Lindsey Vonn says she believes being a great athlete isn't just excelling at your sport, but doing good for the world as well. In an interview on BuzzFeed News' Profile, the skiing legend and Olympic gold medalist was asked what greatness means to her, as one of the greatest female athletes in the history of her sport. "It's obviously about your athletic performance, and what … [Read more...] about Lindsey Vonn Says Being A Legendary Athlete “Goes Far Beyond Your Sport”
Beauty startup Glossier posted a cryptic message to their fans on Friday, teasing a new venture called "Glossier Play." The message, posted on Instagram and Twitter, contained few details about what it called a "new brand," but said it was coming in March. "After two years in the making, we can’t wait for you to see, touch, hear, swatch, and play with what’s to … [Read more...] about Here's All The Clues We Have Gathered About Glossier's Mysterious New Brand, Glossier Play
"We’re really close friends and I tell her everything and she tells me everything," Olvera told BuzzFeed News. "People think we’re sisters." That's why it's been tough for Olvera to be away at school. She's studying agricultural business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo while her mom is back home in Gilroy, California. Olvera was making a burrito but, once she had her … [Read more...] about This Mom Teaching Her Daughter To Fold A Burrito Is So Good And Pure
The president of Time's Up, the legal defense fund created more than a year ago to fight systemic sexual harassment in workplaces across the country, has resigned after her son was accused of sexual assault. Lisa Borders announced she was leaving her post on Monday after four months on the job "to address family concerns that require my singular focus." She did not provide … [Read more...] about The President Of The Time's Up Movement Resigned Over Allegations Of Sexual Assault Against Her Son
WASHINGTON — House Democrats Friday announced their plan to try to block President Donald Trump’s unprecedented national emergency to build a border wall. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro introduced the legislation to terminate Trump’s national emergency. While it is expected to pass easily through the Democrat-controlled House, it still faces an uncertain future: It … [Read more...] about House Democrats Announced Their Plan To Block Trump’s National Emergency To Build A Wall
As doubts mounted about Jussie Smollett's story about being the victim of a hate crime, Fox and 20th Century Fox — the network and studio behind his show Empire — stood by him. Hours before he would turn himself in to the Chicago Police Department to be charged with a felony for filing a false report, the companies issued an unprompted statement, calling Smollett "a … [Read more...] about The producers issued a statement on Friday, one day after Smollett was arrested for filing a false police report.
To get this newsletter in your inbox, sign up right here. In January, the Empire actor told police he was a victim of an attack in Chicago — he said two men yelled gay slurs, threw bleachlike chemicals on him, and put a rope around his neck. Yesterday, Smollett was arrested for allegedly filing a false police report. Chicago police blasted the actor for staging a … [Read more...] about Morning Update: lol, *Snows In LA Once*
Ben King / BuzzFeed News; Getty Images Facebook spent most of 2018 embroiled in one scandal or another. But there was a point early on in the year when Mark Zuckerberg thought he could turn down the heat by offering a fix for the public’s privacy concerns. It was just weeks after the news broke that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had surreptitiously … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg Promised A Clear History Tool Almost A Year Ago. Where Is It?
A Virginia elementary school principal has apologized to parents after students were instructed to play a Black History Month "game" where they pretended to be runaway slaves navigating the Underground Railroad as they encountered obstacles. The gym class activity at Madison's Trust Elementary School in Ashburn, Virginia, spurred sharp criticism from the community, and prompted … [Read more...] about An Elementary School Apologized After Students Were Instructed To Play A “Runaway Slave” Game
The family of a woman who left the US to join ISIS is now suing President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr to prove that she is an American citizen and has the right to return home. Hoda Muthana secretly traveled from her home in Alabama to Syria when she was 19, and BuzzFeed News exclusively profiled her journey to radicalism in 2015. … [Read more...] about A Woman Who Left The US As A Teen To Join ISIS Is Suing Trump To Come Home
A transgender woman who sought asylum in the US and was deported by immigration authorities to El Salvador was killed earlier this month, advocates say, highlighting the violent conditions LGBT migrants have fled in Central America to seek protection in the US. Camila Díaz Córdova, 29, died on Feb. 3, days after she was found injured in Soyapango, a municipality … [Read more...] about A Transgender Woman Who Sought Asylum In The US Was Deported And Killed In El Salvador
LOS ANGELES — Here in Southern California, we are usually wimps when it comes to cold weather, but on Thursday it started snowing and it was actually quite magical. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said a cold weather system moving across the region could cause the snow level to drop to 1,500 feet or lower and, sure enough, it did. People reported snow … [Read more...] about It Snowed In Los Angeles For The First Time In Years And People Freaked Out
LOS ANGELES — Here in Southern California, we are usually wimps when it comes to cold weather, but on Thursday it started snowing and it was actually quite magical. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said a cold weather system moving across the region could cause the snow level to drop to 1,500 feet or lower and, sure enough, it did. People reported snow … [Read more...] about “OH MY GOD, IT’S SNOWING”
After years of court fights and controversy, a judge agreed for the first time on Thursday that a deal between multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and federal prosecutors failed the dozens of girls he abused and trafficked. Between 1999 and 2007, Epstein, who made his fortune managing others' wealth, sexually abused more than 30 girls at his Palm Beach, Florida, … [Read more...] about Prosecutors Wrongly Kept Victims Of A Millionaire's Child Sex Ring In The Dark About His Deal, A Judge Ruled