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Nov 19, 2018

Let Peppermint and Jiggly Caliente From RuPaul's Drag Race Take You There With SNL's ‘GP Yass'

This whole time, we've been dumping millions into developing automated self-driving cars, when we really just needed a RuPaul's Drag Race GPS voice to solve society's most pressing issue: not having a RuPaul's Drag Race GPS voice. In Saturday's "GP Yass" sketch, former Drag Race contestants Peppermint and Jiggly Caliente ... More »

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Nov 19, 2018

We Almost Lived in a World Where Benedict Cumberbatch Played Bill on True Blood

On the tenth anniversary of True Blood's debut, the show's creator Alan Ball came to Vulture Festival Los Angeles to watch the pilot episode with fans and share some memories about the making of the breakout HBO hit.Jaws dropped when Ball talked about how difficult it was to find the ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

How The Good Place Came Up With Its ‘Jeremy Bearimy' Joke

Move over, Doctor Who and your timey-wimey bullshit. The reign of Jeremy Bearimy has begun! On a recent episode of The Good Place, philosophers' collective minds broke when the sitcom introduced a new way to discuss the concept of time and space: the silly words "Jeremy Bearimy."In short, while time ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Mark Hamill Confirms He Wanted George Lucas To Make Boba Fett Luke's Mom

There is a disturbance in the fan fiction Force. When asked about the rumor by podcast Tatooine Sons: A Star Wars Podcast, Mark Hamill confirms that, yes, prior to knowing Leia was his character's sister, he had pitched George Lucas on the idea that Luke Skywalker's mom…was Boba Fett. Hell ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Yes, Andrea Savage's TV Mom in I'm Sorry Is Exactly Like Her Real Life Mom

At this year's Vulture Festival Los Angeles, Andrea Savage, creator of the TruTV comedy I'm Sorry, took the stage with co-star Tom Everett Scott and producer Joey Slamon to screen and talk about the show's second season premiere. The show — about a comedy writer (Savage) living in Los Angeles ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Escape at Dannemora Premiere Recap: Prose and Cons

Clinton Correctional Facility had been in operation for a century and a half when inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped its grounds in June 2015, setting off a several-weeks-long manhunt that ended with both men shot and one of them (Sweat) dead. It was the breach that no one ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Ted Danson Is So Nice, He'll Call You Up Just to Say How Much Fun He Had at Work Today

Surveying the hundreds of thousands of people who have appeared on television throughout its very storied, very important history, Vulture would probably put Ted Danson into the top 0.001 percent of actors to ever grace those so-called "small screens." How could we not! This is a man whose colleagues effusively ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Hailey Baldwin Is Hailey Bieber Now

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes changing your name on Instagram. Hailey Baldwin further solidified that she married Justin Bieber when she changed screen name and her handle on Instagram over the weekend. She is now @haileybieber, a username that probably was difficult to get away from a dedicated fan ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

The Walking Dead Recap: Welcome to Camp Dixon

From beginning to end, this was a weird episode. The intro was short and frenetic; the final moments, unusually quiet and anticlimactic. Yes, we spent some quality time at Camp Dixon, finally visited Hilltop, and met Bernie, beloved friend of the Randos turned flesh-eating fashion nightmare. But the story barely ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

My Brilliant Friend Premiere Recap: The Sounds of Violence

As a young girl in the 1950s my mother was convinced that her maternal grandparents hated one another. Immigrants from a small town in Calabria, Italy — the toe of the boot, just across the sea from Sicily — they learned only a smattering of English words after they landed ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Ray Donovan Recap: Don't Talk About Fight Club

Having praised the tight, fluid editing in last week's episode, it seems only fair to start by saying this week's chapter of Ray Donovan feels a bit choppy at times, jumping subplots in a way that sometimes felt unfocused. A minute with Terry, a minute with Bunchy, a minute with ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Why Did No Activity Crib Louis C.K.'s Apology Word-for-Word?

Comedies and comedians often influence one other and cross-references are rampant in the pop landscape. So when No Activity star Tim Meadows and executive producer Nina Pedrad came to Vulture Festival, they talked about one of the most intriguing moments from the show's season-two premiere, in which Jake Johnson's character, ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Outlander Recap: Taking the New World by Storm

After the emotional intensity of "Do No Harm," it was only fair that Outlander give us an episode chock full of Jamie and Claire and romance. "The False Bride" mostly does that! Sure, there's no sex in the woods even though there was ample time to get the job done, ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Diddy Posts Tribute to Late Ex-Partner Kim Porter: ‘We Were More Than Soulmates'

On Thursday, actress and model Kim Porter died at the age of 47. Today, Porter's ex-boyfriend and father to her three youngest children Sean "Diddy" Combs posted a video tribute to his "soulmate" on Instagram. "For the last three days I've been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Jim Carrey Breaks Down His Favorite Anti-Trump Drawings

Jim Carrey has been an enthusiastic, colorful detractor against the Trump administration on social media for over a year now, so much so that he admitted his management wasn't thrilled when he decided to dedicate his Twitter to anti-establishment drawings in favor of, say, silly jokes. Since then, rarely a ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Rachel Bloom Wants to Make an Album of ‘Dirty, Dirty' Songs Once Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Over

Once Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's supersize final season finishes airing, creator and star Rachel Bloom mostly has plans to sleep and decompress from her intensive work schedule. But as she told Cameron Esposito during a conversation at Vulture Festival Los Angeles on Sunday, she also has plenty of other ideas she wants ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Jim Carrey Was Warned Against Getting Political With His Twitter Art

If you've taken a gander at Jim Carrey's Twitter account over the past year, then you know it includes just about everyone in the Trump administration being brutally mocked via Carrey's drawings. (The newest edition, which Carey posted during his panel at Vulture Festival? An unflattering depiction of Mitch McConnell ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Documentary Now's Upcoming Musical Episode Will Be Available on Vinyl

In the upcoming third season of Documentary Now!, fans can look forward a loving homage to the D.A. Pennebaker documentary Original Cast Album: Company. That 1970 film chronicled the intense, creatively charged, and cigarette-filled slog of the Company cast recording its official album, complete with meltdowns from Elaine Stritch and ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Bo Burnham Wanted to Give Eighth Grade's Teenagers the ‘Permission to Be Inarticulate'

In a candid conversation during this year's Vulture Festival L.A., Bo Burnham gave the audience a snapshot of his approach to crafting the screenplay for his debut feature, Eighth Grade.The comedian cum writer-director, who is riding off the momentum of multiple Gotham and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his A24 ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Cynthia Nixon Didn't Think She Would Win the New York Governor Race

In a conversation with New York magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Moss at Vulture Festival Los Angeles, Cynthia Nixon was asked whether she ever really thought she would win in her Democratic primary race for governor of New York against Andrew Cuomo. Nixon paused to consider for a moment, as Moss asked ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

The Stories Behind Fantastic Beasts' Fantastic Coats

After a special screening of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald at Vulture Festival L.A., four time Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood chatted with Vulture's Chris Lee about her ornate costume designs for the film. Atwood's work is always richly detailed, and this film is no exception. The principal ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Justin Bieber's Get-Swole Diet Included So Many Eggs He Got Sick During SNL Week

The upcoming Comedy Central show The Other Two made its world premiere at Vulture Festival Los Angeles last night, and Fred Armisen was on hand to moderate a conversation with co-creators Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider, along with stars Heléne Yorke and Drew Tarver. The show focuses on a pair of ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Enchants the Weekend Box Office

Despite less-than-fantastic reviews and backlash over casting an Asian woman as Voldemort's serpent Nagini, Warner Bros.'s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted at the top of the weekend box office, bringing in $62.2 million domestically and $191 million abroad. Although these figures are slightly lower than the studio's projected $65 ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Michael B. Jordan Knows You're Trying to Take That Secret Photo of Him

Imagine this. You're having lunch with your friends at the Beverly Hilton, and across the restaurant you spot none other than Adonis Creed, a.k.a. Erik Killmonger, a.k.a. the very dateable movie star Michael B. Jordan. What can do you but pose your friends in such a way that it's not ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Pete Davidson Rapped a Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg on SNL

Last week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell in her office and broke her ribs, causing a bit of panic. If anything happens to RBG, a seat would open on the bench, and Trump would have another opportunity for a lifetime appointment. But, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resilient. She ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Saturday Night Live Recap: Steve Carell Mocks Jeff Bezos and Trump

Oh, Steve Carell! Even before he hit the stage at 8H, Carell's silly, self-effacing SNL promo struck just the right note. In it, Aidy Bryant and Chris Redd question his comedy chops, given that he's now a "serious" actor whose credits include Beautiful Boy, Welcome to Marwen, and Foxcatcher. In ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

SNL Revisits a Classic German Thanksgiving Song

The lack of Thanksgiving songs is a true American shame, one Bob's Burgers can only do so much to remedy. Saturday Night Live created a new entry in the Turkey Day song pantheon: a little ditty about two strangers who fail to copulate in a shed. Cecily Strong and Steve ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Henry Golding Aced His Crazy Rich Asians Chemistry Read With a Very Nick Young Moment

Lisa-Kim Kuan in accounting may have first suggested that known dreamboat Henry Golding might have been a good fit to play known dreamboat Nick Young in Crazy Rich Asians, but the former TV host managed to ace his own chemistry by acting unnervingly like Nick Young. In a conversation at ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Busy Philipps and Linda Cardellini's Burrito Hangs Sound Legendary

It's wild to think Freaks and Geeks is nearly 20 years in the past, but just like those freaky and geeky kids at William McKinley High School, the anecdotes will always live on. Busy Philipps, a.k.a. everyone's favorite bad bitch Kim Kelly, reminded us of that all too well during ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

SNL: The Office Is Never, Ever, Ever Getting Back Together

Saturday Night Live hosted a mini-Office reunion while simultaneously squashing any hope of an Office revival. Dame comedy is a fickle minx and she cannot be tamed. Steve Carell's monologue was interrupted by Ellie Kemper, Ed Helms, Jenna Fischer, and even Carell's own wife Nancy-all of whom were more invested ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Constance Wu Responds to ‘Asian Incels' Who Target Her Online

Thanks to Fresh Off the Boat and Crazy Rich Asians, Constance Wu has risen to success with record speed in Hollywood while remaining outspoken, which has also made her the target of trolls. In conversation at Vulture Festival Los Angeles with Vulture editor Alex Jung, Wu responded to some of ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Adam Pally Reveals the Full Story of His Infamous Shorty Awards Roast

Former co-stars and dear friends Adam Pally and Casey Wilson were upfront about their Vulture Fest LA event being a casual kickback sort of thing, going so far as to title the show "Adam Pally and Casey Wilson: An Excuse to Hang Out: An Evening of Music, Comedy, and Friendship." ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Claire Foy to Host Saturday Night Live in December

Claire Foy will bring her British sangfroid to SNL next month. Foy has had a busy fourth quarter this year, starring in First Man and The Girl in the Spider's Web. Now she's set to make her 30 Rock debut on December 1. Turkey Day weekend, NBC will air a ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Lana Condor Reveals How Noah Centineo Conned His Way Into To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Noah Centineo is many things: cutie pie, ghoster, "whoa whoa whoa" pioneer, lover of aquariums, and now, noted trickster. Withhold your gasps and dispose of your back-pocket love notes immediately! As revealed by Lana Condor at this year's Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, Centineo, somehow, managed to bypass every single ... More »

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Nov 18, 2018

Scrubs Had to Get Rid of Penis Bulges and Marijuana Plotlines Once It Moved to ABC

At the Scrubs reunion panel during Vulture Festival Los Angeles, many stories were swapped about the origins of various jokes and which emotional arcs the actors recalled most fondly. Series creator Bill Lawrence also talked about a few story ideas that had to be cut once the show switched networks, ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Dan Levy Explains Why Homophobia Will Never Infiltrate Schitt's Creek

One of the most delightful relationships in recent television history has been the courtship of David (Dan Levy) and Patrick (Noah Reed) in Schitt's Creek, thanks in part to their random acts of serenades and shenanigans at Rose Apothecary. Given that David is a pansexual character in a rural, and ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Pinky and the Brain Voice Actors Hint at Possible Reunion

Ever wanted to hear Hedonism Bot and Hermes Conrad from Futurama recreate the "royale with cheese" conversation from Pulp Fiction? How about the mother of Mad TV's Stuart and Yakko from Animaniacs reenacting the tense dinner scene from Phantom Thread? If these simulation-breaking mashups sound appealing, you'd have loved Vulture ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Yes, That Is The Scrubs ‘Poison' Dance In Fortnite, and No, Donald Faison Is Not Getting Royalties

For the first time since the show wrapped in 2010, the cast of Scrubs came together for a reunion at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles. Inside jokes and rapid fire recollections of favorite fantasy scenes were bandied about across the stage as Zach Braff, Sarah Chalke, Christa Miller, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn, Ken Jenkins, Judy ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

The Season Three Crashing Trailer Has ‘Little Dick Energy'

Pete Holmes has a lot of new stuff coming to HBO over the coming months. First up is his second stand-up special for the network, titled Dirty Clean, which was announced last month and airs Saturday, December 15. Next up is the third season of his comedy series Crashing (which ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

The Best Free Movies on YouTube's New Ad-Supported Channel

You can watch Legally Blonde for free on YouTube now! And it's not even a weird pirated version where Elle Woods' hijinks are scrunched-up in the bottom left quadrant of the screen. Not that I'd know anything about that.YouTube Movies now has a playlist of 99 free, ad-supported movies you ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Busy Philipps Was ‘Gaslit' Into Thinking She Didn't Actually Dream Up Blades of Glory

Few Hollywood junkies might be familiar with Busy Philipps' involvement in bringing 2007's Blades of Glory to the big screen — remember, Will Ferrell in ice-skates? — in that she had the initial idea that blossomed into the story penned by writing duo Jeff and Craig Cox. As she recalled ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Comics Creators Less Than Impressed with Bill Maher

Surprising no one, comics creators didn't agree with Bill Maher when he said Trump was their fault. The Real Time host wrote in a blog post that adult comic book fans are stupid babies who are dumb to mourn the passing of Stan Lee. "[T]wenty years or so ago, something ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Busy Philipps Has an Update on Noah Centineo's Ghosting Story

The facade of teen dreamboat Noah Centineo was cracked earlier this month when Busy Philipps, taking full advantage of The Late Late Show With James Corden's group couch set-up, teased fellow guest Centineo about ghosting her friend after they chatted for a while on a dating app — an anecdote ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

What's on Michelle Obama's Photoshoot Playlist?

Michelle Obama brought her own playlist to her Essence cover photoshoot, bringing less Beyonce than you would expect. "There was tons of Michael Jackson, Chance the Rapper," Essence entertainment director Cori Murray told Page Six, "and when she put on ‘Humble' by Kendrick, things got loose." Michelle is on a ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Will Sasso Was Nearly Run Over By His Loudermilk Showrunner

When the cast and creatives of AT&T's Audience Network comedy Loudermilk visited Vulture Festival L.A., they shared some lesser known stories about how the show, now in its second season, came together. Cast members Ron Livingston, Will Sasso, Anja Savcic, Jackie Flynn, and showrunners Peter Farrelly and Bobby Mort fielded ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Connie Britton Knows What Tami Taylor Would Tell Her Dirty John Character

On Bravo's Dirty John, an adaptation of the true-crime podcast, Connie Britton falls for the wrong guy. As Newport Beach interior designer Debra Newell, Britton flirts and frolics with John (Eric Bana), an odd duck doctor with a shady personal history. They hit it off after one date, and suddenly ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Nick Kroll Recalls the One Big Mouth Joke Too Raunchy for Netflix

Kicking off Vulture Festival L.A. to a packed house, Big Mouth star Nick Kroll sat down for a table read of scenes from the profane puberty cartoon, doing voices for each character on the page, all by himself. With show co-creator Andrew Goldberg at his side reading stage directions, Kroll ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Lana Condor Had to Hold Onto Her Wig for Her Deadly Class Fight Scenes

In an extremely low-key, not at all dramatic change from the kindhearted Lara Jean in To All the Boys I Loved Before, Lana Condor plays a deadly, tatted-up assassin in training named Saya in SyFy's new series Deadly Class. Condor booked the role after filming To All the Boys, but ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Big Mouth Renewed for Season 3, Because You Have So Many More Embarrassing Changes to Go Through

Let the news wash over you like a big, sudsy bubble bath. Just as the show's co-creators Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg are wrapping up their table read at Vulture Festival in Los Angeles, Netflix announces that Big Mouth is coming back for a third season.Big Mouth's Season 2, featuring ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

David Arquette Cut Badly And Left Bloody In L.A. Wrestling Death Match

In case it wasn't obvious from the title above, do not watch the video in this post if you do not want to see Scream star David Arquette bleeding profusely after a florescent tube is broken over his head during a wrestling match Friday night. It seems Arquette has been ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Narcos: Mexico Recap: The Narco-Saint

If "Jefe de los Jefes" had solely been about Don Neto, I would have given it five stars. But it's not, and so I won't.It's not that this is an inherently bad episode — it's strangely reminiscent of Mad Men in the way some scenes play like dreams rather than ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Bill Maher Blames Trump's Election On, You Guessed It, the Work of Late Comic Book Legend Stan Lee

Today in Arguments That Probably Could Have Waited A Week, Bill Maher is coming hard for the real reason Donald Trump got elected in 2016: comic book creator Stan Lee, who passed away on Monday. While most people would have put a pin in their political Stan Lee op-eds for ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Timothée Chalamet Keeps Trying to Break It to Steve Carell That Steve Carell Is a Sex Symbol Now

News of Steve Carell's graceful aging into a silver fox has, for whatever reason, hit the internet in waves rather than all at once, but after the actor's October 2018 Esquire spread, the only person still baffled by his emergence as a late-in-life sex symbol is, of course, Steve Carell. ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Mariah Carey Is As Shocked As You Are Glitter Is Number One After The Film ‘Almost Ruined My Life'

Mariah Carey stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon to discuss her new album Caution Friday night, but it would be disrespectful to the Lambily not to address their recent (successful!!!) effort to get the Glitter soundtrack to the top of the charts. If you're stunned any singer's fanbase ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Everything's Coming Up Gallardo

Any time Jackie Earle Haley shows up in anything, you know things are about to get good. (We're locked in here with him! Happily!) As Jim Ferguson, he's Kiki's latest shoulder to lean on, and fortunately, it looks like he's as raring to take down Gallardo as Kiki is. Unfortunately ... More »

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Nov 17, 2018

Shania Twain Walks You Through What to Do If, or When, You Pee Your Pants Onstage

Shania Twain has been an internationally-touring star for decades at this point, so it's not surprising to hear that she's accidentally peed her pants onstage once or multiple times. Concerts are long! She's a solo act! She can't just call a timeout in the middle of "Man! I Feel Like ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Pulitzer Prize Board Clears Junot Díaz Following Review of Sexual-Misconduct Allegations

Almost six months to the day after Junot Díaz stepped down as chairman of the Pulitzer Prize board following allegations of sexual-misconduct, the board issued an announcement declaring the end of their independent investigation of the author and welcoming Díaz back as a full member.This past spring, The Brief Wonderous Life of ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Road To Nowhere

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's biggest annoyance is that it crams way too much plot into some episodes, then twiddles its thumbs in others. This episode is a prime offender. Clearly an attempt to pair up actors who haven't already gotten to work together before the show sunsets, it centers on an equally ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Chris Pratt Is Rumored for The Saint Remake And Please God, Let Him Go Full Kilmer

According to Deadline, Chris Pratt is reportedly in "early negotiations" to star as international cat burglar and (more importantly) master of disguise Simon Templar in Paramount's The Saint reboot. We don't want to get our hopes up about how he's going to play the character, but if we're right, someone ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Danny DeVito Gives Thanks for That Weird Hidden Bathroom Shrine Dedicated To Him

Earlier this week, college students at New York's SUNY Purchase went into a hole in a bathroom wall (like you do) and discovered a garbage shrine dedicated to Danny DeVito, or, more accurately, DeVito's iconic It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia character, Frank Reynolds. After the hidden memorial went viral, Vice ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Jude Law Says It's ‘A Terrible Shame' His Woody Allen Movie Got Shelved

In an interview with the New York Times to promote Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Jude Law was asked about that Woody Allen movie he made that got shelved by Amazon. "It's a terrible shame," said Law. "I'd love to see it. People worked really hard and put a ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Pablo

A little ways into this episode, the voiceover rattles off a parable about a group of blind men and an elephant. The point is that the bigger picture is what's important — if you only have a piece of the pie, your idea of what's going on is going to ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Oscar Futures: Can Saoirse Ronan Land Her Fourth Nomination for Mary, Queen of Scots?

Between now and February 24, 2019, when the winners of the Academy Awards are announced, Vulture will consult its crystal ball on a regular basis to determine the changing fortunes in this year's Oscars race. In our Oscar Futures column, we'll let you in on insider gossip, parse brand-new developments, ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Klumping: The Art of Playing Every Role in Your Viral Video

Prior to the release Marvel's last Avengers film, the studio was hyping it up as "the most ambitious crossover event in history." The culmination of ten years of filmmaking, the movie had a sprawling cast of dozens of major and minor characters. It was a feat of logistics to get ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Here's What It Was Like to Collaborate With William Goldman

William Goldman, who passed away last night, adapted Stephen King's novel Misery for the 1990 movie, and then adapted it again for Broadway in 2015. We asked Will Frears, who directed that production, to tell us about working with Goldman.We were in the middle of rehearsal for Misery when Bill ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Fox Developing Multi-Cam Comedies Uncle Joey and Significant Brother

Fox has two new multi-cam comedies in development, and they're both of the semi-autobiographical variety. According to Deadline, the network has given a script commitment to two shows, the first of which is a series starring comedian Joey Diaz titled Uncle Joey. Written by former King of the Hill and ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

The Widows Cast Is Just As Obsessed With the Dog As You Are

As a heist thriller, Widows fires on many cylinders, but one of its greatest strengths is its ability to put audiences on the edge of their seats praying for one thing and one thing only: They better not hurt that dog.That's at least what director and co-writer Steve McQueen hoped ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

NBC Developing TV Series Based on The Bone Collector

NBC has bought a script based on the book and 1999 movie The Bone Collector. Variety reports that VJ Boyd (Justified, CBS's S.W.A.T.) and Mark Bianculli (Doomsday) will serve as writers and executive producers. The series looks to be a procedural based on the character developed by Jeffery Deaver.The Bone ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Breaking Down the Anxiety-Riddled ‘Jazzercise' Scene in Cam

"Our goal from 2015 was to make a film where people empathize with a sex worker, that normalized sex work, and kind of destigmatized it," explains screenwriter Isa Mazzei, a former cam girl who at first envisioned her film with director Daniel Goldhaber, Cam, as a documentary. "So, we had ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Soundgarden's Kim Thayil Talks About Putting Together That Massive Chris Cornell Box Set

When a band is mourning the loss of a key member, the recuperation process can take several different forms: commemorative books, memorial concerts, reality-TV recruitment drives. For the friends and family of the late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, it's spurred a yearlong effort to distill a wildly eclectic three-decade career ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Jennifer Garner's Instagram Is the Earnest Utopia We Need Right Now

Jennifer Garner has had a year. She became a meme. She stars in HBO's Camping. Her divorce with Ben Affleck was finalized. She's found someone new. She started an Instagram account. And while this last one may be a small moment in her life, it's a momentous one in ours. Her ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

In Memoriam: Instagram Trends We Loved and Lost

The first thing I ever posted to Instagram, in the halcyon days of 2011, was a picture of my friend Andrew sitting in the passenger seat of a van wearing a pair of yellow sunglasses and holding up a map on his iPhone. "The navigator … Siri!" reads the caption. ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Criterion Will Launch Its Own Streaming Service

Cinephiles and filmmakers alike have been freaking out since WarnerMedia announced it would be closing FilmStruck on November 29. The streaming service offered more classic and independent films than Parker Posey's IMDb, as well as curated offerings from the Criterion Collection. Well, Criterion isn't going down without a fight, and ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Connie Britton Joins Bevy of Blondes in Roger Ailes Biopic

In a bit of what could be considered diversity casting for Jay Roach's much-talked-about Roger Ailes biopic, a strawberry blonde has been added to the cast. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Connie Britton will play Ailes's wife, Beth, joining a cast that includes John Lithgow as the former Fox News ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Hobo Johnson Is About to Be Huge

Similar to the auspicious beginnings of Odd Future, Lana Del Rey, PC Music, and countless other buzz-building artists in the 2010s, Loomis, California-based musician Frank Lopes Jr., who records as Hobo Johnson, elicits strong feelings in people. Far beyond negativity and derision, too: After two solo records — the currently ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Nava Gonna Give You Up

It's no bed of roses and it's no pleasure cruise, by which I mean that this episode sees both Kiki and Gallardo taken down a peg or two. But, naturally, they're not going to stay down for long — and at least Gallardo is going to be climbing over some ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Fox Is Developing an Animated Series About ‘Immigrant Refugee' Birds

Fox has put a new animated series in development, and it sounds super weird. According to the Wrap, the network has given a script commitment to a show from Hugh Davidson, Rachel Ramras, and Larry Dorf titled Buffalo Wings, which centers on so-called "immigrant refugee birds" from Canada who "do ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

The 10 Best Vintage Narco Films, Mexico's Underground Drug Dramas

Narco traffickers are having a cultural moment. In addition to the trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán now underway in Manhattan, there's the coincidentally timed premiere of Narcos: Mexico. The new season of the Netflix series follows the ascent of cocaine kingpin Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, with ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

The Clovehitch Killer Is a Smartly Underplayed Domestic Nightmare

In the age of "elevated horror," the reigning wisdom seems to be that in order for a film to be frightening in a revelatory, haunt-your-nightmares kind of way, the fear being poked at must be universal on some level. The fear of Hereditary has less to do with its Satanic ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Eighth Grade, We Are The Animals Lead This Year's Indie Spirit Nominations

The nominations for this year's Independent Spirit Awards were announced today, and the moody, temporal coming-of-age story We the Animals scored eight nominations. The movie, an adaptation of the Justin Torres novel of the same name, was nominated for Best First Feature, Best Supporting Male, and Best Cinematography. Eighth Grade, ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Diego Luna on Narcos: Mexico and Playing a Notorious Drug Lord

Spoilers below for Narcos: Mexico.For Diego Luna, playing drug kingpin Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in the new season of Narcos: Mexico is extremely personal. The new season of the Netflix series, which premieres today, shifts locales to chart the mid-1980s rise and eventual unraveling of the mastermind behind Mexico's first ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

The Favourite's Yorgos Lanthimos Is Good at Keeping Secrets

The Favourite is a puckish period drama: a disheveled queen keeps 17 bunnies caged in her bedroom, advisers stage duck races inside the palace, Emma Stone gives a hand job as she stays up late one night conspiring to poison her opponent. (We're talking Blair Waldorf levels of backstabbing.) The ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Celebrities Share Reactions to William Goldman's Death

Since the news of author, playwright, and Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman's death was revealed this morning, a growing list of actors, writers, producers, and more members of the entertainment industry have been sharing their remembrances of him on social media throughout the day today.Here's a roundup of the thoughts people ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

The 14 Best Clip-Show Parodies, From It's Always Sunny to Community

You're in the middle of enjoying an episode of your favorite sitcom, when all of a sudden a character says, "Remember the time …?" and everything turns sour. Oh no, it's a clip show! A popular yet despised tradition for decades, the clip show — an episode that features highlights from ... More »

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Nov 16, 2018

Head Full of Dreams Brings Coldplay Back Down to Earth

I have a confession to make: Despite being a relatively passionate Coldplay fan — enough so that I've spent countless hours defending even their worst albums to friends, despite knowing deep down that their worst albums are, in actuality, pretty terrible — I've never seen them live. The closest I ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Wildfires and Dead Palm Trees Haunt the L.A. Dream in Zoe Crosher's New Show

The allure of Los Angeles has long-balanced on the razor's edge between fantasy and reality, but lately, with the wildfires and the mudslides and the dying off of the city's trademark palm trees — most of which weren't native anyway — and, now, even more deadly conflagrations that have turned ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Will Smith, Marc Anthony, and Bad Bunny Lit Up the Stage at the Latin Grammys

Last night's Latin Grammy Awards was a roller coaster of emotion. There was heartbreak, joy, and even a little anger. But no one could be mad at Will Smith's rapping in Spanish. Marc Anthony, Bad Bunny, and the Fresh Prince himself performed their song "Está Rico" for the first time. ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Frankie Shaw's SMILF Returns to Showtime in January

Frankie Shaw's comedy series SMILF just got a trailer and premiere date. Renewed for a second season during its debut season run late last year, the series is set to return to Showtime next month. It boasts a list of new guest stars, including Melanie Griffith, Claudia O'Doherty, Ally Sheedy, ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

George Civeris Doesn't Want Your ‘Positive Vibes'

George Civeris (@georgeciveris) is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Brooklyn. He co-hosts a monthly comedy benefit show called Living for It at the Living Gallery in Bushwick. The next show is on Monday, November 19, and will benefit Lambda Legal.This week, Civeris shared some of his favorite tweets ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Narcos: Mexico Recap: Troubleshooting

Okay, now we're cooking. Though, stumbles and all, this season of Narcos has been moving at a relative brisk clip, the third episode noticeably turns up the heat. Every puzzle piece has snapped into place (if you're watching this — or any Netflix show, really — you probably don't need ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Queen America Earns Half a Crown

In a three-month period, the television landscape has given us not one, but two television shows about beauty-pageant consultants attempting to turn southern Eliza Doolittles into fair ladies.The first of those shows was Netflix's abominable Insatiable. The second, coming to Facebook Watch this Sunday, is Queen America, a half-hour dramedy ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Patricia Arquette Says You're More Likely to See a Unicorn in a Film Than a Sexual Middle-aged Woman

Hollywood's romance with true-crime stories continues in Ben Stiller's new Showtime mini-series Escape at Dannemora, which chronicles the real-life prison break of convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat. Sure, it includes the expected fare — tense stares, government interrogations, gory violence — but there's also something we don't see ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

This Week in Late Night: Don't Hide Your Light Under a Bushel

The Daily Show pushed late night into its news-commentary lane, and our current highly politicized era has only exacerbated that tendency. Talking about Trump is the job, and you can tell. It must be tedious to produce; it's definitely monotonous to consume. Everyone's "lol he didn't have a second umbrella" ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

My Brilliant Friend Is an Intimate Adaptation of a Beloved Novel

Based on Elena Ferrante's first Neapolitan Novel, My Brilliant Friend is a work of quiet confidence. It feels less like a new production than a best-kept secret from another era that was recently unearthed. This is all the more remarkable considering the budget that co-producers HBO and Italy's RAI and ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Jaboukie Young-White Explains How Amazon Is Just Like Every Other 24-Year-Old You Know

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah delivered its official response to Amazon's upcoming move to New York during last night's episode when Noah welcomed newly hired correspondent Jaboukie Young-White to offer his take on the news. "Oh, it's worse than bad, Trevor. It's cliché. Amazon's been around for 24 years, ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Mumford & Sons' Delta Is Hit or Miss

There's a specific point in the trajectory of every musical act with stadium-size ambitions where they start conceptualizing the live show from the studio, where Coldplay starts tracking down U2's producers, where Arcade Fire seeks input from James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Populist appeal, the logic seems to follow, involves ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

The Secret to Mahershala Ali's Piano-Playing in Green Book

If the film Green Book leaves you thinking that Mahershala Ali is a masterful jazz pianist, well, that's because Mahershala Ali is a masterful actor who had a little help from a masterful jazz pianist.Ali plays real-life composer and musician Don Shirley in the film, which chronicles the polished songsmith's ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Narcos: Mexico Recap: This Town Ain't Big Enough

Remember what I said last episode about eating my hat if Narcos: Mexico's narrative thread started to grow slack? Well, I feel like I have to tear off and consume a bit of the brim after this episode.There are a lot of things to like about this hour of Narcos, ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Oscar-Winning Screenwriter William Goldman Dead at 87

Screenwriter William Goldman has died. According to Deadline, friends and family have confirmed that Goldman, whose career spanned decades as an Oscar-winning screenwriter, script doctor, playwright, and author, died last night at his home in Manhattan due to deteriorating health in recent months. Goldman's sister Jenny confirmed to the Washington ... More »

Vulture
Nov 16, 2018

Michael McKean on His Good Place Cameo for the Ages

Michael McKean is one of comedy's best character actors and has been for decades. "A straight man who can do a joke," in his own words. In a pre-streaming world, McKean's work as a comic foil was practically inescapable on cable television: Airheads, Coneheads, The Brady Bunch Movie, Clue.Beginning with ... More »

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