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Thirteen-Year-Old Boy Committed Suicide After Being Abused For Years

Peyton James, a 13-year-old Texan boy, committed suicide in his home on October 8. Peyton James’ mother found his lifeless body hanging in his …

Lisa Bonet Denies Slamming Bill Cosby on Twitter

On Sunday, the blogosphere went into overdrive when a tweet attributed to Lisa Bonet seemed aimed at Bill Cosby.<p>Only one problem: it was all a …

Police Taser woman who 'threatened neighbours’

Police arrest a suspect after being called to an estate where a woman had allegedly threatened neighbours and damaged cars<p>A woman was Tasered and arrested after allegedly going on the rampage on a suburban estate, threatening neighbours with a knife and hurling stones at luxury cars.<p>The 43-year-old …

AMAs 2014: Top 6 Best And Worst Dressed Celebrities On American Music Awards Red Carpet [PHOTOS]

Many celebrities who attended the 42nd American Music Awards Sunday night at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles displayed a chic look. While some stars …

Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport

BOSTON (AP) — A naked man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously …

Anna Duggar Discusses How She Faked Faith To Appease Others, ‘I Was Just Acting Like A Christian’ [Video]

Anna Duggar, Josh Duggar’s wife on the reality series <i>19 Kids And Counting,</i> is perceived by many as being the perfect Christian wife. She takes care …

US police shoot dead boy carrying pellet gun

A 12-year-old boy shot by police after apparently grabbing what turned out to be a pellet gun died from his wounds on Sunday.<p>Deputy Police Chief Ed Tomba said on Sunday that one officer fired twice after the boy pulled the weapon - which was lacking the orange safety indicator usually found on the …

British banker Rurik Jutting ruled fit to stand trial for Hong Kong murders

A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women whose bodies were found in his Hong Kong apartment was on Monday ruled fit to stand trial next year after psychiatric tests.<p>Judge Bina Chainrai ruled that Rurik Jutting, who has undergone two weeks of examinations at the maximum-security Siu …

Rare ‘black seadevil’ anglerfish caught on film in Monterey Bay

The deepest reaches of the ocean contain some of earth’s most incredible creatures. They’re also some of the most bizarre.<p>On Nov. 17, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Senior Scientist Bruce Robison and his team filmed an elusive “black seadevil” anglerfish 1,900 feet deep in the Monterey …

“Saturday Night Live” spoof of the new Annie will raise some eyebrows

Playing on old tropes about black women, “SNL” delves into some problematic territory<p>This weekend's "Saturday Night Live" lampooned the remake of the classic "Annie" musical in a skit that delved into some dicey racial territory.<p>The new musical features an African American child in the lead, and …

Thousands of lost Lerner IRS emails found by IG

An Internal Revenue Service watchdog has located an estimated 30,000 of the lost Lois Lerner emails, according to a source familiar with the matter.<p>The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told congressional staffers Friday the emails belonging to the most controversial figure in the …

Researchers May Have Found Albert Einstein’s Black Hole Object

Space researchers may have found Albert Einstein’s black hole object that would support his general theory of relativity. Astronomers have discovered …

Doing heroin with my dad

I know I should say those sordid hours were a waste of time. Instead, they were the happiest days of my life<p>“Look what I got,” my father said, holding up a little plastic bag.<p>I’d never shot heroin before, but I was curious about it, and always open to any substance that would alter my …

Katy Perry Slams 'Perverted & Disgusting' Australian Paparazzi, Posts Pictures Of 'Stalkers'

Stopping in Sydney, Australia during her Prismatic World Tour, Katy Perry tolerated about all of the "perverted & disgusting" paparazzi she could stand and decided to turn the camera back on them.<p>Posting a note on her Twitter, Perry explained how the paparazzi followed her around on the beach, …

Sony's pulled PS Vita ad is embarrassing for everyone

The Remote Play feature the PS4 shares with the PS Vita and Xperia Z series smartphones is a fun, if imperfect, little addition to the hardware's capabilities, especially when your TV needs some freeing up. We're glad it exists. But one of Sony's latest ads playing up the feature misses the mark by …

This Is 'The Most Hated Man In The World'

Blanc, 25 and from California, considers himself to be a pick-up artist. He runs international dating boot camps in which he teaches men how to get women into bed using manipulative head games and physical violence.<p>The camps cost $2,000 to attend.<p>"Amid a public outcry over his abusive techniques, …

White People Think Black People Possess Magical Powers, Says Science

A study just found that white people think that black people are actually, legitimately magic. It's the "Magical Negro" trope in real-life action.<p>​Because I am an emotionless robot, the only film that has ever come close to making me cry was <i>The Green Mile</i>. Twice. The first time was when the mouse …

Security guard describes how he tried to save Ben Craggs

<b>A security guard at the Royal Highland Show has been telling a court how he tried to save a young boy after a concrete bollard fell on his head.</b><p>Ben Craggs, 3, died after being hit by a bollard which overturned at the Ingliston showground in June 2008.<p>The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of …

Foxcatcher’s Real-Life Psycho Killer

In the Oscar bait film Foxcatcher, Steve Carell plays cocaine-snorting lunatic John du Pont, who guns down Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. The true …

Daily hits and misses in pop culture

Teenager Reportedly Dies After Taking Shots of 95 Percent Alcohol, Parents Seeking Justice

Nicole Bicknell’s family stated that she rarely ever drank alcohol. Unfortunately, things reportedly took a fatal turn the one time she may have had …

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Go ahead, sleep in: Black Friday deals may not be so hot

Are you hoping to sleep in after a big Thanksgiving meal, but worried about missing out on bargains?<p>No need.<p>A study released Tuesday morning by NerdWallet finds that a number of the deals being offered for Black Friday are no better than what was offered last holiday season, or even a week or two …

Jaden And Willow Smith Give Interview That Could Make Your Head Explode

Jaden and Willow Smith are a peculiar brother-and-sister pair.<p>They’re poised, learned, and let’s not forget rich and famous. And apparently, that …

Jaden and Willow Smith talk about teenagery stuff like controlling time, Osho

What goes through the minds of Jaden and Willow Smith, the children of superstar actor Will Smith and "Gotham" star Jada Pinkett Smith?<p>In a new in-depth interview with the New York Times’ T Magazine, Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, discuss their unusual thoughts on life, music, time and Driver's …

Petting-zoo stabber held in San Leandro crash that killed boy

A parolee once arrested for nearly killing an elderly woman and for stabbing animals at a Hayward petting zoo is accused of being the driver who killed a 14-year-old boy in San Leandro during a high-speed flight from Alameda County sheriff’s deputies.<p>Sonny Anderson, 34, of San Lorenzo was being …

Gordon Ramsay says rival chef sabotaged his restaurant's opening night

Bad boy chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay says that a rival chef sabotaged the opening night of his new restaurant by booking dozens of fake reservations.<p>The star of "Master Chef" and "Kitchen Nightmares"--who knows a thing or two about stiff competition in the kitchen-- told U.K. talk show …

Researcher Claims to Have Found DNA Evidence Supporting That Some Are Born Gay

Researchers that evaluated hundreds of sets of brothers, some of whom were non-identical twins, say they found evidence that supports a predisposition for homosexuality in a person’s genes, but other scientists question the data.<p>Photo credit: Shutterstock<p>The researchers conducted genomic analysis …

Channing Tatum Is Who We Should Really Be Talking About In "Foxcatcher"

Steve Carell who?<p>You may have heard that Steve Carell appears as you've never seen him before in the new movie <i>Foxcatcher</i>. And he does, quite literally — the man's almost unrecognizable in the prothetic nose he wears for the role of ornithologist, philatelist, philanthropist, uninformed wrestling …

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'Today' honcho fired just 2 months after taking job

NBC’s attempt to push “Today” back into first place ahead of ABC rival “GMA” by hiring top ESPN programmer Jamie Horowitz has ended in turmoil after he was fired Monday night amid a climate of “instability and insecurity,” sources tell Page Six.<p>Horowitz, who was hired last year following a …