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Rihanna Made It Rain on a Sleeping Jimmy Kimmel for April Fools' Day

Rihanna sent Jimmy Kimmel a mixed message for April Fools' Day: Yell-singing her latest single "Bitch Better Have My Money," she threw money at him while he was sleeping. Naturally, Kimmel was very, very confused — and concerned about his mouthpiece.

  • Posted 4/2/15 at 1:18 AM
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Ryan Reynolds Promises Deadpool Will Be Rated R After April Fools' Prank

There was some speculation last year that Fox's 2016 Deadpool movie was going to aim for a PG-13 rating. On Wednesday, JoBlo reported that the movie was indeed pursuing a watered-down rating — a huge bummer for fans of the comic and its character, known for his penchant for obscenity and gratuitousness. But thankfully, a video released shortly thereafter revealed that, April Fools, the movie will be rated R.

The Music Video for Kendrick Lamar's 'King Kunta' Is Funktastic

If you missed the "King Kunta" world premiere in New York on Wednesday evening, don't worry: Kendrick Lamar's new music video is now online for your viewing pleasure. Helmed by Director X, the vid was shot all over Compton and features a satisfying amount of funk, motorcycle and quad stunts, and dancing. Oh, and obviously there's a throne.

Julia Garner on Her Difficult Role on The Americans, and Kimmy’s ‘Daddy Issues’

“You know,” 15-year-old wild child Kimberly Breland tells her much older friend “Jim” on tonight’s episode of The Americans, “sometimes I think you’re the only one who really cares about me.” Little does Kimmy know that her white knight bleeds Soviet red. This season, as Philip Jennings’s spy games hit closer and closer to home, he’s also been ordered to cultivate his most vulnerable target ever: the neglected teenage daughter of a secret CIA agent. And the harder he tries to keep her at arm’s length, the deeper her affection for him gets. We asked actor Julia Garner (Martha Marcy May Marlene) how it feels to play this pivotal part.


  • Posted 4/1/15 at 7:58 PM

T-Pain on What Happened to His Aaliyah Collaboration, Furious 7, and FKA Twigs' Engagement to Robert Pattinson [Updated]

T-Pain, once celebrated for being an innovator of Auto-Tune, hasn't released an album in four years. After a brief struggle with depression following a sudden increase in criticism over his use of vocal effects, he shockingly reemerged last year sans–Auto-Tune with a keyboard-driven set for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. Last week, he released a brand-new, free mixtape, The Iron Way, that's a refreshing throwback to his hitmaking days. Vulture recently spoke to T-Pain about how his new music serves as a reintroduction, what's going on with his Aaliyah collaboration, his Furious 7 cameo, and why getting FKA Twigs on his upcoming album might not be so easy.


  • Posted 4/1/15 at 5:03 PM
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Patricia Arquette Will Follow Up Her Oscar Win With a Memoir

Patricia Arquette will waste no time after winning that Oscar. She just started her starring role on CSI: Cyber and now she'll be an author: Random House has announced that Arquette is writing a memoir. It will reportedly detail life with her famous family, life as a single mother, and life as a woman in Hollywood. Hopefully, she'll squeeze in some Nicolas Cage stories, too.

Pete Holmes on How the Comedian Became the Modern-Day Philosopher

Like Marc Maron's “WTF,” Pete Holmes spends a lot of time talking comedy with his peers on his wildly popular “You Made It Weird.” The difference is, Holmes is a great deal more idealistic, quick to compare comedy to a religious experience. I spoke with him for my piece on the new comedy boom, but there was so much good stuff in our conversation, we’re running a full transcript of our conversation here. Holmes discusses what makes this period in comedy different from before, how comedians today are better prepared, and why a comedy show is like church.


Ed Sheeran Fits Right in With the Cast of Sesame Street

Ed Sheeran joined the gang of Sesame Street and sang a song about living in two different worlds — like how he hangs with the Muppets on Sesame Street, but also the angels at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. You see? Two different worlds. 

The Women of Don Draper

Don Draper has never lacked for female companionship. Over the course of seven seasons, we've seen him hook up quite a bit, sometimes in the throes of true romance, and other times in the throes of … other things. Not everyone in this slideshow is a sexual partner, but all these women have at some point been the focus of Don's attention. Ahead of Sunday's premiere, let's revisit the many women of Don Draper, in order of when they first appeared on the show.

Michelle Pfeiffer to Star in Morning-News Series

If it feels like you haven't seen much of Michelle Pfeiffer lately, it's because she's appeared in just nine films in the last decade. But it looks like she's about to become a mainstay on our TV screens. Variety reports that Pfeiffer is set to star in a morning-news comedy series, executive-produced by Katie Couric. And though the show isn't attached to any network just yet, the former Today show co-host is said to be shopping it around to HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix, and Amazon. The show's being described as "a comedic look behind-the-scenes of a morning news show," which, given Couric's own morning-news history, pretty much means it'll be a biopic in TV-series form. The only question is who will play the Bryant Gumbel and Matt Lauer to Pfeiffer's Couric? Fingers crossed this turns out better than The Newsroom.

That Time Sutton Foster Made a Fake Résumé to Try to Get a Part in Rent

In the super-charming Younger pilot, Sutton Foster's character Liza lies about her age (and a few other things) to get a job. So when we caught up with Foster at the Cinema Society premiere of her show Tuesday night, we couldn't help but ask if she's ever lied to get a job. Turns out, early in her career, she auditioned for a tour of Rent that wanted people with no experience, so she fibbed a bit to seem green. "I got a photo strip of myself from a photo booth," Foster says. "I sang along with a cassette tape [of] Janis Joplin. And I made up like a fake résumé." She got called back until the very end, but didn't get the part. "So it didn’t ultimately work, but it did get me in the door."

Ryan Reynolds on Flirting With Helen Mirren and His Deadpool Revival

Ryan Reynolds gets his Philomena on in the new fact-based drama Woman in Gold, where he plays young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, initially mismatched with feisty 80-year-old client Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren). She wants him to pursue a Gustav Klimt painting that belongs to her family but was conscripted by the Germans several decades prior; though he's reluctant to take the case at first, he becomes obsessed with the unusual, continent-spanning particulars of the true story, and these two unlikely people become fast friends. (Though, really, who could resist Helen Mirren for long?) From the set of his new superhero film Deadpool, Reynolds recently called up Vulture to discuss how Harvey Weinstein wooed him for Woman, and how his current Marvel movie — spun off from a wisecracking character he played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine — finally came together after years spent seeking a green light.

"The budget is what the craft-service budget would be on a normal X-Men movie." »

What Should I Watch After I Have Surgery? Your Pressing TV Questions, Answered

Welcome back to Stay Tuned, Vulture's TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons answers your questions about your various TV triumphs and woes. Need help? Have a theory? Want a recommendation? Submit a question! You can email, leave a comment, or tweet @margeincharge with the hashtag #staytuned.

What should I watch while I'm recovering from surgery? —Shannon


Kardashian Employees Get to Have Their Own Reality Show

The expansion continues. Kardashian sisters Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim will tack on yet another spinoff of their reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Now you'll have to keep up with the employees of their boutique, Dash, as these lucky girls get their own reality show. (Yes, this is like the Vanderpump Rules of KUWTK.) Writes E!: "Now viewers will have the opportunity to follow the lives of the Kardashian sisters’ young, fun, and hot employees as they navigate the hectic life of a twenty-something in Hollywood while representing the Kardashian brand." Selling clothes was never so complicated — sorry, komplicated.

Martin Scorsese Remembers Shooting Taxi Driver in New York

Last week, for its annual “Yesteryear” issue, New York Magazine published "New York After Midnight," a celebration of the city after dark from a variety of writers and cultural figures. In honor of that, we went to the man who directed what may well be the greatest New York–by-night movie ever. The man is Martin Scorsese. And the film, of course, is Taxi Driver, a stylized, gritty 1976 portrait of a lonely cabbie's descent into madness and violence in a hellish city. Emailing from Taipei (where he's working on his latest film, Silence), Scorsese reflected on the experience of shooting Taxi Driver during one particularly grisly summer in New York City.

"We didn’t have to 'dress' the city to make it look hellish." »

  • Posted 4/1/15 at 2:19 PM

The Sharp, Sensitive, and Surreal New Wave of Black Male Comedians

In his 2010 documentary The Awkward Comedy Show, comedian Victor Varnado wanted to “showcase a category of black comedian rarely witnessed: the nerd variety.” Among those featured were himself, Marina Franklin, Baron Vaughn, Eric Andre, and the comedian who has arguably achieved the most mainstream success so far, Hannibal Buress. “When I saw Hannibal for the first time, it really surprised me,” Varnado says to the other comics. “I had never seen anyone so sedate with skin that dark.”


Vincent Kartheiser on the End of Mad Men and Whom He Would Have Played Instead of Pete

The final seven episodes of Mad Men will begin to burn off on April 5, and with them, Vulture’s annual tradition of decoding Vincent Kartheiser. We gleaned everything we could about Pete Campbell and the rest of the gang walking off into the sunset. Kartheiser was sporting a beard, and he brought up the Illuminati and the Alamo on his own.


  • Posted 4/1/15 at 1:08 PM
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The Creepiest Things Robert Durst Says in His All Good Things DVD Commentary

Robert Durst was a fan of director Andrew Jarecki’s 2010 telling of his life and alleged crimes, All Good Things — and not just because Ryan Gosling played the suspected serial murderer. As The Jinx made clear, the even-handed telling of the tale based on verified facts and Jarecki’s research drew Durst to the director in the first place, and was a major reason he agreed to be interviewed by Jarecki after years of avoiding the press. But The Jinx wasn’t the only Jarecki project for which he offered his assistance. During the same period, Durst actually joined the director for a viewing of All Good Things, recording commentary for the film’s DVD, released in March 2011. The two banter back and forth as they watch the slightly fictionalized depiction of Durst’s stormy relationship with his wife Kathie (played by Kirsten Dunst), her disappearance, and the murders of his friends Susan Berman and Morris Black.

"They never found the head. I have no idea why." »

The 29 Greatest Car Movies Ever

With the release of Furious 7 this week and the impending release of Mad Max: Fury Road next month, car movies have suddenly taken center stage. Of course, a “car movie” can mean many things — from a racing flick to a road movie to, well, a film that’s just set among cars in general. Regardless, we thought this might be a good time to take a step back and look at some of the best car movies over the years, and to do so in an all-encompassing, inclusive way. As a result, this list of movies is quite eclectic — it includes gearhead classics, cult standbys, noirs, modern blockbusters, art-house favorites, and even some genuine obscurities. Along the way, it became clear to us that a “car movie,” more than anything, is a film where a car plays a key role in the way a character interacts with the world — be it as a weapon, a tool, a dream, a setting, or a metaphor. Here are the 29 greatest car movies. (And as usual, we’ve stuck to one film per franchise, lest you wonder why there aren’t half a dozen Fast & Furious movies on this list.)

From Drive to Taxi Driver. »

Play the Second Edition of Our Game of Thrones Name-Spelling Quiz

With an endless amount of characters with impossible-to-spell names on Game of Thrones, we just had to host another edition of Vulture's Game of Thrones name-spelling quiz. Are you up to the challenge? Below, we'll give you 12 names that you'll have to try to spell, Hangman-style. If you get one wrong, don't worry; we won't schedule your beheading until after the quiz is over.


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