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Oh, April Fools Day, you are a bittersweet pill. When I was a news editor, I despised the annual flood of faux announcements and prank projects that came crashing into my professional life the last day of March and made a mess out of the usual news cycle. But as a media consumer, I get no small amount of entertainment from the ridiculous stories that pop up online during the… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Here Are Three Fake News Stories We Wish Were Real

Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones Poster Three Creepy Stories the ‘Paranormal Activity’ Franchise Should Explore NextSince Paranormal Activity arrived in 2009, the plan seemed to be for the franchise to take Saw’s place and churn out a new installment each Halloween. Trouble is, even though Paranormal Activity 5 was announced and given an October 25, 2013 due date almost immediately after film four hit theaters, that didn’t end up happening.

In July of 2013, news broke that… Continue reading Three Creepy Stories the ‘Paranormal Activity’ Franchise Should Explore Next

The biggest TV stories of 2013

It was the mother of all years when it came to major TV stories, which made it difficult to whittle them down for a Top 10. So we went with 15, instead!

In no apparent order (though honestly, does any story top the Duck Dynasty one?) here are the year’s 15 biggest newsmakers.

Phil Robertson on Duck Dynasty. Journalists loved the scandal; it gave us something to write about during the… Continue reading The biggest TV stories of 2013

real life captain phillips 10 Amazing True Stories from the Past Decade That Deserve Their Own Movie

There’s a great quote that’s been attributed to a dozen different comics that goes like this: “Comedy is tragedy plus time.” That’s true. If you tweak it slightly, you also get another truth: tragedy plus time can lead to some amazing cinema.

In the upcoming Captain Phillips, director Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks take the harrowing story of what happened to Richard Phillips when he was… Continue reading 10 Amazing True Stories from the Past Decade That Deserve Their Own Movie

Everyone wants something in the “New Girl” episode, “Bathtub.” Some of the characters want the chance to bathe surrounded by bubbles. Some want to make a lasting connection. And some want to get their vitamins on the rocks.

These are their stories.

The Jess and Winston story

It turns out that Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Winston (Lamorne Morris) both like bathtubs. This is because Jess is a girl and because Winston used to… Continue reading 'New Girl' -- 'Bathtub' recap: Stories of insanity, love and strippers