Late Night TV Gets a Clue: The End of All-White Male Writers' Rooms

When NBC announced last May that their next late night host would be Seth Meyers, reaction ranged from Yay, I love him to Meh to Great, another white guy. While Meyers looks like most everyone who has hosted before him, the next generation of late night hosts are quietly ushering in diversity. We just don't see it… » 2/24/14 2:30pm 2/24/14 2:30pm

New York Fashion Week: Diversity Talks But White Faces Walk

The conversation in the fashion world about diversity has been amped up over the past few seasons, but unfortunately, designers haven't really broadened their minds about what faces to cast — there hasn't been a drastic difference on the runways. » 2/14/14 6:12pm 2/14/14 6:12pm

SNL's OTHER Secret Audition for Women of Color Was in NYC

On Wednesday, the internet was atwitter over now-confirmed rumors that SNL, on the hunt for a black female cast member, held a "secret" audition in Los Angeles last week. But what you might not know is that, according to a tipster, there was one held here in NYC, too, the night before. We have the list of who was at that … » 12/13/13 6:40pm 12/13/13 6:40pm

Inside the Rainbow Gulag: The Technicolor Rise and Fall of Lisa Frank

To her fans, Lisa Frank is almost as mythical a figure as her beloved unicorn. For women in their twenties, thirties, and forties, Frank's name alone conjures up a specter of koala bears clinging to rainbow-flavored ice-cream cones, neon tiger cubs frolicking with surfing penguins, and, of course, majestic unicorns… » 12/12/13 3:10pm 12/12/13 3:10pm

Bonkers 'Wrecking Ball' Remix Will Make You Cry Airhorn-Infused Tears

Advisory: What you are about to experience is a life-changing event. The latest remix from the lady DJ Detweiler is cross between a supernova, déjà vu, and the mind-shattering feeling of playing in a bouncy castle for the first time. You will be whispering the word "exclusive" for years to come. This, my friends, is… » 12/06/13 12:00pm 12/06/13 12:00pm

The Hunger Games Author Insisted the Cat Be Recast in Catching Fire

It's no secret the lazy cat casting from the first Hunger Games movie PISSED US OFF. Seriously, how hard was it to cast a yellow cat? Well, all that is about to be changed thanks to author Suzanne Collins and new Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence. Because that cat has been RECAST! » 11/12/13 11:08pm 11/12/13 11:08pm

'A Town Destroyed for What Two People Did': Dispatch from Steubenville

A few hours before Steubenville High School’s first football game of the 2013 season, a six-year-old held my hand and showed me the two photos of cute teenage boys on her “big girl” bedroom walls: Justin Bieber and Cody Saltsman. She wore a tiny jersey with Cody’s number—he’s a senior wide receiver/defensive back for… » 9/16/13 12:00pm 9/16/13 12:00pm

Nudist Colony Just Can't Get Rid of This One Naked Lady

Today is day 30 of a bizarre standoff between dogged nudist Catherine Holmes and the Maryland Health Society, an 79-year-old family nudist park nestled in the pristine woodlands of Davidsonville. Holmes says she's been unlawfully evicted from her cabin for protesting inappropriate sexual activity and refuses to leave… » 8/26/13 4:10pm 8/26/13 4:10pm

How The World's End rejects 'drunken, misogynistic' manchild films

In The World's End, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost gather their former best friends to drink their old hometown dry. But when we talked to Pegg, Frost and director Edgar Wright, they told us how this apocalyptic comedy isn't like your usual "drunken midlife crisis" film. Plus the secret of using genre to tell a personal… » 8/21/13 4:03pm 8/21/13 4:03pm

Jon Snow's Harsh Choice: "Play the game, or die like Ned Stark"

Jon Snow may have known nothing at the start of Game of Thrones, but he's learned a lot in the past three seasons. And Jon's in a tough spot as season four begins. When we caught up with actor Kit Harington, we asked him how Jon will regain the trust of his friends. We also talked to Esme Bianco, who played Ros. » 7/30/13 9:27am 7/30/13 9:27am

Military Investigates West Point Grads for Pervy Rugby Emails

Two recent West Point graduates were removed from a basic officer leadership course at Fort Benning, Georgia by military officials in front of around 175 classmates yesterday morning. Our source says they're being investigated in relation to more serious charges tied to last spring's West Point rugby scandal regarding… » 7/25/13 1:00pm 7/25/13 1:00pm

Gender-swapping superhero's creator responds to right-wing backlash

In SheZow, a 12-year-old boy accidentally puts on a magic ring that turns him into a female superhero, known as SheZow. It's an excuse for lots of fish-out-of-water comedy and some personal growth. Or, if you're Breitbart News, it's a left-wing conspiracy. We talked to SheZow's creator about the controversy. » 5/30/13 3:32pm 5/30/13 3:32pm

Naked Sweethearts & Mud Crawls: A Small College's Big Hazing Problem

Anonymous posters on Greek Life forums have long swapped rumors about the horrific hazing at Young Harris College, a tiny private college up in Appalachia run by former Georgia Secretary of State and failed gubernatorial candidate Cathy Cox. Now, a potent new lawsuit alleges that YHC administrators turned a blind eye — … » 4/30/13 11:52am 4/30/13 11:52am

Topless Photos and Assless Chaps: The Hypocrisy of Miss USA's Code of…

Donald Trump's Miss Universe Organization, which operates the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, draws viewers with sexy beauty queens in teeny bikinis. But titleholders are publicly chastised by Trump himself and sometimes lose their crowns altogether if they fail to reach "the highest ethical and moral standards"… » 4/01/13 4:30pm 4/01/13 4:30pm

Women Profiled in 'Feminist Housewives' Piece Say 'New York' Misquoted and …

Kelly Makino and Rebecca Woolf, two of the women featured in New York's bogus trend piece about "feminist housewives" who are "having it all by choosing to stay home," say the magazine prevaricated its portrayal of them to fit into its agenda: an "antidote" to Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In that would be sure to gin up… » 3/22/13 5:40pm 3/22/13 5:40pm

A Former Miss California USA Contestant Slept With Her Recruiter to…

A former Miss California USA contestant who was "discovered" by Erik DeSando, one of the pageant recruiters whose questionable practices we exposed in our recent Miss USA investigation, says she was showered with compliments and special gifts allegedly from Donald Trump himself. She was promised fame and fortune — all if … » 3/13/13 5:40pm 3/13/13 5:40pm

Big Breaks for Blowjobs: The Dark Underbelly of the Miss USA Pageant

Ashleigh Blake never dreamed of becoming a beauty queen. The 21-year-old amateur model and part-time tutor fantasized about being a movie star or the next Glee triple threat, and posted her resume on the casting networking site GotCast in hopes that Hollywood might call. But when a recruitment associate for Miss… » 3/11/13 3:35pm 3/11/13 3:35pm