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June 1, 2011

A system of strong storms is headed straight for the northeastern United States, prompting a National Weather Service alert for a tornado watch for a wide area until 8 p.m. Eastern Time tonight.

A tornado touched down in Springfield, Massachusetts late this afternoon, CNN reports. 22 News WWLP says the tornado formed at about 4:20 this afternoon and that no injuries have been reported.

Ukrainian officials have slammed media claims that a teenage beauty queen was stoned to death by three Muslim suspects who alleged the 19-year-old violated Sharia law by participating in pageants.

If you’re looking for a fat paycheck, you’re not going to find one as an usher, amusement park attendant, or shampooer.

ElBulli's countdown to its final months has inspired a photography exhibit, a scratch and sniff issue of Esquire Spain, and countless scrambles among food writers, chefs and celebrities to make the pilgrimage to Catalonia before Ferran Adrià's stori…

Actress Clarice Taylor, who played the mother of Bill Cosby's character on the beloved 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show, died of congestive heart failure Monday at the age of 93.

At a conference, Reed Hastings also gives a shout-out to "Firefly" and "The Wire."

When they're not making movies or walking the red carpet, some celebrities try to fit in some homework. See our collection of well-educated celebrities who could probably teach us a thing or two.

LOS ANGELES — Jonas Bevacqua, who co-founded the popular street clothing brand LRG in 1999 and presided over its rapid rise as a major fashion force among young people, was found dead Tuesday. He was 34.

Jon Stewart is finding himself in a catch-22 this week.

It's pretty awesome to see a nationwide retailer get in on the gay-pride action. But it's also disappointing to find out that their LGBT support only spans twenty-six stores (out of over a thousand) in only sixteen states. Old Navy, everyone's favor…

by Kevin Corrigan on June 1, 2011

Netflix goes number one in bandwidth comsumption. Read more by Devin Brown on CBS News' What's Trending.

The photos circulating around the Internet purporting to be Blake Lively are fake, phony, Photoshopped, fabricated, fictional, false ... so says Blake and her people. Sources with intimate knowledge of the actress' physical features tell TMZ ... …

When the zombie apocalypse finally breaks out, will you be ready? More importantly, will your phone be ready?

In most cases, old people are useless. They’re grumpy and they smell weird and they move slowly and they’re confused by anything made after 1980. They’re using up our precious resources without contributing to society, and we should really look into…

Horrifying video. Hamza Al-Khatib, a 13-year-old boy, was detained by Syrian forces at a checkpoint in the village of Jiza on April 29th. His barely recognizable corpse was returned to his parents nearly a month later. This video, filmed and posted on Youtube by his parents, details the horrific wounds covering Hamza's body. He was beaten, burned, shot and had his genitals cut off. Hamza has since become a martyr for the Syrian rebellion. WARNING: Graphic video.

Exactly how much napalm do I need to destroy these before they invade my nightmares?

Ripping through awkward web of corporate ownership and subsidiary properties, Jane Lynch gutted up and went for broke in a rip-roaring introduction speech at the D9 tech conference on Tuesday, ripping News Corp and Fox News despite her and the confe…

A day after nude photos of a woman purported to be 'Gossip Girl' star Blake Lively hit the Internet, the actress' rep has issued a statement saying the photos are "100 percent FAKE."

As we've shown before, vintage ads can be like embarrassing high school year book photographs for our entire culture. We asked you to show us some of our modern products as they would have been pitched when the West was going through its awkward pha…

Naomi Campbell is considering “every option available” (including a lawsuit, yes) after seeing a Cadbury ad that makes several uncomfortable allusions to her. The ad reads “Move over, Naomi, there’s a new diva in town,” and features a Cadbury bar on…

Nature is unimpressed by our pitiful light show attempts. During Australia Day in 2007, photographer Antti Kemppainen captured this pyrotechnic war between man and the environment.

It's been a busy week for HuffPost Style favorite Princess Letizia, with public appearances nearly every day.

Eddie Vedder's new album, Ukulele Songs, came out yesterday, and mood-wise, it's a long way from the Angry Eddie of the early 1990s. Obviously, as artists age, their tastes may expand or retract, just like their waist- and hairlines. But the followi…

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day down by 279.6 points, or 2.2%, at 12,290. The S&P 500 ended lower by 30.6 points, or 2.2%, at 1314, and the Nasdaq was off by 66.1 points, or 2.3%, at 2769. Moody's downgraded Greece's soverei…

Tonya Cooke from The Roxy Theatre talks about Honor Society, a pop band that cares as much about fans as fans do about them Read more by Tonya Cooke on CBS News' What's Trending.

It's been 7 years since Chyna's first sex tape went public ... and now, TMZ has obtained the very first images from her upcoming XXX sequel. Godspeed. As TMZ first reported, Chyna approached Vivid Entertainment recently and asked to shoot another…

This is just the best motivational speech I have ever heard. I’ve never been on a sports team (“I don’t believe it”), but if I were ever on any type of sports team this is the speech I would want to hear before all the games. And the speech I would …

With Rupert Murdoch out of the country on business in China, Jane Lynch stepped in as acting CEO of News Corp. to open the techie D9 conference. (Lynch stars on Fox's Glee, D9 is put out by AllThingsD, which is owned by News Corp.'s Wall Street Jour…

While filming America's depiction of Italians in Italy, the country that has done everything it can to disassociate themselves from those Italians, Snooki crashed her car…INTO HER OWN POLICE ESCORT. Obviously. And if that wasn't entertaining/the wor…

Rachel Roy makes loads of other women look beautiful in her designs -- hello, Michelle Obama! -- but she's certainly no slouch herself in the style department.

A 13-year-old Syrian boy detained by government forces has been brutally killed, his wounds displayed in a shocking video. The boy, identified as Hamza al-Khateeb, was shot, burned, and had his penis cut off when his body was returned to his family.

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a dramatic entrance at his son's high school baseball game Tuesday night — in a state police helicopter.

A couple days ago we linked to a comedy sketch by Frog Island Films (video below) about Hawkman trying to get the other superheroes to read his Hawkman film script.  It’s funny because there’s no way anyone would make a Hawkman movie, right?  Rig…

Chris Pirillo breaks down what, if anything, will change after the recent reports on the dangers of cell phone radiation Read more by Chris Pirillo on CBS News' What's Trending.

Sean Kingston's jet ski victim won't be pressing charges against the "Beautiful Girls" singer after they crashed into a Miami bridge this weekend -- telling TMZ, "I know he didn't mean to get either of us hurt." Cassandra Sanchez -- who emerged r…

A lot of times, we see celebs like Emma Watson out and about in just a sports bra, being all “Oh, these abs? I know. They’re good. No big deal.” And I think there was about a four-month period of time when I did the same (without th

In clips that will hit the Internet to promote a new book, producers including "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman and "House" creator David Shore say Hollywood discriminates against and belittles conservatives.

The pilot episode of Arrested Development (available on the first season DVD set in a longer, unexpurgated version, which is what I watched for this column) is mainly designed to get across who these people are, along with the central premise and th…

Here's your daily reminder that the Harry Potter movie franchise is going to end soon.

So what if there's no NFL free agency right now due to a ridiculously long lockout? At some point, there will be an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement and when that happens, the free agency flood gates will open wide...

CAIRO (AP) -- Activists and bloggers are pressing Egypt's military rulers to investigate accusations of serious abuses against protesters, including claims that soldiers subjected female detainees to so-called "virginity tests." (Scroll down for vid…

Alec Baldwin is "smitten" with a 2007 NYU graduate, sources tell us. The "30 Rock" star, 53, has been dating 28-year- old Yoga Vida studio director Hilaria Thomas. The two were photographed together at Carnegie Hall's 120th anniversary after-party l…

After two-year delay, news outlets will get a look at thousands of pages of records from her time as governor.

Check out the premiere of Rihanna’s latest video, “Man Down“!

Let's face it -- we've all tried to build a house of cards or make a sand castle at some point in our lives, but most of us get bored within a few minutes and give up. For others it may take an hour, or maybe even a few days... and there are those w…

Most people who’d like another season or two of HBO's The Wire are limited to posting wishful comments on the Internet, or making desperate entreaties of David Simon as he barely tolerates another audience Q&A. But most people aren’t the U.S. Attorn…

Tim Meadows talks about the all of the awesome things he was up in the 80s.

WHO KNEW?!

Which brings me back to Michele Bachmann. Not only is Bachmann a fan of creationism and its anti-intellectual offshoot, intelligent design, she's made some outlandish claims about the pseudoscientific subject. For example, she's asserted, "there is…

Goodbye, Kim Kardashian ... HELLO, Kim Humphries -- TMZ has learned ... the BIGGEST name in reality television will soon cease to exist ... because Kim K will be taking her soon-to-be husband's last name. That's right -- sources close to Kim are …

Emily's been there before -- and it's killing her that she can't tell Ashley that Bentley's only after her for fame! Bachelor Brad Womack's former fiancee Emily Maynard doesn't want to see her friend and former cast-mate Ashley Hebert get hurt by pl…

The Hangover II rode its monkey to the highest-grossing opening weekend ever for a live-action comedy ($86 million from Friday to Sunday), earning $137.5 million in five days, and contributing to a best-ever Memorial Day weekend for the film industr…

via Geekologie   Tags: Jean-Luc Picard, marriage proposal, star trek Neat stuff from the NeatoShop: Please Accept My Apology Pint Glass …

In a video for the Trevor Project, an organization aimed to stop LGBT youth suicide, George Takei responds to outspokenly anti-gay, now-resigned, Arkansas schoolboard member Clint McCance. And it is the best! It certainly helps that George Takei is …

What do we look for in a girl? Well, start with a free spirit. After that, beauty, brains and a certain athleticism rank high on the list. Mix all that up in one girl and you’ve got a winner. Take Heather Rene Smith, for example, our delicious Miss …

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Police in western Massachusetts say a man has been arraigned after he used a forklift to pick up his girlfriend's car with her inside and carried the vehicle for several feet before dropping it. Springfield police Sgt. John Dela…

"I do not know what's going to happen to the other characters, but for me it's done," added the actor.

It was the moment Kim Kardashian had dreamed of: Her love of six months, basketball star Kris Humphries, proposed marriage with a 20.5-carat diamond, and Kim couldn’t wait to share the big news at a family dinner. “I walked in and… stroked my hair, …

Nerf guns: deadlier than imagined.

My hatred for spiral notebooks burns like the fire of a thousand suns.

A Bangladeshi woman is believed to have taken the law into her own hands -- literally -- and thwarted rape by severing her neighbor's penis as he attempted to assault her.

Screenwriter Craig Mazin, who co-wrote the money printing second film, will write a third "Hangover" film, The Wrap relays (via Tracking Board). As much money as a third movie could make (the first made $467 million, which the second should surpass …

Cops were called to the posh Southampton Inn Monday morning after socialite Melissa Berkelhammer had a meltdown that disturbed other guests -- including "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Kim Granatell, who was in a nearby room.

Rihanna sure knows how to choose 'em! The Bajan's latest aquisition, on video anyway, is Jamaican model Oraine Barrett, (last seen on GlobalGrind a few weeks ago as part of John Bartlett's presentation at The Ace Hotel), her love interest in her new…

Blake Lively is at the top of her game right now: She’s dating Leonardo effing DiCaprio, set to star in summer block buster The Green Lantern, she’s a Chanel brand ambassador, and is beloved by Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour alike. What could go wr…

Davy Jones’ Locker is slowly letting out its secrets. Starting with a 3,000-pound anchor. Archeologists made the trek to the North Carolina sea floor Friday and pulled up some major plunder: an anchor from Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge…

OK! Magazine reports that Kim Kardashian has announced her pregnancy to fiance Kris Humphries. Perhaps that's why the duo is rushing to the altar...

Here, from women who've been there, is the real deal on the sexual experiences we all wonder about most. Now you know!

She’s got a hit show, a mega summer movie and a contract with Chanel—so, yeah, things are going pretty well for Blake Lively. She tells her new best friend, singer Florence Welch, all about it.

Paris Hilton appeared on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' with her mother, Kathy, and got emotional when talking about the infamous XXX-rated tape of her that w

A group of experts from the World Health Organization has classified the radiation emitted from cell phones as a possible cancer-causing agent, concluding that cell phones could be associated with an increased risk for glioma, a type of brain tumor.…

It takes a certain type of woman to set his heart a-Twitter.

In April, two programmers reported that iPhones appeared to be constantly tracking their owners' physical location. Wherever you went, your phone seemed to jot down your latitude and longitude and store that data indefinitely. Apple quickly issued a…

Alessandra Ambrosio spends the day with her family at the beach on Sunday (May 29) in Malibu, Calif.

I’m guessing the last thing Stan Lee and Jack Kirby had in mind when they created the X-Men was that a new reader would need to consult multiple online encyclopedias to follow a 30 page comic book. While multiple story arcs have led to teams-within-…

Now that pole dancing has moved out of strip clubs and into gyms, it seems only natural that it would end up in the streets. That's what happened recently in Medellin, Colombia, when some of the South American country's most accomplished dancers too…

None of that shaky cam, probably a viral marketing stunt, bootleg flim flam! I am one of the only person (singular) on Earth to have not read Stieg Larsson's book, but this looks promising. If David Fincher can make a movie about Mark Zuckerberg interesting, then there is hope.

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