Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein had several reasons to celebrate on March 28. The last installment of an exhaustive five-part, 25,000-word series on a botched triple homicide investigation was live online; the day before, a big Texas Monthly-branded barbecue event had gone off without a hitch ... More >>
But you shouldn't believe him.
A total fucking godhead of bass guitar shred, Black Flag's Chuck Dukowski annihilated the four-string on massively iconic records like Damaged while penning a chunk of BF's most iconic tunes ("My War," "I Love You"). Dukowski, along with guitarist Greg Ginn, Joe Carducci and his BF mates at the helm ... More >>
Ever vigilant for things to be outraged by, conservative internet precincts yesterday dropped the bombshell that there's gambling in Casablanca the word "nigger" is spoken in a Quentin Tarantino movie about American slavery. Since Drudge et al. haven't actually seen the movie, they just go with th ... More >>
Isn't as good as on the radio
To even begin to explain why it's significant that a Texas man named Bert Leahy and a Montreal man named David Edgar Love are going to meet up in the godforsaken town of Canadian, Oklahoma on August 25 would probably strain most news organizations. But we have an advantage: Bert Leahy and David Lov ... More >>
The Knicks' absolute bipolar, roller-coaster of a season took yet another turn with news today that Jeremy Lin will undergo knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. The surgery will sideline him for six weeks, and while most media, whether out of optimism or caution, are reporting that Lin's finished ... More >>
Whitney Houston, the big-voiced belter who dominated radio in the 1980s and '90s and whose cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" spent 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100, passed away tonight at the Beverly Hilton, where Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party was about to take place. (Her c ... More >>
LGBT groups urged ABC not to air it. But on it came: a broad sitcom about two guys who dress like broads in order to get jobs because they've decided there's a "mancession" out there and it'll help their chances to be female. It's sort of a reverse Albert Nobbs.
Each Thursday at 2 pm, Scientology staffers rush to turn in their weekly statistics. We like to do our part by rounding up the week's stories around the world and tallying up how the church fared. This week, we have items from India to Australia, but first, friendly correspondent Angry Gay Pope s ... More >>
In an attempt to build "buzz" for their upcoming drama Revenge, ABC will hand out pilot scripts to passengers on the Hampton Jitney this weekend. The show, which is set in the Hamptons, is based on The Count of Monte Cristo. Will Hamptons residents enjoy reading a tale about someone planning ... More >>
There's really no way any of this should be legal.The Food Network is finally doing what we've long dreamed of doing ourselves: it's suing Guy Fieri.
Elvis wasn't seduced by Scientology's siren songAfter some time away, we came back with a slew of stories this week, and naturally, our readers were ready to pounce on them. On Tuesday, we took another look at intriguing young DC-area Scientologist Tad Reeves. We're still hoping to talk to t ... More >>
Hollywood's Celebrity CentreLast week we ran a brief item about Daniel Miller's story about Scientology's Hollywood properties which ran at The Hollywood Reporter. The more we looked at Miller's piece, however, the more impressed we were with how much investigative work he'd done on it, and ... More >>
The Republican 2012 Presidential race, which has given us so much pleasure, remains in flux. Mitt Romney holds a lead, but is unacceptable to "the base" because he once tried to help uninsured sick people; thus, various fringe candidates compete ferociously (and that is the right word) for the right ... More >>
Gay marriage has been passed in the New York state legislature, and Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature will make the Empire State the sixth state to allow same-sex couples to wed. You can imagine how rightbloggers feel about this. A few say they don't mind, but the majority fulsomely display one ... More >>
via TPM Crowds gather outside the Stonewall Inn.We're proud to be New Yorkers today after the state senate passed same-sex marriage last night! And so are the crowds who flooded the West Village to celebrate; revelers gathered outside the Stonewall Inn last night to mark the historic moment. Talk ... More >>
In light of the rather icky publicity the show has gotten in the past year, along with the ill will accorded its unruly, departed star Charlie Sheen, the bigwigs over at Two and a Half Men will submit the show in a lot of Emmys categories, but not the biggies. In other words, there is no sub ... More >>
As pointed out by Ben Smith at Politico, Richard Johnson -- who has been working the New York Post's gossip beat for over 20 years -- just abdicated his throne for a gig in L.A.
Gotham gossip loses grip, fights off rabble. Rattled tattletales tell all.
Wow. Deadline Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke rules the film industry news cycle with an iron fist/"publish" button. There are plenty of things to say about Finke -- and people have -- but you can't say she minces words or plays favorites. Aside from what used to be routine needling on Gawker, ... More >>
Speedy Gonzales isn't racist, but resurrecting him? Lame.
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