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Breaking: Barbara Harris, Actress From ‘Freaky Friday’ And ‘Family Plot,’ Dies at 83

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Barbara Harris, the actress known for her role in the original Freaky Friday, died on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. Barbara was 83 at the time of her life.

The Chicago Sun was the first to report the news of Barbara’s death. She passed away in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she has resided for years. The cause of death has been reported to be cancer. According to The Chicago Sun, Barbara’s friend Charna Halpern, co-founder of Chicago’s iO Theater, said the cause was lung cancer.

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Barbara Harris was born July 25, 1935, in Evanston, Illinois. As a teenager, she first got into show business when she joined the Playwrights Theatre in Chicago. Some famous fellow players that went there at the same time as Barbara were Edward Asner, Elaine May, and Mike Nichols.

She launched her career in the ’60s in the theater. Her Broadway debut in the original musical revue production of From the Second City earned her a Tony Award. She earned another Best Actress nod for her work as Daisy Gamble in 1965’s On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. She then won again for her three roles in The Apple Tree.

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Aside from her work on the stage, Barbara Harris had a lengthy career on TV and in film between 1961 and 1997. Some of her most notable work was playing Jodie Foster’s mother in the original Freaky Friday. In the film, the fighting mother-daughter duo switches bodies and come to the realization that they do love each other. Some of her other notable work was in Family Plot, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Nashville.

The last film that Barbara Harris acted in was back in 1997’s Grosse Pointe Blank. She was once married to actor and improv pioneer Paul Sills. Later in her life, Barbara taught acting after she moved to Arizona.

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When she was asked if she would ever return to acting, she said:

“Well, if someone handed me something fantastic for 10 million dollars, I’d work again. But I haven’t worked in a long time as an actor. I don’t miss it. I think the only thing that drew me to acting in the first place was the group of people I was working with: Ed Asner, Paul Sills, Mike Nichols, Elaine May. And all I really wanted to do back then was rehearsal. I was in it for the process, and I really resented having to go out and do a performance for an audience, because the process stopped; it had to freeze and be the same every night. It wasn’t as interesting.”

She had a very brief return to performing in 2005, where she guest starred as “The Queen” and “Spunky Brandburn” on the Radio Repertory Company of America audio drama, Anne Manx on Amazonia, which aired on XM Satellite Radio.

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4-Year-Old Pug Crowned ‘Usain Bolt Of Pugs’ After Finishing Race In Less Than 6 Seconds

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60 dogs competed for the title of “Usain Bolt of Pugs.” A pug named Emma just won this title for finishing the race in under 6 seconds! It’s a race specifically for the pug breed and this pug was seriously fast! As soon as the race commenced she took off for the finish line, beating every other contestant.

The race turned out to be about 50 meters long in distance. The actual event is coined the International Pug Meeting and it takes place in Berlin, Germany every year. This year was the 9th year for the pug race. Additionally, this was Emma’s third title in a row, so it’s clear she’s a winning regular!

A pug races down a track at the 9th International Pug Meeting in Berlin, Germany. pic.twitter.com/4N1iBMjoHs

— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 20, 2018

It’s heartwarming to see a competition made especially for these little guys (and gals). There are tons of great running breeds for dogs, but pugs just really aren’t ideal for most. In addition to breathing problems and squat little legs, you’d probably find them lounging in the shade before they join you on a walk. The owners have just as much fun as the pugs themselves!

60 dogs competed for the title of Berlin's fastest pug on Saturday. Emma, the winner, finished in just under 6 seconds #tictocnews pic.twitter.com/VUkkEbXty7

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) August 19, 2018

Angela Kaiser, Emma’s owner, is extremely proud of her little pooch and hopes to continue enrolling her in competitions and seeing more wins come in. The 4-year-old racing dog might be looking towards her fourth title come next year if she keeps up the good pace!

WATCH: Sixty dogs raced for the title of Berlin, Germany’s fastest pug on Saturday. But, only one champion was dubbed the “Usain Bolt of pugs.” https://t.co/bsHY7ZRIgI pic.twitter.com/abFF07NfOz

— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 20, 2018

Despite it being hot that day temperature wise, all dogs (and owners) were provided water to ensure the good health of everyone involved. We’re sure they ran themselves to sleep after such a crazy, exciting day!

Dozens of pooches competed in a 50-metre race for the title of Berlin's fastest pug. In the end, Emma was the quickest of them all: https://t.co/w8EKpG6urr pic.twitter.com/77OTI5Tdnj

— CTV Vancouver (@CTVVancouver) August 19, 2018

After the races, all of the pugs, including Emma, were treated to a spa treatment, allowing them to cool off after their hard day’s work. A funny fact about the pug race reported by the Pickle includes a little pug making his run towards the finish line. He was nearly about to cross but then decided to run back in the other direction. Does anyone have video footage of this adorable moment?

A pug named Emma has clenched the title of fastest in her breed for the third year in a row. https://t.co/9UXTnkdIzc

— News4JAX (@wjxt4) August 20, 2018

We’re sending all the best to Emma and her owner and congratulations on her third win!

Be sure to SHARE this article to spread the news about Emma the pug’s third win! We hope for many more.

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How HGTV Won ‘The Brady Bunch’ House Bidding War Against Lance Bass

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You might remember that recently the iconic Brady Bunch house was for sale. It was one of the most talked about homes for sale. This classic 1970s style home was the outside of The Brady Bunch home on TV. When it went up for sale, an interesting bidding war ensued.

HGTV ended up winning the war and purchasing the home for $3.5 million. However, Lance Bass from the pop group ‘NSYNC shared on social media how he thought he purchased the home and was never going to be able to compete with HGTV for the home.

🎶Here’s the story🎵 Guess who has a big project planned for this iconic ‘70s TV home? Watch for more clues, coming soon.

A post shared by HGTV (@hgtv) on Aug 7, 2018 at 6:47am PDT

The Brady Bunch home went on the market on July 21, 2018. A family had been living there for many decades. HGTV closed the deal and had the home by August 11th. The home was listed originally for $1.88 million. Many buyers put in offers for this historical 2,477 square-foot home.

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The realtors said that they only let qualified brokers and buyers view the home since there was so much interest. There was also security around the home because so many people visit and want to view it per day. The realtor who showed the home said that he only showed it twice, once to HGTV and once to a high-profile actress.

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As soon as the home hit the market, HGTV wanted it. They offered to pay above the listing price at around $2 million. They also had the advantage to pay all cash, which is something most people cannot do. Lance Bass was not backing down, so they eventually offered $3.5 million and got the house.

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At first, Lance Bass posted his disappointment and concern with how the deal went down. The post has since been removed. Eventually, he came around and was happy that HGTV got the home and would do the right thing by keeping the house in all its 1970s glory. He has also hinted that he hopes he could host a show centered around the home on HGTV!

HGTV??! Aw man. I’d be pretty upset if it were anyone else, but how can you be mad at HGTV?? My television is stuck on that channel. Kudos HGTV, I know you will do the right thing with the house. That was always my biggest worry. I can smile again. 😁

— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) August 7, 2018

What do you think? Do you think HGTV or Lance Bass should have gotten the home? Would you watch a show about the house hosted by Lance Bass?

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Things You Should Never Do When You Visit Someone’s Home

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When you visit someone else’s home, there are certain things you should and shouldn’t do. Especially if you are a first-time visitor to the home, there are some etiquette rules you should know about. If you want to be a great houseguest, always be polite and learn what you shouldn’t touch.

If you visit someone’s home, here is a list of things you should never touch and things you should avoid doing.

1. Open the door

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Don’t let yourself in. Always knock or ring the doorbell. Don’t just let yourself in unless it is a very close friend or family member. If you are heading to a house party, don’t arrive too early or too late because it can be rude either way.

2. Go in the bedroom

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People’s bedrooms are safe havens and always off limits unless they allow you to come in. People may let you store coats on the bed or use their bathroom, but don’t snoop around their bedroom. The most private items are often stored there.

3. Open the fridge or pantry

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If you get hungry or thirsty, ask the host for a snack or water if they aren’t displayed out. Don’t just go into their fridge or pantry and help yourself. If you are coming over and have a restricted diet, either bring food for yourself or let the host know in advance. Always offer to help cook, prep food or clean up afterward too.

4. Touch the thermostat

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Don’t just storm in and change the temperature. If you are really uncomfortable, ask for something to make you feel better. Never just open a window or change the thermostat. It is their house and their energy bills after all.

5. Go in cabinets, drawers, and mail

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Don’t invade your host’s privacy by rummaging through cabinets, drawers or items that are laying around. Mail is especially important because it is illegal for people to open another person’s mail. You might be tempted to snoop, but it could ruin a relationship if they catch you.

Do you agree with everything on this list? At what point do you think you can be more comfortable in someone else’s home?

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5 Crazy Mistakes You Can Find In Real National Monuments

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You would never guess that national, famous monuments have mistakes on them. The truth is, we are all human and humans designed these monuments. So yes, there are several famous monuments you know about that actually do contain errors!

Here are some of the most famous errors of all time. Can you believe that Hollywood Walk of Fame has this issue?

1. The Lincoln Memorial

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The Lincoln Memorial is a very famous monument that looks like Abraham Lincoln. It also shares some of his words from his famous speech. However, it also includes an error that you can still see if you look closely enough. Part of the speech says, “With high hope for the future, no prediction in regard to it is ventured.” The engraver actually messed up and put “High Hope for the Euture”. Lucky for that engraver, it was a fairly easy fix, but you can still see it if you look closely enough.

2. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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This is a beautiful memorial and tribute that is important to those we have lost. It contains over 58,000 names and unfortunately, many were spelled wrong. About 100 were spelled wrong and about 62 have been re-engraved to fix the error. If a name is really misspelled, they must change where it is on the memorial. Some families have opted to keep the misspelled names so they can stay next to others who died alongside them.

3. The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame contains some of the greatest artists in history. However, they misspell names too! There have been about six misspelled celebrity names in about 60 years. A few have been corrected, but some remain flawed such as Merian C. Cooper, the writer of 1933’s King Kong. The star says “Meriam.”

4. Crazy Horse

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The mountain that is carved out to look like Native American war hero Tȟašúŋke Witkó, or Crazy Horse in South Dakota has a very serious error. The monument shows Crazy Horse pointing off into the distance. However, pointing with an index finger is actually offensive in most Native American traditions.

5. Edgar Allan Poe Statue

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The statue of Edgar Allan Poe went up in 1921 and actually contained two errors! It contained a line from Poe’s famous poem “The Raven”. The line should have read, “Dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Instead, it said, “Dreamng dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before.” An erratic fan removed the ‘s’ on mortals but eventually, it was moved in the 1980s and fixed.

Are you surprised to see that famous national monuments have had errors? If you found this article interesting, please SHARE with your friends who love pointing out mistakes!

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‘AGT’ Fans Are Mad That This 14-Year-Old Jazz Singer Almost Won ‘The Voice Kids U.K.’

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America’s Got Talent (AGT) fans are getting a little upset this season. First, it was because mainly singers are going through on this show built for many unique acts. Now, it is because AGT and their performers have not been very transparent about their past on television.

For example, Courtney Hadwin, a 14-year-old singer, has floored everyone with her unique sound and interesting dance moves. The judges and audience really seem to love her and she evokes a Janis Joplin type of musical style.

@courtneyhadwin returned with a performance that would make James Brown proud. #AGT

A post shared by America's Got Talent – AGT (@agt) on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:19pm PDT

In her backstory, they show that Courtney grew up in a small town in England and is very shy at school. However, they don’t mention at all that she competed last year in The Voice Kids UK. She managed to land in the top six of that show. She also performed as a young Cosette in Les Misérables.

Say hi to the first 7 spectacular Semifinalists! 👋 #AGT

A post shared by America's Got Talent – AGT (@agt) on Aug 15, 2018 at 6:22pm PDT

It should also be noted that Simon Cowell himself was a judge on The Voice Kids UK. Fans aren’t necessarily upset that she had these experiences, just that AGT seems to want to cover them up. Several other acts such as The Sacred Riana have already been on other shows as well. It seems strange that the judges know these acts but act as if they have never seen them before.

We asked @rianariani how she's feeling, but her talent will speak for itself LIVE Tuesday. 😶 #AGT

A post shared by America's Got Talent – AGT (@agt) on Aug 18, 2018 at 11:50am PDT

Courtney’s grandfather addressed the issue and said that the U.K. doesn’t really get her and her voice, but he is confident that she will do well in the United States.

@courtneyhadwin and @amandamenamusic are continuing their climb to the big time! ⭐️ #AGT

A post shared by America's Got Talent – AGT (@agt) on Aug 15, 2018 at 5:51pm PDT

There aren’t any rules that candidates cannot have appeared on other shows before AGT. So Courtney and AGT aren’t breaking any rules. Fans would just like the show to be more transparent. In the days of the internet, fans can easily find previous performances of the candidates.

Our parents make the red carpet GOLDEN. ✨ Who did you agree with most during #AGT tonight?

A post shared by America's Got Talent – AGT (@agt) on Aug 14, 2018 at 8:34pm PDT

What do you think? Do you think AGT should let the fans know that some of the candidates have appeared on other competition shows?

Watch the show as it enters into the live shows and results episodes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on NBC at 8 p.m. ET.

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