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Cate Blanchett Calls Out Subtle Sexism On Red Carpet Like The Badass She Is

While many of us love to swoon over the glamorous floor-length gowns often seen at red carpet events, Cate Blanchett made us think twice about fawning over a woman's outfit.<p>Blanchett called out the red carpet media pool's casual sexism at the SAG Awards during an E! interview. As the cameraman …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

Stem Cells

You're Not American?! Christian Bale, Chiwetel Ejiofor & More Actors Who Are Actually British

Christian Bale is Welsh. Yes, the star of American Hustle may adopt an American accent for movie roles—as well as offscreen, while promoting said …

Miley Cyrus wants you to free your nipples

The singer lifts her shirt — and takes a stand against our breast obsession<p>It's not exactly big news when Miley Cyrus, who spent the better part of 2013 in a state of undress, flashes a little skin. But when she did so this weekend with a holiday-themed message to fans, it was to get attention for …

Insisting Jesus Was White Is Bad History and Bad Theology

In trying to police his depiction, Megyn Kelly is wrong on both the facts and the essential universality of the Christian message.<p>Fox News television host Megyn Kelly told viewers on her December 11 broadcast that Jesus and Santa are both white men.<p>"Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable …

Hot Holiday Hair: 20 Party-Ready Updos

If it’s not already totally apparent, we’re shamelessly pumped to get glammed up this holiday. We’ve planned the perfect outfit—sequined from top to toe of course!—chosen our favorite shimmery makeup looks, and picked out festive and elegant nail art. Now all that’s left to decide is what the heck …

Bollywood star Salman Khan faces fresh trial on homicide charge

Indian film star Salman Khan will face a fresh trial on a homicide charge for a fatal road accident more than 11 years ago.<p>Police say Khan drove his car into a group of people sleeping on a Mumbai pavement in September 2002, killing one and injuring four.<p>A Mumbai magistrates court in February …

Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

Three white college students file racial discrimination complaint against professor over lesson on structural racism

One of the students allegedly asked professor Shannon Gibney, “Why do we have to talk about this?”<p>A black female professor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College was formally reprimanded by school officials after three of her white male students were upset by a lesson she taught on …

Microsoft Publishes Sexist Form Letter To Help Dudes Convince Women To Let Them Buy An Xbox One

<i>Update: According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft has slightly edited the letter following complaint. Good on them for doing so.</i><p>Today Microsoft released a form letter essentially created for men to send to women, encouraging their partners to let them buy an Xbox One console, as the new …

Big Dog and Small Pup Are Inseparable Best Friends

Earlier this year we met photogenic Harlow the Weimaraner and his fellow canine buddy Sage. Now, the household has welcomed a new addition to their dog party–Indi the Dachshund. The tiny pup has seamlessly entered the family, adding an adorable element to the already sweet collection of portraits …

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Ian McKellen, 'Hobbit' Star, Now Wishes He Came Out As Gay Earlier

Sir Ian McKellen now lives out and proudly as a gay man -- but he does have one regret about his coming out.<p>McKellen, who is currently starring on Broadway alongside longtime pal Sir Patrick Stewart in Samuel Beckett’s "Waiting for Godot" and Harold Pinter’s "No Man’s Land," tells Men's Journal, "I …

The Secret To Lorde-Like Curls

Photographed by Alexandra R. Gavillet.<p>Ever wonder what it is about naturally curly hair that gives it a certain <i>je ne sais quoi</i>, which not even the …

Here's The 'Hunger Games' Actress Who Randomly Strips Naked In An Elevator

Though Lawrence captivated, there was another young actress who stole the screen during "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."<p>Enter Jena Malone who plays axe-wielding Johanna Mason from District 7 in the film.<p>We've been waiting to see Malone's character make her grand entrance on screen since we knew …

Doctor Who: 50 things you didn't know

1. The Doctor lives longer in France<p>French audiences watching Doctor Who dubbed into their native tongue obviously can’t be expected to know the difference between Christopher Eccleston’s Lancashire vowels and David Tennant’s adopted southern accent – but isn’t there some metaphysical conundrum …

TV Series

End the 1 percent’s free ride: Taxing land would solve America’s biggest problems

Want a real overhaul of the tax code? Here’s an elegant way to reduce inequality and mitigate poverty — in one tax<p>Appealing to the overwhelming majority of Americans who believe the tax code is so complex that it needs “major changes or a complete overhaul,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max …

Google could end China's web censorship in 10 days – why doesn't it?

This week, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, was quoted as saying during a speech in Washington: "We can end government censorship in a decade. The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything."<p>Earlier this week, we at greatfire.org successfully unblocked the Reuters …

Transformation Photos Prove Photoshop Isn't The Only Thing Making Models Look Perfect

We're becoming increasingly aware that the photos we see of models in magazines aren't always what they seem. Photoshop can make models look thinner, tanner, smoother or perkier (or all of the above) -- and those seemingly perfect images have a huge impact on how readers, particularly young women, …

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is hot on the heels of mighty Thor: Dark World

Thor makes hay<p>Marvel Studios' superhero yarn has not wasted its two-week window of opportunity between release and the launch (this week) of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.<p>Since it launched on 8 November, Thor: The Dark World has earned just under $150m (£93m) in North America and an extra $332m …

'Doctor Who' Anniversary Prelude 'Night of the Doctor' Explained [Video] – /Film

<b>Doctor Who</b> is legendary as a long-running sci-fi series, and the show has all the convoluted continuity you’d expect from a show about to celebrate …

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Hunting Osama bin Laden was women's work

<i>By Robert Windrem,</i> <i>Investigative Reporter, NBC News</i><p>Navy SEALs may have killed Osama bin Laden, but women led them to their prey.<p>Women made up the majority of analysts – at one point all the analysts -- in “Alec Station,” the unit charged with finding Bin Laden, managed the ramp-up at the CIA's …

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads the Central Bureau of Investigation in India, made the remarks during a discussion at a conference on Tuesday …

Singapore’s “Batman Bin Suparman” caught stealing and doing heroin :-(

Here at FilmDrunk, we’re big fans of silly names, and thus once upon a time we were crushed to hear that Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop was arrested for marijuana possession. So it is again now that Singapore’s Batman Bin Suparman, which translates to “Batman Son of Suparman,” has been arrested …

Lady Gaga Slams Her Own Glamour Cover, Calls Out Damaging Use Of Photoshop

Lady Gaga may dress however she pleases in real life, but even she isn't immune to the clever hand of Photoshop on her magazine photos.<p>At Glamour's 2013 Women of the Year Awards on Monday, the December Glamour cover girl accepted her award with a sharp critique of her own recent Glamour photos. …

White supremacist takes DNA test, finds out he's part black

Well, that's awkward: A white supremacist who made headlines worldwide for plotting to take over a town in North Dakota received the results of a DNA test -- and the results say he's 14% black.<p>And this all happened while cameras were rolling.<p>Craig Cobb, 61, who has tried to create a white enclave …

America's dumbest idea: creating a multiple-choice test generation

A few years ago, I met with my former high school social studies teacher to catch up over drinks. "Miss F" was one of my favorite teachers and we hadn't seen each other in about 12 years. As we reminisced about our field trips, my other classmates, and my hilariously unfortunate fashion choices, …

Google sells out of black 16GB Nexus 5 smartphones

The black 16GB version of Google's flagship phone is "out of inventory," and the white alternative won't ship for four to five weeks.<p>After shipping dates gradually increased over the last two weeks, the black 16GB model of Google's new Nexus 5 smartphone is sold out.<p>"We are out of inventory. Please …

Mobile Technology

Starbucks Serving 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Butterbeer to Muggles; Here's How to Get It – /Film

Butterbeer is available at every corner pub within the wizarding world, but it’s been considerably more difficult to find in the Muggle realm. For …

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