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Rich guy Leo DiCaprio surrenders priceless art in wake of embezzlement scandal

Leonardo DiCaprio may have received some very expensive paintings in a super shady way. According to artnet, DiCaprio, a known art collector, is reportedly in the process of surrendering a 3.2 million Pablo Picasso painting and a 9 million Jean-Michel Basquiat collage to U.S. authorities in the wake of a huge embezzlement scandal. Red Granite the company that produced DiCaprio‘s movie The Wolf of Wall Street wasco-foundedby Riza Aziz, the

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Television Critic Association Award acting nominees are all women and people of color for the first time

We all know that Hollywood sucks when it comes to the inclusion of women and minorities on screen and behind the scenes UCLA‘s 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report confirmed that "racial minorities and women remain severely underrepresented in film and television hiring." (What else is new?) That‘s why today‘s Television Critics Association Awards nominations are a landmark of sorts there isn‘t a single white cis-male actor n

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The most awesome indies of E3 2017

E3 showcased a ton of big video games made by big studios with budgets in the millions like Super Mario Odyssey and Assassin‘s Creed Origins but those weren‘t the only titles worthy of our attention. There were a handful of breathtaking indie games that deserve the spotlight, too. SEE ALSO: The Best Reveals of E3 2017 This E3‘s stock of indies had some undeniably charming, thought-provoking, and intensely action-packed selecti

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Mike Pence‘s new puppy and kitten have no idea what they just got into

Vice President Mike Pence keeps filling Trump‘s pet-less White House with his own collection of animals. SEE ALSO: Presidential pets, ranked Over Father‘s Day weekend, Pence was back in Indiana where he was surprised with a new puppy, Harley. And... for Father‘s Day, we surprised @VP with an Indiana puppy! Introducing: Harley! pic.twitter.com/ZlvNasOw9b Karen Pence (@SecondLady) June 18, 2017 Harley already took a flight on A

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This year‘s TV Critic Association Award acting nominees are all women and people of color for the first time

We all know that Hollywood sucks when it comes to the inclusion of women and minorities on screen and behind the scenes UCLA‘s 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report confirmed that "racial minorities and women remain severely underrepresented in film and television hiring." (What else is new?) That‘s why today‘s Television Critics Association Awards nominations are a landmark of sorts there isn‘t a single white cis-male actor n

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These are the game developers that won big at E3 2017

E3 2017 is over, so it‘s time to ask ourselves, "Who won E3?" The Mashable Gaming team sits down to discuss which publishers delivered the goods at this year‘s convention, and what titles they are excited about. Read more...More about Gaming, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and Xbox

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Costa Rica‘s president swallowed a wasp during an interview which was totally cool, no big deal whatsoever

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Sols Rivera was giving a live television interview when something unexpected happened. You know, the kind of thing no one prepares for when they‘re going over talking points and political messaging and where to get dinner after said interview. He swallowed a bug. It wasn‘t just any bug. It was a wasp. Yes, a wasp an insect that has the ability to sting more than once. SEE ALSO: A Terrifying Look I

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Admire the beauty that is Instagram‘s art gallery at Cannes

All your favorite and least favorite tech giants are in Cannes this week, trying to impress the world‘s wealthiest advertisers with good conversation, great wine, and outlandish displays at Cannes Lions, an international festival of creativity for the creative communications industry. Instagram, the Facebook-owned app known for supporting photographers and models, is at Cannes this year and to celebrate, the platform built an art gallery,

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Jay Z changed his name, but don‘t worry this isn‘t a Snoop Lion situation

Apparently fatherhood will change you. That, and the announcement of a new album. In preparation of his upcoming visual project 4:44, Shawn Carter aka Hov aka Beyonc‘s husband aka JAY-Z has officially made a name change. SEE ALSO: Jay Z calls out bail bond industry in Father‘s Day column That‘s right, the hyphen is back. It‘s officially been re-added to his name, following his Magna Carter Holy Grail days without the dashE

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Lorde compares friendship with Taylor Swift to an ‘autoimmune disease‘ and NOPE

ICYMI: Lorde is queen of the girl squad now. This prestigious title means the 20-year-old can finally share her true feelings about gal pal Taylor Swift who has not yet released a life changing album in 2017, and is therefore not our current obsession. However, with her newly earned honor, the Melodrama singer recently sparked a fair share of confusion and controversy amongst fans. When dishing on her friendship with Swift, Lorde casually compar

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Sneaky cat pretends to be human to avoid being seen by dog

The best thing to do when in close contact with someone you don‘t want to talk to is to blend in with your surroundings. Laugh along with a group of strangers, hide behind a fake plant, do literally anything to make yourself invisible. In this video uploaded to Youtube by user Binshattan145, one cat wants absolutely nothing to do with a passing dog. After the cat notices the dog from the peripherals of its nervous side-eye, it acts fast

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Learn Swift 3 now, because that winning iOS 11 app won‘t build itself

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Thanks to Apple‘s 2017 WWDC, developers now have a host of new toys to play with and new trends to anticipate. With all of Silicon Valley watching, Apple debuted iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, and watchOS4, offering a glance at the new features and protocols that will shape technology for the foreseeable future. From augmented reality in iOS t

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Disney characters communicate in sign language with a child proving magic at Disneyland is real

Mickey, Minnie and Pluto partnered with the California-based charity Olive Crest to create the moment. This is gold. Read more...More about Watercooler, Disney, Mashable Video, Newsy, and Pluto

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Jared Kushner finally speaks and we cannot unhear it

A long-gestating mystery to the American public has finally come to its dramatic conclusion: We now know what the voice of Jared Kushner sounds like. Kusher boyish prince, husband to a daughter of the president, also some sort of advisor to the president, winner of 2017‘s Most Iconic Jerk Photo Award, real estate predator, possible vampire who emerges daily from a coffin embedded under a cherry tree somewhere in the greater D.C. area, a ma

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The struggle is real for Jon Hamm because he‘s hot

All of us average-looking people can only speculate what it‘s like to be a super good-looking person. We‘re guessing it includes being let into secret VIP rooms, or eating fancy gold chocolate, or not having to pay extra for guac. But being very good-looking comes with its problems, too. Just ask actor and professional hot person Jon Hamm. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor responded to a statement from Baby Driver director

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NASA‘s newest treasure trove of alien planets will help us find our place in the galaxy

Are we alone? It‘s one of the most basic, and maddening, questions ever posed by scientists, but we‘re now one step closer to answering it. A new set of data released by NASA‘s Kepler mission catalogs 219 newfound alien planet candidates. According to NASA, 10 of the new worlds appear to be rocky in the habitable zones of their stars, meaning that they might support bodies of liquid water on their surfaces. SEE ALSO: 5 Alien Pla

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‘Life is Strange‘ prequel explores teen relationships, sexuality, and loss

Do you, in the shoes of 16-year-old outcast high schooler Chloe Price, see local A-lister Rachel Amber as "just a friend" or is it "something more"? In a prequel titled Life is Strange: Before the Storm, players get to see and interact with the world through Chloe‘s eyes. In one scene featured during an E3 preview, Rachel challenges their budding friendship: how does Chloe see things between them? SEE ALSO: Everything we know about the next

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Family‘s matching t-shirts are a Father‘s Day inspiration

Celebrating Father‘s Day with a card and a tie is great, but let‘s all agree that dads deserve so much better than that. Next year, take your Father‘s Day game to the next level with a heavy dose of inspiration from a very clever family. SEE ALSO: LeBron‘s Father‘s Day message is all about loving and dunking on his son Twitter user Jasmine Whitt showed off her family‘s Father‘s Day pride with a photo of t

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Cats have been getting humans to do their bidding for 9,000 years

If your cat acts like it rules your apartment, and your soul, there‘s a good reason for that: Your feline descends from a long, enduring line of four-legged overlords. A DNA analysis of more than 200 cats reveals how, over the last 9,000 years, the ancestors of today‘s domestic cat emerged from the Near East and Egypt to conquer the rest of the world. SEE ALSO: Oh cool, cats are into fidget spinners now too The new study, published on

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5 picks for upgrading your car without buying a new one

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. 1. Some futuristic flair for your dash Image: hudway glassThe ubiquitous, transparent glass heads-up displays used in numerous sci-fi movies have yet to catch on in the real world, but perhaps that‘s about to change thanks to HUDWAY Glass. This dashboard-mountable platform reflects the images from Google Maps, Waze, and other travel ap

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GOP staffer compares Trumpcare to Star Wars and we can‘t even

As Republican Senators craft their version of the AHCA bill better known as Trumpcare in secrecy, the waiting can be frustrating. The Democrats don‘t know what‘s in it. The White House doesn‘t know what‘s in it. Even the House GOP, which passed its own version of the AHCA earlier this year, doesn‘t know what‘s in it. And that has House GOP staffers reaching for strained metaphors, like this one unearthed by a

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Autopsy shows Carrie Fisher battled drug addiction until her death

Carrie Fisher continued to struggle with drug use in the days before her death, one of many details to emerge from an autopsy report released Monday that was full of new information but still frustratingly short on conclusions. The official cause of Fisher‘s death on Dec. 27 was ruled "cardiac arrest ... accompanied by vomiting and with a history of sleep apnea." The autopsy report also noted that she had cocaine, heroin and MDMA in her sys

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How the internet helped two friends to confess their love for each other

Falling in love can be scary, but having a little reassurance that your crush feels the same is the biggest relief. That‘s exactly what happened for one couple-to-be on Sunday. Twitter user @KINGsham shared a heartwarming screenshot of two texts she‘d received around the same time. The messages came from her friends Ari and Jay, and it turned out they were both confessing their love for one another. What are the odds? they‘re t

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100 people confess the weirdest places they‘ve had sex and there are some gems

Think you‘ve had sex in some weird places? In WatchCut‘s latest video, 100 people spill the tea on the weirdest places they‘ve gotten it on. Answers ranged from "front row of a movie theater," to "an antique shop," to just simply "Uh, I‘m a virgin." What can we conclude from such a questionnaire? For most people, any sex that‘s not in a bed is going to be considered a weird place. So don‘t fret if you&lsquo

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