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Obama on ‘The Daily Show': “I’m Issuing an Executive Order that Jon Stewart Cannot Leave”

Last night, President Obama made his final appearance on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. …Read More

Cosby Team Calls Released Depostion a “Smear”

The unflattering portrait of Bill Cosby as a calculated womanizer who plied dates with quaaludes that  emerged from an unearthed deposition shows nothing criminal, his legal defense team …Read More

Clever Posters for Imagined Superhero Movies From Hollywood’s Golden Age

These days, the comic book adaptation feels like the engine that’s driving Hollywood; though we get fewer of them than you might think (Ant-Man is only the second of three this summer, for example), they suck up a disproportionate amount of our attention (to say nothing of studio budgets). Show More Summary

Watch the New ‘Spectre’ Trailer and Relish Christoph Waltz’s Bond Baddie-ness

James Bond is back and you’ll never believe this, but he’ll apparently be blowing things up, chasing down bad guys, and romancing ladies in his latest globe-trotting adventure, …Read More

What TV’s Best Rom-Coms Tell Us About ‘Trainwreck’

Now that Trainwreck, Amy Schumer’s first time in a big-screen starring role and Judd Apatow’s first time directing a female-led feature, has had a full weekend to surpass box office expectations, the critical reaction has split, as it so often does when Schumer is involved, into two opposing camps. Show More Summary

Judy Greer Gets a Meaty Role, Corey Feldman Induces Shame: Links You Need to See

The hilarious trailer for Addicted to Fresno, starring Judy Greer, was recently released. Yes, don’t adjust your screen. …Read More

Uplifting Beach Reads [Sponsored]

Upgrade your summertime novel-gazing with our favorite uplifting beach reads. No saccharine drivel here, just inspiring novels and nonfiction to give you a boost. Equally refreshing: Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee. Grab some for the cooler to go with your new summer reading list. …Read More

Watch the Revealing First, Full Trailer for ‘Fargo,’ Season 2

Following the release of eight atmospheric but wholly uninformative teaser trailers (one of which was just footage of a waffle lying in the snow) for Fargo‘s second season earlier today, FX has posted the full trailer on Youtube.  …Read More

Christian Kracht’s ‘Imperium’ is a Melvillean Masterpiece of the South Seas

Long of toenail and hair and beard, the eccentric August Engelhardt shunned clothing and subsisted entirely on coconuts; he was, in other words, a nudist and cocovore. He was also a subject of the German Empire at the turn of the twentieth century, a privilege that gave him the right to purchase land in what was then German New Guinea. Show More Summary

Dinos and Humans Coexist (Again) in the Beautiful Trailer for Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Pixar has shared a new, visually arresting and emotionally overwhelming trailer for its next release, The Good Dinosaur. …Read More

Ernest Hemingway’s Hottest Takes on Today’s News

Happy birthday, Papa Hemingway! Many outlets are celebrating the famously concise and manly writer with tributes to his bon mots, but we thought we’d do something a little more appropriate for the 24/7 online news cycle — so we asked the beloved author to weigh in on a few of the most thinkpiece-worthy headlines of the moment. Show More Summary

How ‘BoJack Horseman’ Grew From a Forgettable Animated Comedy Into TV’s Best Exploration of Depression

The first season of BoJack Horseman was a slow burn. Admittedly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the first few episodes, which relied too heavily on animated characters being raunchy, and took shots at Hollywood that felt trite and overdone. But when the series got good, it got really good — and also remarkably, hilariously depressing.  …Read More

Trevor Noah Gets ‘GQ’ Profile, Discusses Controversial Jokes and the Immense Task Ahead of Him

Trevor Noah is completely aware of the enormity of his task in replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. “A guy doesn’t leave and another comes in and there’s no backlash. That never, ever happens,” said Noah in a massive, just-released profile in GQ.  …Read More

Paz de la Huerta Files $55 Million Suit Against ‘Nurse 3D’ Filmmakers for Destroying Her Career

Paz de la Huerta — who very semi-famously appeared in Enter the Void and Boardwalk Empire also completely non-famously appeared in the film, Nurse 3D, which rogerebert.com writer Peter Sobczynski dubbed “ridiculously lurid trash.”  …Read More

Why Judd Apatow Isn’t Letting His Anti-Bill Cosby Crusade Go

Last night, 47-year-old Judd Apatow finally achieved 25-year-old Judd Apatow’s dream: a stand-up set on The Tonight Show. But he’s still Judd Apatow, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the closing portion of his performance,...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift Leads 2015 MTV VMAs Nominations

Miley Cyrus may hosting the VMAs this year, but Taylor Swift is set to dominate the MTV awards show with a whopping nine nominations. Most of Swift’s nods are for her you-can’t-sit-with-us “Bad Blood” video that doubled as one big shout-out to her girl-gang. Also, Kendrick Lamar was there for some reason. …Read More

‘Game of Thrones” Bryan Cogman Is Writing Disney’s Live-Action ‘Sword in the Stone’

Just as Disney’s doing with Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book,  Dumbo, etc., it’s been announced that the studio is making a live-action version of The Sword in the Stone. …Read More

Flavorwire Premiere: Slim Twig’s “Slippin’ Slidin'” Video Confronts the Power Dynamics of Sexual Objectification

Slim Twig’s “Slippin’ Slidin'” is, by his own estimations, a “cock rock analogue to Kanye West’s similarly phallic ‘On Sight.'” Like Yeezus, the Toronto psych experimenter’s forthcoming fifth LP Thanks For Stickin’ With Twig begins with this sonically menacing bit of swagger. Show More Summary

Benicio Del Toro Could Be ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII”s Villain

While we’re still in the thick of all the rumors and counter-rumors about The Force Awakens, casting for the following Star Wars installment, Episode VIII, seems to have already begun, and will shortly spur a whole new set of theories. …Read More

‘Life After Disney': Photo Manipulations Imagine an Abandoned and Decaying Disney World

Disney World may seem timeless, but the theme-park complex opened its doors fewer than 50 years ago, and may well be a pile of rubble 50 years in the future. …Read More

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