Irene Death Toll Reaches Five; D.C., NYC Bracing Themselves

Lauri Apple · 08/27/11 09:43AM

This morning the "eye wall" of Hurricane Irene reached land just east of Cape Lookout in North Carolina—sweeping away dunes, flooding beaches, destroying a pier in kinda-nearby Atlantic Beach, and causing power outages. The old girl's not as strong as we thought she'd be, though! The latest, with updates below.

Top Chef Finale: Knives in the Back

Brian Moylan · 03/31/11 12:12PM

And with a sputter and whir Top Chef: Tippity Tippity to the Tip Tip Top and You Don't Stop All Stiggity Star edition came to a close. As is often the case, it came down to a duel between pride and prejudice, head and heart, sense and sensibility, eggs and bacon, and a boring schmo and a human cankle.

Wikileaks Exposes Anna Nicole Smith's Bahamian Rampage

Adrian Chen · 12/22/10 09:34PM

A recently released Wikileaks cable reveals how Anna Nicole Smith scandalized an island nation: "Not since Category 4 Hurricane Betsy made landfall in 1965 has one woman done as much damage in Nassau," reads the previously classified diplomatic cable. Wow!

Amy Winehouse's Dad Thinks Her Knockers Are Great

Maureen O'Connor · 10/22/09 05:20AM

Mitch Winehouse thinks Amy's rack was worth the rumored $56,000 cost of silicone. Salman Rushdie scores another PYT. Obama Girl is mauled by a light fixture at that one ubiquitous press junket in Jamaica. Welcome to Thursday's gossip!