Unfortunately named DJ Ajit Pai is having a terrible time right now

Yesterday the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules in a vote led by FCC chairman Ajit Pai. Naturally, many people took to the internet to call Pai a shithead before Comcast gets around to charging them $5.99 for the privilege of doing so. Of course, as is the wont of angry internet…

World's worst pundit has some questions about the Alabama election

Bill Mitchell is one of the most relentlessly ownable pundits in the modern political landscape, a pro-Trump prognosticator that fires off half-baked facts and anecdotal analyses that he will defend to the fucking death against anyone who pops up in his mentions. Charlie Warzel of Buzzfeed once memorably described him…

This Hellboy: Krampusnacht exclusive shows the darker side of Adam Hughes

Given his connection to mythology and the supernatural, it’s surprising that Hellboy doesn’t have more Christmas stories. The celebration has pagan roots and an expansive folklore that changes from country to country, providing plenty of material for Mike Mignola to explore with his signature character. As with 1997’s…

Opening night Last Jedi screening malfunctions, leading to small-scale uprising

Opening-night screenings of highly anticipated movies can be a real mixed bag, as you deal with long lines, possibly terrible seats, the delighted cackles of superfans, and then the movie itself, which may or may not live up to expectations. Fortunately, The Last Jedi is very good, although viewers at a screening in…

Jimmy Kimmel is just as pissed about the death of net neutrality as you are

Yesterday, one of the many worst-case scenarios of a Trump presidency came to pass, as the FCC repealed the net neutrality rules that were the last bulwhark against turning the internet and our access to it into a corporate hellscape. The telecommunications corporations previously allowed to run almost completely…

We regret to inform you that chicken-wing suppliers are now whining about NFL protests

In news far more unsettling than Papa John making an ass of himself on TV simply because it’s harder to pin on one specific chain, Bloomberg reports (via Fortune) that one of America’s biggest poultry producers, Sanderson Farms, is joining the shitty-pizza giant in “wondering aloud” whether NFL players taking a knee…

Famous nice guy Matt Damon puts all his bad harassment takes in one convenient place for people to check out

Matt Damon is famously one of Hollywood’s Nice Guys, a cheerfully smiling dude happy to pop in for a cameo for a friend or give helpful advice to younger co-stars. This week, for instance, he did the whole internet a solid, by giving an interview that got all of his uncomfortable takes on the current sexual harassment…

At least one Black Mirror episode is already coming true in China

One of the big appeals of Netflix’s techno-horror anthology Black Mirror is that it always feels borderline plausible; Charlie Brooker and his team are experts at teasing out the implications of modern technology and finding the right ways to twist them into outright horror. The series can’t always stay all the way…

NBC to just keep rebooting The IT Crowd until the damn thing works

Suggesting that someone at NBC is really in love with modem-based humor, the network has announced that it’s now taking a third stab at rebooting—computers!—the now-classic British sitcom The IT Crowd for an American audience. The network’s past efforts to bring the show to America have famously produced uniformly…

NYPD launches investigation into Russell Simmons rape accusations

According to CNN, the NYPD has opened an investigation into Russell Simmons after multiple women have come forward with rape claims against the music mogul. In November, a woman named Keri Clausen Khalighi said that Simmons and director Brett Ratner had made “aggressive sexual advances” toward her when she was 17, and…

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Morgan Spurlock departs his production company after sexual misconduct confession

Last night, Morgan Spurlock shared a lengthy essay about his own history of sexual misconduct, revealing that a woman accused him of rape in college, that he paid a settlement to a former assistant who he would call “sex pants,” and that he cheated on everyone he’s been in a relationship with. Now, Deadline is…

Annette Bening explains why she was written out of American Crime Story: Katrina

Way back in February, we reported that Annette Bening was attached to star in FX’s American Crime Story: Katrina as Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, but a few months later the production “stalled” and series mastermind Ryan Murphy decided to delay Katrina in favor of The Assassination Of Gianni Versace. In August,…

3 women come forward with even worse allegations against Dustin Hoffman

It’s been over a month since the first sexual harassment allegations against Dustin Hoffman came out, with writer Anna Graham Hunter saying he groped and propositioned her when she was 17, and things have gotten steadily worse since then. Genius producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis also said that Hoffman harassed her when…

Don Hertzfeldt reminds Disney it now owns his weird-ass Simpsons intro

Disney’s getting a whole boatload of new content with its upcoming purchase of 21st Century Fox, some of it more suitably “on-brand” than others. Among the biggest gets for the House of Mouse: The Simpsons, and its entire 28-year catalog of subversive, cynical comedy. Executive producers James L. Brooks and Matt…

3 suns align with an exclusive reveal of The Dark Crystal deluxe vinyl soundtrack

December 17, 2017 marks the 35th anniversary of the theatrical release of Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal, which means it’s also approximately the 30th anniversary of the time the Skesis sent this writer running from the room crying after renting the movie at our local mom-and-pop video store. This Friday,…