Accused rapist Harvey Weinstein extremely offended by all these claims that he had people blacklisted

Having apparently decided, against all odds, that this is the hill he wants to die on, multiply accused alleged sexual harasser and assaulter Harvey Weinstein has doubled down on his assertions that he never tried to have any women blacklisted from his films. After responding yesterday to claims from Peter Jackson and…

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The Decemberists and Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for a new Hamilton song celebrating Ben Fucking Franklin

Hamilton’s been around for long enough at this point that at least a little bit of the freshness surrounding Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking hip-hop historical musical has inevitably rubbed off. Still, Miranda’s not one to rest on his laurels; a year after releasing the well-received Hamilton Mixtape, he announced…

Oh, hell yeah: The Pentagon has had a secret UFO project running for the last several years

Someone notify Tom DeLonge: The New York Times has a new report today on a semi-secret UFO project that’s been underway at the Pentagon for most of the last decade, researching possible extraterrestrial threats to the planet Earth. Named the “Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program,” the $22-million-a-year…

Trump's CDC is no longer allowed to use the words "fetus," "transgender," or "science-based" in its budget proposals

The Washington Post reports tonight on a new, depressing lurch downward in the overall progress of the Trump administration, as analysts for the Centers For Disease Control report that they’ve been handed an apparently ideologically mandated list of forbidden words that they’re no longer allowed to use as part of an…

YouTube Red drops Super Size Me 2 in wake of Morgan Spurlock harassment confession

Morgan Spurlock had a lot of projects in the works when he abruptly self-immolated his career earlier this week, posting a long Twitter essay in which he called himself “part of the problem” of our current sexual harassment climate, and admitting to numerous incidents of infidelity. Now, all of those…

Mario Batali apparently included a cinnamon roll recipe in his latest apology to fans

You know how it is: You’re reading through yet another story about a powerful, respected man deciding to cash in all that power and respect in order to sexually harass (or worse) the women around him, and you start to feel those 3 p.m. hunger pangs start kicking in. Don’t worry, friend: World-famous restaurateur—and …

"Harlem Shake" record label trying to take down Ajit Pai's stupid anti-net neutrality video

A few days ago—in what was, somehow, only the third or fourth-most obnoxious thing he’s done this week—FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai released a video onto the internet, mocking critics of his ongoing plan to destroy net neutrality regulations by purporting to show all the things people will still be able to do once…

Rob Lowe really does love doing Lifetime movies, apparently

Rob Lowe’s modern-day persona is rooted in an aura of never-ending positivity, one that extends past his chipper Chris Traeger smile and into the TV and film project he chooses to associate himself with. Case in point: Lowe’s apparently genuine enjoyment for doing Lifetime TV movies, with Deadline reporting that he’s…

Blondie jams with The Archies in this exclusive first look

Music has been a major part of Archie Comics for nearly its entire history, and given music’s importance in youth culture, it makes sense that it would be a constant in the lives of Riverdale’s teen characters. That connection to the music world became even stronger when The Archies’ “Sugar, Sugar” became a #1 single…

The directors of Good Time are teaming up with Jerrod Carmichael for yet another 48 Hrs.

Good Time, the one-crazy-night crime drama that A24 released earlier this year, was a kind of departure for Josh and Benny Safdie. Yes, it had plenty of what cinephiles might already associate with the proudly underground indies of these filmmaking brothers: invasive, telephoto close-ups; an alternately harsh and…

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Anti-homeless robot covered in barbecue sauce, given well-deserved ass-kicking

Sooner or later we’ll all be bowing down to robot overlords, so it’s for the best that humanity humiliate and debase our future mechanical masters as much as possible while we still have the chance. That the machines aren’t in charge just yet was made clear when a San Francisco anti-homeless robot was pushed over,…

Jack Black’s Polish accent stars in the trailer for Netflix’s The Polka King

Over the summer, in its eternal rush to gobble up as many TV shows and movies as it can, Netflix grabbed the rights to The Polka King, a tragicomic true-life caper starring Jack Black as a polka star turned Ponzi-scheme perpetrator. The film, which first debuted at Sundance 2017, now has a Netflix premiere date—…

Peter Jackson says the Weinsteins told him to blacklist Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd 

Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson broke his silence on his experience working with Harvey Weinstein this week in an interview with New Zealand news magazine Stuff, saying that Weinstein and his brother Bob blacklisted two of the actresses who have since gone public with harassment accusations against Harvey.…