Most Loathsome Gawker Characters of 2011

Hamilton Nolan · 12/27/11 11:00AM

Many were loathed in 2011; these are the ones we call our own. This is not a list of the world's most loathsome characters. This is (with apologies to the NY Press) a list of Gawker's most loathsome characters. Learn them. Love them. Loathe them.

Girl, Microfamed

Hamilton Nolan · 12/21/11 11:10AM

Might as well get THIS one out of the way: the Sex/ Internet/ Microfame story of the week comes to us courtesy of Kat Stoeffel at the New York Observer, who introduces us to 21 year-old college student and occasional writer-about-sex on the internet "Marie Calloway" (a pseudonym). Sometimes Marie writes about sex, on Tumblr, or on Thought Catalog. Does this make her "the model for literary seductresses" in the "internet age?" No. It just makes her a girl, with a Tumblr.

Anderson Cooper Sticks Up for Child Bride Courtney Stodden

Matt Cherette · 10/25/11 03:24AM

On Sunday, child bride Courtney Stodden seductively sauntered to a scintillating Santa Clarita pumpkin patch with her hoary husband, Doug Hutchison. But before the couple could consummate the trip, they were pulled aside and precluded from purchasing any pumpkins due to the prurient nature of Courtney's clothing. On tonight's AC360, Anderson Cooper defended Courtney and her right to flaunt her "crack-o-lantern" when he put her jealous haters on his "Ridiculist."

Child Bride and Old Husband Booted From Pumpkin Patch

Lauri Apple · 10/24/11 08:09AM

Hollywood child bride Courtney Stodden and her 51-year-old husband Doug Hutchison stopped by their local pumpkin patch over the weekend to purchase a pumpkin that they could carve into something scarier than their May-Spooktember relationship, if that's even possible (no). But some miserable jealous shoppers who have never known true love spotted them behaving "inappropriately" amidst the gourds and complained to a pumpkin patch patrol unit, who kicked the couple right on outta there. Seems the hateful Halloween horde also didn't like Stodden's outfit of frightfully immodest Daisy Dukes, a plaid shirt tied Daisy Duke-ily in the front, and knee-high white go-go boots—even though it's what she (probably) wore to church. (Women's fashion tip: when running agriculture-related errands, wear flats instead of stripper shoes so that your heels don't get stuck in the dirt.)

How Mark Zuckerberg Froze Out His Sister

Ryan Tate · 10/20/11 01:58PM

Last month, we started hearing scuttlebutt that Mark Zuckerberg was on the outs with sisters Randi and Arielle. So we approached today's New York Times profile of Randi Zuckerberg with a jaded eye. But we didn't have to read too closely between the lines to find the tension between Facebook's CEO and his older sibling.

The Oversharers Win

Hamilton Nolan · 10/12/11 10:32AM

We are now living in a time in which the first generation in history that never experienced life before the internet is coming into cultural power. And it is awful.

Sean Parker Is Launching a Blog

Ryan Tate · 09/29/11 03:48PM

The Sean Parkington Post? Seanster? Blogify? It's not clear what former Facebook president Sean Parker will call his forthcoming blog, but it's clear the famed tech hustler is serious about the endeavor: He's hired a firm to build buzz, and is already running ads and planning to hire writers.

A Guide to the Kardashian's Plastic Surgeries

Leah Beckmann · 09/10/11 01:00PM

While they (and their pr team) have denied plastic surgery rumors time and time again, it seems likely that Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian have each gone under the knife at some point during their fame-journey. We consulted Dr. Anthony Youn, a Board-certified plastic surgeon, for his expert opinion on which procedure(s) each sister has had done. Click ahead for a guide to Kardashian Sister Surgery 101!

Christine O'Donnell Delivers Muggle-Proof Message to Followers

Seth Abramovitch · 08/31/11 01:15AM

Feeling perhaps a little down in the dumps over poor book sales and a rescinded invitation to be Sarah Palin's warm-up comic, Christine O'Donnell retreated to the comfort of her Twitter feed today. There she delivered an electrifying message to her core constituency of spellcasters, shamans, and Vodou high priestesses, which, as best as we can make out using what we remember from 6th grade Wiccanese, foretells Palin and the president waking up this morning having swapped bodies. [Wonkette]

Happy Birthday, Child Bride Courtney Stodden!

Maureen O'Connor · 08/29/11 12:52PM

Hollywood child bride Courtney Stodden turns 17 today, reducing the age gap with her creepy actor husband Doug Hutchison to a mere 34 years. Doug gave Courtney a shopping spree at Victoria's Secret and a trip to Disneyland for her birthday.