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Sex, Socks, and Manufactured Storylines on Terrace House Sex, Socks, and Manufactured Storylines on Terrace House

The Shakespearean sort of scandals that rock a show like Vanderpump Rules are expected to be nonexistent on Terrace House, a franchise noted for its commitment to subtlety. Of all the chapters, Boys & Girls in the City was the most theatric: there was the saga of Uchi’s meat getting eaten, which he cried about. And…

Carly Rae Jepsen Goes Full-On Cat Lady, Iggy Azalea Falls Flat, and Selena Gomez Snores Carly Rae Jepsen Goes Full-On Cat Lady, Iggy Azalea Falls Flat, and Selena Gomez Snores

Yeah: Carly Rae Jepsen, “Now That I Found You” (video) - This peculiar video stars one cat as the object of Carly’s obsession, which then multiplies into many cats. The cat is creepy at first; it watches Carly shower and does that thing cats do where they sit upright like humans, but ultimately it’s another living…

There's One Less Chris in the Avengers: Endgame Trailer There's One Less Chris in the Avengers: Endgame Trailer

The world’s destiny once again rests on a handful of hot people with superpowers, one of whom is not Chris Pratt.

Mariah Carey Brings Glamour to the NYC Subway, Louis Tomlinson Mourns, and New Maren Morris

Y: Mariah Carey, “A No No” (video) - This video looks like a giant bag of cotton candy exploded in a subway car and everybody just proceeded to have a good time dancing while Mariah Carey stood by singing and looking glamorous. Note her use of air quotes when she sings “irregardless.” Obviously, it’s showtiiime! —…

Um HELLO! Sammi Sweetheart Is Engaged and Not to Ronnay

After years and years and years and years and years and years, episodes and episodes and episodes and episodes of Jersey Shore, episodes in which Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola found herself in an intense, miserable, unhealthy on-again, off-again relationship with her disturbingly muscled castmate Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, she…

Cardi B Creates a Twerk Haven, and Ariana Grande Finds Happiness in Spending

Yes, but do not watch this at work: City Girls, “Twerk,” feat. Cardi B (video) - Ass appreciation is the obvious centerpiece here, but also note the impressive feline body paint, which made a Jezebel staffer comment that Cardi B should’ve starred in Cats. Is this a way of reclaiming the music-video aesthetic of male…

Soon Everyone From Every Reality Show Ever Will Be on The Challenge Soon Everyone From Every Reality Show Ever Will Be on The Challenge

In recent seasons, The Challenge, MTV’s dramatic physical slash mental competition series, began to court contestants outside of The Real World and Road Rules franchises. They started by bringing in cast members from MTV’s relationship show Are You the One? then slowly introduced Big Brother and Ex on the Beach…

Normani and Sam Smith Wanna Dance With Strangers, and Bhad Bhabie (Sorry) Does It Again

Overall yes, with a couple of caveats: Sam Smith and Normani, “Dancing With a Stranger” – I haven’t stopped listening to this since this morning, which is a testament to two things: How good Normani sounds on this R&B dance number, and the catchiness of the hook. Regardless of whether it’s Normani or Sam Smith belting,…

Regina Hall Is Forced to Be a Kid Again in Little, Starring Issa Rae and Marsai Martin

My real-life best friends Issa Rae (Insecure), Marsai Martin (Black-ish), and Regina Hall, who is funny and criminally underrated in everything, are starring in a body-swap comedy titled Little that’s heavy on shade.

Come and Get Another Look at Us! It's Our 2019 Golden Globes Liveblog Come and Get Another Look at Us! It's Our 2019 Golden Globes Liveblog

What’s that? Do you hear something rustling in the bushes? No, it’s not the stalker character from YOU—it’s the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg! Lady Gaga is here! Bradley Cooper is right beside her peeing on stage! Lupita Nyong’o!!! Rami Malek is here looking very distinguished…

Lizzo Makes Us Happy, and Backstreet (Dadstreet?) Still Has a Place in Our Hearts

Yes, incredible: Lizzo, “Juice” (video) - I can’t help that I’m easily swayed by ’80s aesthetics, especially when it’s done with style, glamour, and Soul Glo-inspired vision. This is Lizzo’s catchy, effusive ballad for all the baddies on which she refuses to stop being great: “It ain’t my fault that I’m out here…

Fa La La La La, Here's a Survey of New Christmas Music Good and Bad

Y: Swae Lee, “Christmas at Swae’s” - Last year, Swae Lee from the duo Rae Sremmurd, released a tiny clip on social media of what sounded like a Christmas song about a lover who doesn’t appear under the mistletoe one morning. It was really, really good for what was literally a less than a minute snippet. Reader, it’s a…

It's the Best (and Most Wonderful) Time of the Year to Revisit Home Alone 2 It's the Best (and Most Wonderful) Time of the Year to Revisit Home Alone 2

Roughly two months after my 9th birthday, in 1992, Home Alone 2: Lost In New York opened in theaters, with Macaulay Culkin reprising the role that made him a kid star. In this classic tale of child abandonment reframed as a family-friendly holiday classic, Culkin plays Kevin McAllister, a resourceful 8-year-old who’s…

Pitbull Samples Toto's 'Africa' (Yes), and Ariana Grande Slows It Down on 'Imagine'

Sure: Pitbull, “Ocean to Ocean,” feat. Rhea - On paper, the concept of this song is a travesty. Why is Pitbull sampling Toto’s “Africa”? Why is it for the Aquaman soundtrack??? But it is the holidays, and I’m in a giving mood, and this song is actually good. “They tried to get rid of me/But from ocean to ocean, they…

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