Report: Don't Blame Chris Christie, Blame His Right-Hand Woman

According to an internal review, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is free and clear of any charges that he was involved in a high school-style prank to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge. Not cleared: His now-fired deputy chief of staff of intergovernmental affairs Bridget Anne Kelly, who is being thrown… » 3/28/14 3:15pm 3/28/14 3:15pm

Stop Using the Fast Food Strike to Make Fun of Fat People

Fast food workers in 100 cities went on strike yesterday, agitating for a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize. It's the latest move in a series of protests that have grown and gained momentum over the past year—a brave, necessary, and unequivocal clarion call for the dignity and humanity of America's low-wage… » 12/06/13 7:00pm 12/06/13 7:00pm

New Jersey Bans Gay Conversion Therapy

On Monday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a bill into law that prohibits licensed therapists from providing gay conversion therapy to minors, declaring that being "lesbian, gay or bisexual is not a disease, disorder, illness, deficiency or shortcoming." Conservative groups are planning to sue the state,… » 8/20/13 11:20am 8/20/13 11:20am

Chris Christie Finally Met Snooki And It Was Pretty Dark, Unpleasant

Chris Christie, who has gone on record multiple times as a World Class H8er of the Maysles brothers-directed cinéma vérité series Jersey Shore, met the cast of Jersey Shore when both Christie's team and Snooki's team were filming segments for the Today Show in Seaside Heights. And it wasn't even entertaining in a… » 5/25/13 11:30am 5/25/13 11:30am

Robb Stark Is Your New Prince Charming in Disney's Live-Action…

To me, Cinderella is the Superman of fairy tale heroines—I'm not mad, but the chick is BLAAAAAAAAND. That said, though, I'll probably go see Disney's live-action Cinderella adaptation (scheduled for release next year) because I'm a ridiculous woman-baby and magic is my food. Anyway, Richard Madden (a.k.a. the King in… » 5/08/13 8:45pm 5/08/13 8:45pm

Beyonce Doesn't Like Labels But 'I'm a Modern-Day Feminist, I Guess'

While she's been a lightning rod for claims of both feminism and anti-feminism (particularly since announcing her Mrs. Carter World Tour), Beyoncé has tended in the past to steer clear of the F-word that's put so many female celebrities in the hot seat. Until now, at least. Bey tells Vogue UK in a cover interview for… » 4/03/13 9:00am 4/03/13 9:00am

New Jersey May Become the Latest State to Ban ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy

New Jersey may soon follow (but hopefully not too far) in California's footsteps by passing a bill outlawing so-called "gay conversion therapy" for those under the age of 18. After being disowned by former proponent Dr. Robert Spitzer, such conversion therapies are coming under scrutiny in New Jersey, where lawmakers… » 3/31/13 3:00pm 3/31/13 3:00pm

Have Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts Gone From BFFs to Frenemies?

IMHO, Naomi Watts has always been the more endearing half of the blonde, icy "Aussie Posse" best-friend duo that includes herself and Nicole Kidman. Watts, who got a Lead Actress Academy Award nod for her role in The Impossible, is filming a 60 Minutes CBS segment as part of their pre-Oscars nominee special. But when… » 2/05/13 9:00am 2/05/13 9:00am