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December 26, 2012

13 Calendars For 2013 That Shouldn't Exist

There are great calendar ideas like Hot Guys & Baby Animals, and then there are total head-scratchers. Here are 13 calendars that no one needs.

Katy Perry, Angelina Jolie And Bar Rafaeli

If there's one thing that stands the test of time, it's the bikini. Year after year barely there swimwear has not only become a key essential for the beach, but a rite of passage. Hollywood's le …

10 Billboard Campaigns That Aren’t Trying To Sell You Anything

In a twist on the well-known Joyce Kilmer verse, Ogden Nash satirized, “I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all.” Billboards: ever-present in-your-face advertising that we mostly wish would just go away. Except for when they’re awesome! From political statements to subliminal poetry, read on for ten billboards we wish we’d see instead of ads for the newest…

3 Brand Spankin' New Bridesmaid Dresses That I'd Be Happy To Wear In A Wedding

I swear bridesmaid dresses have gotten exponentially cuter over the last few seasons. Perhaps I’m delusional, but I think the three dresses below—all from Dessy’s Spring 2013 collection—are perfect examples of things moving in the “cute” direction!…

Rihanna & Chris Brown Are Back On! Here's Our Advice To Her

Since RiRi isn't listening to anybody when it comes to Chris Brown, we hope she keeps a few things in mind as their relationship heats back up

BEST OF 2012: Christina Hendricks Got Hacked

Greetings, exalted one. Allow me to introduce myself. I am The Superficial Writer, Jedi Knight and friend to Captain Photo Boy Solo. (He withheld sex until I wrote that.) I know that you are powerful, mighty reader, and that your anger with us not…

BEST OF 2012: Shakira’s Butt Has A Bikini In It

Greetings, exalted one. Allow me to introduce myself. I am The Superficial Writer, Jedi Knight and friend to Captain Photo Boy Solo. (He withheld sex until I wrote that.) I know that you are powerful, mighty reader, and that your anger with us not…

6 Dead, Thousands Stranded In Storm

(Newser) – Nasty holiday weather that brought tornadoes to the South and blizzards across the nation's middle is now headed for the Northeast, reports AccuWeather.com. It's not going to be a…

Janet Jackson, Billionaire Boyfriend Wissam Al Mana Engaged, Planning Spring Wedding

The iconic singer and her luxury-brand mogul beau are planning on having a ceremony in Qatar that "will cost millions," sources say

Terrifying Video Of A Shark Tank In A Chinese Mall Cracking

Jesus Christ. Welcome to my nightmare.

RIP Peter Parker And Other Links

After spinning webs across New York City for 50 years, the character will be defeated by a powerful nemesis in the comic's 700th issue.

Kevin Is Left Alone At Taco Bell For Christmas, Eats

This is kind of sad. But also not because Taco Bell is the shit.

Remembering The Editor Who Brought Sex To Seventeen And Predicted Millennials Decades Ago

A former nun-turned-Seventeen-editor-in-chief, Midge Turk Richardson filled the pages of the magazine with discussion of topics like sex and anorexia. She died last week at 82.

R.A. Dickey Got Star Wars Pajamas For Christmas

Everything's coming up Dickey in 2012.

Taylor Swift Is This Year's Most Charitable Celebrity

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

Chaos Reigns At Saks On The Day After Christmas

Shoppers compete for discounted shoes, while a charity worker outside the store says things are slow this year.

The Year's 15 Biggest Flops

For every Dark Knight Rises, there's an Oogieloves. Here's a breakdown of 2012's cinematic disasters.

Timeline Of The Far Future

The timeline of the far future artice is far from the longest page on Wikipedia, but it might take you several hours to get through because it contains so many enticing detours. What's Pangaea Ultima? Oooh, Roche limit! The Degenerate Era, Poincaré…

Weird News Top 10 Stories Of 2012

What else but a lump of coal can you give to a mother-and-daughter porn duo? And that mother might not be the worst parent on our Weird News Top 10 list, which also includes Nadya "The Octomom" Suleman and that sun-kissed lady with the extra-crispy…

Stunning Photographs Of Vintage Parisian Architecture

The big-screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables opens in theaters tomorrow, and we couldn’t be more excited. Considered one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, the five-volume, 365-chapter tale is as much a meditation on the…

There Are Christmas Chivers Among Us (82 Photos)

All of theCHIVERS have returned home to Indiana for Christmas. I wanted to thank y'all for the Christmas cards and emails you've sent. I can't respond to every one but I've read them all. Thanks for the kind words, well wishes, and holiday boobs.

This Week We're Barely Putting Up With Taylor Swift

A guide to what we're barely putting up with this week.

December 26, 2012 : Savage Love

Dan discusses how to establish rules for an open relationship and how to stop being the third wheel in this week's Savage Love.

Charles Durning Dead: Beloved Character Actor Dies At 89

LOS ANGELES -- Charles Durning grew up in poverty, lost five of his nine siblings to disease, barely lived through D-Day and was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Bulge. His hard life and wartime trauma provided the basis for a prolific 50-year…

Rapper Drake Turns Scrooge After Demanding That Retailers Cut Him A Check For All Merchandize Bearing YOLO Logo (Even Though He Didn't Coin It!)

The 26-year-old recording artist, who reportedly has a net worth of $25million, posted two images on the photo-sharing website Instagram depicting clothing emblazoned with the acronym YOLO, which stands for ‘you only live once.’

Jennifer Aniston Unveils Sexy Bikini Body, Shirtless Justin Theroux Flexes Bulging Biceps

On Christmas Eve, the engaged actors were photographed sunbathing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The We're the Millers actress showed off her toned abs in a hot pink bikini top, while her shirtless, tattooed fiance revealed his sculpted chest and…

Working In PR Is An Endless Grind Of Fickle Celebs, Demanding Clients, And Crazy People

"Any event where we have a press check-in, we have all these crazies showing up. And I've had people lie to me about who they were."

The RGIII Christmas Carol Is The Cutest Thing

An elementary school choir singing a Christmas song about their favorite football player? Yes please.

Kendall And Kylie Jenner's Best Looks Of 2012

From rocking the red carpet in glam getups, to hitting the streets in casual-chic street looks, to even strutting down fashion show runways in designer duds,  Kendall and Kylie Jenner were sure to impress at every step in 2012.

HTC One X+ Review: A Phone To Beat (If People Would Buy It)

If you’re an Android phone maker today, you need to answer a fundamental question: Why should someone buy this instead of Samsung‘s Galaxy S III? (Yes, I’m riffing on a similar question once posed by my colleague, Harry McCracken.) Because the…

Django Unchained, Reviewed. - Slate Magazine

Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s blaxploitation spaghetti western about a freed slave turned bounty hunter, provoked a lot of contradictory feelings in me, including some that don’t usually come in pairs: Hilarity and boredom. Aesthetic delight…

'Lost Tribe' Of India Jews Return To Israel

(AP) – Dozens of Jews who claim to be the descendants of a lost biblical Jewish tribe have emigrated to Israel from their village in northeastern India. The Bnei Menashe say they are descended…

Django Unchained Review: Best Of The Year, By Vince Mancini

Django Unchained isn’t just a glorification of gratuitous violence and foul language, EVERYthing about Django is gratuitous. There’s an extra character in it, like the crowd noise as the invisible twelfth man in a football game, only in this case,…

Kate Middleton, Prince William Attend Christmas Mass At St. Mark's Church

The pregnant Duchess, 30, kept her growing baby bump covered up in a long burgundy coat. Dressing for the holidays, Middleton wore a red scarf and carried a red clutch. She also wore her hair up with her bangs framing her face.

The 69 Most Hammable Moments Of 2012

Ranked in order of Hammability.

21 Irresistible Boxer Puppies To Celebrate Boxing Day

Boxing Day has nothing to do with puppies. Unless you are giving puppies as gifts in which case, can I have one?

Edward Gorey Meets "Doctor Who"

This awesome parody of The Gashlycrumb Tinies by artist eattoast contains plenty of spoilers, so watch out.

How The Clippers Became The Best Team In The NBA: A Guide

The Los Angeles Clippers are on a 14-game winning streak and putting in a serious claim to be the league's team to beat.

Congress Has "Momentum" To Stop Warrantless Email Snooping, Aides Say

A bill dies in the Senate, but its backers are optimistic. Forcing police and the FBI to ask a judge before they read your email.

Video: The 25 Most Ninja Photobombs Of 2012

The art of the photobomb, illustrated by some of the world's finest.

Meet Instagram's Amazing Abba Twins

The Abba Twins are Thai nightclub promoters/fashionistas who post photos of their amazing matching outfits to Instagram. They're fantastic.

Eminem Is A Skilled Donkey Kong Player

It turns out that Eminem is a pretty good Donkey Kong player. 272,300 is a great score, but 465,800 is no less than world class-c

Jared Leto Turns 41: See The Birthday Boy's Career Evolution (PHOTOS)

My, my, how the time flies. It's hard to believe that actor-turned-rocker Jared Leto is turning the big 4-1 on Wednesday. The former teen idol first broke onto the scene with 1994's My So-Called …

Peter Parker Dies In 'Amazing Spider-Man No. 700' Comic

RIP, Peter Parker. Spider-Man's alter ego -- the geeky, wise-cracking teenager who learned back in 1962 that with great power comes great responsibility -- will succumb to one of his greatest rivals in Wednesday's Amazing Spider-Man No. 700. In the issue, Parker loses…

Four Misconceptions About Taxes And The Deficit

These misconceptions aren’t just academic questions. Intense debate over tax rates has diverted the discussion from the most important budget issues to factors that are only a small part of the equation. Unfortunately, this is a really bad time to…

My Bloody Valentine Are Actually Releasing A New Album

Their first record since 1991 will finally come out in a few weeks. No, really! This is not a joke.

23 Inspiring Things Celebrities Did This Year

Sometimes celebrities use their fame for good. These are those times.

49 Cozy Winter Accessories To Keep You Warm

So you put off your winter-accessory shopping until it finally got frigid. Thankfully, almost everything's on sale and a cat-ear hat seems much less risky when it's only $14.

20 Reasons Why New Year's Is The Worst

Despite the pressure for this to be the best night of a girl's life ever, it never is.

Philadelphia Mayor: NRA's Call For Armed Guards At Schools Is A "Dumbass Idea"

Mayor Michael Nutter didn't think too highly of the NRA's response to the Newtown massacre. The city of Philadelphia recently fired 91 school police officers.

D.C. Starbucks Cups Call For Fiscal-Cliff Action

Did you get a "Come Together" scrawled on your cup this morning? Here's why.

The 30 Most Inspiring Interspecies Friendships Of The Year

2012: The year when species, great and small, finally decided that love > hate. May they be an inspiration to us all.

Kate Middleton And Prince William Break Tradition And Spend Christmas With The Middletons

Kate Middleton and Prince William attended Christmas church service at St. Mark's Church in rural England over 150 miles away from the rest of the royal family. While the Prince's family is celebra …

'Great Dane Cuddles Baby' Viral Video Perfect For Boxing Day

The Internet has made heroes and celebrities out of a long list of animals and children caught on video doing silly and surprising things. The latest viral sensation is a Great Dane named Scooby and a baby named Cade, and it's certain to buoy any flagging post-Christmas spirits. Scooby, whose head is nearly the same size as the Cade's body, snuggles and licks the child who can give as good as he gets.

Spike Lee Says Django Unchained Is Disrespectful And He Won't See It

Spike Lee told Vibe TV that he won't be seeing Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, because it's disrespectful. "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor…

There's A New "Girls" Trailer

"Everybody acts like I'm nuts. I'm not nuts! I just want to feel it all."

Patrick Stewart Had The Most Adorable December

Sir Patrick Stewart has got this Twitter thing down to an art.

Hawaii Reacts To Obama And The First Family's Annual Vacation

Every year since Barack Obama was elected president, Hawaii's son has spent Christmas in the islands with his family. Local residents either love it or really hate the traffic.

Dimitar Berbatov Is The Kobe Bryant Of Soccer

Just give him the damn ball.

Man Tries Sneak Saw Blades Onto An Airplane In His iPad

The TSA is apparently wise to the old "tape a bunch of sharp objects to your tablet" trick.

Nearly 250,000 Sign White House Petition To Label Westboro Baptist Church A Hate Group

The petition was in response to Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket Sandy Hook funerals.

Chad Johnson Admits He Has A Sex Tape, Denies He Leaked It

In a not-so-shocking coincidence, former NFL star Chad Johnson admitted he has a sex tape just four months after PornHub offered him $100,000.

The Kardashians Spent Thousands On Designer Christmas Gifts

While you were boozing and eating and enjoying family (or promising never to return home) yesterday, did you ever stop for a moment to consider the circumstances of those more fortunate than you? Did it ever cross your mind: what are the Kardashians…

Bruce Jenner Sad And Alone At A Basketball Game

While his family sat courtside, Bruce got shafted to the second row. Poor Bruce.

Kyrie Irving Spent His Holiday Hanging Out With A Girl Named "VuhJynaSaurus"

Nothing says the holidays like accidental sexy Instagrams and bad athlete damage control.

7 Incredibly Depressing Stats About Vacations In The U.S.

Americans get less vacation and take less vacation. Revolt!

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tears Up The Dance Floor

Astrophysicist. Gentleman. Dance King.

The Top 10 Most Pirated TV Shows In 2012

And the winner(?) is... Did your favorite show rank high enough to end up on the list?

The #IWant2013ToBe Tag Is Basically Twitter's Wishing Well

If all these Twitter wishes come true, we're in for a kickass year.

19 Greatest TV Bartenders Of All Time

Ranking the fictional bartenders we all wish were real.

"Man Crotch" Is A Key Component Of New Versace Ads

It's about time someone other than Beyoncé or Rihanna pose wearing leotard-tight bottoms with their legs open.

The Kardashian-Jenner Family's Most Memorable Vacation Snaps Of 2012 (PHOTOS)

Aside from letting cameras — and Oprah Winfrey — document their hectic lives on E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the famous family have also managed to jet set around the world for both business and pleasure.

Flavorpill’s 30 Most Anticipated Books Of 2013

We may be up to our ears in best of 2012 lists, but from we’re standing, the year in books is just about over and done with. It had its moments, to be sure, and its share of big names and shiny new stars like, but now we’ve turned a weather eye on…

Charles Durning, Oscar-Nominated Character Actor, Dies At 89

Charles Durning, the real-life war hero and dependable character actor who starred in The Sting, Tootsie and most recently as Denis Leary's father on the firefighter drama Rescue Me, died Monday in his New York City home. He was 89. Durning's longtime agent and friend Judith Moss told the Associated Press that the actor died on Christmas Eve of natural causes.

Instant Karma Tops The Morning Links

Life with inventor Edwin Land and his revolutionary Polaroid SX-70.

Jennifer Aniston Bikini: Actress Defies Pregnancy Rumors In Mexico (PHOTO)

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux decided to nix a white Christmas this year in favor of the sunny skies of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where the actress put pregnancy rumors to rest while strutting around in barely there bikinis.

The 7 Stages Of Pure Joy

How a simple surprise gift can change a kid's day.

Halle Berry In Paris With Olivier Martinez For Holidays After Thanksgiving Drama

It's just what the couple of about two years need right now, after kicking off the extended holiday season on a less-than-cheery note. The Cloud Atlas actress' ex, model Gabriel Aubry, got into a violent Thanksgiving day brawl with former boxer…

The 14 Greatest Rap Mixtapes Of 2012

The best hip-hop that was given away for free, from Rick Ross to Azealia Banks.

Celebrities Celebrated Christmas Just Like Us

The stars shared their own photos from Christmas Day, and turns out, their Christmases are a lot like ours! Meaning, filled with matching pajamas.

Joy Died When The '90s Died

Kids these days don't understand. Wait, wait, wait, so all this '90s nostalgia is just us feeling the cold breath of mortality on our necks?

2012: Biggest Disappointments - Eat

Miami was full of disappointments this year, most of which played in Little Havana and got sent to Toronto. But there were also some food-fails -- see what Miami's top culinary minds had to say about the biggest resto-related downers.

You Can Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

New Year's resolutions can be completed. Yes even that one.

Listen To The First Song Recorded On The International Space Station

For the season, a Christmas Carol to the Earth. Jewel in the Night is an original song written by astronaut Chris Hadfield and was recorded on the ISS on Dec. 23, 2012.

Great Britain's Version Of Black Friday

Complete with overnight lines and crazed crowds.

President Obama's Hawaii Vacation Wardrobe Leaves Much To Be Desired (PHOTOS)

President Obama can wear a power suit with the best of them, but he often runs into trouble in his off-duty wear. We were painfully reminded of this when we glimpsed a pic of POTUS on his annual Christmas vacation in Hawaii, where he had been…

New York Shooter Left Terrifying Note

"What I like doing best — killing people."

The Tablets That Won (And Lost) Christmas

According to "first tweet from" posts on Twitter. Not a perfect metric, but this doesn't look so great for Microsoft.

2012: Biggest Disappointments - Drink

While Hurricane Sandy obviously came up plenty when we asked NYC's top chefs, barmen, and more about their biggest disappointments of 2012, answers also ranged from Bill's Gay 90's closing to a wondrous screed on the failings of culinary television.

Senate OKs Warrantless Email Snooping

Language to end the practice was quietly dropped just before the holiday.

Those We Lost In 2012 - Whitney Houston, Joe Paterno, Dick Clark, Ravi Shankar

(AP) – Neil Armstrong would always be taking that first step onto the moon, and Dick Clark was forever "the world's oldest teenager." A look at some of the notables who died in 2012: Etta…

Rihanna And Chris Brown Spend Christmas Together (PHOTOS)

Rihanna and Chris Brown spent Christmas day courtside at the Lakers vs. Knicks game at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The two, who were both dressed in head-to-toe black, were seen sharing beers an …

Jessica Simpson Confirms She's Pregnant With Second Baby

The rumors are true! Jessica Simpson gave her fans and followers a Christmas present when she confirmed on Dec. 25 that she's expecting her second child.

Harry Styles & Taylor Swift — Christmas Holiday Spent Apart Despite Invite

Taylor and Harry are spending the Christmas holiday apart, but that’s not the way she wanted it! Read on to find out why her boy band beau turned her down! Everyone wants to celebrate the hol...

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Complains Of Facebook Privacy Breach

Randi Zuckerberg, Mark's sister and former marketing director of Facebook, posted a photo to her Facebook. She was less than thrilled when someone reposted it to Twitter.

Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux Sunbathe In Mexico On Christmas Eve (PHOTOS)

Who needs a white Christmas? Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux spent Christmas Eve working on their enviable tans while vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Friends star has a tr …

Robert Pattinson At Sun Pub Inn — Christmas Eve London Visit Without Kristen Stewart

R-Patz was spotted flying solo in London at the Sun Inn on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, as he celebrated the holiday with friends, not Kristen Stewart. Are you sad they’re spending Christmas apart...

The Year In Film: 2012′s Best Movie Moments

It’s become something of a yearly tradition here at Flavorwire to take a pause at year’s end to recognize — as the inevitable “Year’s Best Films” lists pour forth (and ours will join them soon enough) — that while a great movie is an accumulation of…

Niall Horan & Selena Gomez Dating — One Direction-Er Would Never Date Her

Fans who want Selena to date One Direction-er Niall Horan, may want to hold their breath. According to a new report, Niall would never date Selena — even if she were single. Selena Gomez is c...

Body Found In NY Shooter's House

(Newser) – Human remains have been found in the house that William Spengler burned down yesterday, in the ruse he used to fatally lure firefighters to the scene. Police in the Western New York…

Newtown Police Force Gets Christmas Day Off

(Newser) – A big gesture of support for police officers in Newtown, Connecticut: Cops have from nearby communities have stepped in to patrol the town today, meaning the entire Newtown police force…

Jessica Simpson Confirms Second Pregnancy With New Picture Of "Big Sis" Maxwell

"Merry Christmas from my family to yours!" Simpson, 32, wrote as the caption. In the adorable snapshot, Maxwell is dressed in a red-and-white striped onesie, a red bow in her hair and has a big smile on her face.

Leslie Mann Says Feeling Up Megan Fox Was 'Awkward'

Actress Leslie Mann fulfilled every man's dream when she groped her co-star Megan Fox's breasts on the set of their new film This Is 40 but admits the experience was awkward for them both. In the film, directed by Mann's husband Judd Apatow, her…

Family Got Kinda Weird This Christmas

Don't judge. OK, actually, judge.

The Kardashians Celebrate Christmas Eve With A Big Family Bash (PHOTOS)

Christmas has officially arrived! The Kardashian's welcomed the festive holiday with a big bash at Kris and Bruce Jenner's Hiddin Hills, Calif. home on Monday evening. E! Online is reporting th …

'Les Miserables': What The Critics Are Saying

Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfriend sing their way to the big screen in Les Miserables, opening nationwide Christmas Day. Universal's adaptation of the beloved musical -- based on Victor Hugo's 1863 novel -- has generated big buzz in Hollywood, but how will moviegoers respond?

The British Invite You To Celebrate The Holidays As They Do

The British invite you to spend Christmas as they do, by watching lots of TV, including a new Doctor Who. Also: The end of Leverage, a lot of New Girl, and we sing a Christmas tune. Read More

Presidents On Vacation: The Most Embarrassing Photos Of Our Commanders In Chief (PHOTOS)

It's that time of year again. The President and first family are officially on vacation in their usual wintertime spot, Hawaii, to soak up some sun and enjoy a bit of family time this holiday season.

Sam Riley: My Kristen Stewart Jokes Don’t Translate Well!

Sam Riley: My Kristen Stewart Jokes Don’t Translate Well!

Kevin Durant's Sexy New Commercial Is Great

This new Sprint spot premiered during the Christmas day games, and before the final punchline seems to be going in a sexy, sexy direction.

Adorable Old Lady Loves Adorable NBA Player

This old woman had a very Ricky Rubio Christmas.

Parents-To-Be Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan Tatum Preparing For Their Best Christmas Ever, Says Source (EXCLUSIVE)

Parents-to-be Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum are looking forward to their best Christmas ever now that the 32-year-old actress is pregnant with their first child. And the happy Hollywood cou …

Happy Birthday, Ryan Seacrest! See The 'American Idol' Host's Rise To Success (GALLERY)

Ryan Seacrest is turning 38 on Monday, and he’s still filling his plate with project after project. Among his accomplishments, Seacreast is a radio personality, the host of American Idol, a wildly successful TV producer and the new Dick Clark.

Creepiest Santas Of All Time

We love Santa. We really do! He’s probably the coolest old guy we know, spending his life making presents, managing elves and eating cookies.

Box Office Report: 'The Hobbit' Overshadows New Movies From Tom Cruise, Judd Apatow, Barbra Streisand

While The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey held onto the box office ring this weekend, North American moviegoers didn’t exactly rush to open the new films entering under Hollywood’s pre-Christmas tree. Jack Reacher, the Tom Cruise action movie, opened…

Ricky Gervais' 'Derek' Trailer Released (Video)

Ricky Gervais is back, and it has nothing to do with the Golden Globes or torturing his friend Karl (for the most part, anyway). The creator of The Office and Extras is returning with a new series called Derek, in which he plays a slow-but-sweet nursing home employee named Derek Noakes. Joining him in the show is his best friend (and the put-upon star of their reality series,…

The Enduring (And Unexpected) Legacy Of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'

Once again, Leonard Cohen's incomparable, ubiquitous anthem, "Hallelujah," is having a moment. First, Adam Sandler stole the show at the "12-12-12" mega-concert benefiting the recovery from Superstorm Sandy with a parody version (his chorus was…

NRA's Wayne LaPierre On 'Meet The Press': If It’s Crazy To Put More Guns In Schools, Then Call Me Crazy (Video)

After his controversial Friday conference where he called for immediate congressional action to put an armed police officer in every public school in the United States, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre confirmed Sunday morning that the…

Jack Klugman's Death: Hollywood Reacts

Actor Jack Klugman, who was 90, died on December 24, 2012. His movie and televison career spanned more than 60 years. STORY: 'Odd Couple,' 'Quincy' Star Jack Klugman Dies at 90  He was best known for playing Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple and the titular medical examiner on Quincy, M.E.

Image: Women Participate In A Candlelight Vigil To Show Solidarity With A Rape Victim At India Gate In New Delhi, Dec. 21, 2012.

An alleged gang rape in Delhi has prompted calls for change by women’s rights groups and violent clashes between police and anti-rape protests in the nation’s capital.

Vacation Robo-Post: The Worst TV Of 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, it’s time to gather together and remember what was best in our various fields of endeavor. But not right now: it is time, as Frank Costanza would say, for the airing of grievances. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you… the 10…

It’s Festivus! Air Your Grievances On The Holiday For The Rest Of Us

It’s that time of the year again, so dust off your aluminum pole and get ready to air your grievances. That’s right, people, it’s Dec. 23 — also known as Festivus.

Four Typical Holiday Money Fights–And How To Avoid Them

The holiday season is usually a time of joy, generosity and celebration, but the whirlwind of social obligations, family commitments and financial demands can also be draining. Combine these stresses, and quarrels can easily erupt among even the…

The Nativity | Other Shows

When The Nativity debuted in the United Kingdom in 2010, it was greeted with a surprising degree of controversy for a fairly straightforward retelling of the Christmas story. Now, the controversy that swirled around the series—which aired over four…

“National Treasure 4: Baby Franny: She’s Doing Well

It’s a pity that the annual American Dad off-the-wall Christmas episode got bumped this year, but in light of how this show’s particular tradition has skewed toward violence, it’s not that unexpected. So instead of perhaps the most-anticipated…

West Of Memphis | Film

It’s all but impossible to watch the Peter Jackson-produced, Amy Berg-directed West Memphis 3 documentary West Of Memphis without comparing it to Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s three WM3-focused Paradise Lost films, especially since Berg and…

Santa Claus Uses Sign Language With Boy, Makes Family's Christmas Special (VIDEO)

The parents of a hearing-disabled boy received a heartwarming holiday gift from a mall Santa Claus who unexpectedly managed to communicate with their son. Cameron Sylvester, 3, requires two hearing aids due to auditory neuropathy, his father told…

What Stores Are Open On Christmas?

The short answer is, not many stores are open on Christmas.

Michael Moore: Celebrating The Prince Of Peace In The Land Of Guns

While we are discussing and demanding what to do, may I respectfully ask that we stop and take a look at what I believe are the three extenuating factors that may answer the question of why we Americans have more violence than most anyone else:

Mike Crapo DUI: GOP Senator From Idaho Arrested In Virginia For Driving Under The Influence

According to Del Ray, VA Patch, Crapo was pulled over after an officer saw the senator run a red light. Police spokesman Craig T. Fifer said that Crapo failed "several field sobriety tests," reports CBS News. He was taken into custody "without…

Jennifer Lopez Shorts: Singer Plays Catch For A Good Cause (PHOTO)

Jennifer Lopez is certainly in the Christmas spirit -- she participated in a charity football game in San Juan to benefit the New York victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Piers Morgan Deportation Petition Gains More Than 30,000 Signatures

LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views. Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the…

Smartphones, Tablets Make Us Think About Technology Like The Amish Do.

This article also appears on As We Now Think, a site edited by the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes at Arizona State University. ASU is a partner in Future Tense with Slate and the New America Foundation. We’re becoming a bit more Amish…

'Rape-Provoking' Miniskirts And Crop Tops Banned By King Of Swaziland With Offenders Facing Six Months In Jail

Police in Swaziland, the last absolute monarchy in Africa and an incredibly conservative nation, have resurrected an archaic colonial criminal act from 1889 to stop women wearing clothes that expose their body.

Rihanna & Chris Brown: Lakers Game For Christmas!

Rihanna and Chris Brown step out for the first time together in years while sitting courtside during a Lakers game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday (December 25).

Kate Middleton & Prince William: The Queen’s Christmas Speech 2012!

A pregnant Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Kate Middleton) and her husband Prince William accompany the Middleton family – including Pippa – for Eucharist and Christmas Carols at St. Mark’s Church in England on Tuesday (December 25).

NY Shooter: 'What I Like Best' Is 'Killing People'

(Newser) – The Western New York gunman who yesterday morning lured firefighters to his blazing home just to shoot them down left a chilling, typewritten note, reports the Rochester Democrat and…

Letter From Chinese Labor Camp Found In Halloween Decorations

DAMASCUS, Ore., Dec. 24 (UPI) -- An Oregon woman says she is mindful of the origin of holiday decorations after finding a letter from a Chinese labor camp in purchased Halloween supplies.

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