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Michael Jackson Wanted to Play Jar Jar Binks in ‘The Phantom Menace’

In an interview with VICE, Ahmed Best, best known as the man who appeared in three less-than-enthusiastically received Star Wars prequels as the less-than-beloved Jar Jar Binks, says that while he was the one who ended up winning the role, there was a far more famous superstar who really wanted to play everyone’s ninth-favorite Gungan. And that man was Michael Jackson.

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Husband Surprises Wife With Trip Of A Lifetime [VIDEO]

This man is worthy of Husband of the Year...if such an award exists.  This great man surprises his wife with a anniversary trip of a lifetime.  What a very sweet man.

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Category: Offbeat, Travel
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There Was A Skunk In My Pool [VIDEO]

There was commotion at the Dyer residence yesterday morning.  As my husband was leaving for work, he noticed some rippling in the water of our pool.  We have an in-ground pool, so it's easy to see.  He walked over and noticed....A SKUNK!!  The poor thing was exhausted and clearly had been in there a long time. 

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Robert Prezioso, Getty Images
Robert Prezioso, Getty Images

Some of the Best Fails in June on YouTube

Here are some the best trending videos on YouTube for the last month. Good stuff!

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The Best of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Singing Together [Watch]

Thanks for the memories, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. While the two will surely be booked for the same event in the future (both are already set to play WE Fest the second weekend of August) they’re unlikely to sing a song together again. So Taste of Country has compiled the best moments from previous, impromptu duets. What’s your No. 1?

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The ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Is Coming in 2018, With Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

Sequels, like evolution, are inevitable. Like genetically-modified dinosaurs, they cannot be stopped. When Jurassic World becomes the third highest-grossing movie of all time (not this year, not this decade; ever) you could bet your dino DNA that Universal was going to make another one. And now it’s official: an as-yet untitled Jurassic World sequel is coming to theater on June 22, 2018.

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A New York School Choir Sings Their Last Song To Teacher Fighting Cancer [VIDEO]

The elementary school choir from PS22 dedicated their last song of their performance to a teacher very near and dear to them.  Ms. Adriana Lopez was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has made quite an impact on these kids lives and clearly, they have done the same for her.

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Amy Walker
Amy Walker, YouTube

Listen to This Woman Master a Slew of American Accents

America. We speak one language, in a variety of ways.

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There’s Something New Coming To The MaineGeneral Medical Center

Nobody likes going to the hospital.  Especially if you are visiting someone and have children.  Sometimes situations are unavoidable and there are no other options but bringing the kids with you.  This was something Kim Michaud experienced last year when she had to watch her grandchildren while a family member was in the hospital.

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Nanismova, Thinkstock

Maine Brewer Makes Beer Out Of Live Lobsters And Sea Salt


Oxbow Brewing of Maine has come up with a way to enjoy two of Maine's summertime staples at the same time: beer and lobster.

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