Sam Brodsky

Digital Writer

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American student studying in The Netherlands stabbed to death by roommate

American student Sarah Papenheim, 21, was stabbed to death in her Netherlands apartment on Wednesday, according to police. The alleged suspect is her 23-year-old roommate, CNN reports. Authorities told The Washington Post that the roommate, a male musician, fled the apartment and...

Friday, December 14, 2018, 4:14 PM

Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers apologizes for seemingly racist Instagram video

Back in May, Sarah Rose Summers was crowned Miss USA 2018. The 24-year-old Omaha native studied at the Texas Christian University and is an aspiring child life specialist. Summers received backlash this week due to seemingly problematic comments she made during an Instagram Live video with fellow...

Friday, December 14, 2018, 1:54 PM

William and Kate release the cutest royal Christmas card

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children just released a 2018 royal Christmas card, and it's by far the best one yet. Posted by Kensington Palace Friday morning, the card features the family of five lounging around in nature to remind us that even if they are royalty, they'...

Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:30 AM

11 popular restaurants open on Christmas Day this year

Christmas is a time for family and food. But, if you happen to be roaming the streets for some good eats, or you aren't of Christian faith, you're probably wondering if there are restaurants open on Christmas Day. Take Chipotle, for instance (because burrito bowls during this time of year...

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:17 PM

Scripted series about music legend Selena Quintanilla coming to Netflix

In 1997, Jennifer Lopez played slain superstar singer Selena Quintanilla in a titular film about her career, marriage to Chris Perez and tragic death. Now, a Selena Netflix show, Selena: The Series, is in development. Netflix announced plans for this project on Tuesday, and Selena's...

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 1:58 PM

Stevie Nicks: 1st woman inducted twice to Rock Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced next year's inductees this morning, and it was a massive win for Fleetwood Mac frontwoman Stevie Nicks. She, along with six others, will make up the Rock Hall of Fame 2019 class honored for their musical influence and success. Nicks was inducted with...

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:04 AM

Want free cupcakes? Here's how to get some on National Cupcake Day

Try to eat a cupcake without smiling. We dare you. It's nearly impossible to bite into a fluffy base frosted to perfection and stay glum. That's why we celebrate National Cupcake Day annually on December 15: because they deserve recognition for all the cheering up they do.  As author...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:29 PM

U by Kotex has issued a tampon recall

Kimberly-Clark, the parent company of U by Kotex, has issued a voluntary tampon recall of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons, Regular Absorbency. It isn't an expiration issue, but a quality-related "defect." Some consumers using these tampons reported that they unraveled or came apart upon...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 1:53 PM

Everything to know about Disney's live-action Kim Possible movie

Disney Channel's favorite redhead in cargo pants is coming back to TV screens for a live-action remake after the New Year. That's right: get ready for a new Kim Possible movie.  Based on the animated series that aired from June 2002 to September 2007, this film promises action,...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 11:32 AM

Why you really shouldn't be eating raw cookie dough

What's the best part about baking snickerdoodles or Pillsbury's chocolate chip? Most people would tell you that it's sneaking a bite or two of raw cookie dough (or, perhaps, licking the bowl clean).  With the holiday season in full swing, the CDC has issued an update to one of its...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 3:43 PM

Jamal Khashoggi and other targeted journalists named TIME Person of the Year

TIME Person of the Year was revealed this morning on the TODAY Show, one day after the magazine's editors announced the 10 finalists. TIME gave the annual honor to a group of journalists that were jailed, killed or targeted for their work this year: one newspaper and four media members led by...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12:53 PM

How to get free Starbucks coffee for an entire month after the New Year

Free Starbucks seems like something out of a dream. But, the popular coffee and pastry chain is answering our prayers this holiday season. While supplies last, Starbucks' Brewed Refill Tumbler is available for purchase in participating U.S. stores for $40. If you bring this limited-edition 16-...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 4:19 PM

10 finalists for TIME Person of the Year 2018

TIME Person of the Year 2018 will be named tomorrow, December 11. The magazine has given out a title of this caliber since 1928 when it dubbed American aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh as 1927 "Man of the Year." Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, became the first "Woman of...

Monday, December 10, 2018, 12:38 PM

Who is replacing Julie Chen on The Talk?

It has been almost three months since Julie Chen announced she was taking a break, then officially stepping down from, her position on The Talk.  Her departure from the show came after husband Les Moonves resigned as Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of CBS Corporation,...

Friday, December 7, 2018, 5:25 PM

Kevin Hart drops Oscars 2019 host gig amid homophobia controversy. LGBTQ Twitter reacts

Kevin Hart has stepped down as the Oscars 2019 host due to controversy over past comments about the LGBTQ community. Shortly after Hart was named next year's host on Tuesday, tweets from 2009 through 2011 featuring homophobic language, along with seemingly offensive ...

Friday, December 7, 2018, 2:31 PM

Trump insists on more border control but doesn't know how to spell 'border'

Trump, like any president, has made his political views quite clear. And, from day one of his 2016 presidential campaign, he's used the same rhetoric when it comes to border control: "Build a wall." This fall, Trump warned against a caravan of migrants quickly headed to the U.S.-...

Friday, December 7, 2018, 10:48 AM

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2: Everything we know so far

When Netflix commissioned the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series last year, they locked down two seasons. This is great considering all the questions left unanswered after the first go-around: Will Harvey find someone else while his former love is off at The Academy of Unseen Arts? Will his...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:10 PM

Infant ibuprofen sold in Walmart, CVS recalled

Tris Pharma Inc, a New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company, issued a liquid infant ibuprofen recall due to possible increased levels of the drug, which could cause adverse effects. The infant ibuprofen recall applies to three batches of Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 1:17 PM

Cardi B finally posts first photo of daughter Kulture

Cardi B's daughter Kulture was born on July 10 of this year. The performer, who turned 26 in October, took to her Instagram to announce the birth, writing, "Kulture Kiari Cephus" along with the date. She also tagged the girl's father, fellow rapper Offset (real name Kiari...

Thursday, December 6, 2018, 10:30 AM

Everything to know about Ellen's new Netflix special

Ellen's last comedy special aired on HBO back in 2003. Now, 15 years later, she's back with something brand-new: an Ellen Netflix stand-up routine called "Relatable." Ellen signed a deal with the streaming service in May 2017. "I got a tweet from the people at Netflix, and...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 5:08 PM