Missing the Defender? Land Rover can now sell you a factory-restored 1948 Series I



Land Rover discontinued the production of its iconic Defender model in late January. However, you can now buy one of its factory-restored predecessors, the Series I, from the British company.

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At the same time Land Rover announced it had built the last of the modern Defender 4x4s, it also revealed it was starting a factory restoration project of some of its most famous models under a project — called Land Rover Classics “Reborn” — in a workshop in the now-former Defender factory.

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The first effort in the Reborn program, pictured here, was just unveiled at the Techno-Classica in Essen, Germany. Land Rover is being tight-lipped about the price. Read more…

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10 spectacularly strange calls Brits have made to the UK Foreign Office



LONDON — Wherever there’s a service that’s only meant to be used in emergencies, it’s a simple fact of life that there will always be people who attempt to use said service for stuff that’s definitely not an emergency.

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The British Foreign Office is absolutely no exception. Despite the fact you’re only meant to call them for things like crisis situations and important advice, they still get a large number of bizarre requests each year.

From plug sockets and bacon to butlers and nudists, here are 10 of the of strangest… Read more…

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Charles Barkley to NBA: Move All-Star game after N.C.'s anti-LGBT bill



Add Charles Barkley to the chorus calling on the NBA to move its 2017 All Star Game from Charlotte after North Carolina lawmakers passed what critics call the America’s harshest anti-LGBT bill. 

Barkley, an NBA Hall of Famer and current analyst for the NBA on TNT, made his comments in a recent CNN interview. 

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“I think the NBA should move the All-Star Game from there next year,” Barkley told Fredricka Whitfield. “As a black person, I’m against any form of discrimination – against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, however you want to phrase it. It’s my job, with the position of power that I’m in and being able to be on television, I’m supposed to stand up for the people who can’t stand up for themselves.” Read more…

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Kobe Bryant meets 'Game of Thrones' in this hilarious retirement farce



Damn Bleacher Report, back at it again with the Game of Zones laughs. 

The Internet’s favorite farcical cross between NBA basketball and Game of Thrones has returned, this time to poke fun at the retirement of Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant. 

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The animated three-minute clip from Bleacher Report‘s media lab features former teammates and rivals, as well as some pop culture luminaries, honoring Bryant at a bash that looks straight out of Westeros. 

From Phil Jackson, to Pau Gasol, to Jack Nicholson, to Nick Young and more — the gang’s all here.  Read more…

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OMFG: Wolfsburg player spits out own tooth after Champions League collision



Soccer players get a lot of flak for being drama merchants who embellish the slightest hint of contact on the pitch. 

Wolfsburg’s Vieirinha wasn’t playing around when he hit the turf during a Champions League showdown with Real Madrid on Wednesday, however. How do we know? He spit out his own tooth in the middle of the game. 

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After a collision with Toni Kroos in the first half of Woflsburg’s upset 2-0 win Wednesday, Vieirinha went down. That’s par for the course in soccer. 

What happened next isn’t. 

Here’s Vieirinha spitting out his own tooth. The clip is short, but intense.  Read more…

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'The 100' actor claims he was 'professionally bullied' by boss



Warning: This post contains spoiler about The CW’s The 100.

The CW’s The 100 can’t seem to kill off a character these days without a controversy erupting.

We all know about the fan uproar — and subsequent apologies — that came after the show decided to kill off beloved character Lexa. Now actor Ricky Whittle is making some noise about his own character’s death with claims that his former boss Jason Rothenberg “bullied” him off the show. 

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In an interview with Afterbuzz TV the English actor said The 100 showrunner “abused his position to make my job untenable.”  Read more…

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Beyoncé sues fashion brand that dared joke on her



Get in formation. You do not get to profit off of Queen Bey.

At least, that’s the message Beyoncé is sending to a business based out of San Antonio called Feyoncé Inc. The singer sued the company on Tuesday for allegedly selling merchandise that profited off her trademarked name.

The suit was filed in Manhattan federal court and names Feyoncé and three individuals, seeking “unspecified damages,” according to Reuters.

Feyoncé is best known for selling bridesmaids’ apparel and celebratory engagement merchandise that plays off Beyoncé’s 2008 hit single, “Single Ladies.” And of course, the word “Feyoncé” is an obvious pun on the artist’s name.  Read more…

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Conspiracy theory linking 'Frasier' and 'Clueless' will have you totally buggin'



All ’90s pop culture is connected — you just have to do look deep enough.

Case in point: the 1995 movie Clueless and the long-running TV show Frasier (which started in the fall of 1993). Both of these ’90s classics are currently available on Netflix and we heavily endorse you watching them immediately.

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Even though these two pieces of entertainment are equally important to our childhoods, it seems unlikely that anyone would bring them up in the same sentence. As if, right?

In the words of the immortal Amber: whatever. Read more…

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