George Zimmerman Wants to be a Kardashian, Identifies With Anne Frank

GQ's new profile on the Zimmerman family contains a number of startling revelations, but some of the strangest asides come from the family's bizarre view of itself as one big paranoid, Kardashian-esque branding opportunity. » 9/29/14 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Which Cable News Star Almost Fucked George Zimmerman’s Brother?

Today GQ published a long profile of George Zimmerman’s family, with a focus on how they’ve dealt with the media’s intense scrutiny of their brother, who shot and killed a black teenager named Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Zimmerman’s gay brother, Robert, handled the new attention by very nearly sleeping with an… » 9/29/14 6:50pm Yesterday 6:50pm

Walmart: Tracy Morgan Should Have Buckled Up Before Our Truck Hit Him

Tracy Morgan sued Walmart in July after one of the company's trucks crashed into the actor's limo bus, critically injuring Morgan and killing Morgan's friend and mentor, comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair. Today the company responded, to paraphrase, "Dear Tracy, We don't owe you shit. Love, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Save… » 9/29/14 6:30pm Yesterday 6:30pm

Here's What You Should Watch on TV Tonight

How was your weekend? We watched Transparent and let me tell you, by episode five you will not want to stop. It is a damned killer. Then we watched The Good Wife, where a seriously stressful situation resolved itself in a lovely way. Then we slept, because that is too much TV for a whole weekend, much less a single… » 9/29/14 6:22pm Yesterday 6:22pm

Source: These Post-Its Show Google Scheming to Steal Trade Secrets

Two lawsuits filed last month against Google claim the search giant tried to steal superior video streaming technology from VSL Communications, a company it was in talks to acquire. According to the filings, VSL discovered the scheme thanks to some Post-It notes on which phrases like "Try to destroy email" were… » 9/29/14 6:03pm Yesterday 6:03pm

Supreme Court to Ohio: No Early Voting for You

The Supreme Court delayed the start of early voting in Ohio today in a 5-4 vote. Early voting in the Buckeye State was supposed to begin on Tuesday but was shut down by the high court's decision to postpone it, despite civil lawsuits that argued reducing voting days would make it difficult for low-income families to… » 9/29/14 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

Newsweek Warns Readers About Fareed Zakaria’s Plagiarism

Last month, a pair of anonymous Twitter users named @blippoblappo and @crushingbort began compiling examples of passages and transcripts that CNN anchor/author/thinkfluencer Fareed Zakaria had plagiarized over the past twenty years. Now one of Zakaria’s former venues is addressing—or at least acknowledging—the pair’s… » 9/29/14 5:39pm Yesterday 5:39pm

Secret Service Let Knife-Wielding Intruder Run Loose in White House

Omar Jose Gonzalez, the man arrested earlier this month for charging into the White House after hoping its front fence, made it farther into the building than previously reported, according to the Washington Post. » 9/29/14 5:30pm Yesterday 5:30pm

Help Fund the Internet's Best Drugs Database

Several times a week, someone logs onto Erowid and writes about getting high. They've just eaten some weed and experienced "extreme amplified worry," for instance, or downed an insane cocktail of hallucinogens and discovered that god loves fractals. It's probably the most comprehensive database of drug experiences out… » 9/29/14 4:55pm Yesterday 4:55pm

Amanda Bynes Breaks Silence by Getting Arrested for DUI

It was only last year that Amanda Bynes—tossing bongs out of windows, lighting dogs on fire—was briefly one of the most unpredictable celebrities in America. But last September she entered into rehab and since then she's only been in the press on her own terms. That is, until today: TMZ is reporting that Bynes was… » 9/29/14 4:43pm Yesterday 4:43pm

Walmart Appoints Instagram's CEO to Its Board of Directors

Walmart, a ruthless retailer known for abusing employees and pulverizing local businesses, just installed Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom onto its board of directors. And why the hell not? Walmart is desperate for some Silicon Valley magic to rub off on its burdened brand. » 9/29/14 4:36pm Yesterday 4:36pm

Texting and Driving? You'd Be Safer Swimming With Sharks

Distraction is a way of life in the 21st century, and it's dangerous. Thanks to technology, we're now accustomed — and at times are actually addicted — to a constant stream of micro-communication. This is the modern way of life, for better or worse, but there's one distracted behavior we can easily change: texting… » 9/24/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm