Heal your soul with this rundown of times famous people didn’t suck

Ever since the New York Times and New Yorker dropped their bombshell exposés on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of alleged sexual assault, women and men alike have been emboldened to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and the ways in which power and intimidation have served to keep the…

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Veep costars cheer her up while in chemo

Now would be a good time to take our minds ever so briefly off our self-immolating world. And while this video from Veep’s Sam Richardson and Matt Walsh was actually intended to cheer up their costar Julia Louis-Dreyfus during chemo, we think it can work as a balm for all our souls right now. Louis-Dreyfus opened up…

The Orchard cancels release of Louis CK’s I Love You, Daddy

Louis CK’s new movie, I Love You, Daddy, was scheduled for limited release next week, but its New York premiere was canceled yesterday ahead of a disturbing investigative piece in The New York Times, which included the accounts of five women who say the actor-comedian forced them to watch him masturbate or asked if he…

John Carpenter loves Sonic The Hedgehog, even the crappy one where he's a werewolf

We’ve known for a while now that John Carpenter, the legendary director of films like Halloween and The Thing, is a big video game fan. And it’s not just horror, although he has praised The Evil Within and Dead Space (the latter of which owes a tremendous debt to The Thing). He loves Borderlands and Assassin’s Creed,…

Chloë Grace Moretz and Charlie Day back out of promoting Louis CK’s I Love You, Daddy

Yesterday, The New York Times published the accounts of five women who say Louis CK either asked to masturbate in front of them or forced them to watch him masturbate. The bombshell report was the reason for the cancellation of the New York premiere of CK’s I Love You, Daddy, which is a movie about a middle-aged TV…

Lupita Nyong’o calls out British women’s mag for Photoshopping her hair off its cover

Damn it, people, can we please stop doing things that force Lupita Nyong’o to write impassioned, beautiful defenses of her own personhood? It’s not that essays like Nyong’o’s reflections on her encounters with Harvey Weinstein over the years aren’t touching, fascinating reads, but it would be nice to cut the woman a…

Terry Crews drops his agent after filing groping incident police report

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews has just fired his talent agency, WME, as part of the fallout of an incident in which a top-level executive at the company allegedly groped him during a party. According to Deadline, Crews made the announcement earlier today, not long after reporting the incident—which he first…

Ellen Page to star in Netflix's goth superhero show Umbrella Academy 

Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it would be supplementing its Marvel superhero shows with an adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Dark Horse superhero comic The Umbrella Academy, and now the show has found one of its stars. As reported by Variety, Ellen Page has joined the cast as Vanya, the “black…

HBO drops Louis CK from Night Of Too Many Stars, pulls all of his streaming content 

In a decisive response to the New York Times piece on the multiple women who have accused Louis CK of sexual misconduct, HBO has dropped the comedian from the upcoming autism benefit special Night Of Too Many Stars and will also be pulling his previous HBO projects—including stand-up specials and the short-lived…

R.I.P. Magnum P.I. star John Hillerman

John Hillerman—the prolific actor best known for playing priggish Tom Sellick foil Jonathan Higgins on eight seasons of ’80s action hit Magnum P.I.—has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hillerman—whose other credits include Blazing Saddles, dozens of one-shot TV roles, and a number of films under the…

Harry Potter fans can blow their New Year's Day watching the whole series on HBO

New Year’s Eve is all about getting dressed up, putting on a sparkly hat, and getting so drunk that you don’t mind watching several hours of Anderson Cooper or Ryan Seacrest on TV, but New Year’s Day is about groggily rolling out of bed, pushing aside all of the previous night’s detritus, and either going for a…

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Former Mad Men writer accuses Matthew Weiner of sexual harassment 

Back in 2009, Gawker ran a story about Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner suddenly firing series staff writer Kater Gordon, a puzzling development given Gordon’s meteoric rise from Weiner’s personal assistant to Mad Men writers’ assistant to winning an Emmy alongside Weiner for the Mad Men season two episode “Meditations…

Bill O'Reilly's Fox News contract had a clause allowing him to harass women with virtual impunity

Out of the many revelations—mostly depressing and dispiriting—that came out of the sexual harassment scandals that got first Roger Ailes, and later Bill O’Reilly, kicked out of their Fox News dens, one of the most notable has been learning just how disconnected the cable news network is from the wider 21st Century Fox…

Yes, that storyline in Tig Notaro’s Amazon series was about Louis CK

When the second season of Tig Notaro’s Amazon series One Mississippi premiered this past September, much attention was drawn to a scene in its fifth episode, “Can’t Fight This Feeling”: A powerful man (played by Timm Sharp) masturbates in front of a woman (played by Stephanie Allynne) whose career he’s just given a…

Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman have a disastrous Game Night in this first trailer

“Wacky comedy that is also a weirdly intense action movie” is practically a sub-genre these days, and this trailer for Game Night makes it look like a faithful successor to Date Night, Rough Night, and maybe some movies that didn’t follow this naming convention. This comedy movie that quickly transforms into an action…

Mike Schur apologizes for having Louis CK on Parks And Rec, despite having heard the rumors

As the allegations of sexual misconduct against Louis CK finally made their way from “open secret” to just plain “open” today—courtesy of a new piece in the New York Times, which saw five women allege that the stand-up star masturbated in front of them or while talking to them on the phone—a number of people are being…