Donald Trump Takes Out Paul Ryan, and Its Going to Be a Civil War

The news that A top Ryan aide texted me this morning: Its going to be a civil war. No one knows how bad this will get. Kevin [McCarthy] is such a fucking moron hes going to get rolled by Pelosi every day. FML. Another Ryan insider echoed the civil war sentiment, and noted that Ryans decision will set off still another wave of Republican retirements. This week marked the final…

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Ant McPartlin steps down from TV roles

Orlando finale The final episode of ITV’s award-winning Saturday Night Takeaway was due to be broadcast live from Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, with 200 fans of the show flying out in a specially-chartered plane. Star guests have also been lined up for the finale. It follows last year’s series final, filmed at Disneyworld in Florida. McPartlin’s publicist said in a statement: “Ant has decided to go back into treatment…

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Most Links to Popular Sites on Twitter Come From Bots

Bots have become a great scourge of the internet. Recently, they've flooded government comment systems with fake activism, distorted the national discourse on guns, and launched malicious attacks against the Justice Department. And a new study suggests they're behind the majority of links shared on Twitter, too. A Pew Research report released Monday finds that a whole two-thirds of links to popular sites shared on Twitter come from automated accounts….

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Beyonc Makes History at Coachella: Feminism, Black Lives Matter and a Destinys Child Reunion

What makes a historic Beyonc performance? Doubtlessly thats what own blood doesnt cause her to miss a step. Plus, shes already defined Feminist at the VMAs and graduated from pop icon to the literal Madonna in a show-stopping, religious experience of a Grammys described Beyoncs transcendent Grammys performance as a tribute to herself. Last nights Coachella performanceor Beychella, as the hive has renamed itwas a Beyonc tribute and a career…

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Cheech & Chong Cant Stand Marijuana-Hater Jeff Sessions: I Cant Sleep at Night, Man!

The Cheech Marin and Tommy Chongwere among the first comics to attain rock star status due to their embrace of the 70s counterculture movement, as well as their feature film debut, Up in Smoke. Released in 1978, the low-budget stoner comedy saw the pair unwittingly smuggle a van made entirely of marijuana from Mexico to Los Angeles, with the hotheaded Sgt. Stedenko (Stacy Keach) and his narcotics unit two steps…

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What Taylor Swift’s public support says about the gun control movement

Taylor Swift in 2017.Image: Tim Mosenfelder / Getty Images As far as political statements go, Taylor Swift’s March for Our Lives words weren’t anything terribly dramatic. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift finally takes a stand and donates to March for our Lives The singer started her Instagram post with the common-sense statement that “No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence,” and ended with an announcement…

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Does TOWIE promote ‘toxic masculinity’?

Skip Twitter post by @MissAli_Drama #towie promoting and glamourising emotional abuse on national TV is NOT OK! These men are VILE and NASTY pieces of work. Your target audience is young girls. You have a responsibility to those young girls! Uncomfortable viewing this season. @ITVBe — Ms Ali (@MissAli_Drama) April 1, 2018 Report End of Twitter post by @CharlotteBTobin Sian Hawkins, campaign manager for domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid, believes…

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Five times that TV chefs caused a stir

Image caption Zaleha (centre), seen here with her fellow MasterChef contestants, has gone on to start a successful Malaysian supper club Zaleha Kadir Olpin was eliminated from the cooking competition on Monday after judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace complained that her chicken rendang dish didn’t have “crispy skin”. Viewers were quick to point out that the traditional Malaysian dish was served in the correct way and took to social…

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Yes, Even Elite Hackers Make Dumb Mistakes

On Thursday, a report from the Daily Beast alleged that the Guccifer 2.0 hacking persona—famous for leaking data stolen from the Democratic National Committee in 2016—has been linked to a GRU Russian intelligence agent. What appears to have given Guccifer away: The hacker once failed activate a VPN before logging into a social media account. This slip eventually allowed US investigators to link the persona to a Moscow IP address….

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A food writer shared a neat cooking tip, but got a flood of hate and mockery in return.

On Twitter, New Yorker food writer Helen Rosner shared a secret for making roast chicken — a hair dryer. Stuck inside on a snow day, Rosner shared a photo of the process she uses to remove moisture from a chicken before roasting it: a bit of time under her hair dryer. It might seem unconventional, but it’s actually a well-established method for getting the skin perfectly crispy. Sadly, the internet…

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The Woman Who Knows Everything About the Universe

In 1965, physicist Richard Feynman was busy. He was busy winning the Nobel Prize, and he was busy learning to draw. One day during that productive time in his life, he saw astrophysics student Virginia Trimble striding across Caltech's campus and thought, There's a good model. Soon, she was posing for him a couple Tuesdays a month, in exchange for $5.50 each session and a lot of physics talk. She…

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‘Epidemic of low self-esteem for girls’

Image copyright I Weigh/Instagram Image caption Jameela’s response led to I Weigh Women and girls looking at airbrushed and Photoshopped images on social media are who the account is primarily for. “I’m hearing about eight-year-olds and nine-year-olds worried about their bodies and their thighs, and their thigh gaps. It’s just out of control,” Jameela says. “At least before it used to just be celebrities, but now it’s people trolling each…

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How Feminists in China Are Using Emoji to Avoid Censorship

Shortly after the close of this year’s International Women’s Day, China’s Twitter-like service Sina Weibo shut down Feminist Voices. With 180,000 followers, the group’s social media account was one of the most important advocacy channels for spreading information about women’s issues in China, but in an instant, it was gone. A few hours later, the private messaging app WeChat also shuttered an account for the group. The official reasons for…

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The Most Bizarre Items in Russell Crowes Divorce Auction

Russell Crowe’s leather jockstrap, which is coming to auction with an estimate of A$500 to A$600 ($384 to $461), but probably the most esoteric lot in a sale of the actor’s belongings is a dead horse. To be clear, it’s a prop horse from Crowe’s 2000 movie , but it’s life-sized, and “realistically rendered in rubberised material with a textured chestnut faux fur mane,” Source: Sotheby's Australia The auction, which made up…

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20 Photos That Prove Shaquille ONeal is an Actual Giant

Look, we all know that Shaquille O’Neal is a big dude. That’s not new information. But there’s a huge difference (no pun intended) between knowing someone is larger than average and actually seeing the evidence with your own eyes. Without further ado, here are 20 pictures that show Shaq making everyday items (and people!) look like toys. Advertisement via: Imgur Shaq is good friends with actor Kevin Hart. Although looking…

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