Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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POSTED: Monday, September 8, 2014, 11:23 AM
Russell Edwards, author of "Naming the Jack the Ripper," as seen in a Mail Online video.

A new book claims to have solved the infamous case of Jack the Ripper, believed to have brutally killed at least five women in London in the late 1880s.

A shawl thought to belong to one of the victims, Catherine Eddows, was found to not only have her DNA, but the DNA of one of the prime suspects, according to Naming Jack the Ripper (Globe Pequot Press), by Russell Edwards.

The perp, according to Edwards, was hairdresser Aaron Kosminski, a Polish immigrant who died a decade later in an insane asylum.

POSTED: Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:35 AM
Comic actress Betty White was very much alive at 92 on Sept. 5, 2014, despite rumors based on a misreading of a headline using the word "dyes."

Reportedly, some people saw a satirical headline that "Actress Betty White, 62, dyes naturally in her Los Angeles home," and thought the beloved funny lady was dead.

No, it wasn't a misspelling. It was a wry reference to hair color.

The first paragraph "confirms" the rumor: "Betty White, best known for her roles on TVs The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls, and Hot in Cleveland, is not a natural blonde."

POSTED: Friday, September 5, 2014, 8:56 AM
This super-sized shrimp caught in Fort Pierce, Fla., seems to dwarf a human hand, as seen in photographs posted on Facebook by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Actually, it was about a half-and-a-half long, and appeared bigger by virtue of being closer to the camera.

If the biggest critter on the shrimp chart, "extra colossal," is 10 to a pound, a Florida man photographed one that could be called hyper-uber-super-stupendo colossal.

The photographs, posted on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Facebook page, exaggerate its size even further, because the crustacean is dangling closer to the camera than the hand it dwarfs.

"Steve Bargeron was fishing from a dock in Fort Pierce as he watched a fellow fisherman pull this creature out of the water. Steve said the massive thing was about 18 inches long and striking its own tail, so he grabbed it by its back like a lobster," according to the commission's post.

POSTED: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 1:12 PM
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 5, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell was at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington Thursday morning to announce a new initiative that aims to support the state's disadvantaged students. But you'd never know that by the tweet he sent out about the event earlier in the day:

That, ladies and gentlemen, is a photo of Darja, aka Precious Little, an Estonian model and avid Instagram user under the handle "PreciousLittleModel" — the account where the photo originated. Darja initially posted the photo in December 2010, and since then it somehow got onto our timelines.

POSTED: Thursday, September 4, 2014, 10:51 AM
Jay Z throws $2 bills into the crowd at Made in America on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Photo at right was taken minutes earlier, as he was standing at crowd level behind security, by Nicole Rechter of Lindenwold.

We were previously sent photos of $2 bills supposedly thrown by Jay Z during Steve Aoki's performance Saturday night at the Made in America concert in Philadelphia.

We were also sent photos of Jay Z, off stage, standing at crowd level, supposedly before he threw $2 bills into the air several times.

Now, we finally have a photo of HOV himself hurling some double-dollars out over the audience.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 3:09 PM
Filed Under: Celebrities & Gossip
Emma Sulkowicz is carrying her mattress from class to class until the man she says sexually assaulted her and two other Columbia students leaves the college campus.
Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz is making major waves across the US while literally bearing the burden of her rape for the college campus and nation to see. The rising senior is carrying her mattress from class to class until the man she says sexually assaulted her and two other Columbia students leaves the college campus - whether by expulsion from school or of his own accord.

The man accused was found not responsible (in all three cases) when brought before the Columbia disciplinary panel, leaving Sulkowicz, the other two victims, and thousands of victims who have faced the same red tape and frustrations regarding sexual assault cases reeling yet again from the lack of response and general mismanaging of situations just like this nationwide.

At a time when even public figures like CeeLo Green still feel entirely comfortable with (and entitled to) spouting truly terrible comments about rape, it's not hard to see why the call for action is getting increasingly louder.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 PM
Adam Levine does an impression of Michael Jackson on the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (via YouTube)

Tuesday night’s airing of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was an episode of epic musical proportions.

Fallon and guest Adam Levine played a game called “Wheel of Musical Impressions,” when the singer stopped by to talk about the upcoming season of “The Voice.” At the press of a button, the “musical impressions generator” generated a random iconic singer and a random song title.

Levine got to exercise his own voice with a surprisingly brilliant rendition of the “Sesame Street” theme song as sung by Michael Jackson, among other entertaining imitations.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 1:54 PM
Singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Green pleaded no contest to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy and was sentenced to three years of probation. The charge stems from a 2012 incident where he was accused of slipping ecstasy into a woman's drink. (Photo by David Buchan (Getty Images)

Following his no-contest plea in a court case claiming he supplied a woman with ecstasy, CeeLo Green dragged himself into more controversy with a series of bizarre tweets about rape.

The woman said she was eating with Green and doesn’t remember the period between that meal and waking up naked in the singer’s bed. Green has a rebuttal to this claim. One tweet in a series that has since been deleted said, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”

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