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Brian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.
Ben Stiller May Direct Zoolander Sequel

In 2001, Ben Stiller asserted that “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.” Thirteen years later, Stiller has had plenty of opportunities …

Katie Ledecky Smashes 400m Freestyle Record

It was a comparison of old versus young at this past week’s 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships of Swimming as Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, shared the pool with 17-year-old swimming phenom Katie Ledecky, the …

Caroline Wozniacki Break-Up Key to McIlroy’s Success

On Sunday, Rory McIlroy sealed a fantastic stretch of golf over the past three months by winning the 2014 PGA Championship over a hard-charging Phil Mickelson. Unlike his previous win at the British Open, McIlroy faced great challenges during the …

Atletico Madrid Star Suarez Suffers Head Injury

Last season, La Liga participants Atletico Madrid surprised many when they were able to defeat crosstown rivals Real Madrid to win the UEFA Champions League championship. One of the key components on that championship team was midfielder Mario Suarez, known …

Black Hole Theory to Supplant Big Bang?

While the big bang theory seems simple enough – the universe exploded forth from a single point due to ever-increasing temperatures and extreme pressure and has been expanding ever since – it is anything but. Since the 1920s, the big …

Flight 370 Search: Dutch Firm Hired to Investigate

It has been almost exactly five months since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 (MH370) crashed somewhere along its route from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China. In the frantic search conducted immediately following the plane’s disappearance, scientists and investigators found essentially …

Paulina Gretzky’s Wedding to Dustin Johnson Reportedly on Thin Ice

One year ago, Dustin Johnson became perhaps the luckiest man in golf as he became engaged to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of “The Great One,” Wayne Gretzky. Throughout the course of their relationship, however, Johnson’s personal and professional lives have …

Tiger Woods Struggles at PGA Championship

Tiger Woods is still golf’s main attraction. Despite the drama over the past few years – whether it be marital or physical issues – Tiger still draws the largest crowd in all of golf. Wednesday’s practice round at the Valhalla …

Student Loans? Get a Life Insurance Policy

When Steve and Darnelle Mason co-signed their daughter’s student loans to help her pay for nursing school, the couple never thought the decision would come back to haunt them. After all, that was what all parents did for their children …

AJ McCarron Asked to Rest Arm; No Preseason Action

Last year, it looked as if AJ McCarron was poised to lead the University of Alabama’s football team to its third straight BCS National Championship. However, thanks to perhaps one of the most amazing college football plays of all time …

Arwa Damon and CNN Sued for Anchor’s Biting Attack

We’ve all been there before – You’re at a party after a long, hard week at work and it’s finally time to let loose. You have a beer or two, and then another, and another… Until you wake up the …

Vanja Milinkovic Signs Deal with Manchester United

Yesterday, Manchester United finished its tour in the United States with yet another victory, this time over rivals Liverpool. The victory sealed the International Champions Cup for the British team which went 4-0-1 in its five game stretch in the …

Viggo Mortensen Gets Co-Stars for ‘Captain Fantastic’

If someone was to stop you on the streets and ask what the upcoming film Captain Fantastic was about, odds are you would guess that it is the latest movie to be released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And, truth …

Earthquake Kills at Least 398 People in China

At 4:30 pm local time (4:30 am EST), a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Chinese province of Yunnan. The epicenter of the quake was recorded some 230 miles northeast of Kunming, the capital of the Yunnan province. Current estimates state …

Keke Palmer is Broadway’s First Black Cinderella

When pop-star Brandy stepped into Cinderella’s glass slipper in 1997 for the made-for-TV movie, the world took notice; it was the first time a black woman had been cast for the role of Cinderella in the story’s history. Now, Brandy …

Conan O’Brien Relevant Again Thanks to ‘OITNB’

Gone are the days when Conan O’Brien was a household name. Since the late night host’s departure from NBC, he has been relegated to the deep, dark corners of late nights on TBS, a station which consistently fails to live …

Clayton Kershaw Hopes to Continue Domination of MLB

Each year, MLB teams play 162 regular season games. Due to this plethora of contests, most players never feel performance nerves until the end of the season when their team is trying to cement a playoff spot or is vying …

Martin Scorsese Defends Kodak’s Production of Film

In January 2012, things could not have looked worse for Kodak. After 123 years of filmmaking, the company, created by George Eastman, had applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and looked destined for ultimate failure. Surprisingly, though, Kodak was able to …

Kyle Orton Potentially Retiring; Bears Interested

When Kyle Orton was drafted by the Chicago Bears with the 106th pick of the fourth round in 2005, it was safe to say that no one expected anything spectacular from the former Boilermaker. At the time of his signing, …

Kaley Cuoco and ‘TBBT’ Co-Stars Sign Big Contracts

Bazinga! When The Big Bang Theory first aired on CBS in 2007, no one would have guessed the show would be such a success. The show featured relatively unknown or has-been actors and rested upon a trite premise of nerds …

Princess Diana Exposé to be Published by Former Aide

July 29 marked the 33rd anniversary of Princess Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles. Although the couple’s marriage would eventually crumble following the revelation of Charles’s affair with Camilla Bowles-Parker, the royal duo is perhaps one of the most famous couples …

Michael Vick Comfortable in Back-Up Role

Today marked the eighth day of training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles and also the first day where veteran quarterback Michael Vick received zero snaps with the first team offense. Instead, second-year player and perennial controversial decision Geno Smith took …

Dita Von Teese Unveils Maternity Lingerie Line

Dita Von Teese, real name Heather Sweet, made a name for herself by putting “the tease back into striptease” when she began her burlesque career in 1992. Since that time, Von Teese has led a revival of New Burlesque while …

Allison Williams Cast as Peter Pan in NBC Live Show

Over the past year, the world has gotten to know a secret side of NBC Nightly News’s Brian Williams – that being the fact that the man can rap. Thanks to the time and effort from Jimmy Fallon and crew …