Amy Schumer’s Comedy Central Show Inside Amy Schumer consistently blends punchy, joke-driven sketches with thought-provoking takes on pressing social issues. But last night’s episode, a full-length episode parody of 12 Angry Men lampooning the unreasonable body images celebrities are held to, is her most ambitious work yet. More
TNT broadcaster and Inside the NBA host Ernie Johnson won Outstanding Sports Personality — Studio Host at the 36th annual Sports Emmy Awards last night. He beat out a deserving group of nominees, including the late ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who passed away earlier this year after a battle with cancer. More
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
The truth is out there — The X-Files is returning to Fox for a six-episode limited series with show creator Chris Carter and original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. More
Comedian Hannibal Buress may best be known to some as the comedian who ignited the Bill Cosby firestorm, but he’s also a hilarious standup and television star, lending his talent to two of the funniest, most progressive comedies on television, Broad City and The Eric Andre Show.
He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin last night to discuss two things: first, that he’s been receiving death threats from Bill Cosby supporters, and second, that he managed to become a rockstar overnight. More
St. Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing in Chicago this weekend, from the dyed green river to the excitement of the Big Ten tournament. And you can bet a pot of gold that sparks were flying in pubs across the city as soused day-drinkers bonded over their love of authentic Irish culture and green beer. If you happened to watch this completely absurd WGN broadcast, however, the sparks were very, very literal. More
With AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul thriving, and hardcore fans spending time finding all the easter eggs and callbacks to the Emmy-winning show, it’s clear Walter White still has a ton of die-hard followers. But show creator Vince Gilligan is calling out some of those die-hards for throwing pizzas on the roof of the Albuquerque house where Breaking Bad was shot, and upsetting the nice lady who lives there. More
Whether you like them for their top-notch meteorologists or Jim Cantore’s exuberant thunder snow celebrations, The Weather Channel has carved out a niche in America as the station of record for everything weather. But people who rely on Verizon for their cable won’t be getting the channel any longer, according to an email sent to customers this morning. More