​Wednesday Night TV Is Not Afraid to Get Real

At 8/7c. Bring It! on Lifetime has a two-hour finale of whatever it is that happens on that show, fourteen chefs compete in Hell's Kitchen, and we get the second episodes of several TV shows I do not care one way or the other about: Survivor, Mysteries of Laura, The Middle, and The Goldbergs. Mysteries of Laura, you… » 10/01/14 6:50pm 40 minutes ago

These Poor Hollywood Stars Are the Only Ones Still Playing Angry Birds

SNL alums Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph, along with Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, will lead the voice cast of Angry Birds, an animated tie-in movie based on a mobile phone game people liked in 2012. By the time the film comes out in 2016, they'll be the only ones still playing Angry Birds. (And… » 10/01/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

A Reality TV Producer's Secrets to Provoking Unforgettable Moments

For the last ten years, I've made a living in reality TV, working on A&E's addiction show Intervention. Now I'm making a fictional movie about reality TV. As it turns out, they're not that different—many of the methods I used to get the subjects of my show to open up are equally effective on actors. » 10/01/14 6:05pm Today 6:05pm

Secret Service Director Resigns After Failing to Kill Obama

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation today "in light of recent and accumulating reports about the agency," according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest. That is, those times the Secret Service let a guy with a knife get into the White House and a guy with a gun ride an elevator with Obama. » 10/01/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Politico: Obama’s Assassination Would Help Reform the Secret Service

Politico Magazine, a glossy version of Politico, seeks to deliver “really big takes on big subjects holding leaders in Washington and beyond accountable.” Their latest really big take: President Obama’s assassination might be the only way to reform the incompetent U.S. Secret Service. » 10/01/14 5:51pm Today 5:51pm

Apple Blacklisted Europe's Biggest Computer Mag for Bending an iPhone

The latest consumer panic around the bend-ability of new iPhones is largely overblown. Most thin metal things bend. But according to the editors of Computer Bild, a hugely popular tech magazine based in Germany, Apple is banning them for even showing a bending phone. » 10/01/14 5:22pm Today 5:22pm

Selfie Is Secretly the Best Sitcom Pilot This Season

The much-discussed sitcom Selfie premiered last night on ABC, to a strangely high-emotion/low-content response. Gen X reviewers are befuddled, Gen Y is wary; tech and PR people are annoyed (although not all of them!) and misogynists feel validated. I would argue this means the show is doing exactly what it's set out… » 10/01/14 5:15pm Today 5:15pm

Michael Dunn Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Killing Jordan Davis

Jurors in Jacksonville, Florida found Michael Dunn guilty of first degree murder Wednesday afternoon for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In November 2012, Dunn opened fire at an SUV Davis and three other unarmed teenagers were sitting in after becoming enraged at the loud "thug music" coming from the… » 10/01/14 5:07pm Today 5:07pm

Charlize Theron: Different Cycling Studio, Same Rude Cycling 'Tude

Though the sun has set on summer 2014's most explosive feud—Tia Mowry Vs. Charlize Theron, Re: Being Rude at SoulCycle—the Autumn breeze has blown in a warm little update: Charlize is allegedly still cycling, and allegedly still being super rude about it. » 10/01/14 3:24pm Today 3:24pm

Tracy Morgan's Career May Be Over, Says Tracy Morgan's Lawyer

Yesterday, Tracy Morgan made one of his first public statements since a Walmart truck hit his limo bus in June, leaving him with serious physical and neurological injuries. "I'm fighting hard every day to get back," he said. But after that hopeful sentiment, Morgan's lawyer has jumped in to make sure we don't set our… » 10/01/14 2:59pm Today 2:59pm

Now There's Surge Pricing For Food

Surge pricing is Silicon Valley's most insidious trend. Popularized by Uber—a company synonymous with fucking people over—surge pricing allows companies to jack up prices whenever demand is running a little high, reaping profits for startups while customers on a budget are left behind. And now techies have brought the… » 10/01/14 2:27pm Today 2:27pm

Will a Driver Beating a Passenger With a Hammer Force Uber to Grow Up?

San Francisco's District Attorney has already charged the UberX driver who allegedly used a hammer to beat passenger with two felony counts for assault and battery. But the victim, Robert Chicas, will have a harder time suing Uber directly for an attack that left him hospitalized for three days with a fractured skull,… » 10/01/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

New GOP Video Is So Dumb the Words Don't Even Make Sense

Voting is tricky—how are you supposed to know who to vote for? The College Republican National Committee is tapping into this anxiety with an insulting new "parody" campaign ad that imagines the different candidates as dresses (?) for women to wear. » 10/01/14 2:06pm Today 2:06pm

The Weather Channel's Winter Storm Names Are a Cheap Advertising Ploy

No credible agency in the United States names winter storms. That being said, The Weather Channel sent out a press release this morning announcing this year's list of winter storm names. The project continues the network's incredibly clever viewer-run advertising campaign. » 10/01/14 1:46pm Today 1:46pm

OutKast, Contextually

The four rail lines that comprise the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) meet at Five Points Station. The station, which was opened in 1979 and later added North-South lines in 1981, is located in the middle of downtown and serves as a transportation hub for the metro area's five million residents.… » 10/01/14 12:45pm Today 12:45pm