Few things interest me less than a white man holding a guitar, BUT "Thinking Out Loud" is an instant classic, a modern standard on arrival (the likes of which we haven't heard since Adele's "Someone Like You") that will be played at many weddings for the rest of our lives. That song just works, and I'm not mad at its… » 2/26/15 4:55pm Thursday 4:55pm

David Cronenberg on Maps to the Stars and the Horrors of Hollywood

He's responsible for the likes of 1983's Videodrome, 1986's The Fly remake, 1988's Dead Ringers, and 2005's A History of Violence, but David Cronenberg may have delivered his most disturbing movie with Maps to the Stars. It's a tale of celebrity aspiration and Hollywood misery that weaves together incest, mental… » 2/26/15 11:40am Thursday 11:40am

Giuliana Rancic: Excuse My Cliché About Dreadlocks and Weed

No-nonsense journalist Giuliana Rancic has followed up her riveting tweet apology to Zendaya with an on-air message of regret over saying that the teen Disney star looks like she smells like patchouli and weed because of her dreadlocks. » 2/25/15 12:02pm Wednesday 12:02pm

John C. Reilly's Fake Sitcom Pilot Was Disturbing, Insane, and Brilliant

In case you missed it, Adult Swim aired the "pilot" of Bag Boy on Friday, a fake sitcom starring John C. Reilly's awkward health correspondent character Steve Brule. If there were any justice in the world, Bag Boy would become the new "Too Many Cooks," as it expands on the viral clip's skewering of corny sitcom… » 2/23/15 3:28pm 2/23/15 3:28pm

Dr. Nancy Snyderman Slurred and Stumbled Through a Peanut Allergy Report

On last night's NBC Nightly News, the show's Chief Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman, M.D., seemed a little...unsteady as she reported on a patch that may help those suffering from peanut allergies. I can't even pay attention to what she's saying because I'm fixated on how she's saying it. See above. » 2/23/15 1:48pm 2/23/15 1:48pm

This is actually insane. Music makes everything better. I have way too much pop culture to ingest as it is, so I use the gym to catch up on music. I form a lot of ideas about it while working out, and generally can't write about an album/song unless I've listened to it while working out. » 2/23/15 12:43pm 2/23/15 12:43pm

Anchor Who Called Gaga's Music "Jigaboo": "I Had No Idea It Was a Word"

Earlier today, Fox 8's Kristi Capel marveled over Lady Gaga's Oscar performance by saying that generally, "It's hard to hear her voice with all the jigaboo music...that she...whatever you want to call it...jigaboo, haha!" » 2/23/15 12:12pm 2/23/15 12:12pm

Oscar-Winning Imitation Game Writer Graham Moore: "I'm Not Gay"

You may have thought that Imitation Game writer Graham Moore's acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay last night was his way of sharing his experiences as a young gay man who tried to commit suicide because he felt like he "didn't belong." You may have thought his "Stay weird," credo was his It Gets Better '15… » 2/23/15 10:51am 2/23/15 10:51am

What Happens When Kids Run the School: Approaching the Elephant

The clip above depicts chaos or democracy (or both), depending how you look at it. It's from Amanda Rose Wilder's documentary Approaching the Elephant (opening today in New York), which documents the first year of the Teddy McArdle Free School in Little Falls, NJ. Shot over the course of the the 2007-2008 school year… » 2/20/15 12:55pm 2/20/15 12:55pm

Can You Recognize This Year's Oscar Nominees in Embarrassing First…

The 20 stars nominated for Academy Awards this year represent some of the most talented (or, anyway, famous) actors on screen today. At one point, however, they were slack-jawed, blank-eyed, no-name novices. They'd probably like to forget their often humiliating early work, but thanks to the magic of technology,… » 2/19/15 10:30am 2/19/15 10:30am

Stevie Wonder's Grammy Looks, Ranked

Last night's CBS special Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute featured a montage of Stevie Wonder at the Grammy Awards throughout the years. The guy can dress! Or I guess that's: the guy can pick stylists. Doesn't matter. For a blind man, he has great looks. Here are all of them that… » 2/17/15 12:44pm 2/17/15 12:44pm