I'm just going to be completely, totally honest here. I've started typing and then deleted everything and started over again, trying to figure out exactly what to say and how to say it. So here it is: This will be my final post on Mollygood, which is shutting down today.
Before I say anything else, I want to express just how much you have all meant to me during my almost year-long stay at the site. There would be no Mollygood if it weren't for each and every one of you and the intelligent, hilarious and enlightening conversations we had together day in and day out. Both the Hags and the silent readers alike made waking up each morning and reporting on Britney Spears' mental breakdown or Paris Hilton's lack of undergarments a genuine treat, and nothing I can say would ever express how much you all have meant to the site.
The economy sucks right now — blame George Bush, blame Xenu, blame Tom Cruise — and that is the reason things have played out this way. If it makes any difference, I am just as shocked and heartbroken as the rest of you. For what it's worth, covering the lives of celebrities will continue over at Jossip in some capacity.
Thanks for everything — the encouraging e-mails, the critical comments, but mostly for the laughs. I can't tell you how many times my roommate thought I was going crazy as I cracked up laughing in my room with no one around but my cat and the computer. I feel like I've grown to know many of you over the months, and it saddens me that this community has come to the end of the road.
FUCK ME HARD WITH A CHAINSAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*looks out over the edge*
That's a shame. I truly have enjoyed this site. Thank you for all the great posts. Thanks to all the posters for the laugh and the arguments. Loved it all!
So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersein …
Is my boss behind this??? Because I'm sure she will be happy with the dramatic increase in my productivity at work.
Whitney … you will be missed. I have enjoyed reading your funny ass posts. xoxoxoxox
Trent, it isn't just her. It's all of Mollygood …
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Mollygood can't go belly-up! This is the last straw– all the retail corporations are going out of business, and now my favorite websites. You did a great job, Whitney. I loved your cat-lady sense of humor. I will also miss Cord, who I'm in love with. ;)
Best of luck to you wherever your path leads you. You will be missed greatly!
you have kept me entertained through many jobs and many of my former bosses hate you. for that reason alone i'll miss you.
This has always been my "smart people" gossip blog - I never felt THAT guilty about coming here.
You are all very talented, snarky intelligent writers - all the best to you!
Why is this happening? We'll all miss you Whit! Good luck forever in all you do.
To my fellow hags, love to you all also!
NO! This is my second home! Its the end of the world as we know it!
:::dragged away kicking & screaming, clenching computer:::
Oh sorry. Whitney - good luck to you, it was fun while it lasted.
Why do I feel like this a break up?
Hey Whitney - I'm sorry. Things will get better. We'll miss you… I'll miss everyone's sassy, shitty, sarcastic comments. :) - Jess
The big question is where do we all go to snark at each other now?
Jossip, Queerty, or D-Listed
Deary, I know I've been critical, but I truly will miss you and your writing. You're a blast and seem like an incredibly sweet and funny woman. I was maybe harder on you than I would have been if I had known that I wouldn't get to keep reading more of your stuff!
I can't think of anything better to say right now, but I truly wish you all the best in your life and your career, and it's been awesome having inside jokes and laughs throughout the past year with you.
Cheers, Whitney. Try not to be too down, and if you are, just remember, scotch-makers are still in business.
i'm shocked and saddened! seriously! i've been reading mollygood since it was ran by molly. the unique snark of molly, cord and whittle has always brightened my day.
this maybe just a gossip site, and you can read bullshit about anistontrannycatdallsbritbrit anywhere. but it was the smart, furrowed-brow humor and insight that made this one of my favorite sites to get me thru the workday.
and "the hags"! they made reading comments fun again, and not like you wanna wash yourself after reading a 90-post long thread. this smart gossip rag has smart gossip hags, too. i'm not just saying that cuz i read it.
i'm truly bummed. i'm gonna miss mollygood. i wish cord and whitney the best at their future endeavors. i know i'll be reading.
Take care, Whitney. You are young and still have the world to conquer. You will be ok. Good luck to you!
but what about us? will WE be okay?
I'm already on dlisted under the same name, so I'll see you hags there.
No!! This site is like having a John-Cusack movie everyday - full of intellectually witty and hysterical musings that I wouldn't be quick enough to think of on my own.
I'll suppress my sadness long enough to send best wishes to Whitney and Cord. Keep on keepin' on…
Stoney you hag I'm ANGRY MOM at D-listed…I thought your snark sounded familiar! LMAO!
The jossip network and D-listed are the only gossip shizz I read and post at.
This truly sucks.
DListed is good for funnies, but it'll never be like what we had here. How can that asswipe Perez still be in business and we lose Mollygood?
agreed evil twin
I know. It's not the same.
*adds Jossip to favorites*
Sorry to see you go. In the world of drunken stepfathers and hollywood tunas, you guys took the high road. Well, ok, the medium road. But still, that low road is awfully crowded.
I can't believe this! Out of all the blogs I read, I always go to you guys first thing when I turn my comp on. I too have been reading Mollygood since the days of Molly, and I can't believe it's over…
This is truly a fucked up world when Perez Hilton has billions of readers, but you guys, who are smart AND funny AND worldly, have to shut down. Kittles was right, unlike other gossip blogs, I never felt guilty about coming here. You guys were a cut above the rest.
OY I need chocolates. I suppose I'll be following you two over to Jossip and Queerty and wherever else you run…FAREWELL MOLLYGOOD!!!
It's been a fun ride.
I feel like someone took away all my beer or something.
Oh, for fuck's sake. I feel like I'm being broken up with.
This sucks. I actually like this blog and all the commentors. I blame this on Matt.
Goodbye ladies of Mollygood. Perhaps we'll meet another day.
Bye Whitney. You seem to be a sweet and intelligent person so I'm sure the future will hold great things for you. Peace and happiness to you.
I don't know how to make a comment without any jokes in it. But I am going to try.
I am genuinely sad that I am losing Mollygood. I am genuinely proud of the silly things I've said here, and the silly things that (most) everyone else has said. I am genuinely honored to have been part of a website that I didn't have to settle for. I loved every minute.
I hope the old stuff won't be taken down. I hope Cord and Whitney have really good jobs waiting for them. I hope I run into you commentators on Jossip.
And now, to go down in a blaze of glory:
Pee in my own eyes
Now I will froun
This *is* a great blog and I will miss it terribly.
omg–TRENT was here, too!
So sorry to hear this! At least I still have Dlisted and CandyKirby.com.
My first commie this week seems soooo bitter sweet. Thanks for granting me that honor Whitney.
I will miss reading everyone's fun comments and peeing in my seat along with all of you. You hags are the best.
Looks like I will have to start being that domestic goddess I have alway tried to be….oh wait, the whole internet isn't closing down??
Hell, and I just started my addiction to this place! I guess I'll have to move on over to Jossip. And of course, Dlisted, though I never commented there. The hags on this site were just so clever and witty… I'll miss it very much!
Good luck Whitney! At least now you have that time to devote to really stalking that human phish, Michael Phelps.
Wow, I really don't know what to say. Ever since I stumbled across this site back in the spring thanks to Someone Haiku I've come here everyday since. I will miss this place and the people who made it fun.
My only regret is I never got pink boxed for a comment I made.
I never got around to dedicating my last Commie so I will do it now.
I humbly accept my final Commie and would like to dedicate it to Cord and Whitney. For all your post that made me laugh, made me stop and think, and even the ones that pissed me off a bit, this one is for you two. I tip my hat to you both.
I wish you both luck. I know as much as we your loyal readers will miss you and this site it must be a sad and hard day for both of you.
Buck up little campers, the sun will come up tomorrow. :)
good luck with everything whittle little… we will miss you!
sar, you forgot 'may you down in flames!'
Whittle, you'll be missed. You're probably the sweetest, least jaded person blogging on the internets. May you one day be able to obtain DNA samples from your cat, Michael Phelps and Lance Bass' so you can create the perfect man…or a swimming, singing, dancing cat which is better in some ways…
Hags, you've made me laugh, snort, spew Coke Zero out of my nose and occasionally pee in my own eyes. I appreciate every moment I've spent on this blog, even the ones where I was pissed off at some new tidbit about Sarah Palin, and you will all be sorely missed. Thanks for all of the fun.
Cord, thanks for being you and so often turning guilty pleasure into intelligent debate, and for showing that there are many ways to handle celebrity topics, none of which have to be brainless or insipid.
Sar you also forgot Jazz Paws!!
This is the second "fave site" of mine to go belly-up this year.
Is the internet trying to tell me something?
Oh, and I will miss sar as well. Also STM, queencrone, OBH - you guys made me laugh very very much and I loved it.
I can't believe Jujubees and Kitchy aren't here for the last hurrah.
they may take our Mollygood, but they will never take OUR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!1!one!!!1
juju is going to throw bows when she returns.
Bedazzled pouches for all.
Aw, you guys!
::hugs the entire internets::
p.s. Oh my god, mae!
That is a new classic - I love it! If only William Wallace had been fighting evil hax0rz…
Goodbye Whitney, thank you for all the laughs and general internettin' good times. I'd love to follow your writing in the future, please drop a note to the MG facebook group (RIP) to let us know what you're up to next. :(
This is very sad to me. You are a positive writer and I like that about you. Good luck to you Whitney, I wish this site wasn't coming to an end.
Good luck, Whitney. The internet is big, and I'm sure that you'll find a home very quickly!
WHITNEY! You were favortie blogger! I even have your post about Lance Bass bookmarked and have sent it to many of my friends who can totally relate.
I'm way bummed.
Whitney–we CAN'T end Reality Bytes with Nana Pratt. We just CAN'T!! You will be missed more than you know.
And I just started to poke my head out of the silent reader closet… I was just getting started!
To Whittle, Cord, and all of the commenters — THANK YOU. You have truly been a highlight of every day. Good luck to all and I hope to read you soon!
Ohhh this is terrible news!
I'll miss you, Mollygood. This site was too funny for words. /weep
wow. it really is the end of the world.
jesus fucking christ.
i miss ONE day from work (and thus internet access), and i come back to discover the world has gone to shit.
damn. i will miss all the witty discussions of the emptiness of celebrity, and especially miss the hags commenting on it.
damn. just damn.
sorry cord, and whit. wish you guys the best. everyday i came to this blog and it always gave me a good laugh.
**hugs you back, sar**
Goodbye, Whittle Rizzle.
Sar! Don't leave me, Sar! I love you!
Wow. This is unexpected.
I didn't comment often but I visited this site at least five times a day. It will be missed.
We will miss you. Take care; you too, Farah.
Noooooo! I was very busy yesterday, so I did not get the chance to read the site until today (Saturday). I am devastated. I will miss all the witty posts and the comments from other readers. Thank you all so much for all your hard work. I wish you the best in everything you do.
Damn you, George W. Bush!!!!!
I've never commented before but I've been religiously visiting Mollygood every day for more than a year. You will be missed! Thanks for the insightful and funny commentary on the celebrity universe!
I hope you come back better than ever!!!!
This is one of my favorite blogs, I'm sorry to hear the news. Good luck with your future endeavors, you'll be missed.
This is some hot bullshit. Fuck man, how the hell am I going to procrastinate now?
In all seriousness, this was one of my favorite websites and to find out it's shutting down is pretty fucking devastating. Good luck to you Whitney.
I will miss you big time. You are funny and adorable and damn modest. Bloggers are supposed to keep a distance, but you broke the rules and deleted the accidental comments on the secret thread for me. Thanks again for that.
Now I'm intrigued.
Oh well. I can see the MG light dimming on the horizon. ::sob::
Good luck in all your future endeavors, Whitney. I'll miss you, Mollygood, Cord and all the MG regulars.
Damn, this is a shitty thing to happen just before Christmas.
This seriously sucks. Thanks, Cord, Whitney, and commenters, for a fun ride and a lot of great reading; I'll miss you all.
Whitney, thanks for the funny commentary on a regular basis. I hope you catch Michael Phelps one day. :)
Will miss all the MG hags, Whitney and of course Cord. Thanks for a great 20 months.
What in tarnation?!
This sucks. I thought something was up since I hadn't seen Cord post for days. Stupid economy.
I used to be a lurker when it was MollyGood before Cord took over and then I finally started posting because the hags and (male hags too) were so damn funny. Wish I could keep up with them.
I will miss Cord`s insanely intelligent thought provoking posts. I`ll miss Whitney`s cute and clever posts about puppies and her crushes and especially her intensive reviews of The Hills and our shared love of Joel McHale.
I`ll miss all the posters. Especially the hags sar, stm, and queencrone and the male hags keeblerkahn and manbearpig. I`ll miss ilznahad, oilyboyhunk, paperbackwriter and so many more fun witty posters.
I`ll miss The Commies and am proud to brag that I won one once. And it was awesome.
Best of luck to Cord and Whitney and a huge thank you for providing me and the rest of us with a gossip site with a touch of class and a bucketload of creativity without the disrespect.
so sorry to see you guys go
P.S. I just realised that my previous post makes it sound like there are only three hags. My apologies. Blame my faux pas on the emotions.