Emails: How UVA Stonewalled Rolling Stone On Rape Story

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jezebel and at least one other news outlet, the University of Virginia has released a series of emails between the school and Rolling Stone. The emails outline how the school dealt with media requests from reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the magazine's… » 12/19/14 6:35pm Yesterday 6:35pm

How Amy Pascal Hacked Our Hearts

Amy Pascal, the head of Sony's film division, is probably going to lose her job. The story is long, but the facts are simple: With Seth Rogen and James Franco's The Interview cancelled, Pascal's department has taken something north of $50 million of Sony's money and lit it on fire in the most spectacular and… » 12/19/14 6:24pm Yesterday 6:24pm

The Cast of Orange Is the New Black Wishes You Happy Holidays

You can practically feel the Internet powering down as we careen toward Christmas. So there's really no better time for the cast of Orange Is the New Black to release their very own take on "The 12 Days of Christmas," rewritten for Litchfield. (Via Decider.) Fuck it, let's go stare at some blinking (MULTICOLORED)… » 12/19/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Shade Court: Nicki Minaj Shades Dudes and Many Continue to Not Get It

When I began Shade Court, I did so because I wanted to provide a public service and to preserve the good name of shade. There was a brief moment when I worried that perhaps I would do my job too well and shade would cease to be inappropriately invoked by the masses. Fortunately—or unfortunately depending on how you… » 12/19/14 5:10pm Yesterday 5:10pm

What People Get Wrong About PewDiePie, YouTube's Biggest Star

Four years ago, an account named "PewDiePie" uploaded a video to YouTube. It was about Minecraft. The video featured what sounded like a young man laughing heartily at an unlucky zombie that had gotten stuck in a tree. The commentary wasn't in English—it was in Swedish. » 12/19/14 4:58pm Yesterday 4:58pm

Pre-Teens Charged in Slender Man Case Deemed Fit to Stand Trial 

The two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to appease a mythical creature known as the Slender Man have been deemed competent by a judge to stand trial. They will both be charged as adults, at least initially, despite continued questions about their mental health: one of the girls… » 12/19/14 4:50pm Yesterday 4:50pm

Sparkly Cleavage and One Awkward Low-Rise Pant at the People Awards

America's most upscale tabloid People held its annual awards show last night, acknowledging the most influential people of its 2014 or whatever-whatever. People being People, its red carpet attracted quite the coterie of A-listers, wearing a range of ensembles from wonderful to disastrous, and a nice little preview as… » 12/19/14 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

President Obama's Press Conference Had Lady Journos and 'James Flacco'

"Josh has given me the who's been naughty and who's been nice list and we're going to use it to take some questions," President Obama said at the beginning of his end-of-the year press conference, referencing Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary. That press conference was notable for several reasons, depending on… » 12/19/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

This is what your in-laws are really thinking when they first meet you

Ali Vingiano made another hilarious subtitled short, this time dedicated to all of your who had to bring your significant other to meet your parents over the holidays (or worse, those who will have to do it this year. I'm sorry! Best of luck!)Like the previous one, this short is funny because it's exactly how it is. » 12/19/14 3:26pm Yesterday 3:26pm