Ellen Pao Loses on Every Count in Blockbuster Gender Discrimination Suit

Ellen Pao, the former Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers junior partner who sued the high-powered Silicon Valley venture capital firm for gender discrimination after she was allegedly sexually harassed, targeted for revenge by a former lover, and passed over for a promotion, lost on each the suit's four counts Friday. » 3/27/15 6:00pm Friday 6:00pm

ISIS Didn't Invade Star Wars Set, Remains Committed to Earth Wars Only

Earlier this week, it was widely reported that the Islamic State had taken over the real-life version of Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tatooine. This is not accurate. ISIS fighters have not torn down the Mos Eisley Cantina and are not currently stomping through the historic streets where a young Jedi's destiny was… » 3/27/15 5:15pm Friday 5:15pm

The Evidence That the Germanwings Copilot Was Muslim Is Sketchy as Hell

In the wake of the Germanwings flight that went down in the French alps Tuesday, killing 150, investigators and the media are focusing in on co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who apparently locked the pilot out of the cabin and intentionally crashed the plane. Was he mentally ill? Was he suicidal? Or was he, perhaps, a secret… » 3/27/15 1:35pm Friday 1:35pm

Man Forced to Sell His New House Because Comcast Lied to Him

A software engineer living in Washington state may have no choice but to sell the home he bought last December because, despite repeatedly checking with Comcast before he even considered buying the property, the company just can't (or won't) give him internet service. » 3/27/15 11:20am Friday 11:20am

Lecturer Allegedly Hits Uber Driver, Tells Him to "Go Back to Slavery"

An Atlanta-area Uber driver says a belligerent passenger hit him in the face, used racial slurs, and told him to "go back to slavery," all because the driver asked the man to get out of his car. The driver later discovered his angry fare was a business lecturer at Kennesaw State University. » 3/26/15 4:25pm Thursday 4:25pm

Why Is This Woman Smiling? Because She Just Set Fire to a Yoga Studio

Suzanne Duarte, grinning like a maniac in her mugshot, and was still smiling the next day when a local news station interviewed her in jail. And why not? She'd just set fire to a yoga studio. This is the face of a lady living her best life. » 3/26/15 11:40am Thursday 11:40am

Chelsea Handler Says She Was Nearly Another Cosby Victim

Chelsea Handler says the dozens of sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby don't surprise her, because she herself was nearly "Cosbied" a decade ago. She told Esquire the close call happened one afternoon at an Atlantic City hotel, when Cosby tried to arrange a meeting in his room. » 3/26/15 10:15am Thursday 10:15am

Starbucks Was Always Going to End #RaceTogether Cups After a Week

Starbucks Coffee announced Sunday that it will stop making its baristas engage customers in uncomfortable conversations about race, concluding a strange experiment that no one but the company's CEO seemed to like. » 3/24/15 4:30pm Tuesday 4:30pm

Rich Homie Quan Allegedly Punched a Bouncer, Then Escaped on a Speedboat

Rapper Rich Homie Quan, feeling some type of way, allegedly punched a security guard who wouldn't let him through the backdoor VIP entrance of a packed club early Monday morning, even though Quan is a rich millionaire, bitch. » 3/24/15 12:50pm Tuesday 12:50pm

Lil Wayne's Security Guards Punched This Annoying Kid in the Head

Here's a story where everyone is bad and wrong: Lil Wayne showed up like 3 hours late to a show in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday night. Fans were understandably pissed that the headliner didn't go on until 3:30 a.m., but some of them handled it less punchably than this gentleman, who held up scrolling messages on his… » 3/23/15 5:55pm Monday 5:55pm

Dallas Woman Found Dead After Receiving Black-Market Butt Injections

A 34-year-old woman was found dead at a Dallas salon Feb. 19 after receiving what family members said was her fourth black-market butt injection, the Dallas News reported this week. » 3/23/15 2:45pm Monday 2:45pm

Justin Bieber Has Found a New Small Animal to Neglect

A tiny, precious Yorkshire terrier puppy, through no fault of her own, finds herself dependent on late-stage puberty sufferer Justin Bieber and/or members of his family and entourage for her care and continued survival. Good luck and godspeed, Esther the puppy. Other pets in this position haven't fared all that well. » 3/23/15 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

John Oliver: Shut Down the "Fuck Barrel" of Pernicious Municipal Fines

The Justice Department's investigation into the Ferguson, Mo. police department determined that, among other things, the department and local courts treated policing as a way to make money for the city, with a disproportionate share of that burden falling on black residents. But Ferguson isn't an isolated case:… » 3/23/15 9:55am Monday 9:55am

CNN Releases "Too Many Cooks" Spoof With 100% Fewer Jokes Than Original

"Too Many Cooks," the sitcom-intro spoof that destroyed America's brains back in November, worked so well because of its spot-on parody of several TV genres, which went uncomfortably long and then glitched out into brilliant, unexpected madness. CNN just tried to do their own version, mocking(?) the 2016 election. Why? » 3/20/15 5:10pm 3/20/15 5:10pm

Museumgoers Think IKEA Painting is Real, Amazing, Worth Six Figures

Art is whatever people think it is, and what people think it is depends an awful lot on context: For example, whether the work is being displayed in an art museum by a dapper bloke in glasses and a vest, or whether it's sitting alongside other copies of the exact same print in an IKEA, with a listed price of €10. » 3/20/15 3:00pm 3/20/15 3:00pm

Bieber's Former Neighbor Sues Over Alleged Spitting Attack, Racial Slurs

Justin Bieber, transitioning into manhood before your very eyes on Comedy Central this month, won't be allowed to put his juvenile hooligan past behind him just yet. The former neighbor whose house Bieber famously egged is now suing him for an assault that allegedly took place two years ago. » 3/20/15 10:15am 3/20/15 10:15am