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Elisabeth Hasselbeck Uses Sydney Hostage Crisis To Defend CIA Torture Program

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Um, What?

Yesterday, as a siege in Sydney, Australia unfolded at the hands of a lone gunman who took over a cafe and held over a dozen people hostage, “Fox & Friends” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck jumped at the chance to use the situation as a jumping off point to defend the CIA torture program — as if the two are in any way intertwined. After the show provided an update on the scene in Sydney (which has since resulted in the death of two hostages), she suddenly changed the subject:

“Meanwhile, the actual individuals here at home who have been looking into and trying to stop attacks like this and perhaps future hostage situations, as we are still at war indeed with ISIS and terrorism, are the CIA, and they have been painted as the bad guys at home.”

Oh, and then they cut right to a clip of Dick Cheney defending the torture program on “Meet The Press,” as if that has anything to do with anything.

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Watching This Dog Walk Like A Human Is Inexplicably Disturbing

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I Mean, This Can't Be Fun For Her

There is something about this dog walking down the street on her hind legs like a girl that is so odd, so off, that my physical reaction to it is somewhat akin to hearing the sound of nails on a chalkboard. Is it the backpack that freaks me out so much? Is it the ease with which the dog moves, as if she’s never known the comfort of life on four legs at all? I JUST DON’T KNOW. Remember that episode of “Spongebob” where he and Patrick visit the town of Rock Bottom and everything there is just wrong? That is how this video makes me feel. [HuffPost]

“The Pinterest 100″ Predicts 2015 Trends

Looking for a little inspiration to bring with you into the new year? The Pinterest 100 collection is full of ideas on what to do, wear, eat, make and try in 2015. The board was compiled using trending pins on the site, pins from influential users, and a few selected by Pinterest employees. I’m seeing some common themes on this board — a whole lot of yoga, gardening and home DIYs. Sounds a whole lot like 2014, but hey, I’m not about to turn down free inspiration! This board is perfect for that mid-January slump when you start itching for new hobbies and plans. [Travel + Leisure]

Jennifer Aniston: Feminism Is Not Complicated

“…people overcomplicate it. It’s simply believing in equality between men and women”

In the January issue of AllureJennifer Aniston sums up feminism in just one sentence. If we reminded ourselves more often that the movement’s bottom line is simply about equality, we’d all save ourselves a lot of grief. Aniston posed in a gorgeous topless shot alongside old friend Chris McMillan (the genius behind “The Rachel” haircut), and had a lot to tell the magazine about her right to simply be herself. She’s sick of the unfair pressure placed on women to have children and society’s silly tendency to fawn all over actresses when they choose to play an “ugly” character. [Image via Michael Thompson/Allure]

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Teresa Giudice’s Daughter Stars In An Awkward Holiday Music Video

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  • Thirteen-year-old Gia Giudice is back with another music video, and this one’s holiday-themed. Gia’s in a singing girl group called 3KT, which stand for three carat diamonds. Eye roll. Gia’s mom Teresa, future inmate and “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, paid hella cash for 3KT’s first video, but money must be tight this time around because the girls launched a Kickstarter page in hopes of raising $7,500 to put this holiday romp together. The campaign was pulled before it was completed. [People]
  • Bill Cosby’s wife Camille released a statement of support for Cosby, who’s been accused of sexual assaulting two dozen women. In the statement she complains about a lack of “vetting” of her husband’s accusers and then continues to say many other nauseating things, framing her husband as a “victim” and comparing the situation to the UVA rape case, which she also says “appears to be untrue.” Ugh. [Variety] Keep reading »

Taylor Swift’s 2014 Style Journey

This was a big year for Taylor Swift: she discovered she’s a feminist, her album went platinum, and she went on an epic style odyssey and finished the year a whole different woman (that is, if you believe the clothes make the gal). Let’s explore Taylor’s 2014 sartorial journey…

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