Who is the "living embodiment of possibly the most desired demographic…

New York magazine's food dude Adam Platt recently visited Danny Abram's Central Village resto Smith's. The food was good, try the squid but really who cares. We want to know who was there! Or do we! » 1/08/08 2:54am 1/08/08 2:54am

Really? The ""living embodiment of possibly the most desired demographic of all" is some overworked underpaid whisp of…

Strike Beard Special!!!

Yesterday we showed you our strike beard and asked you for yours. You responded with a pouring out of hair both touching and in a way disgusting. Our inbox was clogged with wiry black hairs that weren't ours. I'm sure the writers, however, appreciate it. After the jump our special bonus Strike Beard gallery. Send your… » 1/08/08 2:13am 1/08/08 2:13am

BREAKING: Hostages, Bomb Squads In Park Slope

It's not just babies and lesbians anymore in Park Slope. There are hostages too. Gridskipper's Hunter Walker lives there and files this report, "The yuppified Sunday evening calm in Park Slope has been shattered by what is reportedly a hostage situation in a brownstone on 9th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.… » 1/06/08 10:34pm 1/06/08 10:34pm

Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno Host/Guest Each Other

Like an ouroboros of unfunny talk show hosts or that kid from Miranda July's movie pooping back and forth, with the same poop, forever, on Thursday Jimmy Kimmel will appear on the Tonight Show with scabby Jay Leno's and then Jay Leno will appear on Jimmy Kimmel's show! Please writers, cease your demands! No one should… » 1/06/08 10:15pm 1/06/08 10:15pm

Deranged Britney Spears Goes To Hospital

It turns out Britney Spears might not technically be nutso. She's actually just "under the influence of an unknown substance." Of course, that unknown substance could be a vial of pure 100% Crazy! For the amazing part of the world that is Southern California, this is like 9/11 and just like 9/11, the newscasters have… » 1/04/08 4:24am 1/04/08 4:24am

Is Amy Fisher The New Misshapes?

BusinessWeek Loses An Editor, WSJ Gains A Reporter

Paul Barrett, Assistant Managing Editor for investigative projects at BusinessWeek, will be "returning to The Wall Street Journal to write on non-business topics for the front page," according an email from Businessweek EIC Stephen Adler. A former WSJ editor himself Adler brought Barrett to the magazine in 2006.… » 1/04/08 3:42am 1/04/08 3:42am

Crazy Yoga-Lady Elisa Kicked Off Project Runway

Well, we're a little late on this one. This night shift completely fucks up our Project Runway watching experience. But! Ending a holiday rut of reruns, the first new episode of Proj Run was on on Wednesday night and it was kind of amazing. "Amazing" might not be the right word. What's the word when a hero of yours,… » 1/04/08 3:26am 1/04/08 3:26am


We all know Britney Spears has been having a tough time of it right? Well, she may have just have had a psychotic break. As in, she snapped and the Britney Spears we knew as someone who flirted with insanity but never actually went there, has gone insane. Here's the deal: So earlier today she had custody of her kids,… » 1/04/08 2:28am 1/04/08 2:28am

Ian Spiegelman Registers As A Republican Just In Time!

Ian Spiegelman, the gnomish ex-Postie, is blogging about politics on HuffPo. (Seriously, who isn't blogging on HuffPo these days? Their contrib index is like the 1998 Census. Even I'm there.) Anyway, Spiegelman is half-blogging, half-plugging his book How To Rig An Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative. In… » 1/04/08 2:13am 1/04/08 2:13am

Iowa: Where Everybody Loses Their Shit

Iowa has never been this crowded, ever. The influx of political reporters, presidential supporters and caucus courters has created a scrum of smelly hacks, sweaty backs and winning blacks. New York magazine was so deep in that scrum, they couldn't see very well and wrote a bunch of highly-entertaining profoundly blind… » 1/04/08 1:38am 1/04/08 1:38am

Sam Zell Plasters "You Own This Place Now" Banners Over LA Times Office

Sam Zell, gnomic mercurial new owner of the Los Angeles Times plastered huge banners inside the office reading "You Own This Place Now." Was this just just a note to himself in case he forgot? Nope! Most people don't forget an 8.2 billion dollar acquisition that quickly. Instead, as Times publisher David Hiller… » 1/04/08 1:17am 1/04/08 1:17am

How Francis X. Morrissey Swindled New York's Best and Brightest

Francis X. Morrissey Jr. was the kind of white guy rich white people could trust. He's a lawyer specializing in wills, he's old, he wears loafers. He also, incidentally, swindled New York City's rich and very rich out of millions of dollars, a number of apartments and at least one art collection. Currently, Mr.… » 1/04/08 12:48am 1/04/08 12:48am

For Britney Spears, 2008 Will Be Just As Miserable As 1981-2007

  • Britney Spears loses custody of her fifth legal team in her ill-fated attempt to take care of her kids. [P6]
  • An 82-year-old Sardinian poet was killed for a 50-year-old vendetta. [Guardian]
  • Kiera Knightley is going to university to "study something and become it." She totally the new Natalie Portman. [Mirror]
  • A B-list…
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The Crappiest New Years Ever Happened in A Cincinnati Newsroom

While some of us were passed out and puked up on New Years Eve, at least we were wasted. That's something. Pity the employees of the Cincinnati Post, a 126-year-old paper that kicked the bucket on December 31st. Not only were they fired for the New Year but they couldn't even get shitcanned on their last day. The… » 1/03/08 3:20am 1/03/08 3:20am

On the internet, nobody goes quietly

When Nick Denton took over as managing editor of Gawker yesterday (it feels like an eternity ago!) he "let go" of many, if not all, of our columnists. The cast-offs included Tionna "Tee" Smalls, whose advice column "Ask Tionna" was beloved by most of Gawker's readers, some fervently some tepidly but really most… » 1/03/08 2:50am 1/03/08 2:50am

Iowa Gays Love Edwards Despite Hill-Loving HagFags

Today Iowans flock, scamper and waddle to the cauci to help elect the next president of America. Some of those Iowans are gay people. This hasn't gone unnoticed by Hillary Clinton. Trolling Gay.com, HuffPo gay Alex Geana meets a man named "waverlydan" who says, "i have chatted with at least 20-25 guys who are in iowa… » 1/03/08 1:50am 1/03/08 1:50am

Woody Allen Is Now A Straight-To-DVD Director

Not that I'm a huge late-stage Woody Allen fan (Matchpoint was horrendous. Come on. Be honest) but this is still sad: "Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream" is skipping the bigscreen and going direct to DVD in Germany after Constantin Film yanked the Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell drama from its theatrical lineup at the… » 1/03/08 1:13am 1/03/08 1:13am