The Iranian Vampire Tale of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The girl of Ana Lily Amirpour's A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is not like other girls. She is, for one thing, a vampire, but she's not like other vampires, either. She wears a hijab and prowls the fictional Iranian town called Bad City (actually Bakersfield, Calif.). Her inevitable feeding seems to come as much… » 11/21/14 11:31am Friday 11:31am

Mama June and Daughter Can't Keep Molester Visitation Story Straight

On Monday's episode of Dr. Phil, the talk doc grilled "Mama" June Shannon about her relationship with registered sex offender Mark McDaniel, who molested June's daughter Anna Cardwell. Regarding the public knowledge of her relationship with McDaniel, which led to the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, June… » 11/17/14 12:44pm 11/17/14 12:44pm

Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic Is the Laughingstock of the Internet

Lifetime's stiff treatment of the life of Aaliyah Haughton, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, was not exactly so bad it was good, but it was fun to mock. Basically, you had to put in work to find good in the boring, terribly cast, musically inept slog. Aaliyah died in a plane crash at age 22 in 2001; Aaliyah: The… » 11/16/14 12:40pm 11/16/14 12:40pm

Bryan Singer's Connection to Hollywood Kid Sex Scene Explored in Doc

If Amy Berg's documentary An Open Secret eventually finds the distribution that is currently eluding it, it's going to mean more problems for director Bryan Singer, who earlier this year was accused of repeatedly drugging, threatening and forcibly sodomizing a minor in a lawsuit. It could mean problems, in fact, for… » 11/15/14 4:47pm 11/15/14 4:47pm

​Do I Sound Gay? (Wait, Don't Answer That)

A few years ago, OWN's Our America with Lisa Ling profiled ex-gays and the gay-conversion industry. Ex-gays tend to arouse the ire of gays and their allies because of what their life path implies: that homosexuality is changeable if one tries hard enough. Thus by not putting effort into being straight, one is… » 11/13/14 12:49pm 11/13/14 12:49pm

Making Cheese Into Art: Talking with the Creator of "Too Many Cooks"

Casper Kelly, the creator of the biggest thing on the internet last week, "Too Many Cooks," says that when devising the wide-ranging parody's twisted plot, he aimed to break patterns. As soon as you got used to the video's repetitive nature, he wanted to throw at you something you weren't expecting. » 11/11/14 12:50pm 11/11/14 12:50pm

A Triumphant Comeback: On the HBO Show's Sublime Second Season

"Well, reality TV has had quite the evolution," Valerie Cherish tells us during the first episode of The Comeback in more than nine years. "It's a different reality. And I should know, because I was there at the beginning with The Comeback. Back then, it was just me and people eating bugs on Survivor. 'Uh, what's… » 11/06/14 3:05pm 11/06/14 3:05pm