The London Olympics and Paralympics look like they might be costing $600 million less than previously thought!
That seems absolutely ahmayzing until you learn the total projected cost of the games is still $14.2 BILLION!
So they originally thought it'd cost them $14.8 billion. So it's a win, sort of.
Unless you knew that the original amount they planned to spend was
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She just can't catch a break, can she?!
Despite getting kicked off the judges panel after one season on The X Factor USA, Nicole Scherzinger was brought in to replace the departing Kelly Rowland on the UK edition of the reality competition for the currently-airing ninth series!
However, as the show's viewership is
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And of course, HIGHlarity ensues!
After witnessing Rihanna's high-flying performance at this weekend's Paralympics closing ceremony, CNN newsman Piers Morgan tweeted his dislike for Rihanna's shorter new 'do, to which our lady of no f*ckery reponded in quite the Rihanna-appropriate manner!
The tweet exchange went as follows:
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Ever heard of Murderball?!
No, it's not some made-up sport from a movie or something.
It's wheelchair rugby and it's one of the most brutal sports out there.
They use their wheelchairs more like
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What an outstanding lineup!
We love when our favorite celebrities take the time to give back to their communities and especially to disadvantaged fans!
Jay-Z joins Rihanna and Coldplay at the closing ceremony to the Paralympics and we're sure all these young, talented athletes couldn't be happier!!
Anyone would be be absolutely, positively thrilled to see their favorite music-makers perform live.
After all the hard work they've put in during the games, it will be a fitting tribute to their skill, achievement, and dedication to overcoming adversity!!
Apparently the setlist the trio is building is simply FANTASTIC!!
One source reported:
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What a ridiculous shot!
Disabled British ping pong player David Wetherill was playing Thomasz Kusiak from Germany.
They were in the middle of a good volley when the German worked Wetherill to one side of the table and then smacked the ball to the other.
No one expected Wetherill to dive out to save the ball and we're sure even less expected him to actually get the ball back on the table!
So did the German return it? Or did Wetherill get the point?
Check out the video (above) to find out!
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Prince Harry kept it in his pants long enough to make a public appearance at the Paralympics! Ha!
He was spotted hanging out with several Paralympians, including Jessica-Jane Applegate.
Applegate won the gold medal in swimming in the controversial intellectually disabled classification.
The classification has been controversial since Spain had a gold medal winning team at Sydney in 2000 where none of the players had any intellectual impairment and one was even a professional basketball player!
Applegate actually has Asperger's syndrome, which is on the autism spectrum, so she was legit!
Losers (like Spain's cheater team) get embarrassed and are awful, winners get to meet Prince Harry!
Way to go, Paralympians!
[Image via WENN.]
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