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If you’re unfamiliar with the show Last Week Tonight, it involves British comedian John Oliver trying to make sense of some of the most alarming, ludicrous or indeed immoral things taking place in the US. And during last night’s segment, Oliver turned his dry wit and sharp judgement to the depressing situation in Ferguson, MO — specifically, why the hell does the police have armored vehicles and assault rifles for peaceful protests?

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the new social-media phenomenon. This past weekend Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Tyga, and more added their names to the list in an effort to bring more awareness and raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Challenged by his fellow Young Money-labelmate Tyga, along with NBA guard Brandon Jennings and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Drake took his turn for charity, on stage during the “Drake vs. Lil’ Wayne” tour stop in Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Lil’ Wayne, who participated in the ALS challenge last week, held a bucket of ice cold water as Drake nominated Beyoncé to take part, before Weezy drenched the Canadian rapper, who took his shirt off and quickly got into a robe. Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea also took part in the quick and frigid shower over the weekend, as the list of celebrities keeps growing by the hour.

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More celebrities are adding their names to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge list, in support of a greater cause. Challenged by NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving, Chris Brown accepted Irving’s call out, having a bucket of ice-cold water dumped on him. “I’m challenging Trey Songz, Bow Wow, Tyga, and Game,” said Brown right before getting covered in water. A few hours after Brown called him out, Tyga added his name to the list as Kylie Jenner threw cold water on him before T-Raww sent a challenge to Drake, Nicki Minaj, and August Alsina.

A day earlier, Justin Bieber took part in the social-media phenomenon, intended to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “All right Scooter, I accept your ice-bucket challenge. Now I nominate Ellen, Barack Obama, and who else? Chris D’Elia,” said Bieber, who did the work himself, dumping a pot of frigid water on himself.

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As the community in Ferguson, Missouri and worldwide still mourns and protests the murder of Michael Brown, J. Cole took time to visit the spot where the 18-year-old was gunned down by local police last Saturday. Arriving with members of his Dreamville Records label, the Roc Nation MC spoke with local residents and activists, as they all mourned the loss of Brown during a chaotic time where a community is still shaken following the incident.

J Cole at #mikebrown’s final resting place. #ferguson,” says Deray McKesson, who captured this photo of J. Cole paying his respects in the exact spot Michael Brown was killed. On Friday, the North Carolina rapper released the song “Be Free,” inspired by the tragic moment, pleading an end to violence. “Rest in Peace to Michael Brown and to every young black man murdered in America, whether by the hands of white or black. I pray that one day the world will be filled with peace and rid of injustice. Only then will we all Be Free.”

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Chris Brown gathered some of his celebrity friends for a charity flag football game in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon. Hosted at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College, Brown faced off against’s Diddy’s step-son Quincy in friendly team game. When the final whistle was blown, Team Breezy which included Tyga, The Game, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, and Omarion, beat Team Quincy 42-21.

Brown, who was spotted together with on-and-off again girlfriend Karrueche, gathered all the participants for a moment of solidarity, protesting the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Mississippi last Saturday. Everyone rounded up with their hands raised, showing support to the Brown family and city of Ferguson as they’re going through a tragic time. Check out footage of Nelly’s heartfelt speech below.

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Following the news of Robin Williams’ tragic passing last night, the tributes from around the entertainment world — hell, every corner of every industry — have been pouring in. Amongst the mourning are plenty of heartwarming and tearjerking stories about the comedian and actor — not just the laughs that he brought to the world, but the personal acts of kindness witnessed by both close friends and complete strangers.

RIP Robin Williams. As a ’90s baby whose fondest childhood memories are rooted in some of your greatest films, you will be truly missed.

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(Tracy Morgan before the accident)

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After surviving a horrific car crash, Tracy Morgan looks like he is on the way to a full recovery. Over the weekend, TMZ caught Morgan looking healthy (in a wheelchair) around his New Jersey home. Currently, Morgan is in a rehab program for his broken femur bone.

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(Actors Dane Dehaan, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling, and director Derek Cianfrance at a screening of Place Beyond The Pines)

Hey girl…I hate to break it to you (aka me), but just ’cause we never saw Ryan Gosling and his girlfriend Eva Mendes cavorting around The Ivy or conspicuously shopping in full-view of paparazzi in Soho like some couples…doesn’t mean that they were all split up and unhappy and whatnot.
In fact, according to the tabloids today, these two unfairly genetically-blessed actors have been baking up a baby bun for the past 7 months. US Weekly says a “source” has confirmed that Eva Mendes is due to deliver Ryan’s seed in just two months. Background: The couple hooked up back in 2012, when they filmed A Place Beyond The Pines together…which was a pretty terrible movie (especially given Ryan’s previous brilliant work with the same director, Derek Cianfrance, on the movie Blue Valentine) but the chemistry was there, I guess.

Well, babies are a blessing, so congrats to the lovebirds! Their baby will have incredible bone structure.

But we will always have our “Hey Girl” Ryan Gosling memes….
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I’m sure Mikey will be loving this news. According to Main Street, the DEA (Department of Drug Enforcement) has officially asked the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I drugs, where it’s currently ranked alongside much more harmful substances like heroin, ecstasy and bath salts.

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Codeine sippers could be in a big trouble very soon. According to a report by TMZ, Actavis, one of the most popular manufacturers of “Promethazine with Codeine” syrup have allegedly decided to stop making the product because of its wide spread abuse.

Though, Codeine syrup has been a drug of choice in Southern rap circles since the early ’90s, however, Lean has seen a rebirth over the last five years. As you know there have been reports of big Hollywood stars like Justin Bieber using the drink. Dealers from California to New York have already said the price has doubled for an ounce of sizzurp from $40 to $80. What do you think about Actavis’ decision?

A rep for Actavis — famous for the highly-refined cough syrup — tells TMZ, “Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product.”

The Actavis rep adds, “This attention has glamorized the unlawful and dangerous use of the product, which is contrary to its approved indication.”

via TMZ

Related:
Rob Kardashian’s ‘Sizzurp’ addiction lands him in rehab?

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