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See Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco in These Hilarious Stock Images

Sprinkle a soupçon of celebrity onto your next PowerPoint

Vince Vaughn and the cast of Unfinished Business are injecting some humor into the stilted, campy world of office-themed stock images.

In a partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, iStock by Getty Images has released a set of images that, if they didn’t feature the likes of Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson, could easily be confused with those ever-inspiring pictures from office PowerPoint presentations.

“We hope these images bring a smile to people’s faces as they recognise classic business stock concepts with a twist,” said Craig Peters, General Manager of iStock by Getty Images in a press release.

Twelve images will be released during a three-week roll-out plan. Check out the first four, released Monday, and decide if your next meeting could use a Hollywood twist.

Unfinished Business, set for release on Friday, is a comedy following Vaughn and his new company as they try to land a big deal in Germany.

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It’s a Boy for Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher

Professional hockey player Mike Fischer (L) and recording artist Carrie Underwood attend the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Dec. 15, 2014.
Jason Merritt—Getty Images Professional hockey player Mike Fischer (L) and recording artist Carrie Underwood attend the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Dec. 15, 2014.

Isaiah Michael Fischer was born on Feb. 27

Carrie Underwood is blown away: She’s a mom!

The country singer welcomed her first child, a son, with husband Mike Fisher on Friday, Feb. 27, Underwood announced Tuesday on Facebook.

“Tiny hands and tiny feet … God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher — born February 27,” the first-time mom captioned a sneak peek of her newborn.

Underwood, 31, used the family’s furry members — and pink and blue T-shirts — to announce her pregnancy in September.

“In honor of ‘Labor’ Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn’t be happier,” the mom-to-be, who debuted her baby belly days later, captioned the photo.

But it was fellow country star Brad Paisley who spilled the beans on the sex of her baby on the way. “We could name him Garth,” he joked at the CMAs in November.

Despite Paisley’s very public announcement, Underwood and the Nashville Predators hockey player made sure to keep their own reveal more private. “[It was] just the two of us in a nicer setting, but we both knew,” she said. “So, that was just confirming our suspicions. We didn’t really speak of it before because we were both just like, ‘Whatever. It’s all good.’ But we knew it was a boy.”

With weeks to go until her first child’s arrival, Underwood — who turned to using her baby bump as a snack tray — admitted she and Fisher were still working on a baby name.

“We need to lock that down here pretty soon,” she told PEOPLE in February. “We joke a lot about funny things that go with Fisher, but there’s not some family name that I have had to be like, ‘No! That’s terrible!’ ”

As for Fisher, 34, his focus was preparing for his future as a father. “It’s something we’re really looking forward to. I’m just thinking about wanting to be the best dad I can be,” he said.

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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You Can Now Buy Left Shark Onesies From Katy Perry

For only $129.99

For everyone out there who just really identified with Katy Perry’s Left Shark, you’re in luck: You can now buy a replica of the Super Bowl legend

On Monday, Perry announced via Twitter that onesies resembling the large uncoordinated dancing fish from this year’s Super Bowl halftime show were available for purchase on her website.
You can get The Katy Perry Left Shark Belovesie for $129.99 and the Katy Perry Status T-shirt (which features Left Shark) for $25.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Watch Jon Stewart Kick Seth Rollins Where It Hurts

Stewart dubs his move the "left footer"

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and professional wrestler Seth Rollins finally came to (low) blows on WWE’s Monday Night Raw broadcast, when the opportunistic Stewart took advantage of a distraction and kicked Rollins below the belt.

The groin kick was the climax to what has become one of television’s most entertaining feuds.

A couple of weeks ago, the ever boastful Rollins claimed he could “take over as host of The Daily Show for John Stewart and make that thing actually watchable.” Stewart was displeased and fired back on YouTube saying, “you messed with the wrong guy, and I’m coming, and that’s money in the bank my friend,” referencing Rollins’ nickname ‘Mr. Money in the Bank.’

Last Thursday, the stage was set for this latest showdown when Rollins crashed The Daily Show’s ‘Moment of Zen’ segment and invited Stewart on Raw; the host then valiantly, but unsuccessfully, attempted to put Mr. Money in the Bank in a headlock.

On Monday’s Raw, things were looking desperate for Stewart as Rollins was clearly taking advantage of his physical superiority. But the surprise entrance of wrestler Randy Orton distracted Rollins, and a calculating Stewart executed the faithful “left footer” kick.

Afterwards, speaking to WWE backstage reporter Renee Young, Stewart was proud, and even hinted that WWE may be in his future when The Daily Show wraps up later this year.

“I might have to train a little bit,” Stewart said.

But he was so clearly anxious about Rollins’ revenge that it may be unwise to take him at his word.

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No, It’s Not a Crime to Make the Face on a Canadian $5 Bill Look Like Spock

Nimoy poses at the party for the release of the Blu-Ray DVD of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the California Science Center in Los Angeles
Mario Anzuoni—Reuters Leonard Nimoy poses at a party celebrating the DVD release of "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 10, 2013

However, officials said defacing banknotes was “inappropriate"

Canadians honoring the memory of Leonard Nimoy by altering older versions of the country’s $5 bill to look like Star Trek’s Spock are not breaking the law, according to officials.

Canucks have long been touching up Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s features with black ink to make the country’s seventh Prime Minister resemble the famed Vulcan.

But following Nimoy’s death last week, Canadians have been posting images of their own revamped $5 notes online en masse, sparking fears that an untold number were breaking the law.

On Monday, the Bank of Canada dispelled rumors that it’s illegal to deface or even “mutilate” the country’s currency, according to a report in the Canadian Press.

However, the country’s fiscal authorities pointed out that marring the national currency could be deemed disrespectful.

“The Bank of Canada feels that writing and markings on banknotes are inappropriate as they are a symbol of our country and a source of national pride,” Josianne Menard, a spokesperson from the Bank of Canada, told the Canadian Press.

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Say Good-Bye to Jared Leto’s Locks

Jared Leto arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 22, 2015.
Jon Kopaloff—Getty Images Jared Leto arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 22, 2015.

Leto has yet to step out with a shorter 'do

If you thought Shia LaBeouf’s braided rattail was the most shocking celebrity hair news today, you were wrong. It looks like Jared Leto just chopped off his famous, shiny, soft, healthy, ombré-d, glorious strands for his role as The Joker in the upcoming film, Suicide Squad. (Yes, we’re already mourning the loss of his man bun.)

Director David Ayer first teased Leto’s cut with a photo on Twitter showing someone holding a pair of scissors to the actor’s ponytail. Then in another shot, Leto looks to be sporting a very short cut (which makes him kind of look like a young John Stamos). He’s also beardless. Leto has yet to step out with a shorter do, or confirm it on his own social channels, so we remain hesitant to confirm the chop — he’s pulled hair pranks in the past. But, really, we’re not ready to say goodbye.

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Hairstylist Chase Kusero has been the man behind all of Leto’s mind-blowing red-carpet hair moments.

“It’s really important that he doesn’t look like a woman — that’s the biggest challenge,” Kusero said last year. “It’s hard to have him not end up on the ‘best hair’ lists — and that definitely hasn’t been our intention. He does have amazing hair, so it’s kind of inevitable.”

This article originally appeared on People.com.

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Aziz Ansari on His New Book and How Texting Is Ruining Our Relationships

Aziz Ansari Book
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The comedian reveals the cover and new details about his upcoming book, Modern Romance

The series finale of Parks and Recreation aired just a week ago, but comedian Aziz Ansari is already busy with new projects. His second Netflix stand-up comedy special, Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden, premieres Friday, and his upcoming book Modern Romance, an academic study of modern romance peppered with his brand of humor, hits shelves June 16.

While every other comedian — from Tina Fey to Amy Poehler — is writing a memoir, Ansari decided he’d team up with a sociologist to conduct studies on love in the age of technology for his first title. The comedian revealed his book cover exclusively to TIME and chatted about his research, his stand-up and the end of Parks and Rec.

TIME: A lot of people were surprised when you announced that as a comedian you were writing a book that takes a more academic look at modern romance. Why did you decide to write a book about love?

Ansari: I had been starting to do this stand-up about dating and realized that the current romantic landscape is way different. All these very modern problems — like, sitting and deciding what to write in a text — that’s a very new conundrum.

Then I randomly met a couple people who were in academic fields that did work that vaguely applied to this stuff. Like, this woman Sherry Turkle who had done all this research about texting and found that you say things over text you would never say to someone’s face. So the medium of communication we’re using is kind of making us sh—ttier people. And then I thought if you take that and put it toward romantic interactions, that’s why people are so f—ing rude.

That ended up helping me write this bit I was working on for my stand-up. But I thought it would be kind of interesting to take my point of view and a conversation with someone from an academic field and put that together. If I could do that as a book, I would be able to go deeper into this area than I can in my stand-up.

So this won’t be a celebrity memoir.

Right. It ended up being a sociology book that has my sense of humor, but it also has some academic heft to it. I wrote it with this sociologist, Eric Klinenberg, and he helped me design this huge research project that we did. We interviewed hundreds of people all across the world — we went to Tokyo and Paris and Wichita to really get a wide scope. We also interviewed all sorts of academics. The resulting book is really unique. I can’t think of any book I would really compare it to.

How have texting, dating apps and other technology changed the way we think about love?

I want to be clear: The book is not, “It’s crazy! We have phones now!” The changes are far beyond the technology. I interviewed all these older people and talked to them about relationships. People back in the day would just marry people who lived close to them. There was this study done in Philadelphia in 1932 that found that ⅓ of couples that got married live within a 5 block radius of each other. ⅙ lived in the same block. And ⅛ lived in the same building!

This was true in all different cities. Think about it: You didn’t go to college. You weren’t going out and meeting people from different parts of the country and parts of the world. You were just kind of hanging out in your neighborhood. And now they don’t even do those studies anymore. It wouldn’t even make sense. Like, my girlfriend is from Texas. I’m from South Carolina. Nobody is marrying someone who lived in their building. That’s crazy.

And marriage, not that long ago, was an economic institution where two families would come together to bring their wealth together. The whole idea of finding a soul mate only became a thing in the past 100 years. So the whole redefinition of what marriage is — nobody’s really written this comprehensive book about this kind of thing. I think it’s really funny and very interesting.

Did you find that people treated love the same way outside of the U.S.?

We went to Tokyo and France and Buenos Aires to interview people. Japan is in the middle of this weird crisis right now where people aren’t dating or getting married, and the government has had to step in. Then Buenos Aires was the opposite of Japan. In Japan, there’s this problem of the herbivore man — these guys that aren’t interested in sex or dating — and Buenos Aires was the other end where they’re notoriously sexual aggressive and have had issues with that stuff. I think it gives the book more scope.

Did you reach any surprising conclusions?

You just realize everyone is dealing with the same nonsense. Everyone is on this boat together, and it would probably be good if we were a little nicer on that boat.

In both your last stand-up special, Buried Alive, and your upcoming special, Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden, you ask people in the audience about their love lives — sometimes reading text message exchanges. How do you know that’s going to be funny when this complete stranger is handing over their phone?

I did that probably 100 times when I was on tour, and every time it was good because it’s real, and we’ve all been there. We all can relate to this embarrassing situation we find ourselves in. Even if you’re older and weren’t texting when you were dating, you’ve had some version of going up to someone and having this awkward situation.

We did something similar in the book. We had people give us their phones and would look at real text messages and online dating correspondences, and then we would ask them, “What were you thinking when you got this or sent this?” That was so fascinating.

A lot of people probably know your stand-up from your viral R. Kelly or Kanye West bits. But in your last tour, you did fewer jokes about celebrities and more personal and political material. And soon you’ll have this sociology book. Do you feel like you’re redefining your comedy?

My first special came out when I was in my early 20s. I’m 32 years old now, so I’ve just grown up as a person. I have more life experience, I’m going through different things. The guy who’s 23 couldn’t have written this book or written the jokes in my new standup special. He just hadn’t lived that life yet. Any artist I’m into — music or comedy — they’re constantly evolving and changing what they do.

Recently you talked on David Letterman about how the dictionary definition of “feminist” is someone who believes in the social, economic and political equality of the genders — which is an idea most people agree with. And yet so many people won’t call themselves “feminists.” Why do you think that is?

I think people have lost sight of what the word actually means. When you look at the definition, it’s a very hard tenet to disagree with. It became this charged word that has been altered by the way it’s used in the media. But the actual definition is a cause that I think everyone should get behind and most people would get behind.

It got picked up by a lot of blogs. Do you do bits like that with the goal of inciting conversation and change?

I talk to other comedians about this. When you do those talk shows as a comedian, you’re in a very interesting position. Comedians can kind of talk about anything, as long as they make it funny. If I was just an actor and wanted to talk about that, it would be a little bit more difficult. So I want to talk about whatever is interesting to me. Then if it spreads around, that’s great.

I talked to a friend of mine who was like, “I was leaving one of your stand-up shows, and people were talking about things you discussed like immigration and feminism and the food industry.” That’s really cool. If you leave a show and it’s making you think about things, I love to hear that.

Parks and Recreation wrapped up last week. How do you feel about it ending?

We all grew to really love each other — the cast and the crew and everyone. It was just such a good group of people. I know people say that about a lot of shows, but I feel like if you talk to people who guest starred on the show, they would say there was something special about that group.

If you get people who are nice and care about each other and have fun doing their jobs, the work will be great. I’ve been on other sets where people aren’t as cool or don’t get along or are mean to people and yell at people. That stuff never works. I want to carry that lesson with me—just respecting people—to my future projects.

Would you consider doing another TV show?

Maybe, we’ll see.

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Here’s What Stephen Colbert Would Ask Pope Francis

Let's hope the pontiff pays a visit to the Late Show when he visit the U.S. in September

Comedian Stephen Colbert spoke to the Catholic magazine America about his faith in a video released Monday, and revealed what he would like to ask Pope Francis if given the opportunity.

“What do you do to get that smile on your face in the morning?” the fervent Catholic says he would ask the Pope. “What’s your regime in the morning?”

Colbert—who has apparently taken the opportunity to grow a full beard before taking over the Late Show from David Letterman in September—says he tries to get up every morning, smile, and say “yes” after a morning ritual practiced by Mother Teresa.

During the interview, Colbert shared his favorite scriptures and admits that while he usually gives up some form of food or booze for Lent, he hadn’t decided what to give up this year.

Be sure to watch to the end of the video below to see Colbert dance and sing one of his favorite hymns.

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Taylor Swift Is Not Going to Talk About Katy Perry

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Jason Merritt—Getty Images Taylor Swift attends the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif.

The singer is done talking about her "Bad Blood"

In a new interview, Taylor Swift has announced she is “never going to talk about” Katy Perry — despite the fact that Swift is the one who first made headlines by mentioning her falling out with a fellow pop singer in the first place.

Swift made news in the early promotion of her most recent album, 1989, by telling Rolling Stone that her song “Bad Blood” was about a fellow female music star who “did something so horrible” to one of her arena tours; internet sleuths quickly deduced that the song was about Perry hiring Swift’s backup dancers out from under her. Perry’s Twitter riposte at Swift as a “Regina George in sheep’s clothing,” as well as the fact that “Bad Blood” sounded a bit like a Perry track, helped.

Swift’s pattern in using her disdain for Perry to promote her material is hardly new. Once again, she’s put out there incredibly straightforward evidence linking a particular song to a particular person, then suavely denied to go any further. It’s rather like her rhetoric around her 2010 song “Dear John,” a song that uses the name and clear biographical details about ex-boyfriend John Mayer. Asked directly about the song, Swift said: “How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about.” This time, Swift said of “Bad Blood,” “I’m not giving them anything to write about.” Which is a great, healthy attitude to take about a song that’s already been the subject of much writing, because Swift already spoke about it.

The logic here is frustratingly difficult to argue against, which is why it’s so genius. Of course Swift is entitled to create art without having her motives, or the art’s provenance, questioned. But… come on. We wouldn’t know about her strained relationship without Perry if she hadn’t been the one to bring it up, just as “Dear John” seemed as much designed to injure Mayer’s reputation than to express a set of feelings. Her new single “Style” has a title that sounds a lot like the name of ex Harry Styles, and features Swift screaming the title of one of his albums (“Take me home!”) over the bridge. Not talking about the song’s subject is, for Swift, a formality.

Swift has made a second art of writing in the margins of her songs, giving us just enough extra information to make absolutely certain we know what’s going on. “Bad Blood” is a relatively unprovocative song, in which Swift tells her enemy “Now we got problems / And I don’t think we can solve them.” It doesn’t necessarily even make Perry look bad, due to its vagueness and universality. Its only real edge comes from the subject being a superstar.

But for all “Bad Blood” relies, to its detriment, on celebrity scandal to make an impact, at least Swift is taking a major step forward in making her critique about a professional competitor, rather than an ex. The old, and largely unfair, image of Swift as someone obsessed with love was fueled by the fact that love was, for several albums, the avenue into which she channeled her real interest: power dynamics, with someone winning and someone losing. She’s said what she has to say about Perry, and is now set to deprive the “Roar” singer of oxygen. Why shouldn’t the star who’s made an art of strategic, public friendships also master enmity?

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Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney and Vince Vaughn Plunged Into Freezing Cold Water

Lady Gaga, Taylor Kinney
Barry Brecheisen—Invision/AP Lady Gaga, top, gets a piggy back ride from her fiancée, Taylor Kinney, as they and members of the "Chicago Fire" cast take part in the Chicago Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach on March 1, 2015 in Chicago.

Vaughn was the guest of honor after his #VinnyDippin campaign

It’s so cold not even Lady Gaga can help heat things up!

The pop star (and Julie Andrew’s new friend) showed up at Lake Michigan on Sunday to participate in the Chicago Polar Plunge, an event to raise money for the local chapter of the Special Olympics.

Gaga – fresh off her extraordinary performance of “The Sound of Music” at last Sunday’s Oscars – entered the frigid waters on the shoulders of her fiancé Taylor Kinney, who was also taking part in the event.

She wasn’t the only celebrity to take the plunge – four of Kinney’sChicago Fire co-stars (David Eigenberg, Randy Flagler, Jon Seda and Brian Geraghty) took the plunge as well. So did Vince Vaughn, who agreed to serve as the guest of honor after a successful social media campaign began on Twitter with the hashtag #VinnyDippin.

This article originally appeared on People.com

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