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Feb 20, 2018

Will Black Panther's Box-Office Success Change Hollywood's Conventional Wisdom on Black Movies?

Over the long holiday weekend, Black Panther smashed box-office records, amassing a historic $235 million four-day opening gross, according to estimates by its distributor Disney. Exceeding even the most optimistic prerelease "tracking" estimates by more than $50 million, the rapturously reviewed, Marvel-produced Wakandan action epic also obliterated the previous record ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Milo Yiannopoulos Drops Lawsuit Against Simon & Schuster, But We'll Always Have His Editor's Notes

Alt-right loudmouth Milo Yiannopoulos has decided to drop his $10 million lawsuit against his former publisher Simon & Schuster. He filed papers in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday asking that the lawsuit be dismissed without any costs incurred by either party. Yiannopoulos sued the publisher last year after ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Diane Keaton Has a Thing for Chris Martin Despite Not Knowing Who He Is or What He Does

At Ellen's birthday party, Diane Keaton saw a man across the room — a gorgeous man, who just so happened to be Chris Martin. Diane Keaton really liked this Chris Martin guy, too, despite the fact that she had no idea who he was (Diane Keaton does not seem to ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

The Days of Kitchen-Sink Rap Albums Are Done

Thanks to the continued success of Kendrick Lamar and TDE, alongside reliable talents like YG and Tyler, the Creator and strong up-and-comers like Mozzy and Kamaiyah, the West Coast, rap's once and future superpower, is experiencing a boom. Kendrick's ineffable string of weighty concept albums that also kill on the ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Gus Kenworthy Seals Olympics With Historic Televised Kiss With His Boyfriend

Skier Gus Kenworthy achieved something far more symbolic at this year's Olympics than any gold medal win. Though he came up short at Saturday's men's ski slopestyle final, he was greeted at the bottom of the hill by his boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, where the two shared a comforting embrace and ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

In His First Crime Novel, David Mamet Resurrects a Vanished Version of His Hometown

On a sunny, mid-February morning in Santa Monica, California — a far cry from the dingy, wintry, late-1920s setting of his new crime novel, Chicago — David Mamet sat down with Vulture to discuss his latest project, his love of James Cain, and his desire to eat dinner with Pancho ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Last Men in Aleppo Team Collecting After-party Invites to Beat Travel Ban

The crew behind the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Men in Aleppo are continuing their fight to attend next month's ceremony, according to TMZ. Producer Kareem Abeed, director Hassan Kattan, and cinematographers Fadi Al Halabi and Thaer Mohamad are trying a new last-ditch effort to get approval from the Syrian government to ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

The Great Comet Is Planning International Productions in Japan, England, and More

Though it may have burnt out on Broadway in the wake of a casting controversy last September, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 will soon reappear overseas. The boundary-pushing musical is getting a new life in Tokyo starting January 2019 thanks to production company Toho. According to Variety, ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

The Bachelor Recap: Meet the Parents

"Mom, Dad, various gathered family members. I'm falling for him. I really am.""I'm skeptical about this whole thing. If you hurt my daughter, I will hunt you down. Arie, what can you say to make me trust you?""A Formula One car's exhaust can melt aluminum.""Well, you have my blessing. I ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Watch The First Trailer For Netflix's The Push And Wonder If You Could Be Manipulated Into Committing Murder

Reality-TV shows often operate on an incentive basis. Win Top Chef, and you take home $125,000 to pursue your culinary dreams. Triumph in RuPaul's Drag Race and earn the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." In the upcoming Netflix special The Push, "winning" means you decided not to kill another ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Reclaim Olympics Gold With Their Sexy Moulin Rouge! Skate

It may have been too sexy for some eyes, but ice-dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's red-hot tango to the Moulin Rouge! soundtrack — approved by Baz Luhrmann himself — was just irresistible enough to render the Olympics judges unable to look away. On Sunday night, figure skating's greatest couple ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

The 25 Best Movie Supervillains, Ranked

It took a surprisingly long time for the first superhero to meet the first supervillain. In 1938, Action Comics No. 1 launched the superhero genre by introducing Superman and pitting him against … the abstract concept of malfeasance in the criminal justice system (he delivered a signed confession that exonerated ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Paul Rudd Joins Jimmy Fallon For a Five-Minute-Long Olympics Version of The Tonight Show

NBC is home to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, but that doesn't mean they don't want you to get your late-night fix. To satisfy your cravings, the network created the Tonight Show Fallon Five, a pocket-sized late-night show that still manages to have everything you want out of an episode of ... More »

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Feb 20, 2018

Chrissy Teigen Reminds You to Learn About Your Spouse, So Ellen Can't Publicly Embarrass You

You know what? In Chrissy Teigen's defense, while she didn't know most of the answers to Ellen's John Legend quiz, only a John Legend-obsessed superfan would know his band's name in La La Land off the top of their head, or the songs he sang on Carpool Karaoke. (If you ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

New Terrence Malick Spinoff Has Real People Confessing to Javier Bardem's To the Wonder Priest

To you, the sight of Javier Bardem dressed as a priest might elicit a spontaneous barrel roll out the confessional door, assuming, as you would, that you'd been targeted as part of some No Country For Old Men 2: Still No Country From Old Men assassin scenario. For the actual ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

The Alienist Recap: Back to the Drawing Board

Okay, so I should have known better than to think that The Alienist would give away the killer so early in the game. But it's to the show's credit that this revelation is somehow not the most exciting thing that happens in this episode: The whole hour basically sets up ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Vanderpump Rules Recap: Old Man Jax

I always thought that Vanderpump Rules, a never-ending PSA about the ravages of Botox, was a show about being young. Here are all of these people stuck in shitty jobs, making bad choices, getting drunk and hooking up all the time, and otherwise frittering their lives away in apartments with ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

My Week With Marilyn Producer Alleges Harvey Weinstein Physically Assaulted Him

Recent news about disgraced studio head Harvey Weinstein has focused largely on the dozens of sexual assault and harassment allegations lodged against him by actresses and women in his employ. Now, in the new Channel 4 documentary Working With Weinstein, producer David Parfitt adds his own account to Weinstein's reckoning. ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Ridley Scott Says Young Directors Have ‘No Excuses' For Not Making Movies

Ridley Scott has some tips and some tough love motivation for all the aspiring filmmakers out there, and it can be loosely boiled down to: Get off your ass. The venerable director was honored at the BAFTA awards this past weekend at an event called A Life in Pictures that ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Jordan Peele Will Start Filming His Next Genre-Bending Movie Later This Year

Despite still being in full-tilt promotional mode for Get Out in the lead-up to the Oscars — or perhaps because of that — Jordan Peele is getting ready to start making his next movie. The writer, director, and recently retired actor told The Hollywood Reporter that he plans to begin ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Fergie Says She ‘Tried Her Best' With That Risk-Taking National Anthem

Say what you want about Fergie's, uh, interesting choice in approach to performing the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game last night — jazzy? seductive? post-post-modern? — but the singer herself wants to get the last word in. Seemingly spurred to release a statement due to the increasing amount ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Christopher Nolan Suavely Rules Himself Out of Directing James Bond 25

Ah, just the news Wes Anderson was waiting to hear. Despite significant online chatter that Christopher Nolan — great guy! great director! — was a front-runner for taking the reins of the James Bond franchise for its next film, the auteur has officially taken himself out of the running. "I ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Roseanne Barr, Patron Saint of Questionable National Anthems, Also Thought Fergie's Rendition Was Bad

The year was 1990. The city, San Diego. The sport? Baseball. Roseanne Barr decided it would be a swell idea to grab her crotch while shrieking the national anthem as a means of an off-kilter comedic interpretation, a decision that subsequently lead many people to dub it the worst anthem ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Olympic Figure Skater Brushes Off ‘Nightmare' Wardrobe Malfunction

Aside from an injury, France's Gabriella Papadakis endured one of the most unfortunate figure skating setbacks during her Olympics short dance program with her partner, Guillaume Cizeron, on Sunday evening: a rather noticeable wardrobe malfunction, which was brought on by a malfunctioning clasp from the back of her dress. Still, ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Donald Trump Hopes Oprah Will Run for President, So She Can Lose

How is everyone's President's Day going? Jamming to "God Bless America" on loop while reminiscing about Number 45? Ah, what good fun. Hours before the nation officially rang in the federal holiday, Donald Trump composed a few serious tweets about the need for bipartisanship when it comes to gun reform. ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Curler Fails Drug Test, Reviving Russian Olympic Doping Scandal

Russia was initially banned from competing in this year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after investigators found its athletes had participated in an elaborate government-run doping scheme during the Sochi Winter Olympics. However, the International Olympic Committee ultimately relented, inviting 169 Russian athletes to compete at the games as "Olympic Athletes ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

Adam Rippon Won't Be Working as an NBC Olympic Correspondent After All

Figure skater Adam Rippon will sadly not be covering the rest of the Winter Games as an NBC Correspondent like you'd already begun dreaming about. While the network tweeted the news from their PyeongChang 2018 account in a since-deleted tweet, the bronze medal-winning figure skater has opted to not take ... More »

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Feb 19, 2018

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Wisdom of the Elders

Is the biggest drama this season really between two people on different continents? Everyone seems perfectly content to let NeNe rage against Kim from across the pond. Even new Housewife Eva is fine to let the shade be thrown around her and just sit there in her amazing wig and ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Homeland Recap: The Lunatic Fringe

In this week's Homeland, the President balances a national need for healing with her quest for vengeance, Saul Berenson is tasked with hunting down Brett O'Keefe, and Carrie Mathison learns that you should never download anything from 4Chan."Rebel Rebel" takes place primarily in three arcs: Carrie's, Saul's, and Brett's. First, ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Theater Review: Is God Is Seeks the Divine

Is God Is. The title of Aleshea Harris's play is cyclical: a question, followed by an answer, followed by a question. Doubt, certainty, doubt again. The play has cycles built into its DNA: it's a revenge drama, and as we've known since Sophocles put the cursed House of Atreus on ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Can You Suppress Your Reaction to Fergie's NBA All-Star National Anthem?

Well, say what you will about Fergie's rendition of The National Anthem at Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game, it will make you feel something. Depending on that particular feeling, you may or may not be able to control your physical response to it while you're being recorded by the many, ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Can You Revise a Book to Make It More Woke?

In 2013, when Keira Drake sat down to write her debut young-adult fantasy novel, The Continent, she wanted to write about privilege, about the way that those who have it can so easily turn a blind eye to the suffering of those who don't. Her imagination had been sparked by ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Three Billboards Wins Five Prizes at the 2018 BAFTA Awards

There were many deserving winners at Sunday night's BAFTA Awards, but if we're going by the numbers, it was definitely Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri's time to shine. In addition to winning Best Film and Outstanding British Film, director Martin McDonagh took home the night's prize for Original Screenplay. Meanwhile his ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Black Panther Bounds Past Box Office Predictions for a Massive Opening Weekend

Your opening Wakanda box office report is in, and it turns out everyone has been using their three-day weekend for exactly the same thing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther is currently estimated to have brought in $192 million since it hit theaters Thursday night, with a four-day projected ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Why Kate Middleton Didn't Wear Black to the BAFTAs

Kate Middleton certainly stood out in her emerald green dress on the British Academy Film Awards red carpet, and not necessarily in a positive way. While many of the award show's attendees are wearing black in support of the Time's Up initiative, just like celebs did at the Golden Globes, ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Kris Jenner Would Apparently Complain to E! About The Soup's Kardashian Jokes Back in the Day

Long may that green-screen reign. When Joel McHale bowed out of hosting E!'s The Soup in 2015, his bitingly satirical musings about the reality TV content mill departed with him, which will now be finding a new home thanks to Netflix's The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale. Unsurprisingly, one ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Adam Rippon Is Now an Official Olympics Correspondent

Great news: We don't yet have to say goodbye to figure skater Adam Rippon, whose hatred of Mike Pence and endorsement of witchcraft has cemented him as a truly standout Olympian. NBC has hired Rippon to be an official correspondent for the remainder of the 2018 Winter Olympics — someone ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Michael Jackson's Father Thinks Quincy Jones Was Nothing More Than a ‘Jealous' Collaborator

Consider this the interview that keeps on giving and giving and giving: We don't want to toot our own horn, but Quincy Jones's epic chat with Vulture earlier this month is filled with just about every type of gossip under the sun, between Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor's alleged sexual ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir, and Leslie Jones Teach a Master Class in Jamming to Beyoncé

We are so "crazy in love" with the Olympics Leslie Jones �� (@Lesdoggg) February 18, 2018 ... More »

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Feb 18, 2018

Charlyne Yi Claims Marilyn Manson Harassed ‘Just About Every Woman' While Visiting House Set

Following Marilyn Manson's onstage concert meltdown on Thursday evening that startled fans and stagehands alike, House actress Charlyne Yi wants you to know his erratic behavior isn't exclusive to the music industry. In a series of tweets, the actress recalled an upsetting incident involving Manson when she was still starring ... More »

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Feb 17, 2018

That Shirtless Tonga Hunk Is Mighty Proud of His 114th-Place Olympic Finish

Long live those chiselled, oiled up, glistening Tongan abs. [Takes deep breath.] Pita Taufatofua, a taekwondo athlete who was propelled into the international spotlight at the 2016 Olympics thanks to his above-satisfactory chest region and flag-waving skills, made his valiant Olympiad return with the Winter Games, earning a spot to ... More »

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Feb 17, 2018

Adam Rippon Soaks in His ‘America's Sweetheart' Status As His Olympics Come to an End

Can Team USA find room for him on the skeleton or curling teams? Maybe? Yes? Newfound national treasure Adam Rippon ended his sparkly, witchcraft-inspired Olympics this weekend, placing a respectable tenth place in the individual men's figure skating competition. But before Rippon makes his inevitable late-night debut in the coming ... More »

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Feb 17, 2018

Leslie Jones Is Having the Time of Her Life at the Olympics

Leslie Jones, who's been an official — and unrivaled — NBC commentator from afar during the 2018 Winter Olympics, has finally made it to the Games, and Thank God. Jones appears to love the Olympics more than most people loves their significant others, and if there's one person who deserves ... More »

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Feb 17, 2018

Doctor Who Producers Implied the New Doctor Would Be a Man to Stoke the Surprise

Jodie Whittaker's historic casting as the 13th Doctor on Doctor Who was, unsurprisingly, put under total lock and key at the BBC until the official announcement last summer, with only a select few insiders privy to the classified timey-wimey info. (Hell, Peter Capaldi didn't even realize what was going on ... More »

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Feb 17, 2018

Revel in the Beauty of Nathan Chen's Historic Six-Quad Skating Routine

"Nathan Chen is still the quad king!" This is history. with SIX quads in his men's free skate program. NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 17, 2018 ... More »

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Feb 17, 2018

NBC Erroneously Declared Olympic Winner in Women's Super-G Before Finals Ended; All Hail Gold Medalist Ester Ledecka!

You'd be shocked, too. ��Ester Ledecka, a world champion SNOWBOARDER, shocks the field to win a surprise-gold by 0.01 in alpine skiing women's super-G! NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 17, 2018"Well, these are the Olympics, and anything can happen," Hicks wisecracked about the turn of events. As a world champion in ... More »

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Feb 17, 2018

Who Is This Horny Person ‘Sleeping Around With Everybody' in the White House, According to Omarosa?

Let's just say what happens in the West Wing doesn't, uh, exactly stay in the West Wing, especially if one of its former employees decides to embark on a revived reality show career. Teasing a political workplace full of pleasures and desires on this week's Celebrity Big Brother, Omarosa Manigault ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

High Maintenance Recap: When You're Here, You're Family

"Revolution is the sound of your heart still beating."On Election Day 2016, High Maintenance co-creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair agreed to end their six-year marriage. The two had married soon after meeting each other in 2009, and quickly began a creative partnership that led to the original web series. ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Paul Fentz's Olympic Game of Thrones Skate Has You Planning Your Own HBO-Themed Routine

Note to self: start choreographing True Detective routine for the Winter Games in Beijing now. While competing in the Men's Free Skate in Pyeonchang on Friday, Germany's Paul Fentz committed to a full Game of Thrones moment, complete with faux armor, show score, cheeky red-gloved hand and a vow sealed ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Ends Its Third Season on an Audacious Note

If you're going to paint yourself into a corner, you might as well use the broadest brush available, and splatter the viewer while you're at it. This was the operative philosophy of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's third season finale — an audacious capper by this show's standards, and intriguingly reckless.Co-written and directed ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season Finale Recap: Big Trouble

Though it was pitched to viewers as being about vengeance, this season of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is really about grief and loss. Rebecca's desire to become an avenging woman scorned is just her initial form of denial; from there, we go through anger (her nearly killing Josh and destroying his family's ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlriend's Donna Lynne Champlin on Finally Getting Worshipped as a Goddess

"What a queen!" exclaimed Aline Brosh McKenna, the co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and director of the show's season-three finale, as she gazed at Donna Lynne Champlin, dressed in silk chiffon and sitting atop a throne. Each time the choreographer Kathryn Burns yelled out, "Kid!" a child dancer emerged from the ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The Hardest-Working Show in Show Business

In November, Rachel Bloom, the co-creator and star of the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, had trouble breathing during the table read for the final episode of the show's third season. By the time she arrived to the conference room in the North Hollywood soundstage where Ex-Girlfriend tapes, she'd been working since ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

J.J. Abrams Says If You're Threatened By Women, Star Wars Is Not the Film Franchise For You

In a new interview, The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, who is also set to take on the as-yet untitled Star Wars: Episode IX, weighs in on what made certain fans so nuts about the franchise's most recent installment. While some critics took umbrage at The Last Jedi director Rian ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Altered Carbon Season Finale Recap: Are You a Believer?

The first season of Netflix's Altered Carbon comes to a close with a showdown in the clouds and a burning question: Who will make it out of alive? Then again, on Altered Carbon, death is only temporary."The Killers" opens with a fake-out, showing us Officer Kristin Ortega coming home to ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The Story Behind How John Early Officiated Amy Schumer's Wedding in Drag As ‘Vicky'

On Thursday, comedian and Search Party star John Early posted a photo of himself on Instagram officiating Amy Schumer's wedding with Chris Fischer by the sea. We took a closer look: Could that be the one and only Vicky? Chain-smoking, denim-aficionado Vicky from The Characters? The boozy southern mama who ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The Last O.G. Trailer: Your First Look at Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish's New Sitcom

In The Last O.G., Tracy Morgan plays Tray, a man fresh out of jail after serving 15 years and getting out early for good behavior. The Brooklyn resident returns home, however, to find that his neighborhood has changed (read: gentrified) and he has a twin son and a daughter he ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Janelle Monáe and Tessa Thompson Enjoy Some Quality Sci-Fi Girl Time in Dirty Computer's Album Trailer

Ground control to Major J. Teasing her first album since 2013, Janelle Monáe released a trailer for her next musical outing — or "emotion picture" (defined as "a narrative film and accompanying musical album," a.k.a. a Beyoncé) — Dirty Computer. It strategically doesn't reveal too much besides a signature sci-fi ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Here's an Awkward 70-Second Community Reunion You Didn't Know You Needed

You can't say Netflix made Joel McHale any less snarky. Teasing the impending arrival of his new weekly series, The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale, the man formerly known as Jeff Winger reunited with his fellow Community turned Netflix chums, Alison Brie and Jim Rash, for a silly little ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

A Three Billboards-Inspired Protest in Florida Demands Gun Control Action From Marco Rubio

3 billboards near Miami are trolling Sen. Marco Rubio after the Florida school shooting CNN (@CNN) February 16, 2018"Slaughtered in school""And still no gun control?""How come, Marco Rubio?"Seventeen people — teachers and students — were shot to death at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, earlier this week, ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The 5 Things That Make an Olympics Broadcaster Great

The broadcasters providing play-by-play, analysis, and information during NBC's coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics have to accomplish a lot during a given broadcast. First and foremost, they need to provide their audience with useful information and insight, especially since a huge chunk of that audience is probably not familiar ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Daniel Kaluuya Was Surprised to Learn That Americans Movie-Kiss Without Tongue

Daniel Kaluuya got a rude awakening the other day: It seems he's been movie-kissing all wrong. When Kaluuya visited the Graham Norton Show with Margot Robbie, Alicia Vikander, and Allison Janney (who demonstrated her own movie-kissing tricks, complete with a sexual height difference), Kaluuya explained his revelation: "Apparently it's bad ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The Entire Big Little Lies Girl Gang Will Officially Be Back for Season 2

For the love of Amabella! To confirm what you likely knew was 100 percent going to happen, HBO has announced Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz will officially be returning for season two of Big Little Lies to reprise their characters. That means the trio will be joining the ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

RuPaul's Drag Race's Chi Chi Wishes She Did a Cardi B Impression for Snatch Game

Spoilers ahead for RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 3.The moment Chi Chi DeVayne walked into the season-eight workroom wearing a trash-bag dress was the moment she walked into all of our hearts. Unfortunately, le bon temps of All Stars 3 have all rolled out for one of the most irresistibly ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Here's a Guide to Your New Favorite Actress, Black Panther's Letitia Wright

One of the many pleasures of Black Panther is seeing the some of our finest actors come together to have the time of their lives: Michael B. Jordan, snarling through his performance as a villain who might be right; Chadwick Boseman, doing the best possible version of his stoic-badass thing; ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Here's Your Guide to Your New Favorite Actress, Black Panther's Letitia Wright

One of the many pleasures of Black Panther is seeing the some of our finest actors come together to have the time of their lives: Michael B. Jordan, snarling through his performance as a villain who might be right; Chadwick Boseman, doing the best possible version of his stoic-badass thing; ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Brian Tyree Henry Loves Curling So Much, He Invented This Olympics Drinking Game

There are fans of curling, the Winter Olympics most calming and misunderstood sport, everywhere, and one of them happens to be Brian Tyree Henry. At a press event for Lobby Hero, the Broadway play written by Kenneth Lonergan that stars the Atlanta actor alongside Chris Evans, Michael Cera, and Bel ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Black Panther's Six Thirstiest Moments

Black Panther is the boost of melanin your Black History Month deserves. From the costumes to the daddy issues to Angela Bassett's cheekbones, it's Marvel's richest offering. And Black Panther doesn't skimp on showing off its impossibly, preternaturally beautiful cast: Michael B. Jordan! Lupita Nyong'o! Winston Duke! Danai Gurira! Daniel ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Smooth, Solid, and Cool: 25 Perfect Pop Songs for Figure Skating

Among all the sports at the Winter Olympics, figure skating is the strangest and the most distinct: unlike the others, there's a unique element of fine art inscribed into its history. Invented by a New York City ballet dancer in the 19th century and popularized and formalized in continental Europe, ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Saoirse Ronan Has Thought a Lot About How Awkward It Would Be to Bring a Date to the Oscars

Who will human ray of Gaelic sunshine Saoirse Ronan strut down the Oscars red carpet with this year? Maybe a cute boy, but eh, probably not. Because she's crunched the numbers when it comes to how soon she should bring a romantic prospect to the big ceremony — date ten? ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Rawr! Black Panther Made $25.2 Million Thursday Night

Black Panther's Thursday night numbers are in, and they're even better than Michael B. Jordan's bare chest: The Marvel movie grossed $25.2 million in ticket sales from Thursday preview shows in the U.S. and Canada, and set a February record, according to the Los Angeles Times. Black Panther's Thursday night ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Alex Ross Perry's Nostalgia Is a Deep Look at Impermanence and Pain

Talk about sad. That's Mark Pellington's Nostalgia, from a script by Alex Ross Perry, from a story they wrote together, the title invoking both memory and the Greek root nostos, meaning pain. It's an ensemble drama — more precisely, a series of linked monologues with point of view passed from ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Kevin Feige on the Future of Marvel's Women (Including Danai, Tessa, Brie, and Michelle)

Marvel has remained cagey on which films the studio is readying beyond the fourth Avengers film out next summer, but based on rumors and buzz, the future could be female. Next year will see the release of the first Marvel Studios film to topline a woman — Captain Marvel, starring ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Every Time Hollywood Made the ‘Black Version' of a Successful Movie

Marvel's Black Panther, set for wide release this week, is poised to become the biggest film of all time to feature a predominantly black cast — and the biggest February movie premiere in cinematic history. The film bucks a rather odious stereotype in Hollywood: the idea that movies starring black ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Black Panther Works Because Its Stakes Are Human

Spoilers for Black Panther below.The first showdown between a superhero and a bad guy was startlingly small. In 1938's Action Comics No. 1, the newly introduced Superman hears that a man is beating his wife and rushes into their home to stop him. The man tries to stab Superman, but ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Neneh Cherry's 10 Favorite Books

Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they'd take to a desert island, and they've shared the results with Vulture. Below is Swedish singer and songwriter Neneh Cherry's list.?Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola EstésI discovered this book when I was working on my third ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

In a World Full of Nines, RuPaul's Drag Race Returns for Season 10 on March 22

RuPaul's Drag Race may still be working its way through its all-star (and not-so all-star) season right now, but it'll be back soon for another. VH1 announced today that Drag Race will start its tenth season on March 22. "To celebrate a decade of Drag Race we've pulled out all ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

An Oral History of Bob Costas Having Pink Eye at the Olympics

What makes a standout Olympics memory? An elite talent at the top of their game, refusing to back down. A historic first. A triumph over adversity. It's an uncommon blend of elements, which makes those occasions when they converge all the more gripping. Such was the case in early 2014, ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Black Panther Actor Florence Kasumba Addresses the Movie's Lack of Queer Representation

Black Panther is justifiably being hailed as a victory for onscreen representation. Its nearly all-black cast is unprecedented for a tentpole blockbuster, and its deep bench of richly detailed female figures is another victory for groups who are often given short shrift at the box office. But one thing it ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Drake, Wholesome Man of the People, Does the Lord's Work in ‘God's Plan' Video

Oh, you didn't think Black Panther was the only black superhero hitting your screens this week, did you? Drake's music video for "God's Plan" has arrived, and it is wholesome and mother-loving, showing the rapper/Rihanna enthusiast handing cash and checks and cars and toys and Saks shopping sprees out to ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's ‘Nothing Is Anyone's Fault' Video Will Help You Justify That Toxic Relationship

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is closing out its third season with some very muddled introspection. "There was a lot of debate and discussion over that last song among us," Rachel Bloom says about "Nothing Is Ever Anyone's Fault," the final song of the season. Co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna adds, "It was such ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The Post-Credits Scene in Black Panther, Explained

Spoilers for Black Panther below.Every gaffer and best boy should write a thank-you note to Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige. His Marvel Cinematic Universe enterprise has probably increased attendance during filmic credits sequences by 5,000 percent since the advent of Iron Man ten years ago. You always gotta wait to ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

How Belle and Sebastian Loosened Up and Created Some of Their Best Work in Years

Like the films of director Wes Anderson or cartoons made by Adventure Time animator Pendleton Ward, the songs of Belle and Sebastian illuminate the magic and wonder of the natural world. From the striking monochromatic artwork down to lyric sheets that read like tightly wound short stories, the indie rock ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Praise Grapefruit, Tiffany Haddish Is Presenting at the Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Scientists announced the first round of Oscar presenters Friday morning, and while there are plenty of Margot Robbie and Tom Holland types on the list, the Academy also made the correct decision to bring back Tiffany Haddish. You'll remember that during January's Oscar ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Jeffrey Tambor Removed From Death of Stalin Poster, Which Is Something Stalin Definitely Would've Done

Following his firing from Amazon's Transparent, Jeffrey Tambor has been erased from the movie poster for The Death of Stalin. In a move not unlike what Stalin would've actually done, Tambor (who plays Deputy General Secretary Georgy Malenkov) has been disappeared from a new poster for the Armando Iannucci-directed comedy, ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The Bachelor Winter Games Recap: The Jacuzzi Appointment

In switching up the rose ceremonies every week, The Bachelor Winter Games has done something that cannot be undone: It has rendered the dates useless. At the start of the episode, I was sitting on my couch and realized that if the rose ceremonies were based on who is there ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Why Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes Wrote a Crashing Episode About Artie Lange's Drug Addiction

Halfway through its second season, HBO's Crashing continues to present an intimate window into the insular, communal tribalism of New York's stand-up comedy scene. In the hands of creator/star Pete Holmes and executive producer Judd Apatow, those struggles manifest through equally generous helpings of joy and pathos: Holmes plays a ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Tackles the Glorious, Bloody Joy of Child Birth in Exclusive Music Video

"Do you know how thrilled I am to make a middle-aged woman a goddess?" Aline Brosh McKenna says in between takes on the set of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Donna Lynne Champlin, who plays Paula, is in full glamour mode atop a throne, wearing a coral silk dress, hair extensions, and a ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Atlanta's Second Season Is Stronger and Stranger

Atlanta is the warped reflection that an absurd country deserves. Created by and starring actor-writer-musician Donald Glover, this FX comedy about black strivers on the edges of Atlanta's entertainment scene is a rare work that seemed fully formed right out of the gate. Glover plays the show's hero, wannabe manager ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

The Party Puts Its Politics Front and Center

Ever unpredictable, the writer-director Sally Potter returns with a brief (barely over an hour, sans credits) and darkly amusing specimen of the dinner-party-from-hell subgenre, aptly named The Party. Politics is at the heart of the dinner's disintegration, but there are no easy targets here — no smug reactionaries, bigots, or ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

How an Untested Young Comics Writer Revolutionized Black Panther

In 1971, Don McGregor was a proofreader at Marvel Comics, and one particular thing was driving him nuts. There was a series with the cringe-inducing name of Jungle Action, and its contents were primarily reprints of 1950s tales about white people — Jann of the Jungle, Lorna the Jungle Queen, ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Calls Donald Trump Out On Gun Control: ‘You've Done Worse Than Nothing'

Jimmy Kimmel had to weep through yet another monologue on Thursday night as he demanded action from elected officials on gun control following the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The late night host also called out President Donald Trump for condemning the actions of ... More »

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Feb 16, 2018

Adam Rippon Says You Can Credit Witchcraft For His Olympic Success

Adam Rippon has devoted the better part of his life to reaching the Olympics as a figure skater. You might think it was the innumerable hours of hard work that got him a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea and a spot on the rotation for Team USA, but according to ... More »

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Feb 15, 2018

Jeffrey Tambor Calls Amazon's Investigation Into Harassment Claims ‘Deeply Flawed'

Following the news from earlier today that Jeffrey Tambor has been officially cut from Amazon's Transparent series, the actor provided a comment to Deadline expressing his dissatisfaction with the handling of sexual harassment accusations made against him by trans actresses Van Barnes and Trace Lysette. "I am profoundly disappointed in ... More »

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Feb 15, 2018

RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Recap: Circle Loses the Square

Imagine for a moment that you are Trixie Mattel. You are one of the most bankable stars of the RuPaul's Drag Race franchise, but not because you won or because you were even particularly favored by an edit. By your own gumption and pluck, you are one of the only ... More »

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Feb 15, 2018

Bradley Whitford Will Be A Major Gilead Player In Handmaid's Tale Season 2

With his heel turn in Get Out still fresh in the minds of movie fans across America, Bradley Whitford is going to double down on playing a face of the oppressive ruling class in season two of The Handmaid's Tale. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Whitford will play a recurring ... More »

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Feb 15, 2018

Sony Could Have Owned Every Marvel Superhero For This Low, Low Price

It's an understatement to say that the entire Hollywood landscape would be different today if Sony had a savvier business sense in the late 1990s. For an investment of just $25 million — which is a little more than what The Avengers made in a single Saturday two weeks after it ... More »

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Feb 15, 2018

Here's Your Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth in Lifetime's Harry & Meghan Movie

Lifetime's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle movie Harry & Meghan, which will tell the story of the romance between Harry and Meghan but with people slightly less famous, is also going to involve Princess Diana somehow. Lifetime has announced that Bonnie Soper (Filthy Rich) will play Harry's mother in the ... More »

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Feb 15, 2018

Nashville Recap: Long Strange Trip

Nice rebound for Nashville this week. Don't get me wrong, the show didn't actually make any "sense" or resemble the "world as we know it," but at least it was hella fun, which is a lot more than I can say for last week's dud.I kind of want to begin ... More »

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Feb 15, 2018

Baz Luhrmann on Figure Skating's Love Affair With Moulin Rouge!

At this year's Winter Olympic Games, all figure skaters have been given the opportunity to perform to songs with lyrics for the first time ever, and though this new development has opened the door to an endless range of musical choices, from Beyoncé to, uh, Disturbed, one group of songs ... More »

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