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'This Is A Serious Situation': Snow Plow Does Donuts As Reporter Tries To Report On Severity Of Storm

Catherine Taibi | January 27, 2015 | Media
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the blizzard of 2015 is "a serious situation." Tell that to this snow plow driver in Stony Brook, New York: (function(){var src_url="";if (typeof(commercial_video) == "object") {src_url += "&siteSection="+commercial_video.site_and_category;if (commercial_video.package) {src_url += "&sponsorship="+commercial_video.package;}}var script = document.createElement("script");script.src = src_url;script.async = true;var placeholder...

9 Best Bets for This Month

Claire Fallon | January 27, 2015 | Books
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Originally published on Kirkus January is full of temporary doldrums: you have to pick yourself up from the holidays, trudge back to work and reckon with your goals and the time that’s passing by since everyone won’t stop talking about their New Year’s resolutions. Leave all that by...

Kendall Jenner Goes Braless In Sheer Shirt For Chanel Paris Fashion Week Show

Stephanie Marcus | January 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Kendall Jenner's transformation into a serious fashion model is just about complete. The 19-year-old walked Chanel's Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week show on Tuesday, wearing a sheer crop top and long floral skirt. Kendall wasn't the...

Nick Jonas On Partying With Taylor Swift And Becoming A Gay Icon

Jessica Goodman | January 27, 2015 | Entertainment
The following article is provided by RollingStone. BY SIMON VOZICK-LEVINSON About a year ago, Nick Jonas hit a dead end. The Jonas Brothers' days as purity-ring-rocking boy-band kings were long over, and the sibling trio had canceled a planned reunion tour and album in the face of low demand. "There...

How You're Making Your Divorce More Expensive - US News

Brittany Wong | January 27, 2015 | Divorce
Perhaps you've heard: Getting divorced is expensive. Whether you're going to pay alimony or receive it, many partners ending a marriage will soon feel as if they've taken a financial beating. Even if the breakup is amicable, splitting assets isn't pretty.

Ewan McGregor Wasn't Impressed With The New 'Star Wars' Lightsaber Either

Christopher Rosen | January 27, 2015 | Entertainment
Ewan McGregor played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "Star Wars" prequels, and while he won't appear in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the erstwhile Jedi has some thoughts on the film's new lightsaber. "I was a bit dubious about the hilt on the lightsaber," McGregor told Vanity...

Mars Rover Photo Shows 'Human Shadow,' Or Maybe It Doesn't

Ed Mazza | January 27, 2015 | Science
From rats to skulls to a disappearing doughnut, so-called "ufologists" claim to have seen all sorts of strange things in photos taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. Now they're saying that a rover photo taken in 2012 (see below) shows the shadow of a human...

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing

Kate Sheppard | January 27, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlantic Ocean and offshore Alaska to drilling. The draft plan includes 14 potential lease sales in eight planning areas. Ten of the...

Desiree Hartsock And Chris Siegfried's Wedding Album

Leigh Blickley | January 27, 2015 | Entertainment
She finally has her prince charming! Desiree Hartsock found her happily ever after in Chris Siegried on the ninth season of "The Bachelorette."

Polls Lean In, Too: Weighing House Effects In The 2014 Election

Natalie Jackson | January 27, 2015 | Politics
When it comes to predicting elections, pollsters are often judged on whether their results seem to consistently favor one party over another. The industry shorthand for this is "house effects." Poll critics are quick to argue that the existence of house effects proves deliberate partisanship and to suggest...

Conservatives Take Credit For Delay On Border Bill

Elise Foley | January 27, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Conservatives are claiming victory over the delay of a House Republican border security bill that was set to go for a vote this week, only to be pulled from the calendar on Monday. The bill was taken off the calendar after snowstorms delayed the start of the...

Disney Princesses With Realistic Hair Make Us Love Them Even More

Carly Ledbetter | January 27, 2015 | Style
Portrayals of Disney princesses have long been criticized for perpetuating completely unattainable body standards. When realistic waistlines, busts and hips disappear from the big screen, it spells trouble for girls everywhere who want to look like their favorite characters. That's why we couldn't help but chuckle when...

Whoa! Did 'Madden NFL 15' Rip Off Conan's String Dance?

Bill Bradley | January 27, 2015 | Comedy
This might need to go to instant replay. EA Sport's latest installment in its Madden franchise includes plenty of changes, but on Monday Conan O'Brien pointed out that one thing seems oddly familiar. During his show, O'Brien played a video of one of the touchdown celebrations from the...

Transgender Woman, Tyrone Lee Underwood, Killed In Possible Hate Crime

Simon McCormack | January 27, 2015 | Crime
A transgender woman was killed in what one of her friends said was a hate crime. Tyrone Lee Underwood, 24, was found dead on Monday morning on 24th Street in North Tyler, Texas, according to KYTX. “This has to be a hate crime, this has to be a...

BBQ Burglar Steals $4,000 Worth Of Ribs, Chicken, Wings And Fries

David Moye | January 27, 2015 | Weird News
Someone in Jacksonville, Florida may be getting ready to throw a Super Bowl bash for the ages -- at the expense of a local barbecue restaurant. Last Wednesday, a robber broke into Jerome Brown BBQ and stole $4,000 worth of ribs, chicken, wings and fries from the restaurant, reports....

Scott Walker Forms First Committee For 2016 Run

AP | January 27, 2015 | Politics
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination. The tax-exempt group,...

This App Identifies Your Most Toxic Friends

Damon Beres | January 27, 2015 | Technology
There are apps to track your sleep, your steps, and your pets -- but this may be the first that tells you which of your friends to cut loose.

Dating App Sees Record Numbers During Snowstorm

Kerry Flynn | January 27, 2015 | Technology
As East Coasters prepared to hunker down for a supposedly historic blizzard, locals in search of a cuddle partner flocked to mobile dating app Hinge.

Sally Singer On's Transformation And The 2015 'It Bag' Election

Julee Wilson | January 27, 2015 | Style
It's been a little over two years since Sally Singer made her triumphant return to Vogue as Creative Director of As her title suggests, the renowned fashion editor was tasked with transforming the magazine's website and it's safe to say she has accomplished that and so much...

The Mormon Church Comes Out In Favor Of LGBT Rights -- Kind Of

Carol Kuruvilla | January 27, 2015 | Religion
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising to support some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians in exchange for legal protections for believers who object...