Has Judd Apatow Ever Spoken Out Against Woody Allen?

In a recent interview in Time Out New York, Lena Dunham told her Girls co-producer Jenni Konner that she’d been moved to speak out against Woody Allen by the moral courage of her longtime mentor Judd Apatow. According to Dunham, the powerful Hollywood director was “one of the first people ever to speak out against » 1/30/15 10:55am Yesterday 10:55am

Andrew Sullivan Semi-Retires from Blogging

In an endearingly longwinded post addressed to his readers, professional blogger Andrew Sullivan announced that he has “decided to stop blogging in the near future” because he is “saturated in digital life” and wants “to write long essays that can answer more deeply and subtly the many questions that the Dish years… » 1/28/15 2:19pm Wednesday 2:19pm

Mike Bloomberg Actually Tried to Buy The New York Times: Report

Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire and former Republican mayor of New York City, has never had an easy relationship with the New York Times. He even told New Yorker editor David Remnick that “he detests the New York Times … [he] thinks that the New York Times has an opinion page on the front page and he loathes it.” But… » 1/23/15 10:40am 1/23/15 10:40am

Billionaire Pervert Jeffrey Epstein and His Famous Friends: A Primer

Who is Jeffrey Epstein? A billionaire pervert, yes, but also so much more: a friend to Bill Clinton, a science blogger, an ex-convict, the possessor—allegedly—of an egg-shaped penis. Let us guide you through his life and crimes. » 1/22/15 3:05pm 1/22/15 3:05pm

The NYPD Is Patrolling Gawker Because of the Charlie Hebdo Attack

The New York City Police Department has assigned police officers to guard the Manhattan offices of at least three media outlets—Gawker Media, BuzzFeed, and The Daily Beast—in direct response to the deadly shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo on January 7. Two officers assigned to Gawker’s offices in Nolita… » 1/22/15 2:00pm 1/22/15 2:00pm

Survey: Does Your Company Drug Test Employees?

Last year, Gawker identified 17 big media companies that still drug-test their employees. Today we’re broadening our curiosity about corporate testing policies to other industries, too. So: Does your current employer or company drug-test employees? Is your employer larger than 50 people?* If so, please fill out the… » 1/21/15 12:55pm 1/21/15 12:55pm

Government of Paris to Sue Fox News Over Muslim No-Go Zone Segments

The government of Paris plans to sue Fox News for airing several segments claiming the French capital contained “no-go zones” that prohibit entry to non-Muslims and are frequently avoided by city police. Fox has since retracted and apologized for airing the segments, which were widely mocked by French media. » 1/20/15 12:35pm 1/20/15 12:35pm

NYPD Cop: Bill de Blasio Is “Sucking the Cock of Every Protester”

Over the weekend, the New York Review of Books published a long essay by Michael Greenberg about the standing hostility between mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Police Department. While writing the piece, Greenberg found himself at a bar in Glendale, Queens, where several N.Y.P.D. cops had gathered after … » 1/19/15 10:45am 1/19/15 10:45am

CNN’s Jim Clancy Resigns After Twitter Rant About Israeli Propaganda

CNN International correspondent Jim Clancy has left the cable news channel, where he worked for 34 years, according to an internal memo obtained by TVNewser. CNN confirmed Clancy’s departure in a separate statement: “We thank him for more than three decades of distinguished service, and wish him nothing but the best.”… » 1/16/15 3:20pm 1/16/15 3:20pm