Stephen Collins on Sexual Abuse of Underage Girls: "I'm a Flawed Person"

In addition to confessing in People that he has had "inappropriate sexual conduct" with three underage girls in the past, Stephen Collins explained himself to Katie Couric in a 20/20 episode that will air Friday. "I'm a flawed person," he says in the interview, before invoking Jesus. » 12/18/14 8:40am 17 minutes ago

Chemical Company Owners Could Get Prison Time For Poisoning Town's Water

The owners and operators of a chemical company that dumped 10,000 gallons of toxic chemicals into a West Virginia river last year are one step closer to facing a judge and jury of their very unhappy peers. » 12/17/14 9:50pm Yesterday 9:50pm

"Someone killed 12 people and shot another 70 people at the opening night of Batman: The Dark Knight. They kept that movie in the theaters. You issue an anonymous cyber threat that you did not have the capability to carry out? We pulled a movie from 18,000 theaters," cybersecurity expert Peter W. Singer says of Sony's » 12/17/14 9:09pm Yesterday 9:09pm

Reports: U.S. Officials Link North Korea to Sony Hacks

U.S. officials have confirmed that North Korea was "centrally involved" in the Sony hack, according to reports in the New York Times, CNN, CBS News, and NBC News. The confirmation comes just hours after Sony canceled the release of The Interview, the James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy rumored to have triggered the… » 12/17/14 6:36pm Yesterday 6:36pm

Wednesday Night TV Didn't Plan to See That Shitty-Looking Movie Anyway

Tonight's television offers some big reality finales, a few Christmas specials, and more than your fair share of murders by the victims' loved ones. Not a lot of scripted, although genre dramas have some big moments coming and I guess if you like netlet off-brand sitcoms you're taken care of. » 12/17/14 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm

Rikers Guard Found Guilty of Civil Rights Charge in Inmate Poison Death

Terrence Pendergrass, a former Rikers Island captain who allegedly refused to help a dying mentally ill inmate who had eaten a toxic ball of cleaning powder, was found guilty of a federal civil rights charge today. As the New York Times notes, Pendergrass is the first Rikers official to be charged for a civil rights… » 12/17/14 5:35pm Yesterday 5:35pm

What Are These Strange, Beautiful Clouds Over Tunisia?

A gorgeous picture of a sunset painting brilliant colors over dramatic spirals in a wavy deck of clouds is making the rounds on social media this afternoon. The picture—purportedly taken in Tunisia—is so spectacular that it almost looks photoshopped. Here's an explanation for how these incredible clouds formed. » 12/17/14 5:15pm Yesterday 5:15pm

Handle of Fireball Strapped to a GoPro Ruins Christmas

American icon A Handle of Fireball Strapped to a GoPro was the most popular guest at a debauched wedding earlier this year, and now guess who's coming to Christmas? That's correct, it is A Handle of Fireball Strapped to a GoPro. Deck the halls with mounds of vomit. » 12/17/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

Angelina's Cleopatra Catastrophe: The Other Side of Sony's Jobs Disaster

Among the biggest stories coming from Sony's hacking crisis, the botched attempt to make a Steve Jobs movie stands out, revealing an ugly relationship between top Sony Pictures exec Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. We've now found emails that tell the other side of the story. » 12/17/14 4:28pm Yesterday 4:28pm

Judge: S.C. Erred in Convicting, Executing Black 14-Year-Old in 1944

George Stinney Jr., 14, pictured above, was the youngest person put to death in the United States in the 20th century. But a judge in South Carolina voided his conviction Wednesday, saying the youth didn't get a fair trial when he was convicted of killing two white girls in the Jim Crow South. » 12/17/14 4:11pm Yesterday 4:11pm

This Week in Tabloids: Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss in Super Sexy Love

Welcome to Midweek Madness, in which a goat wearing novelty sunglasses climbs to the top of the Empire State Building and whispers "CELEBRITY" before plummeting down to the ground. This week, Miley Cyrus made her wedding rings out of rolling papers; Kendall Jenner is getting ready to play The Most Dangerous Game;… » 12/17/14 4:07pm Yesterday 4:07pm

This Cop Could Not Have Made a Stupider Fucking T-Shirt

"I can't breathe," the last words Eric Garner spoke before he died of an NYPD-delivered chokehold, have been adopted as a powerful statement against police brutality and institutional racism. But one cop/uniform company owner prefers a different slogan, one that reassures you you'll be able to keep breathing as long… » 12/17/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm