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Former 'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines to open boutique hotel in Waco, Texas

Former 'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines to open boutique hotel in Waco, TexasChip and Joanna Gaines, owners of Magnolia Homes and the former stars of HGTV's show 'Fixer Upper,' have a new project.



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Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong KongAt least eight pop stars from mainland China and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly stating their support for Beijing’s one-China policy, eliciting a mixture of disappointment and understanding from fans. Many of the statements came after protesters opposed to Beijing’s growing influence over semi-autonomous Hong Kong removed a Chinese flag and tossed it into Victoria Harbour earlier this month. Lay Zhang, Jackson Wang, Lai Kuan-lin and Victoria Song were among the K-pop singers who recently uploaded a Chinese flag and declared themselves as “one of 1.4 billion guardians of the Chinese flag” on their official Weibo social media accounts.



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Fox News Stars Go After Tomi Lahren for Sexist Jab at Kamala Harris

Fox News Stars Go After Tomi Lahren for Sexist Jab at Kamala HarrisRich PolkSeveral of Tomi Lahren’s Fox News colleagues were upset with her sexist remarks about Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday evening. And they were not afraid to publicly say so.During the Democratic presidential debate, Lahren, a right-wing firebrand who hosts a Fox Nation show and often appears on Fox News, swiped at Harris for her mid-1990s relationship with former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. “Kamala did you fight for ideals or did you sleep your way to the top with Willie Brown?” Lahren wrote.Lahren was swiftly condemned for invoking Harris’ personal relationship to dismiss the 2020 candidate’s long record in elected office, rising from San Francisco district attorney to California’s attorney general before being elected to the U.S. Senate. But while the tweet attracted its share of liberal critics, some of Lahren’s own colleagues at Fox News openly expressed disgust at her comments.“I am curious to know what you think bringing a woman’s personal/sexual life into this accomplishes,” Fox News libertarian commentator Kat Timpf replied. “Men do that to us enough as it is. I’m honestly asking.”Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov, a liberal pundit who often co-hosts daytime talk show Outnumbered, retweeted Timpf’s response to Lahren.Fellow Fox Nation host Britt McHenry—who recently accused her former co-host Tyrus of sexually harassing her—admonished Lahren for attempting to erase Harris’ professional career.“Do you have any idea how damaging this is to women who’ve actually been sexually harassed, assaulted or demeaned in the workplace? How much this weakens our own gender, regardless of partisanship,” she wrote. “My goodness.”In another tweet, an incensed McHenry added: “Slept her way to the top? I’m sorry what law degree do you have? What state bar did you pass?”And early Thursday morning, Fox News meteorologist Janice Dean also took Lahren to task, writing: “If a male contributor had tweeted this they would probably be suspended with a trip to HR. Pretty disgusting, Tomi. Are clicks and retweets worth demeaning women? Would you do the same to a ‘conservative’ female candidate?”Privately, other Fox News employees rebuked Lahren’s incendiary remarks. One staffer expressed disgust to The Daily Beast, noting that Lahren has previously gotten in hot water for inflammatory statements but remains a prominent fixture at Fox News. “It makes me sick that I work for the same company as Tomi Lahren,” another Fox employee said to CNN media reporter Oliver Darcy.On Thursday morning, Lahren walked back her comments.“I apologize for my comment on Kamala’s personal relationship. It was the wrong choice of words. There are many other things to take her to task for and I will stick to those,” she wrote in a statement.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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America, Dodge Yeah! Stars & Stripes Edition Challenger and Charger Celebrate the Troops

America, Dodge Yeah! Stars & Stripes Edition Challenger and Charger Celebrate the TroopsA smattering of patriotic touches for a pair of down-home Dodges that salute America.



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Photos of the Dodge Challenger and Charger Stars and Stripes Editions

Photos of the Dodge Challenger and Charger Stars and Stripes Editions



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NASA spots ‘Space Butterfly’ giving birth to new stars

NASA spots ‘Space Butterfly’ giving birth to new starsOur Sun is one of the big reasons we're all here today. It provides much of the energy needed for life to exist, and without it I wouldn't be writing this and you wouldn't be here to read it. We think of stars as ancient things that have been there forever but new ones are being created all the time, and NASA just captured a gorgeous image of a place where new stars are born.NASA affectionately calls it a "Space Butterfly," but in reality it's a pair of massive gas clouds. Its official name is Westerhout 40 (W40), and it's a nebula. W40 and nebulas like it are massive pockets of space where material like gas and stardust begins to coalesce into new objects like stars."Besides being beautiful, W40 exemplifies how the formation of stars results in the destruction of the very clouds that helped create them," NASA's JPL explains. "Inside giant clouds of gas and dust in space, the force of gravity pulls material together into dense clumps. Sometimes these clumps reach a critical density that allows stars to form at their cores."Nebulas are like star nurseries, but stars also die here. In fact, the massive "wings" of the space butterfly — made up of gas and other material — were blown into space by stellar explosions. In this case, a star cluster in the center of the two large bubbles is responsible for the colorful clouds of W40, and that material that was once star matter is well on its way to becoming new stars again.The image was captured using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. It's a remarkably detailed image considering the nebula is some 1,400 light years away from Earth. The single image seen here is a composite of four individual photos snapped using the telescope's infrared camera.



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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the stars

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft is now flying through the starsVoyager 2, at 11 billion miles from Earth, has entered the stars.  Monday morning NASA announced that the legendary exploration spacecraft had left a protective bubble produced by the sun's wind and energy, called the heliosphere, and is now hurtling through interstellar space.  Voyager 2 is the second spacecraft to ever reach the outer limits of the solar system and enter into the interstellar wilderness. Voyager 2's counterpart, Voyager 1, previously entered the stars in 2012.  "This is what we've all been waiting for," Suzanne Dodd, NASA's Voyager project manager, said in a statement. "Now we’re looking forward to what we’ll be able to learn from having both probes outside the heliopause.” The @NASAVoyager 2 probe no longer feels the solar wind & is flying through the interstellar space between the stars. It carries a working instrument providing 1st-of-its-kind observations of the nature of this gateway. Here's a look by the numbers: t.co/DuNBYPaXQj #AGU18 pic.twitter.com/GJGIgDpSHD — NASA (@NASA) December 10, 2018 Technically, however, Voyager 2 is still in the distant realms of the solar system. There are large icy objects out here, collectively known as the Oort Cloud, that are still under the gravitational influence of the sun.  Both Voyager crafts, then, aren't expected to leave the solar system anytime soon. NASA suspects it will take some 30,000 years for the Voyagers to travel beyond the Oort Cloud, and enter farther into uncharted territory.  Out beyond the heliopause, however, the Voyager craft can give NASA scientists a better idea of what it's like at the beginnings of interstellar space, and how the sun's particles and energy, or solar wind, interact with the constant flow of particles from deep, interstellar space. "To have the Voyagers sending back information about the edge of the Sun’s influence gives us an unprecedented glimpse of truly uncharted territory,” Nicola Fox, director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters, said in a statement.  The solar system and beyond.Image: NASAA specialized instrument aboard Voyager 2, the Plasma Science Experiment, played an important role in confirming that Voyager 2 had left the protective heliosphere. The instrument observed a "deep decline" in solar particles after Nov. 5, 2018, confirming the craft had entered the interstellar realm.  Both Voyagers were intended to explore the solar system for five years, but 41 years later, are still alive and sending messages back to Earth. The spacecraft are powered by slowly-decaying radioactive material, so they're not reliant upon sunlight to stay online.  The spacecraft both carry records coated in gold, with instructions of how to play 90 minutes of human-made music, containing the likes of Bach, The Najavo, and the scintillating rock and roll of Chuck Berry — should any intelligent life ever come across either of the ancient craft in the vastness of interstellar space.  WATCH: Ever wonder how the universe might end?



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California wildfires bring apocalyptic scenes as Hollywood stars flee Malibu and 11 people die

California wildfires bring apocalyptic scenes as Hollywood stars flee Malibu and 11 people dieHollywood stars fled as wildfires raged through the celebrity enclave of Malibu burning multi-million dollar mansions and leaving apocalyptic scenes of destruction. Nine people died as a separate blaze, the most destructive ever in California, incinerated the town of Paradise in the north of the state, burning 6,700 buildings. The death toll throughout the state was t least 11. In southern California, near Los Angeles, 200,000 people were evacuated, including Malibu which stretches for 27 miles along the Pacific Ocean. A home is engulfed in flames in Malibu Credit: Reuters It is home to 13,000 wealthy residents, including some of Hollywood's biggest names. Those who own, or have owned, homes in Malibu include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, and Robbie Williams. Charlie Sheen, the actor, launched an appeal to find his father Martin Sheen, who lives in Malibu and couldn't be contacted. The older Sheen later turned up at an evacuation spot on a beach. A palm tree on fire in Malibu Credit: AP Addressing his son via a TV camera Martin Sheen said: "We're fine, we're at Zuma Beach and we're probably going to sleep in the car tonight." He said it was the worst fire he had seen after living in Malibu for half a century. Lady Gaga was also evacuated and photographs showed smoke swirling around her mansion. California as pictured from about 440 miles above the earth's surface today. #CampFire#WoolseyFire#HillFire#CAfires#cawxpic.twitter.com/3ULADSdSwd— NWS Bay Area (@NWSBayArea) November 9, 2018 Will Smith posted videos on the internet of the fire approaching his home and said he was evacuating his family. He said: "Our house is there…and the fire is right there. I don’t like it so we are going to go." A man watches as the Woolsey Fire reaches the ocean near Malibu Credit: AFP The home of Caitlyn Jenner, America's most famous transgender person, reportedly burned down. She said: "I don’t know if the house made it or not, it’s still up in the air." An aerial view of the fire in Malibu Credit: Reuters Kim Kardashian, the reality television star, and her family were evacuated from nearby Calabasas. She said: "I heard the flames have hit our property. I just pray the winds are in our favour. I’m just praying everyone is safe." Cher, who has lived in Malibu since 1972, said the wildfire was coming close to her home, although she was not there. She said: "Friends houses have burned. I can't bear the thought of there being no Malibu." I’m worried about my house��, but there is nothing I can do. Friends houses have burned���� I can’t bear the thought of there being no Malibu I’ve had a house in Malibu since 1972��— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2018 The flames ripped through the Paramount Ranch in Malibu destroying a Western town which which has been used as a film set for a host of Hollywood cowboy films and TV shows since the 1920s. The cowboy film set at Paramaount ranch was destroyed Credit: AP Known as the "Woolsey fire," the blaze also jumped the Hollywood freeway in places and burned all the way through the mountains to the Pacific coast. There were surreal scenes as residents of Malibu fled to beaches with their pets, included horses and llamas, which were tied to lifeguard huts like those featured in the TV series Baywatch, and enveloped by an orange haze. Pet llamas were evacuated from Malibu to the beach Credit: Los Angeles Times The giant plume of smoke hovering over Malibu was visible from space. Charlie Dresser, a Malibu resident, said: "This fire is like Armageddon. It’s out of control." California has endured drought conditions for many years. A police car driving away from Malibu Credit: AFP Donald Trump blamed mismanagement for the destructive fires and threatened to withhold government funding in future. He wrote on Twitter: "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. "Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!" There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor. Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2018 Katy Perry, the pop star, replied: "This is an absolutely heartless response. There aren't even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters." Other areas evacuated included Thousands Oaks, the scene of America's latest mass shooting when a gunman killed 12 people at a bar on Wednesday. A separate, smaller fire forced the evacuation of some animals from Los Angeles Zoo. In northern California the "Camp fire" that raced through Paradise, a town of 30,000 people, caused residents to evacuate in panic with some crashing their cars and fleeing on foot. ������ Father sings to 3-year-old daughter to keep her calm as they drive through California wildfire. At least 9 have been killed in the massive blaze and 35 people are missing. #CampFire in Northern California. #California#CaliforniaFires pic.twitter.com/HHnVy0vcBP— ernesto veles (@erveza) November 10, 2018 Some drove through walls of flame as a "firenado" – a burning whirlwind – loomed behind them. Breaking: Cal fire captain says that thousands of structures have been destroyed and multiple people are dead from #Campfire in Butte County, California. The captain said that the town of Paradise has been wiped out from the fire. pic.twitter.com/g18CzAQiLg— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) November 9, 2018 Only a small portion of the massive blaze, which is being tackled by 2,000 firefighters, has been contained. Harrowing footage captures family fleeing from the massive #CampFire as flames consumed the town of Paradise in Northern California. This family managed to escape to safety. The entire town of about 27,000 was ordered to evacuate because of the fire. pic.twitter.com/da3VqmMRnE— THE LONE PREACHER ™ (@JeanMinistries) November 10, 2018 Four of the dead were found inside a car close to Paradise. Another person was discovered nearby. Three people were found dead outside a house, and another inside their home. Mark Ghilarducci, California's director of emergency services, said: "The magnitude of destruction we have seen is really unbelievable and heartbreaking."



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YouTube Stars Shamed by Internet Trolls Over Size of Engagement Ring

YouTube Stars Shamed by Internet Trolls Over Size of Engagement RingAmong messages of congratulations were comments that mocked the ring presented to Jen Phanomrat by her fiance, Leo Samanamud.



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Bronze stars for an elite team of Air Force surgeons

Bronze stars for an elite team of Air Force surgeonsMembers of the Air Force Special Operations Surgical Team can set up an operating room on the battlefield in just 15 minutes. Their skills are tested in Syria as they treat civilians, many of them children.



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