Angelina's Cleopatra Catastrophe: The Other Side of Sony's Jobs Disaster

Among the biggest stories coming from Sony's hacking crisis, the botched attempt to make a Steve Jobs movie stands out, revealing an ugly relationship between top Sony Pictures exec Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. We've now found emails that tell the other side of the story. » 12/17/14 4:30pm 25 minutes ago

Jenny Slate Singing 'Landslide' as Marcel the Shell Is Delightful 

This one doesn't need much wind-up from me: it's Jenny Slate singing a tiny snatch of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" in her Marcel the Shell voice. It's beautiful. It's an instant classic. Please consider this my official request for an album of Marcel the Shell covering the pop hits of yesterday and today. » 12/17/14 4:00pm 56 minutes ago

This Week in Tabloids: Taylor Swift & Karlie Kloss in Super Sexy Love

Welcome to Midweek Madness, in which a goat wearing novelty sunglasses climbs to the top of the Empire State Building and whispers "CELEBRITY" before plummeting down to the ground. This week, Miley Cyrus made her wedding rings out of rolling papers; Kendall Jenner is getting ready to play The Most Dangerous Game;… » 12/17/14 3:45pm Today 3:45pm

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014. » 12/17/14 3:07pm Today 3:07pm

Images of Teenage Rape Victim Reportedly Shared at New Mexico School

This story is getting to be disturbingly familiar: a widely-shared social media post in Albuquerque, New Mexico claims that a 15-year-old girl, a student at Valley High School, was raped at a party in early November by at least two men. Some versions of the post include what the original poster says is a still frame… » 12/17/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Ashanti's Stalker Cross-Examined Her During His Own Trial 

A man who's already been convicted once for stalking Ashanti's mother is on trial yet again, this time for harassing the singer and her sister in a variety of terrifying and creepy ways. This time he's representing himself, meaning that on Tuesday he got to cross-examine the object of his obsession and her family… » 12/17/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

CBC Plans to Scrub the Archives of Jian Ghomeshi's Old Show 

At this point, a whopping 23 women have accused former Q host Jian Ghomeshi of sexual assault or harassment. Meanwhile, Ghomeshi's old employer, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, continues to relentlessly flub their handling of the situation. Earlier this week they announced plans to pull down the archived Q » 12/17/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

An Honest Guide to Dealing With Dicks at Work

Have you ever dealt with a guy who was a real schlong at the widget factory? Maybe he just was an incorrigible asshole to be around, or he outright stole your ideas, or he was a shitty boss who yelled a lot and insulted everyone. Most advice will tell you how to cater to them or dodge their missiles. I will do no such… » 12/17/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Let This Commercial Mansplain Tampons To You

Men: they know so much, about so much. What would it be like if these giant-brained creatures gave us a lil' menstruation how-to? On this dark December Hump Day, Hammerkatz (NYU's sketch comedy group) has gifted us with a taste of that beautiful madness: "Tampax is the best there is! Whether your vagina is tall,… » 12/17/14 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Black Messiah, Top Five and the Power of Perfect Timing

D'Angelo has his own distorted concept of time. His new album, Black Messiah—one of the few ones worthy of the terms "long-awaited" and "anticipated"—is as much about a bubbling up as it is a pleasurable, well-timed release. The back of the album's packaging, which was handed to journalists in a listening session… » 12/17/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Missouri Republican: Men Should Have to Grant Permission for Abortions

The year is almost over, meaning that if your lawmakers want to file any viciously stupid new bills to waste time on during next year's legislative session, they better do it quick. In that spirit, Missouri state representative Rick Brattin just filed a bill proposing that a woman seeking an abortion be forced to get… » 12/17/14 11:40am Today 11:40am

Get a Free Month of Oyster Reading or Give the Gift of Endless Books

Oyster, the streaming app often referred to as the Netflix for books, offers more than 500,000 titles to choose from instantly. And right now, Lifehacker readers can 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. It's also » 12/16/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm