Actor Verne Troyer, Who Played Mini Me In Austin Powers, Has Died

Mark Davis / Getty Images Actor Verne Troyer, who shot to fame portraying Mini Me in the Austin Powers films, died on Saturday. His official Facebook page confirmed the news. “It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” a statement posted his…

The Five Most Heartwarming Moments Of Barbara Bush’s Funeral

“The First Lady of the greatest generation.” More than 1,000 mourners gathered in Texas on Saturday to bid farewell Barbara Bush, the former first lady and the matriarch of the Bush political dynasty. Bush died Tuesday, aged 92. She was only the second woman in US history, after Abigail Adams,…

A Former Texas Official Asked A Biracial Student Whether He Got Into Harvard On “Merit Or Quota”

Drake Johnson is valedictorian, student body president, and a world champion cheerleader, among a slew of other accomplishments. Drake Johnson is his high school’s valedictorian, student body president, a world champion cheerleader, as well as a member of the National Honor Society and debate club, and president of two other…

17 Behind-The-Scenes Movie Facts That Are So Freakin’ Weird, They Sound Made Up

Jim Carrey needed CIA torture-endurance training for How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Warner Brothers HATED the original title, Beetlejuice The studio wanted the title to be House Ghosts (no, seriously). The story goes that director Tim Burton, AS A JOKE, suggested the title Scared Sheetless (Get it? Because ghosts and…

Hindu Nationalists Are Boycotting Amazon For Signing Up An Actress Who Spoke Out Against Rape

I can’t believe I’m writing this headline but this is what things have come to. This is Swara Bhaskar, an Indian actress who recently protested against the brutal rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim girl in a Hindu temple in the country. instagram.com The girl, Asifa, belonged to the…

Behind “Jane The Virgin’s” Shocking Season 4 Finale

The CW It’s not uncommon for The CW’s Jane the Virgin to end its episodes in unexpected twists, but none have ever been as shocking as the show’s Season 4 finale. After watching an excited Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) prepare to say “yes” to Rafael Solano (Justin Baldoni)’s upcoming proposal…

Meet The Very Good Dog Bringing Comfort To The Bill Cosby Jury

Meet Turks. Claudia Rosenbaum / BuzzFeed News She’s a five-year-old fox red Labrador retriever on assignment at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Pennsylvania. Turks is specially trained and certified to appear in courtrooms, where she often snuggles next to victims, especially children, to help them get through the trauma of…

29 Conflicting Feelings I Had Watching “Wild, Wild Country”

Am I… into cults now? 1. This story can’t be that crazy, or I’d have definitely heard about it. 2. Wow actually this is SO crazy, I almost don’t believe it’s a documentary. 3. Cults are fucking scary. This is definitely a cult. 4. Wait, is it a cult if…

AT&T, Verizon, And T-Mobile Are In Trouble For Being Shady

This week, government agencies went in on cellular carriers for being shady. Instagram: @joannethescammer Today, the Justice Department opened an investigation into AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA, a mobile networks trade standards organization, according to the New York Times. The three companies may have collaborated to make it harder for customers…

Hundreds Of Airplanes Will Undergo Emergency Inspections After The Deadly Southwest Flight

Handout / Reuters US aviation officials have ordered emergency inspections of hundreds of airplane engines just days after a woman died on a Southwest plane that suffered an engine explosion. The Federal Aviation Administration order issued Friday requires operators of planes using a specific engine, the CFM56-7B, to inspect those…

North Korea Just Announced It Will Stop Conducting Nuclear And Missile Tests

Kcna / Reuters North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Saturday that the reclusive nation is suspending all nuclear and long-range missile tests, and will close its nuclear testing site ahead of a potential meeting with President Donald Trump. “The suspension of nuclear testing is an important process for global…

Twitter Has Banned Kaspersky Lab From Buying Ads On Its Platform

Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky. Mary Turner / Reuters Twitter has banned Kaspersky Lab, an industry-leading cybersecurity company accused of having ties to the Russian government, from purchasing ads on the social media company’s platform. The ban took effect in January, but was revealed to the public only Friday in…

A Judge Ruled That A 9/11 Victim’s Bones Can Be Tested In A Paternity Lawsuit

A Manhattan judge ordered the chief medical examiner to release bone fragments of a 9/11 victim for testing so a 24-year-old can determine if he was his father. Instagram: @ladyashboro A Manhattan judge ordered the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to release bone fragments belonging to a Cantor…

The Parkland Shooter Vomited And Hyperventilated When A Witness Identified Him

Mike Stocker/Pool, via Reuters Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man accused of murdering 17 people in a Florida high school shooting, vomited, heaved, and began to hyperventilate while facing a witness shortly after the shooting, a newly released police report said. The report, released Thursday, was written by Officer Michael Leonard…

Trump’s Lawyer Wants To Delay Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit. But A Judge Says There Are “Gaping Holes” In The Request.

Matt Sayles / AP LOS ANGELES — The short-term fate of Stormy Daniels’ efforts to speak out about her alleged relationship with Donald Trump remained up in the air Friday after a judge opted to wait to decide if the case should be postponed. Daniels — a former adult film…

“Smallville” Star Allison Mack Was Arrested For Her Alleged Involvement In A Secret Sex Trafficking Cult

Gus Ruelas / Reuters Allison Mack, best known for her role in the TV hit series Smallville, was arrested on Friday and charged for her alleged involvement in a secret sex trafficking cult led by Keith Raniere, who was also arrested in March. Mack and Raniere were both charged with…

Musicians And DJs Are Mourning The Death Of EDM Artist Avicii At 28

“Devastating news about Avicii, a beautiful soul, passionate and extremely talented with so much more to do,” said Calvin Harris. Avicii, the Swedish DJ famous for songs such as “Levels” and “Wake Me Up,” was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday. He was 28. Bjorn Larsson Rosvall / AFP…

Avicii Has Died At 28

Amy Sussman / AP Tim Bergling, the Swedish DJ who went by the stage name Avicii, has died. He was 28. Bergling was found dead in Muscat, Oman, on Friday afternoon local time, according to his publicist Diana Baron and confirmed by the Royal Oman Police. The cause of death…

Sifting Through The Hype At The Blockchain Career Fair

Armed with stacks of resumes and sunny smiles, the students wandered through the Spanish-style auditorium at the University of California, Berkeley, on the hunt for a gig to launch them into the working world. But the companies manning the booths weren’t McKinsey or Goldman Sachs, firms that traditionally scoop up…

Thousands Of High School Students Walked Out Of Class To Protest Gun Violence

The National School Walkout is happening on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting. Thousands of high school students around the country walked out of class Friday morning for the National School Walkout aimed at preventing gun violence. The event was held on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High…

A Fraternity Suspended For An “Extremely Racist” Video Said They Made It To Roast A Conservative Member

youtube.com A fraternity being investigated for an “extremely racist” video said that its members were performing a “satirical sketch” to roast one of its brothers who is a “conservative Republican.” Syracuse University in New York suspended the Theta Tau fraternity Wednesday, and campus police launched an investigation into the members…

These Parents Of 14 Sons Gave Their Newborn The Middle Name “Sheboygan” (“She’s A Boy Again”)

And, yes, people had some thoughts. Dad told BuzzFeed News he thinks the name is “super cool and unique.” Jay and Kateri Schwandt, a couple from Grand Rapids, Michigan, are now parents to 14 boys who range in age from a couple of days old to 25 years. Kateri gave…

Ariana Grande’s New Single Is Here And Its Music Video Includes A Touching Tribute To Last Year’s Manchester Bombing

The pop star is back, and she’s just released one of her best tracks to date. Ariana Grande released “No Tears Left to Cry” early Friday morning, the lead single from her upcoming as-yet-untitled fourth studio album. Republic Grande, who’d been on a bit of a social media hiatus for…

All The Characters In “Avengers: Infinity War” Ranked By How Likely It Is They Don’t Survive The Movie

This post is full of spoilers and fan theories and rumors. Click through with caution!!! The Wasp How safe are they? Considering the Wasp is literally a titular character of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which comes out right after Avengers: Infinity War, I think she’s pretty safe. MARVEL Ant-Man How…

People Are Creating Fake Starbucks Coupons For People Of Color After The Philadelphia Arrests

A fake coupon offering people of color a free drink at Starbucks as an apology for the arrest of two black men has been spreading on social media. Six days ago, a Starbucks employee called the police on two black men at a store in Philadelphia, who were then arrested.…

A Home Intruder Was Arrested For Eating Cheetos Naked In A Woman’s Bathtub

Mood. Fact: Cheetos are addictive, powerful snacks. We eat them until our fingers turn orange and before we know it the whole Costco-size bag is gone and it was all a blur. Giphy And, apparently, there is nothing more satisfying than eating these crunchy, orange gifts from God while taking…

A Gunman Ambushed And Killed Two Sheriff’s Deputies In Florida

Two sheriff’s deputies in Florida were killed in an apparent ambush Thursday after a suspected gunman opened fire through the window of a local restaurant, authorities said. The two Gilchrist County deputies were sitting in the Ace China restaurant in Trenton — about 30 miles west of Gainesville — when…

I Saw A Picture Of Midge From “Riverdale” Without Her Wig And I’m Shook

Master of disguise! Due to the events of the most recent episode of Riverdale, there is a SPOILER ahead in this post. Consider yourself warned! CW Okay, I’m here to talk about the artist formerly known as Midge. CW You know, Midge! Jingle Jangle enthusiast! Girlfriend of Moose! Last minute…