The 'Game of 72' Is the Latest Fake Internet Craze to Scare Parents

The Internet, an enormous mechanism for creating unfounded rumors that alarm your parents and grandparents, has done it again. This time it’s the “Game of 72,” a diabolical contest in which teens run away from home for several days, just to see if they can. Except—surprise, surprise—the Game of 72 is not a real thing. » 5/18/15 6:30pm 5/18/15 6:30pm

BREAKING: Did Rihanna and Leo DiCaprio 'Swap Spit' at Playboy Mansion?

If you happen to be #Navy and/or have 50 Google alerts for various variations/misspellings of Rihanna's name, you already know that rumors have been literally flying about Riri and Leo D. possibly hooking up. They were both on St. Bart's for New Year's Eve, you see, and while at first we assumed that, if true, it was… » 1/12/15 3:15pm 1/12/15 3:15pm

Which of These Disgusting Chuck Johnson Rumors are True?

You may have read The New York Timesprofile of Charles C. Johnson, the worst journalist on the internet. You also may have seen several very elaborate, very unbelievable, and very gross rumors about Johnson’s past misdeeds floating around Twitter and Facebook. So maybe you’re wondering: Which of those rumors are… » 12/15/14 4:17pm 12/15/14 4:17pm

Batman's Movie-Sidekick Robin Is Finally a Woman (Maybe)

Filming for 2016's mega-mega-blockbuster Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is motoring right along, preparing to destroy villains and box offices the world over. Ben Affleck is cast as the controversial Batman, of course, and Henry Cavill will reprise his role as a detrimentally uncontroversial Superman. Now,… » 10/17/14 6:10pm 10/17/14 6:10pm

American Duke Charlie Sheen Is Engaged (Again)

The Sheen men— Martin, Charlie and Emilio — are a prime example of American celebrity nobility, so, to mock the absurd way actual nobles and royals are still celebrated in certain frivolous, Grinch-shaped (concentrate on the bottom and imagine a Santa cap) islands around the world, we ought to spend this Sunday… » 2/16/14 11:30am 2/16/14 11:30am

Justin Bieber's Totally Not Retiring, Say Justin Bieber's Party People

Sure, Justin Bieber said he's retiring, but how much can we really trust Justin Bieber? He drives around in a customized Batmobile and abandons pet monkeys in German airports. I'll bet he told that monkey, "Hang out here, bro. I'll be right back. Here's a hundo for the duty-free." That monkey is probably still… » 12/29/13 11:30am 12/29/13 11:30am

Justin Bieber: Internet's Best Troll, or Batman's New Robin?

I'll be honest: sometime around the monkey-abandoning incident in Germany, I hopped aboard the Justin Bieber hatemobile, which is basically just an overloaded jalopy driven by a foul-tempered orangutan named #1JoostinHatrr (apes can't spell). I was convinced we were watching the very public entropy of a… » 9/14/13 11:15am 9/14/13 11:15am

Shemane Nugent Arrested for Bringing Blunderbuss to Airport Security

Today in IRONY: The Magazine Dedicated to Anecdotal Instances of Celebrities Getting Hoisted by Their Own Petards & Other Comical Juxtapositionings, Ted Nugent's gun-enthused spouse Shemane Nugent was detained Friday at a Dallas-area airport for trying to go through a security checkpoint with a loaded gun. Public… » 9/01/13 11:30am 9/01/13 11:30am

Jennifer Lopez Will Once Again Crush Dreams on American Idol

American Idol could hardly have face its 13th and therefore unluckiest season ever without the judicial services of Jennifer Lopez, who is, according to several super-excited reports, about to ink a deal that would have her return to the judge’s chair and, in a fair yet firm voice, crush people’s dreams of stardom. » 8/04/13 4:00pm 8/04/13 4:00pm

Amanda Bynes Had Nose Surgery and You Didn't Even Send Her Flowers

You totally forgot to send Amanda Bynes those get-well-soon flowers you'd been planning to send her the day of her penultimate nose surgery (just one more to go!), didn't you? Well, that day was yesterday, and now you'll have to wait who knows how long before you can express your well wishes to Amanda with a tasteful… » 6/23/13 11:30am 6/23/13 11:30am

Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep May Star in the Into the Woods Movie

So, Rob Marshall (the guy who gave us the Chicago movie and the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean) is adapting the creepfest Broadway musical Into the Woods for the screen. Excited? Scared? Completely unmoved? Odds are, this movie will be a pretty big deal, if for no other reason than that every actor ever is in… » 6/22/13 5:00pm 6/22/13 5:00pm

We Might Be Getting Even More Bluth Family Antics, Says Netflix CEO

As part of Netflix’s insidious plan to put the poor television networks out of business, it plans to put an even greater emphasis on original (and semi-original) programming like House of Cards and Arrested Development (in these original programming press clips, nobody ever mentions that big pile of garbage called … » 6/02/13 3:30pm 6/02/13 3:30pm