On Thursday Wall Street Journal reporter Lukas Alpert tweeted that Bryan Goldberg, founder of the Bleacher Report and “women’s website” Bustle, had won Gawker’s bankruptcy auction.
Try to imagine living in a world in which strangers regularly reminded you that a large number of people actively disliked you, and you’ll start to understand a sliver of Anne Hathaway’s life. Last week, during a press junket for her new movie Colossal, she told me that the supposed phenomenon of audiences hating her…
Are you ready to pass out in a puddle of your own tear-vomit cocktail? Good! Because live from Des Moines, it’s the Fox News/Google GOP debate!
On the occasion of the year’s 33,000th and final Republican debate, we at Jezebel thought we’d conjure up something special. No not a demonic entity sent to rain down hellfire and put us out of this misery (unfortunately), but a very special joint liveblog experience in which Gawker will join Jezebel for the ultimate…
Today, DC’s The Hill released its highly-anticipated annual list of its 50 Most Beautiful People. Topping the list was an all-American 23-year-old Texan named, I think, America Eagle Flaggington. It’s a good list.
We all know reality TV, including and especially American Idol, are basically hoaxes. But couldn't they try harder to maintain the illusion? Idol producers went to elaborate lengths last night to present Jennifer Lopez's performance as "live." It wasn't. [Gawker]
The students of Sandra Kay Daniels' 2nd grade class at Emma E. Booker Elementary School, in Sarasota, FL., were accidental footnotes to history - eyewitnesses to President Bush's stunned, seven-minute reaction to the news that the World Trade Center had been struck by hijacked passenger planes on the morning of…
In a Today segment on vanity sizing, More editor Lesley Jane Seymour described the lengths fashion editors must go to protect the fragile egos of celebrities. They cut out the labels so celebs don't see what size they are. [Gawker]
Last year, the best-selling magazine in America was Sandra Bullock's "Meet My Baby" issue of People. Second-best? Woman's World's "Dr. Oz's Metabolism Makeover!" issue, which features an image of Dr. Oz on its cover-right next to a picture of a pie. Apparently this a winning formula: Look how many times Dr. Oz has…
The ridicule heaped on Scott Adams after being caught using a pseudonym to defend himself on message boards has left an indelible impact on the Dilbert cartoonist. He is now a defender of all famous people from the internet's smears. Let him explain why a black woman blogger has no right to criticize Gwyneth Paltrow's…
In POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) exposes the shady practice of product placement... by documenting his efforts to make a movie funded entirely by product placement. Got that? [Gawker]
We here at Gawker have been too giddy ever since chief Daily Beast wordsmith Meghan McCain mentioned that she'd be interviewing Donald Trump. What nutty and awkward and flirtatious turns would this clash of egos take? Well, the transcript is up now — and Trump has no idea what's happening right off the bat. [Gawker]
Early yesterday morning, Lady Gaga tweeted an image of the cover art for her upcoming album, Born This Way. The immediate-and resounding-reaction was negative. But sometimes at the end of a tacky, underwhelming rainbow lies a pot of gold. [Gawker]
Gustave Courbet's 1886 painting of a naked woman, The Origin of the World, hangs in Paris' Musee d'Orsay. But it is not welcome on the hallowed walls of Facebook. Three users had their accounts canceled after posting the painting. [Gawker]
Dr. Ted Eisenberg is the world's most prolific boob job surgeon. He is also a champion knife-thrower: "My work spills into my hobby, and my hobby spills into my work. I bring that work focus to my knife-throwing." This… [Gawker]
Chelsea Clinton's husband left his Wall Street job and went on a long ski trip. To many, quitting a corporate gig and going on an extended vacation is a dream come true! But headlines blare that the marriage is over.
The March cover of Cosmo features Glee's resident "good girl" Lea Michele in a top that's cut nearly to her belly button. Cue the parental hand-wringing!
Sarah and Bristol Palin have both submitted trademark applications for their names. The process has already hit some snags, but if it succeeds, we're looking forward to a variety of Palin-brand products!
This group of professional pick-up artists must be seen to be believed...and understood. Says one of the dudes (all of whom are congregating in a mall), "Really, I'm a Life Artist."