Woman Cuts Sister-In-Law's Hair Because Brother Could Have Done Better

This story may be the worst way to win a fight, to have a fight, to show off your skills as a competent adult: a 38-year-old woman decided that the best way to show her sister-in-law exactly what she thought of her would be to cut the woman's hair as she slept. Creepy or super creepy? You decide. » 1/14/15 5:00pm 1/14/15 5:00pm

People with Down Syndrome Can Be Jerks, Too

My Aunt Sandra has Down Syndrome, and she can sometimes be kind of a jerk. That's a legitimate thing to say, I think. There is little that makes me more uncomfortable than when people sanctify those who are intellectually disabled. Sure, the majority of Sandra's friends with Down Syndrome have been genuinely… » 6/15/12 5:00pm 6/15/12 5:00pm

Scary-Good TV: The Best Halloween Specials Ever

Halloween: The time of year when all your favorite TV characters don crazy costumes and become involved in totally nonsensical plots, just for the sake of a holiday-themed episode. I love bad television just as much as I love good — and as such here's a collection of the best/worst Halloween episodes the idiot box has… » 10/31/11 5:45pm 10/31/11 5:45pm

Emilio Estevez Says He Feels Like Shooting Charlie Sheen

No matter what your feelings are on Charlie Sheen, it isn't hard to empathize with his family. Soon after Charlie's hospitalization for a "hernia," Martin Sheen was rumored to be pushing him to go to actual rehab. Instead, Charlie declared he'd cured his addiction with his mind, and went on to say Alcoholics Anonymous… » 3/20/11 8:01pm 3/20/11 8:01pm

Watch An Iowa Grandmother's Touching Defense Of Gay Marriage

Prepare to get a little weepy. After seeing Zach Wahls' moving speech about his two moms, 80-year-old Iowan Jean Argus decided to share the story of how she came to embrace her gay son and his husband. To the state legislators working to ban gay marriage, she says, "My son is not an issue. He's a person just like you." » 2/15/11 11:20am 2/15/11 11:20am

Hot Sauce Mom Sauced Son At Producer's Request

Jessica Beagley, the mom whose "hot saucing" punishment of her son appeared on Dr. Phil, specifically taped the punishment at the show's request. What's worse — that they asked her, or that she agreed? » 2/04/11 10:56am 2/04/11 10:56am

Mom Could Lose Kids Over "Hot Saucing" Punishment

An Alaska mom faces child abuse charges after she forced her son to drink hot sauce — and footage aired on "Dr. Phil." If she's convicted, her adopted children could even be sent back to Russia. » 2/01/11 9:36am 2/01/11 9:36am

Oprah Confronts Her Mom With Long-Lost Sister

Today, Oprah's big reveal was that she had a long-lost half-sister that her mother gave up for adoption and never told the family about. Today, O and her new sister sat down with their mom to get the story. » 1/24/11 7:12pm 1/24/11 7:12pm

Oprah's "Big Family Secret" Revealed

The promos for today's episode of Oprah have teased viewers with the promise of revealing a Winfrey family secret that O says, "literally shook me to my core." The suspense has ended…after the jump! » 1/24/11 2:38pm 1/24/11 2:38pm

How I Came Out To My Evangelical Parents And You Can, Too

I was raised as an Evangelical Christian –- specifically, a straight Evangelical Christian, who was destined to be courted by similarly spiritual boys and marry one of them as soon as possible. » 1/21/11 11:00am 1/21/11 11:00am

Her Mom Was Her Roommate & They Both Survived

"Looking back, we actually did well in the circumstances; others tell me they wouldn't have lasted a week." — cartoonist Brigitte Sutherland, whose mother shared a London apartment — and a bed — with her for seven months. [Independent, SevenMonths] » 6/11/10 12:20pm 6/11/10 12:20pm

Michelle's Dad On Barack's First Few Dates: "She'll Eat Him Alive"

In his forthcoming memoir, Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson reveals that when Michelle met Barack, their mother and father didn't think the poor guy had a chance. Little did they know! [LA Times] » 4/05/10 4:40pm 4/05/10 4:40pm

Sign Of The Mediapocalypse #412: Bristol Palin To Play Herself On TV

ABC announced today that Bristol Palin will play herself on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The news underscores what a private life the Palin children lead, and how unfair it is to talk about them in the media. » 2/23/10 9:30am 2/23/10 9:30am

Family Guy's Down Syndrome Episode: Adding Insult To Interesting

After Family Guy featured a character with Down syndrome and an obvious joke about Sarah Palin, she responded that it felt like a "kick in the gut." But is the episode actually offensive to intellectually disabled people? » 2/16/10 12:00pm 2/16/10 12:00pm

Things To Do With Your Sister Today

Pose together in racy lingerie — making sure her leg is between yours — like in this Keeping Up With The Kardashians ad in all the tabloids. Later, make like a honeybee and fart on her, hoping she'll die. [Wired] » 12/04/09 9:40am 12/04/09 9:40am

5 Tips For Dating Your Family

For many, the day after Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays can be minefields of familial awkwardness. Luckily, many of the same tips useful for snagging a man can be applied to your own relatives. » 11/27/09 12:00pm 11/27/09 12:00pm

Duke Publishes Book By Obama's Mom

Ann Durham Soetoro was probably best known as Barack Obama's mom, but she was also a dedicated economic anthropologist. Thanks to Duke University Press, her dissertation on metalworkers in Indonesia will soon be available as a book. [PublishersWeekly] » 11/25/09 12:30pm 11/25/09 12:30pm

How To Make Enemies And Alienate People

A crying Lindsay Lohan called her father, Michael Lohan, and now, thanks to him, a supposed recording of Lindsay's side of the call is up online. Mr. Lohan: This helps how? [Radar Online] » 11/04/09 10:20am 11/04/09 10:20am