All Rise for John Oliver's All-Dog Supreme Court

TV coverage of the Supreme Court is hampered by the longstanding ban on cameras inside the highest court in the land. News shows have been forced to make do with sometimes-shoddy artists' renderings of the Justices, and John Oliver's sick of it. So here's his alternative proposal: Let's just use this footage of dogs… » 10/20/14 2:34pm 11 minutes ago

Yahoo Still Thinks It Can Acquire Success

Faced with sagging ad sales, Yahoo has decided to keep trying to same failing strategy: gobbling up fledgling startups to reinvigorate the aging behemoth. An activist investor already slammed this approach as a money-burning fuck up. But CEO Marissa Mayer is undeterred. She plans to squander profits from Yahoo's stake… » 10/20/14 2:26pm 18 minutes ago

South Carolina Republican Calls Gay Couples "Gremlins"

Anthony Culler is the Republican candidate for United States Congress in South Carolina's 6th District. He probably wasn't in any danger of beating longtime incumbent James Clyburn in this heavily Democratic district. But he sure does want everybody to know how much he hates the gays. » 10/20/14 2:17pm 28 minutes ago

The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army

Gamergate is substantively about nothing; ask a hundred of its angry, anonymous backers what it's fighting for, and you'll get a hundred different, zany answers. But a few internet opportunists are using the chaos to make themselves celebrities. » 10/20/14 2:08pm 37 minutes ago

Microsoft CEO Apology Less Convincing When He Stands to Make $18 M/Year

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is better prepared for his apology tour than he was for his panel at the Grace Hopper conference for women in computing. He gave CNBC and USA Today the same line explaining why he encouraged women to rely on "karma" and the "have faith in the system" rather than ask for a raise. » 10/20/14 1:58pm 47 minutes ago

Brave Local Reporter Refuses to Be Silenced in the Face of Big Pumpkin

Being a good reporter often means pissing off the very person you're attempting to interview—you try to keep it civil, but sometimes, the situation spirals out of your control. When an establishment menace in a festive outfit attempted to silence a New Hampshire TV journalist last night, he handled it like a pro. » 10/20/14 1:05pm Today 1:05pm

The Sad, Weird World of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials—these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families, and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference.… » 10/20/14 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

Bethenny Frankel Is Back to Terrorize The Real Housewives of NYC

"Skinny" cocktail purveyor and children's pajama-wearer Bethenny Frankel is coming back to the show that started it all for her: The Real Housewives of New York City. The feral screams you heard along Central Park West this morning were Jill Zarin's, don't worry about it. » 10/20/14 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

The Comeback Is Back: Season 2's First Extended Trailer

The upcoming season of The Comeback will dive further into the wormhole of meta-television as an HBO show about an HBO show. Per this first extended look at the second season of the brilliant Lisa Kudrow/Michael Patrick King faux reality series, Kudrow's Valerie Cherish is cast in an HBO series called Seeing Red,… » 10/20/14 11:55am Today 11:55am

Russell Brand Brings His Revolution to Fox News Lobby, Gets Kicked Out

After Sean Hannity canceled Russell Brand's scheduled appearance on his show, Brand showed up to Fox News anyway, to film an episode of his web show The Trews. As he was standing outside the building, laying into Hannity and Bill O'Reilly for perpetuating Islamophobia, he ended up in a confrontation with security—all… » 10/20/14 11:50am Today 11:50am