From hip-hop’s Golden Age forward, filmmakers have used the music as a cinematic mood-setter, cueing up the period’s greatest records and borrowing their street cred, anger, and/or anti-authoritarian impulses (sometimes straight, sometimes ironically). These are a few of our favorites. …Read More
Amy Schumer’s HBO special will premiere on October 17th, at which point 2015 will no longer be called 2015, but rather, simply, “Amy Schumer.” A trailer for the event has been released, and can be viewed below.
Michael Eisner’s “Beautiful Women Aren’t Funny” Comment Reveals the Old-Fashioned, Straightforward Nature of Hollywood Sexism
From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far. They usually — boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online — but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny.
Thus, presciently, spoke Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO, at a panel with the stunning and hilarious Goldie Hawn, of all people. There, beside the living, breathing, contradiction to all his basic assumptions, Eisner covered his tracks by declaring her to be simply “an exception.”
The lead-in to David Letterman’s goodbye to television was a mercilessly long Survivor special that concluded a season of experimental class warfare. Pitched as a battle between “white collar,” “no collar,” and “blue collar” contestants, the show canceled itself out predictably in the middle. While watching dutifully, I couldn’t help but wonder if this new Survivor, with its “no collar” victory, was nothing but a pale simulation of David Letterman’s 33-year-long “no collar victory” — his everyman’s war of attrition against all competitors in late night television.
Chris Rock is taking a selfie every time he gets pulled over by the cops. Despite being one of the most successful comedians in history, this unofficial project implies, he still gets harassed for the crime of “Driving While Black.”