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    'Criminals Run The World' is an unreleased version of Hit and Run.

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    Hip-hop fans were outraged after Kendrick Lamar lost all seven of his nominations at Sunday’s Grammy Awards. But the Compton MC is not feeling sorry for himself. Speaking out for the first time since his loss, he congratulated Macklemore on his wins.
    “It’s well deserved; he did what he did, man,” Kendrick told XXL after his performance with Dom Kennedy in New York on Tuesday. “He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that’s how it go.”
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis scored four Grammys including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best New Artist, while Kendrick went home empty handed.
    After the show, the “Thrift Shop” rapper sent Kendrick a text. “You got robbed. I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird and sucks that I robbed you,” he told him.

    The good kid, m.A.A.d city rapper joins a list of hip-hop heavyweights who have been snubbed by the Grammys including Nas, Snoop Dogg, and even Tupac and Biggie.
    “I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre,” said Kendrick. “We part of the world. We part of the movement. So I think any awards, including the Grammys, should always push for more hip-hop because it’s music as a whole, it’s not just splitting different regions. Everything moves as far as sound and vibrations, and that’s how it goes. And we are a part of that.”
    His peers including Meek Mill, Mac Miller, Q-Tip, Fabolous, and ScHoolboy Q also weighed in on Kendrick’s shutout.
    “Congrats 2 @macklemore for a incredible win and I believe Kendrick was robbed,” tweeted Meek. “This game was never fair….and awards can’t change the judgement of the culture…. Most of these awards are always ****ed up!”
    From the Grammy Award Records page:

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    Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is expected to arrive in Toronto today to face a charge in connection to an alleged assault involving a limousine driver in late December, CBC News has learned.

    Toronto police say they were called to the area of Dundas Street West and University Avenue on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013.

    Bieber, 19, attended a Toronto Maple Leafs game that evening at the Air Canada Centre.

    At the time, police told The Canadian Press they were investigating an assault allegation but said it was unclear whether it was Bieber or a member of his entourage who was the subject of a complaint.

    Police sources tell CBC News Bieber will arrive in Toronto today and will be officially charged at the 52 Division police station with a notice to appear at a later date.

    The charge is the latest legal scrape for the heartthrob who was born in London, Ont., and raised in nearby Stratford.

    Last week Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence and driving with an expired licence after police said he had been stopped while drag racing down a street before dawn.

    Bieber was accused of racing a rented, yellow Lamborghini alongside a red Ferrari driven by a friend identified as rhythm and blues singer Khalil.

    Police said Bieber admitted to smoking marijuana, drinking and taking a prescription medication.

    Bieber's blood-alcohol levels in the Miami incident weren't released. Under Florida law, people under the age of 21 are considered driving under the influence if they have a blood-alcohol content of 0.02 or more — a level the 5-foot-9, 140-pound star could reach with one drink.

    A Miami-Dade County judge set a Feb. 14 arraignment date for the Miami incident. Bieber was released on $2,500 bail. In an arraignment, prosecutors formally file charges and a plea is entered, although a defendant's lawyer can enter the plea in writing. Bieber might not be required to attend.


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    When required to wear a stretchy, thin white dress on camera, one might imagine an actress sipping filtered spring water and looking at pictures of carbs in the days leading up to the shoot. But not Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar award winning actress and America’s obnoxiously hot friend.

    No, when Jennifer Lawrence wants to eat Doritos, she will eat Doritos, even if she is wearing a skin-tight dress that does not belong to her that was specifically designed to let the American Hustle audience “see every lump and bump,” according to costume designer Michael Wilkinson.

    Wilkinson described the travails of a costume director outfitting the snack-lovin’ actress at an awards-season discussion at the Diane von Furstenberg exhibit in Los Angeles last night. The American Hustle costume team made four dresses for the pivotal scene where Lawrence’s character confronts her husband’s mistress, played by Amy Adams. They made the duplicates because Lawrence’s character was originally supposed to douse herself in champagne during the scene.

    Even though the final cut shows no such bubbly bath, the extra dresses came in handy: “Jennifer Lawrence is a very . . . let’s say . . . raw and intuitive young lady, and she’s not against eating Doritos and snack food in her costume,” Wilkinson told the crowd.

    Imagine what else J. Law eats on set if she’s fine with chomping through a bag of Cool Ranch. Extra-saucy buffalo wings? Beef chalupas? Chili dogs? A sloppy joe sandwich with powdered donuts instead of bread? The possibilities are endless.


    ONTD, what is your favorite food to ruin your fancy & expensive dresses? My choices are Nutella & red wine.

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    That awkward moment when your costar takes off his towel and has absolutely nothing underneath... Michael B. Jordan was supposed to be wearing a modesty sock while filming a scene in That Awkward Moment where he shows Miles Teller and Zac Efron his nether regions -- there's a reason for it in the movie -- but as a practical joke of sorts, he decided to just go commando and flash them the real deal.

    "I said, 'F--k it. Why not make it awkward on them?'" Jordan, 26, joked with Us Weekly at the L.A. premiere of the comedy on Monday, Jan. 27. "I was fine! I was completely comfortable."

    Indeed, Teller told Us at the same event that his costar was perfectly happy going au natural -- especially if it rattled his buds. "You know, Michael B. is very comfortable walking around on set naked," the Spectacular Now star, also 26, quipped."It's a lot to deal with when you've just met a guy, but, yes, he enjoys taking his pants off."
    As does Teller, apparently."I mean, it wasn't appropriate for my character, so I didn't, but I'll moon people," he told Us. "I think mooning is really funny and I think it should come back."
    That said, messing with someone's mind can be just as entertaining. "Every day on set when we had a comedic scene, I looked in [Michael B.'s] eyes and said, 'I know you're scared because you've only done drama,'" Teller told Us of Jordan, who is known for more serious roles in Fruitvale Station, Friday Night Lights, and The Wire. "I said, 'But don't worry about it. Hold my hand, little girl.'"

    ONTD, are you comfortable in your own skin to walk around others naked?

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    With all of the brands that A$AP Rocky name drops in “Fashion Killa”—all 27, to be exact—it’s pretty crazy that it took this long for one of them to tap the song as a promotional soundtrack. Fittingly, DKNY, who already released a print campaign featuring A$AP, is the first. In the video for DKNY’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, perrrfectly timed for the Super Bowl this Sunday, master funny face-maker Cara Delevigne tosses a football around Times Square with fellow models Jourdan Dunn and Eliza Cummings while they’re all wearing sporty logo-emblazoned gear by the brand. Rocky is tossed the ball only once. Ladies, look to Rocky: He's open, he's open! Football has never looked so fun. Seriously though, when’s the last time you saw someone crack a smile while throwing around a football? When’s the last time you saw someone spike a football while standing on a taxi? #CaraDelevingnesTouchdownFace

    Now we finally know why this crew (or should we say team?) was posing on cabs in the middle of Times Square back in October. We'd like to reiterate a point we made when we first saw Cara and Rocky posing on cabs: DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME OR IN TIMES SQUARE.

    DKNY wants you to pick your favorite player, using the hashtag #DKNYDRAFT. We’d have trouble choosing between Cara and A$AP, though we're leaning towards Cara, because her many faces could come in handy as a source of intimidation or distraction for the opponent.


    who would you pick, ontd? cara or jourdan?


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    In a new interview with Fabulous Magazine, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson admitted to one of his major insecurities in his life. Considering he's usually on tour with the rest of the members of the biggest boy band in the world, Tomlinson says he spends a lot of time worrying his longtime girlfriend, Eleanor Calder, will get tired of his schedule and find another boyfriend to take his place. So apparently even one of the biggest sex symbols in the world can be a bit insecure at times! (what)
    "I sometimes worry that she might want to go and find a boyfriend who's there every day," he told the magazine.
    But Tomlinson is staying positive about the predicament he's currently in, and has been in for the entirety of his relationship with Calder.
    "Obviously it's not easy having a long-term relationship in this job, but it frustrates me when people say it's impossible," he said. "It's definitely doable, it's down to the people and whether they want to make it work enough."
    Clearly Louis and Eleanor are doing something right and are maintaining one of the best relationships in pop music today. (okay)
    "Whenever there's a gap in the schedule, that's always my first thought. Not many days have to go by before I really start missing her, so sometimes - even if it's just the odd day - I've flown back from a show, had a day in London and then flown back again," Tomlinson said. "It keeps you sane. It's important to have that one person I can confide in and be close to. We trust each other completely and the relationship wouldn't work if we didn't. We're really loved-up."



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    Did you see what happened on last week's Helix? Madness! We are all still dealing with the massive upset that happened. Why do terrible things happen to characters we love? To find out, we talked to the actor who plays our favorite (and now horribly mangled) scientist. Massive spoilers ahead...

    If you didn't know — last week we lost a wonderful character, Dr. Doreen Boyle, to the dickish Major Sergio Balleseros in a vile attack that left her as food for rats. It was horrible and infuriating — especially since she's the only one on the show with actual smarts. Thankfully we were able to share our sadness and frustration with the actress herself (who does NOT have the same accent as Doreen), Catherine Lemieux. Here's our one-on-one final farewell.

    How do you feel right now?

    Catherine Lemieux: I'm actually really sad. I'm sad for myself, but I'm also sad for Doreen, because in the story she was really getting somewhere. She was one of the people who was actually getting answers and getting somewhere with all the tests that she's doing. And then she's taken away… She's taken away! So when I read the script, and got to the end I thought, "Oooh, she knew too much." I just kind of think that's what happened to Doreen. She just knew too much.

    But she's my favorite character!

    I'm sorry, she's my favorite one too. I had the best time. I had some of the best lines on the show. And she was a bit of a comic. I can't believe how much of my own personality I was able to kind of put in there. Everybody is so great and supportive. It's been a tremendous experience. Awesome. I don't know if all TV experiences are like this, but I've been so included as part of the cast and my character. It's been a great ride, albeit a short one.

    Let's talk about the actual act because OH MY GOD, are those rats eating your FACE?

    I'm told that this is what happens. I'm told that what really gets me is the air bubble to the brain. And then I'm finished off by the rats.

    That's a terrible way to die.

    I concluded that I was paralyzed but that I had some sort of life to me when he dumped the rats on top of my body.

    I thought he liked you! It's one thing to kill you with a seizure inducing air bubble but then he goes and dumps RATS on you. I feel like that's a kick while you're already down. Screw him.

    I thought we were getting somewhere too. And they definitely have a dynamic that made Doreen hold back information from Alan. And that's where I was going with the character, that was my justification that maybe there was some closeness happening. She kind of let Major Balleseros in, in that sense. Again, not telling Alan about what was going down is a huge deal. It's a big deal. So I put put it together that as motivation that it was because, A, her Dad is in the military. I think she warmed to Balleseros on that level, and kind of trusted him in that sense. And then yeah they were spending some time together. There were friendship building activities happening.

    It took me by surprise, because of the scene that she had with Alan where it became very apparent that she is the one that he confided in. So I was surprised to see her go after that reveal.

    I've been told that before the story in Helix begins, Alan used Doreen as a shoulder to lean on when everything happened with Peter and Julia. So, as far as I'm concerned, Doreen knows a lot about that situation. And what happened between all of them.

    Which makes me hopeful. I know that everyday in Helix is a day and this series moves forward, not backwards, but is there the potential for Doreen to return in a flashback?

    I would love for that to happen, obviously. People in the process have said "we're sorry we killed Dorey and we're sorry that this happened, and that because this is a scifi series certainly anything can happen." But I am absolutely not privy to any of that potential happening. I think the best case scenario for her would be setting up a prequel. Because certainly there is a human story before the infection.

    But she's definitely dead? She's not going to come back with like half of her face chewed off and really pissed, right?

    You know what? I pitched [that] to Cameron (Okay, it wasn't a pitch — I was asking if this could happen) but because the rats are infected with the strain of the virus that turns people into superheroes. Is she actually dead? Technically, she's been eaten by the rats. She's infected. And couldn't that propel her into still existing? What if the last scene of the show is Doreen's hand is bursting through the snow. And that's the cliffhanger for season 2?

    Did you know they were going to kill you when you were cast in this series?

    The way that, that happened was I was told that I had four episodes, that was the contract. I would have to say that I was praying that I was giving them the best Doreen, [so I could] possibly keep her on. I kind of technically new in episode four something was going to happen, but as I read through it I really didn't know until the last moment. Until it was actually written down, "Balleseros shoves needle into her." That was halfway through episode 3 too, I kind of knew as I was filming it.

    Well it feels like everyone is going to die on this show anyways. The rest of you CDC crew are all sick or have tumors.

    Exactly! And I think that, as a cast, everybody knew that their head could be on the chopping block at anytime… But I have no idea where the show is going as of episode five. So I will absolutely be watching, riveted, along with everyone else.

    OK so if you're really dead, and you know where you are in episode five, I'm assuming your body is in episode five. Did you have to film that yourself?

    Yes. They deal with that in episode five.

    Wait, do you have to play dead while they drag your body places?

    I had to be a dead body when they dissect the body.

    What was that like?

    That was actually a lot of makeup. That was actually two hours of makeup, and there's a huge scar that I'll have on my chest. Yep, I was topless except for a sheet that was over me. It was actually, to be honest, really kind of painful to just lie there and pretend to be dead. You can't be breathing and you definitely have to be still. For me personally, that was maybe my toughest day. I went though a lot of makeup from all of the scarring from the the rat attack as well.

    Are they going to show your face?

    Yeah… I hope so. These FX makeup people are amazing. They are so amazing. Just incredible.

    I'm so pissed the Peter is probably going to live and you died. I know he's "dead," but you know.

    I'm pissed for Doreen. She's a bit of myself. I reacted as Doreen when I read it, "Oh no, he did not just do that — God Dammit!" I also have some slight regrets about having not pleaded to have a bit more of a fight scene with Balleseros. He really just grabs me, it's so surprising and it happens so quick. I wish, as Doreen, that she would have kicked his ass a little more.

    Then those rats go straight for your face.

    Those rats are amazing. Those hairless rats are very sweet. People think that rats are so evil, but they are actually quite smart. They had this crazy technique where they put the box of rats on my back, and they had food in the box so the rats would run into the box across my back. They had all kinds of smart tricks to get the rats do what they wanted.

    [Last Question] How many times do you think you said the word monkey?

    I propose that people start a drinking game with the amount of times that people say monkey on this series.

    Thank you Catherine Lemieux! You were the best thing on Helix. we look forward to see your beautiful face ripped to smithereens by rats this Friday on the next episode of Helix.


    Anyone else here watching this?

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    i prefer text lightning tbh. no soundin like she's going to sneeze any time soon

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    She tours all over the world but Florence and the Machine star Florence Welch knows how important it is to come home to a friendly face.

    The singer, 27, has adopted a cat from Battersea Cats and Dogs Home to keep her company while she works on her new album.

    She chose tortoiseshell beauty Missus, who was only taken in by the animal charity last week after her owner could no longer care for her, because of her "friendly" nature.

    Florence now hopes the four-year-old feline will be the perfect songwriting partner as she works on a follow up to 2011's critically acclaimed album Ceremonials.

    She said: "I decided to rehome a rescue cat because I’m at home quite a lot working on my third album and it will be lovely to have a cat around the house again.

    "I chose Missus because she was extremely friendly and, straight away, came to sit on my lap where she seemed to make herself very comfortable.

    "She’ll be a very good writing partner and we’ll probably spend lots of time together."

    Other celebrities to rehome one of Battersea's cats include comedian Alistair McGowan, presenter Lauren Laverne, children’s author Dame Jacqueline Wilson.

    Camberwell-born Florence admitted she had a hard time selecting her favourite moggy.

    She said: "I always used to see Battersea on my way to school so it was the first place I thought to go to rehome a cat, the only problem is I want to take them all home!"


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    American Horror Story and Game of Thrones have more in common than just being hit TV shows: Amazing thrones, of course!

    But did you know that AHS' production designer Mark Worthington actually was up for the job of production designer for Game of Thrones? And that the killer voodoo throne he created for Angela Basset (Marie Laveau) ended up becoming something of an homage to the job he didn't get?

    Worthington admits that the finished Coven throne, which he calls the "Fan of Bones," does "seem to echo the sword throne...Marie Laveau's own little King's Landing if you will." But initially, it was inspired by portraits of Elizabeth I. "Elizabeth I is frequently portrayed with a giant ruff which frames her entire head," he explains. "It gives her a particular sense of queenliness and power. I thought some version of this for the chair would be interesting and slightly subversive and more practically, help frame Angela (Marie) in an interesting way."

    The throne was also specifically designed with Marie's (Basset) ideology in mind. "We came up with the idea that the base chair should actually be something of European design—from the 19th century—something with some history, but completely overlaid with voodoo decoration to the point where you almost don't recognize it anymore—as if Marie Laveau is consciously obliterating White/European culture."

    And fun fact for Game of Thrones fans: The hit HBO series would have looked incredibly different if Worthington had gotten the gig. So what went wrong?

    "I flew out for a Game of Thrones interview and I think I screwed the pooch," he recalls with a laugh, "Because I came in with some different ideas about how to approach it. Because to me, it's like, it's Dungeons and Dragons, it's stone castles, it's the usual kind of medieval clichés you always get, and I was like, eh… So I brought in Norwegian Stave churches, which are like all wood and tall and weird and amazing. They loved it but they were like, 'You know, in the end, we have an audience to serve, and that wouldn't really work for HBO.' There's a certain set of expectations about that kind of fantasy world that you have to fulfill."

    Worthington adds that he thinks the production designer who got GOT, Gemma Jackson, "has done an amazing job with that show." And of course he couldn't be happier with his own path, working with Ryan Murphy on all three seasons of AHS, noting that Ryan is "really open to contrasts and those things that would otherwise seemingly be unexpected. Stuff that's different and a a little off the beaten path."

    To each his throne!


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    When it comes to TV and those parts of our bodies usually obscured by layers of clothing, black bars, or blurred lines — people sure like to talk. Especially with regard to actress/writer/director Lena Dunham's hit HBO show, "Girls."

    A question that Dunham is asked often — and sometimes to controversial effect -- is: "Why is there so much nudity on your show?" Dunham's now well-worn answer? As she told a reporter who later got into a heated argument with executive producer Judd Apatow: "It's because it's a realistic expression of what it's like to be alive."

    Yup, not all of us can be Never Nude — despite the plethora of cut-off jeans to be had on this great spinning world of ours. Sometimes we have to shower. Or play topless ping-pong. Like ya do.

    When it comes to nudity on the TV — and all the kerfluffles it seems to inspire — MTV News got to wondering: How does "Girls" stack up against other flesh-filled shows? So, we enlisted a team of eager interns (a.k.a very lucky people) to do the research, and this is what they uncovered.

    The most nekked show out of the five screened...?

    Drumroll please...

    ...is "True Blood," which, we suppose, is a realistic expression of what it is to be undead.

    Check out our very thorough infographic below:


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    Justin Bieber’s record label head has admitted the singer needs an intervention and requires immediate help.
    In a rare, exposing move, itself an indication of the emergency, Universal Music Group boss, Lucian Grainge, has revealed the 19-year-old is at crisis point.

    Grainge says he and Justin’s manager Scooter Braun are deeply worried about the singer, amid news of his DUI arrest last week.
    “I’m very concerned about him. I’ve been concerned about him for many months.”
    “And Scooter, who I work with very closely, is supposed to be here but is with him at the moment,” Grainge confided at Universal Music Group’s Grammys aftershow party, The Huffington Post reports.
    The music industry veteran added: “This has nothing to do with the business or records or releases – this is to do with the young man. He needs help. He needs an intervention.”
    “We are going to give all the support as a company to take as much pressure off him so he can look forward. Hopefully, we will all get through to him.”
    Possibly answering those asking why there hasn’t been an intervention already, given the scandals and incidents now engulfing Justin, Lucien explained:
    “But what people don’t understand, he’s a 19-year-old. You cannot just pick someone up and force them to do something if they are not ready.”
    Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach last Thursday, January 23, for a suspected DUI.
    Police stopped his rented, yellow Lamborghini and his red Ferrari driving friend and fellow arrestee Khalil Sharieff, just after 4 am on a residential street when police thought the luxury cars were preparing to drag race.
    The Canadian, who allegedly failed a field sobriety test, was later booked for driving under the influence, resisting arrest without violence, and driving with an expired licence.
    Justin was released on $2,500 bond, jetting to Panama a day later. Media outlets have since had a field day over his alleged admission to Miami police of taking prescription medication, marijuana, and consuming one beer earlier.
    Tabloid reports with the usual suspects mix of casual women, disgruntled ex-employees, and nameless sources, are lining up to allege tales of extraordinary marijuana use, shipments of sizzurp – a codeine mix cough syrup – and prescription drug abuse.
    To Grainge, however, his only concern is getting the teenager into intervention now.
    “All of us around him need to take all the responsibility, all the pressure off him and give him support so he can address the issues he has – and he does have issues.”
    He adds, “And I’d like it to be dealt with.”
    Braun, Usher, reportedly Bieber’s mom Pattie Mallette, friends, and model Chantel Jeffries – who rode shotgun in the Lamborghini – are all in Nitro City, Punta Chame, Panama, with the singer. As yet, it’s not known if the summit is a prelude to intervention or the real thing.
    On a wider note, addiction is not a joke, and it is to be hoped Bieber will be supported at some point instead of continually bashed while he gets the help he needs.


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    Clara Hughes, Adam van Koeverden on the sports snacks that help keep them strong

    With an array of sports performance products on the market designed to help you refuel, recharge and recover, it can be hard to know what advice to swallow.

    To help sort out the science behind products that promise to make you a better athlete, CBC Marketplace took some popular choices and put them through performance trials. This Friday’s show will reveal some products that miss the podium.

    Join sports physiologist Dr. Greg Wells and Marketplace co-host Tom Harrington for a web chat about sports performance products, and which ones are winners when it comes to sports nutrition, tonight at 7pm.

    As Canada’s top athletes head to Sochi, we asked some past and present Canadian Olympians about the sports snacks that help keep them strong.

    Marketplace puts sports performance products to the test on Farther, Faster, Fitter?, which airs Friday, Jan. 31 at 8pm (8:30pm N.L.) on CBC Television.

    Clara Hughes

    One of the greatest Olympic athletes of all time, Clara Hughes is the only athlete to win multiple medals at both summer and winter Olympics, competing in cycling and speed skating. After competing in six Olympic games (three summer and three winter), Clara is a special analyst for CBC’s coverage in Sochi.

    What's her go-to snack or recipe while training?

    Clara likes to make her own rice cakes with ingredients such as chopped dates and almond meal. The rice gives her much needed carbs, the dates deliver sugar and the almonds are packed with protein. “And they actually taste pretty good, too.”

    Adam van Koeverden

    Kayaker and four-time Olympic medallist Adam van Koeverden was Canada’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Adam has won 22 World Cup titles and an astonishing 67 Canadian championships. He is also a special analyst for CBC’s coverage in Sochi.

    What's his go-to snack or recipe while training?

    “I rely on unpackaged, unprocessed foods as much as possible,” Adam says. “If it grew out of the ground, then it is really good for you.” Protein is very important for recovery, but Adam doesn’t eat meat, so he carries nuts and dried fruit wherever he goes for a hit of protein and sugar. To replenish after a workout, one of Adam’s go-to snacks is a glass of water and a banana. Bananas are “portable and delicious and come in their own biodegradable wrapper.”

    Jennifer Heil

    Freestyle mogul skier Jennifer Heil has participated in three winter Olympics, taking home gold and silver medals, including Canada’s first medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. For the Sochi games, Jennifer will be sharing her expertise as part of CBC’s Olympics broadcast team as a freestyle skiing analyst.

    What's her go-to snack or recipe while training?

    “Right now I am loving my homemade vegan peanut butter cookies, but a bag of nuts will do the trick, too,” she says. “I make a smoothie because it is important to replace nutrients and to rehydrate after a workout. The best time to have a smoothie is within thirty minutes of finishing a workout. When I was training for the Olympics my shakes had protein powder, but today I just put in almond milk, sometimes a scoop of natural peanut butter, hemp hearts and whatever fresh and frozen mix of fruits and vegetables I am in the mood for.”

    Kaya Turski

    Heading to Russia for her first Olympics, Kaya Turski is one of the top-ranked women’s slopestyle skiers in the world, a sport that is also making its debut in Sochi.

    What’s her go-to snack or recipe while training?

    “One of my favourite things to eat after a morning on the slopes is very simple - a turkey sandwich on rye bread with an apple,” says Kaya. “I also love hard boiled eggs.” Whether she’s in training or at a competition, Kaya also relies on nuts and granola bars to give her a boost.


    Olympics + fitness + food post!

    What foods will you be eating during the Olympics?

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    It’s a double-dose of good news for Bones fans.

    Not only has the durable drama been renewed for a 10th season, but the show is moving back to its old Monday-at-8 pm timeslot beginning March 10.

    “Over the course of nine seasons, Bones has grown from a hit crime procedural into a beloved pillar of our lineup that resonates with fans in a way that only the best of shows can,” said Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement. “Our viewers have embraced Emily, David and the entire cast and characters of Bones as their very own, and I think they are going to love what Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan have planned for Season 10!”


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    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted President Obama Wednesday morning for “waltz[ing] into the New Yorker” to say that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol and calling states’ legalization measures an “important move.” Sessions also cited Lady Gaga’s confession that she was addicted to marijuana as evidence that the substance is “not harmless.” Probing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder during a Department of Justice oversight hearing, he questioned whether Holder had talked to Obama about this, and whether he could change his mind:

    SESSIONS: Did the President make, conduct, any scientific survey before he waltzed into the New Yorker and opined contrary to the position of attorney generals [sic] and presidents universally prior to that that marijuana is not, as I’ve quoted him, did he study any of this data before he made that statement?

    HOLDER: I don’t know, but I think …

    SESSIONS [interrupts]: Did he consult with you before we made that statement?

    HOLDER: No, we didn’t talk about that.

    SESSIONS: Well, what about this study from the American Medical Association …. heavy cannabis use in
    adolescents causes persistent impairments in neurocognitive performance and IQ … Or this report from Northwestern University in December … found that marijuana users have abnormal brain structure and poor memory and that chronic marijuana use may lead to brain changes resembling schizophrenia. [...]

    HOLDER: I’ve not read the reports, but if they are in fact from the AMA I’m sure they are good reports. But that is exactly why one of our eight enforcement priorities is the prevention of marijuana to minors.

    SESSIONS: Well, Lady Gaga said she is addicted to it and it is not harmless. She’s been addicted to it. Patrick Kennedy, former Congressman Kennedy, said the president is wrong on this subject. I just think it’s a huge issue. I hope that you will talk with the president, you’re close with him, and begin to push back, or pull back, on this position that I think is going to be adverse to the health of America.

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    If Sessions wants to know whether Obama conducted any studies before he made his statements to the New Yorker, he should consult with provisions of the Controlled Substances Act passed by Congress that designate marijuana as a Schedule I substance and severely limit access to resources for research. In fact, after doing his own year-long investigation, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta concluded, “we have been terribly and systematically misled” on the relative harms and benefits of marijuana.

    Lack of research notwithstanding, the studies Sessions does cite focused specifically on marijuana use in adolescence confirm that marijuana, like all controlled substances, is a drug that is not without potential for harm and abuse. While Sessions blasts Obama for suggesting that marijuana is no more harmful than alcohol, none of the studies he cites suggest the contrary. In fact, negative effects aside, there doesn’t seem to be a dispute that no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose, while alcohol abuse kills an estimated 75,000 people annually.

    What Obama actually told the New Yorker was that marijuana is “not very different than cigarettes,” which, we know from extensive research, have resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths annually and are nonetheless legal and regulated. And what Sessions doesn’t say is that the same American Medical Association report he points to also concludes that the war on drugs isn’t working, and urges the federal government to “acknowledge that federal efforts to address illicit drug use via supply reduction and enforcement have been ineffective.” In fact, while the AMA declined to take a position on decriminalization, it calls for a public health approach that addresses drug abuse for those like Lady Gaga facing addiction, and encourages public education of the sort Lady Gaga was aiming for when she said that marijuana can be addictive.

    Sessions glosses over Obama’s main point on marijuana during his interview with the New Yorker, which was that the effects of criminalization far outweigh any the harms of individual use: “Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,” Obama said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.” As Holder points out, it remains a federal priority to crack down on marketing and distribution to minors, even in states where marijuana is legal.

    He also glosses over the potential of marijuana, like many controlled substances that are harmful when abused, as a medicine. In fact, some of the most beneficial uses of marijuana — isolating non-psychoactive components to treat children’s seizures, for example — are most obstructed by marijuana prohibition. A family would be hard-pressed to find a drug cartel that will sell them the special strain known as “Charlotte’s Web” that has driven more than 100 families to Colorado to treat their children.

    Reducing the harms of marijuana to a soundbite without acknowledging the relative harms of criminal punishment or the relative benefits of medical marijuana is an increasingly common tactic that reached its peak in when New York Times columnist David Brooks likened marijuana prohibition to “subtly tip[ping] the scale to favor temperate, prudent, self-governing citizenship.” To the contrary, marijuana criminalization can have lifelong consequences that include jail, loss of employment, and disenfranchisement.

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    Glamberts have a reason to party today: it’s Adam Lambert‘s 32nd birthday! From his debut on American Idol to his guest-starring role on Glee, the “Whataya Want From Me” crooner has graced the world with his fierce style and unmatched musical talents.

    In celebration of Adam’s birthday on Wednesday, here are 32 reasons why he’s glamorous:

    4. He’s a pro at what he does

    21. He dances like no one is watching

    He invented the “the silent twerk”

    28. He’s one of the best singers to come out of American Idol

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    When it comes to relationships, most people are pretty shy about their bathroom habits. But for Gabrielle Union, there’s nothing to be shy about.

    The Being Mary Jane star stopped by Chelsea Lately on Tuesday night and was more than candid when discussing her bathroom habits. “There’s none of that ‘I don’t fart, I don’t poop,’” the actress told Chelsea Handler who applauded Union’s Being Mary Jane character for being “on the toilet a lot.” Union went on to tell the host, “I have a high fiber diet, this is happening. We are doing this right from jump.”

    Union, who recently became engaged to Miami Heat champion Dwyane Wade, explained that it wasn’t until after Wade popped the question that she revealed, “‘Oh by the way, I go three times a day and I leave the door open! And I don’t light a match.’”

    As for when the engaged couple plan on tying the knot, the star explained that they definitely have a date in mind.


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