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'Rick and Morty' co-creator Dan Harmon addresses the women-hating trolls harassing the show's female writers

"Rick and Morty" co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland wanted to give female writers a voice in their writers room, so they changed things up a bit for their show's third season by adding four female writers to the staff. This makes the "Rick and Morty" writers room 50% female, excluding …

TV

Pepsi CEO defends Kendall Jenner 'Black Lives Matter' ad that outraged many: 'It was a peace march'

PepsiCo's CEO has finally shared her perspective on the company's controversial ad starring Kendall Jenner.<p>"I’ve thought about it a lot because I looked at the ad again and again and again trying to figure out what went wrong — because it was a peace march not a protest march," Indra Nooyi recently …

Black Lives Matter

BoJack Horseman announced its 5th season renewal with texts from a 'clingy Netflix exec'

The animated Netflix comedy "BoJack Horseman" announced its renewal for a fifth season on Thursday with an animated video of the title character's iPhone.<p>The show posted the announcement clip on its Twitter account. The video displays iMessages from a "clingy Netflix exec," telling BoJack (voiced …

Netflix

The heart-wrenching story of Jimmy Kimmel's infant son explains why he's so passionate about healthcare

For the past two nights, late-night Jimmy Kimmel has been doing battle with Republican politicians and conservative media over the latest bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>Some conservative outlets like the National Review and conservative commentators on Fox News attacked Kimmel …

Health Care

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers an incredibly powerful performance in 'Stronger' that could lead to Oscar consideration

Jake Gyllenhaal has shown for over a decade that he has an impeccable ability to choose roles that can highlight his ever-expanding talents. But his latest role could get him his first Oscar nomination since 2006’s “Brokeback Mountain.”<p>In “Stronger” the actor plays Jeff Bauman, a free-spirit …

Tatiana Maslany

Watch Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters have a drum battle with James Corden on the latest 'Carpool Karaoke'

Dave Grohl and the entire Foo Fighters band piled into a van with "Late Late Show" host James Corden on Wednesday for the latest installment of "Carpool Karaoke."<p>With Corden driving, he and the band belted out a series of the rock group's hits, including 2002's "All My Life," 2005's "Best of You," …

Foo Fighters

The 14 best games that aren't about killing stuff

Too often it seems like all video games are about gunning down Nazi zombies or assassinating Medicis. Sometimes, you don't want the fate of the universe, or all of humanity, or <i>whatever</i>, resting on your shoulders.<p>These are the best non-violent games for when you just need to chill.<p><i>Tim Mulkerin</i> …

Game Development

Why Coke is endorsing a fake sports star

It's not necessarily big news when an athlete lands a big endorsement deal, like LeBron James signing on with Nike, or Tom Brady shilling for Ashton Martin.<p>But Coke inking a big deal with soccer star Alex Hunter may raise eyebrows in the ad industry. That's because Hunter isn't a real person.<p>Hunter …

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Here are the 13 best 'Star Trek' original episodes, ranked

"Star Trek" is arguably the greatest science-fiction television series of all time — if for no other reason than its lasting influence on the genre, 50 years after it started.<p>The show addressed questions relating to human rights, social issues such as racism and nationalism, the Cold War, the …

Star Trek

Netflix and the family of Pablo Escobar are involved in a trademark fight over 'Narcos'

Netflix has been contending with an ongoing trademark dispute with the family of Pablo Escobar, the deceased Colombian drug lord depicted in the streaming service's show "Narcos," according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>THR obtained a letter written by lawyers for Narcos Productions, LLC (NPL), the …

Netflix

Jimmy Kimmel blasts Fox News host Brian Kilmeade over healthcare criticism: Whenever I see him he 'kisses my ass like a little boy meeting Batman'

Jimmy Kimmel admonished Senate Republicans for the second evening in a row over their last-minute push to pass a major healthcare reform package, but singled out one particular voice from the conservative media sphere: Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.<p>The "Fox & Friends" co-host on Wednesday morning …

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Sean Spicer, in his first interview after the Emmys, said he didn't 'knowingly' lie as press secretary

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended himself on Thursday against accusations that he lied to the American public on behalf of President Donald Trump, saying he never "knowingly" did so.<p>In an interview with Paula Faris of "Good Morning America," Spicer conceded that he had "made …

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Reviewers say the new Apple TV is great, but needs to do more to justify the high price

The biggest thing missing from 2015's redesigned Apple TV was support for 4K video, the new HD standard that offers about twice the resolution of normal 1080p HD. The competition had it. Apple did not.<p>That changes this week with the Apple TV 4K, which costs $179 and supports 4K and high dynamic …

Smart TV

One of 2016's best games just arrived on iPhone and iPad

Beautiful and brilliant puzzle game "The Witness" is available now on iPhone and iPad. It costs $10, and it's beyond worth your time.<p>Did you play "Monument Valley" or its sequel on your iPhone or iPad? Perhaps you loved it? Then "The Witness" is for you. It's a brilliant puzzle game that demands …

Game Development

HBO ordered a 'Watchmen' pilot from the creator of 'Lost' and 'The Leftovers'

The beloved graphic novel "Watchmen" might finally get the screen adaptation it deserves.<p>On Wednesday, HBO confirmed it has committed to a pilot (and to back-up scripts) for Damon Lindelof's adaptation of "Watchmen." Zack Snyder, who directed 2009's "Watchmen" feature film, is not involved.<p>On …

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'I'm not a serious person?': Jimmy Kimmel escalates his war against the Republican healthcare bill

Jimmy Kimmel is not backing down in his battle with Republican lawmakers over new legislation that would overhaul the US healthcare system.<p>For the second night in a row, the late-night host attacked the authors of the Graham-Cassidy bill and implored viewers to oppose the measure.<p>Kimmel said one of …

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Bran Stark just started studying at this UK university — and Twitter is going crazy

Isaac Hempstead Wright, aka Bran Stark from "Game of Thrones," has been spotted on campus at the University of Birmingham during Freshers' Week.<p>Reports that he had enrolled at UoB initially surfaced on Twitter.<p>Birmingham's edition of The Tab has since confirmed sightings of Hempstead Wright with …

Game of Thrones

Why one of Facebook's most successful video publishers had to scramble to re-think its whole strategy to cash in on ads

• <b>Publishers like Tastemade built big Facebook audiences by churning out lots of short content. But now many need to shift gears.</b>• <b><br>That's because Facebook has begun inserting ads into video clips, but only if they run 90 seconds or more.</b>• <b><br>For Tastemade, that's meant shooting videos using more TV-like</b> …

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The eSports competitive video gaming market continues to grow revenues & attract investors

<i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>What is eSports? History & Rise of Video Game Tournaments<p>Years ago, eSports was a community of video gamers who would gather at conventions to …

Competitive Gaming

Ryan Phillippe has responded to his ex-girlfriend's claim that he threw her down a flight of stairs and abused drugs

Ryan Phillippe's ex-girlfriend Elsie Rose Hewitt alleged that the actor physically abused her while they were still together, the Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday. And now Phillippe has responded.<p>Hewitt filed a lawsuit Monday in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming that Phillippe …

Crime

Ads for this season of 'American Horror Story' are giving people panic attacks — here's the science behind it

An advertising campaign for the new season of "American Horror Story" has been giving people panic attacks with its disturbing, hole-covered imagery, and the underlying cause is a rare but intense feeling of disgust that scientists are still trying to figure out.<p>Trypophobia, this fear of clustered …

American Horror Story

We played the insane new Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey — this is what it's like

We played Nintendo's insane new Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey. Here's why we think it could be the next classic Mario game. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Ben Gilbert:</b> Remember Super Mario World? Or maybe Mario 64? Even if you never played these games, you probably know that they’re …

Super Mario Odyssey

J.J. Abrams' decision to direct a new 'Star Wars' movie is upsetting another studio paying him $10 million

For "Star Wars" fans, J.J. Abrams is perceived as the savior of the latest trilogy of the saga, as the director of "The Force Awakens" has agreed to take over production on "Star Wars: Episode IX" following the departure of original director Colin Trevorrow.<p>But that's not how it looks over at …

Star Wars

21 excuses we've heard for NFL ratings being so bad

No one really knows why the NFL ratings have been so bad — first last year, and now through the first two weeks of the current season.<p>The loudest explanation the league gave last year was "unprecedented interest in the presidential election." And indeed, ratings did improve a bit after the election …

Roger Goodell

If the NFL's ratings troubles continue, it could cost TV networks $200 million or more

The NFL's TV ratings were down again in week two, and a Jefferies analyst has projected that its TV partners could lose out on $200 million or more, in earnings, if its ratings troubles persist in a double-digit way.<p>In week two, the NFL saw a 4% drop from 2016's week two in live and same-day …

John Lynch

After winning the top Emmy award, Hulu is now bringing Sean Penn to TV for the first time

Days after netting the top Emmy award for best drama series with "The Handmaid's Tale," Hulu has announced that it will be bringing actor Sean Penn into a new Hulu original series for his "first foray into television."<p>The upcoming drama series, "The First," will be led by Netflix's "House of Cards" …

TV

Xbox and PlayStation may finally play nice together for the first time, and it's all because of 'Minecraft'

If you own a PlayStation 4 game that's also on the Xbox One, like "Overwatch" for instance, there's no way to play it with your friends across platforms. The game is more or less identical on each console, and it's an online multiplayer game. You <i>should</i> be able to play it with whoever, on whatever …

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The original Sarah Connor, Linda Hamilton, will return to the 'Terminator' franchise after 25 years

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director James Cameron has announced that Linda Hamilton will be joining the cast of the newest "Terminator" film, 25 years since her first appearance in the franchise.<p>At an event celebrating the "Terminator" franchise, Cameron spoke about Hamilton's return: "As …

Movies

Watch Alicia Vikander wield an array of deadly weapons in the action-packed trailer for 'Tomb Raider'

Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander accomplishes superhero-like stunts in the new trailer for "Tomb Raider."<p>Vikander stars as the British adventurer and thrill-seeker Lara Croft in the reboot of the popular film series helmed by Angelina Jolie.<p>Jolie originally played Croft in the adaptations of …

Tomb Raider