Contest: Chicago, watch Jason Statham take on the Furious 7 early and for free

Adrenaline junkies, speed freaks, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson addicts, rejoice! The dawn of Furious 7 is approaching and the latest installment of the franchise promises to be the fastest and most furious sequel yet. Insidious director James Wan takes the reigns on this one, which pits our team of heroes (including the late Paul Walker) against a menacing Jason […]

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Newswire: Elvis Costello and Johnny Marr are writing their memoirs

The best memoirs are the ones that dispense with formalities and cover what people really want to read about: insider dirt about famous people. Thankfully, Elvis Costello seems happy to oblige with his autobiography due in October 2015, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. The book’s publisher, Penguin, notes the “unconventional but indelible” tome promises to be “rich with anecdotes about […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Read This: An oral history of The Office’s “Diversity Day” episode

“Diversity Day” is the second episode of the American version of The Office and the first to prove the series could be more than just a shot-for-shot remake of the British original. So for the 10th anniversary of the show’s premiere, Uproxx gathered Executive Producer Greg Daniels, director Ken Kwapis, producer/writer Michael Schur, and actors Brian Baumgartner, Angela Kinsey, and […]

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Newswire: Jim Beaver will return to Supernatural, probably call everyone idjits

There’s nothing more satisfying than a beloved character returning to a show long after they were given a proper and fitting send-off, except for maybe not doing that. Nonetheless, fans of delightful character actors can raise a beer in happy expectation, as Variety reports that Jim Beaver, a.k.a. Bobby Singer, is returning to Supernatural for a guest spot in the […]

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Newswire: Thanks, Pharrell: Sales of Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up” are up 246 percent

Everything’s coming up Marvin Gaye lately. The late singer’s estate recently won a $7.3 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over supposed copyright infringement in their song “Blurred Lines,” and now the case has caused a marked uptick in sales for “Got To Give It Up,” the song Thicke and Williams ripped off. According to Billboard, “Got To […]

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Great Job, Internet!: A brief, animated, and surreal history of skateboarding

While it seems like every new generation of teenagers discovers skateboarding on their own, it’s actually been around for more than 50 years. For those interested in how the pastime went from a surfer alternative to mainstream sensation to punk rock pastime to extreme sport headliner, there’s a new bizarre animation that tells the tale. Antonio Vicentini has compiled this […]

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DVD Review: All of Rowan Atkinson’s bits are on display in Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean

If you were anywhere near a television set in the ’90s, it was impossible to escape Mr. Bean, the face-contorting walking disaster that transformed Rowan Atkinson into an international pop-culture icon. In addition to his original, eponymous British sitcom—which came stateside via PBS, HBO, and Fox Family—Mr. Bean managed to make the jump to feature films (twice), an animated series, […]

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