Guy orders pad thai so spicy the receipt promises to make him regret being born

There are two types of people in the world: Those who like spicy food, and those for whom “jalapeno” is a four-letter word. Logan Doan of Jacksonville, Florida is one of the former, and found himself faced with a considerable challenge by a vendor at the Hawkers Asian Street Fare when he ordered his pad thai “extra…

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Actress Hilarie Burton says that Ben Affleck groped her on TRL

To be fair, Ben Affleck’s oldest daughter wasn’t born until 2005, so he was still a couple of years out from realizing that breasts are attached to human beings when he appeared on MTV’s Total Request Live back in 2003. That’s when he allegedly groped then-MTV VJ Hilarie Burton, as Burton claimed last night on Twitter:

Harvey Weinstein has now been ditched by his brother, his buddies, and his wife

In a sequence of events that would actually make for a pretty good blues song—were its central figure not so staggeringly unsympathetic—Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein appears to have been dumped by his brother, one of his oldest friend in Hollywood, and his wife, all in the space of a couple of days. The reason…

USC tells Harvey Weinstein to keep his $5 million donation for female filmmakers

According to Variety, the USC School Of Cinematic Arts has refused to accept a $5 million donation from Harvey Weinstein to fund “an endowment for female filmmakers.” Weinstein mentioned the donation in his earliest comments after the New York Times story detailing the decades of sexual assault allegations against him…

Mr. Mercedes rides the Stephen King wave to a second season

The crummy Dark Tower movie couldn’t stop the sudden onslaught of Stephen King adaptations, so the ones that have already been made might as well stick around as long as they can. The It sequel is officially in development, Hulu’s Castle Rock recently got a new trailer, and now AT&T’s Audience Network has renewed…

Belle & Sebastian to ponder How To Solve Our Human Problems in new EP trilogy

To commemorate the 20 years that have passed since the last time they released three consecutive EPs—1997's Dog On Wheels, Lazy Line Painter Jane, and 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light—Scottish twee-pop superstars Belle & Sebastian have announced that they’ll be releasing three more EPs in quick succession this winter. All…

Terry Crews reveals that he was once sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive

Presumably empowered by the sight of decades’ worth of sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein being dragged into the light, a number of people in the entertainment industry have begun opening up about their own experiences with powerful men in Hollywood forcing them into unwanted sexual…

Apple picks up Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller's Amazing Stories reboot

In March, we reported that Bryan Fuller and Steven Spielberg were developing a reboot of classic anthology series Amazing Stories, with a number of recognizable writers set to contribute to the series—including Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon, and Jane Goldman. Now it looks like some reshuffling has…

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings announce final studio album, Soul Of A Woman

The world lost an irreplaceable voice with the passing of soul singer Sharon Jones last November, but at least Jones got the chance to go into the studio one last time before her untimely death from pancreatic cancer. Today, Jones’ record label, Daptone Records, announced one last studio album from Sharon Jones and…

Gal Gadot steals "The Last Fry" in an unaired SNL rap parody

Harvey Weinstein jokes weren’t the only thing cut out of last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live; we also lost a new Kyle Mooney/Beck Bennett/Gal Gadot rap parody to the vagaries of time and dress rehearsal whims. But Saturday night’s loss is Tuesday morning’s gain, since NBC released the video for public…

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St. Vincent's popping "Pills" in new single from Masseduction

Just a few days out from the release of Masseduction, her fifth album under the moniker St. Vincent, Annie Clark has released a third single from the record, “Pills.” Combining the electronic thump of St. Vincent’s last single, “Los Ageless,” with Clark’s electrifying guitar work and poignant, pleading vocals, the…

Please listen to Bella Hadid talking about shoes like an alien who just discovered words

Who remembers the 2009 horror movie Orphan? Spoiler alert: The evil little girl in it turns out to be a 33-year old woman with a condition that stunts her physical growth, thus allowing her to pose as someone much younger than she actually is. After watching Bella Hadid on Complex’s Sneaker Shopping, one might assume…

Another Weinstein accuser steps forward, with Gloria Allred at her side

In a story that’s becoming increasingly familiar but no less sickening, another woman has come forward to accuse ousted Weinstein Co. head Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. According to Variety, actress and screenwriter Louisette Geiss states that Weinstein tried to force her to watch him masturbate while she was…

Matt Damon denies trying to kill Harvey Weinstein story in 2004

Yesterday, we reported that The Wrap founder Sharon Waxman had accused The New York Times of backing down from a story she had written in 2004 that would have exposed Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual abuse because of “intense pressure” from high-profile figures in the movie industry—specifically actors Matt Damon…

Let's overanalyze the classic opening scene of Reservoir Dogs

Anyone familiar with the work of Quentin Tarantino knows the firebrand aesthete can’t tell one story without referencing at least a few dozen others. As such, his films are kibble for ravenous film buffs, who love drawing lines between Tarantino’s visual and linguistic motifs and those of his forebears. While…

More Harvey Weinstein accusers step forward, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie

The allegations against ousted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein continue to build—following a damning exposé published by The New York Times on his alleged history of sexual misconduct, three women, including writer/director/actress Asia Argento, have come forward with sexual assault allegations in a New Yorker piece by…