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Women Running From Houses

In the ’60s and ’70s, there was an entire genre of literature seemingly built around frightened young innocents escaping the horrors of haunted, creepy old houses. Luckily, some genius soul has cataloged this literary trend in a site called Women Running From Houses, which compiles any and every book cover featuring a young woman running screeching from a house. Like this one, by author “Jane Lovesmith” (total pen name), called The Lock. “What was the haunting secret of the unopened crypt behind the old house on Gantry Hill?” it asks. Good question. Let’s not find out. [Women Running From Houses] Keep reading »

The Most Popular Salon In Town

Look at the specials at this salon, which I’m assuming is the most popular salon in town. The customers must be banging down the door screaming, “I want to go to there.” [World of Wonder] Keep reading »

Woman Solves “Wheel Of Fortune” With One Letter

Watch as fashion editor Caitlin Burke solves a puzzle on “Wheel of Fortune” with almost zero clues. “Is it just me or was that the most amazing solve we’ve ever had?” says a bewildered Pat Sajak. And trust us, that guy has seen everything. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

Two Boy Bands Are Better Than One: New Kids On The Block Plus The Backstreet Boys

You know what’s 2 cool 2 b 4gotten? The fact that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys are teaming up for the “NKOTBBSB” tour. Who wants to go with me? I think front row is essential. In the spirit of “why not?” check out a video preview after the jump. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Conan O’Brien Gets Interviewed By Don Draper


Last night, Conan O’Brien returned to late-night television, and here are the first four minutes of the show. My favorite moment is when, while trying to find a job, Conan interviews with Don Draper at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Don looks at his resume and says, “It’s 1965—you’re 2 years old. Get out of my office.” Hilarious. What was your favorite moment in last night’s show? [Team Coco] Keep reading »

Aardvark Acrobatics

Watch the agile anteater perform aerial acrobatics. This anteater is so Cirque du Soleil bound. Keep practicing, Stewie. Someday you’re gonna be a star. [Buzzfeed]
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Jason Segel Among The Muppets

So, we have to wait another year before the next Muppet movie comes out. But at least we get to see what the movie’s co-writer, Jason Segel, looks like frolicking with Miss Piggy and Kermie. [EW] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Television Highlights For The Week Of November 8, 2010

Oh television, as the weather gets colder and nastier, I begin to appreciate you for the good friend you really are. This week, you bring us all sorts of goodies, from Iman hosting “The Fashion Show” to Teri Hatcher guest-starring on “Smallville” to the series premiere of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” After the jump, previews and more. Keep reading »

Noomi Rapace Says Playing Lisbeth Salander Was A Suicide Mission

“I thought everyone would hate me! The readers of the books have such a strong relationship with her as a character, I thought they’d never accept what I did with Lisbeth. It felt like a suicide mission to accept the role.”

—Noomi Rapace, who plays Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film versions of Stieg Larsson’s books, says she is pleasantly surprised that people have liked her performance. But will Rooney Mara have the same luck? [People] Keep reading »

Baby Otters Play In The Kiddie Pool


Surprisingly, swimming doesn’t necessarily come naturally to all members of the animal kingdom. Like these baby otters, Sumalee and Kasem, who live at the Longleat Zoo in England. The pair were taught how to swim by first trying it out in a sink, before then graduating to a baby pool. Watch as they frolic and play — sans water wings — for a thrilled audience. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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