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Too much information - War Room Liz Smith reports in her gossip column today that Tucker Carlson, the young conservative in the bow-tie on CNN’s Crossfire, loosened up a bit with an Elle reporter and made these delightful comments about his views on women and sex. (We were going to make one of these “quote of the day,” but who could choose just one?) Carlson: “One area of liberal phenomenon I support is female bi-sexuality — this apparent increased willingness of girls to bring along a friend. That’s a pretty good thing.” What do women want, Elle asks Tucker? If you could be a woman, Tucker, what woman would you be? Who is Carlson’s “guilty fantasy bedmate”? It is best not to argue with a woman, Tucker says. He also says, “I like women.”

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life.

The resurrection of Hillary Clinton Between the “Texts from Hillary” phenomenon, a Maureen Dowd column celebrating her “cool” image, and some widely-circulated photos from Colombia that seem to confirm Dowd’s point, the past few weeks have been pretty good to Hillary Clinton. And now comes a poll showing her absolutely destroying every other Democrat now being mentioned in connection with the 2016 presidential, including the sitting vice president. Obviously, the numbers are meaningless in terms of the ’16 horserace, but they do illustrate how thoroughly Clinton has recovered from her low moment in politics. Four years ago this week, as she pressed on with her presidential campaign despite falling hopelessly behind in the delegate race, an ABC News/Washington Post survey found that 54 percent of Americans viewed the former first lady unfavorably – the highest negative score she’d ever received since ABC/WaPo had begun polling about her in 1992. But now all seems forgiven. advertisement

Miss Universe Files Defamation Suit Against Miss Pennsylvania Files Defamation Claims Against Ex-Miss Penn Donald Trump delivered as promised -- the Miss Universe organization has officially filed 2 crushing legal claims against ex-Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin ... for saying the pageant's a fraud. TMZ broke the story ... Miss Universe owner Donald Trump gave Monnin a 24-hour ultimatum to retract her statements that pageant winners are predetermined -- but Monnin refused. So this morning, one of Donald's lawyers tells TMZ, the Miss Universe Organization -- Miss USA's parent company -- has filed docs to take the matter before a private arbitrator, and he intends to go after Monnin for all she's worth. The action was not filed as a formal lawsuit in court because of a stipulation in Monnin's contract -- which requires any dispute to be handled through private arbitration, and only if it can't be worked out there can it be filed in court. Attempts to reach Monnin were unsuccessful.

Maxwell Snow, Photographer, Sets His Demons Aside Robert Wright for The New York Times Maxwell Snow’s family history has shaped his photography, as has his relationship with his fiancée, Vanessa Traina. By comparison, “100 Headless Women,” his exhibition at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts in Chelsea featuring scores of unclothed women, their faces painted over (“to protect their anonymity,” he said), takes him into slightly less treacherous territory. After all, Mr. Among those who said yes were his fiancée, Vanessa Traina; her sister Victoria; his sister, Caroline; his landlady; and a slew of models he met on fashion shoots, working for publications like Purple and V. “Whenever I’d do a fashion shoot, I’d sort of work it into that,” Mr. “At the end, I’d say, ‘Hey, can you go up against that white wall?’ Occasionally, it actually became tedious. “I came home from work one day, and I was like, ‘I’m so tired, I had 10 naked women running around the studio drinking beer; it was exhausting.’ ” Mr. So, Ms. Indeed, Ms. Together, Ms. Mr.

What Does It Mean To Be Cool? It May Not Be What You Think - News Room Where have you gone James Dean? June 07, 2012 Do rebelliousness, emotional control, toughness and thrill-seeking still make up the essence of coolness? Can performers James Dean and Miles Davis still be considered the models of cool? Research led by a University of Rochester Medical Center psychologist and published by the Journal of Individual Differences has found the characteristics associated with coolness today are markedly different than those that generated the concept of cool. “When I set out to find what people mean by coolness, I wanted to find corroboration of what I thought coolness was,” said Ilan Dar-Nimrod, Ph.D., lead author of “Coolness: An Empirical Investigation.” “James Dean is no longer the epitome of cool,” Dar-Nimrod said. In the journal article, the research is described as the first systematic, quantitative examination of what characteristics recur in popular understandings of the cool personality. The researchers conducted three separate studies.

The Empress Is In - Amy Sacco Holds Court at Another New York Nightspot Danny Ghitis for The New York Times Amy Sacco in the rec room of her new venture, No. 8. Nearby, after dancing in the chic rec room full of record albums, Anne Hathaway shimmied near the D.J., then scanned the scene from a V.I.P. booth with a zebra-striped couch and one-way mirror. Near the downstairs bar, under a massive spinning chandelier, Peta Wilson lowered her pants to show off her line of colorful panties. Nobody seemed shocked. Towering over the scene, like a cross between a very tall cheerleader and a socialite godmother, was Amy Sacco. “There’s so many people here I know and love,” Ms. In late May, Ms. As every remotely social person in this town knows, Ms. Now, Ms. “We haven’t been to a nightclub since Bungalow closed,” said the decorator Celerie Kemble, who was greeting old friends during one of No. 8’s previews. Euan Rellie, the highly sociable husband of Lucy Sykes Rellie, said, “It’s like déjà vu being here.” No problem with that, since Ms. Then, in 2001, Ms.

M.T. Graves and Charlie Baxter Present The Dungeon G.G. Remembers M.T. The Early Years M.T. Graves, monsterfully played by Charlie Baxter, first appeared on WCKT, Channel 7 in Miami, Florida. The Dungeon was on from the late 50’s to the late or middle 60’s, and came on at 4 pm or 4:30 pm on Saturday afternoons. If it was on at any other time or day I don't remember. M.T. Opening The Dungeon The program began with the cell door rising up with the sounds of screeching and squeaking and a loud clank. Hi there fiends! The Dungeon Set and Supporting Characters M.T. was stuck in a dungeon cell located somewhere underneath the TV station. "Count Down the Vampire" and "Reginald" were M.T.’s sidekicks in those days. Show Business as Usual M.T. spent his time in The Dungeon (between naps in his coffin) planning and carrying out his schemes to try to outsmart the Warden. On another occasion, after his plans had been foiled, he looked directly into the TV camera and said "Well, fiends! A Personal Appearance One time M.T. M.T.' M.T. Captain M.T.

More bull from Bristol Palin - TV At the end of the first episode of Bristol Palin’s new reality show, “Life’s a Tripp” (which premieres tonight on Lifetime), Palin and two friends find themselves at an L.A. bar with a mechanical bull. Bristol, her son, Tripp, and her younger sister Willow have recently moved from Wasilla, Alaska, to a mansion in Beverly Hills full of bidets, so that Bristol can “work” for a charity. (She does volunteer, but it seems clear it was her reality show, not her job, that precipitated the move to SoCal.) On this night Willow’s watching Tripp, and the 20-year-old, giggling, cheerful Bristol, feeling “like a kid again,” rides the bull, as everyone in the bar takes pictures. She gets thrown, and as she picks herself off the mats, a stranger yells out, “Did you ride Levi like that? Your mother’s a whore!” Palin goes over to the heckler, a 47-year-old man, as he continues to scream at her. Up until this point, my sympathy was with the composed Palin.

Dr. Conrad Murray -- I'm Rail Thin From Explosive Diarrhea I'm Rail Thin From Explosive Diarrhea Dr. We're told Murray has been extremely sick since becoming an inmate last November. Murray says he can't eat jail food, and is forced to eat what he calls "cat food" which he buys at the commissary . Murray buys canned tuna for $4.25 a pop, salmon flakes for $3.50 and canned mackerel for $2.50. We're told Murray is filing multiple appeals to get out of jail, primarily because his health is compromised. L.A. We don't know how the appellate judges feel about explosive diarrhea, but one thing we know for sure ... jail is a really sh**ty experience.

Report: Only Matter Of Time Before A 'SportsCenter' Host Snaps, Blows Brains Out On Live Television BRISTOL, CT—Citing the increasingly frenetic pace at which SportsCenter anchors and correspondents are forced to report the same shallow feature items, gushing personality profiles, and artificially inflated news stories, media analysts announced Friday that ESPN was at great risk of seeing one of its hosts die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a live broadcast. "Even a casual viewer, say someone who watches SportsCenter three or four times a week, can see that the warning signs have been there for a while," Dr. Susan Scheub of Syracuse University said. "The strained faces of the presenters as they read yet another Tim Tebow story late last year, their tortured voices as they tried to pass off the statistical anomaly of 'Linsanity' as some sort of magical phenomenon—classic evidence of stress and trauma. Given what I've seen on the show this week, I'd be surprised if we get through the Peyton Manning free-agency tour without a tragic incident, let alone March Madness."

Gary Busey -- I Graduated From Debt School! I Graduated From Debt School! Broke ass Hollywood legend Gary Busey has officially passed the most important test of his life -- an online financial management course -- in an effort to convince a U.S. Bankruptcy court he'll stop blowing his cash on useless crap. TMZ broke the story ... Before the court will sign off on the perks of bankruptcy ... According to the docs, Gary earned his official Certificate of Debtor Education on March 5, 2012 ... at 5:12 PM ... which means he's officially on the road to financial recovery. Now, Gary faces the same challenge as most graduates ... finding a job. A rep for Gary tells TMZ, "Gary is excited for this fresh new start and wants to be an example for Americans all around that you can recover very quickly.

Jon Hamm is right about Kim Kardashian - Kim Kardashian Don’t ever change, Don Draper. In an instantly notorious interview for the U.K. edition of Elle magazine, World’s Greatest Dreamboat and former Salon Sexiest Man Jon Hamm has dared to admit that the appeal of reality TV stars “doesn’t make any sense” to him, and that “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.” Sure enough, the woman who was Mrs. Kardashian is correct that we all have our paths in life, and all things considered, she displayed ample restraint in response to being called an idiot.

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