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Feb 24, 2018

It's a Miracurl! USA's Curling Team Celebrates Historic Win With Some Journey Karaoke

If somebody randomly asks you what curling and The Sopranos have in common, we're pleased to say you no longer have to gulp and respond with "snazzy tracksuits for men!" That's because the men's curling team from America, considered underdogs in this Winter Olympics, ended up winning gold in their ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

These Jimmy Kimmel Guests Think Wakanda Is a Real Country With Real Crises

Should the United States be involved with all of the problems in Wakanda right now? And should Donald Trump just end his Twitter feud with King T'Challa already? To all of the folks who were game enough to be asked these pressing diplomatic questions during a Jimmy Kimmel Live! segment ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

Rogue Squirrel With Zero Respect for Decency Nearly Derails Snowboarder During Olympic Finals

WATCH OUT SQUIRREL. NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 24, 2018 ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

Notting Hill's Emma Chambers Dead at 53

Emma Chambers, who's perhaps best known for her role in the beloved 1999 romantic comedy Notting Hill, has died at the age of 53. Deadline reports that her agent confirmed the news, saying her death was due to "natural causes." In addition to her supporting role in Notting Hill — ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

Man in Tutu and Monkey Penis Pouch Bravely Makes Olympic Debut

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have been a showcase of truly remarkable athleticism, grit, endurance, and sportsmanship. But we're not here to talk about any of that. We're here to talk about the streaker who bravely made his Olympic debut on Friday morning.As TMZ reported under a typically succinct, ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

Saoirse Ronan's First Oscars Was Marred by a George Clooney Dress Altercation

Sir Shaw! Our Lady Bird goddess divine will be attending her third Oscars next weekend, which has her doing a little reminiscing about the very first time she attended the ceremony back in 2008 for Atonement. (At the very old age of 13.) And you know what? She had the ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

Lorde Finally Speaks Out About Those Jack Antonoff Dating Rumors

Lately we've been wondering: what exactly is the deal between Lorde and Lena Dunham's ex Jack Antonoff? There have been rumors about the pair floating around for the past couple of months, and earlier this week, the Daily Mail added fuel to the fire by publishing a series of photos ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

The Lady Bird House Is Being Constantly Bombarded by Greta Gerwig Enthusiasts

First there was Psycho. Then there was Home Alone. Now, Lady Bird. One could reasonably argue that when somebody makes a pilgrimage to your movie's fictional house, you've done a damn good job as a filmmaker with your "world building" and all that jazz — which is exactly what's happening ... More »

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Feb 24, 2018

Parks and Rec's Natalie Morales Reunites With Mike Schur for a Modern Day Cheers

And with that, the Mike Schur TV Universe expands into yet another solar system. Natalie Morales, who you probably remember as Tom Haverford's girlfriend-turned-restaurant-employee-turned-future-wife over the course of a few seasons on Parks and Recreation, will be starring in Schur's newest Cheers-esque NBC pilot called Abby's. Per the network's description, ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Olympian Gus Kenworthy Posts About His Trip to a South Korean Dog Farm, Takes Home a Puppy

This year's Olympics in Pyeongchang mark the second Winter Games freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy took home more than a medal. After rescuing a family of stray dogs from Sochi in 2014, Kenworthy and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas opted to take home a puppy they dubbed Beemo after touring a dog ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

The Flamin' Hot Cheetos Movie Actually Sounds Pretty Good

Cheetos are headed to the big screen, and it's not an animated movie starring Chester Cheetah. In what Variety terms a "highly competitive sale" in which "multiple studios [were] vying for the project," Fox Searchlight has gotten the rights to produce a film called Flamin' Hot, about the eponymous Cheetos flavor's true-life creation story.The ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Stephen King's The Bone Church Is Potentially Headed to a TV Near You (The TV Is Also Bones)

We as a society are dead-set on wringing every last word from author Stephen King, like he's a horror-writing orange with a fun Twitter presence, for use in TV or film. To whit, Deadline reports that King's The Bone Church has been acquired for development as a television series. First ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

New Best F(r)iends Trailer: Can Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Out-The Room The Room?

It's hard to up the ante (down the ante?) on the worst movie ever made, but goddamnit, Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero are gonna try. In the trailer for their new film Best F(r)iends, The Room stars reunite as two oddball pals brought together, and presumably driven apart, over a ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

HBO's New Paterno Trailer: Al Pacino vs. The Truth

In 2011, legendary Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was dismissed from his position after it emerged that his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had been sexually abusing boys for decades, gaining access to many of them through his nonprofit organization The Second Mile. Paterno was one of several college ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

McMafia Is Just OK

The opening credits of the crime drama McMafia tell you what you're in for. They also tell you what's most compelling about the series: its ability to communicate complex systems in a straightforward manner. Animated spreadsheets, graphs, pie charts, and maps are laid atop images of on-the-ground criminal activities, including the bribery ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Black Panther Just Had the Biggest Opening Week of Any Marvel Movie

Black Panther is set to continue its box-office domination going into the movie's second weekend. After having the best first week of any Marvel movie to date with $292 million in domestic ticket sales (which contributes to a global total of $520 million), Variety reports that the Ryan Coogler film ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Black Panther's Costume Designer on 8 of the Film's Iconic Looks

When you think of Wakanda, the futuristic African country that is the setting of Ryan Coogler's smash-hit superhero movie Black Panther, you can't help but picture its fabulously dressed citizens. Two-time Oscar nominee Ruth E. Carter is the costume designer responsible for Wakanda's sartorial splendor, and she's loving the audience ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

How Fast Can 6ix9ine Paint Himself Into a Corner?

Whatever else one thinks of him, there's no arguing that Daniel Hernandez has mastered the art of getting attention. Hernandez, who raps under the title of 6ix9ine, has rocketed from anonymity to fame over the fall and winter because his focus on triggering strong reactions is unhindered by any distinction ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

How Annihilation Designed Its Unnatural Horrors

Spoilers for Annihilation below.The specter of Tim Burton loomed over the production of Annihilation. Writer/director Alex Garland and production designer Mark Digby were in the midst of adapting Jeff VanderMeer's sci-fi novel about Area X, a plot of land where nature has been perverted, and they were grappling with a ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Let's Talk About the Ending of Annihilation

Spoilers for Annihilation below.In the feverish crescendo of Annihilation's wordless climax, the name Bobbi Jene crept into my otherwise paralyzed brain. I'm no modern dance buff, and the dancer and choreographer is not someone who would have been on the tip of my tongue if it wasn't for last year's ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

SOB x RBE's Music Is Brilliantly Crass and Noisy

Vallejo, California, has got a rich musical history and some nagging demons. The funk and soul legends Sly Stone and Johnny Otis grew up in the North Bay port city, which is just an hour's car or ferry ride north of San Francisco. Bay Area hip-hop veterans from E-40 and ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

10 Book-to-Film Adaptations Happening in 2018

Even if you're not that much of a blockbuster aficionado, there's a certain niche of films that may pique your interest: The always in demand book-to-film adaptations. This spring and summer, expect ten straight-from-the-best-sellers-list marvels to light up the screen. The options vary from the very kinky, to the just ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski Goes Deep on A Little Life

Antoni Porowski seems like a character imagined by Hanya Yanagihara: He's a beautiful man, with soft, dark eyes that betray a glimmer of turmoil underneath an Instagram-perfect life (see his carefully laid thirst traps, food photos, and equally beautiful boyfriend). Until recently, he was a working actor appearing in smaller ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

AJ From Queer Eye Just Got Engaged and We're Not Even Done Crying About His Coming Out

WE'VE GOT SOME NEWS THAT WILL MAKE �� YOUR �� WEEK!���� AJ AND DREY GOT ENGAGED ���� OUR GAY HEARTS ARE EXPLODING �� Queer Eye (@QueerEye) February 22, 2018 ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

How to Make the Entire ‘Hungry Boy' Breakfast From Phantom Thread

Near the beginning of Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread, fashion designer Reynolds Woodcock, a man so dickish his name has two phallic puns, is dining at a hotel in the north of England. He spies an attractive waitress, Alma, and decides to challenge her with a breakfast order that seems ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Watch the Book Trailer for Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone, One of the Biggest Deals in YA History

This week, a mysterious figure appeared on a 42-foot high billboard on the side of the Madame Tussauds wax museum, down the street from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Only the top part of her face was visible — fierce gray eyes, dark-brown skin, bone-white hair rising into the air ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Well, David Mamet Has Written a Play About Harvey Weinstein

David Mamet has, for some reason, decided to add in his own perspective on the Harvey Weinstein story. In an interview with the Chicago Tribute, the playwright, who recently published a crime novel, revealed that he recently wrote a play about the former studio exec after being encouraged by a ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence Says She Dropped Out of School at 14 Because She ‘Never Felt Very Smart'

Like your standard Jennifer Lawrence character, Jennifer Lawrence has gotten as far as she has in life as an outsider without a traditional education. In an interview on CNN's 60 Minutes, Lawrence discussed her decision to drop out of school at age 14 in order to pursue acting full time. ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Josh Duhamel Says His Ex Fergie Knows That National Anthem Wasn't ‘Her Best Work'

With Josh Duhamel making an appearance on The Ellen Show, how could his ex-wife Fergie's national anthem performance not come up? While some argue that her rendition was actually "Fergalicious," the internet mostly hated it, and even Fergie herself acknowledged that it "didn't strike the intended tone." But Duhamel is ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

RuPaul's Drag Race Star Aja on Death Drops, Pokémon, and Her Rap Career

Spoilers ahead for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 3.Has anyone ever leveled her pussy up quite like Aja has since season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race? Sadly, in Thursday night's Andy Warhol-themed episode, Aja's off-brand soup-can look and gorgeous but anachronistic disco runway landed her in the bottom two with ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Raoul Peck: ‘I'm Not in the Movie Business to Make Films'

America might finally be ready for filmmaker Raoul Peck. His James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro was a surprise hit, earning an Academy Award nomination and turning the Haitian anti-capitalist into a marketable name after over 30 years in the business. Now he's looking to make the most ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Here's a Story About George Clooney Being As Charming As You'd Hope on the Set of ER

Before there was George Clooney, dreamboat movie star, there was George Clooney, dreamboat TV doctor. As people have been revisiting ER after it went up on Hulu, they've rediscovered just how charming young Clooney could be. According to actress Julia Whelan, who appeared in a season-five episode as a 13-year-old ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Ugly Delicious Is Satisfying TV That Will Make You So Damn Hungry

David Chang, the Korean-American rebel chef and ruler of the Momofuku empire, is a foodie with little patience for the pretentiousness that often come with that title."I'm one of the biggest snobs you've ever met," he explains to the camera in the new Netflix series Ugly Delicious, streaming starting today. ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

The Bachelor Winter Games Finale Recap: The Strengthening

The Bachelor Winter Games is a success? Everyone found love? Not exactly. There is one big failure of The Bachelor universe and quite frankly, our society. And that's that Tonya Harding is on the hottest red carpets and Nancy Kerrigan is moonlighting as an ice-skating coach on The Bachelor. This ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Why Duncan Jones's Mute Represents a Crossroads for Netflix

Last October, Netflix announced that it planned to release some 80 movies in 2018. The announcement was met with reactions ranging from skepticism to shock to, most commonly, confusion: the big six studios put out 94 films in 2017 collectively, and Netflix was going to do 80 by itself?But the ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Poor Barry Jenkins Is Still Very Much Haunted by That Oscars Fiasco

As we approach the one-year anniversary of that time the Oscars tried to bamboozle us into thinking La La Land was a better film than Moonlight, Barry Jenkins says the nightmare still haunts him. During a THR roundtable with the only black filmmakers nominated for Best Director in Oscars history ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Janelle Monáe Steps Into Her Bisexual Lighting

In the second half of 2017, the phrase "bisexual lighting" slipped into the queer Twitter lexicon. The phenomenon it described — film characters illuminated with deep blue lights on one side and saturated magenta lights on the opposite — was not entirely novel, but with the release of the Cold War ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

9 Ways Annihilation the Movie Differs from Annihilation the Book

Finish Alex Garland's Annihilation and you'll find yourself sitting in a dark theater quietly murmuring, "What the…?" Finish Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation, meanwhile — the science-fiction novel that serves as the source material for Garland's film — and … well, you'll also find yourself sitting someplace quietly murmuring, "What the…?"The book ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Superhero Comics' Most Sympathetic Socialist Goes to War

Very often, the best antagonists in superhero fiction are the ones who just might be right. Dr. Doom probably would be pretty good at running the world. Ra's al Ghul and Poison Ivy are both pretty much on the money when they say human beings are destroying the ecosystem. As ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

It's Fine, Mirai Nagasu Was Just Using Her Olympics Free Skate to Get on Dancing With the Stars Anyway

Though U.S. Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu failed to replicate the history-making triple axel that she had completed during the team event when she performed in individual competition, she's cool with finishing far off the podium. In fact, if you were wondering why she seemed so giddy throughout most of ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

The Real Housewives of New York Give (Fake) Depositions About Their Recent Boat Ride From Hell

We here at the Real Housewives Institute were rocked by the recent news in "Page Six" that the cast of Real Housewives of New York City was trapped on a sinking ship while on a cast trip to Cartagena, Colombia. (Between that and Countess Luann de Lesseps being arrested for ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

How All Those Shockingly Great Fifty Shades Soundtracks Got Made

There's so much about the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise that we'll miss — the pommel horses, the impractical, lavish modes of transportation, Rita Ora's five lines, everything Dakota Johnson says and does … but, mostly, we'll miss the music. Right out of the gate, these movies established a measure ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Sufjan Stevens to Perform at the Oscars, Make a Room of Actors Blubber

Oh, to see without our eyes: Sufjan Stevens is going to the Oscars and he won't just be there to look lovely in Gucci. The Academy has announced its list of performers and, yes, Sufjan will sing his nominated Call Me by Your Name song "Mystery of Love." (Lucky for ... More »

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Feb 23, 2018

Alina Zagitova Edged Out Her Teammate for Gold in Olympic Russian Rivalry for the Ages

Has the apprentice become the master? Alina Zagitova was absolutely flawless in her free skate to take the lead! NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 23, 2018In the end it was Zagitova's theatrical short program to music from the film Black Swan that put her over the edge of her elder adversary, ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Nashville Recap: Talent Down!

Let's start with a mental health check: You guys hanging in there? Need a hug? We all just saw Deacon engaging in pillow talk with Jessie and I want to make sure everyone is okay. Deep, cleansing breaths, people. As a chapeaued dog in a burning room once said, "This ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

It's Settled: Sex In The City Actor Jason Lewis Sides With Sarah Jessica Parker

That's it! The Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall feud can be put to bed now that we know the allegiance of Sex in the City actor Jason Lewis. Lewis played Smith, one of Samantha's love interests on SATC, and in a new interview he politely put his support behind ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

The Queens Of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Have Been Announced

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars is still in progress, but why not start getting hyped for season 10 of regular RuPaul's Drag Race right now? On tonight's episode of All Stars the next lineup of competing Queens was announced, and they are: Asia O'Hara, Aquaria, Blair St. Clair, Dusty Ray ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Recap: Survival Art

Evaluating drag, or any art form with a reality competition show built around it, is a rigorous exercise in subjectivity. Talk about it long enough with friends at a bar or on a Facebook group or in a Fire Island water taxi and you'll come across some truly wild opinions ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Michael B. Jordan Is Defending His Anime Nerd Credentials On Twitter

Michael B. Jordan — usurper of the Wakandan throne and destroyer of fine sweaters — will not tolerate your disrespect of his lifestyle on Twitter. In a new episode of the Complex video series Hot Ones, Jordan mentioned that he lives with his parents, and was asked which anime he'd watch ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Ted Cruz Really Did Not Nail This Simpsons Analogy About Gun Control

The Conservative Political Action Conference, otherwise known as CPAC, is currently underway in Maryland, and Ted Cruz is out there Ted Cruzing all over the place. During a speaking engagement at the event this afternoon, the Senator from Texas was prompted to discuss gun control in the context of a ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

The Blair Witch Project Is Getting a TV Series Adaptation

Talk of a Blair Witch TV series started last year when the film's co-director Eduardo Sánchez spoke with the podcast Diminishing Returns. He said the story was a great fit for a serial adaptation, but couldn't get into any more details at the time. Today, Deadline is confirming that Lionsgate ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

2.9 Million People Watched CNN's Town Hall on Gun Violence

Proving quality journalism can also bring commercial success, CNN's town hall devoted to the Parkland school shooting scored huge ratings for the cable news channel on Wednesday night. Per Nielsen, the Jake Tapper-hosted Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action attracted 2.9 million viewers between 9 and 11 ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Apologizes to Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep for Using Their Names

Harvey Weinstein regrets that his legal team used statements by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence — without their permission — to bolster the case for his innocence in the face of numerous sexual-misconduct accusations and a pending class-action lawsuit. Both actresses have said that they were not personally assaulted or ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

The Black Panther Press Tour Has Now Gifted Us the Cast Singing K-Ci & JoJo's ‘All My Life'

The Black Panther press tour is going exactly according to plan: We've got Michael B. Jordan bursting out of sweaters, Michael B. Jordan doing push-ups whenever Lupita Nyong'o says he has to, Michael B. Jordan getting flirty with Lupita, and just generally all things Michael B Jordan. (But also, hello, ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Every Major Sci-Fi Influence in Altered Carbon

The first season of Netflix's Altered Carbon has already thrilled sci-fi fans with its story of betrayal, identity, and murder. Created by Laeta Kalogridis, the show's main inspiration is Richard K. Morgan's 2002 novel of the same name, but it also layers on plenty of other inspirations, references, and sly ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence on Harvey Weinstein: This Is What Predators Do

Jennifer Lawrence does not want Harvey Weinstein's legal team using her name to help defend him in court.On Wednesday, the disgraced mogul's lawyers filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit being brought by six women accusing him of sexual misconduct, arguing that the claims were "fatally overboard," and that "as ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

8 New Photography Books to Check Out in February

Looking to treat your eyeballs to something especially nice this month? A rich array of photographs made on repeat visits to Walter De Maria's Lightning Field, a chronicle of the civil-rights struggle at the landmark encampment Resurrection City, and a collection of works by a radical innovator of the photo-book ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Game Night Will Make You Wish Rachel McAdams Still Made Comedies

In 2017, I wrote what felt like many words about the fall of the mainstream comedy, from the workshopped-into-anonymity flops (Rough Night) to the dead-on-arrival studio unloadings (The House). Someday in film-history textbooks, they'll write about the arc that began with the mid-aughts shedding of the "alt-" from alt-comedy. The ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Joss Whedon Has Left DC's Batgirl Movie

Warner Bros. superheroes really can't catch a break, can they? Just three months after the severe critical and financial disappointment that was Justice League, more bad news has come across the pike for fans of the Warner-owned DC Entertainment brand: Joss Whedon is giving up on his Batgirl movie. First ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Here's Every Upcoming Action Movie With a Female Lead

From Annihilation to Red Sparrow to Tomb Raider, there's about to be a flood of action heroines at the multiplex, meaning we'll get the chance to watch women do a lot of cool, death-defying stuff onscreen. But how will we sate our unremitting appetite for badass ladies post-March? Vulture has ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Were There Songs Better Than ‘Creep' on Radiohead's First Album?

In terms of future paths, every band has several bands within it at the beginning. Radiohead was lucky; they got to walk down most of them. Over a career spanning decades, the British quintet has been, at different times, an electronica outfit specializing in cold, alienating brilliance; a delicate art ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Every Aardman Animations Movie, Ranked

The easiest way to tell if you're watching a film produced by Aardman Animations, a British animation studio based out of Bristol, is to check for fingerprints. If you look closely enough at any frame of their stop-motion short or feature films, you can see fingerprint ridges left by an ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Quincy Jones's Daughters Sat Him Down and Made Him Apologize for ‘Silly Things' He Said

Quincy Jones recently gave several interviews (including one with Vulture) in which the music-industry legend was quite candid with recollections about his life and work. In some instances those memories included stories about famous friends he's had over the years, and apparently his children were not pleased with their father's ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

What to Watch After Black Panther: An Afrofuturism Primer

With its fully realized, finely detailed vision of the technologically advanced, never-colonized African republic Wakanda, Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is notable for being one of the purest expressions of Afrofuturism rendered on film to date. The term, coined by the academic Mark Dery in his 1994 essay-cum-interview collection "Black to ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson Made You a Bisexual Anthem and Whole Mood Board

Janelle Monáe calls her music videos emotion pictures because they are cinematic masterpieces that will make your feelings run the full spectrum. She's about to release her third album, Dirty Computer, on April 27, and has blessed us with not one but two videos for our patience. The first is ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Slings and Arrows Was Like Nothing Else on Television

We live in a time of Peak TV, when it feels like there's always something new and Zeitgeist-y to watch. There's a new Marvel thing! And a different new Marvel thing! And yet another anti-hero drama that's too dark to actually see! What if, though, you want to watch something ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Is It Possible to Predict Best Picture in Our Politically Charged Moment?

This year's Best Picture contenders are an unusually eclectic bunch, which may be why the Oscar race still feels too close to call. Which movies may have the best shot to win Best Picture, and why? Vulture's Oscar pundits Mark Harris and Kyle Buchanan tried to make sense of this ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Mark Harris and Kyle Buchanan Debate This Year's Crazy Best Picture Race

This year's Best Picture contenders are an unusually eclectic bunch, which may be why the Oscar race still feels too close to call. Which movies may have the best shot to win Best Picture, and why? Vulture's Oscar pundits Mark Harris and Kyle Buchanan tried to make sense of this ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Lemony Snicket Accused of Making Lewd Comments About Female Authors

Multiple female authors have accused Lemony Snicket, the writer behind A Series of Unfortunate Events, of making sexually inappropriate comments, according to the Pacific Standard. The allegations against Snicket, whose real name is Daniel Handler, first surfaced last week after he signed a pledge launched by YA author Gwenda Bond ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Minor Characters in Black Panther, Ranked

You've been fascinated by Erik Killmonger. You've cheered for Shuri. But don't other inhabitants of Wakanda deserve their chance to shine? Black Panther has some of the best world building of the recent superhero boom, with a host of stunningly conceived minor characters you suspect could carry an entire film ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

We Can Answer Every Question You Have About Every Day, That Teen Body-Swapping Romance

Somewhere between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Notebook sits Every Day, a new teen romance movie that, at first glance, and also at second and third glances, appears to make absolutely no sense at all. Here is our best attempt at a plot summary: Every day, a "teen" ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon Will Be Jesus Christ Superstar Live's Judas

NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert has found its Judas and he's a [pauses to reach for a high note] gooood choice. Brandon Victor Dixon, who recently played Aaron Burr as a replacement in Hamilton and has Tony nominations from Shuffle Along and The Color Purple, has joined NBC's ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Brendan Fraser Claims He Was Groped by the Former President of the HFPA

After a period of movie superstardom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Brendan Fraser fell into obscurity. In a long profile for GQ timed to his return to TV in Trust, Fraser digs into the long arc of his career, claiming he backed away from Hollywood, in part, after ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Oprah, Who Doesn't Get Out Much, Didn't Recognize Leonardo DiCaprio

Oprah, goddess divine, doesn't get out much. She's Oprah — she doesn't have to! But when she did make it to Ellen's star-studded birthday party, she ran into a white guy in a baseball cap that looked semi-familiar. "This guy comes back, I know it's somebody, I know it's somebody… ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Gemini Clip: Lola Kirke Tries to Protect Zoë Kravitz from a Stalker

Having so many celebrities on social media these days may demystify Hollywood, but it's still a dark environment that serves as the perfect stage for a neo-noir murder mystery. In Gemini, Lola Kirke stars as Jill LeBeau, the personal assistant and best friend of Zoë Kravitz's in-demand starlet, Heather Anderson. ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

On Chesil Beach Trailer: Saoirse Ronan Is Back at It With the Subtle Period Dramas

Though she's currently nominated for an Oscar playing a 21st-century American teen in Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan really built her career on playing melancholy women in period clothing, and doggone it, she's at it again. In On Chesil Beach, adapted from Ian McEwan's novel, Ronan plays a young woman who ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Exclusive: Sandra Oh Tries to Catch a Killer in First Killing Eve Trailer

We are pleased to announce that Sandra Oh is back on TV and taking on murderesses. Oh, best known for epitomizing the beauty of female friendship on Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Cristina Yang, will play Eve, a super smart desk-bound MI5 officer who gets into a cat-and-mouse game with Villanelle ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Olivia Cooke Teaches Anya Taylor-Joy the Art of On-Demand Crying in New Thoroughbreds Clip

The upcoming movie Thoroughbreds is a story of friendship. Amanda (Olivia Cooke) and Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) come back into each other's lives after a period of estrangement at a time when they both need a sympathetic ear. So they watch old movies together. Drink wine on the sly late at ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Seven Seconds Is a Grim But Hypnotic Crime Drama

Seven Seconds, the new Netflix drama about crooked cops covering up a hit-and-run accident and investigators trying to punish them, is another TV series about how a murder affects a community. It's not the best or the worst of the lot, but at its most intelligent and heartfelt, it generates empathy ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Tiffany Haddish Had the Correct Reaction to Being Surprised by Oprah: Uncontrollable Sobbing

Back in December, Tiffany Haddish revealed her next brilliant business plan to Ellen DeGeneres: Tiff and O's, a traveling co-op selling veggies from her and Oprah's flourishing gardens. The only issue being that Haddish doesn't exactly have a direct line to Oprah to speak this business plan into existence. Good ... More »

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Feb 22, 2018

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is Developing a Rom-Com Thriller, Which Apparently Is a Genre Now

The rom-com isn't dead, it just went on the run — that's the premise of a new TV show developed by Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge and she is taking it very literally. Waller-Bridge and her producing partner Vicky Jones are making a new series called Run for eOne that's described as ... More »

Vulture
Feb 22, 2018

James Ivory's 10 Favorite Books

Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they'd take to a desert island, and they've shared the results with Vulture. Below is American filmmaker and Oscar-nominated screenwriter for Call Me by Your Name James Ivory's list.The Idiot, by Fyodor DostoyesvkyFor its naïve Prince Myshkin, who Ruth Jhabvala said ... More »

Vulture
Feb 22, 2018

Jesse Plemons Loves To Make People Feel Extremely Uncomfortable

Though he's a soft-spoken Texas man with an unassuming, childlike face, Jesse Plemons is inexplicably scary. Casting directors seem to agree: Plemons keeps popping up on TV or in movies as a serial murderer or a drug-dealing child killer or a mob enforcer (characters that are miles away from his ... More »

Vulture
Feb 22, 2018

Industry Experts Forecast the Futures of 5 Awards-Season Favorites

While this has been an undeniably weird year for Hollywood, there's one familiar element: a bumper crop of breakout talent. The diversity of this group — from a Pakistani stand-up comic to a London-born actor of Ugandan heritage — is especially welcome and raises the question: So, what's next? We ... More »

Vulture
Feb 22, 2018

The First Great Movie of the Trump Era

Get Out was shot in just 23 days on a budget of $4.5 million, but when it opened one year ago, it quickly became clear it was not just another low-budget horror movie. There were monstrous grosses and rapturous reviews, but most important, the film instantly became a cultural phenomenon ... More »

Vulture
Feb 22, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah React to Conservative Conspiracies About the Parkland Survivors

On Wednesday, late-night hosts reacted to growing conspiracies surrounding the student survivors of last week's gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Some of the teenagers have quickly gained national attention for their outspoken gun control activism, which has led some other people to spread baseless ... More »

Vulture
Feb 22, 2018

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Are Hosting the 2018 Closing Ceremony

The performers at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony better bring their A-game, because Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are hosting and they do not hold back on their opinions. The Olympian figure skaters-turned-broadcasters announced that they had the gig on Wednesday night after the primetime broadcast of the Pyeongchang Games. ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Stephen Colbert Slams Florida Legislature For Skipping Gun Reform to Tackle Porn

TONIGHT: With Parkland students looking on, the Florida legislature opted to skip debate on assault weapons and instead tackle a far greater menace. The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 22, 2018 ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Theater Review: Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo, Again

There's a small play playing on Signature Theatre's largest stage.Well, in some ways it's small. In reputation, it's big. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo (that's the legally mandated title, like Disney's Frozen) is a two-act play made up of a pair of related one-acts by Edward Albee, who ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Meryl Streep Calls Harvey Weinstein ‘Pathetic' For Using Her Name To Assert His Innocence

Meryl Streep would like Harvey Weinstein's legal team to keep her name out of their defense strategy for the disgraced producer. Earlier today, Page Six reported on legal documents in which Weinstein's lawyers used Jennifer Lawrence and Streep as proof that he is not a sexual predator, since neither woman ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Kiersey Clemons Joins Gael García Bernal in New Zorro Movie

Kiersey Clemons is set to star opposite Gael Garcia Bernal in Z, filmmaker Jonás Cuarón's "reimagining" of a classic Zorro movie, reports Variety. Written and directed by Cuarón (who co-wrote Gravity with his dad, Alfonso Cuarón), this film sees the masked hero (Bernal) embark on swashbuckling adventures, but this time ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o To Star in Movie Adaptation of Trevor Noah's Memoir Born a Crime

Lupita Nyong'o is set to star in movie based on Trevor Noah's autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. According to Deadline, the Oscar-winning actress will play the comedian's mother, Patricia, who raised her mixed race child (Noah) during Apartheid, when it was illegal for children to ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Superstore Gets A Super Renewal For Season Four

Cloud 9 is still in business. NBC announced today that it has renewed Superstore for a 22-episode fourth season, meaning the big-box store employees you love so much — Amy, Jonah, Matteo, Garrett, Dina, and the rest of the crew — get to keep their jobs, while the actors who ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Pied Piper Is Expanding In The Silicon Valley Season 5 Trailer

Pied Piper may have lost Erlich Bachman when T.J. Miller announced his departure from Silicon Valley, but they're about to recruit a lot of new employees — and dogs! — and the team isn't very excited about either of those things. The managerial struggles of start-up chief Richard Hendricks (Thomas ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

David Cross Says He Stands Behind Arrested Development Co-Star Jeffrey Tambor

Last week, Jeffrey Tambor was officially cut from Transparent after Amazon concluded its investigation into claims of sexual misconduct made against the actor. Today, David Cross is voicing his support for his long-time Arrested Development co-star. The actor told amNew York, "I can't speak for everybody, but I know there ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Maybe Fergie's National Anthem Performance Was Actually Good

I didn't watch Fergie's rendition of the national anthem when it aired live, for the same reason I didn't watch it when the clip of it first started circulating — I have heard the national anthem enough. Someone did a bad job singing a bad song that I don't like? ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Crazy Ex's Santino Fontana Is Putting on His Sunday Clothes for Hello, Dolly!

Greg may have disappeared from West Covina, but he's popping up again in Yonkers. Santino Fontana, known for his work on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, is stepping into Broadway's Hello, Dolly! for a limited time this spring, replacing Tony winner Gavin Creel as Cornelius Hackl who will be out of the show ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Celebrity Big Brother Is a Political Show, But Not Because of Omarosa

When CBS announced that reality-TV veteran Omarosa Manigault would compete in the network's first edition of Celebrity Big Brother, it seemed natural to assume that the show's tension would revolve around politics. Having abruptly exited the White House just a few weeks earlier, surely Omarosa would spill all kinds of ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Did You Know Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Had a Reality Show?

Inside our hearts are breaking and our makeup may be flaking, but our smile still stays on: Although Olympic ice-dancing gold medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's figure-skating careers are likely over after the Pyeongchang Games, the show must go on, and so must the feverish obsession with their non-relationship. ... More »

Vulture
Feb 21, 2018

Filmmakers Behind Last Men in Aleppo, Icarus Allege Russian Meddling

First the election, now the Oscars race? Two filmmakers allege that Russian agents are working overtime to thwart the success of their documentaries which are nominated for Best Documentary Feature: Icarus, about Russia's state-sponsored doping operation, and Last Men in Aleppo, about the Syrian volunteer group the White Helmets. As ... More »

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