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POSTED: Monday, June 9, 2014, 4:43 PM
Photo via Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez's Twitter.

During Sunday’s interview portion of Miss USA, Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez was asked about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses from celebrity judge Rumor Willis.

Sanchez, who was eventually crowned Miss USA, accentuated the importance of raising awareness to ensure women know how to protect themselves in dangerous situations.

"I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don't want that to come out into the public," she said. "But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that's something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women."

POSTED: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 2:07 PM
SOCHI, RUSSIA - MARCH 16: Russia President Vladimir Putin waves during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games Closing Ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium on March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Yesterday, when Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down with France’s Radio Europe one to address Hillary Clinton’s recent criticism’s against Russia, he could have focused on the political issue of the day. But, instead, he focused on Clinton’s gender. 

“It’s better not to ague with women,” he said. “When people push boundaries too far, it’s not because they are strong, but because they are weak. But maybe weakness is not the worst quality for a woman.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, he meant what he said. When the interviewer gives Putin the chance to come back from that statement, he doesn’t go for the bait. As per PolicyMic:

POSTED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 8:41 PM
Screenshot of Ryan Lewis asking people if they knew who Ryan Lewis was and what he does for the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (YouTube)

It was a bold move by Ryan Lewis when he took the streets of New York City without a disguise to ask fans what they knew about Ryan Lewis.

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tagged along with the music producer and Macklemore buddy as he questioned several people what they knew about Lewis, if anything at all. 

Every person he stopped to chat with admitted they weren’t exactly sure what he did but claimed they knew what he looked like.

POSTED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 3:40 PM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Country music singer Brad Paisley performed during a troop rally with President Barack Obama during an unannounced visit at Bagram Air Field, on Sunday, May 25, 2014, north of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Country star Brad Paisley turned a Westboro Baptist Church protest into a quirky photo opportunity outside his concert in Kansas on Sunday. (Scroll down to see the actual photo)

The religious extremists stood outside Bonnor Springs' Cricket Wireless Amphitheater, holding up signs that read "God Hates Drunks", "Sin Breeds Violence", and "God Controls All" - as part of a protest against Paisley and his songs like "Alcohol" and "Celebrity". But the WBC members' plans to irk the star backfired when he joined them and politely asked if they would join him for a "selfie", which he defiantly posted on his Instagram page. He added the caption, "Westboro Baptist Selfie!! Or west-Burro(a**) selfie. Hopefully they can hear the show out here. We'll play loud."

Paisley's reaction is somewhat different to the one his fellow country music star Vince Gill had when he faced the Westboro protesters in nearby Kansas City, Missouri last year - the "I Still Believe In You" singer confronted the picketers with an expletive-filled speech, which was caught on camera, and the video footage of the interaction went viral. Foo Fighters have also had fun with the extremists - they dressed in disguise and performed songs that appealed to the God-fearing group on the back of a flat-bed truck outside a show in Kansas City in 2011.


POSTED: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 5:28 PM
Screenshot via YouTube.

Kid President is back and he's telling us five things that make summer awesome. 

Spolier Alert: His number one thing is no school but be sure to watch the full video because he brings up some pretty important facts about what no school in the summer means for millions of children in America. 

POSTED: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:58 AM
Glenn Beck. ((Harrison McClary/Reuters))

In an attempt to illustrate that the White House’s recent efforts to end sexual assault on college campuses are based on exaggerated data, Glenn Beck’s program TheBlaze aired a segment with Stu Burguiere that turned out to be far more inflammatory than informational.

Burguiere started the segment by lambasting the two studies cited by the Obama administration in their report filed late last month. The 2007 Campus Sexual Assault report and the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey both state that nearly one in five female students and the same ratio of women in general have reportedly been sexually assaulted.

Many of the women reported being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a fact that Burguiere seemed to take particular issue with. He attempted to take apart the language of the study—the NIPSVS asked, “When you were drunk, high, drugged, or passed out and unable to consent, how many people have ever had sex with you?”—exclaiming that it is in fact possible to consent to sex while drunk.

POSTED: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:39 AM
Ukranian model and personality Valeria Lukyanova has received criticism for becoming "human barbie".

Last week we reported on an emerging trend in women’s cosmetic procedures known as the ‘hand lift.’ The temporary, costly procedure is designed to give hands a fuller, more youthful appearance.

Why would any woman subject herself to needles for the sake of pre-pubescent hands? Blame it on the millenial phenomenon known as the engagement ring selfie.

POSTED: Monday, May 26, 2014, 4:05 PM
Screenshot from Jake Hyer's YouTube video.

Marriage proposal stories are always entertaining and exciting to hear, but with the help of video and social media today we are connected more than ever, making such a personal event readily accessible to pretty much anybody.

For Jack Hyer, he went to great extremes to make his proposal to his girlfriend Rebecca Strellnauer the most epic proposal ever. Over the course of four years, Hyer filmed himself singing along to “500 Miles” by The Proclaimers in 26 different countries.

Hyer told his girlfiend they were going to watch his graduation video, but she, along with what appears to be friends and family, was surprised with his adorable proposal video.

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