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NEWS ATTACK! _ The new zombie movie World War Z is getting mixed reviews, in part due to bad acting. [How hard could it have been to find actors who can act half-dead? You'd think that they would have James Franco's phone number.]
SNOWDEN PARDON PETITION HITS 100,000 SIGNATURES _ A petition to pardon Edward Snowden has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures. The petition asks that President Obama pardon the NSA leaker and under Whitehouse.gov guidelines 100,000 signatures is supposed to bring an official response from the administration. The petition demands that Snowden be pardoned from any crime he may have committed by releasing confidential information belonging to the NSA and all of its government partners.
TWINKIES TO RETURN TO SHELVES JULY 15 _ Hostess -- which went bankrupt last year is back up and running under new owners -- says it plans to have Twinkies and other snack cakes back on shelves starting July 15. The company says the cakes will taste the same but that the boxes will now bare the tag line "The Sweetest Comeback In The History Of Ever."
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: IRON MAN ROBS BANK _ Customers in a Florida (Flagler County) bank stared in amazement as the branch was robbed by a superhero-costumed bandit. He stood 5-foot-4 and was wearing an Iron Man mask, a tan jumpsuit, tan boots, gloves and a red and black backpack -- and brandishing a gun. He didn't fly off but made his getaway in a compact car. No word on how much he took.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY WINS BOX OFFICE _ To no one's surprise, Monsters University was the weekend's top movie theater draw, but Brad Pitt's World War Z also had a big opening. Monsters U. made $82 million Friday-Sunday; World War Z made $66 million.
NEWS ATTACK! _ Based upon data from the FBI, the annual list of the most dangerous cities in America has been compiled with Flint, Michigan at number one. [It's the deadliest city not because of violent crime but because in Flint, you can still by those giant-size sodas.]
WE PREFER CELEB INFO OVER POLITICS _ When it comes to choosing what stories we like to click on when browsing news websites, research (University of Bristol) shows people love to find out about the latest exploits of their favorite celebrities or read up on the latest fashions. They are not so enthusiastic when it comes to reading about politics or the economy.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: CARJACKING ATTEMPT FOILED BY STICK SHIFT _ A Florida teen ended his own attempt to steal a car at gunpoint when he realized he didn't know how to drive a vehicle with standard transmission. The victim identified the 19-year-old in a photo lineup and was picked up by police.
BRAVO RE-AIRING JAMES GANDOLFINI'S INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO _ Bravo is going back into its vault to honor James Gandolfini, who died at 51-years-old on Wednesday of a likely heart attack. The cable network will re-broadcast The Sopranos actor's 2004 appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio on Sunday.
The best Father's Day songs are written in times both good and bad. At heart, they're about the figure who provided guidance as we attempted to navigate the oft-confusing real world. Here is our list of the Top 10 Father's Day Songs that, for better or for worse, were all inspired by a dad:
SSSShhhhh...Don't tell Tred... A sneak preview of TONIGHT!!!!
GAMERS FOUND TO HAVE BETTER VISION THAN NON-GAMERS _ A recent study (Duke School of Medicine) reports gamers "see the world differently" than non-gamers -- the ability of the eyes and brain to track visual movement, which researchers discovered is much more acute amongst those who called themselves "very intensive gamers."
TWO-FACED KITTEN BORN IN OREGON _ A rare two-faced kitten has been born in Oregon. The animal, named Duecy, has been been given a clean bill of health by a vet, although the kitten will have to be hand-reared after being rejected by its mother. Owner Stephanie Durkee is feeding Deucy using a syringe. She said she did a double take when she discovered the newborn.
MAN STABS BROTHER OVER MISSING MAC AND CHEESE _ A Florida (Deltona) man is accused of stabbing his brother in a fight that started over some missing macaroni and cheese and spilled beer.
IN THEATERS _ This is the End (R, opened Wednesday); Man of Steel (PG-13); Before Midnight (R, goes to wider release)
NEW ON DVD _ Released June 11
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Newsroom: The Complete First Season
House of Cards: The Complete First Season
Becker, Season 5
The Dick Van Dyke Show: Season 3 [Blu-ray]
Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Third Season
Burn Notice: Season Six