Tetris and Angry Birds Movies Are Coming, Because That's Cinema Now

Good luck getting the thumbs-up for an original concept featuring a female lead. But wouldn't you like to make a big-budget movie about some third-rate plastic tchotchke from the 1990s, instead? That's all Hollywood seems capable of producing these days, and now there are projects based on Angry Birds and Tetris, as… » 10/01/14 7:10pm 30 minutes ago

Steve Harvey Invites to Paula Deen Mentor 100 Black Boys

Paula Deen is in the midst of trying to claw her way back to relevancy over a year after she was exposed as the butter-soaked racist we all probably assumed she was. Steve Harvey and his mustache have a television show to host, advertising dollars to worry about and not a whole hell of a lot of concern for the… » 10/01/14 6:50pm 50 minutes ago

How the NFL's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Lies to Women

The NFL's 'A Crucial Catch,' in addition to being an eyesore, is a craven PR campaign designed to sell tickets and build goodwill among female fans (reminder: only 8% of the money it raises actually goes to breast cancer research). But perhaps its worst sin is that the information it's distributing to millions of… » 10/01/14 6:30pm Today 6:30pm

On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis last year. This is Dunn's second trial. In February he was found guilty of three counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting into a car but a mistrial was declared regarding his murder charge. » 10/01/14 5:40pm Today 5:40pm

Exodus Trailer Promises a Bunch of White People and Crushing Boredom

The big-budget Biblical epic renaissance continues with Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Men. As you can see from this newly released trailer, the cast is still hella white, because Egypt is located somewhere along the border with France, right? » 10/01/14 5:10pm Today 5:10pm

Urban Outfitters Lied About Being the World's Biggest Vinyl Dealer

Urban Outfitters — no longer content with appropriating tragedy, Native American culture or independent artists' work — has moved on to appropriate another corporation's rightful place as the world's leading retailer of vinyl. Is lying to Wall Street analysts supposed to be ironic? » 10/01/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

This Week In Tabloids: Mariah Constantly Drinks Wine Out of a Soda Can

Welcome back to Midweek Madness, in which we lose ourselves in the Dionysian revelry contained within Star, Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style and InTouch. This week: Mariah Carey constantly drinks white wine out of a ginger ale can; Harry Styles is being used as a pawn in the Katy Perry/Taylor Swift bloodfeud; and Charlize… » 10/01/14 4:10pm Today 4:10pm

Utterly Moronic Birther Theory Alleges Michelle Obama Was Born a Man

Today, in inane conspiracy theories that are the literal worst, some people with too much time on their hands and one helluva confirmation bias have "discovered" that Sasha and Malia Obama were actually adopted and that the FLOTUS was born Michael LaVaughn Robinson. I hate everything. » 10/01/14 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

Body-Positive 'Chubby' J-Pop Groups Will Eat Whatever They Want

Earlier this year, Chubbiness, an all-girl group consisting of girls bigger than your average Japanese starlet stormed the J-Pop scene. The Chubbiness girls love to talk (and eat) food and their favorite "chubby" body parts. They've been quite the sensation, and they're not the only puniko ("Marshmallow girl") group. » 10/01/14 3:15pm Today 3:15pm

My Family Moved to Nashville for Nashville

The email was a lark—hardly even a serious offer. My friend and former professor Lorrie Moore was moving to Nashville to teach at Vanderbilt, and she wrote me to say that they needed someone to fill in for a semester, to teach a single undergraduate creative writing workshop. I was six months pregnant, with no idea of… » 10/01/14 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

There Is Already a Knockoff of Amal Alamuddin's Wedding Gown

Are you interested in being married to George Clooney? WELL TOO DAMN BAD. He's already taken in case you somehow haven't heard. However, if you'd like to marry some other dude and pretend like you're marrying George Clooney, it is now that much easier to uphold the fantasy by purchasing a knockoff of Amal Alamuddin's… » 10/01/14 2:45pm Today 2:45pm