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'Gossip Girl' star Leighton Meester selling California home

One way Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and actor Adam Brody appear to be celebrating their upcoming one-year wedding anniversary is by listing the bachelorette padshe bought in 2011, when she moved from New York to Los Angeles.Meester is asking $2.35 million for the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathranch-style home near Ventura Boulevard.






Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:08:45 GMT
Just wing it! Slow-cooker Buffalo wings and 4 more takes on a favorite Super Bowl snack

Youre serious about your game and your game snacks. And what goes better with trash talking the opponents team during the most serious game of the season than wings that are as fired up as you are? Below are five smokin' new recipes to try, from a slow-cooker take on the classic Buffalo wings to one that takes its flavor from a classic drink.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:57:00 GMT
Teen asked to cover up at school dance: 'It made me feel like I wasnt good enough'

Gabi Finlayson had the perfect outfit picked out for the school dance last weekend: A lacy, light pink sleeveless dress that fell to mid-calf.It was everything I wanted, the 16-year-old Utah girl told TODAY.com. It was so perfect. It was really timeless looking.School officials saw it differently.






Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:43:56 GMT
Can Katy Perry top the greatest Super Bowl performances of all time?

When pop star Katy Perry headlines the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, shell have her work cut out for her.Super Bowl halftime has come a long way since 1967, when the first such show featured college marching bands and trumpeter Al Hirt. (OK, Michael Jacksons halftime show was a pretty big deal in 1993 slight deduction for lip-syncing, however.






Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:53:00 GMT
Meet the Puppy Bowl Xl starting lineup before game day

While everyone is gearing up to see the New England Patriots face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, the real highlight of this Sunday will be watching puppies play inPuppy Bowl XI, airing Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.For the first time in Puppy Bowl history, there will be two distinct teams.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:21:00 GMT
Mystery illness paralyzes children, baffles doctors, worries parents

A mystery illness thats left dozens of children barely able to move has many parents on edge and doctors racing to find answers.The condition called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) develops quickly and causes weakness in the arms or legs, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirming it in 107 children in 34 states since August.Seven-year-old McKenzie Andersen is one of them.






Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:37:00 GMT
Holy house! Pennsylvania church gets flipped into a home

JoAnn Rosenthal always loved the simple lines of St. Joseph's, a church near where she used to spend weekends away from New York City.So when it went on the market in 2000, she and a friend snapped it up with the idea of turning what was essentially a stone-and-stucco building from the 1870s into a weekend retreat.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:22:42 GMT
Mystery man who shoveled Boston Marathon's 'sacred' finish line during blizzard has been found

Philip Hillman was taking a break from working in his Boston hotel room in the midst of Tuesday's crippling blizzard when he looked out the window and spotted the inspiring work of local bartender Chris Laudani.Laudani, who works at the nearby Back Bay Social Club, was shoveling away the snow from the finish line of the Boston Marathon when Hillman spotted him andtweeted a photo of the scene.






Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:03:00 GMT
Hosting a Super Bowl party? 4 tricks to keep your home from becoming a disaster zone

Hosting a Super Bowl party is serious business. Even the most seasoned professional spends a good chunk of the evening trying to minimize fumbles and avoid being blindsided with an epic mess later. Here are four simple host hacks to avoid property damage and dish disasters after the game.Laces outYou will kick yourself later if you allow guests to sport their sneakers inside the house.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:59:00 GMT
NFL debuts chilling anti-domestic violence Super Bowl PSA

In-between the bone-crushing tackles and beer ads at the Super Bowl this year, the NFL will air its first anti-domestic violence PSA.The piece begins with several lingering shots of rooms in a house where things are just askew. An unmade bed. Books on the floor. A fist-sized crack in the wall.We hear the audio of a woman calling 911 and trying to order a pizza.

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:56:00 GMT
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