Celebrate the End of This Shitty Week With a Gif Party!

This week was, pardon my French, a piece of fucking merde. The news was so bad that we all became bored with bad news. To make matters worse, this week stretched on and on, like that time you spent an hour making out with the young man who your memory would come to know as Halitosis Guy you were 18 and too polite to… » 8/24/12 6:00pm 8/24/12 6:00pm

Rebecca Black Is Back with a Whole New Black Attack

Rebecca Black has a new video, which is...a thing, I guess. It's nice that she's willing to bounce back after the beating she took with "Friday" and this new song is, well, it's fine. The video is bright and sunny and Miss Black looks like she stepped right out of a summer Delia's catalog, but sadly for her, she has… » 5/08/12 6:30pm 5/08/12 6:30pm

The Night Belongs To Christina Applegate

Well folks, it's been fun, but now it's time to say good night — and to toast Christina Applegate, who turns 40 today. Some of you may be fans of her work in Married ... With Children, or her more recent film career, but my favorite Applegate role has always been her turn as Sue Ellen Crandell in Don't Tell Mom The… » 11/25/11 7:00pm 11/25/11 7:00pm

The Night Belongs To Mary Gaitskill

The author of Veronica, Bad Behavior, and Because They Wanted To (among other books) turns 57 today. Those unfamiliar with her writing may have seen the movie Secretary, which she called "a little too nice." I think it's pretty good, but the short story — in Bad Behavior — is better. And Veronica, which was nominated… » 11/11/11 7:00pm 11/11/11 7:00pm

Here's That Rebecca Black Documentary You Didn't Ask For

Rebecca Black has been a part of the pop culture vernacular for less than a year, yet she — and those involved in the creation of her so-bad-it's-a-sensation video for "Friday" — are already the subject of a short documentary by This American Life's Jon Ronson. In it, we meet Benni, known on the internet as "Awkward… » 11/03/11 3:40pm 11/03/11 3:40pm