New Margiela Director John Galliano Isn't a 'Bad Boy,' He's a Racist

John Galliano has been appointed the new head of Maison Martin Margiela, an announcement made Tuesday that the fashion press ate up like petits fours from the tips their delicate and painstakingly manicured fingers. Even Kanye West tweeted. Margiela, one of the most revered Paris fashion houses, has been without its… » 10/09/14 11:30am 10/09/14 11:30am

Reporting Around R. Kelly's Child Shows Depth of Trans Ignorance

Apparently, one of the children of R. Kelly has come out as a trans boy, and predictably the description of his transition has been pretty shitty. It's like time after time after time, the media, mainstream or alternative, learns nothing about how to speak about trans people after outcries and call outs. Instead,… » 6/08/14 10:06pm 6/08/14 10:06pm

R. Kelly's Housekeeper Sued Him for Sexual Harassment

R. Kelly may have done something out of the ordinary — for him, anyway. A 2010 lawsuit filed against the singer has surfaced detailing that his 36-year-old housekeeper at the time accused him of sexual harassment. The housekeeper's age puts her out of his usual predatory range of alleged teen victims, but so what? A… » 4/22/14 10:00am 4/22/14 10:00am

Paul Walker's Brother Might Finish His Scenes in Fast & Furious 7

Despite the actor's tragic, untimely death in a car accident earlier this month, the scenes Paul Walker already filmed for the still-in-production Fast & Furious 7 will be included in the movie. Speculation suggests that producers will finish Walker's storyline using CGI, or possibly his "lookalike brother" Cody. » 12/23/13 8:00pm 12/23/13 8:00pm

What We Absolutely Must Talk About When We Talk About R. Kelly

It's 2003 and I am sitting in the passenger seat of my friend Robyn's Crown Vic as we cruise around the outskirts of Madison, Wisconsin. R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" comes on the radio and the car's passengers — all of us female, middle class and white — erupt in cheers. Even though it's still cold outside, we roll… » 12/17/13 3:59pm 12/17/13 3:59pm

R. Kelly's Memoir, as Read by Gary Oldman

Obviously, we are all reading and loving R. Kelly's new autobiography Soulacoaster. (I can't wait to finish so that I can store it between my other favorite memoirs The Gastronomical Me and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.) There is however, one thing missing from this literary tour de force and that's a narration by… » 7/11/12 7:00pm 7/11/12 7:00pm