In truly sad, infuriating news, the Iranian government has sentenced the young men and women in the YouTube video below to six months in jail and 91 lashes for dancing to Pharrell's "Happy," as you can see below. Tehran's chief of police has reportedly called the video, "a vulgar clip which hurt public chastity" ... Discuss

Fresh on the heels of the critical acclaim he garnered for last year's Robert Redford-starring All Is Lost, it-director J.C. Chandor is back with a very intense-looking drama about 1981, one of the most violent years in New York City history. It stars Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis and Drive) and Jessica Chastain (she's in just about everything these days), it's called A Most Violent Year and it'll release on New Year's Eve ... Discuss

New research paints a pretty unflattering picture of how men view the opposite sex as they grow older. Generally, as women age, they continue to find men around their age the most attractive. But as men age, they continue to find women 20-24 most attractive. "From the time you're 22 you'll be less hot than a 20-year-old, based on this data," OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder said to a group of women at a recent talk, according to FiveThirtyEight. "So that's just a thing." The findings were based on data collected from OKCupid's notoriously obsessive info-gathering process.

Rudder clarified the findings for NPR. "This is just measuring people's opinions, not what they actually go out and do ...What you see when you actually look at what people do, you see the realism set in. So these 40-year-old guys … the people they actually have the courage to actually go out and message are a lot older: it's 30, 35-year-old women" ... Discuss

Set your DVR's. Tonight, Lecrae is poised to bring a performance from the current number one album in the country to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It's the first Christian hip-hop performance on The Tonight Show (though not the first Christian act: Switchfoot, Third Day and For King & Country all performed back when Leno was running the show). Lecrae will be joined by Rose Byrne and Billy Crystal who are both pretty entertaining interviews themselves so, all told, it's a good night to watch Fallon ... Discuss

As an apparent response to President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS," the loose-knit terrorist group has released a big, explosion-filled, Expendables-style video that seems to imply they're ready to fight back. It even ends with a movie trailer-style fadeout before showing the words "The Flames of War: The fighting has just begun." We've chosen to not post the video on our site, but it is an interesting example of the American taste for highly stylized war violence being repurposed to promote and threaten actual war violence. The video seems like a dare to U.S. forces, but the President has said he has no intentions of putting American boots on the ground in Iraq ... Discuss

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