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  • Man Crushed to Death by Giant Crucifix Dedicated to Pope

    24 April 2014, 7:50 pm by: Kelly Conaboy

    A 21-year-old Italian man was crushed to death today by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II. The tragic event happened just a few days ahead of the Pope's canonization. Read more...
  • Deadspin Handbook: How The Bills Cheerleaders Are Told To Wash Their Vaginas | Gizmodo Wow, It's Pos

    24 April 2014, 6:38 pm by: Jessica Smith on Jessica, shared by Max Read to Gawker

    Deadspin Handbook: How The Bills Cheerleaders Are Told To Wash Their Vaginas | Gizmodo Wow, It's Possible to Make Jenga Even More Fun | io9 I Can't Stop Watching This Insect Having an Existential Crisis | Lifehacker The Things Nobody Tells You About…
  • Colorado 10-Year-Olds Caught Dealing Pot

    24 April 2014, 6:35 pm by: Kelly Conaboy

    Four 10-year-olds were caught buying and selling their grandparents' pot on a playground in Colorado this week. One young man made $11.Read more...
  • A Florida Woman Called 911 Last Week to Report a Sun Halo as a UFO

    24 April 2014, 5:59 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    A brilliant halo around the sun filled the skies over central Florida last week as a result of sunlight refracting through ice crystals in high-level cirrus clouds. Thousands of people took pictures of the event, and at least one of them called 911 to report…
  • Kamala Harris Picked the Worst Week Ever for a Fundraiser at Airbnb HQ

    24 April 2014, 5:49 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    Last night, California Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke "truth to power" at a fundraiser hosted at Airbnb's new crisp and airy Soma headquarters. But the only fat cats in the room were the Silicon Valley millionaires and billionaires who are helping to…
  • The Sad Truths Behind the L.A. Party Scene That Took Down Bryan Singer

    24 April 2014, 5:33 pm by: Jordan Sargent on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    X-Men director Bryan Singer is not the only powerful gay man in Hollywood who likes to surround himself with handsome twinks . But according to a handful of sources who spoke with Gawker over the course of the last week, he was known as the most generous and…
  • Tesla Driver's Naked Outburst Stops Traffic in Los Angeles

    24 April 2014, 5:19 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Not all traffic in L.A., just the portion of it that happened to be crawling down the Pacific Coast Highway when a naked gentleman started flailing his arms through the sunroof of his very expensive car. Read more...
  • Deep Thoughts From Cliven Bundy's Damage-Control Press Conference

    24 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    A simple, aw-shucks der-der-der cattleman with an arsenal and a drawl has captured the American conservative imagination. And vomited racist bile all over our dreams. But no worries, because he fixed it all with a Thursday afternoon press conference! Hear the…
  • On-Duty NYPD Officer Charged With DWI After Shooting Partner in Wrist

    24 April 2014, 4:48 pm by: Taylor Berman

    The NYPD's great week of publicity continues: Thursday night, an allegedly drunk on-duty NYPD officer shot his partner in the wrist while the two were drinking at a restaurant in Queens.Read more...
  • Canny Investors Wager on No Disasters Happening

    24 April 2014, 4:37 pm by: Hamilton Nolan

    It is widely understood within the insurance industry that some forms of insurance are merely polite window dressing ; if a $100 billion hurricane hits Florida, for example, homeowners are fucked. Now, investors are increasingly betting on no disasters…
  • Ex-Elmo Voice Actor Kevin Clash Cleared of Sexual Abuse Charges

    24 April 2014, 4:20 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Another chapter is closed in the long, strange tale of the Elmo sex scandal. Kevin Clash, the puppeteer and voice behind Sesame Street's beloved red monster, has been cleared of three charges of improper sexual relations with teenage boys. Read more...
  • Here's What Seth Rogen Looks Like Nude

    24 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Rich Juzwiak

    At least it is, according to his good friend James Franco's paint brush. That's not a euphemism. (Or is it?)Read more...
  • Columbia Raised Sexual Violence Awareness in the Weirdest Way

    24 April 2014, 3:50 pm by: Sarah Hedgecock

    Columbia proves that it takes sexual assault seriously with this cake it is serving in a dining hall pic.twitter.com/hJccRvO3Q6 — Anna Bahr (@anna_bahr) April 23, 2014 Read more...
  • The Best Restaurant in New York Is: Grand Central's Campbell Apartment

    24 April 2014, 3:35 pm by: Caity Weaver

    Rich: I always recall Grand Central Terminal fondly because it's old and feels that way, like an elderly neighbor who's going to give you a butterscotch candy without any threat of poison or violation. But the reality of it is that it's a diarrhea explosion of…
  • Black smoke billows from burning tires at a checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outsi

    24 April 2014, 3:29 pm by: Sarah Hedgecock

    Black smoke billows from burning tires at a checkpoint following an attack by Ukrainian troops outside Slovyansk, Ukraine, on Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation." Image via Mika Velikovskiy/AP.Read…
  • Do You Know These Runners? Because They're Probably Bastards.

    24 April 2014, 3:06 pm by: Jon Gugala on Fittish, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    Everyone wanted to be in the Boston Marathon this year, and the race actually expanded its field by more than a third, to 36,000, to accommodate everybody. But it still sold out, and then there's that pesky detail of having to pay. So four runners decided…
  • There's a Huge Difference Between a Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning

    24 April 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    Two of the most important terms that weathermen use are also the two terms that people mix up the most, and the confusion could prove lethal. When the atmosphere is ripe for tornadoes, meteorologists will bat around the terms "tornado watch" and "tornado…
  • School Agrees to Stop Pumping Kids Full Of Mountain Dew Before Tests

    24 April 2014, 2:54 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    A Florida elementary school has agreed to stop its longstanding policy of giving kids Mountain Dew as brain fuel before the state's most important standardized test.Read more...
  • So... conservatives are distancing themselves from that grumpy racist Nevada rancher after his "negr

    24 April 2014, 2:45 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    So... conservatives are distancing themselves from that grumpy racist Nevada rancher after his "negroes" rant, right? Not the dim-witted self-important overpaid violent maniac who compared him to Gandhi and Thoreau and now compares him to the dead guys at the…
  • IMs and Emails Support Allegations About the Toxic Culture at GitHub

    24 April 2014, 2:19 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Sarah Hedgecock to Gawker

    Advocates for gender equality in the tech industry were not impressed by GitHub's internal investigation into claims of institutionalized hostility towards women and harassment in the workplace. Least of all the female engineer who brought those claims to…
  • The one and only Shirley MacLaine, actress, reincarnated harem girl from a Turkish pasha, and devote

    24 April 2014, 2:05 pm by: Michelle Dean

    The one and only Shirley MacLaine, actress, reincarnated harem girl from a Turkish pasha, and devotee of New Age philosophy, turns 80 today. Happy birthday! We concur with an attendee of one of MacLaine's seminars in 1987: "'Astral,' says a lady in the lox…
  • Terry Richardson Didn't Ask a Model to Trade Sex for a Vogue Shoot

    24 April 2014, 1:59 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Good news for sleazeball celebrity photographer Terry Richardson: He didn't do at least one of the sketchy, sexually harassing things he's been accused of. A Facebook message offering a model a high-profile shoot in exchange for sex actually originated from a…
  • Marine Publicly Crucifies Himself on Easter, Sorta Regrets it Now

    24 April 2014, 1:47 pm by: Adam Weinstein

    The United States Marines don't half-ass anything. Not even bizarre misguided protests in front of state capitols.Read more...
  • Watch a Bunch of News Anchors Struggle to Pronounce "Lupita Nyong'o"

    24 April 2014, 1:20 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    People's Most Beautiful Person of 2014 is Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, unfortunately for news anchors around the U.S., who have no idea how to pronounce her last name. Jimmy Kimmel didn't even need to trick anyone to get this montage of stuttering local…
  • Today, the Maryland Transportation Authority added a platform to its Bay Bridge traffic-camera gantr

    24 April 2014, 1:12 pm by: Tom Scocca

    Today, the Maryland Transportation Authority added a platform to its Bay Bridge traffic-camera gantry, so ospreys may nest there without blocking the cameras. At noon four days a week, a camera will pivot to show the ospreys for 15 minutes. The ospreys appear…

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