Michael Rapaport dubs John Oliver a "selfish fuck" for daring to question Dustin Hoffman

Placing him in the same hallowed company as accused girlfriend beater Chris Brown, Dustin Hoffman has now been vocally defended by actor Michael Rapaport, who hopped on Twitter tonight to dub comedian John Oliver a “selfish fuck” for grilling Hoffman about allegations of sexual assault that have been levied against…

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Sports Illustrated surprises Colin Kaepernick by getting Beyoncé to present him with an award 

Colin Kaepernick might not have a job with the NFL at the moment, but he got what might be the world’s best consolation prize tonight: A chance to meet Beyoncé, who appeared at the Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Awards today to present the former 49ers quarterback with the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. The…

Lionsgate whacks John Travolta's Gotti, two weeks before it was set to be released

Lionsgate has canceled its plans to release a long-in-the-works John Travolta project, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Gotti has been punted from the studio’s upcoming distribution schedule. According to EW, the film’s producers are shopping around to give the film a new home, lest Travolta’s attempts to…

Kurt Russell finally old enough to play a rugged, sexy Santa Claus for Netflix 

In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kurt Russell played a charming man with a beard who traveled around the universe presenting gifts to women, and while he wasn’t literally Santa Claus, the connection seems fairly clear—as long as you ignore the stuff about him being a living planet that dreamed of intergalactic…

Stephen Dillane really hated his performance as Stannis on Game Of Thrones

Stannis wasn’t really anyone’s favorite character on Game Of Thrones, unless they were being ironic or are specifically drawn to mopey dudes who look like Ted Leo, but actor Stephen Dillane mostly did a fine job playing the guy. Apparently, though, Dillane himself doesn’t feel the same way, as he recently told British…

"Alt-right" women discover that bitter racists are also sexist jerks

Fifty-three percent of white women in the U.S. voted for Donald Trump in 2016, whether out of the selfish, misguided, racist logic that by aligning themselves with their race over their gender they might be afforded a certain protected status or out of good old-fashioned single-issue pro-life tunnel vision, like this…

The Wall Street Journal vows to stop making fun of millennials

Well, they’ve done it: Those damned millennials have finally killed the “making fun of millennials” industry. Apparently sick of living in fear that people born between 1977 and 1997 will break into their homes, cover their food in avocado, and then generate a meme about it, The Wall Street Journal has declared that…

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.

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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.