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  1. Predicting the Best Actress Races: J-Law, Cate Blanchett, and a D...

    Mark Harris

    It's become commonplace to assert that 2013 was an especially rich year for American movies, partly because it's true. Yet you wouldn't know it from the categories I'm going to examine today. Here we are at Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, a...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. Afternoon Links: Maya Rudolph's Big Moment Is Nigh

    Zach Dionne

    Maya Rudolph is coming back to NBC, and it's not to lend SNL a momentary famous black lady impression or to appear on a middling sitcom. It's to [OPRAH VOICE] HAVE HER OWN VARIETY SERIES! Or a pilot, at least. Lorne Michaels is producing, and Deadlin...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  3. Looking Back on Oprah Winfrey's 'Beloved'

    Karina Longworth

    How we got to the year of Fruitvale, The Butler, and 12 Years a Slave.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  4. Afternoon Links: Is The Newsroom the Greatest Show on Television?...

    Tess Lynch

    This one's for Emily, whose Newsroom recaps are almost enough to make me dive back in — but not quite. Funny or Die has spoofed the opening scene of Sorkin's most divisive show in "A Message to Aaron Sorkin," allowing Luke Barnett (as Will McAv...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  5. The Butler, The World's End Rock the Box Office

    Amos Barshad

    If you really needed another reason to never again underestimate the power of Oprah: Lee Daniels' The Butler — the prestige drama from Lee Daniels and Weinstein Co. starring Forest Whitaker as a man employed in eight generations of White House ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Breaking Down the Bracket, Plus the Tay...

    Molly Lambert and Tess Lynch and Emily Yoshida

    Today on Girls in Hoodies we kick things off by attempting to explain/pick apart Grantland's not-at-all-controversial Best Songs of the Millennium bracket. (We would appreciate any and all votes for our theme song, "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  7. Do You Like Prince Movies? Podcast: Lee Daniels' The Butler, Elmo...

    Alex Pappademas and Wesley Morris

    Zac Efron gets peed on! John Cusack plays Nixon! The Kardashians are thoughtfully considered. Looks like it's So Wrong It's Right Week. Plus: a tribute to Elmore Leonard. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  8. Lindsay Lohan Faces Her Greatest Denial Challenge Yet: Oprah Winf...

    Molly Lambert

    Like a lot of the best child actors, Lindsay Lohan seemed preternaturally adult as a kid. In interviews she was articulate, and on camera she knew exactly where her light was. This kind of youthful precociousness, so celebrated in child actors, does ...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. The Butler Box Office: Behold the Power of Oprah

    Amos Barshad

    Want some proof that Oprah's still magic? Just check out the numbers for The Butler, Lee Daniels's prestige drama based on the life of White House butler Eugene Allen, who'd served under eight administrations. Despite not even the hint of a chance of...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  10. Kate and Kim Raise Their Royal Babies Solo, and Other Sob Stories...

    Molly Lambert

    Star Kate Middleton & Kim Kardashian Raising Children Alone: "They may seem to have it all, but with absent partners and no homes of their own, both Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Kim Kardashian are struggling with motherhood." And their names ...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  11. Angelina Jolie Named 2013's Highest-Paid Actress Despite Not Rele...

    Tess Lynch

    Angelina Jolie, who last appeared onscreen in 2010's The Tourist (remember? With Johnny Depp? With whom she shared so little chemistry that "a microscope and a search party could not discover any trace of" it?), has topped Forbes's list of this year'...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  12. Can Oprah Save Lindsay Lohan?

    Molly Lambert

    Lindsay Lohan has announced her first post-rehab plans. She'll be doing an eight-part inspirational docu-reality series for Oprah on OWN! It'll only cost Oprah's fledgling network a paltry two million dollars, from a deal Lohan signed while still in ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  13. Relax, Everyone: The Butler Might Get to Keep Its Name After All

    Amos Barshad

    Ah, Hollywood: The intrigue! The stars! The painfully boring naming-rights quibbles! What are we talking about? Well, as Deadline reports, Lee Daniels's The Butler might have to change its name. Or it might not. Whoo! So basically, Warner Bros. lo...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  14. 'Wean,' 'Pajamas,' and Warren Moon: Stories of Spelling Bee Horro...

    Rembert Browne

    It was 1995. And after months of studying words with my mother whenever I was awake and not in school (breakfast table, drive to school, drive to practice, drive from practice, dinner, before homework, after homework), it was time for the spelling...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. Video: Jason Collins on Talking to Presidents About His Big Annou...

    Grantland Staff

    Check out these two videos from Bill Simmons's B.S. Report with Jason Collins. Presidents, Oprah, Even Tim Hardaway Reached Out to Collins Collins details the craziness of the day he publicly announced he is gay, including high-profile phone call...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  16. Afternoon Links: Terrence Howard Talks About Oprah's 'Volumptuous...

    Tess Lynch

    Terrence Howard, who is coming to get you, got really creepy when he started talking about Oprah's "tig ol' bitties" in an interview. I guess he's just trying to live his breast life. Shia LaBeouf WILL NOT STOP. He's got a Twitter tongue sharper ...

    Blog | March 06, 2013