Eva Longoria Details Being ‘Bullied’ By Desperate Housewives Co-Worker on Set: ‘It Was Pure Torture’

Eva Longoria experienced some desperate times on the Desperate Housewives set, and her embattled former co-star Felicity Huffman proved to be her savior. Longoria was one of 27 individuals who penned a letter of support to a judge on behalf of Huffman as she awaits sentencing for her role in the college admissions scandal. “There was […]

Book Excerpt: A Young Woman’s Desperate Struggle to Escape Her Home

The firm grasp of poverty and the ongoing cycle of violence provide the backdrop for Barbed Wire Heart, Tess Sharpe’s harrowing story of the love-hate relationship between a young woman and her widower father in a rural, meth-fueled community. A critical success in hardback (with a film version in development from Margot Robbie’s company) it’s out […]

Amazon’s ‘The Romanoffs’ teaser shows desperate claims to fame

Amazon is finally ready to show more of The Romanoffs than its all-star cast. The internet behemoth has posted a full-fledged teaser trailer for the Prime Video anthology series, and it’s evident that the show is equal parts serious and irreverent. This definitely isn’t a historical piece. Rather, it’s a look at the seeming ridiculousness […]

China is so desperate to win its war on drugs, it’s started analyzing people’s sewage for contaminated pee

Carlos Barria/Reuters China has been going hard in its war on drugs. Its efforts are so intense that some cities have started analyzing sewage for traces of drugs to root out users and dealers. That work has helped catch at least one drug manufacturer, and the country plans to expand the program in the future. […]

Britain's mainstream is desperate for Russian guilt, and will ignore anything to get it

The UK Foreign Office denies its own on-the-record claims after being undermined by government scientists. The media is ignoring reports which could help avoid a major confrontation with Russia. Welcome to post-Skripal Britain. When Jeremy Corbyn called for more evidence to be provided about Russia’s alleged role in the poisoning of the Skripals, the howls […]

Alabama lawmaker seems desperate to keep rocket tech in his home state

Enlarge / Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., descends the House steps in 2016. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Marshall Space Flight Center has a long and storied history when it comes to rocket design and production. It was there that Wernher von Braun and his German compatriots helped NASA design the Saturn line of rockets that […]