Newswire: James Bond to infiltrate Broadway with his own musical

Audiences can prepared to be shaken, not stirred—or whatever lousy 007 puns make it into the final product—with the news that James Bond is headed for the stage. Playbill has learned that Merry Saltzman, daughter of Bond film producer Harry Saltzman, has obtained rights to the production. Entries in the film franchise usually rely on an enigmatic title that hints […]

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Great Job, Internet!: YouTube series goes behind the curtain to recreate famous rap tracks perfectly

It is a notorious fact that most rap artists and producers are extremely secretive about the process behind the creation of their music. Historically speaking, individual snare sounds, synth samples, and vocal yips are all hoarded and guarded with a fervor to prevent the next man up from biting on classic elements that make up an overall signature sound. A […]

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Newswire: Paula Deen refries her racism scandal with heaping helping of brownface

Earlier today, Vitameatabutteredmeatamin pitchwoman Paula Deen posted a photo of herself dressed as Lucille Ball for Twitter’s “#TransformationTuesday,” a tweet heralding her metamorphosis into an entirely new stage of racist. The photo, taken from a 2011 episode of the Food Network show Deen no longer has for things exactly like this, found Deen alongside her son Bobby, who is dressed […]

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Great Job, Internet!: The visual effects in Game Of Thrones’ battle of Hardhome, deconstructed

Game Of Thrones’ Battle Of Hardhome was, without a doubt, the biggest throwdown in the fifth season of the HBO show. And now, Spanish VFX company El Ranchito has deconstructed the whole thing, demonstrating how the show used green screens, neon spandex, and other effects magic to convince viewers that nothing is more terrifying than thousands of wights attacking the […]

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Newswire: Celebrated orange soda aficionado Kel Mitchell returns to Nickelodeon

Kel Mitchell has finally been given a reprieve from his endless club appearances and gigs hosting orange soda chugging contests. The former Kenan & Kel and All That star has announced that he will return to Nickelodeon in a new show called Game Shakers. Mitchell will play the token grown-up in the sitcom, which premieres this September and follows two […]

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Newswire: Balloon Boy has a heavy metal band, a song about being Balloon Boy

In 2009, the Heene family attracted national attention when their 9-year-old son was believed to be trapped aboard a helium balloon. After finding little Falcon Heene had simply fallen asleep in the attic, relief gave way to disgust when it was apparent that a hoax had been perpetrated by the family, which had already appeared on Wife Swap twice. Richard […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Finally, a death metal version of “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease

Almost 40 years and millions, if not billions of plays since its release, the John Travolta-Olivia Newton-John version of “You’re The One That I Want” is still just barely tolerable. The Grease closer is all cheese and mixed messages, with Sandy’s cigarette pants and puffed out hair. Fortunately, Andy Rehfeldt wants to help. The popular YouTube remixer has taken the […]

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Newswire: Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer to headline the 2015 Oddball Comedy Festival

Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari will headline this year’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Sponsored by Funny Or Die, the touring comedy jamboree will also include appearances by Anthony Jeselnik, Bridgett Everett, Nick Kroll, Michael Che, T.J. Miller, Jim Norton, Jeff Ross, John Mulaney, Nick Thune, Nikki Glaser, Tim Minchin, Todd Barry, and more. Kicking off August 28 at Kansas […]

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Newswire: Bounce TV pulls Cosby reruns

Looks like Cosby, the Bill Cosby-starring sitcom about a retiree who isn’t, but could be mistaken for, Cliff Huxtable that ran from 1996 to 2000, will be joining The Dukes Of Hazzard on the scrap heap of TV history. Variety reports that Bounce TV, the “African-American focused, advertiser-supported” broadcast channel that mainly runs old episodes of The Bernie Mac Show […]

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