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The Fundamental Reason Why Anna Should Dump Josh Duggar

Monday, August 24th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

This past weekend, the Duggars’ pastor, Ronnie Floyd, preached a sermon about Josh. Go figure. In it the pastor, who previously defended the eldest Duggar’s molestation of his sisters with the statement, “things like [the scandal] have happened before and will happen again,” explained that Josh’s infidelities via the Ashley Madison website were the result […]

Peter Dinklage Just Lost His Job (One of Them Anyway)

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage just got replaced, not on that show, but in a video game where he voiced a key character. Dinklage can currently be heard as the artificial intelligence Ghost in the massively multiplayer online shooter Destiny. The game has been out for a year, but Dinklage will nonetheless be replaced […]

Mitt Romney as Mitt Romney in New Colbert Spot

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Stephen Colbert will be taking over the Late Show for CBS in September after the retirement of David Letterman. Promotion has begun in earnest with an already active YouTube channel and some new television spots. One features former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Colbert tells us he expects to interview all kinds of public figures, […]

Rowdy Roddy Piper 1954-2015

Saturday, August 1st, 2015 - by Mark Ellis

I met professional wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper in an unusual place two summers ago. It was an annual bash thrown by well-known Portland conservative businessman Terry Emmert. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Piper was a conservative. Emmert is big into sports — he owns the arena football franchise the Portland Thunder, and the semiprofessional […]

Conan O’Brien Sued for Stealing Jokes from Blogger

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Late night television host Conan O’Brien finds himself on the wrong end of a lawsuit, targeted by a blogger for alleged copyright violations. From The Hollywood Reporter: According to a complaint filed on July 22 in California federal court by Robert Kaseberg, the [four allegedly stolen] jokes were posted on a personal blog and on […]

Bill Cosby: Separating the Message from the Man

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Television columnist Brian Lowry has a great piece over at Variety articulating the complicated emotional response fans of Bill Cosby are having to “snowballing” accusations of sexual assault. He writes: Beyond working clean, Cosby tapped into these universal themes in a way that almost literally guided young men from seeing through the lens of a […]

Caitlyn Jenner’s ESPY Speech and the Respect That Trans People Deserve

Thursday, July 16th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce, accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during Wednesday’s ESPY Awards. Variety notes it was her “first formal award… since announcing her transition [from man to woman].” In her acceptance speech, Jenner called upon society to treat transgendered people with respect. From Variety: “Trans people deserve something vital,” she said. “They deserve […]

Amanda Seyfried Claims She’s Underpaid for Films

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

In an interview with the Sunday Times, actress Amanda Seyfried took aim at so-called wage inequality between men and women. By way of example, she cited her own experience. Variety reports: “A few years ago, on one of my big-budget films, I found I was being paid 10% of what my male co-star was getting, […]

Jared the Subway Guy Under Scrutiny, Linked to Child Porn Investigation

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Once a spokesman for the Subway chain of restaurants, Jared Fogle gained a new and less welcome notoriety Tuesday as his home was raided by the FBI. NBC News reports: For much of the day, Fogle’s Zionsville house was surrounded by police cars and officers as agents hauled electronic equipment, including a computer, to an evidence […]

Amy Schumer Wants to Be the Next Bachelorette

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

After making a guest appearance on the dating contest show “Bachelorette,” Amy Schumer attracted a draft campaign to see her cast in a new season. ABC execs thought it was a good idea and extended an informal invitation on Twitter. In a new interview with E! Online, Schumer indicates her interest in becoming the next Bachelorette, […]

The Dangerous Messages US Weekly Sent to Women This Week

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Bethany Mandel

Gossip rags aren’t generally known for sending positive messages to women who read them. Despite the fact that magazines like US Weekly are marketed to women, they often send messages quite toxic to their readers and to society in general. This week’s issue is no different, and as a regular reader I can say, especially […]

Rachel Dolezal Case Provokes Questions: What Is Race? Does It Matter?

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Among reaction to the Rachel Dolezal story, many have attempted to draw a distinction between her attempt to pass herself off as black and Caitlyn Jenner’s attempt to pass himself off as female. I argued Tuesday that no such distinction exists, that both Dolezal and Jenner have denied objective reality. If what Dolezal has done […]

Transracial Rachel Dolezal, Transsexual Caitlyn Jenner, and the Denial of Objective Reality

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

We new media professionals surf a choppy sea of social whim. Whatever people talk about, we write about. It’s supply and demand. That said, there are certain stories which I resist chiming in on no matter how big they get, stories which I find either distasteful or ludicrous. The story of Rachel Dolezal stands as […]

Actor Mark Ruffalo Tries to Do Some Mansplaining

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 - by Leslie Loftis

Mark Ruffalo has a Tumblr post for women who aren’t feminists. It appeared on my Facebook feed earlier this week to cheers. Many loved what “he“ wrote. (Back to the quote marks in a sec.) The post opens as almost all rebuttals of “I’m not a feminist” arguments often do: First of all, it’s clear you […]

Why It’s Hot to Rag on Jurassic Park, Chris Pratt and Sexism in Hollywood

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

So, some so-called feminist wrote a “scathing” review of Jurassic World in the Daily Beast, accusing the film of being overtly sexist because it features a corporate bitch who discovers her mothering instinct in the midst of rescuing her two nephews from an onslaught of wild dinosaurs. Let’s make one thing clear: If that woman existed in […]

Fifty Shades Scribe Hasn’t Seen the Film

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

How bad does your experience making a film have to be for you to skip seeing the finished product? Ask Kelly Marcel, the screenwriter who penned the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. From Variety: Marcel opened up about her thoughts on the film’s sexual content and her role in the film’s production on Bret Easton Ellis’ […]

Lena Dunham Breaks Up America’s Favorite Couple

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

NBC New York reports: There’s some major heartbreak coming up on “The Simpsons” and we’re not sure our hearts can handle the pain. Homer and Marge, one of TV’s longstanding married couples (27 seasons and counting), are separating this season…and Lena Dunham is the one to blame? What the what?! In an interview with Variety, executive […]

Duggar Girls’ Pain Makes for Great Spin-Off PR

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Why hasn’t TLC officially cancelled the Duggars? Ask Jill and Jessa, the daughters who are going through “immeasurable pain” presumably because they have to re-live the humiliating experience of being fondled by their brother when they were pre-teens. They’re so humiliated that they booked an exclusive with Fox News to air their shame before an […]

Michelle Duggar: Daughters More Victimized Now Than Before

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

In an interview with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, matriarch Michelle Duggar indicated that the current media hubbub surrounding revelations of sexual misconduct has proven more victimizing than the original incidents. Josh Duggar, son of Michelle and Jim Bob, has admitted to fondling five girls when he was 14 years old. Among those he touched […]

Have the Duggars Made Christianity Look Bad?

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

I’ve never been a fan of the Duggars. It has nothing to do with them. I just don’t watch reality television, or much television of any kind. My knowledge of the abnormally large family has been entirely secondhand. I know they’re conservative Christians, as am I. I know they’re popular among that crowd. And I […]

No Need to Read Anything Else Because Here’s What Will Happen with the Duggars

Monday, May 25th, 2015 - by Michael T. Hamilton

Here’s what will happen with the Duggars: 19. Within a month, Josh and dad Jim Bob will issue fuller statements clarifying apparently contradictory narratives among the family’s joint Facebook message, the police report filed by Jim Bob, and other details disclosed by family members and inferred by bloggers and journalists. 18. Within six months, Josh […]

Nerd’s Nerd Simon Pegg Renounces Geekdom, Rips on Comic Book Films

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Talk about dumping where you eat. Actor Simon Pegg, who has built a successful career on genre film and geek cred, has suddenly decided that he’s above it all. The Telegraph reports: … he told Radio Times: …“Now we’re essentially all consuming very childish things – comic books, superheroes. Adults are watching this stuff, and […]

The Muppet Show Reboot Takes a Jab at Reality TV

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

There will forever be one timeless classic following Gen-X and their Millennial crossover counterparts to the grave: The Muppets. The new ABC prime time series promises to be a satirical take on reality television. It didn’t take long for ABC to green light the show revived by Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady. Granted, the original Muppet Show played […]

Johnny Depp’s Daughter to Make Ghostly Film Debut

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Lily Rose Depp, daughter of Hollywood royalty Johnny Depp, will make her feature film debut alongside Natalie Portman in a forthcoming paranormal period film by French director Rebecca Zlotowski. From Variety: Although plot details are kept under wraps, Zlotowski told Variety that the film [title "Planetarium"] follows the journey of sisters who are believed to possess […]