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Must-See Fashion from Comic-Con 2016

Light sabers may be more fashionable than Louis Vuitton at Comic-Con, but that doesn’t mean movie stars making the trip to San Diego leave their designer wear behind in Hollywood. This weekend, stars ranging from Tilda Swinton and Cara Delevingneto Chris Pine gave fandom’s biggest convention a dose …

Style

Scream Queens is Heading to a New Place and Getting Some New Faces

Fox’s horror comedy had some big announcements at Comic Con<p>It’s an exciting time to be a fan of <b>Ryan Murphy’s</b> absurdist sorta-college sorta-horror sorta-comedy <i>Scream Queens</i>, as executive producer <b>Ian Brennan</b> revealed a new location and some new cast members at the show’s Comic Con panel Friday. The …

Scream Queens

The American Gods Cast Reveals 6 Secrets of the Highly Anticipated Series

After the Comic-Con panel was over, the real truth came out.<p>While the biggest genre TV shows of the last few years—<i>The Walking Dead</i> and <i>Game of Thrones</i>—dominated Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this Friday, there was a powerful stirring of a new player upstairs in Ballroom 6. The cast and creative …

American Gods

Rihanna is Checking into Bates Motel’s Fifth and Final Season

Guess who she’ll be playing?<p><i>Bates Motel</i>, the creepy prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s <i>Psycho</i>, has has finally found its Marion Crane in none other than <b>Rihanna</b>. The A&E show will be wrapping up after five seasons, but not before it finally reaches the part we’ve all been waiting for. Marion Crane, in …

Rihanna

An Insider’s Account of J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Dan Fogler takes us behind-the-scenes of the new realm in the Harry Potter-verse.<p>It’s been exactly one year since <b>Dan Fogler</b> found out he was joining the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At last year’s Comic-Con, the Tony-winning actor was peddling his own comic book, <i>Brooklyn Gladiator</i>, on the …

J. K. Rowling

Adam Wingard’s The Woods has been a Blair Witch Sequel All Along

The found-footage follow-up was hiding in plain sight.<p>A few months ago Lionsgate released a trailer for a film called <i>The Woods</i>, set to a creepy cover of Sting’s “Every Breath You Take” and featuring a group of young people who seem to discover that the picturesque forest they’re camping in is the …

Entertainment

What I Learned From Speaking to an R.N.C. Attendee From Every State

Trump’s America: The R.N.C. in Portrait, State-by-State<p>“This isn't about politics,” Ted Cruz said of his refusal to endorse Donald Trump on Thursday morning, the last day of this year’s Republican National Convention. He may have had something there. That’s what it seemed like walking the floor of …

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton Announces Tim Kaine as Her Running Mate

The former secretary of state tapped the Virginia senator for V.P.<p><b>Hillary Clinton</b> wasted no time shifting the focus from <b>Donald Trump</b> and the G.O.P. convention back to her campaign. Less than 24 hours have passed since the four-day celebration of the Donald in Cleveland came to a close, and the …

Tim Kaine

Walking Dead Season 7 Trailer Features No Answers, Big-Ass Tiger

AMC announced at Comic-Con that the new season will premiere October 23.<p>There's a long road ahead for <i>The Walking Dead</i> fans between now and the Season 7 premiere this fall, especially considering a certain cliffhanger that’s been keeping them up at night. But at least now these loyal viewers have …

Trailers

Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany Was Heckled at Comic-Con Last Year

She tried cosplay . . . but was not successful.<p>Celebrities may have a hard time navigating the real world without being pestered by adoring fans. But at Comic-Con, full-body costumes are not only welcome—they are encouraged. Actors can easily disappear among the thousands of fans in San Diego by …

Cosplay

Roger Ailes’s Fox News Ending Was the Story He Couldn’t Control

The man who invented “fair and balanced” has spent a long and fruitful career crafting narratives and honing messages, but there was no controlling the story of his own ousting.<p>Was <b>Roger Ailes,</b> the ultimate media manipulator, felled in the end by his own efforts to spin the story? If the breakneck …

Roger Ailes

Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley Re-unite at Broadway Play

Daniel Radcliffe and Bonnie Wright gave fans a fun reunion on Thursday night.<p><b>Daniel Radcliffe</b> got a nostalgic visit Thursday night after his performance in the off-Broadway play <i>Privacy</i>,<p><i>Harry Potter</i> alums <b>Bonnie Wright</b>, who played <b>Ginny Weasley</b>, and <b>Chris Columbus</b>, who directed the first two <i>Potter</i> …

Harry Potter

Imagined Celebrity Connections: Anne Hathaway Calls Lady Gaga Following Her Break-Up

Plus, Angelina and Brad consider an alternate reality, and Justin Bieber makes a friend while playing Pokémon Go.<p><i>Each week, Josh Duboff looks at the biggest celebrity news—and amuses himself by imagining how those celebrities might have reacted.</i><p><b>Gwen Stefani says in an interview that she auditioned</b> …

Anne Hathaway

Trump’s America: The R.N.C. in Portrait, State-by-State

Every four years, the Republican National Convention draws conservatives from every corner of the country to officially nominate the Republican party’s candidate. This year’s convention, which saw the nomination of <b>Donald Trump</b> was like no other before it, and its attendees were accordingly <i>sui</i> …

Republican National Convention

Taylor Swift Spotted in L.A. with Tom Hiddleston for the First Time Since Kim’s Snapchats

The singer was strolling along the L.A. streets with her boyfriend just days after online feud with Kim Kardashian.<p><b>Taylor Swift’s</b> name has been in the news this week nearly as much as the R.N.C., and it’s probably going to stay there, especially now that she’s back in the U.S. After <b>Kim Kardashian</b> …

Tom Hiddleston

Former Ku Klux Klan Leader David Duke Declares Run for U.S. Senate

Duke, a Trump supporter and a former fringe figure, will run for David Vitter’s open seat in Louisiana.<p><b>David Duke,</b> a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan and perhaps the most famous white supremacist in the United States, has announced that he will run for the Senate in the upcoming November …

David Duke

Justin Bieber Moaned and Someone Bit Kanye: An Unprecedented Week in Celebrity Massage News

Guess who else got rubbed?<p>It’s been a heck of a week in celebrity massages. On Wednesday, July 20, we learned that <b>Justin Bieber</b> had a massage. This was a news item because he was a regular Moaning Myrtle in New York’s Aire Ancient Baths. An anonymous source told <i>Page Six</i>, he was “next to one of the …

Justin Bieber

Donald Trump’s First Public Appearance Since the Nomination Was a Train Wreck

The Republican nominee delivered a bizarre, rambling speech at a post-convention press conference.<p>In his first appearance since accepting the Republican nomination for president, on Friday morning <b>Donald Trump</b> struck a very different chord than that of his acceptance speech the night before. Rather …

Donald Trump

A Watermelon-and-Rosé Cocktail That Doubles as Dessert

It’s like a grown-up slushy.<p><b>Vivian Howard,</b> chef and owner of the Kinston, North Carolina, restaurant Chef & the Farmer and host of the PBS show <i>A Chef’s Life,</i> has concocted a truly genius (and very pink) summer punch recipe that makes for an ideal warm-weather cocktail-dessert hybrid.<p>The punch—a …

Dessert

Verizon Is Reportedly Closing In on a Deal to Buy Yahoo

The deal, which could be worth $5 billion, would marry Yahoo with AOL.<p>Finally, Yahoo’s months-long sale process is nearing its end. After final bids closed last week, it appears a telecom giant is the front-runner to buy Yahoo’s core Internet assets, Bloomberg reports. Verizon is said to be in …

Yahoo

Leslie Jones Sets Her Twitter Trolls Straight on Late Night

"Hate speech and freedom of speech—two different things.”<p><b>Leslie Jones</b> stopped by <i>Late Night with Seth Meyers</i> Thursday night to open up about her recent rocky Twitter experience.<p>First, the comedian clarified that she didn’t actually quit Twitter this past Tuesday. The tweet she sent out (“I leave …

Seth Meyers

The Shadow of the Republican Convention Loomed Over the First Day of Comic-Con

Some presentations tried to promise escapism; others leaned into the politics angle.<p>“My two brothers are at the Republican National Convention,” <b>Alec Baldwin</b> told the 6,000 film, TV, and comic fans who had packed into San Diego Comic-Con’s massive Hall H to see footage from his animated film <i>The Boss</i> …

Republican Convention

Bojack Horseman Creator Explains Season 3’s Fuller House-Inspired Storyline

Just another one of the many reasons you need to be watching BoJack Horseman.<p>Back in the 90s, BoJack Horseman—a man with the head of a horse, or a horse with the body of a man; don’t ask, just go with it—was in a very famous TV show. It was called <i>Horsin’ Around,</i> and it centered on a gaggle of human …

Netflix

Celine Dion’s Dead-On Sia Impression Is a Work of Art

The icon stopped by The Tonight Show to do some flawless impressions of her fellow pop stars.<p><b>Ariana Grande</b> might have to step back and let <b>Celine Dion</b> be the queen of impressions.<p>The legendary performer stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> on Thursday to play the singing game “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” …

Celine Dion

Ivanka Trump Wore a $158 Dress from Her Own Line at the R.N.C.

It’s white like her stepmother Melania’s, but much-more affordable.<p>On the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, <b>Ivanka Trump</b> wore Ivanka Trump. The blush-toned sheath is “coming soon,” but there’s a similar style available for purchase at Nordstrom. It’s $138. Her white dress from …

Celebrity Gossip

Media Talk Past One Another After Trump’s Grand Finale

“Dark” or “uplifting?” The right says one thing, the left says another.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org<p>Well, the election appears over. At about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Fox pollster <b>Frank Luntz</b> announced to <b>Sean Hannity</b> the findings of his weeklong on-air focus group of …

Journalism

Comic-Con Proves That Luke Cage Might be the Most Important Thing Marvel Has Done

“The world is ready for a bulletproof black man.”<p>Unlike some other San Diego Comic-Con stalwarts like <i>The Walking Dead,</i> <i>Game of Thrones,</i> and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Netflix’s new series—<i>Luke Cage</i>— didn’t land either the most popular day or the biggest venue of the convention. Tucked away …

Luke Cage

Soylent C.E.O. Faces Possible Criminal Charges for His Shipping-Container Home

Neighbors describe the red “eco home” as a nuisance.<p>As rental costs skyrocket in the U.S., <b>Marie Kondo</b>–inspired minimalism and the tiny-home movement have some Americans reconsidering luxury McMansions for a life of solitude in 160-square-foot glorified sheds.<p>Into this world of minimalist living …

Los Angeles

Michael Caine Is Officially Changing His Name to Avoid ISIS-Related Security Hassles

The actor, whose birth name is Maurice Micklewhite, is now legally Michael Caine.<p>From his Henry Higgins-like role in <i>Miss Congeniality</i> to his turn as Alfred in <b>Christopher Nolan's</b> <i>Dark Knight</i> trilogy, London-born actor <b>Michael Caine</b> has long been a fixture in the film industry. But the 83-year-old …

Michael Caine

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Running From Danger in New Snowden Comic-Con trailer

Plus, Oliver Stone is here to warn you about Pokémon Go.<p><b>Joseph Gordon-Levitt</b> and his new deep voice are back in a fresh <i>Snowden</i> trailer straight from Comic-Con.<p>The actor plays the titular character, whistleblower <b>Edward Snowden</b>, in the biopic directed by Oliver Stone. Whereas past trailers focused on …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt