Larry King

Critics of ‘Mad Men’s’ Workplace Sexism Are Picking the Wrong Fight With Matthew Weiner

For years, Matthew Weiner has been hearing two different reactions to the casual workplace sexism depicted on Mad Men — with men saying it was unrealistic and women saying it nailed their experience, he told Larry King this week. The gendered split remained just as pronounced after this month’s mid-season premiere, “Severance,” which featured an excruciating scene in which Peggy and especially Joan are the targets of blatant sexual harassment. After it aired, Weiner said, the reaction was as expected: “As usual, a bunch of men get on and say, ‘This is outrageous. You went too far, it’s too unbelievable,’ and all the women are [saying], ‘You’re nuts. It’s still like this. You have no idea.’” … Read More

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Rivers Cuomo Does Not Appreciate All the Incubus Fan Mail, Thank You Very Much

Someone placed a particularly cruel hex on Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo: fan mail for Incubus singer Brandon Boyd is… Read More

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A Brief History of Jon Stewart’s Side Projects

This week marks the release of Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s flawed but interesting feature filmmaking debut. As a serious-minded political thriller, it’s a bit of a departure for Stewart, who is primarily known as a talk-show host and stand-up comic — but his CV is more diverse than you might think. We took a look back at a few of his lesser-known (or, in some cases, all but forgotten) side projects. … Read More

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Watch Larry King, Conan O’Brien, and Andy Richter Split a Pot Brownie, Giggle Cutely

Media Professionals Doing Edibles might be a new trend, thanks to Maureen Dowd’s much-mocked New York Times piece and, now, this… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we wondered what Larry King will do during retirement after leaving his 27-year-long career with CNN. We learned about the link between fear and abstract art. We peeked at the script for the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-winning The Artist starring Jean Dujardin. We celebrated Phil Collins Day. We took a… Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in the Office

Today at Flavorpill, we watched the official trailer for Scenes From The Suburbs, Spike Jonze’s companion short film to his music video for Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs.” We were horrified to hear that Larry King may join the cast of The Daily Show. We couldn’t decide which Disney movie Broadway musical… Read More

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Will You Watch Tonight’s Larry King vs. Piers Morgan Showdown?

Media feud alert! Tonight CNN’s Piers Morgan is set to interview his predecessor, Larry King. As if the situation wasn’t potentially awkward enough already, last week King told BBC Radio 4 that Morgan “may have been oversold” to American audiences. And that’s not all: “He was going to be dangerous. He was going to be water cooler talk. He’s good. He’s not that dangerous.” Morgan’s official response was kind of bland (“I can’t think of many people I’d rather interview than Larry King, and I’m sure people will be fascinated by the dynamic between us, for obvious reasons.”), but now, presumably to the stir up controversy and drive ratings, he has been tweeting his “real,” much cattier feelings on the issue. Click through to see what he’s had to say, and let us know in the comments if you’re on Team King or Team Morgan. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. ArtsBeat is reporting that the opening of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Lights will now be pushed from January 11 until sometime in February. This will allow time for the creators to make several changes, including changing the final number, rewriting the dialogue, adding new music from the composers, U2’s Bono and the… Read More

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Sesame Street’s 10 Weirdest Celebrity Guests

Sesame Street has a long history of celebrity guests, some kid-friendly and some… less so. Take, for example, this week’s cameo by Katy Perry, whose cleavage was front and center during her sketch with Elmo. Though the version of “Hot ‘n’ Cold” she sang was less risque than the original, it still seemed odd to put one of MTV’s video vixens into a children’s show. Which got us thinking about the most inappropriate, questionable, and flat-out bizarre guests who have been on Sesame Street over the years. Check out our list, after the jump. … Read More

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