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Oscars 2017: La La Land Mistakenly Announced as Best Picture Instead of Moonlight

In one of the most insane occurrences in awards show history, the announcers for the Best Picture category at the Oscars--Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway--handed the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 27, 2017

Oscars 2017: Lin-Manuel Miranda Misses EGOT As La La Land Sweeps Music Awards

As we moved toward the end of the 89th Academy Awards broadcast, that feeling that La La Land was going to start winning all the awards sunk in. Given that…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 26, 2017

Watch Viola Davis’ Moving Oscars Speech: “Exhume Those Bodies, Exhume Those Stories”

Viola Davis was the much-deserved winner of the Best Supporting Actress awards at the 2017 Oscars for her role as Rose in Fences. In her speech,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 26, 2017

Who Could Possibly Replace Beyoncé at Coachella?

Yesterday, the news broke that Beyoncé will not perform at this year's Coachella, due to her recently revealed pregnancy, as doctors have recommended she stay…
Jeremy Gordon / February 24, 2017

Chuck Woolery, Please Wear a Dick On Your Head

Chuck Woolery is the original host of Wheel of Fortune and The Love Connection. Now, several decades removed from his high-rollin' game show glory days, he is a conservative…
Andy Cush / February 24, 2017

Bieber Definitely Did Not Pee His Pants, Okay?

Earlier this week, Justin Bieber was spotted in the wild with water splattered all over his pants, as though he'd accidentally pissed himself. Perhaps fearful of…
Jeremy Gordon / February 24, 2017

Sources: The Pitchfork Review, Pitchfork’s Print Quarterly, Is Quietly Shutting Down

The Pitchfork Review, a quarterly print magazine launched by Pitchfork in 2013, has published its last issue, multiple former Pitchfork employees told SPIN. The magazine, which…
Andy Cush / February 23, 2017

Merriweather Post Pavilion’s Summer ’73 Lineup Was Insane

1973 was a great year for music: Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon, Stevie Wonder released Innervisions, Herbie Hancock had Headhunters, The Stooges had Raw Power, Bruce Springsteen had his classic…
Andy Cush / February 23, 2017

Oh Cool, Jimmy Fallon Thinks It Is “A Great Time to Be Alive Right Now”

Tonight Show host and "Idiot Boyfriend" singer Jimmy Fallon woke up early this morning to answer some fan tweets. While still baldly evading a question requiring…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 23, 2017

Watch Inauguration Performer Jackie Evancho Ask Donald Trump to Protect Transgender Rights

Teenage opera singer Jackie Evancho was the first musician of some reputation to sign on for Donald Trump's inauguration. For her participation in what ended up…
Jeremy Gordon / February 23, 2017

Shia LaBeouf Shuts Down His Anti-Trump Live Stream After Shots Are Fired Nearby

On February 10, Shia LaBeouf was forced to shut down "He Will Not Divide Us," his controversial anti-Trump installation outside of The Museum of the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 23, 2017

The “Cash Me Outside” Girl Needs a Better Publicist

This afternoon, Charlamagne Tha God of The Breakfast Club posted to Instagram a screenshot of a text message exchange he had with someone who appears to be…
Andy Cush / February 22, 2017

This Is What Donald Trump Thinks About Slavery

Yesterday, Donald Trump visited the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Trump appeared "visibly moved"
Jeremy Gordon / February 22, 2017

The Rock’s HBO Documentary About Prison Boot Camps Has Its First Trailer

HBO has released the first preview for Rock and a Hard Place, a new documentary produced by and featuring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The film…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 22, 2017

HBO Melodrama Big Little Lies Is More Profound Than It May Appear

It's clear by the end or middle of the pilot of HBO’s Big Little Lies that the show operates in comfortable territory for the production…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 21, 2017
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