Diva Feud of the Day: Bette Midler vs Ariana Grande

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Diva Feud of the Day: Bette Midler vs Ariana Grande
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Bette Midler doesn't understand why all the new young pop stars are showing so much skin these days.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, she took a swipe at Ariana Grande about using sex to sell albums.

"It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous. I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it," she said.

For context, here is Ariana Grande "slithering" around on stage at the AMAs this past weekend, in case you missed it:


"And now it's whatever you feel like doing you can do. I mean, apparently people really like to pretend they're having sex. They really like to slap each other's butts," Midler also said in the interview.

She's got that right. 2014 certainly was a year filled with butts - we're looking at you Nicki, Kim, Jlo and Iggy.

Ariana responded via Twitter, passive aggressively calling Midler a "sexy mermaid" and wondering where the old Bette went.


Midler finally signaled a truce, with her latest tweet.

And all was well in the world again, except not.

Photo of the Day: Paul Rudd’s ‘80s Hair is Everything

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Photo of the Day: Paul Rudd’s ‘80s Hair is Everything
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New evidence has emerged proving that Paul Rudd used to be a lion.

A Reddit user uploaded a photo this week of Rudd in the '80s when he was at the University of Kansas sporting a wild mane, and it's amazing.

Links of the Day: What You Missed This Weekend

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Katy Perry is Performing at the 2015 Super Bowl - So Now the FCC Has to Worry About chest cannons. [Bilboard]

Sony Made a Masturbatory PS Vita Ad Then Yanked It [The Verge]

JLo and Iggy Azalea Tried To Break the American Music Awards with their Butts [Rolling Stone]

An Artist Broke Auction Records with a $44.4 Million Painting Sold at Sotheby's. Spoiler Alert: Not George W. Bush. [Bloomberg]

SNL Channeled "Schoolhouse Rocks" to Explain Obama's Executive Action on Immigration, But They Got a Lot Wrong [ThinkProgress]

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets of the Day

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Jimmy Kimmel has released his 8th edition of "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets," and this stuff just keeps getting better. Thank you Internet trolls!

Here's the latest edition which includes a whole new slew of insults towards - among others - Britney Spears, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Chiklis, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Pratt.





Charity of the Day: Celebrities Sing for Ebola Victims in ‘Band Aid 30’

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Thirty years after the original recording, Band Aid has released its fourth cover of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" featuring - among others - One Direction, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Martin, Bono and Bastille.

And this time, of course, the cause they are raising money for is Ebola. (Warning: the video starts out with some pretty disturbing images.) The original version was recorded in 1984 for the victims of Ethiopian famine.

Before recording the latest cover, songwriter Bob Geldof says he gave a speech to everyone with updates about the situation in West Africa, according to the BBC.

"I said, 'OK, this is what it's about. When you sing this, be aware that the rest of the world will be singing it with you.'

The song premiered on "The X Factor" Sunday night, and you can buy a copy on iTunes, Amazon or Google Play.

Selfie of the Day: Miley Cyrus Makes Out with Patrick Schwarzenegger

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Selfie of the Day: Miley Cyrus Makes Out with Patrick Schwarzenegger
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Looks like Miley found someplace to put that crazy, dangling tongue of hers.

Here she is taking a makeout selfie with Arnold Schwarzenegger's son at a University of Southern California football Thursday night in LA.

Social Media Fail of the Day: Bill Cosby Meme Backfires on Twitter

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Bill Cosby attempted a simple little PR stunt on Twitter Monday, and it blew up in his face almost instantly.

Tweeting a link to a Cosby meme generator on his website (which has since been deleted), he asked his followers to turn his pictures into memes, by adding some text.

But this year, following news that he would be starring in a new NBC sitcom, Cosby's past has come back to haunt him, with old sexual assualt allegations resurfacing in the media.

So it probably wasn't the best time to ask people to get creative with Cosby's images. Has his social media team ever even heard of the Internet?

Here are a few examples of the resulting Cosby meme - he certainly got lots of attention for this stunt, but not in the way they had hoped.