April 20, 2012
Adolf Hitler’s Birthday And 4 Other Historical 420 Buzzkills
April 20th, better known as 420, is a day of global jubilee, when good people from around the world celebrate, in a haze of glory, their drug of choice: marijuana. It’s a day to forget the troubles of life, sit back and smoke the biggest f’ing blunt…
Baltimore Woman, 90, Locks Police Officer In Basement, Wins $95,000 Settlement
In one of the more unusual police brutality lawsuits in recent years, 90-year-old Baltimore resident Venus Green was awarded a $95,000 settlement earlier this month after a 2009 incident in which she locked a police officer in the basement of her ho…
Hitler At 50: Rare Color Photos Of A Despot's Birthday, April 1939
Here, in grudging acknowledgment of the scope of Jaeger’s achievements as a photographer — acknowledgment, in other words, of the work of a man we admire so little — LIFE.com presents a series of color pictures from the over-the-top celebrations in …
A Mini-Rant: What The Hell Happened To ‘The Office’?
Complaining about the quality of “The Office” is old hat. Complaints began soon after the marriage of Jim and Pam, and it’s only gotten worse over the last two seasons. I thought it couldn’t get worse than last season, though. There were a lot of t…
Avengers Schmaschmengers, ‘The Amazing Bulk’ Looks Legit
I know Morton already covered this in his Mid-Week Guide to DVD and Streaming, but I wanted to make sure everyone saw it. New, from the director of Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail and the producer of Metal Man (guess what that’s a rip-off of!) comes THE…
"Bling Ring" Detective Busted For Acting In "Bling Ring" Movie
LAPD detective Brett Goodkin, who helped bust the "bling ring" of thieves who stole from celebrities, apparently didn't get the department's okay before agreeing to consult on and appear in Sofia Coppola's movie about the thefts. Now he's under investigation. Moral: people who are actual detectives probably shouldn't play them in movies.
21 Leaked Photos Of "Before Watchmen"
We managed to break into the DC Comics headquarters and snap surreptitious photos of their highly classified dossier on the anticipated prequels to "The Watchmen." Okay, they actually invited us and it was just a three ring binder. But still! A great look behind the curtain of how a blockbuster title launch is constructed.
British Rocker Tim Burgess Opens Up About Kinky Drug Activity In Memoir
In a new memoir, British rocker Tim Burgess has opened up about the extent of his drug use during The Charlatans' heyday, revealing the depths he and his pals would go to to get high. The singer/songwriter recalls giving and receiving "Manhattan p…
Meet The 26-Year-Old Behind New Boutique (And Colette Rival) FiveStory
When New York native Claire Distenfeld hit 25, like most young 20-somethings, she had something of a quarterlife crisis. “I had a few months of ‘What am I going to do with my life?’ moments” she told me. Unlike most 20-somethings, the answer for Dis…
'Once Upon A Time' Preview: Mr. Gold Sets His Sights On August (Exclusive Video)
While the whole town focuses on Kathryn’s (Anastasia Griffith) miraculous return, Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) zeroes in on the strange writer who has recently made Storybrooke his home on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. PHOTOS: PaleyFest 2012 Feat.
Bail Set At $150K For George Zimmerman As He Apologizes To Trayvon Martin's Family For Fatal Shooting
The hearing also came as a new photograph of Zimmerman, taken just three minutes after he shot and killed 17-year-old Martin, was released. The image shows blood trickling down the back of his head, adding credence to Zimmerman's claim that Martin b…
'I Was Really Checking Her Out': Married Secret Service Agent Who Quit Over Colombia Sex Scandal Joked About Sarah Palin On His Facebook Page (And Posted This Picture To Prove It)
David Randall Chaney, pictured, a 48-year-old supervisor, wrote that he was 'really checking out' the vice-presidential candidate when he guarded her during the 2008 election campaign.
Why Are Young Women More Ambitious? They Have To Be
Perhaps guys aren't mulling their life priorities because they trust that marriage, parenthood and career usually work out better for them in the longrun. They're right about that. When women begin their careers, they earn virtually the same as thei…
Mitt Romney Posed With An "Obama Osama" Sign
At a 2008 rally in South Carolina Romney posed and held up this sign linking the two likely Democratic nominees, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, to 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden. Romney responded that his critics needed to "lighten up slightly. There are a lot of jokes out there. I'm not responsible for all the signs I see.”
Sex Robots Will Revolutionize Sex Tourism, Report Says (NSFW)
They don't spread disease and they can't be sold into sex slavery. Those are just two of the advantages of robot prostitutes, which will be edging out their human competition in the sex tourism market by the year 2050, according to an article publis…
Tyra Banks Fires Three Top Stars From “Americas Next Top Model”
Model turned media mogul Tyra Banks swung the ax at her longtime “America’s Next Top Model” co-stars J. Alexander, Jay Manuel and Nigel Barker yesterday, dismissing three of the competition’s longest-running personalities in one fell swoop.