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HFPA Investigating Brendan Fraser Sexual Assault Claim Against Former President

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is investigating Brendan Fraser's claims made against the former president of the organization, Philip Berk, who, the actor alleges, sexually…

German Figure Skater Using the Schindler’s List Score Was Probably a Bad Idea

Believe it or not, John Williams's somber score from Steven Spielberg's 1993 film Schindler's List is a fairly common soundtrack for figure skaters to use…
Maggie Serota / February 23, 2018

Is This News?: Thom Yorke Is Tweeting Weird Shit

And now, a few words from Thom Yorke: disinformation — Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) February 21, 2018 do you see his…
Anna Gaca / February 23, 2018

Watch the Trailer for Netflix’s Roxanne Shanté Biopic Roxanne Roxanne

In 1984, a 15-year-old Queens rapper named Lolita Shanté Gooden took on the rap name Roxanne Shanté and released the single "Roxanne’s Revenge." The song,…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / February 22, 2018

Harvey Weinstein Apologizes to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence

Harvey Weinstein has issued an apology to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers used the actresses names in an attempt to dismiss a…

Trump Has Some Wild Theories About Arming Teachers and Movie Violence

President Trump spent the on-camera portion of a meeting about school safety free associating on such topics as providing "a little bit of a bonus"
Maggie Serota / February 22, 2018

Quincy Jones Apologizes for His Incredible Interviews: “I Am an Imperfect Human & I’m Not Afraid to Say It”

Recently, legendary producer, arranger and Renaissance man Quincy Jones gave two indisputably great interviews to GQ and Vulture that went viral, thanks to Jones' off-the-cuff assertions that the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 22, 2018

NRA Spokesperson Dana Loesch: “Many in Legacy Media Love Mass Shootings. You Guys Love It.”

While appearing at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch made incendiary comments regarding the media and mass shootings.
Maggie Serota / February 22, 2018

Brendan Fraser Believes Being Groped by Former Hollywood Foreign Press President May Have Derailed His Career

Brendan Fraser is the subject of an empathetic new profile in GQ, which seeks to investigate the reasons for the steep decline in prominent acting roles for…
Andy Cush / February 22, 2018

Trump Used a Cheat Sheet to Remind Him to Show Empathy to School Shooting Survivors

On Wednesday President Trump held a listening session at the White House for students and parents affected by school shootings following the recent massacre in…
Maggie Serota / February 21, 2018

New Photos of Jack Antonoff and Lorde “Sharing a Giggle” Fuel Heteronormative Gossip

Last month, not long after the announcement of a mutual breakup with longtime partner Lena Dunham, Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff logged on to fend off rampant speculation about his…
Anna Gaca / February 21, 2018

Talib Kweli Cancels Show at Riot Room After Venue Books Controversial Band TAAKE

Talib Kweli has pulled out of his upcoming tour stop at Kansas City's Riot Room after the venue booked controversial black metal band TAAKE, amid…
Nerisha Penrose, Billboard / February 20, 2018

Donald Trump Jr. Praises India’s Poor for Smiling

While on a trip to India to hawk luxury apartments, Donald Trump Jr. stopped by the CNBC TV18 studios to promote the new Trump-branded properties…
Maggie Serota / February 20, 2018

Milo Yiannopoulos Quietly Drops $10 Million Lawsuit Against Simon & Schuster

After a disastrous turn serving as his own legal counsel, alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos dropped his $10 million lawsuit against Simon & Schuster, The…
Maggie Serota / February 20, 2018

Black Panther Bounds to Record-Shattering $235M-Plus Bow After Strong Opening Weekend

In a defining moment for Hollywood, Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther exploded at the Presidents' Day box office, bounding to a record-shattering estimate of $201.8 million…
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