Lana Del Rey couldn't say her album title at the Apple event because it has a bad word

Today, at a big event in Brooklyn, Apple announced a handful of iPad and MacBook things that are all new and exciting in various new and exciting ways, but the real star of the show—for the purposes of this news story—was noted California resident Lana Del Rey. Appearing alongside Jack Antonoff, they performed a new…

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…

Yes, Apple is basically banning sex and violence from its streaming service—just like it said it would

A new article in The Wall Street Journal is outlining’s Apple’s plan for its fancy new streaming service, and everyone is making fun of the tech giant as a result. It sounds moralizing, paternalistic, and as watered down and neutered as TV can be—even compared to CBS. What it’s not, however, is surprising.

Here's a fun, dystopian reminder that anything you "buy" from iTunes can vanish at any time

Jokes about the iTunes End User License Agreement have been around for almost as long as the media management service itself, but that hasn’t made the 1500-word document any less labyrinthine to the average reader who just wants to listen to some goddamn music. At this point, most of us just accept that the fine print…

Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day developing a video game comedy for Apple

Let’s get this out of the way first: We don’t know anything about Apple’s streaming service, including how much it will cost, when it will launch, and what it will be called. It’ll have a bunch of original shows from high-profile creators. It’ll probably have a very clean aesthetic that just works except when it…

Hailee Steinfeld to play Emily Dickinson in new Apple comedy series

According to Deadline, Hailee Steinfeld has signed on to star in Dickinson, a comedy series about Emily Dickinson that takes place in the 1800s but has a “modern sensibility and tone.” The story says Dickinson will follow the now-iconic poet as she uses her “imaginative point of view” to “audaciously” explore “the…

Batman V. Superman writer to tackle a TV version of Isaac Asimov's classic Foundation books

Isaac Asmiov’s Foundation books form some of the primary texts of modern science fiction, second only to the author’s beloved Robot stories in terms of their lasting appeal. Offering a sprawling but thoughtful look at the rise and fall of empires, the books focus on the “science” of Psychohistory, Asimiov’s made-up…

Apple says it doesn't "know anything" about making TV, will spend over $1 billion on original programming anyway

Over the last year or so, Apple has attracted some top-notch talent to its growing programming branch. Reese Witherspoon is producing multiple shows, including a comedy starring Kristen Wiig; Damien Chazelle is developing some mysterious new drama; and Oscar nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon sold their…

Apple adds an animated comedy from Bob's Burgers creator to its menu

Apple has just picked up another relatively high-profile TV project for its streaming service, despite the fact—which we’ve pointed out multiple times—that it hasn’t really announced any concrete details about what this streaming service is. We don’t know when it will launch, we don’t know how much it will cost, and…

Spike Jonze just released one of the best music videos in recent memory

Spike Jonze has directed some of the best music videos of all time— “Sabotage,” “Buddy Holly,” “Praise You,” “Get Back.” There’s a sort of goofy exuberance to all of them that seems to come from a place of permanent, childlike (but never childish) playfulness. He’s continued to direct music videos over the years, even…

Now Kevin Durant wants his own autobiographical TV series, too

Striving, as ever, to be living on that LeBron James level—regardless of what anybody else thinks about their relative merits—NBA star Kevin Durant has announced that he, too, will now have his own autobiographical TV series. Following in the footsteps of James’ Survivor’s Remorse—which lasted for four seasons on…

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are developing an anthology series about immigrants

Newly-minted Oscar nominees Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani have their pick of projects at this point, and it looks like they’re headed to the small(er) screen. Deadline reports the Big Sick writers are teaming up with SMILF executive producer Lee Eisenberg and Master Of None co-creator Alan Yang on an anthology…

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