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John Oliver Explains Everything Wrong With LGBT Discrimination in America

Last Week Tonight is like Sesame Street for adults. That’s not because John Oliver would make one hell of a muppet (he would), but because just like the children’s programming we used to love, watching this show is so much fun you don’t even realize you’re learning about the fact that 31 states still allow firing or… » 8/24/15 10:45am 8/24/15 10:45am

Tig Notaro Bares All In HBO Special Boyish Girl Interrupted

Tig Notaro has had a tumultuous few years. In a period of just four months in 2012, she was diagnosed with an intestinal disease and breast cancer, had a double mastectomy, dealt with her mother’s death and ended a relationship. Just three years later, she is killing it: she is the star of two separate documentaries… » 8/20/15 3:40pm 8/20/15 3:40pm

SNL Writer Paula Pell Is Developing a New Comedy for HBO

Paula Pell, the woman behind some of your favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, is creating a new half-hour comedy series for HBO. The as-yet-to-be-titled series will be about a “fallen Olympic figure skater who returns home to Massachusetts to confront her former bullish coach and narcissistic mother who have cashed… » 7/28/15 8:45pm 7/28/15 8:45pm

Jay Z and Will Smith Are Producing an Emmett Till HBO Miniseries

Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up with Aaron Kaplan to produce an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old who was lynched in Money, Mississippi in 1955 after whistling at a white woman. His death became a catalyst for the civil rights movement—and the brutality it evidenced in race relations in America is… » 7/27/15 11:30am 7/27/15 11:30am

7 Days in Hell Takeaway: What Does Kit Harington Really Look Like?

7 Days in the Hell, the HBO mockumentary about Wimbledon starring Andy Samberg and Kit Harington, is a fun romp that starts off weird and gets progressively more insane over the span of its smartly brief 45-minute run. The movie is a good time, particularly for tennis fans, or even for anyone who has a passing… » 7/13/15 1:30pm 7/13/15 1:30pm

Yep, Ballers Will Be Every Dude's New Obsession

A nation of dudes wiped off their dried up Entourage spittle and tuned in to the premiere of HBO’s Ballers, which stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Spencer Strasmore, a retired Miami Dolphins player turned financial advisor. Broke athletes, with a side of tits, is what it is, and it’s likely to be every football… » 6/22/15 2:10pm 6/22/15 2:10pm

John Oliver's Internet Misogyny Rant is Satisfying As Hell

Yesterday on Last Week Tonight, John Oliver devoted 16 full minutes to the topics of vicious, misogynist online harassment and revenge porn, the difficulties of stamping them out, and the absolutely unacceptable responses from authorities. The whole thing culminates in a parody of an early 90s AOL ad. It was pretty… » 6/22/15 9:00am 6/22/15 9:00am

Game of Boners: Oh Snow, They Didn't

We’ve reached the end of Season Five of Game of Thrones, and what a slow and meandering journey it’s been! Looking back on the past ten episodes, doesn’t it feel like we watched too much talking and not enough stabbing? (Oh, god. It’s like Frasier all over again.) Doesn’t it also feel like the showrunners owed us a… » 6/15/15 9:00am 6/15/15 9:00am

Entourage Is So Bad It Put Us in a Terrible Mood

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On Wednesday, June 3, the feature length version of HBO’s Entourage was unleashed on America’s movie theaters like the cinematic equivalent of a venereal disease (hyped, preventable, and the uncomfortable manifestation of an activity—in this case, watching a weekly half hour sitcom about Hollywood dickwads—that you… » 6/10/15 2:30pm 6/10/15 2:30pm