June 25, 2012
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.
The main character's struggle to balance the fluff with news that actually matters is one I experienced throughout my career in television news.
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.
For those times you need the president to agree with your friends for you in GIF form.
I fall into this middle zone, do you? Do you think we can be rehabilitated and made productive members of society?
Going head to head with the Dowager Countess. This is SO exciting.
Captain America looks good in pink. This October, eight Marvel comics will have variant covers to help promote awareness about breast cancer.
The best college basketball player in the country (and consensus number one pick) trademarked two of these. Can you tell which?
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!
Spotted at the pride parade in Zagreb, Croatia. WARNING: Foul language.
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.
Do not read if you are stranded on a deserted island right now.
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.
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.
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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, 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…
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.
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."
Touré makes his pitch to cable-news junkies who are searching for something to watch at 3PM.
Speaking with one woman — and two automated, English-deficient spambots — about the ethics of making money off a convicted child-abuser's autobiography.
Heartfelt and sincere. Titillation for a good cause!
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.
Summer is all about relaxing. Here are some surefire way to relieve your stress this season.
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.
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.
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.
He'd definitely be selling Viagra. You have to admit, stock footage of Mitt Romney looks eerily like stock footage from erectile dysfunction ads.
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.
A difficult job. Deneen Borelli of conservative FreedomWorks, says conservatives need to work harder at "reaching the black community with message of limited government."
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.
Yup, that's Chuck Bass with a moustache walking down the runway.
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.
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.
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,…
Priorities USA retained Jen Psaki's Global Strategy Group for polling. Psaki says she was "walled off."
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.
Kind of a dickish strategy, if you ask me.
Sealed with instructions that it not be opened until after his death.
It's hard not to find the adventures of Tommy Edison inspiring.
The amount of time it took to set this up and get it right is unfathomable.
One Möbius bagel, please. Extra cream cheese. Good luck explaining this to the guy behind the counter at Bruegger's.
Instead of getting his ass kicked he gets a few chuckles from the crowd.
The little guy seems to be taking this pretty well in stride. Must have a good head on his shoulders. Off his shoulders. Whatever.
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.
The political paparazzi were out in full force at Romney's private retreat for big donors last weekend in Park City, Utah.
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.
The investigations heat up, and the staff is warned. No shredding allowed.
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.
This is one of the best promos for an award show that exists in life.
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."
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.
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 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.
A comprehensive look at the fight for gay rights around the world. The tides are turning everywhere.
A new, hidden "Find Friends Nearby" feature hints at a wildly different future for Facebook. Get ready to make some friends on Facebook, finally.
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.
Jon Hamm + fedoras + cats = great clip. It all went down on Comedy Bang Bang with the hilarious Scott Auckerman.
SCOTUS struck down parts of Arizona's strict immigration law today, but upheld others. What does it mean?
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.
This ain't your father's dark knight. Two years in the making, Batman: Earth One gives Bruce Wayne's origin a new perspective.
The Knicks star forgot the golden rule: "Think before you tweet." That is the golden rule, right?
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.
CNN and MSNBC reported most of the law was struck down, while Fox News reported parts of the law were upheld.
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.
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.
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...
And there's a copy of the book you can buy for $1,111.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Buying used can save a ton, but sometimes it's best to beware the repairs, replacements and other potential problems that accompany those savings.
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…
TIME Magazine's Mark Halperin tells "Morning Joe" that the president will be a loser no matter what the court decides on health care.
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 last known Pinta giant tortoise, died yesterday of unknown causes at 100-years-old. He will be missed.
Warning: the following photographs by Edward Horsford are hard to stop staring at.
"Take tips gentlemen," advises the president. Lunch, art, and Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing.
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:
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…
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 …
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."
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 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
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?