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Faith No More (and Other ’80s Bands) Are Recording Again!

Faith No More (and Other '80s Bands) Are Recording Again!

Faith No More

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09/03/2014 AT 06:15 PM EDT

Remember Faith No More? The band behind 1989’s smash hit, Epic? (If you’re in your mid-30s to 40s, then this answer is yes.) Well, they’re back together again and in the studio, getting set to release their first full-length album in 18 years in 2015.

Britpop pioneers New Order, who recorded the chart-topping song Blue Monday in 1983, are also back in the studio, getting ready to record their 10th studio album. Though they never officially split up, they have changed labels over the years and this will be their first album without longtime bassist Peter Hook.

Erasure, who saw their biggest hits like “Oh, L’Amour” drop in the mid-’80s are also gearing up for a fall 2014 album release, and Culture Club, the Boy George-fronted ’80s group who sang Karma Chameleon, are currently in the studio recording their first album as a band in more than 15 years.

But if you’re too young to remember any of these groups, well, don’t worry too much – a bunch of ’90s acts like En Vogue, Limp Bizkit, Counting Crows and Smashing Pumpkins will also be dropping new albums in 2015.

Attention, Mark Wahlberg: The Funky Bunch are expecting your call.


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Kaley Cuoco Pokes Fun at Nude Photo Leak

09/03/2014 AT 06:00 PM EDT

The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco has a million-dollar sense of humor to go with that million-dollar salary of hers.

The 28-year-old star of the CBS comedy posted a photo on Instagram that took playful aim at the recent nude photo leak involving female celebrities.

The picture of Cuoco (who is reportedly among those who were hacked) and her husband Ryan Sweeting shows her breasts and his crotch blurred out. Appropriately enough, she’s also holding what appears to be an iPhone.

“What a fun day that was, frolicking with my hubs on the beaches of Mexico!” she wrote in the caption. “Feels like we forgot something?”

The FBI is investigating the leaks of many naked images of female stars like Jennifer Lawrence. It’s believed the photos were obtained when someone hacked into the stars’ iCloud accounts. The source of the leak remains unclear.

The Big Bang Theory returns Sept. 22.


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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg’s Rose-Covered Wedding Cake – All the Details!

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Wedding Cake
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Everything is coming up rosy for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg — including their wedding cake!

The newlyweds, who tied the knot on August 31 at the Chicago-area Hotel Baker, worked with All Chocolate Kitchen to create a six-tiered, white buttercream cake adorned with 145 pulled sugar roses.

“[Jenny] wanted to be very romantic and passionate so the red and white was an amazing combination,” Esther Roby, general manager of the Geneva, Illinois-based dessert bar, tells PEOPLE. “It matched her theme,” which included her stunning white wedding dress and bouquet of red roses.

Created by chef Alain Roby, who shared his sketch with PEOPLE, the cake was made with alternating layers of red velvet, vanilla custard creme brûlée and Roby’s famous devil’s food cake (a special request from the couple) and was covered — and dotted — with white buttercream to give it texture.

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Wedding Cake
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But the real wow factor was the stunning edible flowers. “The sugar roses started at the top of the cake and cascaded all the way around and spread to the table where the cake was situated, creating an amazing bed of roses that was actually mixed with real roses,” Roby says of her husband’s design. “They were beautiful red and two-tone red sugar roses to create a really three-dimensional look.”

And an added touch, the edible roses served as a keepsake. “The most beautiful thing with sugar roses is that you can actually keep them, so I think Jenny was going to give some to the guests.”

And just like McCarthy’s proposal, her son Evan was a big part of the process. “Her son has come in many times and loves the store so I think that was one of the reasons why they started to look into us,” says Roby.  “He loves our truffles!”

As for the final product Roby says, “We had some ideas and they, of course, had their ideas, and I think all together this turned out to be the most beautiful thing for them. And, the most beautiful thing I noticed was that there was so much love and passion that day.”

—Michelle Ward


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It’s the Ice Bucket Challenge for Pets! Meredith Vieira Gets Pied in the Face to Help Homeless…

09/03/2014 AT 04:30 PM EDT

The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has taken over social media, attracted numerous celebrity participants and, most importantly, raised millions of dollars in donations towards finding a cure for the progressive neurodegenerative disease. Longtime animal activist and former NBC correspondent Jill Rappaport hopes her challenge, Pies 4 Paws, will do the same things for the 8 million shelters pets looking for a home.

Pies 4 Paws is a sweet spin on the famous Ice Bucket Challenge. Instead of being drenched in ice water, Rappaport’s creation asks challengers to take a pie to the face, nominate four others to do the same, and then share the dessert hijinks online. Participants and nominees for the Pies 4 Paws challenge are also encouraged to donate to the ASPCA and/or adopt an animal from a local shelter.

Rappaport only launched the pet project on August 26, but celebrities are already starting to join in on the fun. TODAY special correspondent Meredith Vieira is one of the first famous faces to get pied for the good of pets everywhere.

In her Pies 4 Paws video, Vieira and her dog Jasper accept Rappaport’s challenge, with Vieira’s daughter Lily doing the whipped cream-covered honors. After wiping the excess pie from her eyes, Vieira nominates animal lovers Matt Lauer, Howard and Beth Stern, and Betty White.

This challenge isn’t just for news anchors and Golden Girls. Rappaport encourages everyone to start the Pies 4 Paws challenge among family and friends to help raise awareness for all the companion animals in need.

“It is my hope and dream that we can raise even a fraction of what the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has done,” Rappaport shared with Dogster.

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