What Does a Superhero Owe Us?

The new Black Panther movie raises a variant of the central question of the superhero genre. [No significant spoilers]

Has Woody Allen Been Smeared?

Bret Stephens thinks so.

Dodge Super Bowl Ad Featuring Martin Luther King Jr. Causes Controversy

Dodge is facing controversy this morning for using the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in a Super Bowl commercial, but they’re not the only party who may have some questions to answer.

Robert Wagner ‘Person of Interest’ in Natalie Wood’s 1981 Death

The lead story on Yahoo News at the moment, courtesy People magazine (“Robert Wagner Now Considered a ‘Person of Interest’ in Wife Natalie Wood’s Mysterious Death”):

35-Year-Old Videogame Record Thrown Out by People with Way Too Much Time on Their Hands

Todd Rogers has been stripped of his world record for the Atari 2600 racing game Dragster.

Shut Up and Sing: Hillary Clinton Roasts Trump at the Grammys

So, this happened at last night’s Grammy Awards telecast: The people’s champ appeared on “Music’s Biggest Night” during a pre-taped sketch that had host James Corden holding spoken-word auditions for Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s bestselling book (novel?) about the chaotic Trump administration. There was Cher discussing Trump’s Just for Men-style “combover”; Snoop Dogg reading a passage on Trump’s […]

Government Orders Massive Increase in Streaming Rights Fees

A government panel has mandated a 50% increase in the revenue share streaming services pay songwriters and music publishers.

Tom Petty Died of Accidental Overdose

Last October, legendary rocker Tom Petty died of a heart attack, at the relatively young age of 66. The medical examiner has now attributed this to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Rolling Stone: After months of speculation, a medical examiner has ruled that Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose, according to a statement from the […]

Merry Christmas From Outside The Beltway!

Merry Christmas!

How To Pick Better Judicial Nominees

Earlier this week, Matthew Peterson, who was nominated for a position on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after a particularly embarrassing appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, withdrew his nomination rather than face certain rejection. This led to speculation about how the Trump Administration could improve its judicial nomination process. One New York […]

Russia Barred From 2018 Olympics

Russia has been barred from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics after an investigation uncovered extensive evidence of cheating.

Jim Nabors, Television’s ‘Gomer Pyle,’ Dies at 87

Jim Nabors, who became famous as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle USMC, has died at the age of  87: Jim Nabors, a comic actor who found fame in the role of the amiable bumpkin Gomer Pyle in two hit television shows of the 1960s while pursuing a second career as a popular singer […]

NBC Fires Matt Lauer After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The latest domino to fall in the ongoing wave of sexual harassment and abuse revelations is Matt Lauer.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Malcolm Young, Legendary Rock Guitarist And AC/DC Co-Founder, Dies At 63

A huge loss for the world of Rock & Roll.

Fats Domino, Rock & Roll Pioneer, Dies At 89

Fats Domino, one of the early pioneers of Rock & Roll, has died at the age of 89: Fats Domino, the New Orleans rhythm-and-blues singer whose two-fisted boogie-woogie piano and nonchalant vocals, heard on dozens of hits, made him one of the biggest stars of the early rock ‘n’ roll era, died on Tuesday at his […]

No, Kid Rock Is Not Running For Senate

Over the summer, Kid Rock engaged in an obvious publicity stunt that made some people believe he was running for President. Today, he revealed just how gullible everyone who fell for it was: Kid Rock is ending months of speculation about a possible Senate bid, reportedly saying, “F— no, I’m not running for Senate.” “Are […]

Tom Petty Dead at 66

The band leader of the Heartbreakers and the Traveling Wilburys is gone.

Hugh Hefner Dies At 91

Hugh Hefner, who became both a cultural icon and a catalyst and reflector of vast social changes, has died at the age of 91.

Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead At 91

A loss for the world of comedy.

Bill Cosby To Teach Men To Avoid Sexual Assault Allegations (Updated)

Bill Cosby is planning to spend the summer teaching men how to avoid sexual assault allegations: Bill Cosby is planning a series of town hall meetings this summer to educate people, including young athletes and married men, on how to avoid accusations of sexual assault, two of his representatives said Wednesday. The announcement came just days […]

The Classy Mr. Cosby

Via the AV Club:  Bill Cosby yells Fat Albert catchphrase as he’s escorted out of court. Nothing says “I am taking these rape allegations seriously” than shouted cartoon catchphrases.

Adam West, Television’s Batman, Dies At 88

R.I.P., Caped Crusader

Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dies At 69

Gregg Allman, who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band and helped define the genre that came to be known as “Southern Rock,” died over the Memorial Day weekend at the age of 69: Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, the incendiary group that inspired and gave shape to both the Southern rock […]

James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dead At 89

Roger Moore, who played James Bond for a longer period and in more films than any other actor to date, has died at the age of 89.

Don Rickles, Legendary Comedian, Dies At 90

Don Rickles, the legendary comedian who made a career out of insults of everyone from audience members to seemingly intimidating stars such as Frank Sinatra, has passed away at the age of 90: Don Rickles, the acidic stand-up comic who became world-famous not by telling jokes but by insulting his audience, died on Thursday at […]

Chuck Berry, Rock And Roll Pioneer, Dies At 90

A pioneer of Rock & Roll has passed away.

Viewership For Live Televised Events Down Across The Board

Fewer people are watching live television events such as the Super Bowl and Academy Awards.

Playboy Is Bringing Back The Nudity

After a year long experiment, Playboy is bringing nudity back.

Al Jarreau, Jazz Singer Who Spanned Musical Genres, Dies At 76

Al Jarreau, a singer whose half-century career spanned a number of musical genres, has died at the age of 76 only days after announcing his retirement from touring: Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won numerous Grammys for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, […]

Donald Trump Continues To Feed Material To Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is certainly getting a ton of material out of the Trump Presidency. Last night alone, there were three skits that involved some part of the Trump Presidency, including host Alec Baldwin reprising his performance as the President from several months ago. First up, Donald Trump heads to The People’s Court to get […]

Super Bowl Viewership Dips Slightly For Second Straight Year

There were 111.3 million people tuned into the Super Bowl on Sunday, slightly lower than last year.

A Super Bowl For The Ages

If you changed the channel after the third quarter, you missed what ended up becoming a game for the ages.

Saturday Night Live Roasts White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Donald Trump has been providing comedians in general, and Saturday Night Live in particular, with material for decades. Now, his Administration is helping comedians worldwide on a daily basis. Last night, it was Press Secretary Sean Spicer who came into focus for grilling, with Melissa McCarthy portraying him: Nicely played SNL. Nicely played.

Super Bowl Commercial Prices Hit $5,000,000 For 30 Seconds Of Ad Time

A Super Bowl ad will cost you a cool $5,000,000 for thirty seconds.

John Hurt, Award-Winning British Actor, Dies At 77

John Hurt, the award-winning British actor know for everything from his starring role in “The Elephant Man” to his appearance in science fiction classics such as “Alien” and “Doctor Who,” has died at the age of 77: John Hurt, an unprepossessing British character actor who vanished inside dozens of roles, from Shakespeare to science fiction, […]

Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

Another television icon has passed away.

Singer Said Something Sort of Stupid

There was a modest freakout over the weekend over something Madonna said at the Women’s March. She wants you to know the remarks were taken out of context. A row has erupted over Madonna’s comments about US President Donald Trump during a speech at the weekend. While taking part in a protest march in Washington […]

Ringling Brothers Circus To Shut Down After 146 Years In Business

A long-standing staple of American culture will soon be no more.

Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

Rest in Peace, Princess. May the Force be with you.

Has 2016 Really Been An Unusually Bad Year For Celebrity Deaths?

It seems as though 2016 has taken many more celebrities lives than past years.

George Michael, Pop Music Superstar, Dies At 53

Another music superstar has passed away.

Behind The Scenes At Saturday Night Live

Via Business Insider and NBC comes this look at how they change sets so quickly in between skits on Saturday Night Live. This is how they went from the Trump and Putin based cold open to the monologue, all in about 2 and a half minutes. Of course, they’ve been doing this for more than […]

80’s Pop Star Richard Marx Helps Subdue Passenger Mid-Flight

It’s been a long time since 80’s pop star Richard Marx had a hit, but he made the news today thanks to his role in subduing an unruly passenger on a Korean Air flight: An unruly passenger on an Korean Air flight Tuesday should’ve known better than to attack the crew with Richard Marx on […]

Dumbest Vox Headline Ever

The title of Vox’s review of Rogue One, the new Star Wars movie that tells the story of how the Rebels got the plans for the first Death Star that was destroyed in the original movie released back in 1977,  is perhaps the dumbest headline I’ve ever seen: Because the fact that it’s been called ‘Star Wars” for […]

Trump To Remain Executive Producer Of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ After Becoming President

Another conflict of interest for President-Elect Trump.

Florence Henderson, Iconic Television Mom, Dies At 82

Rest In Peace, Mrs. Brady.

Happy Thanksgiving From Outside The Beltway!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mike Pence Not Offended By Statement By Hamilton Cast

Vice-President-Elect Pence doesn’t seem nearly as offended as Donald Trump by Friday’s comments from the stage by the cast of Hamilton: Following Vice President-Elect Mike Pence’s trip to Hamilton November 18, he sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday and said that he “really enjoyed” the show. At the end of Pence’s interview on […]

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