Hate is big these days, so another Westboro Baptist Church movie is in the works

According to Variety, Rod Lurie is set to direct Hate (A Love Story), a movie based on the twisted hate-mongers of the Westboro Baptist Church. Specifically, the movie revolves around the aftermath of the death of Marine Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder, who died while serving in Iraq and whose funeral was protested by…

God’s plan for Mike Pence was to be an ambitious stooge who’d rat out his friends over a keg

The Atlantic has a lengthy, must-read profile on Mike Pence, the boil-in-bag politician who has found his greatest career calling as the soothingly banal evil to Donald Trump’s more unhinged variety, like the warm milk chaser to eating broken glass. Titled “God’s Plan For Mike Pence,” it pivots around a familiar…

We can't wait to see what kind of horrorshow is lurking beneath the cheesy trailer for Black Mirror's Star Trek parody

Out of all the imagery that’s come out of the upcoming fourth season of Netflix’s techno-horror anthology Black Mirror, the most eye-catching stuff has been the bright primary colors and old-school sci-fi look of “USS Callister.” Charlie Brooker and company are clearly attempting to invoke the aesthetics of the…

Nick Jonas wants fans to campaign for him to play Nightwing 

Way back in February, we reported that Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay and The Accountant’s Bill Dubuque were developing a DC superhero movie about Nightwing, a.k.a. Dick Grayson, the original Robin. Grayson has been one of DC’s most popular characters for years (partly due to his famous butt), so the idea…

Proposed Trump administration rule would allow employers to steal servers' tips

Another day, another way economic life could get way shittier for workers. Today the Department of Labor made public a proposed rule change to its tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed change would “rescind portions of tip regulations” on restaurants, which would have two major consequences.

Marvel announces Wolverine: The Long Night, its first scripted podcast 

Marvel Studios is already close to absorbing all movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (sort of like a movie Galactus if the MCU were allowed to use Galactus), but now it has set its eyes on a totally different medium: podcasts. As announced in a press release today, Marvel New Media has teamed up with podcast…

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics

In news that Donald Trump will probably have something to say about—assuming it’s covered on Fox And Friends, that is—The New York Times reports that the international Olympic Committee has barred Russia from competing in next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. That’s part of a series of penalties the…

Gabriel Byrne says Kevin Spacey's "inappropriate sexual behavior" held up The Usual Suspects

There’s entitlement, impunity, and privilege, and then there’s Kevin Spacey causing a production stoppage on a Bryan Singer movie thanks to his “inappropriate sexual behavior.” This perfect circle of shitty dudes acting out inappropriately in professional settings was revealed by Spacey’s The Usual Suspects co-star…

Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune to enter Broadcasting Hall Of Fame, even though one's way better

The twin juggernauts of syndicated game shows, Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune are among the longest-running programs on television. More than 20 million people a week tune in to watch each show, respectively. But true nerds know that one is awesome, and the other, well—isn’t.

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…

Alec Baldwin is working on a talk show for ABC

Alec Baldwin hasn’t been popping up every week on Saturday Night Live this season, but it still feels like he’s on TV pretty regularly. For anyone who still thinks he should be on TV more often, though, ABC is working with Baldwin to develop a new talk show based on his WNYC radio show and podcast Here’s The Thing…

Christiane Amanpour will take Charlie Rose's place on PBS

At the end of November, PBS formally dropped Charlie Rose’s show and cut ties with the disgraced newsman after a Washington Post story detailed multiple harassment allegations against him, and now The Hill is reporting that the network has already found a replacement: CNN contributor Christiane Amanpour. Starting on…

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…

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