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The Celebrity Surgeon Who Used Love, Money, and the Pope to Scam an NBC News Producer

When Benita Alexander fell for celebrated doctor Paolo Macchiarini—while filming a documentary about him—she thought her biggest problem was a breach of journalistic ethics. Then things got really interesting.<p><i>He’s the doctor who does the seemingly impossible, going where no other has yet …

Malawi's prison band up for a Grammy – but may not even know it

Inmates of the country’s high-security jail have won surprise place on the world music shortlist after the release of their first album<p>The maximum security prison in Zomba, Malawi is not the sort of place where Grammy-nominated albums are typically recorded.<p>But a group of Zomba’s inmates, many of …

Samuel L. Jackson has some thoughts on Oregon dropping out of the polls

Samuel L. Jackson has been a lifelong sports fan.<p>But it's probably safe to say that the Oregon Ducks don't rank high on his list of favorite …

I'm not an Ohio State fan, but I'm in love with Ohio State

After Monday night's highlight reel against Virginia Tech, it's clear that Ohio State is a preposterous gathering of talent, and you should watch every minute.<p>I am not an Ohio State fan by any means. I have seen my teams lose violently to the Buckeyes too many times. I have met Ohio State fans, and …

College Football

Teens' 6 days adrift verge on limits for survival at sea

Five Hostages

Families whose children were held captive in Syria felt that U.S. officials had abandoned them. So they secretly joined forces.<p>Five American families, each harboring a grave secret, took their seats around a vast dining table at the home of David Bradley, a Washington, D.C., entrepreneur who owns …

Gay Talese’s Address Book

I first came across mention of Gay Talese’s address book last year, in a magazine interview he’d done. According to the piece, he’d had the book …

Rory McIlroy missed the ball on the 9th hole at the Players Championship

If you play golf, you know how difficult it is. Players like Rory McIlory may get better at playing it, but the game never really gets any easier. And the World No. 1 proved as much during his third round at the Players Championship when, with his ball propped-up in the rough on the ninth hole, he …

'Parks and Recreation': On the set for the last day of filming

The last day begins as it will end—with a crateload of Kleenex.<p>After seven seasons, 125 episodes, 271 scowly eye rolls, 593 binders, 864 can-miss …

7 Steps to Living a Bill Murray Life, by Bill Murray

<b>Step one to being more like Bill Murray: Sing</b><b>.</b> <b>And really be into it.</b> Murray is not his ironic <i>Saturday Night Live</i> lounge singer and he is not his <i>Lost</i> …

Jay From Serial Says He's Ready To Talk

It's been almost one week since the final episode of <i>Serial</i> left many of us with more questions than answers. Season 1 may be over, but Sarah Koenig's …

Q-Tip Gives Iggy Azalea A Hip-Hop History Lesson On Twitter

Iggy Azalea never seems to understand what Azealia Banks’ problem with her is, and Banks doesn’t seem to be able to get through to her. After their …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Flashback: Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson Join Wives on Holiday Tune

The 1970s were, arguably, the golden age of classic TV Christmas specials. Before variety shows and specials all but disappeared from the lineups of …

Music

Hopes fade for 50 fishermen missing in freezing Bering Sea

More than 50 fishermen are still missing after their ship sank amid high waves in the freezing waters of the western Bering Sea on Monday, South Korean officials say.<p>Seven crew members were rescued and one body has been recovered, but weather and water conditions complicated the search for the …

Celeb TV | Hulu

Celeb TV is currently unavailable to stream on-demand, but may be available on Hulu with Live TV depending on regional availability. Try Live TV for …

Celebrity Gossip

Mary J Blige's London love affair

<b>US soul singer Mary J Blige has worked with a host of young British musical talent to create her latest album The London Sessions.</b><p>Blige, who has nine Grammy awards and 20 years of experience to her name, has worked with the likes of dance duo Disclosure, Sam Smith and Emeli Sande to produce her …

Music

The Flying Classroom Comes to Palau

Human Journey<p>Water snake, Palau (Photo by Zoltan Takacs)<p><i>National Geographic Emerging Explorer Barrington Irving has a lofty idea of what it means to teach—he teaches by example, high among the clouds, and all over the world. As the youngest person to ever fly solo around the world, he knows how to</i> …

The Duke of Doubt

Can Chris Rock make the leap from standup eminence to leading man?<p>In 1988, when Chris Rock had been doing standup comedy for four years, he took part in a special called “Comedy’s Dirtiest Dozen.” The producer’s idea was to gather together performers who were too shocking for the mainstream: Rock’s …

weirdvintage: “Katharine Hepburn skateboarding, 1967 (via Retronaut) ”

Katharine Hepburn

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

Tenth Circle Added To Rapidly Growing Hell

CITY OF DIS, NETHER HELL–After nearly four years of construction at an estimated cost of 750 million souls, Corpadverticus, the new 10th circle of …

Africa's Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

Scuba Diving

Robin Williams appreciation by Nigel Planer: 'He wouldn't be happy until the furniture was laughing'

1981. 4am, Brixton. Peter Richardson and I have heard that there's supposed to be a party at an address in Brixton, so we've gone down there after the gig at the Comedy Store. We have this squirty American guy with us, who's just played a blinding set at the store and looks a bit lost, so we …

Nautilus Live

Ocean Exploration

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

God Loves Cleveland

Why LeBron James — unparalleled NBA genius, heir to Michael (and Larry and Magic) — went home<p>Yeah, I read LeBron James’s classy letter in <i>Sports</i> …

National Defense

Can the United States’ goalkeeper produce another Miracle on Grass?<p>On June 12th, the United States men’s national soccer team faces England, in Rustenburg, South Africa, in a match that is expected to draw one of the largest audiences in the history of televised sports. The last time the U.S. met …

Shark News

So far as anyone knows, the first great white shark to arrive this year on Cape Cod is a white shark named Julia, whose presence was detected on June 13th, off Chatham. I say detected because no one has seen her. White sharks are nomadic and secretive and rare in the Atlantic. They have only been …