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First Teaser For Hunger Games: Mockingjay Debuts At Comic-Con
July 28, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment
First Teaser For <i>Hunger Games: Mockingjay</i> Debuts At Comic-Con

Attendees at this week’s San Diego Comic Con saw the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay, which is now available on the web. The one-minute spot doesn’t offer much, but gives …

Florida Police Officers Revealed As KKK Members
July 21, 2014 – 6:09 pm | No Comment
Florida Police Officers Revealed As KKK Members

Two members of a small local Florida police force are out of jobs this week after federal and state investigations found they were members of the Klu Klux Klan. Deputy Chief David Borst resigned and …

Internet Goes Crazy Over Spielberg “Dead Dinosaur” Photo
July 11, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment
Internet Goes Crazy Over Spielberg “Dead Dinosaur” Photo

A photo of acclaimed film director Steven Spielberg posing next to a “dead dinosaur”- i.e. a prop from his film Jurassic Park- spread across the Internet this week. Some commenters were apparently unaware that the …

VIDEO: President Obama Offered Legal Marijuana In Denver
July 9, 2014 – 12:25 pm | No Comment
VIDEO: President Obama Offered Legal Marijuana In Denver

Barack Obama, the current Commander-in-Chief and president of these United States, was legally offered marijuana this week. Obama was visiting Colorado, where recreational marijuana was legalized recently.
“Do you want to take a hit of this?” …

Crumbs Bake Shop Closes All Locations With One-Day Notice
July 8, 2014 – 10:49 am | No Comment
Crumbs Bake Shop Closes All Locations With One-Day Notice

The mighty cupcake has fallen. Crumbs Bake Shop, a New York-based chain that once represented the height of the national cupcake trend, announced on Monday that it was closing all of its shops at the …

Star Wars Episode VII Adds 2 New Cast Members
July 7, 2014 – 9:19 am | No Comment
<i>Star Wars Episode VII</i> Adds 2 New Cast Members

JJ Abrams’ Star Wars sequel/reboot has announced the addition of two new cast members… and you’ve probably never heard of them.
In the announcement, Crystal Clarke was described as an American actress studying in Glasgow, Scotland, …

Community To Return On Yahoo Screen
July 1, 2014 – 9:35 am | No Comment

It looks like #SixSeasonsandaMovie still might happen. After being cancelled by NBC in May, cult hit series Community has been picked up for a sixth season by Yahoo Screen.
“I am very pleased that Community will be returning …

Facebook Manipulated News Feeds in Psychological Experiment
June 30, 2014 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
Facebook Manipulated News Feeds in Psychological Experiment

Facebook recently released a study of user behavior, and unwittingly angered many of their billion-plus worldwide users.  The company admitted to manipulating the news feeds of users to see if it had any affect on …

7 Injured In Bourbon Street Shooting
June 29, 2014 – 10:14 am | No Comment
7 Injured In Bourbon Street Shooting

Seven people were injured in a shooting on New Orlean’s Bourbon Street early this morning. The area is a popular hangout for tourists.
The shots rang out around 2:45am on the 700 block of the popular …

PSA Uses Sex Toys To Talk Gun Safety
June 27, 2014 – 12:00 pm | No Comment
PSA Uses Sex Toys To Talk Gun Safety

A new PSA is going viral with a unique perspective on gun safety. Reminding parents that “if [kids] find something, they’ll play with it,” the video urges families to always put safety locks on guns. …

Pediatricians Recommend Reading to Children From Birth
June 24, 2014 – 5:31 pm | No Comment
Pediatricians Recommend Reading to Children From Birth

Reading with children has long been a bedtime ritual for many families, either for educational purposes or just for fun. But now, it will be recommended medically as well. The country’s main professional group for …

North Korea Denounces Upcoming James Franco/Seth Rogen Film
June 23, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment
North Korea Denounces Upcoming James Franco/Seth Rogen Film

Every movie has its critics, but few can say they’ve been denounced by the most hermetic nation on the planet. Last week, an unofficial spokesperson for North Korea denounced the upcoming film The Interview, in …

Pope Francis Excommunicates The Mafia
June 21, 2014 – 5:33 pm | No Comment
Pope Francis Excommunicates The Mafia

Pope Francis this week declared unequivocally that members of the Mafia are excommunicated from the Catholic Church. The statement came as the pontiff visited with the father of a 3-year-old boy slain by ongoing drug …

Dave Grohl “Roaming Around” White House, Meets Medal of Honor Winner
June 21, 2014 – 1:23 pm | No Comment
Dave Grohl “Roaming Around” White House, Meets Medal of Honor Winner

More evidence that Dave Grohl is the coolest human being on the planet: the Foo Fighters lead singer was apparently discovered just “hanging out” at the White House this week, and snapped a photo with …

Jeremy Meeks “Handsome” Mugshot Goes Viral
June 20, 2014 – 12:45 pm | No Comment
Jeremy Meeks “Handsome” Mugshot Goes Viral

An alleged Northern California gang member is the newest celebrity on the Web. Jeremy Meeks was arrested this week on weapons and gang charges; when his mugshot was posted on the Facebook page of the …

Angelina Jolie Named Honorary Dame By Queen Elizabeth
June 14, 2014 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
Angelina Jolie Named Honorary Dame By Queen Elizabeth

Angelina Jolie has many honors and titles: Academy Award-winner, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, not to mention inclusion on numerous lists of the World’s Hottest Women. Now, the Tomb Raider star can add another: the honorary …

Harrison Ford Breaks Ankle On Star Wars Set
June 13, 2014 – 10:53 am | No Comment
Harrison Ford Breaks Ankle On <i>Star Wars</i> Set

There’s a disturbance in the Force. Disney Studios confirmed this week that Harrison Ford was injured on set of the new Star Wars sequel, but that filming will continue as scheduled.
“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle …

Is Miss Indiana’s Body “Normal?”
June 10, 2014 – 11:55 am | 5 Comments
Is Miss Indiana’s Body “Normal?”

Though Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, walked away with the crown at this week’s Miss USA competition, it was Miss Indiana that got the most attention. Mekayla Diehl became a hot topic on social media, as …

Palestinian, Israeli Presidents Meet At The Vatican Today
June 8, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment
Palestinian, Israeli Presidents Meet At The Vatican Today

The presidents of Israel and Palestine will meet for a prayer meeting in the Vatican today, a year after US-led peace talks fell apart. Mahmoud Abbas and Shimon Peres were invited in a surprising offer …

Seattle Pacific University Shooting Hero Has Wedding Registry Paid For
June 7, 2014 – 11:09 am | 2 Comments
Seattle Pacific University Shooting Hero Has Wedding Registry Paid For

The Seattle Pacific University student who stopped a campus shooting has received an outpouring of support. After strangers discovered his wedding registry at Target and Crate and Barrel and publicized it on social media, the …

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