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Oct 17, 2018

Comedy Central Confirms Nathan for You Will Not Return for Another Season

Prepare for some truly tragic news, Nathan Fielder fans, because here it comes: Fielder's hit Comedy Central series Nathan for You will not be returning for another season. The news comes a year after season four premiered, wrapping up in December 2017 with the two-hour finale "Finding Frances," after which ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Constance Wu, Busy Philipps, and Scrubs Reunion Coming to Vulture Festival LA Presented by AT&T

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Oct 17, 2018

Roseanne Who? The Conners Premiere Draws Solid Ratings for ABC

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Oct 17, 2018

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Oct 17, 2018

What Sorry for Your Loss Understands About Mourning a Loved One

It takes a while to emotionally reckon with each episode of Sorry for Your Loss, playwright Kit Steinkellner's Facebook Watch series about a family dealing with an unexpected death — the last two installments especially. It's emotional work to watch this show. You have to commit to listening to each ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Quiz: Can You Guess the Beautiful Boy Music Cue?

Reviews for Beautiful Boy have so far been fairly mixed, but there are two things critics can agree on about Felix Van Groeningen's addiction drama: (1) As Steve Carell's meth-addled son, Timothée Chalamet turns in another heart-wrenching performance, and (2) the film features some of the most on-the-nose needle drops ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

The Conners Recap: Gone, But Not Forgotten

I really didn't want to like this reboot of the reboot.Roseanne Barr's wackadoodle tweeting that did in this year's mega-successful Roseanne comeback left the show and her legacy mired in nothing but bad feelings, and it seemed to me that it would be best — oh, let me rephrase that to ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

The Story Behind Chris Redd and Pete Davidson's ‘Trees' SNL Sketch

Chris Redd and Pete Davidson's hip-hop ode to trees did not play in its entirety during SNL's live airing. But many people digest the show over the week, sketch-by-sketch. Redd wrote "Trees" to have staying power, because the message of enthusiastic but ill-informed environmentalism is important.In the video, Redd and ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Jane Curtin Reveals the Worst Guest SNL Host During Her Tenure: ‘God, There Were So Many!'

Original Saturday Night Live cast member Jane Curtin was a guest on the latest Watch What Happens Live, and when she was asked by a caller who was the worst host during her time on the NBC show, she got candid: "God, there were so many!" Curtin went on to ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Pusha-T Says He Found Out About Drake's Son Because of Drake's Producer Noah ‘40' Shebib

At long last, Pusha-T is revealing his sources. Days after Drake opened up to LeBron James about feeling betrayed by Kanye West, whom he believes was the snitch who told Push about his secret son — which Push then used as ammunition in his lethal diss track — despite Kanye's ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

How Chris Gethard Learned to Stop Trying to Fit In and Just Do His Own Thing Instead

Chris Gethard is one of the most innovative and delightfully weird voices in comedy today, thanks in part to his stage-turned-cable access-turned-television series, The Chris Gethard Show. In his new memoir/self-help book Lose Well, he discusses the many necessary failures, false starts, and bad decisions that ultimately led him to ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Netflix Renews Élite for Second Season Because Horny Teen Dramas Are All We Have Now

Give Netflix your tired, your extremely rich private-school students, your drama queens yearning to gossip, the wretched rumors of your school days — and Netflix will give you a second season! The extremely horny, extremely murder-y, extremely good Spanish high-school drama Élite has been picked up for season two, according ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Javier Bardem Still Supports Woody Allen: ‘I Would Work With Him Tomorrow'

Javier Bardem has reiterated his support for his Vicky Cristina Barcelona director Woody Allen. During a master class at the Lumière Film Festival on Monday, Bardem spoke about the director and allegations that he molested his daughter Dylan Farrow. "He's a genius," Bardem said, according to Variety. Even during the ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Law & Order: SVU Did a Whole Episode About Incels

Because the only inevitabilities in life are death, taxes, and Ice-T finding out about some new, alarming sex-related trend, Law & Order: SVU's new season features an entire episode about incels. In last week's "Revenge" — shockingly the first episode of SVU to have that title, if you ignore season 13's ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Here's the Woman Responsible for Making Bradley Cooper Look So Hot in A Star Is Born

As Jackson Maine in A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper doesn't look like himself. He's weathered, and borderline bronze, with a graying beard and a sexy weariness. He looks like he's seen some things, like he's had a few too many, like he's been up all night and out of ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Laura Benanti's Melania Trump, the ‘Ghost of Colonialism,' Checks In From Africa on Colbert

If you want clear answers to big questions, do not look to either Melania Trump or the version of her that appears on Late Night With Stephen Colbert. Midway through her trip to Africa, still dressed as "the ghost of colonialism," "Melania" (a.k.a. Laura Benanti) checked in with Colbert to ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Janet McTeer on Bernhardt/Hamlet and Whether She'd Ever Play Hamlet Herself

Janet McTeer is currently everywhere: on Broadway, on Netflix, and even on Facebook. "You can't miss me," she laughs. "Turn around and you'll see me somewhere." An English actor known for her work on the stage in A Doll's House and Mary Stuart, and for her film roles in Tumbleweeds ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Ariana Grande Quitting Social Media to Avoid News About Pete Breakup: ‘It's Very Sad'

In the three days since Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson broke up, ending their quickie engagement, she's reportedly given back the ring, he's canceled a comedy show, and now Ari's quitting social media. Grande announced in a since-deleted Instagram Story on Tuesday night that she's saying "bye bye" to the ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

John Carpenter on Halloween and the Long Con of His Legendary Career

John Carpenter is a silver-screen legend and something of a god in the horror industry. Together with his fellow horsemen of the cinematic apocalypse — Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, and George Romero — he wrote the playbook for the modern horror film and set the slasher archetype in stone with ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Laverne Cox Felt a Lot of ‘Survivors' Guilt

Within a year of being introduced to the world as Sophia on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Laverne Cox was easily the most famous trans woman in the world — the first openly trans person to get an Emmy nomination in an acting category, featured on the cover of ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

How Daredevil's Bullseye Went From Humorous to Horrifying

The superhero industry is built on an illusion. The big brands, Marvel and DC, would have you believe that their foundation stones are dashing characters and zip-pow stories. But those properties are only the second level — the true foundation is the unsung toil of freelance comic-book creators, operating on ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

The Making (and Unmaking) of Paul's Boutique

Michael Diamond: After the success of Licensed to Ill, a bunch of people thought they knew exactly what our future should look like. After we parted ways with Def Jam, we started meeting with other labels and eventually signed with Capitol. In the music business of the late 1980s, fortunes ... More »

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Oct 17, 2018

Matthew Broderick Stars in Jimmy Kimmel's New Musical

Jimmy Kimmel Live! is in New York City this week, and so, of course, it's doing all the most touristy things. Visit to the Empire State Building? Check. And next on the list is, of course, staging your own fake Broadway musical starring Tony-award-winning and much beloved New Yorker Matthew ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Roseanne Barr Responds to the Premiere of The Connors

Have you ever seen someone be apologetic but also just so full of rage that other people won't give them the forgiveness they're completely certain they deserve? Well, here we go. Tonight The Conners, the show that was salvaged from the wreckage of Roseanne, premiered on ABC. The premiere episode ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

The Purge Recap: Nothing Left to Say

From the beginning, The Purge has alluded to unsettled business between Jane and her mother Lorraine. This episode finally reveals what that's all about, or at least most of what that's all about, and it's not what I was expecting. It's less a deep, dark family secret, and more a ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Pete Davidson Cancels Scheduled Comedy Performance After Breakup

Two days after it was announced that Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande ended their engagement, Pete canceled a scheduled performance at Temple University for a "Comedy Night Live."Entertainment Tonight reported that Davidson canceled due to "personal reasons" and was replaced by Adam DeVine, another comedian.Ariana reportedly returned her ring to Pete, and while the ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

This Is Us Recap: Let's Rewind

Like any This Is Us episode that breaks its own format to focus on one story, "Vietnam" might be divisive among fans. If, perhaps, you needed a little break from the angst of The Big Three (my hand is raised), you'll probably be very into this episode that lays out ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga Are Still Trying to Stop That Annabelle Doll

Get your nightlights ready, because it turns out they still haven't figured out a way to get rid of that creepy Annabelle doll. They're trying though! Both Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga will return as Ed and Lorraine Warren in the upcoming third installment in the Annabelle franchise. Which is, ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Theater Review: An Unsturdy Apologia

Imagine you go to the theater with some friends and then, after the show, adjourn to a bar to talk about the play. Now, there are One Beer Plays—fine, all right, yes, it was a play, people wore clothes and said things on a stage in a relatively inoffensive manner—and ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Below Deck Recap: It's Rhylee Vs. the World

Welcome to Below Deck Mean Girls, in which everyone in the deck crew hates Rhylee and would start a burn book about her if they had enough artistic talent to cut up little pieces of paper, glue them into a scrapbook, and doodle on them with markers. Too bad the ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Diablo Cody and Liz Astrof Are Rebooting Alice

Tully writer Diablo Cody and 2 Broke Girls' Liz Astrof are teaming up to reboot a TV show originally based on a 1974 Martin Scorsese film. Because it's 2018, baby! We can do anything! Deadline is reporting that Fox has committed to the pilot for Alice, a reboot of the ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Idris Elba In Talks To Join Cats, Which Will Put Taylor Swift And Idris Elba In Cats Together

A fresh bit of news has surfaced to remind you that Cats the movie is happening, and hold onto your hats, because Idris Elba is reportedly in talks to join the cast. According to Deadline, Elba is circling the role of Macavity, a master criminal cat who serves as the ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

How Does Roseanne Die on The Conners?

Spoilers below for The Conners premiere.The world's worst-kept spoiler has come to pass. Yes, The Conners killed off Roseanne, and yes, she died from an overdose on pain medication, just as Roseanne Barr herself said last month.ABC's Roseanne spin-off, created after the network fired Barr for her racist tweets, begins ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

The Haunting of Hill House Recap: He Ain't Crazy, He's My Brother

There's a moment in this episode when Hill House looks almost cheerful, its hallways filled with workmen busily repairing things. Surprise! One of those workers — memorialized by Steve in his book about the house — is actually a ghost, as Hugh explains to Steve during their nighttime drive. Just ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

French Artist Commissions All-Star Album to Mourn Her Dead Cat, the Most Loved Cat That Ever Was

Forget about all those good boy dogs, have you heard about Sophie Calle's dead cat? No? Let us prime you: The French conceptual artist's cat, Souris (whose name translates to "mouse," squeaaaal), passed in 2014. But this was not just any ordinary cat. Souris was Calle's person, so to speak. ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Anna Burns's Milkman Wins the Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Anna Burns's novel Milkman has won the Man Booker prize in fiction. The book, Burns's third, is set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and told from the perspective of an 18-year-old girl who's pursued by an older man, the milkman. "None of us has ever read anything like this ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Salt Fat Acid Heat Actually Wants You to Cook

Every highfalutin foodie docuseries has a few sequences that feel almost obligatory. The trip to the best Parmesan factory in all of Italy, followed by the shot of a knife breaking off a shard of unimaginably beautiful cheese. The stroll through a Japanese fish market, musing about and ogling various ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

7 New Paperbacks You Should Read This October

Each month, Maris Kreizman offers nonfiction and fiction paperback recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible.Every editorial product is independently selected. If you buy an item through our links, Vulture may earn an affiliate commission. ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

T.I. Made Another Song About Good Times

Every time T.I. releases an album, there's always at least one song that gestures at the type of Instagram-ready, carefree life we all wish we could live (never forget the Paper Trail one-two punch of "Live Your Life" immediately followed by "Whatever You Like"). These songs tend to be massive ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Chance the Rapper ‘Probably Won't Be Ever' Running for Mayor of Chicago

In 1976, a professor of political science at the University of Illinois named Milton Rakove penned "Don't Make No Waves, Don't Back No Losers,",an ice-cold analysis of the Chicago political machine under "Boss" Richard M. Daley. Rakove lays it all out: How the machine works, who gets what resources and ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Adam Sandler Performs in the Subway and on the Stage in the 100% Fresh Trailer

Adam Sandler heads to Netflix next week with his first comedy special in over 20 years, and today the streaming network released the first full trailer. Titled 100% Fresh, the special was filmed in a dozen venues, including Sandler's performance in a New York City subway station that made headlines ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Melanie Laurent's Galveston Is Pitch Black and Paper Thin

The terminally ill criminal is such a cliché in movies and books that the sight of Ben Foster's boozing bagman learning he's got lung cancer in the opening minutes of Galveston is, strangely enough, kind of promising. Surely, one thinks, this will be a clever twist on an old concept. ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

The Profound Grief of The Haunting of Hill House

Spoilers below for Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House and its ending.Trauma builds walls. Left untended, they keep going up. Soon, you're trapped in a house of its making: long hallways leading nowhere, empty rooms, doors that swing open and slam shut by the weather of your moods. You climb ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Danny McBride Says the Bad Plan B for Making Halloween Starred Him As Lawrence Strode

Imagine being a horror fan and telling yourself, You know what? I want to make a Halloween movie. And I want my movie to obliterate the decades' worth of sequels that came after the revered original, and I want to make it with Jamie Lee Curtis in the starring role, ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

An Interview With Gail, A Star Is Born's Best Supporting Character

It takes two hours and 14 minutes for Ally Campana (Lady Gaga) to be born in A Star Is Born, but only one scene for another star to crown: "Hi Ally, I'm Gail!" Rebecca Field says, popping up in the movie's first act. As Gail, she's an assistant-cum-talent wrangler, leading ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Lady Gaga Is Engaged!

Someone just wants to take another look at Lady Gaga, and it's not Bradley Cooper. It's Christian Carino, a Hollywood agent and her boyfriend of two years — and now, Gaga's fiancé. At Elle's 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles on Monday, she thanked "my fiancé Christian" during ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Riverdale Unveils Photos From Its '90s-ified Flashback Episode

The dream of the '90s is alive, in a town that defies human understanding of climate and spatial dimensions, and yet somehow exists within our own timeline. This season, Riverdale is giving the (horny) teens' (horny) parents a 1990s-set flashback episode, in which the main cast plays the younger version ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Quavo Could Stand to Learn a Few Things From Usher

Atlanta has been an indispensable force in hip-hop culture since the '80s and early '90s, when acts like Kilo Ali and MC Shy D crossed New York attitude and Miami bass production values and came out with their own brand of body music. Tag Team's "Whoomp! (There It Is)" took ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Insufferable Men and the Surprising Joy of The Grillmasters

After watching Devin Field, Zac Oyama, and Jacob Wysocki's short The Grillmasters, I know two things to be true. First, I'm not the only one who mercilessly mocks "grillmasters." Next, these three are a hell of a lot better at it than I am.One in a trilogy of recently released ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Amandla Stenberg Knew The Hate U Give Was a Success Based on the Number of White People Crying

Stopping by The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Monday night, The Hate U Give star Amandla Stenberg discussed the one clear-cut sign that, to her, meant the recently released film version of Angie Thomas's YA novel about police brutality had triumphed. "It's meant to be a tool of empathy," she ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Every Movie in the Halloween Franchise, Ranked

David Gordon Green's Halloween lands in theaters this Friday, with a big ask for fans of the franchise: forget the entire franchise. It rescinds the events of literally every sequel, reboot, and reboot-sequel that followed the original 1978 trendsetter, presuming that the story of slasher Michael Myers — who murdered ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Every Maniac Cast Member Who Plays Multiple Roles

Don't be too surprised if you watch Maniac and find yourself thinking, "Hmm, that actor looks familiar …" The mindblowing Netflix mini-series takes viewers into bizarre dream worlds inhabited by its protagonists, Owen Milgram (Jonah Hill) and Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone), and like Dorothy going to the Land of Oz, ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Jon Hamm Eats Bull Penis Rather Than Talk About the Size of His Own

Despite Jon Hamm's many protestations, the internet continues to talk about his penis, and so too does James Corden. Brought onto the torture chamber that is one of Corden's many games last night, Hamm decided he'd rather eat bull penis than discuss the size of the so-called "Hammaconda," though he ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Kerry Washington Is Stretching

After seven seasons of Scandal, Kerry Washington has shed the trappings of the D.C. power fixer she played on television in favor of a political drama of a different sort. Onstage in Christopher Demos-Brown's intimate play American Son, Washington is an anxious mother trying to track down her teenage kid ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda Wrote a Poem Just for You

The following is the introduction to Lin-Manuel Miranda's new book, Gmorning, Gnight! The work is a collection of his popular inspirational tweets that wish his followers, well, good morning and good night. Miranda, who you may know from his musical Hamilton, is the star of the upcoming Marry Poppins Returns ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Marsha Vlasic Told Lou Reed, ‘I Just Can't Do This Anymore'

Marsha Vlasic won't tolerate bullshit, and she's seen it all. For over 40 years, the veteran music executive has wielded her power and influence to steer the careers of Neil Young, Elvis Costello, the Strokes, and Iggy Pop. In 2014, Vlasic left ICM Partners after six years to become president ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Brooklynn Prince, Age 8, Already Knows How to Make People Listen

Brooklynn Prince's latest collaborators include actors Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston, and Angelina Jolie (The One and Only Ivan); executive producers Steven Spielberg (The Turning), Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part); and Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu (a to-be-titled Apple series). These forthcoming ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Why ABC Decided to Do Roseanne Without Roseanne

On May 29, ABC canceled its spectacularly successful revival of Roseanne, mere hours after its titular creator and star sent out her now-infamous racist tweet. But in TV-land what is dead may never die: Roseanne is back Tuesday night, reincarnated as The Conners, a "new" sitcom featuring all of the ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

To Binky Urban, ‘Power' Is a Male Word

Amanda "Binky" Urban — the ICM agent who represents, among many others, Michael Pollan, Toni Morrison, Haruki Murakami, Walter Isaacson, Mary Karr, Richard Ford, Anthony Doerr, and the estates of E. B. White, Nora Ephron, and E. L. Doctorow — started on the road to becoming the most powerful woman ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Eminem Rapping "Venom" On Top of the Empire State Building Is the Superhero We Deserve

You might feel all sorts of ways about Venom, but seeing Eminem perform the antihero's titular song on top of the Empire State Building on Jimmy Kimmel Live! will definitely make you wish he was real. Either so he could enjoy the performance himself or so he can eat your ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Elon Musk and Grimes Took a Cursed Trip to a Pumpkin Patch with His 5 Sons

When Elon Musk and Grimes unfollowed each other on social media, it was suspected that Grusk was over. But over the weekend, Elon and Grimes were spotted at a pumpkin patch in Los Angeles with Elon's five sons. The Daily Mail first posted photos of the couple with Elon's twins Griffin and Xavier, 14; and triplets Kai, ... More »

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Oct 16, 2018

Samuel L. Jackson Is Reportedly Suiting Up to Host Underwater Archaeology Docuseries Enslaved

In an attempt to bring you what has to be the most intense, possibly traumatic show in recent memory, Fremantle has acquired the global rights to Enslaved, a six-part Canadian docuseries hosted by Samuel L. Jackson that seeks to uncover "the horrors of slavery as revealed through underwater archaeology." The ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

FX Is Working On A Series Version of the Short Story Collection Her Body and Other Parties

In what Deadline describes as a "competitive situation," FX has won the rights to develop the National Book Award-nominated Her Body and Other Parties into a series. The short-story collection by Carmen Maria Machado should make for some fascinating television, as it delivers tales that are fantastical and absurd and ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Tell Your Cat To Get His Headshots Together: A Tom & Jerry Live-Action Movie Is In The Works

Better start making a mold for a tiny, teeny mouse-sized Oscar now. According to Variety, Shaft director Tim Story is reportedly Warner Bros' pick to helm their upcoming live-action/cartoon hybrid Tom & Jerry movie. Story is also known for his work directing Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Barbershop and ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Jerks & Chicken

As soon as the women announced completely organically (I don't know if you caught the sarcasm there but it is thicker than the coat of dried sweat on the back of Shannon's neck) that they would be going to Jamaica for some reason I thought to myself, "Great, now we ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Nicole Maines on Being Supergirl's Transgender Superhero, ‘The Most Logical Next Step'

The range of superheroes that are populating the large and small screens is quickly growing as rich and diverse in race and gender as it is in creative superpower sets, and now actress Nicole Maines is adding TV's first-ever trans superhero to the cast of the CW's Supergirl."It means everything ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Theater Review: On Being Queer and Black in America, in Fireflies

Donja R. Love's Fireflies, now at the Atlantic under the assured direction of Saheem Ali, is a play about the landscape of internalized trauma. Its language and design create a fearful panorama, a world where "the sky is on fire," bombs resound in the not-so-distant distance, and hope is envisioned ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Mariah Carey's Album Set to Drop Just In Time for You to Be Grateful For It at Thanksgiving

CAUTION �� NOVEMBER 16 Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 15, 2018As Carey revealed with help from her son Moroccan on Twitter this morning, Caution will drop on November 16. The announcement follows the release of Mariah's two new singles "GTFO" and "With You." So congratulations on having something to be actually ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood Recap: Rumor Has It

We begin this episode with Marcus and A1 meeting to talk about their friends/castmates. It's been a while since A1 filmed a scene with anyone who isn't related to him, so I appreciate him getting back into the mix. Marcus tells A1 about how Roccstar was bragging about having sex ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

The Haunting of Hill House Recap: Not Your Place

Now, in episode seven, we get a possible explanation for that sound — one that shows the complexity of what director Mike Flanagan is trying to pull off with this series. The good news is that he almost always succeeds. And when he really hits the mark, as he does ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

The Best New Horror Movies and TV Shows to Stream This Halloween

This Halloween season, you're probably looking to binge all the spooky TV shows and movies you can handle as you prep your costumes, arrange your decorative gourds, and hollow out some jack-o'-lanterns. Thankfully, networks and streaming sites have stacked their programming with tons of horror specials — AMC has Fear ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Eighth Grade and the Pop Culture Redemption of Enya's ‘Orinoco Flow'

Eighth Grade is a film permeated by anxiety. It is a persistent, low-level hum that trails its 13-year-old protagonist, Kayla Day (Elsie Fisher), in the fluttering electronic heartbeats and 16-bit synth blares of composer Anna Meredith's score. But director Bo Burnham gives Kayla — and everyone else — one much-needed ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Timothée Chalamet Is the Perfect Movie Star for 2018

On its surface, the prestige drama Beautiful Boy (which arrived in theaters to stronger-than-expected box-office returns this weekend) seems like a boilerplate "two hander." That's Hollywood parlance for a star vehicle spotlighting the dramatic machinations of a duo of actors — in this case, Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell, respectively ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Every Member of Terrace House, Ranked

In this tumultuous and disgusting world, we need more nice and calming content. Terrace House, the Japanese reality show institution, is the perfect antidote to current events. In fact, it's one of the least eventful shows on television. Three women and three men live together to find love and/or professional ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

The Story Behind the Original Halloween

When John Carpenter's Halloween quietly opened in Kansas City on October 25, 1978, it did not seem like the kind of movie anyone would speak kindly of — or think about at all, really — 40 years later. A low-budget horror thriller aimed primarily at secondary markets and drive-ins; even ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

10 Great Horror Books for Wimps

Pumpkins are appearing on porches, sweaters are coming out of closets, and scary things are appearing in stores. No, not just stale bags of waxy candy corn: horror books!For the scary book aficionado, this is the best time of year to stock up on chilling novels and creepy short story ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

That Time Julia Roberts Taught Phoebe Robinson How to Swim

You live a life, collecting stories as you go, refining them over time with each telling, so that when you get a book deal, you're ready. But what happens when you are asked to write a second one? Well, luckily, if you're Phoebe Robinson, you live the craziest two years ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Maniac Finale Recap: Congratulations, You're Healed

"Congratulations, you're healed!" Dr. James K. Mantleray shouts, through tears and gasps, as his subjects leave the treatment room, red and sweaty and now surely traumatized all over again. But, are they? They're bewildered, certainly. And grateful for the checks slipped into their hands at the door. But healed? Of ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Maniac Recap: Congratulations, You're Healed

"Congratulations, you're healed!" Dr. James K. Mantleray shouts, through tears and gasps, as his subjects leave the treatment room, red and sweaty and now surely traumatized all over again. But, are they? They're bewildered, certainly. And grateful for the checks slipped into their hands at the door. But healed? Of ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Everything that Happened in the 126 Days Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Were Engaged

This summer, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson treated the world to the most exciting season of 90 Day Fiancé to date. They even made it a little past the cut-off! But all good things must come to an end, especially when they start after only 24 days of knowing each ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

The Conners Doesn't Need Roseanne

The Conners — a.k.a. the ABC Sitcom Revival Formerly Known as Roseanne — is attempting to do what very few television comedies have done before: move on without the titular star whose personality defined the show.One could say that Two and a Half Men did something similar in the aftermath ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Jonah Hill Hasn't Given Up on Kanye, But Says Beanie ‘Isn't Having It'

Jonah Hill's little sister Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird) gave him the silent treatment after he went to Wyoming to support Ye, Kanye West's latest release, and the rapper's antics are apparently still tearing the Feldstein family apart. In an interview with Pitchfork discussing the rap influences of his recent directorial ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Willem Dafoe on Being ‘Too Old' to Play Vincent van Gogh: ‘Today's 70 Was Yesteryear's 40'

Willem Dafoe is gunning for a fourth Oscar nomination for the upcoming Vincent van Gogh biopic At Eternity's Gate, which covers the final two years of the troubled artist's life. Van Gogh famously died at age 37, which means that, in the film, the 63-year-old Dafoe is playing someone nearly half ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

The Long, Intertwined History of Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, and Saturday Night Live

With a career spanning more than 60 years, there are many moments from the long life of Paul Simon that might be considered highlights. Like winning the first of his 16 Grammys alongside his musical partner, Art Garfunkel. Or like proving to himself that he could successfully navigate the business ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

The Haunting of Hill House Recap: Indivisible

On the Haunting of Hill House Twitter feed (@haunting), GIFs are posted showing the "hidden ghost tally" for each episode — those faces flickering in a mirror or a corner of the screen that you're not quite sure you saw. Episode one has four; episode three, nine.Episode six has zero. ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Tana French on The Witch Elm, #MeToo, and the Divisive Ending of In the Woods

Since bursting onto the mystery scene with her genre-bending 2007 debut In the Woods, Tana French has cemented her reputation as a literary novelist who happens to write about murder. A Dubliner who originally trained as a stage actor, her first six books were each narrated by a different detective ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Amy Winehouse Biopic in the Works to Go Along With That Hologram

If you're not satisfied with the Amy Winehouse hologram, don't you worry, there'll be another fake Amy on the big screen soon. Winehouse's family has signed a deal to authorize an Amy biopic, The Guardian reports, days after signing off on a hologram of the late singer to tour in ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Doctor Who Recap: Brains Beat Bullets

It is customary for showrunners to kick off their inaugural seasons or eras with a present/future or sci-fi/past or historical trilogy, and Chris Chibnall has crafted his first episodes as Davies and Moffat did before him. Though this is a practical exercise for a writer to get a feel for ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Sherlock's Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss Are Making a Dracula Show for Netflix and the BBC

The men behind the BBC's modern version of Sherlock are adapting another Victorian classic: Dracula. Per Variety, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss are working on a new TV adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula, which will air with three 90-minute installments on the BBC and on Netflix outside of the U.K. ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Bryan Singer Slams Forthcoming Esquire Article About His History of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Bryan Singer is preemptively denying sexual assault allegations. In a statement posted to Instagram Monday morning, the director said that an exposé about him will soon be published in Esquire, but that it will only repeat old accusations of sexual assault, which resurfaced last year when he was was sued ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Ellie Kemper Is a Rooster and a Warrior

Ellie Kemper is a big comedy star, what with her wonderful work on The Office, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bridesmaids, and contributions to The Onion and McSweeney's. Her first book. My Squirrel Days, a collection of essays about her childhood, college years, and rise to success while maintaining a singular sunny ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Solange's New Album Will Drop Any Day Now

The year is saved! Solange's next album is set for an imminent release, as in any day this fall without warning save for this small teaser she's just given to the New York Times' T Magazine. The follow-up to the balm that was 2016's A Seat at the Table will ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

In Conversation: Peter Dinklage

In a hotel room high above midtown Manhattan, Peter Dinklage is discussing, among other things, his present — that'd be HBO's My Dinner With Hervé, in which he plays the late Fantasy Island star Hervé Villechaize. (Based on a real-life encounter between Villechaize and writer-director Sacha Gervasi, the TV movie ... More »

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Oct 15, 2018

Natalie Portman Lays Out How Women Can ‘Gossip Well' In the Age of Time's Up

During her acceptance speech at Variety's Power of Women event last week, Natalie Portman spoke in support of Time's Up and offered a practical, proactive step women can take in their day-to-day lives to undermine all these garbage sexist norms: "gossip well.""Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or ... More »

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Oct 14, 2018

Live From Uganda, It's Kanye West! Riffing Some New Music!

After a brief hiatus, Kanye is finally back on Twitter, working on new music while visiting Uganda with the whole Kardashian-West family and, most importantly, streaming his song-writing sessions on Twitter. He's got a lot going on so, hey, maybe he completely missed this week's SNL entirely!Ye resurfaced earlier this ... More »

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Oct 14, 2018

You Recap: The Girls Who Didn't Go to Paris

Are everybody's arms and legs inside the vehicle? Is the metal bar that locks in across your laps securely fastened? Because if you thought You was already leaning hard into twists and turns then you are not prepared for the what-the-fuckery that takes hold here, in this sixth episode of ... More »

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Oct 14, 2018

Camping Series Premiere Recap: Is It on the Itinerary?

Welcome to Walt Jodell's 45th birthday camping trip, lasting four nights at the Groupon rate! Chances are you're here for one of two reasons: To see what executive producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are up to post-Girls or to witness Queen Jennifer Garner's return to television. If the former, ... More »

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Oct 14, 2018

Poldark Recap: A Man for All Seasons

Okay, three episodes in, I feel comfortable officially calling it: This season is better than last season.Is it still an incredibly annoying show in which the eponymous hunky hero is an actual nightmare husband? It is. But at least we're seeing some forward character-development from everyone else! Ross? Well, Ross ... More »

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Oct 14, 2018

The Walking Dead Recap: A Farewell to Arms

Early on in tonight's episode, Zeke tells Henry to be proud of the work he's done — that some day, the boy will regale his grandchildren with the tale of this infrastructure project. Henry is skeptical: "I'm not going to bore my grandkids telling them a story about a bridge." ... More »

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Oct 14, 2018

The Deuce Recap: The Beasts Run Wild

A show about sexual exploitation and the commodification of bodies, The Deuce can be an emotionally heavy series. Though The Deuce celebrates sex, and David Simon and George Pelecanos have gone to great lengths to neither demonize nor condescend to sex work and people's prurient desires, it still has no ... More »

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