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Harold Camping apologizes for once again messing up our Rapture plans

Seemingly always-surprised prophesier Harold Camping may have finally realized the old adage “If at first you don’t succeed…” doesn’t necessarily apply to him. After two fake-outs regarding the end of days (his first Rapture prediction was back in May and then rescheduled for October) Camping apologized once more to his followers in a Family Radio address on Oct. 28.

ChristianPost.com posted a transcript of Camping’s apology (which is for the best, because in my head it sounded something like this) in which he stated, “Why didn’t Christ return on Oct. 21? It seems embarrassing for Family Radio. But God was in charge of everything. We came to that conclusion after quite careful study of the Bible. He allowed everything to happen the way it did without correction. He could have stopped everything if He had wanted to.” READ FULL STORY

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' divorce by the numbers: 72 days of marriage equals...

And they said it wouldn’t last!

Okay, so they technically they were right: After a, uh, fairytale 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian is filing for divorce from Kris Humphries. (Plan your new Halloween costumes accordingly!) While credit must be given to America’s royal couple for surpassing the likes of Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra (nine days), Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (two days) and Robin Givens and Svetozar Marinkovic (a reported seven minutes) in the pantheon of shortest celebrity marriages, here’s some other numbers to crunch: READ FULL STORY

'South Park' skewers Broadway: Too late or right on the money?

Before their brilliantly un-PC musical Book of Mormon opened on Broadway and transformed them into Tony winners, co-authors Trey Parker and Matt Stone paid a visit to The Late Show with David Letterman. While there, Letterman joked to the duo about their show, “I think I just heard Eugene O’Neill turn over in his grave.” (Funnily enough, that sound bite has been used as a selling point in ads for the sold-out-until-the-end-of-time show.)

Of course, if their deliriously offensive musical didn’t make O’Neill do that yet, last night’s South Park probably did. The Broadway-themed episode — titled “Broadway Bro-Down,” which was co-written by Parker and Stone’s Book of Mormon collaborator Robert Lopez — suggested that not only do the toe-tapping shows we all know and love have subtext that makes women, er, perform for their dates, but that said shows are written by a bunch of high-fiving, beer-guzzling chauvinists. Those chauvinists being Broadway legends like Stephen Sondheim, Elton John, and Andrew Lloyd Webber. READ FULL STORY

Orlando Jones tweeted that liberals 'should kill Sarah Palin'

After Libya strongman Moammar Gadhafi was killed by rebels on Thursday, many celebrities marked the occasion with humor on Twitter. “Lunch with Gadhafi, cancelled,” tweeted Steve Martin. On Saturday, actor Orlando Jones went in a different direction, posting, “Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect they better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:”

After the post came from the MADtv star’s unverified account, followers got into a war of words with him over what he wrote about the former Alaskan governor. While Palin did not respond on Twitter to Jones’ remarks, her supporters did. An account called Tennessee4Palin (@TN4P) wrote, “Why does @TheOrlandoJones think it’s funny to call for Sarah Palin to be murdered? #palin #liberaltolerance”, to which Jones responded, “No I don’t. I think it’s funny that you are so upset about my inane tweet.” READ FULL STORY

Alexis Stewart's intensely uncomfortable 'Today Show' interview: Watch and squirm!

If looks could kill, anyone that tuned into The Today Show this morning probably would have been dead by breakfast. Martha Stewart‘s daughter Alexis, alongside her former collaborator and friend Jennifer Koppelman-Hutt, visited the program to promote their book Whateverland and, apparently, make everyone terribly, terribly uncomfortable. When asked if the book — in which Stewart writes, among other things, that she felt as though she had “a glue gun pointed at my head” growing up with a famous mom — is an attack on her mother, the author simply stated, “It’s not a book about my mother. It’s a book about growing up and learning to live with what happened or didn’t happen.” (For the record, on her own show, Martha referred to the book as “hilarious” and “enlightening.”)

But it wasn’t the icy responses to the questions about Martha that would have made even David Brent uncomfortable and Nina Garcia cower in fear: It was the interaction between Stewart and Koppelman-Hutt, who have “broken up” since writing the book and working on their radio show together. Some of Stewart’s gems: “If you want to punish somebody, never talking to them again is a really good method,” “Some people are very clingy and some people like to be by themselves,” and “I’m very close to my mother, but not a single other person in my family.” (In case you were wondering, Koppelman-Hutt is very close to her entire family.) If you can handle it, watch the entire awkward clip below. READ FULL STORY

Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls not being sold in some stores: Have you had a taste yet?

If you haven’t been able to get your hands on Ben & Jerry’s Schweddy Balls yet, you’re not alone. It seems the limited edition, delicious (dish) ice cream inspired by the oft-quoted Saturday Night Live skit hasn’t been available at certain grocer locations since it was unveiled last month.

According to the Associated Press, some chains have opted not to sell the flavor, which came under fire from the American Family Association group One Million Moms, who called for a boycott of the ice cream because of its “vulgar” name. READ FULL STORY

Fall TV Death Watch: Where will the axe fall next?

Earlier today, Lynette “Reaper” Rice and James “Hellfire” Hibberd (sorry, guys!) unleashed the latest, season-to-date numbers for the new shows airing this fall in their weekly Death Watch report. Some of the bottom feeders were already given full season pickups (Ringer, Hart of Dixie), but others are teetering dangerously on the edge of cancellation.

So, PopWatchers — who will be next to go? We’ve already seen The Playboy Club, Charlie’s Angels, How To Be A Gentleman, and Free Agents bite the dust, but the next picks may not be so easy. Will it be Maria Bello’s sadly underwatched Prime Suspect, or will the fabulous flight attendants of Pan Am be next to pack their bags? Will Man Up! or Last Man Standing be… well… the last man standing? Fox’s dino-drama Terra Nova has already been confined to a 13-hour first season run, but the verdict is still out on season 2. Think you’ll be seeing pterodactyls on the small screen next fall? Vote in our poll below and then defend your choice in the comments!  READ FULL STORY

Adam Levine and Fox News hosts exchange angry tweets over use of his music

Image Credit: Brent Harrison/FilmMagic

Typically it’s Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine that’s the one taking requests, but on Wednesday, The Voice mentor had one for Fox News: Don’t play my music. Or, more specifically, as he put it on Twitter, “Dear Fox News, don’t play our music on your evil f–king channel ever again. Thank you.”

While the network didn’t have an official statement regarding the tweet or which of his songs in particular that Levine was referring to, Fox News hosts Andy Levy and Greg Gutfeld of the late night program Red Eye responded personally to Levine on Twitter. Levy wrote back to the pop star, “Dear @AdamLevine, don’t make crappy f–king music ever again. Thank you,” while Gutfeld fired off tweets from his page like, “Dear adam, That’s not music” and “fun joke: why did Maroon 5 cross the road? because crappy music is legal there! @adamlevine.” READ FULL STORY

So are you disappointed by the iPhone 4S?

For months, the rumor mill has been buzzing that Apple was preparing to introduce the iPhone 5. Excitement for the product skyrocketed when Apple CEO Tim Cook announced a special iPhone-themed summit. Earlier today, Cook and various other Apple luminaries who aren’t Steve Jobs took the stage to introduce a raft of granular reforms, before getting to the big news. On October 14, Apple will release the iPhone 4S, which comes with plenty of smaller updates and one big one: A function called “Siri” which allows you to talk to your iPhone and have it respond to you, Star Trek-style. It’s an interesting update, but early response to the announcement generally ran the gamut from “So, no iPhone 5″ to “Um, are you freaking kidding me!” (Apple shares slid a little after the presentation.)

It’s always hard to tell about a product’s long-term market potential based on short-term gut responses. But short-term gut responses are so much fun! So tell us, readers: How negative are your feelings about the iPhone 4S? Take the poll below: READ FULL STORY

Anderson Cooper defends Nancy Grace, throws Wolf Blitzer under the bust

For those who were upset or traumatized by Nancy Grace’s alleged flash dance (for the sake of all of our sanity, I will not use the phrase “wardrobe malfunction”) during Monday night’s Dancing With the Stars, you’re making Anderson Cooper angry. And you wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. Unless, of course, you were hoping to wind up on his RidicuList. In which case, congratulations, at least someone will emerge victorious from this madness.

During Wednesday night’s Anderson Cooper 360, the host stood behind his CNN cohort (a.k.a. Tom Bergeron’s “Miss Kitty.”) “I’m taking Nancy’s side on this,” Cooper said, regarding Grace’s statement to TMZ that she was fully prepared against any clothing mishap. He also promised “not to break that industrial strength bra strap.”

That’s what friends are for! I think.

Watch the full rant, complete with boob puns and a strategically placed Wolf Blitzer, below: READ FULL STORY

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