Janet Jackson Will Be Inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019

Cady Lang Janet Jackson will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2019, which also includes Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Def Leppard, The Cure, Roxy Music, and the Zombies. Jackson was nominated in October 2018 and was voted into the highly prestigious institution by over 1,000 international artists, including music industry professionals, historians and living inductees. This will be the second time that Nicks is being honored at the ceremony (she was inducted as part of Fleetwood Mac in 1998,) but the first time that she’ll be celebrated as a solo artist … Continue reading Janet Jackson Will Be Inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2019

Miss USA Under Fire for Mocking Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam During Miss Universe Competition

Cady Lang Sarah Rose Summers, Miss USA 2018, apologized via her Instagram account on Thursday after a video went viral of her making controversial comments about Nat Rern, Miss Cambodia and H’Hen Nie, Miss Vietnam for not speaking English during the Miss Universe competition. Summers was called out online for mocking the two other contestants on Instagram Live; of Miss Vietnam, she commented: “She’s so cute and she pretends to know so much English and then you ask her a question after having a whole conversation with her and she goes…” before going on to mime nodding and smiling. Of … Continue reading Miss USA Under Fire for Mocking Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam During Miss Universe Competition

Officials Pinpoint 1 Source of Contaminated Romaine, But Investigation Remains ‘Active’

Jamie Ducharme Investigators with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found one probable source of the E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce, and said romaine from more growing regions is now considered safe to eat. A sediment sample taken from an agricultural water reservoir at Adam Brothers Farming in Santa Barbara County, Calif. tested positive for the strain of E. coli involved in the outbreak, officials said during a call with reporters Thursday. It’s not immediately clear how the reservoir became contaminated, officials said, but the investigation is ongoing with cooperation from the … Continue reading Officials Pinpoint 1 Source of Contaminated Romaine, But Investigation Remains ‘Active’

Here’s Why People Kiss Under the Mistletoe at Christmastime

Kat Moon From Harry Potter’s first kiss to Justin Bieber’s holiday tune, kissing under the mistletoe is everywhere in pop culture. But this Christmas tradition — that if you’re standing under the leafy plant, it’s time for a smooch — existed long before it ever appeared in movies and pop songs. While historians are uncertain about why kissing under the mistletoe started, there is a general consensus regarding when and where the custom began, and how it became popular during Christmastime. The origins of kissing under the mistletoe, a plant that often bears white berries, are often traced to a … Continue reading Here’s Why People Kiss Under the Mistletoe at Christmastime

Oprah Sheds Illuminating Light on That Video of Her Displeased Reaction to Chicken

Cady Lang A video of Oprah tasting a chicken dish on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006 recently went viral, thanks to a hilarious tweet by writer Spencer Althouse. In the clip, Oprah tastes a chicken recipe that won $1 million, but soon realizes that the chicken lacks any seasoning — not even salt and pepper. As might be expected, the Internet wholeheartedly enjoyed this vintage Oprah footage — so much so that Oprah herself took to Instagram to set the record straight on her reaction to the unseasoned chicken. In a post to the Oprah Magazine account, she revealed … Continue reading Oprah Sheds Illuminating Light on That Video of Her Displeased Reaction to Chicken

Vermont Man Debuts Middle Finger Sculpture in Unsubtle Message to Town Officials

LISA RATHKE / AP (WESTFORD, Vt.) — A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town has let officials know exactly how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his front lawn. Ted Pelkey said Thursday that he has been trying for about 10 years to move his truck repair and recycling business to his property but has been unable to get a permit. He paid about $3,000 to have the roughly 7-foot-tall (2-meter-tall) sculpture carved with a chain saw. In November, he put it on a … Continue reading Vermont Man Debuts Middle Finger Sculpture in Unsubtle Message to Town Officials

6th ‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Dies in France After Getting Hit by Truck

SAMUEL PETREQUIN / AP (PARIS) — A sixth “yellow vest” protester In France has been killed, this one hit by a truck at a protest roadblock, authorities said Thursday as the movement rocking the country showed no signs of abating. Officials in the Vaucluse department said the driver was arrested and taken into custody after he tried to flee the scene near the southern city of Avignon. The Vaucluse prefect’s office said the injured protester received emergency treatment but died from his wounds overnight. The prefect urged the protesters — who wear the fluorescent safety vests that France requires drivers … Continue reading 6th ‘Yellow Vest’ Protester Dies in France After Getting Hit by Truck