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17 December 2014
Mom calls C-SPAN to scold her pundit sons for arguing ...
Disney wants to make another lousy Indiana Jones sequel ...
Making Wham!'s "Last Christmas" eight times as long yields a minor ambient masterpiece ...
US Congress ends ban on medical marijuana ...
Sony hackers turn to terrorism with threat to theaters showing The InterviewSony will let frightened theater-owners cancel engagements for The InterviewNew York Daily News blasts Howard Stern for saying Sony hack is "no different than a 9/11-type attack" … James Franco and Seth Rogen cancel TV interviews promoting The Interview … Human rights activists plan to bomb North Korea with DVDs of The Interview … Former employees sue Sony over ginormous hack ...
US Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) says Senate will approve Keystone pipeline ...
New York Yankees plan to convert steroid-dripping superstar Alex Rodriguez into a designated hitter ...
Form letters from "shadowy" anti-net neutrality group comprised 56.5% of comments to US Federal Communications Commission ...
California cop who had several pounds of marijuana in his home won't be prosecuted ...
Bill Cosby's daughter defends her father, wants "false accusers" prosecuted … Child molestation case against Cosby won't come to court, as it's past the statute of limitations ...
Chris Pratt sings "5,000 Candles in the Wind" at Parks and Recreation's final wrap party ...
Why isn't the media interviewing torture victims? ...
Roman Polanski wants 37-year-old statutory rape charges dropped ...
Coca-Cola will end its annoying product-placement deal with American Idol ...
US Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) is sued for alleged sexual harassment ...
Sharon Osbourne's tooth falls out on live TV ...
Instead of (or in addition to) continuing J. J. Abrams' big-screen Star Trek, it's time to reboot Star Trek on television ...
After Ohio cops killed a man inside a Wal-Mart, they tried to force his girlfriend to say something that would justify the killing ...
American Apparel fires founder and lech Dov Charney ...
Youngstown State University hires Bo Pelini as football coach ...
16 December 2014
Amazon glitch offers mattresses, batteries, games, and clothing for a penny or two ...
Bill Cosby's wife stands by her man … Latest alleged victim of Cosby says her sexual assault happened in 2008 — and that's within the statute of limitations ...
Skype demonstrates real-time speech translation ...
Macedonia helped the US Central Intelligence Agency kidnap and torture a German they mistook for a terrorist … Poll shows most Americans approve of tortureTorture is highly effective, on television … Facts of torture seem to debunk former US Vice President Dick Cheney … Architect of torture John Yoo says maybe the CIA went a little too far ...
Key witness backing cop's version of events in Ferguson, MO made racist remarks, offered "fabrication" of facts in previous case … Cleveland Browns won't apologize for player's anti-police brutality shirt … Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to sing against police brutality ...
Taliban storms Pakistani school, kills an awful lot of kids ...
Native American marijuana sales could make getting stoned a lot easier … Could Washington DC get around the US Congressional roadblock of its marijuana legalization? ...
Microsoft and other industry giants fight search warrants issued in American courts that demand data from computers outside the U.S.A. ...
Families of victims from 2012 Connecticut school killer file lawsuit against gun-makers ...
No, a high school kid in New York City didn't make $72-million trading stocks on his lunch break ...
Randy Quaid sues the US State Department, says his passport has been revoked ...
US Secret Service is investigating Creed frontman Scott Stapp over alleged threat to President Obama ...
UK Prime Minister David Cameron asks Google and Yahoo! to be "good citizens" and report users who search for "terrorist" subject matter ...
Sony hackers threaten to release a huge "Christmas gift" of studio secretsBrad Pitt and Seth Rogen lead backlash against media over Sony hacks … Is the Sony hack an act of war? ...
Nut with a gun kills six in Pennsylvania ...
NFL Players union sues the league over the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ...
Eddie Redmayne's Christmas ham horror ...
Over 700,000,000 people are taking steps to avoid US National Security Agency surveillance ...
Netflix announces Wet Hot American Summer sequel mini-series ...
Is Gone with the Wind America's strangest film? ...
Thierry Henry announces his retirement from soccer ...
15 December 2014
J. Crew hires a 4-year-old kid as a "fashion designer" ...
Can Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sue Santa Claus for discrimination? ...
Spanish Parliament passes legislation banning protests that aren't officially "authorized" ...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is digitally remastered by 20th Century Fox, but they've done quite a cr*ppy job and Joss Whedon thinks it's a dumb idea ...
Sony demands that media not review, copy, disseminate, publish, upload, download or make any use of data and emails that have been hacked and released, and the hackers claim they'll honor requests from any studio employees who ask that their emails not be published … Hackers stole a draft of the script for the next James Bond movie, and pledge to continue making life hell for Sony ...
Combination of cardboard, Velcro strips, magnets and plastic lenses is Google's first serious entry into the brave new world of virtual reality ...
US Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) explains that Eli and Peyton Manning only sexually assault their wives ...
Chicago White Sox sign steroid-addled baseball star Melky Cabrera ...
Court rejects bid to delay Tracy Morgan's lawsuit against Wal-Mart ...
Americans are 40% poorer than before the 2008 economic crisis ...
Bill Cosby asks black media to maintain an "open mind" about the ongoing rape and sexual abuse allegations ...
Former US Vice President Dick Cheney says he has "no problem" with the torture of innocent people ...
TLC is launching a late night sex talk show co-hosted by Margaret Cho ...
Jesus Christ appears on a tortilla in Austin, TX ...
Netflix's $90-million Marco Polo mini-series is "something so average that a basic cable channel could have duplicated it without all the foreign travel for about $84-million less" ...
1900s posters warned against the horrors of women's rights ...
Who owns Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin? ...
US Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was told to stay quiet, but she didn't — and it's paying off ...
Emails from Comcast trick customers into ordering new modems for $160, plus $8 monthly fees ...
CBS doesn't have enough crime-solving dramas, so they're considering another spin-off of Criminal Minds ...
Charles Bukowski loathed potheads: "I like drunkards, man" ...
14 December 2014
Police kill escaped cow after wild chase through Pocatello, ID ...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he'll sue the NFL, now that his suspension has been upheld ...
US Vice President Joe Biden says he beat up a guy in a doughnut shop once ...
Rick Ross has lost 100 pounds over the past year or so ...
Pope Francis won't meet with the Dalai Lama, "for obvious reasons concerning the delicate situation" with China ...
Angelina Jolie has chicken pox ...
Dave Chappelle says he was choked by police on a movie set in New Orleans ...
MasterCard and Visa are sued for blocking donations to Wikileaks ...
Nancy Grace apologizes to Ben Affleck's penis ...
Brits protest United Kingdom's new porn regulations ...
13 December 2014
Creed frontman Scott Stapp allegedly threatens to kill President Obama ...
Edward Herrmann sues accounting firm, alleging mismanagement of funds ...
How Peter Jackson ruined The Hobbit ...
Latest leak from Sony hack: Billionaire Mark Cuban felt insulted by $30,000 per episode offer from Shark Tank ...
It's the 15th anniversary of Buffy's groundbreaking silent episode ...
US Central Intelligence Agency agents were making up torture techniques on the job … Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the US Constitution is silent on torture ...
President Obama says he spends his mornings watching ESPN ...
Time capsule buried by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams is discovered in Boston ...
Major League Baseball is sued for alleged discrimination ...
12 December 2014
Obama administration will allow Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana ...
Net has become "less free and more unequal," says web inventor Tim Berners-Lee ...
Supermodel Beverly Johnson says she was drugged by Bill Cosby at an audition for The Cosby Show ...
Court orders Bank of America to pay family $1-million for five years of robocalls ...
Defense of torture program offered by former US Vice President Dick Cheney seems to be factually full of cr*p ...
Electronic Arts admits that gobbling up talented studios and then ruining them isn't working out so well ...
Los Angeles Dodgers trade Matt Kemp to San Deigo Padres ...
Blair Underwood joins Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ...
Be careful what's in your work email — Sony edition ...
A 20-minute chat with a gay person made people much more supportive of same-sex marriage ...
Koch brothers group sues California Attorney General Kamala Harris to keep donors' names secret ...
Australian man has 23 Simpsons characters tattooed on his back ...
Victim of beating says he's fine with a pardon for Mark Wahlberg ...
BBC plans to build a theme park around its hit shows ...
Seth Rogen thanks embattled Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal for having the balls to make The Interview ...
11 December 2014
Whoopi Goldberg farts on TV ...
Half of Americans don't want their children playing football ...
Google News will be shuttered in Spain, in response to a new law allowing publishers to charge search engines for showing snippets from their publications ...
Max Baer, Jr — Jethro, from The Beverly Hillbillies — sues CBS for allowing a Jethro's BBQ restaurant ...
Washington DC activists urge US Congress not to overturn a local referendum that legalizes marijuana ...
Magic Johnson wants the Los Angeles Lakers to lose every game for the remainder of the season, so they can score a top draft pick ...
Seth Rogen accused Sony of trying to "make North Koreans happy" in hacked emails … Angelina Jolie is described as a "minimally talented spoiled brat" in hacked emails ...
Parks and Trek imagines Pawnee, IN transported to the starship Enterprise ...
Why are big-box stores pricing Barbie dolls differently by race? ...
United Nations official calls for prosecution of Bush-Cheney officials who authorized torture, but there's no chance of that … US Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who was tortured in Vietnam, is against it … Meet the psychologists who were paid $180-million to help the CIA tortureUS Rep. Pete King (R-New York) thinks the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" wasn't really torture … Former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski says he knew about the CIA's prison on Polish soil, but didn't know it was used for tortureUS Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) says "Torture is wrong, unambiguously, period, the end," but it should've been kept secret ...
Rich Russian guy who bought James Watson's Nobel Prize for $4.7-million says he'll return it to him ...
Music from Kroll Show is now available at iTunes ...
Now that you mention it, yes, Jonathan Frakes would love to direct the next Star Trek sequel ...
Avril Lavigne asks fans for prayers as she reveals "health issues" ...
David Letterman says he's outta here at The Late Show after May 20, 2015, but Stephen Colbert won't step up until August or September ...
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is released from hospital ...
Detroit is on its way out of bankruptcy ...
Alleged rape victim files defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby ...
Barbara Walters has retired, but she won't stay away from The View ...
Lawsuit over Andy Warhol's portrait of Elizabeth Taylor ...
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