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Lena Dunham issues a hollow apology for defending a 'Girls' writer accused of rape

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:03:41 +0000


Following serious backlash, Lena Dunham is walking back a previous statement made in support of Girls writer Murray Miller, who's been accused of raping then-17-year-old actress Aurora Perrineau when he was 35. 

After The Wrap's initial Friday report on the allegations, Dunham and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner sent a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter that called the allegation "misreported."

"We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller," the statement reads. "While our first instinct is to listen to every woman's story, our insider knowledge of Murray's situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year." Read more...

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'Justice League' had DC's worst box office yet. What does Warner Bros. do now?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:35:36 +0000


The DC Extended Universe is in deep crisis.

With $96 million on opening weekend, Justice League is by far the weakest box office performer of all the DCEU films. This was supposed to be their Avengers. Instead, it was their Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem.

Five movies deep, with all your key heroes activated and united, is this where you want to land on the DCEU opening weekend rankings? 

  1. Batman v Superman: $166 million

  2. Suicide Squad: $133.6

  3. Man of Steel: $116.6 million

  4. Wonder Woman: $103.25 million

  5. Justice League: $96 million

More about Movies, Batman, Box Office, Justice League, and Superman

Junior league goalie scores on empty net and everyone absolutely loses their minds

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:06:57 +0000


When a hockey player scores on an opponent's empty net, there's typically a tempered celebration. The game is over, the win is sealed — everyone can relax.

When that scoring hockey player is a goalie, however, you gotta sound the hell off like its the best goal you've ever seen in your entire life. The Stampede, a Tier 1 junior hockey team from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, understand this unwritten rule.

When 19-year-old goalie Mikhail Berdin scored an empty net goal from the the opposite end of the rink, his teammates absolutely lost their minds. Read more...

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This list of cool vape cloud GIFs is a minefield of college application links, so your son has to click at least one

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0000

We understand you want your rebellious teen to go to college, so we've laced this list of cool vape cloud GIFs with college application links so your son has to accidentally click at least one. Don't worry, we won't tell. Hell yeah, it's time for some lit big vape cloud GIFs.   SEE ALSO: Will this list of sexual cartoon bees finally convince you to start applying for jobs? Haha, sick Image: via giphy This one is wearing a horse mask, fuck yeah Image: via giphy This one has a smaller circle going through a bigger circle and it looks cool as hell Image: via giphy Read more... A vape girl? Now that's even better More about Humor, Vape Cloud, College Applications, Culture, and Web Culture[...]

Russell Simmons accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old in 1991

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:17:51 +0000


In 1991, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons reportedly forced a young model to perform oral sex while filmmaker Brett Ratner watched it all happen. Simmons and Ratner both dispute that telling of what occurred.

The story comes from Keri Claussen Khalighi, who was 17 at the time, in an interview with The Los Angeles Times. Ratner didn't participate, but Kalighi said he also didn't respond when she asked him to intervene.

"I looked over at Brett and said 'help me' and I'll never forget the look on his face," she said. "In that moment, the realization fell on me that they were in it together." Read more...

More about Entertainment, Sexual Assault, Brett Ratner, Sexual Misconduct, and Russell Simmons

Olivia Munn blasts Hollywood's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:03:56 +0000


While some might view the news out of Hollywood in recent weeks as a seeming reckoning with its nightmare problem of rampant sexual abuse, actor Olivia Munn isn't convinced that's the case.

Munn was just one of 6 women who accused director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times investigation earlier this month. But though Warner Brothers reportedly severed its ties with Ratner in the wake of the allegations, the Times reports that the studio has yet to cut ties with the director's production company.  

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The 8 best poop stories of 2017

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000


It's been a real shit year.

Celebrating the hot trash fire that was 2017, we've rounded up a bunch of crap stories that occurred throughout the year.

Look, everybody poops. It may be the one unifying thing we have left, so we may as well embrace it. 

1. The Mad Pooper

In September, the world was shocked to learn of the Mad Pooper of Colorado Springs. A local family says they caught a woman stop while out for a jog and defecate on their property on multiple occasions. The Mad Pooper is still at large, but she knows who she is. She knows.  Read more...

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'The Problem With Apu' dives into the damaging effects of stereotyping

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:51:41 +0000


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It's 2017, and some things just won't stand anymore. Hollywood's twisted norms are being ripped apart, from habitually silenced sexual misconduct to blatant whitewashing and irresponsible racial representation.

The last of that delightful trifecta is the subject of The Problem With Apu, a new truTV documentary about how The Simpsons' breakout caricature became the bane of an entire racial diaspora's existence.

The Problem With Apu started out as comedian Hari Kondabolu's personal vendetta against the fictional title character. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a recurring guest character on The Simpsons. He speaks in a thick, fabricated Indian accent, exaggerated for comedic effect by voice actor Hank Azaria.  Read more...

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Maybe the problem with 'Justice League' is that it's not enough like 'Batman v Superman'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:36:17 +0000


Justice League is fine. It's fine! If you trust the Tomatometer, it is 13 percentage points more fine than its predecessor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Justice League earned those points by going out of its way to address the criticisms lobbed at BvS, resulting in a film that's lighter, funnier, more narratively straightforward. 

It's just not nearly as interesting. And that's a damn shame.

Whatever its shortcomings, Batman v Superman felt like the product of a single distinctive vision. Maybe not the vision everyone wanted – maybe one that some people found annoying or unpleasant or even downright reprehensible – but a single distinctive vision nonetheless.  Read more...

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Y Combinator cuts ties with Peter Thiel

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:30:00 +0000


Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has cut ties with Peter Thiel, BuzzFeed reported

The billionaire PayPal founder joined the accelerator as a part-time partner in 2015. Since then, he's become better-known outside the tech world for funding the lawsuit that took down Gawker and for his support of Donald Trump. 

Back in 2015, Y Combinator president Sam Altman said he was "delighted" to welcome Thiel and that he was "confident that Peter joining will be great for YC." The blog post announcing Thiel's start at Y Combinator now bears an editor's note that says, "Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator."  Read more...

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Polarize your Thanksgiving guests by serving up a Hot Cheetos turkey

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:27:51 +0000


Interested in getting barred from all future family Thanksgivings? Consider bringing a turkey covered in Hot Cheetos dust to this year's gathering.

We can all thank Reynolds (as in Reynolds wrap) for this creative and unique holiday treat. Please send all feedback to them and not to us.

Per the recipe, all you must do to make a Hot Cheetos turkey is crush the snacks in a food processor, then use them as a coating for your bird — over a layer of butter, of course. You'll then bake your turkey in an oven bag. Guess which brand of oven bag the recipe calls for? That's right, friends. Reynolds. Read more...

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13 times nature was scary AF in 2017

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:00:00 +0000


Never underestimate the power of nature — it continues to be filled with the most alarming creepy crawlers in the world.

Every year it seems like there's no escaping from what nature has to offer. There were 13 times (and definitely more) of nature not holding back from being absolutely terrifying.

There's no where to run from slithering snakes in gas pumps and bears breaking into your homes. 

1. When spider crabs ripped the crap out of an octopus


They didn't even have one small ounce of remorse.  Read more...

2. This python attacking a hyena twice its size

More about Animals, Culture, Nature, 2017, and Web Culture

The worst questions you’ll hear this Thanksgiving and how to redirect the conversation

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:00:00 +0000


Thanksgiving is a time for the whole family to gather around the table and enjoy a delicious feast. But for most families, it's not always fun and heartwarming, but rather a melting pot for questions you don't want to answer and opinions from old people you never wanted to hear.

So here are some of the worst questions you'll hear this Thanksgiving, and some ways that you can try to redirect the conversation to something harmless.

"Explain your job again? It’s just temporary right?"

When this dreaded career question arises, a good diversion would be to yell, "This stuffing is really good, has anyone tried it yet?" If they ask you again, just continue repeating your question until they drop it and find that stuffing is really good. Read more...

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Use this cloud tool to revolutionize your workflow for less than $40

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:59:28 +0000


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