Ellen DeGeneres denies Eric Trump's "deep state" accusation, as any deep state member would

In a funny monologue yesterday, Ellen DeGeneres responded to an Eric Trump tweet that… maybe accused her of being part of a government conspiracy? Or maybe he was trying to accuse Twitter of being biased toward liberals? It’s hard to tell. But the frequently apolitical DeGeneres responded with her typical good cheer,…

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Ellen DeGeneres show up to ruin your favorite Netflix dramas

Back in September, billboards declaring that “Netflix is a joke” began peppering the avenues of L.A. and New York. Some thought it might be an attack on the streaming giant, as the company has no doubt fundamentally changed the way we consume media and not everybody is happy about it. Turns out, however, that it was…

A titanic, bittersweet symphony: 35 pop-culture windows into 1997

Two years after warring electronics companies competing to develop high-capacity CDs declared a truce, their compromise format, the DVD, first went on sale in the U.S. in March of 1997. (Twister, The Mask, GoodFellas, and The Road Warrior were among the first batch of titles.) DVDs didn’t hit major retail chains like…

Netflix persuades Ellen DeGeneres to come back to stand-up

It’s no secret that Netflix has lured stand-up comedians to its platform with—let’s be frank here—tons of money and the promise of specials. Now it’s hooked Ellen DeGeneres, who’s been out of the stand-up game for quite some time as in favor of her gig promoting viral stars, a.k.a. her daytime talk show. But, if some…

Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres, and other celebrities decide to give YouTube a try

If you ask a regular person to name some famous YouTube superstars, there’s a good chance that they won’t even know that there is such a thing as famous YouTube superstars. This hasn’t exactly been a problem for the site, since its current batch of stars can still rack up millions of views without being traditionally…

People’s Choice Awards confirm that America still loves Tom Hanks, Ellen, Johnny Depp

CBS’s annual People’s Choice Awards are one of the few big-name award shows in which average citizens get a voice, with online voting determining the winners of the ceremony’s 64 categories (ranging from Favorite Movie all the way over to Favorite YouTube star). As such, the PCAs present a somewhat different picture…

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President Obama referenced Crying Jordan and Space Jam during the Medal Of Freedom awards

As the last days of America’s first Cool President wind to a close, Barack Obama took one last chance to remind us what we’re about to lose, giving a warm, joke-filled speech honoring this year’s crop of Presidential Medal Of Freedom honorees. Starting with a statement that this year’s crop of notables—including Diana…

Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, and Bruce Springsteen are all getting Presidential Medals of Freedom

The Presidential Medal Of Freedom is the highest award the U.S. government gives to civilians. It’s graced the necks of Supreme Court justices, foreign heads of state, and artists ranging from Tennessee Williams to Lucille Ball. This year, President Barack Obama has named 21 recipients for the prize, in what will be…