L.A. Times: Dennis Hastert Was Paying to Conceal His 'Sexual Misconduct'

When it was announced Thursday that former House speaker Dennis J. Hastert has been indicted on blackmail charges, nobody had any idea what the hell was going on. The plot has thickened rapidly: Hastert is accused of paying roughly $1.7 million in hush money since 2010, and the L.A. Times is reporting it was to cover… » 5/29/15 4:10pm 33 minutes ago

Tidal Might Lose All of Its Beyoncé Songs, But Who Even Cares

Beyoncé is among several artists/partners who’ve dropped exclusives on Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, including a homemade serenade and the “Feeling Myself” video with Nicki Minaj. Beyoncé might not be able to do that for long, thanks to her label Sony. » 5/29/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Lawyer Claims Screech 'Meant No Harm' By 'Accidentally' Stabbing a Man

Dustin Diamond, whom you probably remember as Screech on Saved By the Bell, is currently on trial in Wisconsin for stabbing a man with a switchblade - an incident you probably don’t remember. The alleged events took place on “Christmas night” at a bar in Port Washington, WI, and the Journal Sentinal writes that the… » 5/29/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

I Bet You Can't Tell These Celebrities and Their Wax Figures Apart

Since the beginning of recorded history, humans have been memorializing the hottest and most famous among them in wax. The figures created by Madame Tussaud and her army of artists and are so lifelike that you might find it impossible to tell them apart from the real thing. Don’t believe me? Check out the sliding… » 5/29/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Sect Bans Women from Driving Children to School

The London Evening Standard and the Jewish Chronicle are reporting that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group in North London has banned women from driving their children to school. A group of teachers and rabbis reportedly sent out a letter saying women driving goes against “the traditional rules of modesty in our camp.”… » 5/29/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Ways to Improve Cher's New Marc Jacobs Campaign

Somehow perennial goddess/life diva/inspirational tweeter Cher just turned 69 years old (!) which makes her the perfect candidate to helm an international fashion campaign: she’s starring in Marc Jacobs’ Fall/Winter looks in a Bonham-Carteresque black Victorian gown, looking at the camera as if she knows everything in… » 5/29/15 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Pol Is Against LGBTQ Conference Even Though He Has No Idea What It Is

Meet Iowa State Rep. Greg Heartsill, a politician who’s so worried about gays and lesbians recruiting questioning youth into “the lifestyle” that he will stop at nothing to shut down a youth conference about LGBTQ issues. Two problems: Heartsill has no idea what went on at the conference and doesn’t even know what… » 5/29/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

Everything We've Always Obsessed About When It Comes to Prom Night

“...almost everything about proms has changed, as many parents are seeing firsthand,” proclaimed Vicki Pounders of The Times Daily out of Alabama in 1990. Sorry Vicki, you got this one wrong: everything we’ve cared about when it comes to proms has been exactly the same for decades.
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Today's Best Deals: Summer Grilling, Fresh Leftovers, New 3DS XL

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Step Up Your Sock Game with Endless Designs from Happy Socks (25% Off)

Basic essentials like socks are typically an afterthought. But with limitless color combinations and the mindset that there’s a pair of socks and underwear for every occasion and style, Happy Socks brings these everyday essentials to the forefront. And right now you can get 25% off and free shipping with promo code … » 5/27/15 4:49pm Wednesday 4:49pm

Get Brand Name Sound Without the Hype: Status Audio Headphones ($38)

Status Audio created the HD One headphones with a single goal in mind: deliver great sound with a classic look and leave the superfluous details behind. While the headphones are already less than half the price of competitors, right now you can grab a pair for just $38, a savings of over 20%. Enter promo code HDONEJEZ » 5/26/15 11:27am Tuesday 11:27am