Gawker.com Shutting Down Next Week [VIDEO]

Gawker.com will shut down next week, the famed gossip blog announced Thursday afternoon. The decision comes several days after Univision purchased the website and its six sister sites for $135 million, months after it lost a high-profile lawsuit filed by pro wrestler Hulk Hogan (and financed by billionaire investor Peter Thiel) and the media network subsequently filed for bankruptcy protection. According to the websiteโ€™s media reporter, JK Trotter: โ€œThe near-term plans for Gawker.comโ€™s coverage, as well as the siteโ€™s archives, have not yet been finalized.โ€