The U.S. government’s proposal to kill net neutrality is even worse than we expected

November 23, 2017

Image: Getty Images Few who follow the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the history of its efforts to enshrine network neutrality rules into law were surprised yesterday when Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he would make public a proposal to deregulate broadband Internet access by “reclassifying” it as an information service under the Communications Act of 1934.  But many expected the Chairman to at least propose retaining some of the…

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Here’s What The Girl From ‘Precious’ Looks Like After Making A Stunning Transformation

November 22, 2017

When Gabourey Sidibe graced the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in a stunning royal blue gown, the cameras couldn’t focus on anyone else. However, that was not the only reason she became the main focus of the March 2010 event. Before she graced the red carpet, people were whispering about the 26-year-old who had stolen the screen in the 2009 movie Precious. She played a young girl in a poor…

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This Drama Between A Senator And His Neighbor Is Juicier Than Any Kardashian News

November 22, 2017

Neighbors are the goddamned worst. This is not just a common cliché – it is fact. In college, we had our fair share of upstairs neighbors who sounded like their squeaky bedframes were going to break through the ceiling and fall on our faces. That Seth Rogen/Zac Efron movie, , proved that even if you live next door to the most gorgeous human specimen to ever exist (call me, Zac),…

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Kelly Clarkson & Pink Pay Tearjerking Tribute To First Responders At The 2017 AMAs!

November 22, 2017

2017 has been a rough one for our country. And the American Music Awards did not want to forget it. Jamie Foxx and his daughter opened the show by recounting our disasters, both natural and fueled by hate, and saying thank you to the first responders who were on the scene every time to help. Then two of the best voices in the business, Pink and Kelly Clarkson, came together…

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Minecraft announces new aquatic update, opening up underwater worlds for you to explore

November 22, 2017

During the MineCon Earth 2017 livestream on Saturday, the game’s development team revealed a new slew of features coming to the iconic game, including massively expanded oceans complete with dolphins. The update is called, appropriately enough, “The Update Aquatic,” and it’s one of a few changes to the game teased by video game developer Mojang on Saturday. The update will also include new water physics, explorable underwater shipwrecks, oceanic terrain,…

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Make Nepotism Great Again: 20 Families Got Jobs in Trump Administration

November 21, 2017

Most people have heard of Ivanka and Jared, but the first family is far from the only group of relatives staffing the Trump administration. A Daily Beast examination of public records reveals that there are at least 20 families, joined by either blood or marriage, in which multiple members hold some federal post or appointment. They include the families of some of Trumps most prominent campaign supporters and agency officials,…

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Worlds Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans

November 20, 2017

Collecting data from the World Health Organization and other institutions, the interactive ‘Travel Risk Map’ reveals just how risky countries are regarding road safety, security and medical matters. According to The Ipsos Mori Business Resilience Trends Watch 2018, 63% of people think travel-related risks have increased during the past year. In the paper, security threats and natural disasters were cited as main reasons for changed travel plans. This is how…

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Car tax evasion triples after disc scrapped

November 20, 2017

“The principle of abolishing the tax disc to introduce greater efficiencies has, so far, evidently failed,” said RAC public affairs manager Nicholas Lyes. “It appears that having a visual reminder was an effective way to prompt drivers into renewing their car tax – arguably more drivers are now prepared to try their luck and see if they can get away with not paying any vehicle tax at all, or are…

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Tom Sizemore Was Removed From Movie Set For Allegedly Molesting An 11-Year-Old Girl

November 20, 2017

We need to warn you in advance, this is one of the most disgusting stories we’ve heard over the past month, and that is truly saying something. According to a new investigation by Production assistant Roi Maufas says he remembers news of the horrific allegations spreading to the entire crew and how upset they all were: “The little girl said what she said and we all thought, ‘That fucking sleazebag.’…

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Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

November 20, 2017

Kiss frontman Gene Simmonsuntil this week, a favorite guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network programs, which couldnt get enough of his supposedly outrageous rock-star antics mixed with conservative politicshas been banned for life from the right-leaning cable channels. Fox finally had enough of Simmons after he crudely insulted female Fox staffers, taunted them and exposed his chest, and otherwise behaved like the demon character he plays onstage. Management…

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Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence

November 19, 2017

Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet. Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather than cloaked acolytes, the engineer known for self-driving cars—and triggering a notorious lawsuit—could be unveiling his latest startup instead of laying the foundations for a new religion. But he is doing just that. Artificial intelligence has already inspired billion-dollar companies, far-reaching research programs, and scenarios of both transcendence and doom. Now Levandowski…

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The Trump Admin Ended Obamas Equal Pay Policy & Now They’re Being Sued

November 19, 2017

Donald Trump’s Equal Pay Rollback Is Getting His Administration Sued Equal pay for equal work — it’s been a rallying cry for feminists for nigh on a century. And despite the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 2009’s Lily Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, and many more attempts in between, there is still a wage gap for women, and for people of color. Which is…

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Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

November 18, 2017

The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It’s no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of…

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21 unexpected ways to give back and do good on Black Friday.

November 18, 2017

Thanksgiving is around the corner and you know what that means … Black Friday and all its beautiful madness is almost upon us. Photo by Powhusku/Flickr. Sure, it’s crowded and intense, but those glorious sales make it worth it, right? Maybe you’ll find that game system your kids have been begging for marked down 50% or a pair of earrings you could never justify buying for yourself until the price…

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Heres Why Im 100 Percent Comfortable Being A Working Mom

November 17, 2017

When my baby’s nanny told me that I’m the only new mom she’s EVER known who cry on day one back at the office following maternity leave, part of me felt a tinge of pride. But a MUCH bigger part of me secretly wondered if I loved my daughter enough. Walking to the subway on day two as a working mom, I pictured a black heart emoji Pinned to my…

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4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Reveal Locations Of The 11 Lost Cities Of Assyria

November 17, 2017

It was recently reported, to the delight of many, that a 4,000-year-old Assyrian baked clay tablet was likely a marriage contract. This, however, isn’t the only tablet of its kind – there are tens of thousands of others. Now, as revealed in a new working paper, a careful translation of many of them has revealed something utterly remarkable: The locations of ancient metropolises that have been long lost to the…

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Trump bodyguard reportedly testifies Russian official offered Trump women in Moscow

November 16, 2017

A participant of a business meeting regarding the Miss Universe Pageant in 2013 offered to send “five women” to ’s Moscow hotel room, his longtime bodyguard told Congress this week, according to a new report. NBC NewsNBC News reports that Schiller was disputing allegations made in the compiled as opposition research ahead of the 2016 election. The dossier, which contains a host of allegations, also includes references to the so-called…

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In both whisky and business, it pays to play the long game

November 16, 2017

The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE is blessed with more than a great nose and palate, he operates with what appears to be a sixth sense. The longest serving malt master in the industry, Stewart’s ability to plan 40 or even 50 years in advance is nothing short of extraordinary. From choice of oak to the careful selection of the special casks that will one day become decades-old…

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Papadopoulos represented Trump campaign at meetings with British officials, Israeli settlers

November 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)He’s been dismissed as a “low-level volunteer” and just a “coffee boy,” but former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos represented the Trump campaign at various meetings with foreign officials up until Inauguration Day. The former adviser pushed to set up a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and then-candidate Donald Trump, and had a meeting in April 2016 with a professor who told him that “the Russians”…

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Charlie Sheen Responds To Allegations That He Raped 13-Year-Old Corey Haim

November 16, 2017

Charlie Sheen is no stranger to controversy. The 52-year-old actor’s problems with alcohol and drug abuse have been widely reported in the media, and it’s no secret that he’s a womanizer, spending over a million dollars on the services of prostitutes. Now it’s been alleged that the father-of-five raped 13-year-old Corey Haim on the set of the set of the 1986 movie Lucas. This claim has come in the wake of…

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The Harry Potter movies are heading to HBO

November 15, 2017

Galloping-freaking-gargoyles. HBO announced Thursday that it will be the only place to stream all eight Harry Potter movies starting Jan. 1, 2018. That’s all eight movies on HBO GO, HBO NOW, and HBO On Demand whenever the heck you need them. SEE ALSO: Grab your boots and broomsticks Harry Potter fans, LeakyCon is headed to Texas HBO currently has the streaming rights for the Harry Potter universe film Fantastic Beasts…

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These Are The Most Stress-Inducing Jobs, According To A New Report

November 15, 2017

Stress is a symptom of modern-living that’s tough to avoid. It’s no surprise to say that work, a place where most people spend the majority of their waking hours, is a major contributor to this. A new report by the Health and Safety Executive has revealed the most stress-inducing jobs in the UK. The study also broke down the data and provided insights into the effects of different genders, ages,…

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Alibaba Singles’ Day Sales Hit $8.6 Billion in First Hour

November 14, 2017

Jack Ma is using this year’s event as a testing ground for his plans to revamp China’s $4 trillion traditional retail sector with technology, an experiment that could help the behemoth gain an edge in China’s saturated retail market. “The work that’s been done in the integration of offline and online, not just in terms of the technology integration, but the data and efficiencies for brands and the consumer through…

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Holy Smokes Taylor Swift’s Reputation Has Already Sold Over 925,000 Units!

November 14, 2017

Taylor Swift‘s Reputation has already garnered quite the, well, reputation!! As you may’ve heard, Miz Swift’s sixth studio album went flying off the shelves as she sold 700,000 copies in its first day in the U.S. And it appears as though those numbers are Swiftly (sorry, we had to) growing as the Gorgeous singer has now sold over 925,000 units. And she’s on the fast track to platinum status!

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Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed

November 14, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionParadise Papers: Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively shopping around for a tax haven. It then moved the firm holding most of its…

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