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Police Identify L.A. Pride Weapons Suspect as James Wesley Howell

On Sunday, authorities identified the “heavily armed” Indiana man arrested while in Santa Monica for the Los Angeles gay pride festival as …

'American Idol' singer Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina | Reuters

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former “American Idol” singer Clay Aiken said on Wednesday he will run for U.S. Congress as a Democrat in his home state of North Carolina, where he once worked as a special education teacher.<p>Singer Clay Aiken arrives at the 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards in …

Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide

If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee's fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax -- it's now available worldwide through the company's site. The perfume plug-in sells for $35 by itself (plus a whopping $30 in shipping), while scent …

Do They Know It’s Super Bowl Sunday in Portland?

Roughly 170 miles from the epicenter of Seattle Seahawks fandom, the author’s famously quirky neighbors are preparing to celebrate the big game their way.<p>Some of us didn’t grow up with a team. I don’t mean “team” in the friends-and-family sense, nor the recreational or professional one, but a TEAM! …

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Richard Sherman: Feminist?

Richard Sherman gives a great off-the-cuff answer to an unexpected question about strippers<p>Toward the end of Super Bowl’s Media Day, a reporter asked Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman something bizarre.<p>Everyone has been paying attention to Sherman after his candid interview with FOX …

Inside Miley Cyrus' 'MTV Unplugged': Gingham Gimp Suits and Getting Nasty With Madonna (Video)

THR reports from the taping of Cyrus' acoustic session, which contained plenty of characteristic pop spectacle.<p>The backing band may have been …

'American Horror Story's' Sarah Paulson: 'Coven' Will Come Full Circle

The actress warns that Cordelia may have a bit more of Fiona's magic in her than anyone could have expected.<p>Will Cordelia (<b>Sarah Paulson</b>) be the next …

The 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 2 Wrap Party Looks Like It Was Epically Awesome

Last night (Jan. 25) the cast and crew of "Orange is the New Black" had a roller skating wrap party for the end of production on Season 2 ... And you missed it.<p>Never fear, some of the lucky partygoers (including actress Laura Prepon) snapped some silly pics in the PhotoBoothPopUp and shot some …

Here's Another Crazy Drunken Rant From Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been caught on video drunkenly swearing and ranting about Police Chief Bill Blair just months after swearing off alcohol and admitting to smoking crack cocaine.<p>The video was shot this week in a Steak Queen restaurant near Toronto, according to the Toronto Sun. He's …

Beyonce Serenades Michelle Obama at 50th Birthday Bash

Michelle Obama celebrated her milestone birthday in presidential style at the White House Saturday night, with a star-studded guest list, including …

NBC Orders Amy Poehler Co-Created Pilot Starring Natasha Lyonne

The worlds of "Parks and Recreation" and "Orange is the New Black" are about to collide.<p>NBC has announced that they have ordered a new comedy pilot from Amy Poehler, "Old Soul," starring Natasha Lyonne.<p>TV Guide tweeted:<p>Deadline reports that the series is about "a young woman who works as an aid to …

Go ahead and share your HBO Go account, HBO doesn't mind

Go ahead, ask your roommate for their sibling's HBO Go password — as it turns out, HBO really doesn't mind. "It presents the brand to more and more people and gives them an opportunity, hopefully, to become addicted to it," HBO CEO Richard Plepler tells <i>BuzzFeed</i>. Plepler says that HBO is well aware …

Drake Got The Bar Mitzvah Every Black Jewish Boy Dreams Of On ‘SNL’

Calgary’s Preoccupations Leap Beyond Post-Punk And Make The Best Album Of Their Lives<p>Philip Cosores 03.23.18 1 day ago<p>Jack White Gets Weird (And Has Actual Fun!) On His Very Good New Album<p>Steven Hyden 03.21.18 3 days ago<p>Yo La Tengo’s Masterful New Album And The Challenge Of Old Bands Finding New …

After ABC’s cord-cutting block, pirate downloads shoots up 300%

Advertisement<p>17 Comments<p>ABC may have pulled the plug on cord-cutters by imposing an eight-day delay on non-cable or Hulu subscribers, but the …

Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You

Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. New app Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it’s dismissed, you pay Fixed 25 percent of the ticket price. If Fixed loses, you pay it …

Under The Hood Of The All-Emoji Programming Language

“Emojinal is the next step after قلب,” says Nasser, referring to Alb, the first Arabic programming language, which he created in 2012. Nasser says …

Why this satanic goat statue has the Christian right so freaked out

The pagan idol reveals the hypocrisy at the heart of so much fundamentalism<p>The design for the Satanist statue proposed for the lawn of the Oklahoma state capitol is a delight: Baphomet, a goat-headed pagan idol, sits gracefully on a chair, gazing beatifically forward while holding two fingers …

What Word Triggered Jennifer Lawrence’s Fall at the Oscars Last Year?

It was the Fall Seen ’Round The World; on the grandest stage, en route to the podium to claim her Oscar for best actress, Hollywood golden girl Jennifer Lawrence took a tumble. It was, frankly, a beautiful spill: there’s a reason internet denizens were quick to frame the image as a Dior ad. Of …

Yahoo News Digest Reviews Get A Boost From Yahoo Employees, Cheerleaders

Some folks out there really, really, really like any app that Yahoo puts out. At least, that’s the picture we get from looking at the recent reviews of its Yahoo News Digest app, introduced yesterday.<p>The app is currently flying high in the charts, and features a 4.5 star rating with 282 massively …

Christie bridge scandal: Woman died after traffic delayed medics

A political retaliation scandal that erupted around Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday may be about to get worse.<p>In September, according to a report from the Bergen Record, paramedics trying to reach an unconscious 91-year-old woman in Fort Lee, N.J., got stuck in a traffic jam …

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