On Monday night at the Sheraton Ballroom, onetime Abbot of the West Coast Friars Club Larry King gets a Friars Testimonial dinner, emceed by Katie Couric and featuring testimonials from the likes of Joan Rivers, Kathy Griffin, and Donald Trump.
I called Larry to toast the TV legend on his a ... More >>
You've watched us reveal all but the top five entries in our big countdown, The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology -- now it's your turn to vote for your own list!
Here's the link you've been waiting for -- now go and tell us who you think is doing the most to contribute to the Church of Sc ... More >>
On August 5, we started a countdown that will give credit -- or blame -- to the people who have contributed most to the sad current state of Scientology. From its greatest expansion in the 1980s, the church is a shell of what it once was and is mired in countless controversies around the worl ... More >>
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
If Roast Beef Could Fly and Leading With My Chin
Date: 2004; 1996
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Howard Stern joined Twitter last week, probably at the behest of his manager or boss because his account is wholly uninspired. As the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" (seriously, it's in his bio) and the recipient of a $500 million five-year contract with Sirius Radio -- not to mention the ... More >>
Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>
At long last, the Queen of England has a Facebook page. Well, actually, it's the entire "official British Monarchy" page, which went live this morning and allows you to receive thrilling updates from the British family if you "like" it. Similar to England itself, the page represents dueling f ... More >>
The orange wonder known as the Conan blimp has been flying over New York lately, and New Yorkers, being observant sorts, have taken notice. The blimp, which advertises Conan's new show on TBS -- starting November 8 -- will be blimping out over New York until the 31st.
On this wonderful morning, take a minute to imagine what it would be like to be so foreign and so out of touch that you scrambled to hire a big-time publicist to fight rumors started about you on Facebook. Then, close your eyes for a second and think about what it would be like to look like Chris ... More >>
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega
Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants.
Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
Mike Mitchell, the twentysomething artist behind the viral "I'm with COCO" campaign in support of Conan O'Brien during NBC's late-night debacle, finished his now-ubiquitous poster on Monday night and woke up the next morning to find it was literally an overnight internet sensation. "I do a lot of ... More >>
Twenty years ago today, Rupert Murdoch's upstart network FOX aired the first-ever half-hour episode of The Simpsons, a holiday special in which a financially strained fatso dad named Homer ends up at the dogtrack, where instead of Christmas-present money, he and his son Bart walk away with their o ... More >>
The author of a new book on Scientology reveals to the Village Voice details of his experience being "audited" by Tom Cruise, who asked him to talk to a book, a bottle, and an ashtray for hours at a time in order to perfect his "upper indoctrination."
Marc Headley's remarkable account of his ... More >>