Disney's massive gamble -- a $250 million space opera based on an obscure, century-old source material -- crapped out at the box office this weekend. Oh well: More money for The Lorax!
The president is on the verge of losing his temper; all it took was a wasted Secret Service detail and 11 Colombian prostitutes.
Jonah Hill's fun, messy stint as guest host of SNL made for an enjoyable night. But all everyone wants to know is who played the unlucky ape alongside him.
On the first anniversary of the biggest natural disaster in Japan's history, an index of relevant numbers.
A soldier in Afghanistan wandered off his base and entered three civilian homes, then proceeded to methodically shoot each of the residents in the head. 16 are dead, several of them young children.
15 Palestinian fighters were killed by Israeli airstrikes today in the bloodiest day in that region in over a year. The action has drawn widespread criticism.
It's big -- really big -- and it's the new centerpiece of the L.A. art world.
Talks between the former U.N. secretary general and the president of Syria have so far proved fruitless, while an Arab League summit on the matter elicits a war of words between Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Rick Santorum wins Kansas, which is probably a relief to Rick Santorum, seeing as he was the only candidate to campaign there.
Your daily dose of Jon Hamm news: An SNL sketch with Lindsay Lohan was pulled at the last second. And don't get him started on Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian!
A man from Portland, Oregon, has been arrested and charged with sending nearly 100 threatening letters containing white powder to members of Congress.
A chilling story out of Iraq claims close to 100 Iraqi teens have been murdered for being perceived to be either "emo" or gay. It looks to be at least partly true.
House majority leader Eric Cantor has thrown his support behind Mitt Romney, as has Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn. Here's what people are saying about it.
Speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington today, the president -- whose allegiance to Israel has been called repeatedly into question by members of the GOP -- made his support forcefully clear.
No one seemed to understand what Lindsay Lohan was doing hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, including Lindsay Lohan.
Exit polling indicates that Vladimir Putin has prevailed in the Russian presidential election -- and things could get ugly.
Mitt Romney makes it five for five with a win in Washington State, while his closest competitor is forced to backtrack on his "snob" comments about the president. But Ohio is still anyone's game.
Rush Limbaugh has issued an apology to Sandra Fluke: He never meant to "attack" the Georgetown law student by calling her a "slut" and a "prostitute." Advertisers are dropping out, anyway.
The born again '80s sitcom heartthrob made his stance on gay rights, and gays in general, crystal clear in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan last night. He does not like them!
Today, the 25 billionth time-waster has been downloaded from Apple's App Store. Contain your enthusiasm.
With all eyes on Super Tuesday, Rick Santorum gets philosophical over a Subway sandwich.
As the death toll climbs from yesterday's record-breaking storms across the central and southern U.S., a miraculous discovery leaves many asking, "How?"
President Obama has offered his oratorial services to Barnard College, the 124-year-old women's college affiliated with Columbia University, and the school has responded with an enthusiastic, "Yes, please!"
A photojournalist escapes from Homs with a leg full of shrapnel and horrific tales of indiscriminate murder. The head of the U.N. calls the reports coming out of the country "grisly."
100,000 victims of the nightmarish BP oil spill have been awarded $7.8 billion in damages, with the contingency that any of them can reject it and sue the company directly.
The envelopes are sealed. The starlets, starved. So get ready for excitement: It's the Oscars, everybody!
As its citizens continue to be killed by their own military, the polls in Syria have opened today on a sham referendum that could keep President Bashar al-Assad in power until 2028.
A giant animated gif has every reaction shot from Oscar winners and losers.
The oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy was arrested after getting into a physical altercation with two nurses who attempted to prevent him from removing his newborn son from a maternity ward.
A new RoboCop is on his way to clean up our crime-infested city streets. If he looks familiar, that's because he's been trying to figure out who killed Rosie Larson for one season and counting on AMC's The Killing.
Recent references made by Mitt Romney to limiting deductions for the "top one percent" offer Rick Santorum an unlikely new area of attack.
Silvio Berlusconi walks away from charges he bribed a lawyer $600,000 to lie for him under oath -- but only because the statute of limitations has expired.
Ben & Jerry's debuted a new flavor concoction, dedicated to the New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin, which contained pieces of fortune cookie. They have since been removed.
A trio of Boston lesbians hurled homophobic slurs as they viciously attacked a gay man. Are they guilty of a hate crime?
NATO is withdrawing all personnel from Afghan ministries after two American advisers are discovered shot to death inside their heavily-guarded offices.
At least 44 inmates at a prison just outside Monterrey, Mexico, are dead after a riot broke out in the early morning hours.
The sports network has taken swift and decisive action against two employees who used the phrase "chink in the armor" in describing the New York Knicks, Jeremy Lin's NBA team.
The Oscar-winner says she suffers from macular degeneration, and can no longer read scripts or make out faces.
The North Korean military has warned of "merciless retaliatory strikes" should the South carry out as planned two hours of live-artillery drills.
Rick Santorum has clarified that he accepts Barack Obama is a Christian. All he meant by his "phony theology" comment was that the President's "world view...elevates the world above man."
In a very funny cold-open, Saturday Night Live took aim at all the racist cracks being made at Jeremy Lin's expense.
Rising Republican star Paul Babeu, the face of Arizona's severe anti-immigration policies, has been outed as gay by his longtime Mexican lover, who claims Babeu threatened to deport him when he refused to sign a gag order.
ESPN's headline about the Knicks loss to the Hornets has resulted in an internet uproar.
At a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, today, Rick Santorum derided President Obama's "agenda," saying it was based on "some phony theology." The Obama campaign, meanwhile, has begun to take him seriously as a contender.
Scientists have successfully mutated the H5N1 bird flu virus into one that could kill hundreds of millions. The World Health Organization would like them to keep quiet.
As 22 archbishops are elevated to the elite rank of cardinal, someone is leaking embarrassing Vatican documents.
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