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We've heard of people dialing 911 for ridiculous reasons before.

But this is a new one:

Grant O’Connor was in the middle of a drug deal this week when he butt-dialed the emergency number, prompting dispatchers to hear every word of his illegal conversation and trace the call to O’Connor’s location, a Mexican restaurant in Mt. Pleasant Tennessee.

Mistaken 911 call

When authorities arrived on the scene, they found O’Connor and a female friend pulling out of the parking lot.

They stopped the vehicle and discovered inside a small bag of marijuana, along with assorted drug paraphernalia.

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Having remained silent throughout his months-long trial, the judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder case reached a verdict to decide the Olympic athlete's fate Thursday:

Pistorius cannot be found guilty of intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, the judge ruled. As such, under South African law, Pistorius will not be found guilty of "murder."

The proceedings continue, and Pistorius faces other possible verdicts, including culpable homicide, that could still land him behind bars. But not for murder.

The verdict came from Judge Thokozile Masipa alone, as South Africa does not have jury trials. The 66-year-old said she did not come to her decision lightly.

Pistorius gunned down girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, in what defense lawyers say was a terrible mistake, believing she was an intruder.

State prosecutors argued it was premeditated murder, but a lesser murder charge or negligent killing, both of which call for years in jail, were also on the table.

Experts pointed to Masipa's record of tough action against criminals who victimized women as indicators that she would not be easily swayed by Pistorius' dubious story.

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Sorry, art lovers. You'll need to surf the Internet, like everyone else, in order to see photos of Jennifer Lawrence nude and/or Kate Upton nude.

Following a wave of public backlash, XVALA has decided NOT to go through with an exhibit in Florida that would have featured leaked images of the the celebrities featured in last week's naked photo hacking scandal.

The photos were originally planned to be life-size and unaltered - and XVALA actually thought this was an appropriate idea.

Jennifer Lawrence Loves Selfies
J-Law really loves posing for nude selfies. Unfortunately for her, someone broke into her private collection.

Why did he change his mind?

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Late last week, Simone Battle was found dead in her Los Angeles apartment.

The former X Factor contestant, who comprised the all-female group G.R.L, reportedly hanged herself, leaving anyone who knew the 25-year old to wonder why.

Now, TMZ may have provided a partial answer.

Those close to Battle say the artist was depressed over financial problems, despite being part of a band that had just completed a global tour.

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Former NFL star Ray Rice is speaking out for the first time since the release of the shocking video of Rice knocking his fiancee unconscious earlier this year.

Janay Palmer married Rice shortly after the incident, which became a hugely controversial story after Ray's arrest and modest two-game suspension.

The video of the attack did not surface until this week, however, and once it did, Rice was immediately cut by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

In an interview with ESPN, the disgraced 27-year-old running back said:

Janay Palmer, Ray Rice

"I have to be strong for my wife. She is so strong … We are in good spirits. We have a lot of people praying for us and we'll continue to support each other."

Perhaps not the best word choice by Ray, given the nature of his attack on Janay, but the two are nothing if not a united front, for better or worse.

"I have to be there for [Janay] and my family right now and work through this," he said.

The athlete then handed the phone to Janay Palmer, who explained, "I love my husband. I support him. I want people to respect our privacy in this family matter."

Earlier today, Janay posted a similarly defiant message on Instagram.

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Following the unveiling of the iPhone 6 Plus earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook used Steve Job's signature "one more thing" catchphrase to tease the final big announcement of the day.

The Apple Watch is the tech giant's first foray into the world of smart watches... and it sounds awesome.

Apple Watch

Made of stainless steel and sapphire glass, the watch is billed by Apple as "an intimate way to connect and communicate."

The watch can interact with you iPhone, and support many of the same apps, but because it's wearable, it also serves as "a comprehensive health and fitness device," says Cook.

The geniuses at Apple even took fashion into consideration, allowing users to customize the face of the watch and designing a number of changeable bands.

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Oops! DiGiorno's bad!

In the wake of Ray Rice getting cut by the Baltimore Ravens after video surfaced of the NFL star knocking his wife out cold in an elevator, writer Beverly Gooden created the hashtag #WhyIStayed.

It was meant to invoke a discussion about the complexities of domestic violence, with women who have been abused using it to explain why they stuck with their man.

Rice's wife Janay Palmer married him a day after he was indicted for domestic violence, and came to his defense again this week after the attack video surfaced.

In any case, the hashtag was meant to inspire debate and conversation and it served its purpose... until DiGiorno jumped in with one of the more tone deaf Tweets you'll ever see:

DiGiorno Tweet

This was a tad different than the epically inappropriate US Airways Tweet from April - and also far worse.

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Holly Bobo’s remains were found in Decatur County, Tenn., on Sunday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced during a news conference last night.

The 20-year-old nursing student was last seen April 13, 2011.

Bobo's brother told authorities he saw her - for the last time - following an unknown man in hunting clothes into the woods near the family home in Darden.

Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said hunters found a human skull shortly Sunday morning. An expert was able to match the teeth with Bobo’s dental records.

The search scene where the remains were discovered is in the northern part of the county, about 11 miles from where suspect Zachary Adams resided.

Police say Zachary Adams killed Holly Bobo and he is facing aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder charges for the high-profile case.

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Chick Fil-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy died today at the age of 93.

Though he pulled himself up from poverty to found one of the most successful fast food chains in America, Cathy may end up being best remembered for the controversies that resulted in part from his conservative religious beliefs.

Truett Cathy Photo

Though the company was being operated by Truett's son Dan at the time, the Chick-Fil-A gay marriage controversy of 2012 resulted in boycotts and public outcries against the iconic brand.

Chick-Fil-A was even banned by the city of Boston as a result of Dan Cathy's admission that he was opposed to gay marriage.

Truett had long since handed over the reins and adopted the honorary title of chairman emeritus, but many credited his fundamentalist religious beliefs (all Chick-Fil-A locations are closed on Sundays) with laying the groundwork for the marriage rights dust-up.

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Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson admitted that he sent a racist e-mail in August 2012 and will sell his interest in the NBA franchise as a result.

Levenson reported the e-mail to the NBA in July, almost two years after it was sent but while the league was deep in litigation over the sale of the L.A. Clippers.

Levenson was a vocal critic of Donald Sterling, the Clippers owner who was recorded making very racist comments by V. Stiviano and banned for life by the league.

The e-mail, to Hawks President Danny Ferry, explains (in great detail) Levenson's belief that the Hawks' fan base was too heavily African-American.

"I wrote an e-mail two years ago that was inappropriate and offensive," Levenson said in a news release, having self-reported his own scandal.

"I trivialized our fans by making cliched assumptions ... by focusing on race, I also sent the unintentional, hurtful message that white fans are more valuable than our black fans."

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an NBA news release:

"Prior to the completion of the investigation, Mr. Levenson notified me last evening that he had decided to sell his controlling interest in the Atlanta Hawks."

"As Mr. Levenson acknowledged, the views he expressed are entirely unacceptable and are in stark contrast to the core principles of the National Basketball Association."

"He shared with me how truly remorseful he is for using those hurtful words and how apologetic he is to the entire NBA family for [diverting] attention away from our game."

Read the full email from Levenson after the jump ...

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