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Founder of Bustle and Bleacher Report reportedly buys

The defunct gossip blog has a new owner. Bustle and Bleacher Report founder Bryan Goldberg put in the winning $1.35 million bid for the website in an auction held Thursday in Manhattan, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Melania Trump re-files $150 million lawsuit against Daily Mail

New York City - After a judge threw out Melania’s libel suit against Mail Media Inc. filed in Maryland, the First Lady has re-filed it in New York state. The initial suit was tossed out because Mail Media Inc. did not have a sufficient connection to that state.

Op-Ed: Fighting fake news? Not too well yet, but it can be done

Sydney - Fake news is now, belatedly, under attack. There are still no lawsuits. One bit of case law could bury fake news, and the vermin who make it.

Univision is shutting down

Univision, which bought Gawker Media for $135 million in a government-ordered auction, is shutting down, the company's flagship site, founder Nick Denton told staffers on Thursday. will shutter next week.

What will happen to the $135 million from the sale of Gawker?

Gawker Media has been sold — and with the sale comes questions of what happens next. Late Tuesday, Univision purchased the media company for $135 million following a bidding war with Ziff Davis.

Hulk Hogan verdict forces Gawker founder Denton into bankruptcy

New York - Gawker founder Nick Denton declared bankruptcy on Monday after a federal judge allowed collection efforts to begin on $140 million in damages the news website was found liable for in a lawsuit filed by professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

Op-Ed: Privacy vs First Amendment? Hulk Hogan vs Gawker gets serious

Miami - The question of whether the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to invade privacy is a question that shouldn’t even need to be asked. It’s being asked, however, in one of the most high-profile media court cases in decades.

Gawker reboots as political site, lays off employees

It's been a bumpy year for Gawker Media, but now the company is in for a really big change. Already known for its knife-edged wit, Gawker plans to set its sights on politics, especially the 2016 race for the White House.

Op-Ed: Slow news day? Press goes bonkers over Christie cell phone use

Washington - Slow news day? That would seem to be the most-charitable explanation for yesterday's media obsession with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie being asked to leave a "quiet car" on an Amtrak train for speaking loudly on his cell phone.

Op-Ed: Reaction to Justin Bieber's nude photos highlights hypocrisy

On Tuesday the Internet exploded after nude photos of Justin Bieber were published online. The photographs, taken and published without his consent drew praise, and jokes, while simultaneously showing how hypocritical social justice feminists have become.

Op-Ed: Trump eclipses GOP, gives PR lesson to media

Washington - The best known Donald since Donald Duck may be an infuriating SOB, but talk about getting a sales pitch across. He’s loud, he’s egocentric, he’s all over the shop on specifics….And a lot of people like the way he’s rattling the Washington cages.

Gossip site Gawker looks to turn over a new leaf

Washington - Gawker says it will rethink its ethics policies following turmoil over an article about an executive's private life, in what could be a turning point for the popular news and gossip website.

2 top Gawker editors resign after controversial post is removed

This has been a tumultuous few days for the gossip website Gawker. And now two of its top editors have decided to part ways with the company.

Tabloid web startup Ratter lays off staff but wants to stay alive

San Francisco - Q: What do naked car chases, overcast skies in San Francisco, the Zodiac killer and Silicon Valley sex workers have in common?

NYC will pay $3.9 million to family of unarmed teen killed by cop

Bronx - The family of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed in his grandmother's bathroom by a NYPD officer in Feb. 2012, will receive $3.9 million in their wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

Woman stabs boyfriend for eating Thanksgiving dinner early

Wilkes-barre - Unhappy that her boyfriend began eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender, a Pennsylvania woman allegedly grabbed a knife, chased him around the table and then stabbed him in the chest, police reported.

Subway singer arrested for singing during legal performance

New York - Most of us don't expect to be arrested while doing something that's perfectly legal, but that's what happened to a musician playing his guitar on a subway platform in New York.

Strangers move into man's house, change locks, and won't leave

Portland - Moving into a new house is never a stress-free experience, but it's even more stressful when complete strangers move in and decide to break-in the new house for you and change the locks in the process.

Real-life Cookie Monster almost asphyxiates roommate

Decatur - In a story so bizarre it's hard to believe, a 23-year-old Illinois man — Allen Hall — has been charged with attempted murder as well as assault and battery after attacking his female roommate.

Grandfather defends his grandson against boy’s homophobic mother

A man has written to his daughter, chastising her for disowning her own teenage son – his grandson – after the lad came out to her as gay.

CTV News claims police knew of Rob Ford video before news broke

The so-called Rob Ford crack video, in which the Toronto mayor is alleged to be smoking crack cocaine, was known to Toronto police weeks before the public got wind of it. CTV news said a "highly-placed source" told them police heard of it on wiretaps.

Poll: Toronto residents split on Mayor Ford crack allegations

Toronto - Within the margin of error, Torontonians are almost equally divided on whether a video exists showing Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack while in the company of drug dealers.

Op-Ed: Mayor Ford ‘knew where video was’, says new report

Toronto - The Toronto Mayor Ford crack video scandal took another twist with the revelation that Mayor Ford said that he knew where the video was, and giving two addresses.

Op-Ed: Did Rob Ford use crack cocaine?

It's pretty obvious, no? I mean for Rob Ford to say "I don't use crack cocaine" and that he is not addicted to it instead of "I've never used crack cocaine and am not in a video using crack cocaine" makes it obvious he is in a video using crack cocaine.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'I do not use crack cocaine'

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talked to media at City Hall after a morning where his executive committee sent him a letter to address questions about an alleged video of Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

Gawker: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly caught smoking crack in video

Toronto - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been filmed smoking crack cocaine within the past six months, alleges U.S. news outlet Gawker. The Toronto Star claims it has also seen the video in question.

Gawker publishes names of all 'a**h**e' gun owners in NYC

Online news outlet Gawker raised the stakes in the controversy over Journal News' publication of an interactive map listing addresses of handgun owners in Westchester and Rockland counties by publishing the data of all licensed gun owners in NYC.

Hurricane Sandy: Huffington Post, Gawker, Buzzfeed websites down

The Huffington Post news website is currently experiencing an outage due to power cuts after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Monday. Readers attempting to access the website are directed to a "status page" with a message.

Op-Ed: Fox Sports headline gaffe implies Iranian wrestler is Iraqi

HOUSTON – Fox-affiliated news networks aren't known for relentless devotion to fact-checking or research. But a gaffe on the Fox Sports website earlier today makes you question whether Fox's staff has the barest inkling of Middle Eastern geography.

Fox News flushes out 'The Fox Mole' Joe Muto on Gawker

Less than 24 hours after Gawker introduced "The Fox Mole," a column by an employee of Fox News Channel leaking inside information, Fox announced it has figured out it was Associate Producer Joe Muto and says he has been fired.
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