A trial full of crazy lies ends in a mostly hung jury in the John Edwards trial. It was too hard to sift through the parade of shameless acts to determine what was actually against the law.
Monthly Archive: May 2012
Arizona’s Wayne Newton Museum can’t get built because Wayne Newton won’t move out of it. That’s what a new lawsuit claims.
President Barack Obama hosted former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush to the White House, where new portraits of the two were unveiled.
Because you can never have enough Justin Bieber.
They have a few strange ones, including not saying where you went to school.
The comedian posed with the non-sentient constructions of nylon and plastic at a fundraiser for Sesame Street.
Eating crabmeat soufflé and visiting Crawford, says The Daily Telegraph.
The groundbreaking blind guitarist was beloved for his musical lore and finger-picking style.
A space man, a Supreme Court justice and a Secretary of State lead the list of 2012 honorees.
The movie industry brought in $1.6 billion in revenue in 1962. What were the big movies half a century ago?
Well, there’s no accounting for taste.
The U.S. Navy’s first class of women submariners visits the White House.
Brad Pitt thrills photographers to close the latest edition of the grand old film festival.
The ‘Sex and the City’ star has wed the mother of her son.
A Memorial Day salute to America’s first five-star general.
The Oscar-winning actor has a new go-to facial expression.
The quickest possible review of the weekend’s highest-grossing film.
David Morgan says it was the vintage year for summer flicks.
It was 1955 when he created the wireless gadget that made couch potatoes bloom.
Nicholas Loomis travels to Dakar to explore an exotic form of combat.
Gene Autry was one of the greatest singing cowboy stars of all time. Going all the way back to the Pliocene Epoch.
Obama had the future Chief Justice figured out in 2005.
A selection of reverse-angle photos of the distinguished actress.
Meet the playwright who knew how to rock muttonchops as well as ironic truths.
What might have been: the marriage of Xuxa and Michael Jackson.
Six authors who made a bundle — after they were buried.
Our reviewer gives the old-people-in-India movie less than high marks.
Cyril Lance shows you how to tickle your plastic laptop keys like a pro.
Historian Gary Willis asks the question.
The new Paul Thomas Anderson movie, The Master, now has a teaser trailer. So we collected trailers for all the other Paul Thomas Anderson movies.
Including one big fact we didn’t know about the actor’s family.
Even by the usual meet-and-greet standards of the Royal Family, the Prince of Wales has had a colorful month.
Time once again for a battle between the most famous inventor and the most famous forgotten inventor in American history. Who ya got?
In Londonderry, Ireland on 21 May 1932, Amelia Earhart landed her plane after flying solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Theater critic Ben Brantley fires both barrels at “ovation inflation.”
Professor Simon Critchley thinks the sci-fi author was a self-taught genius.
Robin Gibb, singing star of the Bee Gees, finally lost his battle with cancer yesterday in England.
The Facebook founder has married his girlfriend of nine years. (No, not the one who ditched him at the start of ‘The Social Network.’)
Loretta Lynn is three years older than we all thought she was, according to the Associated Press.
College Humor’s video compilation of what the movie The Social Network would have looked like if done by different directors.
Just a nice photo: Danny DeVito pauses for a photo with a London fan.
Why is this man smiling? Because he is now worth 16.9 billion dollars.
The disco queen has died at the very young age of 63. We’ve got a new biography and photos.
Keep the java coming, baby. It’s GOOD for you.
Chuck Brown is being hailed and mourned as everyone’s favorite dance music hero. So how come I’ve never heard of him?
An autopsy will be held today for Mary Kennedy, the wife of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Local news reports now say that she hanged herself.
Jane Fonda takes a moment with her dad and brother while filming your typical 1963 sex comedy in New York.
With handshakes all around, Nicolas Sarkozy is out and Francois Hollande is in as the new President of France.
The White House has added Obama-flavored icing to several of the official biographies of former presidents. Doesn’t that make you furious?
How can the French and Germans save the Euro if they can’t get the nickname right?
May 15 is the anniversary of one of Canada’s worst air crashes, when a convent full of recuperating nuns was blown up by a falling jet fighter.
The man who filmed President Kennedy’s shooting would be 107 this year; his camera turns 50.
Recent analysis shows that Oliver Cromwell owned pots of fancy scented soaps. Now he’s been branded by the U.K. press as a “metrosexual.”
Even bank robbers have to deal with inflation.
The urbane composer had a few choice words for Marlene Dietrich in 1956.
Manchester City has won its first league championship in 44 years, and the lads will have a parade in the city tonight. How did the celebrations look in 1968?
She and Albert Finney gnawed, slurped and grinned their way through a much-loved comedy scene.
He handed the defiant governor the papers that forced him to integrate the University of Alabama in 1963.
The famous French model is turning 34. Here’s how she looked at age 15.
Five great images of an unusual talent.
The discoverer of King Tut’s tomb may not have realized that his facial hair would someday be featured in the logo of an Internet search engine.
They’ve found a trace of blood on the Oezti Iceman, the mummified 5,300 year-old corpse found in the Alps in 1991. It’s the world’s oldest blood.
The beloved illustrator and author of Where The Wild Things Are has died at age 83. But Wild Things wasn’t his only great work.
More technically speaking, the ‘Painter of Light’ died of an unfortunate cocktail of ethanol and Diazepam.
In honor of the passing of Adam “MCA” Yauch, we’ve gathered a few choice Beastie Boys videos and put them in one spot.
From Monsieur Marshmallow to Mister Normal — the many nicknames of the new President of France.
Francois Hollande is the new president-elect of France. We’ve got his biography.
For just one dollar, Frida Kahlo can freak you out all day long.
Adam Yauch, also known as MCA of The Beastie Boys, has died from cancer at the age of 47.
The end of the road for an ursine celebrity who fell to fame.
Watch as the “indispensible Yankee” goes down beside a grassy knoll.
A new record was set for a painting sold at auction. The old record was $106.5 million for Picasso’s Eats Chutes and Leaves Nude, Green Leaves and Bust. The new record is $119,922,500.
The NFL star played for 20 years and seemed to be healthy and happy right up until his apparent suicide yesterday.
Ernst Lubitsch was a Hollywood legend and rom-com pioneer. Ever heard of him?
The Rock was born on May 2nd, 1972. What are you getting him for his 40th?
They say Mr. Potato Head came out on 1 May 1952. Now a senior citizen, he’s more popular than ever.
94 years with a bullet in the head. Once word gets out that’s all it takes to get into Guinness, everyone will be doing it.
The Grammy-winning indie musician is the object of certain unusual fantasies.