Paul Walker's family hopes his character comes back in future Fast And Furious movies

According to a report from the Associated Press, Paul Walker’s brothers Caleb and Cody are hopeful that the character Walker played in the Fast And Furious movies can come back somehow. Walker died in a car crash in 2013 while he was filming Furious 7, requiring his brothers to act as stand-ins for his performance in…

Lucasfilm killed a Star Wars spin-off set on everyone's favorite sandy shithole, Tatooine

Tatooine sucks, canonically. The festering bantha blister of the Star Wars universe, the entire planet is hot, hostile, and full of sand. (And who likes sand?) It literally exists to be the shitty place that heroes and villains work their whole lives to get away from, and yet the Star Wars franchise keeps returning to…

Mark Wahlberg’s Mile 22 is like a dumber, sloppier, more “patriotic” Fallout

In 2012, when Mark Wahlberg told a Men’s Journal reporter that he probably could have defused the hostile takeover of one of the 9/11 flights, he wasn’t just committing an insensitive, dunderheaded faux pas of run amok machismo. He was also providing the world a preview of the next few years of his Hollywood career.…

Full Frontal teams up with Padma Lakshmi to raise funds, awareness for immigrant workers

In a move that would make the late Anthony Bourdain proud, the team at Full Frontal With Samantha Bee is raising awareness and funds for immigrant workers in the restaurant industry. The “Thank You” campaign was launched on Wednesday, along with a field piece that sees Sam Bee mix a Top Chef audition in with her…

Catch up on all of the most preposterous Who Is America? stunts in one place

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series Who Is America? can be something of a mixed bag, but it’s nothing short of transcendent when the comedian gets his marks right where he wants them. The above video compilation from Vulture captures several of those moments, many of which find our country’s most renowned bigots…

Disney says James Gunn will absolutely not be directing Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3

Sorry, folks, but Mickey’s put his big, yellow loafer down: James Gunn will not be directing Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3. Despite rumors of positive “back channel talks,” the overwhelming support of the Guardians cast, and what have no doubt been some intimidating glares from Dave Bautista, Disney has made it…

What’s your favorite Aretha Franklin song?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

It's Rumor Time: Rihanna and Donald Glover may be filming something in Cuba with Hiro Murai

It looks like Rihanna and Donald Glover are working together on a secret project, but thanks to the fact that they’re both very famous, it might not be as secret as they hoped. The two of them were spotted in Cuba recently, and according to people on Twitter, sources in Cuba claimed that they’re shooting scenes for an…

A Coney dog for breakfast? It’s all part of Tim Robinson’s 24-hour guide to Detroit

Created by and starring Detroit natives Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson, Comedy Central’s Detroiters follows a pair of small-time ad men trying to make it in the Motor City. Ahead of the show’s second-season finale tonight, we had Robinson give us a 24-hour guide to visiting the city of Detroit, which wouldn’t be…

T.J. Miller claims he's not a bully, just a "benevolent benign maniac"

T.J. Miller—the comedian and Silicon Valley actor whose fall from grace began with accusations of sexual assault that were quickly joined by documentation of unprofessional on-set behavior, transphobia, harassment, and, well, actual criminal charges—would like you all to know that, actually, this is all the media’s…

Mitski is alone in the middle of the dance floor on the playful Be The Cowboy

Mitski makes music about inexpressible emotions—urgent, intimate dispatches that seem to come from her very soul. At least, that’s how many, including this writer, have characterized her past work. And there’s something romantic about the idea that someone has captured the secret fears and desires that perch on the…

Here's the first trailer for Roma, Alfonso Cuarón's follow-up to Gravity

Netflix just released the first trailer for Roma, Alfonso Cuarón’s long-in-the-works follow-up to 2013’s Gravity. The film is a deeply personal work for the director, drawing on events from his childhood to tell the story of a single family throughout a turbulent year, emotionally and politically. If the reduction in…