Annie Lennox Whitewashes Explanation of "Strange Fruit"

Annie Lennox, who recently boiled down what Beyoncé does to "twerking" to dismiss Bey's feminism, was less specific though still not quite...right when when Tavis Smiley asked her about covering "Strange Fruit" on her new album Nostalgia. Popularized by Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is a song about racism… » 10/24/14 12:08pm 7 minutes ago

Both U.S. Nurses Infected With Ebola Now Virus-Free

As Ebola panic spreads in New York City, here's some good news: The two Dallas nurses who contracted the virus earlier this month are now free of the deadly disease. This morning, health officials in Maryland announced that Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed, has tested negative for Ebola. The announcement comes… » 10/24/14 11:53am 22 minutes ago

The Current Winners and Losers of This Year's Fall TV

The fall television season has, so far, included had one smash hit, one scene involving exploding bags of vomit, and no cancellations. So lots of generally good news for the TV industry. Shonda Rhimes is winning, obviously. People are saying lots of nice things about black-ish. And The CW just aired the best pilot » 10/24/14 11:38am 37 minutes ago

The Jump Scares of Ouija, Ranked

Ouija, this year's studio horror flick timed for Halloween, is not a scary movie. In fact, its scares almost only come in the form of jump scares—fake outs that are generally accompanied by a loud banging to make you flinch. Relying on these cinematic jack-in-the-boxes is bad filmmaking. Ouija is a bad film. Below, … » 10/24/14 11:29am 45 minutes ago

Ebola Vaccine Finally Getting Tested Because Americans Freaked Out

There is an Ebola vaccine that is 100 percent effective on monkeys. It has sat on a shelf, untested and unavailable to humans, for nearly a decade, while thousands of Africans died of the virus, because drug research is expensive and who's gonna pay Big Pharma for all that risk? Dying Africans? It's market economics,… » 10/24/14 11:18am 56 minutes ago

FBI: Google Employee Scammed Undergrad Into Sending Him Nude Pics

Silicon Valley mega-corps like Google often target promising young men like Nicholas Rotundo, fresh from college. And sometimes those young men are terrorizing their classmates with a nude Gmail extortion scheme. » 10/24/14 11:09am Today 11:09am

Aaron Paul to Toys R Us: Why Can You Sell Guns and Not Walt and Jesse?

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is pissed that Toys R Us has stopped selling action figures from the show at the behest of a concerned Florida mom. Like costar Bryan Cranston, Paul took to Twitter to defend the toys, pointing out that the toy chain sells plenty of things more harmful to kids than a Jesse Pinkman doll.… » 10/24/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Report: Ariana Grande Wants a Grande Boob Job 

Human Baby Bottle Pop™ Ariana Grande is in the market for some new boobs, allegedly. Life & Style reports the star wants a more grown-up look for her new-ish boyfriend, rapper Big Sean. According to a "source," Ariana wants to take her "32A breasts to a B- or C-cup." BadGalAri! » 10/24/14 10:24am Today 10:24am

TLC Cancels Honey Boo Boo Over Mom's Child Molester Boyfriend

TLC has opted to cancel their hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in the wake of news that the show's matriarch, June Shannon, is in a relationship with a convicted child molester, TMZ reports. The network had already filmed an entire new season of episodes; none of them will air. » 10/24/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

Taylor Swift Terrified to Be "Framed" for Bloody Murder

The celebration of the year of our Lord Tayla's birth continued yesterday on the Ellen show, when T. Swift dropped by to promote 1989 and tell everyone her deepest, darkest fear. "I'm scared of being framed," she said, in the voice of someone who's certainly not covering up multiple murders as we speak. » 10/24/14 8:16am Today 8:16am

Three Quarantined in NYC After Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

At least three people who came into contact with Craig Spencer—the doctor who tested positive for Ebola Thursday night after returning from Guinea—have been placed into isolation. The New York City health department said in a statement yesterday that disease detectives are currently working to retrace Spencer's every… » 10/24/14 8:06am Today 8:06am