Why Chris Rock’s “Burn Hollywood Burn” Tour is Right On Time

Chris Rock has run out of fucks to give. His new movie, Top Five, debuted with a bang at the Toronto Film Festival, igniting a fierce bidding war for distribution — won by Paramount Pictures, which ponied up $12.5 million, more than twice the picture’s production budget. Reviews for the picture, which Rock wrote, directed, and starred in, were rhapsodic; they called it his Stardust Memories. And maybe it’s that position of confidence that’s prompted him, in a flurry of interviews and op-eds, to ravenously bite the hand that feeds him, calling out the movie industry for its intellectual hypocrisy and institutional racism. It’s rather thrilling to watch this razor-sharp celebrity call bullshit, consequences be damned; it’s also a reminder that even the most ostensibly liberal environments are a long way from sunny, “post-racial” America (as if we needed any more reminders of that this week/month/year/etc). … Read More

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Azealia Banks Scolds “Igloo Australia” AKA Iggy Azalea Over Silence on Black Issues

At this point, one should just expect that eventually, regardless of who you are, Azealia Banks will pick a… Read More

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Maisie Williams Will Star As Ellie In ‘The Last Of Us’ Film

Maisie Williams, who plays the underage badass Arya Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is the top pick to play Ellie… Read More

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Actor Terry Crews’ Inspiring Crusade Against Toxic Masculinity

He’s played football, hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and starred in sitcoms and Old Spice commercials. And in many ways, he’s embodied a comically hyper-masculine ideal, sometimes with a softer side. Now, Terry Crews is modeling how to be a male feminist ally. … Read More

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Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Star In Chanel Film Directed By Karl Lagerfeld

Model Cara Delevingne and Pharrell Williams star in “Reincarnation,” a lovely, strange video for Chanel directed by Karl Lagerfeld.… Read More

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Amy Schumer’s Hilarious Speech Honoring Tilda Swinton for the Gotham Awards Was Better than ‘Birdman’

While Birdman may have won the Gotham Award for Best Feature, the real prize should go to Amy Schumer, who, at… Read More

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Shia LaBeouf’s Rape Claim: Where Is the Line Between Performance Art and Violation?

In 1974, Marina Abramovic lay down in a gallery in Naples surrounded by objects of pain and pleasure ranging from silk to a gun, and allowed the audience to use those tools on her body. She ended up literally naked, exposed and bloodied, feeling violated by “the heaviest piece I ever did.” She recently reflected on the piece, titled Rhythm 0: … Read More

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