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"This Is Bigger Than Me and Bigger Than Hip-Hop": Dee Barnes Responds to Dr. Dre’s Public Apology

On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre addressed to “the woman I’ve hurt.” Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology is below. » 8/24/15 4:23pm Monday 4:23pm

Cameron Eats Crowe, Is 'Grateful For the Dialogue' About Aloha Casting

In response to all the haters comme moi who have identified possibly the the worst look in a particular series of bad looks—i.e. the casting of Emma Stone as “Allison Ng” in an all-white movie called Aloha about Hawaii, a state that has already seen and suffered from an aeon’s worth of Columbusing—director Cameron… » 6/03/15 12:20pm 6/03/15 12:20pm

Ray Rice Apologizes for "Horrible Mistake" 

The New York Times reports that Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, apologized on Friday. Rice, who punched his then-fiancée (now wife), Janay Palmer in a hotel elevator nearly a year ago, became the focus of the N.F.L.'s broader problem with domestic violence. On Friday Rice published a statement in The… » 2/14/15 12:15pm 2/14/15 12:15pm

Chelsea Handler Says She's Not Racist Because She Dates Black People

During the Oscars, comedian Chelsea Handler took over The Huffington Post's Twitter feed to liveblog the show and promote Uganda Be Kidding Me, her new collection of essays about traveling through Africa with a group of friends. How lucky she was then that Lupita Nyong'o, a woman of Kenyan descent, won Best… » 3/04/14 4:00pm 3/04/14 4:00pm

National Enquirer Apologizes in a Big Way

Shortly after Philip Seymour Hoffman died, the National Enquirer ran an interview with someone calling himself David Bar Katz, claiming that the two were lovers who'd freebased cocaine together and that he'd seen Hoffman use heroin. Turns out the story was bullshit, and now the tab is apologizing with a new grant for… » 2/26/14 10:50am 2/26/14 10:50am

Stephen King Sorry for Comment on Dylan Farrow's Abuse 'Bitchery'

After this Saturday's New York Times published Dylan Farrow's truly disturbing account of sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her adopted father Woody Allen, author Stephen King responded with Tweet about the allegations' "palpable bitchery." After people were, understandably, upset, King responded by… » 2/06/14 11:20am 2/06/14 11:20am

Russian Socialite on Black Lady Chair Offers Hearty Nonpology

Miroslava Duma, the Russian fashionista behind the blog Buro 24 7, has apologized for posting a truly awful photo of another Russian socialite posing serenely on a chair comprised of a black female form posted to her site on Martin Luther King Day. Well, she didn't really apologize. She said she was sorry people were… » 1/21/14 2:20pm 1/21/14 2:20pm

Apologizing When You're Not Sorry Is an Insult to Apologies

Late last week during NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly broadcast, comedian and co-host Natasha Leggero made an off-the-cuff joke about a SpaghettiO's tweet that drew criticism for attempting to profit from the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941. "It sucks that the only survivors of Pearl Harbor are being mocked by the… » 1/06/14 5:15pm 1/06/14 5:15pm

I'm Sorry For Making You Read Rielle Hunter's Hilarious Apology Letter

Well, America: you win. Rielle Hunter, who burned herself into the public's eyeballs after an affair with then-married-to-a-cancer-patient Presidential candidate John Edwards that resulted in a child and a short lived career giving jaw droppingly gross interviews, is sorry. She's so sorry she did all those things she… » 10/15/13 4:15pm 10/15/13 4:15pm

Frat Bro Issues a Damn Good Apology for Rapey 'Rapebait' Email

Last week, a gross, rapey email sent to the entirety Georgia Tech's Phi Kappa Tau fraternity by the house's social chair went viral. Rightfully so; it was a rapey, misogynistic piece of trash that referred to getting women as "luring rapebait." Now, the author of the infamous letter has offered an apology— and a damn… » 10/10/13 4:10pm 10/10/13 4:10pm

Get Ready to Play Paula Deen Apology Bingo!

After she totally stood up Matt Lauer this morning, just before noon today, Paula Deen (or one of her minions) tweeted that she would be releasing a video statement shortly. Almost immediately afterwards, writer/editor Brokey McPoverty started a hashtag: #PaulaDeenApologyBingo. Soon, Twitter was flooded with guesses… » 6/21/13 2:00pm 6/21/13 2:00pm