The Hip Hop Granny From The Wedding Singer Has Died At 101

Ellen Albertini Dow, the only reason to watch The Wedding Singer more than 10 times a year has laid down her last sick rhyme. The actress, who appeared on every show you’ve ever seen —including The Golden Girls, Hannah Montana, and Scrubs — died yesterday at age 101. She leaves behind not only the best performance in… » 5/05/15 3:40pm 10 minutes ago

That Time Mike Huckabee's Loser Son Allegedly Tortured a Dog to Death

Welcome to Loser Sons of Politics, a new column where the politically minded among the Jezebel staff recall with fondness the antics of the loser sons of politicians. Today (because it’s a very big and special day for the former Arkansas Governor), we’re recalling that time Mike Huckabee’s loser son David killed a dog… » 5/05/15 3:00pm 50 minutes ago

Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Are Eternal Nightmare Fodder

In 1890, the phonograph company helmed by Thomas Edison began producing talking dolls for children. The product was initially a flop because kids “found them difficult to operate and more scary than cuddly,” according to the New York Times. Look at and listen to the dolls and you’ll see exactly why they were so… » 5/05/15 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

State Police Conclude Report on Martese Johnson's Arrest [Updated]

In March, 20-year-old University of Virginia student Martese Johnson was arrested and brutalized by white Alcohol and Beverage Control agents on the main drag of bars near campus. Last week, the Virginia state police completed their investigation on Johnson’s arrest, as ordered by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.* » 5/05/15 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

The Ghost Pimp of Edinburgh

According to family legend, my great-grandmother defended her home against banshees in the West of Ireland. The banshee’s wails caused the windows to crack and her blood to curl. Decades later, grandmother is convinced that my mother and I have similar fey blood running through our veins, so I suppose it’s no wonder… » 5/05/15 2:00pm Today 2:00pm

Missouri Man On the Run After Keeping Woman In a Box for Four Months

A Missouri man named James B. Horn is on the run after keeping his “girlfriend” in a wooden box for four months. ABC 17 reports that 47-year-old registered sex offender Horn has been charged with “kidnapping, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon” for making her “stay in the box when he was not at home,… » 5/05/15 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Pamela Geller: Our Muhammad Cartoon Exhibit Went Great

Founder of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and all-person Islam-hater Pamela Geller seems—dare we say it—pretty pleased that two lunatics came to the AFDI’s “Draw Muhammad” cartoon exhibition and shot a security guard before being killed by police. In interviews and on her blog, Geller says the violence proves… » 5/05/15 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

What Does It Take To Become A Professional Faerie Princess?

After seven years working in the tech industry, Jenny Richman decided that she needed more magic in her life. So she traded her keyboard for a pair of shimmery wings, taking a job as a professional faerie at children’s parties. There, she found the job fulfillment she had been hoping for. » 5/05/15 1:16pm Today 1:16pm

Today's Best Deals: Gifts For Mom, Cleaner Teeth, and a Lot More 

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 5/05/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

A Chat with Chipo Chung, AD: The Bible Continues' Mary Magdalene

Obviously, I have razzed AD: SECOND HELPINGS OF BIBLE quite a bit. But if there’s one thing that’s worth highlighting about show, it’s the diverse cast. Hollywood’s still churning out absurd whitewashed spectacles like Exodus: Gods and Men, and yet AD, a network television miniseries, managed to assemble a more… » 5/05/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

'No, My Feet Are Fine!' And Other Met Gala 2015 Afterparty Tales

After all the fêting that was unleashed at Monday night’s Met Gala, clearly the only thing to do was to fête some more. Afterparties sprang up all across the city, in locales as varied as The Mark—the posh hotel across from the Met, where Solange is lamping above—and semi-random clubs like Up&Down, which is right in… » 5/05/15 11:50am Today 11:50am

Hey, Another Jowly Cornpone Idiot Is Running for President!

Mike Huckabee, an affable man with deplorable ideas, is also running for President. Huckabee is most recently noted for having an intense fixation on the moral hazards of Beyoncé, gays, and contraception. He also recently wrote a book that was called—and this isn’t me making fun of him, this is a real title of a book… » 5/05/15 11:20am Today 11:20am

Grown Man Finds Most Embarrassing Possible Use of His Time

Over at Esquire, Stephen Marche—who you may remember from that time he described one single Megan Fox eyebrow as “the sublime, a force of nature, the patterns of waves crisscrossing a lake, snow avalanching down the side of a mountain, an elaborately camouflaged butterfly”—did a great thing by getting a nine-year-old… » 5/05/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Snack Smarter with NatureBox: Free Sample of Delicious Snacks

Snacking is always great, that is until the feeling of guilt sets in and, despite eating a bag of chips, you still find yourself hungry. Luckily NatureBox, the smarter snacking delivery company, has solved this problem. Get a free trial box now and leave behind the unnecessary junk food without missing out on joy and… » 5/04/15 4:46pm Yesterday 4:46pm