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Banana Insult Leads to Hashtag Assault Banana Insult Leads to Hashtag Assault

When Brazilian footballer Dani Alves was made the victim of a Spanish racist insult, he took matters into his own hands. At an away game on Sunday, a fan in the stands threw a banana onto the pitch in front …

GoDaddy Executive Running for Arizona Governor

A former GoDaddy executive filed nominating petitions last week to enter the Republican primary for governor of Arizona. Christine Jones, a former legal counsel for the Scottsdale-based website hosting company, submitted her paperwork on Tuesday, the opening day of the …

Tony Awards 2014: Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2014 Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning by Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu, with A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Hedwig and the Angry Itch receiving the most nods. Hugh Jackman, who is set …

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Members Arrive in London

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher were spotted in London over the weekend, where production of Star Wars: Episode VII is soon to begin. While Disney has yet to confirm the inclusion of Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke …

Tennessee Policeman Fired After Choking Student

A Knoxville, Tennessee police officer was dismissed by the Knox County Sheriff after photos surfaced of the patrolman strangling a University of Tennessee student during an arrest near the site of a large party. The officer, 47-year-old Frank Phillips, choked …

Katy Perry Spotted with Producer Diplo

Pop star Katy Perry has been spotted with Los Angeles-based DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter Wesley Pentz, a.k.a Diplo. The two were seen at the Amazing Spider-Man 2 after-party at Skylight at Moynihan Station in Manhattan, and were “very …

Julie Schenecker Murder Trial Starts Jury Selection

The jury selection phase of the murder trial of Julie Schenecker began Monday in Tampa, and is expected to take several days, as the prosecution and defense assess over 100 potential jurors. Schenecker, of New Tampa, Florida is accused of …

Mount Everest Climbing Season Ends Early for Sherpas

On the heels of the deadliest day ever recorded on Mount Everest, Nepalese Sherpas are cutting the climbing season short, after 16 guides were killed during an avalanche on April 18th. Thirteen bodies have been recovered, while another three remain …

Ebola Virus Survivors Face Stigma

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 240 people so far, and has been fatal to over 145. Ebola results in death in 68% of all cases, though at times those who survive recover quickly and completely. …

Willie Nelson to Achieve 5th-Degree Black Belt

After being inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Friday night to much fanfare, country music legend Willie Nelson is also set to receive his 5th-degree black belt in martial arts at the age of 80. Nelson will …

Sarah Palin Talks Waterboarding, Baptism

Former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin gave a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday, in which she’d sensationally discussed her opinions concerning the Obama administration’s policy on terrorists and …

Milford Stabbing Suspect Under Psych Evaluation

Defense attorney Richard Meehan said Saturday that the 16-year-old Milford, Connecticut stabbing suspect has been committed to a mental hospital to undergo psychiatric evaluation, after murdering 16-year-old Maren Sanchez at Jonathan Law High School Friday. The suspect will likely remain …

Ronald McDonald Gets a New, Hip Look

McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain unveiled a revamped, more modern rendering of their primary clown-mascot Ronald McDonald, and explained that the character will be “setting out on a global mission to rally the public through inspiring events.” The new Ronald …

Pope Francis Canonizes Two Pontiffs

Pope Francis named two distinctive papal predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, as saints before a congregation of hundreds of thousands of witnesses in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday, during an unprecedented service that was attended …

Twitter Launches New Ad Unit To Drive Traffic To Websites Twitter Launches New Ad Unit To Drive Traffic To Websites

Twitter just announced a new ad unit called the Website card, which it says will increase your website traffic and conversions. The company describes it as “a new way for advertisers to easily surface website content within a Tweet and …

Ronald McDonald Officially A Hipster

Ronald McDonald is changing his style. He got rid of the goofy ass yellow jumpsuit and got a tailored, well-fitting “whimsical new red blazer” blessed with embroideries, paired with some skinny, cheese colored hipster pants that ride up the crotch …

Facebook Reigns, But Haters Still Hatin’

Faceobok is one of those things in life that you either love so much you want to have its babies, or you hate so bad that you want to commit a mercy killing to save humanity from it. Everyone knows …

Kentucky Mailman Jailed for Stashing 45K Letters

Former Western Kentucky postal worker William “Brent” Morse has been sentenced to 6 months in a federal prison for hiding almost 45,000 pieces of mail he didn’t feel like delivering. According to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the …

Wyoming Explosion Clears Out Town of 98

An explosion at a natural gas plant in Wyoming has prompted the evacuation of the town of Opal, population 98. Opal is situated roughly five miles from the Williams Gas Plant, which was shut down after an explosion occurred on-site …

Bachelorette Contestant Eric Hill Dies

Eric Hill, a contestant on the popular ABC marriage-game reality show The Bachelorette has passed away due to injuries he’d sustained during a paragliding accident. Hill had been cast as a gentleman caller vying for the affections of Andi Dorfman, …

1888 Shipwreck Found in San Francisco Bay

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released images Wednesday of the wreckage of a ship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, which killed 16 people. The iron and wood steamship called City of Chester went down on …