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Greg Hardy gets his you-know-what handed to him by Katie Nolan when he acts flippant about abuse.

Her reaction to his macho front is actually the best part.

The NFL has been trying to patch up its image through some slick PR.

After getting major flak for their perceived indifference to domestic violence, the NFL partnered with No More, an organization that's been criticized for not clearly giving any of the money raised to domestic violence programs. Together, they put out NFL-oriented ads to make it seem like the league really cares about addressing partner abuse.

They took a hard stance with Ray Rice, issuing an indefinite suspension (which now is overturned on an appeal). He's technically eligible to play — it's just that he can't get any teams to touch him with a 10-foot pole. The NFL had to freeze him out. The public wasn't having it any other way after the horrifying videos surfaced of him punching out his then-fiancee Janay.


Commissioner Roger Goodell knew he couldn't afford to go soft on Rice.

Ray Rice before the epic and deserved fall from grace. Image by Wallstreethotrod/Wikimedia Commons.

Is it anything more than a polished PR move, though?

We all know about Ray Rice, but what about Greg Hardy?

He was suspended last year for a vicious attack on his girlfriend. It's just that TMZ never got hold of a video of it. Now his suspension has been drastically reduced, and he's returned to his team.

If the NFL's stance on domestic violence had any real sincerity behind it, as opposed to being shrewd PR calculation, would they have lifted Greg Hardy's suspension early in spite of his complete lack of remorse?

There's a lot of speculation the NFL isn't doing more on domestic violence than feel-good ads and lip service.

Fox Sports broadcaster Katie Nolan isn't buying their concerned "good guy" act either.

Not after Hardy's bizarre interview responses upon returning to the Cowboys (read on and watch the video below for those).

She takes real issue with the fact that when asked even gently about his regrets for the reason he was suspended, Hardy makes it clear the only thing he regrets is not being there for his team. Then he goes on to make comments about looking forward to seeing Tom Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, at games. Some reporters seem to egg him on regarding other "attractive" NFL wives, as if it's funny.

Katie absolutely dismantles the layers of problems with the NFL, her colleagues, and Greg Hardy's flippant attitude:

GIF via Katie Nolan/YouTube.

"Greg Hardy had to pretend to respect women for TWELVE minutes — just twelve minutes — and he couldn't even do that. ... Expecting a garbage human, who has been punished for being garbage, to come back from his suspension and not IMMEDIATELY resume being garbage, is asking the bare minimum. And if me hoping that the League, and the Cowboys, and their PR people, and the media could act with just a shred of human decency is ruining football for you, then I'm disappointed, I guess, in how much we're willing to accept in order to protect our precious Sundays."

You can see the whole well-deserved tongue lashing by Katie Nolan here, along with the nonchalance Greg Hardy displayed that prompted it.

Katie Nolan just emerged as a heroic and truthful voice on domestic violence in the NFL. Cheers to her for saying it, and cheers to you for sharing it.

Pedro Pascal and Bowen Yang can't keep a straight face as Ego Nwodim tries to cut her steak.

Most episodes of “Saturday Night Live” are scheduled so the funnier bits go first and the riskier, oddball sketches appear towards the end, in case they have to be cut for time. But on the February 4 episode featuring host Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian,” “The Last of Us”), the final sketch, “Lisa from Temecula,” was probably the most memorable of the night.

That’s high praise because it was a strong episode, with a funny “Last of Us” parody featuring the Super Mario Brothers and a sketch where Pascal played a protective mother.

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AMC announced that it would be implementing a new three-tier ticketing system.

AMC Theaters, America’s largest movie theater chain, announced on Feb 6 that it will be adopting different ticket prices based on seat location.

Moviegoers will have three tiers to choose from based on sightline of the movie screen—Preferred Sightline, set in the middle at the highest price point, Value Sightline, set in the front of the auditorium at the lowest price, and Standard Sightline, which is basically everything else (including the back seats, which are perhaps the most commonly picked) set at the traditional cost of a ticket.

In other words…heartbreak will feel more expensive in a place like this…or less, depending on where you sit



The company’s announcement was met with both criticism and approval. While some feel the move follows a well-established business model, others have found it to be taking away a valued aspect of the moviegoing experience.

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"Sometimes it pays to learn a language!"

It feels safe to assume that if money were no object, people would always choose to travel business class over economy. After all, who doesn’t want a fast check-in, fancy food and drink choices and more of that sweet, spacious legroom?

However, at anywhere between four to ten times the price of a regular economy ticket, this style of traveling remains a fantasy for many who simply can’t afford it.

Luckily, thanks to one man’s clever travel hack, that fantasy might be more achievable than we realize.

Cameron Stewart, a British photojournalist and camera operator, recently shared how he was able to score business class tickets at a fraction of the price, simply by switching the website language from English to Spanish.
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A mother puts a fresh diaper on her baby.

Scientists at Penn State University have devised a “smart diaper” that alerts parents when their baby is wet. The diaper is made of paper, treated with sodium chloride (salt) and has a circuit board drawn with a pencil.

When the humidity level rises in the diaper, the graphite and the urine are absorbed by the paper and it turns on a sensor powered by a small lithium battery. The sensor then sets the alarm on an app that parents download onto their phones.

“The hydration sensor is highly sensitive to changes in humidity and provides accurate readings over a wide range of relative humidity levels, from 5.6% to 90%,” the researchers at Penn State said in a statement.

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Kelly Clarkson and Pink's gorgeous unplugged 'What About Us?' duet came with a timely​ message

"We're not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud, and so gross, and so angry…"

Pink and Kelly Clarkson teamed up for a sweet acoustic version of "What About Us?"

Pink and Kelly Clarkson are both known for having powerhouse voices that can belt at incredible ranges but also soften for a sweet ballad. Put the two of them together, and…well, dang.

On Feb 6, Clarkson featured Pink on her daytime talk show, in which she often sings with musical guests. The two superstars sang several acoustic duets with pitch-perfect harmonies, prompting fans of both artists to clamor for a collaborative album.

One song they sang together was Pink's "What About Us?" Pink previously described the song to The Sun in 2017: "The world in general is a really scary place full of beautiful people. Humans are resilient and there's a lot of wonderful—like I said in the song—'billions of beautiful hearts' and there are bad eggs in every group. And they make it really hard for the rest of us."

In the intro to their duet, Clarkson asked Pink about the impetus behind her writing the song.

"We're not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud, and so gross, and so angry and people are being forgotten," Pink shared. "People are being counted out and their rights are being trampled on just because a group of people doesn't believe in them."

"Like, I don't understand how so many people in this world are discounted because one group of people decided they don't like that," she continued. "And I won't—I won't have it. One of the most beautiful things that my dad taught me was that my voice matters and I can make a difference, and I will."

The lyrics of the song seem to address the political leaders and decision-makers who hold people's lives in their hands as they pull the levers of power. It's a beautiful song with an important message wrapped up in gorgeous two-part harmony.

Enjoy:

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Keanu Reeves shocks a small-town pub by stopping in for a pint and taking photos with the staff

“So today we had a surprise visitor for lunch. What a lovely man he was, too."

Keanu Reeves in São Paulo, Brazil, 2019.

Keanu Reeves has a reputation as one of Hollywood’s nicest celebrities. Recently, he cheered up an 80-year-old fan who had a crush on him by calling her on the phone. He’s also bought an ice cream cone for a fan to give an autograph on the receipt and crashed a wedding to take photos with the bride and groom.

He’s also an incredible humanitarian who gave up a big chunk of his money from "The Matrix" to a cancer charity.

The “John Wick” star was his usual gracious self over the weekend when on Saturday, February 4, he and a friend walked into The Robin Hood pub in Tring, Hertfordshire, about 30 miles outside of London.

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