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On last week's episode of Fox's Kitchen Nightmares, loudmouth UK chef Gordon Ramsay paid a visit to Amy's Baking Company in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Owners Samy and Amy Bouzaglo were apparently such a “nightmare” to work with that Ramsay canned them. Customers aren’t exactly fond of Amy’s either.

Samy and Amy Bouzaglo

Yelp reviews call the restaurant itself “horrible” and accuse the owners of stealing waitresses’ tips ... and of being tyrannical nut jobs on social media.

Not even Ramsay could convince the stubborn owner to change her behavior, which only became more evident after their exploits aired on Fox.

The show caught the attention of Reddit, whose users slammed the restaurant's Facebook page with comments, triggering an epic social media meltdown.

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Ever wondered what a Facebook update would look like in real life?

We don't mean your status update, but one of Facebook's actual updates - of which there many, and which often flummox and frustrate a billion-plus users.

According to the video below, it would basically boil down to some annoying dude inundating you with changes he made to your home and lifestyle.

Ones you didn't ask for, no less, and don't necessarily care for.

Check out the fun video below, and then immediately go check your privacy settings to see how Facebook jerked you around during the last update:

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Vin Diesel says Facebook, upon which he has 41 million Likes, owes him "billions of dollars" for helping spark the social network's popularity.

It's hard to tell if he's half serious.

Diesel Photo

“What Facebook didn’t realize is something very big was about to happen," he tells EW.

"For the first time in history, and it’s kind of a fluke they didn’t see this coming - when I jumped on that page in April 2009, I started talking to people. In the realest ways."

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In a world so often besieged by violence and uncertainty, can always use more heroes, more positivity and more random acts of kindness toward others.

Oxnard, Calif., Police Officer Michael Kohr did his part.

Officer Replaces Girl's Bike

Responding to a report of child's stolen bike Monday, Kohr ended up fixing the problem then and there for Nina Sanchez and her daughter Bella.

How did he do that? Read on to find out ...

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A Washington man has been charged with bigamy after Facebook revealed he was married to two different women, unbeknownst to either of them.

Guess someone needs to up his privacy settings.

Alan O'Neill, a 41-year-old state corrections officer, married a woman in 2001, separated from her eight years later, changed his name and remarried.

FB Screen Cap

The two wives revealed O’Neill’s deception when - you guessed it - they both noticed the other one as a “friend” on their husband’s Facebook profile.

"Wife No. 1 went to wife No. 2's page and saw a picture of her and her husband with a wedding cake," Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said.

O’Neill’s first wife then called and confronted the mother of wife No. 2.

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Facebook users wishing to send a personal message to stars may soon be able to do so thanks to the social network's pay-to-message program.

The program, which quietly launched in the U.S. this past December, has now been expanded into the UK and 36 other countries, according to reports.

Zuck on This

"It is being tested among a very small percentage of users," a rep said, "There is no set timescale. It depends on what happens, what feedback we get."

"We are testing a number of price points in the UK and other countries to establish the optimal fee that signals importance. This is still in a test phase."

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Facebook has blocked a mom over breastfeeding photos uploaded to a page she runs for new mothers, setting off a firestorm of debate and controversy.

FB Logo Thumbs Up

Kristy Kemp runs the support site Breastfeeding Mama Talk, which has drawn more than 4,300 fans, one of whom uploaded nursing images (below).

Facebook reportedly responded by blocking Kemp, locking her out of the page she created and removing the image, which it said “violated” company policy.

But a closer reading of the Facebook community standards makes this action seem dubious, and sparked backlash. Facebook rules for photos read:

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Facebook spent most of its time Thursday talking about its new Facebook Home software that puts FB at the center of the Android operating system.

However, the company also announced the long-rumored "Facebook phone," a new smartphone with HTC (2498) that will be the first to use Home.

Facebook Phone

The appropriately named HTC First will be available in four different colors - black, white, red and pale blue - and will launch exclusively on AT&T April 12.

For $99.99, the device comes with a 4.3-inch display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Facebook Home and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual core processor.

The new FB phone could find a receptive audience among the under-25 crowd, which is comfortable with having their mobile devices in reach at all times.

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Facebook Home, unveiled today, is the company's attempt to stop what it sees as an alarming trend:

Facebook users actually spending less time on Facebook.

So what is Facebook Home? To quote the video below:

“Home isn’t a phone or operating system, and it’s more than just an app. Home is a new experience that lets you see the world through people, not apps.”

Basically, it's a suite of apps that constitute an interface for Android users willing to let FB mediate pretty much everything they do on their mobile devices.

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People on Facebook and Twitter have been changing pictures and avatars en masse to an image of a red equal sign. You've probably noticed. But why?

The Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for equal rights on behalf of LGBT Americans, has been promoting the image in lieu of its usual blue-and-yellow logo.

Red =

A symbol of "equality, it's part of an effort to mobilize supporters online with Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage underway in Washington, D.C.

The simple photo of the equal sign has racked up more than 25,000 “likes” and 78,000 “shares” on the group’s Facebook page in the last 24 hours alone.

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