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May 26, 2018

Drake Is Upset on New Single ‘I'm Upset'

Ok guys, listen up, we just got a new single from Drake and, well, he's upset. We don't know which of you did this, but hopefully you're very ashamed of yourselves. While it might be tempting to connect this to the Pusha-T diss track he released yesterday called "Duppy Freestyle" ... More »

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May 26, 2018

Nicki Minaj Opens Up About Her Relationships and Fixes Yours

Nicki Minaj is quickly becoming everyone's most important female friend. And with her new album Queen coming out on August 10th, she opened up for some serious girl talk on Twitter today, hinting at the struggles that may have inspired the album's title. Minaj started off by laying out some ... More »

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May 26, 2018

13 Reasons Why Recap: Image Is Everything

Jess has one of the strongest arcs on the show, so it follows that the episode featuring her testimony is the best of the season so far. That said, "The Drunk Slut" hits both the highs and lows of 13 Reasons Why: It addresses topics that deserve attention, including mental ... More »

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May 26, 2018

HBO's John McCain Documentary Is Both Reverent and Candid

John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls is a pre-obituary for one of the most fascinating, maddening, and respected lawmakers in American history.Directed and produced by Peter Kunhardt and his sons, George and Teddy - a team responsible for other politically themed HBO documentaries, including one about Ted Kennedy that ... More »

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May 26, 2018

What's Leaving Showtime: June 2018

For a crime thriller from a modern master: Drug WarThere aren't many filmmakers like Johnnie To. Wildly prolific, with movies that hop between genres at the drop of a hat, you never really know what to expect from him. Drug War is To's 2013 crime thriller about a cop, Police ... More »

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May 26, 2018

13 Reasons Why Recap: Bad Reputation

Second to the stand is Courtney Crimsen (Michele Selene Ang). In the grand web of how everyone connects to each other - and thus to Hannah - Courtney was in a set of photographs that Tyler, who has already testified, took while stalking Hannah. While that might not sound like ... More »

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May 26, 2018

Ashley Judd Believes Harvey Weinstein's Arrest Is a ‘Watershed Event'

Ashley Judd was one of the first people to go on record detailing Harvey Weinstein's alleged history of abuse and harassment against women — later saying that she spoke publicly because "it was the right thing to do" — and now, with Weinstein arrested in New York on rape charges, ... More »

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May 26, 2018

Meghan Markle's Coat of Arms Is Inspired by California

Former Suits actress Meghan Markle is now Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. And as Duchess of Sussex, she gets a coat of arms, visually solidifying her place in the British royal family. Kensington Palace revealed what it looks like this week, after it was approved by the Queen and the ... More »

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May 26, 2018

Adam Levine Makes Sonic History With First Carpool Karaoke Police Interaction

Apologies to everyone who clicked this headline thinking Sting and/or Andy Summers and/or Stewart Copeland joined the lead singer of Maroon 5 and a CBS late-show host for a rousing Reggatta de Blanc singalong in a sedan, but can we interest you in some police force action instead? Such fun ... More »

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May 26, 2018

Paz de la Huerta ‘Couldn't Stop Crying' After Harvey Weinstein's Arrest

In November, actress Paz de la Huerta accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her twice in 2010, assaults of which caused her to become depressed and reliant on heavy drinking for a long period of time. Now, with Weinstein arrested for rape charges in the state of New York — stemming ... More »

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May 26, 2018

Morgan Freeman Will No Longer Be the Voice of Vancouver Public Transit

Earlier this week, CNN published eight allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against actor Morgan Freeman, leading Metro Vancouver's transit authority to axe a planned promotional campaign which would have had Freeman deliver various transit system announcements as part of a Visa ad campaign. Everyone in "the Couv," as it is commonly ... More »

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May 26, 2018

In the Battle Between Team Colbert or Team Stewart, Meryl Streep Is Firmly Team Colbert

Let's hand it to Anne Hathaway, who swung by The Late Show this week for an unbearably charming interview filled to the brim with fun celeb tidbits. (You know who's pissed about how hard it is to get drunk at the Met Gala? Hathaway and Colbert, duh.) But it was ... More »

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May 26, 2018

Bryce Dallas Howard Has Been Mistaken for Jessica Chastain Since College, Translation, Way Before They Were Famous

One of the most delightful celebrity doppelgangers in recent memory has been Bryce Dallas Howard and Jessica Chastain, and the two ginger thespians have been happy to pal around their physical likeness in the past for the sake of a good joke. But while we previously believed the "Howard Is ... More »

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May 26, 2018

It Was a Hard Pass From Thandie Newton About Wearing Westworld's Merkins

The saloon-y costumes Thandie Newton got to wear in the first season of Westworld — swoon, those lace gloves! —might've been lovely to look at, but underneath, Newton was serving some what? no! sass when it came to an extra accessory that didn't exactly, well, mirror a fan or jewel ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Morgan Freeman Releases New Statement On Harassment Allegations

This week actor Morgan Freeman was accused by eight women of sexual harassment in an investigation done by CNN. The allegations included accusations that he and his Revelations Entertainment co-founder Lori McCreary allegedly created a toxic work environment for employees in their office. Yesterday, the actor issued an apology, but ... More »

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May 25, 2018

New Azealia Banks Video Expands On the Empty Warehouse Genre

We've officially entered a golden age for people who own empty warehouses (See: Exhibit A and Exhibit B.) Or, a slump in business for people who build and design music video sets. How you see this trend depends on whether you're a warehouse half-empty or half-full kind of person. Azealia ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Nicky Jam, Will Smith, Era Istrefi and Diplo Join Forces For New World Cup Theme

As is tradition, a new song from some of today's hottest artists has been released to celebrate the impending World Cup. This year's selection, ‘Live It Up', is produced by Diplo and performed by Nicky Jam who entices listeners to, in fact, "live it up" by, we suppose, watching more ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Drake Releases Duppy Freestyle to Address Pusha-T Beef

Pusha-T released his latest album Daytona last night to mostly glowing reviews. But it looks like Drake will not be joining in the chorus of praise for the album, because he has absolutely had it. Included in Pusha-T's song "Infrared" is a reference to Drake using a ghostwriter, an accusation ... More »

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May 25, 2018

What's Leaving Netflix: June 2018

For anyone who read the NFL's new national anthem policy: The Trials of Muhammad AliMore than 50 years ago, the greatest fighter of all time refused to take up arms in the Vietnam War. This week, the biggest sports league in the country required its players to stand for the ... More »

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May 25, 2018

This Week in Late Night: Vomiting, Vibrators, and Ocean's 8

The talk show's weaknesses are also its greatest strengths. They are routine — something has to air every night, so a lot of weird content sneaks out. Writers get anything on the air between plugs for The Boys in the Band. It is a PR machine, which can make things ... More »

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May 25, 2018

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Alia Shawkat on Queery

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week ... More »

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May 25, 2018

The St. Elsewhere Finale at 30

Today is the 30th anniversary of one of the most famous endings in all of television: St. Elsewhere's Dr. Westphall (Ed Flanders) watches his autistic son Tommy (Chad Allen) stare at a snow globe that he stares at all day long. "What's he thinking about?" he asks. Then the boy ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Man Who Accused George Takei of Sexual Assault Is Walking Back Parts of His Story

Last November, a man named Scott R. Brunton accused George Takei of groping him without consent back in 1981. The men were friends at the time, and Brunton says after having a few drinks at Takei's home he passed out briefly and woke up to Takei undressing him. "He had ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Alyssa Limperis and Newfound Twitter Fame

Alyssa Limperis is a comedian, actress, and writer in New York City. You can find her work on YouTube, Instagram, and buying her fourth coffee of the day at noon.This week, Limperis talked with me about her funniest tweets and her YouTube sketches, some of which she makes with her ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Let's Talk About That Crazy Solo: A Star Wars Story Cameo

Major spoilers for Solo: A Star Wars Story below.While Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace is often reviled in the cultural consciousness, there is one piece of the film that gets a universal pass: the "Duel of the Fates" fight, a beautifully choreographed three-combatant lightsaber melee in the film's final ... More »

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May 25, 2018

The Gospel According to André Explores the Life of Legendary Vogue Editor André Leon Talley

The Gospel According to André is a coy documentary about a man who, on the surface, one would assume is anything but. Director Kate Novack paints an interesting portrait of the former Vogue editor-at-large Talley, but by its end it doesn't feel as if it's really gone anywhere with the ... More »

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May 25, 2018

How Will Amy Schumer's Huge Spotify Deal Change the Podcast Industry?

Amy Schumer is the latest Hollywood celebrity to jump on the podcasting train. Bloomberg reports that Spotify is paying the comedian more than $1 million for exclusive rights to a comedy podcast, citing "two people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the terms are private." ... More »

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May 25, 2018

What's Leaving HBO: June 2018

If you missed it last year: Kong: Skull IslandA lot of the titles leaving HBO this month are the exact sort that you hear about and say, Oh, I'll catch that when it's streaming somewhere. And then it drops, and you say, Oh, that movie dropped, I should check it ... More »

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May 25, 2018

A Guide to Which Parts of Han Solo's Backstory Do and Do Not Get Explained in Solo

As all true cinephiles know, the best thing about origin stories is that they explain how every little thing about our favorite screen characters came to be. That's what made the Star Wars prequels so good — we learned how Anakin Skywalker was conceived (immaculate conception by the Force), how ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Report: Spotify Might Put XXXTentacion Back on Playlists, After Other Artists Threaten to Pull Their Music

R. Kelly and XXXTentacion's music has been banished from Spotify's playlists for just two weeks, but already the streaming service might be backtracking on the move. According to a new Bloomberg report, Spotify is said to be considering reinstating rapper XXXTentacion's music on its playlists after representatives for artists, including ... More »

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May 25, 2018

What Lauren Groff Can't Live Without

If you're like us, you've probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies and the new short-story collection Florida, about the colored pens, dark-chocolate peanut-butter cups, and cowboy ... More »

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May 25, 2018

What Books Did Harvey Weinstein Carry on His Perp Walk?

Harvey Weinstein surrendered himself to authorities in New York City Friday morning, walking into the First Precinct police station in Tribeca to turn himself in after dozens of women in Hollywood and beyond accused him of sexual assault or harassment. As Weinstein made his way to the precinct door, the disgraced ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Don't Ask Tracy Morgan About Tiffany Haddish Blowing Up When Craft Services Is the Real Star

What began as an innocent question to Tracy Morgan about the ascent of Tiffany Haddish, Morgan's co-star in The Last O.G., turned into a spicy monologue on holistic cast and crew appreciation — even craft services! Here's how the tête-à-tête went down during Morgan's recent visit to the Vulture Spot ... More »

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May 25, 2018

11 Films to See This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is here, and if you plan to spend any of your God-given days off at the movies, there are plenty of films out in theaters right now to choose from — from action blockbusters, to rom-coms, to thoughtful indies. To make your decision a little easier, we've ... More »

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May 25, 2018

13 Reasons Why Star Justin Prentice on Making a ‘Realistic' Villain for the #MeToo Era

Spoilers for 13 Reasons Why season two ahead.Netflix's teen drama 13 Reasons Why started off as a show about suicide, but has since spiraled into a tangled web of deeper tragedy. The main source of that pain is Bryce Walker, Liberty High School's star athlete. Walker, played by Justin Prentice, ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Rose McGowan on Weinstein Arrest: ‘I Didn't Believe This Day Would Come'

Moments after Harvey Weinstein surrendered to the NYPD, Rose McGowan processed her alleged rapist's arrest live on Megyn Kelly Today. "I actually didn't believe this day would come. I didn't believe this day would come. I'm so proud of Lucia Evans and Paz [de la Huerta]," she said, referencing two ... More »

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May 25, 2018

2018 Is the Summer of #MeToo TV

In recent months, the #MeToo movement has played a prominent role in a handful of TV shows.Due to a brilliantly timed coincidence, the since canceled Great News took a gender-flipped look at the notion of office harassment mere days after the Harvey Weinstein scandal first broke. The attorneys of The ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Whit Stillman on The Last Days of Disco, and Being Fed Up With New York

Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco is a quintessential New York fantasy: college classmates Alice (Chloë Sevigny) and Charlotte (Kate Beckinsale) aren't even sure that they really like one another as friends, but they get dressed up and go out all the same. They drink overpriced cocktails with boys ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Want to Try Scott Aukerman and Adam Scott's U Talkin' U2 to Me? Podcast? Start Here

Are you new to comedy podcasts, overwhelmed by the array of options, and wondering where to begin? Then welcome to Start Here, a recurring guide to the best comedy podcasts available — and our recommendations for which episodes are the best entry points to your next auditory obsession.For the uninitiated, ... More »

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May 25, 2018

What's Leaving Hulu: June 2018

Because it's baseball season: A League of Their OwnYou don't really need a reason to watch A League of Their Own, but hey, it's June, it's sunny, and you've gotta remind everyone that there's no crying in baseball. It's a shame that this movie is leaving Hulu this month because ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Here's Every Upcoming Action Movie With a Female Lead

The list was first published in February, but has been updated to reflect newly announced films and production changes to ones that were previously included.Female-fronted action pictures are becoming the Hollywood dish du jour, and it seems like there's a fresh piece of casting news about a gender-swapped reboot or ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Meet Julianna Margulies's Fearsome Magazine Editor in a Dietland Exclusive Clip

Like everyone who works in media, Julianna Margulies's magazine editor in Dietland spends most of her time lounging on her desk, wearing designer outfits, and glowering underneath a wig. In a new clip from the series, which premieres June 4 on AMC, we get a look at Kitty and Plum ... More »

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May 25, 2018

The Tale Is a Complex Meta-fictional Memoir of Sexual Abuse

Jennifer Fox's The Tale (premiering May 26 on HBO) is a cinematic memoir of sexual abuse that's pieced together before our eyes, with Laura Dern playing Jennifer Fox and Isabelle Nélisse her 13-year-old self — with whom Dern's Fox eventually argues, across three-and-a-half decades.With the word abuse I fear I've ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Lily Allen Won't Be Shamed

It's been over ten years since British pop star Lily Allen made her cheeky U.S. debut with 2006's Alright, Still. Since then, she's faded out of the national spotlight. Back in the U.K., however, she's still incessantly under the tabloids' microscope, scrutinized for her outspokenness on politics and the working ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Mary Shelley Makes a Polite Period Drama Out of One of History's Wildest Teens

At what point did the artist biopic settle into its current, cemented form? Watching Mary Shelley, the latest unsuccessful attempt to immortalize the teenage girl who created Frankenstein, it boggles the mind that anyone would try to make something mannered from her wild, sad, huge life, and yet that's what ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Behind the Scenes With the Mean Girls Cast and Tina Fey

Here's a fun fact: More cast and crew members are making Broadway debuts in the Mean Girls musical than in any other Broadway show this season - including Tina Fey, who wrote the script. So fetch!At the August Wilson Theatre, we wanted to know: How did the Mean Girls cast and crew ... More »

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May 25, 2018

How Does Amazon's Picnic at Hanging Rock Compare to the Movie and the Book?

Amazon's new Picnic at Hanging Rock mini-series will be most recognizable as an adaptation and expansion of the classic 1975 film by director Peter Weir. Weir's movie is widely considered to be a near-perfect treatment of its subject, dreamlike and striking and stubbornly resistant of easy readings. But the new ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself in at Manhattan Police Station

Months after the first allegations of sexual assault and abuse broke against him, disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in at the First Police Precinct station, in Tribeca, on Friday morning. According to the New York Times, Weinstein was arrested on charges that he raped one woman and forced ... More »

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May 25, 2018

The Tale And The Truth About 13 Year-Old Girls

There's a moment I remember vividly from my childhood inner monologue. I was 11 years old, standing in line for the school cafeteria, on the cusp of my elementary school graduation, and suddenly a thought popped into my head. You know fully and entirely who you are, my 11-year-old brain ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Pusha-T's Daytona Is His Best Album in Years

My favorite video of Pusha-T comes from the fall 2010 press run for Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, when the two stopped by Hot 97 to freestyle for Funkmaster Flex (as one does) and kicked bars that would later find homes on the Virginia rapper's Fear of God ... More »

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May 25, 2018

Pusha T Drops DAYTONA and the Summer of Kanye Begins

We sit on the verge of a full scale Kanye-A-Thon. And to kick things off, Pusha T has just released DAYTONA, the rapper's first album since 2016 and produced entirely by Kanye West. It's the first of 5 total projects West will have a hand in releasing this summer. Though ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Southern Charm Recap: Hilton Heads Up

The thing that I find so comforting about Southern Charm is that everyone is always so obviously themselves. Take something simple, like Whitney playing golf dressed like he's about to have a Tinder date at a third-tier coffee shop in Los Angeles. Or what about Cameran, who is so pregnant ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Thomas Sadoski Has Some Serious Words for Jessica Walter's Co-Stars

Life in Pieces star Thomas Sadoski has taken to social media to express his support for Jessica Walter, while at the same time condemning the behavior of her Arrested Development co-stars. Jason Bateman, David Cross, and Tony Hale have all come under fire recently for appearing to excuse Jeffrey Tambor's ... More »

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May 24, 2018

RuPaul's Drag Race Recap: Swipe Up for Glamour

The makeover challenges are a bit of a mixed bag, and while it's by design that each season brings in a couple of well-meaning straight dudes for the occasion with no concept of Drag Race as a way to vary up the results, it only makes for debatably good TV. ... More »

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May 24, 2018

John Mayer Enters His Giving Up Phase With Video for New Light

Almost ten years ago John Mayer was a starry-eyed kid who was just Waiting On the World to Change. And well, it did change, but not at all in the way any of us probably hoped. So, it seems fitting that the singer's newest video is as close as one ... More »

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May 24, 2018

The Boba Fett Spinoff Is Happening

His backpack's got jets and now he's about to get a whole movie of his very own. Boba Fett, the enigmatic and fearsome bounty hunter who has long served as a Star Wars fan favorite, will be the subject of a stand alone film written and directed by James Mangold, ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Jersey Shore Recap: Blast from the Past in a Glass

I think about Angelina Pivarnick a lot. Trash bags full of clothing in hand, she pulled up to the shore house with an "umm, hello?!" that still resonates in our hearts, and possibly also our eardrums. In a moment that didn't make the cut for Vulture's oral history of Jersey ... More »

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May 24, 2018

David Cross Says He Will ‘Unequivocally Apologize' To Jessica Walter for Times Interview

In a new interview with Gothamist, David Cross addressed comments made in a piece published yesterday by the New York Times in which Jessica Walter was brought to tears while discussing an instance of her being berated on the set of Arrested Development by Jeffrey Tambor. Cross apparently logged off ... More »

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May 24, 2018

NBC Will Stage Hair As A Live Musical, So Start Wondering About The Nudity

NBC already has Bye Bye Birdie waiting in the wings of its live musical production schedule, but the network is adding another show to the queue. According to Variety, Hair Live! has been announced by the network, with an air date of spring 2019. The original production opened on Broadway ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Summer Music Preview: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and So Much Kanye

Every summer, rumors of Big Deal releases from marquee artists run rampant. This summer, the same thing is happening, but there's one crucial difference: Artists are throwing everything they have into projects with actual concrete release dates. By the end of June alone, we're all but guaranteed to have new ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Killing Eve's Jodie Comer Knows Villanelle Is Scariest When She Seems Totally Normal

Sandra Oh is the actress who drew viewers into the twisted world of Killing Eve, but she's got a valuable co-star in Jodie Comer, who plays the sociopathic assassin trying to hunt down Eve Polastri. Though she's only 25, Comer has already built a steady career on British TV in shows ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Mudbound's Dee Rees Returns to Netflix for Joan Didion Adaptation

Name a more iconic trio of women. We'll wait. Mudbound director and screenwriter Dee Rees — fresh from her recent Oscar nomination for Best Adaptated Screenplay — will be returning to Netflix to direct an adaptation of Joan Didion's The Last Thing He Wanted, which will star Anne Hathaway in ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Will Surrender to Authorities in New York

Harvey Weinstein has been pretty scarce since dozens of women started accusing him of various forms of sexual abuse and harassment last fall, but according to the New York Daily News, the former producer is planning to turn himself over to New York authorities tomorrow. Weinstein is being investigated by ... More »

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May 24, 2018

NBC Is Launching a Podcast Network for Select Shows

Since you definitely don't spend enough time just watching all the shows you like, now you can listen to official podcasts about them, too. Entertainment Weekly announced today that NBC will be launching a podcast network, beginning with programs for American Ninja Warrior (hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila) and ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Everything We Learned by Watching Ashley I. and Jared's Story of Us Documentary

Yes, it's true: Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon are a real-life, actual couple and their blessed union somehow didn't happen under the watchful eye of Chris Harrison.If you don't know who these two people are, why are you reading this? Close the tab and go watch C-SPAN or whatever people ... More »

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May 24, 2018

More Baskets Is in the Works at FX

FX wants more Baskets. The network announced today that it's handed out a season-four renewal to the comedy starring Zach Galifianakis and Louie Anderson, which will premiere sometime in 2019. Season three wrapped up its run in late March. "Baskets continues to deliver thanks to the dream creative team led ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Hollywood, It's Okay to Cast Old Actors As Old People

This post contains spoilers for On Chesil Beach.Walking into the the new adaptation of On Chesil Beach, you know you'll get at least one palm-sweatingly uncomfortable scene: the fumbling, abortive attempt at wedding-night sex that, as all readers of Ian McEwan's novel know, eventually tears apart the young lovers Edward ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Spike Lee on BlacKkKlansman and Not Taking the Bait on Kanye

Spike Lee is no wallflower. Over the course of our spirited conversation on a restaurant rooftop overlooking the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, the 61-year-old director has jumped up, acted out scenes, and screamed with laughter. Though we are tucked away in a far corner of this French terrace, he's ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Ibiza Doesn't Work As a Hangout Vacation Movie, or a Rom-Com

People tell each other "no" a lot in Ibiza. It's a kind of chin-tucked-down, "no, honey" kind of faux-aghast deadpan damper, used when a friend is doing something that perhaps does not flatter them, or using a turn of phrase that, to borrow a similar ready-made comic affectation, is "not ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Mary Gordon'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 author Mary Gordon's list. ... More »

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May 24, 2018

The Most Anticipated Screen Pairings of the Summer Movie Season

Onscreen chemistry is crucial if you want your movie or TV show to succeed. The greatest fictional love stories and buddy comedies and best friendships of our time thrive because of that inimitable connection between scene partners. This summer's approaching film slate already has its standout offerings, but what are ... More »

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May 24, 2018

The Cultural Vandalism of Jeffrey Tambor

I interviewed Jeffrey Tambor on Tuesday, briefly, in a room with some of his fellow Arrested Development cast members, not including his co-star Jessica Walter. But it doesn't matter what he told me.It doesn't matter because Tambor said almost the exact same word-for-word statement — presumably crafted with help from ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story Hits All Its Marks — Except For the Most Important One

The Han Solo "origin" feature, Solo: A Star Wars Story, is smoothly directed by the reliable Hollywood hand Ron Howard and smoothly written by Lawrence Kasdan (who co-wrote, among many other things, the best of all the Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back) and his son, Jonathan. Whatever the ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Morgan Freeman Accused of Sexually Harassing Eight Women

A new CNN investigation has uncovered multiple accusations of misconduct against Morgan Freeman. According to the report, eight women allege being sexually harassed by Freeman on set and in interviews, with eight other witnesses corroborating their stories. One woman, a production assistant on the 2017 film Going in Style, says ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Actual Superhero Regina King Will Star in Damon Lindelof's HBO Watchmen Pilot

Regina King, actress, director, scene-stealer, and actual superhero (according to Gabrielle Union, who we trust on this) is going to star in Damon Lindelof's pilot — and hopefully series — adaptation of Watchmen. Variety reports that King will star in the lead role among a cast that includes Don Johnson, ... More »

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May 24, 2018

5 Best New Songs of the Week

Every week Vulture highlights the best new music. If the song is worthy of your ears and attention, you will find it here. Read our picks below, share yours in the comments, and subscribe to the Vulture Playlist for a comprehensive guide to the year's best music.Courtney Barnett, "Crippling Self ... More »

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May 24, 2018

The Bougiest Things Happening in Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B's ‘Dinero' Video

Remember when Jennifer Lopez told you her love don't cost a thing? Welp, she lied. And her net worth has only since gone up. In her new video for "Dinero," Jenny has upgraded considerably from the block to a lifestyle where luxury is the 24k-gold standard. Rihanna declared her mood ... More »

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May 24, 2018

What Shawn Mendes Has Gone Through

For a few seconds, Shawn Mendes is off the clock. It's a sweltering afternoon in a Hollywood parking lot, and he's slouched into the backseat of a 1965 Ford convertible, in which he's just had his photo taken, with eyes closed. Today's already been a marathon: Mendes, 19, woke up ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Louis C.K. Put Me in a Lose-Lose Situation

It's been six months since I spoke publicly about Louis C.K. in the New York Times. Nevertheless, I'm still getting media requests to talk about it. During this time, it's become clear that many people have no understanding of just how extensive and complicated the ramifications of what C.K. did ... More »

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May 24, 2018

David Letterman Gives Seth Meyers a Very Tiny, Very Creepy Gift on Late Night

When you're invited as a guest to something, it's always a nice idea to bring a gift, which is exactly what David Letterman did for his visit to last night's Late Night. After chatting with Seth Meyers about Mike Pence ("He looks like the guy at a funeral home that ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Idris Elba to Play the Most Handsome Hunchback of Notre Dame Ever for Netflix

This will likely cause a, uh, unusual sexual awakening. Idris Elba, a very sexy man, will be starring as the Hunchback of Notre Dame, a very unsexy man, for an upcoming Netflix film. THR reports that the film is being described by the streaming service as a "sonic and musical ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Hulu Is Making an R. Kelly Sexual-Abuse Documentary With BuzzFeed News

As women continue to come forward to accuse R. Kelly of sexual abuse, networks and streaming services have announced plans for documentaries covering the musician and his alleged sex cult. Today, Hulu said it was developing a new documentary feature on Kelly in collaboration with BuzzFeed News, just weeks after ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Al Pacino, Miles Teller, and Other Almost Han Solos

Imagine, if you can, a world where Carrie Fisher and Al Pacino delivered Star Wars' iconic "I love you," "I know." What about Fisher and Bill Murray? Or what if Kurt Russell was chosen to slip on Han Solo's vest, twirl his blaster, and play the rebellious smuggling hottie?It's hard ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel Promotes Adoption Service for Grown Men

Tonight Jimmy Kimmel unpacked the truly strange story about a 30-year-old New York man whose parents had to go to court to get him to finally move out of their house. He dealt with this in true Kimmel fashion by taking to the streets to ask passers by if they ... More »

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May 24, 2018

Jimmy Fallon Goes Nuts On Andy Cohen

It's an established fact that Jimmy Fallon loves playing games with celebrities. But we didn't quite realize how seriously competitive the host can get until Wednesday night, when he teamed up with Andy Cohen against Mindy Kaling and Tarik Trotter for a game of Jinx. With Steve Higgins moderating the ... More »

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May 23, 2018

The Americans Recap: Topsy Turvy

"You lied to me. If you knew me, you'd know never to lie to me."—Elizabeth"If you lie to me now after everything, I will never forgive you."—PaigeA tale of two scenes, both involving Elizabeth, each in conversation with the other. In the first, Elizabeth informs Claudia that she has thwarted ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Pusha-T Previews New Album and Kanye West Verse on What Would Meek Do?

Among the albums Kanye West has been working on (in between tweet storms) is Pusha-T's latest work DAYTONA. And on Wednesday night Pusha-T previewed the album at a listening event, snippets of which have appeared on Twitter. Included in the clips is West's verse from What Would Meek Do? which ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Archer Recap: Pammy Gettin' Hers

While no one was looking, the relationship between fictitious versions of Pam and Archer grew into one of the most compelling in the history of the series, waking or no. Last week's half-hour excelled by developing a dynamic that began in earnest a few episodes prior, but could still draw ... More »

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May 23, 2018

The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Kill Me Dead

Here at the Real Housewives Institute, we hate to make definite statements. Just when we think someone is the "worst of all time" or an outfit is "perhaps the best ever," the women find a way to surprise us, both good and bad. That said, I think that we can ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Theater Review: Watching The Beast in the Jungle Dance

Henry James would probably die all over again if he could hear one of his characters describe the looming, intangible something that dominates his life, that he's in search of and afraid of and driven and consumed by, as "The Great Mystical Fuck." But those are the words put into ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Show Dogs Has To Cut Two Scenes Because They Might Help People Molest Kids

It's hard to imagine where a movie about talking dogs could go wrong, but, well, woof. Deadline is reporting that two scenes will be cut from the film Show Dogs after advocacy groups and parents expressed concern that they could make children more susceptible to molestation. The PG-rated movie opened ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Jason Bateman and Male Co-Stars Defend Jeffrey Tambor In Front of a Tearful Jessica Walter

In Jeffrey Tambor's first lengthy interview earlier this month about the sexual-harassment allegations that got him fired from Transparent, he mentioned a "blowout" with his Arrested Development co-star Jessica Walter that got ugly. He noted that he apologized to her, but Walter declined to comment. Now, in a new New ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Solo Box-Office Estimates: So Low?

Solo's box-office tracking numbers are here, and they're only so-so. THR reports that the Han Solo origin story is expected to gross around $130 to $150 million in toto domestically over Memorial Day weekend, which would be the lowest opening of all Star Wars films preceded by the Disney logo. ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Federal Prosecutors Have Opened an Investigation Into Weinstein Abuse Allegations

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have started a criminal probe into the numerous sexual-abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. According to their sources, the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York is looking into whether Weinstein lured or induced women ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Moses Farrow Defends Woody Allen, Accuses Mia Farrow of Physical Abuse

Moses Farrow, Mia Farrow's adopted son, self-published a personal essay Wednesday, explaining his memory of the day Woody Allen allegedly molested his sister Dylan Farrow. Moses claims that Mia physically and emotionally abused him throughout his childhood, and that Mia often scapegoated his adopted sister, and Allen's current wife, Soon-Yi ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Don't Miss: This Week in Web Videos

August 2, 2011, was almost seven years ago. Jesus, that's horrifying. Okay, but if I quiet my fears of aging into the dust that I shall soon become, that date doesn't have to be so awful. In fact, this column's loyal readers might say it's a happy date, because on ... More »

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May 23, 2018

9 Shows to Stream Right Now Before Summer TV Comes Back

You could spontaneously jump into the summer-TV season without trying to prepare in advance. But to be brutally honest, just think of all the shows you'd miss.If you want to squeeze maximum TV enjoyment out of the next few months, it's important to make sure you're caught up before new ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Retta Has a Story to Tell

Retta has made herself comfortable. She's created a pillow throne on the long, burgundy settee at the bar of the Four Seasons hotel; a couple of red, plush cushions rearranged as armrests, another two behind her. She came down from her room in a gray sweater and fuzzy purple slippers ... More »

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May 23, 2018

Comcast Might Outbid Disney for 21st Century Fox

Comcast says it is in "advanced stages" of outbidding Disney for the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox. According to Variety, Comcast says it has prepared an all-cash offer "premium to the value of the current all-share offer from Disney," and structured a deal that would be similarly beneficial to its ... More »

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May 23, 2018

The Story of How Retta Screwed Up Her Audition for Effie in Dreamgirls

The following essay is an excerpt from comedian and Good Girls star Retta's new memoir, So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know, out May 29.One day in the fall of 2005, I was sitting on my couch, eating Cabaret crackers and watching TV, when I got a ... More »

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