Mykki Blanco Is Leaving His Rap Career to Pursue Investigative Journalism

Well, this almost never happens — a musical icon swearing off musicianship to pursue… journalism and shift their focus…… Read More

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Rihanna’s Throwaway Chris Brown Comment Illuminates a Major Misconception About Domestic Violence

It’s a throwaway moment in a lighthearted interview about a lighthearted movie: Chatting with Time about their animated alien-invasion movie HomeJim Parsons, Rihanna, and Steve Martin (how’s that for a random combination of celebrity names that also happens to be a real-life cast?) are asked about their favorite animated films growing up. Steve Martin, being the oldest and also great, picks Peter Pan. And then Rihanna says she “fell in love with the Beast… That’s pretty much my dating record so far” — dropping an apparent reference to her relationship with Chris Brown before laughing it off. … Read More

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Dream Casting a New ‘Little Women’ for the Millennial Generation

The lovely 1994 adaptation of Little Women featured Gen-X angst icons Claire Danes and Winona Ryder, playing beloved sisters no less. With a pre-angry Christian Bale as Laurie, a smoldering Gabriel Byrne as Professor Bhaer, and Susan Sarandon as the feisty feminist Marmee, the film could not be a better period drama — for the ’90s. … Read More

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Monica Lewinsky Gives Passionate TEDTalk Speech at Vancouver Conference

Monica Lewinsky captivated the audience at her headline address at the Vancouver TEDtalk conference, where she spoke of the aftermath of the Clinton… Read More

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Charlie Sheen Is Grosser Than You Thought, Sends Racist Tweet to Obama

College basketball fervor seems to be bringing out the absolute worst and most bigoted in people — yesterday, Ashley… Read More

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“There Can Be Only One”: The ‘Highlander’ Theory of Pop Culture Death Matches

In 1986, Highlander, a seamy little B-picture featuring Sean Connery and a cast of unknowns in ’80s noir New York, was unleashed upon the world with this tagline: “There can be only one.” In the complicated mythos of Highlander — which would go on to spawn five sequels, a television series, novels, animated series, and a rumors of a reboot starting in 2008 — “there can be only one” referred to the fact that we lived in a world where there were Immortals, a special class of people who live forever unless a fellow Immortal beheads them. The last Immortal standing got all the power. … Read More

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Ashley Judd Intends to Press Charges Against Misogynist Trolls Who Threatened Her on Twitter

Actor, YouthAIDS ambassador and political activist Ashley Judd went to a basketball game between Kentucky and Arkansas teams this weekend… Read More

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John Belushi’s Widow and Dan Aykroyd Started a Blues Brothers Record Label

Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi (John Belushi’s widow) have launched Blues Brothers Records, a label that will be dedicated to… Read More

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