Can the NFL Change Domestic Abusers? A Conversation with Beth Richie

Beth Richie is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago with an extensive body of work in criminology, feminism, violence against women, the carceral state and the sociology of race and ethnicity. She's the current director of the Institute of Research on Race and Public Policy, and was recently named as… » 10/21/14 3:10pm 30 minutes ago

Botched Season 2 Trailer Promises More Awful Plastic Surgery Screw-Ups

"I'm literally dying for a nose job. Who wants to look natural?" says a person in the trailer for the second season of Botched. The E! show that spotlights society's obsession with cosmetic enhancement is returning in 2015, which means more crooked breasts, nose jobs and questionable out-of-country plastic surgery… » 10/21/14 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

Chicago Voter to President Obama: "Don't Touch My Girlfriend"

It's important for a president to get out of D.C. and interact with normal, everyday people every now and then— even when those normal, everyday people happen to be Mike Jones, a Chicago early voter who heckled President Obama with "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend" when Obama happened to be placed next to… » 10/21/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

You'll Be Seeing a Lot More of Leslie Jones on SNL

Comedian Leslie Jones has earned a spot as a season regular on Saturday Night Live (or what they call a featured player). Jones was one of the black writers that SNL hired following heavy criticism over their lack of diversity. The gig started off rocky for her, though, after controversy over her Weekend Update bit… » 10/21/14 1:00pm Today 1:00pm

New Yorkers Sick of Sarah Jessica Parker Turning Up at Their Door

My, my, it's the juiciest Manhattan property ownership kerfuffle since Vogue's Lauren Santo Domingo started digging a geothermal well under her Gramercy Park townhouse! Apparently, the owners of the West Village building used as Carrie Bradshaw's home in Sex and the City are livid over an illicit photo shoot for SJP's… » 10/21/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Piers Morgan on Monica Lewinsky's Twitter Bullies: She's Asking For It

After Piers Morgan's show was cancelled in February, America got a bit of a respite from his particular brand of insufferableness. But thanks to the magic of the internet and a woman named Monica Lewinsky, Piers is back, writing for the Daily Mail Online about the internet hate Monica has received, the internet hate… » 10/21/14 11:45am Today 11:45am

Rachel Maddow Endures Tricksy Politicians With Sleater-Kinney Jams

Rachel Maddow, bastion of political information in bold frames, shared her top five punk songs to help us survive the midterm elections on Late Night With Seth Meyers. Not sure if you've noticed, but the Democrats are chasing black folks around while Colorado politicians who've long been against a women's right to… » 10/21/14 11:30am Today 11:30am

​Idiot's Ray Rice Halloween Costume Includes Janay Rice Blow-Up Doll

Almost two weeks out from Halloween, and we already have a front-runner for biggest dumbass in most dumbass costume. Here we have a dude cosplaying the domestic violence case that rocked the NFL (for a while, anyway), by dressing as Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and dragging around a blow-up doll meant to be… » 10/21/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Sasha Grey and 'Creepy Text Theater' Turn Terrible Sexts Into Comedy

It's one thing to read all those awful Tinder and OKCupid messages from dumbasses who think they're entitled to women's attention and bodies—it's another thing to hear them read aloud. Machinima ETC's Creepy Text Theatre brings us just that. » 10/21/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Shailene Woodley's Boobs Are Perfect, Declares Shailene Woodley

Wood sprite Shailene Woodley took a break from protecting the rainforest of FernGully to film White Bird in a Blizzard, a soon-to-be released movie that features a naked sex scene between her and Thomas Jane. The actress isn't too worried about revealing herself on camera, though — she's seen her own breasts and… » 10/21/14 10:15am Today 10:15am