John Travolta Is "Scientology's Captive": Going Clear's Shocking Claims

Last night, HBO premiered Alex Gibney's documentary exposé Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief. How fucked up, dangerous, intimidating, and crooked is Scientology? Let Gibney count the ways. The doc was undoubtedly full of revelations for those who haven't read Lawrence Wright's 2011 New Yorker piece… » 3/30/15 11:02am Today 11:02am

John Oliver: If You Love April Fools' Day, You're Basically a Monster

Last Week Tonight is on break this week, but John Oliver still made a video to address the crisis that will strike all of us just two short days from now: April Fools' Day, that holiday beloved of monsters and sociopaths only, is on its way. » 3/30/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

South African Comic Trevor Noah to Replace Jon Stewart at The Daily Show

The New York Times reports that 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah is your next Daily Show host. Noah first appeared on the show in December to talk about police brutality in America and South Africa. He's contributed on-air only twice since then. » 3/30/15 9:10am Today 9:10am

​Watch Mariah Carey Drive Around and Sing to...Mariah Carey

I have not yet been blessed with the pleasure of seeing Mariah Carey in concert, though I've heard its quite the experience. At this point, this video of Mariah and James Corden driving around "listening to the radio" and singing along is the closest I'll get for some time. And since Corden chose to play mostly… » 3/26/15 9:50am Thursday 9:50am

RIP Kroll Show, The Meta Sketch Comedy TV Needed

Last night was the series finale of Nick Kroll's Comedy Central series, Kroll Show. It was short but sweet—just three seasons of sketch comedy television parody. It took us into the alternate TV Universe of Nick Kroll's weird brand of comedy. It was a cable TV universe that is much like the one that exists in reality,… » 3/25/15 2:40pm Wednesday 2:40pm

Deadline Fights For White Peoples' Right To Be on TV

Broadcast networks are in the midst of casting the pilots from which they'll be picking their show lineups for the upcoming fall season, and Nellie Andreeva, Deadline's veteran TV writer, is worried. Why? Because, on the heels of minority-lead series seeing sky-high Nielsen ratings, television is in danger of… » 3/25/15 2:22pm Wednesday 2:22pm

Queen Patti LaBelle Danced to 50 Cent's 'In Da Club' on DWTS. Bless.

Patti Patti (the preferred name you're supposed to scream during one of LaBelle's shows) is murdering the competition on Dancing with the Stars. The singer chose 50 Cent's "In Da Club" for the show's "My Jam Monday" competition and proved that just because she's almost 70 doesn't mean she can't shake it. Hard. » 3/24/15 11:15am 3/24/15 11:15am

John Oliver: Shut Down the "Fuck Barrel" of Pernicious Municipal Fines

The Justice Department's investigation into the Ferguson, Mo. police department determined that, among other things, the department and local courts treated policing as a way to make money for the city, with a disproportionate share of that burden falling on black residents. But Ferguson isn't an isolated case:… » 3/23/15 9:55am 3/23/15 9:55am

Empire Is a Wonderful, Extravagant Mess and I Never Want It to End

Empire wrapped its spectacular, record-breaking first season last night with a two-hour finale. If you've been glued to FOX every Wednesday at 9 p.m. for the last 11 weeks, one thing is very clear: Empire is undeniable. » 3/19/15 4:50pm 3/19/15 4:50pm

Hannibal Buress Is Getting Death Threats From People About Bill Cosby

"I get a lot of messages from people about it," Hannibal Buress told Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday night in reference to his routine about Bill Cosby's history of sexually assaulting women. But they can be funny! (Well, funny because he is.) » 3/19/15 9:30am 3/19/15 9:30am

Jessica Lange on Lady Gaga Joining AHS: Shade, Shade, and More Shade

Actor Jessica Lange is very good at doing little to say a lot about her peers, and that, my friends, is shade. Take, for example, the time that she steamrolled over Lea Michele on a red carpet, visibly crushing Michele's heart in the process. Wasn't that fun? Lange was back up to her old tricks this week at Paleyfest… » 3/19/15 11:01am 3/19/15 11:01am

The Real Reason Kathy Griffin Left Fashion Police

Comedian Kathy Griffin is taking a stand. After a seven-episode stint, she quit E!'s reliably savage roundtable gabfest Fashion Police with a socially conscious flourish, calling herself a feminist whose positive message didn't "fit with the creative direction of the show." » 3/18/15 11:10am 3/18/15 11:10am

Teased for Co-Opting Blackness, Jay Smooth Explains, "I'm Black"

In the painfully awkward clip above from tonight's All In with Chris Hayes, a black woman imitated a black man whom she believed to be a white man imitating a black man. All this interaction was missing was two triple venti half-sweet non-fat Caramel Macchiatos. » 3/17/15 11:43pm 3/17/15 11:43pm

"I'm More Than Just Boobs," Says Woman With Boobs Showing Off Her Boobs

Last night Dancing with the Stars premiered its 200th anniversary show, and one of the top contenders for the coveted mirrorball trophy appears to be a pair of breasts that also happen to have a woman attached. » 3/17/15 10:50am 3/17/15 10:50am

Watch People Believe Every Lie Kimmel Tells Them About Obama

To mark Barack Obama's visit to his show last week, Jimmy Kimmel sent a Lie Witness crew out to Hollywood Boulevard again to see what unbelievable bullshit about the president people would, in fact, believe if faced with a camera and microphone. » 3/16/15 4:05pm 3/16/15 4:05pm

Pop Singer's Insane Tirade Gets Her Fired from X Factor New Zealand

Natalia Kills is the walking definition of "I don't know her," and now people will have even less opportunity to make her acquaintance. According to The Guardian, the electropop singer and her husband (and fellow singer) Willy Moon were fired from X Factor New Zealand as a result of a "destructive tirade" that… » 3/16/15 1:42pm 3/16/15 1:42pm

David Lynch Won't Remake Twin Peaks on the Contract Showtime's Offering

Contract negotiations between David Lynch and Showtime are apparently not going very well: Lynch told a gallery of people this weekend, "I'm not sure at this point if [Twin Peaks is] happening" because of "complications." » 3/16/15 1:40pm 3/16/15 1:40pm

March Sadness: John Oliver on the NCAA's "Student-Athlete" Hypocrisy

It's time again for March Madness, the NCAA's annual college basketball tournament/billion-dollar reminder that student-athletes still don't get paid a damn thing, despite the daily risk of injury and the fact that their labor generates ludicrous piles of cash for their not-technically-employers. » 3/16/15 12:45pm 3/16/15 12:45pm

Justin Bieber Got His "Dick Kicked In" During Saturday's Roast

Justin Bieber, sacrificing himself on the altar of comedy in an attempt to reform his image as a feral child raised by a kindly pack of Maxim back-issues, taped his official Comedy Central roast on Saturday. Was it the PR move he so transparently hoped it would be, immolating the world's most prominent… » 3/16/15 11:35am 3/16/15 11:35am