Kim Kardashian Under Fire for Charity Donation

quicklist:1 title: Kim Kardashian Charity Auction Under Fire

text: Kim Kardashian came under fire this week after it was revealed her charity clothes auction was giving 10 percent of the proceeds to charity.

The starlet is auctioning off thousands of dollars worth of clothing and accessories on EBay to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

"The proceeds will go directly to the communities they're serving in the Philippines and will help typhoon survivors get access to medical care and ultimately save lives," wrote Kardashian on her Celebuzz blog on Thursday. "My prayers and thoughts are with those affected by the typhoon."

Tweeters scolded Kim for taking 90 percent of the cash and leaving only 10 percent for the typhoon victims.

In any case, if you want to dress like a Kardashian, the EBay auction will be continue through Dec. 1.

The proceeds benefit International Medical Corps a humanitarian nonprofit organization that provides health care training and medical relief programs to those in need.

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quicklist: 2 title: Brit TV Staple "Doctor Who" Turns 50

text:So just how do you celebrate a golden anniversary for a television show?

Few shows make it to five years, but beloved British television show "Doctor Who," which follows the adventures of a time and space traveling alien, has bucked all the odds and will celebrate its 50th year with a massive special Saturday night on BBC America.

At least two of the 11 actors who played the titular doctor over the last 50 years will be appearing in the special and the legendary John Hurt will be guest starring as a mysterious-grizzled version of the usually good-guy doctor.

With 50 years of history behind it and an anything can happen attitude from the show's current producers, fans may want the tissues or the smelling salts handy.

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title: 22-Year-old "Harry Potter of Chess" Wins World Chess Championship

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What is it about chess and prodigies? Norwegian player Magnus Carlsen won the World Chess Championship on Friday at just 22.

Dubbed the "Harry Potter of chess" by Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov, Carlsen's win over Indian title holder Viswanathan Anand means he also holds the title for the highest rating of all time.

However, Carlsen didn't break all the records, he just missed out on being the youngest champion ever. Garry Kasparov still gets to keep that record for winning when he was just a few weeks younger than the Norwegian prodigy.

Carlsen shouldn't feel too bad. He gets to pocket 60 percent of the $2.4 million prize fund from the match.

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title: Want to Space travel? Bitcoin Has You Covered

text: Dreamed of traveling like an astronaut as a kid? Now you can finance your childhood dreams with online currency.

Richard Branson announced on Friday that his highly anticipated space flight venture, Virgin Galactic, would accept Bitcoin as payment for tickets.

Branson, who was an early investor in the online currency, revealed that Bitcoin would be accepted during an appearance on CNBC and called it "a new exciting currency."

Branson said one flight attendant had already paid for her ticket aboard Virgin Galactic in Bitcoins, although there was no word on whether famous Bitcoin investors the Winklevoss twins were headed for space too.

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title: Who Want to See "Rob Ford: The Movie?"

text: It was only a matter of time.

Toronto's scandal-plagued, blustering Mayor Rob Ford finally got the parody treatment when a trailer was posted to YouTube for "The Rob Ford Movie," starring Chris Farely.

The trailer manages to use clips of the late comedian's movies that eerily line up with the mayor's erratic actions over the past few weeks.

In just three days the parody trailer has already been viewed over a million times.

Even Farley's brother, Kevin Farley, approved of the dream casting.

"I think it's safe to say that my brother would have crushed playing the Rob Ford guy on SNL," Farley wrote on his twitter account.

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