Did Nicki Minaj Fake Her Wardrobe Malfunction at the VMAs?

There weren't a lot of non-Beyoncé related talked-about moments at this year's VMAs, but one that came sort of close was Nicki Minaj's wardrobe malfunction during the show's (great) opening performance. But was that almost-talked-about-but-not blooper planned all along? » 8/27/14 1:21pm 18 minutes ago

The New York Times Is Just as Corrupt and Cowardly as Andrew Cuomo

The New York Times editorial board, with great pride in its own high-mindedness, has refused to endorse Andrew Cuomo's campaign for renomination as governor of New York in the upcoming Democratic primary. As the Times' reporters have amply documented, Andrew Cuomo is, in his role as a self-appointed champion of clean… » 8/27/14 1:08pm 32 minutes ago

These Are, Apparently, the First Nikki Finke Photos in Decades

Back in 2009, Defamer offered $1,000 for new pictures of Nikki Finke, the then-powerful, much-feared Hollywood blogger who hadn't been photographed in God knows how long. Two years later, The Daily published what it claimed—but what Finke denied—were photographs of the mysterious writer. But now, finally (?) we have… » 8/27/14 12:39pm Today 12:39pm

App Allows the Men of Atlanta to Creep on Their Favorite Cheerleaders

If you are an Atlanta Falcons season-ticket holder and enjoy the company of professional cheerleaders, congratulations: you can now order a cheerleader to your stadium seat via app. To uh, take a picture. It's a plot only creepy NFL marketers and anti-social app developers could devise. » 8/27/14 12:13pm Today 12:13pm

Meet the Sexy Alien-Worship Cult Behind International Go Topless Day

Three days ago in New York City, dozens of bared breasts and half as many women marched from Columbus Circle to Bryant Park, accompanied by a coterie of similarly topless men. The occasion—International Go Topless Day—was marked by eager press coverage in the New York Post and elsewhere. Very little of it mentioned… » 8/27/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Police Mistake Black Producer in Town for Emmys as Bank Robber

Producer Charles Belk was held by Beverly Hills police for nearly six hours last Friday after police mistook him for another bald, black man—one who robbed a Citibank. Belk, visiting for Emmys, was on his way to put money in his parking meter when he was detained and hauled off to a police station. » 8/27/14 11:44am Today 11:44am

Cards Against Humanity's Accused Rapist Banned from Tech Conference

Cards Against Humanity has supplanted classic games like "snort the adderall" and "kings" as the pastime of choice for the early-20s set. Max Temkin, the card game's creator, is an accused rapist—a charge that's only finally catching up with him. » 8/27/14 11:34am Today 11:34am

Here's the Daily Show Segment on Ferguson You've Been Waiting For

Jon Stewart is back after the Daily Show's annual summer hiatus, and it seems he missed a few things, like the police killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. So, better late than never, we finally get Stewart's take on Ferguson—specifically, his outrage at the way the shooting and subsequent… » 8/27/14 11:05am Today 11:05am

Idris Elba Finally Speaks About His Allegedly Massive Penis

Idris Elba appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to (among other things, I'm sure) re-clear the air about, uh, that photo of him. His pants? I mean—well, the photo of what was in his pants. You know? That photo. » 8/27/14 10:44am Today 10:44am

American Journalist Held Hostage in Syria Returns to the U.S.

American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held hostage by the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Syria for almost two years, is back in the U.S. He met his mom at Logan International Airport last night. In a statement to the Associated Press, Curtis said, » 8/27/14 10:35am Today 10:35am

My So-Called Life: Ranking the Episodes, 20 Years Later

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the premiere of ABC's My So-Called Life, which is important in some ways—its impact on culture, on television, on Tavi Gevinson—but not so important in other ways, namely that every piece of media is available to everybody and therefore time no longer has any meaning. » 8/27/14 10:13am Today 10:13am

Loose Lips and Award Show Slips: What Celeb Antics Will We See Tonight?

Hollywood is kind of like high school, except that everyone is beautiful, popular, and has a really nice car. Tonight, as the stars don their finest frocks and strut down the red carpet with their anxiously-scrawled speeches clutched tightly in their sweaty little palms, it's time for you to award them, yearbook… » 8/25/14 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm

Meet the Sexy Alien-Worship Cult Behind International Go Topless Day

Three days ago in New York City, dozens of bared breasts and half as many women marched from Columbus Circle to Bryant Park, accompanied by a coterie of similarly topless men. The occasion—International Go Topless Day—was marked by eager press coverage in the New York Post and elsewhere. Very little of it mentioned… » 8/27/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm