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June 25, 2012

Never Again, Grace!

Never again, Grace. Never again. (Via TasefullyOffensive.)

Farmscape Brings Urban Agriculture To Los Angeles

And their newest challenge? Running for office. The company has thrown its hat into the ring for the office of mayor of Los Angeles in the 2013 election, running on the platform of bringing back farms into the city. Bailin says it's an ironic way of…

Sheryl Sandberg Joins Facebook's Board, But To Activists That's "Not Sufficient"

A number of activist organizations protested the absence of women on Facebook's board of directors before the company's IPO. They're taking credit for COO Sheryl Sandberg's appointment, but say it's not enough.

Aaron Sorkin's "Newsroom" Would Get Clobbered By The "Today" Show

The main character's struggle to balance the fluff with news that actually matters is one I experienced throughout my career in television news.

Loretta Robinson, Grieving Mother, Billed For Cleanup After Son Killed By Undocumented Drunk Driver (VIDEO)

A South Carolina woman faced tragedy last June when a drunk driver killed her oldest son. But the still-grieving mother, Loretta Robinson, is now being billed for the various charges associated with the accident, including a $50 charge to clean her …

Jennifer Lopez ‘Just Landed In Rio!’

Jennifer Lopez holds hands with boyfriend Casper Smart as they exit an airport on Sunday (June 24) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Alex Trebek -- Hospitalized After Heart Attack

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek suffered a mild heart attack Saturday and was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. where he is still recovering. A…

Fans Implore "Game Of Thrones" Author To Write Faster Through Song

Two books left to pen and the fan base withdrawals are kicking in. But remember, no matter how much we want The Winds Of Winter, George R.R. Martin is not our bitch.

Barack Obama, The "Yes" Man GIFs

For those times you need the president to agree with your friends for you in GIF form.

Shocking Chart Reveals You're Probably A Pervert

I fall into this middle zone, do you? Do you think we can be rehabilitated and made productive members of society?

A Sneak Peek Of Shirley MacLaine In Season 3 Of "Downton Abbey"

Going head to head with the Dowager Countess. This is SO exciting.

Bicycle Thieves, Beware: How Twitter Found My Stolen Bike.

Around 2:20 p.m. last Thursday, my bicycle was stolen in Brooklyn, N.Y. Just after 6:45 that evening, I got the bike back—5 miles away on the other side of the East River, near Union Square in Manhattan. It felt like a miracle. In fact, it was a tea…

9 Amazing Chocolate Recipes

Guess what: everyone loves chocolate. Here are nine of the most-saved chocolate recipes in Pocket right now.

Paint Party In Spain Looks Fun, Sticky

DJ Jackson Pollock throws the sickest black light raves.

41 Regrettably Tacky Photos Of Famous People

Otherwise known as the '90s.

Marvel Heroes Take On New Nemesis: Breast Cancer

Captain America looks good in pink. This October, eight Marvel comics will have variant covers to help promote awareness about breast cancer.

The Hottest Women Named Summer [93 PHOTOS]

It’s only a matter of time before we have back-to-back scorchers in terms of the temperature, so start preparing yourself for the summer heat by checking this amazing selection of women named Summer. We’ve got some well-known Summers like Summer Alt…

Michael Jackson Remembered: Paris Shares "Mommy And Daddy" Photo

Near the third-year anniversary of his death, the late pop star's 14-year-old daughter shares a photo of him with Debbie Rowe

9 MORE Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity From Matt_Ingebretson And Jake Weisman

Things aren't always awful. Sometimes, they're maybe even just a little bit wonderful. You saw 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity - here are 9 MORE pictures to remind you that the world isn't such a bad place after all.

Which Unibrow-Related Slogans Did Anthony Davis Copyright Today?

The best college basketball player in the country (and consensus number one pick) trademarked two of these. Can you tell which?

Dad Jeans, Manny Packs, And Pink Manties Storm The Men's Runways In Milan

Thighs bulged, murses proliferated, and floral prints positively flourished on the runways at the latest Milan Men's Fashion Week shows. Let's take a look at the highlights!

The Best Sign At The Pride Parade

Spotted at the pride parade in Zagreb, Croatia. WARNING: Foul language.

17 Animals That Became Extinct In Our Lifetime

As we bid farewell to Lonesome George, the last of his Galapagos tortoise subspecies, remember that plenty of other species have been declared extinct pretty recently.

Mass Effect FemShep Barbie Needs To Be Real

How this isn't in mass production as I type is a travesty. Tired of waiting for Bioware to get on the ball, Introverted Wife took it upon herself to give little girls everywhere a Barbie with body armor and an Omni-Tool.

22 Gifs That Will Make You Really Hungry

Do not read if you are stranded on a deserted island right now.

Why My Daughters Don't Play Girly Video Games

It's not that I'm anti-fun. But I think we can do better than games that encourage tween girls to go shopping and do their hair for prom.

Super Creepy Face Paintings

I had to see these so now you have to too. Part of these make me want to get my face painted and part of these make me want to cry. (via twentytwowords.com).

Michael Jackson Through The Years

For the anniversary of the death of the King of Pop, here are amazing photographs of him from every year between 1961 up until his death in 2009.

WWTDD - Jessica Biel Is In A Bikini, Asstastic

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Romney Criticizes Immigration Ruling

Says the Court should have given more latitude to states' rights. Also slams Obama for state of immigration: "It didn't have to be this way."

Courtney Stodden News - Wimbledon Kickoff

Courtney Stodden is getting into the Wimbledon spirit this morning with a sexy new photo set, in which the infamous teen bride is seen playing tennis in another barely-there outfit.

Kim Kardashian News - Kim Kardashian's Best Bikini Moments (PHOTOS)

From Mexico to Bora Bora, the 31-year-old has flaunted her gorgeous figure all around the world. Take a look at the gallery above to see some of her best bikini looks.

What Are The Most Beautiful Movies Ever Made?

Deakins has photographed some of the most beautiful movies of the modern era: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Revolutionary Road, The Shawshank Redemption, Kundun. But he’s best known for his work with the Coen Brothers; …

Box Office Report: 'Brave' Hits Bullseye With $66.7 Mil; 'Abraham Lincoln' Soft $16.5 Mil

Fears that a female heroine would slow down Brave proved unfounded as the animated tentpole opened to a whopping $66.7 million at the domestic box office -- the fifth-best debut for a Pixar title. PHOTOS: From 'Toy Story' to 'Brave': Your Essential…

Going Out Tonight? Get Inspired By These 6 Stunning Dresses From Marchesa's Resort 2013 Collection

Marchesa's resort collection was inspired by a fancy soiree held in a gorgeous tulip garden. If that's not a set-up for a host of breathtaking gowns, I don't know what is!

Brenna Martin, High School Senior, Receives Incredible Graduation Gift From Dad

Brenna Martin's dad evidently doesn't like last-minute shopping. Bryan Martin purchased a gift for his daughter's high school graduation -- which happened earlier this month -- thirteen years ago. He managed to keep it hidden this whole time, and h…

James Rosemond Murder Charge: Music Mogul Indicted In New York For Allegedly Hiring Killer

NEW YORK -- Hip-hop mogul James Rosemond has been indicted in New York on a murder-for-hire charge. Prosecutors brought the revised indictment Friday accusing Rosemond of ordering others to kill a man in the Bronx in 2009 as payback for an assault o…

NBC News To Pay Ann Curry $10 Million To Exit 'Today'

NBC News is allegedly planning to pay "Today" co-host Ann Curry $10 million to exit the morning show she's been on for fifteen years, the New York Post reported on Monday. Citing entertainment gossip website TMZ, the Post reported that the network i…

EXCLUSIVE: Poker Pro Beth Shak Sued Over 1,200-Pair Designer Shoe Collection By Ex-husband, Hedge Fund Manager Daniel Shak

Daniel Shak claims Beth Shak never told him about her stockpile of 1,200 pairs of designer shoes when they divorced three years ago.

'Gentlemen, Take Tips': Michelle Obama Shares Memories Of Her First Dinner Date With The Future President

Barack Obama took Michelle for lunch at the Art Institute of Chicago in Michigan, before a leisurely stroll to the movies to watch a 1989 Spike Lee film which had just been released. 

Google Wants To Protect 3,000 Endangered Languages

Google, however, is determined to carve out a tech haven for some of these dying languages. On Thursday, the company launched the Endangered Languages Project, a dynamic online archive that will use technology and social media to strengthen and re-i…

Meet The People Who Speak Up For Sex Offenders

With Jerry Sandusky just convicted of 45 counts of molesting children, it's a pretty terrible time to be on the side of sex offenders. But a small group of offenders' friends and family are advocating for big changes to the sex offender registry — and experts say they might have a point.

When Obama Wouldn't Get Specific

Mitt Romney has been under pressure in recent days for his failure give specific answers related to Obama's immigration policy change or the Supreme Court's decision on Arizona's immigration law. In 2008, Obama was often attacked by rivals for his reliance on feel good rhetoric, so much so he had to release an ad titled "Specifics."

MSNBC's The Cycle: “We Are Better Than Them”

Touré makes his pitch to cable-news junkies who are searching for something to watch at 3PM.

27 Bigots Who Were Beaten At Their Own Game

Most of these pictures are from this year. Zing!

Who Are The People Selling Jerry Sandusky's Book On Amazon?

Speaking with one woman — and two automated, English-deficient spambots — about the ethics of making money off a convicted child-abuser's autobiography.

Wives Of Wounded Vets Strip Down To Raise Awareness Of PTSD

Heartfelt and sincere. Titillation for a good cause!

Joe Biden In 2007: Let The States Experiment With Health Care Reform First

In 2007 during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Vice President Biden, then a candidate for president in the Democratic primary said the states should experiment with health care reform first. Biden added that once a majority of the states have reformed health care "30, 35 states" the Federal government should cherry pick the best parts for national reform.

25 Simple Ways To Relax This Summer

Summer is all about relaxing. Here are some surefire way to relieve your stress this season.

Lawyer: Obama Responsible For Town's Expenses

His campaign stop in New Hampshire is costing the town of Durham upwards of $20,000. Though an anonymous donor offered to subsidize the expenses, Obama may be on the hook.

15 Beautiful Photos From NASCAR's Road Course Race

Twice a year NASCAR breaks from their love of ovals to race on road courses. This is good for two things. Beautiful photos and video, and to prove that these drivers can turn right.

Why A Calendar Featuring Nearly Naked Young Women With Chainsaws Is A Good Thing

The annual German Farmer's calendar includes photos of 17 to 20-year-old women from farms around Germany posing in skimpy clothing with props like chainsaws and water buckets. Here's why that's not so bad.

If Mitt Romney Did Pharmaceutical Ads

He'd definitely be selling Viagra. You have to admit, stock footage of Mitt Romney looks eerily like stock footage from erectile dysfunction ads.

16 Amazing And Disturbing Photos Of The Colorado Wildfires

Colorado is being ravaged by six wildfires in the worst outbreak since 2002. At least 270 homes have been destroyed and one death has been reported.

Romney Spokesman Is Not Having A Good Day

A lengthy exchange with reporters couldn't produce a clearer view of Mitt Romney's postion on the Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration law or Obama's policy change related to immigration.

Colorado Springs Wildfire Grows To More Than 2,000 Acres (PHOTOS)

Christina Morris watches from Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., as a wildfire burns nearby on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Morris began to prepare in the event she and her family, who live near Garden of the Gods Road, need to evacuate. The…

Can Deneen Borelli Convince Black People To Vote For Republicans?

A difficult job. Deneen Borelli of conservative FreedomWorks, says conservatives need to work harder at "reaching the black community with message of limited government."

Lavender Town IS Real And Other Links

The hills are alive, with the sound of allergy sufferers sniffling in misery while their loved ones take photos. Also, it's time to branch out when it comes to apocalypse theories and great white sharks are headed to the Northeast.

Ed Westwick Models In Milan Fashion Week

Yup, that's Chuck Bass with a moustache walking down the runway.

Fashion At Japan's MTV Video Music Awards

If you thought some of the looks at the American VMA's was something, you haven't seen anything yet.

People Really Love To Cross Their Arms On "The Newsroom"

A serious show with serious arm-crossing.

Steve Nash Is Rumored To Be Signing Pretty Much Everywhere

If your team doesn't have a starting point guard lined up — hell, even if it does — it's probably pursuing 38-year-old Steve Nash.

Kim Kardashian News - Kardashian And Jenner Girls' Many Magazine Covers (PHOTOS)

When you're large celebrity family like the Kardashian-Jenner clan, you're bound to rack up quite the collection of magazine covers. Over the years, Kim,

Valerie Bruno Cuts Off Daughter Kaytlen Lopan's Ponytail In Court After Judge Offers Lighter Sentence

Utah woman Valerie Bruno is filing a formal complaint after a judge encouraged her to cut off her daughter's ponytail in court.

How Many Times Did You Watch Jack Dawson Die Last Year?

According to new data from IHS Screen Digest, Titanic got more screen time on basic cable networks than any other movie in 2011, playing 55 times on five channels. Because of its 194-minute runtime, the 1997 film beat out 1995's Bad Boys, which was played 75 times on eight networks. The research proves two things: We'll never let go of '90s movies, and, yes, the same movies are always on.

A Tale Of Two Tennis Shirts

According to Google Maps, you have to walk 232.9 feet (17 seconds) to get from the Lacoste Boutique on Prince Street to the Fred Perry store on Wooster Street in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood. Yet despite the fact that they're practically neighbors,…

Soaking Wet Jessica Biel Reveals Amazing Beach Body

The Total Recall actress, 30, revealed her toned beach body in Puerto Rico June 22 while taking a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. Though Biel covered up with an O'Neill wetsuit, she showed off her long legs -- and perky booty! -- in string bikini bottoms…

Obamacare Supreme Court Decision Expected This Week.

UPDATE: Thursday is the new Monday for those of us eagerly waiting to learn the fate of President Obama's landmark healthcare reform. The Supreme Court issued several high-profile rulings today, but not the one that everyone's most excited/nervous a…

Obama Spokeswoman's Firm Worked For SuperPAC

Priorities USA retained Jen Psaki's Global Strategy Group for polling. Psaki says she was "walled off."

LeVar Burton's Thoughts On Geordi La Forge Bedroom Roleplay

LeVar's turn on Watch What Happens Live taught us that he chooses Picard over Captain Kirk, he bows to the voiceover master (Morgan Freeman), he's not against Trekkie foreplay with his wife, and he looks damn good in a speedo.

Some English Fan Flashed His Penis During Italy's Penalty Kicks

Kind of a dickish strategy, if you ask me.

Pat Tillman's Heartbreaking Final Letter To His Wife

Sealed with instructions that it not be opened until after his death.

Barack Obama Sings "Boyfriend" By Justin Bieber

From the people who brought you Obama singing "Call Me, Maybe" comes this gem. Looks like Obama has finally sewn up the under 13-year-old vote.

Watch A Blind Man Learn To Play Basketball

It's hard not to find the adventures of Tommy Edison inspiring.

Harry Potter Theme Played On Wine Glasses

The amount of time it took to set this up and get it right is unfathomable.

The Mathematically Correct Way To Cut A Bagel

One Möbius bagel, please. Extra cream cheese. Good luck explaining this to the guy behind the counter at Bruegger's.

Fascinating Portraits Of Rooms Shot From Above

Most of us see the rooms in which we live, work, and shop in the same way every day — if, with our busy lives and preoccupied minds, we even notice them at all. In German photographer Menno Aden’s intriguing series Room Portraits, which we spotted o…

‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Season 7 Episode 6

The Kardashian drama continues, but this time in the Dominican Republic as the family traveled for a vacation. In this week’s episode we got to see whether Kris “Snookums” Jenner hooked up with her ex Todd Waterman. What did you think? Also, those…

Insane Man In An Elmo Costume Yells Anti-Semitic Rant In Central Park

Instead of getting his ass kicked he gets a few chuckles from the crowd.

The Most Cheerful Photo Of A Headless Kid You'll Ever See

The little guy seems to be taking this pretty well in stride. Must have a good head on his shoulders. Off his shoulders. Whatever.

The Rise And Fall Of The World's Most Beloved Music Player

It's hard to love iTunes and even harder to love Windows Media Player. But there was a time, back in the Napster days, when people actually loved their music players. I was a dedicated Winamp guy before I switched to Foobar (now I'm on Rdio), so Ars Technica's history of Winamp, written for the player's 15th anniversary, is a hell of a nostalgia trip.

Karl Rove In A Golf Cart And Other Scenes From Mitt Romney's Weekend Getaway

The political paparazzi were out in full force at Romney's private retreat for big donors last weekend in Park City, Utah.

3 Questions For Mitt Romney On Immigration

Romney's refusal to go into specifics has gotten increasingly conspicuous as immigration moves center-stage in the election. Here, three specific policy questions for the candidate.

Coolest Way To Leave A Tip In Your Hotel Room

Redditor StormTrooperMario has come up with this really clever way to leave tips at hotels. I don't know if the actual amount he gives is generous but it's the thought that counts, right?

White House Warned Not To Delete "Leak" Emails

The investigations heat up, and the staff is warned. No shredding allowed.

Six Democrats Who Misinterpreted Romney's Remarks On Arizona's Immigration Law

Democrats including Harry Reid and President Obama have claimed Mitt Romney said Arizona's tough immigration law SB1070 was a "model" for immigration reform. But he didn't actually say that. A review of Romney's remarks in question show he was referring to only one portion of the law, E-Verify, as a model for the nation.

Arizona Immigration Law 'Gutted' In Split Supreme Court Ruling

"The Supreme Court was right to strike down the vast majority of the Arizona law. With three out of the four provisions being struck down, the ruling shows that the Obama administration was right to challenge this law, which was not just ill-advised…

Math Learning Software And Other Technology Are Hurting Education.

When Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church, Va., recently renovated its classrooms, Vern Williams, who might be the best math teacher in the country, had to fight to keep his blackboard. The school was putting in new “interactive whiteboards” in …

Make Your Own Meals: Cook Beans And Grains In Bulk #30DaysofGOOD

The best weapon against a mundane PB&J lunch is a fridge stocked with prepared salad ingredients. We learned the first part of that lesson earlier in the month—to roast veggies ahead of time, so you have chilled beets and fingerling potatoes at the …

Samuel L. Jackson Sings About Bees In A Pink Wig

This is one of the best promos for an award show that exists in life.

Village Voice Writer: Gay Republicans Like "Jewish Nazis"

On his blog, nightlife writer Michael Musto calls the gay Republican group GOProud traitors for endorsing Romney. UPDATE: LaSalvia: "Have you seen Michael Musto lately? We aren't going to take serious political advice from a human Muppet."

15 Things That Have Happened Since Venus Williams' Last First Round Wimbledon Exit

This morning, Venus Williams lost in the first round of the biggest Tennis tournament in the world for the first time since 1997. That's a long time. How long? Here's some perspective.

Louis CK Insults His Fans On Twitter

Resulting in probably the best Q&A ever. Though, let's be honest, is there anything more entertaining than a Q&A? No.

Shopping In Your Underwear Is The New Black

Shopping in Europe is so much more liberated than the puritanical shopping we have here in the States. All of these photos are from last week's marketing stunt at Desigual stores in Spain and Germany.

What Gay Pride Looks Like Around The World

A comprehensive look at the fight for gay rights around the world. The tides are turning everywhere.

Browsing Facebook With Open Arms

A new, hidden "Find Friends Nearby" feature hints at a wildly different future for Facebook. Get ready to make some friends on Facebook, finally.

Women Swoon For Kate Upton, Too

The July issues of Vogue suggests her career won't stop at men's magazine purgatory. Just look at how great she looks covered up in some of fall's most fashionable things.

Arena Pharma And The Fat Lady's Song

The latest viral buzz from thestreet.com

Jon Hamm Can Act His Way Through Insane Directing

Jon Hamm + fedoras + cats = great clip. It all went down on Comedy Bang Bang with the hilarious Scott Auckerman.

5 Things You Need To Know About The Supreme Court's Arizona Decision

SCOTUS struck down parts of Arizona's strict immigration law today, but upheld others. What does it mean?

New Gallup Poll On Sentiment Towards Romney's Church

BuzzFeed's McKay Coppins joined Craig Melvin on MSNBC's Weekends with Alex Witt to discuss the recent Gallup poll saying 18% of Republicans would not vote for a Mormon president. "I think actually [Romney's faith] could matter a great deal," Coppins said.

Exclusive! Batman Re-Imagined: An Interview With Geoff Johns

This ain't your father's dark knight. Two years in the making, Batman: Earth One gives Bruce Wayne's origin a new perspective.

Fan Criticizes Amar'e Stoudemire, Amar'e Calls Him A "Fag"

The Knicks star forgot the golden rule: "Think before you tweet." That is the golden rule, right?

Momma Cat's Preggers Again

Spay & Neuter billboard in Seattle.

What's Your All-Time Favorite Michael Jackson Song?

The King Of Pop died 3 years ago today. So in honor of a legend, what's your favorite Michael Jackson song? Everyone's got one.

How Cable News Reported The Arizona Immigration Law Ruling

CNN and MSNBC reported most of the law was struck down, while Fox News reported parts of the law were upheld.

Video: Both Presidential Candidates Have Flip-Flopped On Health Care

The Supreme Court is expected to rule this week on the constitutionality of ObamaCare and its individual mandate, the portion require individuals purchase health insurance or pay a fine. In 2008 Romney advocated for the individual mandate, while Barack Obama and Joe Biden campaigned against it. Now the reverse is true, with Romney campaigning against the mandate on national level and Obama and Biden campaigning in favor of it.

Willow Smith Pierced Her Tongue Tops The Morning Links

Please please please let this not be real because she is ELEVEN. Also, one night stands can lead to babies and someone needs to get Emma Stone a new stylist immediately.

Photo Of James Franco In 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' Surfaces

With many months to go before James Franco hits the big screen in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, a promotional campaign has apparently begun in Italy.

CNN's Gergen Doesn't Know What To Make Of SCOTUS Immigration Ruling

The dangers of covering SCOTUS decisions as breaking news. (h/t Dylan Byers and Ryan Lizza)

The Karen Klein School Bus Bullying Incident Demonstrates How Rampant The Problem Is.

I was not a grade-school bully, nor was I ever a regular victim of bullying. Like most Americans, though, I definitely experienced isolated bullying incidents—as a victim, as a perpetrator, and as a witness. After watching the first few minutes of t…

Jessica Simpson's Boobs: "Street Legal"?

She really wants to know! Or she's making a joke. Either way, her new-mom breasts may be giving Christina Hendricks a run for her money...

Paris Hilton Is A DJ Now

Spoiler alert: she's not very good. Here's a clip from her first set in Brazil, where she was booed as soon as she got on stage.

Foreign Box Office: 'Madagascar 3' Tops Weak Weekend

With a soccer-preoccupied Europe and popular local language titles playing in Japan and South Korea, the foreign theatrical circuit logged a lackluster session with Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted hanging on to its No. 1 ranking for the third con…

New Mom Jessica Simpson Shows Off Her Ample Cleavage On Twitter

Jessica Simpson is a mom, and she's proud of it. The singer/actress recently posted a photo of herself going for a walk with her daughter, Maxwell Drew, and posted it on Twitter.

Daytime Emmys 2012 Winners Revealed

The Daytime Emmys showered "General Hospital" with five trophies, including best drama, while giving Regis Philbin a fond farewell as a departing talk-show host. NBC's "Today" show won as best morning show and the syndicated "Jeopardy!" was named be…

Unwise Liberal Assault On Supreme Court—Glenn Reynolds

For the past couple of months, Democrats and their pundit allies — apparently expecting to lose on ObamaCare in the Supreme Court — have been engaged in a campaign to delegitimize the high court in the eyes of the public. In a related development, T…

NBC To Pay Ann Curry $10 Million To Leave “Today”

Ousted “Today” show host Ann Curry will walk off into the sunset this week with a $10 million payout from NBC, according to reports.

Mexican Drug Cartels: Stories Of Corruption And Murder From Longform.org.

Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from its archive with Slate. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform on Twitter. Have an iPad? Download Longform’s app to read the latest pick…

"See Asia Like Asians Do" Ad Accused Of Racism

A lot of forethought and planning went into this ad, from inception to placement, but no one seems to have worried about that whole "maybe this is racist?" question. Which is kind of a big one. Thoughts?

MSNBC Host: "The '12 Presidential Campaign Is Gross"

Joe Scarborough declared himself repulsed by the amount of money being spent on the 2012 presidential campaign coupled with the empty rhetoric coming from both candidates.

Nokia's Weird "Content Company" Period

Dalton Caldwell explains Nokia's misguided efforts to win the phone wars with content rather than great software or hardware. I'd add this: Nokia was clearly taken for a sucker by Hollywood when it came to working out these content deals, but they were also tricked when it came to product placement. In the last five years, I've seen more Nokia smartphones in movies and on TV than I've seen in real life.

Saudi Arabia Will Send A Woman To The Olympics After All

Reversing its earlier policy, Saudi Arabia has announced that it will allow female athletes to compete in London. But it will probably send just one woman, equestrian jumping contestant Dalma Malhas.

10 Things To Never Buy Used

Buying used can save a ton, but sometimes it's best to beware the repairs, replacements and other potential problems that accompany those savings.

Helen Dragas And The UVA Board Took A Bad Gamble In Trying To Fire Teresa Sullivan In Secret.

What's the difference between a risk and a gamble? You can rescue yourself from a risk. If a gamble goes wrong, the consequences are irrevocable. I first learned this distinction from a battalion commander who had served several tours in Afghanistan…

Halperin Claims Any SCOTUS Ruling On Health Care Is Bad For Obama

TIME Magazine's Mark Halperin tells "Morning Joe" that the president will be a loser no matter what the court decides on health care.

Reese Witherspoon Pregnant: Actress Finally Talks Baby

Though it's become increasingly more obvious Reese Witherspoon is pregnant with her third child, she has managed to stay pretty quite about her growing baby bump. Until now, at least.

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis -- Definitely Maybe Banging Each Other

Mila Kunis insists they're just friends ... but last night in L.A., the actress hit up a romantic Italian restaurant with her former "That 70s Show"…

PICS] Sexiest Vampire Girls -- Kristen Stewart Vs. Nina Dobrev

The sexiest vampire girls from True Blood, Twilight and The Vampire Diaries: Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev and more. See pics and vote!

PHOTO: Jessica Simpson Shares Her Post-Baby Cleavage

Jessica Simpson definitely has a sense of humor about her post-baby figure. On June 22, the new mom, 31, shared a most revealing photo of her buxom self on Twitter.

There Are Sexy Chivers Among Us (87 Photos)

One again, thanks to the Chivettes for helping make this the best and sexiest community on the internets. Chivetttes and first-time Chivettes, submit your photos right here.

Euro 2012: Samir Nasri Traite Un Journaliste De "Fils De Pute" Après L'élimination Contre L'Espagne

EURO 2012 - Il y a eu Eric Cantona, puis Christophe Dugarry, Vikash Dhorasoo ou encore Patrice Evra... Il faudra désormais compter sur Samir Nasri parmi les joueurs de l'équipe de France ayant mauvaise presse. Le milieu de terrain de Manchester City…

LAFF 2012: 'Dark Knight Rises' Cinematographer Wally Pfister Discusses His Directorial Debut

The Dark Knight Rises director of photography Wally Pfister has no intention of serving as the cinematographer on his upcoming directorial debut.

Demi Lovato Dating One Direction’s Niall Horan?

Demi Lovato has set the record straight on a dating rumor involving herself and One Direction’s Niall Horan.

Sexy Asian Women :

You know that whole thing about how Asian women are supposed to be demure and submissive in bed? She proved that wrong! She was a FREAK in the sack!

Lonesome George Dead: Last-Of-His-Kind Galapagos Tortoise Dies At 100

* Giant tortoise, 100 years old, was a symbol of the Galapagos * Galapagos park may decide to embalm his body By Alexandra Valencia and Eduardo Garcia QUITO, June 24 (Reuters) - Lonesome George, the l…

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart: Largo Lovebirds!

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart make separate discreet exits out of Largo at the Coronet on Thursday (June 21) in Los Angeles.

Lonesome George The Giant Tortoise Has Died

Lonesome George, the last known Pinta giant tortoise, died yesterday of unknown causes at 100-years-old. He will be missed.

Real Housewives Of New Jersey: Teresa Giudice Makes Hilarious Angry Faces

After this scene,  I began to notice a pattern of just how dramatic and psychotic Teresa’s face can be at times. (Table-flipping incident, anyone?) I decided to do some hardcore research and find some of the best (actually, the worst) photo’s of New…

Hillary Clinton Wears Wacky Sunglasses To Swearing-In Ceremony

In keeping with her recent practice of “not giving a fuck what anyone thinks of her looks” and “making fun of herself in an endearing fashion,” Hillary Clinton wore a pair of Mardi Gras sunglasses at an official function last night.

'Magic Mike' Star Matthew McConaughey: 'Trusting A Thong Is A Huge Leap Of Faith'

For Magic Mike stars Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriquez, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer, the biggest challenge was not the dancing. It was a tiny garment that weighed about as much as one of the dollar bills that gets…

'Jeopardy!' Host Trebek Suffers Mild Heart Attack

(NEW YORK) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek is in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from a mild heart attack.

Avastar: The Avatar Themed Night Club 4 Us

You know how nightclubs, no matter how many you go to, like, even if you go to a hundred, just never seem to hit the mark? Even if you go to a million, none of them feel like a place for YOU. Like, for instance, why do nightclubs almost never have n…

Octomom -- I GOT A BOYFRIEND

Octomom -- the woman who said she's been celibate for the last 13 years ... and planned to stay that way until her kids reached 18 -- now has her very own…

Japan Announces Huge New Incentives For Solar Power

Japanese consumers who decide to install solar panels will be paid roughly 53 cents per kilowatt-hour of solar power that they produce. (To put that number into context, it's about twice as high as the subsidy rate in Germany, which has long been th…

High Speed Photography Captures Balloons As They Pop

Warning: the following photographs by Edward Horsford are hard to stop staring at.

The Obamas Recall Their First Date

"Take tips gentlemen," advises the president. Lunch, art, and Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.

Iron Man Brings The Party

Man, the T-1000’s career has really gone down the toilet.

HBO Show The Newsroom Is It Worth Watching

HBO's new series, The Newsroom, is an Aaron Sorkin project. For that reason alone, its premiere this Sunday at 10 p.m. ET is getting plenty of buzz. See the preview below:

Kate Upton News - Kate Upton Channels Farrah Fawcett And Pamela Anderson In 'Vogue' Spain Shoot (PHOTOS)

Sports Illustrated cover girl Kate Upton has done it again, managing to somehow step up her sexiness in a new swim shoot for Vogue Spain. The July issue

Bikini News - Bikini-Clad Victoria's Secret Models Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes

Thank heavens for summer! Victoria’s Secret angels Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes, 27, were both spotted this week trading in their lingerie runway styles for teeny bikinis.

Miley Cyrus News - Miley Cyrus Engaged: Who Will Be Liam Hemsworth's Groomsmen? (PHOTOS)

Celebuzz already broke down possible bridesmaids for Miley Cyrus, but who are some candidates for Liam Hemsworth's groomsmen? Cyrus and Hemsworth, who

You May Want To Start Buying Your Vintage YSL Now, As Brand’s Overhaul Is Set To Make Values Soar

According to Christos Garkinos, co-owner of famed vintage boutique Decades, whenever a brand hires a new creative director, there is a sense of a new era beginning, and “the prior designer’s pieces become more collectible.” Add to that the fact that…

The Hilarious, Existential Art Of David Shrigley

If you think art isn’t funny, we have some spectacular news for you. David Shrigley, famous for his childlike, often obscene scribbles as well as his irreverent (we’re talking self-aware taxidermy here) sculptures and installations, uses primitive m…

A Collection Of Brilliant And Inspiring Letters From Famous Authors To Their Young Fans

Earlier this week, we pointed you towards a fantastic letter from Robert Louis Stevenson to a little girl, posted over at Letters of Note, wherein he bequeathed her his birthday. Though we are guilty of being fond of literary ephemera in all of its …

Contemporary Slang Words That Might Be Older Than You Think

It’s a known fact that the English language is constantly evolving, and words can take on new and different meanings from month to month, not to mention year to year or even century to century. Recently, we stumbled across this great thread at MetaF…

'Brave': What The Critics Are Saying

Pixar's 13th film, directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, follows an adventurous Scottish princess (voiced by Kelly Macdonald). Chapman is the first woman hired to direct a Pixar feature, and this is also the first time that Pixar Studios have…

Missing Fox Exec Gavin Smith Had Relationship With Woman Whose Home Was Searched (Report)

Missing 20th Century Fox executive Gavin Smith met the woman whose home was searched in connection to his disappearance in therapy, the Los Angeles Times reports.

'American Idol' Summer Tour Preview: Season 11's Top 10 Interview Each Other (Video) Gallery

Browse the 'American Idol' Summer Tour Preview: Season 11's Top 10 Interview Each Other (Video) gallery on The Hollywood Reporter.

World's Most Expensive Movie Poster Seized In Bankruptcy Case

A rare and coveted Metropolis movie poster -- one of only four known surviving copies from the 1927 silent classic -- has been seized as part of a Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy case involving its owner Kenneth Schacter, a well-known collector. Th…

Emmys 2012: 'The Killing's' Brent Sexton Defends Show, Doubtful About Season 3 (Video)

The actor Brent Sexton is two months shy of his 45th birthday. With a warm demeanor and a youthful face that lights up when he talks about things that are important to him, he appears to be even younger. His face lit up quite often earlier this week…

'Smash' Enlists Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson For Season 2

Smash's upcoming second season has added a dream girl. Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has landed a multiple-episode arc on the NBC Broadway drama, the network announced Friday.

Syria's Rebels Await Weapons Shipments From Sources Abroad

It’s an open secret along the Turkey-Syria border. For weeks, Syrian rebel commanders from key units operating in northern Syria and further south have been waiting for a second major batch of new weapons to arrive at the border. The first large con…

Sandusky Verdict: When Seeing The World As Good Is Bad

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was convicted on Friday of sexually abusing 10 boys. A jury found Sandusky, 68, guilty on 45 out of 48 counts against him, including multiple charges of rape and sodomy, which carry substantial …

At UVA, How Much Is Health Care To Blame For Sullivan's Ouster?

That's a pretty steep plunge, but Uwe Reinhardt, an expert on health care economics and professor of economics at Princeton University, points out that the medical center is still projecting a 6% profit margin for 2012-2013. Reinhardt served on the …

Jack Osbourne & Mom Sharon Open Up About His Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Just two weeks after the birth of his daughter, Jack Osbourne, 26, found out he has multiple sclerosis. Jack, his mom, Sharon, and his fiancée, Lisa Stelly, open up in an exclusive interview in this week's issue of PEOPLE about how he's coping with…

Weekend Preview: The Premieres Of 'The Newsroom' And 'The Great Escape'

Falling Skies/The Great Escape (TNT, Sunday) – Series premiere of “The Great Escape.” The reality series pits three teams of two against each other in a race to get out of whatever location they’re in for that episode, with the premiere taking place…

David Letterman’s Interview With Justin Bieber Was Weird

Justin Bieber was a guest on last night’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” It was awkward. Bieber was there to talk about Believe, his new album that he’s so proud of, he had its title tattooed onto his left arm because “swaggy bro” is already on h…

Top 3 Wedding Dresses Of The Week: Sparkly Bodice Edition!

If a wedding dress with all-over sparkles is a bit "much" for your taste, would you consider one of these three wedding dresses, which are only sparkly up top?

HOLD UP. There Is A THIRD Hemsworth Brother?!? This Is Huge!

It’s the summer of Hemsworth in these parts, for real. Between Avengers and Miley’s engagement, the days we don’t ponder the best things out of Australia in ages are few and far between....

England Vs. Italy Live Updates: Euro 2012 Quarterfinal ‎

WARSAW, Poland — Italy beat England 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 0-0 after extra-time. The Italians will now play Germany. Here's the best of the action. All times are Polish.

UVA Teresa Sullivan Ouster Reveals Corporate Control Of Public Education

For more than two weeks, the University of Virginia has been in an uproar over the abrupt resignation of school President Teresa Sullivan. Sullivan stepped down after just two years in office, citing "philosophical differences" with the institution'…

Black Keys, Van Halen Tiff: Patrick Carney Calls Van Halen 'F***ing Retarded' For Decision

Today in rough quotes: The Black Key's Patrick Carney told Rolling Stone that it was "f---ing retarded" of Van Halen to replace Michael Anthony with Eddie Van Halen's son.

Max Sidorov, Man Behind Karen Klein Indiegogo Donation Fund, Now Getting His Own Donations

Max Sidorov, the man who set up the Indiegogo donation campaign for bullied Greece, N.Y. bus monitor Karen Klein, is getting a reward of his own, the New York Daily News reports. Thanks to another Indiegogo user named Case Prince, Sidorov now has hi…

Marisa Bennett: 9 Naughty Sex Tips From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

This helpful how-to is a perfect beginner's guide into the realm of kinky, naughty sex. Whether you want to get up close and personal with riding crops and studded spanking paddles, or just want some inspiration to keep your rendezvous from going st…

Fox News Mixes Up Mitch Daniels, Jerry Sandusky

Fox News made a BIG mistake while discussing the Jerry Sandusky trial on Saturday. While the hosts were explaining the verdict, the network accidentally showed stock footage of Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

Vanessa Paradis Et Johnny Depp: Les Raisons De Leur Séparation Après 14 Ans De Vie Commune

PEOPLE - Il y a quelques jours, nous apprenions que Vanessa Paradis et Johnny Depp se séparaient officiellement après 14 ans de vie commune. Aucune précision n'a été donnée et l'agent de l'acteur a fait parvenir la nouvelle via un simple communiqué.…

Gay Activists Flip Off Ronald Reagan Portrait At White House

If several raised fingers are any indication, some LGBT activists who visited the White House last week are fully evolved on what they think of President Ronald Reagan. In a photo, removed from her Facebook page Friday afternoon (but posted here by …

Deb Thompson Finds Diamond Ring In Capri Pants From Goodwill, Wants To Return It (VIDEO)

Deb Thompson went to her local Goodwill in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, in search of some bargain capri pants. She found a pair for $3.99, drawn to flashy fake gems that adorned the pockets.

Jerry Sandusky On Suicide Watch After Guilty Verdict In Molestation Trial

Jerry Sandusky was put on suicide watch after being found guilty of 45 criminal charges related to the sexual assault of 10 boys over a 15 year period. Sandusky, 68, was put in protective custody in an area separate from other inmates as he waits fo…

Iconic ‘Seinfeld’ Show Eatery In Legal Stew

The retail chain made famous by the Soup Nazi more than 15 years ago on “Seinfeld” is now simmering in a savory and textured legal battle, The Post has learned.

Imagining A Better World: What If The Apple Store Were The Worst Job Around? 

Imagining A Better World: What If The Apple Store Were The Worst Job Around?

Abraham Lincoln Hunted Vampires. Chester A. Arthur Chased Sasquatches.

Chester A. Arthur, the 21st U.S. president, brandishes his favorite Sasquatch hunting machete

Joe Williams Suspended Over "White Folks" Remark On MSNBC.

Politico suspended its White House correspondent late Thursday night for suggesting that Mitt Romney is more comfortable around white people than minorities, a comment that quickly drew the ire of conservatives. "Romney is very, very comfortable, it…

LeBron James & The Miami Heat -- Champagne Poppin' Til 6 AM

LeBron James is gonna be one exhausted (and hungover) NBA champion today ... 'cause the guy partied his face off 'til 6 AM ... and TMZ has the pics. James…

James Marsden Got This Pregnant

James Marsden has barely been divorced for a year, but already he’s managed to accidentally knock up a model during a one-night stand. Although, he did get her to cheat on her boyfriend with him, so let’s give him points for that while also revisiti…

Joe Manganiello Is Not Banging Demi Moore

Apparently there’s been a rumor going around that Joe Manganiello‘s been hooking up with Demi Moore which he really wants people to know is not happening. Because, seriously, who does that? Not counting douches in trucker hats. Those aren’t people. …

The 7 Worst Things Airline Pilots Have Done Mid-Flight

People with a fear of flying often cite the sense of helplessness as one of the most terrifying aspects of the phobia. When you travel by air, you're entrusting your very existence to someone you've likely never met, nor know anything about, and tha…

Rielle Hunter Wanted To 'Help' Edwards

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 22 (UPI) -- Rielle Hunter, the former mistress of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., said she began their affair because she thought she "could help him."

Toddler Loses Fingertip To Piranha

CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- A Chicago-area toddler lost the tip of a finger after she stuck her hand in her family's fish tank and was bitten by a piranha, police said.

Meryl Streep Looking Hot In High School, In Honor Of Her Birthday

Meryl Streep might not be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but she is a national treasure, and seeing as how today is her 63rd birthday, it seemed

Katy Perry On Russell Brand Marriage: "I Did Everything I Could But It Still Failed"

The final moments of Katy Perry's 14-month marriage to Russell Brand are chronicled in the pop star's new documentary, Katy Perry: Part Of Me (in theaters July 5). In the revealing film, the "Wide Awake" singer admitted: "Being in love is a dream, b…

Mitt Romney ★ A Better Way From Www.billmaher.com

The latest viral buzz from funnyordie.com

The Ten Most Convincing Screen Tests Of All Time

These audition tapes from TV and movies show that first impressions do matter, and thank heavens they were such good ones. From "Star Wars" to "E.T." to "Harry Potter," how could it have been anyone else?

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