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The real Narcy Novack from Beautiful and Twisted claims she doesn’t know if her husband is dead or not

he real Narcy Novack from Lifetime movie Beautiful and Twisted starring Rob Lowe and Paz Vega, said in a 2012 jailhouse interview that she didn’t have proof that her husband was dead. She complained of being demonized by the media, says she’s investigating corruption, and even mentioned that she didn’t even know if Ben Novack, Jr., who was slain in a hotel room in 2009, was dead or not.

Sam Smith’s Stay With Me is coincidentally similar enough to I Won’t Back Down to pay Tom Petty royalties

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If you can’t get the hook Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” out of your head, the reason may be that it was deeply inspired by Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” Although the writers of Smith’s song claim that they’ve never heard Petty’s song before (what? how could that have happened?) both parties have come to an agreement to pay Petty and composer Jeff Lynne 12.5% of the royalties for the hit song.

How real is The Legend of Mick Dodge?

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NatGeo’s The Legend of Mick Dodge is a wonder. According to the show, Mick left modern civilization 25 years ago, and now civilization has come back to him, in the form of a camera crew. He often goes barefoot, and stretches his brain to find uses for the random objects he finds, for him an orange traffic cone is a horn. But, how “real” is this legend? Does Mick really spend all his time in the wilderness?

Youtuber Robert Gibbs is back over 700 pounds after losing over 300

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Almost three years ago Robert Gibbs set out a plea for help via YouTube on the eve of his 23rd birthday. At nearly 800 lbs., he called out for anyone and everyone to help him get healthy and save his life. He got a major response and was able to lose over 300 pounds fairly quickly with the amount of help and support he received. In an update posted January 21, however, Robert revealed that he has gained all the weight back and is now bedridden.

Billy Corgan wrote a letter to Marilyn Manson saying Rose McGowan would ruin his life

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Marilyn Manson is speaking out again about his “feuds” with 90s music powerhouses Billy Corgan and Courtney Love, and he’s dishing details. In an <em>Esquire</em> interview the goth rocker says they merely drifted apart over the years, and it had nothing to do with a “guy code” inspired letter Billy penned to him about his love life.

Non-profit helps bullied teens get plastic surgery

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The Little Baby Face Foundation, a NYC nonprofit, is offering a controversial service: free plastic surgery for low-income teens with facial deformities. NBC’s Dateline followed the story of four of these teens, including 15-year-old Renata, a young girl who used to compete in beauty pageants, but has been homeschooled for three years because of the torment she received in school.