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Mariah Carey hilariously insisted that her upcoming E! project is a “docuseries,” not a reality show:

‘I don’t watch reality … I don’t even know what reality is.’

An extremely rare litter of white lion cubs was born at the Tbilisi Zoological Park in Georgia.

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey revealed that the network is talking to Lucasfilm about developing a Star Wars TV show–but “it’s all a little bit hush-hush” right now.

Vice President Joe Biden wished President Obama a happy birthday by tweeting this BFF-worthy photo.

A Pennsylvania Uber driver will travel to Rio to watch his son compete in the Olympics, thanks to a GoFundMe campaign started by a passenger.

Ohio’s Xavier University welcomed America’s first “pizza ATM,” which will serve hot pies 24 hours a day.

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An Atlanta-area man was arrested for getting violent after his wife made him a grilled cheese with too much cheese; apparently she put in three slices, and he wanted only two.

Jared Leto’s Suicide Squad premiere outfit was widely mocked on Twitter; one user said he looked like a watermelon.

A Budweiser truck crashed in Brooklyn, spilling out hundreds of cans of beer over an expressway–a “Bud-geyser,” as one local put it.

Olympic gymnast Kohei Uchimura racked up a $5,000 cell-phone bill by playing Pokémon Go in Brazil.

Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to mourn her broken Blackberry Bold:

‘Reality is starting to set in and I’m getting sad.’

What had been reported to be a man with a gun in Toronto turned out to be a cardboard cutout of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character from Terminator, according to police.

This appears in the August 22, 2016 issue of TIME.

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