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George Hamilton Shares The Story Behind Elizabeth Taylor’s Topless Tanning Photos (VIDEO)

Over the course of his decades-long career in Hollywood, perpetually tan leading man George Hamilton has been linked to a number of glamorous women. Of all his former flames, however, only one could achieve a bronze tone that could rival his own: Elizabeth Taylor.

"Elizabeth Taylor and I were a stand-off when it came to suntan," Hamilton says. "She could actually out-suntan me."

It's been years since Hamilton and Taylor dated back in the '80s, but the actor still remembers how one particular suntan incident -- involving a topless Taylor -- led to a rather unusual confrontation.

"Elizabeth decided to take her bra off, and she was going to be on the balcony tanning," Hamilton says. "We were up three floors, and there were no paparazzi."

Later, Hamilton and Taylor attended a party hosted by Sean Connery. As they mingled, other guests complimented Taylor on looking so "wonderful" in her photos -- yet, she had no idea what photos they were talking about. That's when the truth became clear: A paparazzi photographer had indeed managed to snap photos of Taylor tanning topless, and he intended to publish them.

"Paparazzi had been taking pictures all day," Hamilton says.

In that small circle, it wasn't too difficult to identify the particular paparazzo in question by making some phone calls. He was located, and Taylor wanted to confront him in her hotel room.

"They brought this guy in and he was trembling," Hamilton recalls. "Elizabeth, I thought, was going to have his head taken off."

Taylor took the topless photos and began flipping through.

"She looked at the pictures, and she said, 'I'm not too bad! My breasts look pretty good!'... She said, 'I've never made a deal with the press; I don't intend to now,'" Hamilton says. "She just let him go."

Also in the interview: Hamilton opens up more about what it was really like being in a relationship with Taylor.

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Qatar World Cup can’t go past December 18, insists FIFA president Sepp Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter promised that the Qatar World Cup in 2022 will not ruin Christmas for football fans. He insisted the final will not be played on December 23.

Amazing Tesla Model S easter egg: Here’s what happens when you type ‘007’

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A Breakup Letter to McDonald’s

Dear McDonald's,

I'm realizing that we might not be good for each other anymore. One shameful morning too many, I think.

It's not even waking up to find our used wrappers in the bed. It's waking up with zero memory of how you came home with me in the first place. It's the sickening awareness that hits me in stages -- just a mouthfeel first, your salt still on my lips, but then my stomach, turning over as I remember, connect drunken dots, because then I realize you never left. My head flips over to find you there, a bit smeared and crusty at sunrise but still there, so peaceful on the next pillow, perfuming the air, pretending like the night before didn't happen -- like we didn't start in the living room and end here, naked, in bed.

And then those first few embarrassing minutes. The humiliation as we discover you stained the sheets. As I throw you out of the apartment like garbage. The hot shower I spend far too long in, washing your stink off my fingers.

The next day, nobody is happy about us. The text I send out from the pooper to all our friends who saw us go home together refers to you like a conquest but it's nothing but regret and remorse because everyone knows you're nothing but my cheap late-night standby, that we've done this song and dance too many times to count, that if we were real, we would do all this sober. We would escape our vampiric nights and maybe have an afternoon cone, a walk, some fresh air. We'd go for a drive -- not an Uber.

I'm sorry for doing this over the Internet but you must know why. There's no self-control on my side. No self-respect on yours. We both know if I came to see you, if I even stepped into your building -- hell, your block -- we'd give in. It's your scent: I'd salivate, then surrender. We'd go through our vicious cycle again, and that cycle needs to end before we destroy whatever's left of my heart.

But first: I want you know there was a time when you were everything I could ever have wanted in the entire universe.

Before I'd even go out at night, you were how the night would end on a high note. You had this unbelievable way of always making things better, whether we were fueling up for more, or falling asleep having had enough. You were my light at the end of long tunnels of work, cram sessions at the library, days working jobs I don't even put on the resume now. You're where my friends and I made the best memories we can't remember -- a time machine to when life was simpler and we were invincible. Do you remember the time we tried to eat 50 nuggets together? The time we rewrapped Fish Filets into Spicy Chicken Sandwich wrappers and tricked everyone? Our Octobers playing Monopoly? Nobody can take these memories away. There's only one place where the guys and I were refused drive-thru service because we didn't have a car, and then assembled into one -- only one place where I've ever pretended to be a left headlight with my cell phone's flash. That ear-to-ear grin as I rolled down a faux window? That is ours. Nobody will ever have it.

I want you to know I'm grateful for how you made me feel better when I was sick and how you made me feel better when I was sad. A warm apple pie, a little kid's toy -- you knew how to make me laugh, how to distract me, how to make regular days feel like special ones. It's for those reasons you will always be my sweetheart. The one I loved from childhood. The one even my parents loved.

I know I've been going elsewhere lately. I know you tried changing for me. The make-overs, the healthier lifestyle -- none of it went unnoticed. But at some point, I think we have to recognize we're in a rut, one that's been developing for years. I can't keep inviting you over at 3 a.m. and you can't be okay with me driving to you buzzed and high, luring you into a car with nothing but slurred words and crinkled ones. I'm dismissive and that's disrespectful. Our cycle's gotten destructive. It's not even the messy, hung-over mornings -- it's how the whole thing bleeds into the next day, this fog of remorse hanging over me that maybe there's a better way out there. Maybe our past isn't enough for a future. You've made it so clear you want to be considered classier, you want to be respected -- not this embarrassment I'm too ashamed to get an iced coffee with.

You deserve that. You've been there for me for so long and I've been selfish. I haven't let you go because it would be letting go of a lot more -- admitting something I know I'm not ready to -- but that's not fair, and I realize that now.

If you see me drive past and my eyes are looking straight ahead, know it's not me ignoring you -- it's me missing you. And if we run into one another and I don't say anything, if you see me with someone else, if something hits social media too soon and you wonder if I even think about you, if I ever even cared for you -- I do. I have. I always will.

It's not that I'm not lovin' it anymore -- it's that I think we might just be better off apart than together.


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Kevin Durant Somewhat Recovers After Russell Westbrook Leaves Him Hanging

We all face adversity in life.

The question is, how do you deal with it when it comes your way? And when it comes to Kevin Durant getting left hanging, we now know the answer is: pretty well!

The Oklahoma City Thunder star just wanted to give his partner in crime, Russell Westbrook, a fun little high-five during their Thursday game against the Phoenix Suns. But Westbrook was like, “NO TIME FOR THAT," only to then high-five all the other members of the team!

This put Durant in an undoubtedly uncomfortable situation, but one we all know so well: Left hanging, your hand in the air with no one to claim it, what do you do?

After looking at the above Vine approximately 47 times, we have decided to award Durant an “A-” for how he handles the situation, which is pretty good because we are very strict with these rankings. At first, he tries to pull up his other hand to pretend he just wanted to clap at the world’s slowest pace.

But then his teammate, Andre Roberson, sees he alone has been left hanging and bring hand over to the lonely Durant’s, and Durant -- without missing a beat -- turns his high-five-turned-clap back into a high-five again. It was all rather dexterous and proof he deserved his MVP last year.

To truly appreciate just how well Durant handled this situation, you have to remember how badly other people deal with similar scenarios. Case in point: Do you remember when Phil Jackson tried to give Kobe some daps, otherwise known as "the worst recovery in professional sports history"?


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Madonna fell down and carried on at the Brit Awards on Wednesday, just as she promises in her new song, "Living for Love." But it turns out the singer suffered a touch of whiplash in the process.

The incident became a trending topic on Twitter within minutes, and while taping a "Jonathan Ross Show" appearance on Thursday, Madonna reportedly said the cape that she was unable to untie in time for a backup dancer to pull off was a wardrobe malfunction.

"I had a little bit of whiplash," she said. "I smacked the back of my head. And I had a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3 a.m. to make sure I was compos mentis" (in other words, in full control of her facilities).

Madonna said when she realized the cape was fastened too tightly, she had to make a snap decision about what to do. She said equestrian skills have taught her how to brace herself for a fall. (As they should have: Madonna endured agony to film the dance-heavy "Hung Up" video mere weeks after breaking eight bones in a 2005 horseback riding accident.)

"I was told to tie my cape and start much further back and I had to walk further, and everyone was worried my cape would slide off, so they tied it really tight around my neck," she explained. "I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled the silky string, and it wouldn't come undone. My two lovely dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had two choices: I could either be strangled or fall, and I chose to fall."

Unlike the entire Internet -- a faction of which ramped up the snark while the rest commended her professionalism and lambasted anyone who took shots at the singer's age -- Madonna chose not to watch a replay of the episode. "It was a nightmare" she said. "I actually created a horror show for everyone. [...] I’m done with capes. Cape Fear is over.”

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Europe’s big telecoms roar back to health, worrying rivals

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Blue and black? Or white and gold?

Debate sets Internet on fire as people looking at same picture of same dress see it in different colors

Roger Federer beats Borna Coric to reach Dubai Championships final

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At least 8 dead after shooting spree in small Missouri town


A shooting spree gripped the small Missouri town of Tyrone Thursday night, leaving at least eight people dead, including the gunman, local authorities said.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer confirmed to the Houston Herald that the alleged shooter is a 36-year-old man who has yet to be named. Police found a ninth body of an elderly woman who appears to have died from natural causes during their investigation, according to CBS.

The victims were killed in multiple locations, and police confirmed at least four crime scenes in Texas County, which has a population of roughly 26,000. The killer was found dead in a vehicle in nearby Shannon County from what may be a self-inflicted wound, according to KY3 Read more...

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Sacked Sanofi boss joins PureTech board

Viehbacher gestures as he addresses a news conference in MumbaiChris Viehbacher, sacked as chief executive of French drugs firm Sanofi last year, is to join the board of PureTech, a privately owned healthcare science and technology R&D company. Boston-based PureTech's co-founder and senior partner Robert Langer said in a statement he had known the German-Canadian Viehbacher for many years "and I am very excited that we will be working together more closely now". Viehbacher, who moved to Boston last year while he was still running Sanofi, raised the French company's multinational profile during his six years in the job by completing over $30 billion of acquisitions including that of Boston-based Genzyme.

England name two changes for Ireland Six Nations 2015 showdown

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Lego settles #TheDress debate: Why not both?


Lego is building a case for dress unity.

On Friday morning, as the blue (or white) dust settled on #TheDress debate, Lego hopped in on the conversation with some wise words.

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White and gold... black and blue? We found a way around science - you can have both! #TheDress #whiteandgold #blackandblue #dressgate

A photo posted by LEGO (@lego) on Feb 27, 2015 at 5:46am PST

May we not let #TheDress divide us. (Even though we all know it was blue and black.)

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New trailers: The Gunman, Insurgent, Frozen Fever, and more

New trailers: The Gunman, Insurgent, Frozen Fever, and moreSci-fi! Action! Comedy! Biopic! Frozen! This week's new trailers include basically everything you could ask for. Nine of the best are below. All of them are for films coming out in the next few months, so get ready.

The Last ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Visions Were Worth The Wait

"Game of Thrones" has reportedly sent the last new visions for Season 5, and, like the Mad King, it appears the old format is getting usurped. (Shhh! Don't tell, Khaleesi. You know how she feels about that kind of thing.)

Rather than show a bunch of scenes cut together in a short and ambiguous video, these new visions seem to show single, much longer clips from the upcoming season. One of the latest visions shows Jon Snow meeting with Mance Rayder. And for such a cold place, it looks like the Wall is getting pretty heated:

So what does it mean? It appears Jon may be trying to form some kind of deal with the Wildlings, but Mance seems hesitant. Can you blame him? The guy trusted Jon before, and we all remember how that turned out. (No Ygrittes, Jon.)

Another reported new vision appears to show Brienne getting all depressed with Podrick about someone's death. This is "Game of Thrones," Brienne. Get used to it:

The videos were said to be followed with a message saying, "The Raven has brought its last vision." Though we may have to wait until Season 5 begins to find out the true context of the clips, one thing is apparent: The Three-Eyed Raven knows how to go out in style!

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"Game of Thrones" Season 5 premieres Sunday, April 12, on HBO.

West Ham striker Diafra Sakho relishing run of London derbies against Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal 

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Halle Berry Is ‘Disappointed’ She’s Still The Only Black Woman To Win A Best Actress Oscar

Halle Berry is still the only black woman to win an Oscar for Best Actress, and she's not happy about it.

"I’m disappointed," she told the Guardian in a new interview. "I’m inspired though, when I see how many people of color are doing such good work out there. The quality and value of our work isn’t determined by an award."

"I would like to see more of them recognized, absolutely, but we all need to find the win in the work, and doing our craft. The real win is when we’re not just selling stories of color, that people of color can be in everyday stories," Berry said. "Where we’re not saying: 'These are the movies for black people.'"

Berry won an Academy Award in 2002 for her role in "Monster's Ball," which centers on a poor Southern woman who falls for a widowed prison guard after the execution of her husband. But roles like that don't come around too often, according to the 48-year-old actress.

"If anybody tells you after winning an Oscar they can pick out things that will be hits, they’re lying!" she said, adding that being an older woman in Hollywood doesn't necessarily help. "I’ve always had a hard time getting roles, being of color, so I’ve got as many available to me as I’ve always had -- there’s no difference for me. When I was 21, it was as hard as it is now when I’m 48. For me, it’s the same."

Berry is currently starring in the CBS series "Extant," which was renewed for a second season in October.

"Anyone in this industry will tell you that that’s where the best writing is. Good actors are going to TV," she said. "It’s not just about making movies any more, and movies are becoming harder and harder to make. That taboo of television is long gone. There was a time when movies were [awed whisper] 'movies!' But now we have big screens in our homes."

Melinda Gates imagines life in the year 2030

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Yannick Bolasie nearly became a carpenter before the Crystal Palace winger’s career was kick-started by a chance to play abroad

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Price Check: two-for-one games, a smart car accessory, and a cheap 4K TV

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Burnley vs Swansea City: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash

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Mohamed Salah and Micah Richards all smiles after Fiorentina triumph over Tottenham in the Europa League

Mohamed Salah cut a forlorn figure at Chelsea, regularly benched and never able to put together a good run of form; so he moved on loan to Fiorentina in the January transfer window.

Shailene Woodley Poses Topless For Glamour UK

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Manchester United legend Brian McClair leaves club to join Scottish FA as performance director

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Stoke City vs Hull City: Team news, kick-off time, probable line-ups, odds and stats for the Premier League clash

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ET deals: Dell UltrasSharp 2560×1600 IPS monitor for $360

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High Fugshion: Prada Fall 2015 at Milan Fashion Week

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

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Bill Gates signs off as guest editor of The Verge

Bill Gates signs off as guest editor of The VergeBill Gates was the The Verge's first-ever guest editor this past month, narrating episodes of The Big Future that illustrate the bets he and his wife Melinda are making with their foundation over the next 15 years. Above, we have Melinda Gates discussing how life for the poor will change in the next 15 years. As the month comes to a close, it's time to let Bill himself onto our pages for a farewell.

The Lamest Official Reactions Against Net Neutrality

Let's all agree on one thing: The Federal Communications Commission passing the strongest net neutrality rules in America's history is a step in the right direction . But that didn't stop an army of naysayers from crowing about an imaginary government takeover of the internet or how the new plan would slash their profits. Some chose half-intelligent ways to make those arguments. Others did some pretty dumb stuff.


Create Multiple Streams of Income In Case You Lose Your Job

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Lunch Fray

Rumor: Circulating photo set accurately compares school lunches from other countries with American offerings that are paltry due to the interference of Michelle Obama.

Manchester City have edge over Liverpool after their Europa League exploits, says Manuel Pellegrini ahead of Anfield clash

Manuel Pellegrini has admitted Manchester City have the advantage for Sunday's trip to Liverpool after Brendan Rodgers' side landed back from their Europa League trip to Turkey at 4.30am.

Indiana may install ‘baby boxes’ for abandoned infants


A 2-foot-long metal box is Indiana's attempt to save newborn infants from dangerous abandonment and possible death

The proposed baby box is an answer to the state's problem of unwanted infants who are abandoned in the woods, creeks and dumpsters. Local officials want to put these boxes in local hospitals, fire stations, churches and nonprofits for parents to use as a safe, anonymous last resort.

Some information in this report was provided by The Associated Press.

Baby bat eats banana, makes us forget about rabies

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Eight people reported dead in murder, suicide in Missouri

(Reuters) - Eight people were found dead overnight in an apparent mass murder and suicide in rural southern Missouri, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said on Friday.

Lille coach blasts Ligue 1 critics: Our league is s***? The Premier League is s*** as well!

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