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NASCAR's Kurt Busch apologizes for eviscerating ESPN race reporter

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch lived up to his last name on Sunday, unloading on Dr. Jerry Punch when the veteran ESPN race reporter attempted to ask him a question after his car limped into the garage during the season-ending Ford 400 in Miami. “Can you get this motherf—– out of my face,” Busch said after Punch tried to ask him what the automotive problem was. When Busch continued his expletives, Punch finally walked away.

Yesterday, Busch and his Penske Racing team officially apologized. “Unfortunately, our result in the season-ending race at Homestead on Sunday was not what we had hoped for as a team,” said Busch, who started the race fourth but finished 34th. “In my frustration with the loss of my transmission early in the race, I let my emotions get the better of me. I regret having done this and apologize to the sponsors of Penske Racing, to NASCAR, its fans, to the media and in particular, Dr. Jerry Punch.”

Watch the foul-mouthed exchange below:

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'Requiem for a Dream' director Darren Aronofsky makes drugs even more petrifying with new PSAs -- VIDEO

The anti-drug PSA has been an institution on television for decades now, but rarely have the well-meaning ads ever seemed to make an impact on TV-watching youth. Can you even recall one since Rachael Leigh Cook’s “this is your brain on drugs” spot? (And we mostly just remember that ad because Cook rose to stardom with She’s All That the next year.)

Well, embedded below is just one new anti-drug ad that you will remember. Why? Because it’s one of the most horrifying ads ever created. Not completely unexpected when you consider the source: The commercial — as well as several others from anti-meth group The Meth Project — is directed by Black Swan helmer Darren Aronofsky, also renowned for Requiem for a Dream. I’ve always felt Requiem should be required viewing for all high schoolers — I saw it in college and it petrified me so much, I was hesitant to even think about drugs, let alone take them. But good on Aronofsky for offering a more PG-13 option. See other ads from Aronofsky, advertising agency Organic, and The Meth Project here. Warning: The one embedded after the jump is graphic. [Gawker] READ FULL STORY

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

'The No Doctor Cop Lawyer Show': Our favorite scary scenes in non-horror movies

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Horror movies are supposed to be scary. If you walk away from a scary movie with an emotional scar or a terrifying new phobia, you have no one to blame but yourself. But there’s a special subsection of cinematic horror reserved for scary movie sequences in non-horror movies. These are the scenes that snuck out of nowhere to frighten you, suddenly emerging in the middle of thrilling adventure or comedic hijinks. Scenes like the transporter malfunction in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, or the diner scene in Mulholland Drive. In the new episode of The No Doctor Cop Lawyer Show, we discuss some of our favorite out-of-nowhere scary sequences. Watch the video, and tell us some of your favorites in the comments! READ FULL STORY

Bernie Madoff and wife attempted suicide, but now, he's 'happier in prison'

Bernie Madoff is going to die in prison. But for many people, that’s not enough for the man who swindled billions in an unprecedented Ponzi scheme that shocked the world at the height of the financial meltdown. Three years later, the Madoff family is now talking. In an interview on this Sunday’s 60 Minutes, his now-estranged wife Ruth says that she and Bernie attempted suicide on Christmas Eve after his arrest. “I don’t know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what was happening,” she told Morley Safer. “We had terrible phone calls, hate mail … and I said I just can’t go on anymore.”

The couple downed handfulls of pills and then… woke up in the morning. “It was very impulsive, and I’m glad we woke up,” she concluded. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Happy Halloween (and watch our season premiere!) from 'Bones'

You’d be hard-pressed to find a show that has more fun with its dead bodies than Bones. To celebrate Halloween — and promote Nov. 3’s long-awaited season 7 — Fox has put together a video of some of its greatest/grossest hits. Enjoy that chocolate now, people! READ FULL STORY

'Paranormal Activity': Still scary midday, in your office, with the lights on and door open?

Paranormal Activity 3 has arrived in theaters to a glowing A- review from EW. An A- is impressive for any sequel, let alone a third film in a horror franchise. The last non-vampire horror movie I saw in theaters was Scream 3 in 2000. As a single woman who lives alone, enjoys sleep, has an active imagination and a history of needing to move the VHS copy of The Exorcist to her roommate’s side of the room after watching it in college, I just don’t need to risk it. But again, the latest review intrigued me, and so, in the safety of my office, in midday, with the lights on and the door open, I decided to watch the first film on Netflix. Is it still scary?  READ FULL STORY

It's the end of the world as we know it (again) and we feel fine (again): Sorry, Harold Camping!

Harold Camping is nothing if not a man of his word. When he says the apocalypse is going to happen, he means it will happen… eventually… at some point.

If you recall, Camping’s first Judgment Day prediction indicated we were all going to meet our fiery, Bruckheimer-y end on May 21, 2011. To the untrained eye, it would appear as though we all survived. But, as Camping explained, that date was merely an “invisible judgment day.” (How sad. We hope you’re in a better place now, Hologram Will.I.Am.) The real Rapture, as it turns out, is happening tomorrow, October 21, which just so happens to be one day after the Jersey Shore finale and falls out on Kim Kardashian’s birthday. Coincidence?! Yeah, probably. READ FULL STORY

'Law & Order: SVU': T. R. Knight's creepy return to television

The last time we saw him on our TV sets, T. R. Knight was playing Grey’s Anatomy‘s beloved Dr. George O’Malley before he met an untimely end in 2009. In his first television role since (he’s been continuing a successful stage career), Knight plays somewhat against type: George O’Malley was the bumbling, baby-faced surgeon with a nervous smile and horrible luck with women; his latest character, Gabriel Thomas from last night’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is an alleged (SPOILER ALERT!) “power-reassurance serial rapist” with a neck tattoo — sure, the tat is of a yin-yang symbol — but still, a neck tattoo pretty much never screams “nice guy.” Gabriel sure looks like George, but that’s where the similarities end. Like George, Gabriel’s into blonds, but only of the submissive variety — that would certainly exclude Izzie Stevens. READ FULL STORY

Phoenix Jones becomes latest superhero to be undone by bad dancing

If you’re a superhero long enough, sooner or later the populace that prospers under your protection will turn against you. It’s happened to all the greats: Batman, Mr. Incredible, and now Phoenix Jones. The clearly jealous Seattle police have arrested the masked vigilante — who was so good at his job that no one even knew he existed until he got a publicist and a Facebook page — for assaulting two citizens with pepper spray on Sunday morning. Jones insists he was just doing his duty, breaking up a fight, but the police claimed that the two victims were just “dancing and having a good time.” (Were they doing the Batusi?) The cops have added insult to injury by unmasking their only rival in protecting Seattle from bad dancing, revealing that Phoenix Jones is really just mild-mannered husband and father of two, Benjamin Francis. Watch the news clip below. READ FULL STORY

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