Megyn Kelly learned blackface was bad today, and her own network's news team called her out for it

NBC morning talk show host Megyn Kelly had a big, educational day today, when she learned—at age 47—that white people painting their skin darker in order to look like black people is bad. (Even—and we can’t stress this enough—if you really love Diana Ross.) Kelly’s unteachable moment came during her show Megyn Kelly

Sacha Baron Cohen's efforts to lure in Roy Moore included a $200 donation to an anti-gay nonprofit

Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy starts in the places where a lot of people’s comfort zones ends; the Borat comedian has made a career out of inviting upon himself a mixture of scorn and discomfort, both from his audiences, and from the people he interviews. Still, that level of taboo-violation is going to differ a lot…

Kanye West posted fan art of him on Rick And Morty, so now we can stop the internet

Well, this is it. The internet is done. We’ve seen the last thing the internet has needed to produce, and once we pass it along to you, we can start getting ready to shut the whole internet down. Man, the idea of connecting everyone in the world to a limitless supply of information sure seemed like a good idea at the…

Joaquin Phoenix's Joker will have kid Bruce Wayne, just to confuse anyone still watching Gotham

Literally everything about Todd Phillips’ Joker has seemed bizarre, from the moment we heard that Martin Scorsese would be producing it to the story about extras being forced to pee on subway tracks, but one thing that has been particularly hard to pin down as been where it fits in the basic timeline of a Batman…

Disney is looking into rebooting that ancient cinematic classic, Pirates Of The Caribbean

Well, it happened: Disney’s insatiable hunger for live-action remakes of its classic properties has now reached the point where it’s eating its own rattily dreadlocked tail, as Deadline reports that the studio is looking into a live-action reboot of a property that was already filmed by actual flesh and blood people,…

Prosecutors want to use a Ryan Gosling movie as evidence in Robert Durst's murder trial

As far as the Los Angeles District Attorney is concerned, the murder trial against Robert Durst—the subject of the HBO documentary series The Jinx—must seem like a slam dunk. After all, the final episode of that series famously featured a recording of Durst saying, “What the hell did I do? Killed ‘em all, of course,”…

Russell Crowe is also friends with a horse, has his own special horse greeting

A few weeks ago, we reported that Liam Neeson had become friends with a horse that he worked with on The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, noting that he and the equine actor had actually worked together on a previous movie and that the horse “whinnied” and “pawed the ground” to indicate that he remembered Neeson from their…

Bohemian Rhapsody sings when it digs into Queen’s eccentric creative process

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Many musical biopics depict their subjects’ output as monumentally, revolutionarily important. So there’s novelty to how much time Bohemian Rhapsody dedicates to the comparable strangeness of Queen’s songs. The movie puts forth that Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) had a stage presence unlike any other singer, which…

Ask The Salty Waitress: Is it tacky to open presents at a restaurant?

Dear Salty: What’s the protocol for opening gifts at a higher-end restaurant? I understand why people would bring gifts to a birthday dinner, but isn’t it sort of tacky to make a big scene of ripping open paper, rustling gift bags, and yelling about the gifts? I saw this going on at a white tablecloth restaurant last…

Right now, even Frederick Wiseman shouldn’t get away with an apolitical look at small-town America

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A few years ago, legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman made one of his occasional geographical portraits, capturing an entire community rather than focusing intently on how one of its institutions works (or doesn’t work). In Jackson Heights had a lot of ground to cover, as that particular Queens…

Steve Carell is coming back to TV as part of Apple's plot to lure you into its new streaming platform

It’s been seven years since America said “Goodbye, Michael,” as Steve Carell left his last regular TV gig, The Office, in order to go wear Big Shorts and catch foxes and whatever else it is big Hollywood A-listers do. Now, THR reports that Carell is returning to television, but not the kind that you, uh, necessarily…

Art and community collide in the fantastic, small-town epic A Bread Factory

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Patrick Wang’s unlikely two-part comic epic A Bread Factory is set in Checkford, New York, a quiet town where residents gossip over coffee at Sam’s diner about the goings on at the school board, the town council, and the Bread Factory, the community arts center that is the soul of the town. Long ago in Checkford’s…