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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Worked! Researchers Say Viral Fundraiser Was Responsible For A Major Gene Discovery!

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The power of the Internet!

Back in 2014, it seemed like everyone was pouring ice water on themselves and uploading it to the internet for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Not only did this viral charity challenge made a big splash with raising ALS awareness, but it's also responsible for scientists making a MAJOR discovery about the nervous system disease!

The ALS Association credits money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a common gene that contributes to the progressive disease.

Photo: Nick Jonas Treats Diabetic Children To A Night Of Fun!

Some of the $100 million raised by the 2014 challenge helped fund a global effort called Project MinE — which aimed to find the genetic drivers of the condition.

According to a paper published this week in the journal Nature Genetics, Project MinE researchers have identified a connection between ALS and the NEK1 gene, which will help in developing new target therapy for the disease!

AH-Mazing! Who knew watching all those celebrities getting water dumped on them would actually lead to a scientific breakthrough?

Now all we have to do is come up with viral charity challenges for everything else out there!

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Rachel McAdams Wages War On Ocean Noise Pollution — Get Why She's Defending 'Baby Whales' & 'Other Marine Life' HERE!

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Rachel McAdams is more than just actress!

In fact, the Spotlight star is actively involved in promoting awareness about the disastrous effects of underwater noise pollution. Color us impressed!

The blonde beauty, who narrates the Discover Channel's film Sonic Sea, revealed that she became involved in the cause when she saw a rough cut of the documentary from the filmmaker.

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She shared:

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians To Make Reality TV History With A Family Trip To Cuba!

| Filed under: TV NewsLatinoliciousPolitikKim KardashianKhloe KardashianKourtney KardashianDiscoveryReality TVKUWTK

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You can't say they're not trailblazers!

Staying on the air for 12 seasons is already an impressive accomplishment, but it seems as though the Kardashians are looking to cement their place in TV history.

That's because we're hearing that Keeping Up with the Kardashians is heading to Cuba now that President Barack Obama has lifted the ban on the country!

Related: Amber Rose Is Getting Her Own Version Of Kocktails With Khloé!

Apparently, Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian, and Kourtney Kardashian are heading down to Havana this week to film their family vacay, which will air on E! later this Spring.

What's interesting about all this is that Americans still have to have a reason to get into Cuba… so we guess the government deemed filming a reality show important enough! LOLz!!!

While shows like Conan, House of Lies, and Discovery's Cuban Chrome beat KUWTK to the punch, this will still be pretty historic as it's the first mainstream reality show to make the trip.

Will U be watching Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé take Cuba??

[Image via E!.]

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Regis Philbin Has 'Already Been Approached' To Return To LIVE! As Michael Strahan's Replacement?! Get The Deets!

| Filed under: TV NewsKelly RipaAnderson CooperMario LopezDiscoveryAndy CohenControversy

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Now that Michael Strahan is officially saying goodbye to LIVE! four months earlier than planned, the production doesn't have much time to find a replacement to host with Kelly Ripa.

Plenty of big names have been thrown out to fill the ABC morning program's soon-to-be-empty seat — Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, and even Mario Lopez have all been named potential successors.

But according to reports, another seasoned TV personality has been "approached" to replace Strahan — and we're talking about none other than Regis Philbin!

Video: Kelly & Michael Awkwardly Accept Their Daytime Emmy On LIVE!

That's right! Sources told Page Six that the OG LIVE! anchor himself was entertaining the idea of returning to the long running daytime show.

An insider explained that the production reached out to Philbin's longtime agent Kenny DiCamillo to discuss the possibility of Reeg returning to his natural habitat, noting:

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Blake Shelton Drops Came Here To Forget Music Video About Falling For Gwen Stefani — Look!

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Is anyone doubting that Gwen Stefani is Blake Shelton's muse for his new album, If I'm Honest?

We mean, the evidence is clearly there in The Voice judge's new music video for the first single off the album, Came Here to Forget.

On Tuesday, the 39-year-old debuted the vid during the season premiere of the Discovery Channel's hit show Deadliest Catch. Well that's a choice!

Related: Blake Celebrates Easter With Gwen's Parents & Sons!

Still, we digress. The black and white video features Shelton singing his heart out on a beach and eventually getting over lost love by chatting it up with a beautiful woman at the bar. Though, we wonder if Gwen ever frolicked with Blake on the beach like the model in the video did?? LOLz!

As we previously reported, the lyrics for the new hit read:

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EXCLUSIVE! Las Vegas Woman Wearing Devil Horns & Nipple Pasties Has One HELLISH Encounter That Ends In The Sin City ER! Watch!

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It's always dangerous to dance with the devil.

But even more dangerous to work as a devil in pasties on the Vegas strip!

Discovery Life's new series Sin City ER reveals the real-life medical emergencies behind the city's glitz and glamour.

Related: Man Tries To Shoot His Wife While She Was Breastfeeding Their Baby!

And in an EXCLUSIVE clip of this week's episode, a sexy pasty-wearing devil is taking photos on the street when she starts getting harassed by a belligerent man.

After the woman pepper sprays him, the man punches her in the face, and her colleagues — a cowboy and a 60-year-old cupid in a g-string — come to her aid.

Ch-ch-check out the cray clip (above) and watch the Sin City ER Friday nights at 10 p.m. EST on Discovery Life!

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Ellen DeGeneres, Caitlyn Jenner, & Adam Lambert Are All Up For GLAAD Media Awards — See The Full List Of Nominees!

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Every year, the GLAAD Media Awards honor TV, movies, and music that represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in a fair, accurate, and inclusive way — especially when it tackles issues that affect their lives.

While it comes as no surprise that Caitlyn Jenner has been nominated for her docuseries, I Am Cait, after her incredible year and slew of other awards, we're thrilled to see some other stars and shows that made the cut!

Related: Sir Ian McKellen Reminds The Oscars No Openly Gay Man Has Ever Won!

Both Adam Lambert and Miley Cyrus were nominated for Outstanding Music Artist, while Ellen DeGeneres nabbed a nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Episode when trans fitness model Aydian Dowling stopped by!

There was even some Oscars crossover as Carol and The Danish Girl were both recognized.

Ch-ch-check out the rest of the incredible nominees (below):

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