Wendy Williams is keeping 50 lbs off

Photos: Celebrity transformations Talk show host Wendy Williams lost 50 lbs over three years and said in February 2017 that she is keeping the weight off. Hide Caption 3 of 20Photos: Celebrity transformations "Roseanne" star John Goodman is known for his burly frame in addition to his acting chops. Hide Caption 6 of 20Photos: Celebrity transformations Filmmaker Kevin Smith in 2008, left, and in 2015. Hide Caption 16 of 20Photos: Celebrity transformations "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" star E.J. Hide Caption 18 of 20Photos: Celebrity transformations Jessica Simpson showed off a supersvelte look in a Weight Watchers ad released in February 2014.

February 23, 2017 15:58 UTC

Man Leaps Over Barricade To Snatch Confederate Flag On Live TV

Muhiyidin d’Baha, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct for his feat on Wednesday, a Charleston Police Department spokesman told The Huffington Post. A Black Lives Matter activist has been arrested after making an incredible running leap through police tape to snatch away a Confederate flag at a demonstration in Charleston, South Carolina. D’Baha, whose real name is Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, attempted to snatch the flag from a member of the South Carolina Secessionist Party. D’Baha was counter-protesting the Secessionist Party demonstration when he made his dramatic dive through police tape. The advocacy group Showing Up For Racial Justice Charleston has set up a crowdfunding page and already raised more than $5,000 for d’Baha’s bail.

February 23, 2017 15:56 UTC

Stray bullet bounces off Oregon woman's head

Police say a Central Oregon woman suffered a small bump when a stray bullet crashed into her home and bounced off her head. The Redmond Police Department says the woman watching television Monday when the shot was fired. The bullet went through a wall of her neighbor's home and a fence before entering the woman's home. It went through a picture frame and had slowed significantly by the time it hit her. Police say he wasn't shooting at anyone.

February 23, 2017 15:56 UTC

Trans Kids Are In Danger. It's Our Job To Protect Them.

Bathrooms, of course, have become a central political battleground over the last couple of years for the transgender community. It can also be easy to rationalize dismissing the thoughts, feelings and identities of children or young people as fleeting or temporary. There are children and teenagers whose gender don’t fit into our society’s understandings of what it means to be male or female. And these young Americans deserve the same legislative protections as everyone else ― and honestly need them much more than most other kids. But perhaps most importantly of all: talk to people in your immediate communities about the upcoming SCOTUS case and the experiences of transgender kids and teens in this country.

February 23, 2017 15:55 UTC

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' infuses horror with satire

(CNN) With "Get Out," writer-director-producer Jordan Peele -- half of the "Key & Peele" comedy team -- has delivered a bracing debut, a horror movie infused with biting social commentary and disarming humor. Daniel Kaluuya (featured in "Sicario") stars as Chris, a photographer dating Rose (Allison Williams), who has convinced him to take a weekend trip to meet her parents. When he asks whether she has informed them that her new boyfriend is black, she assures him that her dad (Bradley Whitford) would have voted for Obama a third time if only he could. Think Woody Allen meeting Diane Keaton's clan in "Annie Hall." Gradually, though, things begin to get weird, including the strange looks cast Chris' way by the two African American servants (Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson), and the gathering of wealthy friends at which the family seems a little too eager to show Chris off.

February 23, 2017 15:45 UTC

The Keto Casserole Recipes You've Been Looking For

One of the easiest ways to eat low-carb while filling up on the fats you want is with casseroles. If you’re following the keto diet (short for ketogenic), which cuts back big-time on carbohydrates, casseroles are going to be your best friend. Not only are they filling, satisfying and easy to make low carb, but they’ll provide you with loads of leftovers for the days to come. We have just the keto casserole recipes you want. From cheesy avocado egg casseroles to pizza dip casseroles, these are the recipes you need to help you eat keto ― and love it.

February 23, 2017 15:45 UTC

Why Hospitals Should Treat Adults Like Children

The University of Vermont Medical Center has expanded an art program from children to adults to help alleviate stress. But a recent article published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests a possible remedy for the anxiety associated with hospitalization: Make adult hospitals more like children’s hospitals. What follows are edited excerpts:Reducing readmissionsWSJ: Why was it important to study the ways in which hospital procedures can cause stress? DR. DHARMARAJAN: Right now almost one in six older adults is readmitted to the hospital within a month of discharge. DR. DHARMARAJAN: Children also go to a specific room to draw blood or undergo other procedures.

February 23, 2017 15:37 UTC

Pope: It's better to be an atheist than a bad Christian

(CNN) If you're a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a "dirty" business, perhaps it's better not to call yourself a believer, Pope Francis suggested in a sermon Thursday in Rome. "So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others," Francis said during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, according to Vatican Radio. "How many times have we heard -- all of us, around the neighborhood and elsewhere -- 'But to be a Catholic like that, it's better to be an atheist.' Examples of such scandals abound, the Pope said, from money launderers to business owners who take beach vacations while stiffing their employees. Francis' sermon, as is customary, was an extended riff on Thursday's Mass readings , which include a passage from the Gospel on Mark in which Jesus says it is better to be drowned than to cause others to sin.

February 23, 2017 15:37 UTC

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox News, dies at 66

Alan Colmes, the longtime liberal TV and radio host for Fox News, has died after a brief illness, the network announced Thursday. Colmes was best known as the left-leaning foil to conservative Sean Hannity on the prime-time Fox News show “Hannity & Colmes” when the cable news network launched in 1996. Hannity took over as a solo host in 2009, but Colmes remained with Fox News as a commentator and a syndicated radio host until his death. “When Alan and I started ‘Hannity & Colmes,’ there wasn’t a day that went by where we didn’t say we were the two most fortunate men in all television,” Hannity said in a statement. He was a stand-up comic before he started working as a talk radio host for such New York radio stations as WABC and WNBC.

February 23, 2017 15:35 UTC

NVIDIA GeForce Has Moved From Graphics Card To Gaming Platform

NVIDIA’s gaming division had a fantastic quarter with 67% growth which I attribute a lot to the transformation of GeForce from a graphics chip to a full-blown gaming platform, competing directly with consoles, handhelds and mobile. The GeForce platform, combines hardware, software and services and NVIDIA designed it to enable the best PC gaming experience, everywhere. GeForce HardwareWhen it comes to hardware, I’ve never seen NVIDIA’s GeForce line this competitive. What’s even more interesting is that NVIDIA has effectively discontinued creating separate GPUs for gaming laptops and now utilizes desktop GPUs for gaming. NVIDIA pioneered G-SYNC technology to improve the gaming experience and has helped elevate the GeForce brand to be synonymous with high quality gaming.

February 23, 2017 15:34 UTC

Nick Cannon Welcomes Son With A Peak Mariah Carey Name

World, meet Golden “Sagon” Cannon. Golden “Sagon” Cannon, meet world. Nick Cannon has bestowed a name upon his newborn son befitting his glamorous extended family. Although Cannon’s ex-wife, Mariah Carey, is not the mother of Golden, something tells us they’re going to get along just fine. No matter how hard the world may hit you, God always reminds us of our purpose!” Cannon wrote in the caption.

February 23, 2017 15:33 UTC

Jameis Winston tells a crowd of little kids that women should be ‘silent, polite, gentle’

“All my young boys, stand up. “But all my boys, stand up. “But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. Scream it!”Telling a bunch of impressionable kids that women are supposed to be “silent, polite, gentle” is tone-deaf enough. “During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some.”The Bucs’ Twitter account apparently missed the “silent, polite, gentle” part of Winston’s speech.

February 23, 2017 15:33 UTC

‘Greatest threat to democracy’: Commander of bin Laden raid slams Trump’s anti-media sentiment

McRaven left the military in 2014 after nearly four decades and later became chancellor of the University of Texas System. “This sentiment may be the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime.”[Adm. William McRaven: The terrorist hunter on whose shoulders Osama bin Laden raid rested.] [Commander of bin Laden raid blasts Senate for disrespecting military leaders]McRaven is not the only retired military man who has criticized the president’s remarks. And I’m not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. The search for bin Laden was led by the CIA.

February 23, 2017 15:31 UTC

Kellyanne Conway: Feminism associated with being ‘anti-male’ and ‘pro-abortion’

White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway spoke about feminism, working in the the Trump administration and what the president is like in private at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, Feb. 23. She also drew criticism for endorsing the clothing line of Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, in a television interview conducted from the White House briefing room. “Donald Trump is someone who is not fully understood for how compassionate and what a great boss he is to women,” Conway said. Conway said she also looks forward to the arrival of a female president one day. “I would tell my three daughters and your daughters, or you, that the job for first female president of the United States remains open, so go for it,” she said.

February 23, 2017 15:30 UTC

Paris students blockade schools in anti-police protests

Story highlights 26 arrested in protestsHundreds of demonstrators take to Paris streets(CNN) Hundreds of students on Thursday blockaded the entrances to their schools in Paris, demanding justice for a young black man who was allegedly raped by French police earlier this month. Student protesters barricaded the entryways of at least 16 schools, using trash cans. A dozen more were partially blocked, the Paris Board of Education said. At the Lycée Charlemagne and Lycée Dorian, doorways were papered with signs reading: "No justice, no peace" and "F*** the police." The demonstration is the latest in a string of anti-police protests that have swept Paris, and its northern suburbs, since a 22-year-old black man, known publicly as Théo, was purportedly raped with a police baton during a February 2 arrest.

February 23, 2017 15:28 UTC

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