The Lyrics to 30 Rock’s ‘Werewolf Bar Mitzvah,’ Annotated by Its Writer

Before there was Kabletown, Kidney Now!, or even MILF Island, 30 Rock delivered the perfect ten-second joke at the start of its second season: Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) takes a mental walk down memory lane about a certain novelty party song that earned him a gold record, “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.” It’s an inspiring song, really. […]

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba on How Far Hollywood Hasn’t Come

Earlier this month, Jessica Alba and Gabrielle Union sat down for an interview with us to discuss their storied Hollywood careers as two women of color who were starring in their own show, L.A.’s Finest. Shortly after the interview, Spectrum announced it had canceled the series after two seasons. But this news has made the […]

Ariana Grande Ends Positions With a Bit of Emotional Honesty

Ariana Grande made some of the first quarantine music of the COVID-19 pandemic. Back in May, she released “Stuck With U,” a charity duet with Justin Bieber that was the first song created during isolation to hit No. 1 on “The Hot 100.” It’s perfectly understandable if you forgot about all that though, because, well, […]

Taylor Swift Lends Her Voice to Get-Out-the-Vote Ad

Continuing in her political efforts, Taylor Swift has lent her song “Only the Young” for use in an ad for California Democratic representative Eric Swalwell (you may remember “Only the Young” from Swift’s documentary, Miss Americana, which documented the singer coming into her political voice.) The ad, which is aimed at increasing youth-voter turnout, opens […]

Jason Blum Won’t Let a Pandemic Stop His Low-Budget-Horror Machine

After the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police during the summer, Hollywood attempted, in its typical too little, too late fashion, to respond to the latest protests of the American justice department sweeping the country. The industry’s sudden acknowledgment of the Black Lives Matter movement came in various forms: […]

Leave It to Amy Adams to Name Her Hillbilly Elegy Wig ‘Beaver’

Just when we thought Margaret Thatcher secured the title of Netflix’s wiggiest wig of the year, in struts Amy Adams, beer in hand, ready to shout at us otherwise. In an amusing aside during an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Adams, in conversation with her fellow Hillbilly Elegy star Glenn Close, revealed that she named her […]

Lady Gaga Dusts Off All the Old Costumes for This Voting PSA

Since she came onto the scene in the late 2000s, thousands have dressed as every era of Lady Gaga for Halloween. Now, the mother monster herself is doing it too, going back through her closet and dusting off the old looks from every era, The Fame to Chromatica. But it’s not for Halloween — Gaga […]

Kimberly J. Brown Answers Every Question We Have About Halloweentown

I am a grown-ass adult woman and it is the month of October and I am in possession of a Disney+ log-in I stole from my mother — like I said, a grown-ass woman — so that means there is simply only one thing to do: park it on the couch and watch every installment […]

Netflix’s His House Is Terrifying on Just About Every Level

“To find the scariest monster we need look no further than the human demon.” That was how Jordan Peele described the concept of the “social thriller” in the run-up to the early 2017 release of Get Out, which now feels like a watershed moment. The horror genre has, to be fair, always had a social […]

Could Borat’s Daughter Earn an Oscar Nomination?

Sacha Baron Cohen is a man of many hobbies, but this week he tried on a new one: Oscar prognosticator. Appearing remotely on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Borat star took the opportunity to campaign for the Academy to recognize the Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, who plays the titular Kazakh journalist’s daughter, Tutar, […]