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Now Trending: Pat Sajak launches unexpected Twitter attack against global-warming advocates

Vanna White, co-host of "Wheel of Fortune", arrives with host Pat Sajak at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the game show in New York, Thursday Sept. 27, 2007

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STORMY WEATHER

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak has surprised many people with his unsolicited social-media critique of global-warming advocates.

The 67-year-old TV veteran raised eyebrows Monday with his abrupt tweet stating, "I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good night."

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The cryptic pronouncement came three days after Sajak tweeted the comment, "Very hot weather: 'We're all going to die!' Very cold weather: 'There's a difference between climate & weather, moron!'"

On Tuesday, Sajak attempted to defuse the controversy with his tweet, "Sometimes it's fun to poke a stick in a hornets' nest just to hear the buzzing."

Although Sajak has always kept his political views away from Wheel of Fortune, he's allegedly a longtime supporter of the Republican party.

Source: Us

SUPPORT SYSTEM

Avril Lavigne has tweeted out her support to former husband Deryck Whibley following his recent hospitalization. The Sum 41 frontman recently spent a month in the hospital after his liver and kidney shut down from years of alcohol abuse. On Tuesday, Lavigne tweeted, "Spoke to @Sum41Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck." Lavigne and Whibley were married from 2006 to 2009. On his personal website, Whibley said that years of "drinking hard" have caused extensive damage to his internal organs and that doctors have warned him that having one more drink could kill him.

Source: Digital Spy

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CASTING NEWS

Don't believe the hype: Jessica Chastain will not be in the second season of HBO's True Detective. In the wake of persistent rumours that the Zero Dark Thirty star would appear in the second season of the acclaimed crime-drama, her reps have told E! News that the actress will definitely not appear in the series. An HBO spokesperson confirmed the news. The first season of True Detective starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two Louisiana detectives tracking a serial killer over a 17-year period.

Source: E!

FAME GAME

Kanye West may have his upcoming wedding to Kim Kardashian on his mind, but he can still spot a pair of fake sneakers bearing his name. The rapper was approached in Paris this week by a fan who asked him to autograph a pair of his Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. As seen in an Instagram video of the encounter, West obligingly signs the footwear, but then tells the fan, "These are not real, though, These are not real. It's fine, though." The West sneakers, also known as "Red Octobers," sold out in minutes when they were first released earlier this year.

Source: Us

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TOO SOON?

Jason Biggs is catching heat for mocking the death of a former reality-show contestant on Twitter. Midway through the season premiere of The Bachelorette on Monday night, the American Pie star went onto Twitter to reference the demise of former contestant Eric Hill, who died in a paragliding accident last month. Biggs' tweet: "Crazy rule change – instead of voting off the contestants, this season The Bachelorette gets to kill them off." By his own admission, Biggs is a longtime fan of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor and routinely comments on both shows on social media.

Source: Huffington Post

DREAM TEAM

Hugh Jackman would love to see his character Wolverine join The Avengers. The Aussie actor said in a recent interview that his claw-fingered superhero, currently on-screen in X-Men: Days of Future Past, would be a natural fit for the squad that includes Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk and Thor. "I would love to see him as part of The Avengers," said Jackman. "Because there's a great dysfunction among that team, and I think Wolverine would fit right into that. He'd like that."

Source: NME

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