‘#MeToo, Now What?’ asks where we go from here in a five-part PBS miniseries

Believe it or not, the world has changed for the better in a lot of ways over the past year. But we still have a long way to go. In #MeToo, Now What?, a newly announced five-part PBS miniseries, host Zainab Salbi will take a closer at the ongoing conversation around sexual misconduct. It's not a recap of 2017 and beyond, but rather a forward-looking consideration of what happens next as the toxic level of gender inequity in our society continues … [Read more...]

The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish rock band The Cranberries, died Monday. She was 46. The band confirmed the news on their official Facebook page. There's no cause of death listed; the post only notes that O'Riordan died "suddenly" while she was in London for "a short recording session." The Cranberries were a staple of the 1990s alt-rock music scene. Their 1993 debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, delivered "Dreams" and … [Read more...]

Chelsea Manning confirmed it: She’s running for Senate in 2018

#WeGotThis In a five-word Twitter statement on Sunday, Chelsea Manning formally announced her intention to run for a Senate seat in Maryland. Manning's candidacy was the subject of much speculation on Saturday when a Federal Election Commission filing in her name surfaced. SEE ALSO: Mitt Romney changed his location on Twitter, and that's bad news for Donald Trump The tweet included her brief confirmation, a handful of emojis, the #WeGotThis … [Read more...]

‘The Walking Dead’ will return for Season 9 with a familiar face as the new showrunner

Scott M. Gimple is out (sort of), Angela Kang is in. The Walking Dead will return for a ninth season with Kang, a writer on the show since Season 2, occupying the showrunner's seat. She's the series first female showrunner, following Gimple, Glen Mazzara, and Frank Darabont. SEE ALSO: 'Walking Dead' pulls a 'Game of Thrones,' departs from comics with major character death Gimple, who has been the showrunner since Season 4, brought stability to … [Read more...]

Eliza Dushku says she was ‘sexually molested’ at age 12 while working on ‘True Lies’

"When I was 12 years old, while filming True Lies, I was sexually molested by Joel Kramer, one of Hollywood’s leading stunt coordinators." So begins Eliza Dushku's heart-wrenching #MeToo Facebook post, which she shared early on Saturday morning. The post goes on to relate, in great detail, the way Kramer allegedly first groomed her and then lured her to his Miami hotel near the set of the 1994 film. SEE ALSO: Oprah's Golden Globes speech … [Read more...]

Norwegian Cruise ship sailed right through ‘bomb cyclone’ despite accurate forecast

No one boarding the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship in New York on Dec. 29, 2017 expected to start the new year coping with seasickness and mortal terror. But in the end, that's what happened. It's not clear what led Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) to stick to the ship's planned itinerary as forecasts made as early as Dec. 31 pointed to a winter storm of historic proportions forming along the East Coast. But the decision left Ellen Leffak, her … [Read more...]

New York’s JFK Airport turns into a mob scene as disasters pile on

It's rare for a single airport to make headlines, but that's what happens when a cascading series of events shuts down one of the world's biggest transit hubs. John F. Kennedy International Airport is in a state of disarray on Sunday as nasty weather, blistering cold, and human error conspired to create a logjam that's left travelers stranded and planes grounded or redirected. Not a great mixture for people moving into or out of New York this … [Read more...]

Clever artist turns Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ into a hilarious pop-up book

It's common knowledge by now that Donald Trump isn't much of a reader. That fact alone suggests he probably won't get through a full read of Michael Wolff's explosive, new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Fortunately, one talented individual came up with the perfect solution. SEE ALSO: Despite bombshell book, Donald Trump wants all of you to know he's 'like, really smart' An artist who creates under the name HappyToast rebuilt … [Read more...]

Eastern U.S. shivers through ‘stupid cold’ temperatures after the ‘bomb cyclone’

Mashable's Andrew Freedman warned all of you last week: "Stupid-level cold" incoming. In the aftermath of the "bomb cyclone" that slammed the eastern United States on Wednesday and Thursday, a bitter cold has descended. It's thanks to all the frigid air blowing in from the North Pole and parts of Canada, all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico. SEE ALSO: Incredible photos from space show off the historic East Coast 'bomb cyclone' That's why we saw … [Read more...]

Despite bombshell book, Donald Trump wants all of you to know he’s ‘like, really smart’

2018 sure is off to a running start in Trumpland. The 45th President of the United States kicked off a busy weekend of meetings at Camp David on Saturday with a brief, fiery tweetstorm that — even at this early point in 2018 — is already a surefire candidate for the year's most memorable. SEE ALSO: Why 'Fire and Fury' could mark the end of the road for Trump In three tweets, Donald Trump addressed his intellect ("being, like, really … [Read more...]

The long-lost ‘Destiny’ symphony is finally out in the wild

Music of the Spheres, a long sought-after relic among Destiny fans, is finally available for anyone to hear. The 48-minute concept album predates even the original game's 2014 release, though it's been kept out of public view until now as a result of legal obstacles and indecipherable business machinations. None of that has changed, but on Monday, Dec. 25, the finished work finally leaked. SEE ALSO: When 'Destiny' was born It comes to us by way … [Read more...]

Elon Musk teases what’s next for Tesla in a year-end ‘thank you’ tweet

Elon Musk, appreciates your business, Tesla owners. The Tesla, Inc. co-founder tweeted a brief year-end 'thank you' note on Tuesday, expressing appreciation for those who "[took] a chance on a new company that all experts said would fail." He ended the tweet with a simple request: Help us do better. SEE ALSO: Tesla had a rocky year, but owners are still extremely satisfied with their cars Wanted again to send a note of deep gratitude to Tesla … [Read more...]

Bitcoin’s wild 2017 ride continues with a Christmas Day rebound after a record slide

Slow your roll, bitcoin. The finicky cryptocurrency has skyrocketed in overall value throughout 2017, but its bumpy December continued in the run-up to Christmas. After posting an all-time high of $19,796 per bitcoin on Dec. 17, the price fell to $11,590 on Dec. 22, according to Coinbase data). SEE ALSO: You know who's not loving Bitcoin's rise? Speed freaks. It was the steepest decline of the year, losing more than 40 percent of its peak value … [Read more...]

Donald Trump attended Midnight Mass for Christmas and heard all about the power of words

Do you think the message landed? As Donald and Melania Trump sat for Midnight Mass in the wee morning hours of Christmas Day, the presiding reverend at one point seemed to speak directly to the Twitter-loving 45th president. It happened during the homily, which focused on the power of words. SEE ALSO: Christmas came early for those who are extra obsessed with... KFC? You can probably see where this is going. As a Sunday morning White House pool … [Read more...]