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Pinegrove cancels tour as frontman, Evan Stephens Hall, is accused of sexual coercion

As more and more people get called out for inappropriate, abusive behavior in their past, Pinegrove frontman Evan Stephens Hall has decided to issue a response to allegations of misconduct against him as soon as they were brought to his attention rather than wait until the backlash had begun to swell. In a post on the…

John Lasseter takes leave from Disney/Pixar, apologizes for “unwanted hugs”

John Lasseter, co-founder of Pixar and chief creative officer for Pixar and Walt Disney Animation, is the latest high-profile Hollywood power player to take a leave of absence amid charges of sexual harassment—or, as he puts it, “unwanted hugs.” Lasseter uses that very Disney-esque phrase in a memo to his employees …

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay fines for fans who wore Borat swimsuits in Kazakhstan

Recently, six Czechoslovakian tourists were reportedly arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing lime green Borat-style “mankini” bathing suits. They were detained on charges of “minor hooliganism” and fined about $67 (22,500 tenge in Kazakhstan), with the BBC adding that Kazakh social media users were divided on the…

Laura Dern says her Star Wars: The Last Jedi character is meant to be divisive

We still don’t know how the Star Wars movies will respond to the death of Carrie Fisher, as her General Leia was reportedly supposed to play a big role in The Last Jedi and whatever Episode IX will be called, but a new Entertainment Weekly piece dedicated to Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo might give us some…

Bob Weinstein paid off 2 of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers in the ’90s

In addition to helping break the news of Harvey Weinstein’s long history of predatory behavior, the New Yorker has continued to go after the system and individuals who enabled the man who’s now been accused by 80 women of sexual assault or harassment. The latest dispatch from Ronan Farrow, who previously reported on…

We're not worthy of co-hosting this anniversary Wayne's World screening in Chicago

Wayne’s World is the best of the Saturday Night Live movies. Oh, there are those who will tell you it’s really The Blues Brothers or maybe the relatively recent MacGruber. There are even a few sick freaks who might cite A Night At The Roxbury. But let’s be real: In quotability, in laugh count, in gleeful irreverence,…

A superhero partnership dissolves in this Quantum & Woody #2 exclusive 

Quantum & Woody have always had a tense relationship, but that’s makes them so fun. Two estranged brothers forced to interact with each other because of their superpowers, Eric and Woody Henderson are polar opposites that constantly infuriate each other, and they’re back at each other’s throats in the new Quantum &…

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The Donald Trump-LaVar Ball beef has devolved into absolute nonsense

It was inevitable, heading into 2018, that famous basketball dad LaVar Ball’s relentless self-promotion would collide with famous Twitter user Donald Trump’s penchant for race-baiting and petty culture wars. Now that it has happened—with Ball’s middle son, LiAngelo, getting detained for shoplifting in China,…

CBS This Morning cohosts on Charlie Rose: “There is no excuse”

Eight women, five of whom wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, told The Washington Post they were sexually harassed by Charlie Rose while they were his employees or aspiring to be. The Post’s report, published yesterday, details Rose’s behavior: The PBS stalwart and suspended CBS This Morning cohost…

Big, dumb bus ruins the implosion of the Georgia Dome for everyone

If there’s one thing you can count on after spending hours staking out a primo spot for the fireworks, it’s that some slack-jawed giant sipping a Big Gulp will wander into your sightline the second things get started. That’s certainly what went down in the above clip, which finds a big, dumb, lumbering bus ruin The…

Save some precious time with the automatic Celebrity Apology Generator 

At this point, it has become pretty clear that a lot of the “apologies” that celebrities issue after they’re accused of something awful are pretty similar. They often apologize for whatever they’re accused of while not specifically admitting that they did it, or they’ll say some variation of “I don’t remember this,…

Harley Quinn is getting her own cartoon on DC's new streaming platform

Warner Bros. is preparing to launch a new DC Comics-focused video streaming service that will have new episodes of Young Justice and a live-action Teen Titans show called Titans, but neither of those are the sort of sure-fire hit that a new streaming service needs if it’s going to make a splash out of the gate.…