• Jaime King Names Taylor Swift Godmother of her Unborn Child -- See the Pics!

    Taylor Swift is going to be a Godmother! Actress Jaime King announced via Instagram that she and her husband Kyle Newman had asked the "Shake It Off" singer to take on the role of Godmother to their baby-on-the-way. "And @taylorswift will forever be looking over our new baby @kyle_newman -we all love you!!!!" the 35-year-old Hart of Dixie star wrote, sharing an image of her and Swift looking down at her baby bump. PHOTOS: Star Shots! What's On Instagram? Swift, 25, also announced the news on her Instagram, posting a pic of her leaning down to touch her friend's growing tummy. "Guess who just got named Godmother of this little one..... (ME)," the "Shake It Off" singer wrote. NEWS: Jamie King Shares Her Personal Fertility Struggles This will be baby No. 2 for King and Newman, who also have a 16-month-old son named James Knight.

    ETonline
  • UK rights activists CAGE in dock over 'Jihadi John' comments

    A rights group in contact with the man thought to be Islamic State group executioner "Jihadi John" before he left Britain for Syria is facing a backlash after accusing intelligence services of radicalising him. CAGE, whose leading figures include former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, describes its work as supporting people arrested or raided as a result of the "war on terror" following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. When Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born London IT worker, was identified by the Washington Post as "Jihadi John" last week, CAGE held a press conference at which its research director Asim Qureshi described him as a "beautiful young man" and blamed British intelligence for radicalising him.

    AFP
  • Shia LaBeouf and His Braided Rattail DGAF About Your Man Bun

    Shia LaBeouf took to an escalator this weekend on a mission to make one thing clear: He DGAF about many, many things. But most of all, he DGAF about your perfectly unkept man bun and/or dreamy ombre waves. He expressed this sentiment via a single, eight inch braided rattail. Any questions about the tuft were asked to speak to his eyebrow piercing.

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  • Reality hits North Dakota's pricey apartment market; rents drop

    By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - It is getting cheaper to rent an apartment in North Dakota's oil patch. Prices, which only last year rivaled levels in New York City and Geneva, have slipped about 15 to 20 percent in the past two months as dozens of new apartment buildings opened in Williston, Watford City and other oil hub cities. Growth in demand has slipped because the plunge in crude oil prices has led to cuts in capital spending by energy producers.     There are still about 1,800 energy-related jobs unfilled in the No. 2 U.S. oil-producing state, and there is still demand for apartments. "You're starting to see prices fall this year as more units come online," said Terry Metzler of Granite Peak Development, which has built apartments and a shopping center in Williston, considered capital of the state's oil boom, and has an additional 480 apartments and houses under construction.

    Reuters
  • How Does Samsung's Galaxy S6 Compare to Apple's iPhone 6?

    Samsung's Galaxy S6 is easily the best smartphone the company has made in years, but how does it stack up against Apple's iPhone 6?

    Yahoo Tech
  • Why the ‘Smart Money’ Is Bailing Out of the Bull Market

    How about the fact that forward earnings are rolling over at a pace that's only been seen during recessions? Or the wipeout in commodity prices over the last few months, the kind typically seen during recessions? Most troublesome, in my eyes, comes from the rapid decline in forward earnings expectations as illustrated by Societe Generale's global quantitative strategist, Andrew Lapthorne.

    The Fiscal Times
  • Prices for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge leaked

    Samsung said many things about its newest devices during its official Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge event on Sunday in Barcelona, but the company conveniently forgot to mention how much the two devices will cost once they launch on April 10th. However, SamMobile, a publication that has provided many details about the handset before it was official, has found out European pricing for the two devices — and yes, you can expect both of them to be quite expensive when purchased for full price. FROM EARLIER: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge hands-on: We finally found the Galaxy we’ve been looking for The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available in three storage versions each, including 32GB, 64GB and 128GB, and,

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  • The Last Man on Earth Series Premiere Review: Can't Live Without 'Em

    The Last Man on Earth S01E01 & S01E02: "Alive in Tucson" & "The Elephant in the Room" HEY BUDDY! Spoilers follow for the hour-long series premiere of The Last Man on Earth , and I'm going to jump into them pretty quickly, so if you haven't finished watching, then go away or make peace with being spoiled! Fox's new comedy The Last Man on Earth started off like nothing I've ever seen on network television: as a comedy with a cast of one. Well, two if you count the hairy mass on the face of former Saturday Night Live cast member Will Forte, who stars as the titular man (and who also created and executive-produces the series). It's 2020, two years after a virus has wiped out almost everyone on the planet, and Forte's Phil Miller has the entire place to himself. Bearing witness as the guy went about his days with no rules, no societal pressures, and no judgment (margarita pool!) was fascinating stuff, and Forte—one of SNL's better recent exports—carried each scene so well; I didn't give a damn that there weren't any other characters hanging around. It was hysterical to watch him drag trinkets from the Smithsonian into his house, open doors with a gun, and talk to his balls (athletic, not testicular, but would you be surprised if it turned out he had faces shaved onto those little guys?). The series' first 20-something minutes felt like an indie comedy, and the exact kind of risk that broadcast television needs to take more of in order to rise above the typical dreck that pollutes primetime. Unfortunately, broadcast television doesn't care about taking risks, because innovation doesn't always pay the bills. And so, at the end of the first episode—halfway through the premiere—we learned (along with Phil) that he isn't actually alone in this wasteland, and Kristen Schaal's Carol made her debut. The arrival of another character was inevitable; after all, the show isn't called The Last PERSON on Earth, and we knew that other actors, including Schaal and Mad Men's January Jones, would eventually appear (though we didn't know when or how). But Carol's entrance immediately snuffed out some of the spark from the show's opening scenes. I could've easily watched another few hours of Phil schlepping around an empty Tucson and pondering where the should might go next. Once Carol showed up, The Last Man on Earth took some predictable turns. Much of "The Elephant in the Room" could've been retitled "Men are From Tucson, Women are From Tampa," as Carol's attitude is obviously the uptight polar opposite of Phil's open-robe approach to a world without any order whatsoever. She wanted to stop at stop signs, she wanted to park in designated parking spots, she wanted prepositions to remain un-dangled. But come on, stopping at stop signs? I barely stop at stop signs even when I'm flyin' through school zones. What a buzzkill. The result was a series of typical rom-com-style conflicts. Carol wanted to clean up Phil's house, he wanted her out of his space. She wanted to get married, he was just horny. She wanted this, he wanted that. It all amounted to a bunch of sitcom relationship tropes set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic America. Carol's name may as well Ca-RULES, because she's the embodiment of all the laws and regulations Phil had escaped, the antithesis of what made him so much fun to watch. And I'm no woman, but if I were, I might be offended that The Last Man on Earth's only female representative is a joyless stickler for rules and grammar, even when it's quite obvious that those things don't matter anymore (and don't even get me started on her pretentious pronunciation of to-MAH-to). The introduction of Carol doesn't kill the show; Schaal is great, and the concept of filtering societal norms through the eyes of two very different people has promise. But it takes my gut reaction to The Last Man on Earth down a notch, from "CALL ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND TELL THEM TO WATCH THIS" to "Yeah, it's a pretty good time." The series is definitely worth a look, and I'm still eager to see what it does next, especially if it takes the original premise to new levels (what happens when the inevitable second woman is introduced?). However, I can't help but wonder what it could have been. THE LAST NOTES ON EARTH – "It's a $10,000 bottle of wine, by the way. It goes great with the Spaghetti-Os." – When Phil was asking his ball friends if they wanted whiskey and he said, "Terrence? Trent? Darby?" I almost died. – If Phil is 41 in 2020, would he really be singing the Ghostbusters theme? – That was Alexandra Daddario as Phil's fantasy girl. You might remember her from THAT scene on True Detective. – "I swim in it, I drink out of it, there's really no wrong way to use a margarita pool." Margarita pools RULE.

    TV.com
  • SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying two satellites

    The SpaceX team has successfully launched another Falcon 9 rocket. The craft launched as scheduled, at 10:50PM ET, from Cape Canaveral, and is set to make a "soft landing" into the sea after it has carried its payload beyond the Earth's atmosphere. The rocket is carrying two all-electric commercial satellites built by Boeing. The satellites are from the French satellite provider Eutelsat and Asia Broadcast Satellite. According to Spaceflight Now, the satellites will rely entirely on energy-efficient electric ion engines to maintain their orbit for up to two decades.

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  • Why the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Poster Looks So Familiar

    Breaking down the common themes in Marvel movie posters including lots of mayhem, our heroes looking very serious, and awkward Photoshop

    Yahoo Movies
  • NASCAR Atlanta 2015: Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishes 3rd, enthused by new crew chief

    For the second straight race Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third. When the season began there were questions how Dale Earnhardt Jr. would do without crew chief Steve Letarte, who left to become an NBC Sports analyst. Through two races, the early returns indicate Earnhardt will be just fine with Greg Ives, Letarte's replacement. Earnhardt and Ives teamed to finish third Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the second consecutive week they've finished in that position.

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  • Video Exonerates Man Set Up By Louisiana Cops And Prosecutors

    The Daily Caller

    If not for cell phone video, 47-year-old disabled veteran Douglas Dendinger could be going to prison — because of an apparent coordinated effort by Washington Parish, La. cops and prosecutors who falsely accused him of battery and witness intimidation. As New Orleans’ WWL reports, Dendinger’s two-year nightmare began on Aug. 20, 2012, when he was paid $50 to serve a court summons on behalf of his nephew against Bogalusa police officer Chad Cassard in a police brutality lawsuit. Dendinger handed Cassard a white envelope containing the documents and says he went on his way. A year after the incident, then-District Attorney Walter Reed brought charges against Dendinger.

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  • Drunk driver runs red light and crashes into cop car, Fresno police say

    Fresno police say two officers were hurt when a drunk driver ran a red light and slammed into their patrol car. The crash happened at Shaw and Fruit avenues early Sunday morning.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • The Suddenly Hot Job Market for Workers Over 50

    More companies are recognizing the value of mature workers—and they're starting to hire them.

    Money q 32 mins ago
  • How to beat jet lag, from a CEO with an insane travel schedule

    Most people know John Thompson as the chairman...

    Business Insider
  • Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

    First, compare these excerpts from Verizon's press release, dated February 26th, 2015, with Verizon's District of Columbia's FiOS cable franchise agreement from 2007. See anything strange? On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press release claiming that the FCC's Net Neutrality decision was a "throwback that imposes 1930's rules on the...

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  • Macau Fortunes Go From Bad to Worse

    The 58-year-old accountant dropped by casinos owned by Wynn Macau Ltd., Sands China Ltd. and SJM Holdings Ltd. to snap photos and window shop. Macau’s troubles are turning from bad to worse. As so-called VIPs avoid the former Portuguese enclave amid China president Xi Jinping’s clampdown on graft, the country’s economic slowdown, as well as new restrictions on visas and cigarette smoking, have also deterred mass market gamblers. Casino revenue is now projected to plunge 53.5 percent for the month, according to the median estimate from eight analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, compared with the 40 percent drop forecast before the holiday started.

    Bloomberg
  • Maggie Smith Plans to Leave 'Downton Abbey' After Next Season

    "To my knowledge, I must be 110 by now. We're into the late 1920s."

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Ovechkin blames sniper for fall after early goal

    After scoring his 40th goal of the season just 33 seconds into the game, Alex Ovechkin was really excited. So excited that after hitting the boards in his normal celebration, he took a tumble to the ice.

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