Yesterday, the New York Times revealed that Al Sharpton owes around $4.5 million in back taxes to state and local authorities. They also noted that, while Al Sharpton has commented before that he's been slowly paying off his tax obligations, his accounts have allegedly grown with the state, alongside numerous overdue accounts for travel, hotel, entertainment, rent and private school tuition.
Willow and Jaden Smith, the children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, have new albums coming out, and the New York Times thought it might be a good idea to interview them, because artists love to be interviewed when they have something to promote, and because they are children of celebrities they must, by definition, have interesting things to say that could one day prove useful in a deposition. Su Wu, the story's author, could not have been disappointed.
Apparently, for the last four years, Time Magazine, which still exists despite all evidence to the contrary, has conducted a poll of online users over which "Word of the Year" to ban. To this day, none of the winners, including "YOLO" and "twerk" have been effectively banned, as we know because people still insist on both using them, and that Miley Cyrus is being deliberately terrible in pursuit of some sort of Dada-esque artistic merit.
This year, in a fit of what is clearly masochism, Time decided to include the word "feminst," which, by all accounts, thanks to the Internet's perpetual cycle of outrage, has lost all meaning as an ideology. Their rationale? It's become a celebrity buzzword, that movie stars and 25-year-old priveleged memoir authors plaster on themselves before considering, for example, which women-only sweatshop their designer-inspired makeup bag hails from.
Vladimir Putin went to the G20 thinking that he wasn't going to have to do much except sit in a comfortable chair with his fingers tented like a Bond villain, as other countries discussed their economic inter-relationship and possible locations for that Olympics no one wants to host that might end up in Kazakhstan. But then Chelsea Handler made it awkward. And then Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, made it super awkward. As did David Cameron, UK Prime Minister. And despite Vladimir Putin's best efforts at soundlessly communicating his global position of being one needlessly high-tech underwater sea base away from launching a satellite to control Earth's weather, the other leaders seemed oddly unafraid.
Sure, other mothers who are famous for no discernible reason have been slacking off in the "setting a good example" department of late. Mama June has been dating a sex offender, who is also a former boyfriend, who apparently molested one of her kids, but not the kid he fathered, one of her other kids fathered by a different sex offender. I think. It's hard to keep it straight. And Kim Kardashian photoshopped herself into our hearts and minds, causing an entire nation of people minor psychological damage.
But there are lots of mothers out there, thousands of them, in fact, who might deserve the title of "Mother of the Year." Aside from her massive optical contribution to her own mother's potential Presidential campaign, I can't really see how Chelsea Clinton, mother of six-week-old Charlotte, can grab that title without a fight.
The media love affair with the Clintons continued when Katie Couric interviewed former first-daughter Chelsea Clinton this week for Yahoo News.
Last year, Really Big Coloring Books, a pre-eminent coloring book publisher, debuted it's Cruz to the Future coloring book for all of those hardcore Republican pre-schoolers on your list (or, of course, for any liberal family members who needed a more easily-understandable explanation of Cruz's popularity). It was so susccessful, apparently, that Really Big Coloring Books is about to issue a sequel, an eight-page supplement entitled Ted Cruz Saves America.
The children’s coloring book on Ted Cruz was so popular that the publisher is out with an addition.
Ted Cruz Saves America is an eight-page supplement to the original that came out last year by Really Big Coloring Books. Publisher Wayne Bell said the addendum was inspired by the reception to Cruz to the Future, which was the No. 1 best-selling children’s coloring book on Amazon for about 20 weeks.
“This book was so wildly crazy popular,” Bell told USA TODAY. “Some parents consider this man a real superhero.”
That's right, America. Our illustrious Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, was seriously injured in a fight with a piece of wood.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel might want to stay out of the kitchen for a while.
Hagel showed up Tuesday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. sporting a huge bandage on his face after a "minor kitchen mishap."
That "mishap" involved a kitchen cabinet, and the cabinet clearly won.
Lucky for the cabinet, it caused no permanent damage. Otherwise, we might have written it a secret letter, asking for it's cooperation in the Middle East.
Even though Hillary Clinton came out of her 50,000-mile Quixotic quest with less wins in her corner than Sarah Palin stacks up in one election cycle alone, the Democratic party may have spent three quarters of a million dollars jetting her from state to state, trying to use Hillary's electric personality and Bill's hypnotic speaking voice to boost their candidates. And those are just the early estimates. Since some of the campaigns have yet to finish filing expenditures, the Clintons' bill could top $1 million.
Bill and Hillary Clinton were the most sought after surrogates in the Democratic Party this year. He campaigned for more than 47 candidates. She for more than 26. Supporters estimate that, together, the Clintons headlined 75 rallies and fundraisers — and logged roughly 50,000 miles jetting from state to state.
When the Clintons travel, they fly private. This year, their airfare cost candidates at least $699,000, available state and federal campaign finance reports show.
I kind of love her.
The former Arkansas governor was most recently in the news when he threatened to leave the GOP over growing national support for gay marriage, which is, quite honestly, not an argument against the growing support of gay marriage. Since most of his followers consider themselves GOP, so far, he hasn't followed through on his promise to burn his party loyalty card.
Megyn Kelly says she feels bad about the incident, but she shouldn't. She was just saying what we've all been secretly saying for years.
American veterans don't just secure freedom for Americans.