It's the beginning of the end, hopefully! In response to the continuing post-Blackfish revolt, rapidly falling stock , and a subsequent federal safety citation , SeaWorld has officially stopped all "close contact" between whales and trainers during shows.
Troop Beverly Hills turns 25 this year, which is probably a quarter of the number of times I watched it as a child (exceeded only by the original Parent Trap, which is in my DNA now). So, naturally—in honor of this august occasion and because I've gone at least a decade without any Neffler the Muffler Man in my life—it was time for a re-watch!
Lyla Hogan was recently the youngest person to ever try the tasting Menu at The French Laundry, an eatery which known blowhard Anthony Bourdain has called "the best restaurant in the world, period." What did Lyla think of the 5 hour-plus food experience? Well, she liked the ginger ale and the bathroom!
Since being shot by the Taliban for her dogged insistence on attending school (and talking up its importance), Malala Yousafzai has become one of the world's best-known campaigners for women's literacy. Seems she's got influence at home, too: Her mom has recently learned to read, write and speak some English.
In the new edition of the SNL oral history "Live From New York," former vice presidential hopeful and current drunk lady in a wig Sarah Palin reveals that she was none too happy with Tina Fey's iconic portrayal of her in the lead-up to the 2008 election. "I know that they portrayed me as an idiot, and I hated that," she says, then offering no comment on her bewildering decision to continue portraying herself as an idiot over the next 6 years.
Don't tell mama, but the rumor that Emma Stone will be joining the cast of Broadway's Cabaret has officially been confirmed! Stone is set to replace Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles on November 11. Her run — alongside Alan Cumming as the MC — will last until February 1, 2015.
Northern Illinois University is denying its students access to Twitter, Facebook and other sources of happiness in one’s wistful early twenties.
Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which in which we venture through the hellish landscape contained within the pages of Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch, like the last remaining survivors of a cataclysmic event. This week: Amal Alamuddin AND George Clooney are pregnant; North West's diaper cream costs $2,000 a jar; and InTouch ran an article about Robin Williams entitled "He Could Have Been SAVED." Let's pick through the rubble.
Twitter has a troll problem. It has from the beginning, really. But it's been particularly loud this month, thrown into sharp relief with the sickening attacks on Robin Williams' grieving daughter, Zelda. Twitter's response has been tepid at best—and as far as squashing trolls goes, it's the most we can ever expect.
On Wednesday, Jezebel received intel indicating that Jessica Simpson was "shopping around for a fuller, rounder butt a la Kim K." This information came from The National Enquirer via Radar Online via an email from a PR company. The validity of this missive, however, would quickly be called into question.
Last night at midnight, the world was finally blessed with the video for Nicki Minaj's latest single, Anaconda. The song itself has always been a bit meh, we all knew this. But she more than made up for it with an aggressive hype campaign and the video itself certainly lived up to expectations. If nothing else, Nicki Minaj has created, what I believe to be, the most gif-able music video ever.
Last night in Hollywood at the premiere of Sin City: Dame To Kill For, the ladies rocked dresses short and long, matte and shiny, appealing and appalling. Let's take a look, shall we?
Yo: This ALS ice bucket thing has gone too far if Vogue's Anna Wintour — the frostiest editrix of them all — is game. She let her signature bob get wet.
Oh, Marvel. Come on. You know better than this —this being Milo Manara's cover for the upcoming Spider-Woman #1. If you're wondering what the hell Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman is doing, I believe it's what's known in the animal kingdom as "presenting."
Here, via Mashable, is a video of three drowsy cats wearing smart little hats made out of watermelon rind. These cats are the August doldrums personified. Labor Day is right around the corner, guys! We can make it if we try!
The Taney Dragons, representing Pennsylvania, will take on Nevada in a Little League World Series semifinal tonight. On the mound for the Dragons will be Mo'ne Davis, a 13-year-old girl whom you have surely heard of by now. You should be watching this game, because even though this is just little league baseball, Mo'ne is as rare a talent as you'll ever see in sports.
Currently climbing the charts on iTunes: "God Made Girls," a new single from 2012 Voice contestant RaeLynn. It's perhaps a sign Pinterest has achieved sentience and is now producing country pop songs. Rayna James would not approve.
"#evachenpose: like mother, like future (winter 2015!) daughter edition," Chen wrote on Instagram, before echoing the sentiment on Twitter. With all the changes going on over at the newly formed Lucky Group, should we be anticipating the launch of a Lucky Jr. soon?
Did you know men and women are different, because they are. They are so different that they even like different things. Men like meat, visual stuff. Women like lemons, feelings. It's a wonder it ever works, because meat and pictures and lemons and feelings go together like a tornado in a teacup without any good smells in it.