Whoopi Goldberg Has Some Pretty Dumb Ideas About Racism

On Thursday's edition of The View, the panel brought up First Lady Michelle Obama's "revelation" that the Obamas still get racially profiled. While President Obama has been mistaken for a waiter and a valet, Michelle was recently asked to assist a customer during a visit to Target. Whoopi Goldberg doesn't see any of… » 12/18/14 12:50pm 20 minutes ago

School Swaps Out Blind 8-Year-Old's Cane for Pool Noodle as Punishment

Dakota Nafzinger, age eight, was born with bilateral anopthalmia, which means he has no eyes. Normally he uses a cane to get around, but on Monday of this week, a staff member at Gracemor Elementary School in Kansas City took his cane away on the bus as punishment and replaced it with a pool noodle. » 12/18/14 12:30pm 40 minutes ago

This Surprise Proposal on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Is Admittedly Cute

On Wednesday night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Kimmel invited a "random" audience member onstage for a Hollywood Blvd. scavenger hunt that ended in DIAMONDS and LOVE. Made a lot more endearing by an awkward spotlight fuck-up and the only guy in an Elmo suit who will ever make you smile. Everybody cry on three! » 12/18/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

Too Rich or Lazy to Function? 'Fitness Concierge' Service Will Help

New from the perpetually robust New York Times Wealth Gap/Are You Kidding Me section, we have a sweet little story about a company that offers services like "booking your workout classes for you" ($350 per month; a bargain!) and "coming to your house at 5 AM and making you get dressed for your workout" ($100 per… » 12/18/14 11:10am Today 11:10am

Andy Cohen Thinks Nicki Minaj Has Seen a Ton of Music Industry Dicks

Continuing to promote her latest album The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj stopped by Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live! on Wednesday night. During the interview, Minaj kept it playful, even when hit with Cohen's famously prying questions. » 12/18/14 10:50am Today 10:50am

O'Reilly: Maybe Blacks Should Wear 'Don't Get Pregnant At 14' Shirts

Bill O'Reilly remains a fool on a soap box and this time he decided to throw respectability politics, racist stereotypes and what I'm sure he'll dismiss as "humor" at the son of Martin Luther King Jr. Instead of "I Can't Breathe" shirts, O'Reilly said protestors should wear "Don't Get Pregnant at 14" shirts. Because… » 12/18/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Brain-Dead Irish Woman Being Kept On Life Support Because of Pregnancy

An Irish woman in her mid-to-late 20s is being kept alive on life support against her family's wishes because she is 16 weeks pregnant. The woman is reported to be clinically brain-dead after suffering severe head trauma and a subsequent blood clot in her brain. The case will likely end in court, with her family… » 12/18/14 9:50am Today 9:50am

Anna Kendrick and Jon Stewart Delight Each Other On The Daily Show

Anna Kendrick visited the Daily Show last night, A-game in tow, to promote Into The Woods. We learn that vocal warmups are just embarrassing noises that everyone takes out of context ("like I'm really bad at being exasperated, like I'm new to passive aggression"), that corsets are akin to "being temporarily… » 12/18/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

​The Most Miserable Princess Ever: Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Earlier this month, fashion's fanciest gathered in Salzburg for the annual Chanel Métiers d'Art collection. The runway show, meant to showcase the brand's couture bona fides, was held in a palace, featured Alpine-inspired looks and models looped around a centerpiece laden with fruits and sweets. To launch the… » 12/18/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

JK Rowling Confirms 'Of Course' There Were LGBT Students At Hogwarts

In a tweet response that really should surprise no one, Harry Potter author JK Rowling has officially confirmed that yes, there were indeed lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Hogwarts. In fact, the only group she didn't imagine existing at the wizarding academy were Wiccans. Sorry, neopagans! » 12/17/14 10:56pm Yesterday 10:56pm

Serial: What If We Never Learn Who Killed Hae Min Lee?!?

America's favorite murder mystery podcast Serial airs its finale on Thursday and the waiting is almost more than I can bare. Who killed Hae Min Lee? Adnan? Jay? Stephanie? The Best Buy pay phone? Argh. Thankfully Funny or Die chose to make fun of us Serial fans and our anxiety in a spoof about show host Sara Koenig. » 12/17/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

​The Most Miserable Princess Ever: Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Earlier this month, fashion's fanciest gathered in Salzburg for the annual Chanel Métiers d'Art collection. The runway show, meant to showcase the brand's couture bona fides, was held in a palace, featured Alpine-inspired looks and models looped around a centerpiece laden with fruits and sweets. To launch the… » 12/18/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading or Give the Gift of Endless Books

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than 500,000 titles to choose from instantly. And right now, Lifehacker readers can get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. It's also » 12/16/14 5:58pm Tuesday 5:58pm