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Daily Mail Purchases Elite Daily to Form Voltron of Shit

tktk.gawker.com — Elite Daily, a website that describes itself as "The Voice of Generation Y," has been purchased for $47 million by DMG Media, the "global media brand" that arose out of the Victorian-era tabloid Daily Mail. Elite Daily and DailyMail.com, the online arm of DMG media, are both enormously successful websites, in terms of absolute traffic and in Facebook or other "social shares."
Jan 31, 2015

Daily Mail Purchases Elite Daily to Form Voltron of Shit buff.ly/1EVkT2C

Jan 31, 2015

RT @ObiWanKobe: It’s a tire fire of stupid MT @eisingerj: The existence of Elite Daily is best argument 4 shutting down the Internet: tktk.gawker.com/daily-mail-pur…

Jan 30, 2015

"Elite Daily is bad in every way content can be bad in 2015." @max_read on the other hand, is great tktk.gawker.com/daily-mail-pur…

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One Dog Has a Ball and the Other Dog Wants the Ball

gawker.com — Sometimes, if you are a dog, you are the dog with the ball. Usually, however, you are not. When there are two dogs and only one ball, only one dog can have the ball. And there is nothing you can do to change that.

This Winter's Fad for Dummies: The $1200 Canada Goose Jacket

newsfeed.gawker.com — Canada Goose Jackets are for pricks. The big bulky puffers are distinguishable from other parkas only by a patch. Don't buy one, because they're expensive, and winter sucks enough without being a consumer sucker on top of it all. Uggs were bad, but at least they were clearly Uggs-you got an eyesore for your money.

Six-Alarm Fire Burning in Williamsburg

gawker.com — More than 200 FDNY firefighters have been fighting what is now a six-alarm fire at a warehouse in Williamsburg since early this morning, The New York Times reports. More than 200 firefighters are working to contain the fire from both land and boats on the East River.
Jan 31, 2015

Dramatic photos of smoke & freezing firemen RT @Gawker: Six-alarm fire burning in Williamsburg, Brooklyn gaw.kr/Vku67A2

Psychic Clam Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner: Seahawks or Patriots?

gawker.com — Clam the psychic clam, the clairvoyant sensation known around the world for his (her?) stunning record of World Cup predictions, has emerged from the grottos of prophecy to predict the winner of this weekend's Super Bowl XLIX. What does Clam augur?
Jan 30, 2015

ATTENTION HATERS: clam is back and he already knows the super bowl winner unlike the rest of you idiots: gawker.com/psychic-clam-p…

Jan 30, 2015

Maybe not as compelling as Deadspin's hardcore porn, but we at Gawker love our dumbass game-picking clam gawker.com/psychic-clam-p…

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Bobbi Brown, Daughter of Whitney Houston, Found Unconscious in Tub

gawker.com — Bobbi Kristina Brown-the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown-was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after she was discovered "unresponsive" in a bath tub, CBS reports. According to TMZ, Brown's breathing has now been stabilized. After she was found, Brown's husband and a friend reportedly performed CPR on her until emergency personnel arrived at the Roswell, GA home.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @Gawker: Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, found unconscious in bath tub gaw.kr/AYnNbqu

NYC to Pay $3.9 Million to Family of Unarmed Teen Killed by Cop

gawker.com — The family of Ramarley Graham, the unarmed teenager shot and killed in his grandmother's bathroom by an NYPD officer in February 2012, has agreed to a $3.9 million settlement in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city, the New York Daily News reports.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @Gawker: NYC to pay $3.9 million to family of unarmed teen killed by cop gaw.kr/F7BZ0nO

Unable to Score Lethal Injection Drugs, Ohio Postpones All Executions

gawker.com — After a botched execution left a condemned man writhing and gasping for air, Ohio announced this month that it would be returning to an earlier, sodium thiopental-based lethal injection formula. Now the state says it's delaying all executions until 2016 as it struggles to secure a supply of the drug.

Bruce Jenner Is "Transitioning into a Woman," People and TMZ Report

gawker.com — According a source close to his family, Bruce Jenner is transitioning from male to female, People reports. TMZ reports that Jenner began the process more than a year ago. "Bruce is transitioning to a woman," People's source said. "He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he's doing.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @Gawker: Bruce Jenner is "transitioning into a woman," People and TMZ say gaw.kr/M0vvkeT

Who Would Win if Real Seahawks Played Football Against Real Patriots?

gawker.com — For whatever reason, Americans prefer the Super Bowl to involve men playing football under the names of various animals and soldiers, and not the actual soldiers and animals themselves. Which is why at Gawker, we're asking the only important question: What would happen if a real patriot played against a real seahawk?
Jan 31, 2015

Super Bowl journalism has officially jumped the shark: Real Patriot vs. Real Seahawk, who would win? gawker.com/who-would-win-…

Black Dynamite Is the Best Show on TV You're Not Watching

morningafter.gawker.com — Black Dynamite is the best show on television. Since beginning its second season on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim back in October, Dynamite-an animated spin-off of the 2009 Michael Jai White blaxploitation send-up/homage movie- has depicted the following: Mister Rogers (you know, the army-trained killing machine-turned-children's show host?)

EXCLUSIVE: A Bunch of People Fucked Up the Mitt Romney News

tktk.gawker.com — Mitt Romney just told America that he will not run for president in 2016, which is confusing, because the Daily Beast and friends were just yelling the opposite. Business Insider was very confident this morning: The original URL slug for that post, why-mitt-romney-is-going-to-run-for-president-2015, now redirects to a post titled "Mitt Romney is not running for president."

Time to Scrutinize Every Scene of the Leaked Game of Thrones Trailer

newsfeed.gawker.com — An exclusive sneak peek at season 5 of Game of Thrones, shown after Thursday's IMAX screenings of last season's basically perfect finale, is now exclusive to the whole damn internet thanks to a clever fan who recorded and uploaded it. What does it tell us about where the show is headed when it comes back in April?
Jan 30, 2015

Excellent Friday afternoon plan for Game of Thrones fans: obsess over the new leaked season 5 trailer! newsfeed.gawker.com/time-to-scruti…

Jan 30, 2015

Ahhhmahhhgahhhd RT @Gawker: A Game of Thrones season 5 trailer has leaked. Time to obsessively pick it apart! gaw.kr/f5csbHt

Suge Knight Just Killed a Guy on a Movie Set: Report

gawker.com — Death Row Records founder Suge Knight ran over a man, possibly killing him, during an argument on a film set where Game, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre were filming, TMZ reports. Suge Knight got into a fight on the set of a film project in Compton, and ran over a man and we're told the victim is dead.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @Gawker: Update: Police say Suge Knight followed the victims in his truck before running them over in a nearby parking lot. gaw.kr/SIBIJxm

Jan 29, 2015

Allegedly... “@gerryshih: Gas is under $2 a gallon and Suge just killed a guy. gawker.com/gas-is-under-2…

Jan 29, 2015

This is insane RT @Gawker: Police say Suge Knight followed the victims in his truck before running them over gaw.kr/SIBIJxm

Jan 29, 2015

RT @Gawker: Update: Police say Suge Knight followed the victims in his truck before running them over in a nearby parking lot. gaw.kr/SIBIJxm

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An Abridged Timeline of BuzzFeed's Adoption of Stricter Editorial Standards

Jan 30, 2015

Area Man Too Dumb To Understand What Two Links Have To Do With One Another. tktk.gawker.com/an-abridged-ti…

Jan 30, 2015

An Abridged Timeline of BuzzFeed's Adoption of Stricter Editorial Standards tktk.gawker.com/an-abridged-ti…

This Is What One Woman Learned from Reading Buzzfeed for a Day

gawker.com — BuzzFeed, the prosperous and successful New York-based website geared toward millennials, is respectable and likeable in many ways. It is a competitor of Gawker, though it dwarfs us in its size and reach, and we take interest in reporting on its foibles and successes.
Jan 30, 2015

This is what one woman learned from reading @BuzzFeed for a day: bit.ly/1uFtG2D

Jan 30, 2015

RT @dpwenger: "Virality is easy." I know I am always getting sick! My wife & mom @leahfinnegan on why BuzzFeed is sad: http://t.co/awuXBDMp…

Jan 30, 2015

Well she didnt, she selectively read 3 pieces that fit her thesis RT What 1 Woman Learned Reading @BuzzFeed for a Day gawker.com/this-is-what-o…

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Iggy Azalea Has Been "Bamoozeled With a Tumblr Page"

defamer.gawker.com — Does a celebrity who complains as much as Iggy Azalea even enjoy being famous? Today's shit-fit tantrum comes after Steve Madden uploaded photos she doesn't like from an Iggy-branded shoe line. "I'm in shock," sputtered the rapper from the "Clueless" tribute music video. "Tainted with these God awful images..."

What to Yell During the Super Bowl

newsfeed.gawker.com — Not sure what things to yell during Sunday's Super Bowl match between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks? Here are a few ideas so you don't look stupid or uninformed in front of your close sports compatriots. To all of the players-you are going to win big! Hey, ho!

Big Surprise: George R.R. Martin Won't Release That Next Book in 2015

newsfeed.gawker.com — George R.R. Martin's publisher, Jane Johnson of HarperCollins, told the Guardian that A Song of Ice and Fire fans will have to wait at least another year for The Man Who Is Not Your Bitch to finish The Winds of Winter, the highly anticipated sixth book in the series. Quelle surprise!
Jan 30, 2015

RT @Gawker: Winds of Winter not coming in 2015, says George R.R. Martin's publisher. gaw.kr/8m4LuSw