• Cape Times | IOL.co.za

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WESTERN PROVINCE and the Golden Lions are clearly the two best teams in the Currie Cup this year, having finished first and second on the log respectively, Independent Online reports. So, who are the guys that make them tick? Which players do the hard yards?

  • Real Madrid vs. Barcelona, 2014 El Clásico preview: Accounting for key absences

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    In a continuation of their absurd and hysterical arms race, Real Madrid and Barcelona both bought some of the biggest attacking stars in world football this summer, SB Nation reports. But because we've already had the pleasure of watching quite a bit of James Rodriguez in a white shirt, the spotlight in this edition of El Clásico (Saturday, 12 p.m. ET, beIN Sports) is on one man in blaugrana: Luis Suarez.

  • The Rock looks like a pebble compared to this Chinese basketball player

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in China to promote his film “Hercules,” Washington Post reports. And thus he did what athletic celebrities apparently do when they are in China — pose for photos next to exceptionally tall basketball players.

  • Disney World to Take Down Sorcerer's Hat Display

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    The sorcerer's hat is coming down at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Central Florida, NBC Miami reports. Disney officials say the giant Blue sorcerer's hat display will be replaced in 2015. The hat greeted fans who entered the park and was inspired by a story in the classic 1940 Disney film Fantasia, in which sorcerer apprentice Mickey Mouse steals the hat and disaster ensues, according to NBC Miami.

  • 'Parenthood's' Lauren Graham Heads to CBS' 'Odd Couple'

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    With Parenthood's end in sight , Lauren Graham has lined up a new gig, Hollywood Reporter reports. The actress has been tapped for a guest role on CBS' upcoming The Odd Couple reboot, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In the comedy based on Neil Simon 's Broadway play, Graham will play Gaby, the ex-wife of Matthew Perry 's Oscar Madison.

  • After backlash, Rainn Wilson axes Vine Star Curtis Lepore from TV show

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake has severed ties with well-known Vine personality Curtis Lepore after backlash surrounding Leopre's casting in an upcoming TV project from the Office alum's production company, Mashable reports. Earlier this week, Wilson announced plans for the first scripted TV comedy featuring an ensemble cast of Vine stars. The half-hour show, titled Hollywood and Vine, was set to star Jerry Purpdrank, Lele Pons, Simone Shepherd, Christian DelGrosso, and Lepore as social media stars who are struggling to break into mainstream Hollywood, according to Mashable.

  • The 20 Most Impressive Fraternity Houses In The South

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    There's a good reason why people believe fraternity life in the South is different than anywhere else in the country--because it is, Coed.com reports. Generally speaking, things (including fraternity houses, tailgates, and parties) are much bigger and more impressive once you get closer to the equator, so we thought it'd be appropriate if we started our new feature where we rank fraternity house with frat castles south of the Mason-Dixon line.

  • Tulsa doctors help Iraqis displaced by ISIS

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    A team of Tulsa doctors from In His Image Family Medicine Residency returned Monday from a 10-day medical missions trip to Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq, where they helped people displaced by the Islamic State, Tulsa World reports. The team partnered with World Compassion, a Tulsa-based ministry that has had a long history of providing humanitarian relief in Kurdistan, according to the Tulsa World.

  • This film with Oklahoma ties is already generating Oscar buzz

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    “Foxcatcher” is going to be awesome. The film opens next month and has already won the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival back in May. Its director Bennett Miller is two-for-two on Best Picture Oscar nominations as well, earning the distinction for 2005’s “Capote” and 2011’s “Moneyball.” That all adds up to high […]

  • Madeleine Albright Burns Conan O'Brien in Hilarious Twitter War

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Twitter users take note, never challenge a former secretary of state to a 140 character word war, because you will get schooled, People.com reports. Conan O'Brien found this out the hard way, when he accidentally ignited a hilarious Twitter feud with Madeleine Albright on Thursday.

  • NYPD officers seen discarding gloves, masks into garbage can near Ebola patient's apartment

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    New York City officials urged the public to remain calm after a doctor became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola. But the image of two NYPD officers disposing protective masks and gloves into a garbage can on the sidewalk near the doctor's apartment is raising some eyebrows, at least online.

  • Senate Midterm Elections

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner, and so far forecasts are not indicating blue skies for the Democratic Party. On Nov. 4, it's all about control of the United States Senate. Republicans will maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. But after eight years, they could have the majority in both the House and the Senate again.

  • (NEW PHOTOS) Jennifer Lawrence buys 'romantic' home that Jessica Simpson sold last year

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Jennifer Lawrence just bought herself a pretty house with a pretty fabulous celebrity pedigree in Beverly Hills. E! Online first reported Lawrence's purchase, and Yahoo Homes has confirmed that the house was purchased through a trust associated with her dad. It sold for $8,225,000, according to the listing agents' websites. That's more than the asking price: It was listed in July for $7.9 million.

  • Hospital Throws Mom Out for Breastfeeding

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    “I’m so furious and upset. I just got thrown out of my ObyGyn/Pediatrician’s office for breastfeeding!” Erin Peña posted those words on the Facebook wall of KCBD News Channel 11 in Lubbock, Texas, this week after she says she was asked to leave University Medical Center (UMC) for breastfeeding her 4-month-old child, which is completely within her rights by law. Not to mention a pediatrician’s office is certainly an unexpected place for such a request to be made of a new mom waiting for her baby’s vaccine appointment.

  • Why Costco pays its retail employees $20 an hour

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Last week, we wrote about The Container Store and its "1 = 3" theory, which says that one "great" employee is just as productive as three workers who are only "good." Kip Tindell, the company's CEO and founder, says this rule allows him to pay his retail employees an average salary of nearly $50,000 a year — almost twice the retail industry average. Of course, The Container Store isn't the only major retail chain that professes a commitment to paying its workers a livable wage.

  • Transgender Teacher's Transition Announced by School Robocalls

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Mass emails and robocalls to parents are usually about school closings or conferences, but on Thursday, J.W. Mitchell High School principal Jim Michaels had a different sort of announcement: Robert Konrad, a social studies teacher at the Pasco County, Florida, school, was beginning a gender transition. “Mr. Konrad has begun the process of gender transition and is anticipating presenting as a female no later than August of 2015,” he wrote in an email, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “As you can imagine, this is a very private decision, but Mr. Konrad has indicated that he will respond to appropriate questions you may have about the transition process.”

  • Microsoft sales soar 25% on huge Office and gadgets demand

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) sales soared 25% in the last three months on the back of cloud, Xbox and, yes, even the Surface tablet and Nokia smartphones. This is a new Microsoft that doesn't need to rely on its operating system to support it. Windows sales were just OK in the last quarter: Sales to businesses were up 10% and consumer upgrades were up just a bit, but consumer PC sales were down 1%.

  • One Direction is going on tour -- again

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Good luck stopping the phenomenon that is One Direction. According to Forbes, the group has announced 2015 summer tour dates just two months after their highly successful Where We Are Tour ended.

  • Galifianakis annoys Brad Pitt on 'Between Two Ferns'

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Just another big name for Zach Galifianakis and his comic Web series, "Between Two Ferns." In March, the actor and comedian had on President Barack Obama. Thursday, the guest was Brad Pitt. In classic "Between Two Ferns" style -- that is, the style of an early-'80s public access show -- Galifianakis made Pitt awkward from the beginning.

  • Moon clipped sun like a fingernail during eclipse

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare. It wasn't safe either, NASA said, for those who looked at Thursday's partial solar eclipse. "Don't stare," NASA said. "Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can still cause pain and eye damage. Direct viewing should only be attempted with the aid of a safe solar filter."