How Can Will Smith Work Alongside Jared Leto for Six Months Without Ever Meeting Jared Leto?

“How can Will Smith work alongside Jared Leto for six months without ever meeting Jared Leto?” It’s a classic riddle—one which has teased the brains of newborn and elderly alike for eons. “A river,” you guess, like an idiot. “A coffin,” you guess, like another idiot. “The surgeon is his mother.” No. »10/06/15 3:25pm40 minutes ago

Who's the Boss's Danny Pintauro Says He Contracted HIV Through Oral Sex

Danny Pintauro, who played squeak-voiced Jonathan on the classic ‘80s sitcom Who’s the Boss, recently came out as HIV positive on an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now?, and was subsequently barraged with idiotic questions that revealed new sides to the deep ignorance of Candace Cameron Bure on The View (“I want to… »10/06/15 2:15pmToday 2:15pm

Reports: Jim Carrey's Scientologist Ex Committed Suicide Using Pills Prescribed to Him Under an Alias

Earlier this week, Irish make-up artist and Jim Carrey’s on-again, off-again girlfriend Cathriona White was found dead of apparent suicide. Now, TMZ reports, law enforcement say White was found with three empty pill bottles—all prescribed to Jim Carrey (under an alias). »10/04/15 4:20pmSunday 4:20pm

Solving the Aging Problem: Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable

How should a pop diva grow older in public? When your career is based not so much on virtuosic vocal ability but charisma, X factor, taste, and performance, where do you end up? What is the “age appropriate” equivalent to singing standards for the artists whose output is rooted in the dance pop of the ‘80s? How does… »10/02/15 5:00pmFriday 5:00pm

500 Days of Kristin, Day 250: In Search of a Believer 

Two hundred and fifty days ago, former reality TV star Kristin Cavallari announced that she was writing a book to be released sometime in the spring of 2016. Balancing in Heels (formerly titled Balancing on Heels—Kristin’s first choice of title) now has an official cover image and a website where you can pre-order it. »10/02/15 3:37pmFriday 3:37pm

NYFF: Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson Talk Indulgence, Trash, Poppers, and Celine Dion

“We wanted viewers to feel like they were washed up, panting on another shore somewhere having just had a brush with drowning in a tempest of narrative,” is how Canadian director Guy Maddin described his latest feature (co-directed with Evan Johnson), The Forbidden Room, which played this year’s New York Film… »10/01/15 1:57pmThursday 1:57pm

The Short Life and Tragic Death of The Rock's Puppy, Brutus, Who Is in Heaven

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced some horribly sad news Monday night: BRUTUS, the French Bulldog puppy he adopted and subsequently rescued from drowning in his outdoor pool, has died. This news is not baller. It is, in fact, the saddest thing to befall The Rock in the recent history of his joyful, baller-ass life,… »9/30/15 4:48pmWednesday 4:48pm

500 Days of Kristin, Day 247: Kristin's Husband Won't Be There When She Gives Birth But It's Fine It Is What It Is

Kristin Cavallari is currently pregnant with her third child (due by Defamer’s calculations in approximately 33 days) and a book called Balancing in Heels (due much, much later). While Kristin’s husband might be around for her book party, he’s not going to make the baby launch. »9/29/15 5:44pm9/29/15 5:44pm

NYFF: So Close To, Yet So Far From, The Truth About Kitty Genovese's Death

The story about the events surrounding Kitty Genovese’s death, as most people know it, is a myth. It’s been over 50 years since her March 13, 1964, slaying, and so much has been written (often in attempt of correction) in the time since. Yet in many people’s heads, the story remains as it did in the opening paragraphs… »9/29/15 4:45pm9/29/15 4:45pm

Rage Bassist Apologizes for Limp Bizkit: "We Inspired Such Bullshit”

In a new Rolling Stone interview, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim “Timmy C.” Commerford claimed responsibility for one of most devastating outbreaks during the rap-metal crisis that ravaged America in the years leading up to 9/11: the one, the only, Limp Bizkit. He hereby apologizes for that bullshit. »9/29/15 2:50pm9/29/15 2:50pm