So Long, Reddit

Reginald Braithwaite · 07/12/15 06:45AM

Earlier today, I took my children to my great-grandparents’ grave in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. They don’t have a big headstone, or a nice spot. But they have a big place in my heart: He came to Canada from Barbados, she from Jamaica, and he built two(!) houses for their extended family.

Female Titans of Broadcast Journalism Say Goodbye to Barbara Walters

Rich Juzwiak · 05/16/14 11:45AM

After 53 years on television, Barbara Walters is retiring today (or something). For the 84-year-old's final appearance on the show she helped create and will continue to executive produce, The View, about two dozen women in broadcast journalism joined her onstage to honor the woman who helped pave their way in broadcast journalism, and tell Walters, "Goodnight, Moon!" one last time in front of cameras (maybe). Oprah was there! So was Gayle (of course). Kathie Lee and Hoda seemed sober. Elisabeth Hasselbeck wept.

A Brief History of Jay Leno's Joke-Stealing

Rich Juzwiak · 02/06/14 02:25PM

Tonight marks Jay Leno's final episode as host of The Tonight Show, after occupying that position for some 21 non-consecutive years. Many would argue that he stole that job from David Letterman, whom Leno's predecessor, Johnny Carson, had picked for the spot. Many would argue that he then stole it again from Conan O'Brien, who briefly occupied the spot from 2009-2010 when Leno failed to transition his act to prime time.

Barbara Walters Announces Her Plan to Retire to Heaven

Caity Weaver · 05/13/13 12:09PM

On Monday, 83-year-old Barbara Walters officially announced her retirement from television (“special occasions” aside) on The View, a show about yelling she created in 1997 at the age of 68. She’s not officially planning to retire until the summer of 2014, she’s just giving everyone a year’s notice so that they can start planning a truly tasteful “Bye Barbara, Love, Television” party for her.

My Cat Blocked Me on Twitter

Rich Juzwiak · 09/13/12 09:05AM

I think I may be the first person on Earth to be blocked by my own cat on Twitter. That sounds ridiculous, I know. It's an outcome fit for a crazy cat lady, which I know that I qualify as regardless of my penis.

A Fond Farewell to Brian Moylan On His Last Day

Gawker Staff · 03/13/12 05:01PM

Today is Brian Moylan's last day here at Gawker. Brian is on to bigger and better things and though we will miss him dearly, we know he and his mustache will continue to rile up the Internet from wherever they go.

So This Is Goodbye

Matt Cherette · 12/12/11 11:23PM

I'll Be Leaving You Soon (Updated)

Lauri Apple · 12/10/11 02:00PM

As part of the new editorial changes around here, I won't be writing on this site anymore come 2012. It's too bad! I've really enjoyed writing here—the writers are very talented, I was permitted to write about anything I wanted, and the audience is huge. But new leadership brings new plans.

It's About Time Regis Philbin Retired

Brian Moylan · 11/18/11 01:21PM

Today is the last day on the air for Regis Philbin, the man with the most hours on camera according to the Guinness Book of World Records. We've been watching the show all month and it's pretty clear that it's his time to go. Have a look at this video—compiled by Gawker intern Roger Cormier—to see just a few of the things Regis got wrong this month alone.

Andy Rooney Says Goodbye to 60 Minutes

Matt Cherette · 10/02/11 07:40PM

With his normally cluttered desk wiped clean and his hair slicked back—his eyebrows, however, roamed free—curmudgeonly commentator Andy Rooney signed off from 60 Minutes tonight. In his final show-ending segment, the 92-year-old said he is and will always be a writer before anything else, apologized for the (very few) times he's been wrong, and reminded us that we should never, ever approach him in a restaurant.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Returns to France

Max Read · 09/04/11 09:05AM

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in Paris "smiling and waving" on Sunday morning, returning home for the first time since he was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. In France, he faces charges of attempted rape. [NYDN]