Robin Thicke Knows His Paula Patton Sympathy Tour Was 'Embarrassing'

Professional beggar/singer Robin Thicke has barely spoken to the press since his breakup with Paula Patton and his subsequent Paula album tribute and his subsequent apology tour. In retrospect, he realizes some of his actions during that time maayyyyy have been kind of pathetic. » 7/01/15 5:00pm 7 minutes ago

Author Helen Castor Talks Putting Joan of Arc Back Into Her Own World

Few historical figures are quite so famous as Joan of Arc, the teenage peasant girl who drove the English from Orleans and became a legend. What’s less widely known is the context that made her such a phenomenon—and that’s what Helen Castor tries to remedy with Joan of Arc: A History. » 7/01/15 4:40pm 27 minutes ago

How to Stay Warm on a Cold-Ass Airplane in the Middle of Summer

For the perpetually cold people out there, true misery is being stuck on an airplane, shivering and praying that your toes are still attached to your feet. When you ask an unsympathetic flight attendant if they could adjust the cabin temperature, your speech is slurry—a sign of hypothermia. » 7/01/15 4:20pm 47 minutes ago

Channing Tatum, Wearing a Henley, Dances to Completion

Magic Mike XXL opened early Tuesday night—but if you and your best pals have to wait until, say, tonight to see it, here is the thirst trap you’ve been waiting for: a video of Channing Tatum dancing that’s just long enough to fire up your Fourth of July grill. The soundtrack, as it ever is: Ginuwine’s “Pony.” » 7/01/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Episcopalians Voting On Whether Gay Marriage To Be Allowed In Church

Now that gay marriage is legal, churches have to take a long hard look at whether they’re open to holding same sex weddings in their houses of worship. And while no one’s going to force religious figures to perform these marriages against their will, the Episcopalians may be on the track to changing the way they look… » 7/01/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

This Week In Tabloids: Tom Cruise Is Leaving Scientology, Xenu Is Mad

Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we call up our old stripping buddies and make plans to have a wild weekend together that culminates at the country’s biggest stripper convention in Myrtle Beach and even though we didn’t think our adventures would be as fun as they were the first time around, they totally were. This… » 7/01/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Sherri Shepherd Must Pay Child Support for Baby She Was 'Tricked Into'

The Sherri Shepherd surrogacy saga has come to an end for now. A judge ruled that the actress and former The View co-host must pay child support to her ex, Lamar Sally, who is raising the baby he and Shepherd conceived via surrogate. While Shepherd must pay Sally approximately $4,000 a month in support, she can still… » 7/01/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Sad White Men Throw Confederate Flag Tantrum By Lying Face Down

For the non-ironic Confederate flag-humper, there were the protests last week outside in the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina, where literally dozens of people celebrated coming in second during the Civil War. And for the semi-ironic Confederate flag-humper, there’s #TakeUsDown, a hashtag organized by Fox News’… » 7/01/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

As Black Churches Burn, Feds Close In on Suspect in CVS Arson 

Right now, there’s a federal manhunt for the man who burned a Baltimore CVS. After two months of prolonged public investigation, the ATF has finally fingered the man responsible: one Raymon Carter, age 24, black, five-foot-eight, 180 pounds. He’s probably “fit the description” for a decade now—but now, the description… » 7/01/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Hear Two Black Women Detail Profiling, Violence By the NYPD

Police brutality and stop-and-frisk affect black and brown women at nearly the exact same rate as black and brown men, but their stories aren’t told as frequently; this video by Fusion’s Collier Meyerson seeks to right that a little bit, as two black women in New York City detail their experiences with NYPD violence. » 7/01/15 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Today's Best Deals: Smart Locks, Phone Lenses, Power Outlets, and 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. » 7/01/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

I've Got My Mind on My Money and My Wedding on My Mind

A good reason to not marry me is that I am not exactly a financial genius. While I’ve always been good at making my own money rather than asking for it (except for when I asked the federal government for $50,000 to go to college with and they were like, “Yes, def,”), paying bills the moment my paycheck dumps into my… » 7/01/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm