Controversies and Scandals

Why Is Brian Williams On Temporary Leave?

February 8th, 2015 9:26am EST
Brian Williams
Brian Williams will step aside as anchor of his nightly NBC News broadcast for “several days” as a result of the controversy generated by his comments about his reporting during the Iraq war and Hurricane Katrina.

Williams stated that he was riding in a helicopter during the Iraq war that was hit by enemy airfire.

“I would not have chosen to make this mistake. I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another,” Williams said in an interview with Stars and Stripes.

Williams apologized on air, saying, “I made a mistake in recalling the events of ...
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Will Gary Glitter Get Life In Prison?

February 6th, 2015 11:25am EST
Pop Star Gary Glitter Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse, May Get Life
Gary Glitter, the former glam rocker best known for hits like "Do You Wanna Touch Me?" has just been convicted of historic sex abuse charges.

That is, six crimes the star committed during the 1970s and 1980s: one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of unlawful sex with a girl under 13. It's that last charge that potentially carries a life sentence.

But Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) doesn't seem to mind- at least not outwardly- as he was being led out of the courtroom, Glitter blew kisses to those watching the trial.

According to the trial, Glitter used ...
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Brian Williams Admits He Lied About Helicopter Attack Heroism

February 5th, 2015 8:28am EST
Brian Williams Admits He Was Lying About Helicopter Attack Heroi
Brian Williams has officially admitted the truth: while the NBC newscaster claimed he was shot down while in a helicopter, during a 2003 visit to Iraq, the story's not true. At all.

Every time the famous anchor's told that story (which he's done, multiple times), it was an outright lie.

Williams recounted his tale of wartime bravado as recently as last Friday, but on Wednesday's "NBC Nightly News," the star anchor finally came clean in a brief statement.

"I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft."

"It did ...
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Taylor Swift Gets Hacked, Laughs In The Face Of Her Hackers

January 28th, 2015 7:37am EST
Taylor Swift's Twitter Gets Hacked, Laughs In The Face Of Her Ha
Why would anyone want to hack Taylor Swift?

Of all the many hackable entities in this world- governments and banks and such- Taylor Swift seems like seems like small potatoes. Also, we totally do not endorse hacking your government and/or bank. Super illegal.

But Swift did become the target of hackers- both her Twitter and Instagram were illegally hijacked yesterday.

And the reason we know this is because the hackers tweeted their own Twitter handle to Swift's millions of followers, in an attempt to gain new followers.

One tweet read, "go follow my bow, @lizzard :)" and the other "shou...
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Another Woman Comes Forward With New Bill Cosby Rape Allegation

January 27th, 2015 1:47pm EST
Bill Cosby
A former Hollywood executive has come out and accused comedian Bill Cosby of drugging and raping her.

Cindra Ladd, the wife of Oscar-winning producer Alan Ladd Jr. ("Braveheart"), wrote an editorial called "Cosby: 'Trust Me'" for the Huffington Post on Monday, accusing Cosby of raping her in 1969, when she was just 21-years-old.

Ladd's story is very similar to those of over two dozen others who have come forward. She and Cosby became friends and would occasionally hang out, watching TV and movies with her roommate.

"He acted like a perfect gentleman," she says, until one night they met u...
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Did Tom Cruise And The Church Of Scientology Tap Nicole Kidman's Phone Lines?

January 27th, 2015 7:37am EST
Did Tom Cruise And The Church Of Scientology Tap Nicole Kidman's
On Sunday, the Sundance Film Festival hosted the premiere of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," a new documentary about Scientologists from filmmaker Alex Gibney.

And according to those who saw "Going Clear" at the festival, the film has revealed startling new information about Scientology, and just how deeply it cuts into the entertainment industry.

It's so much more horrible than you'd think.

For one, the film claims that the Church was not a fan of Tom Cruise's wife Nicole Kidman (her father is a psychiatrist, and psychiatrists are the enemy), and at Cruise's request...
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Duke And Duchess In Limbo As They Ignore Court And Shun Public

January 17th, 2015 12:15pm EST
Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have found themselves in a position of isolated limbo as they alienate the courtiers and have cavalierly ignored the public for so many months. Only tolerated by the courtiers and with a public that is increasingly diffident towards them, William and Kate are in a literal limbo of their own making.

As Duchess Kate spends time tending to her health and preparing for the arrival of her second child, she has ignored serious public events, only recently coming into public life. The Queen has allegedly expressed impatience, but mindful of the delicate health of...
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Ellen DeGeneres Fights Back Against Article Accusing Her Of 'Gay Agenda' (Watch)

January 15th, 2015 8:55am EST
Ellen DeGeneres Fights Back Against Article Accusing Her Of 'Gay
Let this be a lesson to all: never pick a fight with Ellen DeGeneres.

During yesterday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the comedian-turned-talk-show-host devoted a portion of her monologue to a recent article, in which she was mentioned.

The article: "Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?"

Written in Christian Post last week, the piece argued that there was a deluge of LGBT characters, TV shows and themes in current TV, and that it's the duty of good Christians to defend against such television.

Some of the shows noted are "Empire" (Jamal, the ...
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'60 Minutes' Correspondent Steve Kroft Admits To Extremely Gross Affair!

January 8th, 2015 8:28am EST
'60 Minutes' Correspondent Steve Kroft Admits To Extremely Gross
Steve Kroft, longtime correspondent for the CBS news program "60 Minutes," has publicly admitted to a three-year affair with New York City lawyer Lisan Goines.

Not just any, affair, though- something far freakier than you'd expect from "60 Minutes."

In a statement to People Magazine, Kroft apologized for his extramarital actions and urged that his personal life doesn't reflect his career as a journalist.

"I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family," Kroft told People. "And for that I have nothing but regret."

"M...
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Why Are The Muslims Mad At Selena Gomez?

January 2nd, 2015 9:55am EST
Why Are Muslims Mad At Selena Gomez?
Selena Gomez has gotten herself in trouble for showing a little too much skin.

Just... not the skin you're thinking of (and please, don't tell us what skin you're thinking of). She's under fire for showing off her ankle.

Gomez and friends (specifically: Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Cody Simpson and Shay Mitchell) visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi this week.

They took a few pictures- one of everyone goofing around, and another of Gomez pulling aside her ankle-length skirt to show off some leg.

And all of that is a GIGANTIC no-no, per mosque rules. The mosque strictly forb...
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