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Comedian Ed Helms SLAMS Rolling Stone In University Of Virginia's Commencement Speech!

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Ed Helms is NOT a fan of Rolling Stone.

During the University of Virginia's commencement speech on Friday, Ed slammed Rolling Stone for its debunked December 2014 article, A Rape on Campus.

[ Related: Fraternity Plans On Suing Rolling Stone After An Article Falsely Accused Them Of Gang Rape! ]

The controversial article initially portrayed the university as an institution which allowed and promoted a rape culture, a characterization that was discredited in a lengthy investigation.

In his speech, Helms made it clear that the negative perception of UVA caused by the article should not define the 2015 college graduates, saying:

"It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I would say that a rolling stone sometimes gathers no facts or even the tiniest morsel of verifiable journalistic integrity. Rolling Stone tried to define you. Don't let others define you; define yourselves. Rolling Stone's rush to define is just the tip of the iceberg."

Yep, it's quite clear how the actor really feels about the publication!!

Ed went on to explain how labels can be detrimental to Americans at large, like how "thug" is a term often and unfairly used to depict African Americans in the media.

So, what do YOU think of the comedian's comments?

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UVA Undergraduate Martese Johnson's Bloody Arrest Lead To Protests Over Police Brutality!

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Awfulness.

Protests have erupted on the campus of the University of Virginia after an undergraduate law student sustained a head injury from the police in the early hours of Wednesday that required ten stitches after the 20-year-old allegedly attempted to enter a bar.

The student, Martese Johnson, made a speech at one of the rallies on Wednesday night and Johnson seemed to be still very upset and shaken by what happened to him.

He said:

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You Know Nothing Unless You Take This Awesome Game Of Thrones Class!

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If only this class were available to the Jon Snow, then Ygritte wouldn't rub his cluelessness in his face so much! HA!

But then, maybe the show wouldn't have earned as many Emmy nods as it did!

So now, not only can you watch Game of Thrones on HBO, but now you can actually STUDY it thanks to the class being offered at the University of Virginia!

(Looks like someone's taking advice from the professor who created the Miley Cyrus sociology course!)

But, wait, GoT is based on a book series, what's the big deal that there's a college course on it?

Well, Lisa Woolfork, the professor of the summer class at UVA, explains that it's much MORE than just a silly old English class.

In fact, she's teaching the books along with the HBO episodes and proving that the series doesn't "ruin" the books, but they enhance the reading experience!

She said:

'One of the goals behind this class was to teach students how the skills that we use to study literature are very useful skills for reading literature and TV in conjunction. Game of Thrones is popular, it’s interesting, but it’s also very serious. There are a lot of things in the series that are very weighty, and very meaningful, and can be illuminated through the skills of literary analysis'

It’s so literary – how in-depth it is, how robust it is, how much there is to discuss about it. But we’re also very concerned about the pop culture aspects, how we as viewers receive Game of Thrones. I think it’s important to apply the same principles we do with literature to television and film…'

WHOA! How exciting does THAT sound!

We wonder what the next pop culture-induced college class will be?

The Avengers differences in comic books and movies? Taylor Swift's influence on the music industry?

So many options!

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Bob Barker Wants To Save Cats From The University Of Virginia

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It's no secret that Bob Barker LOVES animals.

He even donated $1,000,000 to the University of Virginia for them to create an animal law program.

And now he's written a to letter to the President of the university, asking them to end the use of live cats in their pediatrics program.

The letter read:

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