Taran Killam says SNL parodying Trump is hypocritical after letting him host

After Saturday Night Live opted not to pick up the last year in his contract, Taran Killam quickly moved on, playing King George III in Hamilton as well as directing his first feature film Killing Gunther, starring Cobie Smulders and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But the truth is, he’s probably going to be answering…

It doesn't take much to turn Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 into a harrowing horror film

When Paul Thomas Anderson directed Adam Sandler in Punch Drunk Love, he exploited the comedian’s apoplectic man-boy shenanigans for high drama, as all it takes is some silly sound effects to turn violent gesticulations into physical comedy. That much is clear in this recut trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the…

What kind of monster "binge-races" an entire season of Fuller House?

As part of its overarching philosophy of total transparency, except when it comes to providing actual viewing data, Netflix has shared metrics on a certain subset of its most devoted subscribers, coining a new term for them in the process. If you’ve consumed an entire season of a Netflix show within 24 hours of its…

It is with a heavy heart that we report some dissatisfaction with the movie title Solo

There are slim chances of titling a Star Wars movie in a manner that will please all or even most of its many, many fans, but just calling the Han Solo movie Solo is still pretty gobsmacking. That Han Solo’s last name directly implied his raffish, go-it-alone nature was always the type of thing you didn’t want to look…

Australian TV host gives away Thor: Ragnarok spoiler right in front of Chris Hemsworth

The press crunch has begun for Thor: Ragnarok, with the cast jetting around the world to talk about the coming apocalypse—in this case, a cinematic one, not the one this administration keeps straining toward in real life. Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, who play Thor and Hulk, respectively, were up bright and early…

Charlyne Yi accuses David Cross of being racist toward her

Earlier this week, actress, musician, and Paper Heart writer Charlyne Yi tweeted about her first meeting with David Cross, who she says was casually racist in a way that left her on “the verge of tears.” Yi, who’s also a poet and comedian, wrote that when she met Cross 10 years ago, he made fun of her clothes and then…

Lena Headey steps forward with own Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment story

Game Of Thrones star Lena Headey has joined the growing group of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and/or assault. Headey posted her account of Weinstein’s repeated harassment, beginning with the first time they met back in 2005. They were both attending the Venice Film Festival in support of The…

Here’s the weird-ass first trailer for Michael Jackson's Halloween special

We haven’t had a good animated Halloween special in a while, but with Michael Jackson’s Halloween on the horizon, it actually looks like things will stay that way. The late pop icon’s estate first announced the special over the summer, which was teased as the animated adventures of two millennials (voiced by Kiersey…

Kevin Smith is donating his Weinstein residuals to a charity for women in filmmaking

There are few people in Hollywood who’ve profited more from their association with Harvey Weinstein than Kevin Smith. The Clerks director’s career might not even exist if Weinstein’s Miramax hadn’t picked up his 1994 debut for championing and distribution. That relationship has, of course, now been clouded by the…

L.A. city attorney says he's looking for people to help him prosecute Harvey Weinstein

To date, the consequences facing Harvey Weinstein over the accusations of decades of sexual harassment and assault he’s been hit with in the last few weeks have been exclusively social and professional; Weinstein has been fired from his company, denounced by his former friends and colleagues, and has reportedly…

Kathleen Kennedy has an idea for how to fight harassment in Hollywood

On Monday, at Elle’s Women In Hollywood event, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy talked about a way to combat the epidemic of sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood, proposing that everyone in the entertainment industry—including “the studios, the unions, the guilds, and the talent agencies”—should rally together to…

Kerry Washington developing Facebook drama series about kids in Chicago

When Facebook launched its video streaming platform Watch back in August, it explained that the goal was for Watch to eventually feature short-form videos from existing websites and TV networks alongside so-called “hero” shows that will be “television-quality.” The Humans Of New York documentary series leans closer to…

GOP rep proposes eliminating Texas Film Commission because of Harvey Weinstein

The Harvey Weinstein scandal is a small part of a much larger epidemic of sexual harassment in the entertainment world, as many people in the movie and TV industries have illustrated, but rather than actually facing that issue directly, one Republican politician has determined that all movies should be punished for…

The tale of Harvey Weinstein and the potted plant gets even grosser

As the ever-growing litany of stories about the allegedly disgusting and criminal behaviors of Harvey Weinstein climbs into a heartbroken, outraged roar, a few gross details still manage to stand out. One of the most ear-catching was the account of journalist Lauren Sivan, who came forward almost two weeks ago with a…

Tom DeLonge is crowdsourcing a spaceship

“Former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge needs your help to go to space” is a pretty fun sentence to write, so we’re happy to report that, today, it also happens to be true. DeLonge recently announced the launch of his new aerospace/research company, To The Stars Academy Of Arts & Science, which is seeking investors for…

Amazon exec Roy Price resigns amidst harassment accusations

Less than a week ago, Amazon Studios president Roy Price was placed on a leave of absence after The Man In The High Castle producer Isa Dick Hackett—who happens to be the daughter of Philip K. Dick—accused him of having “repeatedly and insistently propositioned her” at a company party in 2015. Hackett turned him down,…

An incomplete, depressingly long list of celebrities’ sexual assault and harassment stories [UPDATED]

Over the weekend, a campaign started 10 years ago by a black woman, activist Tarana Burke, to encourage “empowerment through empathy” re-emerged as a response to last week’s soul-crushing torrent of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. (Actress Alyssa Milano, widely credited with jump-starting the…

Riz Ahmed casts himself as Hamlet in "contemporary" Netflix adaptation 

When your Hollywood career is officially super hot, like if you just appeared in a Star Wars movie and became the first man of Asian descent to ever win an acting Emmy, you can do pretty much whatever you want. Riz Ahmed happens to be in that very specific position, and while he’s still got this heat, he’s apparently…

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