June 3, 2013
Did Elton ever find his Cranberries CD?
In 1914, photographer Harry Whittier Frees posed puppies (and kittens) as part of series of photos for a children's book.
Erika Brannock, a schoolteacher, lost part of her left leg in the explosions.
Steven Cohen, the embattled manager of hedge fund SAC Capital, is weighing a move to a family office model. Is he asking for disgruntled former employees to start talking?
Plus the Australian sheepdogs who have penguins' backs, the 10 best choices to be Doctor Who's next Doctor, and a horrifying fast-food monstrosity called the "Pa'Zing."
Here's what happened today!
A cat, a dog, bipartisanship!
Take notice everyone: she's a professional.
Ten songs that defined us 15 years ago.
For the USMNT players, a win over Germany's "B" team was an encouraging next step. For coach Jürgen Klinsmann, it meant a bit more.
Setting a very high bar for his next peace process mission.
Into the Gloss is known for its inside look at the beauty routines of the fashion industry's most revered members. Its founding editor talks about how she turned her passion project into a full-time job and successful business.
Apple's "iRadio" service may be finally coming out next week. But instead of offering it as another iTunes service, maybe Apple is better off letting developers build it into an app.
A photographic investigation.
Financial analysts are typically non-confrontational. But then there are those who sit on a spectrum ranging from brazen to irresponsible to criminal.
"No one would acknowledge who, if anyone, provided that direction," Treasury Inspector General J. Russell George said. "We have to get to the bottom of that," acting IRS head Danny Werfel said.
The only person better than Cersei is the woman who plays Cersei, in real life.
An MS-DOS version of Wikipedia would have been a bitch to use.
"If you already have health insurance, the only thing that will change for you under this plan is the amount of money you will spend on premiums. That will be less." No so much in California...
"Heterosexuals do not have equality, homosexuals have more rights then any sector of society." Cue Spit-take.
That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!
UPDATED: Bradley Cooper just joined Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and (maybe) Vin Diesel. This cast is really happening, folks.
A lesson on how to take life with a positive attitude.
Looking like Ron Burgundy, but actually it's for the new X-Men movie.
This hidden space was used by local journalists to print underground newspapers.
New York? Psh. It's all about Chi-Town.
You're meltinnnnnggggggg. But it doesn't have to be that way, even without a pool or an AC.
So you want to get blazed but you're worried about the smell. These easy DIY sploofs made from household objects will ensure that no one will ever figure out what you're up to in there.
Regret level: EVERYTHING.
The Pacers are poised to shoot a nuclear missile into the alien mothership that is the Miami Heat.
Prepare to cringe.
Yabba Dabba Do.
Zynga is laying off 520 employees in its largest restructuring yet. Now the only question is whether it will survive as a mobile gaming company.
Figo wanted to say good-bye to his partner one last time.
Mmmm, the outer core tastes like lemons.* *Warning: Actual outer core of the Earth does not taste like lemons.
"Poshitis" is a term actual medical professionals have coined to describe a condition by which carrying a fashionably large tote in the crook of your elbow causes torn muscles and inflamed shoulder tendons. Well, at least it's a chic injury.
One of the cakes says "Daddio of the Patio" in fondant. The world is perfect.
As "Lovedrop," Chris Odom taught you how to score with babes. Now he'll teach you how to score with bitcoin.
Totally prepared to hike up your skirt a little more and show your world.
In the promos, Kris says that "lots of laughs, great conversation" would "make for a great talk show." Will viewers agree?
A special concert promoting the "Chime for Change" initiative, led by Gucci's Frida Giannini, Salma Hayek and Beyoncé, aims to further opportunities for women worldwide. Oh, and James Franco showed up too.
Best party invitation or BEST PARTY INVITATION? (via Written By magazine)
No homo has no home no mo'.
"I forgive you," says the new prime minister. "All of you who voted against us, who campaigned against us and who spread rumors about us. All of you are forgiven."
The former Weekend Update buddies came together once again.
Beluga whales, the corgis of the ocean.
The Israeli media is currently up in arms over a series of incredibly suggestive photos that five female soldiers posted to social media. NSFW.
"I'm proud of myself, I love myself. That is why I've done this."
More famous people than you might expect. I see you, Nene Leakes!
Iris Apfel took a daytrip to London Zoo with British designer Duro Olowu, and Nowness went along to film their fun times.
You need to plan ahead.
They look like they're about to explode. Can muscles explode?!
Social media brings Chinese public remembrance of the "June 4th Incident" to an unprecedented scale.
"That's amazing," White House Press Secretary says.
Dangerous or just dangerously cute?
1) Put paper eyes and eyebrows on your sleeping dog. 2) OBSERVE THE CUTENESS.
Hufflepuff was almost a bear and she made Quidditch because she thought sports were one thing that holds society together.
Tech start-ups are fishing vets from old media. And old media vets are biting.
Grab a booth at Monk's Café and prepare to test your knowledge on the “show about nothing.”
Scott Disick is 30. Discuss.
Supporting cast takes on a new meaning.
Thanks to the internet, you don't have to join a gym or subscribe to a billion fitness magazines to get fit.
Coastal Carolina's Alex Buccilli is unorthodox, to say the least.
Make sure you have tissues before you start watching this.
Here are the pictures of a baby owl and a mop you've been waiting for all your life.
There are some things that can't be celebrated enough. One of those things is cheese.
Also: everyone else should stop doing it too.
A photo of a Taco Bell employee licking a stack of hard shells was posted to Taco Bell's official Facebook page and people are not happy about it.
This is the new standard by which heroes will be measured.
It's going to be OK.
Rex Elsass built a Republican empire on his faith. But he found himself battling his closest allies over his immortal soul.
If we don't laugh, we'll cry. And if we cry, we'll rock back and forth in the fetal position and never stop. (Warning: Massive spoilers inside!)
Is the exit of the movement's biggest elected rabble-rousers a sign of decline or maturity? "We're a long way from the point where we were only complaining," said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin.
Turn off the oven and fire up the grill!
Backlash is growing against an insensitive Swiffer ad starring a woman dressed up like Rosie The Riveter holding a mop.
"We've been neighbors with the Russians for longer than you," says Sikorski.
Brad and Dylan stole the hearts of their New York high school, and the entire internet.
The 30,000-acre wildfire near Santa Clarita, Calif., is about 40% contained. At least six homes have been destroyed on the gorgeous lakeside land, which hasn't burned since 1929.
A rich mosaic of people being scared by a foul ball.
"Our presence in pride parades is a symbol of the courageous and complex work Mormons are doing every day to make their homes and congregations safe and welcoming for our gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered brothers and sisters," organizer Erika Munson said.
Wrigley Field hosts a bacchanalia.
Another weekly round-up of Stupid.
Harry's mom wed longtime boyfriend Robin Twist this past weekend in Cheshire, England and Harry was best man. Isn't that just the cutest thing ever?
You know the drill: Write a three-line poem with five, seven, and five syllables respectively.
There are own goals and then there's whatever the hell this is.
Hey, Leo, why so glum?
Donut. Bacon. Sandwich.
Billie Holiday's take on "Summertime" made it a hit, but have you heard the R.E.M., Morcheeba, and Janis Joplin covers?
The weather's heating up and the fur is coming off, along with some inevitable loss of dignity.
The protest art of the video game generation. Demonstrations surrounding a park in Istanbul continue unabated, and activists are getting creative with their pop-culture protestations.
The two American Idol alums got married over the weekend in a sunflower-filled wedding in Brentwood, California.
The model and environmentalist created a collection in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund, with pieces crafted from precious metals and Amazonian rubber to raise awareness of deforestation. Released only this morning, the line is already sold out online.
The passing of the longtime Democratic fixture will push a Senate race into high gear. Christie has the option to appoint an interim replacement.
Photographer Daniella Zalcman captured her move from New York to London in these wonderfully chaotic photographs.
Investors in Steve Cohen's SAC Capital hedge fund, which is battling an insider trading probe, have until the end of the day to ask for their money back.The Wall Street Journal reported that an estimated $3.5 billion is expected to be pulled from the hedge fund.
"I'm not chairman of the national party so I'll give my honest opinion."
He makes me howl. Sorry, I'm not sorry.
Time to show off your toes!
After reading this, you'll want to gigil us.
He was 89. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will name someone to fill the senator's vacancy.
Friday's massive storm came two weeks after another Oklahoma twister killed 24.
Let's go for a ride.
As the CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Steven Kolb meets with Diane Von Furstenberg in her bedroom and helps hook premier designers up with Kohl's collaborations. And before this job, he wasn't even interested in fashion.
Will Smith suffered the indignity of his sci-fi flick After Earth bombing big time this weekend. But he can at least take comfort in knowing that flops happen to the best of 'em.
The BBC's version of The Hunger Games.
For some diner in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
When film and TV captions go wrong.
If it's Monday, Don Draper has a hash hangover, and it's time for Mad Men Sexist Ads of the Week.
Shayk will play the Megara to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Hercules in new Brett Ratner-directed film Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Hopefully her character will prove as sassy as Disney's.
The next instalment catches up with Effy, Cook and Cassie.
For humans and their cats, that is.
Is this the beginning of the end of Hollywood's most-feared blogger's control of her own Deadline site? Or the actual end?
Gaga lost the pointy nail during a concert in Dublin, Ireland last September. An enterprising crew member noticed the gaudy gold acrylic post-show and recently listed it on a specialty auction site, where someone with nothing better to do with $12,000 snapped it up.
September has been a big month for DC Comics since the relaunch of the New 52, and this September will be the biggest yet thanks to DC's infamous anti-heroes, the villains. Co-Publishers of DC Entertainment Dan DiDio and Jim Lee sat down to discuss the details of the event.
Corn-based or potato-based, we don't care, we pretty much love them all. But which variety is the best?
Let's face it, these people all deserved to get fired.
The proprietor of Deadline.com, known for her slash-and-burn style of ranting and reporting, became the subject of Sunday night's story. No love lost.
Well, "funny" ads. But these guys are all definitely dead.
"I think that's what Kanye's always wanted," Kim said in a voiceover on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. And then the world continued to take bets on what the KimYe baby will be named.
The moment book fans have been dreading finally happened. And we may never recover. WARNING: MASSIVE SPOILERS AHEAD.
And here is an interview with one of the key players. SPOILER ALERT.