The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Royal boobs, sex tapes, tragedies, gay rights, creepy stories about the underbelly of the internet, Jay-Z being sweet to an old lady: this is how we made the dog hug the cow. Here's to 2013.

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

These Topless Photos of Kate Middleton Put Us at Two for Three on Royal Nudie Pic Scandals [NSFW]


French magazine Closer just published some photos of Kate Middleton sunbathing topless while "staying at the French chateau of the Queen's nephew, Lord Linley - making it now two royal nudie picture scandals in three weeks. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

I Am Adam Lanza's Mother


I live with a son who is mentally ill. I love my son. But he terrifies me. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Even for a Minute, Watching Hulk Hogan Have Sex in a Canopy Bed is Not Safe For Work but Watch it Anyway


Because the internet has made it easier for all of us to be shameless voyeurs and deviants, we love to watch famous people have sex. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Missouri Pastor's Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending

Rev. Snider goes on to invoke the bible and morality and the end of days a few more times before suddenly appearing to lose his train of thought. And then something pretty amazing happens. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Jay-Z Rides the Subway, Adorably Explains Who He Is to an Adorable Old Lady

One highlight of Where I'm From occurs when Jay takes the subway en route to his last show and sits next to a kind-faced older woman named Ellen who has no idea who she's talking to. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Woman Gets Completely Naked on Argentina's Dancing with the Stars

If you're an American you're used to most network television being squeaky clean, but this is Argentina so this is only safe for work if you work at a Nevada brothel. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Reasons Why You Cannot Be a Bridesmaid

This morning a tipster forwarded us an email from a future bride laying out some ground rules for her prospective bridesmaids. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Jay-Z and Beyoncé's Daughter Is Almost Definitely Illuminati

Why did Jay-Z and Beyoncé name their daughter Blue Ivy? Possibly because "Blue Ivy" is a secret code revealing her membership in an ancient and all-powerful occult secret society. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Do These Unbelievably Horrifying Photos Show the Miami Cannibal's Victim?

These two really, unbelievably gruesome photos, allegedly of the Miami man whose face was partially eaten off over Memorial Day weekend, have been circulating around the internet. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Olivia Munn's Super Dirty Alleged Naked Pics: 'Lick My Tight Asshole and Choke Me'

Let's talk about Olivia's NSFW nudes, which are basically the filthiest celebrity nudes to date.More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Japanese Department Store May Want to Look Up the Word 'Fucking'

If only we could have sat in on the meeting where the marketing team for this Osaka department store came up with the idea for their "Fuckin' Sale." More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Unmasking Reddit's Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web

Michael Brutsch is more than a monster. Online, Violentacrez has been one of Reddit's most reviled characters but also one of its most beloved users. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Not Even Kidding: Hidden Camera Show Pulls Scariest Elevator Prank Ever

This so-called prank starts out normally enough, but soon the elevator lights start to flicker and out pops a little girl reminiscent of Samara from The Ring. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

This 'Ryan Lanza Facebook Profile Is The Connecticut Shooter' Stuff Is Fucking Up Everything

According to screen shots of his profile taken by former classmates, this Ryan Lanza is alive, well, emphatically not the shooter, and freaking out about the fact that his face is on cable news. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

SNL Explains the Nudity in Game of Thrones

HBO's Game of Thrones has a lot of nudity in it, sometimes that nudity seems completely gratuitous and unnecessary. Last night, Saturday Night Live proposed a theory as to why that is. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

Newsroom Star Alison Pill Accidentally Posts Topless Pic on Twitter [NSFW]

Actress Alison Pill has taken a more direct approach to nude celebrity photo leaks by posting her own topless photo to Twitter herself. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

You Have to Watch U.S. Gymnast Aly Raisman's Hilarious Parents React to Her Bar Routine

Here is the best video you will see from an entire weekend of Olympic sports: U.S. gymnast Aly Raisman's parents reacting to her bar routine during today's team qualifiers. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

28 Years Ago, The Today Show Aired the Greatest Interview in Television History

If you've been sitting around for the past 27 years waiting to witness the greatest moment in television history, I've got some bad news: You missed it. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

JCPenney Responds to Homophobic Boycott Calls with Gay Father's Day Ad

In what appears to be a direct response to the failed boycott campaign of anti-gay group One Million Moms, JCPenney unveiled a new Father's Day ad featuring a same-sex couple playing with their children. More »

The 100 Most Popular Gawker Stories of 2012; or, What Discerning Internet Readers Clicked On The Most

A Disturbingly Accurate Portrayal of What Happens Every Time 'That Gotye Song' Starts Playing in the Car

Kyle Kaplan and Nick Braun star as every single person on Earth when Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" suddenly comes on the radio. More »