Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg about life at Miramax: “Everybody fucking knew”

Ever since The New York Times’ original exposé on Harvey Weinstein ran about a week and a half ago, more and more allegations against Weinstein and others regarding decades of sexual harassment and assault have been revealed with each passing day. Just last night, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lawrence came forward…

Oh good, we now know what Fox News thinks of Radiohead

Much has been written and said about Radiohead in the decades they’ve been active, but over the years one of the world’s most respected voices in music criticism has remained notably silent. Now, Fox News has finally chimed in, letting us know what everyone’s favorite race-baiting, gun-loving, conspiratorial fever…

Anthony Scaramucci's media company wants to know how many Jews you think died in the Holocaust

From the moment Anthony Scaramucci finished his invigorating burn through the White House corridors, he immediately began his slow drip down the back of the national throat by announcing Scaramucci Post—a new, agitated voice in the American press that would be delivered with the same sober deliberation The Mooch was…

Damn it, Jim: A brief history of swearing on Star Trek

The fifth episode of Star Trek: Discovery ventured into old territory and new, pairing the return of classic Trek character Harry Mudd (really just known as Mudd, and played here by Rainn Wilson) with a couple of firsts for the franchise. As promised, there was the sweet reveal of Discovery couple Stamets (Anthony…

Breaking: There's a goddamn cow running around in Brooklyn right now

Because the news cycle and, indeed, life itself is an unceasing parade of humiliation and despair, we must occasionally turn our attention—all at once, suddenly and fully—upon an animal. A dog walking into the room at a party, a llama running loose on the freeway, a cat crawling into your lap—these are the few moments…

Well, here's how Eleven got out of the Upside Down in Stranger Things

We’re only a couple weeks away from Stranger Things’ return, and thus far Netflix has teased it with a handful of trailers that show the stakes considerably raised. There are bigger action setpieces, a much bigger monster, and Steve’s hair now stands at absolutely vertigo-inducing heights, a Lovecraftian portal into…

Obama’s photographer is back to remind us what a lying sack of shit Donald Trump is

Former White House photographer Pete Souza has quietly endured the indignity of the Donald Trump era by roasting the shit out of him on Instagram with photos he took while working for President Barack Obama. Sometimes his images illustrate how clearly Trump lies about his predecessors; other times the image will show…

Company apologizes for its Anne Frank Halloween costume

This year’s competition for worst Halloween costume ideas picked up steam last month with “sexy border control agent” and “pregnant (but still sexy) reality TV star.” The latest ill-advised concept isn’t part of that risqué trend, but is otherwise pretty damn offensive. Until recently, HalloweenCostumes.com was…

Joe Mande quits Twitter, calls it a “fucking hellscape”

Twitter can be a powerful communication tool, one that offers a platform to the famous and non-famous alike, the humorous and not-so-funny, as well as the hinged and unhinged. At its best, the social media site has been instrumental in grassroots activism, signal boosting for charitable and arts organizations, as well…

Björk might have just identified the Danish director who sexually harassed her

The wave of disclosures from celebrities regarding times they were sexually harassed or assaulted shows no sign of breaking, given that virtually every woman has such a story (as do many men and non-binary folks). Icelandic artist Björk joined the chorus of voices that have been speaking out against those abuses of…

Lauren Holly says Harvey Weinstein showered in front of her and demanded a massage

Recently, actress Lauren Holly appeared on Canadian talk show The Social and shared her own chilling story about an interaction she had with Harvey Weinstein, the now-former movie studio head who has been hit with multiple allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault. During the interview, Holly said she was…

Holy shit, Netflix wants to release 80 original films next year

Last September, Netflix declared that it eventually wants half of its entire streaming library to consist of original content, a claim that seemed absurd until a group determined that Netflix had already slashed half of its content from 2012 to 2016—meaning the ratio was already sliding in favor of the originals since…

We regret to inform you that Fairuza Balk is not, and never was, a practicing witch 

We hate to further pile on to the nonstop parade of sorrow and disappointment that has been 2017 so far, but a common bit of ‘90s goth-girl folk wisdom was disproven today. Namely: We regret to inform you that Fairuza Balk was not a practicing pagan when she took on the role of head-witch-in-charge Nancy Downs in The

Trump hit with subpoena over groping allegations from former Apprentice contestant

About a year ago, former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos came forward with an allegation that Donald Trump had sexually harassed her when she approached him looking for help getting a job shortly after her time on the show. She says he kissed her without permission, grabbed her breast, and “thrust his genitals”…