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Jimmy Kimmel Dupes Americans On 4th Of July Facts
July 4, 2015 – 11:27 am | No Comment
Jimmy Kimmel Dupes Americans On 4th Of July Facts

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is at it again with his “Lie Witness News,” this time in a patriotic 4th of July segment. In the popular feature, a Kimmel staffer conducts man-on-the-street interviews, asking people about …

Report: David Sweat, Escaped Inmate, Shot In Upstate New York
June 28, 2015 – 4:57 pm | No Comment
Report: David Sweat, Escaped Inmate, Shot In Upstate New York

The New York Times reports that David Sweat, the final escapee still on the loose following a daring prison escape in Upstate New York, has been shot by a state trooper.
His condition was unknown and …

Woman Arrested Trying to Remove Confederate Flag From South Carolina State House
June 27, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
Woman Arrested Trying to Remove Confederate Flag From South Carolina State House

A woman scaled the flagpole in front of the South Carolina state house and removed the controversial flag there. Bree Newsome, 30, was arrested when she reached the ground, and charged with defacing a monument, …

Jon Stewart Does Joke-Free Daily Show After Charleston Shooting
June 19, 2015 – 11:46 am | No Comment
Jon Stewart Does Joke-Free <i>Daily Show</i> After Charleston Shooting

On last night’s episode of The Daily Show, host Jon Stewart began by “apologizing” for not doing his job of writing jokes about the news. Stewart then spoke somberly for several minutes about the shooting …

Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University For Racial Discrimination
June 15, 2015 – 9:09 pm | No Comment
Rachel Dolezal Sued Howard University For Racial Discrimination

Oh man, this story keeps getting weirder. Rachel Dolezal, who resigned this week as head of the NAACP in Spokane after it was revealed she had been masquerading as a black woman for years, reportedly …

Parents Say NAACP Leader Lied About Being Black
June 12, 2015 – 11:43 am | No Comment
Parents Say NAACP Leader Lied About Being Black

Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, is coming under scrutiny this week after her biological parents publicly came forward to state she has falsely been representing herself as black for …

Check Out The First Trailer For The Martian, Starring Matt Damon
June 8, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

Matt Damon has suffered a lot of abuse and showed impressive survival skills in his roles in the Bourne movies and other films. But his latest role might face the toughest challenge of all. In …

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Was Exactly 30 Years Ago Today
June 5, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Was Exactly 30 Years Ago Today

File this under “Useless but awesome knowledge.” Four years ago, writer Larry Granillo at Baseball Prospectus closely studied to baseball game in the classic John Hughes film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to figure out exactly …

#NotMyAmerica Responds To Anti-Muslim Protests
May 30, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
#NotMyAmerica Responds To Anti-Muslim Protests

The hashtag “NotMyAmerica” has taken off on social media in response to anti-Muslim protests taking place outside a mosque in Phoenix, AZ. The protests featured a contest to draw the prophet Mohammed, similar to the …

Police Detonate Suspicious Pressure Cooker Near US Capitol
May 25, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment
Police Detonate Suspicious Pressure Cooker Near US Capitol

US Capitol Police have disposed of a pressure cooker found in a van parked on the National Mall.
The van was spotted during a routine patrol. Police say it smelled of gasoline, and appeared to contain …

John And Alicia Nash, Of A Beautiful Mind Fame, Dead In Car Accident
May 24, 2015 – 8:46 pm | No Comment
John And Alicia Nash, Of <i>A Beautiful Mind</i> Fame, Dead In Car Accident

John and Alicia Nash, whose lives and marriage were depicted in the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, died in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday. He was 86, and she was …

Ireland To Become First Nation To Approve Gay Marriage By Popular Vote
May 23, 2015 – 9:36 am | No Comment
Ireland To Become First Nation To Approve Gay Marriage By Popular Vote

With voting still underway, early results show a landslide victory for supporters of same-sex marriage in a referendum in Ireland. Not only is this a result that would have been unthinkable just a few years …

Daron Dylon Wint, DC “Mansion Fire” Murder Suspect, Arrested in Washington
May 22, 2015 – 8:57 am | No Comment
Daron Dylon Wint, DC “Mansion Fire” Murder Suspect, Arrested in Washington

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was apprehended late on Thursday night in Washington, DC. Wint is the primary suspect in the May 14 quadruple murder of a wealthy DC family and their housekeeper, which ended in …

FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Looks At Window Strike
May 16, 2015 – 8:16 pm | No Comment
FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Looks At Window Strike

The FBI has joined the investigation into a lethal Amtrak crash after NTSB investigators found evidence that an object may have struck the windshield of the train before the derailment. The cause of the crash, …

Do We Need A “More Adult” Muppet Show?
May 8, 2015 – 10:28 am | One Comment
Do We Need A “More Adult” <i>Muppet Show</i>?

The rumors have been confirmed: ABC has greenlit a new Muppet Show. But unlike the popular variety show of the 70′s (or the very short-lived show of the 90′s, natch), the new show will be …

SNL Mocks Marvel’s Lack of Women With Black Widow Rom-Com
May 3, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Mocks Marvel’s Lack of Women With Black Widow Rom-Com

Saturday Night Live threw down the gauntlet to Marvel this weekend over the entertainment company’s treatment of female superheros (which reflects the challenges facing the industry at large). Noting the lack of attention that female …

Take Your Pick: Today Is Derby Day, Free Comic Book Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and Fight Night
May 2, 2015 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
Take Your Pick: Today Is Derby Day, Free Comic Book Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and Fight Night

Are you bored today, Saturday, May 2, 2015? Sorry, but you really don’t have an excuse. Today offers a plethora of nationwide (even global) events. So log on, tune in, or find a participating location …

Obama (And Luther!) Killed It At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
April 27, 2015 – 10:13 am | No Comment
Obama (And Luther!) Killed It At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

This weekend saw the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where the biggest names in Washington get together to pat each other on the back while tearing each other down with cutting humor. And once again, …

First Look of Jared Leto’s Joker From Suicide Squad
April 25, 2015 – 11:04 am | No Comment
First Look of Jared Leto’s Joker From <i>Suicide Squad</a>

Everyone knows Jared Leto has big shoes to fill as the first actor to portray The Joker onscreen since Heath Ledger‘s Oscar-winning performance in The Dark Knight. But Leto, an Oscar winner himself who is …

Is The New Jurassic World Trailer Any Better?
April 20, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Is The New <i>Jurassic World</i> Trailer Any Better?

When we got our first glimpse of Jurassic World a few months back, the teaser was met with a bit of criticism, thanks in part to Chris Pratt‘s super-serious, squinty delivery of some groan-worthy dialogue …

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