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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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A Los Angeles man was apparently arrested on Tuesday after breaking into an LAPD vehicle and taking a laptop from it, which alone would be noteworthy.

Not can-you-freaking-believe-this-happened noteworthy, but still notable. What made this incident far more special, however, are the following factors:

  1. It was all captured on video camera by a local news photographer.
  2. The robber in question was loudly proclaiming his love for Jesus ...
  3. ... While smashing the windows out with construction stakes.
  4. After the break-in, he boots up the thing and starts using it.
  5. Darth Vader was walking by and happened to witness this.

Yes ... the police Force was not there, but the Sith Lord was:

As the laptop heist was taking place, the perp shared, “I love Jesus Christ!” The camera then picked up on the fact that Vader was one of the key witnesses.

A Superman passerby reportedly saw this brazen street crime take place too, but actually told the police that “It’s not my job to jump in the middle.”

Some Man of Steel you are. We'd half expect Darth to video bomb this scene, then turn a blind eye to this sort of thing and let the crook evade capture.

But Superman? Really dude?

Shame. For shame.

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The 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show honor was handed out on Tuesday night, and a female wire fox terrier named Sky won the coveted crown.

She beat out a field of six runners-up in the event's final round, including a standard poodle that earned the Reserve Best in Show nod for second place.

A bloodhound that consistently drew the loudest applause from the Madison Square Garden crowd was also bested by the unheralded but charismatic Sky.

Sky, formally known as GCH Afterall Painting The Sky, because of course she is, was accompanied in the ring by seasoned handler Gabriel Rangel.

"She's a perfect dog," Rangel said. "When you put her on the table, she's ready to be brushed. When you put on the leash, she's happy and ready to be walked."

Judge Betty Regina Leininger, a veteran show-dog breeder, handler and author in her sixth Westminster judging assignment, made the decision.

"There's something magical that happens, it's hard to put into words," she said. "But it's unmistakable. It's the 'it' factor. I've seen her before, but she was really on.

"This was her night."

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Hours before a police officer allegedly struck Charda Gregory, restrained her and cut off her hair, the 22-year-old woke up at motel, surrounded by strangers.

She had no idea how she had gotten there.

She "flipped out," said her lawyer, Paul Misukewicz, then allegedly damaged the room at the Suez Motel on 8 Mile Rd. in Warren, just north of Detroit.

The cops were called to the scene of the controversy, but not before Gregory ripped a TV out of the wall and smashed it, according to Warren Police.

The saga began a few months ago on the evening of November 13, when Gregory was arrested for the misdemeanor offense of destruction of property.

After police say she kicked out the window of a police car, she was pepper-sprayed and charged with the felony of malicious destruction of police property.

Visibly intoxicated, Gregory was at first combative, Warren Police Deputy Commissioner Louis Galasso, but was cooperative and docile during booking.

Yet at the police station, Warren Police Officer Bernadette Najor struck Gregory on the chest and pushed her, a police video of the booking shows.

The controversial video was uploaded to YouTube by user Bruce MacLeod and also obtained by Misukewicz and WXYZ-TV, who first reported the story.

There is no accompanying audio for the video, but the incident begins at 2:25. Several minutes later, officers can be seen restraining Gregory in a chair (6:15).

Then, for some reason, Najor proceeds to cut out Gregory's sewn-in hair extensions (7:19). It takes three minutes before Najor finishes with the scissors.

Gregory told WXYZ that Najor’s clip job had given her bald spots and that her real hair was ripped out as a result of this. A beautician, hair was her work.

A single mom with a young son, she was detained at the Warren station for 14 days. When she was released, Gregory barely remembered had happened.

She thought she may have been drugged earlier that night when she went to a party, but when he showed her the police booking video, he said she was visibly upset.

When police command found out, Najor was fired.

One of the other officers wrote up the incident, but Najor didn't file other paperwork that's required when police officers use force, according to Galasso.

“I read the police report and was stunned at the very bottom line ... that stated that this person’s hair was cut off,” Galasso said, reviewing the video of the incident.

Najor offered an explanation to officials, saying that cutting Gregory’s hair was necessary to prevent the possible self-harm or destruction of property.

That reasoning didn’t make sense to Misukewicz or command, and Galasso said they found no excuse for Najor’s actions, so they fired the officer.

Galasso said the Warren police officer's union has contested Najor's termination, and an arbitration proceeding will take place in the next few months.

All charges against Gregory were dropped.

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Meredith Powell, a 24-year old math teacher at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, is accused of seriously inappropriate behavior with two students.

According to court document obtained by KIRO, Powell allegedly gave a blow job to a 15-year old student and had "sexual contact" with a 16-year old… all while the rest of the school was attending an assembly last month.

The alleged incidents took place in Powell's classroom, giving a whole new meaning to The Pythagorean Theorem.

Powell pleaded not guilty on Friday to counts of third-degree child rape, along with one count of communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

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It was one of our favorite clips in months:

During a live interview with Samuel L. Jackson yesterday, KTLA anchor Sam Rubin confused the actor with Laurence Fishburne.

Jackson went on to utterly destroy the reporter for thinking all black stars are the same, mixing anger with humor making for a rather awkward entertaining few minutes.

Not long after the Q&A painfully finished, Rubin apologized for his error... though he at first tried to claim it wasn't even an error and later took a swipe at others in his business.

Watch Rubin make one of the most defensive apologies on record now:

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A Danish zoo is receiving hate mail from around the world after having killed a young, healthy giraffe to prevent inbreeding, then feeding it to the zoo's lions.

"I've got about 1,500 [texts] and e-mails, most of them are very hateful, addressed personally to me," Copenhagen Zoo scientific director Bengt Holst said.

Zoo spokesman Tobias Stenbaek Bro said quoted one e-mail as saying: "The children of the staff of Copenhagen Zoo should all be killed or should get cancer."

The 18-month-old giraffe was killed by a gunshot Sunday at the Copenhagen Zoo and fed to lions in full view of visitors in person and via live stream.

Even more incredible? Marius' death took place even though an online petition gathered tens of thousands of signatures against the animal's demise.

The zoo also turned down offers from other zoos and individuals to take in the animal, which was born in captivity and is a species native to Africa.

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Barbie's proportions are so unrealistic that if she were human she would not be able to walk upright.

That information comes from a PSA uploaded to Vimeo by Vianca Lugo that details the impossible body expectations toys are setting. 

The captivating video states, "If Barbie were a real woman, she's have to walk on all fours due to her proportions."

It goes on to say that the world-famous doll would be "7'2 and weight 101 pounds" and that she would die from "malnutrition."

It's no secret that Barbie isn't the best example of an attainable appearance. 

Last year, an artist did a rendering of Barbie with no makeup on, while another created a Barbie with the proportions of an average 19-year-old woman

Vianca Lugo's clip also reveals statistics about teenage steroid usage and diet prevalence. Watch it above and tell us what you think. 

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Stop whatever you are doing and watch the following video.

It is equally parts uncomfortable and uproarious.

Sitting via satellite for an interview with KTLA this morning, Samuel L. Jackson was asked by anchor Sam Rubin about reaction to his Super Bowl commercial, initially acting confused over the question before realizing the mistake Rubin made.

I'm not Laurence Fishburne, Jackson then bellowed, refusing to let the reporter off the hook for a solid 90 seconds.

Watch Jackson GO OFF on Rubin now, explaining how all African-American actors are not the same and how he's not Morgan Freeman, either...

Where does this rank among all-time hilariously awesome/awkward moments in news history?

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Flappy Bird, the addictive mobile game that flew to the top of the iPhone and Android app downloads charts in recent months, has now flown the coop.

A tweet from the creator suggested that its huge success had become a burden for him personally, despite the insane sums of money he banked.

"I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down," developer Dong Nguyen wrote Saturday. "I cannot take this anymore."

What is the "this" he's referring to?

Nguyen, a Vietnamese developer with a studio called DotGears, did not reply to interviews request, but has previously said that the game "ruined" his "simple life."

"It is not anything related to legal issues," he said.

"I just cannot keep it anymore."

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