Newswire: Mary Elizabeth Winstead to find out what’s wrong with Congress on CBS’s BrainDead

According to Deadline, Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in CBS’ BrainDead, an upcoming straight-to-series project from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King. As previously reported, the premise of the comedy/horror/political thriller posits that Capitol Hill has been shut down because aliens have eaten the brains of our elected officials and their staff. That’s a pretty good joke, until […]

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Newswire: ABC picks up whistleblower drama Canary

Prison Break producer Zack Estrin has sold Canary to ABC. According to Deadline, the sale is part of a larger deal with the network, and will see Estrin writing the script and overseeing the show as executive producer. Canary will be a dramatic thriller about the dangerous consequences of whistleblowing. That’s whistleblowing, the act of exposing illegal activities from within […]

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Newswire: The real Joe Biden found the real Stephen Colbert on last night’s Late Show

Expectations and anticipation for Stephen Colbert’s first week were, let’s just say, astronomically high. Whenever a new host enters the late-night talk-show fray, they’re freighted with the burden of reinventing one of television’s stodgiest formats, and Colbert was no exception. And while his first three shows haven’t taken The Late Show too far from what it was when it was […]

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Great Job, Internet!: This guy recasts movies with vintage actors, gives them appropriate posters

Some of our best quantum models suggest that there may well be an infinite number of alternate universes, with infinite variation in degree of difference from our own reality. While we’re not saying definitively that New York-based illustrator and designer Peter Stults has his own personal wormhole and is plucking movie posters from other dimensions, we’re not refuting the idea […]

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Newswire: Brian Williams to resurface on MSNBC on September 22

With Lester Holt handling the NBC Nightly News, sometimes it’s easy to forget Brian Williams. In case you have, he was that former Nightly News anchor who told all those stories that weren’t true. His fabrications included his helicopter being shot down in Iraq, exaggerating his experiences covering Hezbollah, and being the inventor of Pac-Man. (Okay, we made that last […]

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Book Review: Finally, an engaging and comprehensive book about rape culture

About the same time I started reading Kate Harding’s new book about rape culture, Billboard put out a questionnaire to music execs. One of those questions asks, “Who do you believe?” The options: Kesha or Dr. Luke. Last year, Kesha filed a lawsuit against Dr. Luke, her producer, alleging rape and a host of other abuses. With the legal proceedings […]

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Big Issues: The chilling Batman #44 explores the tangled roots of urban crime

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Batman #44. Written by Scott Snyder (Wytches, American Vampire) and Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Wonder Woman) with art by Jock (Wytches, Detective Comics) and colorist Lee Loughridge (Black Canary, Catwoman), this flashback issue delves into the complications of Bruce Wayne’s crime-fighting mission, setting him […]

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Newswire: Charlie Hunnam was heartbroken after quitting 50 Shades Of Grey

When we first reported (rather blush-inducingly, it seems) that Charlie Hunnam had dropped out of the 50 Shades Of Grey movie, we chalked it up him being emotionally unavailable to slip into the “sketchy masturbatory construct” that is Christian Grey. Hunnam leaned heavily on the old “scheduling conflict” excuse, even though production on Sons Of Anarchy would’ve wrapped a month […]

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11 Questions: Chris Parnell on Farrah Fawcett and being mistaken for Chris Kattan

In 11 Questions, The A.V. Club asks interesting people 11 interesting questions—and then asks them to suggest one for our next interviewee. Chris Parnell gets around. On television, the Saturday Night Live alum has popped up on everything from 30 Rock to Rick And Morty. He’s also appeared in over 20 films, including Jingle All The Way, Anchorman: The Legend […]

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