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  • Stephen Colbert Delivers Top 10 List, Takes Selfie With David Letterman

    23 April 2014, 1:46 am by: Jordan Sargent on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert visited The Late Show With David Letterman for the first time since he agreed to take over the show next year . Colbert was hilarious as usual, delivering his own Top 10 list and, naturally, taking a selfie with Letterman.Read…
  • IRS Paid $1 Million in Bonuses to Employees Who Still Owed Back Taxes

    23 April 2014, 12:15 am by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    A report released Tuesday revealed that the IRS paid out millions in bonuses to employees who still owed the IRS back taxes.Read more...
  • Flamboyant New Orleans society maven Mickey Easterling, 83, died earlier this month, but she went ou

    22 April 2014, 11:41 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Flamboyant New Orleans society maven Mickey Easterling, 83, died earlier this month, but she went out as the life of the funeral party: "The arrangements included a display of Ms. Easterling's body, sitting on a wrought-iron bench, with a Champagne glass in…
  • Iggy Azalea Can't Crowdsurf Because Her Fans Sexually Assault Her

    22 April 2014, 11:18 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Australian rapper Iggy Azalea says she's had to take on new security measures for her concerts because fans think it's funny to try to finger her while she performs. Read more...
  • The Supreme Court ruled today that police can pull drivers over based on anonymous tips, even if the

    22 April 2014, 10:11 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    The Supreme Court ruled today that police can pull drivers over based on anonymous tips, even if the cops don't witness any evidence of wrongdoing. Read more...
  • How a Painter Convinced the World His Forgeries Were Real Masterpieces

    22 April 2014, 9:24 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    For decades, a 75-year-old Queens man was able to con the art world into purchasing millions of dollars worth of worthless forgeries that he made in his garage using some old paint and a blow dryer.Read more...
  • Man on Trial for Murder Worried "MURDER" Tattoo Might Hurt His Case

    22 April 2014, 7:01 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    A Kansas man facing first-degree murder charges is trying to convince the government to let him do something about his giant "MURDER" neck tattoo before the trial begins. Read more...
  • Hedge Fund Boss: "We Are Witnessing Our Second Tech Bubble"

    22 April 2014, 6:45 pm by: Sam Biddle on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    David Einhorn's hedge fund—notable for shorting Lehman Brothers before it dry heaved out of existence—is ready to make it official: we are in the midst of another tech bubble.Read more...
  • Gamestop's Only Female Executive Is Fictional

    22 April 2014, 6:14 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    GameStop, the videogame retailer, is having a rough time. They shut down two percent of their stores in 2013. In March, they announced plans to close another 2 percent this year. Read more...
  • Kate Middleton's Royal Tour Journals: Day 17

    22 April 2014, 6:10 pm by: Caity Weaver

    A fly landed on my nose.
  • Emperor of the Glassholes Finally Feels Shame

    22 April 2014, 5:57 pm by: Sam Biddle on Valleywag, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    Google Glass is a $1,500 toy predicated on the absence of self-awareness—and so it's no surprise its early power users have been men like Robert Scoble , a roof-raising mascot of privacy antagonism. But now, even the man who once boasted of wearing his face…
  • David Einhorn, one of America's most prominent hedge fund managers, is betting against hot tech stoc

    22 April 2014, 5:42 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    David Einhorn, one of America's most prominent hedge fund managers, is betting against hot tech stocks, saying "There is a clear consensus that we are witnessing our second tech bubble in 15 years."Read more...
  • NYPD's Twitter Outreach Backfires in Most Predictable Way Possible

    22 April 2014, 5:35 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Twitter has been around for eight years, and it still hasn't quite sunken in that it's a terrible place to promote your brand. Especially if your brand is police brutality, unnecessary roughness, and racial profiling. Read more...
  • When Taylor Swift Goes Book Shopping

    22 April 2014, 5:29 pm by: Jordan Sargent on Defamer, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    Taylor Swift was out in SoHo again today, presumably with all of the tags cut off her clothing this time. She was spotted browsing the New York section of the bookstore McNally Jackson, which just so happens to be two blocks from the Gawker office, so I…
  • Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Thanks Bitcoiners for Support in New Video

    22 April 2014, 5:08 pm by: Michelle Dean

    A charming video has just been posted to YouTube of Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto thanking the Bitcoin community for its support in the wake of the Newsweek story that alleged that he was the original creator of Bitcoin. He appears with Andreas Antonopoulos, who…
  • Cardiologist Sued by Strip Club Over $135,000 in Unpaid Bills

    22 April 2014, 4:52 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    The Manhattan Supreme Court will hear the case of a strip club that claims a cardiologist owes $135,000 in bills for four very expensive visits. The doctor says he was drugged by club employees and never authorized the charges. Read more...
  • I Can't Stop Staring at These Vape Trick Videos

    22 April 2014, 4:42 pm by: Nitasha Tiku

    The genus Selfie of the family Narcissus contains many species. There is the Selfie brunch and the Selfie drunk. There's the Selfie nail game, the Selfie duck face, and the Selfie humblebrag. But naturalists have only just begun to study a fascinating new…
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Salute Frankie Knuckles in Letter

    22 April 2014, 4:38 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    Barack and Michelle Obama have added their voices to the public grieving of Frankie Knuckles, the Chicago house pioneer who died last month at age 59 . Knuckles' frequent production partner David Morales shared via Facebook a letter addressed to Knuckles'…
  • The average U.S.

    22 April 2014, 4:17 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    The average U.S. CEO is paid 331 times as much as their average employee. A new Demos report finds that the fast food industry, currently the subject of vast protests, "has the greatest CEO-to-worker pay disparity in our economy, with ratios exceeding…
  • How do you really screw up a chart?

    22 April 2014, 3:49 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    How do you really screw up a chart? This is how you really screw up a chart.Read more...
  • The New U.S.-Russia Cold War Is Not About to Happen Between Dolphins

    22 April 2014, 3:43 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    Last month, Russia seized Ukraine's combat dolphins. This week, the U.S. Navy was rumored to be deploying its own dolphins to the Black Sea. The Great Game seemed upon us once again: the warm-water game of cold war. But more likely, the American media just got…
  • One of America's Most Famous Architects Was a Nazi Propagandist

    22 April 2014, 3:40 pm by: Matt Novak on Paleofuture, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    American architect Philip Johnson designed some of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century. Johnson, who died in 2005, has long been hailed as one of the greats. But there's one fact about the man that many people in the architecture community don't like…
  • Charlie Sheen Now Just Some Guy You Drunkenly Meet in Paris

    22 April 2014, 3:31 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Ah, Paris in springtime! Romance, confusion, possible capers, getting wasted and posing for photos with Charlie Sheen.Read more...
  • Vice Journalist Reportedly Captured by Pro-Russian Forces in Ukraine

    22 April 2014, 3:04 pm by: Taylor Berman

    Simon Ostrovsky, an American correspondent for Vice News, was reportedly taken hostage on Tuesday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk. Read more...
  • Daniel Franzese Pens Touching Letter to His Mean Girls Character

    22 April 2014, 3:01 pm by: Sarah Hedgecock on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Daniel Franzese, the actor who plays the "too gay to function" Damian in Mean Girls, officially came out on Tuesday in a touching open letter to his memorable character. Read more...

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