Last week, Dianne Bentley filed for divorce from her husband of 50 years, Robert Bentley, who has served as the Republican governor of Alabama since 2011. While Dianne Bentley’s initial petition refers to “an irretrievable breakdown” of her marriage, several Alabama media outlets—along with many local political… »
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who stopped issuing marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in June, is scheduled to appear in federal court this morning. If U.S. District Judge David Bunning holds Davis in contempt of court, she may face fines or jail time. »
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Emails released in the Sony hack reveal that Concussion director and screenwriter Peter Landesman altered his upcoming film, which seeks to shed light on the deathly consequences faced by NFL players after getting hit in the head repeatedly, to prevent possible legal action by the NFL. Landesman, a former journalist… »
Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, the two Vice News journalists arrested on terror charges in Turkey last week, have been released, according to Turkish officials who spoke with the Associated Press and CNN Turk. The journalists’ Iraqi fixer and translator, Mohammed Rasool, reportedly remains in prison.
Last Wednesday, the first season finale of USA’s cult hit and utterly enthralling show Mr. Robot was supposed to air. But after WDBJ’s Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot live on air by Vester Lee Flanagan last Wednesday morning, USA announced that it was delaying the finale. The network’s statement read: »
According to a Texas sheriff, investigators are reviewing a second video of a San Antonio man who was shot and killed by police while appearing to surrender on Friday, one that shows what they believe to be a knife in his hand. »
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Taylor Swift, America’s cool freshman roommate and prominent part of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, did not partake in cocaine backstage at this year’s VMAs, contrary to claims made about a video that circulated on the web today. »
Nine days of Kristin ago, Kristin Cavallari—author of the forthcoming book Balancing in Heels, formerly titled Balancing on Heels—issued a decree. “Chance is the ultimate boot for fall,” she wrote in an Instagram caption.
Might Louis Tomlinson not have impregnated Los Angeles-based stylist Briana Jungwirth? An In Touch source says: [suggestive shrug and raising of eyebrows]. »
The English language is a voracious eater, consuming words and digesting them into whole new things. Sometimes words that used to be trademarked by companies pass into generic use—like escalator, thermos, and aspirin. And sometimes words live in limbo: still trademarked, but used all the time as generic terms. Here… »
If this is your first time hearing of the white rapper named Post Malone then it probably wasn’t how he would have planned it, with a video of him saying “nigga” discovered by a message board and then posted on YouTube for the world to see. »
The Guardian today, picking up on a paper in Nature, reports that scientists have calculated that there are more than “3tn” trees on Earth. The “3tn” means three trillion. What does “trillion” mean in British English? Did they give up on that “billion”-means-“trillion”/“trillion”-means-“quintillion” nonsense yet? … »
Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we get a text message from our best friend Jennifer Aniston that says, “:-\ Justin and I r getting a divorce,” sigh, roll our eyes, respond, “Awww bb want me to come over?” to which she responds, “sure, but i’m fine alone,” sigh again, roll our eyes again, hop in the car and head over… »