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Television has had a long and interesting history. During its reign over our lives, there have been a series of firsts which pushed back on society’s taboos. There have been many phrases that were given to us by our favorite shows, and so much more. So what don’t you know about television? Here are 12 fun facts that you never knew!

1. The first interracial kiss on TV was between Uhura and Kirk on Star Trek.

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The show made history in 1968, but the kiss wasn’t exactly romantic. Kirk and Uhura kiss while being mind controlled by aliens. The aliens watch and laugh at the couple struggling to fight against their power.

2. By the age of 18, people will see 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence depicted on TV.

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3. The first pregnancy depicted on TV was on I Love Lucy.

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Lucille Ball got pregnant in real life, so it was written into the show. When she had her child, the first episode with Little Ricky aired 12 hours later. The episode got higher ratings than Eisenhower’s inauguration.

4. The Simpsons is the longest running show on TV with 27 seasons.

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5. The most expensive show so far is ER which eventually had a budget of $13 million per episode!

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6. Jerry Seinfeld decided to end Seinfeld after nine seasons because The Beatles broke up after nine years.

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7. The series finale of M*A*S*H is the highest rated American TV show of all time with 125 million viewers.

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8. Joey Tribbiani came up with the term, “friend zone” on Friends.

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9. On Breaking Bad, actors were actually smoking rock candy and sugar when their characters smoked meth.

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Don’t worry they didn’t inhale!

10. Barney on How I Met Your Mother is the true creator of the term, “The Bro Code.”

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11. Orange Is the New Black is the only show in history to get Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series.

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Thanks to rules changing where shows longer than 30 minutes have to be considered dramas, the show was able to make history.

12. The Walking Dead is the most popular show on Twitter.

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In 2015 it had 3.98 million people viewing it and tweeting each new episode.

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In ‘War Dogs’, two friends (Miles Teller and Jonah Hill) in their 20’s find a not well known exploit that let’s small business bid on military contracts. Starting small they work their way up to a 300 million dollar contract with the Pentagon. Of course, when we’re talking about that much money with weapons on the line, your going to start dealing with some shady people that want to kill you.

The film is by Todd Phillips, the director behind The Hangover. The whole idea probably sounds like a story that only could be made up in fiction. Sadly it’s not. The film is based on the true story “Arms and the Dudes: How Three Stones from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History”.

 

War Dogs comes out on August 19, 2016.

 

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Demi Lovato dropped a new single on a whim, and we couldn’t be more excited. “Body Say” is a breezy new track that may rival “Cool For The Summer” when it comes to sexiness.

According to the singer, she wrote and recording the song a couple weeks ago but was too excited to hold it in any longer. She tweeted: “I wrote and recorded #bodysay a couple weeks ago and I wanted you guys to hear it right away…whats the point in waiting anymore?”

Demi does what she wants, and we’re so glad she does because the song is seriously hot. The song was co-written by Lovato, Simon Wilcox and Sir Nolan, who also produced the track. To promote the track, Lovato released sexy, new single artwork that featured a nude photo of her taken by Patrick Ecclesine.

The lyrics are ultra provocative — even more so than “Cool For The Summer!” Just checkout this chorus:

“You can touch me with slow hands / Speed it up, baby, make me sweat / Dreamland, take me there cause I want your sex/ If my body had a say, I wouldn’t turn away / Touch, make love, taste you / If my body told the truth, baby I would do / Just what I want to.”

Hot. Hot. Hot!

You can listen to a snip the track below (but you’ll need to open Spotify to get the whole song).

What do you think of the track?

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It seems crazy to think that our favorite Parent Trap red-head Lindsay Lohan is turning 30 on Saturday, July 2nd. If you’re a ’90s kid then you lived for Lohan in Get a Clue, Life-Size and most importantly, Mean Girls. Unfortunately, life post-Mean Girls has been a bit rough for Lohan. Her personal struggles with addiction, her tumultuous relationships and bad behavior on film sets were constantly splashed across the media. However, in the past several years, the former child starlet has gotten back on track.

Recently, Lohan chatted with Vanity Fair about turning 30 and being happy. She said, “I feel great! Age is only a number, right? I have learned a lot over time. I am in a wonderful place in life and look forward to the near and far future and projects that I am working on.” Perhaps this has to do with her relocation from Los Angles to a more quiet life in London, or her rumored Russian millionaire fiancé Egor Tarabasov.

 

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Though we’re all crossing our fingers for a follow up to Lohan’s  iconic single, “Rumors”, she told VF that the next decade in her life will be about, “Making more films, writing my book, starting my charity, working with children a lot. Maybe having some of my own soon—after I get some movies done, first.”

We’re all eager to see Lohan gracing our screens again, but it’s her upcoming book that has really peaked our interest. Though she doesn’t exactly have any “regrets”, Lohan did say there are some things she would have done differently in the past. She said, “I am very excited to share my personal experiences in life and how to overcome obstacles. I hope that my words will connect with those who need some guidance when [or] if they are in a tough place. I am grateful that I have a voice, which I can now feel comfortable using as a platform to let people know that we all have ups and downs in life, and we can all come up from the downs if we get in touch with our inner self and spiritual side.

We couldn’t have said this better ourselves.

Happy 30th birthday Lindsay Lohan, happiness looks fantastic on you!

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Steven Spielberg was “very daunted” by using motion-capture technology in his new film The BFG.
The Academy Award-winning director has rarely shied away from a challenge during his career – from creating deadly sharks in Jaws to bringing dinosaurs back to life in Jurassic Park. But when it came to envisioning a giant for The BFG, Steven didn’t know where to start.
“I don’t usually get intimidated by technology,” he told Reuters. “I usually try and be at the forefront of technology, but this time I was in the wake of it. It took me a couple of weeks to get my sea legs to really realise how I could best utilise the medium of motion capture.”
Based on a novel by Roald Dahl, with a screenplay by the late Melissa Mathison, Walt Disney’s The BFG tells the story of Sophie (Ruby Barnhill), an orphaned girl who meets the Big Friendly Giant (BFG), played by Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance, as they embark on a mission in Giant Country. Unlike other giants, the BFG doesn’t eat children, but instead collects and creates dreams to spread through the country.
Speaking about the movie, Mark said he was pleased the narrative remains close to the beloved book and was impressed with the convincing imagery used to create the BFG onscreen. “Every film of a book brings out a certain essential thing of the book,” he explained in the Reuters interview. “In film you need experience and plot. So it’s very faithful to the book, but it’s a different creature than the book.”
The BFG marks Steven’s 30th feature film over a career spanning five decades. But the director sees no reason to slow down, and is returning to helm the fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise with Harrison Ford, due for release in 2019. In spite of his continuing success, the 69-year-old finds it difficult to watch his own films.
“I get really flattered when people like my films but I can never see the films the way they can,” he shared. “I am never going to enjoy my own output the way other people can.”
The BFG hits U.S. theatres on 1 July and U.K. cinemas on 22 July (16).

Corinne Bailey Rae and her musician husband Steve Brown have very different ideas when it comes to music, but they manage to make it work in the studio.
The singer admits that although they have different ideas the couple, who married in 2013, always manage to come to an agreement.
And it’s a strategy that has worked for some time as together they’ve produced three albums, including recent release The Heart Speaks in Whispers which was inspired by the singer’s newfound happiness.
Corinne, 37, told British newspaper Metro in an interview: “We have different ideas and challenge each other, we communicate really well. We’ve worked together and known each other along time before we were in a relationship.”
Steve is the Put Your Records On singer’s second husband. The singer was devastated when she lost her first husband, Jason Rae, in 2008, after he was found dead of a suspected drugs overdose, aged 31.
The singer is in great demand at the moment with a supporting slot on Lionel Richie’s UK tour, and will also support Stevie Wonder at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park on 10 July (16).
Fans can go to www.bst-hydepark.com to buy tickets for any night of BST at Hyde Park.

Iggy Azalea has thanked her fans for making her feel “loved” as she struggles with her break-up from former fiance Nick Young.
The Fancy rapper announced last month (Jun16) that she had called off her engagement to the U.S. basketball player star after realising she couldn’t trust him any more. And less than two weeks later, she revealed she had caught him cheating on her with other women in their home.
Iggy has been open with her followers about how low she is feeling on Twitter, and on Friday (01Jul16) she wrote, “I feel like my body was just drop kicked out of a plane with no parachute.”
The 26-year-old has had to push her personal struggles aside while she films talent show The X Factor in her native Australia, but the staff on the show surprised her by filling her dressing room with bunches of flowers in a show of support.
The gesture made Iggy realise how much love she has received, and she posted a sweet message on Instagram next to a picture of her surrounded by flowers.
“felt good to come in my dressing room and see all these flowers,” she wrote. “Thanks genuinely to everyone that’s reminded me Iam (sic) loved today.”
On Thursday (30Jun16) Iggy shocked followers when she revealed the real reason behind her and Nick’s split.
“I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on the security footage,” she tweeted, before admitting that she is having trouble coming to terms with the break-up.
“This is just like a second shot to the chest,” she continued. “And I feel like I don’t even know who the hell it is I’ve been loving all this time… People in this world really are f**ked up.”
Iggy clarified the reason behind their break-up after it was reported she called time on their almost three-year relationship after discovering he had got his ex-girlfriend Keonna Green pregnant with their second child. The 31-year-old is already father to four-year-old Nick, Jr. with Keonna.
The rapper insisted she had no idea if the baby rumours were true, but shared her thoughts on the matter regardless, writing, “I find it baffling anyone would make the choice to bring a child into the world under these circumstances + want attention and $ (money) for it.”
Iggy originally stuck by Nick when a video apparently showing him admitting to cheating on his girlfriend was leaked online in March (16).

Gemma Arterton is set to portray legendary warrior Joan of Arc on London’s West End.
The former Bond girl will star in the new production of George Bernard Shaw’s 1923 play Saint Joan at the Donmar Warehouse from 9 December (16) to 18 February (17).
Gemma admits she never imagined herself as the peasant girl-turned-teenage warrior and even asked director Josie Rourke why she had been cast.
“Saint Joan has got a lot of soul and it’s poetic,” Gemma told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper. “It’s not as though I’m the obvious choice… I’m so not her; I guess because she’s religious and pure, and it’s not the type of thing I usually play. My characters have usually got a bit more sass…
“When Joan goes into any room, she can make people listen to her. She (Josie) said she felt that I could play her.”
The star adds that after she gave it some thought, she realised she was attracted to portraying the headstrong heroine character.
Gemma has been a regular on the West End stage in recent years with starring roles in The Duchess of Malfi and musical Made in Dagenham, which earned her a Evening Standard Best Newcomer Musical Award and an Olivier Award nomination.
Most recently, she starred in stage comedy Nell Gwynn and scored herself another Olivier Award nod for Best Actress this year (16).
Gemma also has a string of films in the pipeline including zombie thriller The Girl with All the Gifts, romance movies The History of Love and We Happy Few, plus French-language drama Orpheline.

Paris Hilton has teased plans to takeover the technology market.
The hotel heiress made a name for herself as a reality TV star on hit show The Simple Life, before building a multi-billion dollar perfume empire. The reality star turned DJ is now moving into the property development with a multi-million dollar beach club, with a new hotel in Dubai in the pipeline.
However the 35-year-old still isn’t satisfied and is now planning to take on the world of technology, just like her former best friend Kim Kardashian, who is currently dominating the sector with her gaming apps and line of emojis, dubbed Kimoji.
“I feel like I’ve really accomplished a lot with having 17 different product lines, everything from sunglasses to shoes to clothing, make-up, skin care and lingerie. Basically, you name a product, I make it. In that area, I feel like I have done all there is,” she told WWD before coyly adding, “I have a lot of different tech companies I’m working with. I am really looking forward to that. I have some really exciting, very cool projects.”
Another new area Paris is exploring is working with male models for her perfume photoshoots. Previously the blonde star has shunned using the opposite sex as an extra in her campaigns, but the imagery for her latest fragrance Gold Rush is changing all of that.
Shot by fashion photographer Victor Demarchelier, Paris fully embraced her single status as she flirted up a storm with her handsome co-star.
“This is my first time being single. All of the other times I never used a male model because my boyfriends would be jealous, but this time I’m single, so I could do what I wanted,” she smiled. “The scent is very flirty, beautiful and sensual, so I wanted that to be in the campaign. It is basically about just me and the guy together flirting.”

Lindsay Lohan has offered to turn on the Christmas lights in a British town whose Member of Parliament (MP) she offended.
The 29-year-old actress namechecked the town of Kettering, England in a tweet about the British referendum deciding whether the country should leave the European Union (EU).
When the results came in from Kettering, Lindsay, who was watching on television, wrote, “#REMAIN Sorry, but #KETTERING where are you&why is this woman @BBCNews speaking on people rather than TELLING us what happens if UK LEAVES?”
Her remarks offended the town’s MP Philip Hollobone who asked a question about the Mean Girls actress in the British parliament.
“At one point she directed a fierce and offensive tweet at Kettering claiming she’d never heard of it and implying that no-one knew where it was,” the politician said in a debate led by U.K. Leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling.
He concluded, “So would you (Grayling) support my invitation to Lindsay Lohan to come and switch on the Christmas lights in Kettering this Christmas, thus redeeming her political reputation and raising money for good causes?”
Grayling agreed with the Kettering MP that Lindsay should visit the town and now she has responded on Twitter by saying she’d like to turn on the town’s festive illuminations.
She wrote on Twitter, “@MPChrisGrayling and #philiphollobone Direct message me about your offer. Would be happy to light the Christmas tree in #Kettering.”
For his part Hollobone was happy to put his disagreement with the star behind him, telling the BBC that her offer to help the town celebrate Christmas was, “fantastic news”.