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  • Michael Egan Drops Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against X-Men Director Bryan Singer

    27 August 2014, 7:49 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    One of the men accusing X-Men director Bryan Singer of sex abuse voluntarily dropped his lawsuit today, apparently because he couldn't find another lawyer to take on the case after his original lawyer quit.Read more...
  • Famous Feline Hello Kitty Isn't Actually a Cat

    27 August 2014, 6:43 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Hot news out of Japan: Hello Kitty—a stuffed animal that looks like a cat, talks like a cat, and is named after a cat—actually isn't a cat at all.Read more...
  • Report: Police Drove Over Michael Brown Memorial, Let Dog Piss on It

    27 August 2014, 5:45 pm by: Andy Cush

    Between withheld information, unnecessary use of force, and aggression toward journalists, it should be clear by now that police in Ferguson colossally mishandled the aftermath of Michael Brown's death. A new Mother Jones report, however, paints an even…
  • Ban Free Pizza at Bars

    27 August 2014, 5:28 pm by: Dayna Evans

    Lulu's Bar in Greenpoint, where you can get a free pizza for every drink you order, is closing this month. Good. All free pizza bars should be closed.Read more...
  • Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Green Bay Packers | Gizmodo The Ingenious Way the Ancient Egyptia

    27 August 2014, 5:24 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Deadspin Why Your Team Sucks 2014: Green Bay Packers | Gizmodo The Ingenious Way the Ancient Egyptians Should Have Built the Pyramids | Jezebel Wait, Hello Kitty Isn't a Cat? | Lifehacker This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best for What | Kinja…
  • Jeremy Renner's Goatee Is an Insult to This Dead Journalist's Legacy

    27 August 2014, 5:12 pm by: Matthew Phelan on Black Bag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Pulitzer prize-winner Gary Webb is arguably the reason we know anything about CIA complicity in the crack-cocaine epidemic of the 1980s—collateral damage of the Reagan administration's desire to fund the Contras despite three Congressional amendments…
  • White Privilege Doesn't Exist, Says Noted Privileged White Man

    27 August 2014, 5:09 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    Oh boy. We've long been aware that there is no room for irony in the vacuum of cable news, but Bill O'Reilly's segment last night on White Privilege™ was really something special. It doesn't exist, the man says! A lie perpetrated by a society of humans too…
  • Wednesday Night TV Revolves on a Platter, Like Sofia Vergara

    27 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    For tonight's entertainment there are impenetrable jargons, city confidentials, an investigation into Minnie Driver's secrets, some other mysterious Secret Rooms, and yet more objectum sexuality jokes.Read more...
  • Video Shows Florida Cop Aiming Gun at Black Men Who Won't Stop Filming

    27 August 2014, 4:59 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    With police brutality at the forefront of the national conversation, a Florida police chief took to the YouTube comments section Tuesday to defend the actions of an officer caught on video pointing his weapon into a car full of black men who refused to stop…
  • One Weird Trick for Making Ponderous White Liberals Useful

    27 August 2014, 4:32 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    Whites: are you a liberal who is sympathetic to the plight of oppressed minorities in America, but unsure how you—a white—can help? Fortunately, god invented XO Jane advice columns for this very reason.Read more...
  • The USAF Can't Find A Downed Pilot And The Quiet Zone Might Be Why

    27 August 2014, 4:23 pm by: Michael Ballaban on Code 3, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    An F-15C crashed earlier this morning in the mountains of western Virginia, and hours later, the pilot seems to have vanished without a trace. Part of the reason offered has been because it's so hard to communicate in that part of the country. But…
  • Tony Soprano Lives On in Our Hearts, Also on The Sopranos

    27 August 2014, 4:20 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Don't let the headline fool you: This VOX article on David Chase is about a lot more than just explaining the obvious meaning of the ending to his ancient show called The Sopranos. As interviewer Martha P. Nochimson puts it:Read more...
  • Sorry, Vince Gilligan Isn't Shooting a Sixth Season of Breaking Bad

    27 August 2014, 4:15 pm by: Hudson Hongo on Antiviral, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Just hours before Breaking Bad swept the Emmys Monday night, lying shitbirds National Report published an article titled "Vince Gilligan Announces Breaking Bad Season 6; Begins Shooting Jan. 2015 – Walt Did Not Die!" Read more...
  • This Week in Tabloids: Everyone Is PREGNANT and/or DUMPED

    27 August 2014, 4:10 pm by: Callie Beusman on Jezebel, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which in which we we struggle vainly to make meaning of the vast abyss contained within the pages of Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch. This week: BEYONCÉ PREGNANT, MARIAH DUMPED, and KIM both PREGNANT &…
  • The Full Game of Thrones Hour-Long Comic Con Panel

    27 August 2014, 3:55 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    If you do not have time to watch this hour of panel, I will tell you everything that happens in it.Read more...
  • Which One of You Donated a Human Skull to Goodwill?

    27 August 2014, 3:28 pm by: Allie Jones

    Hey—weird question—did you donate a human skull to the Goodwill on North Lamar Boulevard in Austin, Texas? If so, no big deal, but the police would like to "circle up" with you.Read more...
  • Did Katie Couric Accuse Diane Sawyer of Handing Out BJs Like Candy?

    27 August 2014, 3:00 pm by: Caity Weaver

    Sheila Weller's dishy new tell-all book The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV News won't hit shelves for a full month, but its best anecdote just exploded onto the…
  • Cops Audio Technician Killed by Police Gunfire During Shootout

    27 August 2014, 2:49 pm by: Andy Cush

    An audio technician working on the television show Cops was killed by police gunfire after a robbery at a Wendy's in Omaha, Neb. yesterday. According to the Omaha World-Herald, at least 30 shots were fired in the shootout.Read more...
  • Police Seek Intruder Who Left Porn Behind in 7-Year-Old's Room

    27 August 2014, 2:39 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    An Oregon mom told police that a strange man broke into her house, hid in her 7-year-old daughter's bedroom, and escaped through the window early Tuesday morning. The intruder left behind a photo in the girl's closet and a replaced the cartoons in her DVD…
  • Russian Bank Will Give You a Free Cat With Your Mortgage

    27 August 2014, 2:20 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    Thinking of buying a new home in Moscow Oblast, but still on the fence? Perhaps a cat will convince you. Sign the promissory, take the cat. Look, cute cat! Это красивая кошка! Just hold him for a sec. Awwwwwwwww. Now, do you want a fixed-rate…
  • Deadspin Police-Shooting Database Update: We're Still Going

    27 August 2014, 2:09 pm by: Kyle Wagner on Regressing, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Last Wednesday , we launched an impossibly ambitious project: cataloguing every police-involved shooting in America over the last three years. After one week, we're further along than we could have imagined. Read more...
  • Is Canada Mocking Us With This Fucking Doughnut?

    27 August 2014, 2:00 pm by: Dayna Evans

    Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut restaurant that recently agreed to be bought by America's third-or-fourth-greatest burger chain, Burger King, has revealed their first attempt in assimilating into our brilliant American culture by imagineering the…
  • Watch Every "God Damnit" From It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

    27 August 2014, 1:40 pm by: Kelly Conaboy on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    God damnit, take six and a half minutes out of your god damn Wednesday and watch this It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia supercut. (If you want.) It's fun!Read more...
  • This Panda May Have Faked a Pregnancy So She Could Eat Better

    27 August 2014, 1:39 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    The first-ever live broadcast of giant panda cubs being born has suffered a major setback—the star of the show, Ai Hin, isn't actually pregnant. Zookeepers now believe she was "faking it" to get a cushier room and more food.Read more...
  • Here Are Lies About Gawker's Softball Team From a Kid Named Kevin

    27 August 2014, 1:37 pm by: Jordan Sargent on disputations, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Last night, Gawker's softball team—Gawker Softball: Presented by Max Read—played Thrillist at Randall's Island, which has dozens upon dozens of perfectly manicured baseball fields that smell faintly of raw sewage. Or maybe that stench was just our team. We…

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