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‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Cancelled Due to Matriarch’s New Sex Offender Boyfriend

TLC has officially cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after TMZ reported that matriarch June Shannon has been dating convicted child… Read More

“Women Can Be Horrible!”: ‘Girls’ Showrunner Jenni Konner on Likability and Lena Dunham’s Real-Life Q-Tip Scene

When Jenni Konner, executive producer and co-showrunner of Girls, first heard about Tiny Furniture, she thought she’d hate it. “I was at a dinner with [New Girl creator] Liz Meriwether and she was like, ‘There’s this awesome movie you have to see. Show More Summary

Why We Can’t Stop Reading — and Writing — Jane Austen Sequels

Death Comes to Pemberley comes to American TV screens this Sunday night (be not alarmed, dear sirs and madams, for Flavorwire will provide recaps of each installment). For those who don’t know, it’s a mini-series based on a book by P.D. Show More Summary

Aaron Paul Is Not Happy About the Whole ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figure Situation

Breaking Bad was a cultural phenomenon, so, like many cultural phenomena, its creators tried to merchandise the hell out… Read More

Longform You Have to Read: The Best of ‘Guernica,’ Now Available in Print

In a world where you have more options for satisfying longform reading than ever, your friends here at Flavorwire are taking the time once a week to highlight some of the best that journalism and longform has to offer. Whether they’re...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift: Pop Star Arrived on Last Night’s ‘Kimmel’

Alright, alright, so it’s a weird thing to say that Taylor Swift is only just now arriving as a pop… Read More

Gregg Araki’s ‘White Bird in a Blizzard’ Is a Compelling Portrait of Sexual Ownership

“I miss fucking you,” Kat (Shailene Woodley) purrs sincerely. “Absence makes the heart get stronger,” her lunk-headed boyfriend Phil (Shiloh Fernandez) malapropos in response. Phil is, in her words, “not the brightest crayon in the box”;...Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter”s Villainous Professor Umbridge Will Get Her Own Little Backstory This Halloween

If Harry Potter‘s Voldemort represented the degeneration of the human spirit into the typical, ruthless villainy seen in most… Read More

‘Parenthood’ Season 6 Episode 5 Recap: “The Scale of Affection Is Fluid”

It’s difficult for ensemble dramas to orchestrate action for all, or even most, of their storylines in a single episode. Last week I mentioned that Parenthood set plot points in initial motion for future episodes, and this week, the payoff was huge. Show More Summary

‘Scandal’ Season 4 Episode 5 Recap: “The Key”

Scandal thrives on interweaving political intrigue with personal relationships and struggles, though for the first few episodes of Season 4, its attempts to unite the two came across as awkward and forced. But, among other encouraging...Show More Summary

“Adorkable” Is Officially a Word: Links You Need to See

In today’s links, I seem to have inadvertently compiled a collection of stories (or fragments, or something smaller, perhaps, even) about people who tend to polarize. The name Courtney Love, for example, seems to exist along a virtual...Show More Summary

‘Nashville’ Is Pushing Its Gay Cowboy Out of the Closet, and It’s About Time

Note: This article contains spoilers for last night’s episode of Nashville. A few weeks back, ABC’s Nashville — now in its third season — nearly evaded a conversation that seems unavoidable when a young, single character gets pregnant unexpectedly in the year 2014. Show More Summary

Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Marc Cherry’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Series, Fox’s Archie Comics Adaptation

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. Show More Summary

“I Did Not Wake Up Like This”: Janet Mock and Tavi Gevinson Talk Impostor Syndrome, Celebrity, and the Internet

There may have only been one flower crown in the audience at last night’s launch for Rookie Yearbook Three, but the online publication’s ethos was otherwise on full display: dyed hair, #snackwave, DIY bangs, and the unfettered, post-ironic...Show More Summary

Listen: Bette Midler Covers TLC’s “Waterfalls.” Yup.

I woke up today, expecting it to be a day like any other. How could I have known that,… Read More

An Introduction to Arthur Russell’s Weird, Wonderful World

Disco producer, avant-garde experimentalist, classically trained cellist, visionary: there are few artists who’ve been both as under-appreciated and as influential as Arthur Russell. Over the course of his career, spanning the earlyShow More Summary

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