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The 'fattest' chain restaurant meals win a dubious honor

Pro tip: If you're watching your waistline, avoid ordering anything with "monster," "bottomless" or "big" in its name.Red Robin's "monster" meal was named the single unhealthiest meal of 2014 in the Center for Science in the Public Interest's "Xtreme Eating Awards." It includes a "monster-sized" A.1.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:43:13 GMT
Tony Bennett: Lady Gaga's 'going to be bigger than Elvis Presley'

If any classic jazz fans out there are wondering why genre legend Tony Bennett decided to team up with modern music maven Lady Gaga for an album of American standards, wonder no more. According to Bennett, it's simple: Gaga can really sing.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:37:50 GMT
Death-defying: Mom battled cancer while 'feisty' baby waited for a new heart

Mothers and daughters build a strong bond through a lifetime of shared experiences. For Riki Graves and her infant daughter Juliana, it has only taken a few months, thanks to dual medical battles that each have foughtand won. When she was two months pregnant, Riki Graves, 38, was diagnosed with breast cancer.I dont have time for breast cancer, thought Graves.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:24:00 GMT
'Fin-tastic!' Matt Lauer, Al Roker share inside look at 'Sharknado 2' cameos

Batten down the hatches, "Sharknado" fans: The year's most highly anticipated TV film sequel based on aquatic creatures and weather systems gone amok is almost here. And TODAY viewers who tune in to "Sharknado 2: The Second One" Wednesday night will get a special treat: seeing Matt Lauer and Al Roker helping to savehumanity.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:23:00 GMT
Allison Williams to play Peter Pan in NBC's live musical production

Allison Williams, star of HBO's "Girls" and a classically-trained singer, has been cast as Peter Pan in NBC's telecast of "Peter Pan Live!" coming this winter.I have wanted to play Peter Pan since I was about three years old, so this is a dream come true, Williams said in a news release from NBC.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:18:00 GMT
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett visit NY high school

The Grammy-winning singers, who have forged an unlikely team-up for an album of jazz vocal duets, went to the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens, New York, to talk to students about pursuing their dreams of careers in the arts.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:03:51 GMT
Jimmy Fallon pranks The Roots with 'Fifty Shades' trailer on 'Tonight Show'

"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon may be a bit of a jokester with his guests, but that doesn't mean he never aims his target at his crew. And on Tuesday, he had his eye on his Grammy-winning house band, The Roots.Or should we say, his unsuspecting house band?






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:59:52 GMT
'You're beautiful!': Plastic surgeon's 'muffin top' billboard gets a graffiti makeover

A billboard advertising a plastic surgeons services got its own facelift after it was vandalized by someone hitting back at its message.The sign, put up by Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery in Jackson, Michigan, originally proclaimed Friends dont let friends muffin top a phrase to describe excess flesh spilling over a persons waistband and featured a photo of two muffins wearing jeans.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:52:19 GMT
Home safety tips: 6 things to do before you leave for your summer vacation

As people jet off on summer getaways to places near and far, it's easy to get caught up planning all the fun waiting for you at your destination. But just as important is figuring out the details on the place you will be leaving behind your home.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:22:00 GMT
'Totally dumbfounded': Mom arrested for letting her son, 7, walk to nearby park alone

An incident involving a Florida mother who has been charged with child neglect has raised questions about when it's appropriate to allow young children to travel to local parks unsupervised.Nicole Gainey was charged by police after she permitted her 7-year-old son to walk to a local park alone near their home in Port St. Lucie, Florida.






Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:05:00 GMT
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