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Penguin Stranded 1,000 Miles From Home Dies In New Zealand

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Penguin

This is so sad!

A penguin made a trip of over 1,000 miles, leaving his native Antarctic home and swimming all the way to New Zealand!!

He was found on Tora beach, on the coast south of Wellington.

When the little guy, nicknamed Happy Feet Jr., was found, he was dehydrated, starving and suffering from kidney failure.

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Peter Jackson Announces World Premiere Of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey!

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We've got a release date!

Peter Jackson announced today, live from the set in Waikato, New Zealand, that the first installment of his prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, will make its world premiere in late November of 2012, in Wellington!

Check out the full video announcement (above)!

Oh man! It's going to be like 2001 all over again!

Yay yay yay yay!!!!

We can't wait to go back to The Shire! How about U??

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Audrina Patridge And Corey Bohan Are Over…For Now

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We've heard it all before, Audrina. Is it really over this time?

Sources say that The Hills' Audrina Patridge has split with Aussie BMX biker Corey Bohan once again.

Looks like she may have already temporarily moved on, because she "recently connected" with Prince Harry's polo player buddy Nic Roldan while filming her new reality series in Florida.

Here's was a source had to say about it:

"Major sparks flew between Audrina and Nic Saturday night, and the entire evening they couldn't stop laughing and touching each other. Audrina seemed to be having the time of her life, dancing and mingling with guests, but you could tell she was especially focused on Nic."

AND it looks like they also met up the next day:

"He gave her a private polo lesson at the International Polo Club in Wellington."

How fancy!

Guess we'll see if this new guy sticks, or if she returns to Ryan Cabrera Corey once again.

Who do U think Audrina will end up with???

[Image via WENN.]

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Not Cool, McDonalds!

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mcdonalds blocks gay websites

LGBT McDonald's customers in New Zealand are NOT happy.

According to GayNZ.com, gay-related sites have been blocked from McDonald's locations in Wellington, NZ.

Some sites that have been blocked include The Agender site for transgender folks, and Rainbow Youth advice site.

According to McDonald's reps, the sites have been blocked because they are a family fast food restaurant, and content of the Internet but not the food must be suitable for children.

Here's what gay Wellington resident Julz Darroch had to say about it:

"In this day and age it has shocked me. Just when we think we can get used to being treated as equals in society, and in the main centres at least, something like this comes along. Our being lesbian or gay, or wanting to be in contact with our friends and communities, should not be an issue for the likes of McDonald’s.”

Here's what McDonald's has sent in response to GayNZ.com:

"We're a family restaurant chain, and as part of offering this new Free WiFi service, our policy is that viewed content must be of a family friendly nature, i.e.- suitable for a child to view.

Because of this, access to a number of websites is blocked, including access to gaynz.com gambling, tobacco and adult mature content websites. We stress that all the content of allowable sites must meet family friendly criteria.

By this we mean a child cannot access a website where they can click on any content, link or third party advertisement and access sexually explicit content and images.

You will also appreciate that there are inevitably teething problems with the introduction of a new service and getting our filtering process right is one such issue."

McDonald's has said they'll review the sites that customers have complained about, but we have our suspicions that these sites will remain blocked.

Not Cool AT ALL, McDonalds.

Thoughts???

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