Hot Topics

Trending news, culture, and entertainment from Hearst producers around the country.

There’s Halloween, and then there’s this

on
A bodybuilder competing in the Arnold Classic Europe bodybuilding competition in Madrid is gaining national attention this week after he bronzed his entire body a deep, dark brown, but forgot to apply the fake tan to his head. The results are bizarre, The New York Daily News reports. [Read More]
Categories: General

Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center opens

on
The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center kicked off the 2012-13 winter season on Saturday Oct 13. Here are some pictures of skaters from over the years at this iconic spot. Is skating at Rockefeller Center on your bucket list? Share your memories in the comment section! [Read More]
Categories: General

Publicity stunt? Justin Bieber argues with alleged laptop thief online

on
Update: It’s confirmed. Noon came and went and this was all a big joke from the Biebster. When the time came, his alleged tormenter tweeted a link to the pop star’s new music video. To be clear, the theft was not a hoax — just this tweet war. For those of you following every development [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

‘Diversity officer’ suspended after signing anti-gay marriage petition

on
A Washington, D.C. deaf college has suspended its “Chief Diversity Officer” after another faculty member complained the woman signed a petition supporting the reversal of Maryland’s same-sex marriage law. The woman claims the incident is a misunderstanding and groups on both sides of the issue are calling for her to be reinstated. The incident at [...] [Read More]
Categories: Uncategorized

Family seeks answers in woman’s Dallas airport disappearance

on
An Indiana family is reaching out to national media, hoping to solve the mystery of 26-year-old Jeanne Rysiewicz’s sudden disappearance from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Rysiewicz’s parents, Edward and Barbara Rysiewicz, told CBS DFW on Oct. 4 that they had been in Texas for a wedding reception and boarded the plane home in front [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Researcher say ‘super-Earth’ planet made of diamonds

on
Pack up the picks and shovels and head to 55 Cancri e. The planet, must a mere 40 light years from Earth, has been declared a diamond planet. Researchers at Yale University announced Thursday that the planet is likely covered with graphite and diamonds. This is our first glimpse of a rocky world with a [...] [Read More]
Categories: General

Tesla coil plays ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

on
Don’t ask me how or why this works, but here is a Tesla coil playing “Sweet Home Alabama.” Next up, according to the poster, the Ghost Busters theme.
Enjoy.

[Read More]
Categories: General

Texas Chute Out imploded at Six Flags over Texas

on
Some childhood memories came plunging down Wednesday at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. The Associated Press reports the implosion of the 200-foot-tall Texas Chute Out ends the popular ride’s long run. The parachute drop-style ride opened in 1976 but closed last month to make way for a tower swing ride called the Texas SkyScreamer, AP [...] [Read More]
Categories: General