Delia's to File for Bankruptcy, RIP Delia's

The death of bUtTeRfLy cLiP sWaG eMpORiUm Delia's, also known as dELIA*S, has been on the horizon for years now, and now, like a beloved dog in his good life's winter, Delia's is dead. The company, whose stock is selling at around a penny a share, will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shutter all its… » 12/05/14 2:50pm 12/05/14 2:50pm

Sabah, Taboo-Busting Lebanese Icon of Stage and Screen, Dies at 87

Sabah, the Lebanese legend whose prolific singing and acting career lasted over 70 years, passed away at home in Beirut Wednesday morning, aged 87. She was, according to Beirut's Daily Star, "the first Arab singer to perform at Olympia in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York, Piccadilly Theater in London and Sydney Opera… » 11/26/14 4:30pm 11/26/14 4:30pm

Chef Making Snake Soup Fatally Bitten by Decapitated Cobra

Today in DON'T FUCK WITH SNAKES, a chef in southern China died when a spitting cobra he was preparing to cook bit him on the hand...20 minutes after he decapitated it. Chef Peng Fan was making snake soup—a regional specialty made with spitting cobra meat, which reportedly has "spectacular health benefits"—and was… » 8/25/14 7:10pm 8/25/14 7:10pm

Let's Remember Lauren Bacall With One of Her Most Famous Movie Scenes

Today at her home, Lauren Bacall, a screen legend and one of the greatest actress in cinema history, died at the age of 89. This scene from the 1944 film To Have and Have Not is absolutely one her best performances in her long, illustrious career and it's a fitting way to remember her legendary life and career. » 8/12/14 11:30pm 8/12/14 11:30pm

RIP, Juicy Couture! Early 2000s Staple Is Closing All Its US Stores

It's the end of an era! Specifically, an era when you could readily locate and pay full price for pastel terrycloth trackpants with the word "JUICY" emblazoned real big across the butt. Juicy Couture—early-oughts icon and ever-present uniform of girls who were mean to me in college—is shuttering all of its US stores… » 6/20/14 7:15pm 6/20/14 7:15pm

Biker Gang to Protect Maya Angelou's Funeral from Westboro Protest

The body of the late poet, performer, speaker, activist, actress, writer, and certified national treasure Maya Angelou will be interred after both public and private services this week. And, as with most solemn and high-profile post-tragedy events, the prescription strength assholes of the Westboro Baptist Church plan… » 6/02/14 5:00pm 6/02/14 5:00pm