Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Villainous Shere Khan in The Jungle Book

It's a rare day that I get to say "Oh, my god, what perfect casting" and mean it, which is why I plan to savor this upcoming moment: Warner Brothers has announced that Benedict Cumberbatch will voice the tiger Shere Khan in their upcoming Jungle Book adaptation. Oh, my god, WHAT PERFECT CASTING. » 8/19/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Perfectionist Brides and Grooms Are Last Lifeline to Oregon Ghost Town

Picking/designing the perfect invitation for upcoming nuptials can be an important part of the wedding planning process for many a bride and groom. Not only is it a way to tell your guests the who/what/where/when of your ceremony, but it's also the first chance to show off your wedding aesthetic and prove to everyone… » 8/18/14 9:30pm Monday 9:30pm

Mom Arrested for Leaving Kids in Park While She Visits Food Bank

A 28-year-old Florida woman was arrested and charged with four counts of negligent child abuse without bodily harm after police observed her four children playing in a park without supervision. When the mother, named Ashley Richardson, arrived at the scene to retrieve them, she told officers that she had been at been… » 8/15/14 7:45pm Friday 7:45pm

Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon Channel Their Inner Tweens for 'Ew!'

Taylor Swift — chanteuse, actress and outspoken lover of crafts — stopped by The Tonight Show last night to talk about recent projects and (at her request) appear in Jimmy Fallon's recurring "Ew!" sketch as Natalie, a dorky tween who loves unicorns, glitter and building castles out of popsicle sticks. If the character… » 8/14/14 1:10pm Thursday 1:10pm

American Horror Story: Freak Show Casts World's Smallest Woman

More news from American Horror Story: Freak Show: Showrunner Ryan Murphy has announced via twitter that Jyoti Amge — the world's smallest woman according to the Guinness Book of World Records — has been added to the cast. And so begins another season of AHS: Exploitation or Opportunity! » 8/14/14 12:10pm Thursday 12:10pm

Here's an Earnest Pop Song About Tinder

The best thing about any pop song that references current technology is imagining how it will age in the next 5, 10, 20 years. Will Beyoncé's "Video Phone" seem downright quaint once we've updated to communicating exclusively through holograms? Will Gary Numan's "Cars" feel unfathomable after the grid has collapsed… » 8/13/14 7:45pm 8/13/14 7:45pm

Rejoice, Marshmallows! Veronica Mars Cast Will Reunite in Web Series

Exciting news about the upcoming Rob Thomas-helmed web series You Don't Know Dick! The show, which is a fictional account of actor Ryan Hansen's attempt to turn his role of Dick Casablancas in Veronica Mars into greater fame, will feature cameos from practically the whole dang Veronica Mars cast. » 8/12/14 7:15pm 8/12/14 7:15pm

It's Illegal to Name Your Daughter 'Harriet' in Iceland

Icelandic officials are refusing to renew one 10-year-old's passport because her name does not comply with the country's strict naming laws. Previously listed on legal documents only as Stúlka Cardew (translation: GIRL Cardew), the little girl and her parents will have to go to court and fight to retain the child's… » 8/12/14 3:45pm 8/12/14 3:45pm

Tavi Gevinson, Teenager, Reflects Back on Her Teen Years

Tavi Genvinson — actress, fashion maven and beloved creator/Editor-in-Chief of Rookie — is all grown up and newly graduated from high school. And considering how Gevinson has always been incredibly mature, it makes sense that the 18-year-old is already looking back and dropping wisdom about her teen years. » 8/11/14 7:15pm 8/11/14 7:15pm

High Tech Pepper Spray Photographs Your Assailant and Calls the Police

An IndieGoGo campaign has raised nearly $218,000 to fund the development of The Defender, a pepper spray canister that photographs the person that the spray is being aimed at and immediately contacts law enforcement with the GPS location of the incident. It's being especially marketed towards woman as a self defense… » 8/11/14 6:40pm 8/11/14 6:40pm