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No Pos Wow: Gomez Beaten By A Fan, Guillermo Del Toro’s Sequel 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.

How well does Selena Gomez know herself? Find out in this Gomez vs fan showdown.

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It’s one thing to know a ton of trivia about your favorite celebrity, but imagine going head-to-head with that very person while they’re sitting directly across from you. Brooke, a true Selenator, found out earlier this week, the intensity is real! The trivia wasn’t easy, and even Selena couldn’t answer every question. So who won? Check out the vid.

Central America has solid gold beetles?

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For years, scientists and bug enthusiasts have been baffled by the scarab jewel beetle’s appearance, which sports a golden exoskeleton that would make this billionaire jealous. Found in Central American countries such as Costa Rica and Panama, scientists are still on the fence about the beetle’s unique appearance, which they believe is either effective in evading predators or possibly used for a mating. One thing scientists now understand is how it got its appearance. Check out the link below to get the full story.

MORE: Secret of why jewel scarab beetles look like pure gold, explained by physicists

Alex Rodriguez becomes first Latino guest to jump into the “Shark Tank.”

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A-Rod is no stranger to entrepreneurial endeavors. The 41-year-old ex-Yankees infielder has spent years developing his own brand — specifically A-Rod Corp — and now he’s all set to put his skills to good use on an upcoming episode of “Shark Tank.” Not only will he bring his own experience, but he’ll also be the first guest Latino Shark in the show’s nine seasons.

MORE: Alex Rodriguez Will Be First Hispanic Shark on Shark Tank

This $300 million chunk of emerald was just discovered in Brazil.


Weighing in at just under 800 pounds and standing 4.3 feet tall, this emerald rock probably contains enough jewels to pave a city block in Oz, if Oz were a real place. The massive stone was unearthed last month, in the Carnaiba Mine, located in the state of Bahia, in northeast Brazil. The rock’s owner is currently in hiding and says he’s moving the rock from one secure location to another in hopes of protecting the safety of his family. As the Daily Mail reported, the rock’s owner, who remains anonymous, said, “Extracting the stone was extremely difficult. It took ten of us more than a week to get it out because it was 200 meters down in the ground.”

MORE: Miner who discovered massive $300MILLION emerald weighing 800 lbs in Brazil goes into hiding because he fears thieves will kill his family to get it

Mexican director Jorge R. Gutierrez opens up about “The Book of Life 2.”

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In 2014, critics and moviegoers alike agreed that “Book of Life” was one of that year’s breakout movies. The film, produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, featured the voices of Eugenio Derbez, Diego Luna and Zoe Saldana. Fans of the first movie can rejoice, as Gutierrez just announced a sequel is in the works. As Gutierrez told Variety, “The sequel grew from that and people asking what was gonna happen with the characters, what’s gonna happen to the gods? The sequel embraces all these things and, in a weird way, is a continuation of the story with everybody you love from the first movie.”

MORE: Annecy: Reel FX, Jorge R. Gutierrez Announce ‘The Book of Life 2,’ Unveil ‘Kung Fu Space Punch’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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New Lawsuit Alleges that Alex Rodriguez is Guilty of Embezzlement and Racketeering: ‘He is a serial cheater and liar’

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New Lawsuit Alleges that Alex Rodriguez is Guilty of Embezzlement and Racketeering: ‘He is a serial cheater and liar’

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It looks like scandal just can’t stay away from A-Rod. The former Yankees all-star is now facing controversy based off of the claims filed in a lawsuit by his former brother-in-law, Constantine Scurtis.

The lawsuit alleges that Rodriguez is a pathological liar and cheater who embezzled millions of dollars through shady real estate deals.

The lawsuit states: “Defendant Alex Rodriguez, a former Yankees baseball player, is a serial cheater and liar. After cheating on his wife, Cynthia, and lying about his affairs, Alex Rodriguez then lied to and cheated his brother in law in their real estate partnership.”

According to Scurtis, he and Rodriguez formed a real estate partnership around the beginning of A-Rod’s marriage to his sister, Cynthia. The initial deal was that the duo would leverage A-Rod’s star power to attract clients and sales and would get 95% of the profits. Scurtis would get the rest of the profits, including acquisition fees when applicable.

Scurtis says that A-Rod sold their joint company without his consent and without giving him any of the profits.

But per Scurtis, in 2008, around the time that Rodriguez’s marriage to his first wife dissolved, A-Rod abruptly booted Scurtis from the partnership. Scurtis alleges that, up until that point, Rodriguez had previously lied to him and assured him that nothing would change in their business dealings.

The lawsuit also alleges that Rodriguez committed various acts of fraud, including concocting a “scheme to profit off of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ike.”

Hurricane Ike was a natural disaster that resulted in at least 195 deaths and billions of dollars in damage in 2008.

Scurtis says that Rodriguez committed insurance fraud, faking accounting records to claim that his properties sustained significantly more damage than they actually did.

The lawsuit alleges that A-Rod bribed an official who caught wind of the scheme to keep quiet.

“Through their racketeering,” the lawsuit said, “Rodriguez and his co-conspirators have caused Scurtis many millions of dollars in damages.”

Scurtis’s lawyer says that A-Rod will “face a jury on August 2, 2021, to answer claims that he and his co-conspirators engaged in a pattern of racketeering and embezzlement.”

“Scurtis never suspected that the tussle over the day-to-day operation of the business arising from his sister’s divorce would be followed by a systematic and fraudulent effort to eliminate Scurtis’s equity in the venture and strip him of the future financial rewards to which he was rightfully entitled,” says the lawsuit.

It should be noted that this is not the first time that Scurtis has brought a lawsuit against his ex-brother-in-law.

There seems to be no love lost between these two former business partners. Over the years, Scurtis has filed a multiple lawsuits against the Dominican ex-MVP, including a $100 million one in 2015 that included many of the same allegations. It is unclear how that situation ended, but judging by the newest lawsuit, Scurtis’s previous ones have not been successful.

As for A-Rod, he is hitting back at Scurtis’s claims, and filed a countersuit denying the accusations. We guess we’ll just keep our eyes peeled to see how this all turns out.

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A Brazilian Photographer Is Documenting Indigenous Tribes In The Amazon

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A Brazilian Photographer Is Documenting Indigenous Tribes In The Amazon

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Indigenous tribes are the most important connection between man and nature. These tribes have lived off the land before modern society and many have never interacted with modern society. Ricardo Stuckert is going through and documenting the indigenous Amazonian tribes in Brazil.

Ricardo Stuckert is photographing indigenous tribespeople in the Brazilian Amazon.

The indigenous community is something sacred that most people agrees should be protected. They are more connected to the land than we are. Their customs and traditions are more ingrained in this world than ours are and it is so important to protect them.

The indigenous community of Brazil has been subjected to horrible attacks and conditions from the Brazilian government.

One of the most widespread attacks against the indigenous Brazilians living in the Amazon has been for the land. President Jair Bolsonaro has tried to take land away from the indigenous communities to allow for logging and mining. A bill he sent to the congress sought to exploit the land for commercial purposes, even legalizing some of the attacks we have seen on indigenous people since President Bolsonaro took power.

Stuckert wants to preserve the indigenous culture and customs through photos.

“I think it is important to disseminate Brazilian culture and show the way that native peoples live today,” Stuckert told DailyMail. “In 1997, I started to photograph the Amazon and had my first contact with the native people of Brazil. Since then, I have tried to show the diversity and plurality of indigenous culture, as well as emphasize the importance of the Indians as guardians of the forest. There are young people who are being born who have never seen or will see an Indian in their lives.”

The photographer believes that using photography is the best way to share culture.

“I think that photography has this power to transpose a culture like this to thousands of people,” Stuckert told DailyMail. “The importance of documentary photojournalism is to undo stigmas and propagate a culture that is being lost. We need to show the importance of indigenous people to the world, for the protection of our forests.”

You can see all of Stuckert’s photos on his Instagram.

Stuckert’s work to documented the indigenous community is giving people an insight into a life many never see. Brazil is home to about 210 million people with around 1 million having indigenous heritage. The diverse indigenous community of Brazil is something important to showcase and that’s what Stuckert is doing.

READ: Indigenous Photographer Diego Huerta’s Photos Of Oaxaca’s Indigenous People Celebrates Their Beauty

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