Carmelo Anthony and Not-Russell Simmons Spotted Marching in Baltimore

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and a man who is not business magnate Russell Simmons marched in Baltimore today, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera confirmed this evening in an awkward on-camera interview.

Rivera, who has already spent much of the week getting owned in various capacities, spoke briefly with Anthony before turning his attention to former Def Jam president and non-Russell Simmons Kevin Liles.

“Mr. Simmons, Russell,” Rivera addressed Liles, “the hip hop mogul, why are you here?”

After Liles corrected Rivera, however, the semi-sentient mustache quickly apologized, saying, “I’m sorry, you look just like him.”

Minutes later, CNN’s Brian Todd also noted the resemblance, weirdly joking, “You bear a striking resemblance to Russell Simmons, you tell me you’re not him, you tell me you’re Kevin Liles, I’m not sure I believe you. We think this is Russell Simmons, Wolf.”

It was not Russell Simmons, Wolf.

[h/t Mediaite]

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Bernie Sanders Officially Enters 2016 Race to Nudge Hillary Leftward

Bernie Sanders Officially Enters 2016 Race to Nudge Hillary Leftward

Earlier today, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders announced that he’ll be Hillary Clinton’s first official contender in the Democratic primaries. He’s almost certainly not going to win, of course, but he’s not running to win: He’s running to make Hillary Clinton’s apparently inevitable ascension more interesting.

Sanders, a technical independent (he caucuses with Senate Democrats) and self-declared democratic socialist (think Scandinavia, not Stalin), stands firmly to the left of Clinton, despite Clinton having recently scrambled to the left on social issues like same-sex marriage. It’s Sanders’ financial policies (socialism) that really set him apart. With the Clinton Foundation getting pounded with uncomfortable questions about how its spending its money and where that money’s coming from, and Clinton catching heat for her husband’s economic record, Sanders has taken it upon himself to represent the left-wing opposition to the pro-corporate New Democrat politics that made the Clintons so successful

Sanders also has a proud tendency to shy away from personal attacks. Asked about the Clinton Foundation controversy recently, he took it from the personal to the general, saying, “it tells me what is a very serious problem. It’s not just about Hillary Clinton or Bill Clinton. It is about a political system today that is dominated by big money. It’s about the Koch brothers being prepared to spend nine hundred million dollars in the coming election. … We’re looking at a system where our democracy is being owned by a handful of billionaires.”

Still, as an old white man from an old white state, left-wing Democrats hoping to combine identity with class politics won’t be as excited for Sanders as they were for the (always unlikely) Elizabeth Warren campaign. And no one seriously expects Sanders to win, unlike many proponents of the Draft Warren movement.

Still, it’s nice to finally have a competitor that could put some pressure on Hillary to start speaking about income inequality and labor in specifics instead of generalities, even if that’s about all he’ll do.

Image via AP

Contact the author at ashley@gawker.com.

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Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

If there’s one thing Microsoft’s new web toy “How Old Do I Look?” is good for, it’s exploiting our collective narcissism to build a robust facial recognition database. But if it’s good for a second thing, it’d have to be answering the open question of how old alleged celebrity teenager Lorde really is.

The Lorde Age Truther movement first emerged more than a year ago, pointing to evidence like the time Lorde accidentally said “when I was a teenager” and then corrected herself, a lyric about being “kinda older,” and photographs of Lorde’s face. It’s since been joked about on South Park and by Lorde herself. The Hairpin even obtained a printout of Lorde’s New Zealand birth certificate, showing she was 17, but such things can be easily forged.

But amateur Lorde researchers have always lacked a smoking gun, some kind of scientific proof that Lorde is a middle-aged woman claiming to be a teenager. We ran a variety of Lorde photos, with and without makeup, through “How Old Do I Look?” to see if Microsoft would give it to them:

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Lorde Is About %$ Years Old, According to That Microsoft Age App

Conclusion: Sorry, truthers. Lorde could be in her 30s at the oldest, but is mostly likely a teen in adult makeup.

[Photos: Getty Images, Lorde/Instagram]

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Entire City of Kathmandu and Surroundings May Have Been Thrust More Than Two Feet Upward by Nepal Earthquake

One aspect of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Kathmandu and surrounding areas in Nepal became dramatically evident almost immediately: The violent shaking caused monuments and an estimated 70,000 homes to come crumbling down. More than 6,000 people have died as a result, and survivors are still being pulled out of the rubble. Since the quake on April 25, I've been waiting to hear about another effect — one that is not so obvious from the ground: How much did the quake defo

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One aspect of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Kathmandu and surrounding areas in Nepal became dramatically evident almost immediately: The violent shaking caused monuments and an estimated 70,000 homes to come crumbling down. More than 6,000 people have died as a result, and survivors are still being pulled out of the rubble. Since the quake on April 25, I've been waiting to hear about another effect — one that is not so obvious from the ground: How much did the quake defo

Sexist Peer Review and The Role of Editors

Open access scientific publishing giant PLoS is under fire after an anonymous peer reviewer commissioned by one of their journals advised the (female) authors to "find one or two male biologists" to help improve their manuscript. The two women are Fiona Ingleby and Megan Head - who, as it happens, I recently interviewed for the PLoS Neuro blog on an unrelated topic. (I should note that PLoS paid me for that review and for the three others I've written for them. I have also peer reviewed f

Sexist Peer Review and The Role of Editors

Open access scientific publishing giant PLoS is under fire after an anonymous peer reviewer commissioned by one of their journals advised the (female) authors to "find one or two male biologists" to help improve their manuscript. The two women are Fiona Ingleby and Megan Head - who, as it happens, I recently interviewed for the PLoS Neuro blog on an unrelated topic. (I should note that PLoS paid me for that review and for the three others I've written for them. I have also peer reviewed f

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