1. good for them
    Everyone Had a Date With Magic MikeThe film topped the box office with an $8.2 million debut.
  2. behind the screams
    Jenna Ortega’s Kooky, Spooky Wednesday Schedule Had Her Crying ‘Hysterically’No wonder she didn’t have time to come back for the fourth season of You.
  3. grammys 2023
    How Harry’s House Beat BeyoncéAttempting to explain a painful-to-swallow win.
  4. not-so-happy trails
    Kevin Costner Is Quiet Quitting Yellowstone and Taking the Show Down With HimWhen Kevin Costner closes a door, Matthew McConaughey opens a window.
  5. coming soon
    Showtime Bets On Billions (and Millions and Trillions)Out with library titles. In with spinoffs of existing IP.
  6. possessions
    Austin Butler’s Elvis Voice, Awards-Season Sweetheart, Is Out of a JobA moment of silence for the bit.
  7. 1.5x speed
    What Does Spotify Want From Podcasts Now?A closer look at a head-spinning week in the audio industry.
  8. grammys 2023
    Beyoncé(’s Husband) to Perform at the 2023 GrammysAlongside DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, John Legend, and Fridayy.
  9. sundance 2023
    A Complete List of Films Sold at Sundance 2023 (and Their Price Tags)Sony Pictures Classics picked up mother-daughter drama The Persian Version.
  10. grammys 2023
    The Secrets of Pop’s Favorite Mastering EngineerHow to make Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, and Adele sound perfect.
  11. sad blawg
    Gawker Is Gawn, AwgainBustle Digital Group has pulled the plug on nü Gawker and laid off 8 percent of staff.
  12. doctor’s orders
    Cash Dr. Phil OutsideHis show is ending after 21 seasons, howbowdah?
  13. the industry
    The Documentary World’s Identity CrisisThe boom — or glut — in streaming documentaries has sparked a reckoning among filmmakers and their subjects.
  14. oscars 2023
    The Academy Subtweets Andrea Riseborough’s Friends in StatementAccording to the Academy, Riseborough will keep her nomination.
  15. buffering
    What Netflix’s Bela Bajaria Era Means for Hollywood“She needs to keep programming things people watch versus snobby s- - - people don’t.”
  16. you’re on your own live nation
    Senate Piles On Live Nation, Ticketmaster at Ticketing HearingWhile, yes, peppering in some Taylor Swift references.
  17. cancellations
    Gossip Girl DethronedThe HBO Max series will end after two seasons.
  18. respect the classics
    Songwriters Hall of Fame to Party With Gloria Estefan, Sade, Snoop DoggThis year’s inductees also include new-jack-swing producer Teddy Riley and Taylor Swift co-writer Liz Rose.
  19. the industry
    Inside the VFX Union Brewing in HollywoodVisual-effects technicians have never been more vital to movies and TV. Can studios like Marvel accept that?
  20. rough waters
    Francis Ford Coppola Denies Megalopolis Mess“These reports never say who these sources are,” Coppola responded. “To them, I say, ha, ha, just wait and see.”
  21. 1.5x speed
    This Could Be a Rough Year for the Podcast IndustryWe spoke to dozens of insiders and creators about 2023 trends, gripes, and potential pitfalls.
  22. oscars 2023
    Taylor Swift’s All Too Well Oscar Hopes Are Long GoneBut she’s still in contention for her song “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing.
  23. vulture recommends
    The Town Was the Perfect Podcast for the Year Hollywood Went CrazyThe series launched in March and quickly became the watercooler of choice for the streaming wars.
  24. the industry
    The 2022 Black List Has a Britney Biopic, Four Seasons Total Landscaping Drama74 of the year’s most-liked unproduced scripts.
  25. ticketmonster
    You May Have Another Shot at Getting Taylor Swift TicketsCheck your email (especially if you had Ticketmaster issues).
  26. the industry
    What the Holiday 100 Reveals About Our Love of Christmas MusicIt’s Mariah’s world (obviously) — but Ariana and Kelly are settling into it.
  27. sight and sound? in this economy?
    Jeanne Dielman Tops the 2022 Sight and Sound ‘Greatest Films of All Time’ ListVoters appear to have never seen nor heard of Mamma Mia!
  28. love fr
    Love Actually Is So White It’s ‘Stupid’But 20 years isn’t too late for Richard Curtis to right those wrongs.
  29. spotify x myers-briggs
    There’s Just Too Much Spotify WrappedApple Music and YouTube Music are onboard — while Spotify has gone overboard.
  30. doing something unholy
    Kim Petras Has ‘Nothing to Say or Be Ashamed of’ About Dr. Luke CollabsShe was previously one of his loudest defenders.
  31. the industry
    Ticketmaster Faces Multiple Inquiries After Bungling Taylor Swift PresaleAmy Klobuchar will be holding a Senate hearing on a lack of competition in the ticketing industry.
  32. ask an expert
    What Would Breaking Up Ticketmaster and Live Nation Actually Do?“They don’t have a Ticketmaster in Europe. They have competition, and ticket prices are lower.”
  33. explainers
    K-Pop Group Omega X Sues Ex-CEO and Agency Over Alleged AbuseThe band’s allegations against Spire Entertainment include verbal and physical abuse, as well as sexual harassment.
  34. ticketmonster
    Look What Taylor Swift Fans Made Ticketmaster DoSwift said “it really pisses me off” that fans struggled with Ticketmaster.
  35. grammys 2023
    ‘It’s the Damn Song’Three songwriters on the importance of the new Songwriter of the Year Grammy.
  36. the industry
    The Pop-Star Album Rollout Has ReturnedMidnights is the latest example of artists using the attention-grabbing power of … announcing things in advance.
  37. keeping up with the ex-royals
    Netflix Suddenly Scared to Offend Anyone With Harry and Meghan DocSources say the streamer is “rattled” as the couple try to “tone down” the edit.
  38. grammys 2023
    Nicki Minaj’s Category Fight With Grammys Turns Into Fight With LattoHer song “Super Freaky Girl” was moved from the rap to pop field.
  39. boffo b.o.
    Martin Scorsese Finds B.O. ‘Repulsive’That’s “box office.”
  40. grammys 2023
    Silk Sonic ‘Sexually’ Declines to Submit Album to GrammysDrake also did not submit Honestly, Nevermind this year.
  41. again with this guy!
    More Layoffs Hit the Animation Group at Warner Bros.Cartoon Network Studios and WB Animation feel the squeeze.
  42. rust shooting
    Alec Baldwin and Rust Producers Settle Lawsuit With Halyna Hutchins’s FamilyThe movie will resume filming in January with Halyna Hutchins’s husband as an executive producer.
  43. chart updates
    Steve Lacy’s ‘Bad Habit’ Breaks Harry Styles’s Habit of Staying at No. 1Plus, Sam Smith and Kim Petras are at No. 3 while GloRilla and Cardi B enter at No. 9.
  44. the industry
    Scooter Braun Has One ‘Regret’ About Buying Taylor Swift’s MastersWith Midnights out soon, what better time to relitigate old drama?
  45. vulture festival 2022
    See Vulture Festival’s First Lineup Right MeowAll Creatures Great and Small joins We’re Here, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Henry Winkler, and Super Troopers for an old-fashioned L.A. pool party.
  46. follow-ups
    Better Call Saul Creator Vince Gilligan Is Developing a New Show for Apple TV+Better call Vince (if you want to make good TV).
  47. the industry
    Dan Schneider’s Misconduct Complaints at Nickelodeon Date Back to 2000Former Nickelodeon stars and crew allege he often requested massages and revealing costumes.
  48. the industry
    Triller Says Sony Lawsuit ‘Leans Into the Bully Personae’ of Large Music LabelsThe TikTok competitor has also been accused of ignoring a termination notice and leaving Sony’s catalogue on the app.
  49. where’s the beef?
    Offset Sues Migos Label Quality Control, Says CEO ‘Blackballed’ HimThe rapper claimed the label isn’t respecting his purchase of his solo rights.
  50. a twenty-four
    The Cult of A24Since 2012, the studio has bred superfans, dropped swag, and perfected a singular house style. It’s also teetering on the verge of self-parody.
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