Social Climber: Chicago Declared Funniest City in Ameria

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Chicago Declared Funniest U.S. City
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PHOTO: Chicago is declared the funniest city in America.
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Forget the windy city, Chicago is getting a new nickname: Funniest city in America.

The Midwestern metropolis was determined to be the funniest city in the country, according to the University of Colorado’s Humor Research Lab. The team looked at a number of factors, including how many comedy clubs per square mile for each city, the rate of famous comedians produced by each city and how many times the population turned to noted humor website LOLCats.

So if you want to determine what’s funny, be sure to turn to a research lab.

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Andy Warhol Floppy Disk Art Restored
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PHOTO: Andy Warhol
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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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'Mean Girls' Actor Daniel Franzese Comes Out
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PHOTO: Daniel Franzese at the at W Hollywood in Hollywood, Calif., April 13, 2013.
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Daniel Franzese, who played Lindsay Lohan’s gay best friend in the iconic teen comedy “Mean Girls,” has come out as gay in an open letter penned to his character in the film on IndieWire.

The 35-year-old wrote the letter 10 years after playing the role of Damian, who was labeled “too gay to function” in the film, saying he actually hates that phrase and it “really is only OK when Janis says it."

Franzese also asks, “Why the hell did it take me so long to come out of the closet?” He went on to say that he was meeting a "gay glass ceiling" in casting, but now he has shed his fears and is proud to be a queer artist in Hollywood.

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