The Best Restaurant in New York Is: The Empire State Building

Rich: Everything leading up to our meal at STATE Grill and Bar at the Empire State Building was so pleasant. The woman who called to confirm our reservation pronounced my last name right with no prompting. The greeting I received upon entering the actual Empire State Building was a jolly "WELCOME TO THE EMPIRE STATE… » 10/30/14 9:00am 5 minutes ago

Report: Teresa Giudice Blew $10k On 13-Year-Old Daughter's Music Video

Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice is heading to prison in January for bankruptcy, mail, and wire fraud. But it's nice to see that's not stopping her from giving up the habit that got her and husband Joe in trouble in the first place: spending exorbitant sums of money on dumb shit. » 10/30/14 8:31am 34 minutes ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"

Since he took control of Apple after the death of Steve Jobs, it feels like the only person who didn't say how Tim Cook is the most powerful gay executive in the world was Tim Cook. Today, he lets it all out. » 10/30/14 8:08am 57 minutes ago

Long Island Woman Beheaded By Son Identified as College Professor

The Long Island woman found beheaded on the street in front of an apartment complex in Farmingdale on Tuesday night has been identified as 66-year-old Farmingdale State College professor Patricia Ward. Police have confirmed that her 35-year-old son, Derek, killed her before jumping in front of an oncoming Long Island… » 10/30/14 8:02am Today 8:02am

Report: Jian Ghomeshi Couldn't Attack Women in Front of His Teddy Bear

A total of eight women, including Trailer Park Boys actress Lucy DeCoutere, have come forward to the Toronto Star with detailed stories of escalating violence and sexual harassment at the hands of former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi. » 10/29/14 10:33pm Yesterday 10:33pm

Mama June on Child Molester Ex: "The Truth Will Come Out on My Side"

Wresting the dark story away from TMZ, E! aired an "exclusive interview" with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch Mama June, who was finally forced to (sort of) address the deeply depressing rumor that she's back together with a convicted child molester who raped her oldest daughter. » 10/29/14 9:29pm Yesterday 9:29pm

Woman Describes Date with CBC Host Jian Ghomeshi: "He Hit Me Repeatedly"

A woman who briefly dated Jian Ghomeshi—the former CBC host accused of beating several women—tells the Canadian radio station that he ended their last date by throwing her on the ground and punching her over and over until she started crying. » 10/29/14 8:07pm Yesterday 8:07pm

Can San Francisco's Puppet Mayor Survive Despite His Techie Friends?

For much of Ed Lee's first term as Mayor of San Francisco, he enjoyed both the popular support of the public and the financial backing of tech tycoons. Last March, a stunning 65 percent of local voters approved of Lee's handling of the job. Then the Google Bus protests happened, the cost of living kept rising, and… » 10/29/14 6:52pm Yesterday 6:52pm

​Wednesday Night TV Didn't Love the Nineties the First Time Around

Week's moving at quite a clip now, picking up speed. The end in sight. Hallowe'en spookily looming, and the long days after. Soon, on Sunday night, Daylight Savings will either begin or end depending on how that works. But for now, the days end darker and darker every time; they yearn for equinox. And what can we… » 10/29/14 6:02pm Yesterday 6:02pm

Whisper CEO Insists That The Guardian "Got the Facts Wrong"

Whisper CEO Michael Heyward has turned more forceful in dismissing allegations from The Guardian that his anonymous app was tracking users, including people who opted out of geolocation before sharing their secrets. » 10/29/14 5:33pm Yesterday 5:33pm

What's Leaving Netflix on Friday

You have 48 hours to watch the following movies before they leave Netflix with no word on when they will return. Could be in a week, could be years from now. You don't know, and Netflix isn't telling. Luckily a lot of them suck super bad so this will not be painful for you, but then in other cases maybe you will find,… » 10/29/14 5:10pm Yesterday 5:10pm

This Week in Tabloids: Ariana Grande Screams Whenever She's Thirsty

Welcome to Midweek Madness, in which your friendly neighborhood idiot goes door-to-door looking for chicken wings and ends up with suspicious-looking nuggets instead. This week, Oprah's car runs over an anonymous foot, Kanye threatens to crack the Kardashian Safe of B-Roll Lies, Tommy Mottola is maybe tryna holler at… » 10/29/14 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm

The Best Restaurant in New York Is: The Empire State Building

Rich: Everything leading up to our meal at STATE Grill and Bar at the Empire State Building was so pleasant. The woman who called to confirm our reservation pronounced my last name right with no prompting. The greeting I received upon entering the actual Empire State Building was a jolly "WELCOME TO THE EMPIRE STATE… » 10/30/14 9:00am 5 minutes ago