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June 25, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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."

'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.

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.

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,…

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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…

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 …

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

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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