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Here Are the Best Black Friday Fight Videos of 2014

gawker.com — It's Black Friday, which means at this very moment hundreds of thousands of shoppers are cramming themselves into malls across this great nation for the annual Walmart Hunger Games, where one person walks away with an HDTV and everyone loses. According to a Walmart press release, Thanksgiving was a day of record-breaking sales, sales that...

Shia LaBeouf Says He Was Raped During His Performance Art Show Last Year

gawker.com — In a series of emails made public this week, Shia LaBeouf told a reporter he was raped by a woman who attended his performance art show last year while his girlfriend waited in line outside. On Tuesday, serial plagiarist and "not famous" famous actor Shia LaBeouf invited the...
Nov 28, 2014

RT @drgrist: We can land a robot on an asteroid but we can’t figure out a way to make Shia LaBeouf shut the f*ck up? gawker.com/shia-labeouf-s…

Nov 28, 2014

We can land a robot on an asteroid but we can’t figure out a way to make Shia LaBeouf shut the f*ck up? gawker.com/shia-labeouf-s…

Woman Stabbed Boyfriend for Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Early

gawker.com — A woman in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, simple assault, reckless endangerment, and making terroristic threats, all because her dumb boyfriend was hungry. The AP reports 47-year-old Jacklyn Blake confessed to chasing her boyfriend around her dining room and stabbing him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept.
Nov 28, 2014

i warned @daveweigel about tinder dating. RT @Gawker: Woman stabbed boyfriend for eating Thanksgiving dinner early. gaw.kr/Cdl0xPP

Nov 28, 2014

RT @ArmaghanS: A woman stabbed her boyfriend for eating Thanksgiving dinner too early in my hometown (It wasn't me) gawker.com/woman-stabbed-…

Nov 28, 2014

A woman stabbed her boyfriend for eating Thanksgiving dinner too early in my hometown (It wasn't me) gawker.com/woman-stabbed-…

Baby Bat Burritos

gawker.com — Tiny little baby bat burritos. After " an extreme heat event" separated these baby flying fox bats from their mothers, the Australian Bat Clinic took them in and wrapped them up like sweet little burritos.

The Smear Campaign Against 12-Year-Old Killed by Cops Has Begun

gawker.com — Earlier this week, authorities released video of a Cleveland police officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice. He was killed within two seconds of the cop's arrival at a park where he was seen holding an airsoft gun. On the same day the video was released, Northeast Ohio Media Group published a report titled "Tamir Rice's father has history of domestic violence."
Nov 28, 2014

RT @Gawker: The smear campaign against 12-year-old killed by cops has begun. gaw.kr/E2Z1XrB

Malia and Sasha Obama Are Over the Stupid White House Turkey Pardon

gawker.com — Not even the pomp and ritual of the White House can overcome the most powerful force known to man: TEEN CONTEMPT. Today President Obama undertook the White House's stupid traditional Thanksgiving ceremony of "pardoning" a turkey. His daughters Malia and Sasha, 16 and 13, accompanied him.
Nov 28, 2014

Malia and Sasha Obama Are Over the Stupid White House Turkey Pardon gawker.com/malia-and-sash…

Nov 27, 2014

Malia and Sasha Obama Are Over the Stupid White House Turkey Pardon gawker.com/malia-and-sash…

Nov 27, 2014

Maria and Sasha are OVER the stupid White House turkey pardon… gawker.com/malia-and-sash…

Nov 27, 2014

Impressive, and appropriate, teen contempt from Sasha and Malia for the turkey pardoning event at the WH. gawker.com/malia-and-sash…

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You Are Probably Going to Enjoy Yourself This Thanksgiving, So Shut Up

gawker.com — Call it the Seinfeldization of America, if you want. Somewhere in the last 20 years, a great mass of our fellow citizens decided that transforming every quotidian obligation of their existence into a Sisyphean fucking ordeal was an acceptable substitute for having something to say.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @deprangy: God bless @Mobute - You Are Probably Going to Enjoy Yourself This Thanksgiving, So Shut Up gawker.com/5962738/you-ar…

Nov 27, 2014

God bless @Mobute - You Are Probably Going to Enjoy Yourself This Thanksgiving, So Shut Up gawker.com/5962738/you-ar…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @mds_grigr: a reminder that @Mobute wrote one of the best things ever about Thanksgiving -- gawker.com/5962738/you-ar…

Nov 27, 2014

Hope you're having a nice Thanksgiving. Read this gorgeous thing @mobute wrote as you pass out this afternoon. gawker.com/5962738/you-ar…

Billy Corgan Escalates Anderson Cooper Beef with "FUCK YOU" Cat Shirts

gawker.com — The world's softest celebrity beef just got a little softer. At last night's Smashing Pumpkins show, Billy Corgan unveiled a new message to foe Anderson Cooper, rendered in cat-adorned organic cotton: " FUCK YOU." Awesome tea and Merch at the @SmashingPumpkin concert tonight!! Limited quantity available so get them early!

Video: Cops Shot 12-Year-Old Two Seconds After Arriving

gawker.com — Authorities released video this afternoon of a police officer fatally shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice this weekend in a Cleveland park. In the video, you can see police opening fire at Rice, who was carrying an airsoft gun, just two seconds after arriving on the scene.
Nov 26, 2014

i originally thought “this is unbelievable,” but it’s sad: This is very believable. Too much so. gawker.com/video-cops-sho…

Nov 26, 2014

Notice how the cops don't even check to see if he's still alive after they shoot? bit.ly/1vP69ld #TamirRice

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Cops "Fearing for Their Lives" Arrest Man Pointing Deadly Banana

gawker.com — A Colorado man faces charges of felony menacing after police say he pointed a banana at officers, causing them to believe they were in "imminent danger" from "a deadly weapon," the NY Daily News reports.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Gawker: Cops "fearing for their lives" arrest man pointing deadly banana. gaw.kr/ZoLXrXE

Nov 27, 2014

RT @Gawker: Cops "fearing for their lives" arrest man pointing deadly banana. gaw.kr/ZoLXrXE

Actually, Riots are Good: The Economic Case for Riots in Ferguson

gawker.com — Smirking St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch took his robes off long enough yesterday to announce to the world that the killer of Mike Brown would face no criminal charges.
Nov 28, 2014

In a crowded field RT @radleybalko: Probably the dumbest thing yet written about Ferguson. gawker.com/actually-riots…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ChuckCJohnson: Let's dig ditches & fill them up to create jobs! RT Actually, Riots are Good: The Economic Case for Riots in Ferguson ht…

Nov 26, 2014

Someone needs to tell this moron that the punishment inflicted by #Ferguson rioters was on minority-owned businesses. gawker.com/actually-riots…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @MattBruenig: Actually, Riots are Good: The Economic Case for Riots in Ferguson gawker.com/actually-riots… sup

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Man Accidentally Kills Self While Threatening to Shoot Wife's Dog

gawker.com — On Tuesday, a Florida man shot himself dead after a gun he was using to threaten his wife's dog accidentally fired in his face, say police. According to FOX 13 News, 57-year-old Dennis Emery of Pinellas Park, Florida picked up the weapon during a domestic dispute with his wife, whose barking dogs were "a constant problem between the couple."
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Gawker: Florida man accidentally kills self while threatening to shoot wife's dog. gaw.kr/uEesfZp

What We're Thankful for This Year

gawker.com — Thanksgiving, America's national pre-Black Friday ritual, has its origins as a celebration of harvest bounty and an opportunity to reflect on the things and people for which we're thankful. This is what the staff of Gawker is thankful for. What about you? Hamilton Nolan I am thankful for National Geographic magazine.

I Can't Stop Watching These Parade Balloon Accident Videos

gawker.com — Like stock car races or primary debates, balloon parades are an alleged form of entertainment that's mostly just boring until something goes wrong. Fortunately, with balloon accidents the resulting injuries are primarily psychic in nature-measured in months of therapy for poor Jacob after seeing Pikachu disemboweled by a lamppost-making them much more fun to watch.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @austinramzy: "Like stock car races or primary debates, balloon parades are ... mostly just boring until something goes wrong" bit.ly/1zZRulo

Creed Singer Scott Stapp Is Broke and Living in a Holiday Inn

gawker.com — Creed has sold something like 30 million albums in the United States, but today lead singer Scott Stapp revealed that he is "penniless" and living in a Holiday Inn. That is according to a 15-minute video titled "Public Statement #1," which you can watch over on his Facebook page.
Nov 27, 2014

Creed Singer Scott Stapp Is Broke and Living in a Holiday Inn gawker.com/creed-singer-s…

Nov 26, 2014

well I just heard the news today it seems Scott Stapp has gone insane gawker.com/creed-singer-s…

Nov 26, 2014

with alms wide open RT @Gawker: Creed singer Scott Stapp is broke and living in a Holiday Inn. gaw.kr/XQMJOxB

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Ferguson and the Fight for Recognition

gawker.com — At a September townhall meeting in Harlem, Carl Dix, a longtime Uptown fixture and mouthpiece, stood before the microphone in the auditorium of the Schomburg Center and called for mass rebellion. "It's going to take a revolution," he said, "nothing less, to end this and the horrors of the system once and for all."

James Cameron: Avatar Sequels Will Make You "Shit Yourself"

defamer.gawker.com — The second, third, and fourth Avatar movies are set to come out roughly one hundred years from now (or so), which gives you just enough time to stock up on underwear, pants, garbage bags, and wet wipes to clean up your shit.
Nov 27, 2014

I'm grateful for James Cameron quotes: "You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open." defamer.gawker.com/james-cameron-…

Nov 26, 2014

Gross. I'm out. “@Gawker: James Cameron: Avatar sequels will make you "shit yourself." gaw.kr/4Ks8MKh

Nov 26, 2014

James Cameron on new Avatar movies: "You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open." defamer.gawker.com/james-cameron-…

Nov 26, 2014

That Cameron, always on the cutting edge. RT @Gawker: James Cameron: Avatar sequels will make you "shit yourself." gaw.kr/4Ks8MKh

Nov 26, 2014

OK RT @Gawker: James Cameron: Avatar sequels will make you "shit yourself." gaw.kr/4Ks8MKh

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How to Win Fights With Your Family This Thanksgiving: Don't

gawker.com — Tomorrow you'll gather around the Thanksgiving table with your family-those precious few souls that walk this cold Earth draped in the same flesh and blood that coat your weary bones. Invariably, they will say something that makes you want to murder them or, at the very least, ruin dinner in the process of setting them straight.
Nov 26, 2014

Want to win a fight with your family this Thanksgiving? Here’s an idea: Just don’t gawker.com/how-to-win-fig…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @DLind: Personally, I endorse this opinion: gawker.com/how-to-win-fig… (but our guide's for the poor suckers with no choice: vox.com/a/thanksgiving…)

Nov 26, 2014

RT @scottbix: Political debates at Thanksgiving are like "War Games": The only winning move is not to play bit.ly/1ChkFVZ

Nov 26, 2014

Political debates at Thanksgiving are like "War Games": The only winning move is not to play bit.ly/1ChkFVZ

Nov 26, 2014

A pretty good Thanksgiving debate strategy IMO: bit.ly/1y1UJuO Just om nom nom away

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Want to Book Hillary Clinton? You're Going to Need $300,000 and Hummus

gawker.com — The Washington Post got a copy of Hillary Clinton's contract for a recent speaking engagement at UCLA* through a creative FOIA request, and for a true boss lady Clinton's backstage demands are surprisingly mundane.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @Gawker: Wanna book Hillary Clinton for your next event? You'll need $300,000 and hummus. gaw.kr/20rtLzu