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One American has been killed and another injured after being shot by an assailant on the street in R

One American has been killed and another injured after being shot by an assailant on the street in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital. State reports say the Americans were in their vehicle at a gas station in the eastern part of the city. There have been unconfirmed reports that the assailant was dressed in Afghan garb. Read more...

A Very Recent History of Real-Life Couples on TV

NBC's new comedy Marry Me, premiering tonight, is written by Happy Endings' David Caspe and, like that show, stars his wife Casey Wilson. It's important that you know Caspe and Wilson are married; should you not, they will remind you—it's the hook of lots of their press coverage. Show More Summary

This Is the Lamest Contestant Story Ever Told on Jeopardy

"Is this the worst Jeopardy story ever?" asked a tipster in an email last night. "A contestant on Jeopardy told perhaps the stupidest story in the show's history," said this Uproxx headline. As you know, the internet is given to hyperbole and exaggeration in its ongoing quest to find the worst and the stupidest. Was this really it? Yes, probably. Yes. Read more...

A Replay of the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake Is Probably Coming

San Francisco has become America's foremost symbol of gentrification, lack of affordable housing, and twentysomethings who inexplicably make ten times more than you ever will. Scientists say the earthquake that will wipe it all away is now "locked and loaded." Read more...

Teen Who Bragged About Threesome With His Teachers "Feels Really Bad"

The Louisiana teen who reportedly bragged about having a threesome with two of his high school teachers is very, very sorry about the whole thing, according the teen's grandfather. Read more...

Blue-Eyed Soul Singers Amaze Coaches in The Voice Battle Rounds

When soulful one-eyed guy Luke Wade starts into Paul McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed," you have to feel bad for his Battle Round competition, soulful one-named guy Griffin. Until Griffin starts singing, that is, and ALSO blows everyone away with his insane falsetto. Can Team Pharrell please just morph into one big supergroup? Read more...

Kim Jong-un Reappears After Six Week Absence Sporting Cane and Smile

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who has been a no-show at public events in the country since Sept. 3, appeared to return to the public eye Tuesday with photos of him touring building projects running on the front page of North Korea's daily, Rodong Sinmun. Show More Summary

Lena Dunham's BFF, BF Release Song Probably About Harry Styles

Lena Dunham's best friend released her new song tonight—co-written with Dunham's boyfriend The Other Guy From That Band—and, for anyone out there who has drawn a sprawling map of Taylor Swift's relationships on their bedroom walls, it's the one everyone thinks is written about Harry Styles. Read more...

Parrot Disappears for Four Years, Returns Home Fluent in Spanish

A parrot with a "cultivated British accent" who went missing for four years returned home to California last week, apparently speaking Spanish and asking for a guy named Larry. Read more...

Amanda Bynes' Psychiatric Hold Extended For an Additional Two Weeks

Amanda Bynes' involuntary psychiatric hold was extended for an additional 14 days today after her parents reportedly partnered with troubled-child-star-whisperer Sam Lufti to trick her into returning to Los Angeles. Read more...

Teenage Girl Hacks Friend's Fingers Off With Ax in Satanical Sacrifice

A teenager is in police custody after she allegedly took a 10-year-old friend on a playdate from hell last week. Read more...

NBC Chief Medical Correspondent is Quarantined for Ebola, Goes Out Anyway

The NBC crew working with a cameraman who tested positive for Ebola last week were supposed to self-quarantine on their return to the U.S. It didn't last long. Read more...

Someone Wrote a Pop Song Using iOS 8's Predictive Text

iOS 8's QuickText feature, in addition to being a not-particularly-good way to actually send a text, is a pretty good way to generate quasi-random gibberish. Jonathan Mann, a guy who has uploaded a new original song to YouTube every day since January 2009, used it to write a song. Read more...

Monday Night TV Explores the Backgrounds of Some Shady Individuals

I saw this DeBussy-scored short film, narrated by Quentin Crisp and starring Christina Ricci and the dancer Timour Bourtasenkov, for the first time yesterday. It is nuts. It's the super-old version of "Little Red Riding Hood" that Fiddler's...Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Says Congresswoman Will Lose For Being "Ugly as Sin"

Pictured above is New Hampshire state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, who likes to watch elections (and tape them with his video camera?). If you will indulge him, he'll explain to you why an incumbent Democratic congresswoman will lose in an upcoming race: because her challenger is hot. Read more...

Lorde's Version of Lorde on South Park Is Better Than Regular Lorde

Lorde's recent appearances on South Park—where she was revealed to be the musical alter ego of Stan's dad, Randy Marsh—came up in a new interview with TV3 in the singer's native New Zealand, and reporter David Farrier got her to sort-of-perform a snippet of her song from the show. Read more...

Keanu Reeves Should Be America's Poet Laureate

Professor Chill, a cool-ass nickname I bestowed upon Speed 2 star Keanu Reeves, participated in a Reddit AMA on Monday morning that, among other things, revealed him to be a thoughtful spinner of words. Childhood, George Carlin, breakfast—nothing is too mundane for Reeves to weave. The title of his first poetry book? Reeves Weaves. Read more...

Conservative Catholics Call Bishops' Gay Acceptance "Homoheresy"

The Catholic Church reached a huge milestone today when bishops declared that gay partnerships have value and that LGBT people have plenty of "gifts" to offer the church. Even though gay marriage is still off the table, conservative Catholic groups are pissed. Read more...

Welcome to America's Second Tornado Season

As the days grow shorter and the weather turns colder, many people think they're in the clear and safe from tornadoes. However, the changing weather specifically makes us more vulnerable to tornadoes. Today's severe weather is a hard reminder that we're in the second peak of tornado season. Read more...

Snowden's Early Emails Sum Up Everything Good and Bad About Him

Edward Snowden is a self-sacrificing idealist and a self-important paranoiac. We desperately need more people him. We should lock him in prison. Read more...

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