Nearly $80 Million Will Be Used to Finally Test Thousands of Rape Kits 

Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch were in New York Thursday to announce that the White House has awarded $41 million in new rape kit testing grants to police departments across the country, added to the $38 million in grant money that Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance already contributed.… »9/10/15 6:20pm9/10/15 6:20pm


Let's Bleed Wall Street Criminals to Pay for the Rape Kit Backlog

How did the rape kit backlog in the United States get so serious? How did we get to a place where there are roughly 400,000 untested rape kits nationwide, dating back as far as the 1980s, gathering dust as the cases they represent grow colder and colder? The answer, broadly, is a lack of funding, combined with a… »11/14/14 2:30pm11/14/14 2:30pm

On Sunday October 19, Vice President Joe Biden and Mariska Hargitay are hosting a Law and Order: SVU

On Sunday October 19, Vice President Joe Biden and Mariska Hargitay are hosting a Law and Order: SVU marathon on USA. The two will be appearing in PSAs that discuss domestic violence and sexual assault, pegged to both Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the White House's recent 1 is 2 Many campaign. »10/08/14 3:00pm10/08/14 3:00pm

#SaveBabyBenson: How Far Will Law & Order: SVU Take Its Lurid Plots?

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit focuses on Manhattan-based "sexually based offenses [that] are considered especially heinous," and with its 16th season beginning Wednesday night, it is the longest-running spinoff of the original Law & Order, and the only one (of five) left in production. From its 1999 debut, it was… »9/24/14 6:00pm9/24/14 6:00pm

Detective Benson Got the Shit Kicked Out of Her on Last Night's SVU

Season 14 of Law & Order: SVU ended with Detective Benson walking into her apartment to find William Lewis (played by Orange Is the New Black's Pablo Schreiber), a violent rapist who has repeatedly dodged conviction, armed and waiting for her. On that cliffhanger, SVU went on summer hiatus, leaving viewers to worry… »9/26/13 12:30pm9/26/13 12:30pm

Arch-Rivals Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood To Stay In Separate Grammy Corners

Celebrity execs and personal handlers at this year's Grammys have been ordered to keep Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood far away from each other during Sunday's awards ceremony so they don't scratch each others' eyes out or something. Not only are the two both tributaries from District Blonde-Country-Crossover who… »2/09/13 11:30am2/09/13 11:30am

Jay and Bey Have Some Eleventh-Hour Obama Endorsements For You

Vote today, you guys! Vote! OK? Even if you're just a sycophant with no political leanings, vote because your favorite celebrities want you to. As Jay-Z substituted "Mitt" for "bitch" onstage during "99 Problems" at an Ohio rally for President Obama, Beyonce was at home writing a very nice letter to our president:… »11/06/12 9:00am11/06/12 9:00am

Alec Baldwin Weds Hilaria Thomas Without Further Incident

Alec Baldwin married 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thompson in a New York City church today, and nothing was wrong unless you count the presence of Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn. Here's hoping Baldwin's new wife will lead him in a few sun salutations every morning to stop him from buying a one-way ticket to The… »7/01/12 11:30am7/01/12 11:30am

Here's That Photo of Rihanna Doing Drugs Off Some Guy's Head

There's some debate as to whether Rihanna is seen here cutting up cocaine or rolling a blunt off of some guys head — with the flash making the buds look white. Either way, she clearly has a job in PR if her singing career falls flat after she caused a sensationalist shitstorm by posting an Instagram photo of herself… »4/19/12 9:00am4/19/12 9:00am

Rihanna's Keeping Chris Brown in Her Life Whether You Like It or Not

It's no big secret that Rihanna is exhibiting signs that she may be stuck in a cycle of abuse when it comes to Chris Brown. That or she's just got huge fucking blinkers on. Whatever the case may be, she's aware that people are talking and she wishes that everyone would just shut up about it. "I respect what other… »4/05/12 9:00am4/05/12 9:00am