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"I Must've Busted About 1,000 Nuts in This Bitch": On Ballers Episode 6

If anyone is still out there reading this website, we’ve got big news: Ballers episode six was one for the baller record books—to be remembered time and time again in moments of dark despair. While the world may be crumbling around us, and night begins to fall, it is important to remember that the ballers stop balling… » 7/27/15 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm

Watch Kanye West Give Caitlyn Jenner His Open Admiration

Above is the Kimye scene from the premiere of I Am Cait, E!’s new reality series about Caitlyn Jenner. We’ve known for a while now (via Jenner’s April coming-out interview with Diane Sawyer) that Kanye West helped his initially wary wife Kim Kardashian accept Caitlyn’s transition, but via this show, we heard Kanye… » 7/26/15 9:31pm Sunday 9:31pm

Talking to a Disfigured Person Can Instantly Make Your Brain Kinder

Last night, actor/comedian Adam Pearson hosted a one-hour BBC Three special called The Ugly Face of Disability Hate Crime. Pearson, whom you may recognize from his brief role in the 2014 Scarlett Johansson alien movie Under the Skin, shared his own experiences with ableist bigotry resulting from having… » 7/24/15 2:37pm Friday 2:37pm

White People Say the Darnedest Things

Jose Antonio Vargas’s one-hour doc White People premiered on MTV yesterday. Controversial upon its announcement, the special attempted to put the onus of grappling with race on whites, as opposed to the people oppressed by racism who already grapple as part of their daily lives. While in practice, the special may have… » 7/23/15 12:47pm Thursday 12:47pm

"I Just Use the Weed For Pain Management": On Ballers Episode Five

From the Ballers fan mail inbox: “Am I crazy, or is there no article for episode 5 of Ballers? How the hell am I supposed to know how HARD they BALLED?” Readers, did you really believe we’d leave you—our most loyal and dedicated ballers—stranded without a ball? What kind of operation do you think we’re running here?… » 7/21/15 1:57pm 7/21/15 1:57pm

Beaten Into Exposition: True Detective Episode Five Explained

I play along with the charade/That doesn’t seem to be a reason to change/I feel so dirty when they start talking clues/Wanna tell them I’m a detective but I just get the blues/‘Cause she’s solving it with those eyes/Investigating with that brain, I just know it/I’m the true detective/And I wish that I had Jessie’s… » 7/21/15 12:47pm 7/21/15 12:47pm

John Oliver on the Ridiculous Reasons America Wastes 1/3 of Its Food

In America, we throw out more than a third of our food, an insane 730 football stadiums worth every year. That’s up by about 50 percent since the ‘70s. Meanwhile, 50 million Americans are hungry. John Oliver spent last night’s Last Week Tonight looking into the causes of this ugly state of affairs. » 7/20/15 10:00am 7/20/15 10:00am

Leah Remini's Family Discusses the Consequences of Leaving Scientology

A large part of last night’s Season 2 premiere of TLC’s Leah Remini: It’s All Relative was devoted to the actor’s departure from the Church of Scientology after about 30 years of involvement. Early in the episode, Remini discussed being labeled a “suppressive person” by the church and why she left: » 7/16/15 5:45pm 7/16/15 5:45pm

Bill Maher and Kid (of Kid 'n Play) Are Smoking Buds

Last night’s season finale of Unsung, TV One’s Behind the Music-esque docuseries spotlighting R&B and hip-hop artists, told the story of Kid ‘n Play, the PG-rated hip-hop duo that was popular in the late-‘80s/early-‘90s. As you may remember, Christopher “Kid” Reid rocked an iconic high-top fade early in his career… » 7/16/15 11:43am 7/16/15 11:43am

"It's About What Happens From Here": Caitlyn Jenner Crushed the ESPYs 

Caitlyn Jenner received this year’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, and more impressively, two standing ovations from the entire room during the live ceremony—one before and one after her wide-ranging, 10-minute acceptance speech, which touched on her transition but was devoted more to her activism on behalf… » 7/15/15 10:44pm 7/15/15 10:44pm

Stephen Colbert Interrogates Shameless Pluto-Killer Neil DeGrasse Tyson

The space-traitor Neil DeGrasse Tyson would rather classify Mercury, Venus, Mars, and our own fair blue marble, Earth—the only home we’ve got and the only object in space known to contain Beyoncé— as dwarf planets than see Pluto officially become a planet again. Tyson confessed under questioning from Stephen Colbert… » 7/15/15 2:30pm 7/15/15 2:30pm

50 Cent Is Fine (He's Fine!) 

50 Cent just happened to be scheduled as a guest on today’s episode The Talk, just one day after news broke of his filing for bankruptcy. So as not to offend or unnerve, the subject of his potential financial ruin was broached gently and vaguely. Sharon Osbourne said to 50, “My darling friend, there’s been a lot of… » 7/14/15 3:31pm 7/14/15 3:31pm

Kristen Wiig's "Booze & Pills": Summer Jam and Life Anthem

Last night, IFC debuted The Spoils Before Dying, Andrew Steele and Matt Piedmont’s followup to their 2014 faux-’80s miniseries The Spoils of Babylon. Babylon’s Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are joined this time by the likes of Maya Rudolph and Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire) for this “journey through the seedy… » 7/09/15 12:21pm 7/09/15 12:21pm