“Shocking and disturbing.” These are the words of Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Cathy Lanier after an officer was arrested on Monday for the production of child pornography by taking nude photos of a 15-year-old girl. Keep reading »
To All Interested Applicants:
Please review the detailed job description before applying. Given that I am too busy with my career, extracurricular activities (like playing Candy Crush and occasionally going to SoulCycle) and an active social life (hanging out with my dog Lucca and tweeting at celebrities) to devote the time required to have a shot at successful online dating, I definitely don’t have the energy to sift through online dating assistant applicants who are not qualified for the job. Please do not apply unless you are willing and able to perform all of the job duties. Keep reading »
Who said wearing your wedding dress had to be a one-off deal? Not Keira Knightley, that’s for sure. The actress, who wed musician James Righton this past May (center), rocked her repurposed wedding dress at an event in London last night (left). Worn over some sort of long-sleeved mesh garment, the Chanel frock looked pretty perfect on the blue carpet, but this isn’t the first time Knightley has sported the look off the altar — she actually first inaugurated the tulle number back in 2008, when she wore it with black tights to a BAFTA awards dinner (right). Five years ago, her wedding, and today … it’s safe to say Keira really, really loves this dress. [Photo Credit: WENN]
There’s no good reason to cheat on your significant other and we promise we are not condoning it by any means, but some reasons for stepping out on a relationship are more, let’s say, justifiable than others — like, if he was cheating on you…with a goat. According to a new, not-super-scientific survey from a dating website for extramarital affairs, many women’s motivations for cheating are completely and totally outrageous. In fact, some of the reasons women cited for straying from their partners were so banal that we felt compelled to make a quiz to see if you could guess the real ridiculous cheating excuse from the ones we made up. Test your BS cheat-o-meter after the jump! Keep reading »
I was about to pack it up and call it a day when I saw that Walmart was selling the work of graffiti artist Banksy on their website starting at the low price of $25 — the most ironic being the work entitled “Destroy Capitalism.” Walmart’s in-house art expert (?) speculated that Banksy would “probably appreciate the irony of a monstrous corporation appropriating his anti-consumerist art and selling it at a markup without giving him any money — that’s pretty punk rock.” Eh, maybe not. Nothing about Walmart — particularly its treatment of their employees — is what we’d call “punk rock.” Keep reading »
Even more wildly inappropriate than the funeral selfie is the suicide selfie. An anonymous woman was caught snapping a selfie at exactly the same time a man was attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge. And naturally, her “selfie-ish” picture landed on the cover of the New York Post. Because the woman declined to speak with the press, it’s hard to know whether or not she was fully aware that there was an attempted suicide in progress when she posed for her camera phone, but according to the Post, she was well aware of the situation:
“With scores of onlookers watching the dramatic 10 a.m. rescue by cops, the crass camerawoman turned her back to the scene, angled her phone toward the bridge and snapped a shot. The scarf-clad blonde even cracked a thin smile. When approached by The Post afterward, she suddenly became camera-shy.’I’d rather not,’she said when asked for her name. She then hustled out of Brooklyn Bridge Park.”
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It gives me great pleasure to inform you that I HAVE A DATE THIS WEEKEND.
I was so busy complaining about being stuck in the single slog, that I failed to mention I’ve been casually chatting with a nice gentleman on OKCupid. I try not to get my hopes up these days, and wasn’t even sure our conversation was going to go anywhere, but one thing led to another and bam — we’re meeting on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Despite my I Give Up On This Shit attitude about online dating, I saw a message come through my inbox a few weeks back that wasn’t the usual “Damn baby, you lookin’ good,” or “Sup girl?” So I took a peek.
“The first thing I noticed was your smile,” he wrote. “A beautiful one like yours stands out from the crowd. Now what kinds of horror stories have you heard by opening yourself up to that question?”
He was responding to the part of my profile where I opted to ask guys what they first noticed about me, rather than answering the question myself. Not only was his compliment well received, but his counter question suggested he actually read my profile. He made it past the pictures and the desire to message me something stupid just because I have boobs. He was interested in me. Refreshing. Keep reading »
Think you’re soooooo clever naming your baby after a Duck Dynasty star? Think again: Korie and Silas are some of the trendy up-and-comers onBabyCenter’s annual baby names survey. See this years top baby names on Newser…
Since he was just 6 years old, David Allen Welsh has been living on the streets and in shelters. Now 50, Welsh is still homeless, bouncing between shelters and park benches in Vancouver, Washington with only a backpack of belongings. But there is one place he always feels at home: sitting down to play a piano at a local thrift shop. Since he was young, Welsh has been able to play beautiful original melodies on the piano. He’s never had a lesson, can’t read music, and even though his fingers are badly frostbitten from years living outside in Minnesota, his performances often move onlookers to tears. ”I don’t know how to play music, but I like what I hear in my head,” Welsh says. “Sometimes I don’t even know what key I’m pushing. My eyes aren’t even open. I’m just letting the music play the music.” Click play to watch Welsh play a song called “Aerial Aquatas,” which he describes as his own version of “Amazing Grace.” You might want to grab a tissue, just in case. [YouTube via KATU]
Paul Walker’s untimely death last weekend left most of us genuinely shocked and saddened. Some people posted sweet messages on Walker’s Facebook page, others brought flowers to the crash site, but the employees at an LA Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf had a very different reaction: they set out two tip jars labeled with the titles of popular Paul Walker movies, encouraging customers to vote for their favorites with cash. The supremely tacky move was called out by none other than Jason Biggs, who happened to see the jars and tweeted the above photo to the Coffee Bean Twitter account, along with the message, “Umm, am I crazy, or does this seem exploitive [sic] and in poor taste?” The company was appropriately horrified. “This is completely inconsistent with our brand values and the jars have since been removed,” said a Coffee Bean spokesperson. “Our thoughts and condolences remain with the many friends and family of Paul Walker during this difficult time.” [Buzzfeed]