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March 12, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Breathe Carolina Photos From LA Pad

I like my photos to look like I am hanging out with old friends. This was certainly the case with my photo session with Breathe Carolina last week. We all hit it off instantly and working with  Kyle and David was like meeting my long lost little bro…

The 15 Best/Worst Lines From Erotic Bestseller "Fifty Shades Of Grey" [NSFW]

Awkwardly accompanied by stock photos, of course. BuzzFeed's Lauren Lipsay read this book so you don't have to. This "mommy porn" sensation is #1 on the New York Times bestseller list right now.

General Electric Dividend Hike Appears Imminent (Update1)

General Electric story updated with additional details throughout, including management comments in paragraphs 7 through 11.

The Santorum Cocktail Reviews Are In

A bar in Brooklyn sells Santorum cocktails. It has Bailey's and orange Stoli, and is apparently not that bad.

When Mitt Romney First Introduced The Individual Mandate

Mitt Romney often is attacked by conservatives for first implementing the cornerstone of ObamaCare, the individual mandate, in his state health care reform plan in 2006. Many Republicans forget that the idea was also heralded by a conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation. The following video shows Romney first introducing the individual mandate at Heritage in January 2006, while working with his legislature to craft a plan. Attached also is the powerpoint Romney gave with his speech.

Fancy Beer

Here's why beer doesn't need to be fancy.

Taylor Swift, Adele And Lady Gaga On Top Money Makers List

It's a great time to be an independent young woman in pop music -- particularly if you happen to be Taylor Swift! The 22-year-old singer has earned the no. 1 spot on this year's Billboard list of Music's Top 40 Money Makers -- beating Lady Gaga (las…

What "THE THING?" Is

Scott and I decided to check it out so you never have to. Here's what we saw.

Batman And Robin: The Musical

I...I think I need this to be a reality. Arnold Schwarzenegger singing "Batman: You Son Of A Bitch" has to be a Tony winning performance, yes?

Our Week With Marilyn

David: If we will all remember this past week as the one in which Marilyn Hagerty, elderly journalist in Grand Forks, North Dakota, became famous for a very factual review of a new Olive Garden—and was then punished for it by having to talk to Piers…

Ozzie Guillen Was Ejected From A Game That Didn't Count

Spring Training games are not real games. They're glorified practices that allow players to get whipped into shape. But Ozzie Guillen hasn't won "Craziest Man In Baseball" for 20 straight years without reason. The tantrum master doesn't care if the game doesn't count.

10 Fascinating Photos Of Life In China

From photographer Jill Ensley, here are selections from her yet-to-be-published book, "Twenty-Six Days: The People And Places Behind Made In China." If you want to see more photographs and help get the book published, visit Ensley's Kickstarter Page.

NBA Center Poses With A Dead Cat To Intimidate Rivals

Hornets Center Chris Kaman posted a photo of himself holding a dead cat with the tweet "Guess who we r playing tonight?" The Hornets play the Bobcats tonight in New Orleans. (via @ChrisKaman)

Twitter Buzz: Everyday Ways To Work The "Hunger Games" Into Your Vocabulary

Ana Gasteyer thinks you should start blame everything on the Hunger Games and I have to agree with her. Plus, Bret Easton Ellis is sad about the state of Hollywood, Donald Trump will review things if you send them to him, and I think there's a ghost at Kim Kardashian's house?

Peggy Olsen Reveals Her Sexy Side And Other Links

Good God, Elizabeth Moss, you rock that trench coat! Plus, fans are trying to sell Hollywood on Ryan Gosling playing Walt Disney and not everything is legal in Las Vegas. These and other Buzz that flew under the radar await your clicking pleasure.

Philip Rivers Loves All The Controversial Things About Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum hates abortion, gay marriage, and euthanasia, and so does All-Pro quarterback Philip Rivers.

Kim Kardashian Responds To Jon Hamm

Last week in an interview Jon Hamm referred to Kim as a fucking idiot, saying that her success — as well as Paris Hilton's — "doesn't make any sense." She responded via twitter today.

Great Scott! Back To The Future Flying DeLorean, Now In Quadrotor Form

Normally when we talk about quadrotor helicopters, we end up screaming in terror at those damn manhacks, but occasionally a quadrocopter comes along that is awesome. Like, flying shark awesome. A new, custom-designed quadrocopter is flying around Ru…

Artists Pay Tribute To Weird Al

Gallery1988's second annual "Is This Thing On" art exhibit is dedicated to the one and only Weird Al. Not gonna lie, it's pretty awesome.

Gay Teens In Iraq Horrifically Stoned To Death By Religious Fanatics (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Hana al-Bayaty of Brussels Tribunal is reporting that between 90 and 100 Iraqi youths have been murdered in a campaign by Shiite militants against homosexuals and Western-style "emo" clothes and haircuts.

Why Is Buying Speakers So Hard?

The Wirecutter hacks through the brush to find the best all-around 5.1 speakers. The winner? A brand you've probably never heard of.

Watch A Preview Of South Park's Upcoming Season Premiere

The sixteenth season of "South Park" debuts this week with an episode that revolves around Randy Marsh getting a ticket for using the toilet without a seatbelt. A clip of said bathroom-kerfuffle can be seen below.

14 Mitt Romney Jokes That Are Actually Pretty Funny

Mitt Romney is actually a pretty funny guy. No joke. You just had to be there. (h/t Molly Ball)

Weekend Box Office: Lorax Leads, John Carter Bombs

The Lorax takes top spot at the box office, while John Carter opens lower than 10,000 BC. You'll never guess what the number two movie of 2012 is.

The Definitive Analysis Of Peyton Manning's Future

Human quarterback Peyton Manning is about to gain a new identity. As the 35-year-old NFL star considers whether he'd like to become a Cardinal, Bronco, Dolphin, or Titan, we decided to consider his chances of success case by case. This is new territory for the guy, and we want to make his transition as easy as possible.

New Democratic Group Casts Limbaugh, Romney As Love Match

The video from Ultraviolet hammers the Republican Party's reluctance to distance itself from its loudest voice.

A Visual Guide To Game Of Thrones Fans

Live from the heart of the official SXSW Games of Thrones fan meetup. The prize for biggest fan just might go to the guy who hacked a Chinese government firewall to see Twitter reactions to the show's shocking finale. [Warning: First Season spoilers inside.]

Rory McIlroy And His Magic Floating Putter

This guy and Bret McKenzie must be graduates of the same wizard academy. Here's the Irish golfing phenom taking his frustrations out on his putter.

Fraggle Rock Is Real

We found Fraggle Rock. It's 6 miles west of Lordsburg, New Mexico.

In 2002, Romney Ran Away From The Word "Republican"

In 2002, while running for Governor of Massachusetts, Romney courted independents and Democrats by running away from the (R) next to his name. In this 2002 segment unearthed by BuzzFeed, which aired on WBZ4 in Boston, Romney said: "It's always a burden to run with 'R' for Republican after you name," and "I think it's very clear, I think, to people across the Commonwealth that my R doesn't stand so much for 'Republican' as it does for 'reform'." Several short soundbites from this clip previously been posted online in January, but this the first time the entire segment from 2002 is available online.

Chuck Norris As Pac-Man

This goes pretty much exactly like you'd imagine. But somehow, it's still funny. Internet magic.

Adorable Animals In Cups

When in doubt, put a baby animal in a cup.

Rihanna And Chris Brown Are American Psycho's Ideal Threesome

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis went to Twitter on Friday night to let the world know that he's writing a sequel and to theorize what Patrick Bateman might be up to these days.

Ricky Rubio Can Make Anyone Happy

Let the most adorable Spaniard in the world cheer you up!

Santorum Campaign Responds To Dutch Euthanasia Outrage

Rick Santorum has drawn fire for controversial statements about assisted suicide in the Netherlands. In an impromptu interview with Dutch television station RTL4, Santorum press secretary Alice Stewart offered no explanation for Santorum's use of outdated and exaggerated figures on the number of assisted suicide deaths in the country, which has spurred outrage in The Netherlands. Stewart's defense: the former Pennsylvania Senator is "a strong pro-life person."

The Ground Rules For Spoilers

It's about time. Look, if you still don't know how "Lost" ended, the rest of us are no longer obligated to preface everything with "Spoiler Alert".

The Coolio Orchestra Skit From "Saturday Night Live" That NBC Can't Show

Here's the skit from the Jonah Hill episode that Hulu and NBC can't rebroadcast due to music rights. But, fortunately, the internet is the internet. "I put you in my 'Hottie Boombalotties' folder."

Foxconn Worker: It's Easier to Build an iPad Than an iPhone

An anonymous Foxconn worker talks about moving from the iPad production line to the iPhone 4S line and back to the iPad line. He makes less money on the iPad, "but compare[d] to iPhone 4S production, it is much easier." In fact, he hopes it sells well, so he isn't moved back to the iPhone line. (Via Motherboard)

Hoda Loves One Direction

Like the hordes of teen girls who skipped school today, Hoda Kotb skipped work so she could be there for teen pop sensation One Direction's Today Show debut.

Expert Answers About Depression In Your 20s, 30s

The decade after college -- from your mid-20s to your mid-30s -- can be a tough time for some women, making them extra vulnerable to depression. Leaving the structured academic life, moving to a new place, looking for work -- all these new challenge…

Life As a Homeless Hotspot

Melvin's been serving up Wi-Fi as a "Homeless Hotspot" at SXSW in Austin. "It's been pretty much straight up," he says.

Rare Footage Of The Challenger Explosion

Chilling Super 8 film footage of the 1986 space shuttle tragedy that only surfaced this past weekend. Jeffrey Ault captured these haunting images and sounds of the Challenger disaster, in which all seven crew members were killed. The moment the loudspeaker announces an explosion is heartbreaking.

Gawker Media's Commenter Problem

"There are stories our writers are afraid to write because they're afraid of jeers from the commenters," Denton says. The Gawker media founder also told interviewer Anil Dash yesterday at SXSW that he'll never, ever only use Facebook comments on his sites.

Why Old People Hate the Internet

When's the last time you tried browsing on 56k? Or Windows ME? Millions of people still surf like this, and it's no fun at all.

Mitt Romney Always Thinks He's Going To Win

For all the campaign's efforts to tightly control its message, the typically buttoned-down candidate has a record of brazenly predicting victory. Sometimes wrong, never in doubt, this is the burden of being a frontrunner.

"Doonesbury" Strip Satirizing Anti-Abortion Laws Dropped From Newspapers

Gary Trudeau launched a story arc in "Doonesbury" mocking the raft of forced sonogram bills flooding state legislatures around the country, and certain papers aren't very happy about it. Here's the first strip, which has either been moved to the editorial pages or removed from some newspapers altogether.

NHL Player Recommends Lana Del Rey's Music

We know that baseball players prefer Adele. And according to the Phoenix Coyote's Paul Bissonnette, he's into Lana Del Rey (and knew about Bon Iver before you did). The question remains: Which pro athletes listen to Skrillex?

The Most Dangerous (Pizza) Game In The World

Do you have what it takes to play Pizza Roulette? (Thanks Maxime!)

Deleted Scenes From SNL's "The Real Housewives Of Disney"

Why isn't there a petition to make this into a real show yet? Andy Cohen and the Bravo programming gods, get on it!

San Diego Padres Donate 11,000 Uniforms To Local Little Leaguers

11,600 authentic, MLB game-ready uniforms to be specific. I would have flipped out if I this happened to me when I was a kid.

The Awareness 2012 Campaign

Did you know that if you watch a Youtube video and then share it with your Facebook friends you become an expert on Human Rights violations in third world countries?

Hillary Clinton: 'Extremists Want To Control Women'

The Secretary of State's fiery speech at the Women in the World Summit featured a rare dip into domestic politics.

Pathetic Dolphins Fans Are Pathetic

Guys, you're trying too hard. You live in Miami. It's beautiful and there's no income tax. If that doesn't convince Peyton Manning to come there, your rewritten version of the Titanic song sure as hell won't.

Rihanna's Very See-Through Shirt [NSFW]

Rihanna, I love you, but I'm confused: what is this thing you're wearing over your chest that totally and completely exposes your boobs?

First Look: Javier Bardem In The New James Bond Movie

A few paparazzi shots from the set of "Skyfall" reveal Javier Bardem in costume for the first time. Not much is known about his character as of yet, but from the looks of these photos, it looks like he'll be playing a stone cold badass once again.

Romney In 2005: Elections Are Won Door To Door, Not With Big TV Ads

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has staved off near death experiences from Presidential rivals with huge spending and negative ads from his campaign and SuperPAC. But in a 2005 speech to the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women Romney said elections were won by retail politics and not the big spending typical of his 2012 campaign.

Heather Morris Nude: Naked Pictures Of Glee Star Leaked On The Internet

However, when nude pictures of Scarlett Johansson were leaked last year, the actress first insisted they were not of her, before admitting they had been intended only to be seen by Ryan Reynolds, her husband at the time.

Patrick Schwarzenegger Falls While Skiing, Tweets Trip To Emergency Room

Don't worry, the spawn of Arnold and Maria is just fine, but he definitely tweeted a photo of himself on the stretcher and a NSFW pic of the bloody gash right above his butt. I guess even celebrity kids aren't immune to oversharing during a crisis.

The First Ever iPad Game You Play Against Your Cat

Friskies created an iPad game to play against your cat. Finally, a new way for your cat to humiliate you.

Romney Foresaw Conservative Blowback From Individual Mandate In RomneyCare

The former Massachusetts Governor said some would "balk" at the idea in 2006.

7 Reasons Draw Something Is Already Making 6-Figures A Day

An illustrated guide to how OMGPOP's Draw Something became one of the fastest growing mobile apps of all time.

Ron Paul: I Was Robbed

"You probably read the paper about what happened up in Maine."

The Power Of "Like"

Reuters reports that CNN may gobble up Mashable, the giant social media blog, for a princely sum. The closest thing anyone has to confirmation, though, is a tiny Facebook toggle: "There was a social media hint about the potential acquisition early Monday morning when Adam Ostrow, the executive editor of Mashable, “liked” on Facebook Mr. Salmon’s story for Reuters."

Andy Samberg's Sarah Palin Impression

When Tina Fey couldn't make it to "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, Andy decided to fill in instead. I didn't see "Game Change" over the weekend, but I assume it went something like this.

Austin Homeless Org: "Homeless Hotspots" Is a Good Idea

The controversial SXSW experiment is about "empowerment, education, and encouragement," says the local homeless advocacy group that helped create it.

Bobbi Kristina Tells Oprah That Her Mom, Whitney Houston, Is "Always With Me"

Last night, Oprah's exclusive interview with Whitney Houston's daughter aired on OWN, to mixed reactions among viewers (as well as Houston's family). Was it too soon to give such a public interview? Probably. But here it is, anyway.

Kris Humphries To Represent Himself In Divorce Hearing

As the 2011-12 NBA season has now lasted longer than his marriage to Kim Kardashian, New Jersey Nets forward Kris Humphries will soon head to court to convince a judge to grant an annulment instead of proceeding with an actual divorce. Kardashian, o…

Watch The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 12

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Rihanna Looks Terribly Dressed-down During Sound Check For Brad Pitt Fundraiser

Hair chameleon Rihanna, looked frightfully dressed down as she turned up for a sound check yesterday.

13 Surreal Photos Of Sunset At The Prada In Marfa

Prada Marfa is a permanent art instillation in the absolute middle of nowhere in West Texas. There's really nothing like it, especially at sunset.

Organizers Defend "Homeless Hotspots" at SXSW

The talk of Austin is a jarring campaign in which homeless people actually become Wi-Fi hotspots. "The worry is that these people are suddenly just hardware," admits its organizer.

Americans Elect Is Raising Money To Repay Its Millionaire Founders

After a quiet change to the bylaws, every penny the group brings in will be given to its rich backers, despite claims to the contrary. No wonder they're not advertising it.

My Strange Addiction On TLC: Girl Who Can't Stop Drinking GASOLINE

Lifting a red gas canister before the cameras, a girl named Shannon demonstrates her claimed addiction of drinking gasoline for TLC'S television program My Strange Addiction.

iPad 3 Sold Out Before Worldwide Release

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 11 (UPI) -- Apple says it sold out the iPad 3 in every country where it is to be released Friday, and tells customers to expect a shipping delay of up to three weeks.

Rick Santorum: No Right To Privacy In The Constitution, States Can Ban Birth Control

In a 2005 interview on Newsnight with Aaron Brown, Rick Santorum said there was no right to privacy in the constitution outside of unreasonable search and seizure. He also said that states may ban birth control.

Rick Santorum Holds Up A Classified Document On Tv In 2006

On a 2006 appearance on Hannity and Colmes, then Senator Rick Santorum, appearing along side Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra, held up a classified document on chemical weapons in Iraq. Good thing this was before Fox News broadcast in HD.

In 1997 Interview, Ron Paul Took Credit For Controversial Newsletter

Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul has come under periodic fire this election for a newsletter published under his name after he left Congress which contained racist epitets and conspiracy theories. During the 1996 election Paul's opponent attempted, and failed, to make the racist newsletters an issues. In this video, from a 1997 conservative roundtable, Paul takes credit for the newsletter after the racism came to light. It was not until 2001 that Paul would disavow the contents published under his own name.

4 Gas-Saving Myths To Ignore

Gasoline is denser at colder temperatures, so the theory here is that if you fill up early in the morning while it’s still cool out, you’ll get more bang for your buck – a gallon of gas purchased cold will expand to be a little more than a gallon wh…

Starbucks To Launch Verismo, A Single-Cup Coffee System

Coffee peddler Starbucks is developing a single serving coffee system of its very own, called Verismo, which will brew coffee and espresso drinks "from lattes to americanos." You know what the world absolutely does not need more of? Single serving c…

Kate Middleton Misses William Terribly While He's Away

Kate Middleton says she misses Prince William while he's away.

Simon McCoy: BBC Breakfast News Presenter 'Caught Napping At His Desk' During Live Bulletin

Simon McCoy, 50, looked like he was caught napping as cameras panned to the newsreader ahead of his early broadcast - a claim he later joked about.

Vogue Italia’s ‘Haute Mess’ Editorial: Racist Or Not? The Debate Continues

Yesterday, Vogue Italia released their Haute Mess editorial in its entirety and we noticed a few people had taken to the internet to voice their opinions about it–in particular, whether or not it’s racist. In the Steven Meisel-lensed editorial (whic…

The Best Handbags Of Fall 2012 – Fashionista

While shoes got a bit tamer for Fall 2012, handbags have only gotten more wild. Fur and faux furs bags were all the rage at Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Dries van Noten, and Michael Kors, and while the perspex bags at 3.1 Phillip Lim and the cute…

Kate Middleton-Beloved L.K. Bennett Opening First New York Store

Kate Middleton’s obsession with those L.K. Bennett nude pumps (and, previously, black wedges) has transformed the brand from something few Americans even knew existed to a thriving business with plans to expand internationally. We recently reported …

Is Mormonism A Cult? - The Young Turks With Cenk Uygur // Current TV

Matt Bowman, author of “The Mormon People,” answers a common question: Is Mormonism a cult? “When you leave the religion — like with the Church of Scientology and other cults — they come after you,” Cenk says. “Doesn’t that sound cultish?” Bowman sa…

Chris Hughes Announces Himself Lord God King Of 'New Republic'

Chris Hughes, who has a lot of money, has bought a "majority share" of The New Republic, which has been sitting rather sadly on the auction block, getting hotter and more spoiled, like a cube of bloody meat on a stump in a dusty town square. Who wil…

Fort Stockton: Home Of The World's Former Largest Roadrunner

Paisano Pete was the world’s largest roadrunner until 2002, when he was dethroned by another roadrunner sculpture in New Mexico. It looks like things been downhill for Fort Stockton ever since. : (

2012 March Madness Bracket

Here's that thing you'll be obsessing over for the next few weeks. Try not to ruin any relationships over it.

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