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J.K. Rowling coyly admits Dumbledore used to fuck J.K. Rowling coyly admits Dumbledore used to fuck

There’s something sort of endlessly tiring about the coyness of J.K. Rowling, especially when it comes to her adult characters’ sexuality. Sure, she’ll talk about wizard shitting habits all damn day, but ask her to confirm whether the central relationship of her new spin-off movie series is sexual in nature, and the…

Let's take a peek inside the bogus airport where Hollywood films most of its big airplane scenes

Airplanes are a versatile tool in the screenwriter’s arsenal: They get characters from place to place, they can crash dramatically, they can get filled with inexplicable, profanity-inducing snakes. But they’re also kind of a nightmare to film movies in, on account of really only being designed for the one thing:…

They're not letting Lori Loughlin back in the Fuller House They're not letting Lori Loughlin back in the Fuller House

Defying the very mandate of the House in which they live—which must, by law, draw in ever more friends, family members, and half-remembered “classic” sitcom characters until it is not just Fuller, but Fullest—the producers of Netflix’s Fuller House have confirmed that frequent guest star Lori Loughlin will not be…

Park Chan-wook and S. Craig Zahler are teaming up for an "ultraviolent Western" Park Chan-wook and S. Craig Zahler are teaming up for an "ultraviolent Western"

How’s this for two grisly, blood-soaked tastes that taste great together: After years of threats, Oldboy director Park Chan-wook and Bone Tomahawk writer/director S. Craig Zahler are finally moving forward on a collaborative project, an “ultraviolent Western” titled The Brigands Of Rattlecreek. Per Collider, the…

God bless and keep the Egg Teen God bless and keep the Egg Teen

You probably don’t need us to tell you this, but it’s been one of those weeks on This Floating Garbage Barge Earth, the kind where the mere act of reading Twitter or glancing at headlines can be a soul-crushing reminder that dangerous, awful people are getting bolder by the day. It’s the kind of week that makes you…

Neil deGrasse Tyson to return to Cosmos and StarTalk after assault investigation Neil deGrasse Tyson to return to Cosmos and StarTalk after assault investigation

National Geographic and Fox announced this week that they’ve concluded their investigations into sexual assault allegations levied against astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, confirming that they’ll be moving forward with him as host on both his Nat Geo chat show StarTalk, as well as on the upcoming season of Cosmos. Per The…

Well, fine: Ezra Miller's just going to write his own damn Flash movie, then Well, fine: Ezra Miller's just going to write his own damn Flash movie, then

Although Warner Bros.’ slate of D.C. Comics movie properties appear to have dug themselves out of the grim, self-serious Snyder Hole they were toiling in a few years back—with lighter, less continuity-addicted movies like Wonder Woman drawing rave reviews, and Aquaman an actual, certified hit—not all members of the…

Let's overanalyze the runtimes for the final 6 episodes of Game Of Thrones Let's overanalyze the runtimes for the final 6 episodes of Game Of Thrones

At this point, there’s really no tidbit of information about the final six episodes of HBO’s Game Of Thrones that the show’s hordes of slavering fans won’t set themselves upon, tearing them fact-from-fact in an effort to figure out what the hell’s actually going to happen once the final season kicks off next month.…

We're totally butt crazy in love with this idea for a Clueless live-reading starring Insecure's Issa Rae We're totally butt crazy in love with this idea for a Clueless live-reading starring Insecure's Issa Rae

More than two decades later, Amy Heckerling’s Clueless still holds the coveted top spot on our list of The Best Jane Austen Adaptations In Which Someone Totally Surfs The Crimson Wave. Smart, funny, and anchored by Alicia Silverstone at her most effortlessly charismatic (Cher-ismatic?), the movie remains a landmark of …

American Gods gets another season, yet another new showrunner to try to keep this circus on track American Gods gets another season, yet another new showrunner to try to keep this circus on track

Another year, another person plopped down in charge of Starz’s famously difficult-to-manage Neil Gaiman adaptation American Gods. Variety reports that the cable network has just granted a third season to the supernatural epic—behind-the-scenes drama and one tragic de-Gillian-Anderson-ing be damned—but also declared…

The Fantastic Four took down Channing Tatum's Gambit, but not in a fun, comic-book-y kind of way The Fantastic Four took down Channing Tatum's Gambit, but not in a fun, comic-book-y kind of way

Although Marvel’s Fantastic Four typically fall into the non-murderous division of comic book superheroes—more likely to point an Ultimate Nullifier at someone’s head than actually use the thing—their victims in the real world are a little more ambiguous. For example, we can now add to the superhero team’s butcher’s…

YouTube's Lilly Singh is getting her own NBC late-night show YouTube's Lilly Singh is getting her own NBC late-night show

Although people out in cable-land can turn to the reliable comedic sensibilities of folks like Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah, it’s one of those begrudgingly accept maxims of the TV universe that network late-night hosts really only come in a single flavor: White, and male. Now, NBC is finally getting ready to break…

Patty Jenkins says Wonder Woman 1984 is "not a sequel," even though it definitely is Patty Jenkins says Wonder Woman 1984 is "not a sequel," even though it definitely is

Look: We would never, in a million years, try to tell director Patty Jenkins—whose Wonder Woman marked the first real bright spot in an otherwise sloggy DC Comics Cinematic Universe—how to do pretty much anything, ever. She’s way smarter than us, Wonder Woman was great, and Wonder Woman 1984 is looking extremely…

Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in April Here's what's coming to (and going from) Hulu in April

It’s that time once again, folks: Spring is on the verge of being sprung, and with it, the firm desire to get away from all that bucolic, peaceful, pollen-filled nature, and find somewhere to hide inside while watching terrible things happen to cinematic families on streaming services like Hulu. Like, say, the John…

Marvel fixes obvious, glaring fuck-up, adds Danai Gurira's name to the new Endgame poster Marvel fixes obvious, glaring fuck-up, adds Danai Gurira's name to the new Endgame poster

If you looked at the new Avengers: Endgame poster this morning, it probably didn’t take very long for something to peg as obviously wrong. No, not whatever the fuck is going on on top of Hawkeye’s head—it’s the fact that every single person pictured on the poster is listed in the film’s credits, except one: Black…

Good news, would-be game show masterminds: ABC is bringing back Press Your Luck 

30 years after it originally went off the air, syndicated game show mainstay Press Your Luck is mostly known for two things: Its irritating, cash-gobbling, Noid wannabe mascot The Whammy, and Michael Larson, the guy who set a long-standing record for game show winnings by totally breaking the game, walking away with…

Culture finally comes to Egyptian pyramids in form of Red Hot Chili Peppers show Culture finally comes to Egyptian pyramids in form of Red Hot Chili Peppers show

After roughly 4500 years of toiling in the absence of any truly great cultural milestones—i.e., a ripping bass solo courtesy of Flea, or a recreation of whatever the fuck it is that’s going on in the “Californication” video—the so-called “Great” pyramid of Giza is finally getting ready to live up to itshype. Rolling…

Bryan Singer may have finally been shit-canned from Red Sonja Bryan Singer may have finally been shit-canned from Red Sonja

Despite the numerous times that allegations of sexual assault have been made against him—accusing him on multiple occasions of coercing underage men into sex—Hollywood just can’t seem to shake its Bryan Singer addiction. He makes X-Men movies; he (sort of) wins Oscars; what more do you want of folks like Millennium…

Jay Leno misses when late night political comedy meant "Clinton was horny and Bush was dumb" Jay Leno misses when late night political comedy meant "Clinton was horny and Bush was dumb"

Few styles of network TV serve as a better barometer for the temperament of the American culture than late-night talk, which exists in a permanent—and sometimes uneasy—dialogue with the American interests and mood. Over the last three years, we’ve all watched as the major network hosts wrestle, in their garrulous…

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