The downfall of Theranos, from the journalist who made it happen

Enlarge (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Over the last few years, the failed biomedical startup Theranos has become synonymous with some of the worst aspects of Silicon Valley. Through a combination of hubris, mendacity, and paranoid secrecy, the company fooled investors and the press into thinking it had created a nearly magical medical […]

Drag Race All Stars Preview: Will Trixie's Self-Doubt Lead to Her Downfall?

If confidence is a key component to winning RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, this could very well be Trixie Mattel‘s final week in the workroom. Tonight’s episode (VH1, 8/7c) finds the remaining six queens — including Morgan McMichaels, who returned to the competition last week before BenDeLaCreme’s self-imposed elimination — acting in a “girl comedy […]

Coronation Street spoilers: Pat Phelan’s downfall REVEALED and he is really panicking now

The Coronation Street  bad boy has been murdering Weatherfield residents left, right and centre but it seems his time is up.  Pat’s (played by Connor McIntyre) evening was ruined when he was paid a visit from his tough boss.  The last time she was on screen, she demanded he emptied a nearby lake in order […]

‘Paterno’ Trailer: Al Pacino Recreates Joe Paterno’s Downfall

Al Pacino may not appear in many big screen features these days, but he’s had a steady run taking the lead as several real-life figures in HBO movies. Pacino’s latest HBO film is Paterno, telling the story of the disgraced Penn State Nittany Lions coach. The Paterno trailer below presents the dramatic events swirling around the end of […]

End of an era: Millennials brought about the downfall of one of America’s most iconic beer brands (BUD)

YouTube/Scott Taipale Miller Lite snatched up Budweiser’s spot in the top-three beer brands by American sales in 2017.  Budweiser — the King of Beers and the top seller in the US until 2001 — is now in the No. 4 slot.  The beer industry, and especially big brands, have been plagued by millennials’ lack of interest.  […]

Lawsuits, lies, and Colombian prisons: The downfall of two wildly successful tech entrepreneurs

Getty Images Prominent tech entrepreneurs Omar Amanat and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman were found guilty on numerous accounts of fraudulent charges in their dealings with former video management company KIT digital.  Both Amanat and Tuzman have led successful but controversial entrepreneurial careers — and their guilty verdict marks a striking fall from prominence.    For the past […]

Coronation Street spoilers: Phelan issued brutal blow amid downfall 'The net's closing in'

Nicola Thorp, who stars as Pat’s (played by Conor McIntyre) daughter, teased that she will team up with the father of her unborn child Gary Windass (Mikey North) to uncover his secrets.  “Let’s just say the net is closing in on Phelan, and Gary and Nicola join forces to figure out what he’s hiding!” the […]

The behavior of Robert Mugabe’s wife ‘Gucci Grace’ inspired rage across Zimbabwe — but her downfall also led to rampant sexism

Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Grace Mugabe was known for her corruption and extravagant spending in Zimbabwe, and was forced out along with her husband, Robert Mugabe, last month. The response though has drawn widespread sexism across Zimbabwean society. Zimbabwe’s record on women’s rights in general is mixed. During his 37 years as Zimbabwe’s prime minister and president, […]

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Ex-winner hints at Debbie McGee's DOWNFALL ahead of final

BBC sports journalist Chris Hollins, 46, who lifted the Glitterball trophy back in 2009, spilled the behind-the-scenes gossip on BBC Breakfast this morning ahead of this evening’s grand final. “I think it’s a very tight one to predict,” Chris told presenters Naga Munchetty, 42, and Charlie Stayt, 55. “It’s not like previous years where you […]

‘Something was desperately wrong with this guy’: US Army lieutenant general who served with Mike Flynn weighs in on his downfall

Screenshot via CNN Retired US Army Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling said “hubris and vengeance” are to blame for former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s downfall. Hertling said in an interview with CNN that Flynn’s behavior in recent years was unbecoming of a US armed services veteran. Flynn pleaded guilty to a charge he lied to […]