Cult Rush Week: The Church of Scientology Thinks I'm Terrible

It was muggy in the city and hot as hell, so I figured it was as good a day as any to escape the heat by taking an introductory personality test at the Church of Scientology's New York headquarters. It's appropriately located in the theater district, with a Broadway-style marquee out front and flat screen televisions… » 7/25/14 1:26pm 9 minutes ago

Jimmy Kimmel Sells Gullible Apple Fans on a Fake iWatch

An Apple "iWatch" has been rumored for years, and might finally arrive this fall. And no matter how bad it is, people will buy it, as Jimmy Kimmel found out when he slapped an Apple sticker on a $20 Casio and introduced "the new Apple watch" to some eager consumers. » 7/25/14 1:16pm 19 minutes ago

Utah Candidate Charged With Pistol-Whipping Man Over Pain Pill Debt

A candidate for the Utah State Legislature is in a bit of a pickle after he allegedly kidnapped and pistol-whipped a man over a debt owed for some prescription pain pills. » 7/25/14 11:57am Today 11:57am

Experts Say ISIS's Female Genital Mutilation Order Is Fake

Yesterday, the U.N. resident and humanitarian coordinator in Iraq warned reporters that ISIS — the Sunni militant group taking over Iraq and Syria — had ordered 4 million women and girls in Mosul to undergo genital mutilation. Today, analysts say the written fatwa Jacqueline Badcock based her warning on is fake. » 7/25/14 11:35am Today 11:35am

Checking in With Gwyneth Paltrow, Book Critic to the Stars

Gwyneth Paltrow, a book author, is not someone we commonly associate with libraries, because they have dust, and that dust is not macrobiotic. But she is a dedicated reader, or, at least, a dedicated recommender of books, a fact of which we have clear and incontrovertible proof in the latest issue of GOOP. » 7/25/14 11:08am Today 11:08am

Cheerleader Who Sued Her Parents Now Taking Her Boyfriend to Court

Rachel Canning, the New Jersey high school cheerleader who sued her parents for child support and college tuition, filed a restraining order against her boyfriend this week. It totally sucks, but her parents were kind of right about this guy. » 7/25/14 9:50am Today 9:50am

Terrifying California Porcelain Dolls Weren't So Terrifying After All

Breathe easy, Orange County: there is not some sinister serial killer leaving porcelain doll replicas of the little girls he plans to chop up and eat at homes around San Clemente. In fact, it was probably just some weird old grandma! » 7/25/14 8:42am Today 8:42am