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Here are a few things from news, entertainment, sports and popular culture that we’ve been talking about lately.

• A linebacker with the Tampa Breeze of the Lingerie Football League sues her ex-boyfriend for allegedly posting nude photos of her. And a whole new kind of fantasy football league is born.

• The Smurfette Collection, a line of cosmetics based on the cartoon character, includes “mood swing lip gloss” that turns varying shades of “Smurf-berry Pink” depending upon the wearer’s emotional state. Not like the bright red lipstick that hussy Strawberry Shortcake always wears.

• The R-J’s Norm Clarke reports that the lousy economy has brought record numbers of strippers to Las Vegas. Finally, an economic index we’re interested in following.

• A study indicates that teenagers who take abstinence pledges not only are as likely to have premarital sex as those who don’t, but are less likely to use condoms and birth control when they do. The condition is called “adolescence” and, like it or not, it’s incurable.

• The Detroit Lions become the NFL’s first-ever 0-16 team. The fans’ cheer — “Blow it again, blow it again, harder, harder …” — probably didn’t help.


Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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