Yes, this is really happening: Donald Trump is hosting “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 7, reports NBC, which notes that the gig falls almost exactly one year before the presidential election on Nov. 8, 2016. Trump last hosted the show in April 2004; this time around, the musical guest will be Sia. Read more on Newser…… More »
There is someone in Hollywood who is working very hard to provide an alternative to both completely white-washed pulp and stringently codified hogwash, and for some reason we are incredibly unappreciative of him. That person’s name is Ryan Murphy. More »
There are a lot of important lessons to be learned bingewatching Law and Order and the ID Channel. More »
Roman Atwood’s girlfriend either has the worst memory, the worst sense of humor or both. Brittany Smith is the better half to a man whose favorite prank is pretending to murder their son, Kane. This week, Atwood staged an elaborate prank where he appears to blow up their little three-year-old boy.
Smith, who reacted to this “joke” with tears, really… More »
Here is what will be your new favorite show of 2016: “Angie Tribeca,” a much-needed parody of police procedurals, with a dash of “True Detective”-flavored existentialism thrown in for good measure. Created by Nancy and Steve Carrell, and starring Rashida Jones, the show is coming to TBS in January and looks like it’s going to be actually wonderfully… More »
I was reading with the TV on mute yesterday when I looked up and saw something mesmerizing: A slow-mo shot of a man using a giant saw to cut through a log. It turns out that the program I was watching was an airing of the Stihl Timbersports lumberjack competition, and apparently the man was… More »
Ahhhh! The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, at least for us AMC Walking Dead fans that is.
Season six of the best zombie show on television (ok, the first and only zombie show on television besides its recent spin-off Fear of the Walking Dead ) is back and is supposedly going to be… More »
Last night Schumer made her SNL hosting debut and managed to skewer the right things as much as she could: The ‘plastic’ Kardashians, attacks on Planned Parenthood, our out of control gun issues, and of course, more good stuff about how shittily Hollywood treats its women.
Watch the opening monologue here, and try to catch… More »
Stephanie Meyer is very rich. She probably doesn’t need to do much else. She certainly didn’t need to re-release Twiilght on its 10th anniversary. She also didn’t really need to write a novel-length pile of papers that purports to be a gender-swapped retelling of “Twilight” — a book, she said — but is actually the original… More »
Remember pizza rat, the subway rodent who wasn’t going to let the trampling feet of commuters get between him and a whole pizza slice? Well, there’s already a sequel of sorts to last month’s viral hit. I’m calling it “Pizza Rat 2: Battle For The Last Slice” and I have a hunch that the videographer didn’t… More »
We know you’ve been biding your time until the next season of “Broad City” hits your airwaves, and Abbi and Ilana, those kind, sweet gals, are sensitive to your plight. That’s why they’ve made you the best present YouTube can provide: “Hack Into Broad City,” a weekly web series that will scratch the stoner-best-friend itch until… More »
He kind of does. Or maybe he doesn’t. Help. … More »
Good morning! TGIF! Here’s an ad for something called the Squatty Potty, a little stool that slides underneath your feet as you sit on the toilet, elevating your knees into what’s considered proper pooping position. How do you make a commercial about such a topic and product engaging and entertaining and watchable? With rainbow soft-serve pooping… More »
Finally, I have The Secret-ed something into reality. … More »
Don’t look too closely at any episode of Empire. Under all of the histrionics, the glitz and the glamour, you’ll see. The bottom won’t hold. There’s a few screws loose. The stitches are unravelling. Watching the show is like agreeing to get into that boxcar the neighbor kid made, and letting him push you down a… More »
We were not expecting any of that. … More »
The BFI Film Festival has proclaimed 2015 as their year of the “strong woman,” but what does that mean for women characters? In the video above, director Chanya Button, whose film “BURN BURN BURN” will be debuting at BFI, breaks down why the term “strong woman” is so loaded in this cultural moment. It’s overused… More »
I’ll recap Davey Wreden’s The Beginner’s Guide in the least spoiler-y way that I can, to convince you to go to Steam and spend $7.99 and 90 minutes of your time playing it before finishing any review. The end of the game is tremendous, and it’s better to experience it than read about… More »
A talent competition-based reality show is my television sweet spot. “Big Brother” bores me. The weepy drama of “The Bachelor” and its various spinoffs have never really held my interest. But pit talented people against each other doing things that feel simultaneously achievable and impossible, like a Sonya Tayeh contemporary dance… More »