Incredibly sad news to share tonight—actress Elizabeth Peña, known for roles in La Bamba, Rush Hour, Lone Star, The Incredibles and many more, has died at the age of 55. According to the Associated Press (via Yahoo), Peña died of natural causes. Her manager said her death followed a brief illness, but no further… Read more
Don't count the Tea Party out yet, folks. In a major upset on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was defeated in the 7th congressional district Republican primary by David Brat, a Tea Party candidate. Brat made immigration a key issue in the race, hammering Cantor on the topic and branding him a supporter of… Read more
Kim and Kanye are currently setting up two weddings, according to TMZ. One venue is at Versailles (small, understated, no party) and may be happening tonight. The other venue is in Florence. Is one of these locations a decoy or are Kim and Kanye getting married twice? Who would put it past them?
A federal judge struck down Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage on Tuesday. The ruling clears the way for gay and lesbian couples to get married as soon as Friday, the Idaho Statesman reports. In her decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale said the laws stigmatize same-sex couples and "relegate their families to… Read more
Following public outcry over the hairstyle standards for black women in the Army, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told lawmakers each of the services will review the policy and consider possible changes. Hagel sent a letter to lawmakers on Tuesday which stated the purpose of the review is "to ensure standards are… Read more
A Republican candidate in Chicago who said autism was caused by God's anger over gay marriage has won her primary. Yay, America. Susan Atanus, a legit crazy person, defeated opponent David Earl Williams III in the Republican primary for the 9th Congressional District. She will face off against incumbent Democrat Rep.… Read more
According to Reuters, Google has been ordered to remove the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims from YouTube, following a U.S. appeals court decision on Wednesday. The court case was the result of a lawsuit filed by an actress in the film received death threats after it went viral. The film sparked violent protests… Read more
Great news, everyone. You will soon be able to watch Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko's spinal surgery, live on television. Truly society has reached a new cultural apex. Let's just hope his wife is there to provide live commentary or talk about her fashions or something. Read more
Ryan Gosling kisses you, courtesy of this magical photo website, KissingRyan.com. I couldn't get mine to work because I fail at every possible aspect of technology, even ones so simple an infant, blindly stabbing at a keyboard could make them work. But nope. Not me. All I got was a blank screen, otherwise I would have… Read more
According to CNN, four people are dead after a woman opened fire in a Native American tribal office in Northern California. According to Modoc County Sheriff Mike Poindexter, the suspect, who also used a knife, is in custody. Two people who were shot are in critical condition.
A federal judge in Virginia has struck down the state's gay-marriage ban. "Gay and lesbian individuals share the same capacity as heterosexual individuals to form, preserve and celebrate loving, intimate and lasting relationships," wrote U.S. District Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen in the decision. "Such relationships… Read more
In a somewhat surprise merger, Comcast is set to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $45 billion, uniting the two biggest cable companies in the U.S. When reached for comment about the merger, representatives from both companies said "someone would be by between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to explain it more." And this has been… Read more
The city of San Diego settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was sexually harassed by former Mayor Bob Filner. Irene McCormack Jackson will get $250,000 from the city in the settlement, which ends the lawsuit. Two more sexual harassment lawsuits are still pending against the city.
All hail the new king. Bruno Mars's halftime show with the Red Hot Chili Peppers set a record as the largest audience ever in the history of the Super Bowl. According to Nielsen data, 115.3 million viewers tuned in to watch Mars perform a medley of some of his biggest hits and more.