Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a… » 12/22/14 4:59pm Today 4:59pm

VH1 Won't Cancel Sorority Sisters, Even Though Everybody Hates It

VH1's Sorority Sisters is the newest addition to a long line of embarrassing programming from a network that impressively continues to find even lower lows. From the network that brought you the Love & Hip Hop franchise, Sorority Sisters follows a group of black women who used to be in black sororities in college and… » 12/22/14 4:45pm Today 4:45pm

Appeals Court Strikes Down North Carolina Ultrasound Law 

A federal appeals court has permanently blocked a North Carolina law that would have forced women to undergo an ultrasound and hear a detailed description before being allowed to have an abortion. In their decision, the appeals judges called the law "ideological in intent and in kind" and said it "risks the infliction… » 12/22/14 4:15pm Today 4:15pm

J.Crew to Jenna Lyons: 'Cut Back on Self-Promotion' 

According to Page Six, J.Crew creative director/woman about town has been asked by CEO Mickey Drexler to 86 the self-promotion and shift her focus back to the company, which suffered reported losses of $607.8 million in 2014. As one "source" puts it: "J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler is tired of Jenna Lyons being out on the… » 12/22/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Jodeci's First Release in 18 Years Is an Anti-Domestic Violence Song

Of all the classic R&B groups of the '90s, Jodeci is one of the most influential and beloved: the Southern kings of New Jack Swing who went on to become individual stars in their own right, the sound of the quartet harmonizing was and is 100% silk. And now, 20 years after their last album (the excellent The Show, The… » 12/22/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

Spanish Princess Has to Stand Trial for Tax Fraud

Royalty ain't what it used to be: Spain's Princess Cristina—the current king's sister—will have to stand trial for tax fraud. Unfortunately, shouting "unhand me, PEASANTS" and name-checking the divine right of kings no longer constitutes a get-out-of-jail-free card. » 12/22/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

Hey, Assholes: You Do Not Need an Exotic Animal at Your Wedding

Face-numbing, giddy breathlessness tends to be a key feature in the discovery of any wedding trend. The more expensive and bubbleheaded the supposed "craze," the more likely you'll find yourself in a state of paralysis, dazed by the stupidity of it all. I regret to inform you that today is no exception. » 12/22/14 2:32pm Today 2:32pm