Ryan Murphy replaced Trump with James Van Der Beek on his new FX series

Despite getting his start as a moony, painfully earnest cinephile in Dawson’s Creek, James Van Der Beek has become surprisingly adept at parody, first lampooning himself in Scary Movie and Don’t Trust The B— In Apt. 23, then heading up the winking biopic series What Would Diplo Do?. His role in the upcoming FX drama, …

You don't have to wait to watch the cast of Dawson's Creek reunite for their 20-year anniversary

Twenty years (and two months) ago, Dawson’s Creek premiered on The WB, ushering in a new era of dramas about teens who were hyperverbal, earnest, and a tad overwrought. The network made its bones off of Kevin Williamson’s series, which starred James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, and Joshua Jackson as…

James Van Der Beek shares his own sexual harassment story

It’s been a rough week, we know, but if there’s a silver lining to the now daily disclosures from Harvey Weinstein’s victims, it’s that the flood gates really seem to be open now. What was dismissed as innuendo, overlooked because it didn’t “cross the rape line”—though, as is now being reported, it did—or horribly…

What is James Van Der Beek doing in What Would Diplo Do?

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The best celebrity impressions are usually the most accurate—if you don’t nail your halted speech patterns, the audience won’t realize that’s supposed to be Christopher Walken subbing for the story-time reader. But while imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, it’s hardly the highest or most engaging type…

James Van Der Beek is the dumbest DJ alive in the What Would Diplo Do? trailer

The brilliant sitcom Don’t Trust The B—— In Apartment 23 was disappointingly short-lived, which means the universe only got to enjoy so much of James Van Der Beek’s time playing a wacky version of himself, but this trailer for Viceland’s What Would Diplo Do? seems like it might as well be an Apartment 23 sequel…

James Van Der Beek does a weird dance in this trailer for HBO’s Room 104

Mark and Jay Duplass’ new HBO anthology show Room 104 will premiere in July, and if you’re curious to know what the show is about, this trailer won’t be much help. Basically, this trailer is about a bunch of weird stuff happening in a motel room, but that’s actually a pretty good description for the show itself. Each…

James Van Der Beek to answer the question of What Would Diplo Do? for Viceland

For its first scripted series, Viceland’s going to venture into the life of Diplo, the DJ, producer, songwriter, and Justin Bieber collaborator. A press release for the series, titled What Would Diplo Do?, describes it as ”Louie meets WorldStar HipHop crossed with This Is Spinal Tap,” which we’re quite certain will…

Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek made a Mighty Morphin fan film that’s actually good

Fan films are a dime a dozen: the products of passion, creative ambition, and usually very little in the way of money or experience. So it’s a bit odd to see one from a producer with credits on several Hollywood films, or featuring performances from recognizable, beloved actors. And even if these various luminaries…