WNBA star Britney Griner was released from a Russian detention camp and will return to the U.S. in a prisoner swap for a convicted Russian arms dealer, after the Russians repeatedly refused the U.S.’ offer of Ben Simmons.

The Taliban staged their first public execution since retaking control of their country – angering citizens who had tuned in expecting to see the latest installment of Afghanistan’s Got Talent.

A Florida man was arrested for having sex with a dog, and wrecking a nearby church nativity display. Other neighborhood dogs were warned to be on the lookout for Manger Danger.

Singer Celine Dion cancelled concerts, saying she’s been diagnosed with a neurological condition called ‘stiff person syndrome’. Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee said it never stopped him.

Google will combine the personnel of their two navigation apps, Google Maps and Waze, resulting in dozens of employees receiving directions to the nearest unemployment office.

The FBI criticized Apple’s move to implement end-to-end encryption on user data stored via iCloud, so that only authorized devices can decrypt it. They cited as evidence the Oath Keepers decision to switch executive Christmas gifts from AR-15s to iPhone 14s.

Nantucket legalized topless beaches for all genders, meaning more male beachgoers can potentially qualify to be that guy in the limerick.

Elon Musk criticized the City of San Francisco for investigating Twitter offices after he installed beds for “tired workers”. The city just wants to make sure nobody is having sex in Office SpaceXXX.

Actress Christina Applegate revealed how she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, saying it “sucked balls”. Her doctor was quick to point out that’s not really how you get MS.

A puppy survived after swimming across the Hudson River from New York until it was rescued under a New Jersey pier. Although the puppy admitted it didn’t exactly swim the whole way, it was able to walk on floating bodies for long stretches of the trip.

Kirk Cameron was criticized for organizing a Christmas caroling event at a California mall, drawing 500 participants with few wearing masks or social distancing. Cameron himself got angry at the hundreds who stayed after for a seance to contact Boner.

Tom Cruise cursed out crew members on the London set of Mission Impossible 7 for not social distancing. After his rant, Cruise peeled off his mask to reveal he was actually Vice President-elect Kamala Harris!!

Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor to finally congratulate Joe Biden on winning the 2020 election, then sent a photo to Donald Trump of his fingers crossed behind his back.

California Congressman Eric Swalwell addressed an Axios report about his relationship with suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang in 2015. Swalwell said he did not share sensitive information with Feng, and only loved her short time.

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr both condemned government lockdowns of small businesses not ‘grounded in science’. This, from two people who were probably at some point grounded for failing science.

Hulu will produce a limited-run series about the Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee sex tape. Their goal for the series is to get one one-thousandth of the views gotten by the sex tape.

California is reportedly ordering thousands of body bags as the COVID-19 death toll rises. They’re also telling relatives the bags take an extra week to arrive if they want them monogrammed.

MacKenzie Scott – ex-wife of Jeff Bezos – donated $4.2 billion of her estimated $60 billion fortune to charity in just the last four months, and stopped taking Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s calls when they found out about it.

A 5.000-year-old relic from the Great Pyramid of Giza was discovered in a cigar box in Scotland. It’s believed to be the world’s oldest souvenir refrigerator magnet.

The Federal Reserve announced they may make downward adjustments to interest rates, in order to lower mortgage rates and boost the economy. That way, people can buy houses now and maybe move into them a year later.

Interpol issued an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Vorayuth Yoovidhya – heir to the Red Bull fortune – on charges of killing a police officer with his car in 2012. Yoovidhya is considered a flight risk, since he has wings.

White House officials say Donald Trump could be released from the hospital as early as today, then embalmed as early as tomorrow.

A nuclear fusion reactor – one that spits out more energy than it consumes – could be ready by 2025. Women don’t know whether to put it under the hood of their minivan or marry it.

‘Saturday Night Live’ posted its highest season-premiere ratings in four years, as more Americans than usual fell asleep with the television tuned to NBC.

Regal Cinemas announced they’ll be closing hundreds of theaters, since the new James Bond movie delay gives them no new content to show. “Do you expect us to reopen? No, we expect to die.” said Regal’s CEO.

A new study from the journal Astrobiology claims that some planets may be better for human life than Earth. “How soon can we get there?” asked everybody.

The Supreme Court began its first session since the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Without the octogenarian justice present, they were able to lower the courtroom temperature below 85 degrees.

Three doctors were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. They’ll share the award with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, who gave them the samples.

Tropical Storm Delta became the 25th named storm of the 2020 hurricane season, narrowly edging out ‘Dakota’.

Gay men are taking over the #ProudBoys hashtag on social media, sharing photos of kissing and affection. Members of the Proud Boys are angry, and more than a little excited.

Microsoft announced they’re closing all 83 of their retail stores. Details are coming on a Black Screen Of Death sale.

Donald Trump retweeted a video from a Florida retirement community with a man in a golf cart yelling “white power”. Trump deleted the tweet, explaining the guy didn’t yell it loud enough.

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee got new face tattoos – the largest being two Japanese kanji characters on his right cheek. He offered no explanation but they translate roughly to Maury Clue.

Navigation app Waze updated its logo and graphics, including “moods” that drivers can share, including “mad”, “sick”, “flying” and “oops I just rear-ended somebody while picking a mood”.

Saved By The Bell’s Dustin ‘Screech’ Diamond is behind $269,000 in payments on his house in Wisconsin, and Wells Fargo bank plans to foreclose. His costars rallied around him, pledging him all the royalties received from Zack Attack record sales and airplay.

The New England Patriots were fined $1.1 million and will forfeit a 2021 draft pick for illegally filming a Bengals/Browns game. The Patriots may appeal, saying having an employee watch a Bengals/Browns game was punishment enough.

Costco announced their bakery department will no longer sell $20 sheet cakes. They made the announcement by writing it in frosting on the top of a round cake.

60,000 pounds of chicken nuggets are being recalled because they may be contaminated with rubber. McDonald’s issued a statement saying none of their nuggets are affected, they just taste like it.

Scientists say they’ve used a single injection to edit genes in monkeys that put them at the greatest risk of heart disease. They were able to vaccinate the unhealthy monkeys after they fell asleep after drinking beer and eating french fries while watching NASCAR.

Pharma company Gilead said they’ll charge $3,120 for a single treatment of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir. But ask your pharmacist about a coupon where you can save $5.

 

Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, 56, married Brittany Furlan, 32, on Valentine’s Day. “Holy shitballs, we did it!” Lee posted on Instagram, quoting from his wedding vows.

  • The two will share custody of Lee’s children from prior marriages, and his hepatitis.

HGTV’s ‘House Hunters’ may be changing its format to lose voice-over narration. Apparently producers are tired of editing out the narrator asking “where did these two idiots get six figures to buy a house?”

President Trump plans to declare a National Emergency to secure funding for his border wall with Mexico. This is Trump’s fourth major declaration, following his three bankruptcies.

Rumors are circulating that Lady Gaga and fiancé Christian Carino are breaking up. Insiders claim that she’s stopped wearing her engagement ring, and moved her meat dresses out of the couple’s refrigerator.

A woman having her foot and ankle amputated due to years of chronic pain from an equestrian accident wrote a “breakup note” on the foot with a Sharpie. Before taking anesthesia for the amputation, doctors still asked her four times which foot they were removing.

A study claims that women over 50 who consume more than one artificially-sweetened diet drink per day are at higher risk of stroke. The study appeared in the most recent issue of AMA journal ‘Stroke’ – the one with President Trump’s photo on the cover.

A new website thispersondoesnotexist.com demonstrates the ability of artificial intelligence to create convincing fake faces. The site was created by Philip Wang, a software engineer, to show his mom all of the girls he’s dated.

Amazon cancelled its plans to locate a new headquarters to Queens, after Jeff Bezos’ girlfriend Lauren Sanchez almost ran out of gas trying to find a skyscraper in the outer borough to land her helicopter.

Papa John’s announced they’ll pay 100% of employees tuition for online degree programs. Because if your experience delivering pizzas won’t get you your dream job, that B.A. from University of Phoenix definitely will.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and other stars are calling for the Motion Picture Academy to reverse its decision to announce four Oscar winners – including editing and live-action short film – during commercials. The actors say if Oscars viewers didn’t like being bored, ‘Roma’ wouldn’t be nominated for Best Picture.

Historians discovered a lock of George Washington’s hair inside of a 1793 almanac. The hair was believed to be a gift from Washington to Alexander Hamilton’s son James and his wife, who were registered at a furniture store but, no, this lock of hair is great.

South African President Jacob Zuma resigned after intense pressure from his political party ANC. A spokesperson for ANC said “all we want to see is Zuma zoom zoom.”

Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker is reportedly leaving ring-shaped stains on furniture. Apple will charge $79 to remove them, or, if enough people bitch about it, $29.

Lena Dunham underwent a total hysterectomy as she battles endometriosis and nobody talking about her that much anymore.

A wheelchair-bound 75-year-old woman nicknamed “Kingpin Granny” is accused of trafficking illegal opioids from her Tennessee home. She was released on $50,000 bond, despite prosecutors arguing that while she wasn’t so much a flight risk, she was a rollaway &/or death risk.

55-year-old Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee is engaged to 31-year-old Vine star Brittany Furlan. They bonded over the fact that both Motley Crue and Vine don’t exist anymore. This will be Lee’s fourth failed marriage and Furlan’s first.

President Trump offered prayers to the families impacted by the latest deadly school shooting, because as a “stable genius”, he knows how effective that is.

Stormy Daniels has been advised that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s public admission of a $130,000 payment he made to her voids a non-disclosure agreement, leaving her free to tell her side of an alleged affair with Trump. Daniels hasn’t decided what form her tell-all would be, but most are ruling out a TED Talk.

Netflix canceled 18 shows, saying that most just ran out of stream.

McDonald’s announced that they’re removing cheeseburgers as an option in Happy Meals, following the release of the McDonaldland Coroner’s autopsy report from Hamburglar’s lesser-known brother, Cheeseburglar.