Ricky Gervais Broke My Heart

I'm mad at Ricky Gervais for a lot of things: for the monstrously dehumanizing way he talks about fat people; for lending his voice to the myopic throng railing against "political correctness"; and, most recently, for implying that Jennifer Lawrence—along with countless other women—is complicit in her own sexual… » 9/04/14 12:45pm 9/04/14 12:45pm

A Requiem for Rihanna's Dead Instagram Account

Loss is defined as the state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value. Rihanna's Instagram account was priceless. » 5/09/14 1:20pm 5/09/14 1:20pm

Needy Man-Child Boss Offers Advice for Ex-Lover Intern Who Left Him

Today we saw what was supposed to be the tale of a lovelorn 30-something "boss" in a dead marriage with two kids who fell in love with a 21-year-old intern. But it read more like a 30-something needy man-child who fell for a young woman and tried to trap her in another dead relationship. It was clear from the opening… » 2/25/14 7:00pm 2/25/14 7:00pm

Jay Leno Prepares For His Last Tonight Show

BURBANK, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Comedian Jay Leno appears onstage during a commercial break on the final episode of 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at The Burbank Studios on February 6, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) » 2/06/14 11:00pm 2/06/14 11:00pm

I Only Promised to Stay 'Til the Wind Changed: Goodbye, My Friends

In August of last year, I emailed my friend, the awesome Katie J.M. Baker, to see about pitching a story to Jezebel. I'd just been laid off from a job at Google and was looking to do something a little less... Googley. She emailed back saying they were looking for an evening editor and would I be interested? Hell yes,… » 12/19/13 9:33pm 12/19/13 9:33pm

Goodbye to the Coven

"You can tell people you stalked me to get this job," Jessica said when she hired me as a full-time staff writer in April 2012 (we were kind of drunk). "I mean that as a compliment." I took it as one, because it was true: I had dreamed of working at Jezebel ever since the very first day it launched. Jezebel was the… » 10/04/13 4:50pm 10/04/13 4:50pm

So Long And Thanks For All The Fashion

I remember exactly where I was when I applied to Jezebel. It was January 15, 2008, and I was living unhappily in San Francisco, in a failing relationship, in a failing economy, working a job at which I was failing. Late one desperate night, I wrote an email to tips@jezebel.com — and you can still reach us there, tips… » 7/19/13 7:00pm 7/19/13 7:00pm

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fuckery

Like an emotionally stunted side character in a 1980's family comedy about a SUMMER CAMP THAT NO ONE WILL EVER FORGET, I don't like goodbyes. So the goodbye part of this post will be short: Today is my last day at Jezebel. Goodbye. » 11/30/12 5:20pm 11/30/12 5:20pm

Ann Curry's Teary Goodbye on Today: 'This Is Not How I Expected to…

At 8:50 this morning, Ann Curry signed off as Today show co-host. It was a teary scene, and Ann was heart-breakingly apologetic, saying: "For all of you, who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line… but I did try." Ouch. Matt Lauer offered a few words about Ann's… » 6/28/12 9:30am 6/28/12 9:30am

Good Night Jezebel, and Have a Pleasant Tomorrow

After three and a half years at Jezebel, this is my final post. In that time, I wrote 5,990 posts, falling just 10 short of winning a kayak. My departure is bittersweet. On the one hand, I'm excited to stop living like a vampire, waking up to emails detailing how wrong I am about absolutely everything (Note to self:… » 1/13/12 5:30pm 1/13/12 5:30pm

So Long, Farewell...

Today is my last day at Jezebel. It's been both an honor and a pleasure: an honor to work with such a talented staff of inspiring ladies, and a pleasure to be able to get paid to do the cover the television and junk I watch on an everyday basis. I want to thank you all for viewing my TV highlights, nostalgic videos, … » 12/20/11 7:35pm 12/20/11 7:35pm