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Bryan Singer releases statement, says Fox wouldn't allow him to take care of ill parent

Earlier today, we reported that 20th Century Fox had fired director Bryan Singer from Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody after he essentially stopped showing up to the set, with other reports saying that he had clashed with star Rami Malek and that he was suffering from “post-traumatic stress disorder” over…

Carey Mulligan turned down an offer to be a companion on Doctor Who after "Blink"

“Blink” is arguably the most beloved episode of the modern Doctor Who era, with a slightly unsettling mystery that isn’t too dark, the first appearance of a now-iconic monster, and the origin of “wibbly wobbly, timey wimey” (a phrase that non-Who fans probably wish could be eradicated from existence). It also breaks…

Beyoncé doesn't really have tons of burner emails, but you'll still never contact her

Less a human than a phantasmagorical being of near-Euclidean perfection—especially on the internet, where any criticism will not be tolerated—Beyoncé Knowles nonetheless occasionally has to step down off the platinum-encrusted cumulus cloud that ferries her from gala to gala in order to communicate with the hoi…

MSNBC cuts ties with Sam Seder after giving in to “alt-right” smear campaign

In a year that has already seen it come under fire for passing on Ronan Farrow’s domino-tumbling exposé of Harvey Weinstein, as well as for letting Matt Lauer run rampant across decades of pay raises, NBC is at last taking a principled stand against media figures who propagate sexual assault—and naturally, completely…

Netflix executive denies Danny Masterson rape accusations right to accuser's face

Recently, an LAPD investigation into rape claims against The Ranch star Danny Masterson had “inexplicably stalled” despite “compelling evidence” against him, leading Leah Remini to suspect that the Church Of Scientology—of which Masterson is a member—has been protecting him. Some people believe there’s a similar…

LL Cool J has become the first rapper to receive a Kennedy Center honor

Donald Trump skipped this year’s Kennedy Center Honors—the fourth time a president has done so in 40 years and the first time that it didn’t involve a national emergency or convention—but The New York Times says that his mere existence still cast a bit of a stupid shadow over the evening. Iconic TV producer Norman…

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Woebegone radio program Prairie Home Companion has yet to decide its new name

In an attempt to distance itself from longtime host Garrison Keillor—who was fired from Minnesota Public Radio last week for “inappropriate behavior”—the long-running radio show Prairie Home Companion is being renamed. On Saturday nights at 7 p.m. ET, public radio listeners will now tune in to Town Hall. Keillor…

Turns out that history is full of bitches badder than Taylor Swift

Listen, no offense to Taylor Swift—building a $280 million media empire at 27 years old is an impressive achievement—but, no matter how many shades darker she takes her lipstick, she will never be “pirate queen of the South China Sea” badass. Over the weekend, this point was made over and over again, in a rare moment…

Neil Young's complete archives are now streaming online for free

Back in April, we reported that Neil Young was working with a company called Orastream to develop a new streaming service called Xstream that would present high-quality audio files that could adjust to lower qualities based on a user’s internet connection and computing power, all at a reasonable cost that would avoid…

Hank Azaria says The Simpsons is “thinking about” making changes to Apu

Lately, The Simpsons has been getting called out over Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, its Indian convenience-store employee character voiced by white guy Hank Azaria. The strength of this backlash is mostly due to writer-comedian Hari Kondabolu, who recently turned a fiery (and funny) monologue about Apu into a 50-minute…