Stephen Colbert Explains the International Bloom-Bieber Conflict

As tensions increase overseas between the independent state of Orlando Bloom and pockets of extremist Beliebers, you can count on Stephen Colbert to explain the years-long cold war that turned hot this week when Bloom launched a fist at Bieber's face in Ibiza. » 8/01/14 11:01am 30 minutes ago

Witness: Leonardo DiCaprio "Flicked" Bieber Away Pre-Ibiza Fight

Details surrounding Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber's Ibiza fight continue to seep out—slowly, allowing us time to savor each new bite—and today's involves Leonardo DiCaprio "flicking" a fight-hungry Bieber away from Bloom's table. » 8/01/14 10:28am Today 10:28am

Google Mystery Barge: Destroyed

If you had your heart set on buying a $1,500 face computer inside a giant barge, your life is fucked: Google looks like it's phasing out the plan for grand, floating Android showrooms, a dystopian-commerce future we couldn't handle and didn't deserve. » 8/01/14 10:15am Today 10:15am

Good, Sound, Legitimate Reasons To Keep/Stop Watching The Leftovers

We're halfway through the first season of The Leftovers, and word around town is, some of y'all are pulling for your stop. And that's okay! From the start, The Leftovers has laid it on thick 'n' thorny, and by this point, both its shipjumpers (or, the Departed) and its adherents (or, the Leftovers) have plenty of… » 8/01/14 9:31am Today 9:31am

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Has Been Struck Down

Uganda's so-called "jail the gays" bill, which President Yoweri Museveni signed in February and imposed seven years in jail for "the offense of homosexuality" (gay sex) and lifetime in jail for "aggravated homosexuality," is no more. This does not mark shifting attitudes in the country that has become notorious… » 8/01/14 9:15am Today 9:15am

I Am Terrified of Reese Witherspoon and a Little Bit in Love with Her

When did Reese Witherspoon become America's sweetheart? Was it when the nation flocked to see her starring turn in Legally Blonde, a few months before 9/11? Was it when she accepted the Oscar from pretend Ray Charles for being the best pretend June Carter Cash anyone could ever remember, in March of 2006? » 8/01/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

50 Palestinians Killed, Israeli Soldier Captured as Cease-fire Fails

Less than two hours after it began, the cease-fire between Hamas and Israel collapsed, resulting in the deaths of at least 50 Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers. Hamas militants also reportedly captured an Israeli soldier, though it's unclear if the abduction took place before or after the truce's start. » 8/01/14 8:18am Today 8:18am

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms, May Pose a Threat to the Eastern U.S.

The National Hurricane Center finally declared the low pressure system approaching the Caribbean as Tropical Storm Bertha. The newly-minted tropical system is the second of the year, and has sustained winds of 45 MPH as it heads towards the Lesser Antilles. It may pose a slight threat to the East Coast next week. » 7/31/14 11:52pm Yesterday 11:52pm

How Far Have You Gone to Keep a Secret?

I had been with my boyfriend for three years — living with him for two — when I found out he'd been lying about his age. I was looking for batteries in his desk when I came across an expired passport; the photo was so cute that I almost didn't notice the date of birth was off. Then I noticed. I checked my math. Yep.… » 7/31/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

I Am Terrified of Reese Witherspoon and a Little Bit in Love with Her

When did Reese Witherspoon become America's sweetheart? Was it when the nation flocked to see her starring turn in Legally Blonde, a few months before 9/11? Was it when she accepted the Oscar from pretend Ray Charles for being the best pretend June Carter Cash anyone could ever remember, in March of 2006? » 8/01/14 9:00am Today 9:00am