Emmy Nominations In; Unlikely Model Discoveries

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Laverne Cox Nominated for Emmy Award
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PHOTO: Laverne Cox attends the second season premiere of "Orange is the New Black," at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, May 15, 2014.
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The Emmy nominations are in, and "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox is on the list, making her the first openly transgender person to be nominated for the prestigious award.

But Cox is hardly the only feather in Netflix's cap. The show was also nominated for the Outstanding Comedy Series, and star Taylor Schilling was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.

The big winner among the nominees was HBO, though -- the network's "Game of Thrones" was nominated for 19 awards, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Lena Headey.

FX Show "Fargo" scored 18 nominations, and "Saturday Night Live" earned 14 nods.

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How World Cup Fan Scored Modeling Gig
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PHOTO: Axelle Despiegelaere, a Belgium supporter cheers with her friend as they wait for the start of the Group H football match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014.
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What does it take to score a contract with a major beauty brand?

For Axelle Despiegelaere, just being an enthusiastic fan at the World Cup. The beautiful blonde's mug went viral after she appeared in photos cheering on Belgium against Russia during a match in Rio June 22.

Now she's working with L'Oreal Professionnel, having already appeared in an online video hawking the brand's products.

She's not the first model discovered during a chance encounter, though -- Pamela Anderson was famously scouted after appearing on a Jumbotron at a Canada football game, and Kate Moss was discovered at the airport.

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'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Opens Today
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PHOTO: Jason Clarke, as Malcolm, foreground, and, Andy Serkis, as Caesar; Toby Kebbell, as Koba; and Karin Konoval, as Maurice; in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
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Science fiction fans, rejoice: "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is finally in theaters today.

It's the sequel to the 2011 film, and tells the story of a world ruled by apes, after a flu virus wipes out nearly all humans.

The apes are stronger and smarter than ever, communicating in sign language and even a few words of English.

The Associated Press called the flick possibly the "biggest summer movie with so many subtitles," giving it three out of four stars.

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