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December 17, 2012

The Two-State Center Isn't Holding

The Task Force on Palestine struggles. "People are losing faith," al-Omari says.

Morgan Freeman Remarks About Newtown Tragedy Are A Hoax

A message that was attributed to the actor made its way around Facebook -- but his rep says the statement did not come from him

Dear Prudence: My Colleague’s Wife Accused Me On Facebook Of Wanting Her Husband.

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on Washingtonpost.com weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send…

How "Dexter" Got Its Groove Back

After two years of mediocrity, Dexter gave us an incredible seventh season. Aren't you glad you kept watching? (Spoilers through the season finale.)

9 Things The Media Got Wrong About The Sandy Hook Shooting

Much of the initial information coming from news organizations was partially or entirely inaccurate.

"Aloha": Pathbreaking Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye Is Dead

"A man who had every reason to call attention to himself, but never did." The doggedly loyal stalwart of the old Senate was 88.

19 Minutes Of Mazzy Star Perfection Circa 1994

An angel has descended from heaven and posted this complete Mazzy Star performance from the October, 1994 Bridge School benefit in Mountain View, CA.

How A Promoted Levi's Tweet Ended Up Under A Pro-Ana Tag

Search "thigh gap" on Twitter and a promotional Levi's tweet appears, atop a list of mostly pro-anorexia tweets. This is probably not what Levi's wanted.

The 69 Most Mouthwatering Ryan Gosling Moments Of The Year

Presented in timeline form, here's every single delicious Ryan Gosling moment from 2012.

Kim And Khloe Kardashian Don Matching Colorful Pants In Miami (PHOTOS)

Kim Kardashian and her sister Khloe are looking on the bright side of life. On Saturday, the reality TV stars were spotted out and about in Miami, donning black tops and matching pants -- Kim in te …

Kate Moss Is The New Face Of Stuart Weitzman

While Burberry picked up a new face for its Spring 2013 campaign, Stuart Weitzman turned to an industry veteran—Kate Moss—to model his warm-weather shoes. The black-and-white ads were shot by fashion-favorite Mario Testino, and it marks the first…

Romeo Beckham For Burberry - Burberry Spring 2013 Campaign

A star is born! Burberry just released its Spring 2013 campaign, shot by Mario Testino, and it features a face of fashion's youth—Romeo Beckham. Victoria and David's handsome offspring wears a classic trench from the British brand, and we've…

No, Let's Talk About Video Game Violence

Gaming's soul is sick. And gamers hate talking about it.

Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye Passes Away At Age 88

According to his office, his last word was "Aloha." Inouye, a decorated war veteran, was the president pro tempore of the United States Senate and the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in American history.

How A Star Baseball Player's Family Decorates Their Christmas Tree

A case study with the best pitcher in baseball.

The Hobbit's Unexpected Vegetable Garden And Other Links

The Shire film set, which was used as the backdrop for The Hobbit, is a year-round vegetable garden.

26 Of The Most Memorable "Gossip Girl"-Style Trends, From Tasteful To Tacky

You always got the feeling that they put way more effort into the clothes on the show than they did the plotlines. Here's a recap, from best to worst.

The Best Letter From A Neighbor To The Drunk Man In A Shirt-Cape Who Peed On Their Couch

Frank had something of an impressive night last night. (via deadspin.)

Scarlett Johansson's Nude Pics Hacker Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Christopher Chaney hacked Johansson, Jessica Alba, Christina Aguilera, in addition to women he knew personally.

Butler University Is Super Arrogant About Their Basketball Team

Butler is the Kanye West of college basketball.

Tasty Burger Harvard Square - Drink

The good news: the meat-meisters from Fenway fave Tasty Burger have taken over the JFK St 7-Eleven and adjoining basement art space and transformed it into a late-night, '50s-style burger joint up top, and a pool table & juke-equipped bar below. The…

Discussing R.A Dickey

Earlier this offseason, I was discussing the Mets' offseason with a few other writers, and I argued this point: Mets fans very much wanted the team to commit long-term to David Wright, but if a good trade could be found for R.A. Dickey, then most…

The Gummy Awards: Your Favorite Movies Of 2012

We continue the unveiling of the 2012 Gummy Award winners today with your favorite movies of the year. All of Hollywood sits at the edge of its seat, occasionally mopping sweat from its furrowed brow. WHO WILL THE VIDEOGUM READERS (ALONG WITH THE… 10. Prometheus

My Decade With "Gossip Girl"

Ten years after the first Gossip Girl book came out, the show is finally ending. I followed the phenomenon from its most culturally relevant period to its, well, least.

Adam Lanza Literally Couldn't Feel Pain

(Newser) – When Adam Lanza shot himself after his massacre on Friday, he probably didn't feel a thing. The alleged shooter suffered from a rare condition that literally caused him to feel no pain,…

This Year's Black List Includes Screenwriter "Boner Mountain"

The Black List is an annual poll of Hollywood execs on their favorite unproduced scripts. The list tends to run the gamut of actual, interesting movies you might want to see (Argo, Looper, and Chronicle were all Black List scripts, for instance) and…

News Outlets Send Letter To Romney Campaign Contesting Expenses

In an ongoing dispute, editors have informed American Express that they are contesting charges from the campaign trail.

Anne Hathaway Hasn't Heard From Katie Holmes Since She Impersonated Her On "SNL"

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

These Posters Make The Perfect Literary Christmas Present

Etsy user ObviousState has a great collection of quotes from famous authors printed out gorgeously as grayscale ink posters.

Blind Surfer Conquers Hawaii's Banzai Pipeline

Imagine closing your eyes and surfing one of the the most dangerous waves in the world. It sounds impossible, but recently a blind 19-year-old from Brazil showed everybody how it's done.

15 Obscure Christmas Songs That You Need To Hear

You will not hear any of these delightful tunes at a mall this holiday season.

Who Tweeted It: Cher Or Chuck Grassley?

Take this fun quiz to see how well you know the two greatest masters of Twitter of all time.

21 Reasons To Love The Mind-Blowing New Sport Of "Trampoline Wall"

Introducing extreme athlete Christophe Hamel and the craziest sport you've never heard of.

The 33 Most WTF Celeb Photos Of The Year

'Twas a good year in weird celebrity pictures.

How To Make 5 Vegetarian Dinners For $10 Each

Money's too tight for steak? Or just not into eating animals? Feed 4 people meat-free for a week.

Anderson Cooper Knows Your Secrets

Anderson Cooper's mysterious stare can see through right through you.

Alison Brie And Danny Pudi Freestyle Rap

This might just hold you over until Community returns.

The Problem With A Facebook Snapchat App

Facebook is reportedly testing a new photo-sharing app, with an expected release by the end of 2012. Will it be EVEN SEXIER than Snapchat?

Looper Has Sex With Himself

You can't change your destiny. It just feels too damn good.

Morbidly Obese Man Spared From Death Row

As it turns out, he wasn't #TooFatToDie. He just had bad lawyers in the '80s.

Exclusive Infographic: Which Wes Anderson Character Are You?

Have you been suffering from a Wes Anderson character identity crisis? Do you have the sensitivity of Richie Tenenbaum, but the zest for revenge of Steve Zissou? The determination of Max, but the cigarette addiction of Margot? If you’re lost and…

100 Mesmerizing Megan Fox Animated GIFs

Now that Megan Fox is a mom, she’s gone on record to say that she’s going to hold off on filming any more risque scenes so that she doesn’t embarrass her son. The bad news is that this means no more Jennifer’s Body, Jonah Hex, or Maxim photo shoots.

Gun Violence In America Just Since Friday’s Massacre Of Children And Schoolteachers In Newtown

A 42-year-old destitute maniac fired 50 rounds at the Fashion Island luxury mall in Newport Beach, California, on Saturday evening. No one was injured. A n

Indiana Jones Gets Mystery Package At His Alma Mater

Just because he's fictional doesn't mean he doesn't get mail. The University of Chicago's admissions department asked the Internet to help crack the case via its Tumblr.

Romeo Beckham Is A Model Now

Burberry hired him to act like he's kickboxing two other models in their new ads. The 10-year-old spawn of David and Posh is so cute!

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Package Packed With Extra Spending

From cars for the FBI to salmon research, bill's spending would go far and wide. And not all of it is related to the storm's devastation.

21 Brilliant British People Problems

Take a quick trip inside the terrifying world of the British psyche. Highlights from the politest and most apologetic subreddit of all time, /r/britishproblems.

Which Jack Frost Said It?

In the late '90s, there were two films called Jack Frost: One was a family-friendly fantasy, and the other was straight-to-video horror. Both featured talking snowmen. Can you identify which Jack Frost said the following quotes?

Why Mediocre College Football Teams Make More TV Money Than Notre Dame

The Irish's independence might be enviable in the midst of conference chaos, but those Purdue-Minnesota matchups are more lucrative than you think.

This Cat Is A School Crosswalk Guard

Meet Sable, a 15-year-old black cat who spends his free time supervising at the local school crosswalk. That'll do, kitty. That'll do.

The Dangers Of Adam Lanza's Possible Pain-Perception Disorder

Sources are suggesting that Newtown shooter Adam Lanza had a condition that made him unable to feel pain. Such conditions are very rare, and can cause heat stroke and other problems.

Rare Baby Turtles Hatch At Bronx Zoo

Only about 150 Chinese yellow-headed box turtles exist in the wild. The Bronx Zoo now has five.

CBGB Gingerbread House!

OK, now I'm in the Christmas spirit. I can almost smell the bathroom.

The Melt - Eat - Hollywood - Thrillist Los Angeles

Not just every ice cube's worst nightmare, The Melt's also a super-hi-tech grilled cheese cathedral in the heart of Hollywood, where you can order from your phone on your way, skip the line when you get there, and swipe an individually-issued QR…

'Survivor: Philippines' Winner Denise Stapley Reveals Plans For $1 Million Prize; Final 4 Spill Finale Secrets

[Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Sunday night's episode.] Survivor crowned its latest $1 million winner on Sunday night.

Joe Scarborough: Newtown Shooting Made 'Ideologies Of My Past' On Guns Irrelevant (VIDEO)

Joe Scarborough said on Monday that the massacre in Newtown had forced him to rethink his "long-held" belief about gun rights. In a lengthy monologue, Scarborough talked about how shaken up he had been by the killing of 20 children at Sandy Hook…

Anonymous Targets Westboro Baptist Church After Newtown Vigil Protest Threat

Members of the hacktivist group Anonymous have targeted the Westboro Baptist Church after the hate-mongering quasi-religious group announced plans to protest a Sunday night vigil in remembrance of the Sandy Hook shooting victims, 20 of whom were…

Mike Bloomberg Pushes For Obama To Pass Gun Control Package

"Words alone cannot heal our nation — only action can do that," said the New York mayor.

Actor Michael Douglas' Son Injured In Pa. Prison

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Cameron Douglas, the 34-year-old son of actor Michael Douglas, suffered a broken leg and finger in the Pennsylvania prison where he is an inmate.

The Hobbit Breaks December Box Office Record

It’s hard to rag on a new monthly record, but it does feel like this $84.8 million debut is a slight miss for The Hobbit. The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular movie franchises ever, and adapting the prequel story should have been a box…

The xx Give Wham!'s "Last Christmas" A Moody Makeover

British indie band The xx covered "Last Christmas" on BBC Radio 1 and gave it a dark, brooding spin. Take that, holiday cheer!

Pro-Anorexia Community Inspires Upsetting And Strange Porn Trend

What happens when sexual content online starts borrowing from extreme weight-loss communities? "Thigh gap" fetishization. Warning: explicit content.

45 Photos Of Golden Retrievers Comforting The Residents Of Newtown

The K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs traveled from Chicago to Newtown over the weekend. Smiles in the middle of tragedy.

Ridiculously Detailed 3-D Art Sculpture

This is what Halo would look like if it'd taken place during the Industrial Revolution. Micah Ganske over 700 of work into his 3-D vision.

Inarguable Proof That Dreams Come True

Wow. Who knew people could actually see the future?

Boston Terrier Puppy Can't Keep His Feet Down

Ever had a meal so good you felt like you were floating? This puppy certainly has.

The Best And Worst Celebrity Instagrams Of The Year

All the famous Instagram accounts that you need to see from 2012 described as yearbook superlatives.

Bushmaster AR-15: National Review Writer Says It's Not That Powerful.

If you, like many red-blooded Americans, plan on joining the gun shopping spree that mass shootings usually inspire, you might find yourself wondering about the Bushmaster AR-15 that Adam Lanza used in Friday's massacre. The fact that he…

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley Names Tim Scott To DeMint's Senate Seat

The 47 year-old congressman will replace Sen. Jim DeMint to become the Republicans' first black senator in over than 30 years.

7 Meaty Main Courses For A Holiday Feast

These carnivore-pleasing centerpieces are surprisingly easy to pull off.

Controversial Gun Violence Ads Using Children

Two recent campaigns that raised hackles.

How Pinterest Users Are Preparing For The Impending Apocalypse

The world is supposedly ending on Dec. 21. Are you as ready as these pinners?

"Star Trek Into Darkness" Full Teaser Revealed

Bravery without humility is a recipe for disaster. Kirk and company look like they're in for world (or two) of hurt.

Say Hello To Santa-Gator

It's an alligator. In a Santa costume. And it's surprisingly cute!

Forbes Names McKay Coppins "30 Under 30"

December 17, 2012 – "This Newsweek veteran has brought his talents to hot media start-up Buzzfeed, where he serves as resident expert on the conservative movement and the intersection of politics and religion." -Forbes

Jenna Dewan-Tatum May Or May Not Be Pregnant

So if rumors about Jenna Dewan-Tatum being pregnant are true, Channing Tatum may be a father. Or not. It's all very confusing right now.

10 TV Shows We’d Love To See In Black And White

This week, we were probably inordinately excited to hear that AMC is planning to air all 18 episodes of The Walking Dead in black and white. This is such a cool idea, especially considering that the original comic was done completely in grayscale…

'Homeland' Finale Disappoints, Changes Series

To remain a brilliant, top-tier show, Homeland needed a miracle in the Season 2 finale. It didn’t get it. What Homeland did accomplish in 70 minutes is hammer home the kind of show it will be going forward, which wasn’t what attracted most people to it in the first place. Homeland is now a full-blown love story between Brody (Damian Lewis) and Carrie…

Jamie Foxx Responds To Connecticut Shooting

NEW YORK -- Hollywood has responded to the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school by pulling back on its offerings, and one star says the entertainment industry should take some responsibility for such violence. Jamie Foxx, one of the industry's…

Video Games Were Insanely Expensive In 1996

Our parents really loved us. This explains why November was Hamburger Helper Month.

Nancy Lanza: Did Paranoid, Gun-crazed Mother Trigger Sandy Hook, Connecticut Killing Spree?

Nancy Lanza is reported to have been struggling to hold herself together and had been stockpiling food, water and guns in the large home she shared with her 20-year-old son in Connecticut.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Kerry Washington: ‘Django Unchained’ Press Conference!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington sandwich in their Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino at a press conference for the film held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on Sunday (December 16) in New York City.

Pregnant Jessica Simpson Shows Off Baby Bump In Bridesmaids Dress At CaCee Cobb's Wedding

Plus, see pictures Zach Braff shared of his Scrubs costar Donald Faison tying the knot with Cobb on Saturday

For The Love Of J.R.R. Tolkien Tops The Morning Links

Twenty amazing tattoos inspired by The Hobbit.

Cthulhu Carols Are Real, Probably Won't Drive You Mad

Happy Holidays from H.P. Lovecraft and the Elder Gods!

The 1996 Toys 'R' Us Holiday Catalog Has All I Want For Christmas

The future is here? More like the future is $60 for Super Mario 64.

6 Things To Know About The First Black Republican In The Senate In 33 Years

Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's pick to fill Sen. Jim DeMint's seat, will be the South's first black senator since Reconstruction.

17 Things You Shouldn't Half-Ass

Sometimes you need to give a project your full attention.

Watch Fred Armisen And Carrie Brownstein Squirm At Letterman's Assumption That They're Dating

Dave just doesn't understand how the very compatible stars of Portlandia aren't dating each other.

'Survivor: Philippines' Winner Revealed

[Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Sunday night's episode.] Survivor: Philippines has crowned its $1 million winner.

Gun Control After Newtown: Compromise Is Necessary

It’s tempting to engage in anti-gun polemics and hope that popular opinion will dramatically shift, but it is also likely a mistake. The smarter course for those who want stronger federal gun control laws anytime soon is legislative stewardship and…

Miley Cyrus Wore A Revealing Bondage-Type Outfit Again

Other possible names for this outfit: "The studded football player," "Porcupine with a midriff," "Leather n' Spikes + Belly necklace."

Dexter Season 7 Episode 12 Surprise Mother Reviewed.

Every week in Slate’s Dexter TV club, Katy Waldman will have an IM conversation with a different Dexter fan. This week, she rehashes the season finale with Jeffrey Bloomer, SlateV’s blogger/editor. Katy Waldman: Season 7 is officially wrapped up and…

Homeland Episode 212 Recap: “The Choice.”

In Slate’s Homeland TV Club, June Thomas will IM each week with a different partner—policy experts, intelligence researchers, critics, and even Slate commenters. This week she chats with David Haglund, the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.…

Nancy Lanza To Sitter: Don't Turn Your Back

(Newser) – Adam Lanza's mother was known for her generosity and friendliness, but she always kept quiet about her home life, say those who knew her. Nancy Lanza was a regular at a local bar, where…

This Polar Bear Hates Santa

Oh, you're from the North Pole too? I WILL KILL YOU.

Kate Middleton Makes Glamorous, Pregnant Appearance With David Beckham

It's a nice change from always having to stand next to that guy she's married to.

Jesus And Mary Would Be "Lynched" Today, Says Israeli Embassy

A post on the Israeli Embassy in Ireland's Facebook page floats a "thought for Christmas."

The 12 Best Paranormal Sightings Of 2012

By January, many were already reporting reporting that 2012 was going to be a big year for UFO sightings. But 2012 wasn't just a big year for flying saucer sightings — it was a big year for the paranormal in general.

The 30 Best Mugshots Of 2012

Congrats to all that made this year's list!

President Obama's Whiteboard Message At Newtown High School

Before addressing the nation from the Newtown High School auditorium on Sunday night, President Obama took a moment to respond to a whiteboard message written by two NHS teachers.

DJ Earworm's 2012 Mashup Has Arrived

All the year's biggest hits in one track. As it turns out, Ke$ha's "Die Young" is the song that ties it all together.

RANGE - Drink - Friendship Heights

Anyway, the 14000sqft space dedicates separate, open-cooking stations to preparing anything your little heart desires, from rotisserie to raw bar, all relying on only the most regional flora and fauna.

'Dexter' Season 7 Finale Spoilers: Did Dexter Get Away This Time?

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Dexter's seventh season finale, titled "Surprise, Motherf---er."] With Dexter's walls closing in around him more than any previous of its six seasons, Showtime's famed serial killer with a code entered unchartered territory during Sunday's seventh season finale.

“I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother”: When Parents Are Afraid Of Their Children

A mom blog post describing one woman's experience with her allegedly troubled son highlights the mental health issues in the aftermath of the Newtown massacre

Donnie Andrews, Inspiration For Omar On The Wire Is Dead.

Donnie Andrews, the real-life inspiration for one of The Wire’s most beloved characters, Omar Little, has passed away after an emergency heart surgery. Andrews, who spent his youth in Baltimore robbing drug dealers with a .44 magnum, first met David…

12 Parodies Of Sonic Youth's "Goo" Album Cover

The iconic image has been mashed up with Star Wars, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Batman, and more.

Pro-Gun Senator Pledges Support For Assault Weapon Ban

NRA A-rated member and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (D) said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe" that now is the time to have a "common sense" discussion about gun control. "Everything has to be on the table."

Christmas Tree Emerges From Hurricane Sandy Wreckage

Residents of Union Beach, New Jersey are leaving handmade ornaments and gifts under the tree.

Fashion On The VH1 Divas Red Carpet

Fab or drab: DIVA EDITION.

47 Wonderful Things To Eat On Christmas Morning

Monkey breads, eggs, and more good things to make for the coziest, happiest meal of the year. It's a breakfast miracle!

A Controversial Theory For The “Homeland” Season Finale

The biggest question is whether the show is about Carrie or her and Brody’s relationship. If it’s just about Carrie then they will need to kill Brody in order to maintain the show’s integrity, but if it’s about the star-crossed lovers then the…

‘Game Of Thrones’ Style House Flags For Your Favorite Pop Culture Characters

Now that HBO’s Game of Thrones has earned worldwide popularity, the concept of house sigils and house sayings has wormed its way into just about everyone’s consciousness — so perhaps its natural that artists would start speculating as to the sigils…

Nancy Lanza, Mother Of Newtown Gunman, A Quiet Woman, 'Guns Were Her Hobby'

NEWTOWN, Conn. — At the bar, everybody knew her name. Nancy Lanza was the one who, if she heard you were short on cash, regularly offered to pick up the tab at My Place.

Mojio - Own

Capable of turning your auto into web-connected personal assistant, the Mojio's a matchbook-sized gizmo that easily plugs into your ride's universal on-board diagnostics port (look under the steering column) and communicates with a series of…

Trying To Make Sense Of Tragedy: Why The Sandy Hook Shooting Is So Painful For All Of Us

As the mournful facts behind the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School continue to unfold, pictures of most of the bright-eyed, dimpled victims and the adults who died protecting them have made…

6 Dresses You Should Wear To A Wedding—According To Former Bachelor Contestants! What Do You Think Of Their Picks?

Thanks to the magic of the World Wide Web—and Shop It To Me's Threads feature—you can now get a wealth of fashion advice from your favorite reality stars. Threads allows users to create a personal shopping feed that's tailored to their taste, and…

Gun Control: After Connecticut Shooting, Could Australia's Laws Provide A Lesson?

Read the rest of Slate’s coverage of the Sandy Hook school shooting. On April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was…

Kat Von D Engaged To Deadmau5 - The Hollywood Reporter

Kat Von D is off the market -- again. DJ Deadmau5 took to Twitter to propose to his girlfriend, tweeting a picture of a similar engagement ring that she would soon receive.

Some Wanted More Talk Of Gun Control In Obama's Vigil Speech

Twitter reactions to President Barack Obama's speech at the Newtown, Conn., vigil on Friday night were mixed between praise for what some viewed as the best speech of the president's career and skepticism over what the president plans to do to make…

Hugh Jackman Interview - Hugh Jackman On Anne Hathaway's Haircut

"I'll just share a little story. I had my hair cut off at the beginning of the movie, so it could grow back. And Annie had been talking [about] cutting her hair. She came for the consultation with Tom [Hooper], and when she walked into the makeup…

Connecticut Shootings: Gun Control, Mental Health, And Our Responsibility To Our Country.

But after all these recent shootings, there has been no discussion in Congress about it. Certainly we should be revisiting our gun laws, our mental health care, our school system, to see if there are any ways of improving them and either preventing…

Tina Fey & Kristen Wiig Cameo For Martin Short’s ‘SNL’ Monologue!

Martin Short says a quick hello to Tina Fey and SNL creator/producer Lorne Michaels during his opening monologue as host of last night’s Saturday Night Live!

Miley Cyrus & Kelly Osbourne – VH1 Divas 2012 Red Carpet!

30+ pictures inside of Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osbourne, and Ciara looking beautiful at the 2012 VH1 Divas event…

Shooter Fires Gun Outside Mall, Sparks Mass Panic

(Newser) – Police in Newport Beach, Calif., arrested a man yesterday for allegedly firing off about 50 rounds outside a shopping mall and causing mass panic, the Orange County Register reports.…

What "Sesame Street" Can Teach Us About Loss

Thoughts from one of our most trusted sources: Big Bird.

Selena Gomez Dumps Justin Bieber — Nick Jonas Hangout Was Last Straw

Honestly, Selena is over reacting! Justin is famous an so is Nick an i think its cool that they are hanging out. I don’t know what is Selena’s problem! An if she breaks up with Justin bcuz of something that STUPID!!! She is stupid! Justin loves her…

'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard 'Not Dating' Rocker Alexander DeLeon, Says DeLeon's Mom (EXCLUSIVE)

Despite being spotted on a double date at West Hollywood hot-spot Nobu, Bachelorette star Emily Maynard and Las Vegas-based rocker Alexander DeLeon are not actually an item. So Says DeLeon's mothe …

Connecticut School Shooting: Did Paranoid, Gun-crazed Mother Trigger Adam Lanza's School Killing Spree? Friends Say She Believed World Was On Edge Of Collapse

Nancy Lanza is reported to have been struggling to hold herself together and had been stockpiling food, water and guns in the large home she shared with her 20-year-old son in Connecticut.

Italian Psychologist Maria Beatrice Togo Touts 'Technoliquidity'

ROME, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Technology has changed the way people think, creating "a new brain," two Italian psychology experts say.

Occupy Wall Street Mobilizes On Facebook To Take On NRA

In light of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, an off-shoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement says it plans to unleash the power of the 99% on the National Rifle Association.

Kat Von D And Deadmau5 Are Engaged—After He Proposed On Twitter! Wanna See The Engagement Ring? It Has Skulls!

Kat Von D and Deadmau5 are engaged! (Cue the Kat and Mau5 jokes.) The DJ tweeted yesterday: I can’t wait for Christmas so.... Katherine Von Drachenberg, will you marry me? @thekatvond twitter.com/deadmau5/statu…— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) December 16,…

'SNL' & Newtown Shooting: Show Opened With 'Silent Night' Tribute

NEW YORK -- "Saturday Night Live" made a rare departure from its comedic opening to pay tribute to the children and adults killed at a Connecticut elementary school. Not known for treating anything seriously or tenderly, the show made a fitting…

President Obama Holds The Granddaughter Of Sandy Hook's Slain Principal

A touching moment from Sunday's memorial in Newtown.

Kate Middleton 'Steps Out' For The First Time In 10 Days

St. James’ Palace has just released a statement announcing that Kate Middleton will “step out” this evening to “accept the invitation to the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London.”

FOX Pulls New Episodes Of ‘Family Guy,’ ‘American Dad’ In Wake Of Connecticut School Shooting

FOX has changed its Sunday schedule this weekend in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Connecticut. New episodes of Family Guy and American Dad that were supposed to air Sunday night will no …

Kelly Clarkson Engaged: See Her Yellow Canary Diamond Ring (PHOTO)

Now that’s a diamond ring. Hours after announcing her engagement on Twitter Saturday night, Kelly Clarkson shared a personal snapshot of her giant sparkler (after the jump). “Everyone has be …

‘Django Unchained’ Star Jamie Foxx Reacts To Connecticut School Shooting

Since Friday’s tragic massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut, a wave of reaction has erupted from some of Tinseltown’s biggest names. Over the weekend, Jamie Foxx made it clear at a pr …

On Rodeo - Drink - Beverly Hills

Not just what you say when someone's all, "I'd like to spend $10,000 on a pair of jeans. Do you know where I can do that?", On Rodeo's also an indoor/outdoor American blounge (bistro + lounge!) located inside the Luxe Hotel, with a classy,…

Custom Stuffed Dogs - Own

Yo dawg, we heard you really like your dog, so we took a picture of your dog and made an identical plush dog…dawg. In an effort to keep that Xzbit joke alive and well, the people over at ShelterPups are creating custom stuffed dogs. Hand over…

Municipal Bar & Dining Co. - Drink

Because the City That Works could just as easily be called the City That Excessively Over-Consumes Booze And Food, Municipal Bar and Dining Co. is helping you take down plenty of the latter while reminding you of the former with an industrial vibe…

Nespresso Boutique - Eat - Union Square

From the people behind those 55-cent, single-serving espresso pods comes Nespresso Boutique: a cafe-cum-shop with a sexy lounge-lit coffee bar, a video wall, and more caffeine than you can (uncontrollably) shake a stick at.

Inside The House Of Thunder - Own

Boss Hoss indeed -- this sucker made by a Tennessee company has an 445hp LS1 Corvette engine shoehorned in there.

Fascinating Hybrid Self-Portraits That Will Trick Your Eye

Chicago-based painter and photographer Gregory Scott isn’t satisfied with just painting a self-portrait — or just taking a photograph, either. In his series Impositions, Scott incorporates his paintings into photographs, blurring the line between…

HBO Orders Comedy Pilot About Group Of Gay Friends

HBO is adding San Francisco to its itinerary. Hours after picking up a project about siblings in New Jersey, the premium cable network said Friday that it has ordered to pilot a comedy about three gay friends living in San Francisco.

'Haven' Episode Pulled In Wake Of Newtown Shooting

Syfy issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter regarding the decision: "Tonight's scheduled 10 p.m. episode of Haven contained scenes of fictitious violence in a high school. In light of today's tragedy in Newtown, Conn., we have decided not to…

Piers Morgan Clashes With Gun Advocates On CNN (Video)

Piers Morgan got into a fiery dispute with gun advocates in a broadcast of Piers Morgan Tonight devoted to Friday's mass-shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, making for riveting TV. The talk show host grew irate and spoke frequently over his guests, gun advocate and author John Lott and Steve Dulan from the Michigan Coalition of Responsible Gun Owners. Both argued that the only way to curb gun violence in the U.S. is for…

India's First Oscar Statuette Returned To Academy For Safekeeping

NEW DELHI – The first Oscar to be won by an Indian has made its way back to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. Mumbai-based Bhanu Athaiya won best costume design for Richard Attenborough's multiple award-winning Gandhi at the 55th Annual Academy Awards in 1983. But the 86-year-old, who is suffering from a potentially life-threatening brain tumor, has…

School Schooting: Mike Huckabee Blames Tragedy On Absence Of Religion In Schools (Video)

Mike Huckabee is blaming Friday's school shooting in Connecticut on the absence of religion in school curriculums. Appearing on Fox News, where Huckabee also hosts a show on Saturday nights, the former Arkansas governor argued that the separation of church and state leads to violence in schools. STORY: 27 Dead in Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

Box Office Report: Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Scores Record $84.8 Million Weekend

New Line and MGM's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey kicked off the holiday season in high style, opening to $84.8 million, the top three-day opening of all time for the month of December. The first in Peter Jackson's planned trilogy, Hobbit opened to $138.2 million overseas for a worldwide total of $223 million. The movie came in ahead The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003 ($125.9 million).

Funerals At Christmastime: Newtown Prepares To Mourn

But on Friday, the fabric of the town began to unravel at that very school as residents got word of the massacre that took the lives of 12 girls, eight boys and six adult women, who worked at the school. (Another adult—the gunman’s mother—was found…

So You Want To Go To Space: You’ll Need Medical Clearance First

Space tourism isn’t on the list of family vacation destinations yet, but that doesn’t mean doctors shouldn’t be thinking about pre-flight medical checkups.

“Black Blotter” | Fringe

“Black Blotter” is this abbreviated fifth Fringe season’s version of an “episode 19”—one of those crazy Fringes that tries something different with the storytelling. We’ve had a musical episode, a partially animated episode, a futuristic episode,…

Adam Lanza Shot Himself As 1st Responders Closed In, Gov. Dannel Malloy Says (LIVE UPDATES)

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother multiple times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more…

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Adam Lanza Used Semiautomatic Rifle

UPDATE: Adam Lanza shot his mother four times in the head before heading to the school, where he gunned down 20 children and 6 adults, officials said Sunday. The latest details of what transpired Friday seem to suggest Lanza would have gone on…

Justin Bieber: No Grammy Nominations Was A ‘Big Bummer’

Justin Bieber: No Grammy Nominations Was A ‘Big Bummer’

Jenni Rivera Death Scene Footage — Family Furious Tape Leaked Online

So sad. Jenni’s family is devastated that footage from the tragic plane crash wreckage is making its rounds online. Some images show severed body parts, including a foot with painted toenails...

Miley Cyrus Disses Taylor Swift — Country Singer Is More Of A Slut Than Me

After reporter Ken Baker tweeted an incredible comparison and contrast between Miley Cyrus & Taylor Swift that highlights their relationship history, Miley blasted her detractors by calling the...

Brooklyn And San Francisco Invaded By Cell-Phone Video Of Spooky Night Lights

Finally, one of the millions of video-equipped smart phones in Brooklyn have caught an unidentified flying object hovering over some of the world's priciest real estate. Why do the alien monsters want to live where everyone else wants to live?

5 Dirty Jokes In Modern Movies (That Are Older Than Film)

Here are five types of jokes that you'd expect to see in an American Pie movie that are actually much, much older than that.

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