Amy Poehler and ‘Portlandia’ star host surprise same-sex wedding: ‘All of us here are rooting for you’

Amy Poehler and ‘Portlandia’ star host surprise same-sex wedding: ‘All of us here are rooting for you’

Arturo Garcia A stop on Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein’s book tour turned into something bigger when she and actress Amy Poehler were asked to officiate an impromptu same-sex wedding, LAist reported. “All of us here are rooting for you,” said to the couple, 25-year-old Genevieve Hernandez and 23-year-old Kendall Oshiro. “In the way that we

George H.W. Bush rips ‘iron-ass’ Dick Cheney and ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld in new biography: report

George H.W. Bush rips ‘iron-ass’ Dick Cheney and ‘arrogant’ Rumsfeld in new biography: report

Reuters Former President George H.W. Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administration, over their reaction to the Sept. 11 attacks, in a new biography of the 41st president, Fox News reported on Wednesday. In “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey Of George Herbert Walker Bush,”

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens Dallas sheriff: Crack down on immigrants or lose state grant money

Texas Gov. Abbott threatens Dallas sheriff: Crack down on immigrants or lose state grant money

Reuters Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday threatened to withhold state grant money to Dallas County if the Democratic sheriff there does not detain undocumented immigrants as requested by federal authorities. Analysts said the warning that extended to sheriffs across the state was mostly aimed at placating Republicans, many of whom want a special

‘E.T.’ screenwriter Melissa Mathison dies at 65

‘E.T.’ screenwriter Melissa Mathison dies at 65

Washington Times

Melissa Mathison, who wrote the screenplay for the beloved Steven Spielberg film “E.T. the Extra-terrestrial,” died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, Variety is reporting. She was 65. The 1982 film told the tale of a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas) who, with his sister Gertie (Drew Barrymore), befriend a kindly creature from another…

Climate change is putting our sex lives on ice

Climate change is putting our sex lives on ice

Van Winkle’s It’s early November in New York City, yet it’s 70 degrees outside. The unusually warm autumn has certainly come with perks, such as an extended season for milkshakes and jean shorts, the ability to get fresh air without shivering and fewer people declaring their love of sweater weather. But, when the temperature rises,

Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Oregon norovirus outbreak may have emanated from Halloween pumpkin-carving party

Reuters A pre-Halloween pumpkin carving party may have caused a norovirus outbreak that has sickened more than 100 students, teachers and staff at an Oregon Catholic school, a public health official said on Wednesday. Officials may never be able to definitively determine the cause of the outbreak, which prompted O’Hara Catholic School in Eugene, Oregon,