Sarah Hedgecock · 12/29/13 11:12PM

[During a session with the Dalai Lama on Sunday, one novice monk got distracted. The religious leader has been at the Sera Monastery delivering the ten-day-long series of Jangchup Lamrim teachings since Wednesday. Image by Abhishek N. Chinnappa via AP.]

TV Anchor's Dalai Lama Joke Goes Wrong

Matt Cherette · 06/14/11 01:20AM

Recently on Australia's version of the Today show, anchor Karl Stefanovic sat down for an interview with the Dalai Lama, during which he attempted a joke about the religious leader going into a pizza shop. That's when things got really awkward. [via Reddit]

Dalai Lama Retiring from Politics

Jeff Neumann · 03/10/11 05:35AM

The 76-year-old Dalai Lama today said that he will ask the Tibetan parliament in exile to amend the constitution so that he can leave his post as political leader of Tibet within days. In a speech in India he said: "My desire to devolve authority has nothing to do with a wish to shirk responsibility. It is to benefit Tibetans in the long run." He'll remain the spiritual leader of Tibet. China still hates the Dalai Lama, and today said that he was up to dirty "tricks." [Guardian; image via AP]

The Dalai Lama Turns 75 Today

Jeff Neumann · 07/06/10 05:45AM

[Tibetan monks prepare to serve sweetened rice at the 75th birthday party for the Dalai Lama in Dharmsala, India, today. He has been living in Dharmsala since 1959, when he fled Tibet after a failed uprising against China. AP]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 07/06/09 06:29AM

50 Cent turns 34 today. George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, is turning 63. Nancy Reagan is 88. Sylvester Stallone is turning 63. Actor Geoffrey Rush is 58. Former Mets manager Willie Randolph turns 55. Ex-Barneys CEO Howard Socol is 64. Brazilian model Caroline Trentini is turning 22. Robin Antin, the Pussycat Dolls founder and sister of hairstylist Jonathan Antin, is 48. And the Dalai Lama turns 74 today.

Correction of the Month: The Dalai Lama Gave You AIDS

Pareene · 04/17/08 11:12AM

This, from the Columbia Spectator, is a truly beautiful correction. Turns out there's no evidence to support the claim that "one Dalai Lama" had sex with hundreds of men even though he knew he had AIDS. The fact that the current Dalai Lama has held the position since 1950 certainly narrows down the candidates there, doesn't it. Beautiful. [Spectator]

Dalai Lama threatens to resign

Nick Douglas · 03/18/08 10:29AM

"The Dalai Lama threatened Tuesday to step down as leader of Tibet's government-in-exile if violence committed by Tibetans in his homeland spirals out of control." [AP]

Herb Ritts dead at 50

Gawker · 12/27/02 10:04AM

Celebrity photographer Herb Ritts died yesterday in an L.A. hospital after a bout with pneumonia that resulted in fatal complications. A contributor to Vogue and Vanity Fair for over 15 years, Ritts photographed subjects ranging from Madonna to the Dalai Lama. His latest series for Vogue, including shots of Kofi Annan and track star Marion Jones, will appear in the February issue.
Herb Ritts, celebrity photographer, dies at 50 [NYT]
Ritts, R.I.P. [Page Six]