John Oliver Wrote a Book of History Lies–Unless He's Lying About That, Too

Jay Hathaway · 08/31/15 09:00AM

We’re in between Daily Show hosts, Stephen Colbert’s Late Night hasn’t started yet, and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight is on a break until mid-September. So what are we supposed to do with our—oh, hey, John Oliver made a pointless web video about his upcoming book.

Miley Cyrus Managed To Get Her Nipple on MTV, At Least

Jordan Sargent · 08/30/15 10:33PM

Well here is one thing Miley Cyrus managed to accomplish as she floundered through her hosting duties during this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. NSFW version and video clip after the jump.

Kanye West: "I Have Decided in 2020 To Run for President"

Rich Juzwiak · 08/30/15 09:58PM

After a long and winding acceptance speech at the VMAs about bros, trophies, the importance of ideas, the hazards of brands, and MTV’s profiting off his unhinged behavior, Kanye West signed off by announcing that he plans to run for president in the election after next. While you could easily make the argument that West’s shocking finale negated much of what he had just preached about, it’s still a great mic drop. It’s so great, in fact, that if he doesn’t actually end up running for president, no one is going to hold it against him. Well played.

Justin Bieber Made Himself Cry

Rich Juzwiak · 08/30/15 09:18PM

After his performance of a medley of his two recent singles, “Where Are Ü Now” and “What Do You Mean,” at this year’s MTV VMAs, Justin Bieber thanked the crowed with his hands clenched together. And then he cried.

Was Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj's VMA Confrontation Faked? A Mystery of Our Time

Jordan Sargent · 08/30/15 12:05AM

Tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards began with Nicki Minaj, who performed alongside Taylor Swift just a month or so after Swift clumsily inserted herself into Minaj’s pointed critiques regarding the racial makeup of this year’s nominees. It was supposed to be a Shocking VMA Moment but was entirely pre-packaged, which may or may not also be true about Minaj confronting Cyrus over her rather boneheaded comments about race.

Miley Cyrus on Tits

Rich Juzwiak · 08/27/15 08:35AM

For about six minutes last night, Miley Cyrus talked to Jimmy Kimmel about tits—having them, covering them, aging with them. It was a really good interview.

Full House's Adult Actors Huffed Whip-Its On Set, Per Lifetime Movie

Rich Juzwiak · 08/23/15 12:25PM

Last night, Lifetime aired The Unauthorized Full House Story, a dishy TV movie recreating behind-the-scenes happenings of the ABC sitcom Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995. There was nothing too scandalous depicted, but we did learn (if this movie is to be trusted) that Bob Saget regularly conducted himself in an R-rated manner on a G-rated set, Dave Coulier farted a lot, and John Stamos carried a torch for his one-time, real-life girlfriend Lori Loughlin, who played his love interest on the show. The absolute highlight of the two-hour movie was the scene in which the actors playing Saget, Coulier, and Stamos got bored during a taping and decided to do whip-its. It climaxed with a homo-bro-rotic canned whipped cream fight.

This Grey Gardens Parody With Bill Hader and Fred Armisen is Hilarious

Rich Juzwiak · 08/21/15 09:04AM

I can’t imagine the clip above making sense to anyone who hasn’t seen the Maysles brothers’ iconic 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, but those who have will likely appreciate Bill Hader and Fred Armisen’s attention to detail in their sendup of Big and Little Edie Bouvier Beale (here they’re called Big and Little Vivvy and the name shared by their crumbling estate and the pseudo-documentary is Sandy Passage). This is from last night’s series premiere of IFC’s Documentary Now!, a half-hour series created by Hader, Armisen, and Seth Meyers that will satirize a new doc in each weekly episode (riffs on The Thin Blue Line, Nanook of the North, History of the Eagles, and HBO’s Vice series are planned).

Who Wouldn't Want To Watch Chris Brown Get Punk'd?

Rich Juzwiak · 08/18/15 11:52PM

After a three-year hiatus, MTV’s celebrity prank show Punk’d has been revived. This time it’s on BET and its focus is on wreaking havoc in the lives of black celebrities. Singer/songwriter/ reality star K. Michelle and Chris Brown, who needs no introduction, were the reboot’s first victims.

John Oliver Set Up His Own Church to Call Bullshit on Corrupt Televangelists

Jay Hathaway · 08/17/15 08:48AM

Televangelists didn’t disappear in the ‘80s—there are actually more of them than ever. They ask for private planes and piles of money from people who can’t actually afford it in exchange for vague and ephemeral promises of future prosperity and health. Fuck ‘em, says John Oliver.

A Mouse Stewed in Michelle Rodriguez's Piss Is What Finally Broke Bear Grylls

Jay Hathaway · 08/12/15 08:57AM

Bear Grylls, best known for drinking his own piss, is a tough man to gross out. But on Monday night’s Running Wild, he finally found the thing that broke him: Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez’s piss. It’s apparently especially pungent and flavorful compared to Grylls’ own, which was a fun fact to learn over breakfast this morning.

Who Was the True Detective? True Detective's Bleak Finale Explained

Andy Cush · 08/10/15 02:50PM

For true detectives, heaven is a place called Venezuela. Our time together is over for now, but it is not the end, fellow detectives, not unless HBO fails to pick True Detective up for a third season. Venezuela, detectives. I’ll see you there in two weeks.

John Oliver Teaches Sex Ed, Because States Won't Let Teachers Do It

Jay Hathaway · 08/10/15 08:45AM

For the latest Last Week Tonight, John Oliver tried to find out what American kids are learning in sex ed, and discovered that the answer is that no one really knows, because many states have no official standards—in some cases, the information kids get isn’t even required to be medically accurate. Many other states have just one standard: abstinence only. Basically, whether you learned what consent is or how to use a condom depends on which high school you happened to go to.

Jon Stewart Looks Back at Everything He's Eviscerated and Demolished

Jay Hathaway · 08/06/15 09:10AM

In 17 seasons on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart has crushed, destroyed, demolished, and especially eviscerated every opponent in his path with a merciless, unyielding bulldozer of satire (we know this because every headline of the viral news era tells us so, including many of ours). In his penultimate episode, Stewart takes a look back at the enemies he’s thoroughly defeated... or not.

UnREAL Creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro Talks Feminism and The Bachelor 

Allie Jones · 08/03/15 02:17PM

The season finale of UnREAL, a brilliantly dark satirical drama about a Bachelor-style reality show, airs tonight. For those who haven’t been watching (what are you watching...True Detective?), the show follows reality TV producer Rachel, who is struggling to reconcile her job manipulating female contestants on the dating competition show “Everlasting” with her feminist beliefs.