London police expand investigation into Harvey Weinstein sexual assault claims

It’s a good thing today will be full of photos of adorable and/or elaborate costumes, because there’s yet another update on the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal. The transAtlantic investigation into sexual assault allegations against the fallen studio mogul has just widened its scope, as Variety reports that…

There’s a warrant out for Rose McGowan’s arrest on a drug charge

The Associated Press reports Virginia has issued a warrant for Rose McGowan’s arrest on a drug possession charge. Back on January 20, police at Washington Dulles International Airport inspected some personal belongings reportedly left on a United Airlines flight by McGowan. They claim there were traces of narcotics on…

Harvey Weinstein given lifetime ban from the Producers Guild

As reported by Variety, now-former Weinstein Company head Harvey Weinstein has been given a lifetime ban from the Producers Guild Of America—a trade organization that honored Harvey Weinstein with a Milestone Award in 2013. The Producers Guild released a statement explaining that it unanimously voted to begin the…

Netflix reportedly developing a House Of Cards spin-off already

Just hours after Netflix announced that it was canceling flagship drama House Of Cards after one more season, Variety has shared a report that the streaming service is now developing a House Of Cards spin-off series. This is all apparently in the “early stages” and Netflix hasn’t offered any official comment on the…

Former Bachelor segment producer files sexual harassment lawsuit against Warner Bros.

As reported by The Los Angeles Times, a former segment producer who worked on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette has filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros., NZX Productions, and five Bachelor producers, claiming she was sexually harassed while working on the set of the reality show. The producer filing the suit, Becky…

Trump's favorite social media platform happens to be the most disliked overall 

Donald Trump somehow presented himself as a man of the people during his presidential campaign, but he doesn’t exactly seem like a guy who is in touch with what the average person thinks or feels—an idea supported by his approval rating. According to the results from a survey conducted by The Verge, though, people’s…

Corey Feldman asks for $10 million to make movie about being abused in Hollywood

Corey Feldman has claimed for years that he and Corey Haim were molested and assaulted by men in the movie industry when they were kids, but he has consistently chosen not to name any of the alleged abusers out of concerns for the safety of his family (and to avoid legal threats). Now, though, People is reporting that…

It's Ivanka Trump's birthday, but her family doesn't seem to care

Last week, we presented some evidence on the possibility that Ivanka Trump doesn’t actually know how to use words, a theory based on her bizarre misuse of terms like “complicit,” “juxtaposition,” and “overlay.” We also noted that she doesn’t seem to know what a birthday is, at least according to a tweet in which she…

Netflix cancels House Of Cards, says it's "deeply troubled" over Kevin Spacey allegations

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has decided to cancel its old tentpole drama House Of Cards after a sixth and final season, finally putting Frank Underwood’s reign of terror (and outrageous accent) to an end. The Hollywood Reporter story initially suggested that the timing of this was essentially a…

Let's consider how quickly the existence of cellphones would ruin the plots of old movies

You really have to feel sorry for today’s screenwriters. With modern technology, those old movie chestnut tropes of getting lost or trapped are no longer what they once were. Thanks to cell phones, Google Maps could have saved those Blair Witch campers, and the stuck-in-a-well victims in Silence Of The Lambs could…

Tiffany Haddish and Chance The Rapper to host SNL in November

Tiffany Haddish’s breakout year continues, with Saturday Night Live taking to Twitter to share the Girls Trip star and Carmichael Show alum’s upcoming hosting gig. Haddish will follow Larry David, whose hosting return was announced earlier this year, and hold things down on November 11. Taylor Swift presumably made it…

NBC News fires Mark Halperin over sexual harassment allegations

Just a few days after NBC News suspended Game Change author Mark Halperin from his MSNBC position, the organization has formally terminated his contract and cut ties with the veteran journalist. The original suspension came in response to sexual harassment allegations from multiple women who said that Halperin had…

Read all of Black #1, the politically charged comic about black superheroes

“In a world that already hates and fears them—what if only black people had superpowers?” This question is at the core of Black Mask Studios’ superhero series, Black, immediately setting it up as a riff on Marvel’s X-Men, who have “sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them.” The characters in Black may have…

Amityville: The Awakening made $742 in theaters this weekend

In a way, Amityville: The Awakening got lucky: It’s far from the biggest problem the Weinsteins and their various companies will face this year. But the four-times-delayed 18th entry into the Amityville Horror franchise is still a disaster for Dimension films and The Weinstein Co., earning a mere $742 over its one-day…

Gwyneth Paltrow actually had a very good and morbid Halloween costume

When it comes time to dress up for Halloween, you have a couple of tried and true options. You can, of course, go with (ugh) sexy; you can go high concept, explaining your costume over and over all night; you can be the most elaborate person around, throwing tons of time and money at the problem; you can try to be…

Fox News spent Manafort Monday talking about cheeseburgers and candy

This morning saw indictments handed down to Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman of the squatting U.S. president, on—among other things—conspiracy against the nation. Manafort, alongside his aide Robert Gates, surrendering to federal authorities represents a significant escalation in Special Prosecutor Robert…

House Of Cards creator calls Kevin Spacey sexual assault allegation “deeply troubling” 

With Kevin Spacey having offered an underwhelming apology in response to Anthony Rapp’s allegation of sexual assault, House Of Cards creator Beau Willimon has also spoken up on the matter, calling the story “deeply troubling.” Willimon’s statement went out on Twitter (where else?) just hours after Spacey’s…

Here's a handy guide for countering the Stranger Things backlash

In a culture so rife with pointless remakes and exploitive nostalgia, it’s understandable that fatigued viewers would view a show like Stranger Things with suspicion. As the above video essay points out, it’s basically “80s Movie: The TV Show,” with its first season building entire set pieces and characters around the…

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