Heather Gessinger Johnson

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Charlie Chaplin's Scandalous Life and Boundless Artistry

The most un-put-downable movie book of the season is also the most un-pick-uppable one: “The Charlie Chaplin Archives” (Taschen), which is the size of a small suitcase and weighs in at fourteen pounds, packed tightly with five hundred and sixty pages’ worth of thick and glossy paper bearing a …

Marlon Brando

Lavender Theme Park Blooms in China

Asia

'Face the Nation' host Bob Schieffer to retire after 46 years with CBS News

The anchor of CBS News’ <i>Face the Nation</i>, Bob Schieffer, announced Wednesday that he will retire this summer after over 50 years working in the media …

Apple's Tim Cook calls out 'religious freedom' laws as discriminatory

US laws enabling discrimination against LGBT people ‘rationalize injustice by pretending to defend something many of us hold dear’, says Apple chief<p>Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has called on US legislators to rethink their support of so-called religious freedom laws, which enshrine the ability …

LGBTQI

New Bergdahl letter outlines torture

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> House Speaker John Boehner said Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is "innocent until proven guilty" after the U.S. military charged him with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, but emphasized in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash that he was more concerned about the …

Bowe Bergdahl

Johnson: DHS taking Mall of America threat 'very seriously'

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Sunday his agency is taking a terrorist threat against the Mall of America “very seriously” and that people should be “particularly careful” when visiting the mall in Bloomington, Minnesota.<p>The Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group al-Shabab recently called …

Mall of America

The Funniest Sketches from Every Guest on the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special (Almost)

To celebrate Sunday's <em>SNL</em> 40th-anniversary show, we locked ourselves in a room and watched hours and hours of sketches to dig up the funniest (or close-to-funniest) clip of each confirmed guest as of yesterday.<p>We don't have to tell you how <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been America's premiere …

Comedy

Kourtney Kardashian Had Her Third Baby

Photo: Getty Images<p>...And baby makes <i>five</i> for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick!<p>Sources have confirmed to <i>Us Weekly</i> that the <i>Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons</i> stars welcomed their third child, a boy, on Sunday, December 14—which, coincidentally, is also their son Mason's fifth birthday. Let's …

E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.<p>Now, the battery-powered contraptions have computer chips to regulate puffs and temperature, track …

Expansion expected to be primary talking point at NHL meetings

The NHL will hold its annual Board of Governors meeting, where expansion is expected to be a primary discussion point. In addition, the first salary cap projection for next season and an update on the World Cup of Hockey will also be on the docket.<p>The NHL Board of Governors will be meeting in Boca …

What Happened After I Was Sexually Assaulted In High School

I woke up naked to find three boys from my school sexually assaulting me. The aftermath was almost as bad.<p>There's a daunting document I can't seem to delete off my computer. It's titled "The Script." It's not some unfinished screenplay; it's the written recollection of my sexual assault.<p>One night …

Aaron Joseph Purmort, Spider-Man, Dead At 35

A Minneapolis-area man recently lost a battle with cancer. But just before his death last week, he wrote an obituary where he revealed a startling secret to the world.<p>Aaron Joseph Purmort, 35, said he was none other than the Amazing Spider-Man:<p>Purmort, Aaron Joseph age 35, died peacefully at home …

Skype for Web brings plugin-free instant messaging directly to your browser, video and voice to follow

Skype has today announced a beta version of its instant messaging platform that allows you to use the service directly from your Web browser.<p>In order to use it, you won’t need to download any add-ons or plugins; it’s all done directly through Skype.com. The service is currently supporting the …

Facebook launches ‘Say Thanks’ personalized video cards

With Facebook’s mission to make the world more open and connected, and help keep families and friends in touch, there are likely to be plenty of …

Apple Watch

Do we deserve OS updates for our Android devices?

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop just around the corner, we thought we’d take a look at system updates in general. We all want the latest and greatest software that Google is pushing out, but do we actually deserve to get software updates?<p>There comes a time in the life of every …

Google Play

Line brawl erupts in Anaheim as John Scott goes after Ducks

The game featured 165 penalty minutes and lots of vicious uppercuts.<p>It's a donnybrook in Anaheim.<p>After simmering all game long, the frustrations between the San Jose Sharks and Anaheim Ducks finally boiled over into a full line brawl in the third period. It all started when Tim Jackman and …

Funniest Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 140-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy. Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on Twitter for more!<p><i>Want more parenting humor?</i> …

Phil Kessel predicts he'll score goal against Rangers, does

Phil Kessel predicted he was going to score a goal in Sunday night's game against the New York Rangers. He did.<p>Toronto Maple Leafs sniper Phil Kessel …

Ice Hockey

Giants WR Victor Cruz tears patellar tendon

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was carted off the field with a right knee injury Sunday night, and the team announced that he tore a patellar tendon.<p>The injury likely will end Cruz's season.<p>Cruz was hurt on a fourth-and-goal play from the Philadelphia Eagles' 3-yard line. He jumped in …

Football (U.S.)