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Wednesday, July 28, 2010



Chris Tucker Owes the IRS More Than $11 million in Taxes

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 06:51 PM PDT

Chris Tucker's ongoing tax problems have reached Nicolas Cage proportions -- according to new docs, the "Rush Hour" star now owes the IRS more than $11 million in back taxes.

10 Essential Midterm Races to Watch in 2010

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 06:30 PM PDT

With 14 weeks until Election Day, 37 of the nation's governorships, 36 Senate seats, and all 435 House seats are at stake. With unemployment over 9 percent, and the country in the midst of a slow and painful recovery, the wind is at the backs of Republicans. Here are 10 key races that capture the themes of the midterm elections.

Germany charges 88-year-old in Nazi-era murders

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 06:20 PM PDT

The world's third most wanted Nazi suspect has been charged in Germany with participation in the murder of 430,000 Jews at the Belzec death camp and other crimes during the Third Reich, officials said today

Body of missing NBA player Lorenzen Wright found

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 06:11 PM PDT

A law enforcement source confirmed the body found in a wooded area in southeast Memphis was that of Wright, missing since July 19. Police sources confirmed earlier that they are investigating a 911 hangup call from Wright's cellphone left Monday morning.

CEO payouts: Golden parachutes

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 06:10 PM PDT

Bosses who walked away with large payouts.

Inception Flowchart - Are You In A Dream?

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 06:00 PM PDT

Don't know whether you're in the real world or a dream?

10 Old School MTV Tattoos That Don't Suck

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 05:50 PM PDT

Because tattoos are a lifelong commitment, it's best to get ink of something you love, whether that's your girl's name, Tony Danza's face or an homage to your favorite TV network. Let's say MTV is your favorite TV network, which it obviously is. Well, there are more ways than you can possibly think of to honor it in tattoo form.

Sister sells war hero's medals to go on cruise

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 05:40 PM PDT

The sister of a British soldier who was killed in Afghanistan sold his medals and uniform on eBay, so that she could buy clothes to enjoy her holiday on Mediterranean cruise. Royal Marine Rob Deering, 33, was killed in Helmand province in Afghanistan in 2008 when he stepped on a booby trap while trying to help injured comrades. His 37-year sister

40 Comics That Should Be TV Shows But Aren’t...Yet

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

We talked to some of the best comic book writers and artists working today about why their book would make a great TV show. Oh, and handicapped some of our own.

The Amazing Colors Of Deep Sea Slug [Pics]

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 05:00 PM PDT

They are among the most visually stunning animals that you could ever hope to see, and while the name sea slug is somewhat yucky, the alternative, nudibranch, sounds rather sophisticated.

"Sexy Russian Spy" Attorney: It's Just Because She's Hot

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

Come on guys, "America's New Sexy Russian Spy" Anna Fermanova is just getting attention because she's attractive, her attorney says.

Dell expands Ubuntu Linux desktop offerings

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Sorry to disappoint the people who were so upset that Dell was 'abandoning' Ubuntu Linux, but the PC vendor is actually expanding it desktop Linux offerings.

Rare Zebra/Donkey Hybrid Born at Wildlife Preserve

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

They may be an unlikely pair, but just five days ago a zebra and donkey in Georgia welcomed into the world one very unique-looking baby girl -- a zedonk.

Exclusive Sneak Peek: DefCon Ninja Party Badge [PICS]

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

A hacker group known as the Ninjas has created what may be the best DefCon badge ever. The badge allows wireless ninja battle between badge holders. Unlike the official badge, attendees at the world's largest hacker convention can't buy this one: it's free.

How to ask out a Pokemon player (PIC)

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Samzilla says: "For some reason I've been finding myself thinking of creative ways to ask out a girl. I wonder if this could work...."

40 Eco-Friendly Chefs Under 40

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Forty rising culinary stars, all working to make great sustenance more sustainable.

Blast hits Japanese oil tanker near Oman

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 04:03 PM PDT

A Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz is damaged by an explosion its operators say may have been an "outside attack".

Xbox 360: A Tale from the Red Ring of Death

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Microsoft's Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death problem is bigger than I thought. Strange, then, that the company didn't even tell us that the new Slim may have it solved.

Mom Sells Baby; Uses Cash to Gamble, Buy Videogames

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

She thought her seven-month-old son cried too much. So she sold him for $2,000 in a shopping mall parking lot.

I Enjoy Cooking Chinese and Italians

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

And 23 other real resume mistakes.

Man Turns 14-Year-Old Girl Into Dominatrix, Gets 25 Years

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

There are deplorable human beings and then there is Todd Barkau, who trained a 14-year-old girl to be a dominatrix. Not only did he teach her, he also raped and prostituted her on the Internet as a 19- to 20-year-old dominatrix named "Evil Mistress Alisha."

As promised, golfer gives caddy new car after hole in one

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Hit 5-iron, not 6, advises the caddy. "If I get a hole-in-one, do you want a big tip or the car?" asks the golfer in reply, referring to the prize for an ace on that hole, a new Jeep valued at $26,500. Caddy says the car. Ball lands in cup. Golfer's a stand-up guy. Caddy has a new ride. ... Golf-clap, please.

Duckface Is Out Of Control [GIF]

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Pay special attention to rotating cavalcade of douche bags flanking our duckfacing heroine. That's what happens when you make this stupid face ladies. So stop!

The Spotlight on Online Gaming (Infographic)

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Over the past 5 years it has grown to become an important part of our online experience. Some people approach online gaming in a casual manner while others get obsessed with online gaming to the point where not much else in their life matters.

10 Movie Couples With The Greatest, Ickiest Age Disparities

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Hollywood mistakes the sweaty dreams of aging producers with those of us average rubes, which explains why America's fantasy factory wants us to believe that every sexy young woman sleeps with a copy of AARP magazine under her lacy pillow. Uh, yeah. They do not.

A Long Time Ago… [Comic]

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT


Disney To Buy Mountain View Social Gaming Startup Playdom

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 02:29 PM PDT

Playdom, a startup who has competed with Zynga in the online social gaming market, is being acquired by The Walt Disney Co. The acquisition will let Disney create new games based on its vault of characters from "Toy Story" to the comic book superheroes from Marvel. Will social games become a new promotional vehicle for blockbuster films?

Two catalysts are better than one

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Much like two children in the back seat of a car, it can be challenging to get two catalysts to cooperate for the greater good. Now Northwestern University chemists have gotten two catalysts to work together on the same task -- something easily done by nature but a difficult thing to do in the laboratory.

Mexico police find 8 human heads dumped near city

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Eight human heads are found outside the northern Mexican city of Durango after anonymous tip-offs to police.

Edith Vogelhut: Roman Polanski Raped, Drugged, Handcuffed Me

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Another woman has come forward claiming Roman Polanski brutally raped her at Jack Nicholson house, the same place he raped 13-year-old Samantha Geimer in 1977.

Can you Ask a Pig if his Glass is Half Full?

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Experts in the UK have shown for the first time that a pig's mood mirrors how content he is, highlighting that pigs are capable of complex emotions which are directly influenced by their living conditions.

Red Wine, Whiskey, and Bourbon Cause Migraines

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Dark colored alcoholic beverages such as red wine, whiskey and bourbon were more likely to cause migraines than light colored alcoholic beverages.

LG launches App Store, no one notices or cares

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

It's for feature phones and smartphones, but surprisingly not Android phones, and support for Western Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain) isn't event coming until next year. America … where's that?

Teen Dressed As The Joker Burns Down High School

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Every kid experiences rough patches when, on some level, they wouldn't mind if their school burned down (not necessarily to hurt their peers or teachers, but to avoid going to class), but one Irish teen took that desire to the extreme by tapping into Heath Ledger's "The Dark Knight" anarchy and committing arson dressed as the Clown Prince of Crime.

Exclusive: Josh Hutcherson's SPIDER-MAN Audition Video!

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT


The greatest park bench in history! [PIC]

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT


Judge Blocks Parts Of Arizona's Immigration Law

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

A federal judge "has" blocked controversial sections of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect.

Video Game Music as High Art?

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

These days, a lot of people in the classical music world are worried that kids aren't connecting with orchestral music. But the music of video games is emerging as one way orchestras may actually be reaching new audiences.

The Insanity of the Insanity Defense

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

On March 11, 2003 7:00 p.m., a patrol officer responding to a separate domestic violence call was flagged down by a woman and a man, who were obviously frantic. The woman, Magdalena Alvarez and the man, Rubio's half brother Jose Luis Rubio were screaming in Spanish, "The babies are dead," and "They have no heads!"

Futuristic Automated Underground Garage Debuts (Video)

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

A fully-automated parking garage in Budapest, Hungary, solves an urban parking dilemma in a decidedly futuristic way.

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