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SNL Writer Paula Pell Is Developing a New Comedy for HBO

Paula Pell, the woman behind some of your favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, is creating a new half-hour comedy series for HBO. The as-yet-to-be-titled series will be about a “fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and narcissistic mother who have cashed… » 7/28/15 8:45pm 8 minutes ago

Trump Marital Rape Claim 'Totally Without Merit,' Says Ivana Trump

Recently, the Daily Beast—citing Harry Hurt III’s Donald Trump biography Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trumpunearthed a courtroom deposition by Ivana Trump, Trump’s ex wife, describing a rape that occurred during the couple’s marriage in the early nineties. Immediately prior to the release of Lost Tycoon » 7/28/15 8:00pm 53 minutes ago

Are Tubby Cartoon Characters Making Your Kids Fat?

If your kid loves Garfield or Cathy (don’t knock it, there are dozens of us) you may want to keep a careful eye on their eating habits. New research suggests that lovably chubby cartoon characters might be encouraging children to pig out more and worry about health less. And, according to the study, it’s all… » 7/28/15 7:45pm Today 7:45pm

In 1998, Kmart Wanted You To Shop Online (Inside the Store)

From the department of “Well, it was worth a try,” check out this video explaining “Kmart Solutions,” a late-’90s experiment where the company tried to get customers to shop online, but in the store. There’s a lot of emphasis on the possibilities for buying floral arrangements. » 7/28/15 6:50pm Today 6:50pm

Gingers, Rejoice! There's Now a Magazine All About Redheads

Redheads are often under-appreciated in the world of fashion and beauty. Redheads also make up a small percentage of the world’s population. That’s why Tristan Rodgers has created MC1R, a magazine that’s for the “crimson-tressed” and those who admire redhead culture. And, in news that would make both Cartman and Patti… » 7/28/15 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

Sandra Bland: A Black Woman's Life Finally Matters

For the past two weeks, I have carried Sandra Bland with me everywhere I go. At first, it was a smiling image of her that haunted my thoughts; she is dressed in what looks to be a black blazer and white blouse, one of her baby locs creeping out of place and sitting squarely on her forehead. She’s wearing big earrings,… » 7/28/15 4:18pm Today 4:18pm

Adam Sandler Has a Hell of a Lot to Answer For

Pixels reminded us all just how shitty an actor Adam Sandler can be. But it’s worse than you probably realize. As a star, and also as a producer, Sandler has created a string of horrible, vapid comedies that have helped make us all dumber. His movies are “films,” in the same sense that colonoscopies produce films.
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GOP Pols Condemning Planned Parenthood Supported Fetal Tissue Donation

Recently Planned Parenthood has been entangled in what their president Cecile Richards refers to as a “smear campaign.” Accused of selling fetal parts by way of highly suspect videos from anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress, Congress has initiated investigations into the organization. Yet some of those… » 7/28/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

UK Might Allow Teens to Erase Their Embarrassing Internet Content

Teenagers are often told to not put anything online unless they want it there forever, but a new campaign in the U.K. is pressuring tech companies to allow young people to delete or edit content that they put on the internet before their 18th birthday. You hear that, teens? The internet is yours! » 7/28/15 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

New York Times Rebuts Nail Salon Owner: Our Series Was 'Damning'

The New York Times has issued a rebuttal to former Times journalist and current spa owner Richard Bernstein, who wrote in the New York Review of Books that nail salons can’t possibly be as bad as the NYT suggested in their series “Unvarnished.” The Times says they are standing by the series and that Bernstein is… » 7/28/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm