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Gloria Steinem Tells Bill Maher: Girls Support Bernie Sanders to Get Boys
February 6, 2016 – 6:32 pm | No Comment
Gloria Steinem Tells Bill Maher: Girls Support Bernie Sanders to Get Boys

During an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher, feminist icon Gloria Steinem made a controversial statement about Bernie Sanders‘ support among young women. The statement has caused a sharp backlash among liberals and provided …

Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills 1, Injures Several
February 6, 2016 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
Manhattan Crane Collapse Kills 1, Injures Several

The collapse of a massive construction crane in the downtown Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca killed one person and injured several more on Friday morning.
David Wichs, 38, was a trader on his way to work. The …

Tina Fey Overshadows Ronda Rousey on SNL, Blizzard Edition
January 24, 2016 – 11:19 am | No Comment
Tina Fey Overshadows Ronda Rousey on <i>SNL</i>, Blizzard Edition

Ronda Rousey might be able to dominate (almost) all comers in the octagon, but when it comes to comedy, Tina Fey is the undisputed champ. Fey’s minutes-long appearance, reprising her role as Sarah Palin, was …

Drunk Man Accidentally Shoots Woman at Showing of 13 Hours
January 23, 2016 – 10:34 am | No Comment
Drunk Man Accidentally Shoots Woman at Showing of <i>13 Hours</i>

A woman was shot in the shoulder while watching the Michael Bay film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi in Renton, Washington. The 40-year-old is in serious condition, but is said to be improving. The …

New Chips Will Only Work With Windows 10, Starting Now
January 17, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment
New Chips Will Only Work With Windows 10, Starting Now

Microsoft announced this week that it will no longer support Windows 7 and 8.1 for new processors from this point forward. This will save them the costly work of addressing bugs and fixing for increasingly …

Adam Driver Brings Kylo Ren To SNL
January 17, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment
Adam Driver Brings Kylo Ren To <i>SNL</i>

Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live this week, and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Girls star was game to transform into a variety of roles, from a chipper TV host to Aladdin. But the …

Sean Penn Secretly Met Escaped Drug Lord “El Chapo,” May Have Led Authorities There
January 10, 2016 – 10:47 am | No Comment
Sean Penn Secretly Met Escaped Drug Lord “El Chapo,” May Have Led Authorities There

On Saturday night, Rolling Stone magazine published an interview with Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, conducted by Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn. A Mexican official said Penn’s meeting helped lead authorities to …

Powerball Jackpot Tops $900 Million, Could Hit $1 Billion By Tonight
January 9, 2016 – 11:23 am | No Comment
Powerball Jackpot Tops $900 Million, Could Hit $1 Billion By Tonight

With the jackpot topping $900 million, heading towards $1 billion, and eager gamblers racing for a ticket, both the Powerball payout and sales are making new records. The next drawing is tonight at 10:59pm EST.
No …

Armed Men Occupy Federal Facility, Protest Rancher Conviction
January 3, 2016 – 11:13 am | No Comment
Armed Men Occupy Federal Facility, Protest Rancher Conviction

A group of armed men has occupied a federal building on a Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon. The men had just come from a demonstration in support of Dwight Hammond Jr. and Steven Hammond, …

Taylor Swift Releases Video for “Out of the Woods” to End 2015
January 2, 2016 – 11:14 am | No Comment
Taylor Swift Releases Video for “Out of the Woods” to End 2015

It looks like Taylor Swift‘s multi-platinum 2014 release 1989 is still paying off. The singer released the video for the song “Out of the Woods” yesterday on the last day of 2015, almost a year …

Documentary Accuses Peyton Manning of Using Human Growth Hormone
December 27, 2015 – 11:38 am | No Comment
Documentary Accuses Peyton Manning of Using Human Growth Hormone

A new documentary investigation by the Al Jazeera news network accuses Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, among other elite athletes, of using human growth hormone (HGH) as a performance enhancing drug (PED). Manning has unequivocally …

Extreme Weather Kills 15 in Southeast
December 26, 2015 – 10:22 am | No Comment
Extreme Weather Kills 15 in Southeast

Unusually warm weather in much of the country contributed to unseasonal severe thunderstorms and flash flooding in the southeast. As of Saturday morning, the death toll had reached 15 in three states: eight in Mississippi, …

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, & More Return to SNL
December 20, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, & More Return to <i>SNL</i>

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to the show that largely launched both of their careers, to host the last episode of Saturday Night Live of 2015. And while these comedy icons led a lot …

Teen Football Star Zaevion Dobson Dies Protecting Friends From Shooting
December 19, 2015 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
Teen Football Star Zaevion Dobson Dies Protecting Friends From Shooting

A 15-year-old Knoxville student was killed on Thursday as he protected friends from a gang-related shooting. Zaevion William Dobson is being remembered as a “success story” and “contagious” personality.
The violence seems to have begun earlier in …

Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush Returns to Saturday Night Live, Enters Republican Race
December 13, 2015 – 1:54 pm | No Comment
Will Ferrell’s George W. Bush Returns to <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Enters Republican Race

Will Ferrell revived his George W. Bush impression and returned to Saturday Night Live to announced that the 43rd president will seek the Republican nomination.
“This is an important day. I’ve made a big decision. I’m …

Will There Be a Third-Party Trump-Carson Ticket?
December 12, 2015 – 11:10 am | No Comment
Will There Be a Third-Party Trump-Carson Ticket?

Hold on to your hats: The prospect of a third-party ticket with Donald Trump running for president and Dr. Ben Carson running for vice president just got real. And it would be popular.
On Thursday, the …

Ryan Gosling Breaks During Alien Abduction Sketch on SNL
December 6, 2015 – 1:03 pm | No Comment
Ryan Gosling Breaks During Alien Abduction Sketch on <i>SNL</i>

“Breaking,” or breaking character by laughing during a comedy sketch, is usually looked down on, though it’s always a crowd pleaser. But Ryan Gosling, guest host this week of Saturday Night Live, can be forgiven …

Liberty University President Tells Students To Carry Guns And “End Those Muslims”
December 6, 2015 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
Liberty University President Tells Students To Carry Guns And “End Those Muslims”

Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of evangelical Liberty University, encouraged an estimated 10,000 students and faculty at a convocation on Friday to get permits to carry concealed weapons. Falwell said that legally arming those on …

Creed Knocks Out Critics and Audiences
November 29, 2015 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
<i>Creed</i> Knocks Out Critics and Audiences

The Rocky Balboa sequel/reboot Creed hit theaters this weekend, earning a respectable third place after juggernaut franchise conclusion The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 and Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur. Instead of a lazy late franchise …

Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter Said “No More Baby Parts”
November 29, 2015 – 10:39 am | No Comment
Colorado Planned Parenthood Shooter Said “No More Baby Parts”

The man arrested for killing three and wounding several others at the Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, CO reportedly made comments about “no more baby parts,” according to a law enforcement official and witnesses. …

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