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  • Dutch Man Charged With Cyberbullying Amanda Todd

    18 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Michelle Dean

    Amanda Todd's cyberbully has reportedly been found. A 35-year-old Dutch man who was arrested in January for indecent assault and child pornography is now suspected of having been the man who tormented Todd, who committed suicide at 15 years old in 2012. Read…
  • Sad: The Prison Telephone Industry Can't Extort People as Much Now

    18 April 2014, 10:46 am by: Hamilton Nolan

    The prison telephone industry is right up there with... well, the private prison industry, when it comes to the most repugnant manifestations of capitalism. The good news is, the industry is currently getting screwed by government regulation. Government…
  • Jane Goodall Answers Our "Silly" Questions

    18 April 2014, 10:45 am by: Rich Juzwiak

    All I needed to know was that Dr. Jane Goodall was available for interviews, and I was there, even if it was only for 10 minutes, even if it was in the Midtown Buca di Beppo.Read more...
  • RIP, Pervert Dave.

    18 April 2014, 10:40 am by: Caity Weaver

    RIP, Pervert Dave. Read more...
  • Lindsay Lohan Reveals Why She Wrote the "Fuck List" in the First Place

    18 April 2014, 10:30 am by: Jay Hathaway

    Lindsay Lohan's alleged handwritten list of everyone she's ever had sex with made huge waves in the gossip press—In Touch alone milked it for 5 stories, dragging out the revelation of a few famous names—and that's probably exactly how Lindsay wanted it.…
  • An arrest warrant has been issued for the captain and two crew members from the ferry that sank off

    18 April 2014, 10:01 am by: Taylor Berman

    An arrest warrant has been issued for the captain and two crew members from the ferry that sank off the South Korean coast on Wednesday, killing at least 28 and leaving 270 missing. Read more...
  • Brave Hunters Demand Right to Watch Dogs Kill Imprisoned Foxes

    18 April 2014, 9:43 am by: Hamilton Nolan

    In Virginia, the land of Jefferson, respectable and upright citizens are fighting to preserve their right to hoard wild animals into a fenced enclosure and then enjoy the sight of dogs tearing them apart. Read more...
  • Pharrell's "Happy" Is Significantly Less Happy Without the Music

    18 April 2014, 9:34 am by: Jay Hathaway

    Musicless music videos can make any song creepier than the original—just ask Nirvana—but this edit of Grammy-winning human hat-rack Pharrell Williams's "Happy" is notable because of how much buoyant optimism was sucked out to produce ... well, whatever…
  • Accused Portland Teen: “I Didn’t Piss in the Fucking Water”

    18 April 2014, 9:06 am by: Taylor Berman

    The Oregon teenager accused of urinating into a Portland reservoir , causing the city to dump more than 38 million gallons of treated water, has denied the allegations: "I didn't piss in the fucking water," Dallas Swonger said in an interview with Vocativ.Read…
  • Of being laid off after more than 40 years in journalism, Trentonian editorial writer David Neese sa

    18 April 2014, 9:02 am by: Hamilton Nolan

    Of being laid off after more than 40 years in journalism, Trentonian editorial writer David Neese said: "What the hell, I've been at this so damn long it's maybe about time somebody gonged me." May we all exit with his remarkable perspicacity. Read more...
  • Vice Principal Rescued From Sinking Ferry Found Hanged

    18 April 2014, 8:10 am by: Taylor Berman

    The vice principal of a South Korean high school who was rescued from a sinking ferry full of his students was found hanged to death on Friday. Read more...
  • Mysterious American Private Jet Spotted in Tehran

    18 April 2014, 12:33 am by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Spotted on a Tehran runway this week was a private jet with an American flag on its tail carrying an unknown passenger who seems very determined to remain anonymous. The New York Times asks, conspiracy or totally normal?Read more...
  • Putin: I Think Obama Would Save Me If I Were Drowning

    17 April 2014, 10:25 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Well-known shirtless outdoorsman stock photography model Vladimir Putin had a little fun today, telling a Russian audience that he thinks Barack Obama would totally rescue him if he started drowning.Read more...
  • Mother Pardons Her Son's Killer Seconds Before His Execution

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

    An Iranian man was seconds away from being executed for stabbing a young man to death, when the victim's mother unexpectedly pardoned him and saved his life. Read more...
  • Whoopi Goldberg loves her vaporizer, is now a weed columnist.

    17 April 2014, 9:05 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Whoopi Goldberg loves her vaporizer, is now a weed columnist. Read more...
  • David Lynch Hangs Out with Characters, Not the Actors Who Play Them

    17 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    David Lynch's inner life seems like a surreal, dreamy place, so it's not all that surprising that he casually hangs out with fictional characters from time to time. Read more...
  • Tribeca: Ira Sachs' Love Is Strange Is More Than a Gay Movie

    17 April 2014, 7:25 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    The premise of Ira Sachs' sixth feature, Love Is Strange, recalls a type of story we read in the news with increasing frequency: George (Alfred Molina) marries his husband Ben (John Lithgow) and loses his job teaching at a Catholic school as a result. That…
  • Bryan Singer's Obsession With Barely Legal Boys Was an Open Secret

    17 April 2014, 6:50 pm by: Jordan Sargent on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    The news that X-Men director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who says Singer raped him multiple times when he was 17 might come as a surprise to some—but in Hollywood his taste for a very specific sort of young man was well known.Read more...
  • Aretha Franklin Suing Site For $10M Over Patti LaBelle Fistfight Story

    17 April 2014, 6:33 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    This weekend, a News Nerd story with the headline "Patti Labelle Arrested After Fist Fight with Aretha Franklin" made the rounds. As of right now, the post has been shared 1,700 times on Twitter and 41,000 times on Facebook. People gleefully spread the news…
  • Kobra, whose son Bilal was convicted of murdering Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, embraces Abdollah's mother

    17 April 2014, 6:02 pm by: Sarah Hedgecock

    Kobra, whose son Bilal was convicted of murdering Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, embraces Abdollah's mother Samereh Alinejad after she pardoned the murderer. The last-minute pardon occurred just before Bilal was to be executed in public on Tuesday in the northern city…
  • To honor beauty, People has poorly Photoshopped some images of People's Most Beautiful People awkwar

    17 April 2014, 6:01 pm by: Caity Weaver

    To honor beauty, People has poorly Photoshopped some images of People's Most Beautiful People awkwardly embracing younger versions of the people they would become. The result: Dr. Frankenstein's People. Click here to see a youthful Kate Hudson attempting to…
  • Porn Star Arrested in Animal Torture Video Investigation

    17 April 2014, 5:50 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    A 29-year-old porn actress was arrested Wednesday and charged with 5 counts of cruelty to animals in connection with a series of fetish videos involving rabbits, fish, rats, and chickens. She's the second performer charged in the case, the Miami Herald…
  • Site Glitch Reveals Who Nominated Themselves For Pulitzer Prize

    17 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: J.K. Trotter

    As part of its secretive judging process, the Pulitzer Prize committee closely guards the names of outlets and reporters who submit their work for consideration. But a loophole in the Prize’s online submission website inadvertently revealed that BuzzFeed and…
  • This Subway Creepshot Guy Is Your Google Glass Nightmare

    17 April 2014, 4:37 pm by: Sam Biddle on Valleywag, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    The only thing surprising about this gentleman in Shanghai, who seems to be using his face computer primarily for taking covert pictures of women he encounters on the subway, is that it took so long for someone to start doing it.Read more...
  • Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant

    17 April 2014, 4:36 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Chelsea Clinton, scion of a former president and a possible future one—and more recently, vice-chair of the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation—has announced she's pregnant, according to CNN's Robert Yoon.Read more...

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