March 26, 2012
Watch ‘The Hunger Games’ Reenacted By Beanie Babies
If you haven’t had enough Hunger Games hype this weekend, we’ve got a pretty plush treat for you. “The Beanie Baby Hunger Games,” created by Jeff Luppino-Esposito & Jamie T. McCelland, is exactly what it sounds like — The Hunger Games acted out by B…
Skittles' Trayvon Martin Publicity Nightmare
Having people spontaneously talk about your brand on social media sites is an advertiser's dream. Unless it's because your product happened to be linked to the Trayvon Martin shooting. On Twitter, people are demanding Skittles issue a statement on this hot button issue, accusing the company of profiteering off extra publicity from the death, and even threatening boycotts.
From Crowdfunded To Financially Sustainable? The Post-Kickstarter Marketplace
The resulting e-commerce startup, Tiny Lightbulbs, opened for business in January and serves as a marketplace for crowdfunded, "indy," or "independently funded" projects. Asked what differentiates his site from Etsy, the Amazon of the DIY economy, M…
When Mitt Romney Wanted An "Energy Revolution"
Republican Presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney has shifted right along with the Republican Party on the question of global warming. The former Massachusetts Governor's energy plan mostly focuses on increasing domestic oil production and streamlining regulation. But during the 2008 Presidential cycle Romney often talked about fighting climate change and launching an "energy revolution" through developing renewable resources like wind, solar, clean coal, biodiesel, algae, biofuel, and ethanol to combat America's reliance on foreign oil. Here are eight examples.
How Laci Peterson Changed Military Law On Unborn Victims [Updated]
The identity of the 17th victim in Sgt. Robert Bales's alleged massacre in Afghanistan remained a mystery until earlier today, when the victim was identified as an unborn fetus. And because of a law inspired by the death of Laci Peterson, killing a fetus is a military crime.
Michael Smerconish: Tale Of The Trayvon Martin Case 911 Calls
Then there are the calls from neighbors who heard the ensuing altercation. Florida law provides that there is no duty to retreat so long as the person using deadly force "reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or …
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Teaser Trailer Not That Compelling
The Hunger Games. The first Hunger Games trailer came out on opening night of Breaking Dawn, Part 1 last November, and it doesn’t seem like a coincidence that this teaser went online the Monday after the dystopian deathmatch film set box office reco…
Angelina Jolie Doesn’t Understand Why You Made Such A Big Deal Out Of Her Right Leg
Remember Angelina Jolie’s right leg on Oscar night? Of course you do. She thrust it out of the thigh-high slit on her Versace gown all the way down the red carpet, and then on stage while presenting an award. It was so obviously weird that the winne…
Bill Maher Calls For A ‘Day Of No Outrage,’ But We Have Many Reasons To Be Outraged
Noting this, comedian Bill Maher declared today, Sunday, the “National Day of No Outrage.” In a New York Times op-ed last week, he gave instructions: “One day a year when you will not find some tiny thing someone did or said and pretend you can bare…
Miley Cyrus Is Not Engaged, Y'all
Today's Twitter Buzz: Miley's not engaged to her "Hunger Games" boyfriend, but she sure has been flaunting a topaz rock on her ring finger for what reason, exactly? Plus, Billy Eichner says what we're all thinking about James Cameron, Evan Rachel Wood has a shroom-y weekend, and OMG sloths!
The Tragic, Inspiring Story Of Cancer Patients In Love
This is the story of Rodney and Lynse Conradi, newlyweds who managed to find love shortly before Rodney lost his battle with cancer. Rodney proposed on Valentine's Day and they were married two days later. Within a day of their hospital basement marriage, Rodney was sedated. Within a month he was dead.
"The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" In A Minute: Phaedra's Son Has A Coming Out Party
On last night's episode, Phaedra Parks threw a "dedication ceremony" for her son Ayden's first birthday and invited everyone she knew. Unfortunately, most of the people she knew felt like what they witnessed was a glorified version of the Eddie Murphy classic, "Coming To America."
What Happens When Moms Tell Their Daughters They're Too Fat?
In the new issue of Vogue, a mom discusses putting her 7-year-old daughter on a strict diet. But how will it affect her daughter down the road? Women whose moms criticized their weight and eating habits when they were young say it was traumatic.
Obama's Hint To Medvedev Rattles Poland
Obama's Republican rivals aren't the only ones alarmed by his hot mic suggestion that missile defense — implicitly, defending Eastern Europe from Russia — could be softened after his re-election. The headline in the largest Polish tabloid, Fakt: "Were they trading Poland? Puzzling Obama talk with Medvedev about the missile shield."
Twitter Verifies Fake Stephen Malkmus
Twitter continues to be duped by fake celebrity accounts, giving out verifications without asking for any proof. A publicist for Matador Records confirmed to BuzzFeed that the verified account for Pavement's frontman is a fake. UPDATE: Twitter has removed the verification.
Christina Hendricks News - We're 'Mad' About Christina Hendricks! Check Out Her Hottest Bosom-Baring Looks (PHOTOS)
Christina Hendrick‘s curves have been the talk of the town ever since Mad Men‘s television debut back in 2007. From 1960s vintage styles to Christina’s personal show-stopping red carpet looks, the redheaded stunner showed men and women everywhere th…
Madonna SLAMMED By Deadmau5 -- Stop ENCOURAGING Drug Use!
Madonna is under attack by one of the most famous DJs in the world ... who's PISSED at the Material Girl for glamorizing the use of ecstasy during a recent concert. DJ Deadmau5 was clearly watching when Madge took the stage at the Ultra Music Fest…
Brian Austin Green, Megan Fox Sued For Alleged Brutality On The Beach
Brian Austin Green is being sued by a celebrity photographer who claims he was brutally beaten by the actor as his wife, Megan Fox, egged him on. Delbert Shaw claims in a lawsuit that will be filed this morning in L.A. County Superior Court ... he …
Free Jam: It's Time To End California's Law Against Selling Homemade Food
Although California is considered the birthplace of the local food movement in the United States and despite the tremendous enthusiasm for handmade, small-batch products nationwide, laws regulating food production are quite strict. Home-based food o…
Vote For The Astronaut?
In California, a law firm close to a Republican congressional candidate is challenging Democrat Jose Hernandez's plan to refer to himself as an "astronaut" on the state ballot. Even though Hernandez has, in fact, been to space aboard the Shuttle discovery. Here's the contested document.
TacoCopter: Flying Unmanned Drones To Deliver Tacos
Food trucks? Old and busted. The new hotness? Food-delivering unmanned aerial vehicles that take orders by iPhone. Please welcome the TacoCopter. This is probably fake, but when asked, the supposed co-founder of TacoCopter Dustin Boyer replied, "Yes…
Is 'Britain's Got Talent' Contestant Jonathan Antoine The Next Susan Boyle? (Video)
Friends and vocal school classmates Charlotte Jaconelli, 16, and Jonathan Antoine, 17, stunned the audience this weekend after singing an opera song for "Britain's Got Talent." The weight conscious Jonathan admitted to being self-conscious and need…
Danica Patrick Still Drives Us Crazy At Age 30 [20 PHOTOS]
I’m just as sick of those GoDaddy commercials as you are, but that has nothing to do with Danica Patrick. In fact, she’s just about the best reason to care about NASCAR. Think about it… an attractive woman competing against a bunch of men who don’t …