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Never forget: Taylor Swift is actually an Illuminati clone of Anton LaVey's daughter

Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation should drop at midnight tonight, preceded by a string of high-concept singles and videos. These have rekindled a conversation about the ongoing ambiguity as to the pop star’s political beliefs—she doggedly refused to state who she voted for in the last election—and her semi-ironic…

It looks like that second season of Big Little Lies will actually happen

HBO’s adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was a hit and scored a bunch of Emmy awards, so even though the miniseries already covered Moriarty’s original book, the premium cable network quickly began testing the waters for a potential second season. At the time, Moriarty said she had some ideas—specifically…

5 women go on the record accusing Louis CK of sexual misconduct in New York Times exposé

After years of open secrets and whispered rumors about comedian Louis CK’s alleged habit of cornering women and forcing them to watch him masturbate, five women have gone on the record in a New York Times story that’s been anticipated since CK canceled the New York premiere of his new film I Love You, Daddy earlier…

Twitter pauses all verifications after giving Charlottesville organizer a blue checkmark 

Last night, while everybody was already mad at Twitter over the mass-rollout of the new 280-character limit, the social media service evidently decided to steer into the spin by granting a coveted verification checkmark to Jason Kessler, the asshole who masterminded the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville…

There are more (white, male) LGBTQ characters on TV than ever before

GLAAD has released its annual “Where We Are on TV” report, its regular analysis of the LGBTQ characters on the small/second screen, Variety reports. An there’s certainly some good news in there, as GLAAD finds that there are more queer characters on TV than ever. But the medium still needs some improvement, because…

Louis CK cancels I Love You, Daddy premiere in advance of New York Times story 

A little less than two months after its uncomfortable premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the New York premiere of Louis CK’s new Woody Allen-inspired dramedy I Love You, Daddy has been canceled, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In an email, distributor The Orchard said, “Due to unexpected…

It’s come to this: People really want to fuck Rick Sanchez

Since Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty garnered its infamously rabid fanbase, there have been numerous discussions about whether Rick Sanchez is a character viewers should admire or try to emulate in any way. But few would have predicted that, in 2017, we’d be discussing whether or not the burping, alcoholic, misanthropic,…

Enjoy some video of Barack Obama sauntering into jury duty like it's not a big thing

Considering we have a draft-dodger as president, it’s nice to see that at least once upon a time we elected someone who actually shows up for shit. After being summoned, Barack Obama showed up like any other human for jury duty yesterday, his cheery demeanor and amiable presence making the whole thing suck a lot less…

Exclusive: MST3K Turkey Day streams again with Joel Hodgson, Felicia Day, and Jonah Ray

For Mystery Science Theater 3000, 2017 was, in a word, huge. In April, the movie-riffing show awoke from an 18-year hibernation, carving up 14 fresh cinematic turkeys for Netflix and opening up a whole new comedic universe of crab hats, talking chimps, and hyperlocal monster myths. That was followed by a North…

Friday, November 10 is Morrissey Day in Los Angeles until further notice

The city of Los Angeles is taking a gamble this week by assuming that Morrissey will be there tomorrow, Friday, November 10, to celebrate Morrissey Day. “Morrissey Day honors the man who put the ‘M’ in Moz Angeles, an icon whose music continues to touch and uplift countless people across the globe,” Councilwoman…

Watch country-music shit-starter Sturgill Simpson busk outside of the CMAs, call Trump a fascist

Sturgill Simpson is probably our best modern progenitor of outlaw country. Across three excellent records, Simpson’s proven himself a master of that much-celebrated but rarely duplicated brand of ruthlessly honest, intelligent, funny and tuneful traditional American music. Last year, he kicked up a firestorm by…

The Stranger Things kids unleash a killer Motown medley, because they are good at everything

It happened after season one, and now it’s happening in the wake of season two. These Stranger Things kids are everywhere and they’re not going away anytime soon. We’ve already seen them sing the national anthem, watch their old audition tapes, rap a recap of their own show, and resurrect Larry and Balki. Now, you…

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A new mutant needs protection in this Deadpool Vs. Old Man Logan exclusive

Marvel has been steadily releasing miniseries pitting Deadpool against various characters for the last few years—including two books where he kills the entire Marvel Universe—so it was only a matter of time until the Merc With A Mouth faced off against the grizzled future version of Wolverine. As the two most…