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Check Out The Real World Land of Oz in These Gorgeous Photos

Long before there were Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter and a (rumored) Hunger Games theme park (terrible idea), there was a theme park called The Land of Oz, built on top of one of the United States’ tallest mountain peaks. The park let fans walk Dorothy’s red-heeled footsteps in The Wizard of Oz. 

The theme park in Beech Mountain, in North Carolina, was operational between 1970 and 1980, and allowed visitors to walk the yellow brick road, go up in a hot-air balloon, and meet their favorite movie characters. Unfortunately, the theme park shut down after ten years, owing to the owner Grover Robbins’ untimely death just six months after the park opened, and according to Emerald Mountain broker Cynthia Keller, economic issues.

“Changing times, economics, liabilities, maintenance, and other interests of its owners, along with the lack of change at OZ” all contributed to the closing of the park, Keller wrote. Now, the park is open only one weekend a year in October, making it a modestly popular Halloween destination. It may also be rented for birthday parties, personal tours, and private functions. Other than that, the park is eerily, beautifully deserted.

Photographer Seph Lawless took these haunting photos of the deserted theme park, and it’s easy to see why these photographs may contribute to this theme park’s possible renaissance:

Photographer @seph_lawless shares photos of abandoned ‘Land of Oz’ amusement park in N.C. https://t.co/7W9kB3hbNb pic.twitter.com/SbLgRxbNaX

— fox8news (@fox8news) December 7, 2015

Lawless took the photos for his book Bizarro, a compilation of photographs of abandoned theme parks across the nation. The Land of Oz is particularly striking.

“It sits hidden on top of a mountain, one of the highest mountain peaks in the eastern U.S., so being there was almost like entering another planet,” Lawless said. “It was surreal and completely beautiful.”

It also may see a surge in popularity. Since sharing the photos across his many social media outlets, Lawless has seen his photos go viral, causing the theme park to reopen. Ain’t that the awesome power of the internet?

Lawless shared one of his photos on Instagram, and posted a caption underneath describing the power of photography, and the way viral posts can cause real, substantial effects:

The abandoned Land of Oz is now reopened for Halloween and sold out twice as fast as last year and the Wall Street Journal reported recently it was because my images of this place went viral earlier this year. There are now talks to reopen it more days possible seasonal once again. Pretty cool images alone can do something like that but that’s a sober reminder of how powerful art can be. #CNN #nationalgeographic #nationalcomicbookday #pravana #limecrime #lifeisbeautiful

I, for one, would absolutely love to visit.

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This Gingko Biloba Tree in Rural China is Drawing Crowds From Around the World

There’s a 1,400-year-old gingko biloba tree in rural China, and it looks like it’s raining sunlight.

It’s an ancient tree that adorns the Buddhist temple Gu Guanyin in the city of Xi-an, in central China’s Shaanxi Province. Every autumn, the leaves turn a fiery yellow and fall, creating an ocean of leaves surrounding the tree that is so bright and beautiful, tourists are flocking to the destination.

The photos of the tree are enough to see why it’s so popular. Take a look:

The tree was said to have been planted during China’s Tang Dynasty, which ruled China from 618 to 907. Also known as the maidenhead tree, gingko bilobas are classified as endangered, and are the last species surviving from the division Ginkgophyta. They live for sometimes upwards of 2,000 years, because the species is disease-resistant, has insect-resistant wood, and has the ability to form aerial roots. In fact, the gingko biloba tree is so tough that a few trees even survived the blast of the atom bomb in Hiroshima.

You may know gingko bilobas for their medicinal properties, but if you plant one of these as a shade tree in your yard, every autumn, you’ll be walking on sunshine.

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This Bunker Is More Like An Underground Mansion, Worth $17.5 Million

Back in the 50s and 60s, many Americans lived in constant fear of nuclear attack. If you’ve ever seen the Brendan Fraser movie Blast from the Past, you know exactly what I’m talking about. The threat of nuclear war forced many to make contingency plans, and if you’re now planning for the zombie apocalypse, then this “bunker” may be for you.

In Tift County, Georgia, there exists a two-level underground bunker mansion with 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a exercise room, a movie theater, recreation room, and classroom. It also features three-foot think walls, decontamination showers, and a recently-updated air intake system. It’s also bigger and more gorgeous than your house.

Sitting on 20+ acres, the bunker, which was built in 1969 at the height of Cold War tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States, is made to withstand a 20-kiloton nuclear blast. The listing on Harry Norman Realtors has set the price of this fancy bunker at $17.5 million, making it the perfect escape from zombies, atomic bombs, and maybe even your debt collector.

It really is a beautiful home for the very rich and the very paranoid among us. Take a look:

 

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Cover ‘Vanity Fair Italia’ After Their Film’s Disastrous Opening

Angelina Jolie-Pitt and Brad Pitt may be Hollywood’s most famous power couple, but it looks like that fame may not translate to the silver screen. The couple covered Vanity Fair Italia this month, looking loving and sultry in a black-and-white photograph, wrapped around each other.

Meanwhile, the first film in which they appeared together since Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 has tanked disastrously at the box office.

By The Sea, directed by Jolie and starring the couple, was inspired by a European art house aesthetic and takes an in-depth look at marital dysfunction. Jolie and Pitt star as Vanessa and Roland, a married couple traveling through France in the mid-70s. They befriend a young couple and try to grow closer in their marriage, amid strife.

Despite the mega-popularity of its two stars, By The Sea was a total tank. Poorly reviewed, the film’s release was scaled back to only ten theaters, and made only $95,440. The film reportedly took at least $10 million to make.

Why was this film, which from the looks of it, had all the makings of a moderately successful film (considering its two leads), such a failure? Well, history has shown that films starring long-married or long-established couples tend to flop, possibly because off-screen chemistry doesn’t necessarily translate on screen. Also, the reviews for this film were mixed to negative at best, and the film’s release had to contend with more accessible, popular films. And now, of course, it’s only in ten theaters nationwide.

Even though the film will likely be seen by virtually no one in the States, it’s likely that worldwide, the film will at least break even. In the meantime, we’ve got some beautiful photographs of one of Hollywood’s most infamous couples to feast our eyes upon. Which is the only thing any of us wanted, anyway.

Check out the photos from inside Vanity Fair Italia:

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The Illustrated ‘Home Alone’ Storybook Will Make Your Christmas Even Better

Home Alone is a Christmas classic, and this year, it turns a ripe 25 years old. Every year, millions of people watch Kevin McCallister’s adventures home alone in their homes, and this year, you can experience the story in a whole new way: with a fully illustrated storybook!

The movie, directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes, is receiving a hand-drawn makeover courtesy of Quirk Books. The whole movie is illustrated and highlights some of the best scenes, like when Harry and Marv slip on the ice-encrusted staircase and face-plant right into the snow. Or when Kevin repeatedly puts on aftershave and howls in pain. And who could forget Marv hitting Harry with a crowbar trying to kill the indestructible tarantula?

It’s all here, and more.

The trailer for the book has even drawn a cartoon that brings these illustrations vividly to life. Watch it here: 
Here are some sneak peeks at the pretty art, from some of our favorite scenes in the movie.

Yep, this book is definitely going on my list this year.

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Plot, Character Details Revealed! Plus, What’s Inside That Mysterious Briefcase

This week has been lousy with new information about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new movie franchise written by J.K. Rowling about her magical Wizarding World. Earlier this week, the logo was revealed, as well as the first photos of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the main character.

Every day this week, new information was released that brings us a little bit closer to understanding exactly what this movie is going to be about, and this day is no different. Now, we have character descriptions and some semblance of a plot summary!

According to EW.com, these are the characters’ descriptions and their roles in the film:

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

An eccentric globe-hopping English “magizoologist” wizard who’s far more comfortable around beasts and creatures than he is around other people. Comes to New York on a quest with his case full of magical habitats containing rare and endangered species.

Katherine Waterston as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein

An ambitious worker at the Magical Congress of the United States of America (aka MACUSA, the U.S. version of the Ministry of Magic) who meets Newt. Tina is relegated to an office well below her abilities after she stood up for the wrong person. She longs to fight for what’s right.

Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein

Tina’s younger sister and roommate, a big-hearted free-spirit “legilimens” who can read minds.

Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski

An optimistic No-Maj (aka Muggle) factory worker/aspiring baker who gets introduced to the wizarding world when he meets Newt. Fun fact: He’s the Harry Potter franchise’s first Muggle main character.

Colin Farrell as Graves

A powerful auror and the right-hand man of the American wizarding world’s president.

Samantha Morton as Mary Lou

The narrow-minded leader of the fanatical Second Salemers, a group looking to expose and destroy wizards and witches.

I don’t like the sound of that Mary Lou character…

EW also had some interesting, magical information about what’s really inside Newt Scamander’s musterious briefcase! They wrote:

Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States, more on that here) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK (remember the Salem witch trials?). Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.

That sounds amazing.

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BalmainxHM Collection Sells Out Online in Thirty Minutes—See The Funniest Internet Reactions

Balmain’s collaboration with H&M was highly anticipated, and that’s the understatement of the year. For six months, we’ve waited with bated breaths, while Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid walked the runways in the clothes, while Olivier Rousteing shot a futuristic music video featuring Kendall J and others as robotic dance masters, and while H&M released its “ground rules” for shopping the collection.

Since the collection was only available in select stores in the United States, the best place to shop, for me, was online. In-store, you could only choose 2 styles per customer; online, only one.

There was more. According to Fashionista, the “first 420 shoppers in line for the Balmain x H&M collection will be given a colored bracelet —  there are 14 colors with one for each group of 30 people. Each group will have 15 minutes to shop the collection. After the last group, whatever is left will be available to everyone in the store.”

Both the e-commerce site and the physical stores opened at 8 a.m. EST. Last night, I opened a browser tab to the H&M/Balmain landing page, and set the computer by my bed. At 8 a.m. I was up, on my computer, and furiously refreshing. 

It took me 24 minutes of constant reloading to actually get into the site. The H&M site was so severely overrun with traffic that I was delayed by a precious half hour, the half hour that cost me my clothes. And it took some other people over two hours to get onto the site, according to some exasperated tweets.

When I finally got into the site, I found that most of the products were completely sold out, while others were sold out in sizes 2-8, or 4-6, or had a “coming soon” tag on them. Womp womp.

I had planned on buying at least one piece (and then maybe going back for more?), but alas, all dreams must eventually come to an end.

Meanwhile, elsewhere online, pieces from the collection are already hitting eBay, Poshmark, and other clothing resell sites, for an extreme markup. The black pearl-studded blazer famously worn by Kendall Jenner costs $456 on the H&M site (now sold out) is listed on eBay for $1679.

And it’s not just digital traffic that this collection is receiving. Around the world, eager shoppers have lined up overnight, camping out for the chance to get those 15 minutes of shop time, and leave with two precious items. H&M hasn’t seen this level of madness since last year’s Alexander Wang collection, and it looks like Balmain’s has far surpassed that collection in rabid popularity.

Check out some photos from H&M locations in London, Australia, and elsewhere, and the best internet reactions to the Balmain frenzy!

The queue for #balmainxhm at Oxford Circus #london @hm @Balmain pic.twitter.com/SqgaacNXxb

— Kierra Liew (@KierraLiew) November 4, 2015

Oxford Circus in London was where most of the madness happened:

The BALMAIN X H&M line is madness! Oxford circus at 11.00 am! #balmainxhm #Oxford #London pic.twitter.com/hbGha763Vm — Bobby (@BobbyBreuer) November 5, 2015

These women got into a fight, and the police [...]

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It’s Not as Easy to Be Sexy as It May Seem at First Part 2 ( 21 Photo )

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So Cute! Chris Brown Reunites With Daughter Royalty While On Tour!

This is so cute!

Chris Brown has been busy on tour, and because of some family drama with baby momma Nia Guzman, he's been unable to see or talk to his daughter, Royalty. But that all just changed!

[ Related: Chris Rants Online About His Baby Momma Nia! ]

Breezy finally got some time with his adorable one-year-old daughter on Saturday, and he took to Instagram to celebrate the occasion with a set of adorable pictures!

Ch-ch-check out Chris' mini-family-reunion (below):

Daddy's little girlA photo posted by @chrisbrownofficial on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:24pm PDT

#family VA!!!!!!! A father who taught me to stay focused. A mother who believed in her son. And a daughter that teaches me about life everyday. (DAD???? WHAT ARE THOSE???)A photo posted by @chrisbrownofficial on Aug 22, 2015 at 10:21pm PDT

Awww!!! For as much family drama as has gone on with him and Guzman, at least it's clear to see that Royalty is extremely loved.

[Image via Chris Brown/Instagram.]

Eva Longoria FIRES BACK At Journalist Who Claims She’s Faking Poor Eyesight To Sell Glasses!

Don't you dare say Eva Longoria has 20/20 vision! DON'T YOU DARE!!

Recently, the thespian teamed up with the Australian branch of Specsavers, an optometric company that sells eyeglasses!

The 40-year-old has appeared in the company's ads looking sexy in specs!

[ Related: Eva Longoria Is Starting Her Own Fashion Line! ]

Unfortunately, some people are calling BS on the fact that the sultry Latina actually needs a vision aid!

Journalist Jenna Clarke from the Sydney Morning Herald actually criticized the actress for pretending to have poor eyesight just to sell bifocals!

This did not sit well with the Desperate Housewives star who is defending her right to be a four eyes!

On Monday, Miz Longoria took to Twitter to SLAM the writer for making such accusations!

She wrote:

"If you had done your journalistic duty (it's actually not that hard, a more thorough google job, or one phone call to my camp and they could have provided you any documentation) you would see that I have been wearing READING glasses since May 3, 2013. Long before Specsavers @SpecsaversAustralia called me."

DAMN!

She later explains why one doesn't see many pics of her wearing glasses!

"The reason your lazy journalist research of "googling" didn't turn up more pictures of me on the "red carpet" is because I don't need glasses to see far, only to READ. So unless you are in bed with me at night, or in the morning at my breakfast table reading the morning newspaper, then you probably wont find a "paparazzi" shot of me."'

The fashionista even did the research herself and posted a collage of her looking fierce in frames!

CASE IN POINT!

Being far sighted never seemed so sexy!

[Image via Eva Longoria/Twitter.]

Celebrate Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Memory With These Photos Of Her Through The Years

Although Bobbi Kristina Brown lived a short life, her years were filled with glorious memories.

Many of them were spent with her parents Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

From walking the red carpet, to standing on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans, the 22-year-old had a confidence and grace all her own.

That's why we're taking a look back on her life -- precious time enjoyed with friends and loved ones.

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Bobbi Kristina Brown: Through The Years"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Bobbi Kristina Brown: Through The Years"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Bobbi Kristina Brown: Through The Years"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Bobbi Kristina Brown: Through The Years"

CLICK HERE to view the gallery, "Bobbi Kristina Brown: Through The Years"

[Image via Getty Images.]

Varun Dhawan Hangouts Pictures

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Recently Release Movie ABCD 2 Actor Varun Dhawan Seen at Mumbai’s Red Chilli Office, Now He is Busy in SRK’s “Dilwale” Movie.

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Shilpa Shetty & Raj Kundra Hangouts Pictures

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Shilpa Shetty With her Husband Raj Kundra at Juhu PVR.

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Karina and Karishma Hangouts Pictures

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Bollywood throb Kapoor sisters Karina and Karishma were spotted in London, spending some quality time with their family.

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Kangana Ranaut Hangouts Pictures

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Kangana Ranaut Sleeveless Top With Denim Short With his Family Appeared in a Mumbai Restaurants.

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John Abraham Hangouts Pictures

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John Abraham Bandra area Appeared outside his home with Fan.

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Bollywood Celebs Hangouts Pictures

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Bollywood Celebs Go To Relax And Rejuvenate, Then Have A Look At The Bollywood Celebrities Share Their Favourite Hangouts Pictures.

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Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna Hangouts Pictures

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Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna went on a holiday to Nice for 5 days. Actor posted this picture on his Instagram “And the holiday begins…loving driving around the picturesque Antibes near Nice, great view and even better company

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Akshay Kumar With Nitara Hangouts Pictures

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Akshay Kumar Wanted to Hide Nitara’s Face From Camera.

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Katrina Bowden Beach Bikini Candid Photos In Hawaii


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Katrina Bowden (born September 19, 1988 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.A.) is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006–2013). www.GutterUncensored.com

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Nina Agdal Tiny Bikini Candid Photos Poolside In Miami


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Nina Agdal (born March 26, 1992 in Denmark) is a Danish fashion model. She is one of three models to be featured on the cover of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. www.GutterUncensored.com

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