Media and Entertainment

MEMBERS ONLY: ‘Redefining Beauty’ Is a Great Idea Until You Actually Think About What It Means

By December 19, 2014
JLaw

The Huffington Post tried to “redefine beauty” at least a half-dozen times in 2014, but the effort is flawed from the start.

North Korea Officially Named in Sony Hack as Hackers Gloat Over Victory (Updated)

By December 19, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 9.51.20 AM

Some big developments happening.

George Clooney: “We Cannot Be Told We Can’t See Something by Kim Jong-un, of All F*cking People”

By December 18, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 8.35.35 PM

George Clooney tried to organize Hollywood to stand against the Sony hackers. No one would stand with him.

America, Fuck No: Paramount Now Surrenders on “Team America” Because We Suck

By December 18, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 1.06.52 PM

No Interview. No Team America. No balls.

North Korea Gets Another Movie Pulled, So Let’s Just Send All Scripts To Kim Jong-un First

By December 18, 2014
FatMidget

After Hollywood’s total capitulation, the next step is to send all scripts to North Korea for approval.

Barbara Walters’ ‘Most Fascinating’ Special Raises a Big Middle Finger to Feminism

By December 17, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 8.53.46 PM

Babs’s annual list of her Most Fascinating People was just released. While there is no reason to take issue with the people on the list, what she said about choosing accomplished human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as her most fascinating person of the year kind of sucks.

U.S. Intelligence Officials Link Sony Attack To North Korea

By December 17, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 4.11.28 PM

Damn.

South Park Explains Why Sony Canceled the Premiere Of ‘The Interview’

By December 17, 2014
Kyle

‘South Park’ knows all too well how this works.

Sony Cancels Premiere Of ‘The Interview’ and Sends the Worst Possible Message

By December 17, 2014
Interview

How Sony — and the American public — respond to the hacking of the company’s IT system is extremely important.

Here’s the Kim Jong-un Assassination Scene from “The Interview” That May Have Brought Sony To Its Knees

By December 17, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 8.09.49 AM

When something is censored, it’s automatically elevated. It becomes important, whether it deserves to be or not. Indulging in it and circulating it becomes a kind of moral imperative — as silly as this might sound, an act of defiance.

Hackers Issue Threat Against American Moviegoers as Sony Tells Theaters They Can Pull “The Interview”

By December 17, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 8.56.22 PM

To quote a really terrible movie Sony produced, “Shit just got real.”

Quote of the Day: Sony’s Amy Pascal Doesn’t Owe Al Sharpton a Damn Thing

By December 16, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 5.14.53 PM

Sharpton says he’s “very offended by the e-mails that were hacked.” This is so wonderfully tone-deaf as to the real transgression being committed here.

Wait, Green Day Is Getting Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame? GREEN DAY?

By December 16, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 12.33.08 PM

No, really — Green Day?

MEMBERS ONLY: The End of “Stephen Colbert” and the Beginning of Stephen Colbert

By December 16, 2014
colbert_filliam

Stephen Colbert, great comedian, or the greatest comedian?

Perpetually Wrong Pretend Journalist and Douchebag Chuck Johnson Is an Unkillable Product of Our Internet Age

By December 15, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 8.04.29 PM

Chuck Johnson isn’t a journalist. He’s just some idiot with a broadband connection and delusions of grandeur. The problem is, there’s no way to force him to behave responsibly or to immediately remove him from society — not as long as Twitter exists and continues to allow him a platform. So the best we can do is marginalize him through vigilant reporting and a nice helping of the ridicule he so richly deserves.

CNN Blows Itself For Not Giving Hostage Terrorist Coverage During Wall-To-Wall Coverage

By December 15, 2014
hostage

CNN shows remarkable restraint during its unrestrained blanket coverage of the Sydney siege.

“Newsroom” Notes: It Was Exactly the Kind of Day You’d Expect

By December 15, 2014
Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 10.34.18 AM

For all its flaws, if you immediately switched the channel from HBO at the end of The Newsroom over to a real cable news outlet — really, pick any one — maybe you’d miss not necessarily the show itself but what it was at least trying to do. Like Don Quixote, Aaron Sorkin failed on his mission, but maybe that mission was a noble one.

What If Geraldo Rivera Had a Functioning Frontal Lobe?

By December 11, 2014
Geraldo

We examine why Geraldo says what he says and does what he does.