CHAVA STIRN

‘Psycho’ In Real Life: A Brooklyn Woman Slept With Her Mom’s Corpse For Three Years

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A Brooklyn woman was discovered to have been sleeping next to her mom's corpse for three years, which probably smelled almost as bad as your mom.

ALPA CHINO

There’s A Real Guy Named ‘Alpacino’ In Oakland And He’s Been Charged With Murder

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'Tropic Thunder' had a character named 'Alpa Chino,' and came out in 2008, but it turns out a real guy named 'Alpacino' came out in 1985.

BUDGET

India Spent Less Going To Mars Than Hollywood Did Making ‘Gravity’

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India's prime minister says it cost less to send an Indian rocket to Mars than it did to send George Clooney and Sandra Bullock to a room full of green screens.

CRAZY TEENAGERS

16-Year-Old Stowaway Pulls Commando, Survives Flight To Hawaii In Wheel Well Of Jet

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A 16-year-old stowaway survived a trip from Northern California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a plane.

ANIMAL HYBRIDS

Russian Scientists Say They Have Enough Woolly Mammoth DNA To Pull A Jurassic Park

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Russian scientists say they have enough DNA to clone a woolly mammoth, thanks to a skeleton discovered last year.

COLUMBUS SHORT

‘Scandal’ Actor Charged With A Felony After A Fight In A Restaurant

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One of your favorite actors on 'Scandal' has been charged with a felony. He is so method, you guys.

DANIEL NOBLE

An Uzi-Wielding Florida Man Dressed Like Rambo Tried To Shoot Up A Bar. He Failed.

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A Rambo wannabe was tragically disarmed before he could liberate the patrons of a Florida bar.

CABO SAN LUCAS

Drug Lord Who Helped Inspire ‘Traffic’ Killed by Clown Assassins

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The subject of this next story is only tangentially related to movies (his cartel helped inspire characters in Traffic) but every once in a while it feels like Renny Harlin has been writing reality.

BIG MOUTH

Belgian police catch Somali pirate leader by luring him with fake documentary

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With Captain Phillips earning <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/10/five-best-films-2013-you-have-not-seen" target="_blank">rave reviews</a> from Laremy and <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/10/captain-phillips-crewmates-called-captain-phillips-one-big-lie" target="_blank">the crew</a> of the Maersk Alabama making headlines, and some even <a href="http://thegrio.com/2013/10/10/captain-phillips-star-barkhad-abdi-and-director-defend-depiction-of-somali-pirates/" target="_blank">talking up the Oscar chances</a> of a Somali limo driver who appeared in the film, Somali pirates can't really be blamed for thinking that they're the next Scarfaces and Corleones.

INSANE NEWS

16-year-old on acid with “super-human strength” spits blood on cops

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This story from yesterday's <a href="http://www.marinij.com/crimebeat/ci_24202506/three-arrested-one-injured-after-mill-valley-lsd" target="_blank">Marin Independent Journal</a> may not be movie-related, strictly speaking, but I'm going to go ahead and file it under "real-life X-Men.

JOHN BUCKLAND

Real-Life Batman, Captain America saved a cat from a house fire and gave it CPR

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Two guys, one dressed as Batman and the other as Captain America, were busy entertaining children at an American Legion charity event in Milton, West Virginia, when a fire broke out at a nearby house.

ARIZONA

Missing kid supposedly inspired by Into the Wild found dead

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18-year-old Johnathan Croom went missing in Oregon over the weekend while traveling from Seattle to Arizona, and when his car was found with his IDs and wallet in it, his parents speculated that he may have set out on some Into the Wild-style vision quest.

ARIZONA

18-year-old obsessed with Into the Wild still missing in Oregon

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An 18-year-old student at Mesa Community College in Arizona went missing on his way back from Seattle over the weekend.

life imitating art

VIDEO: A guy from Bakersfield built a real-life Wall E

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Bakersfield, California is well on its way to becoming known as more than just the country's third-most important pit stop for dirt and Sonic drive ins, as Bakersfield's own Michael McMaster has built a real-life working replica of Wall E.

life imitating art

Technician in China accidentally broadcasts porn in public square

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A banned porn film was recently broadcast on a giant LED screen for 10 minutes in a public square in China, and according to the BBC, it was all because a tech didn't realize his computer was still connected to the LED screen.

CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS

John Travolta crashed a wedding

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While many of his acting peers are beloved, their every real-life good deed fawned over by hundreds of websites, John Travolta has never quite been embraced by the internet generation.

CELEBRITIES DOING NICE THINGS

Robert Downey Jr. is a real-life superhero

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I've been procrastinating on my Iron Man 3 review for the better part of an entire weekend, but before I get to that, here's a Robert Downey Jr.

COSTUMED CRIME

$6,000 theft has police rounding up all the Hollywood Blvd Spider-Men

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I was going to mock up a sweet Usual Suspects Photoshop for this story, but it turns out we already have a non-shopped picture of the real thing: police unfairly profiling and then frisking suspects, just because they happen to be dressed like Spider-Men.




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