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Witchy Stevie Nicks Will Sing Us Into American Horror Story's Apocalypse

I was a true devotee of the first few seasons of American Horror Story, but I dropped off during Freak Show, which was just a tad too fucked up for me to muddle through before bed. So it is with great anticipation that I await AHS: Apocalypse, which is supposedly something of a mashup of seasons one and three—with…

NYT Reports Asia Argento Paid Actor Who Claimed She Sexually Assaulted Him When He Was a Minor NYT Reports Asia Argento Paid Actor Who Claimed She Sexually Assaulted Him When He Was a Minor

The New York Times reported on Sunday night that Asia Argento—one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, and one of the leading voices behind the #MeToo movement—paid out $380,000 to a young actor and musician who accused her of sexually assaulting him when he was only 17 years old.

Selena Gomez Did Not Ask Me to Get a Matching Tattoo With Her & I Am Furious Selena Gomez Did Not Ask Me to Get a Matching Tattoo With Her & I Am Furious

Selena Gomez and her three best friends got matching tattoos over the weekend, and not a single one of them thought to invite me.

Crazy Rich Asians Is Raking It in at the Box Office Crazy Rich Asians Is Raking It in at the Box Office

For years, Hollywood executives balked at casting Asian-Americans in leading roles, claiming, among other things, that minority leads were a financial risk. And yet, somehow, a film with an all-East Asian cast managed to rake in $34 million over five days, with nary an Emma Stone in sight! Wild.

A Reminder That Kellyanne Conway Is Not Good at Her Job, Whatever That Is A Reminder That Kellyanne Conway Is Not Good at Her Job, Whatever That Is

Kellyanne Conway is allegedly the Counselor to the President, but it appears her job primarily consists of going on television and saying dumb shit. Take, for instance, her Sunday appearance on ABC’s The Week, in which she decided it was a good idea to admit that handing out hush money is standard practice in the…

Sending Love to the Orca Mom Who Carried Her Dead Calf for 17 Days & Finally Let Her Go Sending Love to the Orca Mom Who Carried Her Dead Calf for 17 Days & Finally Let Her Go

For the last two weeks, I have been following the incredibly depressing story of an orca whale in the Pacific Ocean who continued to carry the body of her dead calf long after she died. According to reports, the bereaved mother has finally let go of the calf’s body, which hopefully means she and I can begin the…

Lindsay Lohan Apologizes for Criticizing Women Who Spoke Out About #MeToo Lindsay Lohan Apologizes for Criticizing Women Who Spoke Out About #MeToo

Last week, Lindsay Lohan managed to stomp on all that goodwill she earned from her 17-second MTV spot by claiming that women who speak out against sexual assault as part of the #MeToo movement “look weak.” Those comments, which she made to UK publication The Times, prompted appropriate backlash, and on Sunday Lohan…

Will Someone Check on Azealia Banks, Who Has Been 'Alone' at Elon Musk's House 'for Days'? Will Someone Check on Azealia Banks, Who Has Been 'Alone' at Elon Musk's House 'for Days'?

Not that I can ever pretend to understand Azealia Banks’s life, but I must address this very important headline in Stereogum on Sunday declaring the following:

Today on the Dumbest Timeline: Steven Seagal Picked to 'Improve' Russian & U.S. Relations Today on the Dumbest Timeline: Steven Seagal Picked to 'Improve' Russian & U.S. Relations

Actor Steven Seagal, whose martial arts film credits include several direct-to-video Golden Raspberry winners and whose life credits include several charges of sexual assault, has been appointed Russia’s special representative to the United States, in an effort to “improve Russian-American relations.” If helping to…

The Facts of Life's Charlotte Rae Dead at 92 The Facts of Life's Charlotte Rae Dead at 92

Charlotte Rae, the actor who portrayed Mrs. Garrett on Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life, has died. She was 92 years old.

Happy 15th Birthday to The O.C., a Show That Ruined High School for Everybody Happy 15th Birthday to The O.C., a Show That Ruined High School for Everybody

The O.C. premiered on August 5, 2003, a simpler time in which we had flip phones and layered t-shirts and the idiot in the White House didn’t have access to Twitter. Today it turns 15, so if it were a person, it too could learn what I learned as a high-schooler who treated The O.C. as gospel: everything on this show…

Demi Lovato on Her Overdose: 'This Illness Is Not Something That Disappears or Fades With Time' Demi Lovato on Her Overdose: 'This Illness Is Not Something That Disappears or Fades With Time'

Demi Lovato has released her first public statement since suffering an overdose last month.

Abbi Jacobson's 'Fucked Up' TV Princess Is the Only Thing Healing My Heart's Broad City-Shaped Hole Abbi Jacobson's 'Fucked Up' TV Princess Is the Only Thing Healing My Heart's Broad City-Shaped Hole

As a child, my favorite fantasy books were not Harry Potter but a series called Dealing with Dragons, which followed the adventures of a feisty unconventional princess and the dragon she implored to hold her hostage. Princesses pissed me off because they were beautiful and boring. Dealing with Dragons’s heroine was…

CBS Is Trying to Figure Out What to Do About Les Moonves CBS Is Trying to Figure Out What to Do About Les Moonves

CBS’s board hasn’t quite figured out what to do with Les Moonves, the network’s chairman and chief executive, following a bombshell report in the New Yorker detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Therapists Say Patients Are Plagued by 'Trump Anxiety Disorder,' Which Is Both Not & Very Real Therapists Say Patients Are Plagued by 'Trump Anxiety Disorder,' Which Is Both Not & Very Real

Just as a reality TV show is always in danger of cancellation, so too is a nation run by a reality TV star, whether that cancellation be by nuclear annihilation, climate disaster, economic collapse, fundamentalist religious uprising, or all of us yelling, “FUCK IT” and fleeing to Finland. The stress of existing at the…

I'm Not Sure Why This Video of Mary Berry Playing Drums With Rick Astley Exists, but Hey I'm Not Sure Why This Video of Mary Berry Playing Drums With Rick Astley Exists, but Hey

If Book Club is my personal Avengers: Infinity War, then this video of former Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry playing drums for Rick Astley at the U.K.’s Camp Bestival is my Concert for Bangladesh, minus the do-gooding and George Harrison.

Family of Minneapolis Woman Fatally Shot by Cops Files Federal Lawsuit Family of Minneapolis Woman Fatally Shot by Cops Files Federal Lawsuit

In July 2017, a Minneapolis police officer shot and killed Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian native and yoga instructor who had called 911 to report overhearing a sexual assault. Earlier this year, the officer, Mohamed Noor, was charged with murder and manslaughter; now, Damond’s family is suing Noor, his…

Fuck Right Off With This Fuck Right Off With This

At age 28, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took on one of New York’s tightest political machines and managed to unseat one of the highest ranking Democrats in Congress. She has single-handedly sparked a nationwide discussion over the future of the Democratic party, the role of representation, and the power ready to be…

Lawrence Will Not Return to Insecure, Has Broken My Heart

I had hoped against hope that Jay Ellis would still find a way to pop up somewhere in the midst of Insecure’s upcoming third season, but alas. Issa Rae confirmed this weekend that Lawrence is out this time around because “You never see the exes again,” which, I mean, I keep my exes around most of the time, and they…

Pete Davidson & Ariana Grande Don't Give a FUCK About Instagram Trolls (or Give Too Many Fucks?) Pete Davidson & Ariana Grande Don't Give a FUCK About Instagram Trolls (or Give Too Many Fucks?)

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are still madly in love or whatever, but unlike everyone I went to camp with, they will no longer use Instagram to throw that love in everyone else’s face all the time.

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