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  1. Sarah Silverman Comes Home to ‘SNL’

    Amos Barshad

    Last week's SNL premiere had all the baked-in drama one would expect from an offseason of upheaval, mixed up with the inherent giddiness of the first day of school. It also had some great bits, and at least one standout performance from a d...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. Garf Comes Alive: The Imminent Stand-up Stardom of Jerrod Carmich...

    Amos Barshad

    "I want that Sinatra type of fame," says Jerrod Carmichael, gangly and beaming. "It's not the 'Whoever's the hot pop star at the moment' fame. It's the 'Walk in...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. ‘SNL’ 40th Season Premiere: Pratt’s First Time,...

    Amos Barshad

    On Friday, a day before SNL's 40th anniversary premiere, James Franco's documentary Saturday Night hit Hulu Plus. Originally conceived as an NYU film school assignment - a seven-minute observational short on Bill Hader -...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  4. ‘Blackhat’ Trailer: Thor Is a Hacker for Michael Mann...

    Amos Barshad

    For the members of the Avengers in highest standing -- that'd be Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth, a.k.a. the ones with their own standalone Marvel franchises -- it's always a tall order to squeeze in non-numbered fa...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  5. Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, MJ + Freddie, Cherry Glazerr, and...

    Amos Barshad

    We could give Ms. Lopez a hard time for cravenly and unimaginatively jumping on this current crest of our nation's cyclical relationship with butts; like, the song is just called "Booty," and almost the entire running time of its new v...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  6. ‘Weekend Update’ Desk Shake-Up: Cecily Strong Out, Mi...

    Amos Barshad

    Even when making the most benign, predictable moves, Saturday Night Live can't escape scrutiny. (Considering we just got done doing this, that's probably not something we need to point out to you too strenuously.) But when the move&amp...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  7. Bill Hader’s Day Off

    Amos Barshad

    "I moved here the day this place opened," Bill Hader says as he walks into the film haven Cinefile Video in West L.A. "I didn't have a lot of friends. I didn't have a job. So I just kind of hung out,...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  8. Killer Mike, J. Cole, and Hip-Hop’s Response to Ferguson

    Amos Barshad

    Last Friday, six days after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, J. Cole released a song in response to the tragedy, called "Be Free." "That coulda been me, easily," he said in a corresponding stateme...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. This Is Their Youth

    Amos Barshad

    For nearly 20 years, This Is Our Youth has been a beacon for beautiful young people looking to show and prove. Kenneth Lonergan's play, a scuffed-up three-hander about destructively coddled uptown rich kids in Reagan '80s New York fumbling ...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  10. We Will Be Getting More Posthumous Michael Jackson Music Until th...

    Amos Barshad

    Xscape was just the beginning: As Rolling Stone reports, following Michael Jackson's second posthumous album, we are now due up to "eight more albums culled from outtakes and repackaged material" from his back vault. Um. Hooray? As Ju...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  11. Cranky Don Henley Takes Ill-Advised Pro-Buble/Anti–Frank Oc...

    Amos Barshad

    Two years after the fact, guess who's the only person alive still mad about Frank Ocean covering Don Henley without legal clearance? Why, yes - it is Don Henley! Speaking with Australia's The Daily Telegraph (via Billboard), Hen...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  12. R.I.P., Hal Douglas, the Michael Jordan of Trailer Voice-over Guy...

    Amos Barshad

    Hal Douglas - one of the most accomplished movie-trailer voice-over artists of all time - died Friday at his home in Lovettsville, Virginia, the New York Times reports. The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer. He was...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  13. Attention, Triads: Stop Wasting Your Time Trying to Extort Michae...

    Amos Barshad

    Look, Triads, we get it. Really, we do. You are an internationally renowned criminal organization. You've struck fear into the hearts of men from Shanghai to Macau to Vice City. Your tales are bloody, ruthless, unspeakable; your name is legend. But t...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  14. Michael B. Jordan Has a New Mentor  and It's Rocky Balboa?

    Amos Barshad

    When we spoke with the ascendant Michael B. Jordan about Fruitvale Station, he had only the highest of praise for his director, 27-year-old Ryan Coogler. "'First-time film director' and 'Ryan Coogler' should not be in the same sentence," he told us. ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  15. Fruitvale Stations Michael B. Jordan on Tears, Impending Stardom...

    Amos Barshad

    Michael B. Jordan first made you cry as Wallace, the doomed corner boy with the heart of gold from the first season of The Wire. Years later he showed up on Friday Night Lights, bigger and badder as East Dillon Lions star QB Vince Howard, but no less...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  16. Michael Bay Drops Optimus Prime for Tom Clancy and an Xbox

    Amos Barshad

    Recently, after years spent chasing down Sparks and making Shia LaBeouf run from tennis balls on sticks, Michael Bay has drifted from the Transformers universe. There was Pain & Gain, of course, a relatively low-key affair for the blow-shit-up master...

    Blog | June 12, 2013