A planned 72-hour ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in Gaza fell apart this morning—just a few hours in. At least 40 Gaza residents and five Israeli soldiers have died after an exchange of fire this morning. Both sides are blaming the other for the breakdown of the ceasefire, with Israel saying Hamas militants violated the deal by capturing an Israeli officer and killing two other soldiers.

The ceasefire, set up by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, was an attempt to pave the way to a more lasting truce, but it appears the fighting may escalate after this incident. In the three weeks since Israel began its latest ground invasion in Gaza, it’s estimated that more than 1,450 Palestinians and 64 Israelis have died in the conflict.


Teen indie-pop phenom Lorde will be curating the soundtrack to the upcoming Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 1. In addition to writing a brand new single for the album, she’s met the filmmakers and will hand-select artists that capture the vibe of the post-apocalyptic epic. In a statement, director Francis Lawrence said, "I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film.” The latest installment of the novels-turned blockbusters hits theaters on Nov. 21 ... Discuss

It’s a fascinating time to be alive. An ice cream lover/physicist named Manuel Linares has used the wizardry of chemistry to create an ice cream that changes colors when licked. The Xamaleón flavor—named after chameleons—contains a variety of hues that transformed when they come in contact with human saliva. Yeah science! ... Discuss

Mike Tyson, one of the most indisputably filmable subjects in the world, is getting a biopic about his life written by Boardwalk Empire's Terrence Winter, and today word got out that Jamie Foxx will play the lead. At his peak, Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world—which makes a pretty interesting movie by itself—but his ugly and frequently violent downfall is likely to be just as if not more compelling to filmmakers. Little is known about the movie at this point, although past rumors have indicated that Martin Scorsese would be involved ... Discuss

The long-awaited, very complicated film adaptation of Into the Woods is finally hitting theaters this Christmas, with a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Chris Pine and current Hollywood it-girl Anna Kendrick. For a few years now, with movies like Jack the Giant Slayer and Maleficent, Disney has been trying to cash in on a nostalgic love of fairy tales. It hasn't exactly worked yet, but Into the Woods—a musical mashup of Brothers Grimm tales based on a 1986 Stephen Sondheim musical—has a built-in fan base and a secret weapon in Oscar-winning director Rob Marshall, so it might reverse the trend. Here's the trailer ... Discuss

While giving a speech in Kansas City, President Obama had an interesting exchange with a heckler yesterday. About three minutes into his speech, a woman began shouting from an upper balcony. Before she was removed by security, the president asked, “I'm sorry, what are you hollering about?” allowing the woman to yell back, “'Jesus is the God of Israel. He is fully God.” As she was being escorted out by police, President Obama responded, “'I believe in God. Thanks for the prayer. Amen. Thank you.” And of course, with that, he finally bridged the gap—once and for all—between himself and his conservative religious critics ... Discuss