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July 1, 2013

What is your horror movie dream? Mine is that I go to bed in my own home, but wake up in the Overlook Hotel. Oh no! (I do know that I am going to wake up in some nightmare scenario, so it isn’t a huge surprise. Let’s say it was something like a…

I can’t remember the last time I got excited about the prospect of a new Brian DePalma movie, but Passion attempts to up the ante by featuring a love story between Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams. Sadly, a movie where a lesbian romance is considered…

Now that she's joined the cast of Dexter in its final season, let's take a look at Charlotte Rampling's impressive career. Here is some of her best work, presented in chronological order.

They just cANT even!

The Winklevoss twins filed a form with the SEC that's the first step to selling shares in a fund that would track the price of Bitcoin. A look at the next move for the Facebook-suing twins.

Zynga founder Mark Pincus bowed to investor pressure Monday and relinquished his CEO role, bringing in Microsoft's Don Mattrick to replace him. For the move to work, Pincus has to also give up management control, something he has had trouble doing in the past.

They're not flocking to Instagram, they're just getting rid of Vine. Updated with clarification from Topsy.

Dr Ernie Ward has spent most of his career trying to get us to treat our pets better. Here, he sits in a parked car for 30 minutes to show you how hot is really does get when you leave your pet there. Listen to your veterinarians. You may not think it, but they are doing essentially human-level medical science on pets, not just giving your pooch a bath.

When a 20-year-old woman and two female friends were approached in a dark parking lot by a group of gun-toting men, one of whom jumped on their car, she did what anyone would do in that situation and tried to get the hell out of there.

Just when your faith in humanity starts to get a little stronger, here comes Russia to give the human spirit a swift kick in the d*ck. Two inebriat...

Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is on weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send…

Alexander Skarsgard goes shirtless and flexes his muscles while taking a family portrait with his siblings in this awesome new photo! The 36-year-old True Blood…

Just like I forgot Jessica Simpson was pregnant, I completely forgot Hulk Hogan has a son out there who looks exactly like his wife. (Do you know how many celebrities are out there? Probably 10.) A son who’s apparently been dating Phil Costa of the…

As dozens of companies drop their deals with the disgraced chef, one celebrity cruise company wants a second run with Deen. Also on the table: a six-figure porn endorsement offer.

Check out his Twitter account.

He certainly does rep hard for his city and go hard for his hood.

While their novels and stories have earned them countless fans, their controversial personal views might surprise you.

Happy Monday, here's what happened today!

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Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven't seen the Season 8 premiere of "Dexter," titled "A Beautiful Day." "Dexter" began its final season Sunday night as the TV landscape found itself at an anti-hero crossroads. Two weeks after James Gandolfini's death and at the start of a summer that will see the series finales of "Dexter" and "Breaking Bad," it feels…

With immigration reform now in the hands of House Republican leadership, the president can't do much but pressure from the outside, advocates say.

Fan art of Russian president Vladimir Putin exists and it is EVERYTHING.

It's been more than a week since we heard from the ex-government contractor and current fugitive. "I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many."

Robin Thicke is dapper while performing onstage during the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (June 30) in Los Angeles. The 36-year-old…

The pen is mightier than the sword, especially if said pen is writing bullshit. For instance, every good military strategist knows that a well-constructed bluff can overcome almost any odds. You just have to really sell it, that's all.

Former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders is so happy about his divorce from he had to announce it to the Twitterverse.

He plays a Ser on Game Of Thrones but he should be a Prince (charming).

Maja Cule is a New York-based artist whose work breaks down the ways that online information and content influence offline actions. Recently, she collaborated with the fiercely interrogative "post-Internet" DIS Magazine on a project called… Hello! Where exactly are you right now? I’m in Croatia, home on…

These demons of the night are way more terrifying than vampires (or vampire bats) will ever be.

Fab or drab?

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She raps. She levitates. She makes adorable stop action movies. Yup, sounds about right.

Protesters around the world are lighting up police, buildings, and aircraft with powerful, cheap lasers. The new "counter-optical" activism.

Very strongly worded...

And the award for most fun night goes to... Paula Patton.

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As one of the fashion industry's most in-demand faces, the Danish beauty wants to use her platform to voice her support of gay rights.

An Arizona woman arrested on suspicion of smuggling drugs from Mexico into the United States had to have a one-pound package of methamphetamine surgically removed from her pelvis last week. Claudia Ibarra, 31, was taken into custody at the Port of…

Today is Pamela Anderson’s 46th birthday, so apologies in advance if that makes anyone feel particularly old. The good news is that she’s still looking very fine, something she makes sure to show everyone–first in Lovecat Magazine and then on the…

Grab your lawyer, and let the countdown begin.

Never one to mince words, Moz hates on Cyndi Lauper and confesses to liking Duran Duran.

Zynga announced Monday that founder and controlling shareholder Mark Pincus would relinquish his role as Chief Executive Officer, bowing to investor pressure. The company hired Don Mattrick from Microsoft as CEO to steer a turnaround and position it for the mobile era.

The most perfect wedding could happen at any time, and honestly we should all start mentally prepping now.

That story and more in today's CelebFeed Gossip Roundup!

For the people that live by the saying, "Live slow."

This Funny Or Die video showcases what will clearly be the best TNT/CBS/USA drama/comedy/reality show this fall.

Grab some Tim Ho's, lift the lid, and get yourself on a road trip to these awesome places in Canada. You'll be glad you did.

Never has there been so much overalls-wearing in the White House.

Gayby, a small independent film, has had a special role in a historic week for the LGBT community.

Q: How do you make any dessert sad? A: Add yogurt to the end of its name.

Clear enough for your mom to understand, real enough to hit home on every page.

It's not entirely clear what it has to do with sports or why it's up at this particular moment. But it WILL make you very emotional!

And we've only just begun!

The former president and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, are in Zambia to promote the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, their cancer-fighting initiative. They also helped renovate a women's clinic.

"A book about the dreams that live on after deportation and return to a country one barely knows."

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And he doesn’t have to worry about murder charges when her dad, Hulk Hogan, tries to kill him and he has to snap Hulk’s old man neck with two of his fingers. Everyone’s making jokes about Hulk beating up Costa over this, but let’s be honest with…

Rupees piling up? Who needs that slightly bigger purse... Here are some great examples of Zelda crafts to keep you busy on your quest.

With the 4th of July only a few days away, it's time to celebrate MURICA!

If a bulldog hasn't made you smile today then you should probably look at this right now.

I find this Farrah Abraham story endlessly entertaining, because every time Hollywood tries to do a send up of “celebrity culture” it’s either misguided (I’m Still Here) or dull (The Bling Ring), yet in the persona of Teen Mom Farrah, we have this…



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I can't look away you guys.

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According to a study in this month's issue of Animal Cognition, cats don't dislike us that much at all. Here's why you might've thought they hated your guts.

Just say no.

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San Francisco's BART trains are out of service today as workers strike for the first time in 16 years, leaving commuters in the Bay Area stranded. It may seem like utter chaos, but take a moment to appreciate the peace and quiet of it all.

These male models looked just about as skinny as a lot of the women runway models. New fad?

Oh. Oh, yes. Right there. That's the spot.

The size of this crowd gathered in downtown Cairo tonight. Amazing.

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But it's NOT a human in a bear suit, it's a real bear in its normal bear skin and he's amazing.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin reportedly said Monday that his government would not hand over NSA leaker Edward Snowden, but wouldn't give him asylum either unless he stops leaking U.S. secrets.

Basically, we told our son that he had to choose between Jesus and his sexuality. We forced him to make a choice between God and being a sexual person. Choosing God, practically, meant living a lifetime condemned to being alone. He would never have…

Former President George W. Bush defended PRISM, the Internet spying program that began under his administration but remained secret until The Washington Post and The Guardian revealed its existence last month. "I put that program in place to protect…

Alcohol, crushing depression, and copywriting don't mix well.

Nine reasons why you should be following Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams on Vine.

Smartphone maker BlackBerry has lost about $3 billion in market value during Thorsten Heins' less than two years as CEO. Has anyone fared worse in attempting a turnaround?

Democratic Campaign Committee chairman Steve Israel says the almost two dozen Republicans would be "out-of-step with major groups in their districts" if they don't support comprehensive immigration reform efforts.

What will you find on a hilariously overconfident dude's bookshelf?

Eat more meat on a stick, for starters.

For the days when you need a little extra sunshine.

The star of The Way, Way Back eats some Skittles and talks about his eclectic career.


Google, Apple, Samsung, Facebook, and Amazon are all currently in the process of building their new, mega headquarters — and it feels a little bit like a tech takeover.

A look at spending for parties before the big day.

"It's Eric Snowden, it's not a Bond villain. We don't need Batman." His name is Edward.

Congress and the president couldn't reach an agreement on what to do with subsidized federal student loans. What that means for current loans and going forward.

A top Microsoft gaming executive is headed to Zynga. He could even be taking over as CEO of the company, according to AllThingsD.

A look at Soap Opera Death in Britain

Really huge. Like you could smuggle a turkey under them, if you were bringing illegally hunted game back into District 12.

He was a member of two gun forums, as well.

User "Kaynbred" spent countless hours in an obscure, realistic, first-person shooter.

An important reminder of how insane the existence of Bryce Harper is.

It was a fabulous day.

It must have been a toot of love.

Green lasers everywhere.

The hit here is that Terry McAuliffe clapped. They don't even mention coal and Tom Perriello's name is spelled wrong.

When rumor becomes truth: Terminator Reboots, With Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – this is still undecided.

What to do (and what to don't) if you're interested in making pretty, delicious, totally non-lame bowls of fruit.

You have 10 minutes to answer these 30 questions.

It was a final gasp effort to save the popular sassy magazine for the modern girl. It failed, but it failed fucking magnificently.

A day before Obama and Bush have a joint appearance in Tanzania, Obama rebuffs critics of his AIDS policy and praises George W. Bush's efforts.

Important answers to important questions — asked by you! — as well as the scoop on her next hair color, the most romantic thing a guy has done for her, and if Ben Stiller ever ended up buying her new album.


If only they could have held on for a little longer.

A list of widely loved activities, people, and delicious spreads to help us relate to the women of our generation.

We caught up with Poehler, Zack Woods, Ellie Kemper, and more at Upright Citizens Brigade's 15th annual Del Close Marathon this weekend and asked them which member of the same sex they’d marry now that the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 are dead.

Are you ever too old to rock a bikini? What's the average age at which women are most comfortable in a bikini? It's not 23, despite what you might think.

For those unaware, Minute Physics breaks down the difference between the magnetic, geographical, and geomagnetic poles. Silly Russia, you can't claim something that's always moving!

(Newser) – When Jesus Solis saw three men forcing a woman to dance with them at a Texas sports bar around 2am yesterday, he was quick to come to the woman's defense. It was a move that ultimately…

Maximize cherries' antioxidant benefits by buying local (and organic)! Their antioxidants begin to degrade soon after they're picked.

The latest in the ongoing drama of Moscow airport's most famous resident.

Sabine Lisicki pulls off yet another 2013 All-England upset.

Anytime you can get paid loads of money to sing for a guy with a "dismal human rights record," you have to do it.

Tomatoes are here. At last.

The three factors behind a massive wave of consolidation.


A girl posted a Vine of herself running on to the field during the College World Series and ended up with maybe the best selfie ever.

There is a good chance you might not even realize some of these artists are Canadian. But they are, and Canada should be very, very proud.

Make industrial supplies into awesome accessories in no time.

"Since I can do no good because a woman, reach constantly at something that is near it."The Maid's Tragedy, Beaumont and Fletcher.

Once upon a time, a man would meet a woman, they’d exchange phone numbers, make a date and learn about each other by sharing experiences together. In today’s hyper-connected world of tweets and Instagram photos, we start learning about our potential…

No TV show says summer to us more than True Blood, its Southern Gothic atmosphere and pulpy pleasures providing the perfect complement to sweaty evenings spent drinking mint juleps at home after another exhausting day in the hot sun. The show…

It looks like being a golden god runs in the family.

When you challenge someone to make the gayest song ever, this is what you get.

I told my wife that there was no way for a squirrel to be getting to this bird feeder. I was wrong. She grabbed this shot today.

In 1969, Life magazine explored the "freaky new freedoms" of fashion seen on high school students across the country. The inspiring fashion from that year is a far cry from the Aeropostale, Forever 21, and American Eagle clothing worn by students today.

The other day my friend Shannon called me asking for help. She said her women’s group was putting on a luncheon for a group from some other country. Each member of her group was supposed to sit at a table full of the visitors from, I don't know,…

Google Reader is importing its last feeds. Amid a chorus of grief, Google is shutting down the beloved service once and for all come Monday. Some users will leave a flower at Slate’s Google Graveyard and move on with their lives, bowing reluctantly…

DUNEDIN, New Zealand, June 30 (UPI) -- A New Zealand woman mistakenly glued her lips together and then attempted to call authorities, police said.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and other NASCAR drivers came to Danica Patrick's defense after TV analyst Kyle Petty said she is "not a race car driver," but simply a "marketing machine."

UPDATE: The military has responded to public pressure and ousted Morsi. After one year in office, President Morsi faces the biggest protests of his tenure. Why?

The Endless return this October. For fans of graphic novels or Mr. Gaiman, this is the best news ever.

Even if your kids aren't going on vacation or off to summer camp, you can still ensure they'll have the best summer ever.

Try harder.

Watches broke, everyone had on the same Versace, and some genuinely beautiful performances happened. And a poodle, a poodle happened.

The defending world champs are handily defeated in Rio de Janeiro.

Everything is raw and you're a huge disappointment.

One model was cut from a top Paris fashion show because she has them.

Fish need to be careful around Miguel Cabrera.

It's that time of year again.

A beard isn't just a hairstyle, it's a part of you.

Take a rugged outdoor adventure that substitutes beer and hotels for Tang and tents.

When Alexander Skarsgard takes a family photo, great things happen.

No one does summer like an otter does summer Watch and learn.

The country’s cardinal refers to Obama’s pick to lead the U.S. embassy in the Dominican Republic a "maricón," which is usually translated as "faggot," while others urged the country's president to reject the appointment. Brewster is one of five out gay nominees for ambassadorships named in June.


Animals make our lives so much better.

2013 BET Awards - Red Carpet & Show Coverage!

Ciara shows off her flat tummy while performing onstage during the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (June 30) in Los Angeles. The 27-year-old…

(Newser) – Tragedy in central Arizona, where 19 elite firefighters are dead after getting trapped by a fast-moving wildfire in the town of Yarnell. Eighteen of the men were part of the Granite…

The group was upset that the Ten Commandments were allowed to stand in front of a local courthouse.


Who really wants an iPhone, anyway?

French couture designer Alexis Mabille says his clients are getting younger because their moms want them to start owning couture as young as 12 years old. "I was in a fitting recently and a mother bought a prom dress for her daughter there and then," Mabille recalled.

As told by Sandra Bullock on Saturday's edition of The Graham Norton Show.

Fuck you, July. FUCK. YOU.

Halo shows its colors.

These whimsical lighting ideas look just as cute and festive during the daytime as they do on a warm summer evening.

We're all just one giant extended family and a freaking awesome one at that.

After extensive research, these are our findings.

Who looked fab and who looked drab?

Her 2008 support for "a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants" would seemingly fall under the definition she has for amnesty today.

'how do I pierce this mortal flesh!?' he thinks..

Because the best way to show someone you care is by viciously insulting them. NSFW language, obviously.

We don’t know if Adele’s version of the left hand Paradise tattoo has any particular meaning, or if she just liked the way it looked, and her being tattoo twins with Del Rey could be either homage or pure coincidence. At the moment it’s not clear if…


Once called “the country’s most original” hotel, the model of the Ace brand is fast becoming one that private equity firms are clamoring to replicate. They feel boutique lifestyle hotels are a desirable and — more importantly — sustainable investment.

Jennifer Lopez went down in fashion history when she stepped out in that Versace dress at the 2000 Grammy Awards. While a slew of stars have rocked the revealing neckline since JLo first took the plunge, we haven’t seen a star pull off the sexy look…

According to a report in the Gainesville Times, an 18-year-old named “Bamboo Flute Blanchard” stabbed his 54-year-old father in the chest with a pocket knife Tuesday, because, as he told deputies, he wondered what it would be like to take a life.…

Canada has doubled down on the Canada with a weirdly fun remix of their national anthem. Playing like Gretzky, living the dream.

We sift, you see.

BG the Badger wants to follow you.

Tourists flock to meet these beautiful sacred deer.

LAS VEGAS -- A Paris-born performer in Cirque du Soleil's "Ka" died after a fall during a show in Las Vegas. Sarah Guyard-Guillot was pronounced dead late Saturday night at a hospital after falling about 50 feet from the show's stage.

Kristen Stewart dons a trendy pair of eyeglasses while catching a departing flight at LAX Airport on Sunday (June 30) in Los Angeles. Last week, the 23-year-old…

We love it when celebrities lose their minds, but usually the people we watch are the obvious train wrecks just adding more footnotes of craziness to their respective Wikipedia pages. But every now and then, a well-respected actor, a ditzy but…

Hey, Basenji, you're doing it wrong.

Who else could've made Theo's Gordon Gartrell knockoff shirt? NOBODY.

The snozzberries taste like snozzberries!

Why not, eh? From the Underdogs series by Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani.

Canon 60D + Canon 300/4 IS. Handheld + vReveal software for "stabilization". Maybe next time I will buy steady cam or new lens, with better IS (like 70-200/2.8 IS II). I am also thinking about buying Canon 5D Mark III. Unfortunately I could not record more videos with those planes (I was only 3 hours on the air show and I missed second show of this planes in flight).

First time he sat on my and my fiance hands (I am shooting macro from 3 years and I can only "school" dragonflies that would sit on my hands and fingers). Usually they're very skittish and they fly very low, near the wild flowers. Photos:

President Obama on Sunday will announce a new initiative to double access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa, part of his effort to build on the legacy of equality and opportunity forged by his personal hero, Nelson Mandela.

We talk to four women about what it's really like to get married—and divorced—young, and what happens next.

Blistering sunshine, tomato fights... and Bruce Forsyth.

The visual effects supervisor on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Chris Godfrey, has published a reel showing what the movie looked like before and after VFX were applied to the F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptation. The movie is composed of almost 1500…

Man of Steel earned $20.8 million domestically for the weekend and $52.2 million internationally, putting it at No. 3 globally behind Brad Pitt's zombie tentpole World War Z, which placed No. 1 for the frame with $99.9 million.

One of the most beautiful places to take a picture, and to prove you made it you take a picture with the sign at the top. Some people just need to stand out I guess...

Condragulations! You get a gold star.

Gabrielle Union and her boyfriend Dwyane Wade hit the red carpet at the 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (June 30) in Los Angeles. The…

Two men appeared to have been with Aaron Hernandez the night the NFL star allegedly shot and killed Odin Lloyd.

After her shocking admission to using a racial slur – and fumbled attempts to apologize – celebrity chef Paula Deen is dropped by the Food Network and struggles to hold her reputation – and empire – together. What will she do next? Will she survive…

Don’t rule out the possibility of baby North West appearing on a major magazine cover just yet! If the price is right, a source close to Kanye West tells EXCLUSIVELY, there’s a good chance we’ll see his and Kim Kardashian‘s…

The National Legal and Policy Center doesn't like a tour about free enterprise being sponsored by a company that received a government bailout.

Need to have Australian politics explained?

In Brazil, more than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched Sunday near the Maracana football stadium before a major international match.

Updated: An elite team of firefighters died Sunday while fighting a fast-moving wildfire northwest of Phoenix.

The martial artist appeared in films such as

Dogs are generally reliable creatures but when you put them in front of a camera, all bets are off.

Editor's Note: Images that ran here previously have been removed out of respect for the privacy of minors depicted. Julia Roberts' husband Danny Moder and the couple's three kids visited the Oscar-winning actress on the set of "The Normal Heart"…

Whether they know it or not, Andy Samberg's rap crew fits in very well with today's rap culture, and they stand above much of it.

You'd figure, of all our myriad freedoms, the freedom to eat would be one that almost goes without saying, one you take for granted, because who could possibly give a happy horseshit what you cram into your maw? Turns out all kinds of people care.…

It's the best way to eat your veggies all season long.

Six years ago, Robert Levinson, a retired-FBI-agent-turned-private-investigator, was kidnapped in the Persian Gulf. To this day, no one knows where he is, but his family — and the government — aren't ready to give up the hunt.

The $6 billion flagship Gap brand is reconnecting with a new generation of customers, namely millennials, by joining them at music festivals from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza.

"Kiss it. Kiss it. Spank it."

Mick Jagger might be a knight of the realm who turns 70 this month, and Keith Richards might now sport something resembling an old man’s paunch, but they, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood (at 66, the baby of the band, and also the new boy, having…

ATLANTA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human rights activist said Friday religious authorities perpetuate…

An image of a conference in Saudi Arabia on the topic of “women in society” – with not a single female present - has gone viral.

Si la infanta Cristina imputada y la infanta Cristina 'desimputada' dieron para montajes y parodias, el ingreso en prisión del extesorero del PP Luis Bárcenas, no es para menos.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Justin Miller, a pitcher for four teams during a major league career that spanned seven seasons, has been found dead. He was 35.

While hanging out at a lake in Rockmart, Ga., with his son on June 8, Mike Patterson noticed a 4-year-old struggling to stay afloat and dove in to help. The heroic dad's spinal cord was severed in the process and he died on Friday, with his family…

In-N-Out still claims they have no "secret menu," although they've acknowledged a fair amount of their off-menu items through a page on their website. It wasn't until a few days ago that I overheard a Twitter conversation about a style of burger I'd…

What goes well with knock-knock jokes? Ice cream.

Hundreds of mourners gathered this weekend to pay their final respects to Lil Snupe, the promising 18-year-old rapper who was shot and killed earlier this month.

A.J. Matthews wasn’t disappointed when his name wasn’t called in Thursday night’s NBA Draft. The Brooklyn product just took it as another step in his long-winding career in which he will have to take a circuitous route to reach his goals.

A bit oddly, the report does not mention the word "lactose," though lactose intolerance is certainly the reason you won't see me drinking any fluid milk. The entire federal government seems to be sufficiently locked down by the dairy industry to…

The tennis ace spent time on a boat with friends off the Spanish island of Formentera, where he showed off his toned torso.

Milking it: Pippa, pictured left at a summer party this week, has been attending a whirl of social events since she found fame at her sister's wedding and the Duchess of Cambridge pictured this week (right)

Ziyi Zhang gets decorated with the Order of Arts and Letters Chevalier by the French Minister of Culture on Thursday (June 27) in Beijing, China. The 34-year-old…

Ellen Page has been a fierce advocate for raising awareness of causes I can’t remember in the past, so it only makes sense that she’s turned her attention to a subject that affects the lives of millions: Why are dudes the only ones making porn? Via…

How heartbreaking. Miley has definitely transformed into one of the hottest performers around, but a source tells EXCLUSIVELY that her new image might be TOO sexy for Liam. Watchi...

A new report claims that Kim IS shopping around for the best offer for the first pics of North West, and that there's already a multi-million dollar offer on the table. What will Kanye West -- and ...

The big cameras that the Kardashians are used to haven't shot Nori just yet, but a source close to Kanye West tells EXCLUSIVELY what exactly Kim and Kanye are doing when it comes ...

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