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When good TV goes bad: how Quantum Leap made one leap too far

The time-travel show used its man-in-another-mans-body tool to show that compassion trumps prejudice. Then Dr Sam turned up as Lee Harvey Oswald Keep your salacious, scowling, morally compromised antiheroes. Doctor Sam Beckett – Quantum Leap’s time-hopping samaritan – was dependably the opposite, a sort of uncle hero. As played by the square-jawed Scott Bakula, Sam may have looked rugged but he …

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Pistol squats and push-ups: how Ruth Bader Ginsburg stays fighting fit

The supreme court justices personal trainer details her regimen in a new book: If you think shes tough on the bench, you should see her at the gym In the days after the 8 November election, distressed liberals offered to donate their vital organs, shipments of fresh produce – anything – that might keep the supreme court justice Ruth Bader …

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Floyd Mayweather offers new terms to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has told ESPN he wants to take on UFC star for $100m and added: Conor McGregor keeps telling everybody he wants to fight – lets make it happen Floyd Mayweather has said he will come out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor but only if he gets paid $100m (82m) and the Irish UFC star is prepared to …

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Operation Car Wash: The biggest dishonesty scandal ever?

The long read: What embarked as an inquiry into money laundering in Brazil swiftly turned into something much greater, discovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering On 14 January 2015, police agent Newton Ishii was waiting in Rio de Janeiros Galeo airport to convened the midnight flight from London. His mission was simple. A former executive …

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The forgotten story of … Jack Johnson’s fight with Oscar Wilde’s poet nephew

When the first black heavyweight world champion took on Oscar Wildes nephew in the ring two very different and compelling figures collided On 23 April 1916, a boxing match took place in Barcelona, between Jack Johnson and Arthur Cravan. In sporting terms it ran for six unmemorable rounds, was a terrible mismatch, and barely registers as a footnote in Johnsons …

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‘Accidental’ YouTuber, ‘Pitch Perfect’ star Flula Borg lands 2-movie deal

Internet personality Flula Borg accepts the award for Best Comedy Series, at VH1’s 5th Annual Streamy Awards in 2015..Image: getty LOS ANGELES Lionsgate has signed a two-movie development deal with German DJ, YouTuber and Pitch Perfect 2 star Flula Borg, Mashable has confirmed. The self-proclaimed “accidental YouTuber” has been on the platform for the last decade, uploading videos ranging from …

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Liam Smith looks to upturn Canelo Álvarez’s best laid plans

Steve Brenner: Canelo lvarez infuriated fans by passing on a Gennady Golovkin showdown to fight the less heralded Liam Smith. Can the Liverpudlian make him pay? Everything adds up for Saul Canelo lvarez. Fast horses, even faster cars, the adulation of a boxing-mad nation and the owner of rapier-like fists which have propelled the Mexican to the very top of …

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Youre 8 Years Old. Can You Acquire Wine Without Getting Arrested?

This feature requires JavaScript to function. Hello. You’re one of these 8-year-olds. Hello. I am one of these 8-year-olds. What is wine? Hello. I am one of these 8-year-olds. I already know what wine is. Hello. I am 34 years old. My job is umpire. Can you please give me and my spouse some wine as a reward for being …

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Sean Hannity Is Losing His Mind Over Jimmy Kimmel

The feud between Sean Hannity, Fox News’ resident wannabe MMA fighter, and Jimmy Kimmel reached even greater levels of ridiculousness on Friday, with the self-proclaimed non-journalist repeatedly accusing the late-night host of being “Harvey Weinstein Jr.” In a series of unhinged tweets, Hannity pointed to clips of Kimmel’s past satirical sketch-comedy series The Man Show, which ran from 1999 to …

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