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July 20, 2014

A Vermont company has created a $75 novelty toaster that allows narcissistic individuals to burn their selfies onto their morning slice of toast. "Yes, you don't have to be famous or Jesus to have your face on toast," said Galen Dively, president of Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. "We are creating a whole new market." The Week Staff

11:14 a.m. ET
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Drake has been crushing on Rihanna since the two were first spotted together in a bowling alley seven years ago. Now, according to an anonymous source that spoke with People, Drizzy and RiRi are apparently "secretly dating" — and have been for months.

Of course, the couple is famously on-again off-again, so who can really keep track? We tried, using seven years' worth of Drake's lovesick lyrics. Jeva Lange

"Fireworks" (2010)
Who coulda predicted Lucky Strike would have you stuck with me?
What happened between us that night, it always seems to trouble me

"Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge is a popular bowling alley/nightclub in New York — it is also the first place Drake and Rihanna were ever spotted together." [Genius]

"Made Men" (2011)
One of my baddest women ever, I call her Rihanna
But that's 'cause her name is Rihanna

"Remember, back in June Drizzy confessed that Rihanna left him high and dry after a brief fling. Well, since then they've collaborated on her No. 1 single 'What's My Name?,' and apparently everything's on the up and up." [Entertainment Weekly]

"No Lie" (2012)
Chances are it's what's her name
Chances are, if she was acting up
Then I f----d her once and never f----d again
She could have a Grammy, I still treat her ass like a nominee

"The 'No Lie' verse refers to a female Grammy winner, with Rihanna already having five of the awards to her name, and also seems to refer to Rihanna and Drake's 2011 collaboration 'What's My Name?'" [Capital FM]

"5 AM in Toronto" (2013)
I mean, where you think she at when she ain't with ya?
Wildin', doin' shit that's way out of your budget

"Lines like 'Where you think she at when she ain't with ya?' fuel speculation that the Toronto MC is taking shots at the once-rumored love triangle between him, Chris Brown, and Rihanna." [MTV]

"Views From the 6" (2014)
You must remember wakin' up in Paris with the blunt
You must remember f---in' me like anytime you want
What made us wanna act like we were married for two weeks?
Now we back in California, we don't even speak

"RiRi showed up to L'Avenue, one of Paris' most famous celebrity hotspots, on 23rd of February, to have dinner with her back then on-and-off boyfriend, Drake." [Genius]

"My Side" (2015)
Why you never come to where I'm staying?
Always hiding out in your New York condo
Why you never come to where I'm staying?
If anybody knows, girl, you know I know

"Not only does that Bad Gal live in New York (and probably one of the few people able to afford a condo in NYC), but she and Drake attempted a relationship multiple times and couldn't make it work." [Celebuzz]

"Hype" (2016)
You cannot be here right next to me
Don't you see Riri right next to me?

"Following the release of 'Hype,' the Twitterverse exploded with speculation that Drake is confirming his rumored romance with Rihanna." [ET Online]

10:34 a.m. ET
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Donald Trump downplayed evidence of his early support for the war in Iraq — an invasion he has insisted throughout his campaign that he opposed from the get-go — when confronted by Fox News' Bret Baier on Thursday evening.

After Trump mentioned his criticism of the war, Baier pointed out that during an interview with Howard Stern in 2002, Trump answered, "Yeah, I guess" when asked whether he backed the invasion. Trump's account to Baier was a little different: "I'm talking to Howard Stern, weeks before, the first time anybody had ever asked," he said, "and don't forget, I was a civilian. The first time anyone ever asked me about the war, about should we go in, because it was a question, are we going in? And I said very weakly, well, blah, blah, blah, yes, I guess."

Baier then recalled Trump's declaration of the war as "a tremendous success from a military standpoint" on its very first day. "What I said is it was a success, because they thought it was a success," Trump countered, before insisting again, contrary to the available reports, that he opposed the invasion before it happened.

But hey, if Trump doesn't want to dwell on his Iraq record, perhaps the real story here is that The Donald said he did something "weakly." Bonnie Kristian

10:15 a.m. ET

If you're not watching the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs, well, you should be. The powerhouse franchises of late have already been knocked out of the running, so the race for the Cup from here on out is between a bunch of scrappy teams who haven't touched it in a while. And if you're inexplicably unimpressed by incredible feats of dexterity and grace alone — while balancing on ice with knives strapped to your shoes, mind you — well, just check out the ecstasy in this photo of the Nashville Predators bench, after the team outlasted the San Jose Sharks in triple-overtime to even their second round series at two games apiece:

Convinced? Good. The Sharks host the Predators on Saturday for Game 5, and you can check out the rest of the Stanley Cup schedule here. Kimberly Alters

10:10 a.m. ET
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Does the long road to November stretch out before you like a dry and dusty wilderness of endless horse-race polls and infinite hypothetical delegate counts?

HBO CEO Richard Plepler is here with a balm for your weary soul: Jon Stewart might be back on TV before the election. Plepler said he is "hopeful" that the former Daily Show host, who signed a deal with HBO this past fall, would be installed in a new show within the next few months.

And when Stewart's new show does happen, Plepler added, the network will give him significant latitude to play with the format. "It is a perfect example of bringing a remarkable original voice into the house, giving a new opportunity of expression to that original voice and saying, 'We now have the flexibility to let you paint however you want to,'" he explained. "My hunch is it will evolve over time." Bonnie Kristian

9:49 a.m. ET
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Donald Trump's spokesperson Katrina Pierson thinks that if House Speaker Paul Ryan can't get behind Trump as the Republican Party's presumptive nominee, then he shouldn't be speaker at all. Even if Ryan doesn't like Trump, Pierson said, he should at least align his actions with all his calls to "bring unity."

Pierson's comments came during a Friday morning interview with CNN's John Berman, who asked her whether Ryan is "still fit to be speaker" if he doesn't jump on the Trump train. "No, because this is about the party," Pierson said. On Thursday, Ryan declined to endorse Trump, saying he was "just not ready to do that at this point."

"We were told to hold our noses and vote for the sake of the party," Pierson said. "These same people are now telling us that because their guy didn't want to win, they want to hurt the party. If you can't hold yourself to the standard that you're holding everyone else, the problem is with you."

Watch Pierson's full takedown of Ryan here. Becca Stanek

9:14 a.m. ET
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Nearly half of likely Hillary Clinton voters say they are only supporting her to keep Donald Trump out of the White House — but before Trump backers start cackling, they ought to keep in mind that they're in the same boat. Nearly half of Trump supporters are only backing the Republican candidate in order to keep Clinton out of office.

The uninspiring situation was discovered in a new Reuters/Ipsos survey that claims many voters this election season are only going to the ballot boxes to keep the opposition out of the White House, rather than to get their candidate in. With Trump supporters, a whole 47 percent are voting just to keep Clinton out; by comparison, only 43 percent are voting for Trump because they like his political positions, and only 6 percent because they like Trump personally.

Among likely Clinton voters, 46 percent are voting for her just to keep Trump out of office, with 40 percent backing her because they like her politics and 11 percent because they like her personally.

The results come from likely voters who were interviewed online between April 29 and May 5, with the margin of error for Trump supporters being plus or minus 5.3 and for Clinton supporters, plus or minus 4.7. Jeva Lange

9:04 a.m. ET
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In an interview Friday with Fox & Friends, Donald Trump shut down Ben Carson's suggestion that he would consider a Democrat or an independent to join his presidential ticket. "I would rule him out. Or her out," the presumptive Republican nominee said, denying Carson's comment to The Wall Street Journal Thursday that they were considering people who "are Americans," rather than just Republicans.

"I want to have a great ticket," Trump said. "The Democrats have been in there a long time, the economy is terrible. The real unemployment rate is probably 20 percent. Jobs are leaving. Look at Carrier, look at so many companies. They're leaving."

Instead, Trump says, he is "going to pick a great Republican" to sail towards a "tremendous victory" with him. "We're going to win," he said.

Watch the exchange below. Becca Stanek

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