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Simply put, Emma Watson is awesome.
Watson is also featured on the latest cover of W, providing a few more winning looks into her personality. To wit:
How she lived in denial of her fame: “Ignoring fame was my rebellion, in a funny way. I was insistent on being normal and doing normal things. It probably wasn’t advisable to go to college in America and room with a complete stranger. And it probably wasn’t wise to share a bathroomMore >
In a shocking and completely unprecedented turn of events, Daylight Saving Time took America by storm Sunday, prompting millions to ask “What Time Is It?”
Seriously. The trending topics on Google at the moment include “Daylight Savings Time,” “What Time is It?” and “Local Time.” It’s chaos out there.
Early this morning, for the first time since March 2012, U.S. residents (Arizona excluded, lucky jerks) were required to move their clocks forward.
By one hour. Jaw-dropping stuff, we know.
With that in mind, THG has provided a helpful Daylight Saving Time 2013 visual aid to assist youMore >
Poor Charlie Askew.
The American Idol hopeful auditioned live for the first time tonight, choosing the track “Mama” by Genesis. Which is about a prostitute.
But things got even weirder from there: Askew donned a ponytail. And a grungy shirt. And screeched throughout the performance, drawing outright laughter from the judges.Charlie Askew – “Mama”
“What happened?” Nicki Minaj asked. “I don’t want to see your arms. I don’t want you working out. I don’t want to see that ponytail. I don’t want to see that earring. Lose the mustache immediately. I feel like someone stole my kid. IMore >
Hugo Chavez, the firebrand President of Venezuela, has died at the age of 58.
Unlike last week’s erroneous reports of his demise, this time it’s the real deal.
Vice President Nicolas Maduro, who reported that Chavez was battling for life earlier this week, confirmed that he lost the battle about 45 minutes ago.
Maduro said that Hugo Chavez died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday.
“We must unite now more than ever,” said Maduro, fighting back tears and flanked by cabinet ministers, calling on Venezuelans to remain “peaceful and respectful.”
Maduro said plans for Chavez’s state funeral areMore >
Congratulations, Lindsay Lohan. You are no longer the worst-mannered criminal to ever appear in court.
In the following video, we see Penelope Soto, an 18-year old in Florida who was arrested on drug possession charges.
After laughing her way through a few questions and treating the judge like an irritating parent, the teenager was slapped with a $10,000 fine.
And then after flipping His Honor her finger and cursing him off? The punishment grew even worse from there…Teen Gives Judge the Finger
Go here to see the original: Teen Gives Judge the Finger, Curses Off His HonorMore >
The Death Star, undoubtedly a worthwhile undertaking but not on the Obama administration’s radar, is now on Kickstarter if you want to help build one.
A recent White House Death Star petition was denied, citing Obama’s “we don’t blow up planets” political stance and the potential fiscal nightmare.
Now, a new Kickstarter project wants to pick up those plans, using an open source design effort and trying to raise funding to help make it happen.
A LOT of funding.
The project has a $30,000,000 funding goal, which would be used to create “more detailed plans” than the initialMore >
Fox News and the NRA butted heads over gun control this morning.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre reiterated his organization’s claim that all children deserve the same amount of protection that the President Obama’s daughters receive.
Host Chris Wallace responded, “That’s ridiculous and you know it, sir.”Chris Wallace-Wayne LaPierre Interview on Fox news
The interview got particularly heated when Wallace brought up the controversial NRA ad labeling Obama an elitist hypocrite for opposing armed security in schools.
“They also face a threat that most children do not face,” WallaceMore >
Katherine Webb is about to get all wet.
The 23-year old beauty has signed on for Splash, the ABC celebrity diving (yes, celebrity diving) competition that kicks off on March 19.
But in an interview this morning with Ryan Seacrest, Webb admitted she preferred a different reality show is given the choice.
“If I were to do any show it would have been Dancing With the Stars just because I love dancing,” Webb said. “I don’t know the technicalities on that, but I know that I was on the list I think, but I had a secured spot for celebrity diving so I went ahead with diving.”
Having come in second place behind Ryan Clark on Celebrity Big Brother (UK), Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are continuing to open up about their experience.
The gruesome twosome, who said they only feigned being asses for the sake of ratings, now admit they feared for their lives during the competition!
Long out of sight and out of mind as far as the American public is concerned, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt re-emerged on UK reality TV this winter.
While the Big Brother house tends to be unpredictable, Spencer and Heidi both admit that they felt as if their lives were inMore >
Manti Te’o has spoken out about the Lennay Kekua death hoax, as it’s now been verified that the Notre Dame linebacker was never dating a Stanford student by that name last year.
But the Heisman Trophy finalist is denying reports that he played a role in duping America, instead releasing a statement that says he fell victim to someone on the Internet.
“This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicatingMore >
Last night’s Miss America pageant saw Mallory Hagan win the coveted tiara, but also offered a host of fascinating, LOL-tastic revelations from the contestants.
For example, Miss Iowa (whose real name is Mariah Carey, seriously) says she only supports marijuana for medical or recreational use … so basically everything:Miss Iowa Supports Marijuana Use
Meanwhile, Miss California Leah Cecil thinks euthanasia is a vaccine apparently:Miss California Leah Cecil Botches Question
Luckily for Miss California, this happened before the competition in a segment for ABC’s Good MorningMore >
The online campaign urging Macy’s to Dump Trump is hitting the streets – billboard style.
On Saturday, a mobile billboard attached to a truck began circling Macy’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as a nearby department store.
In New York, another mobile billboard began circling the company’s flagship store in Herald Square. The goal? Get Macy’s to cut ties with Donald Trump.
Dump Trump, a petition from the liberal group MoveOn (dot) org, has gained nearly 680,000 signatures since launching last month in a bid to get him fired.
The petition charges Trump with makingMore >
The Mayan calendar was off the mark today.
December 21, 2012 is here and so are we. What a JOKE. On the plus side, at least after the end of the world doesn’t happen today, we can stop reading about it, right?
One wonders why we ever even did.
“There’s no real prophecy that says this is the end of the world,” said Christopher Powell, a noted Mayan archeologist, told ABC. “Not from the Mayan ruins, anyway.”
The Archaeological Institute of America adds, “Whatever the significance of the date is, it is significance we put on it; it’s not the significance the Maya put onMore >
Piers Morgan’s “interview” with gun rights advocate Larry Pratt grew increasingly heated and even devolved into name-calling Tuesday night on CNN.
“You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?” Morgan asked Platt.Piers Morgan-Larry Pratt Interview
The most, a longtime advocate of more restrictive gun laws, has spoken out strongly in favor of gun control since the Newtown, Conn., shooting Friday.
Piers Morgan absolutely went off on guns that day, shortly after 27 victims, including 20 young children, were shot and killed in the horrific tragedy.
Last night’s return to theMore >
Westboro Baptist Church and specifically spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper have been besieged by trolls from the notorious hacktivist group Anonymous.
As soon as WBC announced plans to picket a vigil for the victims of Friday’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Anonymous retaliated hardcore.
Shirley Phelps-Roper so far is bearing the brunt of the group’s efforts.
In a video posted to Vimeo by Anonymous, the group vowed:
“We will not allow you to corrupt the minds of America with your seeds of hatred. We will not allow you to inspire aggression to the social factions whichMore >