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Selma Blair reveals that she's been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis Selma Blair reveals that she's been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis

Selma Blair has been a powerful presence in any number of film and TV projects over the years, from her early days in movies like Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde, to more recent projects like the bonkers “parents try to kill their kids” horror film Mom And Dad. Today, while discussing her affection for her…

Bask in the unmitigated gall of these obvious advertising rip-offs of well-known songs Bask in the unmitigated gall of these obvious advertising rip-offs of well-known songs

Ah, advertising: The grand pursuit of selling human emotions back to the people who feel them. At its best, a great ad is a form of Don Draper-esque high art; more often, though, it’s a crude copy of something real, a notion that’s heavily emphasized whenever the commercial in question features an actual crude copy of…

George R.R. Martin is happy to talk about hats, Big Bang Theory, really anything that's not his next goddamn book George R.R. Martin is happy to talk about hats, Big Bang Theory, really anything that's not his next goddamn book

We have to assume it’s kind of tiring to be George R.R. Martin, a man who’s spent the last several decades of his life pushing a boulder called A Song Of Ice And Fire up a hill called “Dear God, I’m going to be writing this thing until I’m fucking 80.” That fatigue is presumably not helped by the fact that the boulder…

Javier Bardem, buddy, Woody Allen is not being "lynched" Javier Bardem, buddy, Woody Allen is not being "lynched"

The rise of #MeToo and Time’s Up has seen Hollywood take stock of many of the allegedly shitty men in its midst, both those who’ve had new accusations against them come to light, and those who’ve had rumors and whispered allegations swirling around them for years. The latter group is a hefty one, unsurprisingly, …

R.I.P. Danny Leiner, director of Harold And Kumar and Dude, Where's My Car? R.I.P. Danny Leiner, director of Harold And Kumar and Dude, Where's My Car?

Danny Leiner has died. The director of two of the best-known buddy stoner comedies in recent memory—as well as episodes of many of the most critically beloved TV comedies of the last 20 years—Leiner was 57. His credits include Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle, Dude Where’s My Car?, Arrested Development, The Office, …

And now Luke Cage has been canceled, too And now Luke Cage has been canceled, too

Anyone know someone looking to hire some out-of-work Heroes For Hire? Hot on the heels of the release of Daredevil Season 3—and the recent cancellation of Marvel’s Iron Fist—Variety reports that Luke Cage has now been kicked to the streaming curb, too.

Ted Cruz has the Facebook Live skills of an ailing grandparent Ted Cruz has the Facebook Live skills of an ailing grandparent

Ted Cruz is the sad clown painting of American politics, a figure of mocking humor and pity that, ultimately, you just don’t want to look at for very long. Luckily, that wasn’t a problem for viewers of a recent Facebook Live broadcast Cruz attempted to host, in which his campaign staff displayed all the technical…

Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi are still huge Big Lebowski dorks

It’s a minor cruelty of modern life that one of the most enjoyable Big Lebowski interviews in recent memory ran on TV at a time that the Dude himself would be unlikely to be awake, i.e., during the run time of yesterday’s episode of NBC’s Today. Luckily, the network has posted it online for the rest of us to enjoy…

Weird Al and the Lonely Island guys are having a lot of fun in this Carpool Karaoke trailer Weird Al and the Lonely Island guys are having a lot of fun in this Carpool Karaoke trailer

Of the glut of “Hey, celebrities are just regular folks, too!” talk show segments—and the actual TV series that they apparently inevitably inspire these days—few have the primal kick of James Corden’s “Carpool Karaoke.” Based as it is in our shared urge (dating back millions of years) to sing in cars, the segment/show…

Super Deluxe is dead, again Super Deluxe is dead, again

It might be time to accept that Turner Broadcasting’s Super Deluxe brand—home to a lot of very strange short-form and web content over the years—might just be sort of generally cursed. The comedy shingle has died once before, when it got absorbed by the wider Adult Swim organization back in 2008, and now, wouldn’t you…

The PlayStation VR turns 2: How much of a jackass am I for buying one? The PlayStation VR turns 2: How much of a jackass am I for buying one?

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Happy Halloween: Here's an officially licensed dildo with Marilyn Manson's face painted on it Happy Halloween: Here's an officially licensed dildo with Marilyn Manson's face painted on it

You know how it is: It’s late October, the jack-o-lanterns are out, and you’re looking for extra places around the house to get all spookied up. Cobwebs in the bathroom? Check. Skeletons in the closet? On point. But what about the top drawer in your nightstand? You know the one we mean; the one you’re always terrified…

It's Always Sunny's recreation of an iconic Seinfeld scene was eerily spot-on It's Always Sunny's recreation of an iconic Seinfeld scene was eerily spot-on

Once upon a time—back before the show’s dedication to documenting minor human evils was quite so widely known—fans trying to describe It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia to other people were often forced to resort to comparisons to that last great sitcom about mostly awful semi-humans living largely meaningless lives: …

Jet Li turned down the Matrix sequels because he didn't want his moves to be taken by machines Jet Li turned down the Matrix sequels because he didn't want his moves to be taken by machines

Jet Li was one of Hollywood’s biggest action stars in the early 2000s, parlaying an already decade-plus martial arts movie career in China into projects like Lethal Weapon 4, Romoe Must Die, and Unleashed. But while he lent his talents to any number of big budget action epics, Li’s path never crossed with the biggest…

Bravo's Dirty John trailer turns a podcast sensation into just another Lifetime movie

The L.A. Times’ Dirty John was a minor podcasting sensation last year, one of the most easily consumed of the wave of glossy, tightly edited true crime podcasts that the first season of Serial inadvertently left in its wake. Centered on an affluent Newport Beach interior decorator with borderline-apocalyptic taste in…

Louie Anderson's joining the Search Party Louie Anderson's joining the Search Party

After years as a beloved stand-up, unsettling Saturday morning cartoon character, and occasional game show host, Louie Anderson is finally getting a little respect in the entertainment business. A lot of that has to do with his co-starring role on FX’s weirdly affecting clown dramedy Baskets, where Anderson commits so…

Netflix confirms Orange Is The New Black's next season will be its last Netflix confirms Orange Is The New Black's next season will be its last

It’s been a likely possibility for a while now that Orange Is The New Black’s sentence might almost be up; the Netflix series is coming to the end of its current three-season order, and ended last year’s run—its sixth—by finally seeing Piper Chapman get released from jail to become the deeply privileged decorative …

New York's attorney general's office is now investigating MoviePass New York's attorney general's office is now investigating MoviePass

Good news for the trombone player that now just follows subscription movie ticket service MoviePass around everywhere, “womp-wahh”-ing whenever something bad happens to it: New York’s attorney general’s office has announced that it’s now investigating the service’s parent company, over allegations that it might have…

Dylan McDermott is up to his old creeper ways in the new trailer for The Clovehitch Killer, about a kid (Charlie Plummer) who worries his scout master dad has some nasty skeletons in his shed.

The Real World is pivoting to Facebook video, which, uh, good luck with that The Real World is pivoting to Facebook video, which, uh, good luck with that

Catching the zeitgeist just as aggressively as the days when it first introduced the world to concepts like “roommates” and “people acting like assholes for attention on TV,” MTV has announced that its long-running reality series The Real World is making the move to Facebook video, that most reliable and profitable of…

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