Syrian Mourners Carry Coffin of Female Kurdish Fighter Killed at 20

More than 10,000 women have fought in the Kurdish-Islamic State conflict in Syria. These mourners carry the body of 20-year-old Hanim Dabaan, killed in combat with Islamic State militants in the Turkey-Syria border town of Kobani, which has been under attack by ISIS for the last two months. » 11/11/14 8:05pm 11/11/14 8:05pm

Downton Abbey Dog's Life Might Be In Danger, Thanks to ISIS

The Downton Abbey dog, Isis, might be written off because her name is the same as the bloody terrorist organization. The group famous for beheadings wasn’t around in the 1920s, when the series is set, but that hasn’t stopped other TV shows from editing their stories in favor of sensitivity. » 10/27/14 12:10pm 10/27/14 12:10pm

Female Kurdish Fighters Take Up Arms Against the Islamic State

The latest battle in the Islamic State's sweeping campaign of northern Syria and Iraq is over the key town of Kobane, where they have funneled around 9,000 extremist fighters armed with tanks and heavy weaponry. Standing in their way are about 2,000 Kurdish fighters, including an all-female brigade. » 10/13/14 12:30pm 10/13/14 12:30pm

​Female Iraqi Lawyer Kidnapped and Publicly Executed by ISIS

The UN human rights commissioner has reported that on Monday, Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, a lawyer known for working to advance women's rights was taken from her home by members of the Islamic State, convicted of apostasy by a "so-called court," tortured, and publicly murdered after criticizing the extremists on… » 9/28/14 12:45pm 9/28/14 12:45pm

Media Critic Calls Chris Hayes Sexist for "Girl Talk" Reference

Mark Finkelstein, a NewsBusters editor dedicated to "COMBATING LIBERAL MEDIA BIAS" who "spent ten days in Iraq" once, has a scoop: MSNBC host Chris Hayes was really sexist on the air last night. Which is true, if you don't know who Girl Talk is. Mark Finkelstein does not know who Girl Talk is. » 9/17/14 12:11pm 9/17/14 12:11pm

Sleepy Hollow's 'Headless Day' Promotion Has the Worst Possible Timing

The PR firm responsible for promoting the release of the Sleepy Hollow's first season on DVD faced just about the worst possible timing for their push yesterday, as an email celebrating "Headless Day" went out to fans and media at just about the exact moment that news broke that ISIS had beheaded American journalist… » 9/03/14 12:00pm 9/03/14 12:00pm

President Obama Wears the Ugliest Effing Suit America Has Ever Seen

President Obama is having a rough time— Isis beheading a journalist, Ferguson, Mo.'s shit show, Israel vs. Palestine, Russia invading the Ukraine, displaced immigrant children and bombing in Libya— but let’s talk about his suit. Yesterday, the POTUS wore a tan ensemble during a conference that was reportedly… » 8/29/14 11:30am 8/29/14 11:30am

Tyra: Isis Faces Off With "Strong Christian" Clark

Yesterday, Isis, the transgendered contestant from America's Next Top Model » 11/19/08 4:20pm 11/19/08 4:20pm Cycle 11 was on to discuss her experiences with gender identity disorder. As we before, Tyra surprised Isis with the opportunity to receive a free gender reassignment surgery. But before they got to that heartwarming moment, Clark, a…

Amy Winehouse Gives Back Gowns With Sick Surprise

  • What kind of fuckery is this? Amy Winehouse borrowed some designer dresses. When she returned them, they were splattered with vomit. [Mirror]
  • Some of the puke-stained dresses had developed furry mold on them. [Hey, I'm eating breakfast, lady! - Ed.] [CelebNewsWire]
  • Meanwhile, Amy is trying to launch the singing…
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Can ANTM's Isis Do For Transgender Americans What Will & Jack Did For…

Joshua Alston asks in Newsweek » 9/18/08 4:00pm 9/18/08 4:00pm if the inclusion of will promote more acceptance and understanding of transgender people. I share Alston's hope that it can — although I wouldn't point to a little on-camera, male-titillating faux-lesbian action as an example that panic over transgender people is diminishing. As …