Planned Parenthood Says It Will No Longer Receive Reimbursement for Fetal Tissue 

In a letter to the National Institutes of Health, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards says the non-profit will no longer accept reimbursement for fetal tissue donations. Richards writes that her goal is to remove the “smokescreen” being used to attack both PP and legal abortion services. »9 minutes ago

The Rise and Fall of Trading Spaces, the Home Design Show That Ruled the World

Sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon scrolling through television channels in the year 2015, it hardly seems as though home design shows could ever have been groundbreaking stuff; they’ve become so plentiful that they have a network devoted to them. But in the early 2000s, there was one home design show that… »Today 11:30am

Woman Sues 12-Year-Old Nephew For $127K Because His Aggressive Hug Led to a Broken Wrist 

The incident happened in 2011, but Jennifer Connell remembers the horror like it was yesterday: She was on her way into her 8-year-old nephew’s birthday party when the child saw her, dropped the new bike he’d just gotten, and jumped into her arms, screaming the most frightening words Connell has ever heard—“Auntie… »Today 11:15am

Quentin Tarantino Feels Oppressed by 'Black Critics,' Should Sit the Hell Down

In the same issue of T that spawned Miranda July’s Rihanna profile and this smoking hot Lagerfeld quote, Quentin Tarantino is interviewed by Bret Easton Ellis for a wild romp into his “Gonzo Vision.” As the two sip wine and opine on cinema in his Hollywood Hills abode (so gonzo!), the author sneers at “the policing of… »Today 10:30am

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna’s Reality Show Was Canceled Because Kim Kardashian Made a Phone Call

This summer it was announced that Amber Rose and Blac Chyna would be “baring it all” for a reality series that would “focus on [the two women] taking care of their kids while juggling work, including club appearances.” But last week—not long after the Slut Walk during which Rose publicly forgave Kanye for his “30… »Today 9:50am

Oregon Court Upholds Convictions of Couple Who Sought 'Faith Healing' Instead of Doctor for Baby

The Oregon Supreme Court has upheld the 2011 manslaughter convictions of a faith-healing couple whose premature baby died after a homebirth when they didn’t seek medical treatment. Dale and Shannon Hickman are members of the Followers of Christ church in Oregon City, which the state said has a long history of children… »Today 9:05am

Playboy Loses the Playboy Within: The Magazine Will No Longer Feature Nudes

Well, there goes the neighborhood, if your neighborhood is magazines being known for the thing they’ve always been known for. Starting in March, after years of circulation struggles, Playboy magazine will no longer include fully nude photos of women, just images of women as naked as you’d see them in any other… »Yesterday 11:00pm

Qdoba Unveils 'the Quentessa,' a Hot, Imaginary Woman Who Loves Qdoba

Qdoba is tired of playing second fiddle to Chipotle in the world of Fresh-Mex chain restaurants, so they came up with an unusual marketing tactic. She is called the Quentessa, and she’s a hot fantasy woman who is essentially Qdoba’s ideal customer. According to babynamespedia.com, Quentessa is derived from Latin roots… »Yesterday 9:30pm

Restaurant Customers Who Ate Things Not Intended For Human Consumption

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week, we have one of my favorite topics: stories of some of the most bizarre things ever consumed by restaurant customers. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. »Yesterday 11:00am