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Jared Leto had 30 seconds... to eat a cookie from his forehead

44 min 18 sec ago

Jared Leto, who now happens to look like Jesus, dropped into The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. 

Forgetting that terrible standalone Joker movie idea for second, Leto challenged Fallon to a game of "30 Seconds to..." (because of his band, geddit), where the pair speedily ate cookies from their foreheads, and figured out how many CDs they could throw into a watermelon.

Sure, it's all very fun. But more importantly, what about Leto's hair? So shiny. Read more...

More about Entertainment, Tv, Jared Leto, The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and 30 Seconds To Mars

Lena Waithe pays tribute to fellow trailblazers in heartfelt speech at MTV Awards

1 hour 17 min ago

Game-changer Lena Waithe gave a major shoutout to her fellow trailblazers at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, urging folks to acknowledge those who have fought for acceptance and diversity in the past.

Wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an image of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to seek the nomination for U.S. president, Waithe received the Trailblazer Award at this year's MTV Awards on Saturday.

SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman hands over 'Best Hero' award to James Shaw Jr.

It's an award given to game-changers in the industry, who pave the way for new, diverse voices in entertainment.  Read more...

More about Lgbtq, Mtv Movie Awards, Lena Waithe, Lgbtq Pride, and Mtv Movie Tv Awards

Stephen Colbert rips into defenders of Trump's child separation policy

1 hour 39 min ago

The Trump administration's forcible separation of children from their families at the border has seen its share of defenders in recent days, especially people who think these detention centres aren't that bad.

In his opening monologue on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert took aim at these people, with the likes of Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Trump advisor Stephen Miller in his sights. 

"Trump's defenders are wrong and they are bad, but it's important to give the devil his due. He's a sponsor," Colbert said, before launching into another segment called "The Devil's Advocate." Read more...

More about Migrants, Stephen Colbert, Immigration, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and Department Of Homeland Security

Refugee numbers at a 'record high' — here's how to fix that

1 hour 55 min ago

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its Global Trends report on the global refugee crisis on Tuesday, concluding that the world's forcibly displaced population was at a "record high." 

According to the report, a total of 68.5 million people were displaced by the end of 2017, increased by 2.9 million since 2016. During 2017 alone, 16.2 million people fled — which comes out to 44,500 people becoming refugees every day of last year. This is the largest increase of refugees UNHCR has seen in a single year. 

SEE ALSO: 7 activist groups supporting families at the border that need your help right now Read more...

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Merriam-Webster subtweeted about Trump's child separation policy

3 hours 20 min ago

Merriam-Webster's Twitter account is famed for not being here for your BS — or that of the Department of Homeland Security.

On Sunday, DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared her agency doesn't "have a policy of separating families at the border," despite extensive reports contradicting the claim. 

SEE ALSO: Homeland Security secretary gets shredded on Twitter after she lies about policy that separates families at border

When asked by CNN's Jeff Zeleny on Monday whether the separation policy was tantamount to child abuse, Nielsen claimed that most children were sent to the border alone, and there were "high standards" for the detention centres these children were housed in.  Read more...

More about Politics, Culture, Department Of Homeland Security, Merriam Webster, and Culture

Tiffany Haddish challenges Prince T'Challa for the 'Black Panther' throne

3 hours 53 min ago

Tiffany Haddish is going for the Wakandan throne.

Hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Saturday, the Girls Trip star and Saturday Night Live favourite opened the event with a hilarious parody of the Black Panther throne challenge scene. 

"I came to battle, bitches!" says Haddish to Zuri, played by Forest Whittaker. "Also, I got a Groupon for 40 percent off at the Wakanda Sheraton.

Look out for some masterful cameos in here from Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, and a perfect TLC reference. Read more...

More about Parody, Mtv Movie Awards, Black Panther, Tiffany Haddish, and Entertainment

'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman hands over 'Best Hero' award to James Shaw Jr.

4 hours 11 min ago

Not all heroes wear capes, or Wakandan catsuits.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman handed over his "Best Hero" award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards to a real-life hero.

SEE ALSO: 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman inspires students to challenge discrimination

In his acceptance speech on Saturday, Boseman thanked the incredibly brave James Shaw Jr., the 29-year-old who disarmed the Waffle House shooter without being armed himself, likely saving many lives in the process. 

"Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing, but it's even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life," Boseman said on stage, given his award by Olivia Munn and Zazie Beetz. Read more...

More about Mtv Movie Awards, Chadwick Boseman, James Shaw Jr, Entertainment, and Celebrities

Amazon Prime launches in another country, at half the price of the U.S.

5 hours 13 min ago

It took a long time for Australians to get Amazon, and even longer to get Prime.

The membership program is finally available in the country, offering free delivery on products as well as access to Prime Video and other services like Twitch Prime and Prime Reading.

SEE ALSO: Amazon's DeepLens is one smart camera

Interestingly, A$6.99 (US$5.27) or A$59 (US$44.51) for the year, it's half the price of what U.S. customers are paying for the service.

However, Prime in Australia only offers free two-day business delivery, whereas you can get free same-day or next day delivery in the U.S. for some items on Amazon. Australian Prime does offer free delivery for international orders over $49, however. Read more...

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How to stop feeling helpless when you hear about immigrant children taken from their parents

6 hours 10 min ago

I held my tears back upon reading about Marco Antonio Muñoz, a Honduran father who killed himself after being separated from his 3-year-old son. I choked on them again when I learned of Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez's plight: She brought her 8-year-old son across the American border in May only to be deported back home to Guatemala without him. She has no idea when or how she'll be reunited with her child.

SEE ALSO: 7 activist groups supporting families at the border that need your help right now

I put off weeping by clicking out of each article when I felt a surge of panic and anguish. As the parent of an almost 4-year-old, I found the details of these stories made me want to vomit. My compulsion to hold those emotions at bay has a lot to do with my job as a reporter covering subjects like suicide and sexual assault. There are only so many times I can cry in a week.  Read more...

More about Social Good, Donald Trump, Immigration, Families, and Social Good

Elon Musk accuses Tesla employee of 'extensive and damaging sabotage'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:32

Elon Musk has discovered a saboteur.

At least, that's what he told Tesla employees in an email sent Sunday night, according to CNBC

"I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations," wrote Musk, who's under an immense amount of pressure to ramp up production of the Tesla Model 3 sedan. 

SEE ALSO: Elon Musk announces companywide Tesla layoffs in leaked email

The email was sent the same night a fire shut down operations at a Tesla plant in Fremont, California, for several hours. 

Musk claimed an employee who was upset he didn't get a promotion altered Tesla code and sent "large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties."  Read more...

More about Tesla, Elon Musk, Model 3, Tech, and Big Tech Companies

That creepy Olive Garden commercial script is just as weird on screen

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:16

Last week, a hilariously creepy script made the rounds online. 

Writer and comedian Keaton Patti tweeted that he forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials, and then asked it to write its own version. The script he posted had some funny gems like describing pasta nachos as "warm and defeated" and a character revealing her mouthful of "secret soup."

A group of coworkers who normally create drivers ed videos put together their version of the Olive Garden commercial, and it's just as unsettling as the original script. Krista Doyle, one of the coworkers, tweeted that all they could talk about was the Olive Garden bot, so they "decided to just shoot the damn thing." Read more...

More about Twitter, Viral Videos, Ai, Culture, and Web Culture

Android Messages now lets users send text messages from their computers

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:58

Google is closing the gap between Android and iOS.

In an update rolling out today, Google is (finally!) releasing desktop support for the texting service, Android Messages. The update will allow Android smartphone owners to send and receive text messages straight from their laptops or desktops. Text, images, and stickers will be supported in the web version of the service.

SEE ALSO: Google's AI Assistant can now make real phone calls and it's frightening to listen to

Android users can get started by visiting the new Android Messages website. From there, they'll be presented with a QR code that they'll then scan with the Android Messages app. Read more...

More about Google, Android, Messaging App, Messaging, and Tech

Whole Foods only follows Beyoncé and Sting on Instagram. WHY?

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:20

Whole Foods, my close personal friend, what's going on?

The supermarket and Jeff Bezos clique member has long been the place where I occasionally buy salad bar food that always ends up being just okay. But now there's another facet to our relationship: we're both following Beyoncé and Sting on Instagram.

SEE ALSO: Beyoncé creeps on Twitter just like you do

The Whole Foods Instagram account.

Image: whole foods/instagram

In Whole Foods' case, these two extremely different musicians are the only Instagram accounts it's following. It's also wiped all previous posts from its account, replacing them with two blank, white posts, and it's added a bumble bee emoji to its bio. Very minimalist! Read more...

More about Food, Beyonce, Whole Foods, Sting, and Culture

The iconic works of art you missed in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apesh*t' video

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:15

The "Apeshit" music video from Beyoncé and Jay-Z features classic works of art from the Louvre, juxtaposed with modern music and choreography.  Watch for poetic statements about race, gender, love, and humanity. And, of course, those gorgeous pieces of art. Read more...

More about Music, Mashable Video, Beyonce, Tidal, and Album Review

You'll want to ignore this heart-shattering audio of kids separated from their parents. Don't.

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:59

ProPublica has obtained and released an absolutely heartbreaking audio recording of several children who've been separated from their parents at the border.

The nearly eight-minute long video comes after reports that almost 2,000 immigrant children have been taken from their families and placed in detention centers over a six-week period. The family separations are a result of the Trump administration's new "zero-tolerance" policy, which requires authorities to detain any immigrants who cross the border and take their children into custody. 

In the audio obtained, which was reportedly recorded inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility last week, scared young children can be heard sobbing and shrieking, begging to be reunited with their loved ones. Meanwhile, border patrol agents are heard cracking jokes about the noise, saying, "Well, we have an orchestra here. What we're missing is a conductor." Read more...

More about Politics, Social Good, Immigration, Propublica, and Social Good

Build your own miniature food sculptures with this polymer clay kit

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:54

Pocket Kitchen by Aiclay is the kit for all burgeoning artists who dream of tiny inedible foods. From cakes to veggies, this comprehensive kit provides all the tools you need to make your cake - but not to eat it too. Read more...

More about Art, Mashable Video, Crafts, Play, and Tiny Food

Shane, somehow, is reportedly coming back to 'The Walking Dead'

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:36

Warning: Spoilers for the second season of The Walking Dead ahead.

The infamous Shane Walsh, one of the earliest villains in The Walking Dead (besides all the zombies), is returning to the show. Somehow.

SEE ALSO: Chris Hardwick's bad statement got people talking about toxic nerd culture

Shane, played by Jon Bernthal, was famously killed twice in the second season of The Walking Dead, first being stabbed by Rick Grimes, and then shot by Rick's son Carl after Shane turned into a zombie. Despite this fact, Shane is coming back seven seasons later according to TV Line.

TV Line's report comes after rumors bubbled up about Shane's return to the series and a recent Instagram post showed Bernthal in the same room as series stars Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln. Read more...

More about Television, The Walking Dead, Entertainment, and Movies Tv Shows

Unchill Stan Twitter turned Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Mona Lisa' moment into a meme

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 20:27

Beyoncé and Jay-Z blessed us this weekend with their surprise joint album Everything Is Love

Then they unveiled the music video for "Apeshit" — which, by the way, they rented the LOUVRE for — and took the collective internet for a lesson in art history. It's incredible. 

So naturally, the internet had to ruin it.

SEE ALSO: Every artwork to look out for in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apesh*t' video

The music video includes a stunning shot of the couple dressed in pastel suits and standing before Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." 

But because stan Twitter can't just enjoy anything, Twitter users in different fandoms turned the scene into a meme that serves their specific interests. Read more...

More about Twitter, Memes, Beyonce, Culture, and Music

ACLU petitions Amazon to stop selling surveillance technology to the government

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:38

The American Civil Liberties Union is delivering a petition to Amazon's Seattle headquarters today with more than 150,000 signatures. They are requesting for Amazon to stop providing the government with facial recognition technology.

"Amazon has entered the surveillance business, and they're selling to the government," reads the online ACLU petition, which has nearly 60,000 signatures of the 75,000 they want. Other organizations like Demand Progress and Fight for the Future acted in conjunction with the ACLU and collected more than 90,000 signatures elsewhere.

SEE ALSO: Amazon is under fire for selling facial recognition tools to cops Read more...

More about Amazon, Surveillance, Petition, Aclu, and Surveillance State

What the most successful people do, according to this meme

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 19:12

It seems like everyone on Twitter has an opinion about what makes a person successful. 

Last week, Twitter user @APompliano tweeted a list of things he believes "the most successful people" do. It's a pretty vague bunch of descriptors —  successful people "have laser focus" and "build incredible teams," he claims. 

Apparently, successful people and the protagonists of Disney movies have something in common: They "believe in themselves." Sure.

The most successful people I've met:

1. Read constantly
2. Workout daily
3. Are innately curious
4. Have laser focus
5. Believe in themselves
6. Build incredible teams
7. Admit they know very little
8. Constantly work to improve
9. Demand excellence in everything they do

— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) June 10, 2018

More about Twitter, Memes, Advice, Culture, and Web Culture

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