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The Mindy Project Recap: The Reese Witherspoon Hallucination

A guy forgets to bring your breakfast gordita one time and next thing you know, you’re stuck in a cave in Boise, Idaho talking to a Reese Witherspoon hallucination. Ah, to live in Mindy Lahiri’s world.

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The Extremely Real Melania Trump Stops by The Tonight Show to Dispel Your Fake Melania Conspiracy Theories

We all had a good laugh at Twitter’s Fake Melania meme, but now the exceedingly real, definitely not a body double, actual FLOTUS Melania Trump has descended from her First Lady’s Office, which is located in the White House attic, to prove once and for all she’s the one and only. And boy, Melania’s in a sillier mood tonight than she’s ever been! “Disproving memes” must be her fourth main goal, right after getting us all to end bullying, eat more sugar and acknowledge friendship is real. “Having fun” is probably her fifth.

  • Posted 10/24/17 at 12:21 AM

Harvey Weinstein Accuser Breaks NDA to Discuss ‘Egregious’ Settlement Agreement

One of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers broke her nondisclosure agreement Monday to discuss how Weinstein used settlements over the years to keep his predatory behavior under wraps. The accuser, Zelda Perkins, was an assistant at Miramax in London during the late ’90s. She says Weinstein repeatedly sexually harassed her while she worked for him, and that he sexually assaulted one of her female colleagues. In an interview with the Financial Times, she explained that she and her colleague settled with Weinstein in 1998 because they felt they had no other option.

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  • Posted 10/23/17 at 11:53 PM

Matt Damon Admits He Knew About Harvey Weinstein

As more and more women come forward with stories about sexual harassment and abuse from Harvey Weinstein, it becomes harder to believe that Weinstein’s friends and collaborators had no idea about his behavior. George Clooney and Matt Damon, who worked with Weinstein early in their careers, are now attempting to explain their experiences with him on the press tour for their new movie Suburbicon. They sat down with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America Monday to speak out against Weinstein and talk about what they knew.

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L.A. Times Reporter Says 193 Women Have Contacted Him About James Toback’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct Since Sunday

On Sunday, Los Angeles Times reporter Glenn Whipp published an expose revealing dozens of accusations of sexual-harassment and coercion made against director James Toback. According to the claims of 38 women, the Bugsy screenwriter has allegedly attempted for years to manipulate women into sexual scenarios, implying he could use his Hollywood clout to help their careers before masturbating in front of them. On Monday evening, Whipp followed up on the outcome of his article on Twitter, revealing that nearly 200 additional women have contacted him over the last 24 hours with regards to the director’s sexual misconduct. “Updating again: Since this story published on Sunday, 193 additional women have contacted me to talk about Toback,” Whipp tweeted. Toback has denied all claims made in Whipp’s article, asserting that the womens’ account of his sexual-harassment was “biologically impossible” due to a heart condition and diabetes.

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The Real Housewives of Dallas Recap: Let Sparkling Dogs Lie

The glamorous launch of Kameron’s Sparkle Dog pink dog food is nigh, but there’s just one tiny, individual kibble pellet-sized problem: The product isn’t ready yet. The most recent test sample came out not pink, but horror of horrors, red.

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Theater Review: In Strange Interlude, 1 Man, 6 Hours, Many Ghosts

When Eugene O’Neill finished Strange Interlude in 1923, he was 35 years old, the same age as his heroine Nina Leeds in the seventh act out of nine in his paradigm-shifting, Pulitzer Prize-winning, six-hour domestic epic. “I can’t believe it,” says Nina, “I’m 35… five years more… at 40 a woman has finished living… life passes by her… she rots away in peace! … I want to rot away in peace! … I’m sick of the fight for happiness!”

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Issa Rae Is Developing an HBO Drama Set in ’90s Los Angeles With Author Angela Flournoy

Issa Rae already has two seasons of comedy stardom under her belt, so the next step is obvious: time to create a heady period family drama with acclaimed author Angela Flournoy. According to Deadline, the Insecure actress is developing an as-yet unnamed series for HBO about an African-American family grappling with life in Los Angeles during the “early and turbulent” ‘90s. The show will focus on the marriage of “Sheryl and Jackson, with the former an envelope bounds-pushing real estate agent and the latter a conflicted LAPD anti-gang task force recruit,” as well as the couple’s teenage children Ebony and Les. Flourney will write the pilot, while Rae will executive produce.

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Another Amazon TV Executive is Leaving the Company

Amazon Studios’ extreme TV makeover continues. Joe Lewis, a five-year veteran of the company who helped develop Transparent and One Mississippi, is leaving his job as head of comedy, drama and VR development for the streaming outlet, two sources familiar with the situation tell Vulture. His departure, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter Monday evening, comes days after boss Roy Price abruptly left the company following public disclosure of an alleged incident of sexual harassment involving Price and producer Isa Hackett.

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  • Posted 10/23/17 at 8:45 PM

Michael Bay Is Going to Go Ahead and Bring You a Live-Action Dora the Explorer Movie

Andy Serkis would obviously be an excellent choice for Boots. As for Backpack…let’s see, who is our most backpack-like actor? Josh Gad? Josh Gad it is. Exciting news for fans of the hit Nickelodeon animated show: there is currently a live-action Dora the Explorer movie in the works from Neighbors and Storks director Nicholas Stoller. Stoller will write the screenplay while, even more excitingly, Michael Bay has signed on the produce. Though the original Dora Márquez is depicted as a 7-year-old girl, the movie will “likely center on a teenage Dora moving to the city to live with her cousin, Diego.” Clearly filmmakers anticipated the problems posed by having a second-grader jump in slow-motion away from an exploding warehouse. (Michael Bay is involved with this movie after all.)

The Hunting Ground Filmmakers Announce Their Next Project: a Documentary About Hollywood Sexual Assault

After tackling campus rape in their 2015 documentary The Hunting Ground, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick are shifting their focus, if not their subject matter, for the upcoming film The Untitled Sexual Assault Documentary. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pair’s new project will focus on “predators in Hollywood” and the industry’s pervasive sexual assault problem.

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Mindhunter Recap: The Altoona Case

“Does the case merit our involvement?”

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  • Posted 10/23/17 at 6:07 PM

Maria Bamford Wants to Tell You How Much Money She Makes

Maria Bamford, one of the most unique voices in stand-up comedy, has made a career talking about what’s not normally talked about in polite society. She made it a point to use her platform to destigmatize mental illness, to make it something people shouldn’t be ashamed to discuss. Now that her “mentals” are stable, Bamford wants to help people talk openly about money. Her opening salvo to this endeavor was the commencement speech she gave at the University of Minnesota last fall, in which she spent the entire time discussing how much she got paid for giving it.

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Tony Goldwyn Says He Had a ‘Casting Couch’ Harassment Experience Early in His Career

After Tony Goldwyn read Lupita Nyong’o’s New York Times op-ed detailing her interactions with Harvey Weinstein, the Scandal actor felt compelled to share his experience with a Hollywood casting couch. “It happened to me as a young guy, when I was literally Lupita’s age,” Goldwyn told Access Hollywood. “It happened to me by a man and it wasn’t as extended or awful as what Lupita went through, but it was the same thing. It was the casting couch and I didn’t understand quite what was going on, or what was happening.” Goldwyn said he felt responsible for the encounter, and that it took him a while to understand exactly what went down. “It was similar in that I got out of the situation,” he said. “It’s something women have to deal with in every situation, in every industry with powerful men.”

Megyn Kelly Addressed the Bill O’Reilly Sexual-Harassment Allegations on Her New Show

On this morning’s episode of Megyn Kelly Today, the host opened her hour by addressing the New York Times story reporting that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly settled a sexual harassment case for $32 million earlier this year. The settlement was reached before O’Reilly’s on-air contract was extended for four more years for $25 million in February, despite the fact that 21st Century Fox was aware of the payout before it agreed to keep him on. In a somber address to the camera, Kelly refuted O’Reilly’s claim that no one ever complained about his behavior, saying she had personally done so while at Fox News.

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  • Posted 10/23/17 at 5:42 PM

R. Kelly’s Ex-Girlfriend Speaks Out About His Alleged Physical and Emotional Abuse

In July, BuzzFeed published an explosive report alleging R. Kelly had been holding a group of young women in a “sex cult.” Now, his former girlfriend, Kitti Jones, is speaking out in an interview with Rolling Stone about the alleged physical and emotional abuse she suffered while they were together.

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  • Posted 10/23/17 at 5:28 PM

The Many Sex Faces of Outlander, Redux

The long-awaited reunion sex between Outlander’s Jamie and Claire was as delicious and romantic and steamy as anyone could’ve wanted. It was unbelievably slow, and there were also some faster bits! It was almost unbearably sweet, but neither did it lack for some good old-fashioned sexiness! And maybe more than anything, there were many, many faces. Once again, let’s take a look.

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The Strangely Linear and Reasonable 30-Year History of Chucky

Somehow, the Child’s Play franchise has persisted for 30 years. Its star, a maniacal doll named Chucky, is not always counted among his 1980s horror-villain brethren — Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Leatherface, Freddy Krueger. And yet, the seventh installment of the franchise, Cult of Chucky, in theaters now, is the second chapter in a row to receive strong critical praise, suggesting that Don Mancini’s deranged creation has accomplished a rare feat: a horror franchise that’s actually aged well.

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  • Posted 10/23/17 at 5:06 PM

The Bob’s Burgers Cast Improvises a Mini-Episode About the Birds and the Bees

The cast of Bob’s Burgers sat down with Vulture to improvise a special mini-episode in which Bob and Linda finally have “the talk” with the kids — with the help of some visual aids from Teddy.

  • Posted 10/23/17 at 5:04 PM

The Judgement of XXXTentacion

Do you have to hand it to XXXTentacion? If you’re Capitol Music Group, apparently you do. On Thursday, Billboard broke the news that the infamous 19-year-old Florida artist had signed to CMG (a subsidiary of the larger Universal Music empire) for a stunning sum of $6 million. It’s hardly unexpected. XXXTentacion, known commonly as X for short, has had a remarkable 2017 so far. He emerged from obscurity with “Look at Me!” an insolent SoundCloud rap that ascended to the Top 40 based almost entirely off streams. “Look at Me!” led off Revenge, a mixtape that applied, during its brief 18-minute duration, the hit’s scuzzy posturing and flayed sonics to a variety of genres (emo, acoustic indie rock, lyrically thick ’90s hip-hop, R&B, nü-metal, EDM) with varying success; Revenge was soon followed by 17, a less violent but more depressive 22-minute indie album that debuted at No. 2 on Billboard and received strong praise from no less of a luminary than Kendrick Lamar. “listen to this album if you feel anything. raw thoughts,” K-Dot tweeted around 17’s late August release; a follow-up tweet simply stated “5th listen.” So, in many ways, the music industry, its coffers newly flush with streaming revenue, was simply doing what it was supposed to do: For the sake of mutual profit, CMG was partnering with a rising artist possessing versatile talent and a passionate young fan base.

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