Tituss Burgess Doesn't Think Kimmy Schmidt Has a Race Problem

Tituss Burgess stopped by HuffPost Live to promote his series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and to answer questions about the show. In between discussing his vocal range and the diversity issues in Hollywood, he took a moment to answer a question that's been on a lot of people's minds: Is the series racist? » 3/20/15 12:30pm 3/20/15 12:30pm

'Straight James Franco' Interviews 'Gay James Franco'; Both Suck

In a universe already filled with twee, whimsical magazine stories that feel like they've escaped the prison of Zooey Deschanel's brain, there's one more. FourTwoNine magazine asked James Franco (eternal student, important scholar) to interview himself. Or rather, for the straight James Franco to interview the gay one. » 3/17/15 4:15pm 3/17/15 4:15pm

Pregnant and Single at 50: An Interview with Sophie B. Hawkins

Sophie B. Hawkins is a singer, songwriter, and activist with a catalogue that's five albums deep, though most people of a certain generation know her best from her 1992 chart-topping smash, "Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover." She's currently working on the follow-up to her bluesy 2012 album The Crossing, but lately she's… » 3/05/15 2:00pm 3/05/15 2:00pm

Former CPAC Head Lisa De Pasquale on Love, Inclusion, and Barf 

Lisa De Pasquale is a conservative writer of both fiction and punditry who, to date, was the longest-serving head of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). She organized the behemoth conference from 2006 to 2011. During her time behind the scenes, she's seen and done things that read less like a job and… » 3/03/15 3:45pm 3/03/15 3:45pm

Why Early Wonder Woman Was A Champion Of Feminism... And Bondage

Looking back, Wonder Woman's earliest adventures are a little...strange. The first Wonder Woman comics were filled with bondage, submission, and domination — and even spanking games with small children. How was this supposed to be feminist? A new book analyzes those early Wonder Woman comics. » 1/23/15 4:09pm 1/23/15 4:09pm

Deborah Cox on Nailing Whitney's Classic Songs For the Lifetime Biopic

There's no higher pressure than trying to match the Voice. So in order to sing like Whitney Houston for Lifetime's Whitney biopic and actually pull it off, Deborah Cox had to do some acting of her own. No one can hold a torch to those crisp, godly vocals, but Cox comes awfully close with her renditions of… » 1/16/15 5:00pm 1/16/15 5:00pm

Agent Carter's Showrunner Spills What's Next For Our New Favorite Spy

We loved, loved, loved last week's lady-centric Agent Carter premiere — so much that we immediately got Michele Fazekas, one of the series showrunners, on the phone to spill all the delicious details she was allowed to reveal about this season. Here's the scoop (small spoilers ahead). » 1/12/15 3:49pm 1/12/15 3:49pm

An Interview with Ava DuVernay, Groundbreaking Director of Selma

The morning the Golden Globe nominations were announced, Ava DuVernay was in Toronto, having just premiered her latest film, Selma, and braving a heinous snowstorm. As the accolades for Selma came rolling in—four, including Best Director and Best Drama Motion Picture—DuVernay was stuck in the airport for three hours… » 12/15/14 5:20pm 12/15/14 5:20pm

​Robin S. on the House Revival, Diva Sisterhood and a Dream MJB Remix

Before she fell into the house scene in the '90s, Robin Stone was a regular clubgoer and consumer of house records. Then a 32-year-old R&B singer living in New York, she couldn't see herself actually singing a dance song. Despite being intimidated by the music's signature 4/4, mechanic bass and drums, though, passing… » 12/05/14 12:10pm 12/05/14 12:10pm

I Met Grumpy Cat and It Was Fucking Abysmal

Before last Thursday, I had no idea that Grumpy Cat was coming to San Francisco. And if someone had told me that less than 24 hours after learning about her impending arrival I would be in a conference room trying to ask her questions and sweating profusely, I wouldn't have believed it. I would have also been wrong. » 11/29/14 4:00pm 11/29/14 4:00pm

A Conversation with Beyond the Lights Director Gina Prince-Bythewood

At its core, Beyond the Lights is a story about what happens everyday with pop stars. The movie makes an especially firm statement about women in music. For her first film since 2008's The Secret Life of Bees, writer and director Gina Prince-Bythewood zooms in on an industry where identity, money, power and family are… » 11/14/14 3:10pm 11/14/14 3:10pm

Why Bran And Arya No Longer Want To Be Rescued On Game Of Thrones

Season four of Game of Thrones contained some major departures from the books — and some of them underscored just how much Bran and Arya Stark no longer want or expect to be rescued. We caught up with Isaac Hempstead-Wright and Maisie Williams at Comic-Con, and they told us why things are only going to get murkier. » 7/29/14 12:59pm 7/29/14 12:59pm

Watch Joan Rivers Cram 30 Years of Jokes Into One Awkward Interview

Joan Rivers made her triumphant return to The Tonight Show this week and it was...awkward. She showed up late, made offensive jokes about the holocaust, Bruce Jenner and "ethnic people" and wouldn't let Jimmy Fallon talk. Even when Fallon (who is the host, Joan. He's conducting this interview!) tried to steer the… » 3/29/14 12:17pm 3/29/14 12:17pm