Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) Netflix in November

The holiday season is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start filling up the old streaming queue with various diversions from tense or just overwhelming gatherings. Netflix’s November cornucopia includes the first seasons of Marvel’s The Punisher, which only recently nailed down its release date, as well as …

Here’s the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, Daniel Day-Lewis’ final film

Shot under the usual secrecy—and preceded by reports that this wouldn’t be just the final collaboration between Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson, but possibly Day-Lewis’ last film ever—Phantom Thread at last has a trailer, albeit a fairly muted one after all that intrigue. Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a…

CBS All Access beams up another season of Star Trek: Discovery

The road to CBS All Access was rocky for Star Trek: Discovery, which arrived nine months behind schedule when it debuted in September. The latest entry in the Star Trek franchise was supposed to launch CBS’ standalone streaming service, but ended up ceding that spot to The Good Fight after losing Bryan Fuller as its…

James Gunn says he’s been trying to “warn people” about James Toback for years

Thirty-eight women have now stepped forward against with sexual harassment allegations against The Pick-Up Artist and Black & White director James Toback, accounts that the Los Angeles Times published in a lengthy exposé on Sunday. The Bugsy screenwriter allegedly accosted women on the street, and tried to sway them…

David Fincher says he wouldn't be able to handle making a Star Wars movie

David Fincher is a reasonably acclaimed director who could probably get any kind of gig he wants, but lately he’s been trying to make it very clearly that he absolutely does not want some gigs. Specifically, Fincher doesn’t want to make Marvel or Star Wars movies, telling The Financial Times recently (via Collider)…

Justin Timberlake is returning to the Super Bowl halftime show

As announced in a jokey video with best buddy Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake is officially set to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show in February. That’ll make it about 14 years from when he ripped off part of Janet Jackson’s outfit during her Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show performance and helped…

Doctor Who gets some new friends, including a male companion 

Its been months since the BBC announced that Jodie Whittaker will be the new star of Doctor Who, and though we’ve heard a lot about sexist idiots who can’t handle the Doctor being a woman, we haven’t heard anything about Whittaker’s supporting cast. Now, though, the BBC has revealed a few of the 13th Doctor’s “new…

Finn Wolfhard's former agent gets fired over sexual harassment allegations

Recently, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard fired agent Tyler Grasham amidst allegations that he had—according to The Hollywood Reporter—”sexually assaulted or acted inappropriately with young aspiring male actors.” Grasham, who works for APA, was put on leave while the agency investigated the claims against him, and …

Hey, let's try to guess the plot of Stranger Things 2 just by looking at its soundtrack titles

[Note: This article contains song titles and descriptions of songs off the Stranger Things season 2 soundtrack, some of which probably count as spoilers for the upcoming show. Our baseless speculation about them is probably way off, but who knows: we might luck out and accidentally get something right.]

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Fox defends the time it re-upped Bill O'Reilly's contract right after his biggest harassment settlement ever

Six months ago, The New York Times published a longform piece of reporting that functionally ended Bill O’Reilly’s TV career, an extremely detailed accounting of at least five different settlements the Fox News star had made with women over various harassment claims over the years. The report set off a firestorm of…

Let us all gaze into the abyss of Justin Bieber's full-torso cathedral tattoo

We’re pretty sure it was Friedrich Nietzsche who once wrote, “When you gaze into a tattoo of a bear perched angrily over Justin Bieber’s nipple, the Justin Bieber nipple bear gazes also into you.” Apparently inspired by these deep philosophical musings, Bieber decided to briefly drive the internet to Lovecraftian…

Trump says he's about to release a big batch of files on the JFK assassination

In a news story that should, in no way, be construed as an effort to distract the American people from his latest round of presidential jackassery by tossing the world’s most prominent conspiracy nuts a big, hefty chunk of crazy-meat, Donald Trump has announced that he’s going to release the U.S. government’s final…

Harvey Weinstein takes time out of his busy rehab schedule to dispute Lupita Nyong'o's harassment account

Yesterday, The New York Times ran what was then (but is no longer now) the latest in a long series of accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior against Harvey Weinstein, a detailed, thoughtful account of Weinstein’s actions from actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. Nyong’o’s op-ed laid out, in…

Jack Off Jill singer Jessicka Addams accuses Marilyn Manson's long-time bassist of rape

Pitchfork reports that Jeordie White—a.k.a. Twiggy Ramirez, the longtime bassist for Marilyn Manson—has been accused of rape by Jessicka Addams, lead singer of riot grrrl band Jack Off Jill. Addams—whose band has had a long professional and personal association with Manson—wrote a long post to her Facebook wall today,…

Prime your moustaches: They're rebooting Magnum P.I. again

As we speak, actors around Hollywood are presumably priming and grooming their upper lips, as Variety reports that the TV gods have decreed that it’s once again time to try to bring Magnum P.I. back to life. This new take on the military-vet-turned-Hawaii-detective series is a separate project from ABC’s failed bid to…