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Sia Performs "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" With Dancers, Mime on "Saturday Night Live"

On last night's episode of "Saturday Night Live" (hosted by Kevin Hart), Sia put on quite a show (with her face obscured, of course). When she performed "Chandelier", she was joined by a mime performing sign language next to her. For "Elastic Heart", she was joined by two dancers, including Maddie …

Steve Harvey Loses It On 'Family Feud' Over The 'Best Answer' He's Ever Heard

Men seem to have a lot in common with the Pillsbury Doughboy, but one similarity stands out from the rest for Steve Harvey.<p>On a recent episode of "Family Feud," contestants were asked to name "something the Pillsbury Doughboy and your man have in common," and one answer made Harvey completely lose …

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!

The Decemberists Share "A Beginning Song" Lyric Video

The Decemberists have shared the lyric video for a new song called "A Beginning Song", which appears on their upcoming album <i>What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World</i>. Check it out below via Stereogum.<p><i>What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World</i> is out January 20, which is also "Decemberists …

Zac Brown Band's Spirited 'Homegrown' Is First Step in Global Mission

Hear the debut single from the band's first album under its new, groundbreaking record label partnership<p>Today's surprise release of "Homegrown," the …

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Dozens Get Sick, Trip Balls After Eating Drug-Laced Christmas Cakes

According to police, health officials have found a synthetic drug in the Christmas cakes that caused 40 people to fall ill with nausea, …

The Best Entenmann's Snacks, Ranked In Order From Least To Most Comforting

Can we all take a minute here to pay tribute to Entenmann's snacks? Boxes of Entenmann's have gotten us all through some tough times over the years. They've been there for us when we've been down, and they've comforted us even when we weren't sad at all. They're a loyal bunch, and we'd like to show …

Connecticut Top Court to Rule on Teen's Right to Refuse Chemotherapy

Cassandra C., 17, and her mother are battling the state of Connecticut over the teen's right to refuse chemotherapy.<p>Cassandra was diagnosed in September 2014 with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a rare condition not to be confused with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Physicians recommended chemotherapy, which …

Giant Invasive Crab Caught Walking Down The Street In Hawaii

Earlier this month, Holly Cantere looked up to see a 4.8-pound coconut crab walking down a busy street in her suburban Honolulu neighborhood.<p>"It just kept walking, like there was not a care in the world when it crossed the street,” she told KHON-2. “Everybody slowed down like it was a …

The Year in Gay Pop Culture, and What We Learned from It

Depending on where and how you were looking, it was a terrific year for gay pop culture... or a rotten one. While representations of gay folk in …

Play-Doh Frantically Deleting Toy Dick Pics From Its Facebook Page

Whoops. The icing maker that comes with Play-Doh's Sweet Shoppe Cake Mountain Playset (retail price: $20) looks 100 percent like a veiny dick.<p>As …

Giada De Laurentiis Is Divorcing Todd Thompson

Giada De Laurentiis is ready to go it alone.<p>The Food Network star, 44, announced via Facebook Monday that she and husband Todd Thompson, a fashion …

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Angry Little Kid Tears Apart a Dollar Store, No One Stops Him

What upset this kid—or "jit," in the parlance of our narrator—so much that he had to walk through a dollar store, aisle by aisle, and rip every …

This Guy’s Plan To Scalp $650 In Tickets To ‘The Interview’ Went Horribly Wrong

Jason Best of Cincinnati, Ohio just wanted to make some money off of <i>The Interview</i>‘s highly publicized release. To do so, he bought 50 tickets for a total of $650. At $13 per ticket, all Best had to do was charge a few extra bucks each and BAM – money made. Unfortunately, Sony’s plans for …

How Walt Disney Animation Studios Kept Feast From Looking Like a Dog's Dinner

Patrick Osborne tried something interesting back in 2012: He set up two 1 Second Everyday accounts. With one he used the app to capture brief glimpses of his day-to-day life, and with the other he recorded quick footage of many of the meals he consumed that year.<p>"And it was the 1 Second Everyday …

Why Annie Proulx Regrets Writing Brokeback Mountain

Pulitzer-winning writer Annie Proulx opened up to the Paris <i>Review</i> about why she wishes she’d never written <i>Brokeback Mountain</i>, the short story that …

Having a Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young

People diagnosed with serious mental illness -- schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or severe depression -- die 20 years early, on average, because of a combination of lousy medical care, smoking, lack of exercise, complications of medication, suicide, and accidents. They are the most …

8 Surprising Facts About Mid-Pennsylvania

The Allegheny National Forest, known as the <b>PA Wilds</b>, sits about midway between Philly and Pittsburg in the northern regions of Pennsylvania. Beguiling landscape aside, these eight breakthroughs, inventions and attractions might surprise you.<p>1. <b>Before there was Shell, before there was Exxon, before</b> …

Saturday Night Live: Christmas for the Jews Song

Christmas isn't just for Christians. It's also a magical time for the Jews!

Funny video: Brendan Rodgers' Facebook year in review

It started so well.<p>At the beginning of the year Liverpool appeared to be marching towards a first league title since 1990 and with Luis Suarez and …

Jimmy Fallon Explains Why Your Favorite Holiday Traditions Are Actually Ridiculous

Well, there go your holiday memories.<p>Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" just revealed the truth behind some of your favorite holiday traditions, and it will totally open your eyes. For instance, have you ever noticed how stockings are basically flammable pieces of fabric hung above a fire? Or have …

Oh No, Not Again

We were driving home to New Jersey from Connecticut after spending a lovely weekend with our son and his family. We had made this trip countless times. It's an easy ride; no major turns, from Routes 95 to 287 to 80.<p>Around an hour from home, I turned to Mighty Marc and said, "I don't remember seeing …

Amy Adams: 'Confused' by 'Today' show treatment

LOS ANGELES — Amy Adams says she is still "really confused" about having her live interview on <i>The Today Show</i> dramatically pulled minutes before it was due to take place Monday morning.<p>Adams told USA TODAY on Tuesday night that she was "surprised" that the segment was unceremoniously canceled after …

Meet the World's First Amputee Pop Star, Viktoria Modesta

It was only a matter of time, but the first bionic pop star is here.<p>Viktoria Modesta, a British singer-songwriter, stars in the new music video …

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The 10 Worst Movies of 2014

This time of year is full of critics' top ten lists and award nominations, but there's a flip side to this glittering coin. That's right folks -- we're here to talk about the very worst movies of the year, the ones that left us standing by the exit, patiently tapping our toes because we had a train …

Who Makes the Best Hot Chocolate?

By: Adam Lapetina<p>While it's <i>technically</i> still a few days away, let's face it: winter's here (no offense, solstice). And what better way is there to warm up than hot chocolate? Sure, you can get a gourmet cup at some coffee shop... for $10 a mug?!?! Yeah, better to just make a cup at home. But which …

A Brooklyn deli worker fought off a masked gunman who attempted to rob his store last weekend, then promptly quit his job. He is the best employee in America.

A Brooklyn deli worker fought off a masked gunman who attempted to rob his store last weekend, then promptly quit his job. He is the best employee in …

A Guide to the Strange, Little-Known, Hard-to-Find Beatles Christmas Recordings

Little in my life has enriched me more than the Beatles or Christmas—in different (and yet dovetailing) ways. And there is one enriching aspect of the Beatles’ catalog that is so rare, that it falls between the worlds of official product and bootleg. This wasn’t a commercial record, it wasn’t a …