A Who's On First Email Exchange With Hapless Skins PR Boss Tony Wyllie

Earlier tonight, the Washington football team released a statement on behalf of GM Scot McCloughan’s wife Jessica, apologizing for having sent tweets accusing an ESPN reporter of trading sexual favors for access. But just a few hours before releasing the statement, Washington PR svengali Tony Wyllie told both Black… »9/03/15 9:15am4 minutes ago

Remember Concussion Director Peter Landesman's Sketchy, Unprovable Sex Trafficking Exposé?

Emails released in the Sony hack reveal that Concussion director and screenwriter Peter Landesman altered his upcoming film, which seeks to shed light on the deathly consequences faced by NFL players after getting hit in the head repeatedly, to prevent possible legal action by the NFL. Landesman, a former journalist… »9/03/15 9:00am19 minutes ago

Reports: The Two Vice News Reporters Arrested in Turkey Have Been Released

Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, the two Vice News journalists arrested on terror charges in Turkey last week, have been released, according to Turkish officials who spoke with the Associated Press and CNN Turk. The journalists’ Iraqi fixer and translator, Mohammed Rasool, reportedly remains in prison.
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Here's the Mr. Robot Scene That Caused USA To Postpone Its Finale

Last Wednesday, the first season finale of USA’s cult hit and utterly enthralling show Mr. Robot was supposed to air. But after WDBJ’s Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot live on air by Vester Lee Flanagan last Wednesday morning, USA announced that it was delaying the finale. The network’s statement read: »9/02/15 10:48pmYesterday 10:48pm

Sheriff: Man Fatally Shot by Police With Arms Raised Held "Something" in His Hand

According to a Texas sheriff, investigators are reviewing a second video of a San Antonio man who was shot and killed by police while appearing to surrender on Friday, one that shows what they believe to be a knife in his hand. »9/02/15 8:00pmYesterday 8:00pm

15 Common English Words That You Probably Didn't Know Were Still Trademarked

The English language is a voracious eater, consuming words and digesting them into whole new things. Sometimes words that used to be trademarked by companies pass into generic use—like escalator, thermos, and aspirin. And sometimes words live in limbo: still trademarked, but used all the time as generic terms. Here… »9/02/15 4:11pmYesterday 4:11pm

Why Is the Guardian Lying About the Pope’s Trees?

The Guardian today, picking up on a paper in Nature, reports that scientists have calculated that there are more than “3tn” trees on Earth. The “3tn” means three trillion. What does “trillion” mean in British English? Did they give up on that “billion”-means-“trillion”/“trillion”-means-“quintillion” nonsense yet? … »9/02/15 2:55pmYesterday 2:55pm

This Week In Tabloids: Christine Ouzounian Leaves Her Pregnancy Tests Everywhere

Welcome to Midweek Madness, where we get a text message from our best friend Jennifer Aniston that says, “:-\ Justin and I r getting a divorce,” sigh, roll our eyes, respond, “Awww bb want me to come over?” to which she responds, “sure, but i’m fine alone,” sigh again, roll our eyes again, hop in the car and head over… »9/02/15 2:44pmYesterday 2:44pm

The New York Times Is Suddenly No Longer Above Reading Someone's Hacked Emails

When hackers dumped an unfathomably large trove of internal materials from Sony Pictures on the internet last December, it created a feeding frenzy among reporters—unless you worked at the New York Times, which took a moral stance against touching stolen goods. Today, the Times has a big story explicitly based on… »9/02/15 2:30pmYesterday 2:30pm