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  • New York mayor Bill De Blasio says JPMorgan Chase's request for $1 billion in public subsidies for i

    21 October 2014, 9:02 am by: Hamilton Nolan

    New York mayor Bill De Blasio says JPMorgan Chase's request for $1 billion in public subsidies for its new Manhattan headquarters is "a nonstarter." He said nothing about arresting Jamie Dimon for having the temerity to even ask. De Blasio's revolutionary…
  • Coaches Incite Wrath of Stevie Nicks on The Voice

    21 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Tracie Potochnik on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Stevie Nicks wanted to be an R&B singer when she was young, and so she's thrilled (in a customarily monotone Stevie Nicks way) when contestants Kelli Douglas and Damien duet on the classic "Knock on Wood." Before their battle, she issues one warning to the…
  • "Heartbroken" Ariana Grande Consoled By Miley Cyrus After Diva Rumors

    21 October 2014, 8:29 am by: Allie Jones

    Back when prissy lil' peanut Ariana Grande's life coach quit because Ariana was such a diva—allegedly —Ariana called Miley Cyrus for advice. According to Ariana, Miley told her, "It will blow over and tomorrow they'll be talking about something else." Huh,…
  • Oscar Pistorius Gets Five Years for Killing of Girlfriend

    21 October 2014, 8:07 am by: Aleksander Chan

    South African track star Oscar Pistorius, 27, was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the shooting and killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. "I'm just glad it's over," June Steenkamp, Reeva's mother, told reporters after the sentencing. Read…
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Gives Out "Notorious R.B.G." T Shirts like Candy

    21 October 2014, 12:37 am by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Being friends with Ruth Bader Ginsburg apparently means a lot of free T shirts—the Supreme Court justice of fun says she stockpiled those Notorious R.B.G. shirts and gives them out to people as gifts. Read more...
  • A Software Glitch Disconnected the Entire State of Washington From 911

    20 October 2014, 10:55 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    The FCC says a software glitch that made it impossible for the entire state of Washington to call emergency services for six hours "could have been prevented."Read more...
  • Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta Dead at Age 82

    20 October 2014, 9:48 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    According to reports, legendary designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at age 82. Read more...
  • I Saw Firsthand How Nuts Airlines Are Getting With Ebola Fear

    20 October 2014, 8:54 pm by: Jason Torchinsky on flightclub, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Today I boarded US Airways flight 5929 from Raleigh-Durham to Washington, DC to drive some Hellcats . So far so good, right? Across the aisle from me was a woman, from Boston, who was feeling a bit queasy. She asked the flight attendant for some club soda.…
  • Suspect in Hannah Graham Case Indicted in 2005 Rape

    20 October 2014, 8:02 pm by: Gabrielle Bluestone

    Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., the main suspect in the abduction of UVA student Hannah Graham , was indicted by a grand jury today for a separate sexual assault case dating back to 2005. Read more...
  • Nat'l Weather Service Employee Arrested for Accessing Restricted Files

    20 October 2014, 8:01 pm by: Dennis Mersereau on The Vane, shared by Gabrielle Bluestone to Gawker

    The FBI released a statement this afternoon announcing that its agents arrested a National Weather Service employee in Wilmington, Ohio today after she was indicted for "allegedly downloading restricted files" from government servers.Read more...
  • Court Documents Say WhatsApp CEO Methodically Harassed College Ex

    20 October 2014, 7:20 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Years before Jan Koum sold WhatsApp to Facebook for $22 billion, a California court granted his ex-girlfriend a restraining order against the future tech CEO. After court documents surfaced today, Koum apologized telling Bloomberg, "I am ashamed of the way I…
  • Your Guide to Monday Night TV

    20 October 2014, 6:24 pm by: Jacob Clifton on Morning After, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    What did you do this weekend, and did you find it super brief? I went to a show and I saw Gone Girl at least one more time. I think I had a milkshake at some point, that's all I really recall. Here's what's going on tonight on TV.Read more...
  • Former Facebook VP Struggles to Adjust to Rough Life in San Francisco

    20 October 2014, 5:20 pm by: Kevin Montgomery on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    For many, strolling around San Francisco is a pleasure. But for the optimization-obsessed elites of Silicon Valley, traveling through a world-class city is just laboring tax on their time. Now one former Facebook boss realizes his "soul-crushing" shuttle bus…
  • Cool Horse Trots Around NYC Without a Care Except the Cops Chasing Him

    20 October 2014, 5:02 pm by: Andy Cush

    On Sunday morning, one of New York's carriage horses escaped from its reins and went for a leisurely stroll up Eleventh Avenue. Look at the horse, gaily trotting along, and you'd hardly know the police were in hot pursuit.Read more...
  • Author Stalks Anonymous Blogger Who Gave Her a 1-Star Review

    20 October 2014, 4:40 pm by: Erin Gloria Ryan on Jezebel, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    On Friday, The Guardian posted a piece by author Kathleen Hale, a well-connected young author who once became so obsessed with the writer of a one-star review of her novel on Goodreads that she stalked her, only to find that the critic was using a fake name…
  • Hannibal Buress Called Bill Cosby a Rapist During a Stand-up Set

    20 October 2014, 4:35 pm by: Taylor Berman

    During his stand-up show in Philadelphia Thursday night, comedian Hannibal Buress addressed the multiple sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby. "…You raped women, Bill Cosby," Buress said. " So, [that] brings you down a couple notches." Read more...
  • Gizmodo The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos | io9 How Nigeria Stopped Ebola "Dead In Its T

    20 October 2014, 4:34 pm by: Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Gizmodo The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos | io9 How Nigeria Stopped Ebola "Dead In Its Tracks" | Jalopnik Here’s The Data From Ed Bolian’s Record-Setting Cross-Country Run | Jezebel Why Egg Freezing Benefits Aren't Even Close to Enough |…
  • The Difficulties of Publishing While Black

    20 October 2014, 4:17 pm by: Jason Parham on Gawker Review of Books, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    I don't think it's any surprise the publishing industry—print and digital—is overwhelmingly white. The statistics are far more upsetting than you might imagine: a recent Publisher's Weekly survey revealed the makeup of the industry to be 89 percent white,…
  • Tinder Wants Users to Pay Up Before It Shows You Better Matches

    20 October 2014, 4:10 pm by: Nitasha Tiku on Valleywag, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    During the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit—a gathering of "the world's brightest young game changers" and the middle-aged men who are obsessed with them—Tinder CEO Sean Rad announced that his dating app will start offering a paid premium option in early…
  • Would You Have Fucked King Tut?

    20 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dayna Evans

    King Tut, the man inside the golden tomb, was previously understood to be handsome and majestic based on the artistic rendering of his face that appears on his ancient burial mask. But a brief pause before you once again fall asleep fantasizing to King Tut…
  • War Machine Quotes Nietzsche, Blames Christy Mack in Suicide Note

    20 October 2014, 3:50 pm by: Jay Hathaway

    Mixed martial arts competitor Jonathan "War Machine" Koppenhaver, currently facing attempted murder charges for attacking former girlfriend Christy Mack, attempted suicide by hanging in his jail cell last week. TMZ has obtained a copy of the note he left…
  • Pissed Mom Wants Breaking Bad Action Figures Off Toys 'R Us Shelves

    20 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Aleksander Chan

    Susan Schrivjer is fed up. The Fort Myers, Fla. mother has started a petition to get Toys 'R Us to remove Breaking Bad action figures from their shelves. "Kids mimic their action figures, if you will," she told WFTX. "Do you want your child in an orange…
  • The Burger King Tweet That Might Be the Saddest Tweet of All Time

    20 October 2014, 3:20 pm by: Jordan Sargent

    Today I saw the following Burger King (@BurgerKing) tweet promoted into my Twitter feed.Read more...
  • Hunt For The What October: Sweden Widens Search For Mystery Submarine

    20 October 2014, 3:12 pm by: Tyler Rogoway, Foxtrot Alpha on Jalopnik, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Yesterday, Foxtrot Alpha posted an in-depth report on what appears to be an all-hands search operation for a possible Russian submarine that penetrated Swedish waters and may have come under distress. Now that search is widening 44 miles south, into open sea…
  • Tyga on Underage Kardashian Dating Rumors: "Worry About Your Sad Life"

    20 October 2014, 3:05 pm by: Allie Jones on Defamer, shared by Lacey Donohue to Gawker

    Twenty-four-year-old rapper Tyga didn't exactly deny that he's dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner in an Instagram comment to a hater this weekend. He did, however, offer advice we could all use: "Worry about your sad boring life."Read more...

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