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Bachman's Aviato car from 'Silicon Valley' is now available to rent in real life

The Aviato SUV from HBO's "Silicon Valley" is now available to rent in real life.

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The Aviato SUV from HBO's "Silicon Valley" is now available to rent in real life.

If you've ever had dreams of rolling through town like Silicon Valley's entrepreneur extraordinaire and hair icon Erlich Bachman, here's your chance to make them a reality.

Real-life Silicon Valley startup Turo is offering a chance to rent the SUV driven by T.J. Miller's character on the HBO series. The 2006 Ford Escape runs $46 a day, features leather seats that will "cradle your buttocks like the firm grasp of a loving mother" and, of course, comes wrapped in the branding of Aviato, the startup that nodoby really seems to understand, but that Bachman sold on the series to fund his incubator. 

If you need a refresher, you might remember this exchange between Bachman and newly appointed Pied Piper CEO Jack Barker.

Turo says that the Aviato SUV is only available for rent right now in San Francisco, but that the vehicle will be touring the U.S. over the next year giving people in other regions a chance to roll like a guy who knows HTML (how to meet ladies).

Even if you're not interested in a rental, the listing for Bachman's car is worth checking out—it was written by writers from the actual series. Here's a taste:

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Netflix confirms second season for summer hit 'Stranger Things'

Stranger Things follows mysterious events surrounding the disappearance of Will Byers. Byers' best friends, along with strange little girl Eleven, are determined to find him.

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Stranger Things follows mysterious events surrounding the disappearance of Will Byers. Byers' best friends, along with strange little girl Eleven, are determined to find him.

The confirmation avid fans have been waiting for has arrived. Netflix officially greenlit a second season of its summer smash hit, Stranger Things, set to premiere sometime next year.

The streaming service revealed the second season will be longer than the first with nine episodes: Mad Max, The Boy Who Came Back to Life, The Pumpkin Patch, The Palace, The Storm, The Pollywog, The Secret Cabin, The Brain and The Lost Brother.

Stranger Things follows inexplicable events in the town of Hawkins, Ind. surrounding the disappearance of Will Byers.

The show is the epitome of ‘80s nostalgia, with hat tips to Stephen King, The Goonies, Stand By Me and E.T.

Stranger Things became the show that no one anticipated would take off as fast as it did. Before its episodes arrived on Netflix July 15, teasers and trailers were few and far between.

Almost two months later, you can't scroll Facebook or Twitter without seeing references to Eleven, The Upside Down and adorable Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo).

REVIEW: 'Stranger Things' on Netflix is a thrilling ode to '80s sci-fi and cult classics with a horror twist. 

Check out the first teaser trailer for Stranger Things season two.

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Singer Chris Brown arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon

Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Chris Brown performs at the 2015 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Los Angeles police say they've arrested singer Chris Brown on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Police Lt. Chris Ramirez says Brown was arrested Tuesday and was being taken to downtown Los Angeles for booking.

The arrest came after a lengthy search of Brown's home.

Brown says in video posts on Instagram that he's innocent and rebutted reports that he had barricaded himself in his home.

Baylee Curran told the Los Angeles Times that Brown pointed a gun at her face in his home early Tuesday. She says another man at his home and Brown became angry with her when she admired the man's diamond necklace.

Curran hasn't responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press.

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Spike Jonze's insane perfume commercial is the best thing on the internet this week (w/video)

The viral commercial for Kenzo World perfume was directed by Spike Jonze.

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The viral commercial for Kenzo World perfume was directed by Spike Jonze.

When's the last time people got this excited over a commercial that wasn't aired during the Super Bowl? The crazy, new advertisement for high-end fashion house Kenzo's latest perfume, Kenzo World, features a woman perhaps so enraptured by the scent that she just has to dance ... and also destroy a luxury hotel lobby ... with lazer beams that shoot out of her fingers. It's called My Mutant Brain. Just watch the video.

Now you probably have questions, so here are some answers. 

Who is that woman in the Kenzo World commercial?

That's Margaret Qualley, she's on HBO's The Leftovers and was also in The Nice Guys. Next year she'll star in Death Note, the highly-anticipated live-action film based on the manga and anime series of the same name. Fun fact: her mom is actress Andie MacDowell.

Who made this crazy commercial?

Spike Jonze, the guy who directed Her (among many other acclaimed films) and won an Oscar for writing the original screenplay for that film, directed the commercial. Ryan Heffington, who choreographed Sia's Chandelier video, choreographed Qualley's moves in the commercial. 

What is the name of that song?

That is Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums feat. Assassin on the track Mutant Brain.

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'Dancing With The Stars' 2016 cast list: Ryan Lochte tops a wild lineup

Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is trading the pool for the dance floor.

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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte is trading the pool for the dance floor.

We all knew Dancing With the Stars would likely get an Olympian into the mix for its upcoming season, but the reality competition series has snagged the most controversial figure of the entire 2016 games with Ryan Lochte, the Olympic swimmer who's still facing charges of filing a false police report over a vandalized restroom in Rio.

Lochte leads an impressively weird cast of stars announced by ABC this morning. Here's the full list with their pro dancer partners.

Amber Rose - The former exotic dancer and Kanye West muse turned feminist advocate and talk show host. Paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Rick Perry - The former Republican governor of Texas and presidential candidate. Paired with Emma Slater

Vanilla Ice - Rapper, reality TV veteran and perennial punchline. Paired with Witney Carson.

Laurie Hernandez - Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and subject of the best GIF of the 2016 games. Paired with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds - Renowned producer, songwriter and R&B singer of Whip Appeal fame. Paired with Allison Holker.

Jake T. Austin - The young actor who starred as Max on Disney Channel'sWizards of Waverly Place.  Paired with Jenna Johnson. …

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MTV VMAs recap: Beyonce slays, Rihanna shines, and not even Kanye gets crazy

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Between Britney and Rihanna and Nicki and Ariana and Halsey and Mary J. and Serena and Simone, Sunday’s 2016 MTV Video Music Awards felt like an unending progression of “SLAY, KWEEN!” moments.

But as always, there was one kween to rule them all. And her name was Beyonce Knowles Carter.

As was the case during the 2014 VMAs, Beyonce was simply playing a different sport than every other competitor Sunday night, winning Video of the Year for Formation and dominating the telecast with a wildly ambitious suite from her April opus Lemonade.

In her first televised performance since stealing the Super Bowl, she played a 15-plus-minute medley of Pray You Catch Me, Hold Up, Sorry, Don’t Hurt Yourself and Formation in a performance so ambitiously stylized, everything else at this by-the-books VMAs felt like window dressing.

No one in the arena could handle it. No one watching at home could handle it. And apparently no one who votes on the VMAs could handle it either, as Hold Up also won Best Female Video. …

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What's coming to and leaving Netflix in September?

The first season of Marvel's Luke Cage comes to Netflix in September.

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The first season of Marvel's Luke Cage comes to Netflix in September.

September sees a slew of new television seasons coming to Netflix this month, including the highly anticipated new Marvel series Luke Cage. There's also the addition of Jaws and its sequels, as well as Zootopia and The Finest Hours as Disney's deal with the streaming service starts this month. But as Netflix giveth, it taketh away, and so shows like Alias and Fringe, the Jurassic Park series and Disney animated films The Emperor's New Groove and Lilo & Stitch leave. For a full list, read below: …

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Crazy celeb fact of the day: Macaulay Culkin and Chris Pine are both 36 today

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Today, Internet, I just had to share with you this mind-bending celebrity fact I discovered last week: Macaulay Culkin and Chris Pine both turn 36 today.

YES, THEY WERE BORN THE EXACT SAME DAY.

Happy 36th to both famous fellows born on Aug. 26, 1980.

Yes, it's hard to believe the Home Alone kid of yesteryear and the hunky new Capt. James T. Kirk are the same age, but there you have it. Culkin was born in Manhattan while Pine was born across the country in L.A. Who knew.

It just goes to show how relative time can feel. Culkin acted in his first move in 1988 at the age of 8, rose to prominence in 1990's Home Alone at the age of 10 and kind of fell off the map after 1994's Richie Rich. He popped up again with drug troubles 10 years later in 2004, which just so happens to be the same year as Pine's first movie, The Princess Diaries 2 (bet you had forgotten all about that!). Both turned 24 that year.

Just imagine if the roles were reversed and kid Chris Pine outfoxed burglars while 30-year-old Macaulay Culkin flew around the galaxy battling aliens and getting all the girls.

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Twitter couldn't resist turning Hurricane Gaston into a Disney meme

People are turning the storm named Gaston into a Twitter meme.

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People are turning the storm named Gaston into a Twitter meme.

I have an unfounded theory that whoever's in charge of picking storm names before hurricane season starts is a Twitter user who knew this would be their one chance at meme glory.

Few of us know any actual people named Gaston, but many will recall the character from Disney's animated classic, Beauty and the Beast. Gaston, if you can't quite remember your childhood, is Belle's suitor with a chest full of hair, "biceps to spare" and a talent for spitting, according to his signature song. 

When Tropical Storm Gaston formed in the Atlantic this week, then became a hurricane, it was no surprise people's minds went there. 

Here are a few of the best:

Live shot from inside Tropical Storm #Gaston pic.twitter.com/Ozhwgw4bhh

The Internet is the best sometimes. #hurricanegaston #gaston pic.twitter.com/aXI6OiMpEy

It wasn't right until we added the song.#HurricaneGastonhttps://t.co/Pzc5OVtMgw

He's especially good at expectorating... (those cows he picked up before) #HurricaneGaston

@SayWhatSugar When I was a tropical storm I flooded 4 dozen streets every morning to help me get laaaargee...

@SayWhatSugar Now that I'm a hurricane I flood 5 dozen streets, look at all those floating caaaarsss

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Busch Gardens' new baby hyena is extremely cute, for now (w/video)

Mandazi is a 20-week-old spotted hyena.

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Mandazi is a 20-week-old spotted hyena.

Look at how ridiculously cute this spotted hyena cub is. He's like a puppy, except possibly better in every way.

His name is Mandazi, a nod to his sweet personality, and a pastry traditionally eaten on the Swahili coast, Busch Gardens said via news release. He was born at the Tampa theme park on April 3 to Taziki, an 8-year-old female. The father is 16-year-old Makali. Visitors to the park can now see Mandazi in the Edge of Africa area of the park, Busch Gardens said.

He is very cute, but depending on how recently you've seen The Lion King, you might feel differently when he grows up to weigh up to 165 pounds and he's capable of digesting bones, horns and even teeth. But right now, again, he's very cute (see below).

"Typically more successful at hunting than other African predators, hyenas often have their prey items stolen by lions, rather than the other way around," the park said.

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What's coming to Amazon Prime in September?

The third season of Transparent comes to Amazon Prime in September.

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The third season of Transparent comes to Amazon Prime in September.

September is a busy month for Amazon's original television shows, including the third season of the critically acclaimed Transparent and new series by director Woody Allen and comedian Tig Notaro. Yet there's also plenty of new movies being added, including classics by Michael Cimino and Stanley Kubrick and great new ones including The Witch and Sicario. For a full list, read below: …

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Amy Schumer had a great one-night stand in Tampa, but calls the city 'horrendous' in her new book

Amy Schumer is set to perform in Tampa in October, but she had some unkind words for the city in her new book.

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Amy Schumer is set to perform in Tampa in October, but she had some unkind words for the city in her new book.

Amy Schumer has some harsh words for Tampa in her new book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo. 

Only six pages into the memoir, the comedian, TV and movie star describes being on tour, "traveling between two horrendous cities: Fayetteville, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida."

It gets worse.

"I'm not scared about writing that, because I know for a fact that no one who lives there has ever read a book. JKJKJKJK, but kind of not K," Schumer writes, before going on to describe the flight to Tampa as "the tiniest short bus in the sky."

Stefani Beddingfield cracked open a copy of Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo on Friday while she was closing up at Inkwood Books, the store she owns in South Tampa. 

"It was so weird and so ironic, because I read that part about how nobody in Tampa reads, and I was sitting here reading this book in Tampa," Beddingfield said when reached by phone at the store. "Her book is really good and really funny, by the way. She actually comes across as very nice." …

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Universal Orlando announces dates for fourth year of A Celebration of Harry Potter

Thousands of Harry Potter fans will descend on Universal Orlando Jan. 27-29 for the fourth annual A Celebration of Harry Potter.

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Thousands of Harry Potter fans will descend on Universal Orlando Jan. 27-29 for the fourth annual A Celebration of Harry Potter.

Now in its fourth year, A Celebration of Harry Potter will once again bring thousands of witches and wizards to Universal Orlando in January.

The special weekend event Jan. 27-29, 2017, will feature a Harry Potter Expo, panels with celebrity guests and exhibits from Warner Bros., Studio Tour London, Pottermore and more.

If you've ever wanted to be sorted by the Sorting Hat or see costumes and props from the films, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade in Universal will be the place to do it.

House robes and wands are highly recommended.

Last year's celebration brought film cast members, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley).

Standard park admission gives guests access to expo, panels and exhibits. Three-day, two-park tickets start at $229.99.

Celebration vacation packages for non-passholders including hotel, early park access, exclusive panels and commemorative items start at $215 per person, per night.

There are multiple levels of general park admission and vacation packages, but they do sell out quickly, especially after the celebrity guest list is announced. …

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Winner and loser of the week in pop culture

Leslie Jones started a Twitter campaign in support of Gabby Douglas.

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Leslie Jones started a Twitter campaign in support of Gabby Douglas.

Winner

Leslie Jones. The Saturday Night Live star is no stranger to online hate. Last month, she publicly shared a number of racist, sexist and even violent comments hurled at her by Twitter trolls, and received an outpouring of love and support. This week, Jones paid it forward by rallying support around Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, who reportedly was spotted crying after an interview that touched on controversies over why she hadn't held her hand over her heart during the national anthem and other stuff that had nothing to do with her athletic performance. Jones sent out this tweet.

Yo I just heard Gabby getting attacked on her page show her the love you showed me #LOVE4GABBYUSA send to @gabrielledoug

The response was huge, with thousands of people sharing the #LOVE4GABBYUSA tag, including stars like Shonda Rimes, Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington. Also, if you're asking me, Jones was the best part of that ho-hum Ghostbusters reboot.

Loser  …

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Did Disney World remove Steven Tyler's shockingly obscene hand gesture from a ride?

The Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, featuring Aerosmith, has been operating at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando since 1999.

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The Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, featuring Aerosmith, has been operating at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando since 1999.

Has Steven Tyler been making the obscene hand gesture known as "the shocker" in front of countless Orlando tourists and families for the past 17 years?

That's what Behind the Thrills, a popular blog dedicated to Disney theme park news is saying, and they've posted video evidence to back it up. 

The Rock 'n' Rollercoaster indoor rollercoaster features the music of Aerosmith as well as Tyler and the rest of the band in a video intro. The ride opened in 1999, and for years that video apparently featured Tyler doing this with his hand...

VIDEO: Steven Tyler’s “Obscene Hand Gesture” Removed From Rock ‘N’ Roller Coasterhttps://t.co/PB1iJTIHwD pic.twitter.com/ynmePrRcF8

That is, until recently, when the theme park reportedly used digital effects to change Tyler's offending hand to this...

@tvaziri How much do you think it cost Disney to digitally remove Steven Tyler's "shocker" gesture after 17 years pic.twitter.com/uUTVedomG8

We can't know for sure if Tyler meant the gesture as an obscene one, but the fact that Disney decided to go through the trouble of removing it begs the question, why now? Were there complaints? Did they only just now finally notice? …

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