Being famous on YouTube might seem flashy, with some channels accruing millions of subscribers and views. But for the most part it’s just someone in their house, chatting intimately with a viewer as if they were old friends...or lovers. Enter Asagao Academy, a video game about dating YouTubers.
There’s little to be said when a new movie gets successfully promoted. The actors show up for interviews, give PR-approved soundbites about what an honor it was to work on the picture, and go home a little richer while the rest of us—the hideous normals—move on with our lives...or at least onto something more…
Instagram’s most famous animal rescue foundation is beloved by celebrities and millions of fans, and completely and utterly terrifying. Scrolling through the Black Jaguar-White Tiger™ feed is like seeing the beginning of Grizzly Man play out on social media.
Using indie video game designer Phil Fish as an example, this video explains the cycle of fame and hate, and how it generates more and more fame. Why do we hate some famous people so much? Why does hate generate even more attention and fame? It's a fascinating process.
Here's a little something for the impatient Sherlock fans: via the Wrap, it's our first image of Benedict Cumberbatch as computer pioneer Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Nice suspenders, dude.
Peter O'Toole, one of the best stage and screen actors ever, has died at the age of 81, according to his agent. Though he was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, O'Toole never received one, which is so absurd that it deserves its own Monty Python sketch. For some good Sunday reading, check out Gay Talese's …
Miley Cyrus in a thong. Ke$ha in a thong. Rihanna in a thong. Lady Gaga in a thong. Miley Cyrus in pasties. Nicki Minaj in pasties. Miley barebreasted, Rihanna topless. The young women on today's pop charts are stripping down, right before our eyes. And you know what? It's not very interesting.
Yesterday Sinéad O'Connor told Miley Cyrus to stop behaving like a dumb prostitute, but in a motherly way. Cyrus replied making fun of her past mental health issues. Now O'Connor threatens to sue the devil child, which has prompted Cyrus to reply with the twattest of tweets:
(This piece originally appeared on Nautilus.) About six years ago, I was putting a new roof on a 200-year-old house on an island in Maine when I got a call from Justin Timberlake’s cousin and assistant, a girl named Melissa. I put down my nail gun, told my boss I was taking five, and answered.
Last night at the 65th annual Emmy Awards, there were plenty of nice, safe, beautiful gowns… But the red carpet also saw a few ugly dresses and ill-conceived ensembles. Let's just jump right in, shall we?
Did an exotic actress from Vienna, considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the 1940s, really invent wireless? Not exactly, but the non-sensationalized facts of the matter are no less fascinating, involving Hollywood, the World War II Axis Powers, and remote control technology.
Let's just say you're a 14-year-old actor/rapper — the son of an actor/rapper and an actress/singer — and you're dating a 15-year-old pseudo-Kardashian. What do you wear while shopping in Manhattan in the hours before your big movie premiere? If you answered "Iron Man suit," you are correct, sir. Step right up and…
Fashion writer Suzy Menkes says that during the Met Ball, Madonna climbed on the Temple of Dendur to get a better view of Kanye West's performance. And that she wasn't wearing any underwear while she did it.
2012 was a pretty epic year for visual trickery. We stared through telescopes, transfixed by Venus' cosmic trick of the light; gaped in disbelief at a Rubik's Cube that wasn't; and watched with morbid curiosity as celebrities transformed into grotesque mutations of their former selves.
Pictures hacked from Hollywood stars' email accounts and phones seem to be a mainstay of popular culture these days. Chris Chaney, one of the most prolific celebrity hackers to date, was recently arrested—but GQ has a wonderful profile of the man which you really have to read.
Celebrity Sideboob is a website dedicated to one thing only: post images of celebrities showing the bare sides of their breasts. It's quite erotic, but it doesn't show hardcore images (although you can see nipples sometimes). The site posts its updates on Twitter. Surprisingly, one of its followers is Barack Obama.
Do you know about Fame? No, not the movie or the TV show, but the Twitter lottery? Fame is a Twitter app that works a little bit like a Ponzi scheme, but more sustainable. We talked to yesterday's winner.
The Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots toy is both a vivid and lukewarm memory of my childhood. I remember playing the plastic fighting game with my friend Matt (apparently Matt was quite a popular name for boys born in the early 1980s in the suburbs of St. Paul) and being terribly underwhelmed. There's just about nothing…
Despite the stigma, there are many people still using AOL email. Some are stuck in a technology timewarp; but not everyone is that backwards. Some notable and presumably intelligent celebrities are reportedly still using their AOL email addresses.