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Madonna shops a new religion: Opus Dei?

12:23 PM 04/18/2011

Madonna has spent the past 15 years making Kabbalah famous, but it seems the Jewish mystic religion’s most dedicated follower may be changing camps. She has reportedly been looking into Opus Dei, the Catholic sect made famous by "The Da Vinci Code."

Survey: Doctors don’t take their own advice

2:26 PM 04/12/2011

A new survey in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found some potentially disturbing results. When faced with certain hypothetical treatment scenarios, doctors were more likely to recommend treatments with higher risk of death, but less severe side-affects, when told to imagine themselves as the patient.

People we never should have heard of [SLIDESHOW]

12:14 AM 03/23/2011

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you've heard of Rebecca Black. And if you've seen her video, you've probably wondered why you had to hear about her in the first place. Well, we had the same reaction, so in honor of her "popular" music video, "Friday," we decided jump on the Internet bandwagon and celebrate mediocrity by compiling a list of people who are famous for no apparent reason.

Study: Women still underrepresented in top Hollywood jobs

2:07 PM 02/01/2011

It took more than 80 years for the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to award the Oscar for Best Director to a woman. But despite doing a bang-up job of busting through the glass ceiling in 2010 with “The Hurt Locker," Kathryn Bigelow wasn't able to bring the rest of Hollywood's women with her.