It was only a matter of time: New York Post now has its very own Pascalizer, that is, an Amy Pascal voice generator. Just enter any text, click "NOW CLICK HERE TO PASCALIZE IT!" and voilà. Suddenly you have a doggedly up-front and douchey email in all-caps, with notes of tired racism. Now you too can sound like a big… » 12/20/14 4:56pm 32 minutes ago

Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can really… » 12/20/14 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

​Cosmo, Ms. Foundation Name Emma Watson Feminist Celebrity of 2014

It certainly has been quite a year for feminists (or maybe just the word "feminist") Over the course of the last month or so, the Ms. Foundation for Women and Cosmopolitan magazine held an online poll, asking readers to choose their top celebrity feminist. Congratulations to Emma Watson and all, but I don't know what… » 12/20/14 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Lies You Should Begin Telling Yourself Now


Christmas and New Year's are barreling down upon us, with the usual bombardment of schmaltzy feelgood feels, family togetherness, and big planz riding shotgun. Not everyone can hang. This season, psychologists suggest you talk yourself out of feeling bad, even if you feel really really bad. » 12/20/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

George Clooney Makes Maggie Smith Swoon off the Couch in Downton Short

The Downton Abbey cast has gathered for a delightfully zany (British-humored) and very special Christmas short for the TV fundraiser Text Santa. With cameos by Jeremy Piven (Mr. Selfridge) and Absolutely Fabulous' Joanna Lumley, it pokes just enough fun at itself to remind you why you have spent hours watching rich… » 12/20/14 2:35pm Today 2:35pm

​Obama Only Took Women Reporters' Questions at Year-End Press Conference

Yesterday, President Barack Obama held the annual end-of-the-year press conference, answering questions from the Sony hack (he called the decision to pull The Interview a "mistake") to the "debate" over police reforms in light of the Mike Brown and Eric Garner decisions. All in all it seemed like a normal press… » 12/20/14 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

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