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A word of advice for the parents of teenagers: It’s probably not a good idea to urge your teen child to marry a 51-year-old actor who appeared on Lost a few times. Just ask Krista Stodden, the mother of Courtney Stodden, who allowed (some might even...
From: Jezebel | By: Madeleine Davies | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Rihanna stopped at Macy’s in New York Monday to promote her brand new fragrance, RiRi, a fruity floral with top notes of “mandarin, cassis, rum and passion fruit” according to Fragrantica, aka The Bible. Her in-store look was somewhere between...
From: Jezebel | By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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There are two things I need when I see a horror movie in the theater: First, a giant Diet Coke to guarantee that I’ll have to go to the bathroom and miss at least one scare. Second, an Ativan. Read more......
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On Monday, a Turkish court charged two British journalists and their Iraqi translator working for Vice News with “engaging in terror activity” on behalf of ISIS. Their driver, who was once considered a suspect, was let go.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Joanna Rothkopf | Monday, August 31, 2015
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On Monday, Kris Jenner was scheduled to appear on Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise—but paradise was lost when an unidentified insect attacked Jenner on her face and forced her lip, or lips, to “blow up”!Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A Houston teen fatally shot himself while taking a selfie with a gun. Sigh.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Hillary Crosley Coker | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Natural redhead Cate Blanchett will be playing natural redhead Lucille Ball in an upcoming film to be written by natural blond Aaron Sorkin. The Wrap reports the film will be an “authorized” biopic, to be produced by Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucy Arnaz...
From: Jezebel | By: Bobby Finger | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress has a new home: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland. And while Gaga still owns the dress (so she can take it back when she decides the beef jerky look is in), you can see it at the museum for the foreseeable...
From: Jezebel | By: Mark Shrayber | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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On Wednesday, a Maryland judge refused to drop charges against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray and announced there would be a separate trials for each defendant.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Hillary Crosley Coker | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Thank goodness Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is around to stand up for cops.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Joanna Rothkopf | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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It’s been too long since Kelela’s Cut 4 Me redirected airy soul vocals towards underground dance music’s most experimental edge—two years, in fact, and longer since she and producer Kingdom dropped its first game-changing single “Bank Head,”...
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Hasbro added a hamster to its Littlest Pet Shop collection and named it Harris Faulkner. That is so funny and so weird.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Joanna Rothkopf | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Welcome to Grim Yelp Reviews, a regular feature where we share people’s worst experiences at the worst places. This week, you either got the Chinese symbol for “respect” or “biohazard,” and you will never, ever know.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Anna Merlan | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Feeling pretty impressed with your prosperous patch of tomato plants? Or did you abandon your herb garden halfway through June? Either way, get ready to feel like a slouch: A dude in British Columbia says he’s grown a world record-breaking 44.5-inch...
From: Jezebel | By: Kelly Faircloth | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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There are just 21 days until the Autumnal Equinox, which means celebrities only have three weeks to get divorced if they want to join the list of famous people whose marriages have crumbled in the Summer of 2015. The exclusive club’s members include...
From: Jezebel | By: Bobby Finger | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams”can’t be racist! Sure, it’s a highly stylized, white-washed celebration of African colonialism, but—as the video’s director so helpfully pointed out—it also had black people working in production! This video’s...
From: Jezebel | By: Madeleine Davies | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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My first white party began, like every good fairy tale, with an emailed invitation from a PR professional.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Ellie Shechet | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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To answer your questions, I do not know why, and I do not know how. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Ellie Shechet | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Just like the sun, the tides and Twitter backlash, Fox News is predictable. Robert Ailes’ gang of fear mongering madmen is doing exactly what we all figured they would do and are running all the way down the field with the, “the Black Lives Matter...
From: Jezebel | By: Kara Brown | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Just one month ago, six Planned Parenthood clinics allowed women receiving abortions to opt to donate that fetal tissue for medical research; today, just two clinics continue to do so.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Ellie Shechet | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Liberty University, the conservative Christian college for conservative Christians who don’t want to read books like Fun Home has just broken ground on an exciting new project! It’s a monolithic tower of manhood that will proudly stand at attention...
From: Jezebel | By: Mark Shrayber | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Tinashe took the wet look to another level in her new video for “Bet,” with a snippet of the woozy “Feels Like Vegas” tacked on the end. Read more......
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The Runaways’ Jackie Fox (a.k.a Jackie Fuchs) has responded to incendiary comments made by Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders regarding victim blaming and rape. “Don’t put your heroes on pedestals,” Fox says.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Madeleine Davies | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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On Sunday, August 23, Tyler, the Creator, was riding through France on the nicest tour bus he’d ever rented—a giant TV screen, a circle couch, extra beds—and heading towards the end of what was meant to be a month-long tour of Europe, reveling...
From: Jezebel | By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The saga of Kim Davis continues. The bigoted county clerk (who found Jesus only four years ago and is making up for lost time) will have to face District Judge David Bunning this week to explain exactly why her refusal to issue marriage licenses shouldn’t...
From: Jezebel | By: Mark Shrayber on ROYGBIV, shared by Kate Dries to Jezebel | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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He may not have lived up to the dreams others had for him as the great hope of American tennis, with only one Grand Slam under his belt, but it seems that Andy Roddick is enjoying retirement. In a new interview with The Observer, he discusses impending...
From: Jezebel | By: Kate Dries | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The story of the unnamed woman who tipped off the authorities to former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is unfolding: It all began one year ago when she was sexting with family friend Russell Taylor—Fogle’s friend and former employee—and he offered...
From: Jezebel | By: Hillary Crosley Coker | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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On Wednesday morning, Sen. Barbara Ann Mikulski (D-Md.) announced her support of the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th Senate Democrat to do so. At this point, President Barack Obama has enough votes to sustain his veto of a promised resolution of...
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If you’re running some really elaborate long con that requires you to fake a pregnancy with convincing verisimilitude, you should probably know about FakeaBaby.com. They’ve got it all—fake bellies, fake sonograms, fake DNA tests. Though they swear...
From: Jezebel | By: Kelly Faircloth | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Gawker Cops: Son of Baltimore Police Commander Fatally Stabbed Roommate | io9 Your Most Heinous Stories of Role-Playing Games Gone Wrong | Jalopnik Russia’s Stealthy New Fighter Was OK, But The Su-35 Stole The Show At MAKS | Lifehacker Google Now Update...
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Today, in the Year of our Lord 2015, the heroically patient myth debunkers at Snopes.com have been forced to dismantle the rumor that Mount McKinley is now called “Denali” again because it means “black power” in “Kenyan.” If every word of...
From: Jezebel | By: Anna Merlan | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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In today’s Tweet Beat, Amy dispenses some advice, Shania Twain turns fifty and Kevin Smith makes a pitch. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Kara Brown | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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The American Academy of Pediatrics says you need to talk to your kids about drinking—before they’re a teenager. Before they’re a proper tween, really. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Kelly Faircloth | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A group of seniors at Trinity Academy, a private Christian school in Wichita, Kansas, have papered over the mirrors in all the girls’ restrooms in an effort to promote positive body image. Rather than their reflections, female students are met with...
From: Jezebel | By: Rachel Vorona Cote | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Gawker Bruce Springsteen Has Been Shitting on His Biggest Fan Chris Christie Since Time Immemorial | Gizmodo McDonald’s Will Serve Breakfast All Day, Thanks to Kitchen Upgrades | io9 The Final Lessons From This Year’s Hugo Awards Clusterfrak | Jalopnik...
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Something wicked this way comes, and that, my friends, is fantastic. The trailer for the newest MacBeth adaption, starring gorgeous creatures Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, awaits you on YouTube. Your heart will race for its duration.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Rachel Vorona Cote | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Starting Tuesday, a new Texas law will require that public employees to be given breaks to pump breast milk at work, and that they can’t be fired or disciplined for taking the time to pump. The law benefits public employees like teachers, one of whom...
From: Jezebel | By: Anna Merlan | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Yesterday, I wrote a piece about Donald Trump’s growing popularity among Nazis and white supremacists. Today, my Twitter mentions are flooded with angry Nazis and white supremacists. Hm, what could be happening here? What could it — oh. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Anna Merlan on The Slot, shared by Kate Dries to Jezebel | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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This week on Bachelor in Paradise, a very familiar face turned up: Chris Bukowski, who was back for the fifth time after embarrassing himself on The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad, Bachelorette again very briefly, and Bachelor in Paradise season 1. Read...
From: Jezebel | By: Ellie Shechet | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Everybody loves role-playing games (unless you’re irrationally worried about Satan .) Escaping into a fantasy world, surrounded by like-minded nerds, is just the best thing ever. Except when it isn’t, because someone is deciding to be a total Gelatinous...
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Do you see this pig? The one photographed above, biting her pen like it’s a throbbing, 1-2 inch long piece of felt? This, my friends, is Denise, and it’s recently come to my attention that she’s the homewrecking hog America’s beloved Kermit the...
From: Jezebel | By: Definitely Not Miss Piggy | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Pope Francis has empowered priests to “absolve the sin of abortion” during the upcoming Mercy Year, which is set to begin on December 8. The move further cements the pope’s reputation as a chill dude.Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Joanna Rothkopf | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Tuesday afternoon, J.K. Rowling tweeted some huge news about some of her beloved characters from the Harry Potter universe. “Have just heard that James S Potter has been Sorted (to nobody’s surprise) into Gryffindor. Teddy Lupin (Head Boy, Hufflepuff)...
From: Jezebel | By: Bobby Finger | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Port-a-potties are a nasty fact of civilized life—must we make them worse? A woman at the Newlyn Fish Festival in Cornwall (“The best and biggest celebration of the sea, seafood and fishing in the UK”) was minding her own damn business in a portable...
From: Jezebel | By: Ellie Shechet | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Welcome back to our review of subscription beauty boxes. Which ones are worth it? Which ones are full of junk? Reader Brandi Morgan Kirchgessner guides us through this world of mystery treats. Here’s what she’s received recently.Read more......
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Chris Christie—unrequited lover of Bruce Springsteen, Governor of New Jersey, and Republican presidential candidate—has a hungry heart. Ignored during his party’s first presidential debate, he was deprived of the opportunity to tell us his dreams...
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Last year, the U.K. launched a new, national sperm bank—but only nine dudes are making deposits. Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Kelly Faircloth | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Last week, federal agents arrested the founder and five staffers of male escort site Rentboy.com. Two days later, GQ published “The Real Life of Sugar Daddies,” a feature on SeekingArrangement.com’s buyers and sellers of sex. Here, Charlotte Shane,...
From: Jezebel | By: Charlotte Shane | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Ah, the folly of youth. Who among us did not, at some point, break curfew, hit third base in the school bathroom, or get arrested for impersonating a police officer while pulling over a car that turned out to contain an actual cop? Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Rachel Vorona Cote | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Janus Friis, the billionaire co-founder of Skype, is suing his ex-fiancee, a Danish popstar, demanding that she return numerous gifts he gave her, include a $471,000 engagement ring. In the spirit of scorched-earth jilted lovers everywhere, Friis also...
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