Donald Trump believes women (when it is politically beneficial to him)

Yesterday the news anchor Leeann Tweeden alleged that Senator Al Franken sexually assaulted her during a USO tour in December 2006, including with the allegations a troubling picture of Franken seeming to grope her while she slept. Franken later took full responsibility for his actions, calling for an ethics probe…

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Transparent actress Trace Lysette says Jeffrey Tambor sexually harassed her, as well

Last week, we reported that Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor had been accused of harassing Van Barnes, a trans woman who served for several years as his assistant. The accusation from Barnes—who alluded to “inappropriate behavior” on the actor’s part—has led to an investigation by Amazon, and rumblings that the actor…

David Alan Grier to star in Cool Kids pilot from the It's Always Sunny gang

Back in September, we reported that Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, and Glenn Howerton from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia were developing a pilot for Fox called The Cool Kids. As we noted at the time, the pilot is set in a retirement home and centers on a group of popular residents whose rule over the facility begins…

Jesus is watching in this full trailer for Lena Waithe's Showtime series The Chi

In October, Showtime shared a teaser trailer for The Chi, a new series created by Emmy-winning Master Of None writer (and co-star) Lena Waithe about various people living on Chicago’s South Side. Back then, the show was pitched as a “powerful coming-of-age drama about an interconnected group of working-class…

World's most expensive painting sells for $450 million, kind of sucks

We don’t profess to be art critics here at The A.V. Club, but we do understand (vaguely) that $450.3 million is a lot of money. (A quick Google search suggests that it’s enough money to buy a first-season DVD set of the TV show Alf 52,914,218 and a half times over, in case that helps you put it into context.) That…

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Dwayne Johnson's dismayed at a giant gorilla's rage in the Rampage trailer 

The first full trailer for Rampage, the Dwayne Johnson vehicle based on the ‘8os arcade game that’s just climbing 8-bit buildings and punching them until they collapse over and over, has arrived. Dwayne Johnson stars as Davis Okoye, a handsome, charismatic primatologist who nevertheless prefers the company of his…

Horrifying doll crawls out from under a layer of paint and into your nightmares

The corporate beauty of a child’s doll, features affixed by perfectly calibrated machines, is never meant to be altered by clumsy human hands. As testament to this sacred truth, a well-meaning grandparent, attempting to clean up his grandkid’s doll, has inadvertently created a face forged in the deepest pits of your…

As unlikely as it sounds, Trump may have lied about how much his company is worth

Donald Trump is the world’s greatest businessman, a real estate genius who is so rich that he can coat everything he owns in gold and whose most easily recognizable trait is not his specific hairstyle or the size of his hands, but the enormity of his various secret bank accounts. He’s also a brilliant negotiator who…

Baked Alaska responds to Twitter ban by live-streaming additional humiliations in a fast food parking lot

Yesterday, as part of a long-overdue crackdown on the neo-Nazis and far-right personalities who have made a home on their platform, Twitter permanently banned uber-troll Baked Alaska. The man born Tim Gionet had made a name for himself by impishly tweeting Holocaust jokes alongside more earnest Trumpist musings about…