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Jul 18, 2019

The glory of Mad Dog: Dial M For Maple interviews Riverdale and Pearson's Eli Goree
Riverdale's on hiatus, and the (Mad) Dog Days Of Summer have come early for Dial M For Maple since we had a chance to sit down with Mad Dog himself, Eli Goree. The actor's been busy promoting his work on Pearson — USA's new Suits spin-off — but he took some time to sit down with host Cameron Scheetz to talk about his…

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Jul 18, 2019

Amazon's Taking $200 off Dolby's Noise Canceling Dimension Headphones, Today Only
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Jul 18, 2019

Big Little Lies set Bonnie up to be a hero in season 2, just to let her down again
In its first season, Big Little Lies opens with a deception. As Michael Kiwanuka's "Cold Little Heart" plays, we are treated to the images of five women and each of their small children. The title sequence ends with each of the women dressed as a Breakfast At Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, looking provocatively at the…

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Jul 18, 2019

These $30 Bluetooth Headphones Are Designed For Sweating, or Even Swimming
Anker's SoundCore Spirit X headphones are the sportiest member of the SoundBuds family, and are designed with active users in mind. Their ear wings ensure they stay put while you exercise, and an internal hydrophobic coating means your sweat won't fry them. Hell, you could even swim with them. Their best spec though? …

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Jul 18, 2019

Conan at Comic-Con goes Into The Spider-Verse and hunts for the new Indy
Proclaiming himself "like the cool high school student who graduates and then comes back to hang out the next year," Conan O'Brien returned on Wednesday to San Diego Comic-Con for the fifth straight year. Or, rather, Conan's alternate universe animated doppelganger made the trip in the cold open, swinging his way…

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Jul 18, 2019

iZombie embraces its inner drag superstar
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Thursday, July 18. All times are Eastern.


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Jul 18, 2019

Netflix no longer feels the need for She's Gotta Have It
After two seasons on the streaming airwaves, Netflix has decided that it no longer has need of Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It, a TV adaptation of his original 1986 film. Starring DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Lyriq Bent, and Cleo Anthony, the show (like the film) centered on Wise's Nola, a young Brooklynite juggling…

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Jul 17, 2019

Fuck it, we'd actually love to hear a Dolly Parton remix of "Old Town Road"
Reality—a shaky old warhorse who's taken some pretty rough knocks over the last few years—suffered another sharp, vicious jab to the solar plexus today, as Dolly Parton, one of the greatest country music artists of all time, began publicly communicating with musician Lil Nas X via pictures of horses.

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Jul 17, 2019

On second thought, maybe the Game Of Thrones showrunners won't be at Comic-Con this week
Although HBO's blockbuster Game Of Thrones ended earlier this year—you may have heard about it on one of your favorite petition sites—that didn't stop the series from carving out a choice piece of real estate at San Diego Comic-Con this year, announcing a short while ago that it'd be performing a sort of victory lap…

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Jul 17, 2019

Archer: 1999 finally does a Star War
Let's get the most important element of "Space Pirates" out of the way right here at the start, shall we? Those space ocelots were incredibly cute—skull-obliterating psychic powers and all. 

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Jul 17, 2019

Chicago devastated as Chance The Snapper departs for Florida
Summer in Chicago, when tempers flare right along with the temperature. The humidity is so thick you can barely walk through it, you're sunburned from watching the Cubs lose from the bleachers, and your Jeni's ice cream cone melts as soon as your sandals hit the pavement.

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Jul 17, 2019

Chicago devastated as Chance The Snapper departs to Florida
Summer in Chicago, when tempers flare right along with the temperature. The humidity is so thick you can barely walk through it, you're sunburned from watching the Cubs lose from the bleachers, and your Jeni's ice cream cone melts as soon as your sandals hit the pavement.

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Jul 17, 2019

Jane The Virgin embraces crime in a big way to pump up the suspense
The crime elements of Jane The Virgin are the weakest part of the show, but they serve a vital purpose boosting the momentum of the story with new twists and complications. This show is much more of a romantic comedy than a crime drama, and the writers excel when they are operating within the framework of the former.…

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Jul 17, 2019

Jon Stewart has some fresh fire for lawmakers who blocked a bill supporting 9/11 first responders
Four years after leaving The Daily Show—and his default pulpit as one of the last generally trustworthy, moral voices in American political commentary—Jon Stewart has been extremely careful about the ways he's spent his cultural cachet. (Okay, mostly.) Even when popping up to joke around with his old pal Stephen…

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Jul 17, 2019

We don't know why people are complaining, our dad could totally beat this Mario Maker level if he wanted to
In what's turned out to be the best news for sadists since the first human killed the first cow, then dyed the leather black and glued a bunch of spikes to it, Nintendo put out Super Mario Maker 2 a few weeks ago, inviting millions of players to try to do what they've been making look easy for years. Just like the…

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Jul 17, 2019

HBO Max is reviving Gossip Girl, XOXO
Just as there will always be gossip, girls, and—god willing—Kristen Bell narration out there to bring the two together, thus must there always be a Gossip Girl itself. Deadline reports today that the long-running CW series, which wrapped up back in 2012—a halcyon time when "powerful blogger" had yet to totally become…

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Jul 17, 2019

Rick And Morty adds Paul Giamatti, Sam Neill, Taika Waititi, and Kathleen Turner to its upcoming season
As one of the most rapidly ascendant animated series in recent memory, Rick And Morty has never had much trouble attracting high-quality guest star talent; even in its first year on the air, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's sci-fi opus was pulling in folks like Alfred Moilina, Dana Carvey, and John Oliver to take some…

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Jul 17, 2019

Iowa official who liked to host "Tupac Fridays" might've been ousted for liking Tupac too much
It might make you roll your eyes to hear that a 66-year social services director in Iowa liked to slip quotes from the late Tupac Shakur in emails to his staff, an act that gives off a real "how do you do, fellow kids" vibe. The story of Jerry Foxhoven, however, is more complicated—he was no fair-weather fan, a new…

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Jul 17, 2019

Radu Jude tackles a history of antisemitism with an ambitious, ironic satire
How do we reckon with history? And to what extent do we bear its guilt? These questions, not uncommon in countries that have done Bad Things, trouble the work of the Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude. Aferim!, the first of his films to garner significant international attention, was a sort of darkly comic "Romanian…

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Jul 17, 2019

Lil Nas X, Yodeling Kid, and Keanu Reeves storm Area 51 in remix video, because why not
In an interesting turn of events this summer, Area 51 has become a topic of conversation, what with an intended raid to free the alien lifeforms that are held captive there is being planned for September. And who better to jump on the topic than summer meme king, Lil Nas X? The country-rapper dropped a yet another…

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Jul 17, 2019

The 10 Best Deals of July 17, 2019
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.

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Jul 17, 2019

Neil Gaiman forced to address the live-action Coraline remake that Twitter just made up
The year is 2009. You've just walked out of the theater from watching Coraline for the first time. You're scared shitless. The year is 2019. It is happening again, but with real people and button-eyed monsters. That's the reality that Twitter conjured up recently, and it's also not happening. Neil Gaiman, who penned…

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Jul 17, 2019

Jamie Bell says Skin isn't a redemptive story
Skin tells the true story of white supremacist skinhead Bryon "Pitbull" Widner (Jamie Bell) as he "tries to escape to a new life, all the while questioning whether he's capable of undoing—and repenting for—the evil he's done." We sat down with star Jamie Bell to talk about the film, and why Bryon's story isn't a…

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Jul 17, 2019

You Can Wear Steve's Scoops Ahoy Uniform for Halloween This Year
We're calling it now, the Scoops Ahoy uniform is going to be the biggest Halloween costume of 2019. Sure, it may only be July and you're just trying to avoid 100-degree weather, but there is never a wrong time to prepare for Halloween.


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Jul 17, 2019

Grimes says her training regimen involves swords, eye surgery, interdimensional travel
Art-pop wunderkind Grimes is being weird again, though, it should be said, we much prefer Grimes being weird to anything revolving around her relationships with either Elon Musk or Azealia Banks. No, this time the Art Angels artist is detailing her training regimen, which appears to contain as much trolling as it does…

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Jul 17, 2019

A.P. Bio has been revived for NBCUniversal's streaming service
Most of the time the world can seem like one big dumpster heap, but not today, friends—no, not today. For today we celebrate the revival of A.P. Bio, which was picked up, dusted off, and cozily embraced by the powers-that-be at NBC. More specifically, per The Hollywood Reporter, the beloved series has found a new home…

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Jul 17, 2019

Lock Your Doors, Turn On The Lights, And Burn Through I'll Be Gone In The Dark In A Single, Horrifying Sitting
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Jul 17, 2019

Laura Fleiss, wife of Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, is granted restraining order against him
Deadline reports that a judge has granted Laura Fleiss, wife of Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, a domestic violence temporary restraining order against him after she reported several recent incidents. Laura Fleiss, who is 10 weeks pregnant, said that her husband attacked her at the couple's home in Hawaii and "demanded…

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Jul 17, 2019

Laura Fleiss, wife of Bachelor creator Mike Weiss, is granted restraining order against him
Deadline reports that a judge has granted Laura Fleiss, wife of Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, a domestic violence temporary restraining order against him after she reported several recent incidents. Laura Fleiss, who is 10 weeks pregnant, said that her husband attacked her at the couple's home in Hawaii and "demanded…

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Jul 17, 2019

How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors
When I think back to my childhood and teenage years, when my literary tastes were being forged in the crucible of youthful emotion and impressionism, particular scenes come to life: Sam carrying Frodo up Mt. Doom. The Reaper chasing Wil Ohmsford through the Westland. Marle hugging Crono on top of Death Peak.


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Jul 17, 2019

Celebrate "The Circle Jerk Of Life" in this unholy trailer for The Lion King porn parody
If it exists, people will turn it into porn or find a way to fuck it. Or both. Behold: The trailer for The Loin King, the porn parody of—you guessed it—The Lion King. Featuring genius song spoofs like "Can You Fill My Muff Tonight?" and "The Circle Jerk Of Life" (performed by Elton Dong, no less), The Loin King…

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Jul 17, 2019

Here's your first look at the final season of Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot's third season was excellent, gearing us up for a final season that will find Rami Malek's Elliott square off against the elite. "The one percent of the one percent revealed themselves," we wrote in our review of the third season finale, "and now, he's going to make them pay." Sounds fun as hell, though…

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Jul 17, 2019

If You've Been Resisting Kingdom Hearts III...Let It Go. It's Just $20 Today
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Jul 17, 2019

The Handmaid's Tale ends a terrible story arc with a bottle episode and a power ballad

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Jul 17, 2019

Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, and more on great storylines and life lessons learned from D&D
Earlier this year D&D Live 2019: The Descent, the Dungeons & Dragons community gathered in L.A. for an "immersive entertainment experience" to learn about the latest D&D storyline and watch some of their favorite celebrities play it through live. The A.V. Club was on the floor for the event where we had the chance to…

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Jul 17, 2019

The Witch's Robert Eggers had to convince Polish authorities he wasn't a Satanist
The latest installment of A24's Deep Cuts podcast is a must-listen, featuring a chat between two of the most exciting names in genre filmmaking at the moment: Robert Eggers and Ari Aster. 2019 sees the release of sophomore features from both directors; Aster's Midsommar, in theaters now, and Eggers' The Lighthouse,…

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Jul 17, 2019

Social media becomes oppressive reminder of mortality thanks to new FaceApp filter
FaceApp, the ever-viral app from a Russian tech company that definitely isn't using your photos for nefarious purposes, is making the rounds again, this time for transforming young, vibrant faces into old, weathered ones. We're going to look at some and laugh, but not before reminding you everything is bad and the…

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Jul 17, 2019

Reasonable Discussions: July 17
Here's your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site's community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!


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Jul 17, 2019

Stand-up comedian Atsuko Okatsuka keeps set going right through an earthquake
In times of crisis, we all hope that we would be able to remain calm instead of the more common response of widespread panic. But comedian Atsuko Okatsuka took things to the next level during the recent California earthquake at The Ice House in Pasadena, as a stressful situation (performing stand-up) became…

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Jul 17, 2019

Cowardly Cats featurette refuses to show us the damn cat people
The first trailer for Cats, Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical, arrives on an internet near you this Friday. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait until then to see what all these famous people will look like in cat form because this new behind-the-scenes featurette features exactly…

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Jul 17, 2019

Rocket-shooting drone, controlled by weaponized wet blanket, shuts down street party
While drones can be used to do extremely cool things, like allowing you to have a sausage delivered straight to your hot tub, they're also capable of serving the whims of total dweebs who would rather end a party than enhance it with robot-provided snacks.

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Jul 17, 2019

The first Hustlers trailer is here to show off its best dance moves and scam these men
As far are true stories go, the tale of Rosie Keo and her former co-workers has to be one of the more outrageous workplace narratives you may ever hear. It's also a combination of ideal components for a fun cinematic retelling: sex, a heist, sharp women taking control of their lives, and immaculate pole-dancing. Toss…

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Jul 17, 2019

Wednesday's Best Deals: Prime Day Leftovers, Instant Pot, Samsung Monitors, and More
A bunch of board games,

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Jul 17, 2019

Watch Stephen Colbert make it through "This Year" with The Mountain Goats
Any morbid Mountain Goats fan (and there are a lot of us) will tell you there's no greater pleasure than to belt out the band's apocalyptic "No Children"—"I hope you die! I hope we both die!"—at one of their live shows. They'll also tell you, however, that a nice palate cleanser is "This Year," a decidedly optimistic…

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Jul 17, 2019

Scythe Belongs In Your Board Game Cabinet, Especially On Sale
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Jul 17, 2019

A strong argument for why Josie And The Pussycats is the best movie of all time
We're going to get right to the point: The below video essay posits Josie and The Pussycats as the best movie of all time. Yes, yes, that's some pretty high praise for an Archie Comics spin-off that has headband ears, mind control, and was a general flop at the box office. but points made by The John Field Show might…

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Jul 17, 2019

Comics' craziest crossover returns in this Archie Vs. Predator II exclusive
Four years ago, Archie Comics gave the world Archie Vs. Predator, an absolutely outrageous miniseries that sent the alien murderer to Riverdale and put him in the middle of a love triangle with Betty and Veronica. Written with subversive wit by Alex de Campi and drawn in the classic Archie style by Fernando Ruiz, the…

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Jul 17, 2019

Exclusive Avengers: Endgame Blu-Ray Clip: Scarlett Johansson on Black Widow's Sacrifice
Scarlett Johansson hasn't had the best week but, coming off the near $3 billion success of Avengers: Endgame with a Black Widow solo movie coming up, it's not all bad. Especially considering Black Widow (spoiler alert?) dies in Endgame and yet the character lives on.

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Jul 17, 2019

Add 7 Wonders To Your Board Game Shelf For $30
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Jul 17, 2019

Super Smash Bros Ultimate's Fighter Pass Is Down to Its Lowest Price Ever
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Jul 17, 2019

Leave the Shores of Catan For Your Next Game Night - Carcassonne Is Just $20
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Jul 17, 2019

Raucous indie rockers and dance-pop icons: 13 of Pitchfork 2019's best bets
Some 40-plus acts take the stage in Chicago's Union Park this weekend, many of whom put out some of The A.V. Club's favorite albums of 2018 and 2019 (so far). Which means that, even if Pitchfork is one of the city's more manageable high-profile summer fests, there's more great music to hear than humanly possible.…

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Jul 17, 2019

Jimmy Fallon bribes Chance The Rapper to spill all the details about his first album
For a guy so justly famous and successful, it's still weird to think that Chance The Rapper has never sold a single album. But releasing his uniformly lauded mixtapes 10 Day, Acid Rap, and Coloring Book for free has certainly paid off for the Chicago rapper, actor, and philanthropist, as he's not just starring in…

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Jul 17, 2019

This week in Savage Love: Deep cucks
I am a bi, white, married man—35 years old and living in a big Midwestern city. I'd like to know what's going on in my psyche—from a sex-research perspective. I've been hung up on cuckold fantasies with my female partner for years now. I'm a creative person and I'm especially fond of creative fantasizing in bed, and…

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Jul 17, 2019

Archer meets "Space Pirates," while Gina Torres meets Chicago politics
Here's what's happening in the world of television for Wednesday, July 17. All times are Eastern.


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Jul 17, 2019

Pose dives into the joys of dance and love
Damon and Ricky take centerstage in Pose this week, yielding some excellent dance sequences. Whereas most of the episodes this season have been sprawling and, occasionally, unfocused, "What Would Candy Do?" has a clear throughline, zooming in on a very specific story that sees Damon and Ricky competing for a spot in…

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Jul 16, 2019

It's a night of revenge and reunion on The 100
There have been episodes this season that have felt thematically similar to other seasons in a way that was troublesome, as if The 100 didn't have anything left to say about what living in a post-apocalyptic world can tell us about our lives today. Some of that comes down to plotting, as season six has largely gone…

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Jul 16, 2019

Beyoncé releases dramatic, colorful video for her Lion King song "Spirit"
Disney's Lion King remake seems kind of soulless, with our own A.A. Dowd noting in his review that the elaborate, animal-stacking "I Just Can't Wait To Be King" sequence from the original has been replaced with a little romp through a stream, but at least we can still count on Beyoncé to bring the visual panache that…

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Jul 16, 2019

Reminisce about Chris Evans' beard with this thrilling trailer for The Red Sea Diving Resort
Chris Evans' Captain America suffered a traumatic loss in Avengers: Endgame when he—spoiler alert—decided to shave his fabulous Infinity War beard. The rest of the movie was fine, but it was hard not to miss his whiskers when he was smashing Thanos with Mjolnir. Luckily, Netflix is here to take us back to a world…

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Jul 16, 2019

Apple would also like to start throwing money at exclusive podcasts
Good news, podcast fans: Things are going to get slightly more unpleasant for you! Yes, you already have to put up with a lot of ads for companies that mail uncooked food to your house and the basic indignity of having to say the words "it's a podcast" when someone asks what song you're listening to, but those are…

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Jul 16, 2019

What did the Emmy nominations get right this year?
Our watch may have ended, but Game Of Thrones isn't done dominating the TV discourse yet. On Tuesday, the HBO fantasy drama nabbed 32 Emmy nominations, including several nods in the acting categories, thereby setting a record for nominations for a single season.

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Jul 16, 2019

Lil Wayne is also hitching his wagon to "Old Town Road," teases upcoming remix
Everybody who's anybody is trying to ride the heat from Lil Nas X's instant-classic "Old Town Road," especially after he brought in Billy Ray Cyrus of all people to teach the Billboard charts a lesson. Since then, Diplo made a remix, some actual horses got involved, a few famous people made cameos in the video, then

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Jul 16, 2019

"Olive, the other reindeer" and other misheard song lyrics
Random Twitter questions now provide the same function as the lunchtime polls from Heathers: What common question are we going to toss around today to distract us from all the other horrible things filling our Twitter news feed?

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Jul 16, 2019

Lana Condor and Awkwafina talk anxiety in new web series
Having two of the biggest rom-coms of 2018—Crazy Rich Asians and To All The Boys I've Loved Before—come out a mere 10 days apart almost killed the hopeless romantics of the world, but what a time to be alive it was. Now, Awkwafina and Lana Condor, the stars of those films, are using their profile for some good by…

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Jul 16, 2019

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Jul 16, 2019

Girls Trip director Malcolm D. Lee joins the squad for Space Jam 2
Well, it looks like Space Jam 2 really is happening, with LeBron James filling the Michael Jordan role, Sonequa Martin-Green possibly playing his wife, and Don Cheadle playing some third character, and now Deadline says that director Terence Nance has made an "amicable" departure from the film, with Warner Bros.…

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Jul 16, 2019

It's Kendall's first day on the job in an on-the-nose Succession
In advance of the second season of HBO's Succession, we've decided to revisit the first season episode-by-episode. Yes, we shared some thoughts ahead of its season one premiere and also wrote up the finale, but we're big fans of Jesse Armstrong's wickedly funny exploration of the ultra-rich and want to dig a bit…

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Jul 16, 2019

Harry Styles in talks to play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, but who cares, no big deal
Casting for Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has been a real rollercoaster of emotions—from the disappointment in the all-too-obvious casting of Melissa McCarthy as Ursula (are these people even trying?) to the excitement over Halle Bailey as Ariel (okay, maybe they're trying). Here to give us some…

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Jul 16, 2019

David Crosby somehow lived long enough to get the overdue documentary treatment
By all rights, David Crosby should've died sometime in the 1980s. From his emergence in the mid-'60s as a guitarist and vocalist for The Byrds to his stadium-filling days as part of the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the singer-songwriter never denied himself any of the excesses of his era. Wanton sex? Sure!…

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Jul 16, 2019

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in August
Hulu is dropping its biggest release of the summer this month, with the new season of Veronica Mars coming next week, so that doesn't leave very much excitement for August, but August should really be used to that by now. It's one of those transition months, landing between the barbecues of July and the new school…

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Jul 16, 2019

Looks like the star of The NeverEnding Story liked that Stranger Things 3 nod
If you're like a lot of people who watched the Stranger Things 3 finale, you may have the theme song from 1984's The NeverEnding Story stuck in your head. The catchy hit plays a pivotal role in the series' endgame, and it's led to a bit of a resurgence for the soundtrack standout by Limahl, lead singer of one-hit…

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Jul 16, 2019

Justin Bieber's wife, Hailey, calls Tool's Maynard James Keenan "childish" and "unhappy"
Well, we need something to tide us over as Tool continues to not release its 13-years in the making new album, so why not check in on the feud brewing betwixt frontman Maynard James Keenan and Justin Bieber, whose wife, model Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin), is none too pleased with Keenan's recent shade against the pop…

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Jul 16, 2019

Louis Garrel is still handsome, and still stuck in his dad's shadow, in the frivolous A Faithful Man
Children of celebrities often strive to dissociate themselves from Mom and/or Dad, sometimes even going so far as to take on a different name (as, say, Joe Hill did). They want to feel confident that any professional success they may achieve was fully earned rather than merely inherited. Not so with French…

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Jul 16, 2019

Upgrade to Yamaha's Immersive DTS Virtual:X Sound Bar For Just $205
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Jul 16, 2019

Netflix shares new teaser, release date for Rocko's Modern Life special
It's been roughly three years since Nickelodeon announced it was reviving cult comedy Rocko's Modern Life for a TV movie, and two years since we got our first glimpse of it. Now, Netflix, who will air the special, has shared a new teaser, as well as a release date of August 9.  


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Jul 16, 2019

Taika Waititi is directing Thor 4 because the gods of Asgard are good and merciful
That's it. Wrap it up. Nothing else to see here, folks. Taika Waititi is returning to direct Thor 4 and there will almost certainly not be any better news this week—unless Marvel works some other delightful magic at Comic-Con, but even then who cares because THR has brought us the joyful news of Waititi's return to…

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Jul 16, 2019

New to the Criterion Collection, Klute finds a sharply feminist drama in the shadows of paranoid noir
The first scene in which Jane Fonda appears in Alan J. Pakula's Klute (1971) is at a type of inspection point. A row of seats stretch across the screen, each one occupied by a young, impeccably groomed woman. A pair of recruiters take a few seconds to measure up the prospective models. When they arrive at Bree,…

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Jul 16, 2019

"Racist Euphemism Headline Generator" allows you to avoid calling Donald Trump, noted racist, a racist
Donald Trump is racist. He says racist things, he enacts racist policies, and he excuses other people's racism. And yet, after almost an entire presidential term, much of the media doesn't want to call him a "racist" without at least qualifying the term so much that it becomes completely toothless. After the latest…

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Jul 16, 2019

Here are the nominees for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have revealed its nominees for the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. D'Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong announced this year's nominees from the Wolf Theatre in Los Angeles (after a heap of the best awkward banter they could muster, bless their hearts), where Carden…

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Jul 16, 2019

Your Joy-Cons are Holding You Back: Grab This Wireless GameCube Controller For Just $37
PowerA Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch (Black) | $37 | Amazon

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Jul 16, 2019

The Best Prime Day Deals You Can Still Buy [Updating]
Amazon Prime Day is officially here! We're updating this page to help navigate you through the avalanche of deals throughout the next day and a half, so check back often for all the best Prime Day deals. Or, for a quicker deals fix, check out our deal rankings, or follow along with all the best Lightning Deals on our…

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Jul 16, 2019

Colson Whitehead's Nickel Boys unearths ugly truths about America's past—and present
"That's why they get away with it, because people like you think they deserve it."

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Jul 16, 2019

20 years later, the original viral website for The Blair Witch Project still haunts the internet
Twenty years ago today, The Blair Witch Project hit theaters after an unprecedented, months' long marketing campaign capitalizing on America's increasingly accessible internet connections and penchant to be, uh, a bunch of gullible, distraction-craving dumbasses. Yep, before that one friend of yours swore Slenderman…

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Jul 16, 2019

Monos trailer teases an intense riff on Lord Of The Flies
Described as a "cautionary fever dream" and lauded by Guillermo del Toro, Monos took home the World Cinema Special Jury Prize award earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Neon has released the first trailer for filmmaker Alejandro Landes' third feature, which certainly looks worthy of those comparisons to …

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Jul 16, 2019

Grab Some Friends and Save $20 On Super Mario Party For Prime Day
You're forgiven if you haven't given Mario Party much thought in the last decade, but Super Mario Party seems like a return to form for the minigame-based party series, and you can download a copy for $40, a $20 Prime Day discount.

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Jul 16, 2019

The Biggest and Best Google Home Is $150 Off For Prime Day
The Google Home Max is Google's high-fidelity answer to the Sonos Play:5 and Apple HomePod (while being significantly smarter than both), and while it's a bit of a stretch at its usual $400, it's a great value at $250. That's the best price ever, but it's only available during Prime Day.


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Jul 16, 2019

Quentin Tarantino just might go out on a Star Trek movie
Quentin Tarantino has made it well-known that he's planning to retire after directing his 10th feature film, and with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood—his ninth—hitting theaters this month, the talk has returned to when and how QT might conclude this chapter of his career. He's already written a script for an R-rated …

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Jul 16, 2019

Chicago's favorite alligator, Chance The Snapper, is alive, well, and so very small
Chance The Snapper, Chicago's favorite carnivorous reptile, has been found. After spending about a week swimming around the Humboldt Park Lagoon, evading all efforts to catch him, the alligator's Ferris Buellerian time off from the daily grind was brought to an end last night by an animal control expert named Frank…

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Jul 16, 2019

The soundtrack for the Anton Yelchin doc Love, Antosha features music written by the late actor
The forthcoming documentary Love, Antosha, which will debut August 2 in Los Angeles and August 9 in New York, will take an intimate look at Anton Yelchin's journal, photography, and professional life via conversations with some of his former colleagues. Directed by former editor Garret Price, the film will also…

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Jul 16, 2019

The 15 Most Popular Deals From the First 24 Hours of Prime Day That You Can Still Buy
For the first time ever, Amazon has stretched out Prime Day over a full 48 hours, and while a lot of the best bargains from Day 1 are already sold out, we rounded up the 15 most popular deals (as bought by our readers) from Day 1 that you can still grab on Day 2.


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Jul 16, 2019

Wilco announces Ode To Joy, an album filled with "really big, big folk songs"
Jeff Tweedy can't stop, won't stop. Since releasing 2016's Schmilco with his venerable Chicago rock outfit, the songwriter dropped two solo albums of original material and a memoir—he'll also appear on an upcoming episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Now, he and Wilco are back with Ode To Joy, a decidedly optimistic…

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Jul 16, 2019

Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein is a bite-sized bit of theatrical satire
There's plenty to admire about Frankenstein's Monster's Monster, Frankenstein, not the least of which is its brevity. Netflix, after all, is a great offender in the "too much content" era in which we live—they gave 13 episodes to an adaptation of Green Eggs And Ham, for Christ's sake—and we wouldn't be surprised if…

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Jul 16, 2019

Last night's booted contestant personifies the worst of The Bachelorette
In the very first episode of UnREAL, the Lifetime series created by a former Bachelor producer that explored a fictional reality series called Everlasting, a producer gets in trouble for letting the "suitor" get rid of the season's "villain." Without that necessary tension, the show has no drama to wrap its season…

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Jul 16, 2019

Netflix re-edits graphic 13 Reasons Why suicide scene more than 2 years after it first aired
More than two years since it first aired, a graphic three-minute scene from Netflix's 13 Reasons Why will be edited for content, THR reports. Though the series has sparked plenty of tough conversations about teen suicide since first debuting, it's also drawn criticism for framing such intense content through a YA…

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Jul 16, 2019

Stop Laughing At Area 51 Memes and Get What Do You Meme? Games for 30% Off
30% Off Games From What Do You Meme? | Amazon

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Jul 16, 2019

The dead-eyed new Lion King painfully illustrates the difference between cinema and video games
For a generation of children, the sight of lion prince Simba watching his father, Mufasa, die in a wildebeest stampede in 1994's The Lion King represented a first encounter with mortality. Disney's animators render the moment with a terrible poignancy that can stay with a person for the rest of their life. Mufasa…

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Jul 16, 2019

Late-night reacts to Donald Trump still being a racist, only moreso
With most of the late-night talk show hosts having taken last holiday week off, viewers were left to process the daily news sans the pressure and stomach-acid relieving catharsis of snarkily on-point monologues. (Catching up, Late Show host Stephen Colbert admonished his audience, "If you follow the news, and I…

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Jul 16, 2019

Prime Day Is a Great Time to Buy a New Monitor (Or Two)
Amazon Laptop, Monitor, Tablet, and Desktop Prime Day Sale | Amazon

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Jul 16, 2019

This Xbox One S 1TB All-Digital Bundle Comes With a Free $100 Monitor
Xbox One S 1TB all-digital edition bundle | $250 | eBay

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Jul 16, 2019

Oh Hey, Here's a Prime Day Deal On PlayStation Plus
We were beginning to think that we wouldn't see a Prime Day deal on PlayStation Plus subscriptions, but turns out that Amazon was just saving it for Day 2. Prime members can add a year to their subscription for just $40, which is about as cheap as you can ever expect to find. Stock up!


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