Hey Aaron! When launching a new product within an existing company (say...an editorial venture alongside a traditional dating product), how do you know when to step away to maintain work/life sanity, vs. doubling down on time spent, because new ideas take lots of time and effort? » 3/31/14 12:43pm 3/31/14 12:43pm

A+E Caves, Reinstates Bearded Bigot Phil Robertson to Duck Dynasty

A mere eight days after placing Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson on "indefinite hiatus" following his homophobic comments to GQ Magazine, A+E has caved to Internet demand and brought Robertson back to the cast of the popular cable show. The reinstatement comes after a petition at IStandWithPhil.com garnered 259,979… » 12/27/13 6:11pm 12/27/13 6:11pm

Lena Dunham Hates That You All Are Constantly Making Her Tweet Things

In today's examination of the difficult lives of poor little rich girls, television's savior Lena Dunham complains that unlike the classic writers of yore, she gets to take no breaks because she is constantly being forced to share her life on social media. The indignities! Can you imagine? » 12/27/13 2:53pm 12/27/13 2:53pm

Anderson Cooper Knows Far Too Much About 85 Year Old Mom's Cunnilingus

Plan on never unhearing what you're about to hear about the Vanderbilts and their love of tongue play; if geriatric oral sex isn't your thing, TLC's new sex-focused reality series makes Kim Kardashian look like Jennifer Lawrence; Hollywood has joined the NFL in disenfranchising Native Americans for a quick profit; and… » 12/27/13 2:18pm 12/27/13 2:18pm

The Author of Mary Poppins Is A Homewrecking Monster

While it's no surprise that Disney's Saving Mr. Banks would ultimately portray a rather rosy view of P.L. Travers (the cantankerous author of beloved children's book-turned-movie Mary Poppins), they seem to have omitted a most crucial fact: Travers was a terrifying psycho who split up her adopted children. » 12/26/13 8:48pm 12/26/13 8:48pm

Gawker Heroes: Shia LaBeouf

When you mess up a lot, you have to learn how to apologize, and apologize quickly. No one knows this better than I do, for I find myself constantly apologizing for the dumb things I can't seem to stop doing. So when Gawker asked us each to pick our biggest hero of 2013, who better than Shia LaBeouf himself, The… » 12/26/13 7:35pm 12/26/13 7:35pm

Breakdowns: The Girls Have Accomplished So Little In Four Years

HBO has released another trailer for a criminally underrated show that you might not have had a chance to check out yet; Rich Kids who don't know how to read books are now getting their own book; Jon Hamm may not be a child-abandoning, Xenu-eschewing nutbag, but his newest trailer shows that he still ain't no Tom… » 12/23/13 2:06pm 12/23/13 2:06pm

Disney's Christmas Gift To Bill Simmons Is Making Him A Movie Producer

Fully-grown human Bill Simmons has the fervency of a small child when he really, really wants something (see: his impassioned pleas back in 2009 to become the general manager of the Timberwolves; see also: the Timberwolves bad cop refusal to indulge this). Good cop Disney has now given in to their adorable son's… » 12/20/13 7:12pm 12/20/13 7:12pm