When Pharrell coined the term "New Black" earlier this year, he clearly didn't anticipate the backlash. Sitting across from billionaire Oprah Winfrey, riding the success of a worldwide number one record and a couple Grammy wins, the singer/producer was eager to dismiss the idea that being black had ... More >>
The final act in the Shakespearean drama of cycling great Lance Armstrong is about to begin, with the airing this week of his admission to who else but Oprah Winfrey--the celebrity confessor--that he indeed took performance enhancing drugs during his professional career. This is news only in that ... More >>
It's been a hell of a year for conservatives, so naturally it's been a flaming, bloody hell of a year for our subjects the rightbloggers. If this is the sort of thing that gladdens your heart, then sit by the fire and let us brighten your holiday season by reviewing, month by month, the rightblogg ... More >>
Now that Rosie O'Donnell's show has been canceled by Oprah's OWN, the beleaguered moths are flying out of the closet to bitch and kvetch up a storm. "It was a fucking hellhole!" griped one staffer in an interview.
I loved Rosie O'Donnell's daytime show in the '90s, and her new show on OWN -- which debuted last night -- turns out to be pretty much the same thing, but with a few advancements: *Rosie is now an out lesbian, of course.
via ereaderchat.comThe Amazon Kindle is kind of amazing. At the risk of sounding cheesy, you can get everything on there! Books, magazines, blogs, etc; all there on your shiny white screen! CNN explained yesterday why Amazon should just start giving the things away for free and hints that Jef ... More >>
Is there anything this old broad can't do? The only surviving Golden Girl, 88-year-old Betty will be featured in the Female Force comic-book series available in late November, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) per the request of Betty her ... More >>
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The Smiths in The Pursuit of HappynessJaden Smith is the talented star of the Karate Kid remake, and obviously his folks, Will and Jada Smith are OK with him doing that. In fact, Will produced the movie and reportedly nabbed him the part. And the kid previously starred with dad in the well r ... More >>
Earlier this week, I was having a drink with a fellow content producer after work and the internet came up (imagine that). We got into talking about the daily arc of a "blog" and the different types of posts that make up the web we read: news aggregation and write-arounds, original reported pieces, ... 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. Pretty Pussies Author: None listed Date: 1942 Publisher: Sam ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. Reason #10 is here. This is #9. Name your favorite artists of the past decade. Tough one, huh? The Voice plays the best-of-decade game in the current issue, and we salute the fine crit ... More >>
The name Fred Wilpon, and the name of his Sterling Equities company, appear hundreds of times on the Madoff suckers list. We figured the rich Wilpon family could absorb the loss, if unhappily. But maybe not. Erin Arvedlund, author on the recent examination of the case Too Good to Be True: The Rise ... More >>
A new book called Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film by Mia Mask examines five African American film icons, discussing: Dorothy Dandridge's status as a sexual commodity in films such as Tamango, revealing the contradictory discourses regarding race and sexuality in segregation-era ... More >>
Mayor Mogul stepped on his own tongue yesterday while explaining away the Grand Poobah confab he attended with buddies Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Ted Turner, the Rockefellers and Oprah, revealed in the Times today. "All my friends are philanthropic, or they probably wouldn't be my friends," he said ... More >>
Yeah, we finally made it to Citi Field Wednesday. What do we think? We think Johan Santana is awesome. Swine Flu fucked up Cinco de Mayo, continued to be funny until we got it. Wait, actually it's still pretty funny, especially since we really didn't get swine flu. But even if! Anyway Raccoon ... More >>
The weird Time 100 fairy tale gets even weirder for M.I.A.. On Tuesday, she was invited to, and then attended--as this amazing picture to the left clearly shows--a gala at Lincoln Center in celebration of the most influential people list the mag just released. There, she apparently met not just Tavi ... More >>
Chef Grant Achatz appeared on Oprah yesterday on a show focusing on medical mistakes. Achatz told how his tongue cancer went untreated and undiagnosed for three years despite his repeatedly asking dentists and doctors about a white spot on his tongue that wouldn't heal.He finally went to an oral sur ... More >>
Padma: Not a gold digger, and not a star fucker, either Just in time for this Wednesday's Top Chef Season 5 premiere, Padma Lakshmi has been all over the news, bouncing around at clubs. Now her friends in India come to her defense, telling a reporter that Lakshmi is not a gold digger. "Just like a ... More >>
One local group not sharing the Obama afterglow: the cops and cop fans of Thee Rant. After following election night closely ("Pennsylvania for the messiah, I hope your coal industry shuts down within two weeks of this lying azzhole getting in"), some offered historical analysis ("Historians will loo ... More >>
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