1. On Saturday in Washington, DC, Samantha Bee hosted a special taping of her late night show called Not The White House Correspondents Dinner.
The show was taped in the afternoon in front of an audience, but won’t air on TBS until 10:00 p.m. ET.
The show was taped in the afternoon in front of an audience, but won’t air on TBS until 10:00 p.m. ET.
“Arnold wears a sweater, with his plaid shirt untucked (resembling a kilt).”
“Omg he’s the worst! Not only is he a pretentious asshole who insinuates Ty isn’t good enough for him, but he sexually harasses Cher when she repeatedly says no, then he LEAVES HER stranded in an unfamiliar part of town where she ends up getting mugged. I hate him!” —oliviab4a17c385c
“He was a jerk and freaking put Meg Ryan out of business. Also it was her dead mother’s beloved bookshop??? And nobody seems to even care in the end? If it were me I’d kick his ass so hard his business would feel it.” —hshaller1120
“He lies the whole time, to his wife (Scarlett Johansson). And don’t get me started on the cheating thing. Not okay. And was it really him smoking? We never see any evidence, but the cigarettes are there!!” —mandyfullerm
“Not only did he not respect the fact that Jenna doesn’t want to be his anymore, which is my biggest issue, but he doesn’t pay attention to the fact that when he gets out of the shower she has no idea who this ‘strange man’ in her apartment is. Also…the striptease scene? GROSS! Matty is so much better-looking anyways!” —melissak4f9598632
“She was the WORST character in any romantic comedy ever! I felt no sadness for her not getting her dream man in the end. Dermot Mulroney should have sent her ass packing in the end. No friend should ever get in the way of her BFF’s happiness.” —sarahc48880d19c
“She doesn’t tell Hugh Grant she has a boyfriend, lets him get humiliated, throws a tantrum when the press finds them together, wrongfully blames him even though he has been her only comfort, then has the balls/narcissism to ask him at the end to love her. She takes him totally for granted (pun intended) the entire time and discards him whenever it suits her.” —alexy4f6ab0995
“He was the most self-centered boyfriend, and totally unsupportive of his girlfriend’s career. He was supposed to be Andy’s biggest cheerleader, but instead, he made her chose between him and her career. What a loser!” —rissecortez
“He treats his girlfriend like shit until she breaks up with him. Then he obsesses over winning her back, all the while trying to find out what he’s been doing wrong (and deciding it was always someone else’s fault). Because serial cheating wasn’t reason enough?” —caitlinm18
“He chooses to be a complete douche to his BEST FRIEND’s girlfriend/fiancé/wife throughout their entire relationship…because he’s in love with her? Like how? How can he be ‘in love’ with someone he never speaks to, isn’t even friends with, and generally treats like crap? And then the wedding video… Dude. Creepy as shit.” —ihateredroses
“I get it, he’s trying to be ‘cute’ or whatever, but Beca’s character is so independent and knows what she wants, she didn’t even need the relationship storyline to begin with. Jesse is constantly trying to change her into his ideal woman, because the person she is originally is not good enough for him. And, when she gets into trouble, he calls her dad, who she already has a strained relationship with. Not cool, bro.” —rashellew
“The whole trope of ‘old-ass man sees the beauty and value of age-appropriate women but only after he’s satiated his taste for twentysomethings’ is stupid and played out. Who wouldn’t be into Diane Keaton? Is he supposed to get a medal for realizing at 63 what most people do/should by 40?” —danicak3
“He had a wife, a girlfriend, another girlfriend, then went to Mexico (I think) to meet up with ANOTHER GIRL. This was all at the same time! Then when they all confronted him, he had like a nervous breakdown. He’s such a jerk.” —royairavani01
“The dude treats women (including the girl he’s trying to get with) like absolute garbage because he spent years operating under the belief that if you treat a girl like a human being you’re automatically entitled to having sex with her, only to find out that (shocker!) that’s not the way it works.” —angelicaschurch
“He character leads J.Lo on in the beginning, even though he’s engaged, and then pretty much blames her for his feelings. He confuses J.Lo and his poor fiancé the whole time. Despite the horrible character, I still love this movie and Matthew too. Guilty pleasure!” —victoriagraceg
It depends on the Shark.
Even knowing you could lose the deal, try to respectfully listen to any other offers just in case.
Give me the Queen of QVC any day.
Daymond every. single. time.
A hacker or hacking group has purportedly stolen episodes from the upcoming season of the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black and posted them online after the streaming service failed to pay a ransom.
According to the Associated Press, which first reported the news, a hacker using the name “The Dark Overlord” uploaded the first episode of the prison drama’s fifth season on Friday to an illegal file-sharing website. The hacker demanded Netflix pay a “modest” ransom in order for additional episodes not to be released, the AP reported.
But in a statement posted online early Saturday, the hacker said Netflix had been “unresponsive,” prompting them to release more episodes.
“With this information in mind (and the fact that leaving people on cliffhangers isn’t fun) we’ve decided to release Episodes 2-10 of “Orange Is The New Black” Season 5 after many lengthy discussions at the office where alcohol was present,” the message read.
The series’ 13-episode season was due to premiere on June 9. The hackers said they were only able to steal the first 10 episodes because the final three were still in post-production.
“It didn’t have to be this way, Netflix,” the hacker wrote. “You’re going to lose a lot more money in all of this than what our modest offer was.”
BuzzFeed News could not legally determine the validity of the episodes purportedly posted on the file-sharing website.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Netflix blamed the breach on a security compromise by a third-party production vendor.
“We are aware of the situation,” Netflix spokeswoman Karen Barragan said. “A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.”
The hacker claimed to have more Netflix content that it may still upload, as well as content from ABC, National Geographic, Fox, and the Independent Film Channel.
She’s the character who slaps June for not initially blaming another character for being raped.
She shot the “Sandcastles” portion of Lemonade.
Atwood drew inspiration from 17th century puritan America, polygamy, Ceauçescu’s Romania where mandatory childbirth was enforced, and pushback against feminism happening in the ’70s and ’80s, among other things.
Expectation v. Reality for the biggest scamming festival in the 21st Century #FyreFestival
— Alex Sanchez (@AXELSCYTHE)
At Desert Trip, the classic rock Coachella spinoff last year, festival-goers could pay $179 for a “wine and food experience” featuring “a program of wineries crafted by [a] World Renowned sommelier.”
If the organizers don’t have a long track record, they may also have to pay more in expenses up front. In the last five years, some artists have started demanding their fees in advance to work with newcomers, according to Small, leaving the organizers desperate to make up the money in ticket sales. “It’s a real challenge for [promoters] to come up with that much money in advance, but that’s just the nature of how the beast has played out,” Small said.
The dinner that @fyrefestival promised us was catered by Steven Starr is literally bread, cheese, and salad with dr… https://t.co/GjBxQygxV9
— Tr3vor (@trev4president)
Many festivals take over a year to prepare, and given all of the expenses involved — including talent booking, property rental, permitting, insurance, sanitation, security, and event staff — it usually takes a few years before a new one sees its first profit. “The idea is that maybe you break even in year three,” Small said.
— Ja Rule (@Ruleyork)
Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Ricky Whittle, and Bruce Langley
Emily Browning, Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Ricky Whittle, and Bruce Langley
Orlando Jones, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, and Ricky Whittle
(Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, you almost killed a guy todaaaaaay.)
No ferry boats???? That’s a huge problem.
Thursday, April 27
You know that infamous mistake in the opening scene of The Shining, where you can see the shadow of a helicopter following the car carrying the Torrance family up to the Overlook Hotel? All I could think today as I made my trek to the Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s Mt. Hood — which stood in for the exterior of the Overlook in The Shining — was how much I wish I were being carried to the top by helicopter. Turns out, I did not heed warnings to dress for snowy conditions — and I was shivering.
I’ve made the 12-hour plane-cab-bus journey to the Timberline for the first-ever Overlook Film Festival, a four-day horror festival with film screenings, panels, and an emphasis on immersive experiences designed to scare the crap out of you. I snagged my pass as a horror fan and a longtime devotee of The Shining; to be honest, I don’t need an excuse to hole up in a hotel for a few days and watch a dozen horror movies in a row, but it’s always nice to have a little added incentive.
My room at the Timberline is lovely and cozy (and not in that euphemistic way that just means small). There’s even a fireplace I plan on figuring out how to use before I leave. What struck me upon entering was a piece of paper on my bedside table with some weird symbols drawn on it. Ah, yes, I remembered. The game. Before I arrived here, I signed up for an all-weekend interactive game — and the festival organizers clearly wasted no time getting that started.
Just after settling into my room, I had my first event of the festival: orientation. Details about the game were pretty hush-hush beforehand, and orientation only cleared things up a tiny bit. I don’t want to say too much while it’s currently happening, but basically it involves finding clues, talking to the right people, and locating some dangerous person of interest who is allegedly wandering the grounds. It was at orientation that I realized fairly quickly that I… am not well-suited for this game. It’s possible that I’m not well-suited for any game! The two things I’m worst at are solving puzzles and interacting with strangers, so, uh, we’re at a bit of a standstill here. Nevertheless, I took a few photos of items around the lobby that looked like they could be possibly relevant to the game, and I’m definitely still playing, if anyone asks.
After orientation I had a quick break, so I went back to my room for a short nap and to deal with my anxiety over being snowed in. We’re not actually snowed in, but the view from my window was bleak enough to spook me. Yes, I wanted the full Shining experience, but, you know, with some remove.
I brushed off my unease and made it to my first screening of the weekend, Akiva Goldsman’s Stephanie. The movie itself was a solid start to the festival: The titular character (Shree Crooks) has been abandoned by her parents and forced to defend herself against a mysterious force that seems out to get her. And there are some fun twists that kept me engaged.
After the screening, there was a party, but I was too hungry for “satanic burlesque,” which was a thing that was happening. I ran into my friend Troy, who works for IFC Midnight, and we grabbed food at the Ram’s Head Bar. Delirious from my day of travel, I began to wonder if Troy had been recruited as an actor in the game and I was somehow missing the obvious signs. If the movie The Game taught me anything, it’s that literally everyone is involved and there will be serious continuity errors.
And here’s where things got really strange. After we parted ways, I walked back to my room and discovered two raspberry jam bars waiting for me on a plate next to the TV. Is it possible they’d been there the whole time and I just missed them? Is this, again, another part of the game? (The best kind of clues are the ones you can eat.) Am I being poisoned by ghosts who know I can’t resist a raspberry jam bar? It definitely felt like some kind of test — and one that I immediately failed by eating the bars. (Around this time, I also found a hot-water bottle under the covers. I do not remember it being there during my nap. What I’m saying is, I’m not not being haunted.)
As I checked my email before bed, I noticed a strange request to meet in a certain room at 1 a.m. Finally, a clear instruction from the game! But I was exhausted and in my pajamas. As my eyes closed, I wondered (somewhat hopefully) if I’d be disqualified.