Author - Jude Abraham

I am a New Zealand ex-pat currently residing in the Middle East. I like to dabble in a bit of everything, as I am a firm believer in the phrase "variety is the spice of life". I have a professional background in digital and content marketing working in both large corporations as well as local startups. I used to be an amateur musician, and also played sports competitively at high school level. I follow most major sports with a special love for Football (Soccer). I get easily hooked into TV shows, and have a soft spot for science-fiction movies. I am always on the lookout for the coolest gadgets and gizmos because I like to keep things simple (or maybe it's because I am lazy, go figure). In my spare time I travel and collect artifacts and memorabilia from the places I visit. I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and fortunate to be a parent. My writing at TooCool2BeTrue reflects my many areas of interest.

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Black Friday Horror Stories Hall of Fame

Ah, Black Friday. The day we’ve been waiting for all year round is almost upon us again!

The fourth Thursday of November has practically become a religious holiday celebrating the American sacrament of shopping since it all started in 1952. Lately, though, hysteria has become a regular occurrence during those sweet, sweet sales. Black Friday is literally killing people!

Black Friday Death Count?

Sound extreme? A website called Black Friday Death Count now keeps track of fatalities and injuries, and it’s pretty crazy that this needs to be documented!

We’ve tracked down some of the freakiest Black Friday moments of mayhem for you to ponder this shopping season. Along the way, we will take a look at some “Cyber Monday” fails, too! Should the electronic version replace the real-life madness?

Let’s take a closer look before it’s too late:

Ah, Black Friday. The day we’ve been waiting for all year round is almost upon us again!
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The Best ’70s One-Hit Wonders: See Them Today

They had their 15 minutes of fame, but for some reason, it ended. But before it ended, we danced, ran, went crazy and were full of joy every time we heard these songs. You’d be surprised to see these one hit wonder singers now.

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

There is no way in hell you’d have danced to this song before. It is impossible, and I am very sure of that.  However, the Wild Cherry was a struggling hard-rockin’ band that was looking for a big break before rising to the top of the musical charts in 1976 and making fans dance to their tunes.

Keep on to see more one-hit wonders:

They had their 15 minutes of fame, but for some reason, it ended. But before it ended, we danced, ran, went crazy and were full of joy every time we heard these songs. You’d be surprised to see these one hit wonder singers now.
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Our Favorite Interracial Celebrity Couples

True love can come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Cross-cultural couples have become more common as racial barriers have broken down and age-old taboos left to the history books. Hollywood, to its credit, has played its part in leading the way in this regard. So, here we celebrate celebrity interracial couples who embody the true meaning of love being (color) blind.

George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin

It took human rights lawyer, Lebanese-British Amal Alamuddin, for Academy Award-winning actor, George Clooney, to call time on his bachelorhood. After several high profile relationships, Clooney wed Alamuddin in September 2014. The couple first met at a 2013 charity event, where the elusive Clooney was immediately smitten.

Clooney popped the question, after just months of dating, with the couple marrying just a few months later the very same year. In June 2017, the couple welcomed twins named Ella and Alexander. Prior to the birth of their children, Clooney said, “It’s going to be an adventure … We’ve sort of embraced it all … with arms wide open.”

See other Hollywood mixed couples:

True love can come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Cross-cultural couples have become more common as racial barriers have broken down and age-old taboos left to the history books. Hollywood, to its credit, has played its part in leading the way in this...

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The Greatest Celebrity Halloween Costumes Of All Time

For celebs, Halloween is a chance for them to get away from playing scripted characters and show their unique personalities! Glamming it up at ritzy parties in creative camouflage is also a very satisfying way to hide from the paparazzi. See who did it best…

Kylie Jenner as Marilyn Monroe

“MARILYN MONROE ?” captioned Kylie Jenner with this all-out costume posted on her Instagram page.

From a new spread for V Magazine, Jenner transformed into Marilyn Monroe, recreating the late star’s iconic “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” video.

Let’s take a peek, shall we?

For celebs, Halloween is a chance for them to get away from playing scripted characters and show their unique personalities! Glamming it up at ritzy parties in creative camouflage is also a very satisfying way to hide from the paparazzi. See who did it...

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The World’s Most Scary & Amazing Bridges

It’s better to build bridges, not walls as they say, and we couldn’t agree more. There are countless bridges the world over and some are certainly better constructed than others as we’ll see. These structures can be hand-made, machine constructed or naturally crafted.

The World Is A Narrow Bridge

They hover over all kinds of physical obstacles and elements while seemingly withstanding all weather conditions.

Join us as we look at the most spectacular bridges from around the world.

See the world’s most spectacular bridges:

It’s better to build bridges, not walls as they say, and we couldn’t agree more. There are countless bridges the world over and some are certainly better constructed than others as we’ll see. These structures can be hand-made, machine...

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Creepiest Celeb Doppelgängers Ever

What is a doppelgänger? A doppelgänger is a German word which has entered the English language and means a non-biologically related look-alike or double of a living person. The word literally translates to “double-goer”.

After seeing these celebrity photos you will be asking yourself if you too have a doppelgänger of your own. In the small world of celebrities, finding a lookalike seems to be easier than one would think. Not only do many of these celebrities share similar faces, but also heights and body proportions. It seems finding your lookalike isn’t limited to geographical location as several of these famous names cross borders, continents and even racial and language barriers.

David Schwimmer & Shoplifter

A few weeks ago a shoplifter got caught on CCTV in Blackpool, England. The internet went wild with the police footage of… David Schwimmer shoplifting! The guy was seen carrying a box of beers right in front of the security camera. Not so smart if you ask the average Joe. But when you think about it, if you look like someone else, why would you care if you’re on the internet?!

Click next to see even more famous celebrity doppelgängers:

What is a doppelgänger? A doppelgänger is a German word which has entered the English language and means a non-biologically related look-alike or double of a living person. The word literally translates to “double-goer”.
After seeing these celebrity...

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Epic T-Shirt Slogans – Let Your Tees Do All The Talking

We are showing off our goofy side and showing the world how hilarious we are. Our shirts do the job. Thumbs up if you would definitely wear a hilarious tee; and if you don’t, these ones would surely make you change your mind. “Normal people” and celebrities alike – funny t-shirts!

Husband Of…

Remember this t-shirt? Gal Gadot was snapped sitting next to her husband, Yaron Varsano, who had a super t-shirt on.

You can’t help but love this tee. The couple, have been together for over a decade and tied the knot back in September 2008. They have two daughters — Alma, and Maya.

We are showing off our goofy side and showing the world how hilarious we are. Our shirts do the job. Thumbs up if you would definitely wear a hilarious tee; and if you don’t, these ones would surely make you change your mind. “Normal people” and...

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Put Your Name on Mars 2020 Rover!

NASA is giving people of every age and nationality the opportunity to have their names etched into its upcoming Mars 2020 rover which is set to launch on its expedition to the red planet next year.

All you have to do to be one of the lucky names heading to Mars is fill out the online form on NASA’s website before September 30. Once every name is submitted, NASA will have the scientists at the Microdevices Laboratory at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California use a beam of electrons to etch every one of them into a silicon chip.

The lines of text will be smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair, allowing over one million names to be carved into one single chip the size of a penny.

Most likely, NASA will end up having to use more than one chip, considering the 2.4 million people who submitted their names to be written on Mars’s InSight lander last November. This chip (or chips) will be fitted onto the rover underneath a glass cover.

Get a boarding pass to Mars

Those who submit their names will also receive “frequent flyer” points along with a souvenir “boarding pass to Mars” as part of NASA’s public engagement campaign to highlight missions related to the space agency’s exploration plans for the moon and Mars.

Every time you participate in a flight, you will be awarded miles, and as they accumulate, you can use these miles to download mission patches. For instance, those who had their names etched on the InSight lander earned about 300 million frequent flyer miles as that is the distance it traveled to get to Mars.

“This opportunity provides an incredible way for every person, in every nation around the world, to be part of this experience and to see their own names written among the stars,” Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, told Newsweek.

This newest mission is meant to gather data on Mars’s climate and geology, search for signs of past microbial life and collect samples to bring back to earth. The 2,300-pound rover is scheduled to launch as soon as June in 2020 with the projected landing date being around February 2021.

“It’s an exciting time for NASA, as we embark on this voyage to answer profound questions about our neighboring planet and even the origins of life itself,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington, in a statement. “As we get ready to launch this historic Mars mission, we want everyone to share in this journey of exploration.”

NASA’s long-term mission is to return humans to the moon in 2024 and to have them on the red planet in the 2030s. This 2020 mission is just one step towards the feats they are hoping to accomplish in the future.

NASA is giving people of every age and nationality the opportunity to have their names etched into its upcoming Mars 2020 rover which is set to launch on its expedition to the red planet next year.

All you have to do to be one of the lucky names heading to...

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Celebrities Who Hilariously Trolled Their Fans

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically be better at it than the rest of us.

Fortunately, some indeed do deliver on this promise in leaps and bounds as we’ll see. With the constant attention many film and television stars receive from the paparazzi, they have plenty of opportunities to practice their craft on the unsuspecting public.

Danny DeVito

A fan of Danny DeVito decided to take a cardboard cut-out of the veteran actor to her prom. We’re not getting into the details of why she thought this would be a good idea, only that she did it. The flower and the tie really bring it life, huh?

Trolling truly is an art form. Like any form of performance, a troll must stay in character throughout the charade until they reach their desired reaction from their intended audience. Celebrities who make livings entertaining audiences should theoretically...

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Extravagant Birthday Bashes Only Celebrities Can Afford

Anyone of these birthday parties would be welcome at my home. Any! So while you’re planning your next Bday party, take a breathtaking look at these outrageous celebrity birthday bashes.

Justin Bieber’s 21st

A 21st birthday is always a big deal, after all, it is the day you are legally able to drink! But when you are already a multi-million-dollar star like Bieber, you go all out. In 2015 to celebrate his 21st he popped champagne on a private island.

Click next to be blown away by more parties

Anyone of these birthday parties would be welcome at my home. Any! So while you’re planning your next Bday party, take a breathtaking look at these outrageous celebrity birthday bashes.
Justin Bieber’s 21st

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A “Host-less” Oscar? Academy Awards To Forego Host

The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.

In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy Awards will instead select a A-Listers to introduce various segments instead of relying on a marquee name to kick things off with a monologue.

Variety reports: “The producers and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, are scrambling to line up top talent needed to carry the telecast, which is just six weeks from airing live — on Feb. 24 — from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Hand-wringing at the Academy has been palpable.”

“The people who produce that show are hogtied by the Academy, who as a group are not willing to change very much. It’s hard to know how anyone in my community can really contribute,” one prolific awards show and live events producer told Variety, speaking on condition of anonymity.

This comes after original host Kevin Hart, dropped out within hours of being selected when he refused to apologize for decade-old remarks about homosexuals which resurfaced on Twitter.

Initially, the comedian was defiant. “I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I moved on, and I’m in a completely different space in my life,” Hart said in a video on Instagram in the aftermath. “I’m going to be me; I’m going to stand my ground.”

He later quit that same day, apologizing for his past remarks, “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” he wrote on Twitter. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”

However, since a polarizing appearance on the talk show Ellen, Hart has continued to double down on his unwillingness to engage in dialogue with a critical LGBTQ community. “I’m not hosting the Oscars this year,” said Hart during a Wednesday sit-down on Good Morning America. When asked if he will host in the future he said, “It’s hard to predict what can happen.”

The show’s producers are said to be moving forward with a broadcast which will instead feature “starry skits and play up a high-profile year for music in film, thanks to likely nominees Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, and Kendrick Lamar”, one individual involved with the show said.

“Why not give it a shot? Things are so polarized anyway, any host that says anything will be analyzed to death,” suggested media consultant Brad Adgate. “No host might be an experiment, and, let’s face it, the days of Bob Hope and Billy Crystal hosting are over.”

The last time the ceremony had no host was during the 61st Academy Awards in March 1989, which began with a universally parodied musical segment starring Rob Lowe and Snow White which was watched by 42.6 million people when it aired.

Last year’s show’s ratings delivered an all-time low, with a drop of nearly 19% year over year to 26.5 million viewers. The academy is currently locked into a broadcasting deal with ABC until 2028 and faces ratings and financial pressures which also includes its long-anticipated $388 million museum, set to open in late 2019.

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The 2019 Academy Awards will forgo a proper host for the first time in 30 years, according to reports.
In one of the most radical changes in the awards show’s history, the Oscars will be without a host. For the first time in three decades, the Academy...

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Golden Globes 2019: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Wins ‘Best Drama’

“Bohemian Rhapsody” won best drama, and its star, Rami Malek, won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday night; “Green Book” took home three awards, including best movie, musical or comedy; and Glenn Close won best actress in a drama, an award many expected to go to Lady Gaga.

TV stars Sandra Oh (from BBC America’s “Killing Eve”) and Andy Samberg (NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) delivered capably, albeit unspectacularly, as co-hosts. Overall, the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC lacked the boozy, loosey-goosey tension of its renowned past with a sense of artificially overcompensating a corrective course on diversity and equal rights.

It was a night of major upsets in Los Angeles, where “Green Book”, considered a divisive road movie about race relations, emerged as the biggest winner at the 76th Gold Globe Awards on Sunday, as it took home three trophies, including best comedy. “Bohemian Rhapsody” was named best drama, leaving “A Star Is Born”, the expected front-runner, with only the Globe for best song.

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the blockbuster Freddie Mercury biopic, also won two Globes, with Rami Malek beating Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) for best actor. “Thank you for your courage in embracing your true self,” Graham King, a “Bohemian Rhapsody” producer, said of Mercury in collecting the best drama Globe.

“We’re still living in divided times,” said Peter Farrelly, who directed “Green Book”. “This story, when I heard it, gave me hope.” “Green Book” also won best screenplay and best supporting actor, which went to Ahershala Ali, who plays an erudite pianist in the film.

Among other upsets, veteran actress Glenn Close beat out favorite Lady Gaga for best actress. Gaga was expected to win for “A Star Is Born”, however, Close won the gong. A shocked Close, who won for “The Wife”, used the platform to tell women, “We have to find personal fulfillment.” Actresses in the ballroom subsequently jumped to their feet. “We have to follow our dreams.”

Olivia Colman won best actress in a comedy or musical for her work in “The Favourite,” a pitch-black comedy about royal schemers. Best actor in a comedy or musical went to Christian Bale, who portrayed the former vice president Dick Cheney in “Vice”. “Thank you, Satan, for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,” Bale said in accepting the award.

The best actor in a TV drama award went to Richard Madden, star of Netflix’s action-packed counterterrorism thriller, “Bodyguard”. For TV comedies, Rachel Brosnahan won best actress for Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, and Michael Douglas won best actor for Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method”.

In the television categories, Golden Globes went to FX’s “The Americans” (best drama); Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” (best comedy); and FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (best limited series).

Jeff Bridges collected the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in film, and Carol Burnett accepted a new award, named after her, for career achievement in television.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group behind the awards has with a long history of voting idiosyncrasies, perhaps due to the fact it has only 88 people who cast ballots for the awards. The full list of winners can be seen here.

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“Bohemian Rhapsody” won best drama, and its star, Rami Malek, won best actor at the Golden Globes on Sunday night; “Green Book” took home three awards, including best movie, musical or comedy; and Glenn Close won best actress in a drama, an award many...