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No Pos Wow: Trump And Peña Nieto Back Together, New Parrot Discovered In Mexico, And More

In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.

He told his wife he was going to get cigarettes and ended up at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.

Whenever someone says they’re “going out for cigarettes,” you know they’re about to do some shady shit. This past week, El Tri fan Arturo Garcia flew from his home in Puebla, Mexico to Kazan, Russia, after telling his wife he was just going out to get a pack of lung darts. Garcia not only ended up blowing his life savings during the trip, he also injured his achilles tendon. Oh, and Mexico lost to Germany in a one-sided semifinal matchup. “I told my woman, I’m going to get some cigarettes at the Oxxo, but I didn’t tell her which one,” Garcia told La República. Nice try, Garcia.

MORE: Copa Confederaciones: le dijo a su esposa que iba a la tienda y apareció en Rusia

“Red-faced” parrot species discovered in Mexico.

It takes a lot to excite ornithologists, but the recent discovery of Mexico’s red-faced parrot is definitely a reason for them to get buck. Along with its red face, the bird, which was discovered by Miguel Gómez Garza in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, has blue tipped wings and a distinct call, which distinguish it from other birds. The bird also mimics the sound of a hawk, which scientists speculate is to scare off other birds from potential sources of food.

MORE: Red-faced encounter: rare new species of parrot discovered in Mexico

YouTube steps up its Originals lineup with the help of Naya Rivera.

YouTube Red just added Naya Rivera and Faizon Love to star in their upcoming reboot of “Step Up” titled, “Step Up: High Water.” The show, which is slated for a 10-episode run, sees Rivera playing a former dancer, Collette, who now works as an administrator at Atlanta’s High Water Performing Arts School. Collette apparently has a secretive past and a love interest, Sage, who is played by recording artist Ne-Yo. The show is expected to step up to YouTube Red this fall.

MORE: Ne-Yo, Naya Rivera to Star in YouTube’s ‘Step Up’ Revival

Will Ferrell spills the tea on Mariah Carey’s diva behavior. Mariah tweets about it.

Divas are beautiful, powerful, and majestic. They’re also apparently headaches to work with, according to Will Ferrell, who recently took a seat on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.” During the show, Ferrell discussed how, during the filming of “The House,” Mariah Carey showed up four hours late to shoot her cameo. When she finally arrived, Carey squashed the song she’d planned on singing, which then created, as Ferrell describes it, “a shit storm.” Carey’s diva-ness reached a breaking point, and her role was ultimately scrapped from the movie. No publicity is bad publicity, however, Carey’s personal Twitter account retweeted the story for all her lambies to see.

MORE: Will Ferrell Reveals Why Mariah Carey Was Too Diva For His Movie ‘The House’

President Trump will meet with Mexican President for the first time since the “incident.”

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President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto haven’t had the best relationship. Not one to shy away from a public confrontation, President Trump has repeatedly demanded that Mexico pay for his proposed border wall, and in a phone conversation, Trump reportedly said, “I don’t need the Mexicans. I don’t need Mexico.” Well, now, Trump and Peña Nieto will cross paths at the G20 summit in Germany next week, their first meeting since last September’s interesting press conference. Will they make up and be friendly? Will they wear the same thing? Will Peña Nieto go Vicente Fox on Trump? We’ll find out soon.

MORE: Trump to meet with Mexican president at G20

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In My Neighborhood, It's Fourth Of July Every Month Of The Year

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In My Neighborhood, It’s Fourth Of July Every Month Of The Year

If you grew up or live in a neighborhood like mine — I’m from Inglewood “Up To No Good” California — you know 4th of July fireworks aren’t just a one-weekend thing.

Fireworks go off YEAR-ROUND. Some people get annoyed by it, others are so used to it that they stop noticing it.

K, lemme know if any of this sounds familiar:

Throughout the year, you’ll hear random “booms” on your block. If you’ve got a friend from a different city visiting, they’ll probably react like this:

CREDIT: NBC Los Angeles

And you have to assure them that they are fireworks, not gunshots (although you’re not always completely sure).

Other times, you’ll see random flashes briefly light up the sky.


If you live with a dog, it probably looks like this after someone sets off some fireworks:

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Things really get lit (sorry, I had to) when these fireworks booths open up.

CREDIT: raybouk / Flickr

And, of course, all the pyros in your neighborhood will stock up with a year’s worth of fireworks.

CREDIT: Bob’s Burgers / Fox

Whenever they get bored, you know those fireworks are coming out.

Then when 4th of July actually hits, here’s what goes down. Once it gets dark, it seems like every driveway on your block looks like this:

CREDIT: megangoodchild / Flickr

Your dog hates everyone in your neighborhood.


If you attempt to drive anywhere while the fireworks are going off, this is what you see:


Good luck seeing anything three feet in front of you.

In your head, the whole scene probably looks something like this:

CREDIT: Batman V Superman / Warner Bros.

It’s so dark and dreary that you feel like you’re in a Zak Snyder movie.

Once it’s all over, this is what your driveway looks like — even if you didn’t set any off:

CREDIT: rynosoft / Flickr

Apparently, every driveway is fair game on the fourth.

And the next day, things go back to “normal,” which can be summed up like this:

CREDIT: sjliew / Flickr and lafe / Flickr

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