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Will solo Zayn Malik be more of a Timberlake or a Jonas?

We may not be hearing much from Zayn Malik for a while.

The former One Directioner is apparently banned from releasing any solo music for the next two years, even though his new producer totally leaked a demo in March. We guess that’s why Zayn and U.K. rapper Mic Righteous got a stern talking to for …

Zayn Malik

England gifts Japan an own goal in dying minutes of World Cup semifinal

England was this close to at least getting the chance to play for its first World Cup title since 1966, but it turns out that the women’s side has worse luck than the men.

They played Japan close in the World Cup semifinal and were carrying a 1-1 tie into what looked like extra time and maybe …


Justin Bieber remembers his home country with a shoutout to Canada Day

Justin Bieber isn’t one to forget where he came from.

The singer, who has been working hard to mend his bratty image, is in Australia, but he’s got Canada on his mind.

Last night, he tweeted an early shoutout to his native country, which celebrates Canada Day today, July 1.

I'm in Australia so it's …

Justin Bieber

Shark capsizes a fisherman's kayak in Florida

Fisherman Ben Chancey made the questionable decision to wage a battle with a giant shark from a kayak off the coast of Florida, and the beast actually managed to pull Chancey out of the boat while his friends recorded it.

Fortunately, the fisherman swam to safety and actually got back in the kayak …


Agent denies Tiger Woods had an affair with Jason Dufner's ex-wife

On Wednesday, featured an article from the National Enquirer claiming that Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn ended their relationship because Tiger had become romantically involved with PGA Tour pro Jason Dufner’s then-wife, Amanda Dufner.

According to an anonymous source in the …

Tiger Woods

Nick Kyrgios rips Wimbledon umpire: 'Do you feel strong up there?'

Another round, another win and another spat with a chair umpire – all in a day’s work for Nick Kyrgios, the fiery, young Aussie who’s finally bringing some controversy back to tennis.

In a routine 7-6 (5), 6-3, 6-4 second-round Wimbledon win over former top 10 player Juan Monaco, Kyrgios got into a …


DeSean Jackson says he was the victim of a smear campaign after being released by the Eagles

DeSean Jackson, like former teammate LeSean McCoy, has been highly critical of the Eagles after leaving Philadelphia. Jackson was released by the Eagles in 2014 after he was selected to the Pro Bowl the previous season. An report tied Jackson to a Los Angeles gang just before his release, …

DeSean Jackson

Wait, what? O.J. Simpson stayed with Kim K during his trial

For members of a different generation, the name Kardashian invokes a different kind of infamy — the O.J. Simpson trial, where Robert Kardashian served as O.J.’s defense attorney.

Amidst details about Caitlyn Jenner and her sex tape, Kim Kardashian shared a wild story about O.J. in her new Rolling …

O. J. Simpson

The annual deferred payments to Bobby Bonilla actually worked out quite well for the Mets

If you are a conscious baseball fan, or someone who appreciates irony, or any sort of sentient being, you likely know by now that the New York Mets pay long-retired former player Bobby Bonilla some $1.2 million a year every year on July 1 as part of a deferred payment schedule they negotiated when …

Major League Baseball

Kylie Jenner gives us a glimpse inside her new $2.7 million mansion

Oh, to be 17-going-on-18 again and moving out of your parents’ home for the first time.

It’s pretty exhilarating for anyone making that big leap out of the nest.

And if you’re Kylie Jenner, well, you can imagine things are a bit, shall we say, supersized. Especially considering she’s moving into a …

How Julie Johnston's 'worst nightmare' sparked a victory over Germany

MONTREAL — Julie Johnston’s “worst nightmare” nearly came true.

The 23-year-old defender has had a flawless first World Cup, but in the 59th minute of Tuesday’s semifinal between the United States and Germany, the center back “screwed up.”

Johnston attempted to flick the ball back to goalkeeper Hope …


15 unique ways to enjoy Independence Day

There is so much more than hot dogs and fireworks on Independence Day. Both seem to be the perfect combination for this holiday, but there are other unique, satisfying activities for all types of people.

Here are 15 activities that can enjoy regardless of your location.

1. Take time to reflect on …

Independence Day

Kim: Beautiful millennials 'don't have a strong work ethic'

Move over, NPR! Kim Kardashian has been newly anointed by San Francisco’s revered Commonwealth Club (despite the required bellyaching). The 112-year-old club, which calls itself the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs program, tapped moderator Judge LaDoris Cordell to ask Kim all sorts of …

Work Ethic

A new generation of U.S. soccer emerged last night, and we have Abby Wambach to thank

The Abby Wambach huddle is becoming a fixture between the first and second half of matches for the United States this World Cup. The entire team huddles around its biggest star, who screams words of wisdom, encouragement, and more than a few expletives. The rest of the team nods silently in …


Celebrity ranking: The biggest A-list breakups (and joint statements about splitting up)

Hollywood love. It looks so glamorous, doesn’t it? A pair of beautiful stars strut down the red carpet, hand-in-hand. As regular people, we look for their loving glances, their affectionate touches and their playful, couply banter.

But then, it’s over.

Just like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner …

Ben Affleck

CNN Poll: Clinton, Bush lead their parties

At this point, a CNN/ORC poll sees a Clinton-Bush family re-match in next year’s presidential election.

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush lead the Democratic and Republican fields at this point, and Clinton holds general election leads over all the potential GOP opponents, according to the national poll …

Hillary Clinton

Futures higher as investors wait for next Greek step

U.S. stock futures were higher Wednesday, as investors waited for the next step after Greece failed to make a $1.8 billion debt payment to the International Monetary Fund due the previous day.

Here is where major market index futures stood ahead of the start of regular trading:

Dow: +0.5%

S&P 500: …


Jimmy Kimmel asks kids about gay marriage, and their responses are pretty great

Lots of reaction on the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, but what do kids think?

Do they even know what gay marriage means?

Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to investigate. And their answers? They run the gamut from funny to downright smart – but always cute!

Jimmy Kimmel

Watch Morgan Brian's bloody collision against Germany in World Cup semifinal

The World Cup semifinal match between the USWNT and Germany was billed to be the game of the tournament and from the onset it didn’t disappoint. It was a fast and hectic pace, and neither team was giving an inch.

All of the high-flying action was punctuated by a scary moment near the end of the …


The U.S. is going all in on Alex Morgan against Germany

MONTREAL – For the first time this World Cup, Jill Ellis has changed the formation of her lineup.

Sticking with a traditional 4-4-2, with four defenders, four midfielders and two forwards through five games, Ellis has decided to spice things up for the semifinal against Germany with a 4-5-1.

Alex …


The U.S. has more at stake against Germany than a World Cup final berth

The two best teams in the world will play tonight with the winner earning a trip to the World Cup final on Sunday. The United States and Germany meet in a semifinal that has all of the characteristics of a final. History says the winner of this match will in all likelihood be World Cup champions …


Genie Bouchard got a violation for wearing a black bra at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, the purveyors of all things good taste, is infamous for enforcing its strict, colorless dress codes, like in 2013 when it banned Roger Federer from wearing tennis shoes with an orange sole. (Something I still contend was a brilliant marketing ploy by Nike.) But the All England Club took …


Misty Copeland becomes the first black female principal dancer in American Ballet Theater's history

Misty Copeland made history this week when she was promoted to principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater, making her the first African American woman to hold the position in the company’s 75-year history.

Copeland has spoken candidly about issues of race in the ballet world before, which …

Women's History

Apple busted for price fixing, fined $450M

A federal appeal court Tuesday upheld a ruling charging Apple of illegally conspiring to inflate e-book prices to consumers, despite a vigorous legal battle from the company.

The appeal is a win for the Justice Department which accused the gadget maker of orchestrating an abusive e-book pricing …

Price Fixing

College can't afford Hillary Clinton as gala speaker, books Chelsea instead

When the University of Missouri-Kansas City opened its new women’s hall of fame in 2014, it wanted Hillary Clinton to headline its gala luncheon. However, the 2016 presidential candidate’s steep speaker fee of $275,000 led the school to pursue a less expensive alternative: her daughter, Chelsea …

Hillary Clinton

Jon Stewart slams critics of gay marriage ruling

After the weekend the world had, we all knew The Daily Show was going to be pretty great on Monday.

Jon Stewart, who is almost done with his run on the show, sob, took on the critics of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states, specifically those justices who …

Jon Stewart

A 'Back to the Future' remake will happen over Robert Zemeckis' dead body

Jurassic World, Mad Max, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… It feels like Hollywood has stepped through a time machine — which is why its ironic that the one ’80s classic you can count on being saved from rebootmania is Back to the Future.

At least if you want to remake Back to the Future, you’re going to …

Time Travel

This app calls itself the Tinder for jobs

What if a right swipe was all that stood between you and your dream career?

That’s the premise of Switch, a discreet iOS mobile app dubbed the “Tinder for jobs.”

Switch allows users to set up a profile and share their resume. The platform then creates a default, anonymized profile, which shows …


Amy Schumer could've been the 'Daily Show' host

Imagine an Amy Schumer Daily Show: irreverent and raunchy, heavy on the skits, brazenly feminist and home to some of the weirdest political interviews on television. (Though the prospect of a Schumer vs. Trump interview is nearly too much to handle).

Yeah, we don’t think it’d be the best fit for …

Amy Schumer

E.L. James held a Twitter Q&A and it went oh so very wrong

E.L. James, author of the Fifty Shades of Grey books, has some very passionate fans. But there are plenty of equally passionate people who do not like her books very much.

So when the author hosted a Twitter Q&A on Wednesday, there were quite a few questions that probably weren’t what she was …

Stephenie Meyer