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‘Supergirl’ actor angers fans at San Diego Comic-Con

At every Comic-Con, there’s at least one TV show that angers fans by belittling same-sex romance. In the past, that honor went to <i>Sherlock</i> and <i>Teen …

Comic-Con

Matt Groening Is Creating a New Show for Netflix

First Springfield, now Dreamland. Matt Groening, the creator of “The Simpsons,” has signed a 20-episode deal with Netflix for a new animated show, “Disenchantment,” that takes place in a medieval kingdom.<p>The series, aimed at an adult audience, will feature voice acting from Abbi Jacobson, Eric …

Matt Groening

'Caddyshack': THR's 1980 Review

<i>On July 25, 1980, Warner Bros. unveiled the Harold Ramis-directed R-rated comedy Caddyshack in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is</i> …

Entertainment

The 16 most cringeworthy actor interviews of all time

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Actors have to possess a large amount of physical and mental endurance to make it through a movie's promotional tour.</b>• <b><br>Actors can't always be on top of their game, meaning uncomfortable interview moments are bound to happen.</b>• <b><br>From Tom Cruise to Ben Affleck, these are some of the</b> …

Criminal Minds' Paget Brewster Opens Up About 'Wacky' Run of Cast Changes

When it comes to <i>Criminal Minds</i>‘ latest one–two punch of cast changes, this is by no means Paget Brewster‘s first rodeo. Rather, it’s almost become …

AVC Sessions: Pokey LaFarge performs “Must Be A Reason” from 2017’s Manic Revelations

Welcome back to AVC Sessions, our new series where we bring in an artist, band, musician, singer, rapper, etc. to perform three of their own tracks. This week, we’re joined by Midwesterner Pokey LaFarge. Originally from Bloomington, Illinois, LaFarge brings his classic folk stylings to the big …

Henry Cavill's mustache has naturally led to many a suave Superman memes

The old glasses-as-disguise trick just isn't cutting it for Clark Kent anymore. The internet's decided that a nice, brawny mustache would do much better for good old Superman.<p>Inspiration for the latest Superman meme comes thanks to news that actor Henry Cavill's mustache will be digitally removed …

Superman

AT&T Moves Closer to Gobbling Up HBO, CNN

Trump Administration is in talks on how to make the merger work, according to Bloomberg report<p>AT&T is moving closer to winning approval from the …

Robert Pattinson Is Over The 'Troop Of Crazies' Who Judge His Love Life

The actor opens up about his relationship with FKA Twigs.<p>If anyone knows a thing or two about fandom, it’s Robert Pattinson.<p>The now 31-year-old actor was hounded by fans, paparazzi and the press during his days starring as vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise from 2008 to 2012 ― mostly …

Ron Howard narrating Star Wars Arrested Development is amazing

Hats off to the superfans at Nerdist<p>Just a little over a month ago word broke that Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard would be taking over as director on Disney’s stand-alone Han Solo movie. The <i>Arrested Development</i> jokes started flying almost immediately. It took them a month, but the team …

Ron Howard

Sarah Paulson cast in M. Night Shyamalan's 'Unbreakable' sequel

Golden Globe-winning actress Sarah Paulson has been confirmed to join M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel to his 2000 film “Unbreakable.”<p>The sequel, titled “Glass,” is set to be released in January 2019, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The movie will follow the original film’s superhero thriller theme.<p>…

T.J. Miller Defends Controversial Comment About Women in Comedy

Former 'Silicon Valley' actor says his critics "missed the point"<p>Former <i>Silicon Valley</i> actor T.J. Miller defended his comments about women in comedy …

NatGeo orders The Right Stuff scripted adaptation from Leonardo DiCaprio

National Geographic is in development on a scripted adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s best-selling Space Race book <i>The Right Stuff</i>, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as an executive producer, the network announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour.<p><i>The Right Stuff</i> takes a …

The films of Christopher Nolan, explained

What marks a Nolan movie? Attention to time, memory, and every part of the cinematic experience.<p>Reviews of Christopher Nolan’s <i>Dunkirk</i> (including mine) are calling the movie the director’s best work so far — the Village Voice’s Bilge Ebiri says it is the “movie Christopher Nolan was born to …

Christopher Nolan

Kendrick Lamar Dominates This Year's MTV Video Music Awards Nominations

Well, DAMN.<p>Get ready to kiss the summer goodbye and give a warm welcome to award season: MTV just announced the nominations for 2017's MTV Video Music Awards. And this year, Kendrick Lamar leads the nominations, proving once again that this is his world, and we're all simply living in it. Lamar, …

George Clooney's Suburbicon: Here's a first look at Matt Damon, Julianne Moore

The Coen brothers may have temporarily abandoned the big screen to make the James Franco-starring Western TV show <i>The Ballad of Buster Scruggs</i>, but Joel and Ethan will still have a presence in cinemas this fall thanks to the George Clooney-directed <i>Suburbicon</i> (out Oct. 27). Based on a script the …

Watch Charlize Theron Gently Cringe at Her Bad Spy-Movie Fashion

Atomic Blonde stars Theron and Sofia Boutella praise the style choices of Angelina Jolie, Ursula Andress, and more.<p><i>Atomic Blonde</i> may be serving up endless bloodlust and some of the best fight sequences to hit theaters this summer, but it’s also got a little something extra: perfect espionage style. …

Searching For Extraterrestrial Life Using Big Data? It's Possible!

In 1959, two scientists wrote a piece for <i>Nature Magazine</i> entitled, “Searching for Interstellar Communications.” It suggested the possibility of communications across space using electromagnetic waves – pinpointing highly specific wavelengths sharing commonality across the universe. As more data …

Inside tomb in Peru where 'mummified aliens were found'

Gaia.comThe entrance to the alleged tomb as seen in the video and (inset) some of the alleged aliens.<p>Gaia.com, the paranormal website behind …

See Close Encounters of the Third Kind In Theaters Again This September

This year marks the 40th anniversary of <b>Close Encounters of the Third Kind</b>, the first time <b>Steven Spielberg</b> tinkered with the idea of life from another …

Science Fiction

Why looking for aliens is good for society (even if there aren't any)

The search for life elsewhere in the universe is one of the most compelling aspects of modern science. Given its scientific importance, significant …

Albany’s hero ‘ghost’ finally honored with plaque for sacrifice

The night watchman who died in a fire in the state Capitol 106 years ago — and who has been reported wandering its halls ever since as a ghost — can …

Reptiles, Ghost-Hunting, And Rap: Conjuring Paranormal Nightmares With Madecipha

At midnight in a Connecticut cemetery, the dead walk among the ruins. Tribal drums beat in the distance as paranormal investigator and rap provocateur Ryan Bond, better known in New Haven under the moniker Madecipha, strolls between graves, fingering an electromagnetic field detector, searching for …

Ghost Hunting

Mysterious ‘rogue planets’ are everywhere in our galaxy (and they’re the size of Earth)

Conspiracy theorists are in love with rogue planets – in particular, the idea that one of them, Nibiru, is about to smash into Earth and kill us …

Aliens

Now Is Your Chance to Buy the 'Clown Motel' of Your Nightmares

This potentially haunted, clown-filled property nestled next to a cemetery could be yours for just $900,000.<p>For 20 years, Bob Perchetti has served as curator, owner, and connoisseur at Nevada's Clown Motel, inviting guests to pop in for a cheap room and a chance to marvel at his extensive harlequin …

Clowns

California neighborhood claims a chupacabra has been stalking its pets

If some residents are to be believed, the supernatural has been stalking Box Springs Mountain this summer.<p>According to a Southern California News Group yarn, a few Riverside County residents have seen a mysterious, hairless creature eying their pets recently.<p>"It was hunting my cat," local Cary …

Cryptozoology

This is how Mark Zuckerberg's Oculus VR gloves actually work

Those mysterious virtual reality gloves Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off back in February still aren't available to the public, but now we have video of exactly how they work.<p>Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash published a blog post on Monday with a few notes from his recent speech at the …

Virtual Reality

Passchendaele virtual reality view could keep the horrors of the First World War alive for generations

Virtual reality technology means the First World War could be the first conflict to be kept fresh in the public consciousness, the historian Dan Snow has suggested, as the Royal British Legion launched a high-tech immersive view of Passchendaele.<p>Advances in technology could revolutionise military …

Virtual Reality