Taylor Swift Photo Op Cancelled After ‘Creepy’ 39-Year-Old Troll Wins

Boston's Kiss FM has cancelled a contest to get a picture backstage with Taylor Swift because the winner was a "creepy" 39-year-old man named Charles who intended to troll Swift after securing his victory with the help of 4chan, Reddit and spambot votes. Earlier this month, someone posted on behalf of ol' Chuck: » 7/24/13 9:00am 7/24/13 9:00am

Hello Kitty Has Improbably Kept a Factory in Syria Open

Cartoon characters can perform lots of physics-defying sight gags. Sometimes, they can even cross over from Toon Town into the real-person world and cause portly private detectives no end of trouble. Or help Michael Jordan save Earth from aliens. Or scoop out large chunks of a child’s brain with all the practiced… » 5/23/13 10:50am 5/23/13 10:50am

Sunday Sign-Off: Celebrate the Birth of an Animated Rodent

You could watch the American Music Awards tonight, or you could celebrate the 84th birthday of Mickey Mouse, the animated rodent who, for better or worse, spawned the eventual Disneyfication of American pop culture. So, raise your glasses for Mickey, and contemplate, perhaps, how truly, deeply fucked up it is that… » 11/18/12 6:30pm 11/18/12 6:30pm

Mickey Mouse Is Totally Cool With Gay Marriage (in Japan, Anyhow)

Progressive politics isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Disneyland, which is why everyone was surprised this week when Disneyland in Tokyo said it will allow same sex couples to get married in the park—though their policy appears to be something of a work in progress. » 5/17/12 10:00am 5/17/12 10:00am

Disney Will Be Taking Your Babies Now, Thank You

The Walt Disney Company, those white-glove-wearing cartoon animals who want to brand everything you touch or consume, is making a distinct push to become America's premiere baby outfitter, moving their brand's first impression on humans closer and closer to the moment of conception. Soon, we'll all be artificially… » 1/17/12 3:00pm 1/17/12 3:00pm

Scarlett Johansson Visits Rwanda To Check Up On Bono's Projects

  • Scarlett Johansson is just getting back from a four-day trip to Rwanda, where she visited AIDS clinics. She went in conjunction with (RED) and says: "I came here with an open mind, wanting to listen, understand and learn; I leave with the overwhelming understanding that the small action of making a (RED) choice in…
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Minnie Needs Less Gigs Than Mickey • Morning Sickness Gender Myth May…

Disney's USB flash memory drives may be showing some gender discrimination » 8/19/08 5:20pm 8/19/08 5:20pm: Pink drives with Minnie Mouse on them only hold 1 GB, while blue Mickey mouse drives hold 2 GB. Hm.• Breaking down some people's preconcieved notions of Middle America: Moms in the Midwest are than Coastal moms. • Three anti-aging treatments…

Dita Von Teese Wants To Give Our Breasts A Lift

  • Dita von Teese is collaborating with Wonderbra on a lingerie collection to be called — so original! — Wonderbra by Dita von Teese. Um, what would Dita von Teese know about needing a Wonderbra? [Vogue UK]
  • BBC reporter Jeremy Paxman, no stranger to calling attention to the pressing news stories of our time, is…
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If Jezebel Was A 'Simpsons' Character She Might Look Like This

  • There's a Simpsons character-generator available on the website to promote the Simpsons movie (out in just 4 weeks!). This is what we think Jezebel would look like. [SimpsonsMovie]
  • Danny DeVito is to receive the 42nd Karloby Vary International Film Festivals's special award for outstanding creative achievement. We…
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