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.
Mom Forces Stepdaughter to Wear Thrift Store Clothes for Being a Bully
We've seen parents use unique methods to punish kids in the past -- through Facebook and by making them carry signs on busy streets, for example. But a Utah woman punished her stepdaughter in the most creative way yet by forcing her to wear ill-fitting thrift store clothing for being a bully.
Father Arrested After Letting 9-Year-Old Daughter Drive Car
In our experience, parents generally let their small children drive when they're too drunk to drive themselves. But a father in Ohio was apparently stone cold sober when he let his 9-year-old daughter drive the family car. Can't blame alcohol for this one, dude. That dumb decision was all yours.
Veteran Reporter Has Emotional Breakdown While Covering Oklahoma Tornado
Dozens of people including children were killed after a massive tornado tore a swath of destruction through an area outside Oklahoma City yesterday. In fact, it was such a terrible scene that local KFOR reporter Lance West broke down while reporting the news.
College Student Fakes Own Kidnapping to Hide Failing Grade
Nobody likes sharing bad report cards with parents, but one college student in Atlanta gets high marks for creativity by faking his own kidnapping to hide a failing grade.
High Schooler Expelled and Charged With Felony for Lesbian Relationship
In what seems to be the latest in a disturbing trend of anti-gay sentiment directed against kids and teens, a 18-year-old Florida high school student named Kaitlyn Hunt has been expelled and faces criminal charges for having a consensual relationship with another student of the same sex.
Mom Puts Three-Year-Old Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist
Craigslist is a great resource for meeting people and buying and selling almost anything. But when it comes to giving away children, there are probably better ways. That didn't stop a Texas woman from offering her three-year-old for adoption on the service, however.
Brooklyn School Bans Hipster Glasses
In a tacit admission that Brooklyn has become hopelessly overrun by hipsters, a Jewish Orthodox school in Borough Park recently banned the wearing of "thick plastic eyeglasses" among its student body. No word on whether skinny jeans or lumberjack shirts are next.
High School Teacher Fired for Working as Bikini Model
Having a teacher who's also a bikini model might be every teen boy's fantasy, but this got a high school English teacher in Florida fired recently.
Five-Year-Old Faces Expulsion Because His Parents are Lesbians
South African lesbian couple Kally and Samantha Mabe enrolled their young son in a private Christian school because they were expecting tolerance and open-mindedness. What they got was anything but.
High School Students Hold Online ‘Hotness Contest,’ School Does Nothing
High school is hard enough, but imagine if you had the added pressure of competing in an online "hotness" contest organized by the male student body. That's currently what's happening at Issaquah High School in Washington state.
Second Grade Teacher Allegedly Taped Students’ Mouths Shut
Sure, kids can be a handful sometimes, but a second grade teacher in Colorado may have taken things too far when she allegedly taped the mouths of 28 students shut because they were being noisy.
Watch a 12-Year-Old Totally Bust a Cop for Illegal Parking
At one point or another, we've all witnessed cops ignoring parking rules, but a 12-year-old boy named Jeremy Drew actually decided to do something about it. And, he got it all on tape. Way to go kid! Maybe there's a future for you in internal affairs.
The 10 Best Robots in Pop Culture
Sadly, Matt Groening's long-running cartoon 'Futurama' was canceled earlier this week after seven seasons and 140 episodes on two different networks. Yes, we'll miss Fry, Leela and the rest of the crew, but we'll miss Bender, the acerbic, cigar-chomping robot, the most. But it's not all bad news -- Bender has rightfully earned himself a place among the most memorable robots in pop culture. Read Mo
10 Celebrity Bands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
If there's one Hollywood cliche you can count on, it's that most actors are frustrated musicians deep down inside. While the majority will never have major commercial success like, say, Rick Springfield, Patrick Swayze or Jamie Foxx (go ahead and laugh, but they all had number one singles), many gamely pursue a side career in music for years without being noticed by anyone but their most hardcore
10 Hilarious Foreign Translations of American Movie Titles
American movies are big business overseas, but occasionally they require a little tweaking -- overdubs, subtitles, etc. -- to make them more suitable for foreign markets. Sometimes they even undergo a name change with hilarious (and head scratching) results.
10 Adult Actors Who Played Teenagers
We couldn't wait to leave our teen years behind, but these movie and TV actors played kids when they were in their 20s and even older. Some of them had no problem slipping into a role several years their junior, but others were -- how can we put this? -- less convincing.