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Here Are 31 Film References In 'Kill Bill: Volume 2'

Erin Whitney | April 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Ten years ago, on April 16, 2004, Quentin Tarantino debuted the second half of "Kill Bill." We'll never forget The Bride's iconic Bruce Lee-esque yellow jumpsuit or her fight against the Crazy 88 in "Kill Bill: Volume 1," but with "Volume 2" introduced a slew of new film references, genre...

Court Upholds Original EPA Emission Standards For Air Pollutants

Brianna Elliott | April 16, 2014 | Green
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to rules designed to clean up chromium, arsenic, acid gases,...

What Personality Might Have To Do With Drug Abuse Risk

Amanda L. Chan | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2014 08:34 AM EDT on LiveScience People with certain personality traits may be at increased risk for drug use problems, and studying personality may help researchers better understand and treat these problems, according to a new review. Many studies have...

'The Maya Rudolph Show' Gets Air Date, Star-Studded Guest List Revealed

Bill Bradley | April 16, 2014 | TV
Rudolph is guiding Hollywood's biggest stars right to your TV screen. NBC has announced that "The Maya Rudolph Show," a variety show special, will air Monday, May 19, at 10 p.m. The show stars "SNL" alum Maya Rudolph, who will be joined by an awesome lineup of celebrities. The guest...

5 Poetry Forms That Make Editors Sit Up And Take Notice

Maddie Crum | April 16, 2014 | Books
By Writer's Relief Staff: April is National Poetry Month, a time when poets and would-be bards alike turn their attention to verses both free and formal. If you’re going to write poetry, why not try giving your work a unique twist, something that editors of literary magazines don’t...

This Man With A Van Has A 'Wild Obsession' With Helping Homeless People

Sarah Barness | April 16, 2014 | Impact
Armed with a van and fueled by passion, Aaron Reddin is on a mission to help homeless individuals in need. After conquering his own drug addiction, Reddin began to run a long-term drug and alcohol program and a homeless shelter. Through this experience, he developed a "wild...

Michael Bloomberg Is Sure He Has A Spot In Heaven

Paige Lavender | April 16, 2014 | Politics
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is sure he has a spot in Heaven. At least that's what the founder of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns told the New York Times in an interview published Tuesday: Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both...

9 Ways To Instantly Upgrade Your Avocado Toast

Julie R. Thomson | April 16, 2014 | Taste
Some foods are so simple, so easy, that they don't even seem worth talking about. But when it comes to avocado toast, it is. It definitely is. Avocado toast is technically just sliced or smashed avocado on top of a piece of toast, but when you take one bite into...

Herbal Supplements Are The Most Commonly Used Type Of Complementary Medicine In The US

Amanda L. Chan | April 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/16/2014 03:20 AM EDT on LiveScience Herbs and other dietary supplements besides vitamins are the most commonly used type of "complementary medicine" (also called alternative medicine) in the United States, followed by visits to chiropractors, yoga and massage, a new report...

Smartphone Industry Promises 'Kill Switch' To Reduce Thefts

Gerry Smith | April 16, 2014 | Technology
After months of resisting the idea, the smartphone industry says it is ready to introduce new anti-theft technology that could reduce the rising number of smartphone robberies nationwide. Major smartphone manufacturers and wireless companies said Tuesday they would offer free anti-theft features on all new smartphones made after July 2015....

Kate Middleton Is Having The Best Day Ever In Australia

Jamie Feldman | April 16, 2014 | Style
Not even a little wind could ruin Kate Middleton's best day ever. The duke and duchess arrived in Australia on Monday to huge crowds, a shining sun and, yes, even a strong gust of wind. But Kate didn't seem to mind, in fact, she looked...

'Transcendence' Review: It's Like A Clunky TED Talk

Jessica Goodman | April 16, 2014 | Entertainment
HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity — when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts — is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars.

The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2014

Katherine Fung | April 16, 2014 | Media
New entries this year include BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti and Ben Smith, Vice Media's Shane Smith and Gawker's Nick Denton.

JWoww Finds Cyst On Daughter's Brain

Leigh Blickley | April 16, 2014 | Celebrity
While JWoww has been receiving some pregnancy advice from BFF Snooki, nothing could have prepared her for this... The Jersey Shore star took to her blog today to reveal her horrible scare that only happens to 1-2% of pregnant women.

Is New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez The Next Sarah Palin?

Sara Bondioli | April 16, 2014 | Politics
Petty. Vindictive. Weak on policy. And yet she's being hailed as the Republican Party's great new hope.

Armored Vehicles Enter Ukrainian City Flying Russian Flag

Charlotte Alfred | April 16, 2014 | World
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia insurgents Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine. Still, it was far from clear just who these mostly masked men were and what their...

Dita Von Teese Is Sexy As Ever And Stripping Down At Age 41

Stephanie Marcus | April 16, 2014 | Celebrity
Dita Von Teese has been performing in burlesque shows since 1992, and today, at the age of 41, she looks sexy as ever. One needs to just glimpse at the photos from her performance at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on April 11, to know that Von...

Have I Attached Myself To An Industry That Goes Against Everything I Teach My Kids?

Julee Wilson | April 16, 2014 | Black Voices
I left a cushy life in the fashion industry as Zac Posen’s Director of PR to be part of something way better, something much more inspiring to me –- beauty. I gave up front row seats at Fashion Week, celebrity dressing and dinners with Diddy (Zac and Sean were partners...

These Game-Changing Ringtones Bring The Symphony To The Streets

Joseph Erbentraut | April 16, 2014 | Arts
Think of it as public art -- except that it's on your phone. Thanks to an innovative new initiative from the Chicago-based contemporary classical ensemble Spektral Quartet, cell phone users will no longer be limited to a selection of dreary, muzak-esque sound bites or blaring, regrettable...

Listen To Pharrell's Love Song From 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

Christopher Rosen | April 16, 2014 | Entertainment
Pharrell is in so many places right now, we wouldn't be surprised to learn that he also auditioned for a role in "Star Wars: Episode VII." But failing that, the Grammy-winning singer and producer contributed to the soundtrack for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." His love song...