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If you were anywhere on the internet in the past four days, you probably read something about Gawker’s outing of a C-level executive at one of the biggest media companies in the world. In case you missed it, Gawker published the details and text messages of the executive trying to hire a male escort during… READ MORE »


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Eric Garner’s friends and family are mourning and asking what progress has been made in the last year, since he was choked to death by a police officer. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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 ofREAD MORE »


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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 becauseREAD MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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 an… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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]
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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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…
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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


Guys

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 is… READ MORE »


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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. … READ MORE »