April 30, 2013
Sanford, Colbert Busch Trade Jabs In Spirited Debate Ahead Of South Carolina Election
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, trying to resurrect a political career, and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch traded verbal jabs during spirited exchanges Monday night in their only scheduled debate in the race for the state's vacant 1st…
Obama Walks Back 'Red Line' Stance On Syrian Government Using Chemical Weapons
President Obama, who earlier said use of chemical weapons by Syria on its people would be a “red line” requiring action by the U.S., walked the stance back on Tuesday, saying he needs more information on the reported attacks before responding.
Color Palette Breakdowns Of Classic Movie Stills Celebrate Beautiful Cinematography
While watching Skyfall and finding herself more captivated by the images than the story, Roxy Radulescu decided to look into the colors that comprise various shots in the film. Eventually, breaking down film images into detailed color palettes…
'Project Runway' Winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin Reveals What's Next
Michelle Lesniak Franklin, a 34-year-old clothing designer from Portland, Ore., survived the inaugural "teams" edition of Project Runway to become the 11th-season winner. While Franklin struggled throughout the first part of the season -- she always seemed to be on the losing team -- she was finally able to shine as the designers were able to show more of their own aesthetic toward the final weeks of the Lifetime…
Ashton Kutcher Has Altercation With Security Guard At Stagecoach Music Festival
On Saturday, Ashton Kutcher allegedly got into a fight with a security guard at a country music festival in California. The "Two and a Half Men" star was watching the acts at the Stagecoach event in Indio when he was approached by a fan in the VIP…
Your Monday-Afternoon Agenda: Watch This “Yes To Love” Video, Feel Your Heart Melt, Call Your Grandma Through Happy Tears
You might remember Isaac from the adorably upbeat lip-dup proposal he staged for his then girlfriend. And if that didn't have you choked up, did you see this follow-up video that he posted on Valentine's Day? I was too busy with all the other…
Hey, Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez! Stop Giving Us Relationship-Watcher Whiplash, Mmkay?
Today in news that makes me so glad I'm not a teenager (or just out of my teenage years), Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have apparently reunited! Although not with his shirt, which apparently is still at large!
John Lennon’s Rumored Gay Affair With Brian Epstein
Brow Beat is following the Beatles in “real time,” 50 years later, from their first chart-topper to their final rooftop concert. 50 years ago this week, John Lennon went on a holiday to Spain with manager Brian Epstein. Speculation has surrounded… It was at Paul McCartney’s 21st birthday party that John Lennon finally snapped. Rumors had been flying around for months, ever since Lennon’s vacation with Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who was gay. The rest of the band had gone to the Canary Islands, but Lennon, who had met his newborn son only two weeks before, flew with Epstein to Barcelona. “Come on, John, tell me about you and Brian,” Bob Wooler said, as Lennon recalled years later, “We all know.” Before he knew it, Lennon was “beating the shit out of him, hitting him with a big stick,” as Lennon himself later said. Wooler suffered a black eye and bruised ribs, and it could have been worse. “I can kill this guy,” Lennon remembered thinking. Within a few days, the story was among the Beatles’ first national press, in the pages of the British tabloid the Daily Mirror. “I don’t know why he did it. I was booted in the face. I begged him to stop,” Wooler reportedly told the Mirror. Why did Lennon do it? He was known for his fiery temper, and had hit others before, including his wife Cynthia. And he was drunk—the kind of drunk “where you want to drink out of all the empty glasses,” as he put it. But he wasn’t usually this violent. “I must have been frightened of the fag in me to get so angry,” he later explained. What really happened in Spain? The truth is murky, and with Lennon and Epstein both dead, we will probably never know. But it’s not as if no one has spoken about it. Lennon remembers watching Epstein, who was gay, “picking up boys”:
Mother In UK Forced 14-Year-Old Daughter To Get Pregnant Using Donor Sperm
LONDON -- A woman desperate for another child forced her 14-year-old daughter to get pregnant using syringes of donor sperm, a British judge said. In a ruling reported for the first time Monday, High Court judge Peter Jackson said the mother had…