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Laverne Cox to Be Madame Tussauds' First Transgender Wax Figure: OITNB Star Is 'Deeply Honored'

Laverne Cox Is 'Deeply Honored' to Be Madame Tussauds' First Transgender Wax Figure

Originally posted 06/09/2015 08:05AM

Laverne Cox will be the first transgender wax figure to join the list of stars featured at famed wax museum Madame Tussauds.

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San Francisco Zoo Offering Cockroaches and More Creepy Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Ex

UpdatePosted 01/27/2015 08:25AM

San Francisco Zoo Offering Heartbroken Patrons a Chance to Gift Cockroaches to Their Exes for Valentine's Day

Originally posted 01/26/2015 12:40PM

Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.

The zoo is highlighting two of its less-desirable inhabitants through the adopt-an-animal program that is usually used to raise money for the care of more cuddly or attractive creatures, such as penguins, lions and pandas.

The Valentine's special compares the creepy characteristics of Madagascar hissing cockroaches and the giant hairy scorpions to the ways of heart-breaking mammals with two legs.

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POLL: Which U.S. City Should Host the Olympics Next?

POLL: Which U.S. City Should Host the Olympics Next?

Originally posted 12/17/2014 06:25PM

It's East Coast vs. West Coast in the battle of which U.S. city could potentially host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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5 Things to Know About World Series Hero Madison Bumgarner

5 Things to Know About World Series Hero Madison Bumgarner

Originally posted 10/30/2014 08:30AM

At just 25, he might already be the best pitcher in World Series history.

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WATCH: Deer Stroll Through Rush Hour Traffic on Golden Gate Bridge

Deer Go for Evening Stroll on Golden Gate Bridge During Rush Hour Traffic: WATCH

Originally posted 09/09/2014 12:00PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Oh deer!

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Scientists Release New Images of San Francisco's Deadly 1888 Shipwreck

Scientists Release New Images of San Francisco's Deadly 1888 Shipwreck

Originally posted 04/24/2014 09:30AM

The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.

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San Francisco TV Station Apologizes After It Was Pranked

San Francisco TV Station Apologizes After It Was Pranked

Originally posted 07/13/2013 12:50PM

A San Francisco Bay Area TV station has apologized after reporting bogus names of the four pilots aboard Asiana Airlines flight 214 that were a play on Asian names.

KTVU-TV co-anchor Tori Campbell read the racially offensive names on the air Friday. The report was accompanied by a graphic with the phony names listed alongside a photo of the burned out plane.

After a break, Campbell apologized for the error. She said a National Transportation Safety Board official confirmed the names to the station.

Video of the report spread across the Internet Friday.

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Asiana Airlines Passengers' 911 Calls Released

Asiana Airlines Passengers' 911 Calls Released

Originally posted 07/11/2013 08:50AM

Emergency calls from people aboard a plane that crashed at San Francisco International Airport portray a scene of chaos, with passengers begging for help and saying ambulances weren't coming fast enough.

The California Highway Patrol released the 911 calls late Wednesday.

One caller tells a 911 dispatcher: "There are no ambulances here. We have been on the ground 20 minutes."

Another tells a dispatcher there's a woman on the runway with severe burns to her head. The caller says, "She will probably die soon if we don't get help."

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Whistle! Beyoncé Poses as Sexy Referee | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé Poses as Sexy Referee Ahead of Super Bowl Performance

Originally posted 01/30/2013 11:00AM

She's calling the shots!

As anticipation builds for her Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on Sunday, Beyoncé has posted another photo of herself on her Tumblr – this time as a sexy NFL referee.

Sort of. She also seems to be running the ball ... in stiletto, thigh-high leather boots.

While the the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers take a breather from their game, it's safe to say that all eyes will be on Beyoncé after a controversy erupted over her possibly lip-synching the National Anthem at the presidential Inauguration.

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Aaron Paul & Fiancée Mellow Out in San Francisco | Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul & Fiancée Mellow Out in San Francisco

Originally posted 11/07/2012 06:00AM

Aaron Paul and his fiancée Lauren Parsekian snuck away for some alone time at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco recently.

The couple arrived at the Redwood Room – the hotel's romantic bar – and spent about an hour relaxing, ordering up a cheese plate that featured a variety of gourmet cheeses.

"It was just the two of them, quietly playing cards. Maybe Gin Rummy," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They seemed relaxed and happy. They were having a mellow evening."

Even though Paul has starred in Breaking Bad for five seasons (and won two Emmys!), the casually dressed pair went "unnoticed by fellow guests," the source adds. "They were in laid-back San Francisco style."

– Dahvi Shira


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