Dead Rapper, Thought to Be Running Scams, Was Actually Dead

After a year-plus of mystery, it appears that the story of Tim Dog—the '90s rapper who was reported dead last February, then thought to have faked his death and disappeared in order to escape debt after running elaborate scams on a number of women—has reached a conclusion, and it was the one we thought all along. » 9/16/14 12:55pm 42 minutes ago

Cougar Town Star Leaves Cougar Town, Which Is Still on TV

The final season premiere of shambling TBS zombie show Cougar Town will feature one rat deserting the ship early, taking his boat and his Penny Can with him. TV Line reports that Brian Van Holt—Courteney Cox's ex-husband on the show and ex-boyfriend in real life—will be leaving in the season premiere, set for early… » 9/16/14 12:45pm 52 minutes ago

Chelsea Manning Breaks Silence to Criticize U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier currently serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking government documents to WikiLeaks, wrote a column for The Guardian criticizing Obama's approach to ISIS. "Based on my experience as an all-source analyst in Iraq during the organization's relative infancy, ISIS cannot be defeated… » 9/16/14 12:05pm Today 12:05pm

The Brilliant Plan to Build a Gondola From Williamsburg to Manhattan

Williamsburg has a problem. The neighborhood's become so popular so quickly that some fear local infrastructure will buckle under the exploding population. Anybody who's ridden the L train lately knows this problem all too well. But that's nothing a few crazy people and a gondola can't solve. » 9/16/14 11:58am Today 11:58am

​Netflix Buys Two Seasons of Judd Apatow Comedy Starring Gillian Jacobs

Deadline reports that Netflix just bought two seasons upfront of a Judd Apatow-produced comedy called Love, which will star Community's Gillian Jacobs and writer/improv actor Paul Rust. The subject of the comedy will be: Love. Specifically, ten episodes about it in 2016, and twelve episodes about it in 2017. The… » 9/16/14 11:46am Today 11:46am

Gossip Triumphs Over Illiteracy Thanks to The Emoji Tatler

Language has been called "mankind's greatest invention," tied for first place alongside Chicken Fries, which are back. The bronze, then, must surely go to writing: a system by which the fleeting echoes of speech are captured and made visible, so that the ephemeral may be recreated with absolute accuracy by strangers… » 9/16/14 11:32am Today 11:32am

Disgruntled Teen Worker Rubs Balls on Stuffed-Crust Hawaiian Pizza

Austin Michael Symonds, an 18-year-old employee of a Papa Murphy's pizzeria in Georgetown, Texas, was arrested by police last week after he was allegedly caught by a customer rubbing his scrotum on a pizza order. According to the arrest warrant obtained by the Austin American-Statesman, the customer confronted the… » 9/16/14 10:27am Today 10:27am

Kanye West Album Tracks, Ranked

A decade ago, Kanye West, this era's most compelling pop musician, released his first album. The conflicted artist presented on The College Dropout—an avowed-Christian backpacker rapping about money, hoes, and rims again—has only grown more complicated in the years since then, and the result is a contradictory, often… » 9/16/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

Lockheed's New Laser Super Turret Could Change Air Combat Forever

Defense giant Lockheed Martin, Notre Dame University, DARPA and the Air Force Research Lab have begun flight testing a streamlined and greatly miniaturized airborne laser turret that has the potential to totally transform air combat as we understand it today. » 9/16/14 9:32am Today 9:32am