Taylor Swift wants everyone thinking about "ME!" tonight

It’s a big night for the pop culture ecosystem, as Marvel Studios prepares to unleash Avengers: Endgame—the culmination of 10 years, 22 movies, and billions upon billions of dollars worthy of quippy heroes and magical rocks on the superhero-loving world. (Meanwhile, the rest of us are just doing our damnedest to dodge…

Netflix has cut the "extended version" of Tarantino's The Hateful Eight into a 4-part miniseries

Quentin Tarantino’s  cowboy-noir bloodbath The Hateful Eight was a long damn movie when it entered theaters back in 2015, and it’s still a long damn movie now, with even its most conservatively cut version clocking in at nearly three hours in length. (It’s not for nothing that Tarantino’s preferred version of the film…

For better or worse, Batman looms large over the series finale of Gotham

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It always had to end this way. There was no way around it. When Fox ordered Gotham to series and set out to tell the origin story of Batman, one could guess that the series finale would end with a shot of Batman lurking above the city he’s destined to protect. Along the way, Gotham has had some success, and a lot of…

Another epic pop culture saga reaches its climax as A&E announces Wahlburgers is coming to an end

2019 has proven to be a truly tumultuous time for many of the most potent pop culture forces operating in our world, with the Avengers reaching their Endgame, Game Of Thrones soon declaring its winner, and now, per THR, the coming of news that A&E’s saga of familial strife, celebrity success, and much-discussed beef…

John Cho gets an preteen president elected in a too-silly Twilight Zone

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As far as the people who write movies and television are concerned, all children are either six or sixteen. The characters’ actual ages don’t matter. If they’re kids, they’re either precociously hip quasi-adults, or tantrum-throwing toddlers… and in either case, they boast less primary education than a real world …

Nipsey Hussle fans are urging Crayola to rename a crayon after the late rapper

Rapper Nipsey Hussle died late last month, killed outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles. In the intervening weeks, fans and supporters—including his long-time friend LeBron James—have done their best to pay tribute to the artist, who was well known not just for his music, but for his work as a community…

Chvrches releases statement on recent collaborator Marshmello working with Chris Brown

Cool synth-pop band Chvrches recently collaborated with DJ Marshmello (the guy who did a concert in Fortnite and got mad when KFC did an EDM gag at a festival) on a track called “Here With Me,” granting Chvrches its first appearance on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart and the band’s first time topping the…

Captain Marvel's post-credits scene was way cooler to watch than to film, says Brie Larson

The MCU’s done a pretty good job of keeping the top-secret projects they’re working on, well, secret, especially when it came to the plots of Infinity War, Captain Marvel, and now Endgame. So tightly bound were the shoots that even the cast didn’t know what was going on half of the time. As it turns out, Brie Larson…

Corey Feldman made a documentary about sexual abuse he says could "bring down potentially a pedophile ring"

Former child star Corey Feldman has long contended that he and his one-time best friend, the late Corey Haim, were molested by Hollywood insiders as children. Now, Rolling Stone reports in a lengthy, fascinating profile that Feldman has made a documentary about he and Haim’s experiences, one in which he apparently …

Stephen King to make rare podcast appearance for discussion of The Stand

Stephen King is everywhere these days, at least in terms of books, movies, and TV, but now he’ll be popping up in another popular entertainment medium: podcasts. He’s not getting his own microphone and Blue Apron sponsorship deal, but according to Entertainment Weekly, he is going to be a guest on Mick Garris’ Post…

Deadwood would "hate to end a fool" in its new trailer

We caught glimpses of the aged Deadwood gang in the previous teaser for its upcoming film sequel, but they’re spittin’, swearin’, and lovin’ in this new trailer, which sets us up for another showdown between millionaire George Hearst (Gerald McRaney)—now a California senator—and Gem Saloon owner Al Swearengen (Ian…

Punch-up your Simpsons spec script with terminology straight from the writers' room

Ever wanted to write for The Simpsons? Shut up, yes you have. Well, now you can get one step closer to that coveted dream job with this list of terminology the real Simpsons writers use when discussing their scripts in the room. So, pull out that dusty old spec script from your bottom drawer and make sure it’s not an…

Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary and another huge Dylan box set are coming in June

At the very beginning of the year, we reported that a Bob Dylan documentary that Martin Scorsese had supposedly been working on in secret for years was finally set to come out, with the focus zeroing in on Dylan’s 1975-76 “Rolling Thunder Revue” tour. Scorsese had even been quietly conducting interviews with many of…

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