Captain and 2 Crew Members Arrested After S. Korean Ferry Catastrophe

After a ferry sank off South Korea last week, leaving over 266 missing and 36 confirmed dead, an arrest warrant was put out for the ferry's captain, Lee Joon-seok. He and a helmsman, as well as a rookie third mate, were taken into custody this afternoon. » 4/19/14 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

Senator Holds Commuter Safety Presser, Almost Gets Hit By Train

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel narrowly dodged an oncoming train as Milford Mayor Ben Blake spoke about commuter safety. » 4/19/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

Tell-All Documentary About Hollywood Sex Abuse In the Works

After Michael Egan came forward this week with details of sex abuse he was a victim of in the late 90s at the hands of X-Men director Bryan Singer, it was revealed that a documentary about this and other stories of the sordid Hollywood sex ring has been in the works for two years. » 4/19/14 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Thanks, Heartbleed: Obamacare Site Urges Users to Change Passwords

If you have an account on, you might consider getting a new password. The internet security flaw known as Heartbleed, which left everyone's personal data on Google and Facebook open for the taking, hasn't reared its ugly head at Obamacare, but the administration is encouraging users to be proactive just… » 4/19/14 10:41am Today 10:41am

The Great Big Bryan Singer Sex Party Mailbag

X-Men director Bryan Singer strenuously denies that he drugged and raped a 17-year-old in 1998, and claims he has evidence to prove that he wasn't even in Hawaii at the time the assault is said to have been taken place there. But the accusation has opened the floodgates of stories, memories, rumors and gossip—much of… » 4/18/14 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

Ernie Pyle, War Correspondent, Died on This Day in 1945

Journalism has a short shelf life, which is why people who are not journalists mostly don't remember the name "Ernie Pyle" anymore. He died on this day in 1945, doing what he had done more or less throughout World War II, which was to say hang around with a bunch of troops on the front lines of a difficult war so he… » 4/18/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

Meet the Maids Who Clean Manhattan's Filthy Apartments and Messy Lives


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What really goes on in Manhattan's glass apartments? To welcome back Lifetime's primetime drama Devious Maids, Studio@Gawker sent out a reporter to ask three real-life New York City housecleaners about their jobs, their lives, and their clients. Here's the dirt she dug up. [Note: All names have been changed with the… » 4/18/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm