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Quentin Tarantino withdraws lawsuit against Gawker over The Hateful Eight script

Quentin Tarantino has withdrawn his lawsuit against the website Gawker for linking to his unproduced screenplay, The Hateful Eight, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sparked by the decision of a US judge last month to throw out the copyright suit for contributory infringement – a form of secondary liability – the…

Quentin Tarantino files new copyright suit against news site Gawker

Quentin Tarantino Tries, Tries Again Against Gawker: Claims Direct Infringement Because Gawker Knew Page Numbers (via Techdirt) So about a week ago, we noted that Quentin Tarantino had lost big in his bizarre lawsuit against Gawker for publishing a link to a script he was working on for The Hateful…

Israeli fashion magazine mocks the ultra-Orthodox with provocative photos

Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Haredi sect has become a center of controversy for its harassment of women and girls and attempts to force women to ride at the backs of buses, segregated from the male passengers. Now the Israeli fashion magazine BelleMode is striking back with a photo spread in which scantily-clad…

How on earth could someone make you feel bad for Christine O’Donnell?

I suppose I should say something about the piece that Gawker ran from a dude that claimed he got drunk and made out with Christine O’Donnell once, though actual sexual intercourse didn’t happen, making the title somewhat misleading. Some thoughts: 1) If their intention was to smear O’Donnell, I would…

Wingnuts approximate “clever” while threatening the President

Via Spencer, Gawker reports on a growing movement of Christians using religious “jokes” in order to call for the assassination of Obama. The “joke” is this T-shirt, citing a verse from the Bible that says, “May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.” As Gawker explains,…

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