• Pioneer Woman announces possible opening date for Pawhuska project

    BY JESSICA RODRIGO, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    After a few years of renovations on her deli/restaurant, Ree Drummond has penciled in August as an opening date. Drummond, famously known for her Pioneer Woman blog that chronicles her ranch life in Osage County and cooking adventures as a mom, cookbook writer and Food Network show host, and her husband have been rebuilding the Osage Mercantile Building on Kihekah Avenue in Pawhuska. She announced the project in 2012. In 2014, the first phase of the project was completed and included the ranch’s office. Drummond wrote that the office made up only one-quarter of the building, and the rest of it would be dedicated to the retail end of the business. She writes that she’s happy they haven’t rushed through the process.

  • Martin Shkreli offers Kanye West $10M for new album

    Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    You won't be able to purchase Kanye West's newest album if Martin Shkreli has anything to say about it. The pharmaceutical CEO, who recently made headlines after being accused of widespread securities fraud, took to Twitter on Thursday to offer the famed rapper $10 million in exchange for exclusive access to Kanye's newest album, "The Life of Pablo." West, who is no stranger to controversy and social media himself, did not immediately reply.

  • Detroit Police Sergeant Under Investigation After Comparing Beyonce's Super Bowl Performance To KKK

    Published: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

    DETROIT (WWJ) – A Detroit police sergeant who allegedly criticized Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show by posting a reference to the Ku Klux Klan is being investigated. The sergeant, who was unnamed but is reportedly a 17-year veteran of the department, apparently didn’t like the halftime performance — particularly Beyonce’s dancers, who were sporting afros, berets and dressed in an all-black style similar to the Black Panther party. At one point in the performance, the dancers raised their fists to the sky and made a formation on the field in the shape of an X that, according to the sergeant, was attributed to black activist Malcolm X. The sergeant was so displeased with the performance that he took his option to his personal Facebook page, saying next year’s halftime show should include the KKK. The post included a photo of Beyonce’s dancers above a group wearing white Ku Klux Klan robes, according to a report by WJBK. It included the text: “So if the dance troupe at the top is ok for this years’ halftime show, then the one at the bottom should be ok for next years’, right?”

  • 'Tiny Dancer' will never be the same after you hear 'Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders'

    Published: Thu, Feb 11, 2016

    New York musician Mel Flannery and her husband, Danny Sher have put their talents into "Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders," a song that's a Sanders-centric take on the Elton Johnclassic "Tiny Dancer," USA TODAY reports.

  • 'OITNB' Star Wants You To Help Fight Against Deportation

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    "We are a nation of immigrants."  That's the message Diane Guerrero wants to share with the general public in her new video collaboration with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, The Huffington Post reports.

  • Starbucks adds 3 new drinks for Valentine's Day

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    If you are a hardcore Starbucks fan, the new Valentine's Day-inspired drinks may be all the sweetness you need, USA TODAY reports. According to Starbucks' website, coffee lovers will be able to sample three new chocolate-inspired drinks this week.

  • America's sheriffs turn back on Beyonce Super Bowl 'Formation' performance

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Members of the National Sheriffs' Association meeting in Washington turned their backs on Beyonce during a Super Bowl halftime party, angered the NFL allowed her to sing a song they consider anti-police. The Association told Secrets that when Beyonce performed a snippet of her hit "Formation," the sheriffs holding their annual legislative meeting at the J.W. Marriott turned off the volume and video. The group's president, Laramie County, Wyo., Sheriff Danny Glick, was happy that his fave team, the Denver Broncos and Peyton "The Sheriff" Manning won, but the group called on the NFL to choose less controversial half time entertainment in the future.

  • Netflix Takes Hitler Comedy

    Published: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    The 'Borat'-style feature was a sleeper hit in Germany, where it has earned $22 million. Netflix has snatched up global rights, outside of a handful of select territories, to German hit comedy Look Who's Back. The adaptation of Timur Vermes' bestseller has Adolf Hitler waking up, unharmed and unrepentant, in modern-day Berlin.

  • Nailed it! Lady Gaga's national anthem is total perfection

    Published: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

    Touchdown for Lady Gaga! The pop star gave us goosebumps when she kicked off Super Bowl 50 Sunday night, powering through (and totally slaying) The Star-Spangled Banner. Mother Monster has toned down the outlandish fashion as of late, but she still brought bold, patriotic style to Levi's Stadium: rocking a custom Gucci pantsuit and high-heel platforms, with teased-up hair, red eyeshadow and blue fingernails.

  • Monty Python star John Cleese will no longer perform at university campuses as political correctness kills comedy

    Published: Fri, Feb 5, 2016

    John Cleese said he will no longer perform or give talks at university campuses because political correctness has taken over. The Monty Python star revealed that he has been advised not to perform to students as the fear of offending has expanded so far that any kind of criticism is now seen as "cruel". Mr Cleese said it is down to people who cannot control their emotions, so seek to control others, and worries that it could lead to a society like that in the iconic dystopian Orwell Novel.

  • Amber Hilberling tells Dr. Phil she called husband a 'coward' before fight that ended with his 2011 death

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    Amber Hilberling screamed that her husband was a coward during an argument with him in 2011, which led to the altercation that ended with his fatal fall from a window at a Tulsa apartment complex, she told the host of "Dr. Phil" during a TV interview that aired Thursday. "He reached out and grabbed me. And I was pregnant. And he didn't care," Hilberling said. She went on to say that when he did so, "I pushed him off me. The window wasn't supposed to happen." Phillip "Phil" McGraw traveled in December to Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in McLoud to interview Hilberling, who has spoken to national media outlets multiple times since being convicted of second-degree murder in the death of Josh Hilberling.

  • NFL players doing their daughters' hair is today's dose of adorable

    Published: Thu, Feb 4, 2016

    With this weekend's Super Bowl Sunday quickly approaching, the dads of the NFL are stepping up their game. The hair experts at Pantene rallied a few sweet NFL dads to tackle some new hairstyles on their own daughters, Mashable reports. The recruits? Pittsburgh Steelers' DeAngelo Williams, New Orleans' Saints Benjamin Watson and Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten.

  • The Flash is Crossing Over With Supergirl

    Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Superheroes The Flash and Supergirl are going to meet on the TV screen. The Flash, as played by Grant Gustin, is set to cross over into an episode of the CBS series "Supergirl" on Monday, March 28, according to a report at DCComics.com "We are so incredibly excited to announce something that we have dreamed of happening since we starting making Supergirl—The Flash and Supergirl are teaming up!,” said The Flash and Supergirl Executive Producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.  “We want to thank Grant Gustin for making the time to come visit (on top of his already immense workload) and all of the folks at CBS, The CW, Warner Bros. and DC for working this out. And finally thanks to the fans and journalists who have kept asking for this to happen. It is our pleasure and hope to create an episode worthy of everyone's enthusiasm and support.” Gustin and Melissa Benoist, who plays Supergirl, appeared together on a "Variety" cover prior to the debut of the "Supergirl" series. "The Flash" airs Tuesdays on The CW. "Supergirl" airs Mondays on CBS. Both are based on the characters appearing in DC Comics.

  • Does 'Zombies' live or die with Jane Austen superfans?

    Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Burr Steers had his fears bringing his re-imagining of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" to the country's most ardent Austen fans, USA TODAY reports. After all, he had directed "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's parody book, which plops the undead directly into the classic 19th-century novel of genteel manners.

  • Out of a Rare Super Bowl I Recording, a Clash With the N.F.L. Unspools

    Published: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    MANTEO, N.C. — Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did not preserve any tapes. But the copy that Haupt owns — of a broadcast that launched the Super Bowl as an enormous shared spectacle that attracts more than 100 million viewers — might never be seen on any network. The N.F.L. does not want to buy the tapes and has warned Haupt not to sell them to outside parties or else the league will pursue legal action. Unless the league and Haupt make a deal to resolve the financial differences that have privately divided them since 2005, the tapes will stay in storage in a former mine in upstate New York.

  • Woman's Kit Kat was wafer-less, now she demands a lifetime supply

    Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    British college student Saima Ahmed is especially upset over the snack snafu, telling Nestlé she wants a lifetime supply of Kit Kats. If they don't oblige, she says she'll threaten legal action, Mashable reports.

  • ‘The Force Awakens’ Reimagined As Calvin and Hobbes Will Make Your Heart Melt (Spoilers!)

    Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Artist Brian Kesinger from Walt Disney animation studios drew “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in the style of Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson and it was just perfect. The artwork cannot be sold anywhere unfortunately due to copyright so they will have to live on the Internet and social media for now. This and that awesome Emo Kylo Ren account on Twitter have to be the best remixes of The Force Awakens so far. Welcome to the new world! For those who have not seen the movie, the drawings contain massive plot spoilers, so consider yourself warned.

  • Here’s What American Kids Say When You Ask Them to Name the Best Country

    Published: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    It's both cute and scary When Jimmy Kimmel sent his pranksters out to ask kids about American pride, he got a lot more than he bargained for. 

  • Billy Joel coming to Oklahoma in November

    BY JIMMIE TRAMEL, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    If you think Billy Joel will perform in Tulsa in 2016, you may be right. It was announced during a Thursday press conference that the legendary piano man has scheduled a Nov. 11 concert at the BOK Center. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Feb. 5. Joel last played the BOK Center when tag-teaming with Elton John on their Face 2 Face Tour. They shared a downtown Tulsa stage for a St. Patrick’s Day show on March 17, 2009.

  • Watch Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd Play a Game of Quantum Chess

    Published: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

    Quick, who would win in a game of quantum chess: the brilliant, world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or the goofy, lovable actor Paul Rudd? Check out this video, directed by Alex Winter, to see how things play out.