Shep Smith, the sometimes reasonable breaking news anchor for Fox News, has ignited a war with his fellow Fox News colleagues by saying what we all know to be true: that the Fox News “opinion” shows like Hannity, Tucker Carlson Tonight and The Ingraham Angle are essentially “entertainment,” rather than, you know, news.
With the Grammys behind us, it’s time to turn our collective attention to the Academy Awards. The Oscars are Sunday night, and just like Issa Rae, we’re “rooting for everybody black.” Here’s a breakdown of the black contenders for the gold in this year’s major categories.
Happy Friday. You’re welcome.
Because we live in an era where politicians and their ilk openly engage in all kinds of scheming, backstabbing, and bad manners, there’s a lot of pent-up nostalgia for a time when things were good and people did the right thing.
Comedian T.J. Miller spent a good portion of an interview with New York Magazine stressing that he wants to be viewed as a villain of the entertainment world. Mission accomplished!
I first met Issa Rae in 2011 shortly after her web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, wrapped its first irreverent season. Though we’d never met, we laughed like old friends about everything from dating in L.A. to Idris Elba’s unstoppable swag. At the time, I didn’t know Rae was on the verge of stardom—I…
It’s a shame that the same reporter who sent the tape of R. Kelly allegedly having sex with a minor years ago had to write another piece chronicling the singer’s stomach-churning antics to get people to once again debate the merits of supporting this man. The Buzzfeed expose details R. Kelly’s allegedly abusive…
Let’s stop casting white actors in Asian stories. Let’s get rid of tired racist tropes when we do cast Asian actors in shows and movies. America is changing and it’s about time Hollywood starts to reflect that.
A Muslim veteran of Hollywood has launched a production company with the hopes of creating more nuanced and positive portrayals of Muslims in film and television.
Big Little Lies phenom Nicole Kidman was picking up an award at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday when she dropped this extremely important bombshell:
She has arrived! The long-awaited Wonder Woman movie finally hit theaters this weekend, and Great Hera, did it smash the dang box office.
Recently I was invited to give a TED talk, and I accepted without fully understanding what I was getting myself into. I knew it would be a great opportunity to spread a message around the world, but I wasn’t aware how much work—and stress—would be involved. Nor could I foresee that delivering this talk would be one of…
Saturday Night Live approached its Season 42 finale as if the cast might not have Donald Trump to kick around anymore when the show returns with new episodes in September. While that’s only four months away, in Trump time, that could be an eternity.
The cars in the new film Lowriders, set to be released Friday, may be more impressive than the actual movie.
I have always had a love-hate relationship with reality TV. When it first rose to prominence in the early 2000s, I abstained. To me, TV-watching was escapism; entertainment was a realm of suspended disbelief and aspirational living. Did I really want to watch normal people bungle about on the small screen, only to be…
It’s always good to see comedian Jimmy Fallon back on the set of his old stomping ground at Saturday Night. This weekend, hosting the show’s first coast-to-coast live broadcast, Fallon got to stomping and stepping straight away, turning then SNL set into a giant dance party tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live this weekend to play his signature role (twice) as President Donald Trump. But he also added a new character this week, skewering the host of Fox News show The Factor, Bill O’Reilly.