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Aug 14, 2018

Younger Recap: Side Piece

Well, that was a ride. There I was, on the highest of highs, hardly believing that my own eyes were witnessing Queen Trout riding the Staten Island Ferry while Carly Simon's "Let the River Run" played in the background, not knowing I was allowed to dream that big, when along ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Forget Separating the Art From the Artist: Throw Them Both Away

The #metoo era has involved enough hand-wringing to give everyone in America carpal tunnel syndrome twice. But luckily Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin has taken care of one of this new equality-driven future's biggest problems: what to do with movies and tv shows we like that were ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Below Deck Mediterranean Recap: João Is Still The Worst

I live for the Below Deck Mediterranean cast's land style, the incoherent clothes they wear when they have a night off to fight with one another at dinner and are at the mercy of their own tastes. One day Hannah looks like she's walked out of the pages of a ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

How This Is Us Created Its Vietnam Story Line for Season 3

Beloved patriarch and wearer of facial hair Jack Pearson is known for throwing his all into every life experience, and it seems his tour of duty in the Vietnam War will be no different. At an Emmy consideration event on Monday, star Milo Ventimiglia told Vulture that he tapped his ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

The All About Nina Trailer Reminds You Comedians Are Drunk and Unhappy

If you've watched films or TV shows about comedians, you've probably seen them being drunk or emotionally unavailable, but you haven't seen Mary Elizabeth Winstead fill that narrative archetype — until now. Winstead stars as the titular character in All About Nina, which follows a struggling stand-up comic who makes ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

The Next TV Revival Will Be [Pulls Name From Fancy Hat] Designing Women

The devil went down to Georgia to pluck the ripest revival from the small-screen graveyard. Designing Women, a very enjoyable sitcom that aired on CBS between 1986 and 1993, is currently in the process of getting revived with the help of series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. THR reports that the series, which ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Ty Dolla Sign Is This Summer's MVP

Every artist has their secret weapon: For Cardi B, it's her songwriter Pardison Fontaine; Taylor Swift has Jack Antonoff; Drake has 40; Jack White and Ryan Adams have the concept of analog sound; meanwhile, group thinkers like Travis Scott and Kanye West pull inspiration from whomever happens to be in ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Tessa Thompson May Do That Romantic Spaghetti Thing With Justin Theroux in Lady and the Tramp Remake

Thank you, Disney, for taking canine-on-canine romance so seriously for all the millennial cinephiles out there. Tessa Thompson is reportedly in final negotiations to voice Lady, the American cocker spaniel, in Disney's upcoming live-action-CGI remake of Lady and the Tramp, per intel from Collider. The film, which would be exclusively ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Harvey Weinstein's Sex-Trafficking Case Is Moving Forward

Last year, legal council for model-actress Kadian Noble filed a complaint at the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York, which alleged Harvey Weinstein violated a federal sex-trafficking law by sexually assaulting Noble in his hotel room in Cannes, France. "Harvey Weinstein was able to force or ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

If You Love Family Sitcoms, Watch Kim's Convenience

There's a moment halfway through the first season of Kim's Convenience that encapsulates the show: Mr. Kim (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee), the co-owner of a grocery store in Toronto, is peering at a black dude sifting through snacks by the register. As the customer moves along, Kim asks his daughter, Janet ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Laura Dern Might Join Greta Gerwig's Little Women, Hollywood's Biggest Actress Crossover Event

Greta Gerwig's campaign to get every big-name white actress in Hollywood to star in a movie together is continuing apace. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laura Dern is in talks to star in Gerwig's adaptation of Little Women, which means she would join a cast that already includes Meryl Streep, ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Hannah Gadsby to Bless Us With Wisdom in New Memoir Ten Steps to Nanette

Get ready for Nanette: The Book. Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has followed up the surprise success of her Netflix special Nanette by writing her very first book. Titled Ten Steps to Nanette, the memoir is slated to be released in Australia next year by Allen & Unwin, and according to ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery Casts Ethan Peck as Spock, Increases Prosthetic Budget

You could have a Star Trek without Spock, but why would you? CBS announced today that Ethan Peck has been cast as the iconic half-Vulcan, half-human for its All Access series, Star Trek: Discovery. Spock will once again be the Science Officer of the U.S.S. Enterprise, but this time around ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

The Romanoffs Trailer: Mad Men's Matthew Weiner Returns to TV With, Simply Put, Every Actor

In Amazon's big, expensive new anthology series, not one character paid attention when Lorde sang about never being royals. The Romanoffs, from Mad Men's Matthew Weiner, is a collection of eight separate stories, all about people who think they're related to the Russian royal family and maybe watched Anastasia one ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Live Wins TV's First-Ever J.D. Power Award

Just because something you want seems impossible to achieve doesn't mean you shouldn't go after it — take, for example, this clip from last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Kimmel proves that with enough determination, you can even win an award typically given out to midsize SUVs. After a brief ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Should You Write That Love Letter? Consult These 9 Movies First

Love letters — whether written to confess feelings, break a heart, or just get someone all hot and bothered — are a tried-and-true staple in romance films. Movies are a visual medium, of course, but sometimes nothing gets the point across quite like the written word. Oftentimes, a letter is ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

A Chicago Comedian Has Created the Only Bill Murray Encounter That Matters

The Bill Murray Encounter has more or less become a cliché by now — to the point where it feels like if you haven't experienced a Bill Murray sighting, you're in the minority. Sure, people seem to like hearing about unexpected Murray run-ins with everyone from Chrissy Teigen to the ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Green Book Trailer: Mahershala Ali Plays the Piano, Wears Gold Embroidery

Our Gala Presentations include: Peter Farrelly's GREEN BOOK, starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, and . TIFF (@TIFF_NET) August 14, 2018 ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Looking Back on the Weird Fad of Stand-up Comedian Singles

The comedy-club boom of the 1980s and the proliferation of cable networks in the '80s and '90s that needed to fill airtime meant newfound visibility and popularity for stand-up comedians. A club in every decent-sized town and stand-ups around the clock on HBO, Showtime, A&E, and Comedy Central made comedians ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Late Night Tackles Omarosa Tapes, Questions Why Trump Eats Paper

Yesterday's news cycle was all about the secret tapes Omarosa Manigault Newman recorded during her time in the White House and her allegations that Trump used the N-word. On the late-night shows, every host had a take on Omarosa's claims, her new book, the alleged tapes, and Donald Trump's reactions ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Near, Far, Ariana Grande and James Corden's Titanic Is Just an Excuse for Ari to Belt That Song

We've crunched the numbers, and can officially report the reason behind Ariana Grande and James Corden's Late Late Show "soundtrack" to Titanic was not for laughs, not for guaranteed viral status, but rather for Grande to give Celine Dion a run for her money with her own rendition of "My ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Beyoncé Dedicates Detroit Concert to Aretha Franklin in Moment of Royal Harmony

Beyoncé dedicated Monday night's On the Run II show in Detroit to the Queen of Soul. "We love you," Beyoncé said of Aretha Franklin, according to the Detroit Free Press. Bey thanked the icon for "the beautiful music." The dedication came after the couple's opening song, Jay-Z's "Holy Grail." Franklin ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

To All the Boys Star Lana Condor on Making the Summer's Best Rom-Com

Lana Condor knew she had to book the role of Lara Jean Covey, the daydreaming, badly driving sixteen-year-old at the heart of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, based on the best-selling YA novel. Lara Jean, lovesick and lonely, writes love letters: to all the boys she's loved, when ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Bachelor In Paradise Recap: Pity Poor Colton

There aren't any arrivals of new contestants this episode, but there is one arrival that that throws this whole thing into chaos. Becca shows up.Becca is like someone who quit working at T.G.I. Fridays to go to law school but keeps showing up during the dinner shift to hang out. ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

What Men Want Trailer: Careful the Things You Think, Taraji Will Listen

After letting women plan their own heists, Hollywood's gender-flipped remake trend has finally broken the glass ceiling and let a woman lead a movie based around a rigid understanding of a gender binary and goofy psychic powers. In What Men Want, a riff on What Women Want, Taraji P. Henson ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Is This the Year Antiques Roadshow Will Finally Win an Emmy?

The 2018 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Structured Reality Show include ABC's four-time winner Shark Tank, HGTV's home-makeover behemoth Fixer Upper, Paramount Network's made-to-go-viral Lip Sync Battle, Netflix's much-beloved Queer Eye reboot, and TLC's celebrity-ancestry show Who Do You Think You Are? The last nominee in the category is the longtime ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Let's Fact-check The Meg

The Meg may have surprised us all with its weekend box-office haul (with an estimated $44.5 million, it's Warner Bros.' top opening of 2018, besting Ready Player One and Ocean's 8). But nobody will be shocked to learn that the movie — a dream matchup between Jason Statham and a ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

Watch The Trailer For Gaspar Noé's Sangria Soaked Dance Nightmare, Climax

Only six people reportedly walked out of a Cannes screening of Gaspar Noé's newest film, Climax. "Aw man, no, no, no!" the director complained to the Guardian. "I usually have 25 percent of the audience walking out." Climax is a manic, frantic, dance horror movie: When a dance troupe meets ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

In Conversation: Penn Jillette

The long and successful career of Penn Jillette, the bigger half (physically and personality-wise) of the magic duo Penn & Teller, itself constitutes a kind of trick. He's a magician who'll loudly disdain magic, a comedian who doesn't do straight comedy, and a provocative public intellectual — often advocating on ... More »

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Aug 14, 2018

$100,000 Pyramid Contestant Explains How He Mixed Up Osama Bin Laden and Barack Obama

Given the all-pervasive nature of video and social media nowadays, we can all safely assume we will, at some point, humiliate ourselves in front of the entire world. But while most of us correctly presume we'll be filmed, say, accidentally getting crushed under the wheels of our car doing the ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Aretha Franklin Is Reportedly Receiving Hospice Care

On Monday night Beyoncé offered up Detroit's On the Run II show in tribute to Aretha Franklin, after news of the soul singer's serious illness had surfaced. "This show is dedicated to Aretha Franklin," she told her audience at Ford Field, according to The Detroit News. "We love you and ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Nicki Minaj Gives Stephen Colbert His Very Own ‘Barbie Dreams' Bar on Late Show

On tonight: . updates with bars about The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 14, 2018 ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Kim Wexler's Ponytail on Better Call Saul Is a Follicular Force of Nature

The Television Academy does not currently give an Emmy to the Most Outstanding Ponytail in a Scripted Series. But if it did, the winner would undeniably be the magnificent, single ringlet that frequently swings from the head of Kim Wexler, the ultra-professional attorney and one-woman support system for Jimmy McGill ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Better Call Saul Recap: Down With the Salesmanship

Victor's a pretty efficient guy. He helped Gus confirm that Nacho was behind the attempted murder of their mutual nemesis, Hector Salamanca. And when it comes time to dispatch of hothead Arturo (so long, Vincent Fuentes), he's right there to assist in binding him with zip ties and suffocating him ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Theater Review: Direct From Exit 9, It's Gettin' the Band Back Together

Before Gettin' the Band Back Together kicked off, the show's producer bounded down the aisle and up the steps to the stage to do a little hyping. He wanted to know how we were all doing that night and—like seemingly every enthusiastic public speaker in my life, starting in the ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Emily's List

Since this is the fifth episode of the season, it is officially time to judge Emily Simpson and, well, there isn't much to say. She is sort of like her name, blandly normal and barely memorable. I think the best illustration of what Emily adds to the show happened at ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Mark Hamill Joins Knightfall as a Warrior-Monk, Just the Typecasting You Like to See

The nice thing about casting Mark Hamill as a religious warrior knight ground down by the constant onslaught of war yet still carrying a spark of hope inside his grizzled heart? You know he's already knocked that character out of the park. According to Entertainment Weekly, the Star Wars actor ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

A Spin-Off Of The Middle Will Give Sue Heck The Spotlight She Deserves

When the Roseanne reboot came on the scene it knocked ABC stalwart The Middle out of its Tuesday time slot. Then The Middle came to an end after nine seasons and Roseanne became a ratings monster so it seemed like the network had a win-win. That is, until, the 1990s ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Danny McBride Is Out for Homeowner's Revenge in Housing Crisis Comedy Thriller Arizona

Danny McBride typically sticks to dark, often violent comedies (Vice Principals, Eastbound & Down, Alien: Covenant), so it's nice to see him mix it up with a period piece… that is also a dark, violent comedy. Set way back in 2009, the first Arizona trailer stars Rosemarie DeWitt as a ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Remembering V.S. Naipaul, a Pioneer of Postcolonial Literature

When V.S. Naipaul was interviewed after the release of Between Father and Son, a collection of the letters he exchanged with his father after moving from Trinidad to Oxford for a scholarship in 1950, he avowed that he hadn't read the book. It was too painful. Naipaul's father, Seepersad, a ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Nicki Minaj Is Going to Smoke You Back to Life in ‘Ganja Burn' Video

Nicki Minaj has just released the music video for "Ganja Burn," and it centers around a tale of biblical-level beef, so gather round children, zip it, listen. It opens with the story of a Generous Queen who, betrayed by someone close to her, allowed her queendom to be decimated. She ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

In Wonderfully Niche News, Documentary Now! Will Parody the Making of the Company Cast Album

Documentary Now!, a show seemingly intent on making small groups of people extremely excited about its existence, has come up with yet another hyperspecific parody. IFC announced today that the show's next season will include an episode riffing on D.A. Pennebaker's famous (among a specific set of people) 1970 film ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

6 New Paperbacks You Should Read This August

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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Aug 13, 2018

Colbert Says There Was No Pushback From CBS for Discussing Les Moonves on Late Show

During his appearance on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live last night, Stephen Colbert was asked if there was any resistance from CBS over his choice to address the Les Moonves allegations during his Late Show monologue last month. According to Colbert, nope. "As soon as I heard the article ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

The Banquet of Trash Talk That Is Nicki Minaj's Queen

The internet's a little nuts. It's an attention economy, which means truth often takes a back seat to sensationalism. Falsehoods and conspiracies are mere clicks away. The pathways from fact to plausible fiction are well-lit. Part of what makes this year a special kind of hell is everyone's matching conviction ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Voltron: Legendary Defender Had a Gay Character All Along

For those who grew up on the classic '80s cartoon Voltron, Netflix's remake, Voltron: Legendary Defender, will seem quite different. Yes, five mechanical lions still combine to form a giant robot that kicks ass in space, but the show has been modernized in ways large and small. Not only is ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Tracing Winona Ryder's Career Via Her Most Memorable Quotes

It's August, which can only mean one thing: Winona Ryder season is upon us. This month sees the 30th anniversary of Heathers' initial theatrical run, and a confluence of Ryder-related happenings to commemorate it. She and Keanu Reeves have two tickets to paradise in the upcoming rom-com Destination Wedding; and ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Ann Dowd Wants You to Stop Mispronouncing Aunt Lydia's Name

After plugging away in Hollywood for three-plus decades, Ann Dowd has found her place at the table among today's most celebrated actors. When the 62-year-old arrived at last year's Emmy ceremony, she was a first-time nominee with a pair of nominations to her credit: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Why Slow Burn Season Two Is All About Bill Clinton's Impeachment

Leon Neyfakh speaks slowly and deliberately, as if concerned about the slipperiness of the words he uses. His voice is deep, a little gravelly, and well-suited for a Dashiell Hammett joint. In other words, he sounds exactly like he does when he narrates Slow Burn, the spectacular audio documentary from ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Revisiting the Nick Hornby Cinematic Universe

Juliet Naked — the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's 2009 novel — follows Annie (Rose Byrne), repressed museum curator and long-suffering girlfriend, who embarks on a transatlantic romance with reclusive rock star Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), much to the chagrin of her pretentious dolt of an ex-boyfriend Duncan (Chris O'Dowd), an ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

There Is No Talking Cat in These Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Images

Netflix has just released the first two images from its Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show that will focus way more on the whole witch aspect of Sabrina the teenage witch. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale's showrunner, wrote the script for the series, and will executive produce alongside others who also worked ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Celebs Tweet Prayers For Aretha Franklin Amidst News of Serious Illness

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to the Associated Press. An anonymous source close to the Queen of Soul told the AP about Franklin's health as news reports circulated that she is "gravely ill" in Detroit. TMZ reports that Franklin has been battling cancer. Franklin announced her retirement in February ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Oscars: 8 Movies That Could Be Nominated for Best Blockbuster

The Academy's recent announcement that the Oscars would add a new category to recognize popular films has raised many questions in Hollywood. Did ABC pressure the Academy to add the category, hoping that the presence of bigger blockbusters might juice up the network's falling Oscar ratings? Could such a prize ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Laura Harrier on Her ‘Nerve-racking' Performance in BlacKkKlansman

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman declares right off the bat that it's all about the "fo real, fo real shit," following Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth's (John David Washington) bold infiltration of the local Ku Klux Klan chapter in the late 1970s. But there's at least one character who's pure invention: Laura ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

The RBG Documentary Is Coming to CNN, Hand Weights and All

Buzzworthy Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG is coming to CNN next month, just four months after its wide theatrical release. The film, from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, will have its small-screen premiere on Labor Day (September 3), the news network announced Monday. CNN — which co-produced RBG via ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Who Has the Most Damning Appearance in Who Is America Episode 5?

No one comes out of a Sacha Baron Cohen show looking good. Your mere presence on Showtime's Who Is America? means you've already been duped by a guy in a costume. It's an impossible game to win, but some guests make it out relatively unscathed by refusing to play along.The ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

The Real Housewives of Potomac Recap: A Frosty Reunion

For a group of women who believe that they are hotter than underboob in the summer, they suuuuuure do spend a lot of time being defensive and caring about what other people think of them. Not a single person up there on those couches was unbothered. Everyone was the definition ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Queer Eye's Karamo Will Have Your Whole Office in Bomber Jackets With New Fashion Line

Queer Eye's Karamo Brown, the man who teaches all of us to feel our feelings, is now going to teach us all how to look cool when all you need is a light jacket. Brown, who is known for wearing a variety of bomber jackets while he helps lost souls ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Saying Good-bye to Casual With Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey

Spoilers below for the Casual series finale.When I get on the phone with Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey, the stars of the recently concluded Hulu series Casual, they are already in mid-conversation. "We haven't seen each other in way too long," Dewey explains. He's shooting a movie in L.A. at ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Which Jokes Comedians Would Steal If They Could Get Away With It

Ooo doggy, joke stealing makes everyone so mad all the time. But, like all types of stealing, it sure seems like fun if you knew you'd get away with it. Which is why on Good One, Vulture's podcast about jokes and those who tell them, we often ask comedians this ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Ruby Rose Reportedly Leaves Twitter After Batwoman Backlash

After being named The CW's brand-new lesbian Batwoman, a character reportedly set to appear in both the network's Arrowverse crossover and her very own forthcoming series, Orange Is the New Black star Ruby Rose enthused about the role on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last week, sharing her personal ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

The Affair Reveals the Shocking Truth Behind a Major Death

We should've known. It was there at the beginning, right in front of us all along: Alison's death foreshadowed in The Affair's tumultuous opening credits, set to Fiona Apple's "Container," a song written just for the show. "I have only one thing to do and that's / Be the wave ... More »

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Aug 13, 2018

Chris Hardwick Wept Upon Returning to AMC's Talking Dead Following Sexual Abuse Investigation

An emotional Chris Hardwick welcomed viewers back to Sunday's midseason premiere of AMC's Talkig Dead by thanking them for their support during the network's investigation of emotional and sexual abuse claims made against him by ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra. "You know, normally I recap the show we're about to talk about ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Omarosa Says Trump Suggested He Could Be Sworn In on His Own Book The Art of the Deal

Omarosa Manigault Newman, former White House staffer and, according to President Trump, newly-minted "low-life," is in the midst of the press tour for her upcoming White House tell-all Unhinged. The Apprentice star has already described POTUS as experiencing mental decline and played a recording of her firing by White House ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Insecure Recap: New Arrangements

The season 3 premiere of HBO's Insecure opens with Issa writhing and screaming beneath a sweating, thrusting Daniel, the ex-boyfriend/plaything introduced last season. It turns out that Issa is imagining the hookup; Daniel is actually nailing another (very vocal) young woman, and Issa is forced to listen from her spot ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Preacher Recap: A Deal With the Devil

One of the best things that can be said for Preacher is that, even when it's a mess, you can kind of tell what it's trying to do.Which is to say, though "The Tom/Brady" is packed with good moments, it doesn't entirely cohere. I assume it's because it's setting up ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Sharp Objects Recap: Dead Girls Everywhere

"I never loved you," the whispered cruelty Adora says in the closing moments of the previous episode haunt "Cherry".Let's discuss the gravity of this statement for a moment. A part of Camille has perhaps always known this about her mother. Adora's emotional remove and icy demeanor is hard to miss. ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Chris Messina on Sharp Objects, Getting Sweaty, and Joking With Amy Adams

In Sharp Objects, the only character less comfortable in the town of Wind Gap than Amy Adams's hometown daughter in exile Camille Preaker is Richard Willis, the out-of-town detective investigating the murders of two young girls. Camille and Richard start off trading quips over drinks, and then move on to ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Vincent D'Onofrio Asks Twitter to Weigh In On Whether or Not He Should Portray a Racist

Because he has impressive mental fortitude and/or a lot of time on his hands, Vincent D'Onofrio ventured into social media waters on Saturday to pose a question: should he, as a performer, take on the role of a racist (based on a real person he declines to name) at this ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Lindsay Lohan Is Sorry for Calling #MeToo Accusers ‘Weak'

Perhaps realizing that classifying all women involved in the #MeToo movement as "weak" and "attention-seeking" is an incredibly stupid idea, Lindsay Lohan is now "unreservedly" apologizing for the hurt she may have caused with her stance. "The quote solely related to my hope that a handful of false testimonies out ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Charmed's Original Power of Three All Have Problems With the Reboot

The Charmed Ones have officially spoken, and to quote a wise man named Gil Faizon, they're not charmed I'm sure. Alyssa Milano has become the latest Halliwell sister to voice annoyance with the CW's upcoming reboot of Charmed, saying how she was surprised the show didn't bother contacting any of ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

The Bachelorette's Blake Horstmann Never Suspected Garrett Yrigoyen's Offensive Social Media History

The scandal royale of Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette season — an indecent assault and battery conviction aside — was the revelation that eventual winner Garrett Yrigoyen had a troubling history of "liking" alt-right and offensive memes on Instagram. (Memes that mocked everyone from liberal women to immigrants to school shooting survivors.) ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

What's the Sitch? There Is No Sitch! Christy Carlson Romano Will Be in the Live-Action Kim Possible!

Let the Disney Channel Animated Heroine renaissance officially begin. You're up next, Penny Proud! Per Variety, the original and only voice of Kim Possible, Christy Carlson Romano, will be appearing in the upcoming live-action Kim Possible film. Romano's role is unknown, but it's described as a "cameo" of some sort. ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Omarosa Is Now a ‘Lowlife' in Donald Trump's Eyes

President Trump, who, in the past, has referred to Omarosa Manigault as everything from a "loyal friend" to "smart and strategic," is breaking out some decisively different adjective use to describe his former senior aide. Per a pool of reporters who asked Trump about Manigault's forthcoming tell-all book Unhinged, he ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Kanye West Continues to Not Answer Jimmy Kimmel's Question

Kanye West had a chat with Jimmy Kimmel this week and it was full of all the mystery and frustration we've come to expect from Trump's favorite rapper. But the interview ended surprisingly abruptly, after Kimmel asked West, "You so famously, and so powerfully said, ‘George Bush doesn't care about ... More »

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Aug 12, 2018

Oh Wow, Harvey Weinstein's Friend Wrote a Sad Song About Him

In case you didn't know you needed this, here is Knicks owner James Dolan singing about the guilt he feels over the crimes committed by his longtime friend Harvey Weinstein, it's called ‘I Should've Known.' Dolan and his band (everybody needs a hobby) JD & The Straight Shot appeared on ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Sir VS Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Novelist, Dies at Age 85

The British author, who won a Nobel Prize for his work that explored colonialism, has died at aged 85. V S Naipaul passed away peacefully at his home in London, according to his wife Lady Naipaul. She said in a statement, "He was a giant in all that he achieved ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Sorry But Nicki Minaj Wasn't Finished, Releases New Track With Nas

Nicki Minaj's long awaited-and-delayed-and-it-almost-got-released-but-didn't-and-then-it-did fourth studio album finally dropped on Friday, but it wasn't all she had in store for fans. Saturday night Funk Flex debuted another brand new track from rap's queenmander-in-chief, ‘Sorry', on his Hot 97 show. The song is the collaboration with Nas that finally explains what ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Snooki Is Hosting a Show Where People Tattoo Each Other, Because ‘Trust'

The washboard abs and Bumpit hair of Jersey Shore may be firmly lodged in our collective cultural memory, but Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi isn't resting. After the cast reunited in June for MTV's spinoff, Deadline reports she's gearing up to host an upcoming show where people let their friends, family members, ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Kanye West Airs Out His ‘Sick Thoughts' With New Song ‘XTCY'

We love a Saturday sonic surprise! Because swinging by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk politics and coffee tables wasn't enough to fill his headline quota for the week, Kanye West decided to release a surprise new song "XTCY" in the wee hours of the morning. And the lyrics are … ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Mark Wahlberg Looks Forward to Benefiting From the Oscars' Popular Film Category

In an effort to get a little more cool and hip in these modern times, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced earlier this week that a new Oscars category will make its debut in 2019, described as "achievement in popular film." This new category, simply, will honor ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Elizabeth Warren Is Ballers' Best Hype Woman

On Sunday evening from 10 p.m.-11 p.m. EST, don't even think about calling your gal pal Elizabeth Warren to gossip about Paul Manafort's latest jacket acquisition. The senator is busy. She has important things to do. She's watching … the season premiere of HBO's Ballers, a show in which Dwayne ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Russell Simmons Says Anonymous Rape Accuser Made Allegations ‘for Publicity'

Russell Simmons, the music producer who has been accused of rape by multiple women, is now filing a lawsuit against one of his accusers — an anonymous woman who Simmons insists made allegations "for purposes of publicity, which this case has garnered." According to E! News, Simmons wants the woman, ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Colin Jost and Michael Che Have Zero Intention of Making the Emmys Political

When the Emmys air next month to reward all of those shows you definitely were planning to watch but never found the time to do so — oh god, how is my DVR so full — don't expect to see the vigor of Seth Meyers' Golden Globes or grit of ... More »

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Aug 11, 2018

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Blames Lack of Handjob Knowledge on His Who Is America? Prank

In this week's Who Is America? episode, a new Sacha Baron Cohen character named OMGWhizzBoyOMG manages to corral Sheriff Joe Arpaio into "unboxing" some cute toys with him — oh, and to talk about how Arpaio would accept a hypothetical blowjob from President Trump if requested to do such a ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Girls Writer Murray Miller Won't Be Charged Following Sexual Assault Allegation

Last fall, Girls writer and producer Murray Miller was accused by actress Aurora Perrineau of allegedly sexually assaulting her in 2012 when she was 17, an incident which she reported to Los Angeles County police in November. Miller himself "categorically and vehemently" denied the claim at the time. Now, the Los Angeles ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

The Great British Baking Show Recap: If the Choux Fits

With just one week to go in the competition (can you believe it!), our four semi-finalists must face the gauntlet that is patisserie. This French-themed episode is off to a very French start with our signature challenge: three varieties of bite-sized petit four, a dozen of each. These tempting little ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Insatiable Creator Says Backlash to Her Show Borders on Censorship

Netflix's new show Insatiable is about a cruelly bullied high-school girl, "fatty Patty," who — and this is true — gets her jaw wired shut after being punched by a homeless man who she first punched because he tried to steal her candy bar, and suddenly sheds 70 pounds in three months. ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

The Simpsons' Matt Groening Will Stop By Late-Night for the First Time Since 2007

Seemingly unaware that success in the television industry can be used as a means to obtain wild personal fame and (we're presuming) true happiness, Matt Groening tends to stay out of the limelight himself. As The Hollywood Reporter points out, he last did the late-night rounds in 2007 to promote ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Hollywood Chrises Might Not Be Getting Enough Millions To Stick With Star Trek

There's big trouble in the United Federation of Planets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Chrises Hemsworth and Pine, who have been expected to return for Star Trek 4, are in a financial deadlock with Paramount that could end with them leaving the franchise. "The deal points came down to ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Put on Your Dancing Shoes! Justin Timberlake Wrote a Book

Some people say you can't dance to a book, but clearly they've never read Justin Timberlake's Hindsight & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me. Neither have we, since it won't be published by Harper Design until October 30, but that makes it a perfect gift to hand ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Chris Hardwick's Name Restored to Nerdist Website

After it was revealed that Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick was the unnamed man Chloe Dykstra accused of sexual and emotional abuse back in June, the company released a statement and scrubbed his name from its website. But now that AMC has reinstated Hardwick as host of Talking Dead and Talking ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Eminem Raps Insanely Fast on Nicki Minaj's ‘Majesty'

Though it seems like a million years ago, Eminem's Revival only came out last December. Hot on the heels of a viral Trump diss track, the working narrative was that after years out of the spotlight, Eminem — one of the great technically proficient rappers, and a master of harnessing ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

A Prayer Before Dawn Is a Harrowing, Oddly Educational Prison Drama

Watching (and wincing at) the ferocious Thai-prison drama A Prayer Before Dawn, it occurred to me it might not be such a bad choice for a jailhouse movie night. Hear me out on this because there are many positive lessons for prisoners. Among them:There are much worse prisons than yours. ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

How Sharp Objects' Music Supervisor Created Its Soundtrack

Before the twisted world of Wind Gap, Missouri, materializes in Sharp Objects, the very first image we see — before the Victorian mansion, the hog farm, or even a vodka-filled Evian bottle — is the drop of a needle on a record player. So begin the opening credits of the ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Brantley Brice Wishes All His Tweets Were Fictional

Brantley Brice (@brantleybrice) is a comedian, content creator, and writer. If you're in New York, come see him co-host the show Cereal Milk on September 21 at Friends and Lovers. If you're not, check out his parody Instagram account @works_at_actor or visit his website.This week, Brantley talked to me about ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Skate Kitchen Is a Featherlight Slice of the Lives of Girl Skaters

Being the old and dusty thirtysomething pile of bones that I am, I did not know what getting "credit carded" was until this week, and now, no thanks to the opening of Crystal Moselle's Skate Kitchen, I am knee-squeezingly enlightened. The worst and most shocking incident in the coming-of-age story ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Stay Dangerous

Every great hip-hop saga is, at its core, a story about friendship. Before "Push It," "Whatta Man," and "Shoop," Salt-N-Pepa was just Cheryl and Sandra, community college classmates and co-workers. OutKast's vibrant music and motion picture career grew out of the bond between high school besties André Benjamin and Antwan ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Nicki Minaj's ‘Barbie Dreams' Is Beyond Petty

If you're a rapper who woke up this morning assuming you and Nicki Minaj were on good terms, check again. This afternoon Minaj released her long-delayed, mired in utter confusion, fourth album Queen. It's a mostly innocuous effort, save for the stray potshot here and there, with the extreme exception ... More »

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Aug 10, 2018

Chloë Grace Moretz on Scrapped Louis C.K. Film: ‘It Should Just Kind of Go Away, Honestly'

It hasn't even been a year since the long-rumored allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis C.K. surfaced in the New York Times, and Hollywood is already entertaining the possibility of C.K. returning to movies and television. In an interview published last week, Variety asked FX CEO John Landgraf if C.K. ... More »

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