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Jussie Smollett Gives First Televised Interview Since Attack

Empire's Jussie Smollett gave an interview to Good Morning America that aired this morning, marking the first television interview the actor has given since he was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 14, 2019

Tribeca Film Festival to Open With World Premiere of Apollo Theater Doc

The Tribeca Film Festival is going to the Apollo Theater. The 2019 edition of the Lower Manhattan event will open with the world…

69 Is No Longer Nice

I take no pleasure in reporting that President Trump has killed the 69 meme. For those of you who lead fulfilling lives offline, the 69 meme is…
Maggie Serota / February 13, 2019

Aziz Ansari Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations in Standup Set

On Monday night, comedian Aziz Ansari performed what he described as a "pop-up" show in New York City to work out material before embarking on…
Maggie Serota / February 12, 2019

Bryan Singer’s Red Sonja Movie on Hold Amid Controversy

Millennium Films is putting Red Sonja on hold amid renewed controversy surrounding director Bryan Singer. Singer has not officially been removed as director…

Michael Jackson Sex Abuse Documentary Leaving Neverland Gets Release Date

HBO has announced a release date for the documentary Leaving Neverland, which profiles two men who claim they were sexually abused as children by Michael Jackson. The four-hour film will…
Tosten Burks / February 8, 2019

Steven Soderbergh’s Netflix Debut High-Flying Bird Is About Much More Than Basketball

High-Flying Bird, Netflix's latest push into the world of prestige film, has an appropriately prestigious director attached in Steven Soderbergh. But the movie's real draw is…
Israel Daramola / February 8, 2019

Terry Crews Says AMI Tried to Blackmail Him Over Fabricated Sex Workers Story

Terry Crews has accused American Media Inc, The National Enquirer's parent company, of threatening to blackmail him into silence over sexual assault allegations he made against former William Morris…
Maggie Serota / February 8, 2019

The Only Thing Trump Prayed for During the National Prayer Breakfast Was for It to End

On Thursday morning, Donald Trump attended annual the National Prayer Breakfast, an event that had the extra effect of cutting into the president's TV time. As Toronto…
Maggie Serota / February 7, 2019

Virginia AG Says He Wore Blackface as a Tribute to Rappers Like Kurtis Blow

On Wednesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring released a statement admitting to wearing blackface at a college party in 1980. According to the statement, Herring…
Maggie Serota / February 6, 2019

The Bullied Trump Child Fell Asleep During the SOTU

Grade school student Joshua Trump seemed to be setting himself up for a lifetime of swirlies and atomic wedgies when he accepted First Lady Melania…
Maggie Serota / February 6, 2019

Velvet Buzzsaw Is One of Netflix’s Strangest and Best Original Movies Yet

Who doesn’t love dark and cynical movies about Los Angeles? If such a person exists, I hope I never meet them. Screenwriter-turned-filmmaker Dan Gilroy has…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 1, 2019

John Mayer’s “The Heart of Life” Will Be Adapted Into a Television Show

John Mayer's Continuum track "The Heart of Life" will be adapted into a television pilot for ABC. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the drama, written by Ben Queen and…
Tosten Burks / January 31, 2019

Donald Trump Jr. Thinks SNL Is Spelled “S&L”

Anyone looking for further proof that the dumbass apple doesn't fall far from the dumbass tree should check out Donald Trump Jr.'s Twitter feed this…
Maggie Serota / January 31, 2019

Ariana Grande Fixes Misspelled Palm Tattoo (Sort Of)

Earlier this week, Ariana Grande commemorated her recent single "7 Rings" with a tattoo of the title in Japanese kanji characters. Individually, the characters 七 and 輪 translate…
Will Gottsegen / January 31, 2019
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