James Foley's Mother Speaks Out: "We Have Never Been Prouder of Our Son"

The mother of American photojournalist James Foley—reportedly the subject of a brutal beheading video released today by the militant group ISIS—spoke out Tuesday night to praise her son and request mercy for the remaining hostages. » 8/19/14 10:58pm Yesterday 10:58pm

Techie Apartment Complex Declares San Francisco the "Promised Land"

NEMA hadn't even opened before the luxury apartment complex became the recipient of San Francisco's collective scorn. The complex, which is conveniently nuzzled between the headquarters of Twitter, Square, and Uber, attempted to rename the poverty-stricken Mid-Market neighborhood "New Market"—ostensibly to help its… » 8/19/14 8:18pm Yesterday 8:18pm

Uber Launches Corner Store Delivery In D.C.'s Whitest Neighborhoods

It's been a busy day for Uber. In addition to adding a presidential mastermind to the payroll, the company also began an "experimental" delivery service called Corner Store "rolling out first to DC area customers." According to ThinkProgress, those customers all have something in common. (Spoiler: they're white.) » 8/19/14 7:06pm Yesterday 7:06pm

Farrah Abraham's Stripping "Research" Just Made Her $500,000

When we last checked in on Backdoor Teen Mom Farrah Abraham, she had started working at an Austin, Tex. strip club as "research" for some unannounced book or movie she may participate in at some point in the theoretical future—just like Jennifer Aniston! Well, it's apparently not just research anymore: Both Farrah and… » 8/19/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Legendary Investor Has No Idea If Delivery Apps Will Ever Be Profitable

Silicon Valley loves reviving the dead. Whether it's propping up publishing or resuscitating mobile app incubators, investors are hellbent pumping money into yesteryear's financial fiascos. And no where is that Culture of Resurrection quite as apparent as it is in the on-demand delivery market. » 8/19/14 6:51pm Yesterday 6:51pm

Here's Rick Perry's Mugshot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in this afternoon at the Travis County Jail in Austin. He was indicted on two felony charges late last Friday stemming from allegations that his office maneuvered to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign from her position. » 8/19/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Run a "Barely Legal" Pawn Shop

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul got the old band—and by "band" I mean "crystal meth operation"—back together for a fake pawn shop reality show to promote the upcoming Emmys. 2013 Best Actress in a Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus also appears, playing 1996 Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus. » 8/19/14 5:58pm Yesterday 5:58pm

No, Tropical Storm Lowell Won't Hit California

In yet another shining example of good information falling into uninformed hands, a rumor is spreading through Facebook that a tropical storm could hit southern California in the next couple of days. Thankfully (or not, given the crushing drought), there is a 99.5% chance that it will not happen. » 8/19/14 5:41pm Yesterday 5:41pm

No Headline Can Prepare You for Infowars' Live Ferguson Coverage

Advanced conspiracy theoretician and herbal tincture entrepreneur Alex Jones has had two of his reporters and one cameraman live on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri since last week. The results—predictably insane, punctuated by long intervals of horrible sanity—defy easy categorization. "Difficult" is a start. » 8/19/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

ISIS Beheads American Journalist James Foley in Video Message to U.S.

ISIS militants released gruesome video footage this afternoon of the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley as a message to the U.S. to stop intervening in Iraq. Foley, a freelancer who contributed to the Global Post, was first captured in Libya in 2012, released, and then kidnapped again around… » 8/19/14 5:18pm Yesterday 5:18pm

Nathan Fielder Comes Clean About His Pornographic Instagram Photos

Nathan Fielder's Instagram account is mainly known for photos of him smiling, eating food, and sitting in his car. Also, hidden photos of old naked dudes. On Conan last night, he discussed how his private business keeps "accidentally" ending up on social media. » 8/19/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

Ferguson Police Will Finally Get the One Device They Really Need

In a statement today, Ferguson's police department announced that it is committed to buying vest cameras for its officers. When it finally happens, it'll be a great first step. And it'll happen even faster if we ditch the bloated, expensive wearable cam tech cops use today for something accessible to every U.S.… » 8/19/14 4:32pm Yesterday 4:32pm

K. Michelle, the Hardest Feeling Woman in Showbiz, On Her Hip-Hopera

Before a full house at the Bryant Park Hotel's screening room last night, singer/songwriter/reality TV genius K. Michelle told the crowd that she wanted to find an "over-the-top" way to commemorate the first anniversary of her debut album, Rebellious Soul. Her solution was Rebellious Soul: The Musical, a 30-minute… » 8/19/14 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

Teen Stoners Freak Out Over Fake Facebook Drug Task Force

Kids these days, right? When the punks aren't selfie-ing their Kardashians on Facebook, they're trying to put honest street dealers out of business by buying their dope online. So when National Report published the article "Facebook Drug Task Force To Begin Monitoring All Messages October 1st" on Monday,… » 8/19/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm