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‘Solo’ Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge Needed A ‘Star Wars’ Crash Course In Droids Before Her Audition

Phoebe Waller-Bridge should be a well-known name by this point considering her award-winning track record with <i>Fleabag</i>, appearances on <i>Broadchurch</i>, and the success of <i>Killing Eve</i>. It’s a good time for the playwright/actress and it is about to get better with the release of <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i> on …

Star Wars

‘Arrested Development’ Couldn’t Cut Jeffrey Tambor According To Its Creator: ‘There Would Be No Show’

The return of <i>Arrested Development</i> on Netflix isn’t without a fair share of drama. Not only are members of the cast upset about the recut version of season 4 and payment they may be owed due to its expanded episode count, but there is also the matter of Jeffrey Tambor. The actor is still in the …

TV

Tina Fey And The Ladies Of ‘SNL’ Get Some Help From Nicki Minaj To Sing ‘The Friendship Song’

When Nicki Minaj drops a line like, “Let’s punch her in the face and take her jewels,” you know the ladies of <i>SNL</i> aren’t messing around. This sketch was cut for time but combines the feel of girl power, pure venom, and a musical style that sounds very similar to the Haim sisters. The main idea here …

Nicki Minaj

Warner Bros. Had Some Fun With Ryan Reynolds To Celebrate The Release Of ‘Deadpool 2’

<b>WARNING: Possible spoilers for Deadpool 2 ahead</b><p><i>Deadpool 2</i> is a success this weekend, knocking off <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> from the top spot at the box office and eclipsed <i>Logan</i>‘s box office take to rule as Fox’s R-rated mutant king. Part of it is because the movie brought more of the same to the …

Comics

Weekend Box Office: Deadpool Would Appreciate How Thoroughly ‘Deadpool 2’ Trounced ‘Logan’

One of the best running gags in <i>Deadpool 2</i> is Deadpool’s preoccupation with <i>Logan</i> and Wolverine — in fact, the film’s opening sequence both pays tribute to and tries to one-up <i>Logan</i> in a very tongue-in-cheek-manner. Critically speaking, the Ryan Reynolds’ movie falls short of Wolverine’s swan song (83 …

Box Office

Starbucks Changes Their Policies After The Controversy Surrounding The Arrest Of Two Black Men In Philly

Starbucks has been trying to clean up their public image following a controversial incident involving the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia cafe back in April. Protests soon erupted, followed by calls for boycotts, prompting a swift response from Starbucks’ CEO and its executive chairman in …

Coffee

Tina Fey Makes A Triumphant Return As Sarah Palin For The ‘SNL’ Finale

If there was any question about what Tina Fey’s true <i>SNL</i> legacy will be once she’s finally retired, she reminded everybody during the <i>SNL</i> finale by bringing back Sarah Palin for another ride. This time, she’s finally made it to the Oval Office — just not as vice president — and she’s there to sing a …

Comedy

‘Weekend Update’ Shares All Of The Jokes That Were Too Offensive To Air This Season On The ‘SNL’ Finale

While most of Weekend Update during <i>SNL</i>‘s finale was typical for this season, complete with another senseless appearance by the Trump boys, Michael Che and Colin Jost decided to close things out by sharing some of the jokes that were too hot to air earlier in the season. From the Boy Scouts to New …

Comedy

‘SNL’ Calls Upon ‘The Sopranos’ Finale To Say Goodbye To Trump And Company For The Season

The final cold open of the season on <i>SNL</i> tried to copy another famous finale to say goodbye to Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump and his crew until the fall. Using the iconic final sequence from <i>The Sopranos</i> finale, the show awkwardly places Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Cohen, and the two Trump boys at …

TV

Nicki Minaj Was Joined By Playboi Carti On ‘SNL’ From A Bouncy Performance Of ‘Poke It Out’

Nicki Minaj brought surprise guest Playboi Carti out to play <i>SNL</i>, rocking a bouncy performance of “Poke It Out” from his surprise release, <i>Die Lit</i>.<p>Nicki’s late-night followup to her performance of “Chun-Li” didn’t include the promised debut of the opening track from her upcoming album, <i>Queen</i>, but the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Nicki Minaj’s Confident ‘SNL’ Performance Of ‘Chun-Li’ Brought Her Kung-Fu Fantasy To Life

Nicki Minaj

Tina Fey’s ‘SNL’ Monologue Is A Star-Studded Ending To The Season

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Comedy

The Cavaliers Dominated The Celtics In Game 3 As The ‘Others’ Came Alive At Home

The Cleveland Cavaliers had put forth rather pitiful efforts in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals. After getting blown out in Game 1 and losing Game 2 despite a 42-point triple-double from LeBron James, the Cavs entered the dreaded “must-win” territory back at home for Game 3.<p>The …

Basketball

Justify Wins A Thrilling, Foggy Preakness Stakes To Keep Triple Crown Hopes Alive

After a commanding performance in the Kentucky Derby, Justify entered the 2018 Preakness Stakes as a massive favorite, closing as a 1/5 favorite at post time over Good Magic (5-1).<p>Once again finding himself racing in the slop, Justify bolted out to the lead with Good Magic chasing close behind as …

Horse Racing

Top NBA Draft Prospect Luka Doncic Won The EuroLeague MVP

The 2018 NBA Draft features two prospects at the very top that are, to most, in a class by themselves. Arizona center Deandre Ayton and Real Madrid’s versatile guard/wing Luka Doncic are expected to be taken by the Suns and Kings at the top of the draft.<p>Fans that are unfamiliar with Doncic got a …

Basketball

J.J. Watt Will Pay For The Funerals Of The Victims Of The Santa Fe High School Shooting

Santa Fe High School was the site of the latest school shooting tragedy. Ten people were killed, nine of them students, and another 10 were injured at the Houston area high school on Friday after a 17-year-old gunman opened fire with a shotgun and a revolver in the school.<p>It was the latest in what …

Santa Fe

Draymond Green Says The Warriors Allow One Letdown Game Per Series But Are Now ‘Locked In’

The Houston Rockets surprised many when they blitzed the Golden State Warriors in Game 2, en route to a 127-105 win to even the series at 1-1 heading to Oakland.<p>After a Game 1 in which Houston seemed out of sorts at times on offense and had few answers for the Warriors on the defensive end, the …

Basketball

Celtics Legend Bill Russell Says He’s On The Way Home From The Hospital

The biggest news involving the Boston Celtics on Saturday had nothing to do with their Game 3 matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers. A report by TMZ indicated that Bill Russell, the greatest player in franchise history, was rushed to a hospital as he was dealing with “apparent heart issues.” At the …

Basketball

The Suns Are ‘Certainly Open’ To Trading The Top Pick In The NBA Draft

The Phoenix Suns were the big winners of the NBA Draft Lottery, using the best odds for being the worst team to parlay the ping pong balls into the first pick in the 2018 NBA Draft later this summer.<p>It’s the first time in franchise history that the Suns have snagged the first pick in the draft. But …

Basketball

What’s New On Netflix This Week, Including ’13 Reasons Why’ And Ali Wong’s ‘Hard Knock Wife’

Even with an already extensive archive of shows and movies, it seems like every week, a wide variety of titles come to Netflix, along with a few that end up disappearing. It can be tough to keep up with what needs to be binged at the moment. That’s why we’re bringing you a round-up of what’s new to …

TV

The WNBA Came Out In Support Of Planned Parenthood Amid New Funding Threats

Friday was opening night for the 2018-2019 WNBA season, and amid all that excitement, unfortunately, there was a dark cloud looming over the proceedings.<p>According to <i>The New York Times</i>, President Trump has re-instituted a so-called “gag rule” regarding abortion rights, which essentially prevents …

Planned Parenthood

The Lakers Say None Of Their Young Players Are ‘Untouchable’ This Summer

The Los Angeles Lakers are heading into what could potentially become a history-altering offseason for the franchise. Just in the past couple of years, they’ve amassed a fleet of young talent, cleared coveted salary cap space, and collected a slew of other assets that will give them the type of …

Basketball

One NBA Executive Says The League Is Destined To Expand To Kansas City

Expanding the NBA isn’t an official priority for the league, but it seems inevitable that more teams will join the Association over the next decade. Where those teams go, however, seems to have a pretty solid consensus. Most feel the league will return to Seattle, possibly re-imagining the …

Basketball

Meet The Designer Who’s Lighting Up The Festival Scene

It would be nearly impossible to imagine EDM without its signature strobing lights sweeping through the crowd. The lighting at any concert or festival is a crucial sensory element that brings a show together, but it’s especially important in the Electric Dance Music world. As the music ebbs and …

Festivals

Karl-Anthony Towns And The Timberwolves Are Reportedly ‘Not In A Good Place’

A lot of good things happened for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season. Coach and team president Tom Thibodeau took an already-talented young core and added an All-Star in Jimmy Butler and surrounded them with veteran leadership from Jeff Teague and Taj Gibson. The net result was the franchise’s …

Basketball

Even If You’re Not In New York Livestream Tonight’s Packed Female Rap Show Headlined By Rico Nasty

Red Bull Music Fest New York is in full swing and tonight will be a highlight of the month-long celebration of music and culture. Careful On The Pavement, a horror-themed night of hip-hop headlined almost exclusively by women rappers takes place at The Cutting Room in Midtown, New York.<p>With a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Scottie Pippen Explained Why It’s ‘Unfair’ To Compare Michael Jordan To LeBron James

Scottie Pippen was in front of a microphone on Friday, so inevitably he was asked about the never-ending struggle between LeBron James stans and Michael Jordan stans regarding which basketball player is better.<p>Pippen has weighed in on this before, but since both conference finals seem to have …

Basketball

Who The Oklahoma City Thunder Should Target In The 2018 NBA Draft

The 2017-2018 season was quite disappointing for the Oklahoma City Thunder, especially after the additions of Paul George and Carmelo Anthony inspired all kinds of buzz during the summer. However, the 2018 offseason will, once again, bring a lot of attention to Russell Westbrook and his team, …

Basketball

Randy Orton Underwent Surgery To Repair A Meniscus Tear In His Knee

Do you get joy out of watching Randy Orton wrestle? Well, I have some bad news: You’re not going to experience the feeling of joy that you get during the Viper’s matches any time soon. According to WWE.com, Orton went under the knife on Friday. Orton needed a surgical procedure to repair a medial …

Repairs

The Dime Podcast Ep. 33: The Playoffs, Fake Trades, And Much More With Sean Highkin

Hello, friends. It’s time for another edition of the Dime Podcast here on Uproxx, this time with a whole bunch of fake trades and a shout out to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. As always, smash those subscribe buttons and leave us a review wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts (Omny, iTunes, Google, …

NBA