Andrew Cuomo’s Ethics Panel Exposes Andrew Cuomo’s Shadiness

Last year, Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of New York, assembled an independent ethics panel to expose the pernicious, deep-rooted culture of corruption in Albany. In its own way, it worked: Today’s New York Times has a big feature recounting how Cuomo sought to steer—and in some cases quash—the panel’s… » 7/23/14 1:30pm 16 minutes ago

Here Are 9 More Media Companies That Test Employees for Drugs

Earlier this month, Gawker named eight big media companies that continue to screen prospective employees for drug consumption. This drew dozens of emails and hundreds of comments from working journalists willing to talk about their own company’s testing practices. It’s time to spill their secrets. » 7/23/14 1:08pm 37 minutes ago

NRA: Let's Make Schoolkids Shoot Guns "to Advance to the Next Grade"

You may have noticed that we have a school shooting problem. Well, not according to the NRA. But if we did have a school shooting problem, the NRA has a plan: Create "gun-required zones" and gun-welfare programs, and make weapons training "necessary to advance to the next grade" for Sally and Timmy. » 7/23/14 1:00pm 46 minutes ago

Justin Bieber Accused of Cutting Disneyland Lines in Bogus Wheelchair

Canadian petty crimelord Justin Bieber was pushed around Disneyland in a wheelchair over the weekend, causing wild speculation that not only is he a sarcastic little asshole, he's also an unfair line-jumper and a blight on the Happiest Place on Earth. "Justin Bieber + wheelchair + Disneyland = I get to cut to the… » 7/23/14 12:50pm 56 minutes ago

John Travolta's Alleged Ex-Boyfriend Sues for Right To Kiss and Tell

When pilot Doug Gotterba spilled the tea on his alleged six-year affair with alleged man who sleeps with men John Travolta to the National Enquirer in 2012, Travolta's camp slapped him with a cease and desist. That's about as revealing as Travolta himself walking right up to Gotterba, slapping him on the face with… » 7/23/14 12:38pm Today 12:38pm

An Investigation Into the Facts Surrounding True Detective Season Two

The rumor mill built over True Detective second season's swift-flowing mystery river has ground out more twists than there even were in that craaaaazy first season (there were not actually that many twists in the first season!). One week this A-list star's pretty much confirmed, the next, nothing is true because… » 7/23/14 12:28pm Today 12:28pm

This Is Why the Heat Index Is So Important

Out of the comfort and into the fire went the central United States this week as the latest NotReallyAPolarVortex left in a hurry. Temperatures themselves are hot enough — topping 105°F in places — but as the old phrase goes, it's not the heat that gets you, it's the humidity. On days like today, the heat index is… » 7/23/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Oregon Voters Will Decide on Pot Legalization This November

A ballot initiative that would make recreational cannabis use lawful in Oregon has earned enough signatures to secure a place on the state's November ballot, meaning voters will soon decide whether to make Oregon the country's third state with legalized weed. » 7/23/14 11:50am Today 11:50am

Aviva Rips Off and Throws Her Leg on Real Housewives of NY Finale

Let's make one thing perfectly clear: We are all lucky to be alive at a time when Vassar graduate Aviva Drescher, while at Le Cirque, proclaims, "The only thing that is artificial or fake about me is THIS!" and rips off her prosthetic leg, slams it on the table, then throws it at someone. Say what you will, but this… » 7/23/14 11:20am Today 11:20am

Nick Jonas Is Not Going To Make His Frickin' Bed Anymore, Alright?

Nick Jonas is tired of this crap. The one attractive Jonas Brother is feeling liberated these days now that he has been unshackled from the virginal boy band that made him famous, and Page Six has the scoop on the insane depths of his rebellion: a "buffed-up physique," a new "racy video" and an outright refusal to… » 7/23/14 11:15am Today 11:15am

NYC Dept. of Buildings: Leave Your Shitty Loft Now

The McKibbin Lofts, long a home (squat?) to the many artists, musicians, and vagrants who tumble through the crazy ol' Big Apple, has been issued a partial vacate order, slapped coldly on its front door by the Department of Buildings last Friday. » 7/23/14 11:09am Today 11:09am