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NBA's Most Misunderstood Players

A half-century ago, Nina Simone first sang a song whose chorus would come to perfectly describe so many who'd set foot in the NBA:<p>"But I'm just a soul whose intentions are good.<p>Oh Lord! Please don't let me be misunderstood."<p>In some ways, our understanding of who NBA players are and what their …

Watch A Winner On ‘The Price Is Right’ Become So Excited That She Trips And Headbutts A Man In The Crotch

10 Real Wall Street Stories That Should Be Movies

Its loads of sex, drugs, and money have critics wondering if Wolf's attempt at a morality tale is just one loud cheer for gonzo greed.<p>It isn't the first time audiences have had this debate either. From "Trading Places" to "American Psycho," Hollywood loves examining what goes on behind the scenes …

Markets

The “Thriller” Diaries

Michael Jackson’s 1983 “Thriller” remains the most popular music video of all time: a 14-minute horror spoof that changed the business. Behind the scenes it gave its star a temporary home with director John Landis, sparked a near romance with actress Ola Ray, and revealed how damaged the young pop …

Eddie Van Halen

A Son Filmed His Dad’s Happy Freakout To An Explosive ‘Breaking Bad’ Scene

My mom recently started watching <i>Breaking Bad</i> for the first time, and it’s been fun recalling the best that seasons one and two, a.k.a. the Marie’s Hair Is Terrible years, had to offer through emails like, “Halfway through episode 4…excellent.” I’ll be the first to admit that’s not exactly the most …

Bluebloods & Billionaires

Trevor Traina, San Francisco’s undisputed social king, has enticed many of the Silicon Valley elite to his ultra-exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood, showering them with advice about what to wear, how to entertain, and whom to know. But the concept of noblesse oblige may be harder to teach. …

Silicon Valley

19 Real Sinister Conspiracies That Actually Happened

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About News on the Web, Which Will Take You Two Days to Watch

I don’t know what to say about Riptide, the massive oral history of digital journalism that popped up on the Web tonight.<p>That’s because I’ve been …

Henry Blodget

“Risky Business” director: “Some people like the visibility. I don’t”

The reclusive director of the 1983 hit talks to Salon about the film, Tom Cruise, and turning down “Forrest Gump”<p>One of the most iconic '80s teen movies not connected to John Hughes turned 30 in August. "Risky Business," the film that made 21-year-old Tom Cruise a household name, was also a …

Tom Cruise Rocks Out In Epic Sing-off With Comic-Con Panel Host Chris Hardwick

Tom Cruise broke out in song at Comic-Con with comedian Chris Hardwick and it was awesome.<p>During Warner Bros. panel for Cruise's upcoming film "Edge of Tomorrow," the actor surprised panel host Hardwick when he said he knew they both played Stacee Jaxx in different versions of "Rock of Ages."<p>From …

Chris Hardwick