Oozing Nine-Pound Hairball Removed From Teen's Stomach

Earlier this month, doctors reportedly performed life-saving surgery to remove a nine-pound hairball from an 18-year-old girl's stomach. The huge hairball was apparently the result of the teen compulsively eating bits of her own hair and wool chunks from a carpet. Fair warning: Pictures of the bloody hunk of hair and… » 9/30/14 11:15am 17 minutes ago

Cop Indicted in Killing of Black Man Parked in His Own Driveway

Last week, Levar Jones, an unarmed black man, was shot by a South Carolina police officer during a routine traffic stop. Fortunately, Jones survived the encounter. In February, however, Ernest Satterwhite, another unarmed black man who encountered a similarly trigger-happy S.C. cop, wasn't so lucky— the cop shot and… » 9/30/14 11:08am 24 minutes ago

Pastor's Son Denies Gwen Stefani His Delicious Package on The Voice

John Martin is a 25-year old pastor's son, forklift operator, skilled whistler, and rather attractive human. And in a three-way bidding war, he is ogled outwardly by Blake and subliminally by Gwen, who gets very descriptive in explaining why she wants him on her team. » 9/30/14 10:53am 38 minutes ago

Amanda Bynes on Adderall, Likely Extremely Focused During Arrest: Report

Amanda Bynes was having a relatively quiet 2014 until yesterday, when she was arrested for driving under the influence of a "controlled substance." Today, TMZ reports that the substance was a stimulant: Adderall. She may have also been smoking weed. » 9/30/14 10:15am Today 10:15am

Number One Singles of the Past Decade, Ranked

The Billboard Hot 100 has tracked the most popular songs in the U.S. since 1958, compiled from weekly from sales, radio airplay, and (starting in 2005) streaming data. The Hot 100 is popular music's analog to the box office or Nielsen ratings; ostensibly, these are the songs Americans spent the most money and time… » 9/30/14 10:06am Today 10:06am

Are Anti-Vaccinators Stupid or Disingenuous? A Q&A With Eula Biss

It's not often that you find a literary essayist wandering into contemporary political debates, these days. But in her new book On Immunity: An Innoculation, Eula Biss wades calmly, lucidly into a subject that has most people screaming in under 15 seconds on talk shows: vaccination. » 9/30/14 9:58am Today 9:58am

Ben Affleck's Kids Give as Much of a Shit as You Do That He's Batman

Last summer, the world reeled at the news that Ben Affleck had been cast as an especially sad version of beloved DC Comics superhero Batman. But with Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice pushed back to 2016, everyone eventually stopped giving a shit. Also not giving a shit: Affleck's three kids. » 9/30/14 9:46am Today 9:46am

Jealous Principal Snakes Her Way into Teen's Amazing Laser Cat Photo

Schenectady High School teen hero Draven Rodriguez petitioned to have a highly stylized photo of himself and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, be included as his senior portrait in the school's yearbook. Instead, he took a second photo at the behest of the school principal that will run on her page and also include her dog,… » 9/30/14 9:26am Today 9:26am

Your Guide to Binge-Watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix

Gilmore Girls, the perfect series that continues to bring together girls who thought they were smart in high school, is coming to Netflix tomorrow. Every episode, every pop culture reference, and every town event will soon be more accessible than coffee at Luke's Diner, when Luke and Lorelai are not in a fight. Here's… » 9/30/14 9:02am Today 9:02am

Chiefs Safety Husain Abdullah Flagged For Muslim-Prayer TD Celebration

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct Monday night when he went to his knees in prayer to celebrate a Tom Brady pick-six. Abdullah—a devout Muslim who sat out the 2012-13 season to make Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca—shouldn't have been penalized. » 9/30/14 8:46am Today 8:46am

Protesters Balk at Hong Kong Leader's Call to End Demonstrations

Hong Kong's Beijing-approved leader, Leung Chun-ying, has called for an end of the pro-democracy demonstrations being held in the semiautonomous city by tens of thousands of its citizens. He has taken specific aim at Occupy Central With Love and Peace, one of the two major organizing groups, saying, "Occupy Central… » 9/30/14 8:17am Today 8:17am

George Zimmerman Wants to be a Kardashian, Identifies With Anne Frank

GQ's new profile on the Zimmerman family contains a number of startling revelations, but some of the strangest asides come from the family's bizarre view of itself as one big paranoid, Kardashian-esque branding opportunity. » 9/29/14 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Which Cable News Star Almost Fucked George Zimmerman’s Brother?

Today GQ published a long profile of George Zimmerman’s family, with a focus on how they’ve dealt with the media’s intense scrutiny of their brother, who shot and killed a black teenager named Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman’s gay brother, Robert, handled the new attention by very nearly sleeping with an… » 9/29/14 6:50pm Yesterday 6:50pm

Walmart: Tracy Morgan Should Have Buckled Up Before Our Truck Hit Him

Tracy Morgan sued Walmart in July after one of the company's trucks crashed into the actor's limo bus, critically injuring Morgan and killing Morgan's friend and mentor, comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Today the company responded, to paraphrase, "Dear Tracy, We don't owe you shit. Love, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Save… » 9/29/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Texting and Driving? You'd Be Safer Swimming With Sharks

Distraction is a way of life in the 21st century, and it's dangerous. Thanks to technology, we're now accustomed — and at times are actually addicted — to a constant stream of micro-communication. This is the modern way of life, for better or worse, but there's one distracted behavior we can easily change: texting… » 9/24/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm