When a Boy Genius Like Jonah Lehrer Fails

Journalists are conflicted about Jonah Lehrer, judging by the number of frantic Gchats and emails I received from my peers yesterday after Michael C. Moynihan broke the news in Tablet that the 31-year-old wunderkind science writer, already under fire for extensive "self-plagiarizing," attributed numerous fake quotes… » 7/31/12 10:40am 7/31/12 10:40am

Madonna Tastelessly Waves Guns Around Onstage Post-Aurora Shooting

In her continued (and, if you ask me, unnecessary) bid for relevancy, Madonna most recently pissed off Mothers Against Guns during her MDNA tour. They objected when Madge waved around some (fake) firearms onstage during a concert in Murrayfield, Scotland not 48 hours after the Colorado Dark Knight Rises shooting, also… » 7/23/12 9:00am 7/23/12 9:00am

Chris Colfer Publishes Novel, Makes You Realize What You Could Have…

We've lost count of how many "threats" Glee star Chris Colfer is at this point: dancing, singing, acting, onscreen ascot-wearing, a 2011 Time Magazine Influential Person, and now novel-writing. Sextuple threat? The Golden Globe winner and two-time Emmy nominee's debut novel, a fantasy called The Land of Stories: The… » 7/17/12 9:00am 7/17/12 9:00am

Bobby Brown Vows that Daughter Bobbi Kristina Will Never Escape His…

World's Yuckiest Blowhard Bobby Brown responded to rumors that daughter Bobbi Kristina plans to change her last name to distance herself from him: "She can't change her last name, her name is her name. She'll forever be known as Bobbi Kristina Brown. There's no changing that, there's no taking that back." Bobby Brown… » 5/29/12 8:55pm 5/29/12 8:55pm