Kim Kardashian Used to Snitch on Paris Hilton to Tabloids

Allie Jones · 06/17/15 12:50PM

Kim Kardashian’s origin story has, at this point, passed into legend: Before Ray J, before Kanye, before Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, she was the personal assistant to the original sex tape star-cum-reality-TV personality Paris Hilton. But how did she climb her way past her old boss? According to a dirt-filled new Buzzfeed story: By spilling tea on her to tabloids.

Smash Mouth Singer Threatens To "Beat the Fuck" out of Bread Thrower

Kelly Conaboy · 06/15/15 09:45AM

Steve Harwell, singer of ‘90s grunge band just kidding Smash Mouth, got so furious with members of the audience at a recent Smash Mouth concert in Fort Collins, Colorado that he had to be subdued by security, as shown in what is undoubtedly one of the most bizarre and exciting videos of 2015. The crowd was tossing bread. :(

The Bates Family Is Cable TV's New Duggars and They're Just as Toxic

Lacey Donohue · 05/27/15 08:40AM

If you watch the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting starring confirmed child molester Josh Duggar, chances are you’re familiar with the Bates family. From their frequent appearances on the show since 2009, to a 2012 TLC special entitled “The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19,” to a now-canceled 2012 TLC show United Bates of America, to the new ratings success Bringing Up Bates on “family-oriented” network UPtv, Gil and Kelly Bates have never been shy about their friendship with the Duggars.

Duggar Dad's Political Platform: Incest Should Be Punishable by Death

Allie Jones · 05/26/15 10:56AM

Last week, 19 Kids and Counting’s Josh Duggar admitted that he molested his sisters when he was a teenager. Though his parents Jim Bob and Michelle successfully helped him avoid prosecution for his crimes, a couple of men have defended the way the Duggars handled the abusive situation in their home. Mike Huckabee has stood by the family in the wake of the scandal, and Jessa Duggar’s father-in-law Michael Seewald has attested that Jim Bob and Michelle “acted in a way that godly parents should.”

Louis C.K. Will Call You Up to Talk About His Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Jordan Sargent · 05/15/15 03:30PM

A few months ago we got an email from a tipster who said he was awaiting a phone call from Louis C.K., who will host the final episode of Saturday Night Live’s 40th season this weekend. The subject of their phone call was sexual misconduct allegations made by the tipster’s friend against the comedian.

Paris Is Burning Screening Sparks Furor, Calls for Boycott

Rich Juzwiak · 05/14/15 12:51PM

Last week, arts organization BRIC announced a June 26 screening of the seminal 1990 documentary Paris Is Burning as part of its Celebrate Brooklyn! program. Invited to help present the screening was the movie’s director, Jennie Livingston, musician/artist JD Samson, who was to perform a DJ set, and exactly zero queer people of color or members of the ballroom community. That community of mostly black and Latin gay men and trans women who compete in pageant-like balls while voguing and wearing all kinds of drag provided the basis of Livingston’s doc and thrives today. It would have been extremely easy to reach out—I attended a PIB screening in November at a very tiny film festival (we watched it in a church!) and Milton Ninja (of the Legendary House of Ninja) spoke after the movie. These people are around and they’re still eager to share their experiences.

Celebrities at the Met Gala, In Order of Increasing Nakedness

Dayna Evans · 05/05/15 11:45AM

Last night’s Met Gala was a real yawn. The theme—China: Through the Looking Glass—threatened to be a hot pot of tacky appropriation, but instead celebrities erred on the side of average, dressing in clothes that were obviously unfit and much too unambitious for the fête of the year.

The Jokes in Adam Sandler's New Film Are So Funny the Extras Quit

Jordan Sargent · 04/23/15 02:28PM

Adam Sandler is currently in New Mexico filming The Ridiculous Six, his first original movie for Netflix. Details about the film are scant. We know that it is apparently a parody of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven; we also know that a portion of the film features portrayals of American Indians so offensive that a dozen Native actors, including the film’s “cultural advisor,” straight-up walked off the set yesterday.

Greetings From Armenia!: The Kardashians Observe the Genocide Centennial

Allie Jones · 04/15/15 02:27PM

Nearly 100 years ago on April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Turks began systematically killing minority Armenian citizens en masse. During and after the first World War, an estimated 1.5 million Armenians were either killed or sent on death marches into the Syrian desert.

A Hockey Game Happened To Sarah Jessica Parker Last Night

Jordan Sargent · 03/25/15 01:07PM

On the one hand, you can definitely say that Sarah Jessica Parker was physically in attendance at last night's hockey game between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. On the other, her soul and spirit were very, very far away, twirling inside a novel about an old ballet dancer.

Joe Millionaire Is Hot Now

Jordan Sargent · 03/23/15 02:55PM

Joe Millionaire was a reality show that was popular one hundred years ago, in 2003. It was like The Bachelor, with one big twist: while the star of The Bachelor was a regular guy who happened to be rich, the star of Joe Millionaire was a regular guy who happened to be regular, i.e. poor. He was also supposed to be hot, of course, but that was also a lie.

People Keep Telling Us About Kevin Spacey’s Aggressive Love for Men

J.K. Trotter · 03/19/15 01:10PM

Last month we published several rumors about Spacey’s behavior toward men. We got an earful from his fans, whose general argument was: Everyone knows already, and Spacey likes his privacy—so why are you bringing that up? But it appears that the actor is not as circumspect, or genteel, as these reactions suggest. To the young men he encounters, in fact, Spacey may be one of the most aggressive and boundary-challenged players in Hollywood.

The Real Reason Kathy Griffin Left Fashion Police

Rich Juzwiak · 03/18/15 10:10AM

Comedian Kathy Griffin is taking a stand. After a seven-episode stint, she quit E!'s reliably savage roundtable gabfest Fashion Police with a socially conscious flourish, calling herself a feminist whose positive message didn't "fit with the creative direction of the show."