Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.
The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling reveal of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And inevitably, with bad behavior comes excuses. It's no surprise that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and abuse. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged behavior. Excuses by way of apology. Excuses by way of confession. Excuses by way

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life
Kiss frontman Gene Simmonsuntil this week, a favorite guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network programs, which couldnt get enough of his supposedly outrageous rock-star antics mixed with conservative politicshas been banned for life from the right-leaning cable channels.Fox finally had enough of Simmons after he crudely insulted female Fox staffers, taunted them and exposed his chest, and otherwise behaved like the demon character he plays onstage. Management was not amused, and Simmonss photograph was promptly posted Wednesday

Im Slowly Learning To Not Care So Much About What Other People Think

Im Slowly Learning To Not Care So Much About What Other People Think
God & Man I’m slowly learning that I can still love myself even if someone else does not. I’m slowly learning that I don’t have to work so hard in order to win the approval of others. I’m slowly learning that if they do not like me, that is their business and not mine. I’m slowly learning that what someone else thinks about me rarely has anything to do with at all, and I’m slowly learning it’s not my

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80

Celebrity chef Carluccio dies at 80
'A charming don'Jamie Oliver paid tribute to his "first London boss", working with the Italian at Carluccio's Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden 25 years ago."He was such a charismatic charming don of all things Italian," Oliver wrote on Instagram."Always hanging out the front door of the restaurant with a big fat cigar, a glass of something splendid and his amazing fuzzy white hair."Viva Antonio Carluccio... Cook a feast up there mate," he added. Report End of Twitter post

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry

IFLScience Talks To David Attenborough About The Oceans, His First Shoot, And What Nearly Made Him Cry
Despite living on a planet that is two-thirds covered by water, even today we still know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what is going on under the surface of our own oceans. Over a decade after the first series graced our screens, Blue Planet II returns to give us just a small snapshot of what lies beneath the waves. The breath-taking documentary takes us on a whirlwind tour from the frigid polar seas of the

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims

Portraits of the New York terror attack victims
(CNN)Eight people -- six foreign tourists and two Americans -- were killed Tuesday in the deadliest terror attack that New Yorkers have seen since 9/11. Here's what we know about those killed:Drake lived in New Milford, New Jersey, but worked in New York as a project manager for Moody's Analytics, an economics research firm.When his parents couldn't reach him hours after the attack, they drove to Bellevue Hospital in New York, where they were told he had died."At the

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children

How YouTube is being hacked to abuse children
As someone who grew up on the internet, I credit it as one of the most important influences on who I am today. I had a computer with internet access in my bedroom from the age of 13. It gave me access to a lot of things which were totally inappropriate for a young teenager, but it was OK. The culture, politics, and interpersonal relationships which I consider to be central to my identity were shaped by the internet,

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue

Dont write off Texas shooter’s violence against women as a mental health issue
On Sunday morning, Devin Patrick Kelley opened fire into a Sutherland Springs, Texas, Baptist church, killing 26 people, including 14 children and a pregnant woman. President Donald Trump, who is in Japan on business, said at a press conference that the shooting isn’t about access to guns. Instead, he said, “I think that mental health is your problem here.” “This was a very, based on preliminary reports, very deranged individual, a lot of problems, over a long period of

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women

We Cant Afford To Be 24-Hour Women
margot pandone I’m newly sober and dog-paddling through the booze all around me. It’s summer, and Whole Foods has planted rosé throughout the store. Rosé is great with fish! And strawberries! And vegan protein powder! (Okay, I made that last one up.) At the office, every desk near mine has a bottle of wine or liquor on it in case people are too lazy to walk the 50 feet to one of the well-stocked communal bars we’ve built on

Leave it to Starbucks to subtly troll Trumpism in its new holiday ads.

Leave it to Starbucks to subtly troll Trumpism in its new holiday ads.
A new holiday ad by Starbucks features an interracial couple, a Muslim man wearing a taqiyah, and same-sex partners. In other words, it's hard to read it as anything other than a fierce, festive rebuke to Trumpism. Starbucks wants to make money, to be sure, and profits are certainly part of every decision it makes. But sometimes what's good for humanity is also good for business. "We will continue to embrace and welcome customers from all backgrounds and religions

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump can't tweet his way out of this one.Like clockwork, Trump sought Tuesday morning to discredit the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and his campaign's potential role in it.Mueller's command of the Washington game and mechanics of the law, on show in his first salvo against the Trump team, also represent a test for Trump's instinctive mastery of disruption and diversion."This was an impressive strategy that played out," Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of

‘White Lives Matter’ protesters allegedly attack interracial couple after Tennessee march

‘White Lives Matter’ protesters allegedly attack interracial couple after Tennessee march
When white supremacists marched in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on Saturday, they were apparently so out-numbered by counter-protesters that a second rally, scheduled for Murfreesboro, was canceled. However, the group proclaiming White Lives Matter still allegedly made its mark in a Nashville suburb that night. The Tennessean reports that police are investigating a fight that broke out in a pub in Brentwood between a large group of white supremacists and an interracial couple. And it was caught on video. OMG. You guys.

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him
Guys, there are really SO MANY AMENDMENTS, how can just one man keep track of all of them?Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockAt this point, nine months into the Donald Trump presidency, we shouldn't really be surprised by anything that happens. And, yet, stories like Trump being completely unaware of the 25th Amendment still manage to instill us with shock and awe. This latest revelation about Donald Trump comes from Gabriel Sherman's latest dispatch for Vanity Fair in which it sounds like every

Latina Equal Pay Day is hereseven months after the first Equal Pay Day

Latina Equal Pay Day is hereseven months after the first Equal Pay Day
Eva Longoria is one of the leading voices on Latina Equal Pay Day.Image: MediaPunch/REX/ShutterstockSeven months ago, women marked Equal Pay Day—the day women had to work until in 2017 to earn what men did in 2016.  The April 4 date was based on an average statistic—80 cents to the dollar—that lumps all women's earnings together. More than half a year later, Thursday marks Latina Equal Pay Day.  Latina women earn 54 cents for every dollar white men make. It

Donald Trump Jr.s attempt to explain socialism using his kids Halloween candy majorly backfires

Donald Trump Jr.s attempt to explain socialism using his kids Halloween candy majorly backfires
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the perils of the real world. Last night, for example, Donald Trump Jr. thought that he could use Halloween to show his child that the bogeyman is real, and its name is socialism. I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism. pic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 31, 2017 Trump