Heat Lightning Does Not Exist

One of the best ways to spend a summer evening is to stand outside and watch a distant storm, the soft rumbles of thunder distracting you from the mosquitoes eating you alive. The most well-known part of these summertime thunderstorms is a phenomenon known as “heat lightning,” which doesn’t really exist. » 7/28/15 2:25pm 53 minutes ago

Lawsuit Accuses Conan Writers of Stealing Lame Jokes From Twitter

A freelance comedy writer who says he contributed to Jay Leno’s Tonight Show for 20 years now claims he also contributed to Conan a number of times this year—involuntarily, after the Conan writers stole his jokes from Twitter. He’s suing Conan O’Brien, the writers, and TBS in California federal court. » 7/28/15 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Famous Lion Was Killed by a Minnesota Dentist With $55,000 to Spare

According to reports, the man who shot a famous Zimbabwean lion named Cecil wasn’t a mysterious Spanish hunter at all—it was a wealthy American dentist named Walter Palmer with a history of breaking laws in his hunt for paws.http://gawker.com/hunt-for-spani... » 7/28/15 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

Mike Huckabee: Jews Loved My Holocaust Tweet

Last Sunday, former Arkansas governor and enraged Nostradamus impersonator Mike Huckabee thought it would be a good idea to say that Obama was “marching the Israelis to the door of the oven.” It was not. And yet, despite all evidence to the contrary, Mike Huckabee is standing by his Holocaust reference—and, according… » 7/28/15 11:45am Today 11:45am

Colin Farrell Discusses Flopping, Fame: "All of It’s a Delusion"

Colin Farrell may or may not be the true detective, but he is certainly a gentleman and a scholar, as he proved on last night’s episode of Tavis Smiley. Midway through the half-hour interview, Smiley backed into a question regarding the 2004 box-office disappointment Alexander, and Farrell took up the subject with… » 7/28/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Azealia Banks Slams Australia: "Violent," "Terrible," "Too Far Away" 

Noted tweeter Azealia Banks took on the entire continent of Australia yesterday after a radio presenter (Paul “Browny” Brown) tweeted, with shade intended, “...Congratulations to @AZEALIABANKS for completing her First Ever Full Australian Concert at @SITG.” Wow—rude. » 7/28/15 9:50am Today 9:50am