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Jaden Smith to Play Kanye West in Showtime’s Omniverse

File this under the truly bizarre: Kanye West is developing a Showtime anthology in which Jaden Smith would play a young Kanye West in an…

Watch a Trailer for Season Two of Succession

HBO has released a trailer for season two of Jesse Armstrong’s brutally dark comedy Succession, which premieres in August. The clip promises an…
Maggie Serota / May 1, 2019

Empire Has “No Plans” for Jussie Smollett’s Character to Return

Jussie Smollett is not expected to appear in Empire's forthcoming sixth season, Fox announced today. The embattled actor's contract has been renewed for the season, but "there…
Tosten Burks / April 30, 2019

Ice Cube, Janet Jackson, Q-Tip, More Pay Tribute to John Singleton

Pioneering filmmaker John Singleton died today in his hometown of Los Angeles. He was 51. Dozens of artists have paid tribute to the writer and director behind…
Tosten Burks / April 29, 2019

Chris Stapleton Was in Last Night’s Game Of Thrones

Real-life musicians are no stranger to Game Of Thrones. In the past, the HBO series has recruited the likes of Mastodon, Sigur Ros, and even…
James Rettig, Stereogum / April 29, 2019

Game of Thrones Is So Bad Now Even the Dragons Are Shitty and Boring

Dragons are cool, right? Since their first appearance on Game of Thrones, dragons have had this kind of unimpeachable status as world-wrecking badasses. Returned from…
Will Gottsegen / April 29, 2019

Trump Defends His Charlottesville Remarks by Praising Traitorous Loser Robert E. Lee

President Trump held a doozy of a press spray Friday morning when he was leaving the White House en route to Indianapolis to give a…
Maggie Serota / April 26, 2019

Twitter Won’t Autoban Neo-Nazis Because Too Many GOP Politicians Would Get Banned: Report

Twitter execs are hesitant to use its algorithmic content filters to automatically ban white nationalists and neo-Nazis from the platform because too many Republican politicians…
Maggie Serota / April 25, 2019

Watch Open Mike Eagle’s New Video for “Police Myself” With MF DOOM

Open Mike Eagle has joined forces with MF DOOM for a new song, "Police Myself." The song and accompanying music video will feature in the…
Will Gottsegen / April 25, 2019

Empire Cast Pens Letter in Support of Jussie Smollett Returning to Fox Drama

If Jussie Smollett’s time really is up on Empire, it won’t be for a lack of on-set support. The actor, whose fate on the Fox…

R. Kelly Loses Underage Sex Assault Lawsuit After Failing to Show Up to Court

R. Kelly lost a civil suit alleging underage sex abuse by default this week when he failed to show up to his court date, the Chicago Tribune…
Maggie Serota / April 24, 2019

Robert Durst’s Infamous “Confession” on The Jinx Was Edited Out of Order

Notorious real estate heir Robert Durst will be tried for the murder of his longtime friend and booster Susan Berman in September of this year.
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 24, 2019

Deadwood Creator David Milch Reveals Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

David Milch has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in a new interview with New York magazine which takes place on the set of Deadwood: The…
Tosten Burks / April 23, 2019

Mayor Pete Reconsiders His College Essay About Radiohead, DMB, and 9/11: “We All Evolve”

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave us another illuminating peak into his musical tastes in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times. At one…
Maggie Serota / April 23, 2019

Under the Silver Lake Is a Maze With No Center

Symbols are everywhere in David Robert Mitchell’s new film, Under the Silver Lake. And not just symbols, but maps, codes, allusions, antecedents, and overt reference…
Will Gottsegen / April 23, 2019
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