Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn’t Really Homeless, Officials Say
The story behind the inspirational viral photo of a NYPD police officer giving a pair of expensive boots to a barefoot homeless man continues to unfold. Earlier this week, we learned that Jeffrey Hillman was no longer wearing the boots for fear of his life and now it's come out that he isn&apos…
Catholic Church Creates Exorcism Hotline
Have you ever found yourself battling a demon but couldn't easily locate a priest to help with an exorcism? Well, the Catholic diocese of Milan is here to help with a special exorcism hotline, which will quickly dispatch a priest to deal with the unclean spirit. Finally, an answer to the questi…
Happy 20th Birthday, Text Messaging!
Although it became a widely used form of communication only recently, texting is actually a decades-old technology. In fact, it celebrated its 20th birthday on Monday, which makes it older than most of the kids who use it. OMG!
Homeless Man in Viral Photo Says Fancy Boots Could Cost Him His Life
By now you've seen the heartwarming viral photo of NYPD officer Lawrence DiPrimo offering an expensive pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man named Jeffrey Hillman. Over the weekend, the New York Times tracked Hillman down and found that he was no longer wearing the $100 Skechers.
North Korea Confirms the Existence of Unicorns
In news that will delight fans of mythical creatures everywhere, North Korea claims to have found the burial site of a unicorn supposedly ridden by King Dongmyeong, the founding monarch of the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo. No word yet on when the Communist dictatorship expects to confirm the existenc…
Hallelujah! Pope Benedict Joins Twitter
Pope Benedict XVI may be the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church with a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years, but that doesn't mean he's not up on the latest technology. In fact, the Vatican recently revealed the pope's Twitter handle and said that he'll start tweeting…
Fiona Apple Cancels Tour to Be With Her Dying Dog
Musician Fiona Apple already has a bit of a reputation for being melodramatic, and her recent move to cancel her South American tour because her dog is dying probably won't do much to dispel that. Still, Apple wrote a touching four-page letter explaining her decision that's guaranteed to m…
Watch Some Deer Get a Head Start on Black Friday
Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving -- aka Black Friday -- is the busiest day of the year for shopping. But apparently three wild deer got a bit confused as to the date and showed up at Kohl's department store four days early.
Santa Has a Beard Fail While Descending from Mall Ceiling
In the U.K., Santa got his beard stuck while rappelling down from the ceiling of a mall and dangled there helplessly for half an hour until someone freed him. Old Saint Nick may be hundreds of years old, but he really needs to work on making an entrance.
Original ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking Amount
We've been mourning the sad loss of 'Calvin and Hobbes' ever since cartoonist Bill Watterson stopped producing the beloved comic strip in 1995. But apparently the strip hasn't gone completely forgotten, since a piece of original 'Calvin and Hobbes' artwork recently brok…
Google Steals Christmas, Deletes Entire Month of December from App
Find yourself wishing the holidays were over already? Well, thanks to a bug in the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, the month of December has been canceled altogether. Is Google the new Grinch?
‘Spider-Man’ Busted for Mugging Woman
In a move that will shock comic book fans everywhere, a California man was recently arrested after allegedly attempting to mug a woman while wearing a Spider-Man costume. Spidey, what have you done?!
Bomb Goes Off Right Next to Anderson Cooper During Live Report
As an accomplished newsman, Anderson Cooper is probably used to reporting from volatile parts of the world. But he may have gotten more than he bargained for when a bomb went off during a live report from Gaza City on Sunday.
‘Hammer Time’ Meets ‘Gangnam Style’ at the American Music Awards
Given that 'Gangnam Style' is one of the most popular songs of 2012, it's not surprising that Psy was tapped to close last night's American Music Awards. But it WAS totally surprising when MC Hammer joined him onstage for an awesome mashup featuring 'Too Legit to Quit.'
10 Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies
Over the years, Hollywood has taught us one thing -- it's easy to churn out movies based on video games, but a whole lot more difficult to make them watchable. For every semi-decent 'Resident Evil' or 'Tomb Raider' flick, there's a stinker like 'Silent Hill,' …