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  1. Lifetime's New Reality Slate: Fix Your Hair, Fix Your Teeth,...

    Tess Lynch

    Yesterday, Lifetime announced that it had picked up four new unscripted series, and has another three that are currently in development. The news came just after the finale of True Tori, Lifetime's stumbling and stagey Tori Spelling/Dean McDermo...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. Attempted Murder and Memes: The Slender Man Hoax Turns Horribly R...

    Tess Lynch

    Early adolescence is a purgatorial period when it comes to magic. For a few years between the death of Santa and the age of critical thinking, you become an amateur occultist, and you play Bloody Mary or Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board to try to...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  3. Shark Week vs. Sharknado Week: Who Will Win the Coming Shark Wars...

    Tess Lynch

    Statistically, sharks are nowhere near the deadliest animals on earth. That honor goes to the mosquito, an insect that claims 725,000 lives a year. The next deadliest creature to humans is ourselves, followed by snakes, dogs, tsetse flies, assassin b...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. Can 'Houdini' Help Johnny Depp Escape Hollywood Jail?

    Tess Lynch

    Johnny Depp is reportedly in negotiations to play Harry Houdini in an upcoming adaptation of the controversial biography The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, which deviated from the handcuffs and water torture cel...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  5. The U.K. Just Doesn't Get Macaulay Culkin's Pizza Band

    Tess Lynch

    Beer is pizza's best friend, but the pair recently engaged in a decidedly unfriendly debate at the Nottingham stop of the Dot to Dot music festival. The Pizza Underground, Macaulay Culkin's pizza-themed Velvet Underground parody cover band ...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  6. The 'Survivor: Cagayan' Finale: It's Not How You P...

    Tess Lynch

    Survivor: Cagayan - Brawn vs. Brains vs. Beauty was like a morality play that taught you all of the wrong lessons. When Jeff Probst, live in the studio, gathered a group of Survivor-fan children around him to encourage them to compete as so...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  7. Ti West Takes ‘The Sacrament’ Beyond the Cult

    Tess Lynch

    The Sacrament isn't, strictly speaking, a horror movie. Very little about it is startling, from its gradual build of tension through its climactic conclusion, which draws heavily from the Jonestown Massacre of 1978, right down to the Flavor Aid....

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  8. We Went There: Behind the Scenes at the 'Jeopardy!' Bat...

    Tess Lynch

    It had been, by all accounts - Alex Trebek's included - the most trying and exciting Jeopardy! tournament ever, and now it was almost over. Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and Roger Craig were standing at their podium...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  9. ‘SNL’: The Cameos Outnumber the Cast in the Andy Samb...

    Tess Lynch

    SNL's last two season finales were mostly notable for the good-byes: Abby Elliott, Kristen Wiig, and Andy Samberg departed after Season 37, and Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Jason Sudeikis exited last year. (Tim Robinson, who spent...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  10. A New Book by a Guy Claiming to Be the Zodiac Killer’s Son ...

    Tess Lynch

    In February, The Awl featured an interesting interview with Tom Voigt, a web designer who maintains ZodiacKiller.com, a site dedicated to all things ZK. The interview was published after a new suspect had been named: Louis Myers, a teenager when the...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  11. Where in the World Is Casey Kasem?

    Tess Lynch

    Casey Kasem has disappeared. Yesterday, Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy ordered a court investigator and adult protective services to locate the former radio personality and voice actor, granting his daughter Kerri Kasem temporary conservators...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  12. Huh: 'Spring Breakers,' 'Joe Dirt,' and '...

    Tess Lynch

    When James Franco mentioned a Spring Breakers sequel in September, I didn't believe him. My approach to Franco is to never really believe him - the better to enjoy him! - but this time, for better or worse, he was speakin...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  13. Is Lorde’s Teen Dream Fairy Tale Over?

    Tess Lynch

    It's been just over a year since the official iTunes debut of Lorde's The Love Club EP. Since the release, the artist otherwise known as Ella Yelich-O'Connor turned 17 years old, released a platinum-selling album, argued feminism ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  14. ‘SNL’: Andrew 'Spider-Man' Garfield Drops I...

    Tess Lynch

    Andrew Garfield, currently promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which appeared in theaters this weekend, hosted SNL for the first time on Saturday. Bringing a lot of bouncy energy (though not a lot of bouncy hair - R.I.P., Hairfield...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  15. Dicespins, Spinoffs, and the Sad Tale of Susan Stafford: A &lsquo...

    Tess Lynch

    Wheel of Fortune is celebrating 6,000 episodes this week, resulting in $6,000 prizes and many articles about the show and Vanna White's Guinness World Record for clapping (in 1992, so now she's just running victory laps). But Wheel has also...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  16. The Most Recent ‘Matrix’ Lawsuit Is Not the Best &lsq...

    Tess Lynch

    It's no secret that The Matrix borrowed inspiration from everything from Baudrillard (who rejected an invitation to work on the sequels with the Wachowskis, responding that "[t]he most embarrassing part of the film is that the new problem p...

    Blog | April 29, 2014