Gumby Creator Art Clokey Honored in Nostalgic Google Doodle
Visit the Google homepage today and you might recognize a familiar face: Gumby is in the Google Doodle spotlight. The doodle, which commemorates the 90th birthday of late Gumby creator Art Clokey (he passed in January 2010), is also animated — clicking on the colored balls of clay reveals the whole Gumby gang, including Pokey the horse and the Blockheads.
What the New Facebook Profile Will Look Like (and How to Get It Now)
Facebook announced a big overhaul of their user profile design at yesterday’s f8 developers conference. The redesign includes a chronological sorting of each user’s life in a feature they’ve dubbed the Timeline. The feature automatically sorts all of a user’s Facebook activity over time (so you’ll be able to easily access those embarrassing wall exchanges with your old exes) and offers the ability
High School Student Arrested for Banana Suit Prank [VIDEO]
14-year-old Virginia high school student Brian Thompson thought it would be hysterical to run down the sideline during a football game dressed as a banana. We agree, kind of funny, but unfortunately the school and local police didn’t find the stunt as amusing and had the kid arrested.
2011 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Gallery
The stars of the small screen turned out for the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday evening, dressed to the nines for television’s big night. Taking a cue from the carpet’s hue, starlets like Lea Michele (‘Glee’), Nina Dobrev (‘The Vampire Diaries’) and Kate Winslet (‘Mildred Pierce’) showed up in red gowns and trains were in too, with actresses including Kristen Wiig (‘Saturday Night Live’),
Motorcycle Crash Rescuers Speak About Their Act of Heroism [VIDEO]
Brandon Wright, the 21-year-old student whose life was saved when a group of strangers pulled him from beneath a burning car, is in recovery at a Murray, Utah hospital, ‘Today‘ reports. His saviors, whose brave rescue was caught on camera in a video that went viral yesterday, spoke about the experience to the press.
Freddie Mercury’s Birthday Honored With Google Doodle [VIDEO]
To commemorate what would have been Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday this weekend, Google published a Mercury-ized doodle on their homepage, along with an accompanying animated video. The clip imagines the late star (who passed away in 1991 due to AIDS complications), cavorting through a heavenscape packed with 8-bit objects and some of his most iconic outfits.
Working Batmobile Available to Buy on eBay for $620,000
A turbine-powered Batmobile replica manufactured by Pusch Racing Designs can be yours for $620,000. Owner Casey Pusch posted the car on eBay, but thus far, we suspect the listing has attracted more bloggers and comic fans than serious buyers.
Twin Boys Who Pulled Hockey Shot Switcheroo Won’t Get $50,000 Prize [VIDEO]
A decision has been made in the case of twin brothers Nick and Nate Smith, who switched places to take a $50,000 shot at a charity hockey match last month. Whether they’d receive the prize money was in question when the family confessed that the twin who was called to participate was not the one who wound up taking the shot. Ultimately, officials decided not to award the family the money because o
Comedian Covers Himself in Bird Seed, Lets Pigeons Feed Off His Body [VIDEO]
Comedian Mark Malkoff already made a scene Stateside when he pulled a series of pranks in an Apple store, and now he’s moved on to Holland, where he recently allowed pigeons in Amsterdam’s Dam Square to feed from his prone body.
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 13 Cast Announced – Kristin Cavallari, Nancy Grace and More to Take the Floor
ABC After much speculation and a leak of the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 13 cast, ABC released their picks last night. The celebs hitting the dance floor include reality TV villain Kristin Cavallari, expressive anchor Nancy Grace and LA Laker Ron Artest, among others. Meet the w ...
MTV Video Music Awards Winners – Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Take Home Top Prizes
Ladies ruled at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards: Beyonce’s pregnancy announcement was the big news of the night, Lady Gaga opened the show in style (and in drag) and Katy Perry took home top honors, winning Video of the Year for ‘Firework.’
2011 MTV Video Music Awards Red Carpet
The stars turned out on the red carpet — or should we say black carpet? — for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Celebs included Justin Bieber, who rocked a pair of scholarly specs, and Jessie J, who rocked a pair of bedazzled crutches and a cast (the singer sprained her foot at a recent live show).