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Annie Lennox Whitewashes Explanation of "Strange Fruit"

23 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Annie Lennox, who recently boiled down what Beyoncé does to " twerking " to dismiss Bey's feminism, was less specific though still not quite...right when when Tavis Smiley asked her about covering "Strange Fruit" on her new album Nostalgia. Show More Summary

The Current Winners and Losers of This Year's Fall TV

23 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The fall television season has, so far, included had one smash hit, one scene involving exploding bags of vomit, and no cancellations. So lots of generally good news for the TV industry. Shonda Rhimes is winning, obviously. People are saying lots of nice things about black-ish. Show More Summary

The Jump Scares of Ouija, Ranked

23 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Ouija, this year's studio horror flick timed for Halloween, is not a scary movie. In fact, its scares almost only come in the form of jump scares—fake outs that are generally accompanied by a loud banging to make you flinch. Relying on these cinematic jack-in-the-boxes is bad filmmaking. Ouija is a bad film. Below, Ouija's jump scares are ranked. Read more...

Ebola Vaccine Finally Getting Tested Because Americans Freaked Out

23 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

There is an Ebola vaccine that is 100 percent effective on monkeys. It has sat on a shelf, untested and unavailable to humans, for nearly a decade, while thousands of Africans died of the virus, because drug research is expensive and who's gonna pay Big Pharma for all that risk? Dying Africans? It's market economics, people. Read more...

FBI: Google Employee Scammed Undergrad Into Sending Him Nude Pics

Silicon Valley mega-corps like Google often target promising young men like Nicholas Rotundo, fresh from college. And sometimes those young men are terrorizing their classmates with a nude Gmail extortion scheme. Read more...

Aaron Paul to Toys R Us: Why Can You Sell Guns and Not Walt and Jesse?

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is pissed that Toys R Us has stopped selling action figures from the show at the behest of a concerned Florida mom. Like costar Bryan Cranston, Paul took to Twitter to defend the toys, pointing out that the toy chain sells plenty of things more harmful to kids than a Jesse Pinkman doll. And furthermore, "yeah, bitch." Read more...

Send Us Your Mom's Emails and Texts About Ebola

Have you heard? Ebola is here in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for the virus last night after taking the L, 1, and A trains, riding in an Uber, and bowling at Gutter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Your mom is freaking out!!! Read more...

Utah Man Shot and Killed by SWAT Team After Calling Suicide Hotline

At around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 35-year-old man in Roy, Utah called a suicide hotline looking for help. A SWAT team responded to the man's home, and after a seven-hour standoff in his garage, an officer shot and killed him. Read more...

Report: Ariana Grande Wants a Grande Boob Job 

Human Baby Bottle Pop™ Ariana Grande is in the market for some new boobs, allegedly. Life & Style reports the star wants a more grown-up look for her new-ish boyfriend, rapper Big Sean. According to a "source," Ariana wants to take her "32A breasts to a B- or C-cup." BadGalAri! Read more...

On Parenthood, It's Drew's Skull Bong Now

An app developer isn't cool with dating a young pregnant gal (even though she's also pregnant with app ideas), Max is a burgeoning pick up artist, and Crosby doesn't wanna be a daddy anymore on this week's Parenthood. Read more...

TLC Cancels Honey Boo Boo Over Mom's Child Molester Boyfriend

TLC has opted to cancel their hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in the wake of news that the show's matriarch, June Shannon, is in a relationship with a convicted child molester, TMZ reports. The network had already filmed an entire new season of episodes; none of them will air. Read more...

Wisdom Teeth Girl Is Devastated She Didn't Wake Up as Nicki Minaj

Is this a genuine video of a woman's drug-induced post-dental-surgery ravings, or a transparent ploy to get on Ellen like that other girl? Doesn't matter: Someone in tears after dental surgery because the doctor didn't give them Nicki Minaj's face and butt is never not funny. Read more...

California Cop Accused of Stealing Nudes From Woman He Stopped for DUI

Sean Harrington, a California Highway Patrol officer, is accused of having surreptitiously downloaded and forwarded nude photos from the phone of a woman he pulled over for a DUI stop. Read more...

io9 Can You Name the Horror Movies Depicted In These Minimalist Posters?

io9 Can You Name the Horror Movies Depicted In These Minimalist Posters? | Jalopnik RIP The Affordable Midengine Sports Car | Jezebel OKCupid Dick: 'I'm the Most Published Person On the Planet' | Kotaku A Good, Horrible Look at Korea KFC's Double Down Read more...

Lena Dunham's Race Problem

My relationship with Lena Dunham has always been complicated. I was one of the first writers who took issue with her show Girls for its lack of racial representation, and have since struggled with the meteoric ascent of Lena Dunham as Cultural Icon. Show More Summary

Three Quarantined in NYC After Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

At least three people who came into contact with Craig Spencer—the doctor who tested positive for Ebola Thursday night after returning from Guinea—have been placed into isolation. The New York City health department said in a statement yesterday that disease detectives are currently working to retrace Spencer's every step in the days leading up to his diagnosis. Read more...

Deadspin The Hater's Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullsh

Deadspin The Hater's Guide To Your Local Halloween Store | Gizmodo Lumosity's Brain Games Are Bullshit | Jezebel Why I Will Never Tell My Daughter to Give You a Hug | Kotaku The Classic PC Games You Must Play | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Thursday Night TV Implores You Not to Sweep The Leg

Solar eclipse this afternoon, Mercury comes out of retrograde tomorrow, and that's all I know today about our common enemy, the sky. While you're setting your intentions and figuring out that your phone is actually not broken like you thought, but was being acted upon by astronomy like a dick, here's some TV to chill you out: Read more...

Why Is a Conservative Group Running These Ridiculous Pro-Weed Hulu Ads?

If you live in North Carolina and you watch a lot of online TV, you might have seen the ads. "More weed, less war," exclaims a twentysomething dudebro in one of them, waving a pot leaf-emblazoned poster. "Vote Sean Haugh...Ohhhh Yeah." But Haugh, a Libertarian Senate candidate, has nothing to do with them. Read more...

Taylor Swift Terrified to Be "Framed" for Bloody Murder

The celebration of the year of our Lord Tayla's birth continued yesterday on the Ellen show, when T. Swift dropped by to promote 1989 and tell everyone her deepest, darkest fear. "I'm scared of being framed," she said, in the voice of someone who's certainly not covering up multiple murders as we speak. Read more...

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