The apple apparently doesn't fall far from the tree at the home of accused "Soccer Mom Madame" Anna Gristina -- the accused pimp's 9-year-old son apparently has caught the pimpin' bug, and his number one hoe is NBC, which just so happens to have landed an exclusive interview with Gristina.
Yesterday, Runnin' Scared brought you news of Picture the Homeless' funding fracas.
The Bronx-based non-profit has received $240,000 in public money over the last five years, but payouts got frozen this week as the City Council investigates squatting allegations.
Picture the Homeless says that the City's move stems from a New York Post story claiming that a non-profit member taught illegal squatting classes on the taxpayers' dime -- an allegation the group disputes.
Now, Picture the Homeless is strongly considering legal action against the tabloid.More »
When Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute" on his radio show Feb. 29, it sure seemed like the end of an era might be upon us.
Public outcry prompted sponsors to pull support from the show, leaving many to wonder whether the conservative stalwart would have much longer to lash out against liberals and ladies.
To be fair, Rush did
damage control issue an apology, but many saw the mea culpa as meaningless -- worthy of all-out mocking.
But as bad as Rush's gaffe might be -- and to be clear, it is bad -- you have to wonder: could this bolster Limbaugh's languishing career?More »
NYC-based blogging platform Tumblr is having some problems, namely with people from the fashion industry who are fed up with certain aspects of its service. BetaBeat ran this headline today: "The Flood Gates Are Now Open On Publicly Bashing Tumblr," after yesterday announcing that "The Fashion Industry Wants Tumblr To Get Its Fucking Act Together" (oh my). NYmag's The Cut blog joins in in slightly more measured tones: "Fashion Brands Have Started to Air Grievances About Fashion-Hungry Tumblr."
Tumblr CEO David Karp's contentious visage.
Thursday! A wide-ranging media news kind of day. Ranging from Ashton Kutcher's murky Details editorship to Piers Morgan's failed interview of Christine O'Donnell to the everlasting travails of the dead News of the World, Thursday's Press Clips is all about conflict.
They've outdone themselves!
I mean, damn. The obviousness of it. The comparison of the News Corp hacking scandal to the hacking incidents at the Pentagon and Citibank boggles the mind, since the Pentagon and Citibank were the victims of hacking, while News of the World was the perpetrator. Not that that should even have to be spelled out.
Rupert Murdoch's son James could face "corporate legal battles on both sides of the Atlantic that involve criminal charges, fines and forfeiture of assets" related to the phone hacking scandal currently embroiling News Corporation. Murdoch fils, who is the deputy COO of News Corp, has admitted to misleading the British Parliament about the hacking. The conglomerate decided to shutter tabloid News of the World this weekend after revelations that the paper had hacked into the phones of murder and abduction victims.