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Instead of Waiting for E.T. to Phone, Let’s Call E.T.

Finding an intelligent alien civilization would easily rank among the most profound discoveries in human history.<p>So far, though, there are no signs of communicating extraterrestrial life, no messages from the stars suggesting that humans are not alone in the universe. Maybe, some scientists argue, …

Universe

Zendaya slams 'Fashion Police' host for 'ignorant' comment about hair

Zendaya has fired back at E! "Fashion Police" co-host Giuliana Rancic for saying that her dreadlocks on the<p>Oscarsred carpet on Sunday probably smelled "like patchouli oil or weed."<p>The "Shake It Up" alum was among the selected celebrities critiqued during Monday's fashion roundtable -- now hosted by …

Hair

You Won't Believe These 17 Photos Are Real (But They Are)

At Oyster, we're known for our honest, undoctored hotel photography, and in our Photo Fakeout series we've shown just how different from reality some marketing images can be. But we've also encountered plenty of hotels that were truly as beautiful as advertised. These photos we took at various …

Here’s A Less Flattering, More Hilarious Version Of McDonald’s Controversial “Signs” Ad

During the Golden Globes broadcast recently, McDonald’s unleashed an ad that stirred up a lot of feelings on the Internet. The ad shined a spotlight on how franchises use their street side signs to comment on everything from local birthdays to global issues, and not everyone appreciated hearing the …

Gwyneth Paltrow on Brad Pitt: He was 'too good for me'

Say what you want about Gwyneth Paltrow, but she’s not afraid to open up.<p>In an interview with Howard Stern on Wednesday, the “Mortdecai” star, 42, talked about her past relationships with two of Hollywood’s biggest leading men: Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck.<p>Paltrow dated her “Seven” co-star Pitt in the …

Gwyneth Paltrow

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Soundtrack Is Among 2014's Top-Selling Cassettes

Superhero blockbuster's retro soundtrack moved more than 2,300 copies on the mostly defunct format<p>Following the <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> soundtrack's …

James Gunn

The Oscars’ white-guy backlash: Why academy voters retreated to their comfort zone

There’s actually some good news in this year’s nominations — but the academy has swamped it in white backlash<p>There are numerous ways to slice and dice the cultural and commercial significance of the Oscar nominations, this year and always. One way, for instance, is to conclude that they don’t …

Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years

British Beagle 2 probe had not been seen or heard from since December 2003 and had been presumed destroyed<p>So near and yet so far. New images show that the UK’s Beagle 2 successfully landed on the surface of Mars in 2003 but failed to fully deploy its solar panels. Without these, it could not …

DreamWorks accused of 'whitewashing' Ghost in the Shell by casting Scarlett Johansson

More than 15,000 sign petition demanding an Asian actor is cast in the live action remake of the anime classic<p>Campaigners angered at the paucity of roles for east Asian actors in Hollywood have launched a petition calling for Scarlett Johansson to be dismissed from the forthcoming US remake of …

Here’s What To Expect From Bud Light’s Super Bowl Ad

The brand has paid for a 60-second slot during the game, which airs on NBC on February 1. Broadcast slots cost anywhere between $4.4 million to $4.5 million per 30-second spot, depending on how much airtime the advertiser buys up overall. The brewer has three 60-second ads in the works.<p>The Bud …

Advertising

Review: In American Sniper, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper Are Right on Target

His father, taking young Chris out shooting, observes the boy’s instant expertise with a rifle and says appreciatively, “You got a gift. You’re gonna …

Clint Eastwood