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Scandals

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez, "Disgusted" by the "Injustice" Against Him, Storms Out of Grievance Hearing

    Alex Rodriguez slammed his fist on a table and stormed out of his grievance hearing on Wednesday. He went down swinging, of course, as he is apt to do in autumn. "This is ridiculous!" he said before leaving the room, according to ESPN. "This is fucking bullshit!" For good measure, he punched a wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Weiner: Kindred Spirits

    In February 2009, Alex Rodriguez went on television and asked for forgiveness. Two days before, he'd been revealed as a user of performing enhancing drugs. So he sat down for an interview with Peter Gammons to tell America that those tainted days were behind him. "I was young. I was stupid. I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    The Paterno Family's Self-Serving Report Is Right About the NCAA

    The rehabilitation of Joe Paterno's image -- which began with Joe Posnanski's white-washing biography, Paterno -- continues with Sunday's release of a 238-page report commissioned by the Paterno family and compiled by former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. I've not yet read the report and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    What to Make of Cooperstown and The Hall of Fame No-Vote

    A friend writes: "Did you see Tyler Kepner's proposed reform for the HOF voting process in the NY Times today? I largely agree with him, with one big exception: he wants to keep all the voting secret. Sorry, we're not electing a president or a pope here. I say voters should not only have to make th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Lindsay Lohan's One-Woman Crime Spree Hits Manhattan; Starlet Eyed in Downtown Hit-and-Run

    The proverbial train wreck that is Lindsay Lohan is in trouble again, this time for an alleged hit-and-run that happened early this morning near a downtown hotel.At about 12:30 a.m. today, Lohan, who is on probation for stealing jewelry, was parking her Porsche Cayenne near an alley by the Maritime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Flap Over "Paterno" Grows. Galleys Or No?

    No sports book this year has garnered any publicity like that of Joe Posnanski's "Paterno" (That's what everyone is calling it, though no one knows what the final title will be). Last Friday on NBC Sports Hardballtalk.com, Craig Calcaterra reported that "Posnanski's publisher, Simon & Schuster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Abuse and Molestation: There's Insurance Coverage For That?

    It turns out there is insurance coverage for sexual abuse and molestation. This was brought to our attention by last week's Daily News article that claimed that in the wake of so many recent sex abuse scandals, the city is requiring all contractors who come into contact with youth to carry abuse a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan's Pervert Priest Payoff: What Does This Mean for U.S. Catholics?

    When Cardinal Timothy Dolan ran the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, he said OK to paying pervert priests up to 20 grand as "incentive" to get them to leave their posts. A report in the New York Times, using info from that Archdiocese's recent bankruptcy filings, notes that Dolan gave the greenlight for p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2012

    Former Aide of John Edwards Says He Feared for His Life; Secret Service Agent Identified; Newark Terminal Shut Down Due to Baby

    A former campaign aide to John Edwards testified yesterday that in a conversation with the former presidential candidate in 2008, he feared for his life. Andrew Young has spent nearly four days on the stand in the federal corruption trial detailing his part in helping Edwards keep mistress Rielle Hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    May The Holidays Bring....

    ​*A toast to Marcus Bachmann: "Bottoms up!" *Lindsay Lohan living behind bars instead of dancing on top of them. *Mothers who keep tiaras off their toddlers.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Budget Deal Stalls; Second Mile Mulls Future; 'Twilight' Rakes it in

    ​Yesterday, a bipartisan congressional committee was unable to come to an agreement on a new budget. The New York Times reports Democrats rejected the Republican deal because they said it did not contain enough new revenue. "Central to the impasse is a fundamental disagreement over how much r ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 17, 2011

    ROCK WITH YOU

    Paying tribute to MJ

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    John Edwards Mugshot: A Photoshopper's Dream

    ​The grin, the fancy haircut, the blue tie -- it's all there in ex-Senator and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards' mugshot, released today by the U.S. Marshals Service to the delight of the internet everywhere. Edwards pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and violating campaign laws for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    John Edwards' Defense: Here's What It Should Be

    ​Disgraced ex-White House aspirant John Edwards has been indicted for violating campaign laws in supposedly funneling gifts to his girlfriend Rielle Hunter and then-aide Andrew Young in order to keep the affair hidden. Edwards insists he didn't break any laws, but he should drop that tack lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2011

    Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to Jail; New York to Allow Conjugal Visits for Gay Inmates

    ‚ÄčLindsay Lohan was sentenced to 100 days in jail yesterday for violating her drunk driving probation. She was held in custody for five hours before being sprung out of jail on a $75,000 bail (no indication of any Dog the Bounty Hunter involvement). LiLo is free for now while her lawyer appeals the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 20, 2011

    LIVIN’ LA VIDA LOHAN

    Lindsay’s mother better not sue!

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Manny Ramirez: No Chance for the Hall of Fame?

    ​If it hadn't happened while Barry Bonds was on trial, Manny Ramirez might have made the Hall of Fame. As you've heard by now, Manny's career is over. Late last week Major League Baseball released a statement confirming what many had been whispering about: Ramirez was in some violation of bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Barry Bonds and His Big Head

    ​Who says there are no new angles to the Barry Bonds perjury trial? Kimberly Bell, who is said to have "dated Bonds" - I love that term; it always conjures up a couple at a malt shop or at a high school football game - "until an ugly breakup in 2003," testified that Bonds threatened to cut of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    John Edwards National Enquirer Source Tells Her Story at The Huffington Post

    ​Pigeon O'Brien, a publicist and ex-magazine editor, has confessed at the Huffington Post that she was the National Enquirer's source for their early coverage of then-presidential candidate John Edwards's affair with Rielle Hunter. Beyond spinning an interesting yarn about her long up-and-down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Did John Edwards Propose to Rielle Hunter? Should We Even Care?

    ​People are shocked -- shocked! -- that John Edwards has had the gall to propose to baby mama Rielle Hunter a mere three weeks after his wife Elizabeth died of cancer. And then, of all things, to introduce her and their baby to his kids, via the New York Post, in a meetup at the Macaroni Grill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Was Lindsay Lohan a Victim of the Great Gawker Hack/Twitter Spam Campaign of 2010?

    Celebrities, getting hacked just like us! Unless Lindsay Lohan is tweeting out 50% discounts these days while in rehab at Betty Ford. But, it could be worse...like, acai berry worse. Lindsay -- use this widget to see if your Gawker password was hacked! ​The last legit-seeming Lindsay Lohan tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    Elizabeth Edwards Has Died at the Age of 61

    ​Elizabeth Edwards, lawyer, wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards -- from whom she separated in 2009 after 32 years of marriage (and his extramarital affair/out-of-wedlock child with Rielle Hunter) -- mom of four, breast cancer sufferer, has reportedly died of cancer. The 61-year- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2010

    Tiger Woods Crashed His Car, Derailed His Life One Year Ago Today

    This time last year, Tiger Woods was on his way down. On November 27, 2009, the once-golden golf star was injured in a car accident outside of his home in Orlando, Florida. According to preliminary local reports and the initial statement Woods posted to his website, "the car crash that sent him to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Dropped as Porn Star Linda Lovelace

    ​Lindsay Lohan's big, serious comeback as an actress -- playing porn star Linda Lovelace in the gritty drama Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story -- has been cancelled, according to Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood. The much-hyped project will now star up-and-comer Malin Akerman (Watchmen, 27 Dress ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2010

    Baby Mama Drama: Rielle Hunter Cheating on John Edwards?

    Rielle Hunter​Remember the presidential hopeful with the expensive haircut, John Edwards, and his hippie dippie campaign videographer-cum-mistress, Rielle Hunter? They've managed to pretty much stay out of the spotlight since the whole National Enquirer grainy photos, pregnancy cover-up, wife ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Judge Has Mercy on Lindsay Lohan After She Shows Up for Hearing in Toyota Minivan

    ​Well, Lindsay Lohan had her court date today, to which she actually showed up early in a Toyota minivan instead of an Escalade, and the highly anticipated answer to whether she'd be sent back to rehab or to prison is...back to rehab! Those of you who guessed correctly, please use the nearest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2010

    Free Lindsay Lohan: Someone Pulls Some Strings, Actress Goes Free on Bail

    ​Lindsay Lohan is free once again. But to rewind: In the last few weeks, Lindsay Lohan failed two court-ordered drug tests, showing either an amazing amount of gall or demonstrating the intensity of a horrible disease. Probably both. As punishment, on Friday morning a judge ordered her directl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2010

    TMZ Wins Again: Media Lessons in Lindsay Lohan and Her 'Regrettably' Failed Drug Test

    ​ And now, for three things we already knew: 1) Lindsay Lohan failed a drug test last week. You know already because TMZ reported it on Friday afternoon, exclusively, though the D.A. said they had not yet been notified of the results of the test. Which brings us to two more things we already k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Michael Lohan Releases Daddy Ballad for Incarcerated Lindsay

    Happier times, maybe.​We usually leave the music criticism to our friends at Sound of the City, but in this case, the so-called music is so devastating as to be actually rather newsy, and certainly devastating enough to merit a word from us. Michael Lohan, Lindsay's occasionally trying-to-be-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Let's All Stop Giving a Shit About What Lindsay Lohan is Doing in Jail

    ​Yes, yes, we know we ran two stories about LiLo in jail yesterday. But the Daily Beast published a piece today by librarian Avi Steinberg entitled "Lindsay Lohan's Jailhouse Reading List," and suddenly we knew it had happened: We'd hit our Lohan saturation point. The list comprises four books ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Will Use Off-Brand Deodorant in Jail, and Other Media Speculations

    ​Lindsay Lohan is in the big house (see: clink, slammer) for the next couple weeks. Question is, what the heck is she gonna do in there? And how is she feeling? Many people, it seems, are devoting a lot of mental energy to these very important questions. Everyone agrees that Lindsay will be mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Wants Your Jail Mail!

    ​Earlier today, we compiled a list of media speculations about what jail life is like for Lindsay Lohan -- using no-name deodorant, talking to the vent, watching the local news. Now, we have our own speculation: Lindsay is probably reading and writing letters, just like Amanda Knox and other s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Assaulter of Three Gay Men Only Gets 45 Days in Jail!

    ​You heard me. Driton Nicaj attacked Joe Holladay on the Upper East Side last year and used the word "faggot," though a judge somehow pooh-poohed the hate crime angle.

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan Headed For 90-Day Stints in Jail and Rehab

    ​Lindsay Lohan was sentenced this afternoon to jail for violating her probation. When she failed to show up for her court-ordered alcohol education classes, Judge Marsha Revel gave her 90 days in the big house, plus another 90 days of rehab. Can't say we didn't see this coming.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    What Are New York's "Boyfriend Politicians" Doing to Single Women in the City?

    Casual Bloomberg and his lady love​You date and/or live long enough in New York City, and sooner or later you run into the complaint, usually expressed after numerous beverages, that there are "no good men in the city" -- you know, they're all taken, or married to their careers, or taken and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Another Day, Another Tiger Woods Mistress (This Time With Child)

    ​Some days we almost feel a little bit sorry for Tiger Woods. Almost. Like when we hear that yet another mistress (a dime a dozen, these) has come forward and blah, blah, blah. But this time the story has a twist! "Adult film actress" Devon James has announced that he is the father of her 9-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    National Enquirer Recycling Obama Sex Scandal, Powered By John Edwards Goodwill

    ​Did President Barack Obama have an affair with Vera Baker, a campaign aide on his run for Senate in 2004? Definitely (maybe), says the National Enquirer! Probably, says the Drudge Report, amid vivid Vietnam-style flashbacks while muttering "Lewinsky" repeatedly. Everyone else is hedging their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Gossip Folks: The Oprah-Rielle-Blowjobs-DMB Connection

    ​Consider this column still "in beta" or whatever, but we're gonna start rounding up some of our local gossip for you. We don't have a better title for it right now, and if you have one, we'd love to hear your ideas. In the meantime, we've got Oprah's big "get," Cindy Adams and Her War at Home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Tiger Woods May Get Back in the Game in Two Weeks: Post

    ​It took years -- including 18 months in prison -- before disgraced Olympic runner Marion Jones returned to sports as a member of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. But Tiger Woods may be on a faster track: He's hired former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer -- who also worked with semi-disgraced ballpl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Jayson Williams Gets 5 Years in Shooting Death. Warning: He's Eligible for Parole in 18 Months

    Jayson Williams, the former New Jersey Nets basketball star who killed his limo driver with a shotgun in 2002 and then tried to cover it up, was sentenced today to five years in prison. But under a plea deal with New Jersey prosecutors, he'll be eligible for parole in only 18 months. It can't be co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Tiger Woods Inspires Messy Ejaculations from the Press

    ​Maybe I'm the wrong person to comment on Tiger Woods. As a writer I have zero interest in the private lives of athletes and celebrities. They are either boring or tawdry. As a fan, I do have a little interest in scandal for entertainment value. I think Tiger should apologize to his wife, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Tiger Woods Show Trial, Live-Blogged: "For All I Have Done, I Am So Sorry" (Update: Could Be Back to Golf This Year!)

    10:55 a.m. CNN is prefacing its Tiger Woods coverage with nerve-wracking percussion music and tweets from and interviews with Concerned Citizens ("That makes you laugh. Why does it make you laugh?"). 11:00 a.m. Now, the back of heads. Blue curtain. No sound. All the trappings of high drama!

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Jayson Williams Blew 0.19 on Drunk Test After Stuy-Town Crash. Stay Out of His Way!

    Jayson Williams, the pro basketball player who killed his chauffeur while fucking around with a shotgun and still hasn't served any prison time for it, was dead drunk when he crashed his Mercedes SUV into a tree near Stuy-Town last month, prosecutors say. Anybody in the path of his vehicle during ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    John Edwards Cops to Affair, Love Child; Wife Releases Separate Statement

    ​Former Presidential candidate John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter and child by her, first reported by the National Enquirer and more slowly covered by mainstream news sources, is now and for the first time admitted by Edwards. The onetime North Carolina Senator has released a statement a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Tiger Woods Sex Rehab Story Revives Celebrity Scandal Once Thought Lost

    The Tiger Woods scandal gave us lots and lots and lots of pleasure in 2009, but in recent weeks the sexed-up sports star has been keeping a low profile and hence not nearly as much easy to make fun of. So it is with relief we report that the National Enquirer allegedly has photographs allegedly of W ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2010

    Yes, I 'Actually' Like It

    More music to love, loathe, fear, and tragically fail to avoid

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Jockbeat: The NFL's Invisible Steroid Problem

    It isn't so much that the use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs in the NFL gets less attention than it does in baseball -- it's more like it's invisible.  On Wednesday, the Jets announced they had signed Larry Izzo, three-time Pro Bowl linebacker and special teams player for the New E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    A-Rod: Shot Up With "Bole," Was Young and Stupid, Never Took HGH

    At his press conference in Tampa today, Alex Rodriguez said he didn't know that the substance he took back in 2003-2005 -- which he identified as something known in "the streets of DR" as "Bole," presumably the anabolic steroid Primobolan -- was a steroid. He referred to taking the substance as "stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Fan, Press A-Rod Reactions: No Role Model, But Babe Would Have Juiced, Too

    After his admission that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, Alex Rodriguez received the support of the Yankees organization ("Although we are disappointed in the mistake he spoke to today, we realize that Alex -- like all of us -- is a human being not immune to fault"). Fans and ... More >>

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