Thanks to Wikileaks creating a searchable index of the leaked Sony emails, we now know Ben Affleck asked Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates to remove mention of his slave-holding ancestor from Gates’s PBS series, Finding Your Roots.
We also know Matt Damon wrote an email to Harvard president Drew Faust advocating for a prospective student’s admission to the college, which caused some confusion among Harvard staff because it came from Damon’s personal email, an oddly named Earthlink account.
And now we’ve solved the mystery behind Damon’s email address, an inside joke between him and Casey Affleck about an obscure R&B singer from the ’80s revealed in a 2002 interview with the Boston Phoenix. But first, some background. More
NBC’s Parks and Recreation is chugging through its seventh and final season as fans mourn the end of one of NBC’s all-time great comedies. But some Patriots fans probably did a double-take last night with this visual gag nodding to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and DeflateGate. More
Earlier this week, NBC released promos for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by J.K. Simmons. Film and television aficionados are no doubt pleased that Simmons has risen to prominence after two decades of character actor work, winning numerous awards for his role as abusive conductor Terrence Fletcher. But many others simply know Simmons as “that guy,” the man who has been showing up in small but memorable roles for years, but never in the types of career-making lead performances that make him a household name. More
Mark Wahlberg has been in the news for his attempts to receive a pardon for crimes he committed over 26 years ago, when he hit one Vietnamese man in the head with a wooden stick and another in the face, using racial slurs like “slant-eyed gooks” throughout. Now he’s back to hitting people in the head again, but this time it’s on national television. More
If you’re anything like me, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has lost its luster. Why wake up early to watch gigantic inflatable gas-filled corporate monstrosities when I could turn on cable news any day of the week? The best way to do Thanksgiving morning is to sleep in until noon to fight off that Night Before Thanksgiving hangover, and watch the National Dog Show. More
“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” prides itself on doing things differently than your average talk show. Beer pong, sing-alongs, dance-offs — if it’s FUN, Jimmy’s doing it. That’s why it’s not surprising that there’s a supercut of Fallon saying “fun” over and over and over and over and– you get the point.
It’s been 25 years since John Cusack lofted a boombox over his head beneath Ione Skye’s window in Cameron Crowe’s “Say Anything,” which means it’s the perfect time to unearth its dead corpse from the VHS graveyard and turn it into an unrecognizable adaptation in a cynical cash grab.