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December 18, 2012

Miley Cyrus' Transformation: Why We're Uncomfortable

The 20-year-old star has gone from sweet fashionista to over-the-top rocker in less than a year. What's up with that?

The Muddy Leek - Drink - Culver City

Not just what Pigpen takes after drinking too much water, The Muddy Leek's also an upscale, eclectic gastrobistro now open on a business-y looking corner of Washington Blvd with art house-iness like sillhouette paintings above a 10-seat bar.

Westboro Baptist Church Monsters To Picket, Anonymous To Seek Revenge

At this point we shouldn’t be surprised by anything the Westboro Baptist Church does, says, threatens or the like. While the Constitution protects their right to says what they want and picket as they please, the fact remains that they are not a…

Tom Cruise Has The Right Idea About Hotels

Say what you want about Tom Cruise — “His face is crooked in a way that is completely mindblowing but also you’d never notice if it weren’t for that line,” “He’s shorter than he looks in movies and at awards shows, or so I hear,” “His personal life…

36 Most Amazingly Elaborate Miss Universe Costumes

It's the pageant that puts every other pageant ever to serious shame. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show WHO?

Michigan's Republican Governor Vetoes Concealed Gun Bill, Cites Sandy Hook Shooting

Sandy Hook was a factor, said Snyder in a statement. "This type of violence often leaves society with more questions than answers."

How To Make A Snow Globe

Clearly, this is the greatest DIY Christmas project ever.

Photo Series: How To Be The Perfect Wife

The key? Keep smiling and feel nothing.

Welcome To Your Holiday Travel Hell

Airports are the WORST.

Watch Collection

Does it really exist?

Rob Schneider’s The Chosen One Is A Redemption Fantasy Gone Awry

The actor’s ongoing bid for respect results in a movie so terrible it must be seen to be believed.

Evan Rachel Wood: Short Wavy Hair For ’10 Things’!

Evan Rachel Wood rocks a short wavy hairstyle on the set of 10 Things I Hate About Life on Monday (December 17) in Los Angeles.

Crawfish Giving An Interview

This is really interesting.

Syria's Amateur Photographers Tell The Story Of Their Civil War

An American-Canadian group for Syrian expats has launched a project to collect photos from Syrians on the ground. A ground-level view of devastation.

Earth Had A Twin Planet And Other Links

9 amazing facts about the earth you probably didn't know.

How To Shop For A Hoarder

The holiday season is especially fraught for hoarders and their loved ones. What do you get for the person who literally has everything?

The 30 Most Powerful Photobombs Of The Year

Never stop 'bombing, you guys. And stingrays.

How American Gun Culture Impacts Mental Illness

Mental health experts say features of modern American society — from the media to the availability of guns — may make psychotic people more likely to commit violence.

Sweet Baby Jesus! Look At The Rock's Legs

It's like that old saying goes: Can you smelllll what The Rock's legs are cooking?

32 WTF Gifts For Sports Fans

There's no logical end to the amount of really really weird sports team merchandise out there. Luckily, almost all of these items are available in any team.

Ann Curry Twitter Hashtag 26 Acts Of Kindness

There are many ways to help the families and community after last week's tragic school shooting, but here's an easy one from Ann Curry: Do something nice. The NBC correspondent (@AnnCurry) tweeted yesterday: 'Imagine if we all committed to 20 acts…

Never Underestimate The Power Of The Glitch

Theory: video game glitches are actually demons from an unseen underworld, where nothing clips properly, you can never quite jump high enough, and the physics make absolutely no sense. Think about it.

Crazy Portraits Of Real Life Doppelgangers

We’ve all had the experience of walking down the street and spotting a person who looks just like someone we know, only to realize — often too late for it not to be completely awkward — that we’re absoultely wrong. Or maybe you frequently find…

‘The Voice’ Tributes Newtown Shooting Victims With ‘Hallelujah’

Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Cee Lo Green pay tribute to the victims of the Newtown school shooting with a special performance of “Hallelujah” during an episode of the The Voice on Monday (December 17).

Inouye To 'Lie In State' In Capitol Building

Plans for rare honor of formal funeral proceedings being prepared for legendary Hawaiian lawmaker.

Heartbreaking Note From First-Grader To Friend Lost In Sandy Hook Shooting

"You are my best friend, we had fun together, I will miss you." First-grader John wrote this to his friend Jack Pinto after Jack was lost on Friday.

Olympian Shaun White Cut His Hair For Charity

The long-haired ginger isn't so long-haired anymore, and he suddenly looks a lot like a certain famous person.

Megan Fox Thought She Was "Birthing A Vampire Baby Like In 'Twilight'"

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

NRA Promises "Meaningful" Contributions

The gun group breaks its silence. "We were shocked, saddened, and heartbroken."

The 40 Cutest Things That Happened This Year

Real good year for cute things, you guys. I honestly think we will look back on 2012 as the year when cuteness finally hit the big time. Excellent work, everyone!

26 Random Acts Of Kindness

One random act of kindess for each person killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Join the revolution!

The 25 Funniest AutoCorrects Of 2012

BRB, throwing out my iPhone. (via Damn You, Autocorrect)

17 People Suffering From "Malört Face"

Apparently, there is a liquor from Chicago that is famous for being absolutely repulsive. You make a very specific face the first time you drink it.

10 Supporting Characters Who Totally Deserve Their Own Movies

Judd Apatow’s This is 40, out this Friday, is — as its ads carefully note — a “sort-of sequel” to his 2007 hit Knocked Up. It doesn’t concern that film’s leading characters; Seth Rogen’s Ben is only mentioned in passing, and Katherine Hiegl’s Alison…

Stereotyping You By Your Favorite Album Of 2012

It’s that wonderful time of the year… when we get to apply rampant stereotypes to our readership, based on their favorite records! Yes, our traditional Flavorpill end-of-year stereotyping exercise is back — we’ve collected 50 albums that keep…

Drunken Xmas Party Sorority Girls: 2012 Edition [PHOTOS]

You don’t have to be a college student or graduate to understand that sorority chicks love theme parties. If you’ve seen any Hollywood movie, you know this is fact. So whenever the holiday spirit comes around each year, things are going to get a…

Adam Lanza's Hard Drive: Shooter Reportedly Covered His Digital Tracks Before Shooting Spree.

As authorities continue to search for Adam Lanza's motive, it looks like they might not be able to rely on the 20-year-old's hard drive for help. Police tell multiple media outlets that someone—presumably Lanza himself—did his best to destroy his…

Peter Andre Is In Mourning As His Beloved Brother Andrew Loses His Cancer Fight

Phillip Schofield said: 'We just wanted to send our love to Peter Andre - who lost his brother Andrew Andre who died of kidney cancer aged just 54 with Peter and his family by his side - so we just wanted to send lots of love to Peter and the rest…

Jack Reacharound Gets A Photoshopped Billboard

Okay, you can all stop making “Jack Reacharound” jokes now. This Photoshop did it better than you were going to anyway. |FunnyorDie| MORNING LINKS Mysterious package addressed to Indiana Jones [...]

Meet The Gross Spider Species Named After Dave Mustaine

The scientist who discovered a new tartantula species is apparently a huge Megadeth fan, because he named it after Dave.

15 Things You Might Not Know About Christmas Music

For instance, did you know Tony the Tiger sings "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"?

10 Memorable TV Deaths Of 2012

Most of our top shows will be back next year, but some of our favorite characters won't. Here are the 2012 TV deaths we're still mourning. (SPOILERS for Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men, The Vampire Diaries, Hell on Wheels, Dexter, Breaking Bad, and Boardwalk Empire.)

12 Blasphemous Nativity Scenes

None of this was in the Bible! Some call it blasphemy, some call it creative license.

24 Quirky Calendars To Ring In The New Year

2013 is quickly approaching, and iCals are so boring. These also make affordable last-minute holiday gifts.

Why You Should Never Hit On A Bartender

I got a lot of awkward propositions while working as a bartender in grad school. Believe me, you're not as charming as you think.

Dear Prudence: My Husband Is Suspicious That I Wasn't Raped.

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on 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…

One Chart Shows How Sandy Hook Reignited The Gun Control Debate

The Google search trend chart "reflects how many searches have been done for a particular term, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time." Post-Sandy Hook a huge spike in searches for gun control.

The 40 Greatest Dog GIFs Of All Time

The best, cutest, and most ridiculous canine moments probably ever.

Taylor Swift's Exes Are Bound Together Forever

At least these photos make it seem that way.

The 10 Most Popular Videos Of The Year

YouTube seems to be having an identity crisis. And our strange, fickle tastes aren't helping.

Forget About Not Liking Anne Hathaway And Watch This Video

She and Samuel L. Jackson have a "sad off" in this Funny Or Die sketch. And she's wearing a Les Miserables sweater! (Which I'd very much like to own.)

‘Gossip Girl’s’ Terrible, Horrible, Elitist, Misogynist Finale

Last night, Gossip Girl went smugly into that glittery night. After six seasons and a seismic economic shift that rendered it suddenly irrelevant just over a year into its run, a limping teen drama that has recently had trouble exceeding a million…

Hilariously Self-Deprecating Quotes From Your Favorite Authors

Everyone’s self-deprecating once in a while — even literary geniuses. Or perhaps, especially literary geniuses? After all, they know the exact right words to string together to tease themselves, talking down their bodies of work or their personal…

9 Ways Christmas In The '60s Was Super Freaking Weird

This probably explains why your parents are so screwed up.

Obama Hits Social Security In Fiscal Cliff Offer Friendlier To The Wealthy

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, with his latest fiscal cliff offer, proposes extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone earning less than $400,000 a year, and paying for it by increasing taxes on the middle class and cutting Social Security and…

Ireland Moves To Legalize Abortion

Following public outcry over the death of Savita Halappanavar, who was denied a potentially life-saving abortion, the Irish government has decided to repeal anti-abortion laws.

Hilary Duff: Sex Is Definitely Different!

“It’s definitely different. I’m so exhausted at the end of each day, so I’m like, ‘Can this not happen at night when I’m exhausted?’” Hilary shared. “You find different times to do it.”

49 Moments From Brad Pitt's Legendary Career

In honor of his 49th birthday, a look back at every movie he has been in, PLUS some other things.

Lady Gaga's Latest Face Mask

Seen in New York City on Saturday.

15 Inspiring Photos Of Newtown Students Going Back To School

Four days after the shooting, classes have resumed at all Newtown schools but Sandy Hook. A cheerful police officer greets students.

"Obama" Sells Cellphones In Poland

An ad uses wordplay on the president's name to sell a smartphone/tablet package.

Let Me Show You The Dance Of My People: Baseball Legend Edition

Wade Boggs showed off some killer moves at the Oklahoma City Thunder game last night.

You Can Rent A Glass Igloo In Finland To Watch The Northern Lights

Imagine looking up at the Northern Lights from a cozy hotel room 250 km above the Arctic Circle.

30 Things We Learned About Kate Upton In 2012

She's much more than just a swimsuit model.

33 Photos Of John Daly's Descent Into Golfing And Fashion Absurdity

A visual history of golf's most outsized personality.

Look At This Picture Of Megan Fox

Just look at it. I heard if you stare too long at it, your face will freeze in the exact same position.

Zooey Deschanel And Ben Gibbard's Divorce Is Finalized

Zooey Deschanel and Ben Gibbard's divorce is finalized.

Amanda Seyfried On Playing Linda Lovelace Of "Deep Throat" @

Amanda reveals that the secret to playing Linda Lovelace is lots and lots of popsicles.

McDonald’s For Christmas? Burger Chain Asks Franchisees To Make It Business As Usual

A Big Mac probably isn’t your idea of Christmas dinner, but McDonald’s is asking its franchisees to stay open on Christmas Day — a day when even Wal-Mart, which caught flack for opening on Thanksgiving evening this year, closes its doors.

Anonymous Targets Westboro Baptist Church Over Newtown Picket Plans

Disgusted by Westboro Baptist’s plans to picket a vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the hacker collective is waging a cyber war against the hate-mongering religious group. The Topeka, Kan.-based church has announced…

Trained Dog Can Detect Superbug With Amazing Accuracy, Study Shows

Beagles are known as good hunters. So why not send them in search of deadly bacteria?

"New York, I Love You, XOXO"

Lest we wander too far into the woods of critique, the thicket of plausibility, the quicksand of motivation, consider that the show may have been playing a long game with us all along. We finally get the answer to the fundamental question of the…

Lindsay Lohan Is Available For Weddings And Bar Mitzvahs Now. No, Really.

And now for that special time of the week when we see just how much shittier Lindsay Lohan‘s life managed to get over the weekend, and I think you’ll all agree I zeroed in on the correct fail horizon instead of going with Charlie Sheen and why she…

Senate Democrats Have Backed Boehner's Fiscal Cliff 'Plan B' Millionaire Tax Hike In The Past

Eleven Senate Democrats have expressed support for raising rates on millionaires over the last two years. Majority Leader Harry Reid insists it can't pass the chamber.

20 Amazing Gift Ideas For Music Lovers

Gadgets, instruments, art, apparel, and more!

A Virtual Fireplace Made Out Of Bacon

You know those instant fireplace DVDs? Forget about them. Bacon is better.

Jesus Fresco "Restorer" Sells Painting On eBay For Nearly $1,500

Celia Gimenez, who botched a small Spain town's "Ecce Homo" mural, is earning profit for her art.


Another reader faces the Snob's wrath.

The Bropener - Own

Wish you could open a beer anywhere in your house without powdering the edges of your precious IKEA furniture? Well then install a BROpener: a thin, magnetized piece of anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum that can secure to nearly any surface, and not…

10 Heavenly Hobbit Holes We’d Like To Call Home

Over the weekend, The Hobbit, Peter Jackson’s much-anticipated prequel adaptation of the most epic story about a heroic hole-builder ever written, landed in theaters and set box office records. According to the world’s communal encyclopedia, most of…

The "Jersey Shore" Cast Predict Where They'll Be In Five Years

Apparently, it's all about "babies and branding."

MSNBC's Post-Election Ratings Should Make Fox News Nervous

The two biggest shows at MSNBC won the holy grail of ratings demographics for four of the first five weeks after Obama's reelection — and Fox News doesn't appear to have a plan to stop them.

Sandy Hook School Girl Plays Dead, Survives Elementary Shooting; Pastor Jim Solomon Recounts Story (VIDEO)

When little children play "let's pretend," the stakes should never be so high. When killer Adam Lanza brought terror to Sandy Hook Elementary school, one 6-year-old girl had the wit to play dead and save herself from the horrific fate of her…

Woodson Says Lin Chose Not To Be A Knick

Mike Woodson gave his first candid answer regarding Jeremy Lin's departure before tonight's Rockets victory over the Knicks.

Pregnant Kate Middleton Feeling "Very Well" After Second Bout Of Acute Morning Sickness

Making her first official public appearance since announcing her pregnancy on Dec. 3, the Duchess of Cambridge looked healthy and happy chatting up athletes at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony. Prior to the event, Middleton, 30, had…

What Online Retailers Will Ship Your Gifts The Fastest?

Zappos is fast, Walmart and JCPenney are slow.

Cloud Formation Does An Uncanny "Star Wars" Impression

Testing was never completed on the Cloud City version of Imperial Walkers.

Honey Boo Boo's Family's Christmas Card

Move over, Kardashians, the other reigning family of reality TV has a Christmas card too!

50 Things You Will Never Get For Christmas Again

Warning: This is the saddest thing you'll read all day.

Link Has A Pot Addiction

The protagonist from the Legend of Zelda series needs an intervention. He isn't even taking the rupees anymore.

Arian Foster Meets 4chan

This is the most internet thing anyone in the NFL has done all season.

My Body Is The Art Tops The Morning Links

Man stands as a motionless canvas for 15 hours while his body is painted.

7 Mind-Blowing Reasons Why Frosty Is Frankenstein's Monster

Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy abomination against the natural order of things — oh, God, kill it now!

The Marrow - Drink - West Village

From the team behind Perilla and Kin Shop (starring OG Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle), The Marrow is a West Village Italo-German trattoria-lodge inspired by Dieterle parents' heritages, and fills the masculinely rustic, triangular-ish space with…

Super Model Marisa Miller Gave Birth To Her First Son

Well, forget Miller no more, friends, because she gave birth to her first child over the weekend, and she and her husband, whose name I will never look up because he has a faux hawk, named their son Gavin Lee Guess. Before you mock them, that is…

Brooklyn’s 10 Best Under-The-Radar Pizzerias

If you’re an aficionado of Brooklyn pizza, you don’t need us to tell you about Grimaldi’s, Di Fara, or Totonno’s. But in what is arguably the pizza capital of the world, there are literally dozens of other places that are almost as good,…

9-Year-Old Survivor: Shooter Yelled 'Let Me In, Let Me In!'

(Newser) – In one of the most detailed accounts of Friday's massacre in Newtown given by a child, Nicholas Sabillon describes the horrifying scene inside Sandy Hook Elementary. The 9-year-old was…

Google Maps Captures A Drone Landing

Or maybe taking off? At Creech Air Force Base in Nevada. Spotted by James Bridle, the man behind Dronestagram.

Swift Boat Veterans Set To Give John Kerry A Pass

The group that helped sink his 2004 campaign grumbles, quietly. "I was hoping that Ms. Rice would get the nomination," says a Swiftboater.

Bill Murray Covers January's GQ

Looking dapper on the outside of the magazine and a bit like Elvis Costello and Michael Stipe on the inside.

It's Finally Here — Best Christmas Commercial Of 2012

It's got Santa and sexy elves and nice music and Death.

Does This Woman Look Like She "Has It All"?

Or, when you look at this, do you just see another creepy fashion ad?

Sport Utility Bathrobe - Own

Lined in plush, army green cotton terry cloth, the Sport Utility Bathrobe's linen exterior resembles a traditional field jacket, complete with epaulets, and half a dozen cargo pockets dotting the chest & sleeves -- one's specifically for an iPad,…

Paz De La Huerta Gets Naked For Playboy

Sometimes it’s surprising to see certain celebrities on the cover of Playboy, then all stretched out, legs spread in the inside pages, but for some reason this type of behavior doesn’t seem shocking for Paz De La Huerta. Or maybe it is, and I’m just…

The 2012 Kardashian Family Kristmas Kard

Kanye West isn't featured in the card, but her dead kitten Mercy was! (It's probably because it matched the color scheme of the photo shoot, to be honest.)

Hacker Who Leaked Naked Photos Of Scarlett Johansson Gets 10 Years

Florida resident Christopher Chaney, who hacked into Scarlett Johansson's private computer files and leaked nude photos of the actress online, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

NRA And Gun Control: The National Rifle Association Scares Its Members Into Thinking The Government Will Take Their Guns And Then Keeps Quiet After The Next Mass Shooting.

You might think that “spokesman for the National Rifle Association” is the toughest job in PR. You might be wrong. At least once a year, and several times in bad years, reporters reach out to the NRA’s Andrew Arulanandam and ask him whether the gun…

Zooey Deschanel Finalizes Divorce From Ben Gibbard

The New Girl star and her Death Cab for Cutie husband have officially ended their marriage after splitting in late

Paz De La Huerta Celebrates Nudity In Playboy (NSFW)

“I celebrate nudity every day,” actress Paz de la Huerta tells Playboy in their new issue, in which she makes sweet love to camera in various naturalistic settings. “We did the photos with no makeup, and we both wanted them to have a very natural…

Fox News Anchors Praise Obama In Newtown — But Opinion Hosts Don't

New York magazine's scoop about a difference in opinion about gun control over at Fox News was somewhat evident as the conservative cable-news network navigated its first weekday broadcast since the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Blink-182's New EP Is Probably As Good As They're Going To Sound

Is it perfect? Nope, but if this is what new Blink-182 is going to sound like that's A-OK.

The Year YOLO Ruined Everything

Never has an acronym spread faster or been more infuriating. Thanks, Drake!

A Stuffed Animal For Every Child At Sandy Hook

A group of crafters is handmaking one for each surviving student.

NRA Spending And Influence Outstrips The Brady Campaign

The NRA's influence is hard to deny in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. A look at campaign contributions and lobbying costs.

Private Equity Firm To Sell Sandy Hook Gunmaker

Cerberus' move is the clearest sign yet that this time is different. The firm didn't want to be "drawn into the national debate."

How NBC News Kept Richard Engel's Disappearance Secret

"It is important not to spread this rumor/report." Engel escaped his captors in Syria Monday night.

The Best Books Flavorpill Staffers Read In 2012

Year-end best-of book lists can be tough. After all, if you’re anything like us, you’re still catching up on the best books of 2010 — or 1910 — and only sneaking a few brand new hardcovers into the mix. So when sitting down to contemplate our…

Daniel Inouye Dead: Hawaii Senator Dies After Fight With Respiratory Complications

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the Senate's most senior member, died Monday at the age of 88, according to reports from the Washington Post and the Associated Press. Inouye's spokesman Peter Boylan said earlier Monday that Inouye had been…

Clockjack Oven - Eat - Soho - Thrillist London

Finally giving you a place to find juicy legs and breasts in Soho, one-item operation Clockjack Oven offers nothing but chicken roasted in a unique rotisserie with a bizarre history, which forms the beating heart of a cleanly industrial space whose…

Award-Winning NBC News Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel Missing In Syria Since Last Thursday

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and a Turkish journalist, Aziz Akyavaş, were last known to be in Syria and haven't been in contact with NBC News since Thursday morning.

Westboro Baptist Church Spokesperson's Twitter Hacked By Anonymous

It seems the vitriolic, hyper-controversial group known as Westboro Baptist Church may have finally gone too far. As soon as the WBC announced plans to picket a vigil for the victims of Friday's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, hacktivist…

DAN IS GOSSIP GIRL — GG’s Identity Finally Revealed In Last Episode

“Who am I? That’s one secret I’ll never tell.” Those now-iconic words have opened every episode of The CW’s Gossip Girl since it first premiered on Sept. 19, 2007. And while the omnipotent Upper East Side blogger kept that promise not to come out…

Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church Over Sandy Hook Picket

Westboro Baptist Church, a virulently homophobic Kansas-based group best-known for picketing the funerals of soldiers to protest the country's acceptance of gays, will do just about anything for attention. This weekend, it announced plans for a…

The Jets' Season Ends With Like 30 Interceptions And A Lame Fumble

The 2012 New York Jets are just a tremendously embarrassing football team.

What The NRA Facebook Page Looked Like Before It Was Taken Down

The gun group has been silent since a mass shooting Friday, and took down its Facebook page. Here's a cached version.

Tim Tebow Got A Full Series Against The Titans, And He Was Awful

For some reason, the Jets decided to give Tebow his own drive in a game crucial to their playoff chances. He did not disappoint, if you're a Titans fan.

Frank Pastore Dies After Motorcycle Accident He Predicted

Frank Pastore, a former Major League Baseball pitcher who became one of the nation’s most popular Christian-radio hosts, died Monday from complications he suffered as the result of a motorcycle accident a month ago. He was 55.

Janice Dickinson "Couldn't Be Happier" Over Engagement To Dr. Robert Gerner

"I intend to make Rocky the happiest man in the world for the rest of his life," Dickinson, 57, tells Us Weekly of her fiance (nickname Rocky). "I couldn't be happier right now. Oh! And our wedding is going to make Brad and Angelina's look like a…

Khong River House - Drink - Miami Beach

Khong is the latest from The Yardbird head honcho, who lived three years in the legit parts of Thailand in which Jack from Lost never got a tattoo from Bai Ling, and used what he saw there to create a double-decker shrine that's lined with Southeast…

Liquid Room - Eat - Kensington - Thrillist Philadelphia

Way less gross than Gas Room, Liquid Room's a new WiFi-equipped coffee bar-cum-bar bar that looks a lot like a traditional pub thanks to the cool, steampunk-y copper tap system downstairs, and the former Garces 'tender behind it.

Nationwide Deaths From Gun Violence The Weekend After Sandy Hook

These stories represent only a handful of the deaths from gun violence that took place in the 72 hours since Adam Lanza stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School.

School Schooting: Tom Cruise 'Jack Reacher' Gun Scene Cut From Marketing Materials

Hollywood continued to rejigger its publicity plans for holiday releases Monday in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Paramount has decided to make several tweaks to the marketing materials for Jack Reacher, the gritty crime-action pic starring Tom Cruise as a hard-boiled former military cop trying to prove that an alleged sniper was framed. The film opens Friday.

Two Versions Of Bad Santa’s Opening Scene Create Different Expectations

Ultimately, though, I think I just fundamentally disagree with Zwigoff about whether or not the voiceover is funny. Both times I saw Bad Santa in the theater during its initial run, audiences howled through it, from start to finish, and I was right…

Ho-Ho-Homeland Finale!

The CW brings Gossip Girl to a close, and all of TV-dom breathes a giant sigh of relief. Also: A How To Train Your Dragon Christmas special, a shitty football game, and a Misfits finale. Read More

Who Is ‘Gossip Girl’? – Finale Spoilers Revealed!

Who is ‘Gossip Girl’? – Finale Spoilers Revealed!

These Are The Newtown Victims - AP Gets A Look At Some Of The Lives Lost In Friday's Massacre

(Newser) – The names of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings were released yesterday, and glimpses into their lives, snapshots, and tributes are emerging this morning. Dad Robbie…

We Are All Gollum: Reviewing "The Hobbit"

Ken Layne: Mere days ago, Carrie, we were toiling side by side on the second floor of Mordor, very near to Macy's. But now I am back in the desert and you are back at the Shire, and we have each gone to see The Hobbit in our respective villages. Was…

Knicks Fans Boo Jeremy Lin In His Return To The Garden

Lin won this round, though: he played well and his Rockets torched the Knicks for an easy victory.

The Three Wise Men Have An Argument

The latest viral buzz from

'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother' Backlash: Liza Long's Blog Post Sparks Praise, Criticism

As the author of "I Am Adam Lanza's Mother" is critiqued, let's take a look at our long tradition of blaming moms

Why Did Nancy Lanza Love Guns? I Bet I Know.

I first picked up a gun in 2004. I was 25 years old and had already gone through all sorts of heinous tribulations that I had convinced myself were female rites of passage—a date rape in Newark, N.J.; an assault by two men in Martha’s Vineyard; and…

Lady Gaga: Rolling Stones Concert!

Lady Gaga takes the stage with Mick Jagger and the rest of the Rolling Stones for their concert at the Prudential Center on Saturday night (December 15) in Newark, NJ.

Woman Hurt During Sex Wins Long Court Battle

(Newser) – At least in Australia, sex on the job is legally part of the job: A woman injured while fooling around on a business trip has won health compensation in federal court, the Sydney…

Research Quantifies Stresses, Threats Facing Great Lakes

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- A map of environmental threats to the Great Lakes shows humans' impact on an ecosystem containing 20 percent of the world's fresh water, U.S. scientists say.

Tony Hawk's Response To Criticism About Skating With His Daughter

As someone who both walks on the sidewalk and is utterly miserable at skateboarding, I kind of feel like I am collateral damage from this burn.

Armed SWAT Teams To Patrol Streets In Arkansas City // Current TV

Paragould, Arkansas Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall announced at a December 14 Town Hall meeting that beginning in 2013 the streets of their

Photos Of People Watching TV That Could Be Mistaken For A Mass Existential Crisis

Our friends at Lost At E Minor introduced us to the work of French photographer Olivier Culmann. He travels the globe to take photos of people watching TV. We promise the results are more interesting than that sounds. Culmann’s mind-numbing…

'Dexter' Season 8 Spoilers: EP Scott Buck Says 'It's The Beginning Of The End For Dexter'

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Sunday's season seven finale of Dexter.] Dexter and Debra now have a bond deeper than the affection they share as (foster) brother and sister after the stunning seventh-season finale.

Brittney Palmer Plays Sexy Santa’s Helper On Instagram [40 PHOTOS]

UFC Ring Girl Brittney Palmer knows a thing or two about social media and Instagram; namely that she’s pretty good at it. Most recently, Ms. Palmer took to Instagram to promote her new Gamma Labs photo shoot that features a pretty revealing Santa’s…

Mike Huckabee Explains Bizarre Claim That God's Absence From Sandy Hook Led To Massacre

Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee continued to speak out on Monday about the recent school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., days after making controversial statements suggesting the…

Kate Bosworth Shares Her Favorite Topshop Holiday Items!

Kate Bosworth shares a laugh with her fiance Michael Polish as they head through LAX Airport on Sunday (December 16) in Los Angeles.

Obese Killer Spared: Ronald Post, Death Row Inmate Spared By Ohio Governor

Ohio Gov. John Kasich granted clemency to 480-pound death row inmate Ronald Post, agreeing with the state parole board that Ronald Post's defense had been too poorly handled to put him to death.

20 Horrible Ted Parody Accounts

There are countless Twitter "parody" accounts for the bear at the center of Seth MacFarlane's Ted. Most of them have more followers than you do. All of them are terrible.

The Bachelorette: Ashley And JP's Wedding

Ashley and JP are from the seventh season of The Bachelorette, and join the storied ranks of successful couples from the show…all two of them. In seventeen seasons of The Bachelor and almost as many engagements, the only people who have gotten…

Video: Martin Short's Star-Studded Opening Monologue From SNL

Watch Martin Short sing his star-studded opening monologue for Saturday Night Live. Cameos from Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Wiig.

Justin Bieber Fans Have The Right Priorities

Many people were confronted by their worst fear on Friday when the news broke about the 20 children who were shot and killed at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut. Specifically, “how will this effect Justin Biebers appearance on the Ellen…

Royal Prank Call: Nurse Jacintha Saldanha Blames Radio DJs, Criticizes Hospital Staff In Suicide Note

In a series of apparent suicide notes, Jacintha Saldanha expressed her anger toward the Australian radio hosts behind the royal prank call that made headlines around the world. While the contents o …

'Dexter' Season Finale Preview: 6 Things To Know Before Watching 'Surprise Mother------' (PHOTOS)

This season of Showtime’s Dexter has been interesting, to say the least, as Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) has attempted to grapple with the fact that her brother, Dexter (Michael C. Hall), is a serial killer.

Rickybobby - Eat - Lower Haight

From the guys behind Broken Record, Broken Record, Broken Record, Broke… Rickybobby's a Lower Haight diner with walls covered in a) the owner's brother's photos of animals (horse!), and b) a desert Star Wars set, so you'll know this is the…

Armageddon-Proof States - Travel

In the event that you do need to ready for doomsday, we’ve sorted out the four most likely apocalyptic scenarios and which states are your best survival options.

SakaMai - Drink - Lower East Side

Welcome to SakaMai! Now drink this sake. Seriously, that's exactly what happens when you walk into this LES celebration of Japanese beverages (alcoholic ones!), which features a mini sake-tasting room before you even hit the hostess stand.

A Survey Of Emily Dickinson’s Family Artifacts

Emily Dickinson is probably literature’s most notorious shut-in — after all, the woman didn’t leave her family compound for a full 20 years — so we’re always fascinated by the details of her strange and (we imagine) lonely life. Recently, we came…

Homeland Finale And Quality Issue Hurt Legacy

Pick one dramatic television series that is in the pantheon of all-time great shows and ask yourself which one of them had their reputation staked to the finale of Season 2. Here’s a little help: none of them. And that’s what’s so troubling going into the Season 2 finale of Showtime's Homeland. Last season’s most taut, audacious new offering topped many Year End lists and ended up dominating the Emmys for that effort this year. But Season 2 has been quite…

'Homeland's' Explosive Season 2 Finale Decides Sergeant Brody's Fate

It's been the question that's loomed over the entire second season of Homeland: Would the show dispatch one of its two lead characters (Nicholas Brody, played by Damian Lewis) or continue to have him dodge bullets for another 12 episodes? The answer was not apparent early in the hour, despite the teasers' many insinuations that someone significant would be getting embalmed, draped in military whites and chucked off of a naval ship. Quinn (Rupert Friend), the black ops agent with…

Shocked Residents Of Connecticut Town Mourn Their Slain Children

Only hours after a gunman took 20 of their children, a small town's people turned to its religious leaders to begin the process of rebuilding their lives

Sandy Hook Shooting: The World Mourns The Victims, In Photos

Though Friday’s tragic murder of 20 schoolchildren and seven adults happened in a small town in Connecticut, people across the globe were saddened by the unthinkable violence. Vigils and tributes were set up in churches and schools, on beaches and…

Sandy Hook Shooting: Should Teachers Be Trained In Counterterrorism?

That was the case at Sandy Hook, where teachers were credited with quick thinking that saved children’s lives. Administrators are under increasing pressure today to put metal detectors and other expensive measures in place that we think will keep…

The Bachelorette Wedding: Ashley And JP’s Most Romantic Event Ever

Grab your boxes of tissues, clear the house of doubters, pour yourself a glass of bubbly, strap on a corsage and get ready for the Most Romantic Event Ever (TM). Yes, tonight we will all bear witness to the wedding of Ashley and JP—a.k.a. the third…

Read This: Our Sister Publication The Onion Profoundly, Profanely Covers The Latest Unspeakable Tragedy

We can always count on our brilliant sister publication The Onion to put unfathomable tragedies into perspective, or rather to acknowledge, with pitch-black wit and surprising sensitivity, that some tragedies are so overwhelmingly awful and beyond…

HBO Releasing Line Of Game Of Thrones Beers For All Your Game Of Thrones Beer-related Needs

Those who watch Game Of Thrones while wishing that there was an accompanying beer they could pound every time Joffrey does something punchable may soon have the officially licensed pathway to alcohol poisoning they so desire. According to a press…

Yes, This “I Do This Weird Thing With My Face Called The Beaver Face” Yearbook Moment Happened [PIC DUMP]

It's a good thing that no one actually reads college yearbooks. This girl might actually have had some trouble meeting a nice boy. To see the rest ...

Victoria Soto, Newtown Teacher, Emerges As Hero After Shooting

A hearse arrives at B'nai Israel Cemetery with the body of Noah Pozner, a six-year-old killed in an elementary school shooting, during funeral services, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Monroe, Conn. Authorities say gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother at…

'Family Guy,' 'American Dad' Pulled By Fox In Wake Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Fox has decided to replace all-new episodes of Sunday night's "Family Guy" and "American Dad" with repeats, a network source confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Due to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., which…

Newtown Plans Funerals For Victims Of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys – one who was crazy about the New York Giants and one whose twin sister survived the rampage. Two…

Nancy Lanza, Peter Lanza Divorce Documents Reveal Details About Adam Lanza's Parents

STAMFORD, Conn. — The mother of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza told a divorce mediator in 2009 that she didn't like to leave him alone and that she would care for him as long as he needed it. When Lanza's parents divorced in 2009, the…

I Am Adam Lanza's Mother: Liza Long Essay Libels Her Son.

Almost as soon as we learn the name of a twisted killer, we start to wonder about the women who knew and loved him: his girlfriend, his wife, or more often his mother. Susan Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter Dylan, wrote a wrenching essay in O…

Harry Styles Gives Taylor Swift $1600 In Birthday Presents — He’s A Keeper

When you are young and in love, you do everything to impress the one you are with, right? Well, when it comes to Harry Styles and what he spent on Taylor Swift for her birthday, you may be surprise...

Selena Gomez Ditches Justin Bieber Concert — Nick Jonas Bromance Reason For Fight

According to a source close to Selena, she found out that Justin hung out with her ex Nick Jonas — and she was NOT happy! Could that be why she skipped out on his performance at the Chicago-b...

9 Things A Line Cook Really Wants For Christmas

Dear Santa, I have been a very good cook this year. Please bring me a VitaPrep blender.

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