Jessie Ware’s Latest Video Makes No Sense, But That’s Okay

By: Megan Reynolds / February 12, 2015
Long-necks, wooden legs, Avatar braids. More »

These “Send Me Your Sexts” Videos Make Me Viscerally Uncomfortable, And That’s Kind Of The Point

By: Claire Hannum / February 12, 2015
Looking for a particularly awkward Valentine's Day gift? Filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian will turn your real-life sext exchanges into short films for $80. At, you can upload screenshots of your steamiest (or silliest) sexts with a payment and receive a 1-6 minute film a few weeks later. She'll come up with the cast… More »

Watch Elizabeth Warren Bust Rand Paul’s Balls While Asking About Vaccines

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 11, 2015
Certified bad ass Elizabeth Warren took some time out of a Senate hearing today to have a lovely chat with Anne Schuchat, the CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases about the basic facts of vaccines. Warren asked her a series of questions--including, delightfully, whether or not vaccines cause "profound mental disorders"… More »

Here’s The Trailer For Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck”

By: Megan Reynolds / February 11, 2015
"Monogamy is not realistic."… More »

Who’s Your Favorite Batman In Cinema?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015
Ben Affleck as Batman really doesn’t sound appealing, I know. But with "Batman vs. Superman" in post-production and guaranteed for release next year, it seems like a really good time to reflect on the Ghosts of Batmen Past, doesn’t it? Editor Jacob Swinney put together this compendium of Batman in Cinema, from Lewi… More »

Iggy Azalea’s Boyfriend Thinks A Dolphin Tried To Murder Him, Steal His Girl

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 11, 2015
LA Lakers reserve guard Nick Young, the boyfriend of Iggy Azalea, had a chat with reporters Tuesday night, in which he explained the story behind a recent tweet of Iggy's about how he is scared of dolphins. Via ESPN: "He was playing with everybody else, doing what dolphins do -- the 'ack ack' and… More »

Sob! Jon Stewart Is Leaving “The Daily Show”

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 11, 2015
Jon Stewart has broken all our hearts by announcing he will be leaving "The Daily Show" later this year, while Comedy Central hinted that the show would continue without him. But but but but but Jon NOOOOOOOO. [AV Club] NBC has suspended Brian Williams without pay for six months, following his admission that… More »

These Tiny Hamsters On A Tiny Date Will Have A Better Valentine’s Day Than Us

By: Claire Hannum / February 10, 2015
Our favorite tiny hamsters have returned to go on the most extravagant tiny hamster date there ever was. With the help of a human, the little couple makes their way down a tiny river on a tiny gondola to eat a romantic tiny dinner. Why a… More »

The New “Pitch Perfect 2″ Trailer Has Brought Me Joy Even Though I Am Currently Dead Inside

By: Beejoli Shah / February 10, 2015
We're still a little over three months away from seeing our beloved dysfunctional Barden Bellas back on the big screen, but Universal just dropped a two-minute trailer for "Pitch Perfect 2" and despite the fact that I hate basically everything today, including myself, other humans, and the tediousness that is breathing on a regular basi… More »

Jon Stewart’s Take On Brian Williams’ “Misremembering” Is Perfect

By: Claire Hannum / February 10, 2015
When TV news networks cover Brian Williams' "misremembering" of an Iraq War incident and the subsequent scrutiny over his reporting credibility, it's hard not to roll my eyes. How do we know the other anchors doubting him aren't cut from the same cloth? Jon Stewart, however, frames it in a way that actually make… More »

Watch Miley Cyrus’s “Tongue Tied” Submission To The NYC Porn Film Festival

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 10, 2015
Well, color me PSYCHED! I’ve been enthusiastic about Miley Cyrus’ S&M-ish video “Tongue Tied” since I saw it on Overkill, and now she’s submitting it to the Pornhub-sponsored NYC Porn Film Festival. It’s not porn outright, but it’s really, really, really sexy. When I watched “Tongue Tied,” my opinion of Miley… More »

Watch Jamie Dornan & Jimmy Fallon Read Fifty Shades Of Grey In A Variety Of Accents

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 10, 2015
There are two takeaways from this clip of Jami Dornan and Jimmy Fallon read lines from Fifty Shades of Grey in various accents: 1) Fifty Shades of Grey is just as ridiculous no matter what accent you use and 2) Jamie Dornan can get it no matter what accent he uses. More »

Oh Hey, The “Straight Outta Compton” Trailer Is Here — And It Looks Pretty Great

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2015
I would like to hereby apologize for wrongly assuming that "Straight Outta Compton," the sorta-biopic about late-'80s/early-90s rap group N.W.A., would be a bad movie better suited for Lifetime. By the looks of this new Red Band trailer, the film looks less in the vein of that ill-advised TLC TV movie and more along the… More »

Sarah Palin Repeats Debunked Story To Prove Christians Are Persecuted

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 9, 2015
Several weeks ago, a story went viral about a boy who was banned from reading the Bible in school. Within a week, it was debunked -- and not by mean, fun-of-persecution-ruining atheists like myself, but by both Glenn Beck's The… More »

What Are We Feeling When We’re Feeling “Fat”?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 9, 2015
Remember the “fat is not a feeling” hashtag? The phrase has been around for a long time, but it trended as a hashtag last October, when Facebook added “fat” to their “feeling” statuses, complete with a smiling face with implied double-chin and rosy, cherubic cheeks. I mean, it’s a cute little emoticon, but it… More »

Detroiter Who Walks 21 Miles To Work Gets A New Car – And $350K

By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015
James Robertson, a 56-year-old from Detroit, spent the last 10 years walking 21-miles round trip to work each day. When his old Honda quit on him years ago, insurance rates were too high for him to replace it, but Metro Detroit's bus system remained unreliable. The only thing he could count on were his ow… More »

Watch President Obama’s Grammy PSA About Rape & Domestic Violence

By: Claire Hannum / February 9, 2015
President Obama made a digital appearance in the middle of the Grammy Awards last night to deliver a stirring PSA about abuse and assault. He urged artists to use their influence to change the way Americans think about assault and pointed viewers to the It's On Us campaign "to help kee… More »

Lennon And Maisy’s Folky Cover Of “Boom Clap” Is Beyond

By: Claire Hannum / February 6, 2015
Lennon and Maisy, the sisters who play Maddie and Daphne on "Nashville", released a gorgeous cover of Charli XCX's "Boom Clap," and maybe it's just because I'm partial to folk, but it's basically melting my soul. The fact that the two of them have adorable sister vibes when they perform doesn't hurt either. More »

Boyfriend Bears: The Stuffed Animal Hymen-Protector You Never Wanted

By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 6, 2015
Where do I even begin here? Earlier today, I was alerted to the existence of a bizarre product called Boyfriend Bears -- stuffed bears marketed to teenage Christian girls looking to preserve their "purity" (read: hymen) for their future husbands. I guess a ring just isn't enough these days. They are bears with which one… More »

Here’s Cyrus Beene From “Scandal” Reading Taylor Swift Lyrics

By: Claire Hannum / February 5, 2015
Jeff Perry, who plays Cyrus Beene on "Scandal," is able to turn the character's trademark high blood-pressure tirades on at the flip of a switch. The hosts of "The View" must have picked up on his acting prowess, because on the show earlier this week they asked him to read the lyrics to "Shake It… More »

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