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Oprah Winfrey just sold the majority of her OWN network to Discovery

Today in news that is simply related to a business deal and is not necessarily indicative of anyone’s future plans, Oprah Winfrey has sold off some of her stake in the OWN network to Discovery Communications for $70 million, giving it majority control. That comes from the Los Angeles Times, which explains that OWN…

The Exorcist showrunner doesn't give a fuck if you were upset by a gay kiss

There are plenty of genuinely terrible things going on in the world, some of which are playing out in TV reportage. But a gay kiss isn’t one of them, and it’s certainly no reason to stop watching The Exorcist, showrunner Jeremy Slater says. But, if anyone is so delicate as to be unable to tolerate seeing grown men…

Original Crow director Alex Proyas is very opposed to that remake 

The long-in-the-works reboot of The Crow has been almost absurdly troubled, having already hit so many bumps on the road already that it’s a wonder anyone in Hollywood still thinks it’s worth the trouble, but there’s one man who definitely thinks the various studios, producers, and possible star should just cut their…

Harvey Weinstein admits to “impolitic behavior,” but not sexual assault or harassment

The whole time that daily accounts from women who said they were sexually assaulted or harassed by Harvey Weinstein were being published, the disgraced movie mogul denied such claims as being “false and defamatory.” Well, not the whole time—Weinstein also gave rehab a quick spin and made up JAY-Z quotes. But his…

Today in visual metaphors: Rupert Murdoch's estate is on fire

For the past few days, wildfires have been raging across Southern California, devastating an area The Washington Post reports has grown to be “almost as big as the city of Orlando.” And although we’d never wish such a destructive and calamitous event on anyone, it is not without a healthy sense of irony that we report…

Another Period's Bellacourts battle opioids, strike for suffrage in the season 3 trailer 

The third season of Another Period arrives January 23, and with it once again comes a slew of wry, turn-of-the-century historical satire courtesy of Riki Lindhome and Natasha Leggero. This season, Newport, Rhode Island’s dim Bellacourt sisters will once again battle women’s suffrage, their plain sister, and any sort…

Today in good news: Jordan Peele's Twilight Zone reboot moves forward at CBS All Access

Somewhere, up in black-and-white TV heaven, Rod Serling is puffing away on a Chesterfield and smiling. A reboot of his pioneering CBS sci-fi/horror series The Twilight Zone has been ordered to series at CBS All Access, Variety reports, with Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele among the core creative team. Peele will…

Happiness may not last, but at least we finally know when Black Mirror season 4 will drop

The latest trailer for Black Mirror season 4 feels strangely familiar, as it brings together all the other previews we’ve seen for the individual episodes, like the Star Trek parody and the one that will make everyone question becoming a parent. In the clip, a man doubts how long happiness can last, just like we all…

Time’s Person Of The Year is everyone who’s spoken out about sexual assault and harassment

Earlier this week, we joked that Donald Trump, while pleased with making the shortlist for Time’s Person Of The Year, would probably be taken aback at being in the company of the Dreamers, Colin Kaepernick, and maybe the only other person in the world as volatile as he is. Given the president’s history, he probably…

Stephen Colbert goes all-in on the GOP going all-in on alleged Republican pedophile Roy Moore

With polls showing—nauseatingly—it’s still anyone’s race in the Alabama special election for Jeff Sessions’ old senate seat, Stephen Colbert had some thoughts on Tuesday’s Late Show for those Republicans working overtime to prop up noted bigot, twice-fired disgraced judge, and thoroughly alleged sexual predator Roy…

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…

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…

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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…