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Title: Summer Reading Guide: 5 Books Everyone Should Read This Summer

Any book worth the paper it's printed on will immerse the reader almost from the start. Great authors seem to have a knack for doing this without fail.

Still, sometimes it can be nice to help them out a little. Reading a book with a setting that mirrors your own can be a rich and satisfying experience.

With that in mind, here are five great summer reads, all set in the summer.

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Stephen Colbert Rejoices That John Lennon May Have Been a Conservative [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert was ecstatic on Monday night's episode of 'The Colbert Report' when he learned that John Lennon may have been a closet Republican.

According to a man who worked for Lennon, the musician once said he was considering voting for Ronald Reagan over Jimmy Carter. This was all the evidence Colbert needed.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Strips in Sub-Zero Weather on 'Man vs. Wild' [VIDEO]
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Jake Gyllenhaal Strips in Sub-Zero Weather on ‘Man vs. Wild’ [VIDEO]

On the season premiere of 'Man vs. Wild,' actor Jake Gyllenhaal took on a very different role: human popsicle.

In order to stay dry while crossing a frigid river in Iceland, Gyllenhaal and Bear Grylls stripped off a portion of their clothing in sub-zero temperatures.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 12 – Bill Cosby, Richard Simmons and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Bill Cosby
Age: 74
Occupation: Comedian, Actor, and Living Legend
Known For: Producing and/or starring in many TV series including the groundbreaking '80s sitcom 'The Cosby Show,' winning slews of awards, and most recently weathering criticism for his outspoken views on race and culture

Richard Simmons
Age: 63
Occupation: Fitness Personality
Known For: His eccentric, flamboyant persona and his line of Sweatin' to the Oldies aerobics DVDs

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Car Appears to Intentionally Turn Into Riders at Tour De France [VIDEO]
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Car Appears to Intentionally Turn Into Riders at Tour De France [VIDEO]

During high-profile bike races like the Tour de France, there are often official cars driving fairly close to the riders, raising the specter of an accident.

But the collision that took place during the Tour Monday, between a car carrying members of a French television crew and riders Juan Antonio Flecha and Johnny Hoogerland, didn't quite look like an accident.

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Sherwood Schwartz, Creator of ‘The Brady Bunch’ and ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dead at 94
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Sherwood Schwartz, Creator of ‘The Brady Bunch’ and ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dead at 94

Sherwood Schwartz, the man who created or contributed to several iconic television shows, died Tuesday at 4AM of natural causes. He was 94.

Schwartz worked in radio for Bob Hope before transitioning to television, where he won a 1961 Emmy as part of the writing team for 'The Red Skelton Show.' He also worked on series such as 'My Favorite Martian' and 'Harper Valley PTA.'

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Little Kid Dances Like Michael Jackson When 'Thriller' Is Played at Seattle Mariners Game [VIDEO]
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Little Kid Dances Like Michael Jackson When ‘Thriller’ Is Played at Seattle Mariners Game [VIDEO]

The most exciting thing that happened at a recent Seattle Mariners' game took place between innings, when Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' was played to entertain the crowd.

The JumboTron camera operator found a little boy enthusiastically dancing to the classic hit, and the youngster's moves were so strong and Jackson-like that they kept his routine up on the big screen for the whole break.

Check out below the video that thrilled the crowd and would have made the late King of Pop proud.

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'Harry Potter' Star Tom Felton to Launch Career As a Rapper
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‘Harry Potter’ Star Tom Felton to Launch Career As a Rapper

If you've ever watched the 'Harry Potter' films and thought to yourself, "What this movie really needs is for Malfoy to bust out some rhymes," you're in luck.

Tom Felton, 23, who plays Hogwarts badboy Draco Malfoy in the popular film franchise, just inked a recording deal with an independent label. His chosen musical path? Rap.

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‘Twilight’ Hotel Damaged in Fire [VIDEO]

According to a local Fox affiliate, a three-alarm fire on Sunday severely damaged Oregon's historic View Point Inn, better known to Twihards as the location of the famous 'Twilight' prom scene.

Reports say the fire was initially spotted by two 'Twilight' movie fans, who were there to catch a piece of movie history. Staff members then tried to put out the flames - which quickly "burned through the hotel's roof and gutted the top floor" - with a gardening hose, but were unsuccessful in their attempt.

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Flying Car Now One Step Closer to Reality [VIDEO]

Like the robot maid, the flying car is part of our 'Jetsons'-promised future that has yet to materialize.

But that could change soon. Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the Transition Roadable Aircraft a series of special exemptions, effectively making the plane-car hybrid street-legal.

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Mila Kunis Accepts Marine's YouTube Request to Accompany Him To Corps Ball [VIDEO]
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Mila Kunis Accepts Marine’s YouTube Request to Accompany Him To Corps Ball [VIDEO]

Never underestimate the power of a viral video.

On Friday, Sgt. Scott Moore, of the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines in Musa Qala, Afghanistan, posted on YouTube an 18-second video in which he asked actress Mila Kunis if she would accompany him to the Marine Corp Ball taking place November 18 in North Carolina.

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