Flossy Carter Does "Real Review" of Galaxy S8 and S8+

Famed YouTube gadget reviewer Flossy Carter rolled out one of his longest “real review” videos to date on a phone with his overview of the new 5.8-inch Samsung Galaxy S8 and the larger 6.2-inch S8+.

Flossy did a thorough review of all of the features on the new smartphone, including the “iris scanner” that allows the phone’s user to unlock the device by looking at it. The gadget reviewer also did a hands-on review of opening a few apps on the phone and checking the lag time with other apps, like Facebook, which turned out to be a seamless test.

Check out more of what Flossy had to say about the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ above.

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Sandra Lee Recipes

Date Toffee Coffee Cake
Makes 10-12 servings
Ingredients:

1 package Coffee Cake Mix
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream, room temperature
1 package dates, coarsely chopped
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 pouch Pecan Streusel Topping
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 pouch Cinnamon Swirl Filling
2 finely chopped Heath Bars
1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8-inch square pan or 8-inch round pan with nonstick cooking spray.

First make the Pecan Streusel Topping: Empty topping and Heath Bars into a small bowl. Pour two tablespoons melted butter over the walnuts. Use a fork (or a very clean hand) to work the melted butter mixture into the topping until moist clumps form. Set aside.

In a bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Whisk the eight tablespoons melted butter until the mixture starts to thicken slightly.

Sprinkle 1/3 of cake mix over the mixture and whisk until just smooth. Gently whisk in half the sour cream. Sprinkle another 1/3 of the cake mix over the batter, followed by the remaining sour cream, followed by the remaining cake mix – whisking gently after each addition. Gently fold in the dates and walnuts to the mixture. Scrape down to ensure the batter is well combined.

Using an offset spatula, spread two-thirds of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the dry cinnamon swirl filling evenly over the batter, then carefully spread the remaining batter over the top, covering all of the filling. Sprinkle the streusel topping over the batter.

Bake the coffee cake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center come out clean, about 45 minutes, rotating the pan 180 degrees halfway through the cooking. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the coffee cake cool for at least 30 minutes before serving

Chocolate on Chocolate Fluff Cupcakes
Makes 16-20 cupcakes
Ingredients:

1 package Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
2 large eggs, room temperature
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons chocolate milk
1 packet Chocolate Frosting Mix
1 package Marshmallow Fluff
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 2 tablespoons chocolate milk, plus more if needed

Cake Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line the cupcake tin with paper liners. Melt 6 tablespoons of butter and allow to cool.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs until blended. Whisk in melted butter until the mixture is slightly thickened. Blend in the sour cream until smooth. Carefully whisk in half of the dry cake mix, then gently stir in 2 tablespoons of chocolate milk until smooth. Stir the rest of the cake mix. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tin
Bake 12-14 minutes. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in the center come out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully remove from pans and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Instructions:
Cream 8 tablespoons butter in mixing bowl until smooth.

Add chocolate frosting mix plus 2 tablespoons of chocolate milk. Beat on low speed until fully creamed.

Fold in marshmallow fluff until completely combined and frosting is creamy and smooth

Tip: If frosting is too stiff, add more chocolate milk, 1 teaspoons at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Chocolate-Covered Bacon
Makes 1 pound bacon

1 pound thick cut bacon
12 ounces Guittard Organic Milk Chocolate Baking Wafers 12 ounces Guittard Organic Dark Chocolate Baking Wafers

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place bacon on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a half sheet pan fitted with a cooling rack. Bake in the oven until bacon is cooked (15 minutes for soft bacon, 20 minutes for crispy bacon). Let bacon cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

Meanwhile set up a double boiler by heating a large saucepan filled with water over high heat until boiling. Reduce heat to a simmer. Set a heatproof bowl over the simmering water. Add milk chocolate and stir with a rubber spatula occasionally until smooth and completely melted. Remove bowl and set aside. Add a second heat-proof bowl over the simmering water. Repeat process with dark chocolate.

Cover another baking sheet with parchment paper. Using tongs, carefully dip half the bacon into the melted milk chocolate turning to coat all sides in chocolate. Transfer to the clean sheet of waiting parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining slices of bacon, dipping them in the melted dark chocolate.

Reserve a few slices of bacon, crumble them, and sprinkle them atop the dipped bacon pieces. Let chocolate set at room temperature or refrigerate until chocolate is hard.
Consume within a few days.

Walnut Pepper Bacon
Seasons up to 5lbs of bacon
Ingredients:

1 Carmelized Bacon Seasoning packet 1⁄2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1⁄4 cup pepper

Directions:
Combine packet, walnuts and pepper completely. Sprinkle on thick cut homemade bacon or commercial bacon before cooking.

For best results, bake in oven: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack on top of the paper. Lay the bacon strip flat, making sure they do not overlap. Sprinkle mixture on bacon.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or to desired doneness. Transfer strips to a paper towel to drain.

Maple Pecan Bacon
Ingredients:

Seasons up to 5lbs of bacon
1 Maple Sage Bacon Seasoning packet 1⁄2 cup pecans, finely chopped

Directions:
Combine packet and pecans completely. Sprinkle on thick cut homemade bacon or commercial bacon before cooking.

For best results, bake in oven: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wire rack on top of the paper. Lay the bacon strip flat, making sure they do not overlap. Sprinkle mixture on bacon.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes or to desired doneness. Transfer strips to a paper towel to drain.

Recipes courtesy of SandraLee.com.

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Fight Breaks Out in Macon, Georgia Church

Video of a brawl breaking out at a church in Macon, Georgia earlier this week, has begun making national news.

Chaos broke out inside of Greater Bellevue Baptist Church late Monday [May 1], when frustrations over a vote to determine the future of its pastor boiled over. It had been anticipated that the process might grow heated, with a Bibb County sheriff’s deputy having in fact been placed on standby at the event.

There were approximately 150 people in attendance for the vote on whether to keep pastor David Stephens, and getting each of them counted would before long prove to be a daunting task. At one point those waiting were told, “If you keep talking you won’t be able to vote. If y’all don’t vote, y’all just don’t vote.”

The deputy on hand was eventually forced to call for back up, when members of the congregation lost their patience and began attacking one another with shoves and fists. In spite of the violence that resulted, no complaints were filed in regards to the fracas.

Source: bossip.com

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Lyor Cohen is Suing Travis Scott for Breach of Contract

Lyor Cohen, Travis Scott’s former manager, is reportedly suing his ex-client for a breach of contract.

Travis signed a three-year deal with Lyor’s company, LCAR Management, in October 2014. The deal entitled the management company to 15% of Travis’ entertainment earnings. According to LCAR, by now they should have seen about $2 million, but they’ve only received $37,000. Apparently LCAR has been trying to collect since 2015. Travis then replaced the management team without paying them the amount the company claims he owes.

Source: xxlmag.com

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Lord Jamar Responds to Lil Yachty Saying His Mindset Isn't Right

VladTV regular guest Lord Jamar stopped by our studio to chop it up about recent events, including Lil Yachty saying that his mindset isn’t right. Lord Jamar responded by saying that he doesn’t go along with a lot that it considered acceptable in mainstream culture but added that he’d be willing to sit down and talk with Lil Yachty.

During the sit-down, Lord Jamar reacted to Cassidy saying that some rappers today need their category of music, which he would classify as “melodic rap.” Check out who Lord Jamar would put in the category in the above clip.

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Sanaa Lathan and Sandra Lee

Sanaa Lathan: You can watch “Shots Fired” Wednesdays at 8/7c on FOX.

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Wendy’s Big Las Vegas Giveaway

Visit Wendy’s Facebook page to enter for your chance to win a 3 night trip for two to the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas.

You’ll get roundtrip flights to Las Vegas, tickets to one of the hottest shows on the strip, a limo ride from Bell Limousine and dinner for two at TAO, a celebrity favorite restaurant, brought to you by our friends at VegasGirlsNightOut.com.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 5/14/17. 48 contiguous U.S./DC, 21+ only. Subject to Official Rules.

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Wendy Staffers Try Trending Face Masks!

We are pretty trendy here at Wendy and are newly obsessed with Korean facemasks!

Wendy staffers from five different departments set out to give an honest review of these trending facemasks.

Let’s get right into it!

Rich Snail Mask

Yes, you read this right. The Rich Snail Mask by Mother Made contains snail secretion, which we can only assume is that goopy stuff snails leave behind when they move.

Delicious.

While this mask is suitable for all skin types, it claims to be especially effective in lifting sagging skin and hydrating dry skin. Rachel from the Creative Team tried this mask. Oddly, she was very excited to put snail slime on her face. There was some difficulty getting the mask open because of how thin it is. Once she got the mask unwrapped, it was easy to apply. Rachel said it had a “barely there feeling,” with no odor.

rachel-mask-collage

When Rachel’s time was up, she pulled the mask off, and massaged it into her face more. Since it was so slimy, Rachel ended up wiping a good amount of the product off of her skin. Rachel observed the most notable result as how soft her skin was. Later on in the day she admitted that she wished she kept the snail mask’s slimy residue on her face, assuming that her skin would have become even softer!

rachel

Makeup Base Mask

Unlike the other masks we sampled, this mask’s results are best seen once makeup is put on. Lauren from the Hot Topics Bureau brought her makeup to work so we could test out the results. Makeup Base is great for all skin types. It is supposed to visibly smooth skin and boost the skin’s moisture retention for easy makeup application. This mask is thicker than any other mask we tried. Lauren gave us some Jason from Friday the 13th vibes. Lauren watched the mask change it’s appearance as it stayed on her face. It went from a wet looking cloth, to almost silicone like. Despite that, Lauren pointed out that it was very easy to wear. The mask had no smell, and felt better on her face as time went on.

lauren-mask-collage

Lauren took the mask off after 30 minutes and let the remains sink into her skin. Once the product dissipated, she commented that there was not a huge visible difference in her skin, although she said her skin had an “energized” feeling. Lauren applied her everyday makeup and immediately noticed the results when she put on her foundation.

“Everything went on smoothly, and blended into my skin effortlessly!”

lauren

Character Face Mask

The character mask is all over Instagrasm for its array of different faces. This was by far the most photogenic of all the masks. It only seemed right to have Suzanne, our co-executive producer try out this mask. This mask might be all over the web, but it had the least amount of information to offer to customers. Like many of the Korean facemasks, The Face Shop’s Character Mask is meant to deliver deep moisture to the skin and is best for dry or flaking skin. It was difficult to fit this mask to Suzanne’s face, so she folded the top part by the forehead to make it a better fit. The directions suggested putting the mask in the fridge for 10 minutes for a cooling effect, just how Wendy likes her face products! Suzanne didn’t particularly enjoy the cold and slimy feeling at first. After a few minutes, she adjusted, and said it actually felt “soothing, invigorating, and feisty!”

Suzanne had the mask on for 15 minutes, and could instantly see a difference in her skin! The mask left her skin feeling plump and looking dewy. Suzanne can agree that this mask is more than just a “pretty face,” and will make you look like that “cat’s meow!”

suzanne

Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask

This was another Korean facemask with a wacky ingredient—donkey milk! Aqua’s Donkey Milk Skin Gel Mask sets out to enrich your skin with vitamins, resulting in a youthful glow. Chris from the Art Department was willing to give this mask a go! The biggest surprise of the Korean mask demo was how good the donkey milk mask smelled. No one believed him, so they put their nose to the test by smelling Chris’ facemask. Everyone was in agreement that the mask smelled good, but they couldn’t quite figure out what it smelled like. Maybe that’s just how donkey milk smells. Anyway, Chris admitted that the mask was so drenched that it kept falling off of his face. So, he just sat back and let it sit for 20 minutes. Chris said the mask felt refreshing while it was on.

Even though the mask was soaked with donkey milk, it didn’t leave an overwhelming amount of residue on Chris’ face. He said his face felt and looked hydrated after he took the mask off.

chris

Coconut Gel Mask with Blueberry

Leader’s Coconut Gel Mask with Blueberry is supposed to hold ten times more moisture than the average cotton sheet mask. This all natural mask is filled with antioxidants that are meant to strengthen your skin and protect it from further damage. Sarah from Production Management has sensitive skin, so this seemed like the best mask for her to sample. As soon as the mask’s package was opened, Sarah could smell the coconut and blueberry. “This smells amazing! I give coconuts and blueberries a 10 on smell alone!”

After Sarah took the mask off, she massaged the excess gel into her skin. Sarah’s skin felt recharged and hydrated and it looked brighter.

sarah

We didn’t expect every facemask to be a hit, but the Wendy staffers were in agreement that the masks were an overall success!

Do you know of a popular product you want Wendy’s staff to try out before you do? Let us know in the comments below.

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Police Department Fires Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Teen Leaving A Party

The officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards as he sat in the passenger seat of a car over the weekend has been fired.

Following an internal investigation conducted by the Balch Springs Police Department, officer Roy Oliver’s badge was taken and he was laid off of the force, it was announced on Tuesday, May 2. Oliver, who had been on the force since 2011, has been identified as the officer who fired on a vehicle carrying Edwards, and four other teens including two of Edwards’ brothers, as they were driving off from a house party. The department’s investigation required that they review footage from Oliver’s body camera, and assess accounts given by two other officers on the scene. Details on exactly what breach of policy lead to his firing have not yet been made public.

“You have my assurances that my department will continue to be responsive, transparent and accountable,” Balch Springs Police Chief Jonathan Haber said at a news conference held to update the public on the case.

Reports on the incident detail police arriving to a house on the 12300 block of Baron Drive, in response to a call about unsupervised teens and under-aged drinking. Shortly after entering the premises the officers report having heard gunshots, prompting them to run outside, where a car was seen peeling off. Oliver initially claimed that the vehicle had aggressively backed up towards the officers, but he would later recant that story. He had also reported hearing vulgarities being shouted from the passenger’s seat. In the heat of the moment, Oliver would fire through the car’s window, striking Edwards in the head.

An investigation remains underway by the sheriff’s department, the district attorney’s office, and two Dallas County agencies. Meanwhile, Oliver has 10 days to appeal Balch Springs’ decision to fire him. It remains to be seen whether any of the shooting’s investigations will lead to his arrest.

Source: newser.com

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Janet Jackson’s World Tour

Wendy breaks down the fashion hits and misses from the 2017 Met Gala.

Then, Janet Jackson announced the continuation of her world tour in a new video.

Plus, Joseline Hernandez fought with Stevie J throughout her entire pregnancy and gave birth without him by her side. After seeing her baby she put aside her differences and made peace with Stevie.

Find out Wendy’s take on Joseline’s pregnancy special.

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Jaden Smith Announces New Single ‘Batman’

Jaden Smith made quite the impression at the Met Gala last night. Now, he’s getting ready to make one in music.

Speaking with Vogue‘s Andre Leon Talley at the famed fashion event, the actor-MC-model explained what he’s up to these days.

“I’m doing the movie [Life in a Year] with Cara [Delevingne] in Toronto right now and then I also have a single called ‘Batman’ coming out shortly after Met Gala and then another single called ‘Watch Me’ with videos,” he said. “Then, my album [Syre] will be coming soon after that.”

Smith’s love for Batman is no secret. The 18-year-old has dressed up as the superhero on several occasions, including his high school prom and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding.

Smith — who wore head-to-toe Louis Vuitton and brought his dreadlocks as an accessory to the Met Gala — confirmed the news on Twitter.

“And Yes I Have 2 Videos Dropping In The Next Month. #Syre #Batman #WatchMe,” he wrote.

In addition to his album Syre, Smith has announced plans to release a K-pop single in the “next four months.”

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