Three Americans Detained in North Korea Plead for American Help

Three Americans being held as prisoners in North Korea—Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller, and Jeffrey Edward Fowle—were granted surprise interviews with two American news organizations, the Associated Press and CNN, Monday. All three men described their overall humane treatment but also pleaded for Washington's… » 9/02/14 9:59am 6 minutes ago

Maybe We'll Have a War in Somalia Now, or Just Keep Quietly Bombing It

Pentagon officials announced over the weekend that they'd executed some kind of an air-strike operation against members of Al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group in Somalia, because apparently defense planners are really used to multitasking at this point, and it feels weird now to just bomb one thing, you know? » 9/02/14 9:53am 12 minutes ago

Tamra Is Bitter, Miserable, and More on Real Housewives of OC Reunion

It's the final installment of the Real Housewives of Orange County reunion, which means everyone gets one last chance to tell Tamra what a monster she is! In the midst of it all, Tamra delivers one emphatic "FUCK YOU" to Vicki, who drops, "You're supposed to be getting better and better and better, but guess what? You… » 9/02/14 9:45am 20 minutes ago

Yet Another Flight Diverted After Battle Over Reclining Seats

The latest skirmish in the great legroom wars of 2014 took place on a flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida, Monday, as the third commercial flight in just one week was diverted after passengers argued over a reclining seat. » 9/02/14 9:38am 27 minutes ago

Teenhunt Underway After 32 Teens Escape Detention Center in Nashville

Thirty-two teenage boys escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Nashville Monday night by taking advantage of a "weak spot" in a "anti-climb chain-linked fence"—crawling underneath. Fifteen of the teens either turned themselves in or were found by authorities, CNN reports. A number of the boys,… » 9/02/14 8:23am Today 8:23am

This Guy Was Sharing The Hacked Celeb Nudes Weeks Before They Leaked


Last night, we brought you the story of the Deadspin reader whose girlfriend was approached on Aug. 19 with a strange request—a Facebook user going by the (presumably fake) name of Jason Killan offered her $5,000 for nude pictures or videos. Our reader—we'll call him David—messaged Killan to tell him to fuck off,… » 9/01/14 10:31pm Yesterday 10:31pm

Everything We Know About the Alleged Celeb Nude "Trading Ring" and Leak

Over the last 24 hours, one portion of what's purportedly a huge, months-old cache of private celebrity nude photographs—the product of an "underground celeb n00d-trading ring," according to one anonymous 4chan poster—was leaked to anonymous image boards like AnonIB and 4chan. » 9/01/14 9:05pm Yesterday 9:05pm

Man Nearly Dies In Ice Bucket Challenge After Plane Drops Water On Him

Belgian photographer Bruno Brokken is in critical condition after having 396 gallons of water dropped on him from a firefighting plane at a height of only 22 feet near Girona, Spain. That's thousands of pounds of water. » 9/01/14 3:02pm Yesterday 3:02pm

Here Are the Novels You Should Read Right After Labor Day

This September will be particularly insane for novels. If it fits a back-to-school theme to have the big literary hits of the fall drop then, it's also confusing. Most people would otherwise read these while lying on the dock over Labor Day weekend. Instead that's a privilege reserved for the humblebraggers who get… » 9/01/14 9:00am Yesterday 9:00am

Is This 4chan Offshoot the Ground Zero for the Leaked Celebrity Nudes?

As the dust settles after yesterday's seemingly endless parade of hacked celebrity nudes, it's become clear that some of the photos had been circulating around the web for a while. Even Deadspin readers were aware of them. But where did they originate, and how did they leak widely so suddenly? One anonymous image… » 9/01/14 8:37am Yesterday 8:37am