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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. The Totally Predictable, Entertainingly Disastrous Tanking of The...

    Amos Barshad

    A few weeks ago, after months of rumors about its hilarious on-set troubles — reshoots! rewrites! Accidental Hungarian anti-terrorism gun raids! — World War Z was finally released and … actually did really, really well. It pulled $6...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  4. Weekend Box Office: Melissa McCarthy Drops Channing Tatum Like He...

    Amos Barshad

    This weekend, all humans lost to the monsters. Pixar's Monsters University, the sequel to Monsters, Inc., took the top box office spot for the second straight week with $46.2 million, good for an overall international haul of — oh, wow, dude &#...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. Havanagate Lives: Obama Responds to Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuban Adv...

    Amos Barshad

    We thought this whole kerfuffle over Jay-Z and Beyoncé's Cuba trip got good when White House press secretary Jay Carney was forced to respond. (We'll remember "I guess nothing rhymes with treasury" forever.) But we just got really spoiled. Durin...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  6. McConaughey vs. Tatum 2012: Who Had the Better Year?

    Amos Barshad

    2012 was a good year for all kinds of people (e.g., Jeremy Lin, Christian Marclay, Lena Dunham, R.A. Dickey, Barack Obama, Trinidad James ...). But in the realm of White Male Actors (Who Wore a Thong In At Least One Movie Scene), two reigned supreme....

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  7. Jay Pharoah Is Your New Fake President

    Amos Barshad

    In what appears to be a bloodless coup, Jay Pharoah has taken the White House from Fred Armisen. The New York Times reports that, for this upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels has decided 24-year-old Pharoah will take over the role ...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  8. Want to Know Some Stuff About Homeland's Second Season?

    Amos Barshad

    Homeland, the Showtime counterterrorism drama, had itself a very good first year. Co-signs came from as far and wide as the Golden Globes, the White House, and right here at Grantland; meanwhile, Claire Danes exorcised all My So-Called Life demons by...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  9. Jamie Foxx Might Be the Latest Fictional Black President Under Si...

    Amos Barshad

    If it wasn't utterly dumbfounding, it'd be almost comforting in its predictability: a black actor gets cast as the President of the United States in a movie, and that movie's plot line inevitably involves the world going to hell. Next up is Jamie...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  10. Channing Tatum Will John McClane the White House

    Amos Barshad

    As Grantland previously noted, Columbia is planning on letting director Roland Emmerich — who blew up the President's home in Independence Day — mess up the White House once again. This time, the cause of destruction is an invading parami...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  11. White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama References Kim Kardashi...

    Amos Barshad

    At this weekend's annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama stepped up to the podium and delivered a pretty entertaining 17 minutes of stand-up. He kicked things off with the classic "Wait, my mic was on?" gag, which slagged off both...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  12. Roland Emmerichs Disaster-Blockbuster Tour Takes Him Back to the...

    Amos Barshad

    In 1996, director Roland Emmerich destroyed the White House, via aliens, in Independence Day. In 1998, he destroyed New York, via mythical dinosaur, in Godzilla. In 2004, he destroyed North America, via global warming, in The Day After Tomorrow. In 2...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. Eric Bana Takes On Elvis

    Amos Barshad

    Eric Bana will star as Elvis Presley in Elvis & Nixon, which revolves around Presley's 1970 visit to the White House. The meeting was initiated by Elvis, who wrote a letter asking to be made a "Federal Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of Narcotics a...

    Blog | October 24, 2011