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Sacha Baron Cohen trolled a right-wing gathering with a racist sing-along
June 28, 2020 at 3:28 pm 0
Whether you love him or hate him, there's no denying that Sacha Baron Cohen gets results. The latest proof we have is a stunt that saw the comedian – a word that really fails to capture the extent of Cohen's schtick – take the stage at a rally put together by a right-wing militia group. He sang an overtly racist protest-style song and got the enthusiastic crowd to sing along. That's how he rolls. The rally was put together by a militia group that call themselves the Washington Three Percenters. The "three percenter" thing is a reference to what the Southern Poverty Law Center describes as a "dubious" claim "that only 3 percent of American colonists fought against the British during the War of Independence." The definition appears in SPLC's rundown of "antigovernment movements." Read more...More about Sacha Baron Cohen, Entertainment, Activism, and Celebrities
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The 10 best TV episodes of 2020 (so far)
June 28, 2020 at 3:28 pm 0
Because time is an ever-expanding and contracting construct, we're already halfway through 2020. Sounds fake, but it's true. The first six months of this year included some stellar episodes of television, including a perfect send-off for NBC's The Good Place, a prescient and political episode of Ramy, and a Parks and Recreation reunion that addressed the coronavirus pandemic while bringing joy to its many fans. Listed here are those episodes, as well as the other seven best episodes of TV aired so far this year.  1Sex Education, "Episode 7" The best parts of Sex Education episode 207 (and indeed, of Season 2 at large) are less about sex and love and more about friendship and camaraderie. Six of the show’s female leads are locked at school a la Breakfast Club, forced to figure out what binds them together as women and concluding, heartbreakingly, that it is unwanted sexual advances. It’s fascinating to
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The 10 best films of 2020 (so far)
June 27, 2020 at 3:19 pm 0
Need it be said that 2020 has been an especially odd year for film?  The coronavirus threw the entire spring and summer movie calendar into disarray. Blockbusters we'd been looking forward to for years were delayed. Indies saw their carefully planned rollouts cut short. Crowdpleasers pivoted from traditional theatrical rollouts to VOD-only ones. Theaters were shuttered, while drive-ins made a comeback. And even now that cinemas are starting to open back up again, it's unclear when things will return to "normal," or what "normal" might look like. But amid all that chaos, great movies continued to grab our attention. These films came from storied franchises and first-time directors, featured big-name talents and total unknowns. They reflected our times or provided a welcome distraction from them, shocked us into awareness or comforted us with their familiarity. They did, in short, what cinema has always done and always will, no matter what else is
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Top Twitch streamer Dr. Disrespect was mysteriously banned from the platform
June 27, 2020 at 3:19 pm 0
Herschel "Guy" Beahm, who goes by the streamer name Dr. Disrespect, is no longer on Twitch. The circumstances of Beahm's removal from the service aren't clear at this time. His page on the Amazon-owned video streaming website is currently shut down, with a message reading "that content is unavailable." A statement provided to Mashable on Saturday by a Twitch spokesperson suggests that Beahm violated one or more community guidelines. But it isn't clear what exactly happened, or whether the removal is being characterized as a suspension or a ban. "As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community," Twitch's statement reads. Read more...More about Twitch, Dr Disrespect, Guy Beahm, Entertainment, and Celebrities
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The best stand-up comedy specials of 2020 so far
June 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm 0
Watching stand-up in 2020 very quickly went from a pretty fun and normal activity to an escape from our terrifying, oppressive reality. Luckily, there has been some truly fantastic comedy so far this year, giving us an excuse to laugh and smile at stories and observations from some of the industry's most talented performers. It is a bit odd, though, to view these specials — which were filmed before the COVID-19 lockdown began in the U.S. in March — knowing everything that has followed this year (so far). We're living in a time when jokes can become dated very quickly, and that feeling only seems to have ramped up after March. In her special, Leslie Jones jokes about how 20 year olds shouldn't be out marching for anything, they should be living their lives. That might have been a fine joke earlier in the year, but amid the civil upheaval happening across
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Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2020
June 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm 0
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'The Twilight Zone' Season 2 brings better twists and a deep cut throwback
June 25, 2020 at 2:59 pm 0
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Everything coming to Netflix in July 2020
June 25, 2020 at 2:59 pm 0
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The 15 best TV shows of 2020 (so far)
June 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm 0
In an otherwise resoundingly terrible year, 2020 did give us the only thing anyone can count on anymore, which is television (for now anyway, before covid-19 production delays catch up with forthcoming release dates). From Netflix to Hulu to HBO Max, 2020 might well have turned your love affair with streaming into a full-time committed relationship. As the world starts to open up, it's tempting to go back to life as it used to be, but still undeniably safer to stay home and keep streaming. For that, here are the best TV shows of 2020 (so far).  15Solar Opposites "Solar Opposites" made life on Earth a little more bearable this year. Image: Hulu Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Hulu, Hbo, and Apple Tv Plus
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Jenny Slate will no longer voice the biracial character Missy on 'Big Mouth'
June 24, 2020 at 2:50 pm 0
Jenny Slate is stepping down from her role as Missy on the hit Netflix series Big Mouth. Slate, who is a white, Jewish woman, has voiced the character since Big Mouth launched in 2017. But Missy is biracial, with a white, Jewish mother and a Black father. In her statement explaining the departure, posted on Instagram, Slate directly addresses the issue. "At the start of the show, I reasoned with myself that it was permissible for me to play 'Missy' because her mom is Jewish and White – as am I. But 'Missy' is also Black, and Black characters on an animated show should be played by Black people," the statement reads. Read more...More about Netflix, Jenny Slate, Big Mouth, Entertainment, and Streaming Services
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