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MSNBC pranked badly during Malaysia Airlines crash coverage

MSNBC host Krystal Ball, getting pranked on live

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It appears accuracy (or at least, fact-checking) took a backseat to speed in MSNBC's coverage of the Malaysia Airlines crash Thursday.

Live on the air, host Krystal Ball took a phone call from a supposed eyewitness to the tragedy, who identified himself as U.S. Staff Sgt. Michael Boyd and said he was at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. Describing the scene, the caller said he looked out the window...

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Brian Williams 'raps' 'Baby Got Back' on 'The Tonight Show'

Brian Williams "raps" Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back"

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Brian Williams has almost enough hits for an album.

The NBC Nightly News anchor was back on "The Tonight Show" Monday, in yet another rap supercut by ultimate prankster Jimmy Fallon.

If the newsman's "Rapper's Delight" was good and his "Gin & Juice" was better, then this take on Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" certainly tops them all -- thanks to some perfectly-cast guest appearances...

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Real 'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort loses temper, walks out of interview: Video

Jordan Belfort, the real-life "Wolf of Wall Street,"

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If the Leonardo DiCaprio film didn't convince you that "wolf" is an appropriate nickname for Jordan Belfort, this interview might.

Appearing on Australia's "60 Minutes," Belfort, the former stockbroker and real-life "Wolf of Wall Street" who swindled his clients out of more than $100 million from his firm in Lake Success, seems just as hot-tempered and volatile as DiCaprio depicted him.

In...

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'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel in the works, report says

Robin Williams as Euphegenia Doubtfire in 1993's "Mrs.

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After years of first drafts and false starts, a sequel to the 1993 Robin Williams hit "Mrs. Doubtfire" is reportedly in the works.

Fox 2000 is developing the project, which would reunite Williams with director Chris Columbus, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The script is by David Berenbaum, who wrote the 2003 Will Ferrell comedy "Elf."

"Mrs. Doubtfire" starred Williams as a divorced...

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Must-see movies for 2014: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and more

A scene from the trailer for Marvel's "Guardians

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Legos, wormholes, new superheroes and old musicals are on the movie schedule for 2014, which so far looks like a fairly entertaining grabbag. Sequels run the gamut from "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" to "Dumb and Dumber To," while a genre that seemed long dead -- think robes and sandals -- is suddenly very much alive. And speaking of throwbacks, 2014 may mark the first time in years that...

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10 most annoying songs of 2013

Katy Perry in her music video for "Roar."

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The life cycle of an extremely catchy and popular song goes something like this: It debuts, usually on the radio. You hear it for the first time (again, usually on the radio). You bob your head, maybe do a little dance. The lyrics commit themselves to your memory. You sing along. And sometimes, before you know it, that song is stuck in your head for all of eternity and just. won't. leave. (It doesn't...

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Did Miley Cyrus bleach her eyebrows?

Miley Cyrus posing during a press conference at

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Just when you thought she'd bared it all, Miley Cyrus manages to get naked in a whole new way.

This time, she's not pants-less or even topless, but, um, eyebrow-less.

Singer Lily Allen and supermodel Miranda Kerr both took to Instagram Tuesday night to post photos of themselves hanging with the pop shockstar, and in both images Cyrus lacks that face-defining fringe.

In Kerr's black...

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Alan Jackson's bluegrass as good on Broadway as backwoods

Alan Jackson sings "He Stopped Loving Her Today"

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Before singing “Blue Side of Heaven” at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 28, Alan Jackson recalled the irony of working on the tear-jerker when he was summoned to the deathbed of George Jones, who passed away last April.

“That’s a tough one to sing,” Jackson said after the rendition. “But it’s sweet.”

And there you have Jackson’s career in one quote. The Possum’s tortured brilliance aside, Jackson’s...

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