Lupita Nyong’o tells her Harvey Weinstein story in a clear-eyed, painful New York Times op-ed

Every day, it climbs a little higher: The list of women coming forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault, in Hollywood in general, and those dozens of incidents allegedly committed by producer Harvey Weinstein in specific. Today’s account of Weinstein’s alleged crimes and abuses comes in the form of a…

Former model Natasha Prince accuses David Blaine of rape

As reported by The Daily Beast, a former model named Natasha Prince has accused magician David Blaine of raping her in London in 2004, and Scotland Yard has reportedly asked him to come to the U.K. to be interviewed. Prince is now an art dealer living in Manhattan, and she says she met Blaine while working in London…

Robert Englund is too old for this shit (and by "this shit" we mean playing Freddy Krueger)

Robert Englund knows how much Freddy Krueger means to fans. He signs autographs, takes pictures, dutifully answers question after question about his makeup and costumes, and just generally greets Freddy obsessives at hotel bars and in convention halls year after year after year. Still, time takes its toll, even on the…

Harvey Weinstein's former employees are asking to be released from their NDAs

Over the last few weeks, it’s become depressingly, increasingly clear that few things aided Harvey Weinstein in his alleged campaign to harass or sexually intimidate vast numbers of Hollywood women more than silence. Silence from friends who willfully looked away from things they didn’t want to see. Silence from a…

Quentin Tarantino comes clean on Harvey Weinstein: "I knew enough to do more than I did"

Many in Hollywood have worked with Harvey Weinstein over the past couple of decades, but no one is more closely associated with the now-disgraced studio mogul than Quentin Tarantino. All of Tarantino’s films were financed by Weinstein in some capacity, and the two have been close friends for more than 20 years.…

Clean movie streamer VidAngel files for Chapter 11 

In a sad development for people who like to watch movies but don’t want any of that cool violence, sex, cursing, or general adult themes, “clean” video streaming service VidAngel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This comes as VidAngel has been hit with a big lawsuit from basically every major…

Well, yes, obviously Donald Trump lies about his art collection

One of the most fascinating—which is to say, horrifying—things about the modern-day Trump regime has been watching our current president find himself confronted with bigger, ever-more sturdy edifices of fact, and then watching him methodically tear them down with all the pent-up rage and maturity of a three-year-old…

"Me Too" merch is a real thing, and a really terrible idea 

First it was the “Nasty Woman” stuff. The T-shirts, the jewelry, the phone cases, the cross-stitch samplers, the keychains, the buttons, the tote bags, the patches, the glassware, the baseball caps, and alllllll those knit hats. Then there was the “nevertheless, she persisted” stuff, and the “future is female” stuff,…

Let's imagine Jurassic Park 2 going the Aliens route, and also starring Bruce Willis

Jurassic Park’s 1997 follow-up, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, is a polarizing movie. On one hand, it finds an excuse to put Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcom in the starring role; on the other, it ends with a left-turn bizarre enough to include a Tyrannosaurus stomping around SoCal, eating house pets and drinking pool…

California lawmaker wants to outlaw Weinstein-style secret settlements

One apparent hallmark of things like the Harvey Weinstein scandal in which a wealthy public figure is accused of sexual harassment or abuse is that many alleged victims are unable to speak on the topic because of secret legal settlements that involve accepting money in exchange for signing non-disclosure agreements.…

We're one step closer to just being able to crawl inside Amazon and live there

As Amazon, erstwhile online book dealer turned all-providing mother, continues its slow incursion into our brick-and-mortar world by putting its stamp on convenience stores and grocery stores, creating robot assistants to take care of you at home, cars to run in our streets, and drones to fill up our skies, the…

Garfield creator Jim Davis finds “dog semen” theory hard to swallow

There are a few precepts that are accepted as read within the Garfield universe: Garfield hates Mondays. Garfield loves lasagna. Neither Odie nor Nermal actually exist, but are rather psychic manifestations of Garfield’s subconscious fears of abandonment. And of course, in one classic strip, Garfield’s owner Jon chugs…

LeVar Burton can now use his Reading Rainbow catchphrase with impunity 

Because the world is overwhelmingly sad and frustrating these days, LeVar Burton was sued back in August by New York public broadcasting network WNED for using his old Reading Rainbow catchphrase—”but you don’t have to take my word for it”—on his LeVar Burton Reads podcast. WNED owns the rights to Reading Rainbow, but…

Here's Killer Mike rapping about mass incarceration on last night's South Park 

This latest season of South Park has been a spotty one, but last night’s episode was a sign that things may be on the upswing. Our own Dan Caffrey praised the half-hour’s focus on story over moral (as well as its fart jokes), but there’s another reason it stood out: Killer Mike.

HBO making Mark Ruffalo play twins too

HBO is getting a lot of bang for its buck with James Franco’s dual performance on The Deuce, and now the premium-cable network plans to double up on the Mark Ruffalo in a new limited series. Deadline reports the Thor: Ragnarok star will topline an adaptation of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True, an Oprah’s Book…

FX can’t get enough of Better Things either, orders 3rd season

While the global tire fire that is existence these days rages on, we’d like to take a moment to remind you of the Better Things in life—namely, that FX has ordered a third season of Pamela Adlon’s superb dramedy. The series is inspired by Adlon’s life as a working single mother and a working actor, but renders…

Somebody in Congress thinks Porgs are “dope”

With an executive branch in a constant state of chaos and a legislative branch that doesn’t seem capable of doing much of anything, it can sometimes feel like the federal government is failing the American public. But thanks to the fact-finding efforts of a handy Twitter bot, we now know the hardworking people in…

David Cross says his Charlyne Yi comments were from “asshole redneck racist character”

It’s better to address being called a racist sooner than later, but David Cross’ apology posts in response to Charlyne Yi’s tweets about that time he affected an Asian accent and challenged her to a “karate” fight have moved past expressing regret to reconstructing the encounter, crime procedural-style. Cross’ initial…

Just For Laughs founder resigns over sexual assault and harassment allegations

After multiple investigations exposed Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long history of sexual assault and harassment, folks in and out of the entertainment industry noted that the disgusting revelations were likely just the tip of the abuse iceberg. Following reports that former Amazon exec Roy Price harassed a TV producer,…

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