Toby Jones is a real mama's boy in an exclusive trailer for trippy thriller Kaleidescope

British character actor Toby Jones has made a carer out of playing odd little men in films from Orlando to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But for Kaleidoscope, a new psychological thriller directed by Jones’ brother Rupert, Toby returns to the trippy art-horror well from which he drew one of his most acclaimed…

Amazon investigating sexual harassment claims against Jeffrey Tambor

Deadline reports Amazon has launched an investigation into claims that Jeffrey Tambor sexually harassed his former assistant. Van Barnes, a trans woman, recently wrote a private Facebook post in which, according to Deadline, she alluded to “inappropriate behavior” on the Transparent star’s behalf. That’s really all…

Trump responds to Democratic gains by again citing his goddamn electoral victory

A year ago, the majority of voting Americans—65.8 million to 63 million, to be exact—were walking around in a state of shell-shocked horror at the utter failure of the democratic experiment. Despite the fact that more people voted for Hillary Clinton, and despite a sweeping system of safeguards designed to prevent a…

Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam might be introduced in Suicide Squad 2

We’ve been waiting a long time to see Dwayne Johnson finally join the superhero movie world as Black Adam, but at least the movie about his longtime nemesis Shazam is moving forward. That means it shouldn’t be too much longer before we get to see The Rock slipping into some black tights and roasting some dudes with…

Keith Urban recorded a song about Harvey Weinstein for some godforsaken reason

Today in “you did your best,” a new story in The Hollywood Reporter reveals that country singer Keith Urban is doing his bit to promote healing in the emotionally shattering wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations—by releasing a song called “Female.” Yes, much like a toddler who drops a bag of flour on the floor in…

Today's proof that we've entered a post-human dystopia is the rise of rent-a-family-member companies

Just when you thought you could escape the phoniness of social media by engaging in conversation with a real life human being, Japanese innovation comes along and snatches that away from you, too. As a new article from The Atlantic reports, there are a number of burgeoning companies in Japan that allow clients to rent…

Twitter users herald new character limits with 280-character howls of despair

Twitter users are like characters in some sort of Gothic morality tale, strung up in cages above an abyss, subjected to the malevolent caprices of their captors, and buffeted on all sides by naught but the screams of their fellow prisoners. It’s a lot of fun! A big old cocktail party on the internet, where Nazis rub…

Stranger Things almost killed off Eleven in season 1, but not for a stupid reason

In addition to managing to avoid the sophomore slump with its new season, Stranger Things’ has placed Millie Bobby Brown’s character Eleven center stage, with her own separate story and adventure away from the rest of the cast. (Okay, maybe that side narrative didn’t pan out so well, but still, points for effort.)…

Watch a guy refuse to go for the car on The Price Is Right, shattering audience's dreams

The Price Is Right is a game show that’s as much about strategy as it is about chance. Whether you’re guesstimating the price of a new washing machine or undercutting your fellow contestant by only betting a dollar, it’s important to think through all your options before telling host Drew Carey what you want to do.…

Mike Pence supporters are getting back at Hollywood libs by refusing to drink whiskey

It seems memetic warfare has given way to brand warfare for the brain geniuses of the alt-right, who’ve developed a curious way of owning the libs these days. Last week, for example, Nazi rag the Daily Stormer and a slew of other racists began heartily expressing their love for Papa John’s after its scumbag CEO said…

Universal’s cinematic universe of classic movie monsters might be in grave danger

The sun might already be setting on the Dark Universe. The creation of studio executives gone mad with franchise envy, the concept would’ve united Universal’s most fearsome intellectual properties—Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, et al.—in a series of films that technically began with 2014’s Dracula Untold, an origin story…

Ed Gillespie’s Twitter page celebrated his non-victory

For many of us, the aftermath of Election Day 2017 is a much happier day than the day after Election Day 2016. For the first time in a year, there are an abundance of progressive developments and breakthroughs, like criminal justice reform advocate Larry Krasner becoming district attorney of Philadelphia; Hoboken, New…

The latest crime-fighting technique: Stranger Things spoilers

Police officers have regularly found ways to incorporate pop culture into their jobs, though some are more questionable than others. The latest such development involves Stranger Things season two spoilers, which anyone still in the middle of a binge watch would go out of their way to avoid. The East Lansing police…

Jane Seymour almost quit acting after being sexually harassed by a movie producer

Jane Seymour has added her voice to the many others speaking out against sexual harassment and assault, telling the hosts of Australia’s Sunrise, a morning talk show, about an experience that almost made her quit acting. As Variety reports, the Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman star recalled going for a screen test early in…

Watch a guy who looks a lot like Joel Osteen crash a Joel Osteen event, evade authorities

They don’t come more full of shit than Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen, who found fame by virtue of his plasticine looks, folksy charm, and knack for preaching sermons that filter Jesus Christ through relentless capitalistic avarice. Osteen’s Christianity is a feel-good vessel to the collection plate; happy,…

Christopher Nolan apologizes for picking fights with Netflix, right before picking another fight with Netflix

Christopher Nolan is very sorry for all the mean things that he’s said about Netflix lately, an expression of contrition that in no way stopped him from following his apologetic remarks with yet another slam on the company’s upcoming plans, because he hates them.

Toni Collette to star in Netflix and BBC monogamy drama Wanderlust 

As announced in a press release, Toni Collette is set to star in a new drama produced by Netflix and the BBC called Wanderlust. Described as a “searingly insightful and funny exploration of the relationships of a multi-generational family” that “asks whether lifelong monogamy is possible or even desirable,” the show…

Author Gay Talese encourages Kevin Spacey's alleged victims to "suck it up"

Celebrated author and journalist Gay Talese served up a much less celebrated plate of bad opinions last night, when he decided to wax poetic on Kevin Spacey’s various harassment and assault accusations to Vanity Fair. “I feel so sad, and I hate that actor that ruined this guy’s career,” Talese told a VF reporter at…

LAPD now investigating rape claim against Gossip GIrl's Ed Westwick

Earlier today, Kristina Cohen, star and creator of the Ladies Like Us webseries, shared a Facebook post in which she accused former Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick of rape. She said that it happened three years ago, when she was dating a producer who had taken her to Westwick’s home one evening. After supposedly making a…

CBS kicks Kevin Spacey off its 50th anniversary tribute to Carol Burnett

Yet another network cut ties with actor Kevin Spacey today, with Variety reporting that the former House Of Cards star has been booted off of the roster of talent for CBS’s upcoming 50th anniversary tribute to The Carol Burnett Show. Spacey’s ouster from the CBS program—which filmed last month, and is scheduled to run…

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