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Sam Brodsky

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Lucky couple and newborn pose for royal photos meant for Kate Middleton

In case you haven’t heard, Kate Middleton gave birth today to an 8 lb. 7 oz. baby boy. His name hasn't been revealed as of Monday afternoon (though Metro staffers predict Albert or Arthur). The Duchess of Cambridge left St. Mary’s Lindo Wing with her third child after only a few...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 5:22 PM

These beer gummy bears inspired by Corona and lime will get you ready for summer

Corona Light and luxury candy company Sugarfina have teamed up to create limited-edition beer gummy bears just in time for Cinco de Mayo: "But First, Cerveza" and "Here for a Good Lime." As Sugarfina writes on their website: "Sunshine and good vibes in a bite-...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 3:47 PM

Woman punches man who sexually harassed her, tweet goes viral

On the second day of a three-week solo trip to Dublin, Ireland, Leanna Carr was walking to a bus stop when a man groped her from behind. The 26-year-old from Fort Collins, Colorado, did the first thing that came to mind — she punched her harasser in the face. The incident, posted on social...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 12:54 PM

This celeb apologized after saying she would have voted for Trump

Canadian ("Man! I Feel Like a Woman!") singer Shania Twain received backlash after stating that she would have filled out a ballot for Trump if she was registered to vote in the United States. The 52-year-old told The Guardian in an interview meant to promote her latest album, Now, over...

Monday, April 23, 2018, 11:24 AM

The feminist font every woman needs to download right now

The Time’s Up and Me Too movements have solidified a platform for women to speak out about gender parity, gender equality and sexual harassment. With this stage comes even greater purpose to educate and unify people young and old, and millions have joined in — through petitions,...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 5:14 PM

Hundreds of celebs and activists announce anti-NRA coalition

Hundreds of celebrities — Jimmy Kimmel, Alec Baldwin and Alyssa Milano, to name a few — are banding together with activists such as Parkland survivor David Hogg and Me Too founder Tarana Burke. Their purpose? To take on the NRA by staging more nationwide demonstrations, pushing for...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 2:19 PM

Shopping at Target? You don't even need to get out of your car

Target (aka "TarJay") announced on Tuesday they are expanding their Target Drive Up service launched in the Minneapolis-area last fall to 270 stores throughout the South and Southeast. Our Drive Up service is the fastest way to get your Target Run done—and it's now available...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:39 PM

What time does the National School Walkout start today?

It’s April 20, 1999. Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, shoot up Columbine High School, killing 12 students and a teacher within about 40 minutes. They then kill themselves. Today, students across the nation will stage a walkout in honor of the 13 lives lost that day. And exactly what...

Friday, April 20, 2018, 9:41 AM

Can you give pot to your pups? All about the CBD supplements for your dogs

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana. In simple terms, it’s the part of the plant that doesn’t get you high — and it's proven to have medicinal effects on consumers, treating pain and anxiety, reducing inflammation and even controlling...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:21 PM

How often do planes crash?

Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight 1380 made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, 20 minutes after leaving LaGuardia, because of an uncontained engine failure. It started when a fan blade from the left engine (a CFM56, to be exact) snapped off due to metal fatigue (you can read more...

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 1:35 PM

Does Stormy Daniels have kids?

Stormy Daniels. With a net worth of around $2 million, 150+ adult film credits and a defamation case in the works against President Trump and lawyer Michael Cohen, she’s brought a storm of headlines to your news feeds lately. So, you’re probably wondering a few things: Did she really...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 5:17 PM

Stormy Daniels plans to donate NDA money to Planned Parenthood

If Stormy Daniels wins her defamation case, she will reportedly donate the $130,000 from the NDA regarding the alleged 2006 Trump affair to Planned Parenthood. And who will this donation be attributed to? Trump and long-time lawyer Michael Cohen. This is signifant (and significantly ironic)...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3:04 PM

All-Pink Starbursts are back. Here's where to find them

"You’re a pink Starburst. Don’t let anyone treat you like a yellow Starburst." All-Pink Starbursts are back. If you recall, they hit stores around the same time last year and caused quite the frenzy among candy lovers nationwide. The bags are inspired by everyone’s love...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 12:54 PM

Here are all the bizarre Stormy Daniels sketch theories so far

On "The View" yesterday, Stormy Daniels and attorney Michael Avenatti revealed a composite sketch of the man the adult film star says threatened her and her daughter in 2011 to keep the alleged affair with President Trump — that she claims (and he denies) happened five years prior...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 11:04 AM

Need some cheering up on Tax Day? Here are the funniest tweets about it

Today marked Tax Day 2018. Since April 15 — the typical designated date of Tax Day — fell on a Sunday this year and Monday was Emancipation Day, April 17 became the lucky deadline to file your taxes. via GIPHY It was reported earlier that Trump filed an extension for his 2017 tax...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 4:35 PM

Stormy Daniels reveals sketch of man who threatened her and daughter

At the end of March, Stormy Daniels appeared on a segment of "60 Minutes" and revealed that a man had threatened her and her infant daughter back in 2011: she was to stay mum about the alleged affair she’d had with Trump. And now, the adult film star is coming out with what she says...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:24 PM

Coca-Cola came out with a first-ever slushie in a pouch

Over a month ago, Coca-Cola Japan announced it was experimenting with a new alcoholic drink called, "Chu-Hi," the first boozy beverage in Coca-Cola history. And on April 16, after reportedly testing 100 different prototypes and working on development for eight years, the company launched...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 11:46 AM

How to get your hands on a copy of the James Comey book tomorrow

The much-talked-about James Comey book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," has made major headlines leading up to its release tomorrow, April 17. In The New York Times’ review of the book, critic Michiko Kakutani states that it "underscores just how outside...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 5:27 PM

The best signs from the Boston Marathon

The Boston Marathon kicked off this morning and, well, the conditions weren’t ideal: heavy rain, winds up to 25 mph and the coldest start in three decades. But that didn’t stop the marathoners from taking on 26.2 miles stride by stride or their supporters, whether indoors or out, from...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 2:49 PM

Sarah Sanders forced to clarify misleading tweet about Syria air strike

On Friday night, less than a week after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected poison gas attack took dozens of lives in Douma, the U.S. — along with British and French allies — launched a missile strike against the country’s chemical weapons facilities. While Trump...

Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:16 AM