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May 1, 2012

A Real-life Robinson Crusoe

86-year-old Brendon Grimshaw has lived alone on a tiny island in the Seychelles since 1962. He bought it for £8000 and has spent those years introducing trees and 120 giant tortoises back to the island.

Kim Basinger's Awful 1989 Album

Apparently Kim Basinger recorded a terrible R&B album in the '80s that was shelved by the record company. What's extra weird is that it was *possibly* produced by Prince.

30 Years Of Weather Channel Bloopers

Mostly caused by hurricanes. Don't lie, you know you think "I'll just wait for Local On the 8's" and you catch yourself still hypotonically watching two hours later.

An All-Girls Prom For Religious Muslim Students

In Hamatramck, Michigan, students threw the first ever all-girls prom, specifically for Muslim girls whose religious beliefs prevent them from dating or dancing with boys. The decorations were described as "princess-pink perfection."

Irwin

He'll put up with anything as long as I'm scratching him.

6 Reasons Naomi Campbell's New TV Show Will Be AWESOME

The famously tempestuous model just landed a deal to host an Oxygen show called "The Face" that sounds like "America's Next Top Model," but involves model teams. I think I can pretty safely say that the Oxygen network has never truly excited me, but here's why this show does.

Beauty Queen's Crystal Crown Stolen

Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson was moving to a new house on April 22 when her Swarovski crystal crown was stolen from her car. Also missing are two official pageant brooches and their mahogany case. Thompson tweeted, “Heartbroken that someone would take my Miss OK crown and box…it was taken out of the backseat of my Miss O car!"

26 Wholly Inappropriate Instagrams

Instagram is all for twee faux-artsy pictures of sunsets and food, right? Nope, people act like gross jerks on there just like anywhere else. Thankfully, someone has made a Tumblr to document this.

"Black Bloc" Occupiers Turn On Media

Protesters attacked photographers, and sought to seize their cameras, during May Day protests, journalists say. "One girl walks up to one of the photogs and nailed him right in the face," says Village Voice's Muncy.

The Ass-Backwards Mobile

Deformed mutant cars, as seen on the set of a new Michel Gondry film. They're cute. Like, ugly-cute.

37 Photos Of Fancy Shoe Porn

Foot fetish and fancy free! Here are photos of the new exhibit at the Design Museum in London dedicated to avant garde shoe designer, Christian Louboutin.

12 Powerful Images Of Women In The Labor Movement

Women have played key roles in workers' rights movements worldwide for over a century. Images from strikes and protests drive home women's longstanding commitment to equal pay, fair working conditions, and the right to form unions.

Kate Upton Visits Kevin Durant In Skullcandy's Latest Video

So I know that Kate Upton is old and busted and that Paulina Gretzky is the new hotness, but until Paulina trades in the PicsPlz for Skullcandy’s HD video cameras and starts hanging out with Kevin Durant instead of local stoners in Captain America h…

Conservators Are The New Curators

Curators collect and share interesting and important things. Conservators protect and preserve things at risk of fading into the past. Just a friendly reminder that the entire internet is disappearing behind us, always.

21 Epic Athlete Vs. Object Battles

Last night, Amar'e Stoudemire fought a fire extinguisher with his fists. But don't feel too bad, Amar'e — you're not the only guy to attack an object and lose. We've rounded up the best instances of real athlete-on-thing violence and rated them on a scale of 1 to 10 Zambranos, the universal unit of crazy.

Courtney Stodden Without Makeup

Now that celebrities taking make-up free photos has become a bit of a trend, Courtney did her own, unique take: her "make-up free" photo shoot of her writhing around in a bathtub with her boobs almost completely exposed.

Avery, The Baby Girl With The Bucket List, Has Passed Away

She touched so many lives, and did so much to help fight the disease which would eventually claim her life, in such a short time. Avery Canahuati, the baby girl with the bucket list, lost her battle against Spinal Muscular Atrophy last night. Here, courtesy of her parents Mike and Laura and written in her voice, is a farewell letter.

In 2007, Mitt Romney Addressed His Bin Laden Gaffe

Democrats continued their attack on Mitt Romney today for 2007 remarks saying it was not worth moving "heaven on earth" to kill Osama Bin Laden. Rivals pilled on Romney for the remark and in this 2007 debate Romney addressed the comment, saying "we will move everything to get him," and that his comments were meant to convey the larger scope of the War on Terror.

Looks To Try: Weird T-Shirts

Even if you wouldn't be willing to wear one of these, at least admit that they elicit quiet joy and a subtle chuckle.

Trailers From All 7 Batman Movies

Yet another new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" was just released last night. I love trailers. Hold onto my utility belt tightly and let's talk a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf

We're not sure why this exists, but we're glad it does. This song has been making the rounds on Tumblr, and one intrepid person made a video for it.

Let Stupid Tweets Lie

Last night, I accidentally caused the death of my favorite tweet of all time. Attention, famous accounts: scrubbing your stupid past tweets is a crime against humor.

Beyonce Talks Fake Pregnancy Rumors

During her pregnancy with daughter Blue Ivy, Beyonce refused to indulge the speculation that she was faking her baby bump. When Katie Couric brought up the rumor during Beyonce's 20/20 visit, the singer scoffed that it was so ridiculous that "it doe…

Bush Ran On 9/11, War On Terror In 2004

Barack Obama has taken heat from conservatives for his perceived politicization of the slaying of Osama Bin Laden. But in 2004 the Republicans attempted to cast John Kerry as weak on defense and unreliable, and the Bush campaign ran these two ads attacking Kerry.

Escaped Chinese Activist Fought Against Forced Abortions

Chen Guangcheng, the blind lawyer and activist who escaped house arrest last week, worked against forced abortion and sterilization of women in China, a practice some say is disturbingly common as the country struggles to enforce its one-child policy. In his absence, forced abortions may continue unchecked. Says the president of human rights organization Women's Rights Without Frontiers, "Chen may be safe for the moment, but the women for whom he risked everything are not."

Crossing Guard Has 11 College Degrees

WAKEFIELD, England, April 30 (UPI) -- A British man with 11 university degrees, including a doctorate in philosophy, said he took a job as a school crossing guard to give back to the community.

Bethenny Frankel 'Skinnydipping' Interview

Bethenny Frankel first gained notoriety as a reality star -- she was a finalist on 2005's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart and was one of the original Real Housewives of New York City -- but she's since gone on to become a bona fide media mogul. Her r…

Sofia Vergara Is Photogenic

Sofia Vergara is on the cover of the May issue of GQ in Mexico (other articles: “Summertime Sombreros”, “A Car Without An Our Lady of Guadalupe Decal”, “Deodorant?”) and even though the photo shoot is actually just a Vanity Fair shoot from last year…

Elle.com Loses Over Half Of Its Editorial Team

Major shakeups have gone down on Elle.com‘s editorial side. Everyone’s jumping ship! As a few media outlets have already reported, Keith Pollock, Elle.com‘s editorial director, is leaving to become editor in chief of Du Jour–a new digital and print …

"The Dark Knight Rises" New Trailer

No need to wait for "The Avengers"! Here's the new trailer for the next and final Christopher Nolan Batman film, well before its screen debut this weekend.

What Went Wrong With Patrick Robinson At The Gap

When we first heard that Patrick Robinson had been dismissed as the head designer of Gap almost exactly a year ago, we can’t say we were completely surprised. With sales still looking dismal, the brand cleaned house at an executive level days before…

Cockney Rhyming Slang ATM

A number of banking machines in London offer Cockney rhyming slang as a language option. Operating the machine is simple...just insert your barrel of lard and punch in your Huckleberry Finn to get your sausage and mash.

Michael Bay Stares At Boobs While Filming Vaginas On Pain And Gain

Here’s your picture of Michael Bay being Michael Bay of the day, on the set of his new film Pain and Gain (“Point Break set in the world of bodybuilding”) in Miami. See how he keeps his eyes on their boobs and the camera focused on their vaginas sim…

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