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If you asked me who I’d side with during an argument between Adam Levine and Alicia Keys, I’d probably just slowly step back, shake my head and run off to do something worth my time. So imagine my surprise as I now HEARTILY agree with Adam Levine...
From: Jezebel | By: Kara Brown | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently come under criticism for delivering enormous bills to veterans for alleged debt on overpayment. Many veterans are now struggling to understand why they owe what they owe.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Aimée Lutkin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Over the weekend Maxim Shipenkov took a photograph of a woman being arrested at the protests in Moscow. The photograph is striking in composition, its tension and poses almost classical, almost a grotesque recasting of a pietà. Read more......
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Tinder began as a cute little mobile app that evolved to become a reliably irritating mobile hookup service. Soon though, much like its ancestors OKCupid, Match and even AOL (a/s/l), there will also be a desktop version to service your chronic loneliness.Read...
From: Jezebel | By: Clover Hope | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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On Wednesday, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson signed a horrifying anti-abortion bill that requires doctors who provide abortion services to investigate the backgrounds of the women seeking those services before they perform the procedure.Read more......
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F.B.I director James Comey wanted to go public with the information on Russian interference in the 2016 election as early as this summer, according to Newsweek, but officials within the Obama administration prevented him from doing so. Read more......
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Festival fashion —with its fringe and floppy hats and Stevie-Nicks-would-never floaty dresses—will probably never die. But if you’re going to Coachella this year and feel compelled to participate in the gross sartorial tradition of dressing like...
From: Jezebel | By: Megan Reynolds | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Jennifer Lawrence and Darren Aronofsky, two people who have been “casually dating” since October are indeed still carrying on. And, as per this fluffy bit of floof from People about the state of their relations, it’s going great. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Megan Reynolds | Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Vitals Starving Yourself Two Days a Week Is Actually Not a Bad Diet | io9 10 Banned, Censored, and Controversial Movies That Are Now Cult Classics | Kotaku Persona 5: The Kotaku Review | Jalopnik ‘Battle Cars’ Is The Newest And Best Trend In...
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Days after Ivanka Trump attempted to sidestep government oversight by assuming an undefined and unofficial White House role, she backtracked and opted to register as a federal employee. Trump’s lawyer, Jamie Gorelick, told the New York Times that as...
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On Wednesday, Donald and Melania Trump both gave rare, polished speeches commemorating the end of Women’s History Month, Melania’s at the Women of Courage Awards at the State Department, and Donald’s at a “Women’s Empowerment Panel” held...
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You may have been charmed by the recent photo that the man who will always be best known as Carlton (actor Alfonso Ribeiro) posted on Instagram of his reunion with (most of) the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but there’s one person who wasn’t:...
From: Jezebel | By: Rich Juzwiak | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Hillary Clinton is not the president, despite really wanting to be. Her daughter Chelsea Clinton does not even want to be a councilwoman.Read more......
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You, the people, have spoken your truths, in the most exciting online poll you have taken in your entire lives. And now, after one-and-a-half nailbiting weeks, we have a winner.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Welcome to Big Time Small-Time Dicks, a regular column on The Slot that explores local politicians, small-town scandals, and everything else making life miserable on a local level. Know a small-time person who is a big time dick we should feature? Email...
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Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that they had appointed Representative John Fleming (R-LA) as a deputy assistant secretary. Fleming, who will report directly to HHS Secretary Tom Price, is a member of the Freedom Caucus...
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In the New Yorker, Rachel Aviv has written about “resignation syndrome,” an affliction specific to immigrant children in Sweden who essentially and physically lost the will to live upon being told they will be deported. It’s a profoundly heartbreaking...
From: Jezebel | By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Queen of whispery West Coast brooding Lana Del Rey released a trailer for her upcoming album Lust For Life Wednesday morning, and while the kooky two-point-five-minute clip offers no snippets of the album’s music, it provides a satisfying peek at her...
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In the trailer above, get your first taste of the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, which floats into theaters Sept. 8. Directed by Andrés Muschietti (Mama), this second motion picture adaptation of King’s 1986 novel is expected to...
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Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, held a hearing today titled “Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method” examining “the scientific method and process as...
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Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright filed a discrimination lawsuit at the State Supreme Court on Tuesday in which they allege they were subject to “top-down racial harassment” while working in the Fox News payroll department.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Aimée Lutkin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It was the “WHY WHY WHY” heard ‘round the world. Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed above the knee by a stranger after leaving the ice rink just prior to the U.S. Figure Skating Championship of 1994. Soon thereafter, her competitor Tonya Harding was implicated...
From: Jezebel | By: Madeleine Davies | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Despite having had laws mandating equal pay between the sexes for decades, Iceland’s stubborn gap still hasn’t completely closed. Hence a possible new approach currently being entertained: receipts. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Kelly Faircloth | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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So many ensemble shows are in the Emmys race this year that more actors will likely be battling with their co-stars for that gold trophy that tells them they’re excellent at what they do. The best solution is to take it to Fight Club.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Clover Hope | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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In theory, we give gifts at weddings for two reasons:Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Aimée Lutkin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It’s that time again: every ten years the government tries to tally us up in a census so they can have an accurate idea of the make up of this country. The census helps to shape and define policy supporting different demographics, and it’s very difficult...
From: Jezebel | By: Aimée Lutkin | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Hillary Clinton gave a notably political speech on Tuesday at the Professional Businesswomen of California’s annual conference in San Francisco. In addition to mentioning all our Chappaqua Woods memes, she stated, “There is no place I’d rather...
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OxyLED’s OxySense motion-sensing closet light is one of the best-selling products in Kinja Deals history, and it’s easy to see why. You can stick it anywhere, it turns itself on and off, and it’s super cheap. Today, add two individual lights your...
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io9 Black Panther Confirms an Important Cast Member | Jalopnik ‘Deep Subprime’ Loans Skyrocket As Americans Keep Buying Cars They Can’t Pay For | Kotaku Funcom Relaunches The Secret World As A Free-To-Play Action RPG | Two Cents Do You Still...
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Paris will not have “sexist and discriminatory” ads cluttering up its outdoor space, thank you very much. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Kelly Faircloth | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Chloe Grace Moretz, an actor who has recently begun charming me in ways I was initially resistant to but have ultimately decided to embrace (she’s great Clouds of Sils Maria and Laggies!), was recently visited by a teen.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Bobby Finger | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Sperry is marking down all their sale styles an extra 30% off when you use the code DEEPDIVE. Tons of their classic boat shoes and loafers are marked down, with some rain and snow boots hanging around too. Listen, the best time to stock up on seasonal...
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Two anti-abortion activists who secretly filmed themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood were charged Tuesday with 15 felonies by California prosecutors who say that their videos invaded the privacy of medical professionals by filming...
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Nicki Minaj just broke Aretha Frankin’s record last week, unseating the Queen of Soul and beating her record of most Billboard Hot 100 hits by a woman. Next up: the RUNWAY, Y’ALL. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Megan Reynolds | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Some very exciting casting news for Lena Waithe’s forthcoming Showtime series The Chi.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Megan Reynolds | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Kris Jenner is reportedly “taking a break” from her relationship with Corey Gamble, with the intent on ending things for good as soon as she finds the time to do so. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Megan Reynolds | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.Read more......
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In Sunday night’s Big Little Lies, Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) tries to have sex with his wife Celeste (Nicole Kidman) as they’re getting ready to go out for opening night of a local theatrical production. Celeste resists—she doesn’t want to...
From: Jezebel | By: Bobby Finger | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” a song best described as “Justin Bieber goes to a Sandals Resort,” is the reason that an English woman named Sonia Bryce is in jail right now: she blasted it so loud, and for so long, that her neighbors reported...
From: Jezebel | By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Dr. William Happer, a retired Princeton physicist and trusted Breitbart expert, met with then president-elect Donald Trump in early January, reportedly to discuss the role of science advisor; he told The Guardian last month that if offered the post he...
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Let me be honest: I audibly gasped at the outcome of Final Four voting, and the heat was as close as could be. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Another day, another Spider-Man, another trailer. While the previous official trailer focused on potential romantic entanglements of a teen super hero and Zendaya, the newest one shows exactly what threats Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming is facing:...
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A woman in Dallas has been convicted of murder and practicing medicine without a license for a silicon butt injection procedure that left a 34 year-old woman dead.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Kara Brown | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Coming off the high of being on stage with Brie Larson to receive an award for a movie about death and Boston accents, Casey Affleck gets to play dead in his next film. Ghost Story, also starring Rooney Mara, looks like a modern-day Ghost in which Affleck’s...
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The executive budget for 2017-2018 from Governor Cuomo’s office includes a plan to cut visitation at New York State’s 17 maximum security prisons, reducing the number of visiting days from seven to three, despite the measurably positive impact of...
From: Jezebel | By: Aimée Lutkin | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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When a fire broke out on the ninth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York in 1911, 146 garment workers died—123 of whom were women. In the wake of one of the deadliest workplace tragedies in American history, it was the women of the International...
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Extremely important breaking home renovation news: Trading Spaces, the show that for better or for worse unleashed home renovation as a television genre, is coming back.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Kelly Faircloth | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Washington Post dropped a bombshell report on Tuesday morning, reporting that the Trump Administration tried to prevent former acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying to Congress in an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to...
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Abby Lee Miller, the choreographer famous for manipulating fame-hungry, weak-willed mothers by punishing their children on the brilliant Lifetime hit Dance Moms, has quit the show ahead of her May 8 sentencing on charges of federal bankruptcy fraud.Read...
From: Jezebel | By: Madeleine Davies | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Here’s a tale that’s actually as old as time: Sometimes boys kiss boys and sometimes girls kiss girls. The mainstream cultural regard of same-sex love and attraction has experienced the steepest of narrative arcs in the past 100 years, from an almost...
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