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Sandusky’s son pleads guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse

A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex, CNN reported.

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Jeffrey Sandusky's plea deal comes a week before his trial was slated to begin on the charges, and nearly six years after his father was arrested in a child molestation case. Sandusky, 41, pleaded guilty to all 14 counts, including solicitation of statutory sexual assault and solicitation of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, the Centre County district attorney’s office said.

The counts included soliciting sex from a child younger than 16 and soliciting child pornography, CNN reported. According to the district attorney's office, Sandusky will become a Tier III sex offender, the highest level in Pennsylvania.

As part of the plea deal, Sandusky will spend up to six years in state prison, but the judge could impose as much as eight years. The plea deal comes nearly six years after his father was arrested in a child molestation case that shook Penn State.

Both victims said Sandusky tried to use different excuses to try to get them to participate, including saying that he "had studied medicine," CNN reported.

"This outcome also ensures the victims need not suffer the trauma and re-victimization of testifying at trial and importantly, the defendant will have to comply with strict sex offender registration requirements for the remainder of his life," District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said.

Sandusky's defense attorney could not be reached for comment, CNN reported.

Oreo to unveil candy canes for Christmas

It is still six months until Christmas, but Oreo cookies could be part of your holiday tree decorations.

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The cookie maker is unveiling candy canes for Christmas, Country Living reported.

The Candy Hunting Instagram account revealed that Oreo Cookies & Creme Candy Canes will be available in time for Christmas. However, Nabisco, the parent company for Oreo, has not confirmed the product’s release.

Candy Hunting conceded in its post that “I highly doubt these will taste like Oreos, but hey, why not brand everything with Oreo to boost sales?”

KFC debuts romance novel for Mother’s Day

When it comes to a love story, Colonel Sanders might just have a leg up on the competition.

Or a wing. Or even a thigh. 

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KFC is touting the Colonel as a dignified hero with his silver mane and distinctive goatee in its first foray into romantic literature. Sanders becomes “a handsome sailor with a mysterious past” in “Tender Wings of Desire,” USA Today reported.

The fast-food fried-chicken chain is offering the novella as a Mother’s Day promotion. The book can be downloaded for free from Amazon, and 100 Facebook users will be offered a hardback copy, USA Today reported.

“The only thing better than being swept away by the deliciousness of our Extra Crispy Chicken is being swept away by Harland Sanders himself,” said George Felix, KFC’s United States advertising director. “So this Mother’s Day, the bucket of chicken I get for my wife will come with a side of steamy romance novel.”

While KFC touts its chicken as finger-lickin’ good, the company is approaching its book tastefully. The book will mirror the prudish era of Victorian England, USA Today reported. Madeline Parker is a bored housewife who is trying to escape her loveless marriage at stately Parker Manor.

As one might expect, the Colonel delivers, sweeping Madeline off her feet. The chicken might be fried or even extra crispy, but KFC is hinting that the passion between Sanders and Madeline Parker will be steamy.

Rob Lowe debuts as KFC’s newest colonel Sunday

Meet the new KFC colonel — actor Rob Lowe.

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The actor has played many roles through the years — as Sam Seaborn in “The West Wing” and Chris Traeger in “Parks and Recreation,” for example — but the former Brat Pack member who also starred in “St. Elmo’s Fire” is branching out into fast food.

Lowe will portray Colonel Harland Sanders beginning Sunday, donning the colonel’s white suit, black string tie and trademark goatee — but he also will be wearing a space suit, USA Today reported.

Lowe, 53, will be promoting KFC’s Zinger chicken sandwich, the restaurant chain announced Friday.

“My grandfather was the head of the Ohio chapter of the National Restaurant Association in the 1960s and took me to meet Colonel Harland Sanders when I was a kid,” Lowe told USA Today. “It was a big deal. I thought this would be a nice homage to both Colonel Sanders and to my grandfather.”

Among the other seven celebrities who have portrayed the founder of the Finger Lickin’ Good chicken are Darrell Hammond, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and actors George Hamilton and Billy Zane.

Lowe, 53, has previously done commercials for DIRECTV.

The spicy Zinger sandwich will debut Monday in the United States after a 33-year stint overseas, KFC said. In a video promoting the sandwich, Lowe steps to the podium in his space suit and proclaims that “The time has come to explore beyond our known horizons.”

Lowe ends the video by asking, “Can you actually launch KFC’s world-famous Zinger chicken sandwich into space?”

His answer? “We certainly hope so. Our entire marketing campaign depends on it.

“But when we succeed, we will lick our fingers. We will lick our fingers good.”

Jack Daniel’s introduces coffee product

Millions of people sip Jack Daniel's. Now, the makers of the Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey product want you to sip in the morning.

 

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But not whiskey — coffee.

 

The Lynchburg, Tennessee, distillery announced a partnership with World of Coffee to release Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey Coffee. On its website, Jack Daniel’s notes that the coffee will be available in an 8.8-ounce collectible tin for $21.95 and a 1.5-ounce bag for $6.95. The coffee can only be bought at the distillery’s online store or in person at the Lynchburg Hardware & General Store in the downtown square.

 

The coffee, dubbed as “100 percent Arabica,” will be ground and available in regular and decaffeinated brands. While the coffee will be "infused" with the whiskey, the drink will be non-alcoholic.

 

Jack Daniel's has produced "gourmet" coffee in 1.5-ounce bags in the past, but the venture with World of Coffee represents a more mainstream push.

 

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TV viewers can change channels with Harry Potter remote

The narrator for the 1960s television show “The Outer Limits” warned viewers that “We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical.”

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More than 50 years later, television viewers can control their channels with the Harry Potter Remote Control Wand. It’s not an Accio, or summoning charm, but the wand does the work of a remote.

This new piece of electronic wizardry is being sold on Amazon through the Noble Collection. It offers nine different commands, including “Flick Up,” “Flick Down” and the “Big Swish” to control a television or other electronic device. The wand is set up to act as your remote for any infrared remote device, including Blu-ray and DVD players, and PlayStation and Xbox console.

The wand lists for $49 on Amazon.

New device lets parents hold smartphone, feed baby simultaneously

For parents of newborn babies that need to multitask, a new device could be the answer to their problems.

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Swipe&Feed is a smartphone and baby bottle accessory. It was invented by Tim Causa of Reston, Virginia, who was trying to figure out a way to catch up on work while feeding his son, Jack. The infant had acid reflux issues and had to take a bottle every hour, Causa told WTVM.

"For 25 minutes at a time, I was in a dark, quiet room feeding my son. It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone," Causa told WTVM. "I searched online for solutions, but nothing was on the market. That's when I decided to seize the opportunity and solve the problem myself."

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Causa said the device will fit iPhone 6, 6s or the new iPhone 7 without a case, in addition to most Android devices. The device also fits most baby bottle sizes. 

Pre-orders are available via their website and on a Kickstarter page. 

Causa appeared on the “Today” show on Wednesday and noted afterward on his Facebook page that the Kickstarter goal already has passed 50 percent with 18 days remaining.

“It's hard to believe that an idea I had a year ago has progressed from a rough prototype to a professionally engineered, patent pending product that has now been featured on the ‘Today’ show,” he wrote.

Causa told WTVM that there has been some backlash on social media about his device impeding on the quality bonding time between a parent and child.

"Quite frankly, since I used it at night, I don't think much bonding time is being missed out on during those dark-room-3 a.m, bottle feedings,” he told the station via email. “I think the most disturbing aspect is how quickly people forget that parenting is tough, and shaming a parent who is doing their best and occasionally needs to find a break is terrible.

"We expected some backlash — the internet is full of warriors without a cause, but I'm hoping that my product would provide a solution to working parents like us who are just trying to do their best."

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Watch: Pizza Hut delivers holiday flash mob with pizza

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There’s been much buzz about Pizza Hut’s Triple Treat Box, a sliding, trilevel, holiday-themed box with two pizzas, an order of breadsticks or flavor sticks and a specialty dessert.

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The product, which debuted in the Middle East in April, was brought to the U.S. at the beginning of November to the delight of many American customers.

To celebrate the product's arrival in the U.S., the restaurant chain surprised a few families in Orem, Utah with a special delivery. 

What the families expected to be routine pizza deliveries, quickly turned into holiday flash-mob extravaganzas.

“Rather than being greeted by a typical pizza delivery driver, these families were treated to a flash mob in their very own front yard, complete with holiday carolers, a live handbell performance, two full choirs, a big brass band and an electric guitar solo, all resulting in one absolutely epic holiday pizza delivery,” a Pizza Hut representative told News965.

Watch the video below.

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'Creepy' Bloomingdale's holiday ad goes viral

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Another holiday promotion has offended customers on the web.

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A recently published Bloomingdale's holiday advertisement has gone viral on social media, with people calling out the company for encouraging date rape.

The ad shows a woman laughing with her head turned away as a man stares at her. In between the man and woman there is text that reads: “Spike your best friend’s eggnog when they’re not looking.”

People have posted the ad to Facebook and Twitter, with many writing negatives comments on how it is “inappropriate,” “creepy,” and is in “poor taste,” The Wall Street Journal reports. The ad has received more than 3,000 comments on social media. 

The company has since issued a statement that reads, “In reflection of recent feedback, the copy we used in our current catalog was inappropriate and in poor taste. Bloomingdale’s sincerely apologizes for this error in judgment.”

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Lucky Charms to release marshmallow-only boxes

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Everyone knows someone who scours a load of Lucky Charms cereal for just the marshmallows. Maybe that someone is you. Well, marshmallow lovers rejoice. Lucky Charms has announced they’ll release boxes with only the signature colored sweets.

But there will only be 10 boxes.

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In an effort to cater to requests of marshmallow-crazed fans, General Mills launched the sweepstakes Wednesday and the contest will run until Sunday, Oct. 18.

To win a box of Marshmallow Only Lucky Charms, contestants must snap a photo of themselves holding an imaginary box of Lucky Charms and post the picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #Lucky10Sweepstakes.

To help inspire creativity, the “unicorn of the cereal world” has teamed up with rapper Biz Markie.

In a remastered version of "Just a Friend," Markie sings this hook:

"Oh baby you want marshmallow only, but you see there's only ten, with the hashtag lucky 10, just strike a pose, and send us your selfie, with an imaginary box, and you could win a box." 

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