Jennifer Lopez, American Idol, and the Mystery of the Disappearing Ass…

We all know reality TV, including and especially American Idol, are basically hoaxes. But couldn't they try harder to maintain the illusion? Idol producers went to elaborate lengths last night to present Jennifer Lopez's performance as "live." It wasn't. [Gawker] » 5/06/11 3:02pm 5/06/11 3:02pm

Bush’s 9/11 Storytime Kids Are Now 16 and Happy Bin Laden’s Dead

The students of Sandra Kay Daniels' 2nd grade class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School, in Sarasota, FL., were accidental footnotes to history - eyewitnesses to President Bush's stunned, seven-minute reaction to the news that the World Trade Center had been struck by hijacked passenger planes on the morning of… » 5/04/11 10:05am 5/04/11 10:05am

Fashion Editors Cut Size Labels Off Clothes to Protect Celebrities'…

In a Today segment on vanity sizing, More editor Lesley Jane Seymour described the lengths fashion editors must go to protect the fragile egos of celebrities. They cut out the labels so celebs don't see what size they are. [Gawker] » 4/26/11 5:57pm 4/26/11 5:57pm

America’s Most Conflicted Magazine: The Cupcakes and Diet Tips of …

Last year, the best-selling magazine in America was Sandra Bullock's "Meet My Baby" issue of People. Second-best? Woman's World's "Dr. Oz's Metabolism Makeover!" issue, which features an image of Dr. Oz on its cover-right next to a picture of a pie. Apparently this a winning formula: Look how many times Dr. Oz has… » 4/25/11 3:55pm 4/25/11 3:55pm

Dilbert Creator Defends Gwyneth Paltrow From Privileged Black Woman

The ridicule heaped on Scott Adams after being caught using a pseudonym to defend himself on message boards has left an indelible impact on the Dilbert cartoonist. He is now a defender of all famous people from the internet's smears. Let him explain why a black woman blogger has no right to criticize Gwyneth Paltrow's… » 4/22/11 5:27pm 4/22/11 5:27pm

Morgan Spurlock Is for Sale

In POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) exposes the shady practice of product placement... by documenting his efforts to make a movie funded entirely by product placement. Got that? [Gawker] » 4/22/11 3:05pm 4/22/11 3:05pm

Journalism’s Finest Hour: Meghan McCain Interviews Donald Trump

We here at Gawker have been too giddy ever since chief Daily Beast wordsmith Meghan McCain mentioned that she'd be interviewing Donald Trump. What nutty and awkward and flirtatious turns would this clash of egos take? Well, the transcript is up now — and Trump has no idea what's happening right off the bat. [Gawker] » 4/22/11 11:10am 4/22/11 11:10am

The Best Parodies of Lady Gaga’s New Album Cover

Early yesterday morning, Lady Gaga tweeted an image of the cover art for her upcoming album, Born This Way. The immediate-and resounding-reaction was negative. But sometimes at the end of a tacky, underwhelming rainbow lies a pot of gold. [Gawker] » 4/17/11 11:42pm 4/17/11 11:42pm

The Famous Vagina Painting That Facebook Doesn’t Want You to See

Gustave Courbet's 1886 painting of a naked woman, The Origin of the World, hangs in Paris' Musee d'Orsay. But it is not welcome on the hallowed walls of Facebook. Three users had their accounts canceled after posting the painting. [Gawker] » 4/13/11 4:39pm 4/13/11 4:39pm

Meet the Knife-Throwing Boob Surgeon Who Set a World Record

Dr. Ted Eisenberg is the world's most prolific boob job surgeon. He is also a champion knife-thrower: "My work spills into my hobby, and my hobby spills into my work. I bring that work focus to my knife-throwing." This… [ Gawker » 3/14/11 6:25pm 3/14/11 6:25pm]

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's compilation of pop culture crap, Dr. Phil teaches us how Rock of Love has negatively affected our nation's youth, Bill O'Reilly's feud with Snooki, and expectant mothers doll up for delivery. » 2/04/11 8:00pm 2/04/11 8:00pm

Whither Chelsea Clinton's Marriage?

Chelsea Clinton's husband left his Wall Street job and went on a long ski trip. To many, quitting a corporate gig and going on an extended vacation is a dream come true! But headlines blare that the marriage is over. » 2/04/11 4:40pm 2/04/11 4:40pm

Last, but certainly not least:

Righteous Moms Just Can't Let Lea Michele Be Sexy

The March cover of Cosmo features Glee's resident "good girl" Lea Michele in a top that's cut nearly to her belly button. Cue the parental hand-wringing! » 2/04/11 2:50pm 2/04/11 2:50pm

Sarah And Bristol Palin's Adventures In Self-Branding

Sarah and Bristol Palin have both submitted trademark applications for their names. The process has already hit some snags, but if it succeeds, we're looking forward to a variety of Palin-brand products! » 2/04/11 12:53pm 2/04/11 12:53pm


This group of professional pick-up artists must be seen to be believed...and understood. Says one of the dudes (all of whom are congregating in a mall), "Really, I'm a Life Artist." » 2/03/11 2:42pm 2/03/11 2:42pm

Alleged Cartel "Queen" Gets Botox In Prison, Maintains Youthful Visage

So, you've been incarcerated in a Mexican prison for allegedly running an international drug cartel. That's no reason to have frown lines on your face! » 2/03/11 12:45pm 2/03/11 12:45pm

Audrina Photoshopped To Look Less Bony

So often, we see celebrities and models digitally slimmed for ad campaigns. But in Audrina's Bongo ads, it appears as though her slim physique was made slightly softer and less bony. A woman just can't "win." » 2/02/11 3:40pm 2/02/11 3:40pm

Fox News Makes Its Fortune On Bikinis And Bros

Fox News is about more than just pseudo-populist resentment. It's also about boobs, and bro-tastic guys who chuckle like adolescents when confronted with them. Just look at this mashup culled from the past few months. » 2/02/11 2:45pm 2/02/11 2:45pm

This Week's Tabloids: Star Diagnoses Angelina's Twins With Down Syndrome

Every Wednesday, we play Midweek Madness, in which we "read" the tabloids, so you don't "have" to. This week, Star creates a "Down Syndrome Drama" for Angelina's twins and Lady Gaga does cocaine to get ideas like "meat dress." » 2/02/11 2:05pm 2/02/11 2:05pm

Halle Berry's Custody Battle Is Great For Armchair Psychologists

Now that Halle Berry's embroiled in an increasingly nasty custody battle with her ex Gabriel Aubry, "experts" have diagnosed her problem: daddy issues. » 2/02/11 1:08pm 2/02/11 1:08pm