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Alex Leo is the head of audience development for Yahoo! Before that she was the head of product for Newsweek and Reuters.com, a senior editor at The Huffington Post and an associate producer at ABC News. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2012 and chosen by NBC New York as one of the top twenty people to follow on Twitter. She has written for The Guardian, The Atlantic, Elle, Jezebel, Reuters, and more, as well as the play "Love, Loss and What I Wore." She is on the advisory board of Internet Week New York and a mentor at Columbia's Publishing Course.

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'30 Rock' Takes On The Tea Party (VIDEO)

(1194) Comments | Posted November 12, 2010 | 10:50 AM

Last night's "30 Rock" held the most overtly political content the show has ever done. Jack, plagued by his new nemesis (Queen Latifah), looks to another congressional candidate to unseat her. And, while the words "tea party" were never mentioned, he finds her opponent in the race to...

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Jack Donaghy's Life Lessons: 16 Pearls Of Wisdom You Can't Live Without

(145) Comments | Posted November 11, 2010 | 8:13 AM

Today we salute here the most important and influential person of our time: Jack Donaghy. Without his enduring wisdom we may have gone to graduate school or continued to use shampoo to wash our hair or, god forbid, watched a CBS sitcom. Thank you, Jack, for all you've done for...

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Bill Maher vs. Jon Stewart: Maher Takes On Rally To Restore Sanity (VIDEO)

(5350) Comments | Posted November 6, 2010 | 3:26 PM

Bill Maher discussed Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's rally last, saying it should have had a point. During a long "New Rule" Maher disputed the idea that the Left is just as much to blame for the level of discourse in this country as the Right.

"The message of the...
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Can You Guess The 90s Heartthrob's Hair? (QUIZ)

(47) Comments | Posted October 29, 2010 | 1:20 PM

We'll admit it: We miss the 90s. We miss the Brenda years of "90210," Jennifer Aniston pre-Brad, and the ability to wear flannel unironically. Hence this quiz.

These gents were some of our first crushes and, while some of them may not have aged awesomely, they'll always be heartthrobs...

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Who Said It: Kanye West Or A Mental Patient? (QUIZ)

(161) Comments | Posted October 28, 2010 | 1:20 PM

We love Kanye's tweets. (See these three examples of our fandom.) But recently we realized that he may be in the wrong profession. Instead of music, we think he should pursue screenwriting--specifically writing films about mental patients. Can you tell which of these quotes...

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Last-Minute Halloween Costumes 2010: Download Your Free Mask Now!

(296) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 2:20 PM

Halloween is less than a week away and we know many of you have been way too busy to find the perfect costume, but don't worry! If you want to wear a topical Halloween costume with a political edge that takes about five minutes to put together, we've got you...

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How Educating A New York City Kid Can Cost You Over A Million Dollars

(525) Comments | Posted October 24, 2010 | 10:42 AM

New York City is home to some of the best schools in the country, but they don't come cheap. The economic downturn hasn't stopped colleges from going well above $50,000 a year in tuition, and elite prep schools aren't much cheaper. If a New York City parent decided to send...

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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Explains James O'Keefe's 'Prank' On CNN

(288) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 10:53 AM

Last Wednesday, the world paused awkwardly to contemplate the bizarre and skeevy news that conservative agit-proprietor James O'Keefe attempted to lure CNN reporter Abbie Boudreau onto a "floating pleasure palace" to finally, uhh... prove something? To try to seduce the media, on a boat, with a jar of...

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James O'Keefe, the "CNN Caper" & Men Who Hate Women

(139) Comments | Posted September 29, 2010 | 3:41 PM

As CBS put it, "it's hard to know where to start with this one." James O'Keefe, the conservative crusader whose videos brought down ACORN, attempted to lure a CNN reporter onto a boat filled with lube, dildos, and other products associated with sex, in order to capture her...

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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia ' On Politics: The Political Musings Of America's Drunkest Show

(150) Comments | Posted September 17, 2010 | 9:15 AM

We love "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" for a variety of reasons, but what always amazes us is how they mock politically sensitive subjects without being heavy handed. In honor of their Season 6 premiere last night, we look back at their greatest political moments and what we learned from...

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The Terry Jones Venn Diagram (PICTURE)

(186) Comments | Posted September 9, 2010 | 6:54 PM

Oh, Reverend Terry Jones. First you plan a Quran burning to commemorate 9/11 (because that's what America stands for), then you call off your anti-Muslim party plans saying that the Imam in charge of the would-be Islamic Center near Ground Zero agreed to change locations. Of course, the...

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The Creepiest Wax Figures Of Celebs Ever Made (PHOTOS)

(90) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 5:52 PM

You know what's creepier than Kim Kardashian? Kim Kardashian as a wax replica. Wax figures have always been an odd tribute, in our humble opinion, but what happens when the artists behind them make their celebs look like psychotic killers? You tell us...

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The Roast Of David Hasselhoff (VIDEO): Pam Anderson, Seth MacFarlane & More Ridicule The Hoff's Sex Life, Career, Drinking

(195) Comments | Posted August 14, 2010 | 6:59 AM

The roast we've all been waiting for is finally here. Last night, regular roasters Pam Anderson, Seth MacFarlane, Whitney Cummings, Greg Giraldo, Lisa Lampanelli, and Gilbert Gottfried teamed up with Hulk Hogan (awesome) and George Hamilton (really?) to mock, tease, and eventually destroy the spirit of David Hasselhoff.

Jerry...

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The BEST Late Night Jokes Of The Week: Palin's Cojones, Colbert's Safe Word & Justin Bieber's Movie (VIDEO)

(103) Comments | Posted August 7, 2010 | 9:26 AM

Oh, Dave, no matter how much crap you getting for mocking Sarah Palin, you never ever change. This week Letterman presented an explanation for what happened after Sarah Palin dropped the "c" bomb on TV. Let's just say she and Jan Brewer are no longer amigos.

Jimmy Fallon showed...

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Aaron Schock On 'Top Chef': Congressman Challenges Contestants To Make Lobbyist-Safe Meals (VIDEO)

(115) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 10:06 PM

Wearing a pink shirt and boyish grin, HuffPost-reader-named-hottie Aaron Schock appeared on "Top Chef" to challenge the seasoned contenders to make a meal fit for a congressman.

A few years back, Congress passed lobbying and ethics reform measures that made it harder (not impossible) to woo politicians...

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The BEST Late Night Jokes Of The Week: Palin's New Word, Lindsay's Back Door, And Hippie Orgasms (VIDEO)

(86) Comments | Posted July 23, 2010 | 5:09 PM

So much to mock this week. Lindsay's off to jail, providing fodder for Fallon and Kimmel. Letterman took on Palin's make-em-ups. And Chelsea Handler... well those thinking orgasms aren't going to make fun of themselves. Here are our picks for the funniest jokes of the week. For last week's,

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The BEST Late Night Jokes Of The Week: Dick Cheney's Heart, Rush Limbaugh's House & Arizona's Manners (VIDEO)

(87) Comments | Posted July 16, 2010 | 2:51 PM

David Letterman won't let Rush get away with anything, even selling his home. He took the talk show host to town by mocking his bathroom contents. With a take that's nothing if it's not unique, Jon Stewart kept up his critique of the new Arizona Immigration Law that allows officials...

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The Women Of The 'Daily Show' Respond To Allegations Of Sexism

(2130) Comments | Posted July 6, 2010 | 4:16 PM

The "Daily Show" came under fire last month when Jezebel.com published a piece called "The Daily Show's Woman Problem." In it, writer Irin Carmon describes the popular comedy as "a boys' club where women's contributions are often ignored and dismissed," and goes on to chronicle the stories of...

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Is This The Most Ridiculous Magazine Ever? (PHOTO)

(92) Comments | Posted July 1, 2010 | 11:22 AM

The title of this magazine, Polish Food, gave me a you-had-me-at-hello moment, but my love was clinched with the promise of a story called "Milk - source of health."

Polish Food is the "official quarterly of the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture" in Poland. It has features like...

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Flying Gators, Hookers & The World Cup: The Week's Best Late Night Jokes (VIDEO)

(67) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 1:13 PM

The poor Gulf. As Colbert pointed out this week they may not even recover in time for their next heartbreaking disaster. Ferguson is equally upset at BP, going as far to curse at the company (unfortunately he's not live). Here are our picks for the funniest jokes of the week,...

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