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Read Uma Thurman’s Heartwarming Thanksgiving Message to Harvey Weinstein: “You Don’t Deserve a Bullet”

Uma Thurman, last seen choking back righteous anger when asked about the sexual harassment scandals engulfing Hollywood, posted a very special Thanksgiving message on Instagram on Thursday. The actress, who is currently making her Broadway...Show More Summary

Meet the Bronzie: The Nutty, Addictive Bar That Can Be Yours in One Hour

This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes on Food52. Full disclosure: I bake a lot. People are always asking what happens to all the desserts and cheesy biscuits and pull-apart breads that emerge from my kitchen. And here’s what...Show More Summary

The Ending of Alias Grace Makes Us All Guilty

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Alias Grace is a mystery story, and its end offers us a solution. The central question is whether Grace Marks was responsible for murdering her employer Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery. Show More Summary

How Most Beautiful Island’s Director Pulled Off One of the Year’s Most Jaw-Dropping Scenes

Ana Asensio’s debut feature Most Beautiful Island follows Luciana (Asensio), a young undocumented woman, for a single day in New York City. Her daily struggle to survive takes an especially ominous detour when a friend offers her cash to show up at a high-end party, which quickly curdles into something very disturbing. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Stress? Maybe This 12-Hour Recording of Turkeys Gobbling Can Help!

Thanksgiving! Is there any other word that so perfectly embodies the spirit of Thanksgiving? If there is, we should change the holiday’s name to whatever that word is, probably. But whatever name it goes by, Thanksgiving can only mean...Show More Summary

Partridge Family Star David Cassidy Has Died at 67

Partridge Family star David Cassidy died Tuesday at the age of 67, the New York Times reports. The cause of death was organ failure, according to his publicist. Cassidy was born in New York City in 1950. He debuted as an actor on Broadway...Show More Summary

The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Will Get the Law & Order: SVU Treatment (Sort of)

Law & Order recently experimented with true crime, but the franchise hasn’t given up on their usual practice of taking real news stories and turning them into fictionalized, police procedural entertainment. If anything, it’s almost surprising...Show More Summary

Seth Meyers on Trump’s Refusal to Disavow Roy Moore: “Sexual Predators of a Feather Flock Together”

On Tuesday, Donald Trump finally answered questions about Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who has been accused of romantically pursuing teenagers while he was in his 30s. (Moore has denied the allegations and even having metShow More Summary

Gayle King Chats With Colbert About the Mood at CBS, Post-Charlie Rose: “We’re All Reeling.”

Charlie Rose’s former co-anchor Gayle King had a long Tuesday. She went from speaking about her feelings regarding allegations made against him on CBS This Morning to a pre-scheduled appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,Show More Summary

Every Movie Is Better With Kenneth Branagh’s Mustache From Murder on the Orient Express

Sure, Murder on the Orient Express gave us a talented ensemble cast with the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, and Derek Jacobi, but we all know who the real scene-stealer was: Kenneth Branagh’s glorious mustache. Those magnificent...Show More Summary

Why Marvel’s Runaways Is the Future of Superhero TV

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Talk to enough people in the superhero industry and you’ll wish you could erase the word grounded from the English lexicon. Movie directors, comic-book writers, TV actors—they’ll all tell you over and over that their goal is to make sure their tales of metahuman derring-do are grounded. Show More Summary

Ben Mendelsohn Is Hollywood’s New Favorite Villain, But Which of His Roles Are Most Menacing?

It may be hard to believe for anyone who’s been keeping track of Ben Mendelsohn’s career only since his international breakthrough with 2010’s Animal Kingdom, but the man who now rivals Mark Strong as Hollywood’s hired bad guy du jour rose to fame in his native Australia as the star of much lighter fare. Show More Summary

Finally: A Genius, Fully Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Turkey

This post originally appeared in Genius Recipes on Food52. What if you could wake up on Thanksgiving morning and not have to roast a turkey? (This isn’t a trick question—you still get to eat turkey.) The oven would be free to churn through pies and stuffing and whatever unexpected casseroles might show up. Show More Summary

Good News! Good Show The Good Place Gets New Season, Should be Good

Mike Schur’s good show The Good Place did good and should return, reports a reporter at the Hollywood Reporter. Showrunner Schur started the show in 2015; the third season of the thirty minute comedy, like the two that preceded it, will be 13 episodes long. Show More Summary

CBS Fires Charlie Rose Over Alleged “Extremely Disturbing and Intolerable Behavior”

CBS has fired news anchor Charlie Rose following a Washington Post report in which eight women accused him of sexual harassment. CBS, along with PBS and Bloomberg, had already suspended Rose, host of CBS This Morning, in light of the allegations. Show More Summary

Charles Manson Is Dead, but Pop Culture Is Keeping Him Alive

This article originally appeared in Vulture. Charles Manson, the man who convinced his followers to commit a notoriously brutal spree of murders in 1969, has died. But as far as pop culture is concerned, Charles Manson is alive and well. In...Show More Summary

All the Songs on Sia’s New Christmas Album, Ranked

I know what you’re thinking: It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! It’s too early for a Christmas album! Maybe that’s why Sia decided to call hers Everyday Is Christmas, to get ahead of the Christmas-in-November criticisms. (And yes, the title...Show More Summary

John Lasseter Taking Leave of Absence from Disney-Pixar as Misconduct Allegations Emerge

John Lasseter, the head of Walt Disney Animation Studios, overseer of Pixar Animation Studios, and a giant in the industry, is taking a leave of absence as anonymous sources allege that he engaged in inappropriate behavior. The newsShow More Summary

Colbert: Trump Demands Gratitude from UCLA Players, Because Thanksgiving Is About Receiving Thanks

On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert addressed what is quite possibly a new low in Trumpian pettiness: Demanding public gratitude for a good deed, and then wishing he could take it back when he didn’t recieve the thanks he had hoped...Show More Summary

Charlie Rose’s CBS This Morning Co-Hosts Had Frank Responses to the Allegations Against Him

“What do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something that is so horrible?” Gayle King asked that question on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, but she and Norah O’Donnell could teach a master class about how to respond when someone you work with is accused of sexual harassment. Show More Summary

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