• Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Woman Calls Police On Crack Dealer Who Sold Her Sugar

    ​Are stupid people drawn to crack? Or does crack make people stupid? YES. Take it away, Springfield News-Leader! Police were called to the 1700 block of North Sherman Avenue about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, after the woman said she had paid $40 for crack cocaine but got sugar instead, according to an inci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Adele's Tour Rider: Mandatory Charity and Absolutely No North American Beer

    ​The Smoking Gun has tracked down a copy of Adele's rider for a North American tour that has since been cancelled due to throat surgery. Whenever she does make it over here, much of this is likely to remain in place, including a pagelong stipulation that everyone on the guest list, whether t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Man Responds to Understuffed Chalupas with Molotov Cocktail

    Screenshot:​Stop me if you've heard this one before:The Smoking Gun reports that a man bought two "XXL Chalupas" from the drive-thru window of an Albany, Georgia, Taco Bell. When the man opened his order at home, he thought he'd been short-changed on the amount of meat in these "X ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Sheryl Crow's Eco-Conscious Tour Rider Turning Heads

    Stew SmithSheryl Crow, performing last year under the Gateway Arch​(Via Gawker) The Smoking Gun is a goldmine of tour riders, i.e. the list of requests bands/musicians send to promoters/venues before their shows. Things typically on these riders include food, alcohol and even socks -- after al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Big Ben Gets Benched

    ​So I'm sure everyone has heard by now that Ben Roethlisberger has received a conditional six game suspension from the NFL for violating the league's behaviour and conduct policy. Personally, I'm shocked Commissioner Roger Goodell came down as hard as he did on Roethlisberger. I was expecting ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    How Larry Bigbie Became the Most Important Man in Baseball

    Hey, you guys remember Larry Bigbie? No? Outfielder? Played a little for the Cards one year, actually? He got hurt quite a bit. No, never really made it big. Oh, yeah, plenty talented; just didn't quite seem to ever get the breaks to fall his way, you know? No, that's Kerry Robinson. Bigbie was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Joe Buck, Fox Colleagues, Got Free Government Escorts

    Joe Buck, Tim McCarver and Troy Aikman got free U.S. Marshal Service rides and escorts to sporting events, according to Web site The Smoking Gun. In a report issued late last week, the Department of Justice's inspector general found that an attorney for the marshal service, David Band, arranged for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2008

    Criminal Charges to be Filed in Megan Meier Case

    Update, 7 p.m.: reports the following: A federal indictment accuses Lori Drew, 49, of O'Fallon, Missouri, of using a MySpace account to pose as a 16-year-old boy and feign romantic interest in the girl. The girl, Megan Meier, committed suicide after her online love interest spurned her, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Vintage La Russa

    You've probably gawked at The Smoking Gun's smorgasbord of Tony La Russa drunk-driving video footage by now. No? Well, go here, if you must. This is what Florida's very liberal public-records law can do for you. (Hey, strong Sunshine laws are a very, very good thing in a free society, but that doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Don't forget to brush and floss daily at A to Z. The Smoking Gun supplies the Megan Meier police report. (Via Jezebel) Is STLWorkingMom a blog snob? Take a stroll through Columbia, Illinois, with Darren Snow. www.kitsu ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2006

    Bringing Up Baby

    B-Sides gets the real story behind Living Things, chats with the Hail Marys' punk-rock mom and talks to Michael Stipe about his new charity single

  • Music

    February 23, 2005

    Oppression Rock

    We speak out against democracy, worry about Snoop and let Team Tomato give themselves a hand