Man denied a marriage license by Kim Davis is now coming for her job

Trump may get most of the attention these days, but he’s far from the first politician to value hateful prejudices over the rule of law. In fact, some people today might not even remember the saga of Kim Davis, a county clerk in Kentucky who was briefly jailed in 2015 because she ignored the Supreme Court ruling and…

Wendy's steps in, puts the "Is Twin Peaks a movie?" debate to rest

2017 is a weird time to be a brand. Where once the marketing arms of major fast food conglomerates were just expected to find inventive ways to say “Our square hamburgers will briefly stave off your body’s endless need for sustenance,” the fast food social media ecosystem has now become a much wilder place. Today’s…

James Mangold is making a Patty Hearst movie that probably won't have a giant cat

Last week, we excitedly reported that Logan director James Mangold was making a movie based on Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw, a kids book about an imaginary kitty cat that is giant and also presumably fluffy and nice and a very good friend. It was the best news in a long time, because kitty cats don’t get enough…

The preshident of the Unoddedshates may have a shpeaking problem

The president of the United States is a talker’s job, one that, during this past election, was handed out based on who could land a funny quip on their opponent rather than having any kind of grasp of sound governmental policy. (Unfortunately.) Donald Trump is usually pretty good at that angry pitbull side of things,…

The Shape Of Water and Feud lead Critics' Choice nominations 

The New York and Los Angeles film critics have already picked their best movies of the year, and now their Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association are preparing to follow suit by announcing the nominees for the Critics’ Choice Awards, with winners of which will be announced…

Scientists discover amphibious dinosaur so weird, they thought it was fake

Thanks to a team of European paleontologists, the Velociraptor just got a new, extremely awkward cousin: the Halszkaraptor. According to a story in The Atlantic, their study, published today in Nature, is based on a fossil that had been smuggled out of Mongolia and found its way into the hands of a Belgian…

The Last Jedi will pay tribute to Carrie Fisher's beloved dog Gary

It was Star Wars nerds who gave a name and extensive backstory to an off-the-rack werewolf mask, after all, so it should come as no surprise that those same superfans are currently combing over first-look photos from The Last Jedi in search of clues. And fansite Fantha Tracks has uncovered a fun one: An alien tribute…

Jeffrey Tambor says he hasn’t quit Transparent

In early November, Amazon announced it was launching an investigation into claims that Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor had sexually harassed his assistant Van Barnes. Not long after, Tambor’s co-star Trace Lysette said Tambor once cornered her, where he thrust himself against her and talked about attacking her…

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…