500 Days of Kristin, Day 32: Emerald Duv Customer Service Department

In addition to working tirelessly on her forthcoming teen vampire novel Balancing on Heels, Kristin Cavallari designs mid-priced jewelry that retails online. This fact was recently brought to our attention by Kristin, who posted a photo of said jewelry on her Instagram account along with the name of her line: Emerald… » 2/26/15 6:24pm 20 minutes ago

Do Not Use TurboTax This Tax Season

If you haven't already filed your taxes, you're probably considering TurboTax, the widely used software that makes filing a return easy for our nation of babies and dimwits. Consider an alternative: according to two former high-ranking employees, the company ignored rampant refund theft because it could take a cut. » 2/26/15 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

Can You Taste the Difference Between Banned U.K. Cadbury and Hershey's?

As we've tirelessly covered this year, Hershey, Inc. decided to yank the fun from Easter by suing a company responsible for importing British Cadbury chocolate into the United States. Why buy real Cadbury—creamy, smooth, delicious—when you could have Cadbury made by Hershey—acrid, sour, gritty, and painfully… » 2/26/15 3:54pm Today 3:54pm

Surprise: Almost Everything About Pimp My Ride Was Hilarious Bullshit

In this fraught American media landscape, who can be trusted? Brian Williams is a faker, and Bill O'Reilly is too. The credibility of our most cherished cultural lodestars is crumbling before our eyes, and the mighty haven't stopped falling. That's right: Xzibit is a fraud, and Pimp My Ride was insane bullshit. » 2/26/15 1:29pm Today 1:29pm

David Cronenberg on Maps to the Stars and the Horrors of Hollywood

He's responsible for the likes of 1983's Videodrome, 1986's The Fly remake, 1988's Dead Ringers, and 2005's A History of Violence, but David Cronenberg may have delivered his most disturbing movie with Maps to the Stars. It's a tale of celebrity aspiration and Hollywood misery that weaves together incest, mental… » 2/26/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

ISIS Executioner "Jihadi John" Unmasked As Mohammed Emwazi

In a new report by the Washington Post, Jihadi John, the black balaclava-clad face of the Islamic State's gruesome beheading videos, has been identified as 27-year-old Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born British national who grew up in London. » 2/26/15 9:00am Today 9:00am

Why Has Fox News Stopped Defending Bill O’Reilly?

Over the past week, Fox News has aggressively rebutted accusations that its star host Bill O’Reilly lied about his whereabouts during the Falklands War in 1982. But after a new report challenged O’Reilly’s recent claim that he was present at the violent suicide of a Lee Harvey Oswald acquaintance in 1977, the… » 2/25/15 3:23pm Yesterday 3:23pm

Ben Affleck Whispered Something to Jennifer Lopez...But What?

What do we know about Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez? We know they are celebrities, for one. We know they are former lovers, as well as actors. We know their names. Finally, we know that they are Oscar presenters who attended the 2015 Oscars without their significant others Jennifer Garner and Casper Smart,… » 2/25/15 2:48pm Yesterday 2:48pm

What Is the Purpose of Black History Month? A Roundtable

In 1976, when Black History Month was officially acknowledged by the U.S. government, President Gerald Ford gave a (very brief) speech. "In celebrating Black History Month, we can take satisfaction from this recent progress in the realization of the ideals envisioned by our Founding Fathers.," Ford said. "But, even… » 2/25/15 1:05pm Yesterday 1:05pm

Cherry Magnate Shoots Self in Head as Cops Raid Hidden Drug Stash

The owner of a Brooklyn-based maraschino cherry company killed himself Tuesday during a drug raid on his Red Hook factory. After watching law enforcement agents discover a fake wall, Dell's Maraschino Cherries owner Arthur Mondella reportedly locked himself in his private bathroom, yelled "take care of my kids" to his… » 2/25/15 10:57am Yesterday 10:57am