Adult Swim celebrates this year’s April Fool’s by running a new FLCL episode months ahead of schedule

Adult Swim is notoriously generous when it comes to its April Fool’s Day pranks, with stunts like last year’s unexpected Rick & Morty premiere delighting fans (and sending those of us tasked with covering these sudden content drops running to our keyboards on a Saturday night). Now, the network has reportedly done it…

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Adult Swim is notoriously generous when it comes to its April Fool’s Day pranks, with stunts like last year’s unexpected Rick & Morty premiere delighting fans (and sending those of us tasked with covering these sudden content drops running to our keyboards on a Saturday night). Now, the network has reportedly done it…

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Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders is in talks to star in a film adaptation of Richard Wright’s Native Son

A24 acquired the film rights to a classic novel of racial alienation and oppression this week, with THR reporting that the up-and-coming studio is putting into production an adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son. Ashton Sanders, who played the teenage version of main character Chiron in Barry Jenkins’…

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A24 acquired the film rights to a classic novel of racial alienation and oppression this week, with THR reporting that the up-and-coming studio is putting into production an adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son. Ashton Sanders, who played the teenage version of main character Chiron in Barry Jenkins’…

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Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Hulu in April

It’s been nine months since we last checked in on the dystopic, misogynistic world of Gilead, the setting for Hulu’s Emmy-winning drama series The Handmaid’s Tale. Now, it’s finally time to dip back into the grim world of Offred and her fellow handmaids, as they continue to attempt to survive in—and maybe even escape…

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It’s been nine months since we last checked in on the dystopic, misogynistic world of Gilead, the setting for Hulu’s Emmy-winning drama series The Handmaid’s Tale. Now, it’s finally time to dip back into the grim world of Offred and her fellow handmaids, as they continue to attempt to survive in—and maybe even escape…

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Come for the virtual monkey fights, stay for the hologram sex shows at Perry Farrell’s batshit new Vegas attraction

Unwilling to rest on the now virtually-mainstream laurels of his Lollapalooza success, Perry Farrell is taking his personal brand of weirdness to its natural home, that glittering, scream-shouted “Oh yeah-ha” of a place we know as Las Vegas. Pitchfork reports today on some of the recently revealed plans for the Jane’s…

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Unwilling to rest on the now virtually-mainstream laurels of his Lollapalooza success, Perry Farrell is taking his personal brand of weirdness to its natural home, that glittering, scream-shouted “Oh yeah-ha” of a place we know as Las Vegas. Pitchfork reports today on some of the recently revealed plans for the Jane’s…

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James Wan and the Stranger Things producers are teaming up for a “coming of age” slasher movie at Netflix

Theorizing that it might be on to something with this whole massively successful “teenagers versus monsters and evil killers” thing, Netflix has announced that it’s teaming up with The Conjuring’s James Wan and Stranger Things production company 21 Laps for a new teen-focused slasher flick. Based on a book by YA…

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Theorizing that it might be on to something with this whole massively successful “teenagers versus monsters and evil killers” thing, Netflix has announced that it’s teaming up with The Conjuring’s James Wan and Stranger Things production company 21 Laps for a new teen-focused slasher flick. Based on a book by YA…

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Neil Young thinks it’s hilarious that the NRA’s Dana Loesch hates him

Neil Young has famously never given much of a shit about what people think about him; for more than 50 years, the legendary rocker has drifted between genres, hung out with Pearl Jam, and loudly promoted his own ideas about the “right” way to listen to music, all without ever treating other people’s opinions as much…

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Neil Young has famously never given much of a shit about what people think about him; for more than 50 years, the legendary rocker has drifted between genres, hung out with Pearl Jam, and loudly promoted his own ideas about the “right” way to listen to music, all without ever treating other people’s opinions as much…

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Watch Conan O’Brien pitch himself for a back-up career as Dwayne Johnson’s hapless stunt double

Despite his intimidating physique—dude’s 6'4"—Conan O’Brien’s late-night career doesn’t leave much time for his obvious second calling, the world of high-profile action movie stunts. But—as O’Brien knows better than most—there’s no true job security in the talk show game, which might explain why this clip from his TBS…

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Despite his intimidating physique—dude’s 6'4"—Conan O’Brien’s late-night career doesn’t leave much time for his obvious second calling, the world of high-profile action movie stunts. But—as O’Brien knows better than most—there’s no true job security in the talk show game, which might explain why this clip from his TBS…

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Deadpool 2 reshoots give the fans what they want, apparently: More Domino and Cable

As is becoming increasingly common in our modern blockbuster era, superhero comedy Deadpool 2 got sent back for reshoots earlier this year. Although the decision to reshoot sometimes gets seen as a last-ditch effort to “save” a film that tested poorly, more often than not, these days, it’s all about specifically…

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As is becoming increasingly common in our modern blockbuster era, superhero comedy Deadpool 2 got sent back for reshoots earlier this year. Although the decision to reshoot sometimes gets seen as a last-ditch effort to “save” a film that tested poorly, more often than not, these days, it’s all about specifically…

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Toys R Us is closing all 800 of its remaining U.S. stores

Less than a week after rumors began swirling that mall-based toy retailer Toys R Us would soon go the way of slap bracelets (or, for that matter, the American shopping mall itself), The Washington Post confirms today that the once-massive retail chain is preparing to close the entirety of its 800-plus U.S.-based…

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Less than a week after rumors began swirling that mall-based toy retailer Toys R Us would soon go the way of slap bracelets (or, for that matter, the American shopping mall itself), The Washington Post confirms today that the once-massive retail chain is preparing to close the entirety of its 800-plus U.S.-based…

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Reporter presents a supernaturally gracious Reese Witherspoon with her 15,000-word dissertation on Legally Blonde

Obsessive fandom is a regular, if unwelcome, part of the celebrity life, one that various famouses handle with varying degrees of grace or charm. Or, to put it another way: Some people punch photographers, and some people are Reese Witherspoon.Read mor…

Obsessive fandom is a regular, if unwelcome, part of the celebrity life, one that various famouses handle with varying degrees of grace or charm. Or, to put it another way: Some people punch photographers, and some people are Reese Witherspoon.

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R.I.P. Stephen Hawking

The Guardian is reporting that theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, by almost any measure one of the most famous, respected, and successful scientists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and an enduring figure in the modern pop culture landscape, has died. His family issued a statement tonight confirming Hawking’s death…

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The Guardian is reporting that theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, by almost any measure one of the most famous, respected, and successful scientists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and an enduring figure in the modern pop culture landscape, has died. His family issued a statement tonight confirming Hawking’s death…

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Laura Dern apparently couldn’t stop saying “pew” when she fired her laser gun in The Last Jedi

By all accounts, actress Laura Dern is a goddamn professional, weathering questions and franchise-powered obsession from such diverse fandoms as Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and Twin Peaks with unwavering grace and charm. But even legendary resolve can only go so far, which is why we’re delighted, but not surprised, to…

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By all accounts, actress Laura Dern is a goddamn professional, weathering questions and franchise-powered obsession from such diverse fandoms as Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and Twin Peaks with unwavering grace and charm. But even legendary resolve can only go so far, which is why we’re delighted, but not surprised, to…

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Saddle up, folks: The Space Force is here

Full credit to Donald Trump: He managed to successfully distract us from watching yet another member of his cabinet—in this case, Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson—get Oompa-Loompahed down the “Bad Egg” chute this week, when he idly mused that America was in desperate need of some sort of armed military group to…

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Full credit to Donald Trump: He managed to successfully distract us from watching yet another member of his cabinet—in this case, Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson—get Oompa-Loompahed down the “Bad Egg” chute this week, when he idly mused that America was in desperate need of some sort of armed military group to…

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R.I.P. Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist of The Ventures

Nole “Nokie” Edwards, who played lead guitar for many years for the massively prolific, irresistibly influential instrumental ’60s rock outfit The Ventures, has died. A multi-talented performer whose interests ranged from surf rock, to country, to a few forays into the world of acting, Edwards was 82.

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Nole “Nokie” Edwards, who played lead guitar for many years for the massively prolific, irresistibly influential instrumental ’60s rock outfit The Ventures, has died. A multi-talented performer whose interests ranged from surf rock, to country, to a few forays into the world of acting, Edwards was 82.

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Life imitates meme, as the director of Shrek teams up with Death Grips for some new tracks

Delighting diligent meme-crafters everywhere, the long-joked-about connection between hip hop band Death Grips and parfait-esque crankiness ogre Shrek has finally become a reality. Pitchfork reports that the No Love Deep Webb rappers have teamed up with Shrek and Shrek 2 director Andrew Adamson, apparently to make…

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Delighting diligent meme-crafters everywhere, the long-joked-about connection between hip hop band Death Grips and parfait-esque crankiness ogre Shrek has finally become a reality. Pitchfork reports that the No Love Deep Webb rappers have teamed up with Shrek and Shrek 2 director Andrew Adamson, apparently to make…

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Nicolas Cage is finally getting to play Superman

Almost 30 years after Tim Burton’s Superman Lives failed to take flight, Nicolas Cage is finally getting his chance to play the Man Of Steel. USA Today reports that Cage has signed on for a voice cameo in the upcoming animated feature Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, where he’ll finally step into the role of Superman…

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Almost 30 years after Tim Burton’s Superman Lives failed to take flight, Nicolas Cage is finally getting his chance to play the Man Of Steel. USA Today reports that Cage has signed on for a voice cameo in the upcoming animated feature Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, where he’ll finally step into the role of Superman…

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Pitbull to star in, write an original song for Robert Rodriguez’s Uglydolls movie

Suggesting he might soon need to change his self-applied nickname to the far catchier“Mr. Worldwide-and-also-he voiced-some-weird-monster-dolls-in-a-Robert-Rodriguez-movie-once,” Deadline reports that rapper Pitbull has signed on for a leading roll in the upcoming Uglydolls movie. Based on the popular toyline of goofy…

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Suggesting he might soon need to change his self-applied nickname to the far catchier“Mr. Worldwide-and-also-he voiced-some-weird-monster-dolls-in-a-Robert-Rodriguez-movie-once,” Deadline reports that rapper Pitbull has signed on for a leading roll in the upcoming Uglydolls movie. Based on the popular toyline of goofy…

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Netflix and the Duffer Brothers both deny accusations of abusive behavior on the Stranger Things set

Yesterday saw Peyton Brown, a crew member on the set of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, accuse series showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer of acting abusively toward “multiple women” on the show’s set. Writing on a since-deleted Instagram post, Brown—who also said they wouldn’t return as a grip for the show’s third…

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Yesterday saw Peyton Brown, a crew member on the set of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, accuse series showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer of acting abusively toward “multiple women” on the show’s set. Writing on a since-deleted Instagram post, Brown—who also said they wouldn’t return as a grip for the show’s third…

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The opening credits for the new Roseanne are still going around that same old kitchen table

We might be a little worried about the heart of ABC’s upcoming Roseanne revival, but the show certainly seems to have its classic aesthetic down pat. The network released the opening credit sequence for the new series this weekend, and it should serve up a healthy dose of nostalgia for anyone with fond memories of…

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We might be a little worried about the heart of ABC’s upcoming Roseanne revival, but the show certainly seems to have its classic aesthetic down pat. The network released the opening credit sequence for the new series this weekend, and it should serve up a healthy dose of nostalgia for anyone with fond memories of…

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ABC and Kenya Barris pulled a politically charged Black-ish episode over “creative differences”

Kenya Barris’ ABC hit Black-ish has never shied away from political controversies; the show dives headlong into any number of conversations about life as a black person in modern America, from police brutality to the rise of Donald Trump. One recent episode of the series appears to have gone a little too far for the…

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Kenya Barris’ ABC hit Black-ish has never shied away from political controversies; the show dives headlong into any number of conversations about life as a black person in modern America, from police brutality to the rise of Donald Trump. One recent episode of the series appears to have gone a little too far for the…

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Hell yeah, Shaq’s getting his own EDM showcase

The magic of Shaq is that he can do pretty much anything (except beat Aaron Carter in a game of basketball, of course). Rapping, video game kung-fu, genie-based acting, Lyft driving; it you need it done, Shaquille O’Neal is your (giant, smiling) man. Do you, say, need someone to spin some EDM tunes while you lose your…

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The magic of Shaq is that he can do pretty much anything (except beat Aaron Carter in a game of basketball, of course). Rapping, video game kung-fu, genie-based acting, Lyft driving; it you need it done, Shaquille O’Neal is your (giant, smiling) man. Do you, say, need someone to spin some EDM tunes while you lose your…

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