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South Korea’s version of the KFC Double Down—boldly called the “Zinger Double Down King”—has just upped the ante of all meat-only sandwiches. It’s a culinary creation so audaciously meated, even Ron Swanson would shudder at the prospect of consumption. Unlike the timid American version of the deep fried sandwich, that merely puts bacon and cheese between two chicken cutlets, the Zinger straight-up crammed a hamburger into the mix. The 750-calorie creation will only set you back $7, so yeah, it’s totally worth the trip ... Discuss

The entertainment industry giant NBCUniversal has agreed to pay $6.4 million as part of a settlement with thousands of former unpaid interns. According to THR, the suit, which was brought by several former interns that worked on shows like Saturday Night Live, claims that they were denied “minimum wage salary, overtime pay, social security contributions and unemployment insurance” and that NBC was violating labor laws. Each of the interns is entitled to about $500 as part of the settlement. The pay out may just be one of many in the industry. Sony, Warner, Viacom and Fox are all facing lawsuits related to internships ... Discuss

Steve Carell has signed on to star in a new sci-fi comedy from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, the guy behind trippy dramedies including Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In I.Q. 83, based on a 1978 novel, much of the population suffers from a disease that causes their I.Q.’s to plummet dramatically. From Deadline: “It becomes a race against time as the scientist [Carell] struggles for a cure, even as he feels himself growing dumber” ... Discuss

Shia LaBeouf, as we know, has had an interesting year. He's fielded plagiarism accusations, worn weird masks to premieres, done some "art" and spent a bit of time in rehab. He is also, in spite of all that, an undeniably gifted actor whose latest movie, Fury, is genuinely terrific. And now, according to Interview Magazine, he's become a Christian and he is not making any bones about what kind of Christian he is:

I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing bulls**t way — in a very real way ...I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. And you can’t identify unless you’re really going through it.

He went on to say that his conversion has been “a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control" that he experienced while making Fury. He had conversations with co-star Brad Pitt (who was raised as a Christian) and director David Ayer (who still is one) and made his decision. “But these two diametrically opposed positions both lead to the same spot," he says. "And I really looked up to both men" ... Discuss

New Zealand Air spared no expense in their latest Lord of the Rings-inspired in-flight safety video, incorporating some of the actual stars of the franchise. Seeing the video on a real airplane would almost be worth the price of the trip to hike the actual path to Mordor ... Discuss

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