Try to imagine living in a world in which strangers regularly reminded you that a large number of people actively disliked you, and you’ll start to understand a sliver of Anne Hathaway’s life. Last week, during a press junket for her new movie Colossal, she told me that the supposed phenomenon of audiences hating her…
Today the founder of Gawker Media, Nick Denton, announced that his bankrupt company would settle claims with three litigants: the wrestler Hulk Hogan, the scientist Shiva Ayyadurai, and the journalist Ashley Terrill. According to documents filed in federal bankruptcy court, the three settlements total $32,250,000. In …
Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and Facebook board member, appeared today at the National Press Club in Washington, where he gave a short speech defending his support of Donald Trump and answered journalists’ written questions about his decade-long campaign to destroy Gawker Media. His answers revealed a…
At a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this morning, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel laid out his rationale for supporting Donald Trump, characterizing him as the only candidate with the ability to challenge establishment politics.
I started working at Gawker.com in April of last year, and ever since, I’ve received a constant barrage of always furious, often antisemitic, and rarely coherent emails to my inbox. Reading these is, truthfully, the single best part of my day.
Needless to say, the President is very much alive and well, having not been "shot twice in the lower pelvic area and in the neck" as the @FoxNewsPolitics Twitter account claims.
What is it with America's powerful men? In addition to Anthony Weiner, at least three other official-type dudes have become embroiled in sexting scandals in the last week alone! All powerful men should watch Gawker's NSFW anti-sexting PSA [Gawker]
In this age of GPS signals, Foursquare check-ins, and iPhone tracking, how did America's most-wanted man, Osama bin Laden, stay hidden for almost a decade? A better question would ask how he was found, for that is the reason the world is rejoicing today.
Not only has Steve Jobs given the thumb's up to an official biography about his life—the first ever official biography—but he's also agreed to be interviewed by the author, Walter Isaacson.
Have you heard about this "Color" phone app? It's the hot new location-based photo-sharing social network thing that everyone's talking about but nobody really understands. Well, I've figured it out: It's the best way to stalk strangers who are richer… [Gawker]
An enterprising hacking ring has reportedly stolen nude pics and videos from more than 50 female celebrities, including Vanessa Hudgens, Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman, and the FBI is on the case. They've also been targeting sports stars and politicians. (Oh, boy.) But who's the mysterious "ringleader?" We've…
Dissident members of the internet hacktivist group Anonymous, tired of what they call the mob's "unpatriotic" ways, have provided law enforcement with chat logs of the group's leadership planning crimes, as well as what they say are key members' identities. They also gave them to us.
The Hollywood blockbuster was born in the late 1970s with Jaws and Star Wars. Will we see it die in our lifetimes?
No one wants their plane to crash, and no one wants to cause a scene during a flight. So, diligent passengers that we are, we turn off our gadgets when we're told to. But no one's dying if you don't.
This morning we got all the details on Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, leaked by Rupert himself. Now, the app is ready for download. $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents:
Nielsen doesn't just track TV watching stats, they track mobile phone usage as well, and their 2010 smartphone stats are quite interesting. Did you know Asians love the iPhone? And black people hate it, but love BlackBerries?