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  1. ‘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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Michael Douglas Clarifies That Oral Sex Only Maybe Led to His Can...

    Amos Barshad

    Michael Douglas is fully aware of the uproar his comments linking oral sex and HPV to cancer have caused, and he'd like to clear something up. It's not like he was saying oral sex, and the contracting of HPV, definitely leads to cancer. He was just s...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  13. Really! Seth Meyers Gets Late Night

    Amos Barshad

    As rumored and conjectured, Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers will indeed take over Late Night after Jimmy Fallon moves to The Tonight Show. The news was confirmed this weekend by NBC and Meyers, who told the New York Times "Working at 'SNL' requires...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  14. Bradley Cooper the Latest to Bounce on Jane Got a Gun

    Amos Barshad

    The Western Jane Got a Gun has been suffering through a historic string of defections, with Bradley Cooper its latest exit. You might even be tempted to say that Jane Got a Gun ... but very little else. (I'm so, so sorry for that. Please keep read...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  15. Yep, John Williams Is Probably Doing the Score for New Star Wars

    Amos Barshad

    Luke and Leia are probably onboard. Han Solo might yet join them. Screenwriter Michael Arndt is hard at work on the script, and it's flowing seamlessly into his Mac. So what else does J.J. Abrams need to lock down on Star Wars: Episode VII before goi...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  16. Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman to Play the Macbeths

    Amos Barshad

    ScreenDaily reports that Natalie Portman will join previously announced Michael Fassbender on the latest Macbeth to hit the screen. The two will play Shakespeare's greatest power couple, Lord and Lady Macbeth, in a U.K.-Australia co-production that b...

    Blog | May 01, 2013