Seth Rogen said Beyoncé got a standing ovation ‘for just existing’ at the ‘Lion King’ premiere

Imagine getting a standing ovation just for being you. Well, if you’re Beyoncé, that’s par for the course, as Seth Rogen learned.  Attending the premiere of Disney’s The Lion King — in which Rogen stars as Pumbaa — Rogen realised just how popular Beyoncé, who plays Nala, is.   “Beyoncé was called out and the audience […]

Kumail Nanjiani surprises Dave Bautista with a super adorable gift

Since they worked together on the action comedy Stuber, Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista have become pretty good friends. Such good friends, in fact, that they even buy each other gifts now. In the clip above from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Nanjiani presents his co-star with a surprise lunchbox (Bautista collects them) filled with gluten-free snacks […]

Barbie’s darkest secrets are revealed in this viral hashtag

Life in the Dreamhouse isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. It seems like the latest celeb to have their dark secrets doxxed by the internet is none other than Barbara Millicent Roberts — that’s Barbie, to you. While this icon’s life might be plastic, her background is not quite so fantastic.  The viral hashtag #BarbiesDarkSecrets has […]

The oddbody Furby community turns ’90s kids’ toys into lovely nightmares

Devin Gardner makes some fucked-up Furbies, but they’re widely loved on Instagram and Tumblr.  Hunched over his desk in his bedroom turned workspace, the 24-year-old painstakingly “skins” vintage Furbies by removing their furry casings. After separating the toy’s eyes and beak from its electronic core, he hunches over a comically tiny sewing machine and constructs […]

The 5 best moments from the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team’s victory parade

Come for Megan Rapinoe’s superstar poses, stay for the adorable young fans. On Wednesday morning, World Cup champion U.S. women’s national soccer team got the ticker tape parade through New York City’s “Canyon of Heroes” that they so richly deserved. Ready for ya, America. 🇺🇸🏆 pic.twitter.com/R3wMXl8xdz — U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) July 10, 2019 For […]

Megan Rapinoe calls out Trump: ‘Your message is excluding people’

Megan Rapinoe has some blunt words for Donald Trump. In an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, Rapinoe was asked what message she would share with Trump.  “Your message is excluding people. You’re excluding me, you’re excluding people that look like me, you’re excluding people of color, you’re excluding Americans that maybe support […]

Yes, the nodding meme guy is Robert Redford not Zach Galifianakis

Large swaths of the internet were today years old when they learned the nodding GIF guy is actually Robert Redford. The classic reaction GIF, which is generally used to convey approval, is sourced from the 1972 film Jeremiah Johnson, in which Redford plays the titular role. Turns out, though, a nonzero number of people thought […]

Alaskan moose chills out next to sprinkler during record heat wave

If you’re trying to beat the heat, there’s always air conditioners, ice cream, and ceiling fans. But with no electric bill (or opposable thumbs) some wild animals have to get a bit creative.  A video surfaced this weekend of a moose in Anchorage, Alaska just chilling next to an oscillating sprinkler. According to the video’s […]

The best sex toys for women in the UK: Take pleasure into your own hands

If Instagram is to be believed, then self care for women basically amounts to face masks and daily affirmation apps. Hot take: Sex toys are the ultimate self-care purchase. SEE ALSO: Best sex toys for men in the UK Orgasms release oxytocin, the anti-stress hormone that gets you warm and fuzzy when cuddling, while dopamine, […]

‘The Good Place’ star D’Arcy Carden unpacks that kissing scene with Kristen Bell

Not much choreography goes into kissing IRL, it’s fair to say. But, on-screen kissing? Turns out it takes a helluva lot of direction to make those smooches look tip top.  D’Arcy Carden from The Good Place told Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday what it was like filming a kissing scene with Kristen Bell in Season 3. […]

Donald Glover tried to surprise his son with his ‘Lion King’ role, but it didn’t go to plan

Imagine getting to tell your kid you’re going to star in the remake of one of their favourite movies. This was the situation Donald Glover found himself in with The Lion King, in which he plays the lead role of Simba. So, rather than telling his son a long way in advance, he explained to […]

8 cookware sets on sale to help you upgrade your kitchen in a major way

How can you be expected to become the next Giada De Laurentiis or Gordon Ramsay without the right tools? Your secondhand nonstick pan (which has long since passed its nonstick phase) may have gotten you through college, but it’s time that you treat yourself to quality gear. And thanks to these deals, you can do […]

Belle Delphine, who sold gamer girl bathwater, isn’t selling that gamer girl pee

Sorry boys, the viral screenshot of Belle Delphine’s jarred urine for sale is probably a hoax.  Delphine is a 19-year-old cosplayer whose very NSFW Instagram presence made headlines when she trolled her thirsty followers by promising to make a Pornhub account if a photo received a million likes. Dressed in nothing but cat ears, “F*CK […]

Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson’s space tourism company, to go public

As the first publicly-listed spaceflight company, Virgin Galactic also hopes to be the first intergalactic airline company, with over 600 reservations for its first commercial flight. Read more here. Read more… More about Business, Space, Mashable Video, Culture, and Virgin Galactic source https://mashable.com/video/branson-virgin-galactic-goes-public/

Please think twice before Instagramming from this stunning Siberian ash pond

Posing in front of a breathtakingly blue body of water is an Instagram classic. This particular pond, though, should probably not be your first choice. The pond is near the Russian city of Novosibirsk, and it’s gaining popularity as an IG destination for users who want to stage a beachy shotAccording to the Moscow Times, […]

Some stores are ‘protecting’ their ice cream from the ridiculous threat of lickers

It brings me absolutely no pleasure to report that ice cream is getting the Tide Pod treatment. Remember last year when the Tide Pod challenge went viral? So many people ate or pretended to eat the poisonous pods of laundry detergent that eventually stores had to lock the pods up to ensure they were being […]

The Times front page just *happened* to pair Trump story with a cockatoo photo

Sometimes subtlety is more powerful than grunt. The Times newspaper in London ran a seemingly provocative front page on Tuesday, featuring two stories side-by-side that have raised a few eyebrows for their positioning. On the left, a story about Trump launching into a characteristically dramatic tweetstorm, binning relations with Britain’s ambassador to the U.S., Sir […]

Jimmy Kimmel sends Guillermo to become Gwen Stefani’s backup dancer, with adorable results

Guillermo truly is the gift that keeps on giving. He’s befriended NBA players, downed tequila with celebrities on the red carpet, and now he can add “backup dancer” to his ever-growing CV. In the sketch above from Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Guillermo shows Gwen Stefani his unique dancing skills before joining her on stage in Las […]

Fans celebrate the USWNT’s World Cup victory, but call out double standards

While fans celebrated the team’s second consecutive World Cup win, a dialogue began regarding the team’s pay compared to their male counterparts. Read more here. Read more… More about Sports, Mashable Video, Culture, World Cup, and Uswnt source https://mashable.com/video/uswnt-fans-celebrate-discuss-equal-pay/

Cool dad attempts to make a perfect splash for his daughter’s pic

Need Instagram assistance? Consider enlisting your father.  Like so many other summer enjoyers, Twitter user @CaityMarie1423 took a photo of herself shotgunning a beverage this weekend. (In her case, it was a Truly hard seltzer, which is admittedly an unorthodox choice.) But one thing set her pic apart from the others: an impressive splash effect […]

Fans of ‘The Office’ will love this baseball player’s custom cleats

Bears. Beets. Baseball cleats. That’s how the quote goes now, thanks to a 21-year-old baseball player named Matt Manning. Manning, a Detroit Tigers prospect and hardcore fan of The Office, showed off his ridiculously cool custom cleats at Sunday night’s MLB All-Star Futures Game. The cleats, designed by Long Island’s KD Custom Kicks, are a […]

This ‘Stranger Things 3’ moment is getting meme’d into sweet oblivion

Warning: Contains spoilers for Stranger Things Season 3. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that any time someone holds up a whiteboard on TV, it’s destined to become a meme. There’s just something about that easily-Photoshoppable surface that lends itself perfectly to mild internet vandalism. The Stranger Things characters are no exception to this rule. Here’s […]

This super popular ‘Stranger Things 3’ character has become the purest meme

Warning: Contains spoilers for Stranger Things 3. Oh, Alexei. You were far too innocent and pure for this cruel world. Stranger Things Season 3 has now been out for a good few days since landing on Netflix on July 4, and plenty of people (ourselves included) have already binge-watched their way through the entire thing. […]

Veterinarians treat ‘exotic’ bird, realize it’s just a seagull covered in curry

An orange bird saved by passersby and brought to an animal hospital turned out to just be a seagull covered in spices.  The Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in the U.K. saw an especially vibrant avian patient on July 1. In a Facebook post, the hospital said members of the public rescued a bright orange bird from […]

Fans celebrate the USWNT’s World Cup victory, but call out double standards

The U.S. Women’s National Team beat the Netherlands 2-0 on the field on Sunday, securing their second consecutive World Cup win.  It’s an especially sweet victory after weeks of complaining from other nations, which claimed the American women were celebrating their wins too arrogantly. And although fans celebrated with the team, some pointed out that […]

Someone made a Bob Ross painting in ‘Minecraft’ and it’s absolutely delightful

Bob Ross is an absolute legend and his art can be celebrated in many different ways. Some talented painters challenge themselves to recreate his work, while others simply watch his painting videos to unwind. But a few special minds, like YouTuber SmallishBeans, take Bob Ross paintings to the next level. SmallishBeans recently set out to […]

Lego remake of the Apollo 11 landing is here in time for the 50th anniversary

Adam Woodworth (@ajwoodpiece on Instagram) does some cool stuff with his free time with Lego, foam, motors, and other DIY project faves, and his latest effort is an homage to the Apollo 11 landing. The first NASA mission to put astronauts on the surface of the moon happened almost 50 years ago, on July 20, […]

A wooden Melania Trump statue overlooks her Slovenian hometown like a creepy scarecrow

Melania Trump may have left her Slovenian hometown of Sevnica, but thanks to conceptual artist Ales “Maxi” Zupevc, her presence is still, um… looming. On Friday, a life-size wooden sculpture of the U.S. first lady was inaugurated in Sevnica. It was commissioned by artist Brad Downey, who went to Zupevc with a vision. Zupevc carved […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 12 best moments of 2019 (so far)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is having quite the year. Since becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in 2018, Ocasio-Cortez has set out to find her footing in American politics. So far this year she’s made a fair number of profoundly eloquent speeches on the House floor, gotten real about climate change by sponsoring the Green […]

Police find viral ice cream licker, but there’s a catfish twist

Law enforcement officials have identified and interviewed the woman who was recorded licking ice cream and then returning the tub to a supermarket freezer. The viral video posted on Twitter on Jun. 29 shows the young woman licking Blue Bell ice cream while the person recording the video goads her on.  Twitter users expressed their […]

Mind-blowing bowling robot video is completely computer-generated

The above video, the creation of motion graphics designer Tom Coben, is mind-blowing for multiple reasons: the terrifyingly good bowling robot and the fact that the entire video is completely computer-generated. When Coben shared it to Twitter, the video went hugely viral, garnering over 70,000 retweets and 14.5 million video views as of Friday afternoon.  […]

Gwyneth Paltrow still doesn’t recognize ‘Avengers’ co-star Sebastian Stan

Pepper Potts and Bucky Barnes may have saved the world together on multiple occasions, but Gwenyth Paltrow can’t seem to remember Sebastian Stan.  Both actors have starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and even appeared in the same Avengers crossovers — but Paltrow appears to have forgotten Stan already. In an Instagram post on […]

Alex Morgan blasts critics of tea-sip celebration for ‘double standard’

Alex Morgan sounded off on critics of her now-famous “tea-sipping” celebration, accusing them of holding her to a “double standard.” Speaking to the press on Friday ahead of the U.S. team’s World Cup final match-up with the Netherlands, Morgan said, via ESPN, “I feel that there is some sort of double standard for females in […]

Watch a custom-made giant fireworks tank explode in a blaze of glory

You probably saw some pretty great fireworks on the Fourth of July but you probably didn’t see anything quite like this custom-made giant fireworks tank of glory. Genius Peter Sripol, who’s powered up NERF guns before, turned his attention to those little fireworks tanks, but decided it was time for a super-duper-sized example.  In the […]

Genius creates a ‘Simpsons’- inspired steamed hams level using ‘Mario Maker 2’

Proving there is no end to the life of some memes, especially the legendary Simpsons meme about “steamed hams,” which made the jump to video games thanks to a brilliant mind and Super Mario Maker 2.  Behold, the work of genius. “Ah, Super Mario, welcome! I hope you’re prepared for an unforgettable luncheon!”#SuperMarioMaker2 #NintendoSwitch pic.twitter.com/7COesOeTXv […]

Trump praises 1775 revolutionary army, claims they ‘took over airports.’ Uh.

Donald Trump’s Fourth of July speech, given as part of his “Salute to America” event, included quite the anachronistic blunder on Thursday. Describing the army’s efforts during the Revolutionary War in the late 1700s, the president praised troops for their work taking over “the airports.” Only problem? There were no airports — or indeed airplanes […]

Lil Nas X accidentally blocks breakfast show camera, charmingly styles it out

Lil Nas X is an international treasure.  And his appearance on BBC Breakfast just cemented that status for all eternity.  After chatting to the two presenters, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt, the “Old Town Road” rapper walked off set at the end of the interview, but accidentally strolled right in front of the camera.  Presenters […]

‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown’s post about Hopper will make you well up

There’s just something so lovably wholesome about Stranger Things‘ Chief Jim Hopper.  Even when he’s getting worked up about Mike Wheeler, Hawkins’ chief of police (played by the ever leonine David Harbour) is still adorable. And his relationship with Elle is pretty special, too. A day after Season 3 of Stranger Things went live on […]

Early morning fire at fireworks store leads to surprise show

One South Carolina community got a huge, early unexpected fireworks display for the holiday weekend when a fire broke out in a fireworks store giving new meaning to “the rockets red glare.”  pic.twitter.com/BrOuilBtsb — Michael Stechschulte (@Msteck101) July 4, 2019 The blaze, which hit containers outside Davey Jones Fireworks and the House of Fireworks in […]

Steve Irwin’s son pays tribute to his father with perfect side-by-side photo

The legend of Steve Irwin, the “Crocodile Hunter,” lives on 13 years after his death and his son Robert paid tribute with a stunning side-by-side photo. View this post on Instagram Dad and me feeding Murray… same place, same croc – two photos 15 years apart ❤️🐊 A post shared by Robert Irwin (@robertirwinphotography) on […]

‘Stranger Things’ stars celebrate Season 3 with glorious posts

The agonising wait is over at last. At 12 a.m. PT on Thursday, Stranger Things Season 3 went live on Netflix. The official Twitter account posted the following 15-second video, with the caption, “cue the fireworks.” That wasn’t the only post marking the occasion. A number of the cast took to Instagram and Twitter when […]

Ryan Reynolds attempts the bottle cap challenge, fails spectacularly

Ryan Reynolds never misses an opportunity to plug his gin company. He’s pretty much got the whole social media marketing thing nailed. He’s written fake Amazon reviews, he’s made videos revealing the secret ingredient, and his previous adverts for Aviation Gin have even featured cameos from the likes of Hugh Jackman, Richard Branson, and Andy […]

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ official wedding photo is as glamorous as you’d expect

Get ready for those icy hearts to melt, people. Back in May, Game of Thrones actor Sophie Turner and pop star Joe Jonas got married in Las Vegas. Did you miss it? A bit of sneaky footage ended up on Instagram — courtesy of Diplo — but little else. Then, at the beginning of July, […]

Megan Rapinoe gives champion-level response to the tea sipping backlash

Megan Rapinoe may not have seen the field during the U.S. women’s World Cup semifinal win over England on Tuesday, but she still had a big impact off of it.  During the team’s press availability on Wednesday, Rapinoe didn’t hold back when asked about the stellar tea-sipping goal celebration from teammate Alex Morgan. Megan Rapinoe […]

Watch friends explore an abandoned cheese factory and eat some ancient cheese

Some Charlies had chocolate factories and others had cheese factories, apparently.  In this long but very entertaining video, two old friends decided to revisit one of their favorite teenage haunts: an old, abandoned cheese factory across the street from one of their mom’s houses. “When we were teenagers, we used to sneak over there to […]

Sex ed is not mandatory in Bulgaria so these activists made an illustrated guide for girls

In Bulgaria, sex education is not part of the compulsory curriculum in schools. That means it’s up to every school in the country to decide whether they even want to address sex ed at all.  In fact, just 10 percent of schools teach sex ed, according to a speech by the Bulgarian Ombudsman, Maya Manolova. […]

Janelle Monáe twerking onstage with Lupita Nyong’o made fans lose it

Janelle Monáe made a stop at London’s SSE Arena for her Dirty Computer tour, totally stunning fans by bringing Lupita Nyong’o onstage. The Academy Award-winning actor twerked with Monáe to the rhythm of “I Got The Juice,” causing an audience meltdown. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Janelle Monae, Lupita Nyong O, Twerking, and Dirty […]

This millennial’s relatable tweet about time is blowing people’s minds

If you’ve ever found yourself confused when a colleague tells you they were born in the late ’90s (how are they even old enough to be working?!), or wondering how it can possibly be summer already when we’ve only just had Christmas, then good news — you’re not alone. Time, as Stephen Hawking taught us, […]

Meet the scientist on a magic mushroom mission

It’s an almost-too-warm California spring morning at Lightning in a Bottle, one of the preeminent music festivals for eco-conscious, EDM-loving millennials. You’re under shade, mercifully, chatting in camper chairs with an older guy with a big bushy salt-and-pepper beard. He wears round specs and a utilikilt, and talks real fast. The conversation starts with the […]

Tom Holland critiques Benedict Cumberbatch’s impression of him

Celebrities doing impressions of other celebrities is usually good entertainment fodder. And Spider Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland, it seems, is a popular choice to impersonate these days. Fellow MCU co-star Jake Gyllenhaal did it in a recent Lad Bible video, and Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch has also had a go. In […]

Google Doodle celebrates July Fourth by letting you play baseball with your favorite foods

For the Fourth of July, Google wants you to play with your food.  The newest Google Doodle lets you play baseball, that classic American pastime, with a bunch of “characters” based on our nation’s favorite foods. They include a hot dog (“H-Dog”), popcorn (“Power Pop”), and a corn on the cob (“Cobbra”).  Quite the lineup, […]

Soccer star Alex Morgan celebrates her goal against England by sipping tea

The US women’s national soccer team continues to dominate at the World Cup, only adding to England’s annoyance at their lack of “etiquette.”  American star Alex Morgan celebrated her goal against the British team during the World Cup semifinals on Tuesday with something more spiteful than a middle finger: She mimed sipping tea, pinky up […]

‘Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that’ memes are here to test your rhyming skills

How many words can you think of that rhyme with plan? If the answer is “at least one” then we have great news: You can take part in the latest Elizabeth Warren meme! On Sunday, Twitter user @zoe_samuel started a thread of jokes about Warren inspired by the fact that the Democratic presidential candidate seems […]

Nike pulls ‘Betsy Ross flag’ shoes after Colin Kaepernick said they were offensive

Nike has pulled its planned “Betsy Ross flag” shoes after Colin Kaepernick apparently expressed his concerns that the design was offensive. The shoe, the Nike Air Max 1 Quick Strike Fourth of July, was slated to hit stores for the Fourth of July holiday and featured the original 13-stars version of the American flag on […]

The latest viral challenge is all about kicking the cap off a bottle

Bottles seem to be the internet’s go-to tool for viral challenges. A couple of years ago, it was all about bottle flipping — a simple trick that accelerated to the dizzy heights of online fame after one very memorable high school talent show. These days, though, it’s all about the bottle cap challenge. It’s tricky […]

Can’t travel this summer? Try taking a virtual vacation.

Sure, we’d all love to be jet-setting around the world, living out the summer travel fantasies that are only attainable for influencers with all their expenses paid and the 0.000001%. But more likely, you’re stuck behind a desk, aggressively swiping through your friends’ vacation Insta stories.  If you get creative, there are definitely ways to […]

Glastonbury rapper pulls random fan up on stage, fan absolutely smashes it

If you want to behold the purest definition of “seizing the moment,” look no further. One viral video from Glastonbury pretty much sums it up. On Sunday night, UK rapper Dave played a set on the Other Stage at the colossal summer music festival. About to perform a track named for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) soccer […]

Miley Cyrus performs as ‘Black Mirror’ alter-ego Ashley O at Glastonbury

Ashley O might not be a real person, but her song “On a Roll” is, without a doubt, a bona fide pop banger.  Miley Cyrus donned a purple wig as her onscreen fictitious pop star counterpart from Black Mirror Season 5, and performed said banger at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday.  The BBC released a snippet […]

Retro Polaroid cameras on sale in time for the return of ‘Stranger Things’

You can brag about your swanky DSLR or state-of-the-art smartphone’s high-quality camera all you want, but you know deep inside that nothing beats a classic Polaroid. Despite its near demise in the early 2000s, Polaroid’s instant cameras have experienced a resurgence in recent years.  SEE ALSO: Best instant cameras, according to online reviews If you’re […]