So often we hear about public transit disasters, so it’s nice to actually hear a positive story about the New York subway system. Conductor John Ross was pulling the Franklin Shuttle train out of the Brooklyn Botanical station when he spotted a small, helpless kitten on the tracks. The cat was apparently imitating Drunk Me and had gotten its head stuck in a bag of Sun Chips, and was struggling to break free. “I figured it may be a cruel trick by some kids — or the cat might be trying to get some food,” said Ross, who stopped the whole friggin’ train and removed the offending bag from the cat’s head.The cat then ran off happily, hopefully, to pilfer some French fries from a fast food dumpster or something.
Ross was also recently commended for his assistance in a 2009 stabbing incident. He pulled an attacker off of a stabbed man, and tackled the suspect when he tried to flee. So ,this guy is basically a real life superhero. Good work, John Ross! [Gothamist]
A judge found three members of Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich — guilty of “hooliganism,” while hundreds of people protested outside the courthouse, calling for “Russia without Putin.” The judge in the case, Marina Syrova, said the three defendants “committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred.” The sentence has yet to be handed down, but Putin himself has publicly called for leniency in sentencing, though many believe he wishes to make an example out of the punk collective.
The women have been held in prison awaiting trial for the past five months, and prosecutors in the case have asked for a three year sentence, though they could face up to seven years, according to Russian law. The women of Pussy Riot have amassed an international cadre of supporters, including musicians Bjork and Madonna, actress Chloe Sevingy, and even Russian chess champion Gary Kasparov.
UPDATE: The women received a sentence of two years in jail, with the judge saying that they had “crudely undermined social order.” [Huffington Post]
People tend to have strong feelings about Lady Gaga — her music and her fashion and her Little Monster-ism. While Rachel gets the douchechills from her, I tend to think she’s pretty fun. Of course, she stole about a zillion things from Leigh Bowery and other ’80s and 90s club kids, but generally it’s pretty entertaining to see what that crazy bitch has been up to. Here she is in Bucharest, descending into the masses, or trying to walk to her hotel, and just generally making a scene. I am really feeling the gold brocaded Moschino dress, but God, why would you ever wear those tights with it? They seem to have some hideous electronic element to them which is just tack-tack-tacky. Not that I’d expect anything less than that from Gaga. But what do you think of this look? Do you love it, or do you think it should go the way of her stupid tea cup accessory? Answer in the poll after the jump! [Photo: CHP/Fame/Flynet] Keep reading »
Well okay, so he’s not exactly posing-posing for Playboy, but JGL is in this month’s issue, talking about coming from a showbiz family, and what he wants from a girl. (Answer: “You can’t meet someone and think, Do they have everything I want in a person? You just have to pay attention, keep your eyes open, listen to people and be present. I guess what I look for in a girl is someone who’s doing that too.”) Keep reading »
Tiny trucker hats are the perfect accessory for when you’re hanging with your significant other with the paparazzi, or drinking a bottle of Moet Chandon by yourself on the phone, or at a movie premiere, or getting over The Most Important Breakup Of Our Time or whatever. That’s why all the celebs love their tiny party trucker hats. Just, like, whatever you happen to be getting into at the moment. Take life by the reins and get your very own tiny party trucker hat — or 10, one in every shade — here.
“Colbert Report” host Stephen Colbert knows probably better than anyone that in order to succeed you have to work with the best. That’s why on his show Wednesday night he said goodbye to his latest crop of interns, and brought on a new, shall we say, more qualified set: the gold medal-winning women’s gymnastic team. That’s right: Gabby, McKayla, Kyla, Aly and Jordyn — along with Aly’s very excitable mom — all made an appearance. And they were tasked with the very important job of making sure Stephen had his pen. You know how Stephen can get about his pens. [Comedy Central]