MollyBad News

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.

Take care,

Whitney

Dec 5, 2008 · posted by Whitney · Link · 85 Responses
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Comments (85)

No. 1 Stoney says:

FUCK ME HARD WITH A CHAINSAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*looks out over the edge*

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:02 pm
No. 2 Alice says:

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 …

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:02 pm
No. 3 shu_shu says:

Is my boss behind this??? Because I'm sure she will be happy with the dramatic increase in my productivity at work.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:06 pm
No. 4 trent says:

Whitney … you will be missed. I have enjoyed reading your funny ass posts. xoxoxoxox

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:07 pm
No. 5 Alice says:

Trent, it isn't just her. It's all of Mollygood …

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:11 pm
No. 6 Maria L. says:

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. ;)

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:13 pm
No. 7 Danity Donnaly says:

Best of luck to you wherever your path leads you. You will be missed greatly!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:14 pm
No. 8 kely says:

you have kept me entertained through many jobs and many of my former bosses hate you. for that reason alone i'll miss you.
<3
silent reader

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm
No. 9 Kittles says:

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!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:15 pm
No. 10 Farah says:

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!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:16 pm
No. 11 cooter says:

NO! This is my second home! Its the end of the world as we know it!

:::dragged away kicking & screaming, clenching computer:::

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:16 pm
No. 12 cooter says:

Oh sorry. Whitney - good luck to you, it was fun while it lasted.

Why do I feel like this a break up?

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:17 pm
No. 13 sprout says:

Hey Whitney - I'm sorry. Things will get better. We'll miss you… I'll miss everyone's sassy, shitty, sarcastic comments. :) - Jess

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm
No. 14 Alice says:

The big question is where do we all go to snark at each other now?

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm
No. 15 cooter says:

Jossip?

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm
No. 16 Alice says:

Yes.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:24 pm
No. 17 Farah says:

Jossip, Queerty, or D-Listed
sadness :(

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:24 pm
No. 18 janice says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:24 pm
No. 19 thecookie says:

GODDAMNEDMOTHERFUCKINGECONOMICBULSHITASSHATEDNESS!!!!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm
No. 20 halfsmoke says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:27 pm
No. 21 evil twin says:

Take care, Whitney. You are young and still have the world to conquer. You will be ok. Good luck to you!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:29 pm
No. 22 Maria L. says:

but what about us? will WE be okay?

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm
No. 23 Stoney says:

I'm already on dlisted under the same name, so I'll see you hags there.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:30 pm
No. 24 B-Cakes says:

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…

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:33 pm
No. 25 kar says:

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:34 pm
No. 26 Farah says:

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.
Damn it!
This truly sucks.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:34 pm
No. 27 evil twin says:

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?

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:36 pm
No. 28 Lisa, still learnin' bout sar-chasm says:

Awww, poop.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:36 pm
No. 29 Farah says:

agreed evil twin

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:37 pm
No. 30 Stoney says:

I know. It's not the same.

*adds Jossip to favorites*

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:38 pm
No. 31 kelly says:

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.

Good luck…

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:44 pm
No. 32 Sarah says:

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!!!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:44 pm
No. 33 queencrone says:

It's been a fun ride.

:-(

I feel like someone took away all my beer or something.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:52 pm
No. 34 squidtastic says:

Oh, for fuck's sake. I feel like I'm being broken up with.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:52 pm
No. 35 Kim says:

What?? Nooooooooo!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:54 pm
No. 36 kittenpaw says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:54 pm
No. 37 deimos says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:55 pm
No. 38 sar says:

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:
Be Adequite!
Tom-ba Juice
Laser gays
Omletes
Thunderdome
Pee in my own eyes
Now I will froun
Bunnieballs

BAAAALE!!!111!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:55 pm
No. 39 evil twin says:

Reynolds!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 5:59 pm
No. 40 swedish fish says:

This *is* a great blog and I will miss it terribly.

GROUP HUG

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:00 pm
No. 41 swedish fish says:

omg–TRENT was here, too!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:05 pm
No. 42 Longtime Lurker says:

So sorry to hear this! At least I still have Dlisted and CandyKirby.com.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:08 pm
No. 43 payter says:

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??
Phew.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:31 pm
No. 44 Slayer says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:33 pm
No. 45 KeeblerKahn says:

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. :)

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:34 pm
No. 46 lisa says:

good luck with everything whittle little… we will miss you!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:38 pm
No. 47 swank says:

sar, you forgot 'may you down in flames!'

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:41 pm
No. 48 Lily the Pink says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:42 pm
No. 49 BunchOfFives says:

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?

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:52 pm
No. 50 Slayer says:

Oh, and I will miss sar as well. Also STM, queencrone, OBH - you guys made me laugh very very much and I loved it.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:54 pm
No. 51 KeeblerKahn says:

Jazz Paws :)

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:54 pm
No. 52 evil twin says:

I can't believe Jujubees and Kitchy aren't here for the last hurrah.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:57 pm
No. 53 mae says:

they may take our Mollygood, but they will never take OUR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!1!one!!!1

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm
No. 54 mae says:

juju is going to throw bows when she returns.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 6:58 pm
No. 55 evil twin says:

Bedazzled pouches for all.

::sob::

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 7:00 pm
No. 56 Cait says:

One last Tom-Ba for all!

::group hug::

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 7:13 pm
No. 57 sar says:

Aw, you guys!

::hugs the entire internets::

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 7:19 pm
No. 58 sar says:

p.s. Oh my god, mae!

"FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!1!one!!!1"

That is a new classic - I love it! If only William Wallace had been fighting evil hax0rz…

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 7:21 pm
No. 59 killorn says:

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. :(

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 7:23 pm
No. 60 Kareboo says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 7:36 pm
No. 61 paperback_writer says:

Good luck, Whitney. The internet is big, and I'm sure that you'll find a home very quickly!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 7:43 pm
No. 62 Ali says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 8:05 pm
No. 63 tastycar says:

Whitney–we CAN'T end Reality Bytes with Nana Pratt. We just CAN'T!! You will be missed more than you know.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 8:20 pm
No. 64 Stay, see? says:

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!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 8:57 pm
No. 65 Ama says:

Ohhh this is terrible news!
I'll miss you, Mollygood. This site was too funny for words. /weep

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 9:12 pm
No. 66 Danny says:

wow. it really is the end of the world.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 9:13 pm
No. 67 Lizzle says:

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.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 9:26 pm
No. 68 sprout says:

**hugs you back, sar**

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 9:29 pm
No. 69 ManBearPig says:

Goodbye, Whittle Rizzle.

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 10:13 pm
No. 70 Stoney says:

Sar! Don't leave me, Sar! I love you!

Posted: Dec 5, 2008 at 11:09 pm
No. 71 Leslie B says:

Wow. This is unexpected.

I didn't comment often but I visited this site at least five times a day. It will be missed.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 7:38 am
No. 72 catsy2 says:

We will miss you. Take care; you too, Farah.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 11:48 am
No. 73 Erica says:

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!!!!!

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 12:35 pm
No. 74 Colleen says:

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!!!!

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm
No. 75 besty says:

This is one of my favorite blogs, I'm sorry to hear the news. Good luck with your future endeavors, you'll be missed.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 1:02 pm
No. 76 burton21 says:

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.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 1:07 pm
No. 77 ilnazhad says:

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.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 1:44 pm
No. 78 janice says:

Now I'm intrigued.

Oh well. I can see the MG light dimming on the horizon. ::sob::

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 3:16 pm
No. 79 Run-DMS says:

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.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 3:40 pm
No. 80 KofT says:

This seriously sucks. Thanks, Cord, Whitney, and commenters, for a fun ride and a lot of great reading; I'll miss you all.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 5:16 pm
No. 81 Roberta says:

This sucks!

Whitney, thanks for the funny commentary on a regular basis. I hope you catch Michael Phelps one day. :)

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 5:17 pm
No. 82 Surgeonsgirl says:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Sadness!!

Will miss all the MG hags, Whitney and of course Cord. Thanks for a great 20 months.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 5:51 pm
No. 83 rumour has it says:

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.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 7:42 pm
No. 84 warren says:

so sorry to see you guys go

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 8:10 pm
No. 85 rumour has it says:

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.

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 8:37 pm
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