The White House officially states that every woman accusing Trump of harassment is a liar

As American citizens, it’s always reassuring to hear your government sound really confident about something. The economy is improving! Nuclear war probably won’t happen. The dozen or more women accusing the president of groping or otherwise harassing them are all liars. You know: Straightforward, soothing stuff.

James Toback: Anyone who says he lured women with film roles is “a lying cocksucker or cunt”

Writer Hillel Aron has a more vested interest than most in the sexual harassment and assault accusations against director James Toback: He says that when his wife, KCRW public radio director Anna Scott, was in high school, “Toback vaguely offered her a film role and then proceeded to talk to her about masturbation and…

Robert Rodriguez says Rose McGowan’s role in Grindhouse was a “fuck you” to Harvey Weinstein

Following up on a statement he put out shortly after sexual assault allegations against his former associate Harvey Weinstein began to emerge earlier this month, today director Robert Rodriguez published a lengthy open letter in Variety providing further insight into his relationships with Weinstein and Rose…

Southwest Airlines launches new innovation in in-flight misery: Inescapable live music

The “race to the bottom” mentality that inspired commercial airlines to compete to see who could install the smallest seats and most egregious fees is now being applied to in-flight entertainment. One month after Icelandair tried out the nightmarish experiment of inescapable interactive live theater on one of its…

Slade is tortured by his past in this Deathstroke #25 exclusive preview

Slade Wilson wants to be a good man, but his past won’t let him. He may have put on a cape and started the Defiance superhero team, but he’s still a member of the Society Of Supervillains, and when the Society calls, you best answer. Slade has been ignoring his summons from his old colleagues, but they’re tired of…

Third woman accuses George H.W. Bush of groping her, telling same terrible joke

A third woman has come forward with allegations that former president George H.W. Bush groped her during a photo op, telling a story that’s strikingly similar to those of actresses Heather Lind and Jordana Grolnick. Writing in Slate, novelist Christina Baker Kline recounts the time she was invited to attend a Barbara…

Honolulu made it illegal to look at your phone while crossing the street

The avenue-dwelling Pokemon of the world are rejoicing, as a city in Hawaii just took the first step in ensuring those brightly colored creatures will remain free forever—so long as they take up residence in the middle of the road. NPR reports that Honolulu will begin issuing tickets to anyone caught looking at their…

Your daily reminder that Dan Aykroyd will say yes to any Ghostbusters pitch you give him

In a brief interview with Cinema Blend, Dan Aykroyd was asked whether he might be interested in a live-action Ghostbusters TV series—maybe one on Netflix, where Stranger Things is currently keeping the franchise alive through its characters’ period-accurate obsession with the 1984 film. Carefully weighing the myriad…

Dumb man tweets at wrong person

Given the fact that Donald Trump spends more time on Twitter than a burgeoning start-up’s social media team, one would assume he’d have figured out the app’s basic functions by now. Yet it seems every day there’s another story about the 71-year-old president’s pudgy fingers blasting off a misfire of a tweet to his 41…

We are contractually obligated to post this Stranger Things-Donald Trump mashup

There is, somewhere deep in a government bunker, a vast pulsing brain that exists only to generate concepts for the internet. A dog becoming friends with an elderly person. Danaerys Targaryen singing the theme song to The Fresh Prince. Joe Biden winking at various characters from the Star Wars prequels. A second dog …

Taylor Swift is a naked robot anime princess in her latest fan-fiction post of a video

The fan-fictioning of Taylor Swift continued tonight, when the pop singer/amateur snake master debuted a new video for a previously released single off her upcoming album Reputation. Like the video for the earlier “Look What You Made Me Do”—which saw a parade of Swift personas argue it out over which one was the…

HBO cancels new 2016 election miniseries over Mark Halperin harassment allegations

HBO has canceled plans for an upcoming miniseries about the 2016 election from author and former ABC News head Mark Halperin, in the wake of accusations of sexual harassment that came to light against him earlier this week. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the premium cable network pulled plans for the series,…

Trump is still very proud of inventing "fake news" even though he definitely did not

This week, during an interview with Fox News in which Lou Dobbs somehow manged to keep brain matter from leaking out of his ears while he told Donald Trump that he’s “one of the most loved and respected” presidents in history, our beloved and respected commander-in-chief reiterated the totally stupid and pointless lie…

Nathan Fillion lines up the next ABC cop show he'll probably be doing for years

Much as Firefly’s vocal fanbase is probably loath to admit, star Nathan Fillion ended up spending far more time busting criminals on eight seasons of ABC’s long-running police procedural Castle than he ever did rustling cattle in space. (169 hour-long episodes more, to be exact.) And while Castle closed up shop last…

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