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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 …

Ben Affleck Asked PBS Not Air Slave-Owning Relative
April 19, 2015 – 11:43 am | No Comment
Ben Affleck Asked PBS Not Air Slave-Owning Relative

The latest chapter of the Sony email hack has revealed an embarrassing anecdote about Batman v. Superman star Ben Affleck. Documents posted on Wikileaks this week show that Affleck asked that a slave-owning ancestor be …

Mother Leaves Paralyzed Son In Woods With Only Blanket, Bible
April 12, 2015 – 5:56 pm | No Comment
Mother Leaves Paralyzed Son In Woods With Only Blanket, Bible

A quadriplegic, non-verbal man with cerebral palsy was discovered in the woods off a highway in Philadelphia this week, five days after his mother abandoned him with only a blanket and a bible. Niya Parler, …

The Apple Watch Is Available, And Backordered Until June
April 11, 2015 – 10:18 am | No Comment
The Apple Watch Is Available, And Backordered Until June

All you early adopters can rejoice, the Apple Watch is now available for order and in-store trials. Like many Apple products before it, the first wearable device from Cupertino sold quickly, though it’s lack of …

Check Out The First Teaser Trailer For James Bond In Spectre
March 29, 2015 – 9:23 pm | No Comment
Check Out The First Teaser Trailer For James Bond In <i>Spectre</i>

James Bond is back and returning to his roots. This week, the world got it’s first taste of the upcoming 007 film Spectre, which seems to focus on the international criminal organization that was Bond’s …

The Rock Was Pretty Awesome On Saturday Night Live
March 29, 2015 – 8:53 pm | No Comment
The Rock Was Pretty Awesome On <i>Saturday Night Live</i>

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has proved that he’s a consummate showman, so it’s no surprise that he was entertaining and charismatic when he hosted this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live. But did you know… …

Starbucks Baristas Stop Writing #RaceTogether On Cups
March 22, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
Starbucks Baristas Stop Writing #RaceTogether On Cups

After just a week, Starbucks has instructed its baristas to stop writing “#RaceTogether” on coffee cups as an attempt to engage customers in a conversation about race in America. Despite how soundly the concept was …

Liberal Columnist Says “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Was “Built On A Lie”
March 21, 2015 – 6:29 pm | No Comment
Liberal Columnist Says “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Was “Built On A Lie”

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capeheart wrote this week that he was mistaken when he supported the belief that shooting victim Michael Brown was shot by police while surrendering with his hands up. Capeheart wrote that …

Millionaire Pastor Creflo Dollar Asks Congregation For $65M Private Jet
March 15, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment
Millionaire Pastor Creflo Dollar Asks Congregation For $65M Private Jet

A megachurch pastor in Atlanta has asked his congregation for “love gifts” to purchase a Gulfstream jet valued at over $65 million. After receiving criticism for making the request of his largely impoverished congregation, Creflo …

University of Oklahoma Frat Cut By National Organization And School After Racist Chant
March 9, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment
University of Oklahoma Frat Cut By National Organization And School After Racist Chant

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has faced a swift backlash after members were captured on film chanting racist remarks. The president of the university today announced that it severing “all …

SNL Introduces White Character On Empire
March 8, 2015 – 5:38 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Introduces White Character On <i>Empire</i>

As we’ve reported before, Fox’s Empire is becoming not just a hit, but a sensation as it actually increases viewers every week. And it’s no small feet that a show with an almost entirely black …

SNL Sketch Shows Dakota Johnson Joining ISIS
March 1, 2015 – 2:42 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Sketch Shows Dakota Johnson Joining ISIS

Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson hosted Saturday Night Live last night, and the most buzzed-about sketch by far is a digital short parody of a recent Toyota ad. The sketch has spawned media …

Astronaut on ISS Gives Leonard Nimoy Vulcan Salute From Space
February 28, 2015 – 5:08 pm | No Comment
Astronaut on ISS Gives Leonard Nimoy Vulcan Salute From Space

Tributes have poured out over social media over the weekend for Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing Spock on Star Trek, who passed away on Friday. But one of the greatest and most …

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Wins The Oscars With Sound Of Music Medley
February 23, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment
VIDEO: Lady Gaga Wins The Oscars With <i>Sound Of Music</i> Medley

The evening in general may have received mixed reviews for the performance of host Neil Patrick Harris, but everyone was raving about Lady Gaga‘s appearance at the Academy Awards last night. The “Born This Way” …

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas Scores Big At Razzies
February 22, 2015 – 6:40 pm | No Comment
Kirk Cameron’s <i>Saving Christmas</i> Scores Big At Razzies

The Academy Awards begin in just a few hours, which means that another annual film tradition has just passed: The Golden Raspberry Awards, or “Razzies.” The annual event honors the worst in Hollywood, and this …

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Officially Set For May 2
February 21, 2015 – 2:01 pm | No Comment
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Officially Set For May 2

Many thought this day would never come, and it certainly should have come years ago, but here it is: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have signed a contract to face off on May 2, …

“Celebrity Jeopardy” Returns for SNL 40
February 16, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment
“Celebrity Jeopardy” Returns for <i>SNL 40</i>

It’s hard to pick a single best sketch from last night’s assembly of tributes, compilations, and revamped favorites at the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary special, but the “Celebrity Jeopardy” sketch is a strong contender. …

Fifty Shades To Break Box Office Record, But What Do Critics Say?
February 14, 2015 – 11:55 am | No Comment
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