The unflattering portrait of Bill Cosby as a calculated womanizer who plied dates with quaaludes that emerged from an unearthed deposition shows nothing criminal, his legal defense team …Read More
Paz de la Huerta, who most famously starred in Enter the Void and Boardwalk Empire, also (perhaps least famously) appeared in the film Nurse 3D, which Rogerebert.com writer Peter Sobczynski dubbed “ridiculously lurid trash.” Now, de la Huerta is alleging that the film ruined her career — in a $55 million lawsuit against its makers.
Last night, 47-year-old Judd Apatow finally achieved 25-year-old Judd Apatow’s dream: a stand-up set on The Tonight Show. But he’s still Judd Apatow, so it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the closing portion of his performance, over a third of the four-minute set, was devoted to skewering Bill Cosby—a middle finger to the sitcom star/accused rapist on the network that ran The Cosby …Read More
Miley Cyrus’ last performance (two years ago) at the VMAs was, to some extent, overshadowed both by media backlash (as the world nearly exploded over the startling notion that a pop star would be performatively sexual), and by the giant, generally off-putting Robin Thicke behind her.
Remember that sealed deposition that the Cosby team tried mightily — and failed — to keep from going public? Turns out the full transcript of the deposition might have been available all along.
Caitlin Jenner made a gracious and powerful appearance at the ESPYs last night to accept the Arthur Ashe courage award. Her speech was personally stirring, and informative about transgender issues — but perhaps she had the most to teach us about how how power, platform and privilege can be leveraged, even by non-activists, for a broader social justice …Read More
Eugene Mirman, the voice of Gene in Bob’s Burgers, was fined $15 for parking in the wrong direction in Portsmouth, NH, and he didn’t take it very lightly. In protest to the city’s stringent parking laws, Mirman bought ad space in a local newspaper, addressing the town of Portsmouth for large-scale injustice.
Sinead O’Connor Breaks Out the C-Word to Declare Kim Kardashian’s ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover the Death of Music
“Music has officially died,” Sinead O’Connor declared on Facebook earlier today. Granted, lots of people are declaring this moment the end of many things, but unlike, say, Dustin Hoffman’s recent statement about film’s decline, O’Connor only substantiated the statement with ire over the fact that Kim Kardashian is on the cover of Rolling Stone. This was, alas, no kind eulogy.
Last night, as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s pre-Trainwreck retrospective “I Found This Funny: The Comedy World of Judd Apatow,” the ubiquitous writer/producer/director sat down on the Lincoln Center stage for a loose, chatty, often hilarious conversation with his frequent collaborator Lena Dunham.