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  • Posted 5/28/16 at 10:00 PM

Outlander’s Clive Russell on Why Jamie’s Grandfather Is a Horrible Person

Spoilers ahead for the most recent episode of Outlander.

Now that Jamie and Claire are back in Scotland, they've embarked on a new mission to change history -- make sure the Jacobite rebellion succeeds. Easier said than done, especially when the Scottish clans are divided, and Jamie's own grandfather is playing both sides. Simon Fraser, a.k.a. Lord Lovat, is an actual historical figure, a Jacobite who kept his support for the rebellion at arm's length so that he would seem loyal to the crown. Actor Clive Russell took a break while shooting on location in the verra cold Scotland outdoors to chat with Vulture about his character's duplicity, misogyny, and ideology travel.


Outlander Recap: The Old Fox

As Outlander tells us again and again, so much depends on democracy. Any system of rule by which a king passes power to his firstborn son is inherently broken and ill-fated. People must earn the right to lead, not inherit it.


Dwayne Johnson Teases Fast & Furious 8 Involvement With a Poetic Black-and-White Instagram Post

Dwayne Johnson could power a small city with all that charisma surging through his big, bulging, veiny muscles (he can also help you keep track of the time with this nifty Rock Clock — he's a rock of all trades), but he has a poetic side, too. In a lyrical black-and-white Instagram post, the superstar teased his involvement in the F. Gary Gray-directed Fast & Furious 8Johnson, who stars alongside thirst trap Zac Efron and this meme in the upcoming Baywatch, writes: 


Melissa McCarthy Hopes All of the Negative Ghostbusters Commenters 'Find a Friend'

The upcoming female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones has faced a particularly high amount of sexist backlash following the release of its official trailer a few months ago, which quickly became the most-disliked movie trailer in YouTube history. Someone who won't be bothered with the negative response and internet trolling, though? McCarthy herself. "All those comments — ‘You’re ruining my childhood!’ I mean, really,” she said in a new interview with The Guardian. “Four women doing any movie on earth will destroy your childhood? I have a visual of those people not having a Ben [Falcone, her husband], not having friends, so they’re just sitting there and spewing hate into this fake world of the internet. I just hope they find a friend.” McCarthy: 1. The commentariat: 0.

Jeff Bridges Will Drink Liquor and Do Other Spy Stuff in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Since winning an Oscar for The Last Picture Show Heaven's Gate Cutter's Way Starman The Fisher King The Big Lebowski Crazy Heart in 2010, Jeff Bridges has favored roles in action movies and blockbusters — Tron Legacy, R.I.P.D. (which he didn't like, either), Seventh Son, and now the sequel to Kingsman. Bridges tweeted a cryptic picture earlier today that reads, "The only golden circle I want vexing me is the one my glass leaves behind on the table.” There's also a glass of alcohol in the picture, with "#Kingsman" written below. Kingsman: The Golden Circle also features Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Edward Holcroft, Sophie Cookson, Pedro Pascal, and, uh, Sir Elton John, as well as returning stars Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, and Colin Firth, who died in the first movie but whatever.

Retirement King David Letterman Drunkenly Takes the Indianapolis 500 By Storm

David Letterman recently spoke out about how retiring can easily affect your self esteem, but if his appearance at this year's Indianapolis 500 is any indication, his post-Late Show years will be nothing short of fantastic. Exhibit A: Letterman, a noted racing enthusiast, stopped by ESPN's SportsCenter this morning for their Indy coverage at the speedway, nonchalantly stating "by the way, I'm drunk now" while sporting a stylish racing zip-up and his now-famous beard.


The Girlfriend Experience Recap: Homecoming

If a single line could summarize The Girlfriend Experience, it would be this: "Everyone is paid to be everywhere. It's called an economy." Christine's comment is as much an indictment of David's narrow perspective as it is a declaration of the show's central theme.


Courtney Barnett Rocks Out to the Grateful Dead's 'New Speedway Boogie' on The Tonight Show

Courtney Barnett, one of the many indie rockers who participated in the massive Grateful Dead tribute Day of the Dead, swung by The Tonight Show last night to perform the Dead's "New Speedway Boogie." Day of the Dead, curated by the National, comprises 59 songs and features covers by War on Drugs, Angel Olsen, The Walkmen, Perfume Genius and Sharon Van Ettan and benefits Red Hot, an HIV/AIDS nonprofit. Rock on.

Is It Too Late Now for Justin Bieber and Skrillex to Say Sorry for Allegedly Stealing Parts of ‘Sorry’? Skrillex Denies Wrongdoing

Justin Bieber's apology tour might have to extend itself to court, because he and Skrillex have been sued for allegedly stealing parts of "Sorry." TMZ reports that indie singer White Hinterland, whose real name is Casey Dienel, filed a lawsuit against Bieber and the song's producer, Skrillex, claiming copyright infringement due to "Sorry" allegedly sampling a vocal riff from her 2014 song "Ring the Bell" without her permission. In a Facebook post, she explains, "Like most artists that sample music, Bieber could have licensed my song for use in 'Sorry.' But he chose not to contact me. After the release of 'Sorry,' my lawyers sent Bieber a letter regarding the infringement, but Bieber’s team again chose to ignore me. I offered Bieber’s team an opportunity to have a private dialogue about the infringement, but they refused to even acknowledge my claim, despite the obviousness of the sample." Ultimately, she says she was "left with no other option" but to sue. In the lawsuit, she claims "Sorry" steals eight seconds of "Ring the Bell" (mostly from its opening) that are looped six times.


  • Posted 5/28/16 at 12:38 PM

Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Was 'Verbally and Physically Abusive' Throughout the Entirety of Their Relationship

In court documents filed this week to obtain a restraining order against Johnny Depp, citing domestic abuse, Amber Heard claims that Depp was "verbally and physically abusive" to her "during the entirety" of their relationship. In the newly released official documents, Heard who married Depp in February 2015 after living with him since 2012 — recounts a notable instance of Depp's behavior that occurred on her 30th birthday in April. He showed up "inebriated and high" to her birthday party at their Los Angeles residence, and after their guests left Heard states "Johnny grabbed me by the hair and violently shoved me to the floor. Johnny was also screaming and threatening me, taunting me to stand up...breaking nearly everything in his path."


Watch Andy Samberg Not Give a F-ck in a New Freestyle Video from Lonely Island's Popstar

The Lonely Island, who recently made their triumphant return to SNL by way of a Bin Laden video, have released a new video to promote their upcoming mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Whereas their previous movie tie-in videos were more akin to proper music videos, channeling Zayn and so on, their latest is a mock-freestyle of Andy Samberg's Conner4Real rapping about being a weirdo. (Does he give a fuck? He says fuck no. He says fuck no. He says fuck no, etc.) Popstar hits theaters June 3.

Have Mercy on Your Bank Account — The Full House House is For Sale

Everywhere you look, everywhere you go, there's an excellent real estate opportunity in San Francisco laden with childhood nostalgia. That's right, the Full House abode is on the market, and for $4.15 million it could be all yours! The traditional Victorian home offers three bedrooms, an office, and four bathrooms in the Golden City's trendy Pacific Heights neighborhood, complete with a classical garden. Although the sitcom never actually filmed at the home (rather, at a sound stage in Burbank) and its current appearance differs dramatically from how the Tanner family kept it, the sentimental value remains.

Art Garfunkel Was Perhaps the Worst Hamilton Spectator of All Time

Hello Art Garfunkel, my old friend. I've come to talk with you again about theater etiquette. If you're lucky enough to score a ticket to Hamilton in the VIP section, no less don't you dare talk, don't you dare sing, during the show, because there's a fair chance you'll elicit some backlash from your fellow VIPs. Or as Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show last night: "Shonda Rhimes almost whooped Art Garfunkel's ass...Mr. Garfunkel was on some other stuff." Seriously, what would Paul Simon think?

Maze Runner: Death Cure Postponed Until 2018 in Light of Dylan O'Brien's Injuries

In March, Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien sustained "very serious" injuries while filming the third film in the dystopian sci-fi series, Death Cure, in Canada. During a shoot involving a high-speed car chase, O'Brien was reportedly in a harness on top of a moving vehicle and was abruptly pulled off and hit by another vehicle, sustaining a "concussion, facial fracture and lacerations." His injuries and recovery time sparked doubt that the film's original February 17, 2017 would remain, but now Fox has officially announced the status of the film Death Cure will be delayed nearly a year to January 12, 2018. A date for the film's production to begin again has yet to be announced, though. Here's hoping he has a speedy recovery.

  • Posted 5/28/16 at 8:28 AM

Report: Amber Heard Made Earlier Domestic Abuse Claim Against Johnny Depp

Days after Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp, TMZ reports that Heard is seeking a restraining order against Depp and citing domestic abuse. Heard reportedly arrived in court on Friday with a bruised face and has requested a temporary restraining order due to an immediate threat of harm. She claims Depp physically assaulted her on Saturday and offered her money to "stay quiet," after which she filed for divorce on Monday. (TMZ notes that Depp has been out of town promoting Alice Through the Looking Glass since Wednesday.) Heard says she has been the victim of repeated domestic violence during their one-year marriage, bringing photos allegedly containing evidence of abuse with her to court. TMZ has obtained a photo of Heard's injury, which shows a large bruise around one of her eyes.


  • Posted 5/27/16 at 5:27 PM

Glee’s Mark Salling Indicted on Two Counts in Child Pornography Case

Mark Salling, best known for playing Puck on Fox's Glee, was charged in a two-count federal indictment this afternoon with receiving and possessing child pornography. Specifically, the indictment alleges that Salling received a still image and a video online that depicted child pornography on December 26, 2015. The second count charges Salling with possessing two videos depicting child pornography on December 29, the night Salling was arrested. At that time, Police and Homeland Security Investigations searched his home in Sunland, California and found thousands of illicit images, including several of young girls. The actor was arrested on state charges, and later released on bail, before investigators turned the case over to federal authorities. Salling faces at least five years in prison — the mandatory minimum for the charge of receiving child pornography — if convicted. He has agreed to surrender to federal authorities on June 3 and is expected be arraigned then.


  • Posted 5/27/16 at 5:26 PM
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How Old Is Everyone Supposed to Be in X-Men: Apocalypse?

When Charles Xavier requests a meeting with Moira MacTaggert in X-Men: Apocalypse, he's gobsmacked: They haven't seen each other in over 20 years, but "she hasn't aged a day," Xavier crows to his friend, Alex Summers. He's not kidding: Rose Byrne's Moira was introduced in the 1962-set X-Men: First Class, and though Apocalypse takes place decades later, in 1983, Byrne sports nary a gray hair nor a new wrinkle. Then again, neither do her scene partners James McAvoy and Lucas Till, or fellow First Class alumni Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. Which makes a viewer wonder: How old are these characters supposed to be, anyway?


Penelope Cruz And Jimmy Fallon Dubsmash On The Tonight Show And You Know, Look, Live Television Is Not Easy

The thing about filming a Dubsmash is that you have to sit through a series of very long pauses during which you (Jimmy Fallon) and/or your Dubsmash buddy (in this case, Academy Award-winner Penelope Cruz) assembles their props, records themselves silently mouthing along and then resituates themselves to show you the results. Dubsmash is an art form, and much like watercolor, printmaking and sculpting, perhaps it is best left for when you and your friends aren’t filming in front of a live studio audience.

Emilia Clarke, What Are You Doing? Don’t Watch Game of Thrones With Your Parents

On the Graham Norton Show, Emilia Clarke revealed that she recently made the grave mistake of watching Game of Thrones with her parents, which sounds as though it would've been terrible even if she didn't choose that one episode with a big nude scene. Watching Game of Thrones with your parents is the worst! They don't know anyone's name. They keep talking over the important parts. Sometimes they breathe fire and eat small children. Oh, wait, that's dragons. Parents are fine.

  • Posted 5/27/16 at 3:03 PM

What’s Leaving Showtime: June 2016

Each month, several films and TV shows leave Showtime’s catalogue. We provide a list of titles leaving the platform so you can watch them all before they're gone forever (or just available on a different site). Consider it a Memorial Day weekend to-do list. For more comprehensive coverage of the best titles available on Showtime and elsewhere, check out Vulture’s What to Stream Now hub, which is updated throughout the month.



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