Today in celebrity news: Sean Parker's fantasy Game of Thrones wedding plans progress, Prince Harry is in the East making everyone tingly, and Jaden Smith wants out.
Every time it seems like the atrocities of the Syrian civil war have crossed another horrifying line, a new story comes along that pushes the bar even lower. And the video that's circulating — the one that appears to show a rebel commander eating the lung of a dead Syrian solider — is not the first video or the last, just the latest atrocity in this awful war.
America knows all about Christie's love of fleece zip-ups — they abounded on his love-fest with President Obama while touring the damage of Hurricane Sandy last year. But when Christie bestowed one upon Prince Harry this morning before their photo-op tour of the Sandy recovery, he was actually giving one to a kindred spirit. Harry, too, is a fan of the fleece.
If you're looking for a way to simultaneously criticize the president and renewable energy, it doesn't get much easier than the phrase, "Obama is allowing wind companies to kill eagles." Which is true. But a more nuanced assessment is probably in order.
Troops of the Congolese Army trained by a U.S. Special Forces team went on to commit mass rape and murder of women and children while fleeing rebel forces last year, according to a new United Nations report, raising questions not just about these particular atrocities but surrounding the United States's Africa Command operations in general.
By our count, nearly half of the standing committees of the House of Representatives are looking at some aspect of the Obama administration that offers at least some whiff of political opportunity. You can't tell the players without our handy scorecard.
The period of transition that began with Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig quitting the show last year is now in full swing. And while Hader's Stefon may no longer flirt with the departing Seth Meyers at the "Weekend Update" desk, this shift — like those before it — could be a good thing for a legendary show always in a legendary state of flux.
There's a whole world of re-imagined book covers for classic novels, and it goes well beyond those new Leonardo Di Caprio editions of The Great Gatsby.
Russian security forces have detained an employee at the American embassy in Moscow, accusing him of recruiting spies for the CIA. Whether the charges stick or not, this bizarre incident won't help relations one bit. Here's why Ryan Fogle might not really be a spy anyway.
On last night's Daily Show, Stewart took on the legitimate scandal at the IRS, and explained how it gives conspiracy theorists a leg to stand on. After having a good laugh, Stewart went straight to the top.
Figuring out which titles are going expire soon on Netflix just got a lot harder: The company changed its public API Monday night to prevent this information from popping up on third-party websites.
Actress Angelina Jolie has added a new cause to her long list of humanitarian efforts, but the latest is her most personal one of all.
The former head of the RNC's Hispanic outreach committee in Florida is so fed up with the national party's stance on immigration that he's switching teams and registering as a Democrat.
Some of the world's biggest clothing retailers have agreed to pay for improvements and monitor safety in the Bangladesh garment industry after the collapse of a crowded factory late last month killed over 1,000 people.
The White House commented on the latest scandal-fodder on Monday by distancing themselves as much as possible from the news that the Justice Department secretly snagged two months of phone records from a bunch of Associated Press journalists.
Here's another smoldering ember in the IRS's Tea Party targeting kerfuffle: the same Cincinnati office responsible for giving some extra scrutiny to conservative "social welfare" groups applying for non-profit status also released confidential, pending applications to at least one media organization.
In case you weren't sure what climate change looks like, here's a preview: It looks like tens of millions people displaced from their homes due to climate- and weather-related events each year.
Everyone's laughing at Newt Gingrich because he made a video saying he and his staff had puzzled for weeks that we don't have a new word for cell phones that do the Internet.
Geekosystem on North Carolina's attempt to ban Tesla cars, National Journal on how Washington should make climate policy, The Guardian on how the energy politics drive conflict in Syria, The New York Times on the Earth's temperature, The Atlantic on Kazakhstan's nuclear legacy.
Though the network execs admitted to having a bad year at Monday afternoon's upfront presentation, the point was clear: You might hear a lot about The Walking Dead or Mad Men, but far more people are tuning into the Big Four. For now.
After admitting that his 2012 Republican "fever" theory was wrong, President Obama told donors like Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake (who was wearing hipster glasses), and Tommy Hilfiger that Washington gridlock is pretty much Rush Limbaugh's fault on Monday evening at a fundraiser at Harvey Weinstein's house in New York's Greenwich Village.
In a historic vote early Monday evening, the Minnesota State Senate voted 37-30 to pass same-sex marriage, setting the stage for Governor Mark Dayton to sign the law heading into a big summer for the movement nationwide — including the first legal same-sex marriages in the state. Here's a look at the next steps.
The Associated Press received a letter from the Department of Justice informing the news agency that the government had acquired two months of telephone records for a more than 20 lines associated with the agency. On Monday the reasoning behind the AP intrusion began to unfold in scathing emails and more DoJ secrecy.
If you have suicidal Facebook tendencies — as in, you want off the social network but just can't bare to part with your photos, wall posts, and all those precious, precious likes — then you should probably try playing the new game Social Roulette. If you feel lucky.
Today in viral videos: ways to upset that New Yorker you love to hate, a supercut for every "noooooooooo" in Hollywood history, and some very fancy cats.
We thought hipsters were dead! Not quite, according to the latest survey from the (attention-starved, but still reliable) folks at Public Policy Polling, which reports that just 10 percent of Americans identify as hipsters — that ill-defined category of urban, overeducated youth — while 50 percent of citizens between the ages of 18 and 29 say they wear the label with pride.
President Obama answered a question about Benghazi during a press conference on Monday, and hi-def photos reveal that some moisture traveled from the president's eye area to his cheekbone in a thin stream. Was it a tear? It certainly looks like a tear. These images revealing Obama's epiphora raise new and troubling questions.
Prepare for more on the fate of the Idol udges — and the slate of guy-driven comedies the network has coming up this fall, all the better to round out Fox's New Girl/Mindy Project night. Also: There will be stars! And the bold return of 24! We're on the scene to bring you details, first-look clips, and much more.
Everything about the brouhaha surrounding the IRS' enhanced investigation of Tea Party groups could have been handled better. But the main reason the IRS got in trouble is because it never addressed the fundamental problem in the first place. These are the options now.
On Monday, after Obama called the ongoing theories a "sideshow," Rush Limbaugh floated a different theory that would make Obama's actions much worse, if not quite so treasonous. Rush was not alone in his floating; so long as there is an attack's aftermath with which to create more aftermath, he never will be.
If you're already afraid of humans in the same room as you, here's how to responsibly freak out on the viral news — about the SARS cousin, the Chinese bird flu, and now wild polio in Somalia — before it goes viral in the wrong way.
Just a few hours after the jury announced a deadlock on two of the charges in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial, the jury has returned with guilty verdicts on three of the major charges.
Five weeks after Facebook debuted the HTC First — and four days after AT&T priced the device at less than a dollar — the joint venture appears to be unraveling.
There are a couple of red flags, but at the moment it looks like it may be nothing more than an overabundance of caution (or panic) driven by the fear of another Boston-style attack.
Nancy Jo Sales' journalism helped shape Sofia Coppola's newest film.
Jason Richwine might have written that "No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites," but he is not some kind of bigot, he says in his first interview since cutting ties with the Heritage Foundation.
Two days after the temple of journalism announced its intent to honor Hussam Salama and Mahmoud al-Kumi, who were killed in November while working as cameramen for the Middle East-based Al-Aqsa TV, the museum has decided not to recognize them, citing their employer's deep ties to Hamas.
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization wants to be clear about its report today. "We are not saying that people should be eating bugs." Just that global changes may necessitate it.
Forced to take questions about the event that will not go away, Obama angrily pushed back Monday at the White House on the idea of a coverup of the Benghazi consulate attack, calling newly surfaced emails a "side show" and insisting that the "whole thing defies logic."
The television news icon finally confirmed the news of her retirement on Monday's episode of The View with a heartfelt (if early) farewell in advance of her leaving behind the show — and more than a half-century of TV history — this time next year.
Perhaps the biggest news out of TV upfront week so far is Fox's decision to give Jack Bauer the zombie treatment with a 12-episode, time-skipping "limited series" return next summer. A lot has changed since 24; went off the air, but there's hard evidence that 24: Live Another Day won't fizzle just because primetime viewing habits have changed.
After 10 days of deliberations, the jury in the murder trial of Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has declared an impasse on two of the charges leveled against him — it's a good bet that those two are among the most significant.
The Obama administration was tediously, depressingly scandal-free for years. But the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups — which President Obama called "outrageous" on Monday — is enough for the various players in the capital's political-media complex to resume their usual roles for a performance of Wartergate-in-miniature.
After a season of being lambasted for low ratings and flailing shows, NBC is attempting to convince advertisers — and viewers — that the network has the opposite in store. Click here for first-look clips, reactions, and NBC's self-defense from on-hand at the presentation, with interactive schedule.
Last night's Mad Men could be called an escalation episode. SCDP and CGC are in the process of merging, and things are closing in and constricting, even while the agency is expanding. Oh, and there are power struggles!
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