Director Says Scientology Sent Him Spy Pretending to be a TIME Reporter 

Paul Haggis’s angry 2009 resignation from the Church of Scientology and subsequent participation in damning exposés and documentaries earned him a permanent spot on the notoriously vengeful group’s shit list. Enough for them to try to catfish him? Wouldn’t be the strangest thing they’ve been accused of! » 4/20/15 9:30pm Today 9:30pm

Here's What Happens When Blake Lively Walks Into a Room

At the premiere party for her new film, the surprisingly earnest and satisfying romance Age of Adaline, guests roamed Manhattan’s Metropolitan Club quietly sipping champagne and brushing shoulders with famous people and not-famous people and people who looked like they could maybe be famous people. They did not, for… » 4/20/15 7:42pm Today 7:42pm

Bigoted Pennsylvania Teens Organize Day of Flannel-Wearing, Gay-Bashing

Following a Day of Silence in support of bullied LGBT teens, a group of anti-gay Pittsburgh-area high schoolers decided they were entitled to a special day of their own. In honor of “Anti-Gay Day,” they drew anti-gay slogans on their hands, wore matching flannel outfits, and, allegedly, created a “lynch list” of kids… » 4/20/15 6:25pm Today 6:25pm

Some Dummies Bought a U2 Album This Weekend and Got a Tool EP Instead

Why would you spend your money on a vinyl copy of U2’s Songs of Innocence? Regardless of your feelings on what I’m sure is a perfectly fine late-career U2 album, didn’t basically everyone get that record for free last year? The lunkheaded spendthrifts who stood in line to shell out for a “deluxe exclusive” version of … » 4/20/15 6:10pm Today 6:10pm

This Week in the War Machine – April 20, 2015

There are dozens of military and intelligence exercises, war games, conferences, trade shows, and specialty conventions happening every month — both at home and abroad, from every branch of the national security world and their affiliated civilian contractors. We’ve bookmarked a select few, but by no means all, that… » 4/20/15 5:08pm Today 5:08pm

Is Germany Really The Heart Of America's Drone War?

When it comes to the drone war or NSA or the “U.S. war machine,” Germany is no more important to our interests than Belgium or Qatar or Guam. It isn’t even a front-line nation anymore, and our spying on the government there isn’t unique or in any way special. There are all sorts of spooky things happening on German… » 4/20/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Tornadoes Possible Today Around Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Philly

Today will be a pretty interesting weather day across some of the most heavily-populated sections of the East Coast, as there’s a heightened risk for large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes in major cities like Atlanta, Charlotte, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe. » 4/20/15 4:16pm Today 4:16pm

Semi-Pro Soccer Player Fired for Fucking in the Dugout While in Uniform

Jay Hart, a striker for semi-pro British soccer team Clitheroe, was cut from the squad after he was caught on video having sex with a fan in the dugout while still wearing his team warmups, the Mirror reports. The incident took place after an away game versus Mossley AFC. Every detail reported is more embarrassing… » 4/20/15 3:35pm Today 3:35pm

This Is Amazing Amy Pascal's Cheap, Crotch-Intensive Beauty Regimen

Amazing Amy Pascal is a treasure. She is a camp goddess who should become a legendary drag icon. You hear me, queens? Put DOWN that chunky blonde Sia wig and slip into the fiery Medusa curls of Amazing Amy, Earth Mother and Destroyer. Lo, it is Amazing Amy who destroyed the Jobs movie; it is Amy who offered her… » 4/20/15 3:13pm Today 3:13pm

NYT Writer Says He Was Fired for Observing That Barry Diller Is Gay

Former New York Times Magazine writer Andrew Goldman is accusing the paper
of firing him for asking impertinent questions of a Times advertiser. Goldman, who publicly scuffled with author Jennifer Weiner over accusations of misogyny in 2012, says in a new documentary that the Times canned him for asking fashion… » 4/20/15 2:45pm Today 2:45pm

Mike Huckabee Tells Patriots: Don't Join Military Until Obama's Gone

In 2007, folksy war addict Mike Huckabee told Meet the Press viewers that it’s dangerous “to oppose a sitting commander in chief while we’ve got people being shot at on the ground.” But it’s election time! So now, willing Americans, stay out of the military until you have a commander in chief that pleases Huck. » 4/20/15 2:35pm Today 2:35pm

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With fresh ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your home weekly, Blue Apron cuts down on meal-planning drudgery and focuses on the fun and flavor of home cooking. Even better, Blue Apron is offering Gawker readers the first week - three meals for two people – for just $30, half off the regular price. » 4/17/15 9:55am Friday 9:55am