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May 21, 2012

Vegas Baby Photo - Buzznet

VEGAS! Krave and the Billboard Awards Me and my manager Bruce took a road rip to Vegas this weekend. At first we went to perform at Krave which was sooo fun! Thank you all the amazing Moon Children for bringing so much love and joy:) Last night we d…

Gaming The App Store Ratings

An eye-opening report on the various ways developers try to trick you into rating their apps well. Pretty sure this is the software equivalent of being a pickup artist.

Cat Pic Fan Fic

In which I write extremely short short stories about my favorite cat pictures. Cat pic fan fic is the new thing. I swear.

Here Is Everything Rihanna Says In 'Battleship'

Did you think we were done with being snarky about movies based on board games? We aren’t, so of course we’ll point out that The Avengers was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend, grossing $55M in its third week to Battleship‘s disappointing …

13 Untapped '90s Fashion Trends

Now that flannel and crop tops have officially hit their saturation point, it feels like maybe '90s nostalgia has run its course. Here are a few trends that got left behind and are actually looking kind of fresh again? Or maybe they were left behind for a reason.

Woodkid = Genius

New Video from Woodkid: Run Boy Run. A little bit of Where the Wild Things Are, a hint of Super Mario Bros and a lot of talent make of this clip one of the best I've seen this year.

Trailer For The Master, From Paul Thomas Anderson, Joaquin Phoenix

It’s been a long time since I had a movie-going experience as weird and wonderful as There Will Be Blood (apparently other people DON’T giggle like schoolgirls when a priest gets beaten to death with a bowling pin. Go figure.). Drive comes close. In…

Dog With Terminal Cancer Gets Her Own Bridal Shower

So many conflicting emotions. Lucky the Maltese was diagnosed with terminal spleen cancer and given less than a year to live. Her owner decided to throw a bridal shower with 12 of her puppy friends to lift her spirits and raise awareness of canine cancer.

72 Dr. Pepper Impostors

How many have you tried? I'm a fan Mr. Pibb myself but Dr. Perfect, Dr. Radical, and Doc Shasta sound pretty sweet, too.

Survive The Zombie Apocalypse At Comic-Con

This has got to be one of the best promotional stunts in the history of SDCC. The Walking Dead Escape challenges "survivors" to make it through the stadium without being turned. Or sign up to be the shambling dead.

Will Smith Smacks Reporter For Attempted Kiss

It's possible to get too fresh with the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. On Friday, while working the red carpet at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3, Will Smith pushed and slapped a Ukrainian reporter who kissed him on both cheeks. Did the star overrea…

Tebow's People Force Actress To Remove Photo From Twitter

The reason I mention that is because it’s apparent that Tebow and is brand managers are going out of their way to protect his “I’m a good widdle boy” reputation now that he’s living in Satan’s den, so it shouldn’t shock us that Tebow and/or his peop…

Being Deaf In Tech

"I still feel lonely sometimes. If your reflex is 'everyone feels lonely sometimes,' you would be right. But you would also be understating the loneliness we feel."

Raven-Symone Addresses Lesbian Rumors

Raven-Symone is happy in her love life, and that's all she needs you to know about it! A recent National Enquirer story claimed that the former child star, now 26, has moved in with her reported girlfriend, America's Top Model Cycle 18 contestant Az…

Things I Didn't Get To Eat (Or Drink) At The Great GoogaMooga

I ventured from lower Manhattan to Prospect Park this past Saturday with all intentions of enjoying myself at The Great GoogaMooga, an unfortunately titled food and music festival featuring some of New York’s biggest, baddest-ass culinary luminaries…

Women Wear Beards At Cannes To Protest Lack Of Female Directors

On Sunday, five "bearded" protesters from French feminist collective La Barbe held signs on the Cannes red carpet to protest the festival's lack of female filmmakers. In a statement, the festival said its lineup is chosen “without regard to race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion" or any other related factor.

Rutgers Student Weeps After Being Sentenced To 30 Days For Bias Crime

Dharun Ravi will serve 30 days in prison for spying on Tyler Clementi while he kissed a man, broadcasting it online with a webcam, driving Clementi to kill himself. Ravi was facing up to 10 years for committing a hate crime, but was convicted of the much less severe charges of bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.

The Coolest Video Of Yesterday's Annular Solar Eclipse

Cory Poole made this video of the annular solar ecplise yesterday using 700 photographs from a telescope with "a very narrow bandpass allowing you to see the chromosphere and not the much brighter photosphere below it."

Animals Watching The Solar Eclipse

Dozens of animals from around the world took time out of their busy schedules to watch the eclipse on Sunday. Cats and seals seemed to be the most interested. Dogs? Not so much.

The Great GoogaMooga Aftermath Of Subway Hippie Horror

Here are just 17 seconds of the worst non-dentistry-related three minutes of my life. Did you enjoy broing down with rockstar chefs and hacky sacks at the Great GoogaMooga Festival in Prospect Park yesterday? Did you enjoy standing in endless lines?…

Notre Dame Sues Obama Administration Over Birth Control Requirement

The Catholic university says that the administration's requirement that religious employers cover birth control violates its right to freedom of religion. “This filing is about the freedom of a religious organization to live its mission, and its significance goes well beyond any debate about contraceptives,” said Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins in a statement.

Horrifying Photo Of A Gay Activist Being Beaten

A hate crime captured on film. Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of the Ukrainian organization Gay-Forum, is attacked following a press conference in Kiev. Neo-Nazis protesting a proposed gay pride parade are the likely culprits.

Four Times Obama Promised To End No Bid Contracts

Senator Barack Obama campaigned loudly to put a stop to no-bid government contracts in 2008 and blasted the Bush Administration for giving "sweetheart deals" to companies like Halliburton. As President, the Obama administration has failed to end such contracts and even awarded a $433-million no bid contract for a smallpox vaccine to a company largely owned by longtime Democratic donor.

A Billboard Awards Recap In 34 Photos

It's a third tier sort of award show that audiences watch for the spectacle rather than the credibility. The good thing about this is that it gives everyone license to show up looking and acting crazy, without any attempt at being serious. (Those who try too hard to look serious and Oscars-y always end up looking the most out of place.) Ahead, Katy Perry and her grandma, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus and more photos of the crazy outfits/people at the 2012 Billboard Awards.

Flaming Rocks Baffle Scientists

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 18 (UPI) -- Scientists in California said they are stumped as to why a handful of rocks a woman collected at the beach ignited in her pocket.

Lady Gaga Kisses Marge In Special The Simpsons Episode

The pair are seen having a heart to heart, which turned into a smooch as they held hands at the kitchen table.   More... Keeping it hot... Kim Kardashian steps again out with Kanye West as she uploads another seductive picture to Twitter She's n…

Sky Blu Of LMFAO Cut Off His Crazy Hair

Without any warning or press release, Sky Blu — best known as one half of the neon-and-print-wearin', afro-lovin' music group LMFAO — chopped off his locks. Now he just looks like any other Joe on the street. Except for all that other stuff that still stands out.

Priscilla Chan: Much More Than A Billionaire's Housewife :)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his new wife Priscilla Chan were not waiting for the big IPO to get married — they were waiting for Chan to finish med school. Zuckerberg attended her graduation recently and even "checked in" via Facebook, writing: "I’m so proud of you, Dr. Chan :)." Chan, anything but a stereotypical billionaire's wife according to Forbes, will start her job as a pediatrician later this year.

Seeking Stability In Recession, Men Enter "Pink-Collar" Jobs

Between 2000 and 2010, a third of all job growth for men has been in female-dominated fields like nursing and dental assisting, which has led to some interesting role reversals. Says one male dental assistant, “The way I look at it is that anything, basically, that a woman can do, a guy can do.” Image via alephcomo/

Do You Like The Trash Bag Trend Photo Licari's Photos

I don't know what's going on...but this is too many trash bag dresses on the red carpet. It was bad enough when Ke$ha wore it at the VMAs and the American Music Awards, but when I saw this cut up trash bag worn by Micaela Schaefer on the red carpet …

Mitt Romney's Jobs Claims: A Video History

The former Massachusetts Governor's has come under attack by Democrats for claiming to have created over 100,000 jobs while head of Bain Capital. A video history shows how Romney's job numbers have gone up over the years.

Battleship Bombs, Opens With $25 Million

I like to pretend that I’m smart and that I can predict what people are going to do, but of course I can’t, and almost every day shows me new ways that I can still be surprised by people’s stupidity. So while I’d love to say all along that I knew a …

Artwork That Inspired The Look Of The Avengers

Concept artist Steve Jung's job is to create beautiful works of art that inspire the look of Hollywood films. He worked on Tron: Legacy, Transformers 2, Thor. Here's some of his work for The Avengers -- the link to the movie is so clear, but these are also works of art on their own.

The Oddball 80s Magic Of "Battle Of The Video Games"

Back in the early 80s, the boom in arcades and entertainment made icons of the likes of Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Q*Bert. The popularity and novelty of video games was great enough to produce a fair amount of peculiar cultural runoff. If you grew up …

49 Awesome Photos Of The Solar Eclipse

The best place to see the eclipse was across Asia and parts of the western United States. It was the first solar eclipse visible in North America in nearly 18 years.

Orthodox Jews Rally Against Dangers Of Internet, Tweet About It

Tens of thousands of Orthodox Jewish men gathered at CitiField and Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens tonight for an address and rally decrying the “evils of the Internet and the damages caused by advanced electronics.” In a perhaps unintended twist, the conference was streamed live online, and many attendees tweeted updates from the event. All photos reprinted with the kind permission of The Yeshiva World News

Test Baby Boomers For Hepatitis C, Says CDC

FRIDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants all Americans born between 1945 and 1965 -- the baby boom generation -- tested for hepatitis C. Most cases of the potentially deadly disease occur in

Will Smith Slapped A Reporter

Will Smith was at the Moscow premiere of ‘Men in Black 3’ today when a male reporter tried to kiss him on the lips. That went over about as well as you might think and Smith backhanded him in the face (it looks worse in the second clip), then s…

Mark Zuckerberg Got Married And He Didn’t Wear A Hoodie

You’d think this past week was stressful enough for Mark Zuckerberg, what with taking his company public and all, but Facebook‘s founder apparently was unruffled enough by all the commotion to get married on Saturday. Yes, the gazillionaire wunderki…

Victoria Beckham Is Planning Her First Store

Victoria Beckham is looking to spice up the lives of all the people of the world– by expanding her eponymous brand on a more global scale. The designer recently revealed to CNN that her most pressing plans include entering e-commerce, as well as ope…

Distant Planet May Be Vanishing Into Dust

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 18 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a possible planet 1,500 light-years from Earth is apparently evaporating from the heat of its star, trailing debris like a comet's tail.

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