8 Cities Have Cancelled Columbus Day in Favor Of Indigenous Peoples' Day

For most of America, Columbus Day is coming up this Monday October 12, except in a handful of cities where the celebration of Christopher Columbus has been replaced by Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Because, you know, one can’t exactly discover a new place if nations of people were already living there for centuries. »10/08/15 5:30pm33 minutes ago

Maine High School Cancels Homecoming Because Kids Are Dancing Too Sexy Now

Someone page Ren McCormack, because a Maine high school just outlawed dancing. Gorham High School in Gorham, ME has said “no” to freaking, grinding, and twerking, and the students—many of whom are upset that they won’t get to dress up or take pictures at the lousy bonfire their school has scheduled instead—need… »10/08/15 5:10pm53 minutes ago

Mayor Bans Basically Everything Good About Weddings

If you thought being cut off from the open bar at your best friend’s wedding was cruel and unusual punishment, check out the new regulations for weddings in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, which include strict rules about dancing, cake-cutting, and, strangely, shooting any and all firearms. Bummer. Worse, failure to… »10/08/15 4:43pmToday 4:43pm

Here Are Purported Photos of Balmain's Collaboration with H&M

Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain reign has been steadily motoring toward this peak, when his garments are seen on the Kardashian-Jenners and Cookie Lyon and coveted by New York cool gals and Vegas clubbers alike. (Last November, he took Rihanna to her first vogue ball; this October, he’s featured in the New Yorker.) If H&M… »10/08/15 4:22pmToday 4:22pm

Did a Wild Rumor of an Affair with a Congresswoman Cause McCarthy to Drop Out of the Speaker Race?

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy very, very, very abruptly dropped out of the race to become House Speaker just now. Chaos reigns. Gossipers on the right side of the aisle are heavily implying that McCarthy bailed to avoid having an alleged extramarital affair with Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina… »10/08/15 3:45pmToday 3:45pm

Vanity Fair Dove Deep Into Kelly Rutherford's Custody Battle, and I'm Still So Confused

We all know the story by now. Or, if we don’t know the story, we at least know the headlines: Kelly Rutherford has spent the last few years of her life—and just about all of her money—trying to keep her kids in the United States and out of Monaco, where their father, Daniel Giersch, resides. The saga has been popping… »10/08/15 3:30pmToday 3:30pm

One Million Moms Tentatively Approves ABC Family's Bizarre Rebranding as 'Freeform'

On Tuesday, ABC Family announced that they were changing the name of the network to Freeform in January, in order to “super-serve” what they’re calling “Becomers,” aka people who are “on that epic adventure of becoming an adult—from first kiss to first kid!” Not sure what any of that means? Us either! But One Million… »10/08/15 2:55pmToday 2:55pm

For Your Consideration: The Next Speaker of the House of Representatives Should Be a Tiny Baby

With California Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s fart noise-length campaign for Speaker of the House coming to an end today amid wild rumors and speculation of “misdeeds,” many Hill watchers are wondering who could possibly take his place as frontrunner. Please allow me to suggest: a baby. »10/08/15 2:20pmToday 2:20pm

Kevin McCarthy Abruptly Pulls Out Of House Speaker Race; The Inmates Have Taken Over the Asylum

On Thursday, Rep. Kevin McCarthy announced that he was dropping out of the race to become the next Speaker of the House. The move comes days after he implied that the House Benghazi Committee was essentially designed to hurt Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions. »10/08/15 1:16pmToday 1:16pm

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Bill Cosby's Lawyers Are Trying to Keep His Upcoming Deposition Private

Bill Cosby lost his latest attempt to stop a civil lawsuit filed by Judy Huth, who says Cosby molested her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974 when she was 15 years old. The comedian will be deposed on Friday, October 9, and it will be the first time Cosby will speak directly about a sexual assault case in court since his… »10/08/15 1:05pmToday 1:05pm

'Broccoli Is a Treat': Frolicking With Overjoyed Children at a Gluten-Free Expo

Before leaving Brooklyn for the 2015 Gluten-Free and Allergen Friendly Expo in Secaucus, New Jersey, I ate a bagel and cream cheese. When I reached Port Authority, I realized I was very tired from—I assume—the bagel, so I ordered a tall Caramel Macchiato at Starbucks. By the time the bus dropped me off at the… »10/08/15 12:50pmToday 12:50pm