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New Book Claims Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Ordered the Hit on Tupac Shakur [VIDEO]

Before leaving the Los Angeles Police Department, Greg Kading made copies of reports and recorded confessions pertaining to the separate murder cases of rappers Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious B.I.G. and Biggie Smalls).

Those materials are a big part of Kading’s new self-published book ‘Murder Rap.’ Due October 4, the book includes a claim by a police informant who says he was offered $1 million by Sean “Diddy” Combs to kill Shakur and Suge Knight, who ran Death Row Records, Shakur’s label home.

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Scratch-and-Sniff Book Lets You Take a Whiff of New York City

Ah, New York City. The sights and smells are like nowhere on earth. Where else can you see the Statue of Liberty and take in the aroma of hot dogs? Or fish? Or, um, sewers?

Showcasing the Big Apple in all its olfactory glory is the goal of a new scratch-and-sniff book called ‘New York, Phew York,’ illustrated by artist Tim Probert and inspired by author Amber Jones’ experiences in the city.

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Photo:Brittles, Barks & Bonbons and Ice Cream Treats
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Chill Out With Booze-Infused Popsicles

You can attend any State Fair and find a plethora of many different foods on a stick, but this comes as a surprise. BOOZE-ON-A-STICK! Although bacon on a stick will always be my #1, but booze on a stick will come in a VERY close second...

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Category: Books, Food
Zombie Research Institute
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‘That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore’ Picture Book Teaches Kids About Zombie Apocalypse

Since 2007, the Zombie Research Society has been raising awareness about the undead and the upcoming zombie pandemic. Their latest effort, an illustrated book called ‘That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore,’ aims to educate the younger members of our society on what to do when a parent becomes a brain-eating monster.

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Secrets of J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore Website Revealed [VIDEO]

It’s been two months since author J.K. Rowling whipped Harry Potter fans into a frenzy by releasing only the most cryptic details about what would be on her new site, Pottermore.

Although the site doesn’t officially open to the public until October, there have already been over 22 million pageviews, and a million lucky people were chosen for a sneak peek and the opportunity to shape the website’s development. Those early users have been able to do things like learn new facts about the Potterverse, open an account at the goblin bank Gringotts, and collect items for a virtual “trunk.”

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Photo by flickr/dimic
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Growing Up In The 80’s – The Music, The Movies and More [VIDEOS + AUDIO]

Ahh...childhood.  Every generation can tell you what the best shows, games, music, movies, and pop culture events were cool when they were growing up.  So for my own personal enjoyment, I'm telling mine.

I was born in 1980, so I had the privilege of being a true 80's (when neon colors were cool-the first time around) child.

At my house, dinnertime around the table is a great example of when the kids have our undivided attention and me and my husband start bringing up our childhoods.

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‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Dominates Holiday Box Office

No Megan Fox, no problem -- 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' still managed to rock the box office this holiday weekend.

The sexy star may not have returned for the third installment in the franchise, but it didn't matter because director Michael Bay's latest offering took in $116.1 million over the four-day holiday weekend, en route to winning the box office battle.

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Madonna Getting Her Own Comic Book

Pop music icon Madonna is getting her own comic book this August from Bluewater Comics, who also produced comics for Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.  The 32 page 'Female Force: Madonna' comic will tell the Material Girl's story of her career from her 1980s debut to her many personal reinventions. See the full cover after the jump.

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‘Harry Potter’ Will Live On In New Fan-Friendly Website [VIDEO]

‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling unveiled a sneak peek of her upcoming Pottermore website Thursday, in which she teased a “safe, unique online reading experience built around the ‘Harry Potter’ books.”

In an online video, Rowling said that Pottermore will be a “place where fans of any age can share, participate in and rediscover the stories.”

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Mysterious J.K. Rowling YouTube Announcement Stirs Up ‘Harry Potter’ Fans

If there’s one thing ‘Harry Potter’ author J.K. Rowling knows how to do, it’s keeping fans in breathless anticipation. With the book series long behind her and the film adaptation wrapping up with its final installment this summer, Rowling’s got a new project underway and she’s dropping cryptic hints across the internet.

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Snooki Gets More Money to Speak at College Than Toni Morrison

On Thursday night, Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizi was paid $32,000 to conduct a Q&A session at the University of Rutgers in New Jersey, where she dispensed such timeless advice as "study hard, but party harder" to about 1,000 students.

As is being pointed out all over the Internet, next month Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will give the commencement speech at Rutgers in front 10,000-plus graduating seniors, yet will only be paid $30,000 for her seemingly more important efforts.

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The Snooki Book – Here Are Your Excerpts!

Yes, there are the "What is she even famous for?" cracks and the "Isn't she an Oompa-Loompa?" lines but there's no denying that the pickle-loving mini-diva from MTV's Jersey Shore has come a long way, baby. She was dropped in a ball on New Year's Eve in Seaside Heights, NJ (of course) but today she is famous for her book. Yes, her book. B-O-O-K. Specifically, A Shore Thing (Gallery Books, $24).

And now, direct from the New York Post, we bring you a few of our favorite lines from Snooki's book:

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