Halloween is coming up: do you have your comedy costume ready? Confuse trick-or-treaters by dressing as Richard Pryor on fire, Chris Farley eating, or the most terrifying sight in comedy... Carlos Mencia being himself. But there is no need to fear terrible, zombie jokes this week. Once again,we've s ... More >>
Chuck and Sloane chat in the park
This week's cover story is an in-depth look at one of music's most talented and intelligent, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the Roots. It's a great longread, if we do say so ourselves. (Check it out). And it could've been much longer. As writer Jenna Sauers discovered, Quest is full of insight and an ... More >>
It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
Private investigator Bill Dear, who's just released a new book claiming that O.J. Simpson's son is the "real killer" in the 1994 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, is making the media rounds pimping his BS book, O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It.(Voice editor-in-chief Tony ... More >>
Here's the big difference between 2012 and 2001. Back in 2001, a private eye with a history of inserting himself into high-profile cases put out a self-published book with the really strange title of O.J. Is Guilty But Not of Murder. I read the book, interviewed the author, spent some time observ ... More >>
Kris Jenner, the famed Kardashian mom, was always a spotlight craver, it turns out. Social archaeologists have found that she did a video in the '80s to celebrate turning 30--and whoever posted it on YouTube has accurately compared it to that rotten Rebecca Black song. It's that mind-numbingly ba ... More >>
It's called The Big Celebrity Get Off. Picture this: A panel of three celebrity murderers who got off--O.J. Simpson, Casey Anthony, and Robert Blake--advises someone charged with murder on how to nab a "not guilty" verdict.
When Casey Anthony was declared not guilty of murder the other day, jaws around the world dropped so low you would have heard a deafening thud, except it was drowned out by the sound of Nany Grace screaming her lungs out. But Casey's not alone in benefiting from a jury's idea of "reasonable ... More >>
So she got off. I guess that really was rotting pizza in her car trunk, not the decomposition stench of her murdered and duct taped daughter. So what's in Casey Anthony's glamorous future? I know!
Oprah Winfrey told an audience last week, "I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me" about the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman, but no confession exists at the moment, despite the proliferation of lies on the internet. False reports are currently making the r ... More >>
Hey guys, the rapture is upon us. And what's a better way to greet the end of the world than with a dance party? Luckily, there are a bunch happening this weekend.
That's what some people have been saying, annoyed that one of the biggest psycho serial killers in history wasn't give the proper extent of the law, plus a gift bag! Well, in the future, here's how I say we should deal with such situations.
New York magazine asked me for quotes about the best piece of gossip in New York City history, knowing I was their man for something so salacious yet historic. I complied, for p.r.'s sake, giving the top slot to the 1992 hookup of film genius Woody Allen with Mia Farrow's adopted daughter So ... More >>
Haunch of Venison helps the painter celebrate five decades of luridness
We loved you, Leslie Nielsen, not just for your well-known roles as Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad! and the Naked Gun movies, and the high-flying Dr. Rumack in Airplane!, but for passing gas on live TV without shame and taking Dorothy Zbornak as a bride. Here are our top ten favorite momen ... More >>
It's official: Jerry Rice is the greatest player in NFL history. So says a so-called blue ribbon panel of football writers and historians -- in the interests of full disclosure, I was one of the panelists-- and fans who voted on the NFL Network poll. Check it out for yourself. Jim Brown, ... More >>
Yesterday, TMZ brought word that the reality television star Kim Kardashian was in the studio with superproducer and SOTC hero The-Dream, working on a record. "If The-Dream ends up writing a whole album for/about Kim Kardashian, the Internet is liable to just blow the fuck up," a colleague wr ... More >>
You must forget this image -- it's the rules!So now, it appears, Reggie Bush's fabulous stint at the University of Southern California never happened. As reported on ESPN, the Heisman Trophy Trust will strip Bush of his 2005 Heisman Trophy and leave the award "vacant." The Trust's own inve ... More >>
Here's a challenge: try to imagine a major network television news program -- one with a long, storied reputation for hard-hitting journalism -- assigning a reporter to follow around OJ Simpson's current love interest (whoever that might be), in order to drum up sympathy for how difficult lif ... More >>
Another onetime chart-topper, like an Olivia Newton-John or a Deborah Gibson?
The magic's in the wakeup
Here's a quick primer on the shocking cases that many feel add up to the modern Mount Rushmore of celeb-justice abominations. *O.J. Simpson was declared not guilty of double murder in 1995. Something about how the gloves didn't match his pickaxe. *The Ramseys ran free after JonBenet's death. Appar ... More >>
Sure we deplore violence as much as the next guy, but that doesn't mean we could entirely suppress a smile when an Iraqui reporter threw not one but two of his shoes at President Bush's press conference and shouted, "This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog!" during his sur ... More >>
Pilgrim William's barnyard bash
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