The Great Pyramid also has a big, empty void inside it

Suggesting that the Great Pyramid has spent some of the intervening millennia listlessly scrolling through Twitter, scientists say they have identified a previously unknown “big void” inside the pyramid of Khufu, or Cheops. The largest pyramid in Giza, Egypt (not that anyone is impressed) has been under intense study…

One of the most popular Frozen Tumblrs may be a low-key fetish account

There’s a fine line between stanning—the act of obsessing over a particular celebrity or property—and fetishization—the act of sexualizing that thing. The advent of social media—especially Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr—has exposed more and more people to this approach to fandom, which often pretzels itself within so…

Apparently Alex Trebek once ate a mountain of weed brownies

To celebrate his 34th year at the helm of the popular quiz show Jeopardy, Alex Trebek did what any veteran game show host would do, and assured his loyal viewers that he had once gotten very high. Of course, this little tidbit was just part of a larger interview with The Daily Beast about his storied career and…

If you don’t read this roundup of Russian troll ads, Satan wins

Yesterday, as part of an ongoing Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the way Russian troll farms influenced the 2016 election, tech giants Facebook, Google, and Twitter were forced to reckon with the fact that they made massive quantities of money off ads that radicalized and misled aunts, uncles, and old…

Here's an exclusive look at the new Split Single video

We’re big fans of Split Single around here, and not just because chief architect Jason Narducy is both our fellow Chicagoan and the bassist in some of our favorite bands (including Superchunk and Bob Mould’s band). A lot of Narducy’s videos as Split Single have been a little bit silly—you may recall seeing “the…

Genius producer says Dustin Hoffman sexually harassed her in 1991

Just a day after writer Anna Graham Hunter penned a guest Hollywood Reporter column about being sexually harassed by Dustin Hoffman when she was 17 years old, TV writer and producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis tells Variety the actor also harassed her when she was an up-and-coming playwright. The Reign writer says she was…

Russian hackers used a secret weapon: Aziz Ansari

In one of the more insidious moves of the 2016 presidential election, Russian hackers may have used a secret weapon: Aziz Ansari. Recode reported on Tuesday’s Congressional meetings with representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google, at which a Photoshopped image of Ansari holding a sign was displayed. It read:…

Now Patty Jenkins is distancing herself from Brett Ratner 

Six women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, have now said Brett Ratner sexually harassed or assaulted them. They shared their stories with the Los Angeles Times, putting on the record the “open secret” that was Ratner’s predatory behavior. And so began a domino effect of people expressing the desire of…

Kevin Spacey seeking “evaluation and treatment” in wake of sexual assault allegations

Now that multiple actors have accused him of sexual assault, Kevin Spacey has issued a statement with his intentions to “seek evaluation and treatment.” The statement, which is every bit as brief as the one rescinding one of Spacey’s TV honors, has no info beyond that, such as what kind of treatment program the House…

Longmire actress Cassidy Freeman has now also accused Jeremy Piven of "predatory behavior"

Another woman has now come forward with accusations of “predatory behavior” against actor Jeremy Piven, with Deadline reporting that Cassidy Freeman—whose most recent credits including a starring role on the modern-day Western Longmire—has lashed out at the actor after he “unequivocally denied” allegations of sexual…

Yup, that's Luke on the Millennium Falcon in the new Last Jedi teaser

Say what you like about the Star Wars franchise: It knows how to pay off expectations and fan nostalgia with a force unrivaled in modern-day pop culture. Anyone doubting the series’ good-old-days pull need look no further than the new surprise teaser Disney released for the film during tonight’s climactic World Series…

Woody Allen was supposed to play clarinet at ousted Amazon exec Roy Price's wedding

In a story that would be kind of wacky and fun if it didn’t concern two awful people, The Hollywood Reporter says that Woody Allen was supposed to play clarinet with his jazz band at the wedding of former Amazon Studios head Roy Price before the allegations about him being a harassing creep came out and his fiancée…

Osama Bin Laden's computers contained a bunch of bootleg porn game screens

You know how it is: You’re a terrorist mastermind, one of the most hated and hunted men on the planet, and you’re bored on a Friday night. Can’t go out on the town, on account of all the international bounties on your head. Can’t throw a party, because you’ve twisted your fundamentalist viewpoint of your own faith to…

Brett Ratner is "stepping away" from Warner Bros. following harassment accusations

Earlier today, the Los Angeles Times published an exposé in which six actresses (including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge) accused director and producer Brett Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct. Other actresses said that he also tried to proposition them by offering roles in his movies. Warner Bros., which…

Beyoncé feels the love tonight, will play Nala in The Lion King

Way back in March, Jon Favreau tempted fate by noting that he wanted to add Beyoncé to the already-excellent cast of his “live-action” Jungle Book remake, and now it looks like that plan has actually worked out. Tonight, Beyoncé herself shared a photo of the full Lion King cast on her Facebook page, confirming that…

Kevin Shields swears a new My Bloody Valentine album will be out next year

My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields famously takes his time on his musical projects; the band’s third album, MBV, took 22 years to get to fans, thanks to label problems, eccentric behavior, and Shields’ ongoing, obsessive efforts to remaster the band’s 1991 masterpiece, Loveless. This week, though, Shields…

Mindy Kaling to turn Four Weddings And A Funeral into a Hulu anthology series

People love anthology shows—or TV networks do at least—but they tend to skew a bit toward spooky stories and sci-fi nightmares. Hulu is looking to change that, though, by developing an anthology series based on Four Weddings And A Funeral. Noted romantic comedy fan Mindy Kaling is spearheading the project, with …

Canadian actress sues Harvey Weinstein and Disney over alleged sexual assault

As reported by Deadline, an unnamed “actress-model” from Canada has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and others, claiming that he sexually assaulted her two times in 2000. The anonymous woman is reportedly one of the people who spoke with The New York Times for its initial piece on the allegations against…

Tyrese Gibson issues an all-time terrible “It’s me or The Rock” ultimatum to the producers of Fast 9

Here’s a quick spot of career advice for any readers in our audience who are—or might someday be—Fast And The Furious B-lister Tyrese Gibson: If you’ve reached a point in negotiations where the sentence “You can either have me in your movie, or The Rock, but not both” has passed your lips, we regret to inform you…

Tim Heidecker is releasing an entire album of Trump songs

Lately, Tim Heidecker has transformed himself into a prolific political songwriter, turning the Trump administration’s many horrifying follies into darkly funny/unsettling tracks, and now he has collected an entire album of Trump songs in honor of the upcoming anniversary of his very first one—”Trump Tower,” a…