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  1. emergency discunchkin
    Is Ice Spice’s Munchkin Dunkin’ Drink the Next Grimace Shake?Forget slushies; this thing is a sludgy.
  2. winning the race
    Joe Pera Is Bringing His New Comedy Special Directly to YouHe hopes you’ll find Slow and Steady to be a “dang good way to spend 56 minutes and 41 seconds.”
  3. trailer mix
    The Fall of the House of Usher Looks Like a Sackler Revenge RompMike Flanagan is the man again.
  4. rip jimmy
    Jimmy Buffett Has 3 Posthumous Singles Bubblin’ UpFins up at half mast.
  5. trailer mix
    Chicken Run Resumes Motion With Straight-to-Netflix Sequel Dawn of the NuggetChick-fil-A? I think you mean Chick-film-Yay!
  6. day of reckoning
    Reality Stars Accuse Bravo of ‘Depraved Mistreatment’“Right now, during this strike, they’re going to be the ones that everybody goes to for cheap labor,” Bethenny Frankel says.
  7. coming soon
    The Golden Bachelor Cast Is Repping Big PickleballThey didn’t come here to PlayARP; they came to SlayARP.
  8. coming soon
    Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi Have a Sultry Summer in the Saltburn TrailerEmerald Fennell’s promising young follow-up film will open the BFI London Film Festival.
  9. trailer mix
    Everything We Know About How Dune 2 Is Doin’From its new release date to Austin Butler lookin’ like a worm in the trailer.
  10. pop art
    Riverdale’s Series Finale Explained to the Best of Human AbilityYes, Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead were in a quad. Yes, the last two episodes were great TV.
  11. we’re listening
    Kelsey Grammer Saves Music Once MoreHey baby, phone’s for you. It’s the blues, they’re a-callin’.
  12. maxinistas
    And Just Like That … Here Comes Season 3Max’s “top original series” will return for more high-budget shenanigans.
  13. vulture dept. of bad cinderellas
    You Can Only See Once Upon a One More Time 16 More TimesAnother Broadway Cinderella has fallen.
  14. everything everywhere is all a24
    Stop Making Sense Is Returning to Theaters As an A24 MovieA full trailer arrives ahead of the TIFF premiere.
  15. oh yeah?
    Scott Pilgrim Gets an Extra Life As an Anime, and the Whole Cast Is BackMake some noise for the teaser, people.
  16. everybody movement!
    DJ Crazy Times Will Never Die“I would love a remix with Aqua or Vengaboys. There should be one remix with an actual group from that era.”
  17. exit interview
    The Riverdale Cast Is Ready to GraduateAfter seven seasons on one of TV’s weirdest teen soaps, the show’s stars say nothing can shock them.
  18. pocket sand
    Johnny Hardwick, Dale From King of the Hill, Dead at 64The Texan stand-up comic was also a writer and producer on the series.
  19. union square chaos
    Kai Cenat Addresses ‘Insane’ Union Square Giveaway on Twitch“Bro, y’all need serious counseling, bro.”
  20. category is: executive realness
    Billy Porter Has to Sell His House and It’s Kind of Bob Iger’s Fault“The life of an artist, until you make fuck-you money — which I haven’t made yet — is still check to check.”
  21. labor
    Netflix Is Ghosting the Korean Actors UnionYou’ve heard of Netflix actors making cents in residuals. The streamer’s South Korean talent is making even less.
  22. two hops this time
    DJ Casper, Father of the ‘Cha Cha Slide,’ Dead at 58Turn it out for a legend.
  23. rip
    William Friedkin, The Exorcist Director, Dead at 87The game-changing filmmaker won an Oscar for directing The French Connection.
  24. gamers
    Twitch Streamer Kai Cenat Sparks Union Square Chaos Over Free PS5’sPolice said the livestreamer will face charges.
  25. rip
    Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul Actor, Dead at 83Bryan Cranston, Bob Odenkirk, Darren Aronofsky, and more have paid tribute to the Emmy-nominated star.
  26. chat room
    Chappell Roan Just Wants to Be Hannah Montana“Pop music is pop music. It’s not trying to be all indie math-rock bullshit.”
  27. barbenheimer
    Which Barbie Is Oppenheimer?Barbie can be anything, including a scientist who stole the world’s innocence by developing a harbinger of the apocalypse.
  28. go go go yorgos
    Emma Stone Is in Her Frankenstein’s Monster EraThe latest edition of Yorgos Lanthimos doing the most is pushed back to December 8.
  29. unspeakable horrors
    Chris Fleming Is Dragging You to Hell in His New Comedy SpecialHell is nigh, and the cheapest escort in Arizona is taking you there.
  30. blabbermouths
    Is Brian Cox Allowed to Be Saying All This?L-to-the-O-G off, Brian.
  31. double feature
    The Only Way to Watch Barbie and OppenheimerYou’re wrong. We’re right. Long live Barbenheimer.
  32. d3adpool
    Deadpool 3 Is Going to Be a Superhero Hang for All TimePulling Logan and Elektra out of retirement.
  33. trailer mix
    The World’s Coming After Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 7The mission? Impossible. The reckoning? Dead. The part? One.
  34. cheat sheet
    The Youtube TV-Recap CanonFifteen channels to follow. And a few reactors, too.
  35. heard!
    The Real Chefs Behind The Bear Made Way More Than 7 FishesMatty Matheson and Courtney ‘Coco’ Storer talk chaos menus, dream pasta, and trauma cannoli.
  36. sad
    Season Three of Reservation Dogs Will Be Its Last“I always knew what the end of this story would be, I just didn’t know when it would arrive.”
  37. spicy boy
    Would You Believe John Mulaney Can Eat Spicy Food?“I’ve done a lot of damage to my synapses.”
  38. 1.5x speed
    This Month in Comedy Podcasts: How to Delete Your Twitter AccountRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the month.
  39. a-two-four? more like a too far!
    A24 Wants You to Cook and Eat Unspeakable ThingsWouldst thou like to live deliciously?
  40. trailer mix
    Stephanie Hsu Is a Soap-Opera Diva in the Joy Ride TrailerAnd Ashley Park is (searching for her birth) mother.
  41. my single is dropping
    Sam Smith Calls in Madonna for Reinforcement on ‘Vulgar’“If you f— with Sam tonight, you’re f—ing with me.”
  42. tribeca festival
    12 Movies and Documentaries We’re Excited to See at Tribeca FestivalFrom a Rock Hudson documentary to a serial-killer buddy comedy to a live performance from Waitress’s Sara Bareilles.
  43. evil air
    Jodie Comer Halts Prima Facie Mid-Performance Due to Poor Air Quality“I can’t breathe in this air.”
  44. jimmy arresto
    Insurrectionist Comedian Jay Johnston Arrested for January 6 InvolvementThe FBI put out a call for tips on the Bob’s Burgers comedian in 2021.
  45. vulture canada bureau
    Law & Order to Clean Up the Mean Streets of TorontoDetective Sergeant Aubrey Graham, your city needs you.
  46. exclusively gay moments
    Happy Pride! Disney’s Globby Is Real and He’s Bisexual.Did The Other Two do bi-erasure on Globby?
  47. fast & furious: hobbes & che
    The Romance of the Century Returns on And Just Like That …Will Che have to choose between Miranda and weed?
  48. no jost zone
    Seth Rogen’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Is Turtally FunTurts out for the boys.
  49. yama kippi yay bo
    Oh, Honey! Kim Cattrall Returns As Samantha Jones on And Just Like That …The Messiah is here!
  50. 1.5x speed
    This Month in Comedy Podcasts: The 2023 Las Culturistas AwardsRounding up our favorite comedy-podcast episodes of the month.
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