September 12, 2016

It wasn't long after Hillary Clinton was rushed from the 9/11 Memorial on Sunday that her doctor announced the Democratic candidate had been diagnosed with pneumonia the previous Friday. But while some people are annoyed that Clinton is only now coming clean, others aren't buying that story in the slightest. Some think that the Hillary Clinton that exited Chelsea Clinton's apartment with a cheery wave Sunday afternoon was actually a body double:

In fact, BuzzFeed reports that the story got so much traction that a California-based Hillary Clinton impersonator actually had to confirm she wasn't a body double after conspiracy theorists rooted her up online:

Still, some Republicans haven't bought the pneumonia diagnosis either: "They've tried to attribute the cough to bronchitis, they've tried to attribute it to pneumonia. But I sat in the Benghazi hearing for three hours, and she sat there and coughed her way through that," said Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.).

Conspiratorial as that may be, it is still a long way to suggesting the Republican Party is not taking on one Hillary Clinton, but two. Jeva Lange

May 12, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday rebuffed questions that he would be ousted by his party's restive right wing, saying "I expect to be Speaker" come next year.

Yet when asked if he would serve the entirety of a two-year term if he wins re-election in November, Boehner sounded far less certain, offering instead an ominous prediction.

"I'm going to be 65 years old in November," he said. "I never thought I'd live to be 60, so I'm living on borrowed time." Jon Terbush

May 12, 2014

TMZ got ahold of this video that purports to show Beyonce's sister, Solange, assaulting Jay Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel last week — all while Beyonce looks on. The altercation reportedly occurred after the Met Gala, though there is no explanation for what triggered the fight, nor confirmation from reps for any of those involved that it is indeed them in the security camera footage. -- Jon Terbush

April 27, 2014

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) was once, as her party's vice presidential nominee, close to being a heartbeat away from the presidency. And over the weekend, she gave a little glimpse of what a Palin presidency would look like.

Speaking at a National Rifle Association rally Saturday, Palin talked of how she would "put the fear of God in our enemies" as president by ensuring everyone knew that "waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."

The United Nations, the ACLU, and just about every other authority on the matter considers waterboarding to be a form of torture. That said, Palin is unlikely to ever run for president, so her proposed national security policy should remain nothing more than a rhetorical flourish. Jon Terbush

April 25, 2014

If they're this mean now, imagine what they'll be like around Thanksgiving.

Two male turkeys are taking over a roadway in Chaska, Minnesota, forcing motorists to stop and sometimes even turn their cars around and go home. According to CBS Minnesota, the tough turkeys have been caught on tape strutting up to vehicles in an attempt to show who's boss. Why are they so ticked off? Local authorities say that it's mating season, and males can be aggressive this time of year. If you ever find yourself being blocked by one of these bitter birds, police say to just slowly drive forward, and they will (eventually) move out of the way. --Catherine Garcia

April 22, 2014

The story about the teen who hid in a plane's wheel well — and survived a five-hour flight in subzero temperatures from California to Hawaii — is getting even more bizarre. Hawaii News Now reports the teen might have hopped on the Hawaiian Airlines jet because he was trying to get to Africa, where his biological mother lives.

The 16-year-old boy lives with his biological father and stepmother in Santa Clara, Calif., and he reportedly misses his biological mother. Police sources say the teen boarded the first plane he saw at San Jose International Airport on Sunday. The teen told authorities that he passed out shortly after take-off. The Department of Human Services in Hawaii said he's in the care of Child Welfare Services and is working to "ensure the child's safe return" to California soon. Jordan Valinsky

April 17, 2014

Robin Williams is strapping on the body suit and reapplying his makeup to reprise his role as the eponymous nanny from the '90s comedy Mrs. Doubtfire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to the 1993 film that will reportedly feature the comedian. Chris Columbus, who shot the original, will return to direct based on a script from Elf writer David Berenbaum.

The original film, which won an Oscar for Best Makeup and inspired numerous nostalgic BuzzFeed listicles, starred Williams as a hapless divorcee who pretends to be a Scottish nanny so he can visit his kids unbeknownst to his ex-wife. Yet the movie ends on a conclusive note, so it's uncertain how a sequel will advance the plot in a convincing way to make the next installment more than just Williams yammering in drag for 90 minutes.

Mara Wilson, who starred in the original, shared the same concern:

Here's to hoping the film is genuinely funny and more believable than a run-by fruiting. Jon Terbush

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