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Feb 21, 2018

SNL's Sasheer Zamata to star in NBC comedy pilot So Close
As reported by Deadline, Sasheer Zamata is set to star in So Close, an NBC comedy pilot from Life In Pieces writer Greg Malins. The pilot will also star Sean Kleier from Odd Mom Out, with him and Zamata playing two "hopeless romantics" who don't know each other even though they're destined to fall in love and "live…

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Feb 21, 2018

Kirstie Alley learns that you never fuck with Curling Twitter
As many an initially ironic Olympics watcher has learned over the years, curling is a surprisingly fascinating sport to get sucked into, full of precision shots, opponent-crushing hits, and brooms. (There are a lot of brooms.) It's enough to give the oddball sport its own passionate fanbase, something actress Kirstie…

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Feb 21, 2018

The National's Matt Berninger is making a TV show about his life
According to Pitchfork, The National frontman Matt Berninger is developing a TV show about his life, and he says he's "hoping it's a comedy." Berninger is working his writer Carin Besser (who is also his wife), his brother Tom, and Australian filmmaker Trent O'Donnell. Berninger dropped that reveal during an interview…

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Feb 21, 2018

Tavis Smiley is suing PBS for firing him over sexual misconduct allegations
In December, after PBS suspended Tavis Smiley for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with multiple employees, the longtime talk show host released a statement saying that the network had made a "huge mistake." He said that had never "groped, coerced, or exposed [himself]" to any of his colleagues, and that anything…

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Feb 21, 2018

Sorry, candy smugglers: Cinemark has banned large bags from its theaters
In a story that we sincerely wish was more about policing our desire to bring an entire garbage bag of contraband Reese's Pieces into a screening of Black Panther—and not our modern cultural need to be on the constant lookout for an armed lunatic with a half-dozen assault rifles hidden in their duffel bag—theater…

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Feb 21, 2018

Home is where the ghosts are in the moldy Gothic horror of The Lodgers
If you've got at your disposal a location as perfect as Loftus Hall—the 14th century manor home and self-proclaimed "most haunted house in Ireland"—it'd be a sin not to make a horror movie there. The ready availability of weathered old buildings and misty forests in rural Ireland is certainly an asset for The Lodgers,…

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Feb 21, 2018

The Root ‘Patriotic' Trump Supporter Finds Out She Was Tricked by Russian Trolls and Her Reaction Is
The Root ‘Patriotic' Trump Supporter Finds Out She Was Tricked by Russian Trolls and Her Reaction Is Hilarious | Jezebel Bill O'Reilly Won't Say Why He's Suing His Ex-Wife. We're Suing to Find Out. | Splinter Why Does Donald Trump Jr. Sound Like Such a Terrible Asshole? A Voice Coach Explains | Deadspin 

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Feb 21, 2018

Lupita Nyong'o to star as Trevor Noah's mom in film based on his memoir
According to Deadline, Lupita Nyong'o is going from Black Panther to Born A Crime, the movie adaptation of Daily Show host Trevor Noah's autobiography of the same name. Nyong'o will star as Noah's mother, Patricia, who was apparently "an important figure to her son in his formative years." That's a little vague and…

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Feb 21, 2018

Artist sues Kendrick Lamar and SZA over imagery in their "All The Stars" video
Although Marvel's Black Panther—and Kendrick Lamar's accompanying soundtrack album for the film—have drawn strong reviews and massive box office takings over the last week, there's at least one artist who's unhappy with her unwanted (alleged) association with the film. Per Pitchfork, British-Liberian artist Lina…

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Feb 21, 2018

Ray Liotta to play the crappy dad who screwed up Moe Szyslak
Given his multi-decade reign as one of Hollywood's go-to gruff-voiced heavies, it's kind of surprising that Ray Liotta's never guest-starred on The Simpsons before. The long-running Fox comedy is about to rectify that oversight, though, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that the Goodfellas star will appear on an…

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Feb 21, 2018

Milo Yiannopoulos has been reduced to shilling "supplements" on InfoWars
The last time we saw Milo Yiannopolous he was dropping the lawsuit he filed against publisher Simon & Schuster over the cancellation of his book deal. This was despite the fact that the discovery process had already made public the embarrassing notes process in which his increasingly frustrated editor repeatedly …

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Feb 21, 2018

Ryan Coogler writes letter thanking Black Panther fans after huge opening
Black Panther trashed the box office over the weekend, setting the record for fifth-biggest opening of all time and the second-biggest total for a four-day weekend with $242 million in the U.S., and earlier this week it beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the biggest Monday haul ever with $40.2 million. All of this…

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Feb 21, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 21, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Feb 21, 2018

Preorder and Save On An Educational, But Seriously Fun Board Game
Particle physics might not sound like the most engaging theme for a board game, but our deal researcher Corey had a ton of fun playing the upcoming Subatomic with his daughters, all while teaching them a useful science lesson.

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Feb 21, 2018

Alex Trebek to trade one podium for another, moderate a gubernatorial debate
America's favorite rapping, nerd-dunking quizmaster is about to turn his eye to the world of politics, with The Philadelphia Inquirer reporting that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has been announced as the moderator for an upcoming gubernatorial debate. Trebek—who's now a naturalized American citizen, after growing up in…



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Feb 21, 2018

Lakeith Stanfield tells us what he can about the new season of Atlanta
Atlanta's second season, officially titled Atlanta Robbin' Season, is almost upon us, but details remain scarce. We've seen a few slick trailers, and we know the structure was inspired by Tiny Toons How I Spent My Summer Vacation, but that's about it. To get a better idea of what's to come, we spoke with Lakeith…

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Feb 21, 2018

Carl's Jr. and Hardee's think they should start seeing other people
For the last 20 years, Carl's Jr. and Hardee's have been a bicoastal couple sharing a checking account. Both fast food chains have virtually identical menus, though Carl's Jr. resides on the West Coast and Southwest, and Hardee's in the Midwest and along the Atlantic seaboard. Mental Floss offers some helpful context…

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Feb 21, 2018

Netflix signs the Duplass brothers to another 4-picture deal
In 2015, Netflix signed Mark and Jay Duplass to a four-film deal, and now—five movies later—Netflix has re-upped its pact with the Duplass brothers. That's according to Variety, which says the brothers have granted Netflix the worldwide rights to their next four movies, with the first being an untitled "bittersweet…

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Feb 21, 2018

Jurassic World 3 finds a way, sets June 2021 release date
We're still four months out from the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, so it remains to be seen whether the second film in this trilogy-within-the Jurassic Park series will be as mighty of a box-office force as the first. But, whether out of confidence or sheer franchise inertia, Universal Pictures has…

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Feb 21, 2018

Dungeons & Dragons movie might roll the dice with Lego Batman Movie director
Having already secured a 2019 release date, Paramount's Dungeons & Dragons movie has now embarked on a quest for a director. According to Variety, the Dungeon Master currently being eyed is Chris McKay, who directed last year's Lego Batman Movie.

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Feb 21, 2018

Here's an earnest plea to stop using Creedence Clearwater Revival in every damn Vietnam movie
Music makes a good thing better. Would Gwyneth Paltrow walking off a bus be so majestic were it not for Nico? Or would Rahad Jackson's house be as transcendently warped without Ricky Springfield? And can we all agree that it's Frou Frou's fault for making us think Garden State was going to be good? Use an evocative…

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Feb 21, 2018

First teaser for Netflix's Lost In Space reboot refuses to show off the robot
When Netflix first announced that it was developing a reboot of classic ‘60s sci-fi show Lost In Space way back in 2015, surely everyone's first thought (after "why?") was "I wonder what the robot will look like." It's not that the largely immobile hunk of campy machinery was the most important part of the original…

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Feb 21, 2018

You Don't Need to Be a Meth Kingpin To Afford the Complete Breaking Bad Blu-ray
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Feb 21, 2018

Celebrating the Game Boy Camera, one of Nintendo's weirdest, most ingenious inventions
After an incredible year that saw the successful launch of its latest console, the Switch, and the release of two great, transformative games in its most most beloved series, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, it's only reasonable that everyone was foaming at the mouth to hear what…

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Feb 21, 2018

The Lodgers' Eugene Simon explains why the film stands out in the horror genre
Game Of Thrones star Eugene Simon's new project, The Lodgers, has the characteristics of an old-fashioned horror film: a period setting, a crumbling family estate, and a set of mysterious twins. But, as Simon tells us, there's a bit more going on beneath the surface. In the video above, Simon, explains to us why the…

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Feb 21, 2018

Disney wants a new Muppet show for its streaming service, too
There are still plenty of question marks surrounding the streaming service that Disney plans to launch in 2019, such as its official launch date, what it'll be called, and how it will affect the future of Hulu. However, Disney is happy to elaborate on the wealth of familiar properties that might populate the streaming…

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Feb 21, 2018

Conservatives claim a #TwitterLockout is costing them followers
Twitter is still trying to get a handle on how to foster an environment for meaningful discourse (the meme sharing, however, is already pretty seamless). The social media platform has recognized that its anti-harassment policy could use some work, though early measures put the onus on those being harassed. In the last…

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Feb 21, 2018

Piers Morgan now has beef with Modern Family
At this point, one has to assume Piers Morgan is a masochist. There's seemingly no other explanation as to why the blustery British TV personality routinely invites people from various platforms to dunk on him and make him look the fool. This morning marked another such incident of self-induced humiliation as Morgan…

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Feb 21, 2018

Scratchy was almost (briefly) Smithers' cat on The Simpsons


Twitter is, generally speaking, terrible, but the account of animator David Silverman is providing some respite. The one-time Simpsons sketcher's been sharing some old drawings from a 1995 writers' retreat for the show and it's filled with ideas that never made it to air, as well as early scribbles of ideas that would…

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Feb 21, 2018

Woot's Slashing Prices On LG's Stunning OLED TVs, If You Don't Mind Refurbs
We've seen a handful of deals on LG's OLED TVs for around $1500 (55") and $2200 ($65"), but if you don't mind buying a refurb, Woot has the best prices we've ever seen today, by no small margin.

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Feb 21, 2018

Jordan Peele credits Get Out's success to a last-minute script change
Though most scripts go through a rigorous rewrite process before they ever leave the confines of the screenwriter's computer, there are almost always changes—sometimes big, sometimes small—that are made on the fly once everybody is on set together. A new article from The Hollywood Reporter takes a look at some of the…

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Feb 21, 2018

Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman have a new band-based podcast, R U Talkin' R.E.M. Re: Me?
And dos, tres, catorce: Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman are back with a new podcast. In the spiritual tradition of their previous, centuries-old podcast, U Talkin' U2 2 Me?, the pair have found a new muse: Adam Scott's favorite band of all time, R.E.M. It is a foregone conclusion that we will not listen to this band.


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Feb 21, 2018

Max Silvestri dishes out relationship advice while taking on a plate of ketchup nachos
Welcome back to Dice Of Disgust, where we test the limits of both our question-writing abilities and our guests' gustatory stamina. Today, actor, comedian, and occasional television host Max Silvestri joins us to dish out some relationship advice while eating a plate of nachos topped with radishes, gummy worms, and…

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Feb 21, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel walks us through his reaction to Fergie's national anthem
On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy Kimmel took a moment to explain his televised reaction to Fergie's very bad rendition of the national anthem at last weekend's NBA All-Star Game. This proved mostly unnecessary, since Kimmel's face truly did say it all. Namely, that the performance sucked and it was…

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Feb 21, 2018

Late-night hosts return from hiatus to address the Parkland shooting—and its righteous survivors
Last week a gunman stalked the halls of a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Many late-night hosts were on hiatus at the time, meaning they were saved from delivering another round of despairingly de rigeur monologues in which they are forced to process grief—and make comedy—in the wake of a…

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Feb 21, 2018

Reasonable Discussions: February 21
Here's your weekly open thread. Thank you for making our site's community vibrant, intelligent, and fun!


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Feb 21, 2018

Bill Gates to nerd it up on The Big Bang Theory this season
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the latest tech wiz to drop by The Big Bang Theory. As CNN reports, the billionaire philanthropist will guest star in a March episode of the ever-popular CBS sitcom, joining a long line of nerdy icons like Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Steve Wozniak, and Elon Musk.


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Feb 21, 2018

Some Of The Most Rare And Unusual Disney Cartoons Were Made To Sell Cars
The famous Disney pantheon of characters—Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, and so on—have never really needed to shill for non-Disney products, because, let's face it, for cartoon characters, they're all richer than God. But, once, very briefly, this wasn't the case: Disney characters went out and hustled…

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Feb 21, 2018

A divided USA burns in this Days Of Hate #2 exclusive preview
Aleš Kot has made a name for himself writing politically charged comics, using genre fiction to explore domestic and international problems surrounding warfare, class conflict, and bigotry. Days Of Hate, Kot's new series with artist Danijel Žeželj and colorist Jordie Bellaire, explores all three of these topics as it…

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Feb 21, 2018

The A.V. Club is throwing another SXSW party, and you're invited
Like we do every year, next month The A.V. Club will be heading down to Austin, Texas for SXSW, and like we do every year, we'll be throwing a little party while we're there. This year's event takes place on Monday, March 12 at The Mohawk, on Red River St. between 9th and 10th; it goes from 3:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.,…

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Feb 21, 2018

Deadspin Bode Miller Is The Worst Sports Commentator Who Ever Lived | Jezebel Jennifer Lawrence Want
Deadspin Bode Miller Is The Worst Sports Commentator Who Ever Lived | Jezebel Jennifer Lawrence Wants to Date Timothée Chalamet, But Not for 8 Years Or So | The Root Are White Film Critics Grading Black Panther on a Curve? | Splinter 

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Feb 21, 2018

Watch Liam Gallagher get interviewed by a bunch of little kids
Liam Gallagher, former Oasis frontman and singer in some other bands nobody cares quite as much about, alternates between abrasive and downright abusive in public appearances. For decades, it's seemed impossible to even get him to make a cup of tea without moaning and cursing. But Noisey has managed to identify a…

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Feb 21, 2018

Wednesday's Best Deals: Discounted Nintendo Switch, DEWALT Tools, MacBooks, and More
Finally get yourself a Nintendo Switch, dig through a DEWALT tools Gold Box, find a refurbished MacBook, and more.



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Feb 21, 2018

Now Steak-umm is trolling Neutral Milk Hotel fans
Indie music geeks have long regarded Neutral Milk Hotel's In An Aeroplane Over The Sea as a lo-fi masterpiece. Released 20 years ago this month, the album would go on to inspire a rock-folk genre not limited to guitar-bass-drums, but euphoniums, banjos, and singing saws (see The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens).


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Feb 21, 2018

Relax, the Duffer brothers aren't leaving Stranger Things
The Duffer brothers may need to venture outside of Hawkins, Indiana as part of their Netflix deal, but they're not too busy for more Stranger Things. After reports began to circulate that the EPs would hand over control for the third season of the show, Netflix quickly moved to quash those rumors in GIF form.


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Feb 21, 2018

Noah Gundersen wraps up his session with an emotional performance of "The Sound"
Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. For this round, singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen joins us in the studio to play a few songs from his latest project, White Noise. In the second video from his session, Gundersen…

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Feb 21, 2018

R.I.P. Billy Graham, "America's pastor"
Reverend Billy Graham, one of the most influential preachers of the last century, has died at the age of 99, The Associated Press reports.

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Feb 21, 2018

Breath of the Wild Is Down to $45 On the Nintendo Switch
If you own a Nintendo Switch, but don't have Breath of the Wild, first of all...huh? Second of all, Breath of the Wild Is Down to $45 On the Nintendo Switch', 'B01MS6MO77');" data-amazontag="kinjaavclub-20" href="https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Zelda-Breath-Wild-Nintendo-Switch/dp/B01MS6MO77?tag=kinjaavclub-20&ascsubtag=71e5c78f72597fc56eef94c587bd8767163a675c&rawdata=[t|link[p|1823186395[a|B01MS6MO77[au|5727177402741770316[b|avclub"it's down to $45 right now on Amazon, the best price we've ever seen.


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Feb 21, 2018

ThinkGeek Has Over 150 Funko POP! Figures on Sale Up to 70% Off
I currently own five Funko POP! Figures, all Star Wars, most sitting on my desk at work. They're adorable, and highly accurate, and ThinkGeek has them on sale right now for up to 70% off. POP! Figures are the perfect desk accessories for showing off your allegiance to pop culture, whether it's action movies or video…

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Feb 21, 2018

Live's not dead: 21 great live albums from the 21st century
In May 1968, Johnny Cash released Live At Folsom Prison, a recording of a raucous, emotionally charged performance before a group of grateful inmates that went on to top the country charts, completely reinvigorating Cash's career. Folsom wasn't the first successful live album, obviously, but it quickly became a…

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Feb 21, 2018

In this week's Savage Love: Bi & biphobia
I'm an 18-year-old female. I'm cisgender and bisexual. I've been in a monogamous relationship with my cisgender bisexual boyfriend for about a year. I'm currently struggling with a lot of internalized biphobia and other hang-ups about my boyfriend's sexuality. I don't know if I'm projecting my own issues onto him or…

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Feb 21, 2018

Jordan Klepper meets the real, battle-hardened opposition to the NRA's agenda on The Opposition
The Valentine's Day mass school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has left late-night hosts, once again, struggling to incorporate a public response to horrible events into their comedy shows. On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert invited Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to The Late Show for a…

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Feb 21, 2018

Match Game brings the laughs in its winter finale
Here's what's up in the world of television for Wednesday, February 21. All times are Eastern.

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Feb 21, 2018

Andrew W.K. pens a thoughtful, joyful response after being named "person of the year" by a suicide prevention group
Recognizing his seemingly boundless talent for positivity in the face of adversity or pain, a national suicide prevention group has named Andrew W.K. its person of the year. W.K.—whose new album of life-affirming party anthems, You're Not Alone, arrives on March 3—has been recognized by the American Association Of…

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Feb 20, 2018

Hey, who wants to stay overnight at the camp where they filmed Friday The 13th?
It's the human condition: Rich or poor, healthy or unwell, one of these days, we're all going to die, probably because a serial killer hid under a bed somewhere and then jammed an arrow through our throats. (Statistically, it's America's third-most common form of arrow-based death, right behind Hunger Games …

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Feb 20, 2018

It's Rumor Time: Danny Boyle might direct the next Bond movie
Typically, when cinephiles start speculating about the endlessly unkillable James Bond franchise, it's with an eye on who might next take on the role of the world-famous superspy. The franchise's directorial choices tend to come under a little less scrutiny, but with the recent departure of Sam Mendes—who helmed the…

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Feb 20, 2018

Upcoming SNL hosts include Charles Barkley, Sterling K. Brown, and Bill Hader
This morning, Saturday Night Live announced the next three hosts who will be stopping by the sketch comedy institution, with the ever-divisive Charles Barkley kicking things off after the winter break on March 3 with Migos as the musical guest. The following week, Sterling K. Brown will almost certainly appear in a …

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Feb 20, 2018

How long should you keep milk past the carton's date?
Amuse Our Bouche is The Takeout's column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.

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Feb 20, 2018

Game Night amiably goofs on the slick crime thrillers of David Fincher
Dropping meek suburban boobs into life-and-death ordeals has become one of Hollywood's go-to comedic formulas. What's more hilarious, after all, than Zach Galifianakis dodging bullets or Charlie Day plotting a murder? Of course, there's never any real danger in these easy-laugh Hitchcock riffs, which play instead…

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Feb 20, 2018

New trailer for season 5 of Silicon Valley eliminates the "no dog" policy
This new trailer for season five of HBO's Silicon Valley starts on a massive twist: The show has undergone a surprise time-jump, with Thomas Middleditch's Richard Hendricks waking up from a four-year coma. It's an unbelievably show-changing reveal that throws every ongoing storyline—not to mention the relationships…

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Feb 20, 2018

Dumbass selfie-taker sparks international incident
It's starting to seem increasingly likely that, if the world ever comes to its much-prophecized end, it'll be because of an idiot with a smartphone, bumping into something important while trying to get just the right angle on the perfect "JUST ME, FEELIN' CUTE IN A NUCLEAR LAUNCH FACILITY" selfie. Case in point: A new…

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Feb 20, 2018

Oprah, George and Amal Clooney, and more each give $500,000 to March For Our Lives
Over the weekend, five teenagers who survived the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida, announced March For Our Lives, an organized demonstration in Washington, D.C. that will try and convince lawmakers to get off their NRA-controlled asses and actually do something about gun violence before more people are murdered…

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Feb 20, 2018

Marvel's Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur are getting their own animated series
Marvel's Moon Girl And Devil Dinosaur has been one of the quiet delights of the company's comic book output for a few years now, an all-ages book all about the importance of confidence, trust, and having a giant dinosaur on hand to help you fight off a crush-stricken alien nerd boy or a rampaging Doctor Doom. Drawn by…

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Feb 20, 2018

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) HBO in March
Some months, the new offerings on a particular streaming service are kind of—for lack of a better word—meh. In March, though, HBO is getting some pretty solid stuff, including Atomic Blonde and Girls Trip, the premiere of season 5 of Silicon Valley, and Die Hard. If you're up for something slightly less good, you…

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Feb 20, 2018

Walton Goggins to star in CBS's L.A. Confidential pilot
CBS's plans to revive James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential for the small screen got a major injection of new talent today, with Deadline reporting that Walton Goggins has signed on to star in the series' pilot. Goggins—lately of Vice Principals, but best known for his scene-stealing work in hard-bitten projects like The…

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Feb 20, 2018

Aubrey Plaza psychoanalyzes you in the new teaser for season 2 of Legion
"It was all a dream" is a common trope in fiction, with characters discovering that everything they thought they experienced was all an illusion, but it's rare that the "it was all a dream" twist actually applies to you—i.e., the person reading the book or watching the movie. That's what this new teaser for season two…

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Feb 20, 2018

Tiffany Haddish to star in Tuca & Bertie, a new animated series from the BoJack Horseman team
Tiffany Haddish has managed to squeeze yet another project onto her increasingly stuffed dance card; Netflix has just announced that the Girls Trip star is teaming up with the creative team behind BoJack Horseman for a new animated series. Titled Tuca & Bertie, the series—created by BoJack producer and designer Lisa…

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Feb 20, 2018

The 10 Best Deals of February 20, 2018
We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.


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Feb 20, 2018

The Last Jedi Blu-ray will have 2 hours of bonus footage, including 14 deleted scenes
At the beginning of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson revealed that the novelization of the film will include a handful of extra sequences that didn't fit in the movie, specifically a funeral scene for Han Solo and some more examples of Luke Skywalker being a jerk to Rey on the Porg planet. Not…

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Feb 20, 2018

Milo Yiannopoulos withdraws his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster
Today in schadenfreude: Milo Yiannopoulos, the former Breitbart tech editor (and attention-addicted former darling of the "alt-right") has just asked for his $10 million lawsuit against publisher Simon & Schuster to be dismissed by the New York State Supreme Court. Tried, at least; Yiannopoulos is currently…

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Feb 20, 2018

Call Of Duty movie director names 2 somewhat predictable stars he'd like to enlist
Everyone but the most dedicated fan of the single-player campaigns in Call Of Duty games would have a hard time listing any crucial details about any of the main characters beyond "one guy wore a ski mask with a skull" or "one guy had a big mustache and a bucket hat." Because of that, the live-action Call Of Duty …

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Feb 20, 2018

PepsiCo's drink of the future involves, oh nice, pods
What with the prevalence of coffee pods, we suppose it was just a matter of time before flavor packs branched out into other types of beverages as well. BevNet announces that PepsiCo's new "customizable pod-based beverage format Drinkfinity is now available stateside" after a trial run in Brazil.


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Feb 20, 2018

William Sadler is game to return as Death in Bill & Ted sequel
The Bill & Ted sequel that's been loitering around the Circle K for nearly three decades just got another boost. William Sadler, who played Death in the first sequel Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, has heard franchise creator Ed Solomon's call to (bony) arms.

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Feb 20, 2018

Are we at all surprised that the face of Trump.dating has a child sex conviction?
Yesterday, we cleared the lowest bar possible for investigative journalism by making a couple of accounts—one for a "straight man" and one for a "straight woman," the only two available options—on the new, Trump-supporters-only dating site Trump.dating and telling you what we found there. (Fake accounts, mostly.) As…

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Feb 20, 2018

Get Out's Oscar nominations were a welcome surprise from the stodgy Academy
The Oscars are less than a month away, but there are a handful of films from this year's Best Picture lineup we haven't covered on Film Club. So we're catching up with these contenders in a few special-edition episodes. Today, A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky discuss one of last…

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Feb 20, 2018

Find a New Page Turner With Today's Kindle Book Sale
Once again, Amazon is discounting a bunch of Kindle books down to $5 or less. This sale doesn't really have a theme at all, but it does have some interesting reads, like an Agatha Christie murder mystery,

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Feb 20, 2018

Black Panther finally gives Marvel the supervillain it needed
This article contains plot revelations for Black Panther.

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Feb 20, 2018

Sade returns from hiatus to write new song for A Wrinkle In Time
Eight years after the release of her last album, 2010's Soldier Of Love, Sade has stepped out of her latest hiatus to write a song for the soundtrack of Ava DuVernay's A Wrinkle In Time adaptation. DuVernay announced the news on Twitter, saying the song is called "Flower Of The Universe" and that working with Sade—who…

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Feb 20, 2018

Black Panther broke another box-office record overnight
The Black Panther phenomenon continues to charge through the box office like a legion of weaponized rhinoceroses. Witness this little tidbit, dropped in a glowing THR report about the film's $242 million domestic ($426.6 million international) Presidents' Day haul—the second-biggest four-day total of all time after …

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Feb 20, 2018

Jessica Chastain is in talks to star in It sequel
The It sequel has already lined up a director and a release date, and now it looks like casting is underway. According to Variety, Jessica Chastain is in negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming New Line film.


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Feb 20, 2018

Your chips may soon be made of jellyfish
We've been writing a lot lately about various food items we're running out of, so it comes as something of a shock when we spy a possible food source that's currently in excess. We might be more excited about this discovery if the food source in question wasn't jellyfish.


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Feb 20, 2018

Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o definitely actually love each other
Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o are the extremely good-looking stars of the extremely good and successful Black Panther. The film and its stars are enjoying a cultural moment like few in recent memory, a rare commingling of political and cultural importance met with near-universal adoration from audiences and…

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Feb 20, 2018

Here's An Extremely Rare Deal On Our Readers' Favorite VPN Service [Exclusive]
It's not hard to find good deals on VPN subscriptions, but our readers' favorite service, Private Internet Access, is notable for hardly ever running sales. Just for our readers though, they're opening back up their holiday offer of two years for $60, down from the usual $70. That's just $2.50 per month to protect…

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Feb 20, 2018

New Jessica Jones trailer hopes you have amnesia about watching the first season
First of all, this is a brand-new Jessica Jones trailer, very different from the first extended look we got at season two earlier this month. But you know what it looks an awful lot like? A trailer promoting season one of Jessica Jones, weirdly enough.

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Feb 20, 2018

Win Butler does a very good karaoke rendition of his own music
It's not the rarest of occurrences when celebrity hops onstage to karaoke one of their own songs—Lin-Manuel Miranda, for example, did it with a Hamilton cut just last year—but it isn't often that that celebrity makes music as weighty and ominous as Win Butler. As the lead singer of the Arcade Fire, Butler has produced…

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Feb 20, 2018

Jason Mantzoukas wants fans to know he's just acting crazy
Jason Mantzoukas has played a long list of crazy characters: Parks And Recreation's Dennis Feinstein, Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Adrian Pimento, The Good Place's (admittedly lovable) Derek. But his most iconic role is arguably Rafi on FX's The League. He's become so recognizable in that role that fans often don't…

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Feb 20, 2018

Family Guy to explore Stewie's sexual orientation with more than just cutaway gags
In an upcoming episode, Family Guy will send Stewie Griffin to therapy, where he'll apparently be counseled by Ian McKellen's voice on several matters, including his sexual orientation.

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Feb 20, 2018

Jimmy Fallon does full Tonight Show in 5 minutes, still manages to fit Paul Rudd in
With the majority of their primetime schedule being dominated by the Winter Olympics, NBC has been forced to condense their regular late-night programming block to a bite-size, 5-minute sprint. Last night, viewers were treated to the first Tonight Show Fallon Five, in which host Jimmy Fallon valiantly attempts to…

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Feb 20, 2018

Take a trip inside the world of Paul Walker tribute car shows
The Fast & Furious film franchise has had a curious life, having gone from pumping out lame, meat-headed drag racing flicks to thrilling, ambitious action spectacles that essentially define escapism. Curiously, despite the latter films conquering the box office, the franchise's central ensemble (sans Vin Diesel and…

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Feb 20, 2018

The actual first black superhero movie is available on YouTube, and it is insane
This week, Black Panther became only the fifth movie ever to have an over $200 million opening weekend, disproving once and for all the old Hollywood belief that films centered around "nonwhite" protagonists—particularly in the superhero genre—won't perform well. Hopefully, the film's undeniable success will inspire…

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Feb 20, 2018

Karen Kilgariff has profound thoughts about self-acceptance—and ranch dressing
Although she hasn't always been front and center the way she is now, if you're a fan of comedy, you've either seen Karen Kilgariff or watched (and laughed at) something she wrote. Perhaps you first encountered her on Mr. Show, where she appeared in such classic sketches as "Lifeboat" and the East Coast/West Coast…

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Feb 20, 2018

It's not too late to invest everything in Steven Seagal's new Bitcoin
Navigating cryptocurrency can be intimidating for the average person, requiring a familiarity with enigmatic terminology like "blockchain" and "mempool," a willingness to ride out the volatility of the market, and a whole lot of faith. Alternately, you could just trust Steven Seagal.


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Feb 20, 2018

A vocal coach tries to make sense of Fergie's disastrous national anthem
Poor Fergie. She and the other Black Eyed Peas have been smushed into the corner of our cultural dinner plate by the cruel tines of music history retrospectives. Will.i.am is now mostly some sort of tech mogul(?), and Fergie's Double Duchess record, from last year, failed to move units or critics. And now, given an…

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Feb 20, 2018

What Sadistic A-Hole Greenlighted This Netflix Show?
This trailer for a new reality TV show on Netflix called The Push promises compelling viewing that will likely make you disgusted with yourself and the world after watching it.

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Feb 20, 2018

Fox News to launch streaming service, because 24 hours a day of defending the rich isn't enough
You wouldn't know it if your social media feed mostly consists of Trump hair memes, but Fox News had a damn good year in 2017. Whether because of a loyal fanbase or a President who tweets policy decisions based on whatever the channel aired five minutes ago, Fox stayed profitable in an era of shrinking viewership,…

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Feb 20, 2018

Noah Gundersen croons on the heart-wrenching "Bad Desire"
Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their tracks. For this round, singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen joins us in the studio to play a few songs from his latest project, White Noise. In the second video from his session, Gundersen…

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Feb 20, 2018

That was Guillermo Del Toro's breathing we heard in The Shape Of Water
There are plenty of filmmakers who find a way to include themselves in their projects (though few have had the gall to cast themselves as the savior of the world). Guillermo Del Toro's self-directed cameos have all been as delightfully strange as he is, whether he's playing a guy dressed as a dragon in Hellboy, or…

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Feb 20, 2018

Deadspin The Winter Olympics Feature 2,951 Of The World's Greatest Athletes, And Also This Woman | T
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Feb 20, 2018

Spin Doctors singer: Do not misspell "Bidibidip bidipdiptididip bidibidibidibidibidibidibidibidibidibi"
In 1991, a New York City four-piece called Spin Doctors released "Two Princes," a hit single that not only glommed onto every surface it touched but also served to create an audial representation of the early ‘90s that only a few other songs could. Frontman Chris Barron's slack-singing verses give way to soaring…

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Feb 20, 2018

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