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Django Unchained Actress Detained by Police for Kissing White Husband?
September 14, 2014 – 11:20 am | No Comment
<i>Django Unchained</i> Actress Detained by Police for Kissing White Husband?

Los Angeles-based actress Danielle Watts, best known for her roles as Coco in Django Unchained, says she was handcuffed and detained by police after refusing to produce ID when no charges or reasons for suspicion …

Kanye West Halts Concert Until Seated Attendees Prove They’re Handicapped
September 13, 2014 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
Kanye West Halts Concert Until Seated Attendees Prove They’re Handicapped

Kanye West‘s infamous ego and mouth may have gotten him in trouble once again. At a concert in Sydney, Australia, the superstar rapper reportedly halted his performance when he spotted one and then another audience …

No Good Deed: Studio Cancels Advance Screenings To Preserve “Audience Experience”
September 12, 2014 – 10:46 am | No Comment
<i>No Good Deed</i>: Studio Cancels Advance Screenings To Preserve “Audience Experience”

The Taraji P. Henson and Idris Elba film No Good Deed is set to be one of the weekends biggest, if not most critically acclaimed, movie debuts this weekend. But there are no reviews of …

Ronald Reagan Didn’t Like How Roots Portrayed White People
September 8, 2014 – 4:02 pm | 2 Comments
Ronald Reagan Didn’t Like How <i>Roots</i> Portrayed White People

A popular historian of the conservative movement has uncovered an interesting and timely tidbit: conservative icon President Ronald Reagan did not like the (near) universally loved TV mini-series Roots. The Great Communicator apparently found the …

Drew Carey Offers Reward for “Ice Bucket Challenge” Assault on Autistic Boy
September 7, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment
Drew Carey Offers Reward for “Ice Bucket Challenge” Assault on Autistic Boy

Actor, comedian, and TV host Drew Carey has offered $10,000 to anyone who helps police apprehend the people behind a disturbing prank against an autistic boy.
In the incident, students from a Cleveland-area high school dumped …

Official Alternate HIMYM Is What Everyone Wanted
September 6, 2014 – 2:47 pm | No Comment
Official Alternate <i>HIMYM</i> Is What Everyone Wanted

After the fiasco that was the How I Met Your Mother ending, Fox (the studio behind the show) announced that it would release an official alternate ending with the complete DVD collection on Sept. 23. …

New Massive Dinosaur Discovered, “Feared Nothing”
September 5, 2014 – 12:31 pm | One Comment
New Massive Dinosaur Discovered, “Feared Nothing”

Tyrannosaurus Rex might have been king, but a newly-discovered species of dinosaur reportedly dwarfs the most famous dinosaur. Dreadnoughtus schrani is believed to have been 85 feet long, and weighed 65 tons.
The paleontologist who led the effort …

iCloud Vulnerability May Have Allowed For Celebrity Nude Hack
September 1, 2014 – 11:21 am | No Comment
iCloud Vulnerability May Have Allowed For Celebrity Nude Hack

In the wake of leaked nude photos of dozens of celebrities, tech blogs are suggesting that a recently-patched flaw in a popular iPhone app may have created the opportunity for the photos to be hacked. …

All-Clear Given At Fort Lee, Virginia After Shooter Situation
August 25, 2014 – 11:08 am | No Comment
All-Clear Given At Fort Lee, Virginia After Shooter Situation

An army base is returning to normal this morning after it was briefly locked down due to a reported active shooter situation. Details are sparse out of Fort Lee in Virginia, but no casualties are …

Earthquake Strikes Northern California
August 24, 2014 – 9:50 am | No Comment
Earthquake Strikes Northern California

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Northern California early this morning. It was the strongest quake in the area since 1989.
The earthquake was centered 3 miles northwest of the American Canyon, a Napa County city that is …

#EricGarner: Staten Island Protests Go Peacfully
August 23, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment
#EricGarner: Staten Island Protests Go Peacfully

Thousands of demonstrators marched through Staten Island today to urge police reform in the wake of the death of Eric Garner. Garner, an asthmatic, was killed on July 17 as police placed him in an …

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For– What Do The Reviews Say?
August 22, 2014 – 11:42 am | One Comment
<i>Sin City: A Dame To Kill For</i>– What Do The Reviews Say?

The reviews are in for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And they seem to agree that the sequel is a pretty empty shell of violence, style, and nudity– but isn’t that why everyone’s …

John Oliver Tears Into Police Militarization
August 18, 2014 – 11:40 am | No Comment

The media landscape is already saturated with pundits ranting about the death of Michael Brown, and you’ve probably already seen too many videos of it today; but ever since his show Last Week Tonight debuted …

Orange is the New Black Wins Big at Creative Arts Emmys
August 17, 2014 – 6:00 pm | No Comment
<i>Orange is the New Black</i> Wins Big at Creative Arts Emmys

The Creative Arts Emmys awards ceremony was held earlier today in Los Angeles, honoring technical achievements in television, but also bestowing some writing and acting awards that don’t make the cut for the Primetime Emmys …

Ferguson Protests Erupt Again Despite Curfew
August 17, 2014 – 1:42 pm | One Comment
Ferguson Protests Erupt Again Despite Curfew

Seven people were arrested and one man was shot on the first night that Missouri State Highway Patrol officers attempted to enforce a state-imposed curfew on Ferguson, Missouri. After protests and looting quieted during the …

Officer In Michael Brown Shooting Identified
August 15, 2014 – 10:38 am | No Comment
Officer In Michael Brown Shooting Identified

At a press conference today, the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was identified as Darren Wilson.
Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson described Wilson as a six-year veteran of the force who had never been …

“Shark Week” Continues Myths With Shark of Darkness
August 11, 2014 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
“Shark Week” Continues Myths With <i>Shark of Darkness</i>

The Discovery Channel was once an educational network offering great scientific programs, and Shark Week was its most popular educational event of the year. But the channel has found success in “mockumentaries” that often fool …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles– What Do The Reviews Say?
August 8, 2014 – 12:54 pm | No Comment
<i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i>– What Do The Reviews Say?

The reviews for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started rolling in last night, and they are predictably the opposite of “Cowabunga!” But the biggest complaint across many reviews seems to be that if …

Man Accidentally Kills Self Taking Gun Selfie
August 4, 2014 – 12:31 pm | No Comment
Man Accidentally Kills Self Taking Gun Selfie

A Mexican man is dead after a gun went off while he posed with it pointing at his head. Oscar Otero Aguilar was 21.
The man’s Facebook page shows numerous photos of Aguilar posing with women …

Guardians of the Galaxy Sets Debut Record
August 3, 2014 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
<i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> Sets Debut Record

It’s no surprise that the latest installment of the Marvel Universe’s interlocking superhero movies is a box office hit; but Guardians of the Galaxy has even exceeded expectations. The action comedy grossed $94 million in …

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