June 2, 2014
Bride Skips Boring Old Veil, Accessorizes Wedding Gown With Live Baby Instead
No, really. That happened. According to Buzzfeed, Shona Carter-Brooks of Jackson, Tennessee, wanted a way to include her darling 1-month-old baby, Aubrey, in her wedding ceremony, so she just tied the infant to the hem of her train and dragged her…
'Taliban Dream Team': Who Are The 5 Prisoners Traded For Bergdahl's Freedom?
A top Republican senator called Monday for an “immediate hearing” to investigate the controversial release of five Taliban prisoners in exchange for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s freedom, as he and others raised alarm that the administration just…
Can The First Ever Lube Containing Medical Marijuana Get Your Vagina High?
Gerson, a life-long fan of using coconut oil as personal lube, says the product works specifically for women because of the very sensitive and absorbent membrane of the vagina and entire vulva — inner and outer labia and clitoris included.…
British Judge Denies Catholic Parents' Request To Block Their Children's Adoption By Same-Sex Couple
"The children will not be able to be brought up in the Catholic faith because of the conflicts between Catholicism and homosexuality," the parents argued. A British judge said that's no reason to block the adoption.
Sources: Intelligence Community Investigated Bergdahl’s Conduct
A senior official confirms to Fox News that the conduct of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl -- both in his final stretch of active duty in Afghanistan and then, too, during his time when he lived among the Taliban -- has been thoroughly investigated by the U.S.…
Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes Repeatedly Subverts Expectations · Book Review · The A.V. Club
Like so many of Stephen King’s novels, Mr. Mercedes has a collection of laughably creaky old tropes at the center, including a serial killer who can’t stop baiting a cop to come find him, and a young attractive divorcée who can’t stop boffing the…
Jenna Dewan-Tatum Posts Cute Picture Of Everly Tatum On Her Birthday
Some babies mark their first birthday sitting in a highchair, making an adorable mess out of a piece of cake while parents document the moment with a multitude of pictures. Baby Everly Tatum celebrated the memorable day dressed as a fairy. SO. DARN.…
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn--And 6 More Celeb Couples Getting Engaged Soon
Sources spilled to Us Weekly that Charlize Theron and Sean Penn "absolutely want to get married," and I couldn't agree more. (You know, based on all their canoodling about town and my psychic powers in the realm of celebrity engagements.) So with…
5 Things Every Movie Gets Wrong About The Apocalypse
Hollywood seems pretty confident that at some point humanity will find itself at the mercy of a world-resetting apocalypse. Over the years, movies have provided us with a complete visual library of survival guides covering each and every possible…
The Best Twitter Reactions To Last Night's 'Game Of Thrones' Shocker
Sure, if you’ve read the books or if you’re just more cynical than me, then you probably saw the end of last night’s Game of Thrones coming. Everything was looking like it was going to be wrapped up perfectly — everyone’s favorite characters (i.e.,…
Syracuse University To Close Advocacy Center For Sexual Assault Victims
The university is shifting its services for sexual assault victims to the Counseling Center in compliance with federal law, but some students aren't happy with the change. A sign of how Title IX's mandatory reporting clause is affecting schools.
40 SF/F Books To Read In June 2014
The year's half over now, but there's a new cohort of books arriving this month to fill your bookshelves. From anthologies to collections, and from fantasy to weird horror to science fiction, to mystery to non-fiction, there's plenty of books coming out this month to keep every fan happy.
Kaley Cuoco Debuts Super Short New Pixie Cut In Adorable Instagram Selfie
Kaley Cuoco just can’t stop chopping off her long, blonde hair. Just as we were getting used to her super trendy choppy bob, she’s surprised us again by chopping off another several inches and going all thew ay to a pixie cut.
Trian Partners, Like Other Giant Hedge Funds, Is A Big Fan Of The Mystery Stock
Nelson Peltz's giant hedge fund is currently holding a position that makes up 11% of the entire $5.8 billion fund's portfolio, but has not had to reveal what the name of the stock is, even after the quarter's filing deadline has passed. This isn't the first time the SEC has allowed the fund, as well as other large managers, to withhold a major filing, and some smaller activist hedge funds are questioning the fairness of the practice.
5 Things I Learned As A Cop Movies Won't Show You (Part 2)
If you think TV and movies make police work sound like fun, well, it is. Sometimes. I spent several years on the job, and as I've mentioned before, it can be dangerous and disgusting, but you sure as hell wind up with some great stories. I mean,…
EMILY MILLER: DOJ Accused Of Targeting Gun Industry With 'Choke Point' Program
The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say.
'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Mountain And The Viper Duke It Out
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones, "The Mountain and the Viper."] Poor Oberyn, you were this close. The Red Viper (Pedro Pascal) channeled his inner Inigo Montoya during his much-anticipated trial by combat with The Mountain (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson). "You raped my sister. You murdered her. You killed her children. Say it now and we can make this quick," he tells Gregor Clegane at the beginning of their battle.
Mark Cuban Is Not Happy With The Insider Trading Investigation Of Carl Icahn
After fighting insider trading charges and winning, the Dallas Mavericks owner says "Until you have waken up to headlines accusing you of wrong doing by the government or others you have no idea how Important due process is."
Silicon Valley: “Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency” · TV Club · The A.V. Club
Looking back over the first season of Silicon Valley, it’s clear that a large part of the show’s success comes from the fact that it manages to draw equally from both parts of creator Mike Judge’s brain. On the one hand, there’s the show that…
Gun Violence Survivors Share Powerful Photos In Solidarity With UCSB Shooting Victims
Survivors and victims' family members from Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, and other shootings join UCSB dad Richard Martinez's "Not One More" campaign to get the word out on gun violence. WARNING: Some graphic images.
American Prospect Mass Exodus Begins
The publication that created a pipeline of digital journalists is going back to its roots as an academic journal. "The ownership is saying they are preserving the publication, but it isn't really true in any sense of the word. It will cease to be a journalistic venture," a source told BuzzFeed.
Box Office: Tom Cruise's 'Edge Of Tomorrow' Opens To Soft $20M Overseas
Facing tough competition, Tom Cruise's Edge of Tomorrow opened to a soft $20 million in 28 foreign markets over the weekend, diminishing hopes that a strong international launch would boost the film's prospects in the U.S. Edge of Tomorrow -- which opens domestically June 6 after sluggish pre-release tracking -- made its strongest showing in Asia, although it has yet to open in China, Japan and South Korea. If it does well in those markets, Edge could make up ground.
Khloe Kardashian Posts A Pic With Champagne, A Gun—and Her New Boyfriend, French Montana!
It’s been nearly six months since Khloe Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom after four years of marriage, and it seems like she’s moving on to a new man. After loads of speculation, she posted a pic snuggled up to her rumored boyfriend:…
Halt And Catch Fire: “I/O” · TV Club · The A.V. Club
A handsome, carefully crafted machine, Halt And Catch Fire looks good coming out of the box. Set in 1983 Texas, the show has an unobtrusive period feel—the fashions feel right, and the decade-appropriate details are present but not overdone. In this…
3 Stars Debuted New Hair Colors Over The Weekend! It's Makeover-Palooza Up In Here
The big beauty news from the weekend (besides Kaley Cuoco chopping her hair into a pixie cut) is that three stars went out with new hair colors. Those stars: Alyson Hannigan, Shay Mitchell, and Cheryl Cole. Hannigan went from the red she's been…
Simple Jacks (And Janes): 17 Mostly Awful Portrayals Of People With Intellectual Disabilities · Inventory · The A.V. Club
1. Ben Stiller, Tropic Thunder (2008) There’s a lot of biting satire of Hollywood in 2008’s Tropic Thunder, including some real teeth in the running joke about Ben Stiller’s character, who’s known for playing Simple Jack, a character with…