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Miracle Man Catches Falling 7-Yr-Old From 3rd Floor Window! Watch!

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Whoa! This man is fab-u-lous!

After 7-year-old Keyla McCree began a lil' show and dance on her mother's new air conditioning unit, on-lookers ran to get bus driver Steven St. Bernard's attention.

As soon as the children warned him of the imminent danger, he ran over to see lil' Keyla trying to balance atop the AC unit. And then… she fell!

Play the video to see his miraculous catch (above)!

Her fall tore one of Steven's bicep tendons, but he says that's only a small price to pay for saving a life. He's lucky he got home when he did, because that's when the kids came running for him:

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World's Youngest Snake Charmer Is Only Seven Years Old!

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Emily Sobel is quite the charming little girl…

And she's good with snakes too!

The SEVEN year old New Yorker first started snake charming at the age of five…

And she was bit during her first show in Coney Island, but Emily does not back down!

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Aretha Franklin Performing In NYC Tonight…For FREE!

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We R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha for doing this for the fans!

Aretha Franklin will be returning to the stage once again for a free concert tonight at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY.

The Queen of Soul plans to perform songs from her most recent album A Woman Falling Out of Love, and of course she'll perform some of her greatest hits.

Here's what she had to say about her plans for the free concert:

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Joey Chestnut Wins 2011 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Mmm…America never tasted so good!

In a tradition now synonymous with the 4th of July, Joey Chestnut took top honors for the 5th time in a row after scarfing down 62 hot dogs at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

In the patriotic competition, which began in 1916 after four immigrants faced off on Coney Island to settle an argument about who was the most patriotic, competitors have 10 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as possible.

In order to eat such a large quantity of hot dogs (22,000 calories worth!), participants usually eat the dog and bun separately by soaking the bun in water, then violently shoving it in their mouth.

Hmm…maybe we were just kidding about that tasting good part! LOLz!

For the first time EVER in the contest's 96 years of existence, there was a separate women's division this year. Sonya Thomas, known as the "Black Widow" of competitive eating, downed 40 dogs to take her first Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest title.

Congrats on the victory guys! Now it's time to hit the treadmill or play a sport that BURNS calories! Ha!

If you were too busy eating your own hot dogs at holiday BBQ, check out the highlights from the event above!

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Phantom Sequel Premieres To Mediocre Reviews!!

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We guess sequels RARELY work, even when it's the theater!!

The sequel to the super successful musical Phantom of the Opera, called Love Never Dies, premiered last night in London's West End, and the critics are not being kind!!!

Ben Brantley, of the New York Times, called it a "poor sap of a show (which) feels as eager to be walloped as a clown in a carnival dunking booth. If you don't know the first Phantom, you will be very confused; if you do know the first Phantom, you will also be very confused."

Benedict Nightingale, of The Times, wrote:

"Where's the menace, the horror, the psychological darkness?"

However, if you can shut your brain off and just listen, some critics thought that Webber has done good on the music!!

Quentin Letts, of the Daily Mail, said:

"But if it is a miss, it is … a noble miss, noble because Lloyd Webber's increasingly operatic music tries to lift us to a higher plane."

And from the Telegraph, Charles Spencer says the tunes are "blessed with superbly haunting melodies and a yearning romanticism that sent shivers racing down my spine."

Hmmm.

We didn't expect too much from the plot. Once we heard there were three writers helping Webber write the story - which BIZARRELY puts the Phantom haunting the Coney Island fairgrounds ten years after the original - we figured the show's only potential saving grace would be the music!!

What do U think?? Will U go see Love Never Dies??

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