Egyptian Doctor Convicted for Death of Girl During FGM Surgery

After being prosecuted for the death of a 12-year-old girl whom he'd performed a female genital mutilation on, Egyptian doctor Rasdlan Fadl was acquitted of manslaughter in November. The trial was a first for Egypt, which had never before seen someone prosecuted over the controversial practice. The verdict was then… » 1/26/15 10:30am 25 minutes ago

Lena Dunham: Woody Allen Is a 'Real Perv'

During the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at this year's Sundance, Lena Dunham discussed reproductive rights, campus sexual assault and, separately, the way that female auteurs are constantly compared to their characters while men like, say, Woody Allen, can sexualize teenagers in their movies for years and… » 1/26/15 10:10am 45 minutes ago

Watch John Oliver Audition For the Sexxxy Lead in Fifty Shades of Grey

John Oliver, sexy British man thanks to his humor, dimples and general Britishness, has thrown his hat into the ring to play 50 Shades of Grey's sex bomb Christian Grey. In fact, he's pretty good ... if you like bespectacled sarcastic thin men because of their humor, dimples and general Britishness. » 1/26/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

Major Blizzard Set to Dump Feet of Snow on New York City and Boston

All signs point to a significant blizzard in the Northeast on Monday night and Tuesday, with major cities like New York and Boston probably measuring snow in feet by the time the storm clears out. If the forecast pans out, this will be one of the most significant winter storms we've seen in quite a few years. » 1/25/15 9:35pm Yesterday 9:35pm

Sad For Mandy Moore And Ryan Adams Divorcing

Mandy Moore has always been a little too saccharine for my taste, but I reserve a special place for her in my heart because she's open about her lady struggles. And Ryan Adams, well he seems like a nice, stand-up fella. So you know, I'm sad. I'm sad they're breaking up. I always want love to win and it's sad when it… » 1/25/15 6:45pm Yesterday 6:45pm

Pizza Delivery Customer Writes Most Adorable/Longest Receipt Note Ever

We talk a lot about horrible restaurant customers here on Kitchenette (tomorrow's BCO is going to be another Worst Customers one because you guys just keep sending those stories), but sometimes it's nice to see evidence of a customer whom you just want to high five. » 1/25/15 5:17pm Yesterday 5:17pm

Jindal 'Not For Discrimination' But Supports Ban On Same-Sex Marriage 

What if the US Supreme Court rules that gay marriage must be legal in all states? Well, Sunday morning Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal went on ABC's "This Week" and told host George Stephanopoulos that if that should that happen he supports a constitutional amendment that would let state legislatures outlaw same-sex… » 1/25/15 3:45pm Yesterday 3:45pm

Most Popular Space Heater: DeLonghi Oil-Filled

Our space heater voting ended up being a dead heat, but the Delonghi Oil Filled 1500W Radiator ran the hottest in the end, figuratively. Oil filled space heaters have a slower start up time, but ultimately tend to be more capable of heating larger spaces, and retain their heat much longer after being turned off. » 1/25/15 3:15pm Yesterday 3:15pm

Disneyland Measles Outbreak Spreads Across Country 

Disneyland: it used to be the happiest place on earth and now it's just a fetid wasteland of contagious disease. The number of measles cases from the Disneyland outbreak almost doubled this week. At least 85 cases are now confirmed in seven states, the latest in Nebraska. Health officials in Alaska are currently… » 1/25/15 3:00pm Yesterday 3:00pm

The Mattress Reimagined: Casper Delivers Comfort to You + Special Offer

Despite spending a third of our time in bed, mattress shopping remains a dreaded activity. It's a soulless experience riddled with ambiguous terms, a lack of brand differentiation, smarmy sales people, and marked-up prices from major retail chains. Then there's Casper, who, with a direct-to-consumer model and a … » 1/23/15 4:30pm Friday 4:30pm