Did Vladimir Putin 'Go Missing' So He Could Have Plastic Surgery?

Russian President and hairless, scowling badger Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public, after a 10-day absence and a string of public appearance cancellations. During his mysterious unannounced sabbatical, rumors swirled that he was sick, or dead, or attending the birth of another secret baby with his very-not-secret… » 3/16/15 1:00pm 3/16/15 1:00pm

Pussy Riot's New 'I Can't Breathe' Video Is Dedicated to Eric Garner

In a new video called "I Can't Breathe," the Russian punk group Pussy Riot make a statement about Eric Garner, the Black Lives Matter movement and their own struggles with Russian President Vladimir Putin's leadership. » 2/18/15 11:50am 2/18/15 11:50am

Vladimir Putin Got a Little Too Cozy With the First Lady of China

Let me ask you something: What would you do if suddenly, unexpectedly, you found the arms of terrifying gun-toting, chest-bearing Russian president Vladimir Putin wrapping a shawl around your shoulders? Think fast! Because that's the position Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan recently found herself in. » 11/11/14 4:45pm 11/11/14 4:45pm

Shade Court: Sophia Loren, a Frenemy and an Unimpressed Six-Year-Old

Shade court is back in session and I'm feeling especially judge-y today. This week we welcome into our shade chambers a mouthy six-year-old (a youth after my own heart), some classic southern lady shade and a special bonus ruling that I had to hand down to keep the republic in order. » 11/07/14 2:30pm 11/07/14 2:30pm

The Last Thing Putin Needs Is to 'Man Up'

Over the weekend, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), appearing on CNN's State of the Union, remarked that Russian president Vladimir Putin needed to "man up." What Feinstein meant, of course, is that Putin needs to grow up because manning up is the last thing that this bear-wrestling, gun-shooting shirtless horse… » 7/21/14 6:40pm 7/21/14 6:40pm

Noted Strong Man Vladimir Putin Calls Hillary Clinton a Weak Woman

Another day, another wise statement from brilliant mind Vladimir Putin. The Russian President took time away from his busy schedule of silencing other people's voices by adding one of his own, weighing in on the value of former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton. » 6/05/14 10:00am 6/05/14 10:00am

Dr. Phil Fixes the World With a Sit-Down with Putin and Obama

Congratulations, society. Dr. Phil has once again solved all of your problems, this time by getting two of the biggest world leaders to talk their problems out. » 4/25/14 10:25am 4/25/14 10:25am

Here's the First Girl Meets World Cast Photo! (But WHERE'S FEENY?)

I feel like nobody cares about Girl Meets World—the long-awaited Boy Meets World spin-off—as much as I do, but I'm going to MAKE YOU PEOPLE CARE if it's the last thing I do. The show, which premieres this summer, will chronicle the life of Cory and Topanga's daughter as she bops around her middle school and,… » 4/02/14 8:00pm 4/02/14 8:00pm

The Putin Butt Plug Is Real

Graphic designer Fernando Sosa has created the most interesting sex toy prototype yet, a 3D-printed Vladimir Putin butt plug that's not quite ready for prime-time use but is an intriguing piece of protest art just the same. » 3/08/14 3:14pm 3/08/14 3:14pm

Olympic Chobani Update: Unloved Yogurt to Find a New Home

After one week of US-Russian diplomatic arguments over whether Chobani yogurt could cross into Vladimir Putin's playground, Mother Russia has officially said no. » 2/14/14 4:15pm 2/14/14 4:15pm

Vladimir Putin's Alleged Mistress Carried Olympic Flame Into Stadium

So far, the Sochi Olympics have been Russia as fuck. Last night, Bob Costas apologetically explained that he was wearing glasses because when he arrived in Sochi he contracted a mysterious eye infection. Then, he was forced to say "Pussy Riot," which was hilarious. But today, toward the end of the Games' opening… » 2/07/14 4:15pm 2/07/14 4:15pm

The Olympics Are Just Going to Make This Fucking Bullshit Winter Worse

Normally, the Olympics, with their feel good pageantry, would provide valuable respite from seasonal ennui. But this year, the Olympics are just making things worse. » 2/06/14 4:40pm 2/06/14 4:40pm

Broadway Stars Find the Funny in Russia’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

Now that Vladimir Putin has banned all the pesky "homosexual propaganda," Broadway shows in Russia will have to make some serious revisions or go on permanent vacation (to Siberia, forevsies). Sounds like a great opportunity for Broadway stars like Michael Urie, Andrew Rannells, Laura Benanti, and Jonathan Groffto… » 1/26/14 4:30pm 1/26/14 4:30pm

"Leave the Children in Peace," Says Vladimir Putin to Gays

Vladimir Putin should probably stop talking about gay people. In an interview today, the Russian president aimed to downplay fears that gay men and women will be in danger during the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, but instead he might have done the opposite. » 1/19/14 3:59pm 1/19/14 3:59pm

Putin Asks Incoming Gays to Kindly Leave Russia's Children Alone

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to be more GAY friendly, OK? Since, it's like, a global thing to be inclusive and the Winter Olympics are beginning soon in his country, Putin announced to the GAYS that they will be fine in Russia. Just as long as they leave the children alone, because as we all know the GAYS » 1/17/14 2:50pm 1/17/14 2:50pm

Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel Laureates Protest Russia's Gay Rights Record

Sir Ian McKellen recently took some time out from charming escapades with best bro Patrick Stewart for a very serious cause. He's collaborated with his friend, Nobel-winning chemist Sir Harry Kroto, on an open letter to Vladimir Putin, calling for the repeal of Russia's law against "homosexual propaganda." » 1/14/14 10:40am 1/14/14 10:40am

Pussy Riot to Start Prison Rights Organization Called Justice Zone

Days after Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova walked out of a Russian prison, the pair held a press conference detailing their next moves. » 12/27/13 10:40am 12/27/13 10:40am

Pussy Riot Member Says Jail Involved Forced Daily Gynecological Exams

Today, as we race toward the Olympics, Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina says jail in Russia means weeks of forced, daily gynecological exams. » 12/24/13 1:00pm 12/24/13 1:00pm