Hotel Worker Earning Minimum Wage Fired for Talking to Washington Post

Shanna Tippen, an Arkansas woman making minimum wage cleaning hotel rooms, was fired from her position for talking to a Washington Post reporter about living on the minimum wage. The hotel manager who fired Tippen actually suggested she talk to reporter Chico Harlan, then fired her for saying a minimum wage increase… » 3/30/15 4:50pm 16 minutes ago

March Madness Final Four: Sex, Binge-Watching, Netflix, and... Memes?

Well hi hello, folks! I'm sorry to have forsaken you last week, but when I received word that Eggplant Friday was no longer in the tournament, I had to be airlifted to an emotional rejuvenation retreat where I was locked in a cryotherapy chamber for several days. » 3/30/15 4:30pm 36 minutes ago

What Were Justin, Taylor, and Ryan Talking About?

Sunday night's bafflingly star-studded iHeartRadio Music Awards took a cue from The Golden Globes by seating major stars next to each other at large, circular tables and forcing them to engage in conversations with the cameras rolling. Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and Ryan Seacrest photograph well, but what do… » 3/30/15 4:10pm 56 minutes ago

OK! Retracts Story About Katy Perry Being Pregnant

The tabloid Ok! magazine tweeted a public apology to Katy Perry on Monday for erroneously "reporting" that the singer was pregnant and getting married to John Mayer. » 3/30/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

Empire Beats Big Bang Theory For Number One Broadcast Series 

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Talking to Meghan Daum About Selfishness, Being Childless by Choice

Today, 19 percent of women end their potential childbearing years without having had any children—making childlessness as common as it is irrationally controversial. We had the chance to talk about the topic with Meghan Daum: author, LA Times columnist, editor of the forthcoming essay collection Selfish, Shallow and… » 3/30/15 3:30pm Today 3:30pm

Deadline Issues Sorry-Not-Sorry for Lamenting People of Color on TV

On Sunday, Deadline Hollywood—the site where last week an editor wondered aloud if there are too many actors of color working—issued a non-apology apology for their article "The Year of Ethnic Castings–About Time or Too Much of Good Thing?" » 3/30/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

What's the Best Umbrella?

April showers bring landfills of cheap umbrellas ripped inside out by wind and wear and tear. You deserve a better rain-blocking device, so head for the comments and tell us which 'brella is best. » 3/30/15 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

Harvey Weinstein Allegedly Groped a Model This Weekend

A 22-year-old woman filed a sexual assault complaint against big-time producer Harvey Weinstein this weekend, according to Page Six. » 3/30/15 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

What Would Being In A Bunker For 15 Years Really Do To Your Head?

So a woman emerges from a bunker after 15 years. She's cheerful and ready to embrace life. It's the premise of the recent Netflix series The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but what is the reality? What do years of isolation and confinement actually do to a person's brain? » 3/30/15 11:20am Today 11:20am

Indiana Woman Given 30-Year Prison Sentence Over Apparent Miscarriage

In February, 33-year-old Indiana resident Purvi Patel was found guilty of both feticide and child neglect after delivering a 24-week-old stillborn child at home and disposing of the body in a dumpster—an act that was discovered after she went to the hospital, bleeding, and the doctor discovered an umbilical cord. » 3/30/15 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

Tracking the Life of Young Sally Draper, TV's Best Teenager

Sally Draper is almost nine years old in season three of Mad Men. During the episode "The Fog," after a bloody school fight in which Sally (Kiernan Shipka) pushed a classmate's face into a drinking fountain, parents Don and Betty are called into her class to discuss her increasingly bad behavior. The cause is… » 3/30/15 10:15am Today 10:15am

Of Course the Pitch Perfect Cast Texts About The Bachelor

Anna Kendrick is on the cover of this month's Glamour UK, and arguably the most important piece of intel she divulged was as follows: » 3/30/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

The Walking Dead's Tense Season Finale Separates the Weak

The final 10 minutes of The Walking Dead's season finale on Sunday were some of the most intense moments of the entire series so far. Besides the usual threat of death, there was also a new threat (Wolves) and another major takeover. » 3/30/15 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

Today's Best Deals: Fire-Proof Safes, NAS Storage, Microfiber, & More

Kick off your week with all of today's best deals. » 3/30/15 10:05am Today 10:05am

Here's Doug E. Fresh's Long-Lost Scientology Jam 'The Joy of Creating'

You know that sinking feeling, when you find out that someone awesome is actually a Scientologist? Well whaddya know, beloved rapper and "Human Beat Box" Doug E. Fresh has been kicking it with the Thetans for a while now. The above track, "The Joy of Creating," was apparently mixed at the L. Ron Hubbard Music Studio… » 3/30/15 12:10pm Today 12:10pm

The Worst Restaurant Bosses Ever

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. This week, we've got stories of some of the worst restaurant bosses I've ever heard of. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. » 3/30/15 11:00am Today 11:00am

Fifth Harmony Boss Up In Their 'Worth It' Video

Fifth Harmony is about their business in the video for "Worth It," a song that falls somewhere in the lineage of Beyoncé's "Ego" and Alicia Keys' "A Woman's Worth." » 3/30/15 10:35am Today 10:35am

Study: Black Girls Face Harsher School Discipline than White Girls

A new study released by Columbia University Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies has found that racial bias may play a larger role in the discipline of girls than boys—and in Hamilton County, Chattanooga, Tennessee, where black girls are suspended five times as much as white girls,… » 3/30/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Have a Problem With Honeyfunds? You're an Idiot. 

Some people will tell you it is unacceptable for a couple to ask for honeymoon funding in lieu of concrete, physical wedding gifts. Fuck these people and fuck everything for which they stand. » 3/30/15 11:05am Today 11:05am

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading: Choose from Over One-Million Titles

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than one-million titles to choose from instantly. Get a one-month free trial to explore and enjoy the selection. If you get hooked on the service after the trial, pay just $9.95/month. » 3/27/15 2:30pm Friday 2:30pm