Newswire: Father John Misty eulogizes animatronic bandleader Chuck E. Cheese

Fans of terrifying robot bird women and leering, singing pizza rodents were struck a major blow yesterday, when Chuck E. Cheese announced that its would soon begin phasing out the animatronic house bands that have long been a staple of its restaurant experience. But while a number of folks waxed poetic about the bizarre, soon-to-be-extinct spectacle of celebrating a birthday […]

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Newswire: Judge shuts down Roman Polanksi’s ongoing efforts to get rape case dismissed

A U.S. judge has once again shut down efforts by Roman Polanski to get the 40-year-old rape case against him dismissed, with Variety reporting that Judge Scott Gordon refused to end the case today without Polanski submitting himself before an American court. The ruling came despite the requests of Samantha Gemier, who was 13 when Polanski sexually assaulted her in […]

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Newswire: Judge shuts down Roman Polanksi’s ongoing efforts to get rape case dismissed

A U.S. judge has once again shut down efforts by Roman Polanski to get the 40-year-old rape case against him dismissed, with Variety reporting that Judge Scott Gordon refused to end the case today without Polanski submitting himself before an American court. The ruling came despite the requests of Samantha Gemier, who was 13 when Polanski sexually assaulted her in […]

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Coming Distractions: Larry David is the hero we neither want, nor need in the new Curb trailer

HBO continues to build anticipation for the upcoming return of Curb Your Enthusiasm, placing Larry David’s endlessly cranky mien next to all sorts of improbable situations. The latest trailer for the show’s return—dated October 1—sees David’s face projected, Bat Signal-style, into the night sky, only for Larry to angrily wave the request off. And while we’re not entirely certain what […]

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Newswire: Steve Bannon is already back at Breitbart

Like some sort of sludge-ridden swallow, returning to his private, shitty Capistrano, recently ousted White House adviser Steve Bannon wasted no time in returning to his throne at Breitbart today. Bannon—who has claimed that his firing today by Donald Trump was his own decision, made weeks in advance—reportedly took back up his post as executive chairman at the right-wing news […]

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Newswire: Somebody tarred and feathered a memorial to Jefferson Davis

Suggesting that all those people currently wringing their hands over the fate of various southern Civil War monuments—claiming they can serve some sort of purpose, rather than simply being torn down—might actually have a point, a memorial to Confederate president Jefferson Davis has added some amusement to the world today, by being tarred and feathered by an ambitious group of […]

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Newswire: Somebody tarred and feathered a memorial to Jefferson Davis

Suggesting that all those people currently wringing their hands over the fate of various southern Civil War monuments—claiming they can serve some sort of purpose, rather than simply being torn down—might actually have a point, a memorial to Confederate president Jefferson Davis has added some amusement to the world today, by being tarred and feathered by an ambitious group of […]

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Newswire: Don Hertzfeldt is making a sequel to World Of Tomorrow

On days like these, when the only joys we are still able to experience seem to be spiteful ones, what we need most is something pure. Something beautiful, even if it’s devastating at the same time. Something that gives us something to look forward to. Something like this: 🚀 pic.twitter.com/MSd0YIZ5A4 — don hertzfeldt (@donhertzfeldt) August 18, 2017 That’s a missive […]

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Newswire: Let’s all go into the spooky woods to watch Evil Dead 2 with Bruce Campbell

In an opportunity that in no way sounds like it will end with a bunch of comedy-horror nerds getting transformed into goo-spewing Deadites or malevolent POV shots, the Alamo Drafthouse and Syfy are offering a chance for fans go out into the spooky woods and watch Evil Dead 2 with star Bruce Campbell, Ash Williams himself. Scheduled for September 14, […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Man Vs. Food’s Adam Richman remembers the time hot sauce almost killed him

As the host of Travel Channel’s much-missed food-porn series Man V. Food, Adam Richman resonated mostly as a circus attraction, his hosting essentially boiling down to alliterative narration, Bill Cosby impressions, and the listing of ingredients in lieu of actual culinary insight. But, as his appearance on First We Feast’s Hot Ones reflects, Richman’s come a long way over the […]

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