Posts tagged entertainment

David Duchovny wrote a political novel about farm animals

Just 70 years after George Orwell altered the way we understand political revolutions and regimes with a literary critique of Stalinism featuring talking pigs and horses, we’re headed back to the animal farm.

Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart to host 2014 Streamy Awards
Two of YouTube's brightest stars will take center stage at September'sStreamy Awards when Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart join forces as hosts of the 2014 event.
“Grace and Hannah are two talents that truly embody the hard work and success of today’s digital age,” said executive producer Assaf Blecher in a statement. “There is no better team to co-host the show, and we couldn’t be more excited to watch their comedic talents collide.” 

Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart to host 2014 Streamy Awards

Two of YouTube's brightest stars will take center stage at September'sStreamy Awards when Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart join forces as hosts of the 2014 event.

“Grace and Hannah are two talents that truly embody the hard work and success of today’s digital age,” said executive producer Assaf Blecher in a statement. “There is no better team to co-host the show, and we couldn’t be more excited to watch their comedic talents collide.” 

R.L. Stine announces he’s ‘killing off more teenagers’ with the return of Fear Street
Party Games is his new novel, out next month, and the premise is very much in keeping with the Fear Street series:

"Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear’s birthday party at his family’s estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party—the game of murder."

R.L. Stine announces he’s ‘killing off more teenagers’ with the return of Fear Street

Party Games is his new novel, out next month, and the premise is very much in keeping with the Fear Street series:

"Her friends warn her not to go to Brendan Fear’s birthday party at his family’s estate on mysterious Fear Island. But Rachel Martin has a crush on Brendan and is excited to be invited. Brendan has a lot of party games planned. But one game no one planned intrudes on his party—the game of murder."

The team behind ‘Thug Notes’ has more OG education up its sleeve

A parody of CliffsNotes, Thug Notes is as educational as it is comedic, cutting to the heart of such classic texts as Crime and Punishment and The Great Gatsby and encouraging readers to develop their own understanding of the book. Reading along with the hilarious Sparky, played by L.A.-based comedian Greg Edwards, viewers can’t help but come back every week for a new video and, whether they realize it or not, they’re taking their own steps to learn outside of the classroom.

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Introducing Sir Mix-a-Lot’s little-known back-to-school jam

Less than a year after exploding on YouTube with “Christmas Jammies,” the Holderness family has returned with their latest viral sensation, “Baby Got Class.”

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Your guide to BBC America’s ‘Intruders’

The Internet sure loves a good mystery.

With the popularity of True DetectiveOrphan Black, and even Game of Thrones—along with the Purple Wedding, remember trying to figure out who killed Jon Arryn back in season 1?—over the past few years, we love to dig deeper than what we see on the screen and try to get to the bottom of whodunit. And it’s not just the question that drives people: It’s the motive, the endgame, and just what makes a character tick, the pieces that can’t be satisfied with your typical broadcast procedural drama.

We just don’t like being spoon-fed the answers anymore.

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The 25 must-watch episodes of the ‘Simpsons’ marathon

If you’re like us and your boss wouldn’t give you 12 consecutive days off to participate in THE BEST MARATHON EVER then here’s a guide to the episodes you need to schedule on the DVR. 

50 Cent thinks Floyd Mayweather can't read a page from 'Harry Potter'

Should you have any lingering doubts that the ice bucket challenge has gone full ego-trip supernova, feel free to put them aside.