SC Debate on Removing Confederate Flag Starts with Anti-Gay Rhetoric 

Monday morning in the South Carolina Legislature, state lawmakers began debating whether or not to take down the Confederate flag that flies on State Capitol property. The removal is likely, but lawmakers will also debate whether they should hold a ceremony to commemorate taking down the flag or put it back up yearly… » 7/06/15 11:10am 38 minutes ago

John Oliver Does 'Shallow Dives' on Ostriches, Orgies, and Chicken Soup

Last Week Tonight took the week off for the Fourth of July, but decided to post a web-only mini bonus episode. “Instead of taking 15 minutes to do a deep-dive into one topic,” John Oliver explained, “we’ll be taking one minute to do incredibly shallow dives into 15 different topics.” » 7/06/15 10:30am Today 10:30am

Romney Hosts Chris Christie and Marco Rubio at Deeply Weird Sleepover

In a scene torn straight from your most unsettling sexual nightmares, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney hosted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Florida Senator Marco Rubio at his house for a sleepover. “It was fun,” Rubio told reporters the next day, while we all shuddered, suddenly chilled to the bone… » 7/06/15 10:10am Today 10:10am

Happy Fourth of July From Caitlyn Jenner


Of all the stories the media has covered in 2015, Caitlyn Jenner’s public transition has been one that, for the most part, has made me feel the most America, fuck yeah fuzzies. What could have been a study in hate ended up being just the opposite (even though she now has to deal with all the bullshit that comes along… » 7/05/15 9:20pm Yesterday 9:20pm

Greece Rejects Austerity, Votes "No" to Bailout Terms

On Sunday, Greece overwhelmingly rejected the bailout terms proposed by its European creditors, with a projected 61% of the country voting “no” to further austerity measures via a national referendum, the Associated Press reports.http://gawker.com/greece-misses-... » 7/05/15 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

Cara Delevingne: “Everyone Has a Right To Be Whoever They Want to Be"

Cara Delevingne, whose first leading role will be in the upcoming Paper Towns, talked about sexuality and same-sex marriage at the Australian premiere of the film. “I’ve been pretty open about myself from the beginning. I think it’s wonderful that you know, it’s being accepted more and more,’ she told Daily Mail… » 7/05/15 7:45pm Yesterday 7:45pm

Here’s Your Open Thread for Women’s World Cup Final: USA vs. Japan

It’s kickoff time for the big rematch between the United States Women’s National Team and Japan. In 2011, the U.S. lost to Japan when they blew two leads and missed three penalty kicks. It’s time for these ladies to avenge their loss! Here’s The Rock taking some time out of his sweaty workout with an encouraging… » 7/05/15 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Bobby Brown Performs, Forgets Lyrics, While Bobbi Kristina in Hospice

Bobby Brown performed a concert at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia, on July 4 while his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, has been in a nearby hospice. Brown left the stage frequently and also messed up on song lyrics during the act. “Y’all got me forgetting shit. I am in a different zone right now, he told the… » 7/05/15 6:15pm Yesterday 6:15pm

Washington Gets $70M from Legal Weed Tax Revenue During First Year

Washington state launched its legal marijuana market around this time in 2014, and in this past year, weed sales reached $250 million with about $62 million of it constituting excise taxes. Once you include the states local sales and other taxes, the total revenue for the year for both state and local governments… » 7/05/15 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Kimmy Schmidt Was Inspired by Elizabeth Smart

Actress Ellie Kemper plays the lead in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey’s Netflix series about a woman who was held captive by a doomsday cult leader since the age of 14. Kemper cites the story of kidnapping survivor, Elizabeth Smart, as the inspiration behind her portrayal of Kimmy. Smart was also 14 when she was… » 7/05/15 4:45pm Yesterday 4:45pm

Texas Woman Killed While Trying to Save Suicidal Boyfriend

On July 4, a woman in Houston, Texas was struck by a car and killed while trying to prevent her boyfriend from committing suicide. Michael Thomas, the woman’s boyfriend, had been drinking at a nearby bar. At around 12:30 a.m, he began sitting and lying down in the street in an attempt to commit suicide by getting hit… » 7/05/15 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm