Andy Warhol Floppy Disk Art Restored; Obama Plays Soccer With a Robot

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Andy Warhol Floppy Disk Art Restored
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More than two dozen previously unseen digital Andy Warhol artworks have been extracted from 30-year-old floppy disks held in the archives of Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum, the museum announced Thursday.

Turns out the pop artist was commissioned by computer company Commodore International in the mid-1980s to test the artistic capabilities of an Amiga 1000 personal computer, resulting in 28 works reflecting many of Warhol's primary artistic influences including Campbell's soup and Marilyn Monroe.

Read more about the process here.

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Jem and the Holograms Movie Cast Chosen
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PHOTO: Aubrey Peeples is pictured on Feb. 27, 2014 in Los Angeles.
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Fans of the '80s cartoon series "Jem and the Holograms" just got their first glimpse of the actresses who will be playing the girly rockers on the silver screen for the movie remake.

The pink-haired band leader, Jem, will be played by Aubrey Peeples, of "Nashville" fame, who will be joined by "Holograms" co-stars Stephanie Scott (to play Kimber), Hayley Kiyoko (as Aja) and Aurora Perrineu (as Shana).

The announcement has been liked and blogged thousands of times since it was made on the movie's official website Thursday.

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Obama Plays Soccer with a Robot
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PHOTO: President Barack Obama kicks a ball passed to him by a robot named ASIMO at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as the Miraikan, in Tokyo, Japan on April 24, 2014.
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On the first few days of his tour to Japan, the president wasted no time enjoying the finest the country has to offer; chowing down on Michelin star-quality sushi, taking a trip to the Imperial Palace and briefly playing soccer with a robot.

That last, rather bizarre-sounding event happened on Thursday, during Obama's trip to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, where he met Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO, according to this AP video.

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Girl Gives Michelle Obama Unemployed Dad's Resume
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PHOTO: First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, who gave the first lady her fathers resume and said he had been out of work for three years, at the White Houses annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day in Washington, April 24, 2014.
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Meanwhile, back home, FLOTUS has been busy at work hosting the White House's annual "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."

But during question and answer time, Michelle Obama got a surprise from 10-year-old Charlotte Bell, who gave the first lady a copy of her unemployed father's resume.

Obama graciously gave the girl a hug and took the resume with her when she left.

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Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover
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PHOTO: Ronald McDonalds new threads.
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This is not your grandmother's Ronald McDonald. That baggy onesie-wearing clown wouldn't have taken selfies, for one thing. He also wouldn't have donned three-quarter-length cargo pants, jacket and bowtie. Ron, version 2.0, has pledged to get active on social media and broken out the hipster garb.

The new look was unveiled this week as part of an effort to help boost flagging company sales, according to the AP.

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