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That controversial Borat 2 scene is now online to watch

The moment occurs at the height of the film’s action, and sees Giuliani in a scene with Maria Bakalova, the actress who plays 15-year-old Tutar Sagdiyev. (In real life, Bakalova is 24 years old, according to IMDb.) Here, Bakalova’s Tutar is masquerading as a journalist who admires Giuliani and who is nervous to be interviewing him.

When the interview, held inside a hotel suite, is over, Giuliani and Bakalova move to another room, and Giuliani sits down on the bed. He then tells her she can give him her email address and phone number, pats her on the lower back, and appears to lean back on the bed and begin adjusting his pants after Bakalova adjusts his shirt. Baron Cohen, in disguise, then bursts into the room, tells Giuliani that the interviewer is 15 years old and also his daughter, and breaks up the encounter. 

As with the original Borat

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  • October 25, 2020
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The iconic dessert from your state


Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like dessert? We all know classic American treats like chocolate chip cookies, brownies and myriad pies but many of these delicious dishes have a fascinating history that’s not widely known. We take a look at how they came to be among the most iconic desserts in every US state. Don’t read while you’re hungry – you’ll want all of these.



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  • October 25, 2020
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Claremont, La Verne & Nearby

CLAREMONT-LA VERNE, CA — Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Halloween still is a go in 2020 — with haunts, trunk-or-treats, outdoor films, costume contests and more, in-person and virtual, in Claremont, La Verne and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.

While some annual activities were canceled, sweet and spooky events still abound.

Check out Patch’s annual, Halloween event guide to find what’s going on near you. And Happy Halloween!

NOTE: Do double-check with organizers to ensure events are still proceeding as posted.

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ALTADENA:

OCT. 31: Halloween Model Train Fun & Candy Hunt: Ages 5-17. Book a spot: Event is free!

  • Christmas Tree Lane Model RR Society, 2085 Santa Rosa Ave., Altadena, CA

OCT. 31: Halloween Spooktacular Virtual Party. $5 Boo Bags available for residents of Pasadena, South Pasadena, La Canada, Altadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre and San Marino.

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ARCADIA:

OCT. 24, 30-NOV. 1 : Halloween Drive-In Movies: Santa Anita Park. Select

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  • October 25, 2020
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Singaporeans Stuck on Island Turn to Private Jets, Daycations

Sailing out to Singapore’s southern islands, a collection of sleepy islets lapped by green seas.

Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg

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Whether it’s chartering a private jet for a flight to nowhere or hiring a luxury yacht, some in Singapore are going to extraordinary lengths to cure the cabin fever that’s set in as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

For many — expats and locals alike — the beauty of the city-state, outside of its year-round balmy weather and efficiency, has always been its hyper connectivity. But travel curbs aimed at shutting out the virus mean leaving Singapore is basically off the table, a challenge for those of the financial hub’s 5.6 million residents used to popping to a

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  • October 25, 2020
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Meet Maria Bakalova, the Surprise Star of New Borat Movie

Sacha Baron Cohen; Maria Bakalova

The full title of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie is Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and it would be an understatement to say that this, his followup to his insane 2006 mockumentary, has already had an impact.

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Maria Bakalova, Sacha Baron Cohen

Maria Bakalova, Sacha Baron Cohen

In fact, one reason Maria Bakalova, the 24-year-old actress who plays Borat’s 15-year-old daughter Tutar, is a sudden breakout star from the second fake Borat documentary is a clip in which she has a strange interaction with no less than former New York mayor—and current attorney to the president—Rudy Giuliani. 

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In the controversial scene, Giuliani is in a hotel suite and Bakalova, as Tutar, is interviewing him

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  • October 25, 2020
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Freehold looks to make up ground in NJ sports betting race

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Slow out of the gate as New Jersey sprinted ahead in the nascent U.S. sports betting market, Freehold Raceway is hoping to catch up to the pack as the latest entity in the state to offer it.

The oldest harness racing track in the U.S. is the third track in the state to take legal sports bets, joining eight of the nine Atlantic City casinos.

But it faces several hurdles, including the sizeable lead its competitors have. New Jersey casinos and tracks have been offering sports betting since June 2018, a month after the state won a U.S. Supreme Court case clearing the way for all 50 states to offer sports betting.

“It’s growing every day, and it’s in a great area,” said Matt Cullen, senior vice president of interactive gaming and sports for Pennsylvania’s Parx casino, which runs the sports book at Freehold. “We’re really

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  • October 25, 2020
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The Indie-Horror Film Followed is a Great Halloween Selection

Despite the real-life madness of 2020, it has been a solid year for indie-horror films. With audiences seeking new content on a regular basis, the new social media infected horror treat Followed checks off several boxes and is very much an innovative take on the growing popularity of attainable horror (such as Shudder’s recent quarantine flick Host). Followed differentiates from others by following a niche-audience of a horror YouTuber personality that isn’t afraid to cross boundaries to boost their audience.

Because of this sometimes satirical social commentary regarding a growing platform and the promise of real-life inspired chills, Followed is an excellent treat for genre fans. Here’s why:

Matthew Solomon’s DropeTheMike is a standout.

One of the most compelling components in Followed stems from the brash and zany character Mike. Mike is an aspiring streamer and influencer, with a wife that handles a majority of the financial burden. A

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  • October 25, 2020
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People With This Personality Are Suffering The Most While Working From Home

Depending on your personality, working from home has either supplied a welcome respite from nosy gossip and office politics, or it has filched our indispensable human connections. In other words, some people love the solitude of working from home while others miss their colleagues terribly.

How we interpret working from home largely depends on our personality. But what isn’t a judgment call is that relationships with our work colleagues have taken a hit while working remotely.

In a new report called The Truth About Working From Home In 24 Shocking Charts, Leadership IQ surveyed 3,706 employees currently working from home to measure their experiences. Respondents answered more than two dozen questions about working from home, as well as questions about their psychological makeup.

One of the study’s discoveries is that relationships with work colleagues are better working in an office than working from home. As you can see in

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  • October 25, 2020
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Want something delivered by Christmas? Order way in advance

A surge in online purchases during the pandemic means that parcel delivery services are struggling to keep up with shipments. Demand for shipping has reached levels they didn’t expect to deliver until several years from now.

Now everyone in the industry — senders, recipients and those who deliver the shipments — are growing concerned about an even bigger surge in shipments as the holiday season gets underway.
“The spread of Covid-19 in the US has triggered such an increase in e-commerce since March that shipping volumes have consistently been at Christmas peak or Cyber Monday levels every day,” said FedEx (FDX) Chief Marketing Officer Brie Carere. “Now we’re headed into a peak on top of a peak. We expect there will be limits to capacity on certain days this season.”
UPS (UPS) and the US Postal Service insist that they’re working with customers to handle the
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  • October 25, 2020
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Letting 17 year-olds join the police is a triumph against snowflakery

We waste an enormous amount of the human resources of our young people. Instead of providing university places for everyone with the intellectual skills to exploit them, we provide them to anyone who can achieve a basic A-level score. The result is many young people at poor universities studying for unrigorous degrees who end up unemployed, or having to take work for which they feel over-educated.

So it is good that the police are reducing the age at which one can apply to join to 17. It means that at a time in life when some would apply for a course offering little benefit either to them or society, they could apply instead for work of high social value; and for which two of the advantages of youth – physical fitness and familiarity with new technology and its applications – equip them admirably. With officials estimating that 50,000 new officers

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  • October 25, 2020