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December 22, 2012

Extreme Weather, Disappearing Customs And Other Weekend Links

Images that best capture life around the world in 2012.

How Robert Pattinson Could Hide In Reese Witherspoon's Ojai Home

This story first appeared in the Jan. 10, 2013 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

CBS Renews How I Met Your Mother For Ninth Season

In news that should come as unsurprising, given the fact that heir apparent Partners utterly tanked and left CBS scrambling to find a way to prop up its Monday comedy bloc, Nikki Finke of Deadline is reporting that a deal has been closed for a ninth…

U.S. Shooting Deaths Since Sandy Hook Top 100

WASHINGTON -- The night after Sandy Hook, a gunman pulled behind a car in Kansas City's east side and opened fire, striking 4-year-old Aydan Perea in the head. The boy had just gotten into his father's car.

25 Reasons Lady Bird Johnson Was The Best First Lady Of All Time

It would have been the world-changing environmental advocate's 100th birthday today.

Why John Boehner Will (Probably) Be Fine

After a crippling defeat at the hands of his own party, conservatives' knives are out and pointed at his speakership. Five reasons Boehner is likely to hang on.

Kurt Sutter, Shawn Ryan Blast AMC Over 'Walking Dead' Showrunner Exit

Former Shield writers/exec producers Kurt Sutter and Shawn Ryan took to Twitter on Friday to voice their support for friend and former colleague Glen Mazzara after the showrunner parted ways with AMC's The Walking Dead. AMC on Friday announced that its ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead would return for a fourth season -- and without Mazzara, who became the second showrunner to exit the zombie drama in as many years.

Wayne LaPierre Wants Armed Guards At Schools. Columbine Had An Armed Guard.

There will be more to say later about the NRA's "press conference" in Washington—a staged event with no question-and-answer period. For now, I can show you the strange set-up, which put NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and other speakers far from the press,…

Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe: ‘Les Miserables’ Australian Premiere!

10+ pictures inside of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe at the Australian premiere of Les Miserables…

Henri The Existentialist Cat Learns About The True Meaning Of Christmas

Or does he? A new video from the most important philosopher of our time.

Slime Alert: Watch Out For Sandy Hook Charity Fraud

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Even as horror struck last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., fraud artists were on the prowl, presumably rubbing their hands in glee over the chance to profit financially from arguably the worst…

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Wedding Photos Revealed

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds hold hands in this first look at their wedding photos in a cover spread for Martha Stewart Weddings‘ Winter Issue.

The 6 Most Embarrassing War Stories Of All Time

We've previously discussed some of the most hilarious ways grown adults, tasked with either the defense or expansion of their nation, have managed to dick things up so completely that it crosses into the realm of comedy. Here are a few more…

Hot Celebrity Men Of 2012

Ho ho HOT! All we want for Christmas is Robert Pattinson. And even though the Twilight Saga has officially come to a close, R. Pattz goes on our Nice list for bringing us

The 10 Least Viral Videos Of 2012

Best Viral Videos of the Year lists — everybody has one. Or maybe they have a Worst Viral Videos of the Year list. Or maybe they’re lazy and just go by the numbers and pick the Most Viral Videos of the Year. Regardless or their angle, all these…

Jennifer Aniston Pregnant — Expecting Twins With Fiance Justin Theroux

The 43-year-old actress is engaged to the love of her life Justin Theroux and ready to settle down. According to a new report, she is not only pregnant — she’s expecting twins! Jennifer...

John Kerry's Favorite New Employee

The other Kerry is a low-profile staffer at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. "Sometimes I forget that she's John Kerry's sister."

What's Something Awesome You Made When You Were A Kid?

If you're back home for the holidays, now is the time to go rooting through the attic or the basement for that hilarious letter you wrote to your parents or that surprisingly precocious short story. Or that funny picture you drew, or that collage? YOU GET THE PICTURE. Anyway, we want to publish some of these things on BuzzFeed Rewind, the website! Here's how to do that:

The Most Spectacular Buildings That Were Never Built

Inspired by the idea, we decided to take a more global look. From Frank Lloyd Wright’s daring design for a resort high atop the Hollywood Hills to Antonio Gaudi’s grand, unrealized hotel in Manhattan, click through to check out some of the world’s…

Kelly Osbourne Flaunts Her Bikini Body Following 69lbs Weightloss

Over the years years she's openly battled to overcome the issues surrounding her weight.

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo Says She 'Was Always Just Friends' With Ryan Lochte (VIDEO)

Attention, gentleman: Olivia Culpo is officially single -- despite being linked to Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte in September. The Rhode Island native, who was crowned Miss Universe 2012 on Wednesday …

Lindsay Lohan Refused To Kiss 'Scary Movie 5' Co-Star Charlie Sheen

Apparently, even Lindsay Lohan has standards - the actress wouldn't kiss her "Scary Movie 5" co-star Charlie Sheen. Even though both stars signed releases ensuring neither of them had cold sores (caused by the herpes virus), the actress insisted on…

40 Cats Who Could Be Having A Better Time

Cheer up, cats. Your time will come.

New York City's Tabloids Take On The NRA

The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post labels Wayne LaPierre a "GUN NUT" and "NRA loon" in the wake of his bizarre news conference Friday. The Daily News piles on.

Ashton Kutcher Files To Divorce Estranged Wife Demi Moore

More than one year after they broke up, Ashton Kutcher has filed to officially end his marriage to Demi Moore - the "Two and a Half Men" star has finally started the divorce proceedings. Kutcher allegedly wanted to give Moore the chance to start the…

Nina Dobrev And Ian Somerhalder Dating — Love Revealed On Twitter

Nina and Ian definitely have one of the most supportive relationships in Hollywood, and now she’s promoting a film that Ian has a HUGE stake in. Click to see what she said! Nina Dobrev is usu...

One Couple Takes The Same Christmas Portrait For 40 Years

Spotted by Retronaut, these stereoscopic holiday portraits of Richard and Anna Wagner — taken every Christmas Eve from the first year of their marriage in 1900 until just three years before Anna’s death in 1945 — were sent out as Christmas cards to…

'X Factor' Winner Tate Stevens On L.A. Reid, Moving To Nashville And What's Next

In mere months, 37-year-old Tate Stevens went from laying concrete in Belton, Mo., to winning a $5 million recording contract on national television. But was the lovable family man changed in the process?

Columbine-Armed Guard: Colorado Shooting Shows That NRA's Shield Program Likely Won't Work.

In today’s NRA press conference, the group’s executive vice president Wayne LaPierre called for “armed security in every school”: What if, when Adam Lanza started shooting his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, he had been confronted…

6 Things We Didn’t Know We Should Be Doing To Our Boobs

You knew you should be examining them every month and plucking your nipple hair, but a new study found that squeezing your breasts regularly may prevent cancer. The study done at University of California at Berkeley concluded that compressing breast…

John Boehner’s Failure And Wayne LaPierre’s Defiance Are Two Signs Of Just How Far The Republican Party Has Fallen.

The National Rifle Association’s president David Keene ended Friday’s news conference—the gun lobby’s first public comments since the massacre in Newtown, Conn.—with these words: "This is the beginning of a serious conversation. We won't be taking…

5 People Who Will Be Disappointed The World Didn't End Today

Good news, anyone reading this, the apocalypse is not upon us. Like so many times before, we bravely looked into the face of a date with some inconsequential bullshit "facts" tied to it and, somehow, did not succumb to a global wave of natural…

Kim Kardashian Is Back To Her Best As She Strips Off For Sizzling New Bikini Shoot

She's been focusing on her career and relationship over the last few months.

Mila Kunis Targeted With Nazi-Era Anti-Semitic Slur By Ukrainian Politician

A Facebook rant against Mila Kunis by a Ukrainian politician has drawn the condemnation of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for its use of the word "zhydovka" to describe the actress. The word, which translates to "dirty Jewess," was used by MP Igor Miroschnichenko in a post arguing that the actress was not a true Ukrainian, as she identifies herself.

India's Rape Problem: Will A Horrific Bus Gang-rape In Delhi Finally Change The Awful Status Quo?

As if the Haryana rape spree earlier this year, and the religious and political leadership’s indifference to it, weren’t awful enough, this week brought news of a horrific gang-rape of a 23-year-old med student on a moving Delhi bus, knocking…

The Impossible True Story: Maria Belon & Enrique Belon

The true story behind The Impossible feels like it's impossible to find. All we know is that Maria Belon and Enrique Belon exist.

Ashton Kutcher Brings Mila Kunis Home For The Holidays (VIDEO & EXCLUSIVE DETAILS)

Hollywood’s ‘It’ couple have traveled the world together in recent months from China, Australia, Italy, and have made it all the way back to Kutcher’s home state of Iowa for the holidays, Celebuzz has learned exclusively, and has been taking his new…

A Required Reading List For The End Of The World

Well, we’ve made it folks: it’s the end of the world. Or, er, maybe it will be, sometime today. In these end times, we’ve been thinking about our dear friend P.J. O’Rourke, who once quipped a quip that’s always nagging at the back of our minds:…

Apple iPad Mini Review: Less Is More

The original iPad is ubiquitous in Hollywood. Whether on set, in an executive’s office or just sitting in a coffee shop, Apple’s tablet computer has proved to be a popular work/play device. Now the company has released the iPad Mini, which offers the power of a full-size iPad in a smaller form.

NRA Press Conference-Shooting Spree: Pa. Shooting Spree Unfolds Moments Before NRA Press Conference.

At this morning's D.C. press conference, NRA executive Wayne LaPierre did his best to place a relatively small frame around last week's tragedy in Newtown, suggesting the deaths of 20 elementary students and six school staff members was a problem…

Judge: Woman Can Flip Off Neighbors Via Holiday Lights

(AP) – A Louisiana woman can resume giving her neighbors an unusual holiday greeting— Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger. Sarah Childs was in a dispute with some of her neighbors…

4 Things Hollywood Gets Wrong About The Holidays

To be clear, I'm not going to use this list as an opportunity to say things like "In Christmas movies, magic is real and, duh, no doy, in real life NO IT ISN'T." Because magic is real, it's everywhere and all around us and I feel bad for anyone who…

Olivia Wilde Playing With Her Boobs

It's already a frontrunner for Chest Picture.

What The Kobe Bryant-Leo Messi Ad Says About The World

A Turkish Airlines spot goes viral

Blair County Shooting: 4 Dead And 3 Pennsylvania Troopers Injured

A series of shootings along a stretch of road in rural Pennsylvania has left four people dead and three state troopers injured, according to WJAC. Three men and one woman were killed on Friday about 70 miles west of Harrisburg, Blair County District…

Madonna Threatens To Cancel Show Because Of Smokers In Crowd In Santiago, Chile

A group of smoking fans set Madonna on a fiery rant in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday.

LeAnn Rimes Might Have Been A Little Drunk On ‘X Factor,’ Just A Little

LeAnn Rimes performed a duet with Carly Rose Sonenclar on the season finale of X Factor last night which probably seemed like a good idea at the time until you take into account the effect of alcohol on an empty stomach let alone one that hasn’t…

Fifth Harmony Record Deal — Simon Cowell Plans To Sign ‘X Factor’ Group

It appears as though no one, who competed on ‘The X Factor,’ is going home empty handed! Tate Stevens may have won the $5 million recording contract, but he is not going to be the only ...

Rita Ora Cheated On Rob Kardashian With Jonah Hill!

"Rita spent the night with Jonah during a trip to New York," the insider says of the British "How We Do" singer and the newly-single Moneyball actor, 29. Find out how Kardashian discovered Ora's betrayal (after nearly a year of on-and-off dating) in…

Seth Rogen's 'This Is The End' Trailer Debuts

Seth Rogen's post-apocalyptic film, This Is the End, is making a splash with a three-minute preview of next summer's star-studded comedy.

MUSIC NOTES SPECIAL: All Time Show (VIDEO) On Sara Scoggs' Blog

Music notes; because let's face it, #musicrules.  2012 is officially over, and what a year it was for All Time Low! To honor that amazing year the band had, we have taken all of our best moments with ATL and compiled them all into one big episode of Music Notes! Enjoy our special

LeAnn Rimes Denies Being Drunk On 'X Factor'

The songstress tells TMZ that any awkwardness came from helping her duet partner "who was having trouble with the song"

Jef Holm Undecided About Getting Back Together With 'Bachelorette' Emily Maynard (VIDEO & EXCLUSIVE)

The relationship between Bachelorette couple Emily Maynard and Jef Holm is still uncertain -- even after the pair were spotted going for a romantic meal together, Celebuzz has learned. Two months a …

The 10 Best Dark And Weird Electronic Albums Of 2012

We’re not ones for preemptively compiling “best of the year” lists, particularly in music. There’s always one or two records or, as is coming increasingly more common, a small flurry of mixtapes that drop at the tail end of December that cause us…

Teen Marijuana Use May Show No Effect On Brain Tissue, Unlike Alcohol, Study Finds

Researchers scanned the brains of 92 adolescents, ages 16 to 20, before and after an 18-month period. During that year and a half, half of the teens -- who already had extensive alcohol and marijuana-use histories -- continued to use marijuana and…

5 Ways 'Inspector Gadget' Totally Predicted The Future

Take Inspector Gadget, for instance. Despite originally airing in the early '80s and having a shamelessly implausible cartoon premise, the cartoon managed to correctly predict more trends in the modern world than most serious speculative fiction…

Hawaiian Island Of Oahu Said Slowly Dissolving From Groundwater

PROVO, Utah, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The mountains on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands are dissolving from within under the slow but inexorable onslaught of groundwater, researchers say.

Which Country Does The Academy Awards Love The Most?

On Friday the Academy announced its short list for the Best Foreign Language Film. But not all nations are equal in Oscar's eyes.

Joe Scarborough Destroys Rep. Tim Huelskamp

Joe Scarborough laid into Kansas Rep. Tim Huelskamp on Friday after the congressman accused the MSNBC host and other gun control advocates of pushing "a political agenda" in wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy. After clashing with the hosts about fiscal…

14 People With Trust Issues

Some people are born suspicious, and some are made.

The Day I Almost Shot My Father: I Was Young, Angry, And Holding A Gun.

When I was 8 or 9 years old, I almost shot my father. When I say almost, I mean I loaded two 12-gauge shotgun shells into a side-by-side shotgun, snapped it closed, and walked down the hallway to his study, where he was working. I remember the gray…

"Think Of My Lifelong Sorrow If You Caught Pneumonia And Died."

This Christmastime, last Christmastime and for many holiday seasons past, writers and commenters of the Internet have gathered to argue over the holiday classic "Baby It's Cold Outside." The conversations and accusations are rarely about the song's…

Every Musical Movie Gif To Express Your Les Mis Joy

It's happening people. Les Miserables is finally here.

Breitbart.com Star Dana Loesch Sues Site

Internal tensions erupt. Loesch seeks $75,000 and her walking papers in a federal lawsuit, below.

'The X Factor' Finale: Are People Still Watching?

As the super-powered season comes to a close, Cowell addresses the show's declining ratings -- he blames The Voice!

Word Cloud: NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre's Statement (Full Text)

Now, I can imagine the shocking headlines you'll print tomorrow morning: "More guns," you'll claim, "are the NRA's answer to everything!" Your implication will be that guns are evil and have no place in society, much less in our schools. But since…

Jessica Simpson Pregnant Again — Confirms Second Baby With Eric Johnson

I say congrats to them on the second baby.I just feel bad for the first baby.She doesn’t get much alone time with her parents before the next baby comes along. Sure they are close in age but the first 2-years with a new child is important and she…

Simon Cowell Confirms He's Dating Carmen Electra

"She's adorable" the X Factor judge tells Ryan Seacrest, but clarifies "she's not my girlfriend"

3-Year Old Selena From Toddlers And Tiaras Isn't Allowed To Go Outside

What has TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras not been accused of yet? Not a whole lot, and the list is about to get even shorter, with the mom of 3-year old Selena. I’m not sure if this is racism, reverse-racism, or just pure, unadulterated bad parenting, but…

Video: Watch The Whole Song 'One Day More' From Les Miserables

Like Jezebel, who posted this earlier, I’m not obsessed with Amanda Seyfried or Russell Crowe‘s singing voices, but Hugh Jackman, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, and even Eddie Redmayne sound pretty awesome, considering they’re singing live. It’s a…

Taylor Swift May Spend $80K On Harry Styles Christmas Gift

Taylor Swift dating Harry Styles, now buying him incredibly expensive Christmas gifts.

Haylor Exits A Tattoo Parlor Together, Vomit Exits My Mouth

Stop toying with the media, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift! Are you dating or aren’t you? Are you or are you not featured in any of her songs? Did you or did you not get matching tattoos? You can answer however you like, but either way, I will hit…

Kelly Osbourne Shows Off Stunning New Figure, Credits Weight Loss To Finding Inner-Beauty First (PHOTOS)

Hollywood is known for its rigorous and wacky diet plans, but TV host Kelly Osbourne says her recent 60-pound weight loss was simply the result of learning how to live comfortably in her own skin. …

Redemption Foods - Eat - Hollywood

Tucked away in the back of a Hollywood mini-mall, Redemption Foods is a cafe space with concrete tables, tiled walls, and a fascinating twist: it's run by a non-profit that helps ex-cons enter the workforce when they get out of jail, meaning all the…

Last-Minute Gift Guide - Own

You waited till the last minute, so you'll have to either pay or think more on your gift idea -- or both. The following suggestions can all be purchased and presented on Christmas Day from pharmacies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens, coffee shops,…

Salvation Taco - Drink - Murray Hill

With crispy pig ears, tacos like Moroccan lamb breast on naan and fried striped bass w/ "Mayan mayo" (it's the end of... flavorless tacos!) and cocktails including the American Firing Squad (Applejack, rye, mulled wine) created by the Spotted Pig/…

What Can We Learn From These Portraits Of Gun Owners In Their Homes?

In the wake of the tragic shooting and killing of children at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, gun culture and gun control law are in the spotlight. There are many questions, not the least urgent one being, why would a civilian bring a gun into…

Beautiful, Miniature Pencil Drawings Of Dramatic Movie Moments

Marie Harnett is inspired by dramatic scenes in film and creates delicate drawings capturing the beauty of those moments. The lush pencil works are miniature (many three inches or smaller), which makes Harnett’s incredible detail all the more…

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love ‘The Mindy Project’

First things first: I’ve adored Mindy Kaling since the first time Kelly Kapoor opened her mouth and said something interesting on The Office. Admittedly, it took a while for them to figure out how to use her (outside of Michael Scott making lame…

The History Behind New York City’s Most Iconic Holiday Decorations

Visitors descend on New York City during the holidays to eat highly suspicious roasted chestnuts from food carts, take in the holiday storefronts along Fifth Avenue, and see some of the most iconic decorations in North America in and along…

'The Voice' Winner Cassadee Pope On Blake Shelton, Avril Lavigne Duet And What’s Next

When Cassadee Pope was announced as the season three winner of The Voice, she was at a loss for words. Host Carson Daly asked her how she felt and her first response was: "I don’t know." "I really had no words," Pope told The Hollywood Reporter backstage after the show. "The first thing I thought of was, I need to thank everybody, so I just started spewing off everybody I could remember."

Jake Tapper Leaves ABC News For CNN

Jake Tapper is leaving ABC News for CNN where he'll become chief Washington correspondent and also host a weekday program on the network. Tapper has been ABC's chief White House correspondent since the 2008 election and was assigned to the Obama campaign during the 2012 presidential election. He also this year published his third book; The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor.

Ireland's Historic Abortion Shift And The Tragedy That Shadowed It

The case of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian woman who had lived in Ireland for four years, caused outrage among supporters of the right of women to obtain abortions in Ireland, one of the only European countries to have what is effectively a total…

Simon Cowell Confirms He's Dating Carmen Electra

Music mogul Simon Cowell has confirmed he is dating Carmen Electra following months of speculation about their relationship. The X Factor boss has been spotted on numerous outings with the glamorous actress/model since September and Electra has…

On The Road | Film | Movie Review

Jack Kerouac’s novel took decades to reach the screen. It wasn’t worth the wait.

The Guilt Trip | Film

Overprotective, interfering parents can be annoying. So is this movie, with Barbra Streisand playing one opposite Seth Rogen.

Urinal Cakes That Look Like Actual Cakes [PICS]

The biggest problem with urinal cakes: they aren’t actual cakes! Well, that and how they splash your own piss back at you. But also how they aren’t actual cakes!

Alison Brie’s Sexy Santa’s Helper GIFs And 38 More

The truth is, it doesn’t take very much from Alison Brie to grab our attention. Hell, we even posted a single picture of her holding a cat. But if you know Alison like we think we know Alison, you know why this is the case — she’s so attainable. Yes…

'Miss Universe 2012' Pageant: Miss Venezuela Gives Nonsensical Answer (VIDEO)

It was a good night for American pride as Miss USA took home the title of "Miss Universe 2012." Olivia Culpa's win marked the first time since 1997 that the United States took home top honors in the pageant, broadcast on NBC. But even that momentous…

Obama Gets Caught In Spider-Man's Web (PHOTO)

It appears that President Barack Obama got caught in Spider-Man's web at the end of October. A White House photo released for TIME magazine and published Wednesday shows the president playing with the son of a staffer outside the Oval Office on Oct.…

Nate Phelps, Former Westboro Baptist Church Member

Nate Phelps, the son of Westboro Baptist Church's founder Fred Phelps, appeared on HuffPost Live Wednesday to discuss the controversial organization's plans to picket funerals of children killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre.…

Republican Party Too Extreme, Majority Of Americans Say

For the first time, a majority of Americans now say the Republican Party is too extreme, according to a poll released Thursday by CNN/ORC. Fifty-three percent of people, including 22 percent of Republicans, said the GOP's views and policies have…

Time Person Of The Year 2012: Barack Obama (PHOTO, POLL, VIDEO)

This is the second time that Time has chosen Obama. The magazine said it named him Person of the Year in 2008 for winning against the odds and becoming the first black president of the United States.

Mayan Calendar 2012: New Agers Hope December 21 Brings New Era

MERIDA, Mexico — Doomsday hour is here, at least in much of the world, and so still are we. According to legend, the ancient Mayans' long-count calendar ends at midnight Thursday, ushering in the end of the world.

Katt Williams Slapped Target Employee For Calling Him The N-Word, Actor Claims (VIDEO)

Williams' explanation for the incident sheds some light on the bizarre encounter; however it doesn't explain the string of trouble the comedian has found himself in recently.

Corrupt Apple Store Employees 'Smash iPods Like Toys, Trade Electronics For Plastic Surgery And Outright Steal'

'We would "field test" things in the back,' one of several anonymous former Apple employees revealed to Gizmodo of their destructive behaviour this week. 'Most people would throw phones on the ground, slide them across the floor, and once we tried…

Adieu France! Gerard Depardieu Lands In Rome After Renouncing French Citizenship

Fears have been raised for the health of French actor Gerard Depardieu after he arrived in Romee in a wheelchair.

Adam Lanza's Former Classmate Reveals Sandy Hook Gunman Had 'Online Devil Worshiping Page'

Lanza's worshiping page had the word 'Devil' written in red, Gothic-style letters against a black background, Trevor L. Todd told The National Enquirer, something which he said was 'weird' and 'gave him the chills'.

Kate Middleton & Prince William: Royal Family Christmas Lunch!

A pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) is escorted with her husband Prince William to a Christmas lunch for members of the Royal Family held at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (December 19) in London, England.

Good Morning, Gold Medalist Alex Morgan In A Bikini, And Other News

- Blake Lively just waved her breasts in the face of how Hollywood marriages are covered and said, "No more." [Lainey Gossip] - If this kid isn't named Abu Nazir, I don't want to live in this world …

Lindsay Lohan Wants You To Believe She Paid To Fix Toilets She Didn’t Clog

Because the Internet is a fancy place, rich with intellectual discourse and pontifications of the day, Lindsay Lohan taking gigantic poops is the big story right now, so let me catch you up to speed: Reports started circulating yesterday that…

Harry Styles & Taylor Swift’s Relationship — Is It Moving Too Fast For Harry?

Is there trouble in paradise for Taylor Swift and Harry Styles? During their intense week-long holiday in England, they were seen feeding swans, going out for lunch and Taylor even met Harry’s mom. With Christmas approaching, Taylor is planning on…

Schools Close Over Fears Of 'Doomsday' Violence

(Newser) – With schools on high alert after the Newtown shooting, rumors of a Mayan-predicted "apocalypse" are compounding fears of violence. Three counties in Michigan have been so overwhelmed…

Semi-Automatic Rifles Selling Fast At Walmart

(Newser) – The decision by Dick's Sporting Goods to suspend sales of "modern sporting rifles"—industry vernacular for weapons similar to M-16s—might be paying off for Walmart. Bloomberg reports…

Facebook Tests $1 Fee To Message Non-Friends

(Newser) – Facebook is tweaking its message filters, and the part getting all the attention is an experiment to see whether people would be willing to pay to send messages to those who aren't…

The Odious Tyranny Of Chain Restaurant Middle Managers

Months ago, I let a rich guy with an expensive haircut persuade me to let him cut open my abdomen in four places. Sure, this was for legitimate "medical reasons" that made me vastly safer in the long term, but agreeing to schedule this event the…

Bike Lanes Are Not For Station Wagons, Sir

Here is how not to use a bicycle lane: An 87-year-old Marin County man was driving to the Department of Motor Vehicles office when he mistook a narrow concrete-walled bicycle-pedestrian path for Highway 101, and then he just kept driving until his…

Christina Aguilera Celebrates Birthday On The Voice, Gives Blake Shelton Dead Stuffed Animal

The songstress rang in her 32nd birthday with a few well wishes from fans during the taping of the season three finale

Taylor Swift Accompanies Boyfriend Harry Styles To Tattoo Parlor

"Harry and Taylor seem to be very close friends. Taylor was enjoying her first experience in a tattoo shop while Harry got some new ink," Negrete tells Us Weekly. "They're great people, having a good time. Tattoos are always fun."

20 Complete Series You Can Marathon Over The Holiday Weekend

It's Christmas weekend, which means you have ample time to do some serious Netflix Instant watching. Here are 20 shows you can watch from start to finish -- and still have time to see your family.

17 Reasons An NFL Team Should Give This Viral Video Kicker A Job

This guy is better at kicking than I am at anything.

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