Kinder Surprise Eggs, the Italian-made, toy-filled chocolate Easter candy that was banned in the United States since it was first produced in the 1970s, has suddenly been legalized -- or, at least, an American version has. ABC News reports that New Jersey sweets entrepreneur Kevin Glass received FDA ... More >>
You name it, they've found it--The do's and don'ts of caring for your ferret, relics from the golden age of Jazzercise, and brazen fourth wall-breakers like "Rent-A-Friend," for very lonely people. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have curated the great American garage sale of fringe video, one uninte ... More >>
It appears that media mogul Rupert Murdoch may have some level of, dare I say, morality and compassion inside of him. A day after New York Magazine reported that higher-ups at Fox News directed producers and reporters to avoid engaging in gun-control talk, Murdoch's New York Post published an edit ... More >>
The City Council Speaker's conspicuous Sandy presence
Longtime weatherman and TV personality Sam Champion and his boyfriend, Brazilian-born photographer Rubem Robierb are engaged. You have a choice of two punchlines: "They are the Champions." Or: "Sam's predicting a wedding."
We're relieved to report that the world is not quite as creepy as we initially thought it was after watching a video of an Upstate man having what can be best described as a "traingasm."A few hours ago, we posted the video -- titled "Excited Train Guy" -- thinking it was legit. Turns out, it's bulls ... More >>
The video embedded above is one of the more despicable things we've seen in a while -- it shows a bunch of junior high-aged kids bullying a defenseless old lady for no reason other than to just be total shit-bags.
Ron Paul is a lonely, lonely man. At least when it comes to the media. Politico reports that NBC, the last network to keep an embedded reporter on the Texas gyno/congressman's campaign trail, has decided to remove the journalist from this post. So nobody is following him. How sad! Now, you could ... More >>
A Fleshlight looks sort of like a flashlight, except it unscrews to reveal a simulated vagina that you ... well, as Joan Crawford said to Christina, "You figure it out!" And since Fleshlights sponsored the Fleshbot awards for sexy pop culture, held at the Highline Ballroom on Friday night, ... More >>
Via our friends at Animal NY, here's a rather hilarious, slightly awkward video of Jay Shells, the artist behind the "Metropolitan Etiquette Authority" signs peppering the streets of NYC with messages like "Pull Up Your Pants" and "Clean Up After Your Horse." He recently went on Fox News to talk ab ... More >>
Bradlee Dean, at right in his usual outfit, and his lawyer Larry KlaymanMichele Bachmann's favorite preacher, Bradlee Dean, is suing Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, and NBC universal for $50 million, alleging that Maddow defamed him on her TV show. Dean claims Maddow injured his reputation and fundrai ... More >>
Fear not for the demonized Casey Anthony, who has gotten her fair share of death threats, sure (and will be changing her name and donning a disguise upon her release from jail). Because despite all that, she has lots of friends. Friends who send her money to spend on makeup and ponytail holde ... More >>
As surely as the camera adds inches, Anthony Weiner was always bigger on screen than in person. Weiner's plan to stage his resignation this afternoon outside of a Jewish women's center in Sheepshead Bay, where he launched his loud if inconsequential political career, was surely intended ... More >>
DNA tests identified semen on the accuser's clothes from the alleged attempted rape of a hotel maid in Manhattan by the former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The NYPD reportedly told authorities in France about the findings today, indicating that Strauss-Kahn's team will indeed be forced to ... More >>
Though his contract is not up until December, early 2011 has seen its share of speculation about the fate of Glenn Beck and his hugely successful Fox News show. Both Beck's camp, namely his company Mercury Radio Arts, and the Fox News side have flexed in the press to prove that neither really ... More >>
Every time we turn around there's a switch-up at the newly Arianna Huffington-helmed AOL and Huffington Post hybrid, with the boss simultaneously cleaning house and sprucing up, by kicking AOL-ers to the curb and hiring up a handful of big names. The Huffington reign has left a large number s ... More >>
Jack Donaghy is a fictional NBC executive on the show 30 Rock; Alec Baldwin is the actor who plays him. Neither is going to replace Keith Olbermann as the host of Countdown or any other show in the 8 p.m. slot on MSNBC because that would be ridiculous, despite a report from Popeater's Rob Shu ... More >>
""recoverycouch.jpg" viaIt happens: some mornings you get to work without having been home the night before and you pull a freshly starched white shirt from the bottom drawer of your desk, you brush your teeth under the fluorescent light of the men's room with one of those little things you p ... More >>
Keith Olbermann's departure from MSNBC is being euphemistically called a "negotiated separation," but this for the same man who was called "a jerk and difficult and brutal" by his boss. The New York Times has more details in this morning's paper, the most concrete being the fact that Olberman ... More >>
This is fun. An earlier draft about the suspension of Chris Hayes from MSNBC before he even went on the air tonight, as reported by the New York Times: The draft that's there now: MSNBC has yet to get back to "bloggers'" -- or at least, this one's -- initial request for quote. [F ... More >>
In a few days, California voters will decide on Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana and allow the local government to regulate and tax the drug. The federal government has warned that no matter what the voters decide, federal law will remain the same and smoking marijuana will be a probl ... More >>
Even using the word "hipster" is a slight in and of itself, in some regard: it shows the need to pigeonhole a group of people who may have very little in common under one generally misanthropic label. That obviously hasn't stopped anyone -- certainly not us -- from using it, but the "making f ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. March 12, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 11 The House on 11th St.: Digging Up the Debris by Ron Rosenbaum The "live bomb" which, according to Monday night radio reports, was discovered in the ruins of 18 West 11th Street turned out to be a six-in ... More >>
Fox News decided to publish an editorial on "hipsters" or what they think they know "hipsters" are, entitled, "The Trouble With Hipsters," written by a Hopefully you've landed here and will not read the actual article. That said, given that Fox News's broad outlook still sees President Obama ... More >>
The tabloid-favorite Boston University medical student, accused of murdering a woman he found through Craigslist, was found dead in his cell on Sunday, NBC News is reporting. Last April, Philip Markoff, 24, pleaded not guilty to shooting Julissa Brisman, who he allegedly met online, and robbi ... More >>
Via barthel.tumblr.com.As you can imagine, there are plenty of TV cameras and reporters in the vicinity of Ground Zero right now, reporting on the story that Al Qaeda is now allowed to open a Church of Satan/NYC-themed shake-a-snow shop on top of the exact spot the Muslims started a war with ... More >>
New Yorkers are passionate about NY1. And now they can be even more passionate about NY1.
Fox News took a poll, and according to the results, 66 percent of Americans think that President Obama should start taking responsibility and stop blaming the Bush administration for things. That's more than three times as many as the 21 percent who think it's right to continue to blame the ... More >>
As often happens in the madhouse that is the rightwing blogosphere, a conservative recently got mad about an old TV show: Big Hollywood denounced Sesame Street for a 2007 episode in which Oscar the Grouch said, "I am watching 'Pox' News. Now there is a trashy news show." The episode actually ... More >>
Buzz Aldrin approves of Cronkite's coverage of Apollo 11, "explaining each procedure so that the waking world knew what was coming next." Andy Rooney, who memorably choked up at the original service, plays it safe with a taped tribute from his 60 Minutes crank-desk. He referred to his own s ... More >>
In the seedy underbelly of the internet that is Google's Hot Trends--"Vanessa Hudgens pictures leaked" (leaked?), "steven tyler dead," "lady gaga hermaphrodite picture," etc.--now comes "Hello Cow," a song that's been tearing up Google's charts all day, despite no real identifiable information abo ... More >>
ABC News has uncovered these upsetting pix of Michael Jackson's legs at a rare moment when they weren't moonwalking. What the shots uncover is a bunch of discoloration and needle marks suggesting IV usage. And these were from 2002! Discuss.
A transcontinental Continental Airlines flight, the pilot of which died in mid-flight and which is being piloted at present by its two first officers, in due shortly at Newark Airport. The plane left Brussels at about 4 a.m. and its 61-year-old pilot died sometime thereafter. Newark says it will giv ... More >>
We were wondering what the NYPD helicopter was doing over Greenpoint late yesterday afternoon. It turns out that on Engert Avenue former narcotics cop Jerry Bowens, a witness in the investigation of corruption in the NYPD's Brooklyn South, had just allegedly shot girlfriend Catherine Donofrio dead a ... More >>
Zogby recently did a push-poll to prove that Obama voters are stupid -- now they have a new poll apparently meant to show that everyone is. The pollster's latest survey shows the internet is America's "most trusted news medium," and Fox News is America's "most trusted TV news source." It's rather a ... More >>
Keith Olbermann is my pal. He booked me on his MSNBC show for years--until it became a huge hit. And now it's up to you to decide--did the show stop using me because it's a smash or is it a smash because they stopped using me? Please! I am so kidding! I just know they will start having me on again ... More >>
Imagining our country without Dubya
WNBC anchor Sue Simmons has been the object of ridicule this week for shouting of "What the fuck are you doing?" during a live promo for Channel 4's 11 pm newscast on Monday night. The Post has decided to gun for "Silly Sue" with a story about the anchor's "liquid dinners between broadcasts." The fr ... More >>
The 2003 South Carolina debate, with George Stephanopoulus in the foreground. Wait, was he running? (GWU) With 53 weeks until the 2008 Iowa caucuses, voters could be forgiven for thinking they had plenty of time to enjoy life before the start of another bruising and expensive presidential campaign ... More >>
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