Racist NBA Owner Donald Sterling Is Racist on Tape

Tom Scocca · 04/26/14 11:38AM

For years and years, the NBA, which depends on the labor of black athletes and the goodwill of black fans, has tried to ignore the well-documented fact that Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is unambiguously and actively racist (in addition to being a lawbreaker and all-around degenerate).

Black People Getting Cable Channels Just as Vapid as White People's Cable Channels

Hamilton Nolan · 02/21/12 10:20AM

When Comcast acquired NBC Universal, part of its deal with the FCC was that it would "launch 10 new independently owned cable channels, with most backed by African Americans and Latinos, by 2018." Well. The first two Black People Channels have been announced. Black people, prepare for a fiesta of cable mediocrity!

Will HuffPo 'Taint' AOL's Brand? (No)

Hamilton Nolan · 02/10/11 02:27PM

In your crippled Thursday media column: Magic Johnson saves Vibe, some jokers think AOL's brand can be "tainted," another departure from the NY Daily News, schadenfreude at CBS News, and News Corp's kitchen furniture police are out in full force.

Gated Community, Nannies' Shortcuts in Turmoil as A-Listers Go to War

STV · 11/28/08 01:19PM

To hell with the SAG strike: The real feud set to engulf Hollywood's acting community is simmering in the tony enclave of Beverly Park. There, Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington and Sylvester Stallone are just a few of the heavy-hitters embroiled in what has come to be known simply as GateGate.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 08/14/08 06:26AM

Terry Richardson turns 43 today. We're guessing whatever Terry has planned this evening will involve plenty of liquor and barely-legal girls in their underwear. Maybe Lady Bunny can come over, too. She (he?) turns 46 today. Also celebrating today: playwright Thomas Meehan is 79, Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden is turning 49, and another Oscar winner, Halle Berry, is 42. Magic Johnson is 49. Theater producer Allan Buchman is celebrating his 63rd. Actress Mila Kunis is 25. And America's Next Top Model's Jay Manuel turns 36.