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Sep 24, 2018

Listen to Lady Gaga's A Star Is Born Ballad ‘Is That Alright?'

Is that alright? Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 25, 2018 ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Better Call Saul Recap: Bayou Bayou, Baby

We had Kim figured all wrong. And so did Jimmy. And that might be the duo's undoing. Jimmy needs a straight arrow, someone to ground him and keep him honest. If his partner in life suddenly becomes his enabler in crime — a real-deal Viktor and Giselle, a notion nailed ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Italian Scallions

I think that maybe everyone needs to leave Gina alone about her divorce. She and her incredibly hot partner Matt, who we have never seen on the show, decided to get divorced because they're "not right for each other," even though Gina says that they're best friends, they still have ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Kate McKinnon The Latest Blonde To Join Roger Ailes Fox News Sexual Harassment Movie

Sorry, brunette performers of the world, but this is a Fox News sexual harassment drama we're talking about. Deadline reports Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon is the latest actress to join Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie in director Jay Roach's upcoming Roger Ailes movie. It depicts the ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

In Remake News, Mel Gibson Will Be Directing The Wild Bunch

So it seems like Mel Gibson is definitely back now. Today it was announced that he will helm a remake of the classic Western The Wild Bunch, which was originally directed by Sam Peckinpah, and debuted in 1969. The story focuses on a group of outlaws who want to pull ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Theater Review: Craig Lucas's I Was Most Alive With You Aims High

Craig Lucas's I Was Most Alive With You, now at Playwrights Horizons under the direction of Tyne Rafaeli, is a complex and far-reaching project. It's a family saga, a riff on a biblical tale, and, structurally, both a memory play and an artists-making-art play. It combines weighty, ultra-personal topics—faith, addiction, ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Recap: London Bridget

Let's talk about Donatella, the woman too busy to attend the London girls' trip that she organized in the first place. This doesn't make any sense. If she organized the trip, shouldn't she have planned it around her "busy" work schedule? I find Donatella's entire contribution to the Love & ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Zoë Kravitz, Easily One of Your Top Two Favorite Kravitzes, to Star in High Fidelity TV Remake

Zoë Kravitz, handily your first or second most-loved Kravitz, is reportedly set to star in a gender-swapped High Fidelity TV series, according to Variety. The show's ten-episode order will debut on Disney's forthcoming streaming platform, which is currently scheduled to launch in the second half of 2019. Kravitz will play ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

The Trailer for Channel Zero: The Dream Door Reminds You This Is The Scariest Show on TV

For three seasons now, Syfy's Channel Zero has been delivering true horror to TV. Presented in an anthology style with each season based on a different internet legend (a creepypasta, if you will), Zero places viewers in surreal environments with utterly disturbing monsters that just make you feel bad all ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

The Big Bang Theory Recap: Yin and Yang of The Big Bang

A continuation of Sheldon and Amy's wedding celebration would have been a good way to open this final season of The Big Bang Theory. I'm still disappointed we didn't get to see which of Sheldon's pop-culture obsessions inspired the wedding cake, how many single wedding guests Raj tried to scope ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Kyle MacLachlan Had the Same Reaction You Did the First Time He Saw Showgirls

As one of the most beloved members of the David Lynch universe, Kyle MacLachlan has played many strange and wonderful roles of the years, from Paul Atreides to Jeffrey Beaumont and multiple versions of Dale Cooper on Twin Peaks. But he's also had a pretty notable career outside of those ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

The Faces of Tribeca TV Festival 2018

Laverne Cox, Tracey Ullman, Bryan Cranston, Shark Tank investors, three Real Housewives of New York City cast members, and more stopped by our photo studio at the Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios in Soho. ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Is Young Thug Having a Moment, or Is It Passing Him By?

On Sunday night, Atlanta rapper Young Thug released On the Rvn, about 14 days after he tweeted "Album in 2 days," announcing its title as On the Run in the next tweet. In the end, pretty much everything changed, from the title to the date to the type of release, ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About the Original Norwegian Maniac

In the run-up to the launch of Netflix's Emma Stone-Jonah Hill trippy, sci-fi limited series, Maniac, it was almost impossible to avoid one word when reading about the project's backstory: "loosely." Yes, creators Cary Joji Fukunaga and Patrick Somerville were remaking a Norwegian series with the same title, but their ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Netflix Orders Historical Roasts Series Starring Jeff Ross

If Drunk History and the Comedy Central Roast had a baby for Netflix, it might look a little something like this bit of news Deadline reported today. Comedy Central Roast/Roast Battle mainstay Jeff Ross will star in a new half-hour series in the works at Netflix titled Historical Roasts, which ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Normal-Sized Man Bob Odenkirk Joins Greta Gerwig's Little Women

Greta Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women hasn't even started production yet and it's already on the threshold of being too beloved. Deadline reports that Bob Odenkirk is joining a cast that already includes Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlon, James Norton, and ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Attention NFL: Cardi B Just Got Her Third No. 1 Song … With Maroon 5

Last week, reports emerged that Maroon 5 is the front-runner for the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Today, Cardi B has come along to make the case for why they should probably just be runner-up. Maroon 5 and Cardi B have scored the No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Jesse Williams Faces Twitter Backlash After Posting Emmett Till Meme to Promote His New Movie

The light-skin Lord giveth, and the light-skin Lord taketh away: Jesse Williams is facing backlash online after posting a meme (?!) to promote Till, his directorial debut. On Monday afternoon, Williams framed photos of Emmett Till's mother Mamie Till-Mobley after the Colin Kaepernick Nike ads to, effectively, meme Emmett's death ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Insecure Recap: Creeping Around

According to some dream interpreters, repeated dreams in which one's teeth fall out suggest a subconscious fear of speaking out, of the power and destruction inherent in your own voice. In this week's episode, "Obsessed-Like," Issa is repeatedly jolted awake by such a dream. Morning after morning, she awakens, worries for ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Serial Scores Nearly 3 Million Downloads in Biggest-Ever Season Debut

When Serial returned with its highly anticipated third season last Thursday, dropping two episodes to kick off an ambitious journey into the heart of Cleveland's criminal-justice system, the podcast scored its biggest debut yet: More than 1.4 million people downloaded each of the first two episodes within the first 14 ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

How Maniac's Creators Approached Mental Illness

Spoilers throughout for Netflix's Maniac.Say what you will about Maniac, but it doesn't lack for ambition. The new Netflix mini-series is ostensibly an adaptation of a Norwegian show about a delusional man in a mental institution, but director Cary Joji Fukunaga and writer/series creator Patrick Somerville took only the slightest ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Pete Davidson, a Romantic, Says He Was ‘Jerking Off to' Ariana Grande Before He Met Her

Extremely Britney Spears voice: Pete Davidson knows he's lucky to be dating Ariana Grande. "I'm a very, very lucky guy. I get it," the Saturday Night Live star told Howard Stern about his fiancée. Davidson recounted their relationship history — they met in the SNL writers room, had breakups around the ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

BTS Addresses the United Nations, Solves World Peace

At a United Nations meeting today focused on youth issues, the extremely popular (no like, extremely popular) South Korean pop group BTS delivered a speech about the "Love Myself" campaign they launched with UNICEF last year, which aims to minimize violence experienced by children. Kim Nam-joon, known by his stage ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Who Makes It Out of Life Itself Intact?

Spoilers below for Life Itself.At the outset, Life Itself seems like it will be a passable melodrama, a perfect late-night salve for insomniacs to peacefully drift into a sweaty nightmare, or a movie meant to be background noise for household chores. It's a "multigenerational love story," about a lot things, including ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

What Is Going on With Donald Glover's Foot?

We still don't know the identity of the person who masqueraded as Atlanta's Teddy Perkins at the Emmys, and now we've got an even murkier Donald Glover investigation to launch. What the hell is going on with his foot? On Sunday, Glover reportedly had to end his Childish Gambino show ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch Humbly Recalls Saving a Cyclist From a Robbery

If you were getting mugged on the streets of London on a chilly winter night, which Avenger would you want to save you? Captain America, Thor, Iron Man? Wrong. It's obviously Doctor Strange, not because he'd do some magic and send them all to space but because Benedict Cumberbatch, the ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Weezer's ‘Africa' Video Is a Glorious Self-Own

Look what 2018 hath wrought: Weird Al parodying Weezer parodying themselves parodying Toto. In some sort of inane musical inception, Weezer have released the video for their cover of Toto's "Africa" (a thing one fan actually asked for, to which they delivered) and it stars Weird Al Yankovic as Rivers ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

South Park Returns to Comedy Central This Week With a School-Shooting Episode

If you've been wondering why Comedy Central landed on the "#CancelSouthPark" approach to promoting the 22nd season of South Park, perhaps this new teaser will illuminate things a little bit. The season-premiere episode, which is slated to air this Wednesday, has a fairly unassuming log line ("Randy is desperate to ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Inside the Actors Studio Is Coming Back, But Not With James Lipton

Inside the Actors Studio, the iconic in-conversation series featuring actors talking about their craft, is returning with new episodes on the Ovation network. But sadly, its creator and host James Lipton — whose incredibly earnest screen presence gave way to the Will Ferrell Saturday Night Live impression that in turn gave ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Brockhampton's Iridescence Is Reckless and Unpredictable

Brockhampton's journey began when de facto leader Kevin Abstract posted "Anyone wanna start a band?" in the KanyeToThe forums, a meeting ground where hip-hop fans discuss music, fashion, gossip, and all things Kanye. By the time the dust settled, Abstract had assembled a collective of nearly a dozen rappers, singers, ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

The Object Joss Whedon Will Never Let Go

For their new book What We Keep, Bill Shapiro and his co-author Naomi Wax asked prominent people to talk about the objects they carry with them through life, from home to home, office to office, place to place. Some of their responses are poignant; some are sentimental; some are a ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

CBS All Access Is Making a Murderous Drama From Desperate Housewives' Marc Cherry

Marc Cherry loves writing stories about women who get themselves into sordid situations and apparently CBS All Access does too. CBS's streaming service announced today that it's placed a series order for a new show from the creator of Desperate Housewives and Devious Maids called Why Women Kill, which "details ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Here Are Anthony Bourdain's Last Words in the Parts Unknown Premiere

In Sunday night's premiere of Parts Unknown, the late, great Anthony Bourdain got the final word. After the credits roll on the episode — in which he and W. Kamau Bell visit Kenya — Bourdain reappears onscreen, alone, looking out at the Kenyan savanna to give this closing line. "I ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Every Michael Moore Movie, Ranked

"One of the mosquito-bite irritations of being on the left is finding your ideals represented in public by Michael Moore." That quote from Vogue film critic John Powers, written about Moore's Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine, encapsulates all that's great and troublesome about the celebrated, divisive filmmaker. More often than not, ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt Is Stepping Down Today

Big changes continue to rock the broadcast TV business: NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt is stepping down. The news comes nearly eight years after Greenblatt joined the network and just days after the Peacock marked its first full-year household ratings victory in 20 years. Word of Greenblatt's departure began leaking ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

The Woman Who Made Aquaman a Star

As I sit down at Joshua's Cafe in Woodstock with Eisner Award-winning artist Ramona Fradon, 91, I can see her sizing up our surroundings. The small, gray-haired comics legend is dressed in the relaxed, Bohemian-looking layers favored by Hudson Valley residents, but her eyes are on high alert, watching the ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Au Revoir! Céline Dion Is Ending Her Vegas Residency After 8 Years

It's the end of a pop era: Céline Dion has announced she's ending her Las Vegas residency after eight years, with her final show set for June 2019. "I definitely have mixed emotions about this final run. Las Vegas has become my home and performing at the Colosseum at Caesars ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Cosby Has a Mental Disorder and ‘Is Likely to Reoffend' Says Expert

"He is likely to re-offend," said Kristen Dudley, a psychologist and member of the Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board that conducted an evaluation on Cosby this summer. During Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing this morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse outside of Philadelphia, Dudley testified about the 81-year-old comedian's mental health.She ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Jane Fonda in Five Acts Is an Intimate Portrait of a Hollywood Legend

"What in the world is the matter with Jane Fonda? I feel so sorry for Henry Fonda, who's a nice man."That's Richard Nixon caught on White House tape in 1972, around the time that Jane Fonda, a movie star and Hollywood legacy in the process of reinventing herself as a ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Bill Burr and Al Madrigal Sign Production Deal with Comedy Central

Bill Burr and Al Madrigal's production company All Things Comedy is going into business with Comedy Central. The network announced today that it's signed a production deal with All Things Comedy, which will include a half-hour stand-up series hosted by Burr, featuring some of his favorite comedians as well as ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Here's What Could Happen at the Cosby Sentencing

Bill Cosby arrived at what's expected to be a two-day sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse outside of Philadelphia this morning. Rain didn't deter onlookers from catching a glimpse of the disgraced 81-year-old entertainer, who smiled as he was led into the courthouse on the arm of his handlers.After ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Sissy Spacek Was So Nervous to Meet Robert Redford, She Called Him ‘Bobert'

After nearly 50 years of knowing each other, The Old Man and the Gun is the first movie Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek have made together. He plays a gentlemanly bank robber; she's the country woman who dates him. During a Times Talk Friday night in New York City, Spacek ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Moral Orel Paved the Way for the Depressing Cartoons of Today

Breakout animated sitcom hits like The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Family Guy helped '90s TV audiences relearn what their Flintstones-watching forebears already knew: Cartoons aren't just for kids. With the stigma of watching animated shows as a grown-up gradually fading into nonexistence, animated television spent the ensuing decades ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Dorinda Medley Wants Lady Gaga's Mom to Join The Real Housewives of New York City

The Tribeca TV Festival drew a legion of Real Housewives of New York fans Sunday to watch Andy Cohen grill Dorinda Medley, Tinsley Mortimer, and Sonja Tremont Morgan about ten years of Gotham's favorite reality show. The ladies squabbled and talked over each other much like they do on Bravo, ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Andrea Constand to Give Statement at Bill Cosby Sentencing

As Bill Cosby's sentencing gets under way on Monday in Pennsylvania, he'll have to face one of his accusers. Andrea Constand, the woman Cosby was found guilty of drugging and raping in 2004, will give her victim impact statement in court ahead of his sentencing, either on Monday or Tuesday, ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

Alyssa Milano Shares Why She Didn't Report Her Assault

As more and more people share why they didn't report their sexual assault following Donald Trump's comments about Christine Blasey Ford, Alyssa Milano wrote an essay for Vox explaining why she didn't report the assault she experienced as a teen.She directly addressed the allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh, and Donald ... More »

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Sep 24, 2018

CEO Tim Cook Reportedly Axed Apple's Dr. Dre Series Over The Dre-Related Sex, Drugs and Violence

According to a Wall Street Journal report on Apple's upcoming foray into television, the Dr. Dre biodrama series Vital Signs got the axe from CEO Tim Cook himself due to the show's adult themes, which included "characters doing lines of cocaine, an extended orgy in a mansion and drawn guns." ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Fox's New Last Man Standing Returns Early, and on Twitter No Less

On one hand, Tim Allen's Last Man Standing character might take umbrage at the fact Fox decided to drop the show's full season premiere episode on Twitter ahead of its September 28 television debut. On the other hand, you just know he's on there eight hours a day, arguing with ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Kidding Recap: You're My Crack Problem, and I Love You

This week, the Pickles Boys are getting girlfriends, and once again it seems like Will is handling adult feelings more maturely than his dad. Both, however, are in better shape than Seb, who is getting creepier and creepier every episode.We start with another scene of Mr. Pickles lashing out at ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

You Recap: Bedtime and Dead Bodies

Beck and Joe have reached a very special stage of dating. It's part-Buzzfeed personality quiz (Which Old Movie Will Charm Your Date The Most?), part-casual recon ("Sooo, what exactly happened with your ex?"), and — my personal favorite! — part-conning-the-guy-who-wants-to-have-sex-with-you-into-doing-manual-labor-and-driving-you-places.Now, I don't want any of you to get the idea ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

The Deuce Recap: Proud of Our Perversions

In The Deuce, David Simon and George Pelecanos chronicle how the loosening of societal mores and progressive cultural changes provide an illusion of true freedom. Mainstream America codified the social phenomena of the ‘60s into a framework they could accept, but external forces — primarily capitalism, as well as a ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Dr. Phil's Kidnapping Reportedly Figures Prominently in Warner Bros.' Harley Quinn and Joker Movie

In case you were having trouble keeping track of all the Harley Quinn and/or Joker movies in development, don't worry. Just remember that Warner Bros.' upcoming Harley and Joker film features Dr. Phil, ostensibly played by Dr. Phil, being abducted by the villainous couple and milked for relationship advice."The whole ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Let's Talk About the Ending of Maniac

Major spoilers for Maniac below.From a 30,000-foot view, Maniac seemingly ends with an observation about mental-health treatment that's as rote as it is offensive. Throughout the ten-episode Netflix series, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and written by Patrick Somerville, Owen (Jonah Hill) and Annie (Emma Stone) are tortured by a ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Watch Kanye and Sweet Baby Saint West Throw Out the First Pitch at Chicago Cubs vs. White Sox Game

Just days after Kanye West told a cheering crowd of high-school students his plans of moving back to Chicago and "never leaving again," Yeezy joined his son Saint West in throwing out the first pitch at Sunday's Chicago Cubs versus Chicago White Sox game. For someone who is simultaneously eating ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Kenya Lifts Rafiki Ban; Audiences Cheer at First Screening in Nairobi

Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu's film Rafiki is allowed to be shown in Kenya for seven days to "willing adults" after a high court ruling temporary lifted the country's ban on the film. Audiences in Nairobi seemed more than willing, as cheers erupted during Sunday afternoon's sold out screening of the film, ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

France Offers More Subsidies for Movies That Hire More Women

French culture minister Françoise Nyssen announced on Thursday that the French government would award higher subsidies to French films that hire more women. While the standards for receiving the funds only require hiring all of four whole women into key leadership positions, right now the minister says less than one ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Comcast Wins Bid to Purchase Sky and Here's What That Means

This weekend, Comcast outbid 21st Century Fox for the right to purchase British pay-tv service Sky. Leaving out most of the numbers because wow it's Sunday and we're just trying to relax, this means that if Sky's shareholders approve of it, Comcast can purchase the network for $39 billion. Reuters ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Final Premiere of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown Reveals Exhaustion

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown premiered its twelfth and final season at the Tribeca TV Festival on Saturday night, and as Variety reports, it was humorous, poignant, and of course, emotional. The episode featured one of Bourdain's last voiceovers as he travelled to Kenya with comedian W. Kamau Bell. "As soon ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9 Is Bombing

The early box office returns aren't looking good for filmmaker Michael Moore's latest film Fahrenheit 11/9. According to The Hollywood Reporter, barring a Sunday surge in viewership, Moore's film will come in at eighth place for the weekend. For perspective, in 2004, Fahrenheit 9/11 opened in 868 locations and earned ... More »

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Sep 23, 2018

Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, Padma Lakshmi, Mira Sorvino Come Forward with #WhyIDidntReport

A tweet from the president that criticized Christine Blasey Ford for not going to the police in her teens has inspired a second wave of Twitter revelations from some of the vanguards of the #MeToo movement. Alyssa Milano, who first brought focus to the #MeToo hashtag, kicked things off again ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Justin Theroux Reassures Us His Split With Jennifer Aniston Wasn't Like Tearing a Baby in Half

Justin Theroux sat down with The New York Times in August and gave some insight into his split with Jennifer Aniston. Well, actually, since it's Justin Theroux, "sit" means walk his dog around New York City in a sleeveless t-shirt (but no shorts because, fun fact: he never wears them.) ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Maniac Recap: Into the A-Void

Americans have spent the last several decades in the zealous, exhausting pursuit of happiness. It's all a matter of the right mindset, we've decided. Hack your life just the right way — by decluttering your apartment, and dropping toxic friendships, and airing out your grievances — and the path to ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Manners Maketh Man, and Manners Also Maketh a Kingsman Trilogy

Eggsy will live to fire that umbrella stun-gun one last time. EW has confirmed that Kingsman 3 will cap off the spy trilogy next year, with November 8, 2019 as the official release date. Matthew Vaughn, who wrote and directed the previous two installments, will be back again for the ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

The Talent-on-Talent Interview Has Reached Its Apex With BFFs Meryl Streep and Tracey Ullman

The Friday premiere of HBO's Tracey Ullman's Show season three, at the Tribeca TV Festival, was followed by what can only be described as a bona fide lovefest between the show's creator/star and her equally divine interlocutor, the one and only Meryl Streep. When Tribeca co-founder Jane Rosenthal introduced Streep ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Bachelor in Paradise's Jenna Cooper Now Wants Her Alleged Cheating Messages ‘Forensically Examined'

We're now entering chapter four with our fall book-club pick: Jenna Cooper: Prolific Bachelor Nation Scammer? Two weeks after incriminating text messages allegedly sent by Bachelor in Paradise star Cooper were published on Reality Steve — messages that, among other things, stated she never loved her fiancé Jordan Kimball and ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Hey Weirdo-Stalkers, Noah Centineo Has Some Advice for You: ‘Stop Following Me'

If you don't know who Noah Centineo: Netflix Bae and Mark Ruffalo's Honorary Son is at this point, it's best you do a quick Google search and report back, as the vulnerable heartthrob has put teens (and even adults) into a tizzy this summer thanks to two perfectly timed rom-coms. ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

The Bachelor: Vietnam Hits Reality TV Gold With Two Contestants Leaving the Show Together

You thought this Bachelor in Paradise drama with Jordan and Jenna was wild? Allow us to divert your eyeballs to The Bachelor: Vietnam, which, no hyperbole intended, shocked the hell out of viewers this week thanks to contestant Minh Thu. Upon the realization that she wasn't receiving a rose from ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Robert Englund's Freddy Krueger Will Make His Glorious, Gruesome Return With … The Goldbergs?!

ABC tired: Killing off a major character on Modern Family. ABC wired: Booking one of the most terrifying serial killers in cinematic history on The Goldbergs and hoping nobody sustains any clawed glove-related injuries. Such fun will be happening with none other than Freddy Krueger — Robert Englund's OG Freddy ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Nappily Ever After Is a Well-Intentioned Misfire

By the end of its animated credits, I understood that Netflix's latest romantic comedy, Nappily Ever After based on a novel by Trisha R. Thomas, was trying to offer the charm of beloved 1990s black romantic comedies and dramas like The Best Man, Love Jones, and Waiting to Exhale. Directed ... More »

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Sep 22, 2018

Ellen Pompeo Discusses Grey's Anatomy Salary Backlash: ‘It's Been a Very Interesting Ride'

Despite her protests to the contrary, fans and detractors alike have insinuated the departure of Grey's Anatomy actresses Jessica Capshaw and Sarah Drew was due to series star Ellen Pompeo's new and improved $20 million salary. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pompeo addresses viewer reaction to the rumors, ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Hillary Clinton Stops By Late Show To Weigh In On Whether Trump Can Be Indicted While President

On tonight: "The Supreme Court has decided that" says Hillary Clinton when asked by Stephen Colbert if she believes a sitting president can be subpoenaed in a criminal investigation.Watch tonight at 11:35/10:35c on and CBS All Access The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 21, 2018"If you're not president and you've committed ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Year of the Scam Continues: Netflix Orders Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin's Teen Grifter Sitcom

America is having a romance with scammers in 2018 (well, when we're not having our identities and finances hijacked by them), so it only makes sense Netflix would follow suit by picking up Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin's sitcom No Good Nick. While most of us inadvertently invite scammers ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Like You, Josh Groban Did a Spit-Take When Katy Perry Called Him ‘The One That Got Away'

There are only a few moments in life that merit a full double-take followed by a full spit-take, but Katy Perry publicly declaring you "the one that got away" seems like it qualifies. While on Watch What Happens Live, Josh Groban responded to a caller following up on Perry's low-key ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

61 BoJack Horseman Jokes You Probably Missed in Season 5

The beauty of Netflix's BoJack Horseman lies in its ability to weave the heartbreaking with the whimsical. The show's dark, rethink-your-whole-life story lines around its anti-hero unfold with a chaser of silly, animal-pun-filled background jokes and visuals — some so subtle that you have to pause every few minutes just ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Todd Haynes Is Making a Movie About the Super-Rich du Pont Family

Though it isn't obvious how queer longing and/or miniatures will be involved, Todd Haynes is directing a movie about one of America's wealthiest families. Per Variety, Haynes has signed onto a movie about a family modeled after the du Ponts called Dry Run, which has a script from Mario Correa ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Kenan Thompson's Single-Dad Comedy in the Works at NBC

Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson might get his very own show on NBC. According to Deadline, Thompson has signed on to star in a single-cam comedy in development at the network titled Saving Larry, on which SNL boss Lorne Michaels is attached to executive produce alongside Superstore's Jackie Clarke, ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Follow Asher Perlman for Instagram Cartoons!

Asher Perlman is a comedian and writer living in Brooklyn. He is currently a sketch writer for Slate's Trumpcast and was recently a staff writer on The Opposition With Jordan Klepper. He co-hosts a monthly show with Chelsea Davison at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn and can be seen performing with ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Maniac's Billy Magnussen on Playing a ‘Colorful Douchebag'

In Vulture's review of Maniac, Jen Chaney refers to Billy Magnussen as playing "a douche of many different colors." It's an apt description — Magnussen plays Jed Milgrim, the domineering brother of Jonah Hill's Owen, as well as the imaginary sibling that Owen hallucinates — which is why Magnussen brought ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Cardi B Posts First-Ever Photo of Her Secret Wedding to Offset

The holy union of Cardi B and Offset has remained shrouded in mystery. Cardi confirmed this summer that the couple had a secret marriage last September — a month before Offset officially proposed to her onstage with a massive eight-karat diamond. And now, one year later, she has finally shared an exclusive photo from the event, for all ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

9 Things to Watch If You Like Netflix's Maniac

If you've worked your way through the three-pill cycle and discovered new neural pathways, I have some terrible news for you. You're out of Maniac to watch.But don't fear. The delightfully odd sci-fi story from director Cary Joji Fukunaga and writer Patrick Somerville has the fingerprints of some pretty fantastic ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

The House With a Clock in Its Walls Never Really Gets Ticking

If you are interested in seeing Cate Blanchett shoot demonically possessed jack-o'-lanterns with a purple laser-gun umbrella, then by all means, get out to a screening of The House With a Clock in Its Walls posthaste. Eli Roth's witchy kid adventure, produced by Steven Spielberg, has the kind of kooky ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

The First Look at Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Is Only About 50 Percent Serious

No green hair, purple suit, or a face full of tasteful albino makeup? Whatever, we'll take what we can get! Todd Phillips, the director of the upcoming "gritty" Joker origin film — not to be confused with the other stand-alone Joker film starring Jared Leto — has shared the first ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Inside The Daily's Powerful Episode About High-School Sexual Assault

"A High School Assault," the September 20 episode of the New York Times podcast The Daily, was a quiet, bracing, and emotionally powerful half hour. It was, in part, an adaptation of "I Believe Her," an essay by Caitlin Flanagan that appeared on The Atlantic's website on Monday, in which ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

What's Opera, Jaap? Van Zweden's Opening Night as the Philharmonic's New Leader

The New York Philharmonic usually opens each season with "The Star-Spangled Banner," but in his first concert as the orchestra's music director, Jaap van Zweden decided to skip the anthem — probably not out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, but because it would have ruined the effect of the first ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Oh Good, Here's Casey Affleck Talking About #MeToo Again

Casey Affleck is promoting a new movie, and he would like you to to know that he has learned a lot from the #MeToo movement, and that it's so important to listen, and also, oh, did you know he has a new movie coming out?At the premiere of his new ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

The Stories Behind Haruki Murakami's Most Iconic Book Covers

Survey the first edition hardback covers of Haruki Murakami's books throughout the years, and you'll see a dazzling array of designs and motifs as unique and varied as the content of the writer's stories. Some of the covers are simple illustrations or collages, others are complex objects, layered with cutouts ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Eli Roth Explains The House With a Clock in Its Walls' Pooping Topiary-Lion Scene

Director Eli Roth's stated intention with his big-screen adaptation of the children's-lit gothic horror novel The House With a Clock in Its Walls (in theaters Friday) was to create a "scary, fun, kids' fantasy-adventure" — a PG-rated "movie for 9- and 10-year-olds that still has a sense of mischief and ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

The Making of Justin Theroux's Maniac Character (and His Blow-Job Robot)

While writing Maniac, creator Patrick Somerville and director Cary Joji Fukunaga invented an ordinary enough character: Dr. James Mantleray, a doctor who oversees a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial that aims to cure mental illness, until it all goes terribly wrong. Then, they decided to cast Justin Theroux."They admitted, ‘We really want ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

We Need More Late-Night Guests Like Tiffany Haddish

Javier Bardem doesn't know who the Kardashians are, just ask him. Apparently in Spain, the Kardashians are not famous. This week on Conan, Bardem worked very hard to establish the narrative that he wishes to be excluded from the Kardashian narrative.Javier Bardem is very invested in you knowing what he ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

10 Essential Brockhampton Songs

Last night, Brockhampton dropped their fourth studio album, iridescent. If you have no idea what those words mean, well, let's start at the top: Brockhampton is a boy band in the millennial sense. There are 13 members in the group and, between them all, they sing, rap, make merchandise, produce ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New Writers

Saturday Night Live just announced several additions to the cast and writing staff. First up, Ego Nwodim has joined the SNL cast as a featured player and will make her onscreen debut during the season 44 premiere. In addition to her work at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Nwodim was named ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Gilda Radner Once Fell in Love With a Chimp (and More We Learned from the Director of Love, Gilda)

One of Saturday Night Live's original Not Ready for Prime Time Players is getting some extra attention this week, and no, we're not talking about Chevy Chase. The late, great Gilda Radner is the subject of a new documentary from director Lisa D'Apolito titled Love, Gilda, which opened this year's ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

The Big-Money, Big-Deal Books of the Fall

Autumn — especially the autumn of a bizarre midterm-election year — is the season of fierce competition in publishing. Some books only want enough fans to be prize-winners, or cult favorites, or genre best sellers. But some want to command readers' most precious commodity: well, money, to be sure, but ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Every Episode of Sports Night, Ranked

The thing to keep in mind about the version of Aaron Sorkin that created and ran the two-season ABC dramedy Sports Night, which premiered 20 years ago this week, is this: He was not yet a name. A respected playwright, sure; an accomplished screenwriter, definitely. But he was still relatively ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Michael Moore Won't Give Up On America

Michael Moore is in two modes tonight. In this particular moment, he's on CNN jousting with Chris Cuomo, who's tanned and ready with opinions and pointed fingers. It's Tuesday night and they're discussing the just-breaking news that Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Welcome to The History of Standup

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Kevin Hart Defends Tiffany Haddish Against Katt Williams

When Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish arrived to "The Breakfast Club"'s studio to promote their new movie Night School, Hart came with an agenda: letting Katt Williams know that Hart won't let him badmouth his co-star. Williams started and settled a feud with Haddish this month after he said she ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

Adam Sandler Returns to Netflix Next Month With 100% Fresh Comedy Special

Netflix just dropped some news about a very big comedy special premiering next month from the one and only Adam Sandler. Titled 100% Fresh (Sandler's most recent Netflix movie The Week Of, for the record, currently has a 23 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating), it was filmed in Austin earlier this year ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

The Good Cop Is an Uneasy Comedy About Corrupt Police

I wouldn't have predicted that the creator of Monk would follow up that beloved hit with a buddy-cop comedy-mystery about a straight-arrow detective and his father, a retired detective who did prison time on corruption charges. But here we are — and the most striking thing about Netflix's The Good Cop ... More »

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Sep 21, 2018

This Might Shock You, But Alec Baldwin Will Return to SNL As Trump This Season

Saturday Night Live isn't getting a new Donald Trump this year. Alec Baldwin confirmed during an interview on James Andrew Miller's podcast Origins that he is, in fact, returning to Saturday Night Live for season 44 to play Trump, but he might not appear as often as he has in ... More »

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