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December 14, 2012

Millennials And Self-Awareness

Ian Lang finds that his fellow millennials need a serious dose of self-awareness.

'X Factor' Results: Emblem3 Are Eliminated

Christmas is a time for miracles, and Simon Cowell was praying for a big one on Thursday night’s elimination episode of X Factor. With just one week left in competition, it appeared that one of Cowell’s groups was in jeopardy, but in reality television, you just never know how things are going to play out -- especially when the decision is in America’s hands.

Adam Lanza-Ryan Lanza-Facebook: Original Reports Of Newtown School Shooter's ID May Have Led To Brother's Facebook Account.

Earlier this afternoon, in the rush to identify the perpetrator of the Newtown school shooting, bunches of Twitter users (including the Slate Twitter account) rushed to link to the Facebook profile of someone named Ryan Lanza. At that time, someone…

The Gummy Awards: Your Favorite TV Shows Of 2012

Put on a party hat, sit on the floor, and hold out your solo cup while I come around with the bottle of sparkling wine, because the results of the 2012 Gummy Awards have arrived! Over the next few days we’ll be announcing your choices for the year’s…

26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

Sometimes you need a reminder that people can do wonderful things.

White House Vigil In The Wake Of Sandy Hook Shooting

Gun control advocates and supporters make an emotional case.

The Onion Succinctly Sums Up The National Mood

Sometimes it takes a satire site to properly address a horrifying crisis. Definitely read the whole thing for some cathartic chuckles.

Connecticut Shooter Suspect Identified, Tearful President Addresses Nation

News outlets have identified the shooter in Friday's mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. STORY: Connecticut Elementary School Shooting: TV News Organizations Send Anchors to Site

Most Baby Carrots Held In Hand At Once

Shaquille O'Neal set this world record with RecordSetter, a video network featuring the best in human achievement.

Adam Lanza Identified As Suspected Shooter At Sandy Hook Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut

Adam Lanza has been identified as the suspected shooter in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the Associated Press reports. Police initially identified the shooter as Ryan Lanza, the 24-year-old elder brother of Adam Lanza.

Bloomberg-Backed Group Slams White House For "Parroting NRA Talking Points"

A group of 750 mayors, led by Bloomberg, says "meaningful action" isn't good enough. A call for stronger background checks.

Connecticut School Shooting: President Obama, Today Is The Day To Talk About Gun Control.

Twenty-seven people are dead, 20 of them children, and you just told the nation that we’re all going to have to “extend a hand to those in need.”* “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies,” you rightly noted, clearly moved by the particular…

Jon Stewart Reveals That Hugh Grant Is Actually A Dick

That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!

Suspected School Shooter's Brother Handcuffed And Escorted By Police

It's still unclear why police took Ryan Lanza — the 24-year-old brother of the suspected Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza — into custody. At least 27 are dead in Newtown, Connecticut, including 20 children.

Poisonous Monkey Found And Other Links

But don't worry, it's already extinct.

Lapka - Own

Finally available after months of hype, Lapka's actually four separate, artfully designed, sensor-packed dongles that individually hook up to an iDevice to "measure, collect, and analyze the hidden qualities of your surroundings". They can read…

The University Of Chicago Admissions Office Receives Mysterious Package Intended For Indiana Jones

A mystery worthy of the intersection of academia, pop culture, and bullwhips.

Gov. Chris Christie Calls Shooting "Unthinkable"

Christie leaves policy aside as he addresses the Sandy Hook shooting Friday afternoon at a prescheduled event. "Ten days before Christmas, it's unthinkable..."

With Strange Aeons: Planescape's Deathless One From 1UP.com

We examine what happens when even video game death dies.

LeVar Burton Explains How To Talk To Kids About The Sandy Hook Shooting

"Our children rely on us to help define the world they live in," he wrote on Reading Rainbow's blog.

Suspect's Mother Taught At School

(AP) – A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred. A second law…

The Completely Insane Cooking Show You Need To See

"Unless you're on this show and I say you're an Epic Chef, you ain't. You're just a broke-ass bitch."

Review: The Hobbit Is Like Watching Peter Jackson Play With His Dolls

Every battle scene in The Hobbit plays out like this: the good guys are surrounded, all hope is lost, and then the good guys win against all odds. There’s no rhyme or reason or progression, you’re just waiting for some inevitable deus ex machina to…

Flags Flying At Half-Mast After Sandy Hook Shooting

All over the Washington, D.C., and on federal buildings all over the nation, flags are lowered in mourning.

Some Conservatives Question Gun Dogma In Wake Of Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

"This is not the gun's fault, but guns *do* make this sort of atrocity much, much easier to commit."

LeBron James Appears To Call For Gun Control After Sandy Hook Shooting

"Land of the free, BS!" The country's most famous athlete speaks out.

Fantasy Football Dos And Don'ts Week 15

It's playoffs time, which means that these tips are at peak importance.

Gun Control Org Sees "Huge" Influx Of Donations After Sandy Hook Shooting

The flood of new donors is "notably different than any other day," a Coalition to Stop Gun Violence spokesperson tells BuzzFeed.

Michael Moore Talks About The Two Things Closest To His Heart

Organized labor came under fire from the state’s Republican-led House this week after the legislature passed the so-called right-to-work bill, which will severely limit the rights of workers to organize. The bill, which Governor Rick Snyder signed…

The Hobbit In 48 Fps: Why I Liked The Increased Frame Rate.

Way, way back in April 2011, before the critics started spewing insults in their snooty, elvish way, director Peter Jackson posted a note to his Facebook page under the heading "48 Frames Per Second." He wanted us to know why he’d used a special…

Report: 27 Dead In Conn. School Shooting

(Newser) – Multiple people were killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, this morning, the Hartford Courant reports. Children are among the dead, though the number has…

The Joys Of The George Saunders Style Sheet

Tenth Of December, George Saunders' first collection of stories in six years, comes out January 8, 2013—if you missed it in The New Yorker, you can read the title story here. Below is the style sheet used in-house by the book's editors and…

How Nicki Minaj Brought Rage Back To Pop

"Stupid Hoe" and "Come on a Cone" make fury seem aspirational — and inspirational.

President Obama Cries As He Addresses Sandy Hook Shooting

The president becomes overwhelmed when delivering a statement about the mass shooting in Connecticut, saying he relates most to the tragedy as a parent.

2012's Most Talked-About Sex Scandals

From Gen. Petraeus to John Travolta, this year saw a lot of allegations (and some confirmations) of bad behavior by the famous and powerful.

There's A Weird Israeli Rap Song About The San Antonio Spurs' Coach

This is long overdue, and kind of awesome.

How To Make Festive Blood Orange-Mimosa Jello Shots

These are so fun for a holiday party or New Year's Eve. Equally fun as dinner in front of the TV on the night you finally refuse to go to any holiday parties.

White House Petitioners Ask For Conversation On Gun Control

"Nobody's willing to start talking about this stuff, so I asked the White House if we could," said one poster. One petition now has more than 6,200 signatures.

Two NBA Stars Played The Cutest Game Of Peek-A-Boo Ever

Amar'e Stoudemire was like, "YOU CAN'T SEE ME," and then Steve Nash was like, "OH GAWD, HI."

Here's A Picture Of Madonna And Her Boyfriend Touching Tongues

Did you eat something gross last night and you’ve been wondering all day how to make yourself vom without sticking your finger down your throat? Well then you’re in luck, because we have a freshly-released photo of the 54-year old Madonna… Blegh. Honestly, I’m not exaggerating when I say I’m having an actual physical reaction to these photos. Every time I scroll up and catch a glimpse of one, an almost comical cartoon shudder goes through my body. It’s to the point that it’s literally triggering my gag reflex. I’ve been switching back and forth between this post and .GIFs of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in the Golden Globes promo just to avoid losing my lunch entirely.

Jon Stewart: I'll 'Never' Ask Hugh Grant Back On The 'Daily Show'

When asked to reveal his worst-ever guest on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart readily offers up a name: Hugh Grant. The Comedy Central host called the actor a "pain in the ass" during a sitdown with Stephen Colbert on Monday at a fundraiser in Montclair, N.J.

Sandy Hook School Shooting

A shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut Friday left the alleged gunman dead. Multiple media reports state that several students and faculty members were also killed, though nothing definitive has been reported.

The Best Podcasts Of 2012

7. Doug Loves Movies (28 points, four votes) At 6 years old, Doug Loves Movies is an old-timer in podcast terms, but it’s been at the top of its game lately. Due to the show’s panel format, much of an episode’s success depends on its guests, and…

Ryan Lanza Identified By Police As Gunman In Deadly Connecticut Elementary School Shooting, CNN Says

The suspect in one of the the deadliest school shootings in history has been identified as Ryan Lanza, CNN said Friday. The site said police identified Lanza, 24, as a suspect in the killing of 27 people -- 8 adults and 18 children -- at Sandy Hook…

Oregon Mall Shooting: Debunking Myths About The Clackamas Town Center Attack.

Thanks to mobile phones, Twitter, and instant publishing, you can read all about the latest mass shooting within minutes. But much of what you’re reading, even days afterward, is false. First come the inference-riddled hearsay accounts from confused…

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Police Say One Gunman Shot And Killed At Elementary School.

Latest Updates: Suspect reportedly IDed as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza Mother of gunman was reportedly a teacher at the school, and is among the dead. Local police are refusing to discuss the official death count until victims' families have been…

46 Awesome String-Light DIYs For Any Occasion

You don't have to put those string lights away after the holidays. There are so many elegant ways to incorporate string lights into your home decor.

Muslim 4th-Grader Pens Adorable Santa Letter That Goes Viral

An unidentified elementary school student wrote this adorable letter to Santa Claus.

Horrible Things That Have Happened To Doctors On "Grey's Anatomy" Since 2005

Meredith Grey: Meredith's mother, who was a chilly and neglectful parent, has Alzheimer's. Meredith falls in love with a handsome surgeon, Derek, who breaks her heart when he reveals that he has a very beautiful wife, Addison, who is an even better…

This Is What You Look Like When You Snapchat In Public

Just a PSA from your friends at BuzzFeed.

And Now For "Pretty" Frida Kahlo

She's finally Cosmo cover ready. Ugh.

Taylor Swift Spends Her Birthday With Harry Styles

The One Direction cutie planned a special surprise for Taylor's birthday -- which is just one reason why he's a keeper!

Sandra Bullock And Melissa McCarthy Go To Disneyland

Is this the beginning of beautiful friendship? The lovable ladies (and their families) spent a fun-filled day together

Matt Taibbi On HSBC Settlement: ‘I Think Even People On Wall Street Were Blown Away By The Result'

“If the law doesn’t apply equally to everybody, then you don’t really have a system of law. And so you have a built-in defense for everybody in every drug case forever,” Taibbi says. “I mean, if you get caught with a stem of marijuana, how do you…

Snapchat Adding Video To Allow Longer Sexts

Well, that's not their version of the story. But it's one way to use it!

The Year In Adorable GIFs of Dancing Hurdler Michelle Jenneke

This year we all fell in love with the Aussie sprinter, her smile, and her extremely bouncy pre-race routine.

'Grey's Anatomy' Postmortem: How Will Ben React To Bailey's Big Decision?

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Thursday's "Run, Baby, Run" episode of Grey's Anatomy.] Bailey was put in a familiar position during Thursday's midseason finale of ABC's Grey's Anatomy when Richard's wife, Adele (Loretta Devine), was brought into the ER just as she was inching out the door for her nuptials with Ben.

Russia's Role In A Post-Assad Syria

Apparently acceding that its erstwhile ally Assad may lose the civil war, Moscow may be cosying up to acceptable members of the opposition

Connecticut School Shooting: Multiple Deaths Reported

Local, state and federal authorities responded to Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday morning citing reports of multiple gunshots. TIME’s staff will update this page with the latest updates on the fast-developing situation.

2012 Was The Year Of Queen Elizabeth Looking At Things

The queen surveyed gold bars, corgis, and swamp monsters with the same implacable gaze.

Child Tells Harrowing Story Of Being Rescued By A Teacher From Sandy Hook Shooting

A student who was caught in the cross fire at the Sandy Hook shooting tells how he was saved by a heroic teacher.

Photos From The Scene Of The Sandy Hook Shooting

As photos come in, the scope of the tragedy becomes clearer about today's shooting in Connecticut.

Four Decades Of Magazine Gun Violence Covers

Not much has changed since 1968.

Did Jay-Z's Sister Crash This Local News Report?

Not so sure...it's a little suspicious.

31 Best Food Gifts Under $20

Impress and delight your favorite food lover with any one of these budget-friendly presents.

A Love Letter To The Moon

Earth's relationship status is set to "Complicated." Forty years ago today, man left the moon's surface for the last time.

Immanuel Casto Is Your New Favorite NSFW Italian Gay Pop Icon

You've probably never heard of Immanuel Casto, but if you like FILTHY Italian lyrics, you're in for a treat. Here are some of his smuttiest hits. (Language is very NSFW, but mostly in Italian.)

Schnapps And Christmas Lights At Rolf's

Just head to 22nd and 3rd, and look for the 40-deep line of Christmas superfans milling about outside before they open at noon.

Before He Died, Philip K. Dick Wrote This Prescient Letter About ‘Blade Runner’

Sadly, Dick would never find out how right he was — he died three months before the film hit theaters. [Giant Freakin Robot via @brainpicker] __reach_config = { pid: '4f63ae61a782f327ce000007', ti...

Sean Penn, Robin Wright Divorce: Actor Slams Marriage And Admits He's Never Felt 'Loved By Someone'

It's been almost three years, but Sean Penn is obviously still recovering from his divorce with ex-wife Robin Wright.

Twitter Bots Are Becoming More Like Us. One Problem: We're Horrible

The bios on Twitter bot followers have gotten smarter. And by smarter, I mean more they look more like actual real annoying people you hate.

19 Reasons You Should Never Wear Leather Pants

They are bad for your health and attractiveness.

Brandi Glanville's Book Cover

I guess she didn't go with the expletive-laden choice she made on last week's episode of RHOBH!

Taylor Swift Stole Alison Mosshart's Style

The country pop star basically dressed up as The Kills' lead singer for the "I Knew You Were Trouble" video. She kinda ripped off Lana Del Rey too!

Mandy Patinkin Could Not Be Happier About Someone Else Giving Birth

Now I'm excited!! Let's get this baby born!

41 Adorable Food Decorating Ideas For The Holidays

Food just tastes better when it looks all cute and Christmas-like. And the kids will be way more likely to eat something shaped like a snowman or reindeer.

Are You Are Using Email Incorrectly?

The right way to email people when you're inviting them to a party. Also what happens when your mom follows your on Twitter? (Besides PANIC.)

Gwyneth Paltrow Attempts To Out-Eat Jamie Oliver

And no, it's not just footage from Shallow Hal.

38 Fun Things Kate Middleton Got To Do In 2012

A royal retrospective: babies, bangs, big hats, and, um, those unfortunate naked photos.

News Outlets Battle Romney Campaign Over Expenses

$812 for one meal? Media organizations are telling their credit card companies not to pay until they see a price breakdown.

The Best Pickup Lines For A Midnight Screening Of ‘The Hobbit’

Attention hobbits and elvish princessess: the day has arrived. Peter Jackson’s first installment of The Hobbit opens tomorrow, and many theaters are holding midnight screenings this very night. Now, there’s no better place to meet a fellow geek than…

DigitalGlobe 2012 Photos Of The Year

From copper mines to skyscrapers, what our world looks like from orbit

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Newtown, Connecticut Teacher Wounded, Reports Say

Authorities in Connecticut responded to a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday morning, the local NBC station reports. Police reported multiple injuries, including a wounded teacher, according to the Hartford Courant.

The Second-Best Face Britney Spears Has Made On X-Factor

Never change, Britney. Never change.

Jimmy Fallon Sings The Christmas Classic "Jingle Bells, Batman Smells" As Bob Dylan

Honestly, this is probably better than Bob Dylan's Christmas album.

ESPN Personality Calls RGIII An Uncle Tom

Rob Parker went on the air and decided to question Robert Griffin III's "blackness."

Stop What You're Doing And Listen To This Cow

You are drunk, cow. Go home.

"The Hobbit": A Nerdʼs Unexpected Disappointing Journey

Is Peter Jackson pissing off his core fans? Warning: There are spoilers in this review. Turn back now if you wish to remain unspoiled.

Prince's 58-Word Dick Clark Tribute

The late TV icon had a "kinda class that is sorely missed."

British Graffiti Artist Saves Christmas

Vandalizing vandalism for the sake of the children. Sometimes, a little holiday cheer takes a vaguely illegal act.

Bear Given Numerous Presents For 1st Birthday Tops The Morning Links

This European brown bear had hours of fun unwrapping and playing with a bright orange ball.

Are These Jelly Beans Delicious Or Disgusting?

Jelly beans come in a variety of divisive flavors: can you sort the gross from the great? And yes, there are wrong answers.

22 Beauty Tutorials For Dramatic Holiday Looks

'Tis the season to wear as much glitter and shimmer as possible on your face. For the more timid, these tips will help you perfect the fine art of winged eyeliner and foolproof red lips.

The 20 Most Satisfying Reunions Of 2012

We saw many happy reunions of things we loved from our past this year — these are the ones that made our hearts grow the most!

The DMX / Pokemon Mashup That You Need To Hear Immediately

It's called "Ash Gon' Give It To Ya" and it is "the very best."

28 Dead After Shooting At Connecticut Elementary School

Chaos at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty children are reportedly among the dead, along with six adults, the shooter and his mother.

Have You Seen This Downright Frightening Businessweek Cover?

The photo goes with a feature on Walmart's non-union workforce running in the Dec. 17 issue, and boy, is it creepy looking.

TLC Has A New Show Called "Best Funeral Ever"

TLC, I love you. You never cease to amaze me.

There's A New Russian Real Barbie Doll

Her name is Olga Oleynik (Barbie name "Dominika").

7 Jaw-Dropping Hand-Crafted Engagement Rings, Because Your Ring Should Be As Special As You Are!

Let's take a break from mass-produced bling, and instead ohhh and ahhh over seven to-die-for engagement rings that were handcrafted by Ken & Dana Design in NYC. (I spotted No. 2 on Pinterest and fell in love!) Brace yourselves for a boatload of…

Adam Sandler Sings 'Hallelujah (Sandy, Screw Ya)' Leonard Cohen Cover At 12-12-12 Hurricane Benefit (VIDEO)

There are a lot of great covers of Leonard Cohen's immortal "Hallelujah", but this one is going right up there among our favorites. It may not be the best, but it's definitely one of the most meaningful. Check out the clip above for Adam Sandler…

Rihanna Writes Chris Brown Love Letter — Envisions Their Future Together

It seems like Rihanna is totally ready to move on with her life and let go of her past, with both her music and her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown. Rihanna and Chris are both famous for using Twitter and Instagram to express themselves,…

Incredible Taylor Swift Face Swap

This one almost works TOO well.

34 Things You Can Improve With A Sharpie

Who knew this is the world's most versatile pen?

Amanda Seyfried Raps While Wearing A Frog Head

The horse mask is so 2012. Long live the frog head in 2013!

100 Gifts For 100 Cultural Icons

If you’ve been reading Flavorwire for the past few years, then you already know that one of our favorite holiday traditions is doling out gifts to 100 boldfaced names in culture — it doesn’t matter whether they’re dead or alive; naughty or nice;…

Controversial Photos Of Mexican Rich Girls

“It’s very easy to photograph people that love to be photographed,” Daniella Rossell explains. For her series Ricas y Famosas (The Rich and the Famous) — Rossell took exuberant portraits of the Mexico’s 1%, specifically the super-rich young female…

Barbara Walters Reveals Her 10 Most Fascinating People

Ben Affleck, Honey Boo Boo and Prince Harry all made the list. What did you think of Walters' choices?

Would Rapper T.I. Let Chris Brown Date One Of His Daughters? ‘Absolutely Not’

Hip-hop artist T.I. talks with “Say Anything!” host Joy Behar about how going to jail may have helped his career. T.I. also reflects on the relationship between Rihanna — whom he worked with on “Live Your Life”— and Chris Brown.

Red Carpet Rundown: Best Of 2012

So it’s year end wrap-up time and this time we need to be really frank: 2012 wasn’t exactly a banner year for red carpet dressing. The usual stars–Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Tilda Swinton, Zoe Saldana–didn’t make many red carpet appearances,…

Unexpected And Hilarious Behind-The-Scenes Horror Film Photos

We’re never ones to turn down the opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes of our favorite films. Sometimes the images mess with your mind, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. When we spotted these awesome stills from various horror films on…

Jennifer Lawrence Most Desirable Woman

The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations are in. Anne Hathaway was nominated for her role in Les Misérables and ELLE's December cover girl Jennifer Lawrence was recognized for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. {Los Angeles Times}

Bérénice Marlohe - Top 99 Women Of 2013

While your average Joe probably doesn’t know all that much about this French beauty, he will before long. For years, Bérénice, who was born and raised in Paris, was cast only in small roles on French TV. And then 2012 happened. That year, Bérénice…

Video: Adam Sandler Changes The Words To Hallelujah, Sandy Screw Ya

During last night's 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert, Adam Sandler sang Hallelujah with different, better words.

Scott Aukerman Picks His Favorite Comedy Bang! Bang! Episodes

A visit from the Mayor Of Hollywood, Andrew Lloyd Webber and an orphan, and the staff of Parks And Recreation.

Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber Back Together — Boyfriend-Girlfriend 4Eva!

Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber aren’t fighting, despite conflicting reports, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. In fact, they are boyfriend/girlfriend officially and our source s...

Wanna See The Super-Size (Second!) Engagement Ring Hugh Hefner Gave Crystal Harris?

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner picked a different engagement ring for his second proposal to girlfriend Crystal Harris. And Crystal decided to share a pic! (I reported last week that the two are re-engaged, but neither Hef nor his runaway bride…

Jenni Rivera's Body Identified, Remains Turned Over To Family

Undated file picture of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash on December 9, 2012 close to Iturbide, Nuevo Leon state, Mexico. The wreckage of a plane carrying star Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has been found in…

LeAnn Rimes Nipple Slip: NOH8 Party

LeAnn Rimes at The NOH8 4th Anniversary Party in Hollywood. (December 12, 2012) -Photo: Splash News

12 Reasons Why Hawaiian Monk Seals Are Adorable

Most seals live in ice cold waters, but the Hawaiian monk seal is a tropical exception.

The Instagram URL Game

This is the new best Internet game ever.

Michelle Jenneke Meets Forever Alone (And Not With Leather)

Australian hurdling sensation Michelle Jenneke is back in the viral video game, hanging out with some random jerks from theCHIVE instead of me or Burnsy.

This Is Judd Apatow: The King Of Comedy's Life In Pictures Gallery

Browse the This Is Judd Apatow: The King of Comedy's Life in Pictures gallery on The Hollywood Reporter.

Kristen Stewart Leaves Robert Pattinson — NYC Bound For 12-12-12 Show

K-Stew is headed to a massive fundraising concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy — will Rob be watching at home? Kristen Stewart is New York City-bound for work — and she left Robert Pa...

MoveOn Fights For A Role In The Obama Era

Barack Obama stole its mojo, and the once-dominant progressive group is looking for a second act. From a voice to a platform.

Courtney Stodden's Most Outrageous Moments

Oh, Courtney! On Monday, Celebuzz debuted an exclusive set of photos from an audition Courtney Stodden held for her new music video. The audition had Stodden, 18, instructing a group of (admitte …

Jenni Rivera Remains Identified — Body Returned To Family, Singer Confirmed Dead

Jenni Rivera’s family held out hope that the singer was still alive, despite initial reports that Jenni was one of seven killed in a plane crash on Dec. 9. Sadly, their hopes were dashed on Thursday Dec. 13 when her remains were identified and…

Zachary Quinto Gives An Exclusive "Star Trek Into Darkness" Preview @ TeamCoco.com

CONAN Highlight: Zachary gives us a sneak peek into the new "Star Trek" movie, J.J. Abrams be damned!

Matt Lauer Owes Anne Hathaway An Apology

As for Matt Lauer, he owes her an apology. That “seeing a lot of you lately,” comment wasn’t just inappropriate and unprofessional, it was downright gross.

Watchdog Group Blasts Violence On AMC's 'Walking Dead'

After taking aim at Howard Stern and the short-lived The Playboy Club, watchdog group the Parents Television Council has found a new target: AMC's The Walking Dead. The group, a nonpartisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment, has called on the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board to change the zombie drama's TV-14 "misrating," calling out the "hundreds" of scenes of "grisly murder"…

The Really Interesting Thing About Google Maps Isn’t The App Itself

Apple reportedly expelled Google’s mapping data in iOS 6 because it wanted that control for itself. But because of the problems with Apple’s own Maps app, Google gets to waltz right back in. Now, it’s the most popular free app in the App Store, and…

Breaking Up With iPhone 3GS From Juliet Seniff

It's time to get a new phone but I feel really bad about ditching my old phone.

Jack Donaghy's Last Day At The Office

The end of 30 Rock will be a sad day for us all.

Your Baby Boomer Dad Reviews The 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy Relief

Did you watch the concert last night? Come on, you know the one I’m talking about. The Hurricane Sandy concert that was on every channel, including the Cooking Channel, so you couldn’t miss it. You did miss it? I can’t believe it. You say you love…

Paul McCartney, Nirvana's 'Cut Me Some Slack'

He came on well past midnight in New York, the final act of the 12-12-12 concert for Hurricane Sandy relief. But those who stayed up to watch Paul McCartney perform witnessed history.

Discovery's 'Zombie Apocalypse' Sneak Peek

The Discovery Channel examines if a real-life zombie apocalypse is possible. The special is set to air at 10 p.m. Dec. 18.

Geminid Meteor Shower 2012: How To See Shooting Stars Thursday And Friday

Skywatchers, get ready: the Geminid meteor shower will peak early Friday morning, at around 3 a.m. local time, and it's expected to put on quite a show. Bill Cooke, the head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, told The Huffington Post that the…

Amazon's Zero Profit Business Strategy: It's Amazing, But Someday We May All Get Screwed.

Over the weekend, Henry Blodget had a good experience with Amazon that cost them some money, a tendency he declared makes them one of the best companies in the world. Amazon, he says, is like Rick's Cafe in Casablanca in that it "constantly…

Couple Married 65 Years Die Hours Apart

(Newser) – LaVerne and Robert Werner married 65 years ago, after Robert returned from World War II, and from then on LaVerne's life was about taking care of him. "He came first," their son tells…

My Dad Took A Selfie With Kanye At The Airport

Thank you to my dad for this amazing photo.

At A South African Toy Store...

Dead baby jokes in the comments.

Geminid Meteor Show To Light Up Tonight’s Sky — Plus Possible Bonus Meteor Shower

Tonight, the annual Geminid meteor shower will put the world’s Christmas lights to shame. One of the year’s biggest meteor showers, it’s expected to shine extra bright tonight, because the moon’s current phase will keep the sky free of glare. Now…

Steam's Community Market Opens The Door To Making Some Money Playing Games

Items you've found playing Team Fortress 2 may be able to fatten up your Steam Wallet.

Hugh Jackman, Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson

Hunks have long been a part of the glamorous life of Hollywood, dating back to the likes of Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Paul Newman and beyond. Today especially, fans of movies, television, music and …

Hot N Juicy Crawfish - Eat - West Hollywood

The first LA location of this Las Vegas-based mini-chain's a no-frills, plastic-on-the-tables, bibs-on-the-body crack-and-eat seafood boil-ery with a vaguely nautical theme.

Anne Hathaway: Wardrobe Malfunction 'Devastated' At Les Mis Premiere

Remember how Anne Hathaway showed up to the New York City premiere of Les Miserables wearing a bondage-inspired dress? Well, apparently on her way out of an SUV prior to walking the red carpet, photographers caught a more intense glimpse of her than…

Gary Busey Sighting

He doesn't look or sound so good.

10 Beautiful Buildings Shaped Like Triangles

There’s a lot to be said for the triangle this year. Everything from album covers and logos to hipster essentials and GIF fanatics have embraced the three-sided shape. Dare we proclaim the triangle the design trend of the year (maybe the decade)? In…

A Selection Of Hilariously Unlikely Celebrity Doppelgängers

Folks, our friends at BuzzFeed recently discovered something remarkable: Ricky Gervais, at one point, looked exactly like David Bowie. Can you believe it? Of course we’re well aware that everyone has a doppelgänger or six running around, but Bowie…

How Hurricane Sandy Changed Biking In New York City

There are few woes in our modern world that a bicycle cannot fix. Are you feeling sluggish and sedentary? Start riding your bike to work. Are you on a tight budget? Biking is far cheaper than any car or monthly subway pass. Relationship problems?…

Ian McKellen Reveals Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Ian McKellen says he has prostate cancer in a new interview with the U.K.'s Daily Mirror. "I've had prostate cancer for six or seven years," he tells the magazine. "When you have got it you monitor it and you have to be careful it doesn't spread. But if it is contained in the prostate it's no big deal."

Katy Perry, Adele, Arcade Fire Songs Among 75 Advancing In Oscar Race

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday. PHOTOS: The 8 Studio Picks for Best Picture Oscar

Aziz Ansari's 'Homeland' SergeantBrody Twitter Parody

Comedian Aziz Ansari is the mastermind behind the parody Twitter account SergeantBrody that riffs on the lead character from the Emmy-winning Showtime hit Homeland, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The feed sprang up Oct. 29, the day after the season's pivotal fifth episode aired. The account has picked up 28,112 followers since its debut.

'Survivor: Philippines': Jeff Probst Spills Secrets On Final 2 Episodes (Video)

It's down to the final five on Survivor: Philippines. Lisa Whelchel, Abi-Maria Gomes, Michael Skupin, Denise Stapley and Malcolm Freberg are all still in the running for the $1 million prize on season 25 of CBS' reality competition. The remaining two episodes air at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday. PHOTOS: Jeff Probst's 'Survivor' Picture Diary

The Fed Finally Does Something About Unemployment. And It’s Big.

The technical details are pretty dull. The Fed announced that it intends to keep its key interest rate at zero until unemployment drops to 6.5%, the first time it’s ever set a target for employment. It also signaled that it will tolerate inflation…

'Django Unchained': Tarantino Frees The Slaves

On a Tennessee plantation in 1858, gunshots ring out and a man falls dead in a field, his brains splattering blood on the cotton bolls. The victim is a white slaver, the killer a black slave — Django (James Foxx). After Inglourious Basterds, in…

Superstorm Sandy Concert: Musicians Rock New York

On Wednesday night, more than a month after Hurricane Sandy rocked the East Coast, some of the world’s greatest musicians rocked out at Madison Square Garden in New York City as part of the 12-12-12 concert to benefit victims of the storm. Before…

TIME Picks The Top 10 Photos Of 2012

Nonetheless, a great photograph will rise above all the others. The ten photographs we present here are the pictures that moved us most in 2012. They all deliver a strong emotional impact — whether they show a child mourning his father who was…

Fartbarf, Neon Piss, And More: The Year In Band Names 2012

What does it take to stand out in the crowded world of music? Good songs? The right look? A record label and management who know what they’re doing? Maybe. Or you could just have a preposterous name and save yourself all the trouble. With the…

Are Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Secretly Engaged? I Kind Of Think YES! (If So, My Psychic Powers Are Getting Strooooonger!)

Eeps! RadarOnline is reporting that Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are secretly engaged—and I think I believe them! Jason and Olivia were on my short list of celebrity couples who will get engaged next, and after last year I'm kind of killing it…

Tard The Grumpy Cat Speaks, And Not Surprisingly, It's Pretty Freaking Adorable (VIDEO)

Tardar Sauce, possibly the grumpiest-looking cat the Internet has ever known, became an online sensation this year thanks to a series of YouTube videos documenting her exploits, as well as an outpouring of Tard-inspired memes. Then came news that…

Matt Lauer To Anne Hathaway After Wardrobe Malfunction

Well this was not one of Matt Lauer's finer moments.

Track Palin Divorcing Wife Britta: Report

Track Palin, Sarah Palin's 23-year-old son, has filed for divorce from his high school sweetheart, Britta Palin, TMZ reports.

Anne Hathaway On Flashing Photographers At 'Les Miserables' Premiere

Anne Hathaway has been riding high this month with red carpets, mag covers and a major movie coming out. But she rode a little too high on Monday at the "Les Miserables" premiere when stepping out of a tall SUV... while going commando. Cue the…

Royal Hoax: Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Left Note And Was Found 'Hanged' In Her Flat

Mother-of-two Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found hanged at her work accommodation in central London on Friday morning and left a note for her family, it was claimed today.

Colton Haynes Joins Stephen Amell’s ‘Arrow’!

Colton Haynes Joins Stephen Amell’s ‘Arrow’!

Best Funeral Ever Coming To TLC Just In Time For Our Funerals

Hey guys, you know how everyone we love is going to die someday and we’re going to have to bury their lifeless bodies in the ground and go on living without them, knowing the pain left in their absence will never fully go away? Like, how we can only…

Ex-Roommate: Shooter Planned To Move To Hawaii

(Newser) – It's not much, but the Oregonian has tracked down an acquaintance of mall shooter Jacob Tyler Roberts who provides an inkling of what was happening in the 22-year-old's mind: The…

Now Banned In Amsterdam: Smoking Pot At School

(Newser) – It's kind of amazing that this wasn't illegal already: Students will no longer be able to smoke pot in Amsterdam's schools, the city's mayor announced today. Just as amazing: It's the…

5 Ways High School Really Does Suck (According To Science)

Because while 16-year-olds don't have decades of debt and regret weighing them down, they do have a long list of biological and social pitfalls making their lives hell. So before you find yourself longing for those simple teen years, consider that…

Lemur Named Keanu Attacks Mail Carrier Named Reeves

“This just in, a lemur named Keanu attacked a mail carrier named Reeves, and now Tammie is sad because Sheriff Darrell put him in lemur jail ;-(”

Bohemian Rhapsody Invades Weather Report From Oh, News!

Coming up next: Suspect just killed a man. Put a gun up to his head. Pull the trigger now he's dead. (via: http://troyesivan.tumblr.com/post/37780878207/my-local-weather-forecast-tonight)

37 Instagrams Of Cats Smoking Weed

With their little paws, these kitties are grinding herb, rolling spliffs, and getting baked. Thank you, people of Instagram, for this important documentation.

Other Media Provocateurs Pan Steven Crowder's Performance

"It's important not to instigate the person you're interviewing," Fields says.

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