What's All This Half-Baked Medieval Crap Doing on My TV?

It has come to my attention that ABC has a medieval musical comedy series called Galavant in the works. This, in addition to The Quest, a reality competition where contestants compete Survivor-like to be chivalric heroes. There is officially too much half-baked medieval shit out there, and it's time to pull the plug. » 8/22/14 7:00pm 27 minutes ago

White House Has a Plan to Keep Your Boss' Hands Off Your Birth Control

Some American corporation-people (and religious non-profits!) believe that their sincere God-related prudery trumps women's right to affordable contraception. The Supreme Court agrees with them. And so the White House has been forced to make two major changes to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate in order… » 8/22/14 6:00pm Today 6:00pm

Dreamboat Robb Stark Will Play Lady Chatterley's Lover

Richard Madden, a.k.a. dreamy King in the North Robb Stark, will follow in the cinematic footsteps of his TV father Sean Bean and appear in an upcoming adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover as Oliver Mellors. Can't say he seems the gamekeeper type, but there's certainly plenty of ladies who'd love to bone him in a… » 8/22/14 4:40pm Today 4:40pm

Other Uses for the Ice Bucket Challenge Halloween Costume

I've been studiously ignoring all sides of the Ice Bucket Challenge kerfuffle—if people want to be cold and wet when they donate money to charity, that's fine by me, but let's not pretend like these videos qualify as "entertainment," let alone "comedy"—however, I was intrigued today to come across the "Ice Bucket… » 8/22/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

This Has Got to Be the Worst Case of Male Subway Stance Ever

If you've ridden on public transit, chances are that you've encountered at least one case of Widespread Leg Subway Stance, a terrible behavioral defect that affects thousands of men, ages 12 to infinity. Well, Gothamist has found what might be the worst incident of WLSS of all time — and it's more extreme than… » 8/22/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

India's Ad Council Cracks Down on Skin Lightening Creams

Brands around the world make loads of money from their skin lightening products, but that's going to be more difficult in at least one country going forward: The Advertising Standards Council of India has banned commercials and ads that make people who have darker skin seem "unsuccessful in any aspect of life… » 8/22/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Americans to Be Rewarded With TV Show Where Couples Fuck in a Box

America has received a lot of excellent pop culture imports from Great Britain over the years (Kate Bush, The Office, Spice World — the movie AND album) and now, continuing that rich and noble tradition, the United Kingdom is officially giving us Sex Box, a reality TV show where couples discuss relationship troubles… » 8/22/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm