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Chelsea’s husband flakes out, heads for the hills

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Is the honeymoon over? Marc Mezvinksky, the Stanford grad-turned-investment banker who married Chelsea Clinton last summer, is taking a few months off to hone his skiing technique. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Mezvinksky left his job at New York-based hedge fund G3 Capital before the holidays and has been hitting the powder [...] [Read More]
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Taco Bell ‘beef’ isn’t meat?! Oh, the horror

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From Montgomery, Ala., comes the sad, shocking news: Taco Bell tacos’ “seasoned ground beef” is mostly not beef. The Montgomery law firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles is suing the fast-food company for false advertising after attorneys had the Taco Bell “meat mixture” tested and found it contained less that 35 percent [...] [Read More]
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Scientists to try to clone a woolly mammoth

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It’s been 10,000 years since the Earth last saw its hairiest beast, the woolly mammoth. But if a team of Japanese, Russian and American scientists are successful, one could soon be lumbering around, shedding all over the place. The researchers, led by Prof. Akira Iritani, professor emeritus of Kyoto University, hope to clone the animal [...] [Read More]
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‘Prophet’ says DADT repeal killed birds

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With at least nine unexplained incidents of mass animal deaths occurring worldwide this year, birds dropping out of the sky have become almost a daily phenomenon. The Bay Area, however, has been mercifully free of strange bird kills. Or at least it had until Saturday. The bodies of more than 100 small birds, apparently the [...] [Read More]
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New edition purges ‘n’-word from ‘Huck Finn’

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For years, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” – arguably Mark Twain’s greatest novel – has been disappearing from classrooms because many school districts consider it racist. Why? Mainly because Twain uses the “n”-word 219 times. Bans of the classic tale about a 13-year-old’s journey down the Mississippi with a runaway slave didn’t sit well with [...] [Read More]
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Stanford Band banned from Orange Bowl halftime

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Orange Bowl administrators, determined to make tonight’s matchup between No. 5 Stanford and No. 12 Virginia Tech less entertaining, have decided to bar Stanford’s irreverent band from performing at halftime. The move comes after the band announced its show was entitled: “Recent Events in the Pro Sports World in Miami.” Apparently bowl officials were concerned [...] [Read More]
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World’s best online flirting line? (Hint: Think Angelina Jolie)

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So you’re looking for love on the Internet, but the only action your pickup lines are generating is Block Contact. Maybe you need to upgrade your material. “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a chat room like this?” just doesn’t cut it. Fortunately, the folks at dating Web site Badoo.com have found what [...] [Read More]
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Cute, cuddly otters rampage in Florida (video)

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Just a few weeks ago, California Academy of Sciences shark attack expert John McCosker was talking to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Peter Fimrite about ferocious sea predators. Q: Why are great whites so misunderstood? Do you think they will ever be loved and valued as much as, say, the sea otter? A: White sharks are [...] [Read More]
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