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December 28, 2012

LAPD Promises Nick Stahl Arrest Not Part Of Porn Witch-Hunt

The X Spot, where he was arrested, is just a few blocks from where Fred Willard was also nabbed for the same crime. But it's just a coincidence we are assured.

Sofia Vergara Tweets Photo Of Her Sexy Agent Provocateur Swimsuit In Miami

It looks like Sofia Vergara didn't overindulge this holiday season, perhaps in anticipation of the upcoming Golden Globe and SAG Award red carpets. The Modern Family actress showed off her svelte shape Thursday by tweeting a photo of herself wearing a very daring swimsuit on a boat in Miami.

Should I Go To Grad School? Ron Rosenbaum Explains.

Apparently, people have been talking. Recently I received an email from an editor at Bookforum who was asking a number of writers to contribute essays to a book to be called Should I Go to Grad School? for an institution called the Platform for…

Do You Know New Year's Traditions Around The World?

Fireworks happen almost everywhere, but each country has its own set of New Year's traditions. How well do you know these cultures across the globe?

How Did Cynthia Jorge Get Hooked Up With Tom Cruise?

Cruise's rumored romance with the publicist-turned-restaurant manager probably has something to do with the fact that he has a new film to promote.

18 Astounding Hubble Photos Released In 2012

The universe is beautiful and terrifying.

The 9 Goofiest Sports Movies Of 2012

Sports movies often tap into the most treacly and cliched tendencies of storytelling. Here are 2012's weirdest examples.

7 Times I Cried From TV In 2012

Do you find yourself weeping in front of the television? I do. Here's my list of my biggest criers of the year. (A few spoilers ahead.)

The Year In Film: 2012′s Sexiest Scenes [NSFW]

There was a remarkable disconnect happening this year between pop culture and political culture, with the former getting kinkier (the ubiquitous 50 Shades of Grey on bookshelves, the Presidential handjob-heavy Hyde Park on Hudson on movie screens)…

Egypt: After Getting His Constitution, Can Morsi Fix The Economy?

When Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi last spoke to his nation on Dec. 6, he was angry and defiant. He deplored the deadly clashes between opposing protesters outside the presidential palace while ignoring his own Muslim Brotherhood’s role in…

Kate Winslet's Husband Is Sending Her To Space

That story and more in today's gossip roundup!

Danny Hafley, Kentucky Man, Defends Watermelon-Eating Obama Display

Danny Hafley of Casey County, Ky. said this week that people are reading the mannequin in his front yard depicting President Barack Obama eating a watermelon completely wrong. "The way I look at it, it's freedom of speech," Hafley told Lex 18 in a…

Dumb Criminal Of The Week: The Guy Who Brought 32 Bags Of Weed Into A Courtroom.

The circumstances: December 14 was a very bad day for 29-year-old Jersey City resident Marquis Diggs. That morning, he woke up, grabbed his coat, and headed off to family court, where his mother was waiting to file a restraining order against him.…

Meme Alert! Pirate Cat Is Purrfect

A ball a yarn and a bottle a catnip be all a cat could want.

9 New Year's Eve Kisses From The Big Screen

If you can't find someone to smooch at midnight don't fret, the world of cinema provides plenty of 'aww' moments to give you the warm fuzzies.

27 Painfully Honest Cake Messages

These cakes hope you can handle the truth, even if it hurts.

The Weirdest Lessons People Learned In 2012

The hashtag #2012HasTaughtMe brought together year-end reflections from around the twittersphere. These lessons probably won't apply to everyone.

Husky Sings Along With Gwen Stefani

Who cares if this video is old, it's still freakin' hilarious.

Get Organized For 2013 With A Toast And Other Links

13 awesomely creative 2013 calendars.

A Staggering iPad Chart

As 2013 approaches, the iPad is still winning the tablet wars. Badly.

2013: Must Eat/Drink - Eat - Chicago

There's a good chance the Cubs will be eating Alfonso Soriano's contract in 2013, but in the meantime let Chi's food folks point you toward more pleasant options.

Kobe Bryant And Family Posed For A Lavish Christmas Card

It was roughly a year ago that rumors first surfaced regarding Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his alleged affair with voluptuous Playboy model Jessica Burciaga, and most of us thought for sure that Vanessa Bryant was going to take her…

Donald Blood III Gets DUI After Allegedly Driving On AA Co-Founder's Lawn

DORSET, Vt. -- Vermont State Police say a man faces a drunken driving charge after driving onto the lawn of a historic home once owned by the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. Police say 55-year-old Donald Blood III of Marlborough, Mass., was…

Matt Lauer Reportedly Getting Yelled At Over Ann Curry

Matt Lauer is reportedly upset that people are yelling at him in public over Ann Curry's ouster from "Today," according to TMZ on Thursday.

Man Dies After Eating 28 Raw Eggs For Bet

Dhaou Fatnassi, 20, from Kairouan in north-east Tunisia, allegedly wagered a friend he could eat 30 raw eggs in a row, for which he would receive an undisclosed sum.

2012 In Data Visualizations

Data visualizations. Infographics. Maps. Information design. No matter how you call it, 2012 was the year data science and design started going steady.

The 32 Best Superlatives Of 2012

2012 was a year of great highs (and lows). We've compiled a list of the most astounding #1s of the year.

The Knicks Are The Best Rapping Team In The NBA

Here's proof in "Lord of War" Rasheed Wallace and the awesomely flat-topped Iman Shumpert lighting up a Freeway mixtape.

34 Things From 2012 That Made You Feel Old

Remember everything that made you feel old this year. Happy 2013!

26 Resolutions To Keep You Organized In 2015

It's a new year, and you're an adult. Your life may be a mess, but your closet will at least be neat and tidy.

Sofia Vergara's Swimsuit Leaves Little To The Imagination (PHOTOS)

Sofia Vergara is going to have some very strange tan lines.

The 18 Best Matthew McConaughey GIFs Of 2012

Between Magic Mike, Killer Joe, The Paperboy, and Bernie, Matthew McConaughey had an amazing year. He also got naked -- a lot. (Some NSFW content ahead.)

ELLE International Beauty Awards 2013 asked and you answered: See the top ten beauty products that earned your vote for 2013, from face masks to lotion to the perfect lip color.

Cosmic Blast: Magnetar Explosion Rocked Earth On December 27, 2004

[This post is a modified, updated version of an article I wrote a few years back. Since today is the anniversary of the event, I thought it could use an update.] Eight years ago today—on Dec. 27, 2004—the Earth was rocked by a cosmic blast so epic…

Outgoing Congressmen Steven LaTourette, Brad Miller, And Hansen Clarke Explain How Bad The House Of Representatives Has Become.

The next House of Representatives will contain 233 Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 80 freshmen. Redistricting, primaries, and retirements have culled a few centuries’ worth of political experience. So in November and December, I talked to a few…

BEST OF 2012: Lindsay Lohan’s Breasts Fell Out While Filming ‘Liz & Dick.’ Of Course.

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…

23 Pictures Proving Maggie Smith Is Better Than You

And she knows it. In honor of Dame Maggie Smith's 78th birthday.

17 Reasons To Get Excited About Music In 2013

Fleetwood Mac on tour! Arcade Fire + James Murphy! Beyoncé at the Super Bowl! It's going to be a very good year.

Most Read Wikipedia Articles From Around The World In 2012

There is a serious lack of cats and porn in this post. Available in 40 languages, Wikipedia searches can highlight culture divides.

The Braves Are Bringing Back Their Super-Racist "Screaming Savage" Logo

I thought we'd all agreed that this was a terrible idea?

Jennifer Aniston Pregnant? No Baby Bump On Christmas Vacation

Jen shot down pregnancy rumors while showing off her toned tummy while on vacation with fiancé Justin Theroux. She spent Christmas in a bikini in Mexico — no baby bump here! Jennifer Aniston,...

Chris Brown & Rihanna On Christmas — Breezy Texted Karrueche Tran The Whole Day

Chris was front and center with Rihanna on Christmas day in Los Angeles, but he secretly talked and texted with Karrueche to make sure she was having a good Christmas. Oh Chris! Keep reading to fin...

Karrueche Tran Attacks Rihanna & Chris Brown On Twitter — Love Triangle Heats Up

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Chris is about to know all about that! His on/off girlfriend Karrueche is NOT happy about his reunion with RiRi, but thankfully she is above ‘wishi...

Supercut Video: Famous People Playing Themselves In Cameo Roles

Remember when a famous dude showing up as himself in a movie was a novelty? Now you’re legally required to add in the random-famous-guy cameo scene to every Judd Apatow-produced script before it can be considered completed in the eyes of the law.…

18 New Year's Resolutions From 1992

Another year, another slew of New Year's resolutions. What would yours have looked like 20 years ago?

8 Things That Really Stop Hangovers

All these remedies have at least some scientific backing.

Why January Is Most Annoying Time To Go To The Gym

Why do everyone else's New Year's resolutions have to ruin your life?

Why Is "Project X" The Most Illegally Downloaded Film In The World?

No one saw the film on the big screen, but in illegal downloads it beats both The Avengers and Dark Knight. A theory: Aussies.

Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom's Cutest Couple Moments Of 2012 (PHOTOS)

It's nothing but love for Khloe Kardashian Odom and Lamar Odom. While big sis Kim and her beau Kanye West dominated the spotlight in 2012, the Khloe and Lamar stars have been basking in the joys o …

What Every Girl Needs To Know About Getting Engaged

Got engaged over the holidays? Congrats! Before you get started on planning every last detail, read these experts’ tips on being engaged--and keeping your sanity. “Before you get swept away by ideas you find in magazines, blogs, and Pinterest,...

The Essential Guide To Digital Etiquette

Presenting the FWD IRL FAQ: quick links to your most pressing Internet- and phone-related concerns. And apparently you guys are REALLY WORRIED about Facebook.

This Post Was About Kate Winslet Getting Married, Then This Happened

Kate Winslet secretly wed something called ‘Ned Rocknroll’ earlier this month, so let’s all go ahead and assume that’s just a hairdoll made from Leonardo DiCaprio‘s beard trimmings and move on to a much more pressing matter. That pic up there. Yep,…

Why Stalking Apps Have To Go

The Location Privacy Protection Act would protect consumers from apps that share their location with third parties without their consent. Here's why the bill's passage in 2013 is a good idea.

6 Places You'll Recognize From The Background Of Every Movie

Here are six locations with more robust IMDb pages (and better managers, apparently) than 80 percent of Hollywood.

11 Songs That Prove John Darnielle Needs To Be The Next U.S. Poet Laureate

A petition to name the Mountain Goats front man and lyricist as poet laureate is in desperate need of votes. Here are 11 songs that will convince you of his lyrical greatness.

29 Dogs That Don't Want To Grow Up

They're no longer puppies, but they're still lap dogs in their own minds.

Why Only Half As Many Women Are Now Dying In Childbirth

More are getting help from hospitals and midwives.

Are These Guys Really In Charge Of The Republican Party?

From a DUI to fumbled fiscal cliff talks, there's no time for soul-searching in a leaderless party. "It's a shit show," says one Republican.

Some Dude Threw His Skiing Child Down A Slope While Yelling "Pizza" At Him

Sometimes, skiing is fun. Sometimes, it's the scariest thing ever. Sometimes, it's like this.

David Letterman Calls Jay Leno 'Most Insecure Person' Ever (Video)

While famous David Letterman fans such as Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel publicly air their hatred for Jay Leno, the CBS late-night legend takes a softer approach in his upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Cathy Meyer: Sexless Marriage: When Sex Ends At 'I Do'

One afternoon, he came in from his third appointment with the urologist. I was sitting in bed reading when I heard him coming up the stairs. He stopped at the bed, pulled a bottle of pills out of his pocket, opened the top drawer of my nightstand…

A Guide To The NFL Finale's Must-Watch Games

Robert Griffin vs. Tony Romo and Adrian Peterson going for the rushing record are among the highlights of a fantastic last weekend of the NFL regular season.

'Marilyn Monroe Productions Is Filled With Communists'

The agency documented an anonymous phone call to the New York Daily News that year warning that playwright Arthur Miller was a communist and Monroe had 'drifted into the communist orbit' after her marriage to him earlier that year.

Don’t Stop Running | The Awl

I have never been a physically daring man. I'm afraid of heights such that my palms begin to sweat when I go up high flights of stairs in shopping malls. I'm awful at skiing, made slow and hesitant by an unyielding and morbid fear that I will propel…

I'm From Newtown (Part Two)

Two weeks later, connecting with my hometown becomes too difficult and too easy at the same time.

An Insanely Colorful Festival In Nepal

The festival of Yomari Puni comes but once a year in Kathmandu, on a full moon day when the rice-flour delicacy Yomari is prepared and eaten.

The 25 Best Jennifer Lawrence Quotes Of 2012

"You should start exercising your vagina."

Truck-Full Of Affectionate Sled Dogs Lick Man's Face

A bunch of huskies kiss this man and it's wonderful!

CIA Takes Not-So-Veiled Shot At "Zero Dark Thirty"

The agency releases a rather pointed press release reminding everyone that it's not a Hollywood movie.

6 Foreign Newspapers That Are Not Confident In Congress

The world is finally taking note of Washington's inability to make a deal. [Ed. note: Some of these translations may not be exact.]

A Grate Gang Tops The Morning Links

A trio of raccoons kept an eye out from the safety of a road grate in California.

60 Powerful Steps Forward For Equality

A time line of the most moving moments and photos of the year for gay rights. 2013 is going to be a great year.

2013: Must Eat/Drink - Drink - Soho

We asked New York's finest chefs, barkeeps, and more to boss you around like their name was Lumbergh and tell you exactly what you must ingest where in 2013. Now listen up.

Hulk Hogan Opening Tampa's Newest 'Breastaurant' On Monday

Hot off of the sex tape scandal that absolutely nobody on this planet ever asked for – except maybe the “It’s still real to me!” guy – TNA Impact Wrestling superstar/general manager Hulk Hogan has proudly announced his next big step in choking the…

Sexy Women In Sports 2012 [66 GALLERIES]

2012 was packed full of amazing sports stories. Being a Summer Olympics’ year provides tons of fodder alone (or at least far more fodder than those crappy Winter Olympics years). We saw gold for gymnasts, a man bolting to back-to-back 100 meter…

Stan Lee Turns 90, Terrible Photography Secret Revealed

Stan Lee, what are you doing?! As Buzzfeed looked back at Lee's life, a dark truth emerged.

Iron Man 3: Tony Stark Sends Out A Bleak Holiday Greeting

Robert Downey Jr., who stars as Stark in the third installment of Marvel's blockbuster and Avengers films, spoke with Nuts magazine about filming of Iron Man 3, which wrapped earlier this month.

What You Need In Your Bag On New Year's Eve

Whether you're carrying a little clutch, a normal purse, or a giant bag, here's your packing list for the evening.

Is Eddie Redmayne Hot?

The answer to your burning question about the Les Miserables actor.

Check Out Janet Jackson's Festive Holiday Card

And by festive I mean confusing.

Instagram Actually Lost Users During Backlash

Social media freakouts don't usually convince people to leave services. But the latest privacy backlash seems to have left a mark on Instagram, and given a real boost to Flickr.

Putin Signs Anti-U.S. Adoption Bill Into Law

An increasingly anti-American sentiment in Russia has led to the passing of a new law that would ban American citizens from adopting Russian children. The bill puts into limbo the fate of 52 orphans who were in the process of being adopted by Americans.

Scenes From The Most Fun-Sounding Adult Food Fight Ever

An annual tradition in Ibi, Spain.

7 Healthy Recipes To Start The New Year Right

The holidays are over, and that all-cookie diet might be taking its toll. We're not saying you have to start eating healthy yet. But when you're ready, it's here.

True Facts About The Angler Fish

The deepest science facts about the saddest males in all of fishdom.

One Of The Greatest Punts Ever Punted Was Punted Last Night

This ridiculous corkscrew of a kick defies physics, probability, and common sense, and it might be the longest without the aid of wind in the history of college football.

Jessica Simpson Posts Revealing Bikini Shot Of Herself

Jessica Simpson is on a roll with the Twitter pics from her Hawaii vacation. First the singer made her official pregnancy announcement by sharing a photo of baby Maxwell Drew with the words "BIG SIS" spelled out in the sand, and then she posted a…

Kevin Federline's Aunt Confirms Court Case Challenging Britney Spears' Son's Paternity Is A Hoax (EXCLUSIVE)

The aunt of Kevin Federline has confirmed the story regarding a bizarre restraining order against his ex, Britney Spears -- allegedly filed by her former brother-in-law -- is a hoax. Diane Story to …

Victoria's Secret Model Erin Heatherton Works Out Twice A Day,

Today Erin Heatherton is our latest entry in tone deaf beauty advice from successful lingerie models. First, she tells the Daily Mail that eating is important:

Yoko Ono On Beatles' 'Divorce': 'They Were Getting To Be Like Paul's Band, Which They Didn't Like'

Newly released recordings of interviews with some of music's biggest names -- from Steven Tyler to Graham Nash -- reveal yet another wrinkle in the decades-long mystery of precisely why the Beatles called it quits.

Jessica Simpson Flashes Cleavage, Goes Without Makeup In Hawaii (PHOTO)

Jessica Simpson has developed quite the reputation over the years. She'll always be remembered for her inability to differentiate tuna from chicken, the seemingly longest celebrity pregnancy to date and her boobs.

Attorney: Hobby Lobby To Defy Morning-after Pill Insurance Requirement While Lawsuit's Pending

An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to…

Shakira Gives Birth? Boyfriend Gerard Pique Pulls Prank On Twitter

The soccer hunk makes a fake announcement about his son's birth in honor of Spain's Dia de Los Innocents

This Mind-Bending Buzzer Beater Went In Against All Laws Of Basketball

Even as far as last-gasp desperation shots go, Darren Collison's buzzer-beater was gasp-y and desperate. And yet, the basketball gods do answer some prayers.

Now You Can Draw Using Sloths

They're the ideal artistic medium.

23 Ways To Glam Up Your Little Black Dress

If you're planning to wear that trusty LBD on New Year's Eve, you're going to have to add a little sparkle. Time to get out the Bedazzler.

'Modern Family's' Sofia Vergara Stuns In Cutout Swimsuit During Miami Getaway (PHOTO)

From flutes of bubbly to decadent desserts to festive Christmas feasts, some find themselves loosening their belt buckles during the holiday season. But, the ever-sexy Sofia Vergara showed no such signs of indulgence as she slipped into a…

The Best Albums Flavorpill Staffers Heard In 2012

A couple of weeks back, we took a look at the best books that various Flavorpill staffers had read over the course of the year, and today we’re repeating the exercise with albums — we’ve surveyed our highly trained staff and asked them what the best…

Germany Accused Of 'Deporting' Its Elderly

Rising numbers of Germany's elderly and sick are being sent overseas for long-term care because of sky-high costs at home. Critics have described the situation as 'inhumane deportation'.

21 Social-Media Inspired Crafts You Can Own

Because you don't REALLY love Twitter until it says so on your caftan.

India Teen Commits Suicide After Police Pressure Her To Drop Gang Rape Case, Marry Attacker

A 17-year-old Indian girl who was gang-raped committed suicide after police pressured her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers, police and a relative said on Thursday.Amid the ongoing uproar over the gang-rape of a student on a bus in New…

5 Amazing Ways Animals Can Control Their Bodies

The sea cucumber will quite literally, through sheer "neurological control," transform its solid tissue structure into a liquid, and then transform back into a solid, just for kicks. It's thanks to the special collagen fibers in their tissues that…

Aubrey Ireland, College Student, Wins Restraining Order Against Helicopter Parents

Sometimes parents just don't know when to let go, but it's rare when a judge needs to intervene.

Shia LaBeouf Is Dating His Nymphomaniac Costar Mia Goth

The new couple got affectionate during a day date Dec. 22, with LaBeouf wrapping his arms around Goth at the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, Calif. "They've kept their relationship under wraps, but they pretty much started dating after he…

The Coolest Guy In The World 2012

New year, new tricks. He downloads them like he's in the matrix.

The 21 Sexiest Models From Russia [PHOTOS]

On this day back in 1991, the Soviet Union was officially dissolved into 15 smaller countries (including Russia). If any other nation had been divided in the same way, there’s a good chance that they would have lost all international power and…

5 Ways To Ruin Your Sex Life

Scientists have confirmed that chocolate contains an enzyme that can set off the pleasure centers of the brain in a manner that is similar to the effect sex has on the brain … which is why when some women are too tired for one, they’ll reach for the…

Les Misérables, Reviewed. - Slate Magazine

It seems only fair to begin a review of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables with the disclaimer that there’s probably no cinematic adaptation of the long-running stage musical that would completely win me over. The show’s music—by Claude-Michel Schönberg,…

Stunning Photos Of Cities Without Light Pollution

There are many advantages to city life, from conveniences like 24-hour delis and reliable public transportation to all of the culture that’s right at our fingertips. But there’s one thing that’s sadly missing from our lives: starry skies. In Thierry…

How Harry Styles Treats Taylor Swift — One Direction Singer Is Sweet In Private

Harry proved he is the best boyfriend that Taylor has ever had by getting her a really unique and fun Christmas present, even while he was thousands of miles away from her! This Christmas, Harry St...

How To Troll: A Masterclass By A Professional Gambler

Poker pro Bob Voulgaris, who was featured as a basketball betting genius in Nate Silver's book The Signal and the Noise, gets a lot of crap on Twitter from haters, so he put on a masterclass in trolling.

Christopher Nolan: Superman Is More Challenging Than Batman

Sending Superman aloft again is a tougher task than resurrecting Batman, contends Christopher Nolan, who is producing Warner Bros.' Man of Steel, which director Zack Snyder is readying for a June 14 release. “Zack was the perfect man to take this on,” Nolan says. "He is unbelievably skilled at creating a coherent, cohesive world -- whether it’s a very stylized world, like 300, or something that’s more challenging, more varied, like he did with Watchmen."

Lea Michele: ‘Les Miserables’ Was Amazing!

Lea Michele: ‘Les Miserables’ Was Amazing!

Kim Kardashian Pregnant? — The Truth Behind Her Pregnancy Rumors

While rumors swirl that Kim is pregnant with Kanye’s baby, has learned exclusively what’s really going on with Kimmy! Read on for all the details. According to an earl...

Leah Messer Calvert Expecting Baby Girl — Teen Mom 2 Star Pregnant

Hooray! Leah Messer is going to be in a house full of pink — she’s expecting ANOTHER girl, a daughter with husband Jeremy Calvert! Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer celebrated some big news o...

Ex-Neighbor Helped Shooter Get Guns: Report

(Newser) – The man who killed two firefighters in an ambush was a convicted murderer, so how did he get the arsenal to pull off his plan? The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester may have the…

21 Ways To Build A Miniature Garden With Items Found In Your House

Good ideas for starting or improving your garden — even if you don't have a lot of space. Also, finally something to do with your empty jars, milk jugs, and other things destined for the trash.

Germans Save Money By Exporting Old People

(Newser) – With long-term care costs rising—and actual care standards falling—a growing number of Germans are saving money by shipping their elderly relatives to foreign homes, the Guardian…

Winner — Best 2012 Christmas Shirt

From the best Christmas movie ever.

If You Act Like A Whore, You're Definitely A Potential Prostitute

Slut-shaming is excusable because you're definitely a "potential prostitute" anyway.

What You Need To Know About Sugar

In 2009, an hour and a half lecture about sugar and obesity that I gave to the public was posted to YouTube. Given its scientific content, I wasn’t even sure if my family members would watch it. Three million views later, the video is still going…

Norman Schwarzkopf Dead: Retired General Dies At 78

The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commander's reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly earned him that rough-and-ready moniker. But others around the general, who died Thursday in Tampa, Fla., at age 78 from complications from…

Rihanna & Chris Brown’s Love — Breezy Bought Matching Jewelry To Prove It

Chris Brown bought Rihanna a gigantic gold necklace and he got himself the matching gold bracelet and the couple rocked their new matching jewelery together as they sat court side at the Lakers game on December 25, is exclusively…

Gen. Schwarzkopf Dead At 78 - 'Stormin' Norman' Led Forces That Got Saddam Out Of Kuwait

(AP) – Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the US-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died at age 78 in Tampa, Fla. The…

10 Practical Uses For Phone Books

Those piles of data polluting meatspace might be more useful than we thought.

Kimora Lee Simmons Flaunts Sexy Bikini Body In St. Barts (PHOTOS)

Kimora Lee Simmons is looking good! The model-turned-mogul hit the beach on Wednesday in a quirky lemon-print bikini, showing off her incredibly toned physique while splashing around in the azure w …

LeBron James Called Ric Flair One Of The Creators Of Swag

Last night, while Dwyane Wade was kicking Ramon Sessions in the balls on purpose and then acting all offended that someone could even insinuate that he’d ever commit a dirty foul, LeBron James was distracted by the Charlotte Bobcats’ No. 1 fan (I…

Hadrian's Auditorium: Ancient Roman Arts Center From 123 AD Discovered (PHOTO)

On Wednesday, archeologists revealed the remains of an ancient arts center underneath Rome dating back to 123 AD, according to the Guardian.

'Today' Show Hosts' Facebook Ignorance Is Just Embarrassing (VIDEO)

To catch everyone up: On Wednesday, Randi, sister of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, posted a family picture to her private Facebook account that was inadvertently shared to the rest of the world. You see, the picture showed up in the Facebook…

To Avoid Gay Weddings, Firm Drops All Weddings

(Newser) – Matt Grubbs refuses to have any part in a same-sex wedding—even if it costs him $50,000 a year. Grubbs owns Discover Annapolis Tours, an old-fashioned trolley company often seen…

Top Obama Environmental Official Departs "Frustrated" Over Pipeline, Inaction On Climate

She had "too much principle" to work on Keystone, says Tittel.

Exclusive: Cocktails Inspired By David Bowie

Let’s glitz up the holiday with a little Bowie action, shall we? If you’ve been hanging around Flavorwire for the past few months, you may have come across our Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock cocktails. Now, because we love us some David Bowie,…

Meet The Press Got Greenlight From ATF For High-capacity Magazine Stunt.

As we explained yesterday, the D.C. police department is currently investigating whether Meet The Press host David Gregory broke city law when he displayed what he said was a high-capacity gun magazine during Sunday's interview with NRA chief Wayne…

Jennifer Aniston Slips Into A Bikini On Romantic Break With Tattooed Justin Theroux (And There's No Hint Of A Baby Bump)

Jennifer Aniston turned Christmas into a bikini fiesta while in Cabo, Mexico, with her fiance Justin Theroux.

Our Favorite Viral Videos Of The Year

From the addictive "Gangnam Style" to one of the most romantic proposals ever, take a look at the videos we couldn't stop watching this year

Ginnifer Goodwin Got Breathalyzed For Being A Bad Sober Driver

Maybe people have called you a bad driver in the past, but you can take solace in the fact that you’ll never be as bad as Ginnifer Goodwin, star of ABC’s Once Upon A Time. She’s such a bad driver (how bad is she?) that she got Breathalyzed by the…

Eva Ionesco Sues Mother Over Erotic Child Modeling Photos

French actress Eva Ionesco is suing her mother, photographer Irina Ionesco, over a set of provocative photos that were published in Playboy, featuring Eva at age elevan.

Oscar's E-Voting Problems Worse Than Feared (Analysis)

It looks like online Oscar voting is hitting a few snags, which some Academy members worry might depress voting participation to its lowest level in years.  Voting to determine the next set of Oscar nominees began Dec. 17 and will extend through Jan. 3. On Dec. 26, I reached out to a wide cross-section of the Academy to see if they tried to vote online (an Academy spokesperson tells me that "a great…

Daily Six-Pack: 13 Overlooked Deaths Of 2012, Christmas MILFs & More [LINKS]

Every year millions of people die. It’s a hard truth, but that’s life. While some people will always remember where they were when Whitney Houston died; what about the dude who invented Marshall Amps, created the pinball machine or designed Darth…

More Celebrity Wedding News: Janet Jackson And Brandy Are Both Engaged! (Not To Each Other.) [UPDATED With More News!!]

Celebrities are getting engaged and married so quickly, I can barely keep up! In case you missed the news last night, Kate Winslet married Ned Rocknroll in a secret ceremony earlier this month—following their secret engagement! And now two more…

The Hobbit-Themed Crochet Dwarf Beard And Helmet

This crochet dwarf helmet and beard (SO MUCH BEARD!) seems like a rather elaborate way to keep your tits warm, but I must admit that it is fetching. This is allllmost enough to make wish I’d learned to crochet. Me, I prefer crotchet. It’s like…

Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf Dies At Age 78

The former Gulf Storm commander died in Tampa, the AP reported.

The 100 Best Lists Of All Time

The latest viral buzz from

Miley Cyrus Smokes Cigarette In Flashy Black And White Pants (PHOTOS)

The 20-year-old singer, who is engaged to Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth, puffed away in one of her most interesting ensembles to date: a pair of Beetlejuice-esque pants, which she matched with a black turtleneck, black boots and her…

From GQ To Vogue, Relive The Blonde Bombshell's Hottest Photo Shoots Of 2012.

What a year it has been for Kate Upton. After breaking out as the cover girl on Sports Illustrated illustrious Swimsuit Issue in 2012, the 20-year-old model has since become a staple on the newssta …

2012: Best New Spots - Eat - Chicago

Milli Vanilli once won a Grammy for Best New Artist, but these favorite new Chi restaurants from 2012 are certain to have a better fate. Girl, you know it's true. Ooh. Ooh. Ooh...

TV's Winners And Losers Of 2012

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

New Piers Morgan Petition Surfaces To Keep CNN Host In U.S.

Amid mounting signatures to the petition to get CNN host Piers Morgan deported back to his native United Kingdom, a new letter has surfaced asking the White House to keep him in the U.S. So far, there's only 309 signatures with 24,691 needed by Jan. 24 to reach the goal of 25,000. Created on Christmas Day, the petition reads:

WATCH: Festive Puppies Frolic Through Snow

Hang on, give us a second. We’re trying to figure out if there is anything better than this.

Turkey: Why Prime Minister Erdogan Riles Against Ottoman Soap Opera

Crammed with trinkets, eunuchs, wine, giggly harem girls, seduction and intrigue, Magnificent Century — a Turkish soap opera based on the life and reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the 16th century Ottoman sultan — might at times appear gaudy,…

"The Long Good-Bye Job"

In the series finale, Nate and the team gear up for one last con, to obtain a mysterious and powerful "black book." But are there pictures?

Bethenny Frankel Divorce? Estranged Couple Is Focused On Daughter During Separation (REPORT)

Earlier this week, Skinnygirl founder and Bravo reality star Bethenny Frankel tweeted to more than 1.1 million of her followers that she was "heartbroken" over her recent separation from husband of two-and-a-half years, Jason Hoppy.

On Fiscal Cliff, Republicans Wait For Action From Obama, Democrats

WASHINGTON -- For those holding out hope for a resolution to the so-called fiscal cliff, this was a lost Christmas.

Quentin Tarantino, 'Django Unchained' Director, Challenged Us To A Debate On A 'Harebrained' Plot Point

When Quentin Tarantino sent word that he wanted to speak to me personally about my review of his latest movie, "Django Unchained," I was pretty sure he intended to yell at me. When I asked his personal publicist if that was the case, her answer was…

Dick Armey Brought Armed Guard Into FreedomWorks In Coup Attempt

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), who abruptly resigned as head of Tea Party group FreedomWorks, brought in an assistant with a gun in an apparent coup attempt at the group, according to a report in the Washington Post. On Sept. 4,…

Janet Jackson: Engaged To Wissam Al Mana?

Janet Jackson is reportedly engaged to her beau of two years Wissam Al Mana, according to Us Weekly!

Good Morning, Stephanie Seymour Spilling Out Of Her Swimsuit, And Other News

- Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated the winter solstice in the colonies? How positively dreadful. [Lainey Gossip] - Christmas was only two days ago. These boobs are still relevant. [theCHIVE] - Tom Cru …

BEST OF 2012: Milla Jovovich Went Commando

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…

Place Beyond The Pines Trailer: Drive With Motorcycles?

Drive had Ryan Gosling, acclaimed indie director Nicholas Winding Refn, it-girl (I still don’t really know what that means, but it seems accurate) Carey Mulligan, and vroomy-vroom vroom getaway cars. Place Beyond the Pines has Baby Goose, acclaimed…

Kardashians Joined By Brody Jenner For Christmas Eve Bash

On Christmas night, Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend, Kanye West, joined Kardashian-Odom and Kris by cheering on Odom during the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets basketball game at the Staples Center.

Kentucky Man Says His Watermelon-Eating Obama Sculpture Ain't Racist

"That's my buddy. He don't talk. Don't make no smart comments," says Danny Hafley.

How Anybody Can Secretly Save Your Snapchat Videos Forever

The videos you send through Snapchat and Poke are supposed to disappear in 10 seconds or less. Except a security flaw makes it easy to save them forever — without the sender ever knowing.

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