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Dec 11, 2018

After 15 Years of Ruining Unsuspecting Tourist's Family Vacations, Avenue Q to Close

If you're like us, the dawning horror you're feeling as you realize you never saw Avenue Q is equalled only by the dawning horror of every parent in 2003 realizing it is not the Sesame Street knock-off they promised their kids. As announced by the show's producers on Monday, after ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

And Now the Academy Might Not Want an Oscars Host at All

According to Variety, Kevin Hart's decision to vacate his position as host of the 2019 Oscars has reportedly left some at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences reconsidering their options. Specifically, the option not to have an individual host for the evening at all, but rather "a bunch ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Troma's Toxic Avenger Falls In Another Vat of Toxic Waste, Emerges as a Potential Reboot

Hollywood is essentially playing chicken with superhero-loving audiences at this point, and as far as we're concerned, it's finally paying off. The latest benevolently-violent mutant to get the studio treatment is apparently Troma Entertainment's beloved cult crime-fighter Toxic Avenger. While Legendary has reportedly acquired the rights to the 1984 low-budge ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

My Brilliant Friend Finale Recap: For Better, For Worse

I confess that I spent the entire second half of this episode searching for those pink taffeta-bedecked flower girls from the front of Ferrante's novel. That cover, in all its confusing hideousness, has sparked so much conversation (mostly about what the hell the publishers were thinking) that I hoped director ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Vanderpump Rules Recap: James and the Giant Breach

Before we get into what happens this week on the world's least funny workplace comedy, I really need to tip my hat to the invisible forces behind this episode of Vanderpump Rules, because they really went out of their way to make this episode entertaining.First there's the flashback of Stassi ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Constance Wu In Talks for New Rom-Com, One That Asks, ‘What If You Got Pregnant by Two Men at Once?'

You know those pregnancies that are like… double pregnancies? Such is the dilemma potentially facing your reigning rom-com queen Constance Wu, who is reportedly recommitting to the genre with an unnamed romantic comedy directed by GLOW actress Kimmy Gatewood and executive produced by Elizabeth Banks.In the screenplay by writer Savion ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Jake Gyllenhaal To Intensely Star In American Remake of The Guilty, Which Is Very Intense

The Guilty, which is Denmark's submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards, features a main character that's tailor made for Jake Gyllenhaal — which is probably how he ended up cast in the American remake that was just reported by Variety. The movie has a very simple ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Here's Nicole Kidman As Gretchen Carlson With Not One But Two Handbags

Nicole Kidman is currently filming the upcoming Roger Ailes movie that also stars Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly, Margot Robbie as a producer at the news network, and presumably much hairspray and many a wig. Based off a paparazzi photo of Kidman on the film's set, you can see quite ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Mrs. Maisel's Costume Designer Explains Five Key Outfits From Season Two

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is set in late 1950s New York, but in a version of the city that's cloaked in pastel unreality, where everyone is impeccably clothed and coiffed to match their witty, rat-a-tat dialogue. In the show's second season, even as its reach expands from Manhattan with trips ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The Trouble With XXXTentacion's Fragmented SKINS

This year has been a surreal moment in hip-hop because it is a time when people seem to care as much about image and artifice as they do about true grit. The biggest records of the year have come from characters like Drake, Post Malone, and Travis Scott — who are, ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Jonah Hill Breaks His Silence on Lady Gaga's ‘100 People in a Room' Quote

Did you know there can be 100 people in a room? And did you know that maybe 99 of those people won't believe in you? And did you know — and I mean really, really know — that all you need is the one person who does believe in you? ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Here's a List of Hundreds of Sales Prices From Art Basel Miami Beach, Including a $2 Mil Bourgeois

According to a list released by Art Basel Miami Beach of sales from galleries who chose to disclose the information, 16 works by 14 artists sold for $1 million or more. Of those, Louise Bourgeois was the only woman artist whose work sold for seven figures — Hauser & Wirth ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Mrs. Maisel's Michael Zegen Knows You Don't Like Joel

In season one of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Michael Zegen's character Joel Maisel begins as the loutish, cheating husband who unintentionally puts Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) on her path to comedy fame. He's briefly, partially redeemed at the end of the first season after he watches her perform a set ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The 10 Best New TV Shows of 2018

In strikingly different ways, the best new shows of the past year each offered fresh perspective. They provided windows into worlds that television rarely lets us peer into, like the '80s drag-ball scene or a cult that put down Oregonian roots in that same decade, or told stories using striking ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Tom DeLonge Takes Alien Obsession to Next Level, Makes Sci-fi Show for Teens

Blink 182's Tom DeLonge is developing a show that sounds a lot like Stranger Things — in name and in theory — but for grimy '90s teens instead of quaint '80s nerds. Strange Times is the name of DeLonge's just-announced show for TBS, and it will feature a group of ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer: Millie Bobbie Brown Battles the Monsters

Godzilla versus series mainstays like Rodan, Mothra, and Ghidorah? Sure. Godzilla versus Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, and Millie Bobby Brown? Okay, now you've got our attention. The first trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters (below) threw kaiju after kaiju at us until we longed to live at the base ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Opera Review: A Tale of Two Tones in the Met's La Traviata

La Traviata opens with an act of renunciation: Violetta gives up glamour for the possibility of love. Verdi makes that choice a real one by giving each side of music memorable specificity. Michael Mayer, who directs the Metropolitan Opera's new production, makes the decision easier by making the sparkly life ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon to Return As Cord and Tish for the 2019 Rose Parade

Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon's alter egos Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan are set to return next month with their second annual round of live Rose Parade coverage. Funny or Die announced today that The 2019 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish will stream live on Funny or Die's ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

How a Bunch of Romantic Goths Changed Music As We Know It

On December 7, venerated indie label 4AD released deluxe reissues of all three albums by This Mortal Coil, effectively rereleasing their ethereal dream-pop into our annual, wintry mix of sentimentality and seasonal affective disorder. The timing couldn't be more appropriate. These records should rightfully be another December tradition, right up ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Ty Dolla Sign Reportedly Facing Up to 15 Years in Prison for Drug Charges

Ty Dolla Sign has been indicted by a grand jury on drug charges, TMZ reports. He's been charged with felony cocaine possession, felony possession of THC, and misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of weed. The singer-songwriter (née Tyrone William Griffin Jr.) was arrested in September in Atlanta and ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Clara's Ghost Is One of the Strangest Films of the Year

One of the strangest films I've seen this year, Clara's Ghost is a twisted, slippery little whisper of a thing that refuses to let itself be easily defined. Directed by Bridey Elliott, and starring her and her own family playing variations on themselves — including her dad, veteran comedian Chris ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Fyre Festival Rages on With a New Netflix Doc

Get your exclusive first look at FYRE a revealing new doc about the insanity and rapid unraveling of Fyre Festival: the greatest party that never happened. Premieres January 18. December 10, 2018 ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

A Complete Timeline of Cardi B and Offset's Complicated Relationship

Cardi B and Offset have been thrilling us with their romance for nearly two years now, a lifetime in celebrity dating. It seemed like every day, black Twitter had something new to go in on, from cheating rumors to secret babies to a real baby. Through it all, there was ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Andy Serkis on His Most Groundbreaking Motion-Capture Performances

For a guy who has remained one of Hollywood's consistently employed actors, appearing in the biggest of big-budget movies for the last two decades and playing key roles in such blockbusters as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Planet of the Apes films, and The Adventures of Tintin, Andy ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The Favourite, Black Panther Lead Critics' Choice Awards Nominations

How goes the kingdom? Very well, according to nominations for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards! Yorgos Lanthimos's punchy period piece The Favourite led the film slate with 14 nominations: Best Picture, Actress, Actress in a Comedy, Acting Ensemble, Director, Editing, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Best Hair ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Theater Review: Slave Play Blends the Terrifying and the Tantalizing

To really talk about Jeremy O. Harris's supercharged, fearsome, and often terribly funny Slave Play, I have to begin with a spoiler alert: If you're seeing the play — and there are plenty of reasons to see it — stop reading this now. Come back afterward. Harris, a second-year playwriting ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

90 Day Fiancé Recap: All Hail the Queen

We finally did it, folks. After weeks of anticipation, we finally got the moment in which Larissa screams, "All those against the queen will die!" It was everything I had hoped and dreamed for — sharp, loud, and terrifying.But the journey is more important than the destination, as the road ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The Most Nicolas Cage Moments From Nicolas Cage's Master Class

"This is called a Master Class," Nicolas Cage announced, "which I find kind of ironic because I always see myself as a student. I'm a student of film performance, I always know I can learn something. And that compels me to take the risks — risks that perhaps people would advise ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Doctor Who Recap: Be the Better Man

"The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos," an episode title that takes even longer to memorize than to say, has been touted as the Doctor Who season 11 finale, but one more episode drops in just over three weeks, so is it really? Compound that with the fact that for the ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

What Lord John Grey's Surprise Outlander Return Means for Claire and Jamie

After Claire Fraser and Lord John Grey last came face-to-face in Outlander's third season, actor David Berry felt there was much left unsaid. "There was a sense of being a little short-changed with the exchange between Lord John and Claire, on my end," Berry says. "You can see that there's ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Can Special Effects Be Special Again?

"You'll believe a man can fly." So proclaimed billboards and posters across the nation in 1978, in anticipation of the December release of Richard Donner's Superman — The Movie. It wasn't an idle promise. Although the Man of Steel had been depicted in numerous TV shows and cartoons over the ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Boobs and Bourbon and Wine

Have you ever had that thing happen where one of your friends gets a new friend and they keep talking about them? Okay, that's not that annoying, but the really annoying thing is when they expect you to follow this strange third friend's drama. Like, I don't care if your ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Outlander's Caitriona Balfe on That Swoon-Worthy Bathtub Scene

Back in September, when Caitriona Balfe did a Twitter Q&A to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the day Starz announced that she'd been cast as Outlander's Claire Fraser, a fan asked her to pick her favorite scene she'd filmed for the show's fourth season. She answered with one emoji: the ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Triple Frontier Trailer: Affleck, Isaac, Hunnam, Hedlund, Pascal, Cargo Pants!

In Triple Frontier, five weary ex-military men — Ben Affleck, Garrett Hedlund, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, and Oscar Isaac — wanna rob. They're not linking up to settle a score, but to break even: "You've been shot five times for your country, and you can't even afford to send your ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Can You Make It As an Artist in 2018 Without Constantly Plugging Yourself on Instagram?

The parties, the selfies, the beaches and, oh, yeah, the art. With Art Basel Miami Beach going on, this past week may have felt like an endless stream of champagne-infused Instagram Stories. I mean, if you weren't there posting away, getting your brand out there, are you even really a ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

How Do the Wokest Parts of Mary Queen of Scots Line Up With History?

Modern period pieces are in a pickle: Many of history's most famous stories involve some degree of religious conflict, but those divisions are basically incomprehensible to contemporary audiences. We'll go along with it, sure, but the filmmakers usually have to do a lot of work to get us invested in ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The 10 Best Crime Books of 2018

The best thrillers, mysteries, and true crime books of the year feature an array of unreliable narrators ready to flip the script at any moment; women really, really getting into their anger; and meticulously researched narratives that consider the real-life victims of terrible crimes.The eccentrics who populate Lethem's fiction are ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The 10 Best Horror Movies of 2018

We said it in 2016. We said it in 2017. And now we get to say it again in 2018: It's been a great year for horror! And year-over-year, we see the genre getting a little more queer, a little less white, and little less bound by patriarchal structures, as ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

The 10 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018

What qualifies as a stand-up special?This question became the idée fixe that generated a surplus of hot takes and passionate debates within comedy circles in 2018. It's a valid inquiry, as this past year saw not only the amount of comedy specials that can be released in a calendar year ... More »

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Dec 10, 2018

Family Guy Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher In Her Character's Eulogy

At the end of December, it'll be two years since Carrier Fisher passed away at the age of 60. While the actress, writer and comedian might live on in the Star Wars universe, Seth MacFarlane and Family Guy finally laid her character Angela to rest on Sunday, leaving her employee ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Cardi B is Rapping About Her Divorce Now

At a show in Chicago on Saturday night, Cardi B gave the world another update on her relationship with Offset. Last week, she announced on Instagram that she and Offset were breaking up, saying that the two "just grew out of love." Her most recent show included new lyrics about getting a divorce.During a performance ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

James Gunn's Brightburn Trailer: Wait, What If Superman Was Basically Damien From The Omen?

Plenty of superhero storylines have imagined what could happened if an almost all-powerful being embraced the dark side. In the first Brightburn trailer, directed by David Yarovesky and produced by James Gunn, however, the filmmakers ask: what if he was simply born into it? Meet Brandon, an alien baby turned ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Dirty John Recap: Love and Scare-age

The structure of this episode is not only different from the previous episodes in this series, but is also quite different from other episodes of this kind. You know the kind I'm talking about, where we learn all about a mysterious figure via a hefty helping of flashbacks. The episode ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Escape at Dannemora Review: Tillie and the Wall

Tillie isn't very good at crime. She blows her cover with Lyle, forgetting about inmate Matt's whole "I made this creepy dog painting as an anniversary gift" hail Mary; continues more or less sneering at Lambert or anyone else who knows what she's up to; keeps peddling hacksaw-stuffed meat to ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Stranger Things 3 Teases Titles, Which Read Like Dance Moves These Kids'll Have to Learn to Survive

Evacuate the dance floor! There's a Mind Flayer towering over it. Netflix knows it's got you right where it wants you, and the place it wants you is, well, exceedingly strange. On Sunday, the streaming platform dropped a teeny, tiny teaser for Stranger Things Season 3, revealing only the titles ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Counterpart Premiere Recap: Perfect Strangers

The first episode of Counterpart's second season might just as well be considered the 11th episode of the first season. Aside from the pre-credit introduction of a new character—Naya Temple, a former FBI agent assigned to help Quayle root out any impostors within the Office of Interchange (OI) and beyond—there's ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

The Real Housewives of Orange County Reunion Recap: The Long Twerk Begins

We need to talk about Housewives and smarm. Smarm, like pornography, is one of those things that's easier to identify when you see it than to define, but for the sake of my argument here I mean the way that women disingenuously stand behind some sort of emotion to win ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

My Brilliant Friend Recap: The Marriage Plot

Considering Elena is narrating this story herself, it's always rather shocking to consider just how little of her own coming-of-age she finds worthy of sharing. Lila's life — her familial battles, romantic entanglements, defiant nature, untapped intellect — is the centerpiece. Last week's episode was an anomaly: Away from Lila ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Ray Donovan Recap: Crooked Numbers

It wouldn't be the mid-season for Ray Donovan if the male characters on this show weren't in serious trouble. Come to think of it, Terry Donovan, who could die the next time he decides to pop into the Underground Fight Club, may be in the least amount of Donovan Drama. ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Outlander Recap: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess who's back, back again? John Grey's back. Tell a friend.You guys, Lord John Grey comes traipsing through the backcountry of North Carolina as if we're all just supposed to be cool with his "I was in the neighborhood on my way to Virginia" explanation. Don't get me wrong, I ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Roma, Regina King, Steven Yeun Win at 2018 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

More and more evidence that Roma really could pull this thing off. On Sunday, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association announced their award winners for 2018, naming the Alfonso Cuarón drama Best Picture and Debra Granik Best Director for her work on Leave No Trace.In addition to coming in as ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Ariana Grande's 2019 Resolution Is to Love Herself

As we go into 2019, Ariana Grande is setting an example for us all and making plans to show herself some much-deserved love. Last week, during her speech accepting the Billboard Woman of the Year award — presented by Patti LaBelle, no less — she called 2018 "one of the best years of my career ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Michael Che Isn't Pleased With the Kevin Hart Oscars Brouhaha

The glorious rise, the messy fall, and the think-piece aftermath of Kevin Hart losing his Oscars hosting gig because of old homophobic tweets dominated the "content" "cycle" last week, and just when we were ready to campaign for Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland as suitable replacements, in comes a ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Trailer: Jake Does Die Hard, Noice

Chant it with us: NINE-NINE! About a month away until Brooklyn Nine-Nine officially keeps it toit and revives itself on NBC for a sixth season, the show has given us a peak into the mind palace of Jake (Andy Samberg) and his recurring fantasy to live out Die Hard in ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

SNL's Khal Drago Is a Dothraki Jerry Springer Who Lives for the Drama

Don't cry because Game of Thrones hypebeast Khal Drago is dead. Smile because he's up in Dothraki Public Access heaven, co-hosting a talk show that's somehow able to reunite all of the show's murdered characters for one last hoorah. (Aside: Khal Drogo's Ghost Dojo is giving us some Bob Loblaw's ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Ask SNL and We Shall Receive: What If the Trumps Were Black?

The prosecution's closing in. Legal papers are being dotted and crossed. Impeachment is evident. But it turns out even if Darius Trump isn't a 72 year-old white dude with terrible hair from Queens, the FBI is still going to descend upon his family — poor Malika! — and arrest him ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Saturday Night Live Recap: Jason Momoa Strips for Scrooge

To date, Jason Momoa is best known for playing roaring brutes, like Conan in the Conan the Barbarian reboot and Dothraki leader Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones. Though certainly harder to lean back and get that full-throttled yawp underwater, his starring role in Aquaman isn't a big stretch from ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

SNL Continues Its ‘Let's Endearingly Emasculate Eric Trump' Comedy Journey

Out all of the carousel of loony people in the Trump administration who've received the wrath of an SNL impression, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr. fall on different sides of the comedy spectrum: Jr. comes across as a decently competent guy who has a big heart for his younger ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Michael Che's Ode to Bidets Shows Just How Far SNL Has Come

Fourteen years after Martin Lawrence was banned from SNL for urging women to douche, co-head writer Michael Che got to do an entire desk piece about the joys of washing one's ass. Bidet company Tushy had its ads banned from the NYC subway, and Che is not having it. "People ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

Saturday Night Live Probes the Dark Underbelly of Elf on a Shelf

Christmas is an innocent time, full of wonder and wholesome family cheer. But as kids grow, their desires turn from toys to other things. Santa meets up with the elves on the shelves, who report on their kids. Every child has been very nice, and not at all naughty. All ... More »

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Dec 09, 2018

On SNL, Homemaking Gets a Manly Makeover

Now that women are the top earner in 50% of American families, G.E. is giving home appliances a butch new makeover. If you thought the AXE body wash that looks like a tire was a weird way to shore up your masculinity, wait till you see a dishwasher with a ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

You're Damn Right Michelle Yeoh Is Wearing That Ring to the Golden Globes

Michelle Yeoh might have been ROBBED of a Golden Globes nomination, but she will be attending the function and she will be wearing statement jewelry.(Spoilers for Crazy Rich Asians)Yeoh told The L.A. Times that she will be wearing her character Eleanor's emerald and diamond ring to the award ceremony. "I ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Before Even Being Released in the U.S., Aquaman Has a Sequel in the Works

They're crazy for this fish guy in China! Aquaman is projected to bring in more than $80 million over its Chinese opening weekend. Perhaps that's why a sequel is already in development, despite not even premiering yet in America. Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Amber Heard's wig are all set ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

The Favourite, Sorry to Bother You, and Hereditary Not Eligible for Writers Guild Awards

Variety is reporting that a number of critics' favorite films of 2018 will not be eligible for Writers Guild Awards. The WGA only nominates films that conform to its Minimum Basic Agreement. The Minimum Basic Agreement covers what a Writers Guild member can and cannot do on a script, and ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Netflix's The Umbrella Academy Looks Like a Lot of Fun, for an Apocalypse

Netflix has released a teaser for its new series, The Umbrella Academy. Based on the comic book series by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way, The Umbrella Academy is about six former superbabies who were adopted by an eccentric millionaire. Now papa is dead and they only have eight days to ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Lindsey Buckingham Has Settled His Lawsuit Against Fleetwood Mac

Consider the chain officially broken. Lindsey Buckingham has apparently settled his lawsuit against his ex-band, Fleetwood Mac. According to Lindz, he was fired over the phone by Stevie Nicks, from the band he helped bring to international acclaim. Buckingham then filed a breach of contract suit, as he had been ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

As DC Universe Moves in a Zanier Direction, Amy Adams Says ‘I'm Out'

If Amy Adams is going to win that Oscar, it probably won't be for playing Superman's girlfriend. Speaking to Nicole Kidman in an episode of Variety's Actors on Actors, Adams said "I think I'm out of the DC Universe now. I think they're revamping that. I don't know the details."The ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Charmed, Oh, Hello's George and Gill Are Campaigning to Be Oscar Hosts, I'm Sure

With Kevin Hart in and out in a record amount of time, just about every website with "pop culture" in its mission statement is speculating who should host next year's Oscars ceremony. Billy Crystal? Sure. Lin-Manuel Miranda? Hip. But helloooo ?you schmucks at the Academy! Slab some tuna onto your ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Why Is Jeff Bezos Avoiding Gwyneth Paltrow?

Gwyneth Paltrow has many powerful friends. Guests at her recent conscious coupling/wedding to Brad Falchuck included Jerry Seinfeld, Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr., and Steven Spielberg. But there is one mega-wealthy businessman whose friendship continues to elude her: Jeff Bezos, it seems, wants nothing to do with Paltrow. In an interview with WSJ. Magazine this ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Custard Creams for All! Jodie Whittaker Is Staying With Doctor Who

Well, we don't have a one-and-done Christopher Eccleston situation on our hands. Cue the theme! In an announcement not too surprising but still good to receive, Jodie Whittaker conformed she's sticking around Doctor Who and the TARDIS for at least one more season. "I really can't wait to step back ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Damn It, Court Reporters, You Spoiled Cardi B's Grammy News for Her

Cardi B will likely be popping in and out of New York courts for the next few months due to, uh, an incident involving attacking some strip club bartenders, but at least she's wearing cute floppy hats and making the best of it, Perry Mason style! That is, until a ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

How Did The Ranch's Season Premiere Deal With Danny Masterson?

Last year, five women accused actor Danny Masterson of rape, revelations that subsequently got him fired from his Netflix show, The Ranch, and also fired from his long-time talent agency. Dealing with damage control, the minds behind The Ranch wrote Masterson out of the show in its season-finale episode earlier ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Apparently Obsessed With Buying Dinosaur Skulls

The only thing that Leonardo DiCaprio might love more than having a girlfriend half his age and beach volleyball is dinosaurs, as evidenced by his existing collection of their skeletons, which may soon grow … by a lot. According to the Page Six "art spies" on the scene at Art Miami, the founding father of the Pussy ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Kim Kardashian, Of All People, Helped Kathy Griffin Stay Sane Through Her Trump Photo Ordeal

Kathy Griffin went to hell and back following her decision to pose in a photo with a bloody, severed head of Donald Trump last spring, and the extent of her 9 Circles of Hell went a lot deeper, more inferno-y, than we previously imagined. As she recalled to Stephen Colbert ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Stephen Colbert Feeds Us Enough Mike Pence Insults to Fuel the Rest of 2018

Rumor has it, Mike Pence might receive a Trump Dump and be banished from the president's 2020 ticket, given that he's … kind of a forgettable dude, all of those wild Hamilton shenanigans aside? Stephen Colbert is thrilled! Mostly so he can break out his arsenal of choice insults against ... More »

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Dec 08, 2018

Theaster Gates And His Band The Black Monks Of Mississippi Play Miami

Thursday night in Miami, artist Theaster Gates and his band the Black Monks of Mississippi performed at the pop-up club Prada Mode. In a small upstairs, tucked into the second floor of a poolside restaurant — a part of the understated hotel complex Prada took over for their three-night VIP ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

New Ghost In the Shell Netflix Series to Emerge in 2020

Move over, Scarlett Johansson! No, seriously, move over. Girl, what are you even still doing here? On Friday, Netflix announced their plans for Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, the latest manifestation of the Ghost in the Shell franchise, along with protagonist Motoko Kusanagi's new look. The show, from Ghost in ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

CBS Developing a Vehicle for Natasha Leggero to Be Rachet

Comedian Natasha Leggero's whole thing is eleganza, but she and her opera gloves are going to be out on the street soon if CBS has anything to say about it. According to Deadline, the network is currently developing Rachet, a multi-cam pilot starring Leggero and co-created with Two Broke Girls' ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Recap: Greg Party

It's the episode we've all been waiting for: the introduction of New Greg. With Santino Fontana off doing his best Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Bloom's college chum Skylar Astin has taken on the role of everyone's favorite sarcastic barkeep—and he'll be back for the rest of the series (…of holidays…that concludes ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Reese Witherspoon Is Taking You Where the Crawdads Sing, Which Is Also 100% Where a Murder Happened

Investigation Discovery has pretty much cornered the market on swamp murders, but marsh murders? Reese Witherspoon is finally here to put you on the map, girls. According to Deadline, Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine is adding Where the Crawdads Sing to her long list of upcoming projects, producing it as movie for ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

The Rules Go Out the Window in the RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 4 Trailer

Winter is coming, and so is RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season four. Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Jasmine Masters, Trinity Taylor, Naomi Smalls, Farrah Moan, Valentina, Gia Gunn, and Manila Luzon are all back to compete for a coveted spot in the All Stars Hall of Fame, and Ru ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Disney's Streaming Platform Received the Divine Inspiration to Bring You Sister Act 3

If you like resurrections, boy, does Disney have a project for you! According to Entertainment Weekly, Disney's upcoming streaming platform is reportedly developing a threequel to the nun-centric franchise Sister Act, 25 years after the exquisitely-named Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit hit theaters.However, the devil is in the ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Vulture's Holiday Gift Guide: What Our Editors Are Giving

The holidays: They're here! Still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, co-workers, or — maybe most importantly — yourself? Vulture is here to help — here's what our staff is gifting this holiday season.As a fan of The Great British Baking Show even before PBS and Netflix ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Mrs. Maisel's Marin Hinkle on Learning French, Filming in Paris, and Dancing With Tony Shalhoub

A few months before The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel went into production on its second season, Marin Hinkle got a call from a production coordinator who asked, "Hey, do you speak French?" Hinkle didn't. The coordinator then told her, "You're going to have some lessons and we're going to Paris."The fact ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Remembering Buzzcocks Front Man Pete Shelley

It is a general rule nowadays that when someone of any note dies, first there is hagiography, then there are jokes. Sometimes the universal praise lasts less than a minute before someone posts some horrific thing the newly deceased said or did, maybe in the '80s or maybe just their ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

A Miami Conference Questions If Blockchain Technology Will Commodify or Democratize the Art World

Bitcoin and Basquiat, they both made certain people a lot of money. But for the investment-minded who might be interested in both, it's not just about a well-rounded portfolio. Blockchain technologies are poised to change how we buy and sell art. "The world of tokenization of different asset classes is ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Met Rape Accuser at Movie ‘Hours' After Alleged Attack

Harvey Weinstein is again trying to get his sexual-assault case tossed by claiming an accuser met him "hours" after an alleged attack — and that this information was kept "hidden" by cops.Weinstein is charged with having nonconsensual sexual encounters with three women. The mogul's lawyers have since insisted in numerous ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Reasons Why We Must Be Cast As Extras in the Cats Movie

As you may have heard, Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit broadway musical Cats is set to receive a big Hollywood adaptation, and casting is well underway. With a current December 20, 2019, release date, the roster of huge celebrity names attached is swelling rapidly, tapping A-listers like Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Say Yes to the Tour

It's pretty darn tough to top a season premiere shot in Paris, so for the season two finale, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel opted for an episode that feels like one long dramatic Instagram Superzoom sound. In other words, there are a lot of cliffhangers.Don't get me wrong: The mark of ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

The 10 Best Classical-Music Performances of 2018

For a long time, the classical-music establishment approached change like a 7-year-old staring down a plateful of boiled zucchini. No longer. The New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera both have new music directors (Jaap van Zweden and Yannick Nézet-Séguin), who join a scene that welcomes living composers and new ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Jude Law Based His Vox Lux Role on Killing of a Chinese Bookie

In Vox Lux, Jude Law flips the script of his own reality by playing a talent manager. He's a particularly involved and manipulative one, making a lot of very questionable choices while overseeing the career of Natalie Portman's Celeste from adolescence to adulthood. But despite (presumably) being surrounded by high-profile talent ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Tyrel Is a Subtle — Then Brutally Effective — Portrait of Racial Alienation

It was hard not to see the blurb for Sebastián Silva's Tyrel at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year, as Get Out was doing its awards lap, and feel a little bit of déjà vu. Tyler (Jason Mitchell), a black man, the summary tells us, heads upstate ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

The Wild Story Behind Aretha Franklin's Long-Delayed Documentary

In January 1972, Aretha Franklin came to Los Angeles to create what would become her greatest artistic statement. Over two consecutive nights at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, before a live audience that included her father Reverend C.L. Franklin and her mentor Clara Ward (as well as ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

What's With All the Dead Parents in Made-for-TV Christmas Movies?

The inciting incident of Netflix's A Christmas Prince isn't the 25th of December, as the title would lead you to believe. It's not even young Amber's (Rose McIver) trip to the fictional kingdom of Aldovia to report on the shenanigans of their Prince Richard (Ben Lamb). The real inciting event ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

2019 Grammy Nominations: The Snubs and Surprises

In the next few days, if you so desire, you will find a number of articles that attempt to explain what the Grammys really mean for the music industry. Do they matter? Are they irrelevant? Already, outgoing Recording Academy president Neil Portnow has said "I think we're incredibly relevant and ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Divide and Conquer Tells Roger Ailes's Origin Story

Among the many brilliant choices Alexis Bloom makes in her documentary Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes is not to frame her subject the way that Ailes's Fox News Network would present one of its liberal hobgoblins. Her tone is chill, unsensational, and her interviewees are lucid rather ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Recap: Ready for Her Close-Up

No, not Midge and Benjamin. We all know that the most important pairing on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is that of Midge and Susie, so when there's trouble between these two, it's not something to take lightly.As we head into the season two finale, we find our comedy besties at ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who Debut Season Is a Huge Ratings Success

The Thirteenth Doctor is proving to be quite popular with American viewers. Per Nielsen, the latest installment of the Doctor Who franchise — the first with a woman (Jodie Whittaker) playing the iconic British sci-fi character — is averaging 1.6 million viewers on BBC America over the course of its ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Ben Is Back Is Superbly Effective

However admirable, movies that center on people struggling with addiction tend to be more alike than unalike, especially when 12 Step programs rear their inevitable heads. So, I'm tempted to praise Peter Hedges's taut Ben Is Back for taking a hard turn halfway through in a different direction, even if ... More »

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Dec 07, 2018

Watch Zach Broussard Announce the Top 1,000 Comedians of 2018 Tomorrow Night Right Here

Comedian Zach Broussard continues his annual tradition of honoring the "Top 1,000 Comedians" of the year tomorrow night with a live, sold-out show at Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles, and Vulture is proud to announce that we'll be hosting a livestream of the event for all the comedians and fans ... More »

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