James Corden defines "too soon" with poorly received Harvey Weinstein jokes

James Corden is mostly known for having musical fun with celebrities in cars, but he’s had a bit of a rough time lately when trying to have a similar amount of fun with current events. He was photographed kissing Sean Spicer on the cheek at the Emmys in September, a goofy photo-op that he sort of apologized for later,…

Woody Allen is worried the Weinstein scandal will lead to a “witch hunt”

A lot of people have had utterly terrible takes on the many sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, with some people suggesting that Mike Pence was right to be afraid of women and others noting that Harvey Weinstein can be a very nice guy when he’s not (allegedly) being an abusive asshole, but now…

Björk shares sexual harassment story about "a Danish film director"

With Hollywood still getting rocked by the fallout from the New York Times and New Yorker stories about Harvey Weinstein’s long history of alleged harassment, Björk has come forward with a story of her own about a different man in the movie industry who abused his power. Björk laid it all out in a Facebook post today,…

Here’s Courtney Love, trying to warn people about Harvey Weinstein back in 2005

Part of the gut-churning strangeness surrounding Hollywood’s ongoing Harvey Weinstein scandal is how quickly it’s become clear that Weinstein’s alleged abuses really were an “open” secret; it’s now apparent that a lot of people knew what “Harvey” was like around women, and almost none of them said anything (outside of…

Larry Flynt is offering a $10 million bounty on information to impeach Donald Trump

As millions of liberal-minded Americans wrestle with the problem of what to do about Donald Trump—Protests? Articles of impeachment? The 25th Amendment? Quiet sobbing in a closet?—Hustler mastermind Larry Flynt has adopted a very straightforward and, dare we say it, Trumpian solution to the issue: Throwing money at it…

Is your D&D character as rare or unique as you'd like to think?

Everybody wants to be special, a desire that’s only exacerbated when people start sitting around a table, rolling dice, and coming up with brand new, potentially interesting folks to be. (Usually with some kind of magical powers or pointy ears attached.) But is your Dungeons & Dragons character actually as unique or…

Actress recounts creepy "private audition" with silk robe-clad Steven Seagal

The recent mountain of allegations of sexual harassment and assault levied against Harvey Weinstein appear to be having a knock-on effect in Hollywood, encouraging women throughout the industry to come forward with stories of powerful men behaving in inappropriate, creepy, and criminal ways. Today, The Hollywood…

Bob Weinstein calls his brother "sick and depraved"

After a week that’s seen his company show up repeatedly in media reporting alongside words like “imploding,” “bankruptcy,” and “turned a blind eye to decades of alleged sexual abuses,” Weinstein Co. co-founder Bob Weinstein has given an interview today in which he openly denounced his brother, Harvey, calling him…

Twitter says a new set of anti-harassment rules is in the works

It’s been a rough few days for Twitter (among others): Wednesday night, the service caught serious flack for suspending actress Rose McGowan’s account right in the middle of a wider conversation—spawned by McGowan and other women’s allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Hollywood mogul Harvey…

Weird Al is ditching the parody songs for a "scaled-down," "intimate" tour

“Weird Al” Yankovic puts on one of the most famously kinetic live shows in music, a parade of dancing, costume changes, pre-recorded videos, and endless manic energy. (Note: This description may be slightly informed by the time your humble Newswire writer, at age 12, saw Al perform, ending the two-hour concert with an…

Angie Everhart says Harvey Weinstein also masturbated in front of her

The mounting pile of stories about Harvey Weinstein’s allegedly predatory and criminal behavior toward women in the entertainment industry grew ever higher this morning, when actress and former model Angie Everhart went on KLOS radio to tell her own story of being exposed to Weinstein’s activities. The Sports…

Real Estate reveals that it fired guitarist for "allegations of unacceptable treatment of women"

Last May, Brooklyn-based indie rockers Real Estate announced that they were parting ways with guitarist Matt Mondanile; at the time, the band’s remaining members said they were splitting from Mondanile because he wanted to focus on his solo project, Ducktails. Today, though—and in light of the currently increased…

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The week is over, so here are some photos of Japanese mascots getting stuck in shit

Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is sweet and magical, a marvel of emotion and animation for adults and children alike. You’d be forgiven, however, for spending the chunk of your viewing experience wondering how the hell Totoro’s rotund frame isn’t constantly getting jammed between trees and turnstiles.

Charles Schulz's home destroyed in California wildfire

Because apparently no beacon of good can be allowed to stand in this world anymore, the Associated Press is reporting that the home of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz was “burned to the ground” in the wildfires that have claimed at least 31 lives and 3,500 buildings across northern California. The cartoonist’s widow,…

Trump promises evangelical conference he’ll save Christmas, kill poor people 

Because you can’t bring the world to the brink of nuclear war on Twitter all the time, Donald Trump took a break from eroding the public discourse online this morning to address one of the few American demographic groups not yet willing to admit what a moron he is: evangelical “values voters.” That “values” bit is…

Charlottesville sues “Unite the Right” rally organizers

Most of the recent time we’ve spent pondering the dregs of humanity has centered on sexual predators, but a new report from BuzzFeed has reminded us of another onerous group—namely, white supremacists (you’ll note there is some overlap between the two). Back on August 12, a bunch of white supremacists and neo-Nazis,…