Being a #Teen in the Middle Ages Was the Worst

Ditch all your "uphill in the snow both ways" stories, because there's a new, wonderful way to remind the teens in your life just how easy they've got it: Tell them how miserable it was to be a teenager in Medieval Europe. Because mom wasn't giving you gas money and there was a good chance you'd die of the plague, too. » 3/24/14 12:50pm 3/24/14 12:50pm

BBC Bans All-Male Panel Shows, But Will That Help Female Comedians?

If there's two things we know for certain about the British, it's A.) that they're bad at keeping America and B.) that they love love love their comedy panel shows. While the medium of television has struggled to find its footing in the U.S. since the 1970s, TV series featuring panels of celebrities competing in… » 2/10/14 7:00pm 2/10/14 7:00pm

The BBC's Newest Kid Show Might Be Pretty Damn Sexist

Parents in the U.K. are currently upset with the BBC over its new live-action children's program Topsy and Tim and the tired way the show portrays gender roles. Based on a popular children's book series of the same name, Topsy and Tim tells the story of an adventurous brother and sister who are always finding their… » 11/22/13 4:30pm 11/22/13 4:30pm

Awkward BBC Interviewer Chris Stark Is a Living Christopher Guest Skit

Chris Stark, that BBC Radio 1 interogator who made the universe cringe when he awkwardly interviewed a remarkably gracious Mila Kunis, is up to his old tricks, this time interviewing Jennifer Aniston ahead of the UK release of We’re the Millers. Spoiler alert: this interview is just awkward. Jennifer Aniston doesn’t… » 8/18/13 12:00pm 8/18/13 12:00pm

Not One Single Woman Directed a Doctor Who Episode Last Year

In spite of all the criticism Hollywood has faced recently for its awful female-to-male director ratio, women are still being widely discriminated against in the film industry. Maybe, being a generally optimistic person, you might be inclined to think that things are a little more equal outside of the US. What about… » 7/07/13 1:30pm 7/07/13 1:30pm

BBC Apologizes For Shitty Thing It Said About Bartoli And Her Dad

Today, gentlemen, we were reminded why we lug our reputations as troglodytes well into the 21st century. A woman named Marion Bartoli proved athletic enough to win a singles title at Wimbledon and was thereupon described to BBC Radio 5 listeners as something other than "a looker." Because, you see, it is not enough to… » 7/07/13 12:30pm 7/07/13 12:30pm

BBC's Burton and Taylor Trailer, Starring Non-Lindsay Lohan People

Specifically, Helena Bonham Carter and Dominic West. Fun! Although the BBC tends to be a little bit more understated than, um, Lifetime, it still seems to have some camp to it. Which is only appropriate, considering White Diamonds-era Liz was camp personified. AND, as Vulture points out, like the Lindz version,… » 7/06/13 4:30pm 7/06/13 4:30pm

Get Excited for Mistresses, Your New Favorite Sex-n-Trash TV Show

It's like ABC knew that you haven't had enough Alyssa Milano in your life lately, or that you desperately miss Sun from Lost and really wish that she had gotten a chance to be sexy on that show, or that Rookie Blue isn't enough to keep you going through a long summer slump of television because BEHOLD: here is … » 5/07/13 2:45pm 5/07/13 2:45pm

In an Attempt to Stop Being a Massive Sausage-Fest, BBC Launches…

In response to criticism that it relies far too heavily on male sources, the BBC has taken the famed "binder full of women" technology into the 21st century by launching a database — and an accompanying YouTube channel — of female experts on a variety of topics, with the goal of increasing the female presence on… » 3/27/13 3:30pm 3/27/13 3:30pm

Helena Bonham Carter to Play Liz Taylor in BBC's Inevitably Superior…

Bonham Carter is an inspired choice for Taylor, and Burton will no doubt be perfectly played by Jimmy McNulty Dominic West. The movie will revolve around Liz and Dick's 1983 Broadway revival of Noel Coward's play Private Lives. If you'd like a little history on the intense, fascinating relationship between… » 2/12/13 10:00am 2/12/13 10:00am

Famously Quirky BBC Star Jimmy Savile Was Likely a Quirky Child…

There were plenty of clues that BBC TV and radio presenter Sir Jimmy Savile, who died last year, sexually abused girls throughout the decades — and by "clues," we mean multiple allegations — but no one dared challenge the famously eccentric star. Now that a documentary about the scandal is about to air, the BBC says… » 10/03/12 10:50am 10/03/12 10:50am