Oh happy day, Lizzo channels ‘Sister Act 2’ performing at MTV Awards

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Oh happy day, indeed.

Singer and rapper Lizzo channelled the classic ’90s Whoopi Goldberg sequel, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, for her performance of “Juice” at the 2019 MTV Movie and TV Awards on Monday.

To begin with, Lizzo took the stage in the same kind of choir robes as Lauryn Hill’s character, Rita Watson, during the film’s final performance of “The Hymn of Joy” at the All-State Choir Championship.

She then included an iconic offstage moment straight from the film. “Your teacher says take off your robes,” a stage manager tells the students waiting in the wings in the movie, as did one to Lizzo’s backup singers at the MTV Awards. Then, it was time to party, with dance moves and scales straight out of the film. Read more…

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Hell, Michigan is now Gay Hell, Michigan thanks to YouTuber Elijah Daniel

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Many YouTubers aspire to buy mansions. Elijah Daniel raised the bar and runs Hell. 

Kind of. 

The vlogger and comedian known for his crude humor and music tweeted about buying the town of Hell, Michigan on Monday. Although he doesn’t technically own it outright, he does have the proverbial keys to the town and can do what he wants for now. He noted that renaming the town to Gay Hell was a tongue-in-cheek response to the Trump administration’s ban on U.S. embassies flying rainbow flags in honor of Pride month. 

“Fuck the Calabasas mansions, I just bought a town,” Daniel said during a phone interview. Read more…

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Get ready for more autonomous vehicles to start delivering Domino’s pizza

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Autonomous cars are now bringing pizza pies instead of groceries to customer’s homes.

On Monday, the self-driving company Nuro announced a partnership with Domino’s Pizza in Houston. Nuro has been dropping off Kroger groceries in the Texas city since earlier this year. Kroger uses the self-driving vehicles to haul grocery bags to online shoppers in other cities like Phoenix.

Now Houston residents can order a pizza through the Domino’s app and then track the pizza as it makes its way to their home without a driver in sight. Once someone makes an order, they’re given a PIN code to unlock the compartment on the Nuro vehicle and retrieve their pizza from the vehicle. Remember, there’s no delivery person to bring it to the doorway.  Read more…

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The DNC’s latest attempt at being relatable on Twitter has everyone cringing

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Political parties aren’t exactly known for their “hip” social media accounts, but most maintain some semblance of class.

Every once in a while, the Republicans or Democrats will post something so humiliating that Twitter users have no choice but to reply. Take, for example, this tweet that the official Democratic National Committee Twitter account posted on Saturday morning and which has since attracted highly understandable amounts of groaning from Twitter. 

The tweet features a phone wallpaper with President Trump’s face and the words “Boy Bye” (a famous Beyoncé lyric from the song “Sorry”) placed on top of it. Users can download the kewl wallpaper for their phone by texting a five-digit number.  Read more…

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Best laptops and tablets on sale: Shop MacBook, Dell, Lenovo, and more this week

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Maybe you haven’t heard, but today is National Apple Strudel Day, which means you should definitely go out and enjoy one (or a few) of the delicious treats with your work buddies on this slow Monday afternoon. 

What’s better than an apple strudel, though? How about an Apple laptop.

SEE ALSO: 10 of the best 2-in-1 laptops

If you’re full of strudel and still have some cash to blow, we think you should check out these awesome deals on laptops and tablets that we pulled together for this week. Included on our list are savings on MacBooks, Lenovo IdeaPads, Dell laptops, and much, much more. 

Check out all the best deals on laptops and tablets we found for this week, and pick up one of these devices on sale while you can: Read more…

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Study links teen sexting with risky behavior and worse mental health

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A major new study found worrisome associations between teen sexting and mental health as well as risky sexual behavior. Youth who sext, compared to those who don’t, were more likely to have multiple sexual partners, experience anxiety and depression, and drink alcohol, take drugs, and smoke. They were also less likely to use contraception. The associations were stronger in younger adolescents. 

But before teens (and their parents) panic about how sexting might upend their lives, they should know that the scientists who conducted the research don’t yet understand whether sending or receiving sexually explicit messages directly led to any of the negative outcomes.  Read more…

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