Chris Rock as a white man, freaky Fridays: The Swapcast celebrates the body-swap tropes we know and love

Oh, bless this podcast. Cher And Retweet springs from a delightful corner of the podcast world, where two or more people come up with some super-specific thing to discuss—in this case, Cher’s Twitter feed—as an excuse to get together and crack each other the hell up. It’s the podcast equivalent of a hangout film,…

What song is always stuck in your head?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Lifetime picks up stalker drama series from Arrow’s Greg Berlanti

According to Deadline, Lifetime has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to You, a new drama from CW superhero show mogul Greg Berlanti and The Magicians co-creator Sera Gamble. The show is described as a “psychological thriller drama,” and it’s based on Caroline Kepnes’ novel of the same name. The book is…

Cher drops out of Lifetime’s Flint water crisis movie

According to Variety, Cher has suddenly dropped out of Lifetime’s movie about the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. She says it’s due to a “serious family issue,” but Cher hasn’t offered any details more specific than that. Also, Variety notes that the network’s executives just talked about the film at an event…

Music biopics hit a new low in Lifetime’s Britney Ever After

Lifetime’s unauthorized Britney Spears biopic presents itself as a fairy tale come true, right down to the title. But Britney Ever After ends up playing just as innocent as its subject once did—Leslie Libman’s film is more interested in rehashing years-old innuendo and gossip than in exploring whatever factors might…