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Let's Crack Open the "TMZ Vault"

Buzzfeed's story about the history of TMZ quickly gets to the foundation of TMZ's power: It's often not what the gossip site does publish, but what it doesn't. Early on in the article, writer Anne Helen Petersen makes mention of the "TMZ Vault," the affectionate name for Harvey Levin's trove of scandalous,… » 7/29/14 10:22am 7/29/14 10:22am

I Got My Toes Sucked By Tarantino And All I Got Was This Lousy Blog

Back in 2011, A.J. Daulerio got me fired. A chance encounter with my BFF QT, ten toes to Jesus, ended up on the front page of Deadspin, and lo and behold, I was fired faster than you can say friendsicles. That story has now gone down in the annals of internet infamy, but two lessons endure. » 8/21/13 8:52am 8/21/13 8:52am

Gawker Media Greenlights Defamer Reboot; Ankled Exec to Helm

Does anyone remember Beejoli Shah? She was the former GENERATE media employee whose toes were once slurped by director Quentin Tarantino after the two met at a party in The Hills a couple of years ago. The reason some of you may know this is because Beejoli sent a graphic play-by-play of the toe-coital encounter in an… » 6/11/13 6:45pm 6/11/13 6:45pm

Roger Ebert Gives Jay Mariotti A Strategically Placed Thumb On His Way…

If there are any more questions about Jay Mariotti's awfulness and how actively despised he is by most people at the Chicago Sun-Times, look no further than this internal letter being circulated around, oh, everywhere in Chicago's news rooms penned by Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert. The man sure knows how to… » 8/28/08 4:54pm 8/28/08 4:54pm

The Golf Horror Film You've All Been Waiting For

In the grand tradition of The Catcher — three strikes ... you're dead — comes Sports By Brooks' discovery of a film currently hitting the festival circuit seeing funding: Slice. Yep: It's a slasher movie about golf. It also has a decidedly inferior tagline: "It's a game you'll play for the rest of your life." What… » 4/16/07 1:45pm 4/16/07 1:45pm