Sumo Butts and 'Villains Gotta Vil': Last Night Was Peak Bachelorette

Perhaps it’s the fact that I spent last week binge-watching UnREAL, the new show that’s a fictionalized version of The Bachelor, but it was difficult to watch Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette without being more overwhelmed than usual by how stunningly contrived the entire thing was.
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Caitlyn Jenner's Mom Esther: 'I Still Have to Call Him Bruce'

Esther Jenner has spoken out about daughter Caitlyn Jenner‘s groundbreaking Vanity Fair cover, saying, “I still have to call him Bruce. His father and I named him that. It’s going to be a struggle for me to get used to the change, but happily so…I’m very happy for him—or her.” » 6/02/15 10:30am 32 minutes ago

You Can Buy Eva Braun's Nazi Panties For $7,500

In the market for a nice pair of 84-year-old, salmon-colored silk panties with an “EB” monogram at the top that were once owned and presumably worn by Adolf Hitler’s wife, Eva Braun? If you’re one of the maybe four people on the planet who answered yes, just head on down to the Mantiques store outside of Toledo, OH.… » 6/02/15 10:10am 52 minutes ago

Oh No! Sofia Coppola Dropped Out of the Live Action Little Mermaid

Sofia Coppola, maker of quiet and existential movies about humans who don’t quite feel like they belong, was ready to make a movie quiet and existential movie about a mermaid who didn’t quite feel like she belonged. But now she’s not. Deadline reports “the all-encompassing ‘creative differences’ is being cited.” » 6/02/15 9:30am Today 9:30am

Vanity Fair Pulled a Beyoncé to Keep Caitlyn Jenner's Cover Under Wraps

If you thought Beyoncé was the only game in town who could pull off a massive, undercover project with many hands involved and keep it secret till the end, allow yourself to be reintroduced to Vanity Fair, which managed to keep Caitlyn Jenner’s cover story from prying eyes for months until early this afternoon. » 6/01/15 10:25pm Yesterday 10:25pm

Musician Arca Banned Because Instagram Can't Handle Anatomical Vaginas

Arca, the experimental Venezuelan producer who’s worked with Kanye West, Björk, and FKA twigs, was permanently banned from Instagram yesterday for the artwork relating to a new single, “Vanity.” The art, created by frequent Arca and twigs collaborator Jesse Kanda, depicts a melting cyborg-looking person with a fairly… » 6/01/15 9:40pm Yesterday 9:40pm

The Most Horrifying Restaurant Stories We've Ever Received

Welcome back to Behind Closed Ovens, where we take a look at the best and strangest stories from inside the food industry. We’re doing something different this week: a collection of the most messed-up story submissions I’ve ever received. As always, these are real e-mails from real readers. » 6/01/15 8:18pm Yesterday 8:18pm

UnREAL, the Television Show About Reality TV We Didn't Know We Needed

When our children’s children undoubtably take a look back at the shows we consumed circa 2015, they’ll see UnREAL, a new television show premiering on Lifetime Monday night—perfectly timed, you’ll see, to air right after The Bachelor finishes—as a show that couldn’t have been made at any other point in television… » 6/01/15 7:10pm Yesterday 7:10pm

Three YA Novelists Discuss Rape Culture in Teen Fiction: A Chat

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Kristin Halbrook and Courtney Summers are two gifted Young Adult novelists whose new books confront the realities of sexual assault. Because their previous books handled topics like abuse and bullying with insight and nuance, I trusted that neither author would be writing rape for shock value, instead exploring the… » 6/01/15 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

High School Outs Teen, Strips Him of Valedictorian Title for Being Gay

If you’ve ever sat through a valedictorian’s speech (in high school or college), you know that while their five minutes is supposed to be spent discussing things like “the future,” the speeches are also generally fairly personal. At Twin Peaks high school in Colorado, however, a teen was barred from speaking at… » 6/01/15 6:10pm Yesterday 6:10pm