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Listen to Taylor Swift’s Hypnotic New Song ‘Out of the Woods’

Taylor Swift rang in her most recent album era with “Shake It Off,” a cheerfully flip pop confection that reads as an act of defiance to everyone …

Warner Bros. slots 'Harry Potter' spin-off trilogy, more Lego movies

DC isn’t getting all of Warner Bros.’ franchise love. As part of today’s news dump—which also included the announcement of a whopping 10 DC films—the …

Disney's 'Frozen' as a Horror Movie Is Hilariously Chilling

"Do you want to build a snowman?"<p>In "Frozen," it's a heartwarming line sung by a loving sister. In "Frozen" as a horror movie, it's a sinister threat.<p>We love these genre-flipping takes on movies, but this one might just take the icy cake. Instead of being the triumphant tale of two sisters' love, …

Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' ★ 1/2

"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams sung by the likes of Lea Michele, Martin Short, …

REVIEW: Neighbors, When the Outrageous Becomes the Cliché

At Braxton College’s Delta Psi Beta fraternity, the members love their members. Pete (Dave Franco) can build an impressive erection just by …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: big, powerful and now metal

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the fourth iteration of Samsung’s popular phablet series that features a new metal body, a good camera and less gimmicky software<p>Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is all the phablet anyone could ever need, and while it might be a stretch to operate with one hand, it does promise …

'Massacre' threat forces Anita Sarkeesian to cancel university talk

Anita Sarkeesian, creator of the popular <i>Tropes vs. Women</i> video series, is at the center of yet another death threat. The <i>Standard Examiner</i> reports that the director of Utah State University's Center for Women and Gender, along with several other people, received an email promising a mass shooting if …

Feminism

Amy Poehler talks drug use, Arnett divorce in memoir 'Yes Please'

Amy Poehleris sharing several juicy secrets about her personal life ahead of the release of her memoir "Yes Please."<p>In excerpts that surfaced via RadarOnline, the "Parks & Recreation" star has detailed her previous drug use and her feelings about divorcing funnyman Will Arnett.<p>The beloved mother of …

Comedy

Taylor Swift Unveils Synth-Heavy 'Out of the Woods'

"I think it's the greatest example of the sound of this album," Swift says of song she co-wrote with fun.'s Jack Antonoff<p>At the strike of midnight on …

Jack Antonoff

Wonder Woman is getting her own movie; Flash, Aquaman, Shazam on deck | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder tweeted out this first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.)<p>Henry Cavill will be reprising his “Man of Steel” role as Superman in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (Warner Bros.)<p>Ben Affleck will portray the Dark …

Comic Books

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

MINECRAFT Movie In Works

Carl Fredricksen From Pixar's UP is Real!

Are Either of These Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar Gown?

Dior's Fall collection walked this morning and could provide some clues.<p>There's little doubt that Jennifer Lawrence, who is rumored to have extended her contract with Christian Dior for three years in January, will hit the Oscars red carpet in a gown by the illustrious French label. The Fall 2014 …

Christian Dior

Philip Seymour Hoffman died of accidental overdose: official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2 with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose of drugs, the New York City Chief Medical Examiner said on Friday.<p>The cause of death was acute drug intoxication, including heroin, …

Sketchy Report Claims Apple Will Release 5.6-Inch 'Experimental' Phone Without iPhone Branding

Apple is planning on introducing two new phones this year featuring displays of 4.7 and 5.6 inches, with the former using a traditional Gorilla Glass display and the latter featuring a sapphire screen, according to a new report from Taiwan's <i>Economic Daily News</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>Mac Otakara</i>). …

Apple Said To Be Exploring Inductive Charging And Solar Power In iWatch Testing

Apple’s work on an upcoming smartwatch includes explorations of induction charging and solar-powered batteries, according to a new report from the New York Times. As part of a larger piece about battery tech in general, the NYT revealed that Apple has been working on tests involving wireless …

1D's Midnight Memories Video Is Here—It's All You Could Hope For And More Directioners!

Trust us, One Direction isn't disappearing anytime soon—these five are here to stay—unlike other boy bands we can mention… ahem…The Wanted, anyone?<p>1D …

Fan Friday: 10 Songs Carrie Underwood Should Seriously Consider Covering For Her Next Album

<b>Carrie Underwood</b> has a monster voice that is as versatile as her shimmery five-inch pumps. Over the years, the <i>American Idol</i> champ has explored a wide …

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Justin Bieber's Un-Bieliebably Bad Year Continues

Justin Bieber

2013's Hottest Messes and the Most Obsessed-About Looks

How Did Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Other Celebrities Usher In 2014?

While you were busy stumbling around a crowded bar while your friend Danielle made out with an unidentified Australian in the corner (what? that wasn’t everyone’s New Year’s Eve experience?), celebrity-kind rang in 2014 in a host of glamorous ways. And they didn’t have to worry about paying …

Miley Cyrus And Ryan Seacrest Kissed Each Other At The Ball Drop

For some reason they didn't show the kiss on the air, but rest assured, it happened.

Josh Hutcherson Greeted By Mockingjay Salute At Basketball Game

Josh Hutcherson spent his Saturday watching his home state basketball team, the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The "Hunger Games" actor blended into the crowd in the Wildcats signature blue, as the UK team played Louisville.<p>Hutcherson and his fellow fans cheered the Wildcats on to a 73-66 …

DreamWorks to launch Android 'DreamTab' with original content this spring

DreamWorks certainly knows what kids want to watch, and Android tablet maker Fuhu knows a thing or two about children's tablets -- having produced the Nabi 2 Disney edition model, for instance. It looks like the two are putting that youth savvy together to create a new slate called the DreamTab …

Christmas 2015: Best Phones You Can Buy Right Now

Christmas 2015 is just around the corner, so what better time than to treat yourself to one of the best smartphones in the world right now.<p>The …

Facebook is reading your private messages, new lawsuit alleges

“Contrary to its representations, ‘private’ Facebook messages are systematically intercepted by the company”<p>It turns out your private messages on Facebook aren't so private after all. And that means more legal trouble for the world's largest social network.<p>The company is being sued by a pair of …

The Internet Of Sharks Warns Beach Goers Of Approaching Great Whites

The Internet of things has really jumped the shark, so to speak.<p>In Western Australia, the region with the distinction of having the most shark attacks in the world, more than 300 sharks have been outfitted with acoustic transmitters that signal when the animals are heading close to the beach. When …

Internet of Things