December 23, 2014
Take several seats, Home Alone, Die Hard, and Love, Actually, because The Ref is actually the greatest Christmas movie of all time.
The storm also flipped cars, downed power lines and damaged buildings in the Columbia, Mississippi, area.
Just try not to cry yourself.
'Twas the night before the day the mall is closed for Christmas. You can't order anything online-- so here is a last-minute gift guide that can knock some of those christmas socks off!
A high school teacher who abused his students. A Georgia prison allegedly covering up the rape of a trans inmate. The chaotic aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. The brief life and baffling death of an unarmed man shot dead by police in a Wal-Mart. A disappearing wage thief. The downfall of Mississippi's most progressive prison reformer. Here are a few of the most memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2014.
Movies that are not sequels, prequels, remakes, or adaptations of novels, comic books, popular toy lines, or true stories are growing ever more scarce — but some did, at least, make money this year.
Time to decide who is going to sit at the kid's table.
Spoiler alert: She said yes.
¡Los clásicos son clásicos por una razón!
"For the first time the gay community really is coming together to get equal consideration in U.S. foreign policy," activists tell BuzzFeed News.
"Kid asked what I wished for on my wishlist / Have you ever asked a kid for other kidses?"
UPDATE: In addition to upwards of 300 theaters, the most controversial movie ever is available on YouTube, Sony, Microsoft Xbox, and Google Play in the U.S., starting at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Dec. 24.
Covering the news can come at a horrible price.
Because obviously TV is better than spending time with your drunken family.
In the wake of the couple's split, let's look back on their amazing 12-year span of collaborations.
Originally, Selma focused on President Lyndon B. Johnson, until director Ava DuVernay stepped in. “I wasn’t interested in telling the story of a white savior,” she told BuzzFeed News.
Hey, ¿las cosas se están poniendo incómodas para ti?Créeme, siempre podría ser peor.
These 25 quotes from writers prove it's the most wonderful time of the year.
A nightmare before Christmas, some would say.
The birthday girl reveals her first AIM screenname, her go-to karaoke song, and the story behind her new #ByeFelicia mixtape.
"We feel very misled by the U.S. government."
All I want for Christmas is to get the hell out of this airport.
From Game of Thrones to Family Guy, BuzzFeed staffers pick their favorite installments of TV this year. Presented in no particular order.
Raggle the terrier will be your favorite Christmas pooch.
Friends of Officer Rafael Ramos remember him as an “extraordinary person” involved in East New York’s hip-hop movement.
Seamos honestos, a medianoche probablemente estés dormido o comiendo pizza.
Change the way you celebrate with the ultimate Hanukkah gift.
You're leaving more than just your heart in San Francisco
I asked people in Times Square if they want to go to the red planet, even if it means they'll die there. This is what they said.
“If ~hypothetically speaking~, I just farted…am I still on the 'nice' list?”
No injuries were reported when the two planes collided on the tarmac near a passenger gate Tuesday, airlines officials said.
Photographer Stephen Wilkes painstakingly blends thousands of images to form his stunning works of art.
Officer Juventino Castro was cleared by a grand jury Tuesday for the fatal shooting of Jordan Baker in January.
This year I asked Santa to bring me a cake full of bourbon.
The NYPD and the FBI cooperated on the months-long investigation, leading to the arrest of two former Delta Airlines employees. The conspirators allegedly brought loaded guns on board commercial flights in their carry-on luggage.
Every year, a group of men and women who were sexually assaulted while incarcerated gather to write holiday cards to victims still behind bars.
Don't do it. For the love of God, just don't!
¿Sabías que las galletas María fueron creadas en Londres? Bien, ahora puedes seguir comiendo.
"It's touching to know people do things not for praise but out of the goodness of their hearts."
And, of course, Ari is angrier than ever.
Grimm faces up to three years in prison. He'll be sentenced June 8.
O las 22 veces que la felicitación navideña de una familia quedó arruinada.
The Food and Drug Administration recommends a policy that would allow blood donations from men who have abstained from sex with another man for one year. LGBT advocates say the recommendation doesn't go far enough.
The arrests came as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the risk of a terror attack was high following the Sydney cafe siege.
Nothing like a cute dog and a talented photographer to get you in the Christmas spirit!
I think J.J. Abrams might approve of this "special edition" of this film.
Gravy, pumpkin pie, cookies, stuffing, eggnog, HAM? I WANT TO GO TO THERE.
What does it mean to be a furry in 2014? An intimate look at the people ridiculed for their love of dressing up in furry animal costumes.
"I got a lot of problems with you people, and now, you're gonna hear about it!"
Not sure what to get your teen for the holidays? We've got you covered! Check out these great books that are perfect for any teenager.
Members of Bad Brains, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, and more remember Max's Kansas City. An excerpt from NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990, by Tony Rettman.
Attention : il se peut que vous soyez bourrés avant l'arrivée du plat principal.
The actor and musician sits down and answers some very important questions.
Miguel Haro promised to get his 10-year-old daughter a tablet for Christmas. Chicago police told BuzzFeed News the investigation is ongoing.
The gathering was brought together by a new group called "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident."
2014 was the year we found out Barry Chuckle has some moves!
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... But which one are you?
Sony's announcement comes less than a week after the film studio canceled the Dec. 25 release of the James Franco–Seth Rogen movie in the wake of hacker threats.
The tension didn't just begin after two officers were assassinated in Brooklyn on Saturday — it goes back years and involves Al Sharpton, stop-and-frisk, and an inspector general. And the next battle — negotiating two major union contracts — is looming.
Let's just take that nice moment...and ruin it.
Luka Rocco Magnotta, who triggered an international manhunt in 2012 after murdering and dismembering Chinese student Jun Lin — then mailing body parts to political parties and schools after posting a video online of the dismemberment — was found guilty of first degree murder.
In the series finale, but hey, we'll take what we can get. KORRASAMI IS REAL.
Por supuesto, estaría encantado de pagar los costos de aduana por mis propios regalos de Navidad.
When life you gives lemons, crush a little girl's dreams.
Love will always find a way, even on anonymous messaging apps.
Your favorite pop star's favorite pop star.
Fat-shaming, skinny-shaming, food-shaming, butt-shaming, clothing-shaming... You name it, 2014 had it all.
"That's what you get for writing your [redacted] novel on a [redacted] dock."
These are the albums that won us over nearly a decade ago.
No se olviden de inspeccionar detalladamente todas sus fotos antes de subirlas al internet.
It's snowing in space, because Christmas.
If you're not already a superfan of Marina and her music, keep reading, and be persuaded, dear reader!
Pop out of bed and run downstairs, turn on the tunes and unwrap the presents! Everyone has a Euro hit Christmas Anthem... which one is yours?
Enough with the tape and staplers, dads.
Santa doesn't have time to wait for cookies to come out of the oven. He has billions of stops to make in one night!
John Rees-Evans was responding to quote by a UKIP member who claimed that "some homosexuals prefer sex with animals."
Admítelo, ves una cara, ¿verdad? Cosas con caras.
Like, they're basically the Babe Ruth(s) of family Christmas cards.
A new report by Amnesty International has highlighted the horrific ordeals women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority have experienced at the hands of ISIS fighters.
There was so much to mock this year. Private Eye did not let us down.
The Boston Marathon bombing defendant has filed a motion to have his so-called "supporters" banned from demonstrating outside the courthouse during the trial.
Some "Mini Plus Brewing Systems" can overheat and spray hot water during brewing.
YouTube sensation and advocate for LGBTQ youth, Tyler Oakley has been a common name among the internet for years. But 2014 was the year he topped his game.
David A. Clarke Jr., who is black, also believes that Eric Garner's death was an accident and that people should wear "Police Lives Matter" t-shirts.
Welcome to the New York Public Library's vault of strange questions. H/T Gothamist.
The circus painted the ears and backs of the dogs and charged people to take photos with the "pandas."
N'oubliez jamais : c'est vous qui habitez chez lui.
Las transformaciones con el increíble maquillaje que esta mujer crea son espeluznantes pero a la vez hermosos.
Joyce Spakman ha estado experimentando con maquillaje desde los 14 años.
Fries before guys. Unless you're Evan Peters, of course.
Jess Smith decided to break cover while making friends at university.
Haz que estas preciosidades formen parte de tu mundo.
New data shows the economy is growing at its fastest pace in a decade.
From bacon sandwiches to Gareth, this year has had some particularly memorable highlights.
BuzzFeed India spoke to Zarir Warden and Garth D'Mello of "The Other People," a Bombay band whose new single "Christmas Is Here" is making waves all around the world.
Let’s face it: Being a Muslim at Christmas time is tough.
Don't expect to get me a Christmas/birthday present and still be my friend OK?
Pra começar 2015 revolucionando.
Matthew Barzun is hosting gigs at his official residence – in between dealing with CIA reports, John Kerry and the "special relationship". BuzzFeed News went record shopping with him.
Abdelmalek Gouri and two associates were killed late Monday.
Der Tumblr Wirr sind das Volk offenbart das ganze Elend der PEGIDA-Demos.
The problem is that people believe the fake accounts could be run by real UKIP members.
The internet sits on a throne of lies.
"I must not call waiters by making loud kissy noises at them."
Construido durante la gran depresión, el proyecto tomó poco más de un año. La naturaleza peligrosa se la construcción del entonces edificio más alto del mundo puede ser apreciada en estas fotos de la colección de la biblioteca pública de Nueva York.
Everyone knows that as Australia separated from Pangea, and later Gondwanaland, it became a continent rich with unusual fauna found nowhere else! Behold, a list of creatures that'll either creep you out, take you back to your childhood, or intrigue you because they're just plain... weird.
L'acteur britannique était vraiment partout cette année.
The move could pave the way to closer ties with NATO – and anger Russia.
The supergroup performed "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" on The Tonight Show.
Home is where the heart is / home is where you should reach before sundown to be safe.
Diverses espèces de sportifs, observées dans leur habitat naturel.
Don't believe the hype. H/T The two people who suggested this post to me at a party.
It's high time LGBT+ people get representation in children's media...and for bisexuals to get recognition.
On the first day of Christmas, my India gave to me an ancient fucking patriarchy.
"All morning, Robin was pitching more ideas. He was saying: 'Can I say this? Would it be appropriate to say this?'"
De « Friends » à « Community » ou « 2 Broke Girls », en passant par « The Office », « Grey’s Anatomy » ou encore « Doctor Who », voici 15 épisodes mémorables de Noël. A découvrir ou redécouvrir pendant les fêtes.
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Nous sommes tous des connards. Qu'on le veuille ou non.
Because who doesn't need a reason to get drunk while watching twilight?
Some may argue we've got the whole world in our hands, but here is some critical evidence that proves having big hands is actually the worst thing.
Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president. But the senator’s electromagnetic pull has produced a sprawling, complicated draft effort that could define the progressive movement — and prove rewarding or risky for Warren.
The 8 Stages A Person Goes Through When You Tell Them Your College Gives Final Exams After Winter Break
Thank you for your condolences, but they are not going to help me pass my exams.
The United States helped collect the sperm of a spy locked up in California and then send it to his wife. The couple is expecting a baby in two weeks.
Sony previously told publishers including the New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter to stop publishing the "stolen information" released by hackers.
Considering every performance of The Queen is great, this was pretty hard to do.
A logical list to let Syfy know we all want this. These are in no particular order of importance.
The former Australian airline gave Qantas a run for its money.
Spread the holiday cheer with your warmest Christmas greetings
It doesn't have to be that much work.
Sia's Chandelier, Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass, Sam Smith's Stay With Me, Pharrell Williams' Happy, some Taylor Swift, and more...
It's exactly what it sounds like and it's amazing.
Spoiler Alert: On Christmas day it's still hot and everything still wants to kill you!
The only thing they managed to advertise was sexism.
"How long do you think that couple has been together?"
Update: "Daryl," the guy whose picture was shown in the video, has said on Reddit that the whole situation was invented by Mac Lethal. The rapper responded to BuzzFeed News that he apologizes for not verifying the picture's authenticity.
A lot can change in a decade, but it doesn't always.