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Happy Presidents Day 2014 from all of us at The Hollywood Gossip!

Today, we honor two titans of history, two true heroes peerless in their time. Two American badasses who were so awesome, you get a day off from work because of them.

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, people. Bow down.

The very first President of the United States, Washington led the rebellion over Great Britain, then helped oversee the birth of our great nation's constitution.

Four score and seven years later, Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, vying to preserve the union his predecessors fought valiantly for. He delivered.

Long story short? They were legends of their era and today. Ranking their achievements and legacies is impossible ... but that's no fun, so let's try anyway!

Vote for your favorite President in our survey below!

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They were both A-plus chief executives, but which U.S. President do you love more, Abraham Lincoln or George Washington? That's what we wanna know! View Poll »

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Michael Dunn was found guilty on four charges, including three for attempted second-degree murder, in connection with a shooting involving an SUV full of teens.

Dunn allegedly got into an argument with them over loud music.

He is looking at decades in prison, and yet there was no verdict on the first-degree murder charge related to the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis.

Dunn's lawyer, Cory Strolla, told reporters on Saturday that his client was "in disbelief ... even as he sat next to me, he asked, how is this happening."

"It has not set in. I don't think it will set in anytime soon."

The incomplete finale to this emotional, hot-button trial, largely because of the fact that Dunn is white and the teens who were shot at, including Davis, are black.

For many, the Florida case echoed George Zimmerman's trial for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin about 120 miles down the road in Sanford.

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Miranda Barbour, a 19-year-old Pennsylvania girl, admits to not only killing a guy who hired her for sex on Craigslist, but a bunch of other people as well.

A BUNCH of other people. "When I hit 22, I stopped counting," she says.

Barbour is currently in a Pennsylvania jail awaiting trial for the murder of Troy LaFerrara, who she allegedly stabbed 20 times during a Craigslist encounter.

The reason? She tested him and said she was only 16, and he responded that he'd still have sex with her. A molestation victim, Barbour lost it on him.

Gruesome, but not nearly as shocking as when Barbour said in a jailhouse interview over the weekend that she's been killing people since she was 13.

Like Dexter, she insists she only dispatches of society's miscreants, claiming that "I did this to people who did bad things and didn't deserve to be here anymore."

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Torz Reynolds, a 26-year-old British woman, had an interesting reaction to her boyfriend cheating on her. She literally cut him off ... or at least the tattoo of his name.

In a heartwarming story worthy of Valentine's Day 2014, she sliced off the ink, then sent the skin to him in the mail, along with a photo of her half-dissected arm.

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Reynolds, of Colchester, UK, said 24-year-old Stuart "Chopper" May claimed he was moving to Alaska to pursue a job, but it turned out he was just shacking up with a new lady.

When Torz found out, she tore him a new one ... and used a scalpel to remove the entire section of skin where the words "Chopper's Bitch" were tattooed on her.

The fact that she had "Chopper's Bitch" inked on her in the first place?

That tells you a lot here. Just saying. Anyway, boy was she PISSED!

Reynolds numbed the area with Vasocaine spray before slicing a rectangle around the area, then using tweezers to peel it off the skin. It's as bad as it sounds.

Or worse. CLICK HERE for the NSFW pic of the removed tattoo.

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When you're a kid, getting a snow day is always exciting.

But for a pair of administrators at the Durham Academy in North Carolina, a scrolling feed at the bottom of the news station wasn't nearly a good enough way to announce it.

Instead, they rewrote Vanilla Ice's classic "Ice Ice Baby" in the best closing announcement ever ...

This video raises so many questions:

  • How long did it take to write this?
  • Have they been planning it for months, just hoping for an ice storm?
  • Why weren't my school administrators so hot yet dorky?
  • Do kids these days even get Vanilla Ice references?
  • How did that guy get an Olympic sweater???

I look forward to future school closing videos. May I suggest the Frozen soundtrack for inspiration?

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As if the Sochi Olympics needed another disappointment, Evgeni Plushenko has withdrawn from competition ... and the sport that made him famous.

With his hands on his heart and a brave smile on his face, the figure skating great was escorted off the ice by his coach moments just into his routine.

The announcer told a shocked audience of his decision.

Evgeni Plushenko Olympics Photo

The 31-year-old skater was one of the most anticipated men's competitors of the games.

He had undergone back surgery in 2013 but had spoken hopefully of his recovery and was trying to add another medal to his collection.

He earned a gold medal in 2006, two silvers in 2002 and 2010, and has already won the team gold medal in Sochi this year.

An AP tweet confirms Plushenko has retired from skating entirely.

To see some more Olympians still in competition in Sochi, check out our gallery of hottest athletes.

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Your Valentine's Day plans maybe romantic but this couple has you beat.

Olympia DeNittis and Michael DeNittis were childhood sweethearts, lifelong friends, and married for 67 years until they died a mere 32 hours apart last week, unaware of the other's passing.

Married Couple

Olympia, 95, had been suffering from pneumonia and was admitted to hospice care when she refused to eat. She passed away Sunday, February 2. around 4:30 a.m.

“I think she was dying of a broken heart, but I also think she wanted to pass first so he wouldn’t have to enter heaven without her there to welcome him,” said her granddaughter AnnMarie McDonald.

“And when my grandmother made up her mind to do something, she did it. She did this as a testament to their love."

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When Colin told his mom Jennifer that he had nobody to invite to his 11th birthday party, Jennifer made her mission to show him that he is not alone. 

Colin, who has a sensory processing disorder similar to Autism and Asperger's, said he didn't want to have a birthday party because he doesn't have any friends. 

Jennifer wanted to do something special for Colin by creating a Facebook page where people could post birthday messages for her him. 

A move she hoped would be a "great surprise" turned out to be even bigger than she imagined. 

The page received over 8,000 likes and tons of birthday greetings from all over the world in the span of one week.

"He's gonna have a lot of friends after this. They may not live by him, but he's going to have a lot of friends," Jennifer says. 

Colin will get to see the page on his birthday, March 9th.

Watch above to check out this inspirational story!

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This can't be real... can it?

A video has gone viral of a camera that allegedly fell out of an airplane, spiraled through the sky and landed in a pig pen. 

It was recording throughout its adventure, which concluded with a curious farm animal taking a few sniffs of the lens and trying to eat the unexpected piece of equipment.

It seems impossible to believe this actually happened. But it also seems impossible to believe anyone would think to stage such ridiculous random footage.

What do you think? Real? Fake?

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The cover girl for the 50th annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has been revealed, and it's ... Barbie! Yes, the iconic, all-American doll made by Mattel!

Certainly a different choice than what we were expecting:

Barbie, whose tiny waist, endless legs, voluptuous curves and makeup have all sparked controversy of late, is flaunting her famous figure like never before.

Featured alongside supermodels like Christie Brinkley and Brooklyn Decker, Barbie is the cover girl for a campaign Sports Illustrated is calling "unapologetic."

It appears that the Barbie SI cover is not the actual cover, as it says "pomotional overwrap," but reports say it will thus be wrapped around many copies.

The magazine calls the plastic figure, "The doll that started it all."

Lisa McKnight, Mattel's senior vice president of marketing, adds:

"As a legend herself, and under constant criticism about her body and how she looks, posing ... gives Barbie and her fellow legends an opportunity to own who they are."

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