokes and get paid $40 and hour? 

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    If you've ever offended someone or said something politically incorrect - this may be the job for you. Cards Against Humanity is looking for people to join the company's pool of remote contributors. Where else can you write poop jokes and get paid $40 and hour? 

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  • Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

    Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

    Thursday, August 16 2018 4:17 PM EDT2018-08-16 20:17:11 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 9:31 AM EDT2018-08-17 13:31:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Daniel Sturgis pauses outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and...(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). Daniel Sturgis pauses outside New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and...

    Aretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.

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    Aretha Franklin was Detroit's favorite daughter, often singing at the church where her father once led and headlining charity functions for kids or the less fortunate.

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  • Memorial created at Aretha Franklin's Memphis home upon her death

    Memorial created at Aretha Franklin's Memphis home upon her death

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:10 AM EDT2018-08-17 10:10:22 GMT
    Aretha Franklin (left) Messages written on her childhood home (right) (Source: WMC Action News 5)Aretha Franklin (left) Messages written on her childhood home (right) (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    She sang about respect, and she earned it. Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25, 1942.

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    She sang about respect, and she earned it. Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on March 25, 1942.

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  • A&E reality TV show featuring Baton Rouge medics set to premiere tonight

    A&E reality TV show featuring Baton Rouge medics set to premiere tonight

    Top from left to right: Peter Colina, George Steffensen, Nicole Jagers, Nikki Johnson,  Lacey Spencer, Megan Duke, Alyssa Toucey, Ramon Cooper, and Haley Fisher. Bottom: Demerrius Slocum, Hillary Duncan, and Kasie Tadlock. (Source: East Baton Rouge EMS)Top from left to right: Peter Colina, George Steffensen, Nicole Jagers, Nikki Johnson, Lacey Spencer, Megan Duke, Alyssa Toucey, Ramon Cooper, and Haley Fisher. Bottom: Demerrius Slocum, Hillary Duncan, and Kasie Tadlock. (Source: East Baton Rouge EMS)

    The reality TV show "Nightwatch," which depicts the duties of overnight paramedics, will begin filming in Baton Rouge on Thursday. 

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    The reality TV show "Nightwatch," which depicts the duties of overnight paramedics, will begin filming in Baton Rouge on Thursday. 

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  • Music industry pays R-E-S-P-E-C-T to late Aretha Franklin

    Music industry pays R-E-S-P-E-C-T to late Aretha Franklin

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:09 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:09:36 GMT
    Aretha Franklin performs at Beale Street Music Festival in 2008. (Source: Memphis In May)Aretha Franklin performs at Beale Street Music Festival in 2008. (Source: Memphis In May)

    The music industry is mourning the loss of the legendary Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday after several days on hospice care.

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    The music industry is mourning the loss of the legendary Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday after several days on hospice care.

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  • Grandmas in punk rock band challenge perceptions on aging

    Grandmas in punk rock band challenge perceptions on aging

    Debbie Roussel plays drums for Your Mom (Source: WAFB)Debbie Roussel plays drums for Your Mom (Source: WAFB)
    Debbie Roussel plays drums for Your Mom (Source: WAFB)Debbie Roussel plays drums for Your Mom (Source: WAFB)

    Together, these women are proving that you don't have to grow old gracefully. You can kick and scream all the way.

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    Together, these women are proving that you don't have to grow old gracefully. You can kick and scream all the way.

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  • Correction: People-Aretha Franklin story

    Correction: People-Aretha Franklin story

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:38:43 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:36:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this July 26, 2010 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Franklin’s public...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE - In this July 26, 2010 file photo, soul singer Aretha Franklin poses for a portrait in Philadelphia. Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. Franklin’s public...
    Stevie Wonder, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Aretha Franklin's ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home in Detroit on Tuesday.More >>
    Stevie Wonder, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Aretha Franklin's ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, visited the ailing Queen of Soul at her home in Detroit on Tuesday.More >>
  • 'Southern Charm' star to quit show amid rape allegations

    'Southern Charm' star to quit show amid rape allegations

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 10:15 PM EDT2018-08-15 02:15:45 GMT
    Former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel talks to reporters after applying to run as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Lindsey Graham at the state Election Commission headquarters on July 14, 2014, in Columbia. (AP Photo)Former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel talks to reporters after applying to run as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Lindsey Graham at the state Election Commission headquarters on July 14, 2014, in Columbia. (AP Photo)

    An original cast member on the Bravo reality TV show "Southern Charm" has announced he's quitting amid rape allegations.

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    An original cast member on the Bravo reality TV show "Southern Charm" has announced he's quitting amid rape allegations.

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  • Baton Rouge, Hammond breweries announce collaboration ahead of rare football match-up

    Baton Rouge, Hammond breweries announce collaboration ahead of rare football match-up

    Tin Roof and Gnarly Barley have teamed up to create a new beer ahead of the match-up between LSU and SLU (Source: Facebook)Tin Roof and Gnarly Barley have teamed up to create a new beer ahead of the match-up between LSU and SLU (Source: Facebook)

    Two local breweries, one in Baton Rouge and one in Hammond, have announced a collaboration ahead of a rare football match-up.

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    Two local breweries, one in Baton Rouge and one in Hammond, have announced a collaboration ahead of a rare football match-up.

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  • AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

    AP Source: Soul icon Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

    Monday, August 13 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-08-13 13:45:25 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-08-14 16:50:23 GMT
    Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

    Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close with the singer.

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    Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close with the singer.

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  • 'The Meg' chomps $44.5M, 'BlacKkKlansman' opens strong

    'The Meg' chomps $44.5M, 'BlacKkKlansman' opens strong

    Sunday, August 12 2018 12:18 PM EDT2018-08-12 16:18:21 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:17:51 GMT
    The shark thriller "The Meg" became the latest success in Hollywood's sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday. (Source:CNN)The shark thriller "The Meg" became the latest success in Hollywood's sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday. (Source:CNN)

    The shark thriller "The Meg" became the latest success in Hollywood's sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday.

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    The shark thriller "The Meg" became the latest success in Hollywood's sizzling summer, opening well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales, according to box office estimates Sunday.

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  • WWE legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies

    WWE legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies

    Monday, August 13 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-08-13 16:52:11 GMT
    Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart was 63. (Source: WWE)Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart was 63. (Source: WWE)

    Former wrestling star Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart died at age 63, WWE confirmed.

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    Former wrestling star Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart died at age 63, WWE confirmed.

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  • Funeral arrangements set for legendary swamp pop musician G.G. Shinn

    Funeral arrangements set for legendary swamp pop musician G.G. Shinn

    Source: FacebookSource: Facebook

    Legendary swamp pop singer and musician G.G. Shinn has died at the age of 78. Shinn’s musical career spanned over 50 years. 

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    Legendary swamp pop singer and musician G.G. Shinn has died at the age of 78. Shinn’s musical career spanned over 50 years. 

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  • 'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

    'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:38:29 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-08-09 18:56:40 GMT
    Actress Margot Kidder is shown at the 55th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., April 11, 1983. Ms. Kidder was a presenter along with Actor William Shatner. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Actress Margot Kidder is shown at the 55th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., April 11, 1983. Ms. Kidder was a presenter along with Actor William Shatner. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Margot Kidder's death is ruled a suicide; daughter says it's a 'big relief' to have the truth out.

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    Margot Kidder's death is ruled a suicide; daughter says it's a 'big relief' to have the truth out.

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  • Brad Pitt says he has given Jolie Pitt millions since split

    Brad Pitt says he has given Jolie Pitt millions since split

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-08-08 17:30:04 GMT
    Thursday, August 9 2018 1:39 PM EDT2018-08-09 17:39:54 GMT
    (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2015 AFI Fest opening night premiere of "By The Sea" in Los Angeles. Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Bra...(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2015 file photo, Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt arrive at the 2015 AFI Fest opening night premiere of "By The Sea" in Los Angeles. Jolie Pitt says she wants her divorce from Bra...
    Brad Pitt says he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt $1.3 million and lent her millions more since their separation two years ago.More >>
    Brad Pitt says he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt $1.3 million and lent her millions more since their separation two years ago.More >>
  • Comedian Kevin Hart awards scholarships to 3 Xavier students

    Comedian Kevin Hart awards scholarships to 3 Xavier students

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-08-08 12:39:31 GMT
    Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's "Help From the Hart Charity." Source: Kevin Hart Facebook.Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's "Help From the Hart Charity." Source: Kevin Hart Facebook.

    Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's "Help From the Hart Charity."

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    Three Xavier University of Louisiana students are among a group receiving scholarships thanks to actor and comedian Kevin Hart's "Help From the Hart Charity."

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  • Louisiana's favorite Disney classic is 'The Lion King'

    Louisiana's favorite Disney classic is 'The Lion King'

    Louisiana's favorite Disney classic ("The Lion King") lines up with most states (Source: CableTV.com)Louisiana's favorite Disney classic ("The Lion King") lines up with most states (Source: CableTV.com)
    Louisiana's favorite Disney classic ("The Lion King") lines up with most states (Source: CableTV.com)Louisiana's favorite Disney classic ("The Lion King") lines up with most states (Source: CableTV.com)

    To celebrate Friday's release of Disney's "Christopher Robin," CableTV.com has released a national report on what is each state's favorite classic Disney movie.

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    To celebrate Friday's release of Disney's "Christopher Robin," CableTV.com has released a national report on what is each state's favorite classic Disney movie.

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  • AP Source: Demi Lovato released from hospital

    AP Source: Demi Lovato released from hospital

    Monday, August 6 2018 3:34 PM EDT2018-08-06 19:34:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-08-07 11:38:45 GMT
    (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the West Coast debut of 29rooms at ROW DTLA in Los Angeles. Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reporte...(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the West Coast debut of 29rooms at ROW DTLA in Los Angeles. Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reporte...
    Demi Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose, a source close to the singer says.More >>
    Demi Lovato has checked out of the hospital she was rushed to two weeks ago for a reported overdose, a source close to the singer says.More >>
  • Michelin-starred French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at 73

    Michelin-starred French master chef Joel Robuchon dies at 73

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-08-06 10:18:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 7 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-08-07 04:03:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File). FILE - In this Sept.7, 2014 file photo, French chef Joel Robuchon poses for photographers during a photocall for the movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey", in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. French master chef Joel Robuchon ha...(AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File). FILE - In this Sept.7, 2014 file photo, French chef Joel Robuchon poses for photographers during a photocall for the movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey", in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. French master chef Joel Robuchon ha...
    French master chef Joel Robuchon has died at the age of 73.More >>
    French master chef Joel Robuchon has died at the age of 73.More >>
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