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'Inherent Vice' Trailer Feels Like Paul Thomas Anderson's Funniest Film Yet

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
After months of not knowing much about "Inherent Vice" beyond its cast list and what's in Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, the movie's first trailer is here. Arriving five days before the Paul Thomas Anderson adaptation is set to make its world premiere at the New York Film Festival,...

Mexican's 'Harry Potter' Hoard Is World's Biggest

AP | David Moye | September 29, 2014 | Weird News
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films.

Mr. Bean Infiltrates Art History In Hilarious Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | September 29, 2014 | Arts
Last week we were graced with John Malkovich's homage to some of history's most iconic images. Now, thanks to a humorous caricature artist, British actor Rowan Atkinson, aka Mr. Bean, is making his own mark on (art) history. Rodney Pike replaced the faces of...

50 Years Of New York Film Festival Photos

The Huffington Post | Jessie Heyman | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
On Sunday night at the New York Film Festival, Martin Scorsese's new documentary, "The 50-Year Argument," had its New York premiere. A retrospective on The New York Review of Books, the film seems to come with an obvious challenge: How do you make highfalutin literary and political criticism cinematically interesting?...

Brightly Colored Umbrellas Become A Beautiful Sign Of Protest

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | September 29, 2014 | World
As protests against China's new rules for Hong Kong's election continued this week, activists have been using umbrellas in an effort to shield themselves from police pepper spray and tear gas. The umbrellas also have become a potent symbol for those demanding democratic elections. Foreign media started...

Michelle Kwan Kills Metallica's 'One' On A Guzheng (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | September 29, 2014 | Canada Music
You've seen Metallica accompanied by a symphony, but it's unlikely you've seen their music played like this before. Vancouver musician Michelle Kwan racked up over 1 million hits when she posted a video of herself playing Guns 'n' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine" on a Chinese...

Rapper Tells Us 'Why I Think This World Should End,' And It's Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | September 29, 2014 | Good News
Despite the recent deluge of tragic news in places ranging from Gaza to Ferguson, this man's powerful message will remind you that there is hope. In a video uploaded to YouTube, rapper Richard Williams, aka Prince Ea, gives us a rundown of various issues our generation is facing...

This Single Mom And Her Son Are The Cutest Thing To Ever Hit Vine

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | September 29, 2014 | Divorce
Harmony Smith and her 8-year-old son Elliott are kind of a big deal on Vine. The mom-and-son duo are the creative forces behind a Vine channel with more than 396,000 followers. Sure, having Katy Perry tweet out Elliott's "Dark Horse" rendition (“She’s a beast …...

'Magic Mike XXL' Plot And Full Cast Revealed

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Warner Bros. has announced the full cast and plot of "Magic Mike XXL." The sequel will include Elizabeth Banks, Donald Glover, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Andie MacDowell and Michael Strahan. "Magic Mike" stars Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez and Gabriel Iglesias will...

Here's The Most Strangely Beautiful 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Ever

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
This could be the most strangely beautiful "Simpsons" couch gag of all time. For the Season 26 premiere, Oscar-nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt had Homer travel through time, far into the show's future, and things got weird in the best way. "The Simpsons" has had some crazy intros in the past...

This Dress Might Break The Record For The World's Longest Wedding Gown

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | September 29, 2014 | Weddings
Here's a wedding gown that literally goes the extra mile. Dressmakers in China recently created a garment with a nearly three-mile-long train, which they plan to submit to the Guinness Book of World Records. Below is a picture of the dress from a photo shoot in Chengdu in China's Sichuan...

'Law & Order: SVU' Takes On Ray Rice, Solange And Jay Z Elevator Scandals

Erin Whitney | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
"Law & Order: SVU" is practically founded on the tagline "ripped from the headlines" by taking story inspiration from real-life news. In this Wednesday's episode of "SVU," "American Disgrace," famous basketball star Shakir “The Shark” Wilkins is accused of rape by a PR employee from his clothing line....

The Insane 'Family Guy' And 'Simpsons' Crossover Divides Fans

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Woo-hoo! The "Family Guy" and "Simpsons" crossover finally happened, but did it turn out to be a major d'oh? It's no secret that both shows have not always seen eye-to-eye, with "The Simpsons" even sending "South Park" flowers after their two-episode takedown of "Family Guy." So...

Julien Douvier's Gifs Are More Zen Than Zany Cats, And That's A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | September 29, 2014 | Arts
GIFs are more often associated with zany cats than zen, but that hasn't stopped Julien Douvier from working some beautiful magic. In the hands of this French designer, the endlessly moving frames take on a calming, tranquil essence. Where most GIFs loop in sharp, jarring segments,...

Mom Photographs Her Daughter With Wild Animals In Beautiful 12-Year Project

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | September 29, 2014 | Parents
Twelve years ago, photographer Robin Schwartz was balancing raising her 3-year-old daughter Amelia and caring for her cancer-stricken mother. After Schwartz's mother passed away from the disease, the artist struggled to come to terms with the painful loss and the conflicting feelings it left with her. "I...

'Outlander,' The Wedding Episode And TV's Sexual Revolution

Maureen Ryan | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
It would pain me greatly if critics and viewers dismissed "Outlander" for irrelevant, trivial or condescending reasons. Don't mistake my purpose: I'm not here to tell you "Outlander" is a perfect show. I like it, I loved a couple of episodes, but I outlined some of my...

Dad Draws The Beatles With Pancake Batter, Makes His Own Good Day Sunshine

Ron Dicker | September 29, 2014 | Weird News
We could eat these eight days a week. Artist Nathan Shields sketched the Beatles with pancake batter for his kids and captured the process in one rockin' time lapse (above). While Shields posted the video a few months ago, it's getting renewed viral attention. The Beatles...

Aretha Franklin Covers 'Rolling In The Deep' On New Album

Jessica Goodman | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Aretha Franklin's new album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," arrives Oct. 21, and the first single is a total showstopper. Franklin covered 10 songs by some of the best female vocalists -- Etta James, Barbra Streisand, Alicia Keys and Gladys Knight, to name a few --...

Tanya Tagaq Talks Missing And Murdered Aboriginal Woman, PETA In CBC National Interview

Joshua Ostroff | September 29, 2014 | Canada Music
When Tanya Tagaq won the 2014 Polaris Prize a week ago, Tagaq made international headlines with two words she uttered during her acceptance speech: F--- PETA." Unfortunately, the ensuing uproar — including PETA's response that the Inuk throat-singer should "read more" — meant that too little...

Lorde Debuts 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Track 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

Matthew Jacobs | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
After a week of Instagram teases, the song Lorde wrote for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has arrived. Her first post-"Pure Heroine" single, "Yellow Flicker Beat" uses the same pulsating tones that made Lorde's debut album one of 2013's most celebrated releases. "It’s...
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