If you’ve been on Instagram at any point during the pandemic — and let’s face it, you have — you’ve probably seen Jordan Firstman’s face. Posts from celebrities like Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, and Chrissy Teigen about Firstman’s hilarious series of “Impression” videos have catapulted him from 15,000 to 260,000 (and counting) followers on the […]

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It has been quite a day for Miss Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. Lana Del Rey took the internet by storm with the announcement of her 7th studio album by complaining about the success and artistic freedom of artists Queen Bey, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, and Kehlani. “Can I please go back […]

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Newly-minted chart topper Doja Cat has decided to lend her talents to an upstart comedy writer named Abel. At midnight on Thursday, The Weeknd dropped the remix to his song “In Your Eyes” featuring Doja Cat, who recently received her first career Billboard No. 1 with “Say So (Remix)” featuring Nicki Minaj. A dear friend […]

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Lil Dicky a.k.a. Dave Burd’s foray into television is a huge hit for FX Networks. The comedic rapper’s Dave series is now the company’s most-watched comedy series, surpassing a viewership record previously held by Donald Glover’s Atlanta. Dave, which finished airing its first season in April, has attracted an average episodic audience of 5.32 million […]

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Phonte has come to the defense of Robert Downey Jr.’s blackface portrayal in Tropic Thunder in the wake of fresh criticism on Twitter. On Thursday (April 30), the Little Brother lyricist tweeted the movie was “fucking hilarious,” saying the satire wasn’t at black people’s expense but rather about “white actors thinking they could play any role.” […]

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Phonte has come to the defense of Robert Downey Jr.’s blackface portrayal in Tropic Thunder in the wake of fresh criticism on Twitter. On Thursday (April 30), the Little Brother lyricist tweeted the movie was “fucking hilarious,” saying the satire wasn’t at black people’s expense but rather about “white actors thinking they could play any role.” […]

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Phonte has come to the defense of Robert Downey Jr.’s blackface portrayal in Tropic Thunder in the wake of fresh criticism on Twitter. On Thursday (April 30), the Little Brother lyricist tweeted the movie was “fucking hilarious,” saying the satire wasn’t at black people’s expense but rather about “white actors thinking they could play any role.” […]

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Sound the alarm that sounds like one of those old-timey horns you squeeze and they go, “aah-oooh-gah!” You know, like The Mask. Aah-oooh-gah! Aah-oooh-gah! Now, shut up, unfunny things, because a funny thing is being talked about. Lamorne Morris, who is best known for playing Winston Bishop on New Girl, has released an album of […]

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Ice Cube, Mack 10 and W.C. formed the Westside Connection supergroup in 1994 and wound up appearing together on Mack 10’s debut album, Westside Slaughterhouse, in 1995. But after two group albums albums, the trio disbanded in 2005 due to a conflict between Cube and Mack. The rumor was Cube’s brother-in-law wound up getting a beatdown. During […]

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When comedian Jon Daly started hyping up an upcoming shot-for-shot remake of the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” music video titled “Cheer Me Up” on Twitter yesterday, I wasn’t sure if he was being serious or not. But Daly is no stranger to creating impressive musical parodies: Take, for instance, Papa John’s Misty, Lil Xan’s […]

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Prior to getting heckled by J Balvin about the questionable aesthetic state of his “treehouse room” (“are you for real? are you upset?”), Jimmy Fallon continued his at-home edition shows in a tent he built for his two daughters, Franny and Winnie. (No, this isn’t an Ivanka tent. The Fallons have a very lovely country […]

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Film Twitter may keep vintage Paul Thomas Anderson alive by reposting that one grainy video of him every few weeks, but Fiona Apple remembers a different P.T.A. In a new interview with Apple, The New Yorker writes that Anderson was “coldly critical, contemptuous” during their relationship. Apple and Anderson started dating in 1997. They collaborated […]

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The Weeknd showed up to Saturday Night Live in full costume, but it wasn’t funny business. It was very serious world-building business. The singer debuted his new single “Scared to Live” with Oneohtrix Point Never on SNL sporting a red suit, wingback shoes, black gloves, and a very realistic, bandaged bloody nose. It’s his new […]

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Dave Burd is Über-confident. And not like his satirical rapper alter ego Lil Dicky, whose constant garish flexing and bravado are so blatant it borders on the absurd. No, Burd is simply self-assured to an extreme degree. “These guys would be crazy not to green-light this,” the curly ’froed rapper, who turns 32 later this […]

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With the presidential election around the corner, the stakes have never been higher for clinching those crucial states straddling blue and red. Just ahead of Super Tuesday, Tenacious D have announced a tour aimed at galvanizing the people of the purple states. Jack Black and Kyle Gass are taking their comedy-rock act across the Midwest and […]

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Stand-up comedian and Yang Gang member Dave Chappelle took home the Grammy last night for Best Comedy Album, beating fellow nominees Jim Gaffigan (Quality Time), Trevor Noah (Son of Patricia), Ellen DeGeneres (Relatable), and Aziz Ansari (Right Now) for the award with his 2019 Broadway show turned Netflix special Sticks & Stones. Unless you were […]

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John Cena is maybe one of the last celebrities you’d expect to be a card-carrying member of the BTS Army, but he’s clearly got purple running through his veins. The wrestler was supremely jealous of his fellow guest on The Late Late Show With James Corden, January Jones, who actually got to meet BTS the […]

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Musician, comedian, and honorary Python Neil Innes passed away on December 29 at the age of 75. He worked with the Beatles, Monty Python as a troupe, and with several of them individually, as well as the experimental comedy-pop music group Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Though he never achieved the status of a household name, […]

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“Four minutes of total perfection!” That’s the exact (and beautifully tailored) energy David Byrne brings to John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch, a new Netflix children’s special that might actually be too hyperspecific for youngsters who don’t live within the 212 metropolitan area. (Not that we’re complaining.) Without giving too much away, Byrne’s music-video […]

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After co-sponsoring a pop-up campaign event in LA, Andrew Yang and Donald Glover made it official. Yang announced that Glover is an official creative consultant for the Yang campaign. The full extent of what that entails was not announced, but we know it involves designing merch. Pitchfork mentioned that the pop-up event featured lots of […]

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