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Your Week in Pop Culture: 'Saved You A Click' rescues readers from clickbait

Saved You A Click eliminates the wordy middle man of the internet's biggest disease - clickbait. (Source: Twitter) Saved You A Click eliminates the wordy middle man of the internet's biggest disease - clickbait. (Source: Twitter)

(RNN) – Spare yourself from having to dig through the internet's over-reaching headlines and word abuse with the clickbait hater's new best friend, Saved You A Click.

"Don't click on that. I already did. Saving you from clickbait and adding context since 2014," reads the description on the Twitter account, moderated by Jake Beckman, who works for digital publisher Rebel Mouse.

For example, on the release of the new Amazon Fire Phone, they tweeted "July 25. Amazon.com or AT&T stores. RT @CNET: When and where to buy the Amazon Fire Phone."

The popular Twitter account makes good use of the term spoiler alert by telling readers what they need to know.

Thus, this Twitter account is worth a follow by bringing the phrase "Just the facts, ma'am" to Millennials in a way they understand.

One Direction adult fan fiction in the works … not making this up

For the mature Directioner comes something a little weird – published and paid for One Direction adult fan fiction.

Gallery Books, a subsidiary of Simon & Schuster, bought the rights to 25-year-old Directioner Anna Todd's fan fiction, entitled After, for six figures. Todd originally posted the story in three installments over several months on the self-publishing website Wattpadd, and it's garnered over 800 million views.

Simon & Schuster have reworked Todd's stories, renaming the Harry Styles character and likening the romance to relate more to Twilight than internet fangirl smut.

Fans of the fiction even started their own social media accounts surrounding the stories, entertainment website Defamer adds, and made the readers seek out other novels, like Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights, because the main character was reading them. Since ending the digital tome in 2013, it's the most-shared story on the new website.

The summary of After reads, "Tessa Young is an 18-year-old college student with a simple life, excellent grades and a sweet boyfriend. She always has things planned out ahead of time, until she meets a rude boy named Harry, with too many tattoos and piercings, who shatters her plans."

If this is worth a six-figure deal, does anyone want and early-2000s Nick Carter fan fiction? Not that I have any that's just like this.

Todd might not just be turning pages with her fan fiction – according to MTV.com, After is being shopped around Hollywood by United Talent Agency. Could Harry Styles end up playing himself? A better question is what is sexy about a guy wearing jeans as tight as Styles does? Is this really the dream of Directioners, and do Directioners need any more delusions about this band?

And seriously, does anyone want any Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys fan fiction?

Pop Culture moment of the Week: Samuel L. Jackson remember the lines that made him a star

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction, the resurrecting of John Travolta's career and the birth of Samuel L. Jackson's major film career.

Don't think Jackson has forgotten that – his epic character Jules Winnfield is the star of the movie, and during an appearance on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show, the host asked Jackson if he remembered his Ezekiel 25:17 speech from the film.

Jackson remembers it like he walked off the set last week, and slays the recitation. I hope my memory is that good in 20 years.

For reference, you can see the original movie clip here – and it's NSFW.

A little something from YouTube: Singing to your pit bull is the way to his heart

Good pit bull owners love their dogs, so much so that they will write sweet, loving little ditties about them.

In a video from 2008 that recently went viral, owner Shane loves his pit bull Doogie and sings him a song that makes Doogie so happy that he wants a piggy-back ride.

Shane recently went back to the original video and thanked YouTube fans, saying the love and support have inspired him to begin playing the guitar again.

"Thanks so much for all the comments and the sharing," Shane said. "Eventually, me and Doogie would like to do a sequel to this video to those who are interested!"

Not bad for a dog who's described as an "international dog of mystery, jet setting billionaire playboy, world renowned philanthropist and notorious double agent. He never says something tastes like chicken - not even chicken," on his Facebook page.

Movies: '22 Jump Street' clowns its way to No. 1 debut

The comedy 22 Jump Street told jokes about it obviously being a sequel and achieved box office success, debuting at No. 1 in its opening weekend. Another sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2, picked up off its original success and raked in nearly $50 million.

Both films knocked down Disney's Maleficent to the third spot, while teen tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars fell to the fifth spot after two weeks at No. 1.

Here are last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):

  1. 22 Jump Street (NR) $57,071,445
  2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (NR) $49,451,322
  3. Maleficent (2) $18,504,997
  4. Edge of Tomorrow (3) $16,527,215
  5. The Fault in Our Stars (1) $14,791,933

In theaters: June 20

Jersey Boys – Clint Eastwood directs the screenplay of the Broadway hit based on the rise and fall of the 1960s boy group The Four Seasons. The move stars John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Vincent Piazza, Steve Schirripa and Christopher Walken. Check out the trailer here.

Think Like a Man Too – In the sequel of the 2012 film based on the advice book by comedian and game show host Steve Harvey, the couples from the first movie party it up in Las Vegas before someone's nuptials and all sorts of comedic mayhem ensues. It looks better than any Tyler Perry-backed production in the last few years. The all-star cast includes Kevin Hart (is he the new Eddie Murphy, or something?), Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Gabrielle Union, Terrence Jenkins, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Brody and Gary Owen. Check out the trailer here.

Also in theaters: Third Person, Venus in Fur, Le Chef, The Last Sentence, A Summer's Tale, Norte, the End of History

Honorable mention

A jerk motorcyclist gets what he deserves when he confronts a reporterUPROXX

I was Tony Gwynn's bat boyDeadspin

Your Week in Music: Did FIFA get the World Cup song wrong? – Raycom News Network

Alex Trebek sets Guinness World RecordCNN

Radio legend Casey Kasem dead at 82 – Raycom News Network

6 service industry code words they don't want you to know - Cracked

Soylent: The debatable future of food and food hacking – Raycom News Network

(Dis)honorable mention

Florida mom kidnaps daughter to avoid vaccines, learning black history - Gawker

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asks trial to be moved out of Massachusetts - Buzzfeed

Every FCC complaint about Michael Sam kissing his boyfriendDeadspin

For 5K, Match.com will set you up with people who look like your ex - Jezebel

Aaliyah biopic coming to LifetimeLos Angeles Times

A blockbuster for the ‘meta-blockbuster' age: What ‘Edge of Tomorrow' reveals about the sad state of action moviesSalon

29 Facebook users who must be stopped - Buzzfeed

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