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December 23, 2012

Tearful President Obama Attends Daniel Inouye's Memorial Service

The noticeably emotional President attended the late Senator's funeral services in Hawaii on Sunday.

This Is How A Quarterback Self-Destructs

Josh Freeman threw eight interceptions in the first 13 games of 2012. He's thrown eight more in his last two.

Reasons "The Boy" Belongs To Monica: A Textual Analysis

It has been given up; we have had about enough. It's no longer hard to see; for once we saw through a glass but dimly whereas now we see face to face.

UPS Employee Caught Stealing iPad Delivery

Al and Sandra Alverson was expecting two gifts they had bought online to get delivered this past Wednesday, but only one made it safely to their house in Houston. Wonder what happened to the other one?

Tagg Romney: Mitt 'Wanted To Be President Less Than Anyone I've Met'

Tagg Romney said his father "wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life," according to the Boston Globe. “He had no desire,” the eldest Romney son said.

What's The Secret To Conan's "Special Egg Nog"? @

Find out in his latest holiday themed twitpic!

“Anomaly XB-6783746” | Fringe

Questions get answered and people get hurt as Fringe approaches its endgame.

Ryan Lanza Posts Tribute: RIP, Mom And Adam

(Newser) – As the last Sandy Hook victims were laid to rest, the older brother of shooter Adam Lanza posted his own tribute to the tragedy, mourning the loss of two members of his family. In a…

26 Kids That Will Grow Up To Be Just Fine

Children do some pretty unexplainable stuff.

Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Kiss — Snuggle Up At Salt Lake City Airport

Justin and Selena are definitely back together! The two pop stars were caught snuggling and kissing at the airport in Salt Lake City, Utah on Dec. 21. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez took part in a ...

Trailer: This Is The End, Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco

The bloom might be off the rose a bit for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as screenwriters (Superbad, Pineapple Express) ever since Green Hornet and The Watch, but they seem like they’re back in their comfort zone in this red-band trailer for This is…

Taylor Swift And Harry Styles Enjoy Romantic Ski Vacation In Utah

It's Christmas in the snow for Harry Styles and his girlfriend Taylor Swift. The new couple have escaped to the Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, for a Christmas vacation -- reportedly with her c …

Piers Morgan's Deportation Sought By Gun Rights Advocates

Thousands of gun rights supporters are petitioning the Obama administration to consider deporting CNN’s Piers Morgan, arguing the gun control proponent is using his position as a TV news host to wage war on the Second Amendment.

The Crap We Missed – Thursday 12.20.12

Claudia Galanti in Miami. (December 19, 2012) -Photo: Bauer-Griffin, Fame/Flynet, Getty, INFdaily, Pacific Coast News, Splash News

2012 Was Not Tim Tebow's Year

Could've gone better. All of it.

23 Affecting Photos Of Wild Animals Getting The Help They Need

Photographer Annie Marie Musselman's touching series of photographs taken at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center.

Kristen Stewart: Sex Scenes Are 'Fairly Ridiculous'

Kristen Stewart's sex scenes in "On the Road" are "fairly ridiculous" to watch as isolated moments, according to the actress. In a new interview with Indiewire, Stewart said that though those sex scenes are difficult to watch, they fit in with the…

The Super Drunk Douchebag Who Won't Leave

Last night, I was pursued by an insanely obnoxious, super drunk guy in a bar. Why is it not enough to just reject somebody?

Robert Pattinson Dines At Cipriani In NYC — Kristen Stewart Replaced By Mystery Blonde

Rob was spotted at Cipriani in New York City on December 20, but Kristen Stewart was nowhere to be found. Instead, Rob was spotted dining with a mystery blonde woman. Should K-Stew be worried? Robe...

Robert Pattinson: Guitar Arrival At JFK Airport!

Robert Pattinson carries a guitar case while arriving at JFK Airport on Saturday (December 22) in New York City.

The Most Controversial Artworks Of 2012

This has been quite a controversial year for art, and we’re not talking Jeffrey Deitch making a mess at the MoCA or that work selling for this many millions or some blue chip gallery doing whatever, wherever… Well, I’m not going to talk about that.…

30 Moments From 2012 That Everyone Can Enjoy

Often what you find on the internet is not-safe-for-grandma, but it is possible for something to be totally wholesome and perfectly wonderful.

Lindsay Lohan Wouldn’t Kiss Charlie Sheen In ‘Scary Movie 5′ Because Of His Mou- JESUS!

In case it hasn’t become crystal clear what a goddamn nightmare Lindsay Lohan was while filming what should’ve been a simple cameo for Scary Movie 5, we’ve already learned she tried to bail on the whole production by pretending to have walking…

Vampire Diaries Spoiler — Elena’s Damon Secret — Season 4 Episode 10

The return of The Vampire Diaries is fast approaching — new episodes begin Jan. 17 on The CW — and what would life in Mystic Falls be without a few life-altering secrets coming to light? According to the official description for the episode, titled…

Poor At Christmas

The holidays aren't easy on those of us with thin wallets. But we have to remember what it all really amounts to.

We Don't Stay Home When We're Sick — And We Don't Warn Our Co-Workers

Despite catching 1 billion colds per year, as a nation we don't tend to act like it's a problem.

Chicago Bus Driver Plows Into 20 Cars

(Newser) – Amazingly no one was killed when a Chicago bus driver passed out at the wheel yesterday and plowed into at least 20 cars and a laundromat, CBS Chicago reports. "Literally looked like a…

Simon Cowell Admits He’s Dating Carmen Electra

The bitter Brit has found his bombshell, although he says they aren't exclusive -- they're "people who date"

Obama State Of The Union Address: President Reportedly Threatened To Blame Republicans

President Barack Obama was reportedly so frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during fiscal cliff negotiations this week, he threatened to blame Republicans in a very public setting. The Wall Street Journal reports:

Barack Obama’s Eulogy To Daniel Inouye Told Us More About The President Than The Memory Of A Remarkable Senator.

Someone needs to tell Barack Obama—it must get particularly confusing this time of year—that his own birth is not Year One, the date around which all other events are understood. His much-noted, self-referential tic was on cringe-worthy display…

The Very, Very Best Holiday Beers

It’s the holidays! Time for fun and laughter and parties, parties to which you are expected to bring something or other. Can’t cook? Don’t want to be that guy that shows up with thirty McChickens? Don't have 40 dollars for a set of Laguiole cheese…

Harry Styles & Taylor Swift Skiing In Utah — Their Romantic Getaway

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles sure do seem to be inseparable lately! Shortly after spending her 23rd birthday in his London stomping grounds and being spotted in Los Angeles at her home, the lovebirds were photographed enjoying a romantic holiday…

Iowa Dental Assistant Melissa Nelson's Sex Harassment Case Derailed

DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Iowa Supreme Court justices have declined to reinstate a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a dental assistant fired over her sexy clothing.

28 Delicious Vegan Holiday Recipes

Some delicious vegan recipes that'll do you right for the holidays. Salads, soups, mains, desserts, and a little something to drink. Brb — making myself a vegan holiday chocolate peppermint martini.

11 Reasons Why Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is A Badass

The director of the Hayden Planetarium just can't stop being a badass.

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds' Wedding Photos Debut

After almost four months, the starlet finally revealed some photos of her wedding to Ryan Reynolds -- ok, we really want to see more!

Unbelievably Detailed Wood Sculptures Of Animals

To some, the idea of working on an anatomically correct sculpture 10 to 12 hours a day, shaving hundreds of wood chips from a solid hunk of cedar, sounds tedious. For Russian artist, Sergei Bobkov, who we learned about on MSN, it’s a passion. His…

Daily Afternoon Randomness In HQ (46 Photos)

It's been an amazing year for all of us here at theCHIVE. For a couple of brothers who just wanted to quit their day jobs, words can't express the gratitude I feel when I think about what this community has become.

Lesser Bargain: Obama's New And Better Strategy For Averting The Fiscal Cliff.

The general impression in the media is that there was "no news" in the statement President Obama made in the late afternoon yesterday. In one sense that's true. But on another level, the statement reflected a substantial change in White House…

The 6 Most Needlessly Overcomplicated Crimes Ever Planned

The difference between a comic book villain and a real-world criminal is that the former will rob a bank by staging a complex plan that involves dressing up in a ridiculous costume, leaving clues all over the city and killing at least two henchmen,…


Basically, a woman went in for a $20,000 stem cell treatment facelift at a Beverly Hills Salon. And then she started hearing crunching noises every time she closed her right eye.

End Of The World Party From Pepsi

Two co-workers compete for the biggest parties of all time to celebrate the end of the world tomorrow.

Eddie Redmayne Is Friends With Robert Pattinson And Sam Claflin

I want to warn you before you read this post or watch this video: the theme is “some people’s lives are better than yours”. If you’re not prepared to know that, then there’s no shame in it, but you should stop reading now. Okay, you’re still…

Jersey Shore: Paula Pickard Was The Best Part Of This Season

And what a metaphor for the season, as well. I had high hopes for the Jersey Shore cast this year, and if previous seasons taught me anything, it’s that those expectations are likely to be fulfilled. And they were primed so perfectly! Look how the…

PHOTOS: Holiday Wrapping Paper Nobody Wants, Aubrey Plaza, Lipstick Artist Natalie Irish & More! @

Guests: Aubrey Plaza, Lipstick Artist Natalie Irish, And Comedian Kyle Kinane

Justin Bieber And Mystery Woman Catch Private Plane Out Of Los Angeles (PHOTOS)

Selena Gomez . . . is that you? On Wednesday, Justin Bieber and an unidentified woman were spotted hopping onto a private plane at a Van Nuys airport in Los Angeles. While Bieber’s face was ea …

Fact Or Fiction? Is Jennifer Aniston Pregnant With Twins; Kristen Stewart Going Under The Knife? (VIDEO)

It’s that time of the week again, when the celebrity weeklies hit the newsstands. To separate what’s real and rumor, we turned to our friends at Gossip Cop for the 411 on this week’s most contro …

The Amazing Crap-O-Matic Gift Generator

Initiate crappy giftness right here

Gift Card Gift Box - Own

How do you make some last minute drug store-bought items into a gift that's good enough to go under the tree? Buy a bunch of gift cards and follow the steps below. How to make a gift box that keeps on giving

HuffPost Weird News End Of The World Party

If you were at our end of the world party Thursday night, you probably felt like the world ended today. Alas, we survived.

Famous Moments In Music History As 8-Bit GIFs

Musician Joshua Carrafa’s epic Tumblr project Music History In Gifs is nothing short of amazing… if you like music, GIFs, and bit art. We’re literally torn between which amazing animated moment to spotlight here. The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show?…

Doomsday: How The World’s Media Is Covering The Mayan Apocalypse

The Chinese, at least, are taking the apocalypse seriously. Around the world this week TV stations, DJs and even some politicians are using December 21, 2012 – the final day of the Mayan long count calendar – as an excuse for quirky doomsday specials and easy one-liners. But not in China, where Armageddon is…

Sandy Hook Shooting: Video Game Violence Isn't To Blame

In fact, during the years in which video games soared in popularity, youth violence has declined to 40-year lows. And while it’s natural, in such an emotional time, for people to search desperately for answers, that often results in misinformation.…

The NRA Wants More Guns In Schools. Could It Prevent Another Sandy Hook?

By Wednesday, lawmakers in eight states were prepared to introduce legislation to allow – even require – guns in schools, either in the hands of police officers assigned to schools or secretly carried by school personnel. Schools, they say, have…

South Korea Elects First Female President

Park Geun-hye is headed back to the Blue House. On Wednesday, South Koreans chose the daughter of South Korea’s Cold War strongman Park Chung-hee as the country’s next President. Park, the 60-year-old leader of the conservative Saenuri Party,…

End Of The World: Here’s The Only Gadget You’ll Need

Big night tonight, friends. Live it up! Before you cruise over to Chili’s for happy hour, though, take a moment to get your gadget affairs in order by perusing these frequently asked questions.

Mayan Apocalypse Rumors Prompt 33 Michigan Schools To Close Early

Some students in Michigan will be getting an extra-long holiday break this year, thanks to the supposed end of the world.

John Boehner’s Unhappy Holidays

And that goes right to the heart of things. The so-far insurmountable problem for Boehner and for President Barack Obama as they try to reach a budget deal that avoids the fiscal cliff is that nothing matters more to Republicans than fighting taxes.…

Bob Mould, Maria Bamford, Neil Hamburger, And Others Pick Their 2012 Pop-culture Highlights

While the A.V. Club staff gets to weigh in about what movies, TV, music, and more we liked this year, we’d be fools to think that anyone really cares what we think. After all, we’re not famous. That’s why we asked a bunch of our favorite actors,…

Watch The Louie/Charlie Brown Mash-up You Didn't Know You Needed To See

For a show that constantly reinvents itself and what it can be, Louie has proven  surprisingly ripe for parody and satire. In his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, Louis C.K. combined the tone and style of Louie with the life of Abraham Lincoln,…

Wayne LaPierre Speech Was A Total Public Relations Disaster, Say PR Experts

Public relations experts who have experience working with the gun industry expressed horror on Friday afternoon at the National Rifle Association's response to the Newtown, Conn., shootings. The group's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre,…

Seth Abramson: Dislike Peter Jackson's The Hobbit? Then You Don't Know Tolkien

A mere ten years after the events of The Hobbit--in Earth terms, the equivalent of a blink of an eye (as a point of reference, it takes Aragon fifteen years after the events of The Lord of the Rings to even visit his Hobbit friends in the…

Dimite Un Concejal Del PP En Valencia Por Un Texto Racista Y Xenófobo En Facebook

"Había una vez un socialista que salió a cenar un sábado por la noche con su mujer. Y al pasar por un parque vio a su hijo de 19 años, tirado en la acera con un coma etílico, y dijo: ahora sí que hay la libertad.

Bosses Can Fire Hot Workers For Being 'Irresistible'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court ruled 7-0 that…

Delhi Bus Gang Rape Victim Has Intestines Removed As Shocking Details Of Assault Emerge

Shocking details of the physical condition of the 23-year-old survivor of the bus gang rape and assault that took place in India over the weekend emerged on Wednesday, with reports saying the woman is battling for her life in a New Delhi hospital,…

Columbine High School Had Armed Guard During Massacre In 1999

WASHINGTON -- In a highly anticipated press conference on Friday, the National Rifle Association announced that after a week of reflection following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it decided the way to prevent another such tragedy was…

Kelsie Elise Frick, 'Awesome' Grand Valley State University Student, Wins Graduation Ceremony (VIDEO)

The 23-year-old made a last-minute amendment to her phonetically spelled name card, tweaking it to read "Kelsie Elise Frick-en-awesome."

Pope Benedict Takes Anti-Gay Marriage To New Level In Christmas Speech On Family Values

VATICAN CITY — The pope pressed his opposition to gay marriage Friday, denouncing what he described as people eschewing their God-given gender identities to suit their sexual choices – and destroying the very "essence of the human creature" in the…

James Knight Melissa Nelson: Dentist Fires Employee For Being Irresistible, Sexy

Women in Iowa beware: If your boss thinks you’re really really ridiculously good looking, he can fire you. And it’s perfectly legal. The all-male Iowa Supreme Court refused to reinstate a lawsuit Friday, noting that a dentist didn’t break the law…

Zac Efron: ‘Are We Officially Dating?’ Set!

Zac Efron looks suave and dapper on the set of his upcoming flick Are We Officially Dating? on Thursday (December 20) in New York City.

Carly Rose Sonenclar’s Family: Upset With LeAnn Rimes?

The main one to blame here is X Factor for sabotaging Carly Rose by pairing her with a person with REAL BAD publicity right now, LeAnn Rimes. They obviously didn’t want Carly to win because they would otherwise have placed her with a winner like the…

Christina Aguilera: Sexy Santa At Birthday Party!

Christina Aguilera wears a Santa hat while leaving a late night birthday party on Tuesday (December 18) in Los Angeles.

This Arnold Schwarzenegger Christmas Party Video Will Melt Your Goddamn Mind

Above is a vintage, and from henceforth classic, Arnold Schwarzenegger video from some sort of ill-advised Christmas party where he literally tells a room full of children that in Austria, instead of Santa, the fucking DEVIL appears in your room at…

Friends Can’t Let Friends Shoot People

This morning, the NRA demanded that Congress place "armed police officers in every school," to create a "shield emergency response" around schools. "If we truly cherish our kids, more than our money, more than our celebrities, more than our sport…

Video Review Of Denny's Hobbit Menu, The Ring Burger, Gobble Melt

It seems like it was only yesterday that I was telling you about Denny's new The Hobbit-themed menu, featuring items such as the "Hobbit hole breakfast," "The Ring Burger," and "Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies," because who wouldn't want to…

Melissa Gorga's Family Christmas Card: See It Now!

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa and Joe Gorga have shared their 2012 holiday card with Us Weekly. In the fun shot, Melissa, 33, and Joe, 38, beam in an autumn-leaves-strewn lawn, holding hands with their kids Antonia, 7, Gino, 5, and (an…

A Dog For Christmas From Johnny Pemberton, Lauryn Kahn, Juliet Seniff, PatB, And Funny Or Die

Kate makes Kevin wait to open his Christmas present, but Kevin has a hard time not peeking.

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