FBI reportedly investigating the judge who sentenced Meek Mill to prison

Last week, rapper Meek Mill was sentenced to at least two years in prison in Philadelphia for violating probation after being arrested two times earlier in the year. The charges in both cases were dropped, but the judge decided that being arrested at all violated Meek Mill’s probation—which comes from a drug and…

Studios are bending over backwards to romance Quentin Tarantino

The public firestorm surrounding his old friend and long-time collaborator Harvey Weinstein doesn’t seem to have diminished Hollywood’s love for Quentin Tarantino just yet, despite the fact that the director publicly revealed a few weeks ago that he “knew enough to do more than I did” about Weinstein’s alleged…

Lady Gaga and Joe Biden reportedly teaming up to launch sexual trauma centers

According to Entertainment Weekly, Lady Gaga and Joe Biden might be preparing to launch a “groundbreaking initiative” that will provide support to victims of sexual assault across the country. This is going off of a comment Biden made at Glamour’s Women Of The Year Summit, with him responding to a question about the…

George Takei says he “played the part of a ‘naughty gay grandpa’” on Howard Stern

In the multitude of current sexual assault and harassment accusations, perhaps none is more disappointing (so far) than the accusation against George Takei. The 80-year-old, out, married former Star Trek star is well-known for his progressive posts on Facebook and Twitter, where he has millions of followers. So his…

Bryan Cranston says we should be open to forgiving Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey

For the most part, the condemnation of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey has been near-total, as the two Hollywood figures—whose allegations of serial sexual misconduct set off the industry’s current wave of outing its long history of abuse—have seen themselves swiftly shunned from the community that kept its open…

A Talking Cat?! was overdubbed in a bathroom, and other fun facts from Eric Roberts Is The Fucking Man 

We live in such a cynical age that it’s equal parts endearing and uncomfortable to watch someone living out their dreams, like the hosts of Eric Roberts Is The Fucking Man sitting down with the subject of their podcast onstage at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre as part of the Cinepocalypse festival. Although they were…

Ben Affleck trying to find a "cool way" to get out of playing Batman

In a lengthy USA Today story about the making of Justice League, Ben Affleck has once again resurrected the idea that he wants to stop playing Batman as soon as possible. It came in response to a question about Matt Reeves’ The Batman, with Affleck saying that the film was a project he’s “contemplating” rather than a…

Brand New postpones tour as another woman shares accusations against Jesse Lacey

Over the weekend, in response to a woman who came forward with allegations that he solicited nude photos from her when she was underage and forced her to watch him masturbate over Skype, Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey posted a message on Facebook, apologizing for inappropriate things he had done in the past,…

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Watch this documentary about "Turkish Star Wars," one of the most notorious rip-offs ever made 

Last year, we reported on the discovery of the only existing 35mm print of Turkish cult classic Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved The World), a movie better known in these parts as “Turkish Star Wars” due to the abundance of unauthorized footage it yanked from George Lucas’ original Star Wars. Now, the same guy…

Today in actual good news: Kinder Eggs are now (legally) available in the U.S. 

Maybe we’re just desperate for any morsel of news that doesn’t involve putting on waders and diving hip-deep into the worst of humanity, but a story in Food & Wine about the pending arrival of Kinder eggs in the U.S. has us filled with a feeling of delight akin to—well, akin to cracking open a chocolate egg and…

The internet did an actual great job raising money for that woman who flipped Trump off

In what is an increasingly rare, completely non-sarcastic great job by the internet, some $80,000 has been raised for the woman who was fired for giving Trump’s motorcade the finger. Virginian Juli Briskman, a 50-year-old mother of two, created the remarkable photo op while out for a bike ride and saw Trump’s…

Mamma Mia: The studio behind Minions might make a Super Mario Bros. movie

Nearly 25 years after Hollywood’s first baffling attempt at bringing video games’ most iconic figure to the big screen, Universal is reportedly in talks with Nintendo to give this whole “Super Mario Bros. movie” thing another shot. Today, The Wall Street Journal published a story claiming Universal’s Illumination…