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103-year-old man records his eighth ace, becomes oldest with hole-in-one

They say golf is a game you can play for a lifetime. So long as you're upright and swinging, that means you have a chance to make an ace, just like 103-year-old Gus Andreone did in Florida on Wednesday. Andreone, the oldest member of...Show More Summary

Translation from ... Italian

Via I'm pointed to new publisher Acheron Books: he first publishing house that produces Italian fantasy, science fiction and horror fiction and distributes it worldwide in the English language in e-book format. Okay, I'm not sure I'll be rushing out to get... Show More Summary

Kate Upton Wins Sexiest Woman at People Mag Awards 2014

Kate Upton is bound in black leather while stepping out for the 2014 People Magazine Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday evening (December 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 22-year-old actress and model was presented with the Sexiest Woman of the Year award by actor Eric Dane. PHOTOS: Check out the latest [...]

Cat Cafe Earns Purrs For Altruistic Kitten Adoption And Meow Parlor Purrfection [Video]

For cat lovers with their fur flattened by all those viral adorable-dog videos, New York City’s first cat cafe just might give them a reason to purr. Although the Meow Parlour (yes, that’s really the cafe’s name) only opened this week, it already has a full reservation book. Show More Summary

Dopey Old Couple Almost Dies After 13 Hours Trapped In Unlocked Mazda 

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

An older New Zealand couple almost died after being inside their new Mazda 3 for 13 hours because they couldn't figure out how to exit the car. This was very close to being an actual tragedy, and one that could have been prevented by — and this is where you cringe — pulling the door handle. Read more...

Neil Patrick Harris' Kids Are The CUTEST! Watch Them Sing Jingle Bells While Decorating Their Christmas Tree HERE!

Awww, they appear to have a knack for singing, just like their father!! Neil Patrick Harris recently posted an Instagram video that starred his and David Burtka's twins, Harper and Gideon, singing Jingle Bells FEROCIOUSLY while decorating their Christmas tree! He posted it with the caption: "Yay! David is back home, and the family all together! Time to [...]

Cam Newton gets full practice, on track to make fantasy return

Cam Newton is practicing in full after missing a game due to a car accident. We break down the fantasy implications. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was upgraded to a full practice Thursday. The Panthers have yet to confirmShow More Summary

Antoine Chartier’s tragic death and funeral held at the Sports Club he built in Lebanon

Antoine Chartier, the former Lebanese Olympic Committee president, was laid to rest at the age of 77 in Ain Saade, Lebanon. Family, loved ones and prominent politicians bid farewell in the enchanting setting of the Mont La Salle Sports Club that Mr. Chartier founded in Lebanon during the country’s worst times, over 30 years ago. […]

'I Can't Breathe': Eric Garner's Last Words Symbolize Our Predicament

When Eric Garner was held in a chokehold on Staten Island on July 17, 2014, by New York City police officer Daniel Panteleo, he yelled 11 times, "I can't breathe." The medical examiner's office ruled Garner's death a homicide causedShow More Summary

More Sony Leaks: Jolie ‘Seriously Out Of Her Mind’

Angelina Jolie does is not highly regarded by producer Scott Rudin, who has tense email exchanges with Sony head Amy Pascal. Jolie’s focus on wanting the unavailable director David Fincher appears to be driving Rudin crazy. While Jolie spent 2014 fretting about the script—was she the focus and the prime mover? Did it need a [...]

Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Honorable Woman and What Makes Her Say No to a Role

In The Honorable Woman — available on Netflix starting today — Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Nessa Stein, a billionaire telecommunications scion who's trying to foster peace in the Middle East and ward off a nervous breakdown at the same time. Two nights before her Golden Globe nomination, we caught up with Gyllenhaal... More »

Congress cuts funds to stop feds from meddling with medical marijuana

In Congress, it's rare for a spending bill to move forward without a deluge of last-minute additions for politicians' pet projects. This year's $1.1 trillion spending bill, signed yesterday by President Obama, is no different. See also:...Show More Summary

Jon Karl Grills Earnest: If U.S. Can Normalize Relations with Cuba, ‘Why Not North Korea?’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl deftly tied together the two biggest news stories of the day Thursday afternoon when he asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest why, if the U.S. could find a way to engage with Cuba, why it can't do the same when it comes to North Korea.

Michigan Fan Makes Jim Harbaugh Video Featuring Matthew McConaughey Voiceover

Given that Jim Harbaugh is a "Michigan man," Wolverines fans want to make sure the San Francisco 49ers coach knows it's OK to come back home. In fact, "sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward." One fan has gone so far as...Show More Summary

Mojang and Telltale announce Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft developer Mojang has announced a new collaboration with Telltale Games, the studio behind episodic adventure games like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. It's called Minecraft: Story Mode. Yes, Minecraft is getting a story. Show More Summary

Online Spirograph

2 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Look at the pretty design I made using Nathan Friend's elegant Ispirograph site.

After 13 Games on the Bench, Browns Need to Show Patience with Johnny Manziel

We all know what happened. The Cleveland Browns benched incumbent starting quarterback Brian Hoyer after four bad games and three losses, going instead with rookie Johnny Manziel under center in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals. After...Show More Summary

Android 5.0 Lollipop Update to Roll Out to all LG G3 Handsets in the UK This Week

Good news to all LG G3 users in the UK: the Android 5.0 Lollipop update is about to be rolled out to G3 device users over the weekend.

Senator Wyden Responds To CIA Defenders Distorting The Truth About CIA Torture

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, Senator Ron Wyden picked apart a Wall Street Journal "op ed" by former CIA directors, attacking the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's torture program. However, with more CIA defenders coming out of the woodwork, he's done so again. Show More Summary

Stephen Collins Admits He's A 'Flawed' Person — Watch A Preview Of Tomorrow's Tell-All 20/20 Interview HERE

Stephen Collins recently sat down with Katie Couric for an interview set to air this Friday, and the conversation is DISTURBING. [ Related: Stephen Confesses To Child Molestation In A Newly Released Personal Statement! ] In the preview clip released today, the former 7th Heaven star confesses to molesting young girls and describes himself as "flawed" person. The [...]

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