Justin Bieber's perfume business, as sickly popular as his music, has attracted its own bootleggers. Last week the city filed suit against a Midtown perfumerie over the sale of knockoff Justin Bieber scents, after nearly a 10-month-long involvement by the NYPD. Poor, sad Justin Bieber. Will he ever ... More >>
For the second time in a week, a religious leader in New Jersey is accused of sexual assault -- the latest, former youth pastor Jeffrey Mackintosh, is accused of repeatedly abusing a 12-year-old boy more than a decade ago.Mackintosh, 46, was arrested Thursday at his home in Phillipsburgh in Middlese ... More >>
For the second time in just over a year, Bronx pastor Michael Clare has been hit with charges that he had sex with an underage girl, this time for allegedly raping a 14-year-old who was a student at Harvest Preparatory Academy, where Clare had been the principal (breath easy -- the school told us ... More >>
This press release came in, moments after the body turned cold: "CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AVAILABLE ON WHITNEY HOUSTON "So-and-so, NY based leading criminal defense attorney, is available for comment on Whitney Houston.
Last weekend former GOP pack leader and accused horndog Herman Cain finally called an end to his flailing Presidential campaign/book tour -- or rather "suspended" it, allowing the enterprise to keep drawing money. Some normally opinionated rightbloggers tip-toed away from the embarrassing subje ... More >>
This is how he squandered his big chance to go straight.
John Waters and Ann-Margret whip you into shape
Who's doing what to whom? Your guess is not as good as mine.
Elizabeth Marvel joins the greats
It's been a minute since we've heard from Paris Hilton in any big way, but it's not for her lack of trying. In July, at the World Cup, she was allegedly detained for holding a bit of weed; she was subsequently released without charges or publicity. (It was a holiday weekend, and the World Cup ... More >>
Following in the not-so-great tradition of Barry Bonds, former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens has been indicted by federal authorities on six charges, including perjury and making false statements to Congress, about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Remember that whole Lady Gaga Penis Conspiracy? It was basically the "Birther" Movement of Pop Culture and the only thing that distinguished the two was that Lady Gaga's Penis Conspiracy Theorists are far more interesting, compelling, and genuinely sane characters than Orly Taitz. Also, they ... More >>
Right now pretty much everyone and their mother knows that Lindsay Lohan just got 90 days in jail for probation violation. In a far less publicized sentencing, Driton Nicaj, a 20-year-old man who assaulted three gay men on the Upper East Side in 2009 (including one attack that was originally ... More >>
Remember Troopergate, the squabble between these two has-beens? Neither does anyone else.The New York Post's Fred Dicker is Albany's most powerful reporter. He's broken so many stories he ought to know when to let one go. Instead, he wrote a rant yesterday that proves why even the best repor ... More >>
With even more criminal charges now piled up against beleaguered hedge-fund wheeler-dealer Raj Rajaratnam, let's go back to last October, when the Galleon insider-trading scandal broke. Who else to size up Rajaratnam at that moment but Nassim Nicholas Taleb — author of The Black Swan and one ... More >>
President Obama loves to reference Lady Gaga to show how hip he is. I'm hearing that the other day, after he made a speech about the importance of the hate crimes legislation he signed, the Prez was greeted by '80s singer and LGBT supporter Cyndi Lauper, who told him, "It's about time!"
Francis Ford Coppola restores two of his classics
Is there something slightly unseemly about the juxtaposition of a story about Viagra's off-label use by baseball players underneath a "OUR GREAT YANKEE DVD DEAL A BIG HIT!" panel? Is this a perfect example of the separation of "church and state" for advertising/promotions and editorial, or just a wa ... More >>
The narrative of Pope Benedict XVI as rock star is already beginning to play itself out in both of our sensational tabloids. The Post describes an audience of elementary school students who were on hand at Andrews Air Force base: "When they caught sight of the white-haired, white-robed" Benedict, st ... More >>
Come and knock on our door... So, last night on Project Runway, we learned that Wilmer Valderrama (a/k/a "Ricky") speaks fluent Modern Dance, which is closely related to the language spoken by crazy fucking art yogis, and therefore was able to communicate with Elisa by saying things like "sculpt th ... More >>
As part of a plea deal with the office of Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes, Method Man will warn Brooklyn students about the dangers of driving under the influence. We're trying to wrap our brains around the fact that the Method Man is going to travel to 15 schools in Brooklyn to deliver an anti-drug mes ... More >>
Does Jason Giambi's blabbing mean he wants to be one for the Angels?
Will Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the clothes horse race?
Here's Your Guide to the Lawsuits, Criminal Charges, and Beefs
Democrats still insist on righting themselves to compete with the GOP
In the whodunit over who won it, the true villain is slipping away
A couple of hundred thousand more ought to do it
Righteous populism holds the key to vanquishing Bush forever
Kucinich fights the good anti-fight
A Tale of NYPD's Rap Intelligence Unit
Will Dean's Movement Also Fall Apart?
When Did Inside and Outside Get So Chummy?
Dean Finds That Courting Blogocrats Means Answering Tough Questions
March Has Strong Words for Rap Music and Gangsta Youth
The Church vs. the Irreverent Media
Gay Catholics Try to Face Down the Church's Demons
Civil Rights Advocates Fight Compromise on Election Reform
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