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December 30, 2012

Plane Crash Recorded On Russian Dash Cam

As we've previously discussed, many Russian vehicles are equipped with dashboard video cameras. The other day, one such dashcam caught a plane crash on video:

The Best Literary Heroines Of 2012: An Alternate List

This week, NPR treated us to a list of five of their favorite heroines from the year in literature, women who “want to know things, who want to devour the world,” who “aren’t primarily defined by their desire to love or be loved — or even to be…

'Alien' Skulls Found At Sonora, Mexico, Ancient Burial Site (PHOTO, VIDEO)

An ancient burial site in Mexico, discovered in 1999 but only recently investigated, has revealed skeletal remains with odd, "alien-shaped" skulls. They were unearthed in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora at a site known as "El Cementerio"…

5 Animals Who Live Through A Horror Movie Every Day

We all know that nature is mankind's archnemesis, all scheming down there in its volcano lair, nursing a mad murderection for all of humanity. But we often forget that man is an apex predator, and we get to play the survival game on easy level. As…

Congress Stumbles Toward Fiscal Cliff's Edge

Private talks, public chaos. This may be the worst Congress of the modern era, but they do know how to drag a fight out as long as humanly possible.

Jason Sudeikis And Olivia Wilde In The Crowd Of A Kansas University Basketball Game

Sudeikis, a Jayhawk super fan, goofed around in the crowd and pretended to read a book by Bill Self with girlfriend Olivia Wilde last night.

James Bond's 'Skyfall': $1 Billion Box Office Worldwide

Sony and MGM have plenty to toast about as Skyfall rings out 2012 by crossing the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales.

Spectacular Photo Captures Moment Great White Is Gobbled By An EVEN BIGGER Shark As It's Hauled Into Fisherman's Boat

The decent-sized shark was hooked in the waters near Kaiteriteri, New Zealand, on December 28 but moments later it was in the jaws of a monster Great White.

Here's How You Score 28 Points Without Running A Single Play

The Tennessee Titans finally found a way to overcome their offensive woes.

Holiday Box Office: 'Hobbit' No. 1 With $32.9 Mil; 'Django' Easily Beats 'Les Mis' For No. 2

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey stayed at No. 1 in its third weekend with $32.9 million, while Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained easily pulled ahead of Les Miserables to take the No. 2 spot at the domestic box office. The trio of films have dominated the Christmas season. Hobbit, which opened Dec. 14, has grossed $222.7 million in North America and north of $600 million globally.

Arian Foster Paid Tribute To Chuck Pagano After Scoring

Arian Foster seems like a good dude.

Environmentalists Try To Make "Climate Cliff" A Thing

The goal: "Win the Twitter war on the climate cliff versus the fiscal cliff," says Johnson. It hasn't quite caught on.

Festive Vintage Photos From New Year’s Eves Past

In case you haven’t been planning your ensemble/resolutions for months now, New Year’s Eve is just around the corner. Whether you like to celebrate in the craziness that is Times Square, at a small gathering with friends, or with a loved one, a…

Is This A Photo Of Eric Johnson Staring At Ashlee Simpson's Butt?

Eric Johnson being the fiance of Jessica Simpson.

'Avengers': Behind New York City Battle Sequence

One of the highlights of The Avengers was the battle in New York City toward the end of the movie that saw Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Captain America and others assembling to fend off the shape-shifting Chitauri. While the battle looked as realistic as they come, Industrial Light & Magic has pulled back the curtain on how the sequence was created, revealing the process by which it assembled the footage to form one long supercut.

Antoine Fuqua Defends Quentin Tarantino Against Spike Lee's 'Django' Criticisms

CAPRI, Italy – Spike Lee should have called Quentin Tarantino personally rather than criticize him in public with charges of racism, the director of 2001 Oscar winner Training Day said Sunday. Lee, the director behind Do the Right Thing (1989), Malcolm X (1992) and the thriller Inside Man (2006), made headlines before Christmas when he said he would boycott Tarantino’s Django Unchained because it was "disrespectful" to black people.

Piers Morgan: Deport Me? If America Won't Change Its Crazy Gun Laws I May Deport Myself

The MoS columnist angered 90,000 gun-lovers in the US with his views on gun control. Here he explains why he may leave the country that has become his second home.

Les Misérables—The Definitive Review

For those of you unfamiliar with the story. And the characters. And history. Spoiler alert!

The Most Viewed Wikipedia Pages Of 2012

1. Facebook 2. Wiki 3. Deaths in 2012 4. One Direction 5. The Avengers (2012 film) 6. Fifty Shades of Grey 7. 2012 phenomenon 8. The Dark Knight Rises 9. Google 10. The Hunger Games Johan Gunnarsso...

Ray Kurzweil, Google's Director Of Engineering, Wants To Bring The Dead Back To Life (VIDEO)

Inventor Ray Kurzweil hopes to develop ways for humans to live forever, and while he’s at it, bring back his dead father. Behind him is the support of a tech giant.

Giraffe Fighting Happens And It's Nuts

"The most violent giraffe fight ever filmed" was captured by the documentary team behind Africa, which premieres Jan 8th on Discovery. WHOA.

Laconic History Of The World And Other Weekend Links

What a global map would look like if the world was defined by words.

This Kitten Has Something To Teach Us All

If at first you don't succeed...

Krutika's 13 Favorite BuzzFeed Posts Of 2012

Oh BuzzFeed, you've brought me so much joy. Presented in no particular order.

Molly's Favorite Buzz Of 2012

Posts that made me take over any computer within range because the owner just had to see this. Happy 2013!

Adrien Brody Kisses Another Man In PacoVolume's Heartbreaking New Video

Warning: it gets a bit graphic (bloody) by the end. And sad. Very sad.

The Rock Gave His Mom An Amazing Christmas Present

Dwayne Johnson did wrestlers, movie stars, and sons everywhere proud this Christmas.

Have TV Shows Replaced Romantic Comedies In Our Hearts?

This week, we read a great article over at Vulture on the state of the romantic comedy — or more specifically, its rapid decline in recent years. In the article, studio execs and directors throw around possible reasonings (they don’t have enough…

Channing Tatum Posts Adorable Photo Of Himself With His Pregnant Wife Jenna

Channing Tatum posted a picture of himself with his hands around his pregnant wife's Jenna Dewan-Tatum's belly on his blog on Christmas Day. The couple appear to be in a restauraunt or club and are wearing matching baseball caps. How cute! Tatum…

Top 5 Wedding Dresses Of The Week: Sparkle-Tastic Edition! (PERFECT For A New Year's Eve Wedding!)

If I were planning my wedding all over again, I think I'd switch my wedding date to New Year's Eve and wear a SUPER-sparkly wedding dress for the occasion! In general I hate going out on New Year's Eve (too cold, too crowded, too expensive) so I'd…

Pandemics Books, Authors, And Tweets: The Best Stories About The Worst Diseases.

The germs have been busy. In the United States this year alone, we’ve lost people both to old enemies such as whooping cough and to relatively new spillovers from other animals, such as hantavirus and West Nile virus, which killed more than 240…

FYI: John Lithgow Has Mutton Chops Now

This has been a John Lithgow Facial Hair Update.

'Romanian Orthodox Priests' Produce Steamy Gay 2013 Calendar (PHOTOS)

A calendar spread featuring men who claim to be Romanian Orthodox priests in scintillating poses is making the blogosphere rounds.

Soak-The-Rich Tax Smacked Down

Socialist President François Hollande's promise to create social "justice" by raising taxes on France's wealthy overturned on constitutional grounds--for now.

Spice Things Up In The Bedroom: Good Girl's Naughty Resolutions List

If you're usually nice in the bedroom, try spicing it up this year with this resolutions list. Even the naughty have room for improvement (16 Photos)

Art Wolfe's Camouflage Animal Photos Capture Nature's 'Vanishing Act'

While chameleons are well-known kings of camouflage, animals of all shapes and sizes are experts at disguising themselves from predators. In his "Vanishing Act" project, photographer Art Wolfe captures animals blending seamlessly into their…

Justin Bieber Tweets ‘Won’t Let U Down’ — Promises Selena Gomez Good Behavior

Justin is doing damage control after hurting Selena multiple times in 2012. He’s promising her that he won’t let her down in 2013 — or anytime thereafter. Do you believe him? Just...

Boater Puts Out Fire In Awesome Way

(Newser) – No firefighters around when your boat goes up in flames? How about hiring this freethinker to douse it with a speedboat "and look like a badass doing it," reports Gizmodo. Bystanders with a…

Shark Tank Bursts In Shanghai Mall, Injuring 15 People

A downtown Shanghai aquarium in a shopping complex randomly burst earlier this month, injuring almost 15 people. Local Chinese authorities are still trying to figure out why the shark tank randomly burst.

'Hong Kong Phooey' Movie Test Footage Revealed; 'Marvin The Martian' As Well (VIDEO)

Back in August of 2011, Eddie Murphy was signed to voice the lead character in a film adaptation of "Hong Kong Phooey," the popular '70s cartoon about a kung fu-fighting dog. From director Alex Zamm, the live-action and animation hybrid would tell…

Karrueche Tran Warns Rihanna & Chris Brown On Twitter — The Truth Will Come Out

Chris’ on-again/off-again girlfriend Karrueche Tran is NOT happy about his reunion with RiRi, and she’s threatening to call both of them out on Twitter! Rihanna and Chris Brown shocked ...

Jodie Marsh's Itsy-Bitsy, Innapropriate Santa Claus Bikini

I wonder if Mrs. Claus owns something like this?

Woman Charged With Hate Crime In Fatal Subway Push

(Newser) – A homeless woman detained for allegedly pushing a man to his death on New York's subway tracks will be charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime, the New York Times reports. The…

Comedian Katt Williams Arrested For Child Endangerment

Comedian Katt Williams was arrested Friday for allegedly endangering his children. Police say multiple weapons were found at the home of the 41-year-old entertainer, whose birth name is Micah Sierra Williams. He was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and possession of a stolen firearm, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Rachel Zoe Wore This To The Beach On Christmas Day

At best it's a bit impractical and at worst she looks like a pirate. Arrr.

Most Brides Get Blenders, Kate Winslet Gets Blasted Into Space

Most brides go the token route and register at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Target for their weddings.  Some even register at Home Depot, throwing caution and traditional roles to the wind.  Celebrity brides are a whole different ball game, and they…

Kevin Federline’s Brother Claims He's Father Of Britney Spears' Son

In perhaps the most astounding news out of the Spears’ camp those horse tranquilizer Frappuccino rumors, Kevin Federline’s brother Christopher Federline has filed a petition seeking a restraining order against his ex sister-in-law Britney Spears……

Pregnant Jenna Dewan Bares Bikini Baby Bump With Shirtless Channing Tatum!

Channing Tatum is shirtless while frolicking on the beach with his bikini clad wife Jenna Dewan on Friday (December 28) in St. Barths.

John Krasinski And Jimmy Kimmel Went Paddleboarding Together

And then they met up with Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux. Sweet A-list vacation, dudes!

Taylor Swift, Harry Styles Double Date With Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber

The two musical couples team up for a snowy weekend at a romantic ski lodge

REWORK_: Philip Glass Remixed

REWORK_ is an album of Philip Glass's music remixed by the likes of Beck, Amon Tobin, and Nosaj Thing. There is also an interactive iOS app that lets you play around and remix your own Glass compositions.

Guess Who Got Engaged With This Gothic-Inspired, Black Diamond Sparkler? (PHOTOS)

It's a nice day for a black wedding? After getting proposed to by her DJ boyfriend, this former TLC reality star took to her Instagram to show off her unconventional black diamond engagement ring. …

2012: Best New Spots - Drink - Boston

You know how you can tell a Malaysian restaurant is good if there are a ton of Malaysians eating there? Well, you know the year's best openings by how often they're packed with industry people. So here are the new spots the insiders have been…

2012: Best New Spots - Drink - Miami Beach

Miami's food and drink titans are here to offer their take on 2012's most important openings, from frita paradises to some of the most adventurous consumption this side of the entrance to the MacArthur Causeway.

'Les Miserables' Tops Wednesday Box Office With $12.2 Million

Universal's Les Miserables stayed at No. 1 on Wednesday, grossing $12.2 million for a two-day North American cume of $30.3 million. From director Tom Hooper (The King's Speech), the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried.

'Saturday Night Live': 2012's 5 Most Popular Clips On Hulu Revealed (Video)

A presidential election, the loss of key castmembers and a few bold hosting choices were among 2012's big moments for Saturday Night Live. We can argue about which moments were best, but the numbers don't lie. Below are the five most popular clips of the year on Hulu. 5. “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party”

Game Of Thrones: 2012's Top 10 Pirated Shows

What's the digital version of doubloons, the favorite treasure of pirates? Game of Thrones is the answer for 21st century digital pirates. The hit HBO drama topped blog TorrentFreak's study of the most pirated shows of 2012, which skewed heavily toward pay cable and genre shows.

'Iron Man 3': Marvel Releases Tony Stark Holiday Photo

Billionaire playboy Tony Stark apparently has a soft spot for holidays.   Marvel has released an Iron Man 3 holiday image featuring Robert Downey Jr.’s character stranded in the snow – a shot alluded to in the first trailer for the film. From what we know of the flick, this shot takes place in a section of the film in which Tony is forced to drag his apparently non-functioning Iron Man armor behind him. It's not exactly celebration time, but it does make for a picturesque holiday…

'X Factor's' Tate Stevens Performing On Fox's New Year's Eve

Fox is making a slight change in its New Year's Eve lineup, swapping out one singing competition winner for another. American Idol season 11 victor Phillip Phillips, who was announced as a performer earlier this month, will no longer take the stage alongside Lifehouse and Carmen Electra on Dec. 31. Instead, the recently-crowned The X Factor winner Tate Stevens…

Fiscal Cliff Could Turn BIg Business Against Small Business

By now, of course, you’ve heard all about the “fiscal cliff.” But in addition to the across-the-board tax hikes that many pundits are talking about, there are implications for small and mid-sized businesses that don’t come up nearly as often.…

2012: A Year Of Photographers In The Picture

The abundance of camera phones and inexpensive digital cameras has changed the photographic landscape in countless and still-incompletely understood ways, and it’s not just the North Korean government trying to find ways around the hoards of…

Kardashian Family Christmas Card Is A Sham

Khloe Kardashian has revealed that her family's annual Christmas Card is actually produced through the magic of Photoshop and camera tricks. The family, whose day-to-day life is chronicled on the hit E! show Keeping Up With the Kardashians,…

High-Capacity Magazines Bill To Be Introduced By Democrats On First Day Of Congressional Session

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats will introduce legislation to ban the production of high-capacity magazines on the first day of the next congressional session, the office of Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), one of the lawmakers sponsoring the bill, told…

Jennifer Lawrence Covers ‘Marie Claire’ South Africa January 2013

Jennifer Lawrence is smoldering on the cover of Marie Claire South Africa‘s January 2013 issue.

Michael Buble & Luisana Lopilato: Snowy Sweethearts!

Michael Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato spend an afternoon playing in the snow on Grouse Mountain on Thursday (December 27) in West Vancouver, Canada.

Prince William & Kate Middleton’s Christmas — Holidays Spent With Family

After a tough month of pregnancy troubles and tragic circumstances, Kate and William had a relaxed family Christmas in the UK, complete with some pheasant hunting! Prince William and Kate Middleton...

Pet Chicken Saves Couple From Fire

(AP) – Hero chicken: A Wisconsin couple says a pet chicken named Cluck Cluck saved them from a fire. Dennis Murawska, 59, said Cluck Cluck woke his wife with loud clucking from its cage in the…

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