• Bruce Jenner Has New Plump Lips: Pictures

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    New Year, new Bruce! The Kardashian-Jenner family patriarch Bruce Jenner is embracing his true self these days. The former Olympian, 65, was spotted with fuller-looking lips on Tuesday, Jan. 27 while driving in Los Angeles, says US Weekly. This new pout is all a part of Jenner’s decision to finally explain his talked-about transformation to TV cameras. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is set to have an unscripted E! series of his own, which sources say will follow his decision to transition from a male to a female.

  • WATCH: Budweiser’s ‘Lost Puppy’ Super Bowl Ad Will Make Football Fans Cry in Their Nachos

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Football fans might want to start pretending there is something in their eye now in advance of Sunday’s big game, because if Budweiser’s newest Clydesdale commercial has anything to say about it, viewers will be bawling by halftime, says Yahoo TV. In this year’s one-minute-long ad, through a series of unfortunate logistical events, the beer brewer’s adorable puppy gets lost somewhere very far from his stable-full of beloved horses. The determined little guy does what he has to do to get home, while his human owner canvases the neighborhood.

  • Bad news for football fans in Tulsa: City ranked as second-worst in U.S. for pigskin lovers

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    The College Football Playoff that set ratings records earlier this month? Might as well pretend it didn't happen. Party planned for Super Bowl Sunday? Might as well cancel it. National Signing Day for high school players is coming up next month, too. But if you're both a football fan and a Tulsan, you should probably find something else to do, at least according to a study that ranked Tulsa as the nation's second-worst city for football fans. The only city ranked below Tulsa was Las Vegas, home of the 2-11 University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels, who have had just two winning football seasons since 2000.

  • Stolen Bartlesville dinosaur statue found headless, cut up in Tulsa trash bin

    BY COREY JONES, Tulsa World | Updated: 8 hr ago

    BARTLESVILLE — The hunt for a 9-foot-tall dinosaur in the Tulsa area was short-lived. A stolen statue of a dinosaur was found beheaded and in several pieces inside a trash bin in Tulsa, bringing extinction to the landmark that had stood sentinel at Classic Pets in Bartlesville for a decade. The fiberglass dinosaur was taken Sunday morning in broad daylight from in front of the store at 119 S.E. Washington Blvd. Witnesses reported the odd sight of the body covered and its tail and legs protruding out of a pickup truck driving south on U.S. 75 into Tulsa. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Kristin Chenoweth returning to Broken Arrow for performance, class

    BY JAMES D. WATTS, Jr., Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    BROKEN ARROW — Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broken Arrow this August to conduct her second annual Kristin Chenoweth Master Class for young singers. The master class, which will be open to the public, will likely include Chenoweth performing a brief concert, as she did at the inaugural event last year. This summer will also be the first season for Kristin Chenoweth’s Broadway Boot Camp, a weeklong event for high school performers June 22-26 at the Broken Arrow PAC. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • OU softball: Three Sooners on USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    OU softball has three players on USA Softball's Collegiate Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List. Senior first baseman Lauren Chamberlain, senior pitcher/infielder Shelby Pendley and junior pitcher Kelsey Stevens have each been tabbed as preseason players to watch. Arizona leads the way with four players on the Watch List. OU will start the season as the No. 3 team in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 . The Sooners open the season Feb. 5 against DePaul in the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin sidesteps question on discrimination against gays

    BY BARBARA HOBEROCK, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday sidestepped a question regarding whether it would be acceptable for a restaurant owner to refuse service to a gay person. The exchange happened during an annual legislative forum at the Capitol featuring Fallin and legislative leaders. Lawmakers return Monday to the Capitol. Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City, has filed House Bill 1597 that would allow businesses to refuse service “to any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person, group or association,” and be immune from civil liability. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Students forced to expose underwear for inspection

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    GUSTINE, Texas — Here in Gustine, population 457, what happens at the schoolhouse affects nearly everyone. And something happened Monday that is causing a big controversy in this small town.

  • Kristin Chenoweth returning to Broken Arrow for performance, class

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    This summer will also be the first season for Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp, a week-long event for high school performers June 22-26 at the Broken Arrow PAC.

  • The Cooking Mistake You're Making That Ruins Everything

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    If you like soggy food that never seems to brown, just keep doing what you're doing. But, if you've been working, sweating, and slaving away in the kitchen and can't figure out why perfectly good recipes keep letting you down, we are here to help with some simple words to live by.

  • Is It OK To Pay Pregnant Women To Stop Smoking?

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Women who smoke while they're pregnant are more likely to have health problems, and their babies are at risk, too. But attempts to get women to stop smoking while pregnant usually fail, NPR reports. When pregnant women in Scotland got paid to quit, 23 percent of them managed to stop smoking, compared to 9 percent who quit after they got counseling, support calls and free nicotine replacement therapy, according to a study published Tuesday in The BMJ. Researchers at Glasgow University gave pregnant women gift cards totaling 400 pounds, or about $607, if they stopped smoking and kept off cigarettes.

  • How much food Americans gorge on Super Bowl Sunday

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans will face off with their belt buckles. This year the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots (with a halftime show courtesy of Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz) strike up an even bigger appetite. According to the American Institute of Food Distribution, Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest event in America for most food consumption — following Thanksgiving, Mashable reports. Across the country, people will consume more than one billion chicken wings, 120 million pounds of avocados and 2.5 million pounds of nuts. We broke down some of these insane statistics for perspective.

  • OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant (toe) out against the Knicks

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Thunder coach Scott Brooks announced at Wednesday morning shootaround that Kevin Durant will not play tonight against the New York Knicks. Durant sprained his left big toe against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday and sat out of the Thunder's win against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. Durant didn't play against the Knicks when they came to Oklahoma City in November, and OKC fared just fine. In that game, Russell Westbrook went off for 32 points in 24 minutes in his first game back from a broken hand to lead the Thunder to a 105-78 blowout win .

  • DeflateGate Inquiry Goes Ivy League

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A law firm hired by the N.F.L. to investigate footballs used by the New England Patriots has formally asked the Columbia University physics department for help in understanding how weather and temperature could affect the pressure in footballs, according to a summary of the communication obtained by The New York Times. Lorin L. Reisner, a partner in the litigation department of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, called the physics department on Monday, according to notes taken by an administrative manager. “He would like to consult with a physicist on matters relating to gas physics,” the notes said.

  • Congressman Changes Position On Abortion After Talking To Women

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), a longtime opponent of abortion, announced in an op-ed on Tuesday that he now supports abortion rights after having talked to women in difficult circumstances throughout his home state. "I have sat with women from Ohio and across the nation and heard them talk about their varying experiences: abusive relationships, financial hardship, health scares, rape and incest," wrote Ryan.

  • WATCH: Teacher and students create incredible ‘Uptown Funk’ video

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Meet Scot Pankey, a theater arts teacher who has come up with a novel lesson plan: Learning can be fun.  As part of a class assignment, Pankey led his students in a choreographed dance to “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. The dance, which was filmed by students, was completed in a single take, Yahoo News reports. “We are a project-based school… and that means you give the students a project, put them in teams, and they have to come up with solutions.” said Pankey of A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas. “They had three weeks to work on it, then present as a group what they learned.” 

  • Marshawn Lynch might get fined by NFL for his hat

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Marshawn Lynch might get fined after all. At Super Bowl media day, the Seattle Seahawks running back spent his entire availability responding to reporters' questions with " I'm just here so I won't get fined ." Well, ESPN sources report that, after the Super Bowl, the NFL will review whether the hat Lynch wore during media day was permissible. Lynch's hat he wore during his media availability had his own BeastMode logo on it. On Tuesday, the hat ($33) sold out on the clothing line's web site. The NFL has an apparel deal with Nike, and according to ESPN "frowns on players using what is considered a league event to promote something that it has not approved."

  • Apple rich enough to pay everyone $556

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Apple’s (AAPL) printing money hand over fist. You knew that. What you may not know is that Apple has so much dough, it could afford to pay every man, woman and child in the U.S. $556. Each, USA TODAY reports. Selling high-priced hardware – over and over again – is creating a wealth-making machine like the world has never seen. Apple has now amassed a record pile of cash and investments of nearly $178 billion. That’s enough to give every American $556, a fact pointed out by Howard Silverblatt of S&P Dow Jones Indices. This massive pile of wealth is generated by the company’s ability to get consumers to line up every two years to sign up for costly contracts for high-priced phones. This business model, which keeps the total cost of the hardware itself largely masked to consumers, helped Apple report a bigger profit than the world has even seen in the fourth quarter of $18 billion.

  • Johnny Depp: A chupacabra 'attacked' me

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    We've heard the "exhaustion" excuse from stars who miss events. But "attacked" by a "chupacabra"? You have to hand it to Johnny Depp for that one. That's what he said was his reason for missing a news conference for his new movie,Mortdecai, in Tokyo on Tuesday, USA TODAY reports.

  • Fan needs RTs to take Steven Adams to 'Law School Prom'

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    A law student is is hoping that 1k retweets will be enough for  Thunder  center Steven Adams to take her to prom.