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  1. Black Christmas: Scandal, Schadenfreude, and the Spectacle of the...

    Tom Carson

    Editor's note: A few hours after this post was published today, Sony announced it was canceling its Christmas Day release of The Interview. Even by Hollywood's impressive standards, Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin has a rep as a lousy...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. ‘Rembert Explains’ Podcast: Bill Cosby, Thanksgiving ...

    Rembert Browne

    Rembert Browne and Grantland's own Wesley Morris spontaneously sit down to talk about their Cosby piece, drama over Thanksgiving, and Barack Obama. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our p...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  3. 'Key & Peele' Made a Music Video to Pump You Up for...

    Zach Dionne

    Jordan Peele's Barack Obama and Keegan-Michael Key's anger translator are coming back to Comedy Central for a fourth season, along with all their co-stars, in 15 days. Rather than just bouncing up and down excitedly in your chair, go ahead ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  4. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman and Jon Lovett

    Brian Koppelman

    Jon Lovett was a White House speechwriter while in his mid-twenties. Now 30, he creates TV shows. He talks about that ride, proximity to power, and why he does what he does. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to Grantland Pop Cu...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. The Triangle Sports Book Club: PFT Commenter’s 'Goodel...

    Matt Borcas

    From time to time, Grantland will review a new sports book. Most of these books will be bad. Today, we look at the new parody e-book from jesting Internet NFL scribe PFT Commenter. *** "In a time of universal deceit, tel...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. The 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner Awards, Starring...

    Amos Barshad

    The annual White House Correspondents' Dinner - a.k.a. "Nerd Prom" - went down in D.C. last night and gave us its usual range of cringe moments, minorly awkward bipartisan bonhomie, and straight-up room-erupting big laughs....

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  7. Rembert Explains the Pre-McConaissance: ‘Tiptoes’

    Rembert Browne

    There once was a series called "Rembert Explains." It came in many forms (the '80s, the '90s, America), but ultimately was shut down by Barack Obama. While Rembert is still under high surveillance, every now and then some...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  8. We Went There: President Obama Checks Out Denzel Washington and &...

    Amos Barshad

    On Friday night, Denzel Washington and the cast of the new Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun had a very special guest at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre: former NBA Inside Stuff host Ahmad Rashad! Oh, also: Ahmad's girlfriend, White House...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  9. Watch Barack Obama and Zach Galifianakis Hash Out the Issues on &...

    Zach Dionne

    Ready to see the president of the United States and the man who gave Justin Bieber a spanking communicate face-to-face for six minutes? Probably not, but give it a try anyway. You'll see Between Two Ferns host Zach Galifianakis...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  10. Afternoon Links: Aaron Paul Still Rules, Probably Won't Ever Stop...

    Zach Dionne

    Aaron Paul has done a great many lovely things other than Breaking Bad. Once he walked out of his home to chat with fans; another time he just casually shared how much he'd love to star in The Dark Tower. He really went out of his way, though, the ti...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  11. Michelle Obama Responds to Kanye West's Recent Comments

    Rembert Browne

    Kanye West recently spoke to Ryan Seacrest about a number of things. Here's one of the things he said. There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of Vogue. She's like the most intriguing woman right now. She's got Barbara Walters call...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  12. This Week in Internet: Mike Ditka Sets Facebook on Fire and We Ca...

    Andrew Sharp

    The Internet is a big place, and it's important to stay current on all the ridiculous things that happen out there. Every Friday, we'll catch you up on what you might have missed. This week, we begin in Chicago. If you spend way too much time on t...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  13. An Open Letter to Sasha and Malia About Michelle Obama's Rap Albu...

    Rembert Browne

    Dear Sasha and Malia, I'm sorry. There's no way any of us could have predicted this. Blessed with two parents, you've been lucky. One is the president of the United States. And the other is a woman who, when placed alongside said president, occ...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  14. President Obama's WHCD Pop Culture References: Best and Worst Cas...

    Rembert Browne

    There is an event that takes place in Washington, D.C., every year, traditionally the last Saturday of April, officially titled the White House Correspondents' Dinner and unfortunately hashtagged as #NerdProm. An observation: This event is not a p...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  15. About Last Night: The Dancing Has Begun

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy wondering what living Nicolas Cage's life would feel like, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The NCAA tournament got under way in Dayton as North Carolina A&T edged Liberty, 73-72. The win was a clear victory for...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  16. Is Dawn Richard's Goldenheart Already the Album of the Year?

    Steven Hyden

    "Steve, you guys in the press are incorrigible." When Barack Obama said that on 60 Minutes last Sunday, he was referring to the media jump-starting coverage of the 2016 presidential election not even a week after his inauguration. And he was directin...

    Blog | January 30, 2013