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Toys For Tots
The holidays are just around the corner but it’s not too late to help out those in need. Toys For Tots will be accepting and distributing toy donations through Christmas Eve.
Omaha Police Department Looking Into Officer Who Broke Up Fight
The Omaha Police Department is looking into the actions of Officer Nicholas Caniglia as he worked to break up a student fight at Millard South High School. A video appears to show him repeatedly punching a teenager.
Oakland A’s Closer Sean Doolittle Got His Girlfriend to Dress Up Like Darth Vader
Star Wars Bad Lip Reading
3-Year-Old’s Adele Video Goes Viral
Force Block: The Star Wars Spoiler Blocker
There are two apps that could help fans of “Star Wars”–and other films, TV shows, and even sports teams–avoid unwanted spoiling of details while surfing the internet. One is provided by Google Chrome, and the other is available on iTunes.
House of Cards Season 4 Ad
“Star Wars” Medley A Cappella
See the Trailer for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’
Funny or Die ‘Change Deniers’ Anthem’
The video stars a slew of recognizable faces. Watch it here.
NBC shows off its new digital subscription service, Seeso, this week.
What is TV like in the rest of the world? Vibrant TV answers that question.
Washington Post Recreates ‘Flappy Bird,’ 2016 Campaign Edition
The Washington Post has created a free, 8-bit–style game similar to “Flappy Bird,” called “Floppy Candidate,” which allows those who download it to navigate their candidate of choice through different obstacles. It’s available for iPhone, Android and on the Amazon app store.
Football Helmets in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe
From the “Hoth Tauntauns” to the “Tatooine Tuskenraiders,” see them all on NFL.com.
‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer
Independence Day: Resurgence
Military Dog and Handler Injured During Operations in Afghanistan
Rocky, a Military Working Dog with the 89th Military Police Brigade and his handler, SPC Brown, were injured this week when an IED went off while on patrol in Afghanistan. Pictures of the pair recovering in the hospital have gone viral.
Howard University a cappella group Afro Blue, which was featured on The Sing-Off, is giving a free Christmas concert at the National Gallery of Art.
My America Too
Baltimore’s Center Stage is showing a series of videos inspired by recent events in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities around the country.
Be An Elf
Post offices in several major cities display letters from needy children asking for shoes, winter coats and toys. Be An Elf allows people to read those Christmas wish lists and give to those kids.
GoFundMe Page Started For Man Attacked on Metro Green Line Train
GoFundMe page set up seeking help with the medical expenses of man attacked and called anti-gay slurs on a Green Line Train in November. More on WashingtonPost.com.
New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer
Facebook’s Most Popular Check-ins For 2015
Times Square, the Eiffel Tower and Niagra Falls were just a few. See the full list here.
Toys ‘R’ Us Releases 2015 Hot Holiday Toy List
Check it out HERE.
Harrison Ford Responds to Donald Trump Saying He Likes His Movies
In an interview with The New York Times this weekend, Trump said he really enjoys movies featuring heroic presidents in crisis, especially when Harrison Ford is the star.
Kobe Bryant Fan Spends 3.5 Hours Getting His Face Buzzed Onto His Head
Tumblr’s Most Reblogged Cities of 2015
Tumblr’s Year in Review looks at the places that kept the web buzzing this year. The top city, predictably, is New York. See the rest of the list HERE.
Bacon Scented Underwear is a Thing
Check out pictures on Huffington Post.
Harlem Globetrotters Start to Worry as Warriors’ Winning Streak Hits 27 Games
Except for not…
‘Star Wars’ Adaptation Covers
Earlier this week, the Library of Congress held readings of new books about the Star Wars saga. A while back, Lucas films offered authors the opportunity to write books based on the first Star Wars films from the 1970’s.
Trump Joins Dark Side in ‘Star Wars’ Spoof
Facebook now has the first ever documentary to make its debut on the social site. “Treatment for All” is about the global AIDS Awareness campaign and features Ricki Lake along with a couple of YouTube stars.
Eagles of Death Metal Talks Paris Attack
When the sound of gunfire erupted in the concert hall in Paris, the band Eagles of Death Metal orginally thought something had gone wrong with the sound system. The band’s musicians and crew talked about the horrific events in the show Vice. The wrenching half hour interview is now online.
Yale Glee Club Performs Impromptu Holiday Song
John Stamos Shows His Butt
Yes, the “Full House” actor literally modeled his derier for “Paper Magazine.” Photo here.
Leave it to Portland to have a hipster Santa – complete with a man bun and skinny jeans. Check out photos here.
Top 10 Emoji on Twitter in 2015
See the list on Mashable.
Montage of the Year’s 25 Best Films
New Baby Brother Under the Christmas Tree
Video Compares D.C. Streetcar With Springfield Monorail
A ‘Back to the Future II’ Self-Drying Jacket Is On Kickstarter
It’s powered by rechargeable batteries, which can run air for up to 30 minutes. Contribute to the Kickstarter campaign HERE.
Redskins/Star Wars Mashup Gear
Disney appears to have partnered with the most controversially named Washington NFL team for a line of Star Wars-themed merchandise. See the products and read more on Mashable.com.
Most Popular Bar In Every State
Star Wars Ice Cream
Tax Breaks to Take Advantage of Before 2015 Ends
With the year almost over, there are a couple of things you can do to lower your 2015 tax bill. Find out more on Bankrate.com
How Schools Decide When to Close Schools
Travel Tips From the TSA
Preparing for travel may be stressful, but it doesn’t need to be. You are encouraged to keep these screening tips in mind to help facilitate the screening process on your next trip to the airport.
Donald Trump at Jewish Republican Forum
Animated ‘Star Wars’ Poster
Game of Thrones Season 6 Teaser
GoFundMe Page Created for San Bernardino Victim’s Family
The family of Michael Raymond Wetzel have identified him as one of the 14 people killed in Wednesday’s mass shooting. The family has since created a GoFundMe page. According to the website, Michael leaves behind a wife and 6 children.
How to See THE WIZ if You’re Visually Impaired
Some of the people who’ll be watching THE WIZ live tonight won’t be able to actually see the performance because of a visual impairment. NBC has fixed that with a live visual description of the show. Find out more info on how to access video description here and here.
NY Times Asks Readers: How Often Do You Think About Shootings?
Take their poll on NYTimes.com.
Anaheim Ducks Force Awakens Themed Intro Video
45 Minutes of Nick Offerman Drinking Whisky in Front of Yule Log
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Trailer
‘Bourne 5’ Casting Call in D.C.
“Bourne 5” is shooting in D.C. tomorrow through Monday and they need extras between the ages of 20 and 25. More info here.
Hanukkah Parody of ‘Whip/Nae Nae’ and ‘Hotline Bling’
Watch it on TIME.com.
PSY is Back With “Daddy”
There are thousands of charities in Greater Washington, and finding the best ones to support isn’t always easy. The Catalogue for Philanthropy vets and highlights them for you, and makes it easy for you to find and support the ones that mean the most to you, in the communities where you live and work. You can browse the catalogue by category, learn more about the featured nonprofits, and donating online is as easy as shopping at Amazon.
BMore Humane Cat vs. Dog Challenge
Cat lovers versus dog lovers. Who will donate more to BMore Humane on Giving Tuesday?
Guy Behind “Gangnam Style” Releases New Song
Browns Fans Try To Capture Victory on Video, Capture Last Minute Defeat Instead
Check out their videos on Deadspin.com.
Navy to Wear Under Armour-Designed Uniforms
The Navy football team will wear Under Armour-Designed “Navy Fleet” uniforms and hand-painted helmets for the Army-Navy Game presented by USAA on Dec. 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia at 3 PM on CBS.
#GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Click here for more information.
The Wild Pea Hummous in Baltimore
Blake Wollman became inspired to make wild flavor hummous while working at his restaurant, The Desert Cafe. Drawing on the practices of more traditional hummous back in 2003, Blake created his own techniques to make hundreds of flavors of hummous that range from the savory side to the oh so sweet side. With help from his family and a small team, The Wild Pea Hummous makes every batch of hummous that is served in local farmers markets and specialty shops in Baltimore or shipped to doorsteps nationwide.
Olivia Macaron in Georgetown
Olivia Macaron was founded by Michel and Ana Claudia. Michel worked in one of France’s most prestigious macaron houses for over 10 years, where he perfected the art of creating a delicious and beautiful macaron. He came back to the USA with his family and started a very successful online business selling his creations. Ana Claudia had been working in finance for a mortgage conglomerate until little Olivia came into the picture. Michel and Ana Claudia met soon after Olivia was born and came to the realization that with Ana Claudia’s business savvy and Michel’s technical expertise they would make an unbeatable team with the goal of bringing the best macarons to the people of DC.
Music for Cats Kickstarter
A local man has started a kickerstarter for music for cats — seriously.
‘Save a Seat’ Campaign
The Maryland Food bank has launched a campaign to combat hunger this Thanksgiving, called “Save a Seat.”
PIC: Female Meteorologists Wear the Same Dress Nationwide
No, seriously. They all bought the same dress. See the photo collage on Mashable.
D.C.’s Weed Scene Burns Bright In New Web Series
Check out photos of a new comedic web series focused on the D.C. marijuana industry on DCist.
Why Is The NBA Replay Center Watching Animal House?
Cam Newton is holding a dab contest at ‘Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam’
“Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam” has become a staple since the Panthers’ quarterback arrived in the Carolina’s in 2012. As the holidays approach he pays for the Charlotte Boys and Girls’ club to have their holiday party, buys gifts, spends time with the kids and bankrolls the whole thing, the Cat Scratch Reader reports.
Foo Fighters Drop Surprise Free EP ‘Saint Cecilia’
The Foo Fighters have released a new EP titled “Saint Cecilia.” The five-track collection was offered up as a free download.
Game of Thrones Poster
HBO is feeding the speculation that Kit Harington’s supposedly dead character, Jon Snow, is returning to Game of Thrones next season. The first poster for the upcoming sixth season of the wildly popular program features the leader of the Night’s Watch with a bloody face.
States With The Best and Worst Diets
California has the best diets, Mississippi has the worst. See where your home state ranks HERE.
Boy Gets Hiccups While Performing National Anthem
Ethan Hall powered through the Australian national anthem despite having a case of hiccups on Saturday. Watch it on Mashable.
Navy Star Wars Trailer
Miss Piggy Covers Adele
American Music Awards Winners
It was a big night at the American Music Awards for Nicki Minaj and The Weeknd, who both took home multiple awards on Sunday night. See the full list here.
Can’t Go Home for Thanksgiving? Enjoy Friendsgiving!
Food blogger Whitney Bond has plenty of ideas for ways to celebrate a different version of Thanksgiving.
Bryce Harper Can’t Pronounce the Word “Meme”
Watch his interview with Scott Van Pelt where he reveals his pronunciation of the word on Deadspin.com.
Wizarding World of Harry Potter Coming to Universal Studios Hollywood
Netflix Shows How to Groom Your Movember Moustache
Netflix has compiled some grooming tips so you can trim yourself a film and TV inspired moustache that’ll be sure to impress, Mashable reports.
American Flag Hijab Is The Real MVP of Fox News Debate
Washington Post D.C. Poll
Crime has become the biggest problem in Washington, D.C. residents say, far surpassing concerns about the economy and the quality of public schools for the first time in almost a decade, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Hasbro Creates Life-Like Toy Cats For Seniors
Paris Attacks Widower’s Open Letter to ISIS Goes Viral
“”I don’t know who you are and I don’t want to know, you are dead souls. If this God for whom you kill blindly made us in his image, every bullet in the body of my wife is a wound in his heart. So no, I will not give you the satisfaction of hating you. You want it, but to respond to hatred with anger would be to give in to the same ignorance that made you what you are,” the widower wrote. Full letter here
Little Boy Explains ‘Bad Guys’ to His Father After Paris Attacks
Zoolander 2 Trailer Released
Finally, Lego Releases Slippers to Help Prevent Worst Known Pain
Anyone who has ever stepped on a Lego brick knows it’s excruciating. Just in time for the holiday season, the toy company released its own brand of slipper to prevent painful incidents. See what they look like HERE.
Snowman Toys That Mimic Phrases Can Be Used For Evil
Ray Lewis Impersonator Motivates Ronda Rousey after Knockout Defeat
Charlie Hebdo Cover
Charlie Hebdo, the weekly satirical magazine that was the target of a deadly terrorist attack in Paris in January, has published its first issue since another attack killed 129 people in the city on Friday. See it HERE.
HBO’s Project Greenlight
HBO’s Project Greenlight has gone digital, and they’re starting the digital life with a contest open to all filmmakers.
The Art of More
The art world has never looked so slick and so dirty in “The Art of More.” It’s a behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on in high-end auction houses. The Art of More on Crackle starts Nov. 19.
Prescription Opioid Epidemic
A group of experts, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, today issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the U.S.
Senior mechanical design engineering students at Johns Hopkins University have come up with a prototype personalized medication dispenser that only a pharmacist can open and fill with a key, and that will only dispense the pain medication after recognizing the patient’s fingerprint, and only at a certain time.
Nationals Park Wants You to Pitch Your Product
If you ever wanted to have your own concession stand or product at Nationals Park, now is your chance! Local restaurant and supplier vendors will have the opportunity to pitch the Nationals on why they should be featured during the 2016 season. Details and rules here.
Madonna Pays Tribute to Paris by Performing ‘Like a Prayer’
Brett Favre Congratulates Peyton Manning on Facebook
AFI DOCS Film Series
AFI Docs is kicking off a year-round documentary screening program with Micheal Moore’s “WHERE TO INVADE NEXT.” Moore takes part in a discussion after the screening Monday night.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Takes A Stand
Arnold Schwarzengger has teamed with the Wildlife Conservation Society to tell people to stop killing elephants.
Angry Woman Confronts Katy Perry’s Dad
Following Red Cup Controversy, Starbucks Runs Very Chrismas-y Ad
Check it out on BusinessInsider.com.
Meet Linkle, the New Female ‘Zelda’ Character
She’s introduced 29 seconds into this video:
More Footage Released in New ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’Trailer
Earn the Chance to Perform in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
Singers who live in D.C., Maryland and Virginia can audition online as part of Sing Into Spring, a competition designed to showcase local talent in the largest spectator event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Up to 20 finalists will be selected to audition at a live event, and one winner will earn a coveted spot in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on April 16. Learn more on nationalcherryblossomfestival.org.
People Slam Veterans Day Google Doodle
People are slamming the Veterans Day Google Doodle for not being white enough, Tech Mic reports.
Girl Who May Go Deaf Soon Will Get To Meet Her Idol
The good news stemmed from a social media campaign started by Jorja Hope’s sister. See more on Mashable.com.
App Blocks All Kardashian News
A new internet browser extension exists solely to block mention of the Kardashian family.
Petition Demands Trump ‘Fix His Clear Cutting Disaster’
A petition that hopes to reach 7,500 signatures is calling for Donald Trump to donate 500 mature trees to NOVA Parks to be planted in Loudoun County.
‘MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans’
To salute Maryland’s Vietnam-era veterans, Maryland Public Television is undertaking the largest project in its history, a multi-year initiative called MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans.
A survey found veterans of all generations would repeat their military service, but don’t feel supported by government and the American public.
Bloomingdale’s Apologizes For Offensive Ad
Three Grocery Stores in Burke Area Robbed
The goal of ThanksUSA.org is to provide college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of U.S. military personnel.
‘Sports Illustrated’ Michael Phelps Interview
The latest issue of “Sports Illustrated” features an in-depth profile and exclusive interview with U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps with the cover line “The Rehabilitation of Michael Phelps.” The magazine says it is his most extensive interview since his DUI.
This Veterans Day, and throughout Military Family Appreciation Month in November, the Real Warriors Campaign is asking Americans to honor the sacrifices of America’s warriors and military families by encouraging all service members, veterans and military families to seek care for psychological health concerns. the The Real Warriors Campaign has resources that can help.
Man Bun Clip On
You can get one on Groupon right now.
Dramatic Police Footage Shows Driver Ramming Into Cop Car After Chase
Shocking video of a police chase shows the suspect ramming into an Oklahoma police car. See it on ABCNews.com.
Climbing the Eiffel Tower
Jennifer Lawrence Washes Her Hands
Giant Sinkhole Swallows Cars in IHOP Parking Lot in Mississippi
Skydiving Darth Vader deployed to win UK holiday shopping season
Rob Riggle, Ken Jeong Make hilarious Adele Parody About NFC East
August Wilson’s Fences will run at Everyman Theatre through Nov. 22. More information available at EverymanTheatre.org.
Women’s Voices Theater Festival
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival continues this week, and at least six plays are running this weekend. For details, visit the festival’s website
You may have heard of the “turducken.” The “pumpecapple piecake” is basically a dessert version of that, involving a pumpkin pie, a pecan pie, an apple pie and layers of cake. See photos on Eater.com.
What the 2016 Presidential Candidates Are Spending on Food
Check out the report on Eater.com.
Baby Has Hilarious Reaction to Opening of Adele’s ‘Hello’
It’s On Us Campaign Releases Funny PSA
Greek Food & Cultural Festival
The 44th annual Greek Food & Cultural Festival will be held at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore this weekend. More information on the festival’s Facebook page.
Kyle Turley Makes Push For Research Into Medical Marijuana for Sports Injuries
Ben Carson Releases Rap Ad
Dying Star Wars Fan Gets To See ‘The Force Awakens’
The Star Wars fan who was given two months to live in July after being diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma was able to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” this week after making a public plea to the film’s creators. Read more on Mashable.com.
Largest Cat Painting in the World Sells for $826K
An enormous painting featuring 42 cats was auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York for $826,000. The painting, “My Wife’s Lovers,” weighs 227 pounds and measures 6 x 8.5 feet.
NASA Accepting Applications For Astronaut Training
Calling all aspiring astronauts: NASA announced today this week that it will be accepting applications starting in December for its next round of astronaut training. Currently, there are 47 active members in NASA’s astronaut corp., with the last group of new astronauts selected in 2013. Applications for the new class will be accepted from mid-December through mid-February, and those selected to begin astronaut training will be announced in mid-2017. More information on nasa.gov/astronauts.
2015’s Fattest States in America
See the list on WalletHub.com.
‘SNL’ Accidentally Posted a Few Trump Promos That Weren’t Supposed to Air
See a sample on Mashable.com.
Under Armour Rolls Out ‘Star Wars’ Line Only For Men
Under Armour released a Star Wars-themed line this week, “Alter Ego: The Imperial Collection.” Except no products in the line were made for women.
I Like God: A Novel
There’s a God page on Facebook and one on Twitter. Now, there’s a fictional one that takes a completely different turn in a new book.
Son Surprises Dad With Trip to China
Watch dad’s reaction on WashingtonPost.com.
Bernie Sanders Dancing to ‘Hotline Bling’
Terminally Ill ‘Star Wars’ Fan Just Wants to See the New Movie Before He Dies
Daniel Fleetwood of Spring, Texas, suffers from a rare connective tissue cancer called spindle cell sarcoma. He doesn’t think he will live to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in theaters, but his last wish is to see the new film before he dies. More on Mashable.com.
DC College Application Week Host Sites
It’s DC College Application Week, where a group of high schools and community organizations push for graduating seniors to submit at least one application. Here are the host sites.
Workplace Rights For Women
The Smithsonian Institution has responded to concerns about the lack of accommodations for Smithsonian employees who need to pump breast milk at work. Learn more about workplace rights for pregnant women and new parents here.
Caffeine Amounts In Coffees Visualized
Chart shows how many milligrams of caffeine are in the most popular coffee cups. See it here.
Beauty and Fashion Blogger Quits Social Media, Says It’s Fake and Breeds Insecurity
Read more about Essena O’Neill’s decision HERE.
Timberwolves Play Heartrending Tribute To Flip Saunders Before Home Opener
Mets Fan Reacts to World Series
LeBron Jame Pretends to be Prince on Halloween
Conor McGregor vs The Mountain From ‘Game of Thrones’
Shakespeare Theatre Award
Dame Helen Mirren is in town to help the Shakespeare Theatre Company honor Tony winner Julie Taymor.
National Gallery of Art Screening
The National Gallery of Art film program screens The Black Power Mixtape 1967 to 1975 this afternoon. It Blends figures from the 1960’s to today with Melvin Van Peebles, , Erykah Badu, and Angela Davis, among them.
Black Man’s Post About Tucson Police Department Traffic Stop Goes Viral
“We talk so much about the bad apples who shouldn’t be wearing a badge,” Steven Hildreth, Jr. wrote of his experience. “I’d like to spread the word about an example of men who earned their badges and exemplify what that badge stands for.” See the full post HERE.
Dad Turns Son’s Wheelchair Into Star Wars Snowspeeder for Halloween
IKEA Turns Kid’s Drawings Into Toys
Ikea’s Soft Toys for Education program donates proceeds from the sales of its plush toys to programs sponsored by Save the Children and UNICEF.
This year, IKEA let children design the toys themselves as part of a contest.
Health Care Enrollment
Montgomery County Adds Real Time Signs For Ride On Buses
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Ride On bus system has installed real time signs in nine Ride On bus shelters that are similar to transit screens installed earlier this year in the Executive Office Building and the Council Office Building. Find out more here.
Trick or Fit?
sweat those Halloween calories off at the “Trick or Fit” Fitness Party at the Arts Walk at the Monroe St. Market in Brookland.
NFL Beer Prices from Cheapest to Steepest
For many people, pairing a sporting event with a cold — and often overpriced — beer is a tradition. But for some NFL fans, the price of a brew inside the stadium is tough to stomach.
Volkswagen Re-Releases Classic Hippy Van
The VW van is going electric. See pictures here.
Peanuts “Wah Wah” Machine
Want to hear what you’d sound like as an adult in the Peanuts universe? Check out the “Wah Wah Machine” ahead of the release of “The Peanuts Movie” on Nov. 6.
‘Leggings Ain’t Pants’
Alabama Fifth Grade Teacher Wears Black Face
A fifth grade teacher from Alabama is getting criticism for wearing black face for a Kanye West costume, the Daily Mail reports.
Real-life Toy Story Room
A pair of Toy Story fans who recreated Andy’s room. See pictures here.
Tales From Tinder
Almost everyone has a date gone wrong story. Now, there’s a digital diversion telling all the gory details – from Tinder users.
Daredevil Burnaby Q. Orbax lays on bed of nails and gets run over by 70 motorbikes. Watch here.
Disney Princess Halloween Makeup
Makeup artist gruesomely imagines zombie-fied Disney princesses. See pictures here.
Video shows South Carolina school officer tossing student in classroom
New Barbie Ad Shows Girls Imagining Future Careers
Target Ad Features Girl With Disability
The beloved Disney princess Elsa was modeled by a little girl with braces and arm crutches in Target’s latest Halloween ad. See the picture here.
Caps Players Dress Up For Halloween
Alex Ovechkin was Batman and Evgeny Kuznetsov dressed up as Harry Potter for a Halloween party. Find pictures here.
Adele Releases Video for ‘Hello’
Check out the video for “Hello” off Adele’s new album, which is set for release next month.
Little Girls Give Women Relationship Advice
Sesame Street Introduces Autistic Character
Sesame Street is reaching out to autistic children with a new Muppet character named Julia. She is part of a new initiative from Sesame Street Workshop aimed a reducing “the stigma of autism.”
Progress Update for Stadium-Armory
Riders can view a video and get details about upcoming project milestones by visiting: http://www.wmata.com/stadium
Baltimore Reading Partners
To donate your time as a literacy tutor to a student in Baltimore, or to make a financial donation to Reading Partners CLICK HERE.
How Would Donald Trump Look With Different Hair?
Check out one hairstylist’s illustrations on Mashable.
New Hess Toy Truck Released For 2015 Holidays
Check out the new Hess fire and ladder rescue truck on HessToyTruck.com.
WATCH: Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ Video
Michelle Obama is unveiling a new website for her initiative encouraging students to continue education after high school, BetterMakeRoom.org. The site will help students access information on signing up for the SAT and ACT exams, filling out federal financial aid forms and visiting college campuses.
Teal Pumpkin Project
The Teal Pumpkin Project is aiming to help kids with food allergies have a happy Halloween. The goal is to have 100,000 households displaying pumpkins painted teal, indicating that they are food allergy friendly and offering non-food treats to trick-or-treaters. Learn more on TealPumpkinProject.org.
Free Street Concert in Baltimore
L’Enfant Rebelle Theatre
The L’Enfant Rebelle Theatre aims to produce theatre for abled and disabled actors.
Superfan Gets Hillary Clinton’s Portrait Shaved Into Her Head
Forget Super PACs and party support, all a politician really needs to have a successful campaign is a voter so dedicated that they’ll shave your portrait into their head. For Hillary Clinton, that dedicated voter is 70-year-old Maria Anita Monsivaiz.
Woman, 103, Celebrates Birthday by Dressing Up as Wonder Woman
103-year-old Mary Cotter recently decided to show up to her birthday dressed as the superhero she is. Cotter says her friends purchased the costume because she’s a “real life Wonder Woman.”
Lucky Charms Releasing Marshmallow-Only Boxes
Luck Charms announced that it will be holding a sweepstakes to give away 10 boxes of limited edition, marshmallow-only cereal to 10 lucky breakfast lovers. The company even made a wonderfully bizarre commercial for it, starring Biz Markie.
‘Ebony’ Bill Cosby Scandal Cover
The magazine’s November edition, dubbed “The Family Issue,” features a still from the Cosby Show — overlaid with a broken glass effect that’s centered on Cliff Huxtable’s face. Bill Cosby played the Huxtable family patriarch on the long-running sitcom.
Tickets go on sale today for the Dec. 12 event. More information on Orioles.com.
10 Drunkest Cities In Maryland
RoadSnacks lists the 10 drunkest cities in Maryland.
Baltimore Ghost Tours
Feeling Halloweeny? Check out Baltimore’s Ghost Tours.
Congressional Football Game
Members of Congress and former NFL players will be teaming up against the U.S. Capitol Police for the biennial Congressional Football Game. Get your tickets on CongressionalFootballGame.org.
National Christmas Tree Lighting Tickets
The ticket lottery for the National Christmas Tree lighting goes live on Friday. Get more information on NationalTree.org.
Florida Woman Arrested for DUI After Posting ‘Drunk Girl Driving’ Periscope
A 23-year-old woman from Lakeland, Florida was arrested and charged with a DUI Saturday after police say she used Twitter’s live video streaming platform to broadcast herself driving drunk. See portions of the video on WTSP.com.
“Jersey Devil” Spotted in Galloway, NJ?
A man from New Jersey’s Little Egg Harbor Township claims he saw the mythical flying mammal on Route 9. Check out the picture on NJ.com.
UConn Student Apologizes for Mac and Cheese Incident
Michelle Obama Creates International Day of the Girl Playlist
Check out which songs the First Lady is jamming out to here.
‘Aladdin’ Cast Reunites for Iconic ‘A Whole New World’ Performance
Watch the video from Good Morning America on ABCNews.com.
Nightmares Fear Factory in Niagara Falls Releases Scare Pics
Which is your favorite? Check them out on NightmaresFearFactory.com.
Cops Deploy Taser on Black Council Member in City Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested
Read the story and see the video on WashingtonPost.com.
Gay Dads Both Want to be Darth Vader in New Campbell’s Ad
Check them out on the Slipknot website.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
Ronda Rousey/Justin Bieber Beef
“Yeezer” Mashup Album
**warning: video may not be appropriate for some viewers
Airbus Reveals Idea to Stack Seats on Top of Each Other
Baltimore’s Next ‘Poe Toaster’ Auditions
On November 7, the Maryland Historical Society and Poe Baltimore are teaming up to host the Baltimore’s Next “Poe Toaster” Auditions. Along with their friends at Westminster Hall and The Mesmeric Revelations of Edgar Allan Poe, the organizations aim to revitalize the bygone tradition of the “Poe Toaster”, but with a new twist. Click here for details.
Joe Biden: ‘My Redemption’
USA Warriors Hockey Columbus Day Classic
The USA Warriors Ice Hockey Program has been organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, for those wounded in defense of the United States in conjunction with the USA Hockey Disabled Hockey Program. The charity hockey game, silent auction, raffles and 50/50’s takes place this weekend.
Dead & Company Giveaway
You can enter to win two tickets to The Dead & Company show at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 7 on DeadandCompany.com.
Preakness Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the 141st Preakness Stakes, set for May 21, 2015, are now on sale at TicketFly.com.
UNITE To Face Addiction
A rally to raise awareness for the 22 million Americans with addiction will be held on the National Mall from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Proposed Harborplace Redesign
Click here for pictures of the proposed renovations to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
OJ: 20 Years Later
Visit CBS Los Angeles for complete coverage of the 20th anniversary of the OJ Simpson trials.
‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Stamps
A Charlie Brown Christmas, the 50-year-old animated special that taught generations of Peanuts fans the true meaning of Christmas and how to make any Christmas tree look special is now being immortalized in U.S. Postal Service Stamps.
What Calories in Booze Look Like in Food Form
Viral Thread posted a few graphics that compared popular alcoholic drinks to popular foods. Each have the exact same amount of calories. The quantity of each item, however, is pretty interesting.
Jabba the Hutt Inflatable Lawn Ornament
Think Geek has released an officially-licensed Star Wars Jabba the Hutt lawn ornament.
Small Business Revolution
Award-winning, independent ﬁlmmakers and photographers are hitting the road to honor small business owners and to bring us 100 stories of the Small Business Revolution.