Posts tagged "gawker"

I’m Really Sorry, But That Gawker Whole Foods/Katie Holmes Exposé Is Not As Exciting As It Seems

J.K. Trotter at Gawker’s Black Bag vertical did a very, very, very in-depth investigation of a claim from 2012 that Katie Holmes, living at the Chelsea Mercantile at the time, shortly after she left ex-spouse Tom Cruise, had a secret entrance to the Whole Foods that occupies the ground floor of the building. Paparazzi had…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015

What’s Up With Defamer Bullying Prince Jackson?

Defamer wrote a post on Michael Jackson’s 17-year-old son Prince Jackson’s apparently totally lame-o lifestyle yesterday, and it strikes me as unnecessarily mean. Here’s a list of everything in that post that made me cringe:

“Dumb, embarrassing, fartcloud teenagers”
“Swaggy, angsty pubescent boys”
“Hanging out with Justin Bieber is much…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015

Hey Gawker, Here’s Why Outting Lena Dunham’s Rapist Is Bullshit

Yesterday, Gawker’s J.K. Trotter wrote a piece naming the man who allegedly raped Lena Dunham in college. Dunham wrote about the rape in her book, Not That Kind Of Girl, but took a number of steps to conceal his identity. Unfortunately, the manner in which she cloaked his identity was seized upon by some of

By: Beejoli Shah / December 31, 2014

Adobe Sides With GamerGate Bullies As Part Of Their Involvement With The Bully Project (UPDATED)

In a move that is deeply troubling to someone who 1) has been using Photoshop since the mid-’90s and Lightroom and InDesign for the past two years, and 2) understands the difference between criticism and bullying, Adobe stated on Twitter today, in response to a question about GamerGate, that they don’t advertise on Gawker because

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 21, 2014

Jezebel Staff Calls Out Gawker Media For Continually Ignoring Commenter Harassment

The staff of Jezebel.com posted a memo today calling out their employer, Gawker Media, for ignoring the constant harassment they face from trolls in their comments section. The staff describes how users from “anonymous, untraceable burner accounts” frequently post violent rape GIFs in their comment threads, which have to be manually deleted by staffers.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2014

An Open Letter To The Gawker Essayist Who Wrote About Dating White Women While Black

Dear Ernest Baker,

In your recent personal essay on Gawker titled “The Reality of Dating White Women When You Are Black,” you stated unequivocally that you are not a “sell out” because you are a Black man who chooses to seriously date only White women. As a 24-year-old Black woman with very similar…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / June 4, 2014

Gawker Thinks It’s Cool To Smirk At Gender Queer People

Guys, I love sarcasm. It’s a heady, delicious treat I eat up on the hour. But even I have my sarcasm limits. Case in point: Gawker writer Hamiliton Nolan’s response to a piece by xoJane writer s.e. smith about the western appropriation of Eastern religion, specifically in the context of yoga, and whether someone with a…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 8, 2013

You Know What’s Not Funny, Gawker? Stalking!

There’s nothing ladies find more hilarious than being creepily stalked by a dude with crazy penmanship, am I right? At least, that’s what New York-based media site Gawker might have you believe, based on their post over the weekend about “Joe,” a guy who lives Queens who is hilariously stalking a woman named Kelly. Joe…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 4, 2013

Lena Dunham’s Entire Book Proposal Posted Online

Gawker has posted Lena Dunham’s $3.7 million book proposal in full. It’s filled with twee little drawings and twee little fonts and general twee-ness all around. And then, if you scroll three-fourths of the way down (after page 36), there’s a picture of some kind of barnyard animal pooping. No joke. [Gawker]
The…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2012

Sarah Palin’s Ex-Aide Pens An Unauthorized Tell-All

A former aide to Sarah Palin has penned an unauthorized tell-all (i.e. juicy stuff!) and is on the hunt for a publisher.

You can stll have Sarah Palin fatigue and be just a tiny bit curious about what’s in Frank Bailey’s Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years. According…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2011

Online Abortion Vote Is Likely An Anti-Choice Publicity Stunt

Pete and Alisha Arnold made national headlines when, via their site, BirthOrNot.com, the couple asked the public to vote on whether they should have a baby or an abortion. But it appears this was actually an anti-choice publicity stunt.

I cannot handle this much nonsense after 4 p.m. on a Friday, but for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 19, 2010

Magazine Ad’s Cunning Linguist Wants To “Satisfy Your Carnal Lust”

Some unfortunate women around the country have to plead with their men to service their downtown real estate. But lucky Manhattan ladies who purchase women’s magazines have been finding handwritten magazine inserts from a 45-year-old bookkeeper named John Westwood, who offers his phone number and an earnest offer…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

Plastic Surgery Commercial Generates Controversy

Say hello to a plastic surgery commercial stirring up … controversy. But is the ad actually controversial — or not? I’m not entirely sure what the deal is, but it sounds like this commercial for Park Avenue Smart Lipo ran as an actual ad on Gawker last week. According to another sponsored post…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 7, 2010

Quickies: The Eric Dane/Rebecca Gayheart Nude Tape Saga Continues & Pearl Jam Appears As Devo

Gawker Media has responded to a copyright infringement lawsuit in the amount of $1 million filed by “Grey’s Anatomy” star Eric Dane and his actress wife Rebecca Gayheart for the website’s posting of a video of the pair socializing naked with Kari Ann Peniche, a former beauty queen. The website is taking issue with the…

By: Annika Harris / November 2, 2009

Frisky Q&A: Tucker Max Talks “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell,” Feminism, Sex, And Why He Loves Women

Love him or hate him, Tucker Max is in your face. The author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, a debauched chronicling of his booze-fueled sexual hijinks which has spent the last four years on the The New York Times bestseller list and most recently been turned into a feature film, Max i…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 1, 2009

The Best Female Bloggers Of 2008

Who are 2008’s best female bloggers? From futurists to postfeminists, octogenarians to mommies, nonbloggers to celebrities, we’ve rounded up the best bloggers who happen to be women. Found out who they are after the jump.

By: Susannah Breslin / November 30, 2008