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  1. Would It Shock You Now? A Look Back at the Attention-Grabbing Mom...

    Eric Ducker

    There's an arms race going on in the world of television. Show creators know they have to deliver some memorable shocks if they want network execs and viewers to pay attention, particularly if they're going to blow them away with...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Penn State's NCAA Sanctions Are Gone; Confounding Feelings R...

    Michael Weinreb

    Here's a snapshot of how inherently bizarre things have gotten at Penn State over the past few years: Last week, a blog operated by a local clothing and souvenir store purported to have exclusive information from someone in the NCAA regardi...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  3. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Gaming Journalism and the Nude Photo Sc...

    Emily Yoshida and Molly Lambert

    Emily and Molly are joined by writer Leigh Alexander to talk about recent controversies in the gaming journalism world (a.k.a. #Gamergate,) as well as the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Gr...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  4. Public Lives, Private Browsing, and the Two-Way Mirror of the Cel...

    Molly Lambert

    The massive female celebrity nudes leak scandal of 2014 was presaged just days earlier by a smaller tremor. Calum Hood, the bassist in the newly popular boy band 5 Seconds of Summer, admitted that a fully frontal nude Snapchat was, in fact, him. Alth...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. Grantland Reality TV Fantasy League: Meet Elan the Talking Racoon...

    David Jacoby

    After watching so many reality shows over so many years, this was the week I finally found love: I'm in love with Bachelor in Paradise. Over the last few days, Farmer Chris was confirmed as the next Bachelor, J.A. Adande continued live dating o...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  6. The Hollywood Prospectus Emmys Preview

    Chris Ryan

    The Emmys! They are tonight! You want to sound informed about the nominees! You want to know the relevant story lines going into the evening so the proceedings don't seem shocking and bizarre! You wish there were a series of short videos breakin...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. Haim, A$AP Ferg, and a Whole Bunch of Celebrity Guests Have a Few...

    Emily Yoshida

    The sistren Haim takes the A$AP Ferg-assisted remix of its cheating scandal sulk "My Song 5" to its logical home: a Jerry Springer-esque talk show! And in addition to Ferg, there are also more celebrity cameos th...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  8. The Hollywood Prospectus Emmys Preview Special

    Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald

    In a six-part preview series, Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald break down a handful of the Emmy categories and make their predictions. Listen to the podcast version of the preview here....

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  9. Got a Spare $10 Billion? Help Jon Stewart Buy CNN!

    Zach Dionne

    At the end of this Daily Show segment about Rupert Murdoch trying to buy Time Warner for $80 billion, Jon Stewart proposes a more practical idea: a Kickstarter campaign ("campaign" is a little serious for Kickstarter sometimes,...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. An Idiot's Guide to the Pilot Flying J Rebate Scandal

    Matt Borcas

    Two short years ago, truck stop magnate and "1,000 percent" Steelers fan Jimmy Haslam bought the Cleveland Browns. For context, that was two head coaches, two general managers, four starting quarterbacks, nine wins, and 23 losses...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  11. The Visor and the Beret

    Molly Lambert

    In the past few weeks, a movie called The Other Woman went to no. 1 at the box office, a corrupt rich man saw his empire taken down by his mistress, and a woman from the nation's collective memory reappeared to set the reco...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  12. The Week in Gossip: Ben Affleck Counts Cards, Priestly and Pitt&r...

    Last weekend, TMZ claimed that Ben Batman Affleck was banned the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas for card counting. If this sounds believable and vaguely familiar, it's because this is not Affleck's first gambling scandal. Back in 2011, tablo...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  13. The Week in Gossip: Power Couple Check-in With Nick Cannon and Ma...

    Juliet Litman

    The Internet has given the world many gifts, including the gift of constant celebrity gossip. There's a wide world out there of paparazzi photos, real estate purchases, ill-advised couples going grocery shopping, supposed children being bro...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  14. 'Scandal', 'The Good Wife,' and women on TV

    Mark Harris

    The real TV trend of 2013? The rise of the strong female character.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2013
  15. Rob Ford the sports fan

    Brian Phillips

    Celebrating the no. 1 sports fan among our neighbors to the north — Toronto mayor Rob Ford.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  16. Getting Angry About Jeremy Lin All Over Again

    netw3rk

    When the Knicks didn't match Houston's offer sheet for Jeremy Lin in the summer of 2012, it struck me as cruel. Knicks fans had struggled through any number of confounding contracts, bizarre trades, brooding malcontents, and embarrassing scandals, ye...

    Blog | November 15, 2013