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5 lies Hollywood taught us about Ebola and disease research 

The current outbreak of Ebola in West Africa continues to worsen. Nearly 700 people have died from the virus across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, including Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor.

Fortunately, the closest many of us will ever come to understanding the spread of hemorrhagic fevers is from Hollywood. Unfortunately, most of those dramatizations propagate entertainment at the expense of reality.

The Ebola crisis doesn’t line up with Hollywood

Hollywood Outbreak:

“Aside from being one of the best performers in the world, Bruno Mars is also a prolific songwriter. Mars writes his own songs, including his latest hit, When I Was Your Man, and has also written for many different artists including Adam LevineTravie McCoy, and Flo Rida.

Mars told us that he takes great pride in his songwriting, and works very hard in every aspect to make the song great”

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Jesse Spencer stars as Lieutenant Matthew Casey on the NBC hit drama, Chicago Fire. Playing a firefighter has made Spencer appreciate firefighters, who sacrifice their lives to save others. His role has really made him pay more attention to those who are first responders, not just in Chicago, but all around the world.

Chicago Fire airs Thursday nights on NBC.


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Many are anticipating the season premiere of the Fox hit series, Bones, which returns for its ninth season on September 16. The end of the season eight finale left fans clambering for answers. We caught up with Bones star David Boreanaz, who gave us a preview of the new season. He told us that Booth is going to be facing a lot of challenges, and Emily Deschanel says it’s going to be an emotional season.

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As many know by now, heartthrob movie star Josh Duhamel and his wife, singer Fergie, are expecting their first child. The couple are elated, and while promoting his latest film, Scenic Route, Duhamel told us that Fergie is doing great, and he can’t wait to meet his son. (Click on the media bar below to hear Josh Duhamel)

Scenic Route can currently be seen on VOD and will open in theaters August 23.

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Later this year, Cumberbatch returns to the big screen as WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who released classified information to the public in the drama The Fifth Estate. The film is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. You can bet there will be a lot of movie award talk for this film, including for Cumberbatch’s performance.

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Movies that don’t exist but should: When a zombie outbreak threatens Hollywood, the world turns to…Bruce Campbell. Horror B-movie actors (all playing exaggerated versions of themselves) are forced to band together against the threat and keep it from spreading outside Southern California. Like Galaxy Quest, but with more zombies.