​LA School District Insisted 14-Year-Old Consented To Sex With Teacher

The Los Angeles Unified School District has received sharp and righteous criticism after arguing that a 14-year-old consented to having sex with her 28-year-old teacher and should bear some of the responsibility of her own sexual abuse. The district has since parted ways with their heinous trial attorney, but it's… » 11/15/14 12:00pm 11/15/14 12:00pm

Public Transit Officials Say No Thanks to 'Inappropriate' Bravo Ad

Bravo tried to get cheeky with the ads for its upcoming show, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, which blared "Go Find Yourself" alongside star Lisa Edelstein holding out her ring finger, bird-flipping style. But when they tried to place them on public transit in LA and New York, they were promptly denied. » 11/10/14 6:15pm 11/10/14 6:15pm

CA Adventurers' Club Votes to Keep 93-Year Tradition of Excluding Women

Sit down boys and girls, and let me regale you with a tale of how an organization of curmudgeons dedicated to adventure voted to keep women out of their boys club. » 11/08/14 6:10pm 11/08/14 6:10pm

Uber Calls Woman's 20-Mile Nightmare Abduction an "Inefficient Route"

Several days ago, a Los Angeles Uber customer decided to leave a party for home early via UberX, the company's affordable taxi replacement. Instead of taking her home, the driver took her on a nightmare ride to an abandoned lot—and Uber doesn't seem to care. » 10/14/14 12:07pm 10/14/14 12:07pm

A Preseason Football Game Is Going to Ruin the Emmys

The geniuses at NBC, determined to systematically alienate every demographic in America, have moved the network's Emmy broadcast from its traditional Sunday evening time slot to Monday to make way for a football game. Apparently preseason football is more important than scripted TV's Super Bowl. » 7/25/14 12:20pm 7/25/14 12:20pm

Family of Woman Who Froze to Death in Hospital Morgue to Sue

The family of an 80-year-old woman who froze to death after mistakenly being declared dead has been cleared by a court to move forward with a lawsuit. » 4/03/14 2:00pm 4/03/14 2:00pm

This True Crime Story Will Make You Feel for the Victim AND Murderer

The LA Times has a great feature called "The Homicide Report," which chronicles the lives of LA County's murder victims. The latest entry is fascinating in how it humanizes one of the murderers, Shannon Burns, who shot her husband Chip to death almost four years ago. » 3/28/14 7:15pm 3/28/14 7:15pm

Cofounder of Pinkberry Turns Out to Be a Bad, Violent Person

In case you missed it: this weekend, Young Lee, a cofounder of Pinkberry, was convicted of beating a homeless man in 2011. When even yogurt millionaires turn out to be bad people, who are we as ladies supposed to trust? Et tu, Yoplait? » 11/11/13 3:00pm 11/11/13 3:00pm

Taylor Swift Spends the Night with Brit-Pop Gingersnap Ed Sheeran

It's possible that your fevered collective fan dreams have come true—Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran might be tenderly and respectfully fornicating. Apparently Sheeran was in T-Swizzle's hotel room before the Brit Awards until 4 AM, when Sheeran finally left looking "very pleased with himself" (according to some creep… » 3/01/13 9:00am 3/01/13 9:00am

André Leon Talley Plans to Save Late Night TV From Dreckitude

Raise your hand if you would watch the hell out of a late-night talk show hosted by André Leon Talley. All of your hands had better be up! The man who coined the term drekitude has inked a deal with production company to develop such a show: » 2/05/13 1:50pm 2/05/13 1:50pm

You Can Rent LiLo's Jankity Beverly Hills Home For $10,450/Month (This…

Look at that tiny-ass non-Infinity pool! It's a disgrace to New Hollywood and to the glorious trash and excess of the good Lohan name. Also, new renters, before you swim in it, I'd strongly suggest that you empty and bleach that thing. Who knows what dangers live below its deceptively simple surface. » 1/07/13 10:00pm 1/07/13 10:00pm

Dental Dams and Latex Gloves in Porn Are Just Solutions in Search of a…

On Tuesday, Los Angeles County passed a controversial new law called Measure B, or, to use the propaganda-y nickname its framers have given it, the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act. While it sounds like a good idea — who doesn't like safer sex?! — its passage has been met with strong protests from porn studios… » 11/09/12 3:30pm 11/09/12 3:30pm

The 21 Types of Jerks You Meet During a Hurricane

Floridians and residents of the Gulf Coast are probably laughing at us like how I laugh at southern cities that completely shut down and declare states of emergency the second a snowflake touches the ground. Let's meet this natural disaster's Frankenstorm of jerks. » 10/29/12 5:00pm 10/29/12 5:00pm

Breastfeeding Moms Plan Massive, Unnecessary Protest

Last week, a mother visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) named Katie Jane Hamilton was told by a guard that she'd need to "cover up" while breastfeeding. In response, the mom told the security guard that he'd made a big mistake, buster, because next week, she'll have over 100 breastfeeding moms,… » 5/08/12 4:40pm 5/08/12 4:40pm

Now You Can Buy Weed Named After Blue Ivy Carter

Well, you have to hand it to drug dealers. They're nothing if not enterprising, and they're not going to miss out on making a buck off the latest pop culture obsession just because that obsession is a tiny, innocent baby. Yes, Blue Ivy Carter, the blessed child of Beyonce and Jay-Z, may be just a week old, but she… » 1/15/12 10:45pm 1/15/12 10:45pm

Oscar De La Hoya Accused Of False Imprisonment, Cross-Dressing, &…

A woman has come forward to accuse boxer Oscar de la Hoya of coercing her into sex while he snorted coke and quoted Charlie Sheen. Oh, but that's not the really shocking thing. » 11/10/11 10:10am 11/10/11 10:10am

Students Shot At LA High School

Two students were hurt at LA's Gardena High School this morning when a gun apparently went off accidentally inside another student's backpack. The suspected owner of the weapon, a tenth-grader, is in custody. » 1/18/11 4:55pm 1/18/11 4:55pm

Passage Of Women's Rights Law Halted In Mali • LA County Addresses…

• The president of Mali has announced that he is not going to sign the new family law, which would give greater rights to women, including the right to disobey their husbands and raise the age of marriage to 18. » 8/27/09 5:20pm 8/27/09 5:20pm


In a story about L.A.-based Guatemalan women passionate about soccer, Molly Hennessy-Fiske writes: "During the week, [sisters Francisca, Elda and Celestina Lopez] spend their days like scores of other illegal immigrant women in Los Angeles: Wedged behind Singer sewing machines… But on the weekends they play a game… » 6/30/08 1:40pm 6/30/08 1:40pm

The first lady sure knows how to pick 'em.

She may not have made a popular choice with her stupid ass husband, but First Lady Laura Bush sure knows how to pick a dress. Lady Laura and two other guests showed up at this year's annual White House holiday reception in the same festive bright red getup by Oscar de la Renta. All three looked like mothers-of-the… » 12/07/06 1:06pm 12/07/06 1:06pm