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  1. Songs of the Week: Tinashe, Drake, Perfume Genius, and Baby &rsqu...

    Amos Barshad

    This week, Kristeen Young went on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson and shredded through her jam "Pearl of a Girl" with Dave Grohl (who actually played drums on her whole new album, The Knife Shift), the similarly legendary Pat Smear, ...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer: Caesar the ...

    Amos Barshad

    Nearly three years ago, we here at Grantland stood in front of you and made a bold declaration: The time for the mo-cap Oscar was nigh! "We're talking about the stuntmen, dancers, extras and people with bad teeth who every day don form-...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. And the Oscar Goes to ... Kevin Spacey as Keyboard Cat!

    Amos Barshad

    The only tradition as time-honored and hallowed as the Oscars is, of course, making fun of the Oscars. And last night, following a special post-Oscars edition of his show, Jimmy Kimmel got a head start on everybody. Using his always impressive ce...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  4. Eddie Murphy Comeback Alert, Part 3,956: Beverly Hills Cop IV?!

    Amos Barshad

    First, it was Tower Heist. Then, it was the Oscars hosting gig. And for a minute there, a few of us even talked ourselves into A Thousand Words. But despite what all outward signs might have suggested — from that career-spanning Rolling Stone c...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  5. What's Kanye West Ranting About Today? Hint: The Grammys, 'Suit &...

    Amos Barshad

    "Remind me again why the Grammys can suck my dick?" Kanye asked on Friday night in London, during what is now his mandatory mid-show freakout/meltdown/one-man theatrical production. It was just one little moment of an eight-minute spiel — there...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  6. Oscars 2013: And the Winners Are ...

    Amos Barshad

    There will be plenty of time later to break down all of the rich, glitzy, succor-providing Hollywood action — from the talking bear, to the hugely throated Jennifer Hudson, to the fact that now, more than ever, America is feeling some feelings ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  7. The Oscars Just Got a Little More Avengers-y

    Amos Barshad

    As in — the cast of The Avengers was just announced as presenters at this year's Oscars (Sunday! February 24! On ABC!) Why? Well, in the spirit of the continued MTV Movie Awards-ification of the Academy Awards, why not have the dudes from the t...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  8. HBO's Phil Spector Trailer: Al Pacino's Wonderful World of Wigs

    Amos Barshad

    On a certain level, this whole Al Pacino as Phil Spector thing could have ended with this one indelible, delectable image right here: Helen Mirren, doing her best not to audibly grumble out, "WTF, didn't I win an Oscar, like, six years ago"; then a c...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  9. What Did Your Favorite Oscar-Snubbed Directors Do Last Night?

    Amos Barshad

    With this year's Oscar nominees snubs, an atypically cohesive consensus has already formed, at least within the Best Director category: no Quentin Tarantino? No Ben Affleck?! No Kathryn Bigelow?!! Yesterday, attempting to make sense of the peculi...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  10. Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Promos: 'That's Not How You Spell Douche'...

    Amos Barshad

    Not that it was going to take much for anyone to panic about this year's Oscars anyway, but after Seth MacFarlane hammed it up like a monkey riding a bicycle Thursday morning while announcing the nominees, the question is now paramount on the minds o...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  11. What'd We Miss? Ryan Gosling, Pulp, Frank Ocean, Acting CIA Direc...

    Amos Barshad

    Hey, we've been gone a while! Since before Christmas, to be exact. And seeing as you've surely spent that time stomping joyously through mountain passes and heartily breathing crisp, fresh, wintry mountain air and expertly plucking fish out of mounta...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  12. How Did Kathryn Bigelow Make a Bin Laden Movie So Soon After His ...

    Amos Barshad

    How? Good question! And in a New York Magazine piece about Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty — her second close collaboration with The Hurt Locker screenwriter Mark Boal, now being touted as a heavy Oscar favorite — Grantland's own Mark Harris g...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  13. Seth MacFarlane's Family Guy Movie Idea Is 'Impossible to Do on T...

    Amos Barshad

    With Seth MacFarlane's unlikely debut as Oscars host a scant few months away, the Academy's designated lightning rod is now hitting the campaign trail and drumming up support. Which is how, on Wednesday, a class of UCLA undergrads found themselves me...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  14. Bradley Cooper Joins Cameron Crowe's Emma Stone Movie

    Amos Barshad

    Up next for Bradley Cooper is the Oscar campaign for Silver Linings Playbook, which is being toted as a lock for a Best Picture nomination and might actually nab Cooper himself a nom in Best Actor. (Wait, the guy who has sex with Michael Ian Black in...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  15. Seth MacFarlane Oscar Hosting Reaction: MacFarlane Ecstatic, Jac...

    Amos Barshad

    One day into Seth MacFarlane Oscar Hostpocalypse and tensions are — well, tensions are existent, if not necessarily high. Surely, more shrieking criticism will come as more info is announced, but after the shock of yesterday's announcement, the...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  16. Five Reasons Why Seth MacFarlane Hosting the Oscars Maybe Isnt t...

    Amos Barshad

    First: Yes, Seth MacFarlane is hosting the Oscars. What?! Yes. He's hosting the Oscars. The AMPAS announced it today. It's happening. It's a done deal. OK, now take a deep breath. In. Hold it. Hold it. Aaaand out. Here's why MacFarlane's hiri...

    Blog | October 01, 2012