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The Internet’s hard-working Drake fans toiled ceaselessly Monday night after the artist released the video for Hotline Bling on Apple Music. The video, full of shimmies, headbobs, and hip thrusts, provided no shortage of GIF-worthy material.
But the real gift that keeps on giving, as some Twitter users aptly pointed out, is syncing up Drake’s signature moves with well-known theme songs.
Take a look at what happens when Drake gets peanutized.
Or when he’s Frasier-ized.Or even Cosby-ized (the show, not the man). If ’90s theme songs aren’t your thing, Drake can shake a leg to a Latin beat, too.
Drake’s on beat all over the world.Even in...hipster Brooklyn? Screengrab via Drake/Apple Music
This article contains spoilers for Gilmore Girls.The Internet erupted in a shrill whirl of fangirling on Monday afternoon when rumors began circulating that Netflix was planning to reboot the much-beloved Gilmore Girls series.
TVLine first reported that series creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino were in talks with the streaming giant to bring back Lorelei and Rory in a miniseries format: four 90-minute episodes, à la the Rockford Files movies of the ’90s.
While details are still vague—an anonymous source is just saying that Netflix is in preliminary discussions with the lead cast—the devout Gilmore Girls fandom rallied around the idea. And it’s not out of the realm of possibility: Sherman-Palladino said at this summer’s cast reunion oat the ATX Television Festival that while nothing was in the works at the time, “nobody here hates each other.”“It would have to be the right format, the right timing, the right way, [deeper voice] the right budget,” she continued. Considering the chunk of change Netflix has invested in original content and distribution deals to date, it’s distinctly possible that the price is right for a Gilmore reboot.
So if we’re willing to proceed with cautious optimism that this project is really, truly happening, let’s get down to brass tacks: Now what? Here are 11 questions any Gilmore Girls project would have to address in some form or another.
1) How will they address Richard’s absence?
When we last saw the Gilmore patriarch, he’d been through his share of health scares, including serious heart problems in seasons 1 and 7, but it seemed that lionhearted man could never truly leave. Tragically, Edward Hermann, the actor who portrayed Richard, passed away in 2014, leaving a massive hole in the hearts of his fans and castmates. They even left an empty chair on the stage for him during the ATX TV Fest reunion panel.
2) What’s Rory doing now?
At the end of season 7, Rory packed up her life and hit the campaign trail with then-Sen. Barack Obama. Now that he’s nearing the end of his second term in office, we clearly need to check back in to see if our leading lady achieved her Christiane Amanpour dreams or if she took a different path.
3) What ever happened to Jess?
My high-school self was always hung up on good-guy Dean and pompous Logan, but the real underdog in the battle for Rory’s heart was always Jess Mariano (Milo Ventimiglia), Luke’s book-loving nephew. We saw him get his life together as Rory’s fell apart, and he and Rory had a rocky reunion in season 6, but he was largely missing from season 7. Is he still in the indie publishing game? Has he moved up to the big leagues, or is he flexing his writer muscles on the side?
4) Is Lorelei finally on good terms with her parents?
After a bumpy ride of deception, disappointment, miscommunication, and more, can this lovable family finally put the “fun” back in “dysfunction”?
5) Can Luke and Lorelei really make it?
No matter which boyfriend you favored for Rory, odds are good you only ever wanted Luke for Lorelei, but can their relationship bounce back from a broken-off engagement and a drunken karaoke serenade?
6) How are Lane and Zack?
Life with twins can’t be easy, and the rock & roll life isn’t for the faint of heart (or over-50 crowd).
7) Can they reconcile season 7 with the rest of the plan?
Sherman-Palladino wasn’t involved in the show’s final season, despite her having had the show’s last four words picked out for ages now. If she and Daniel Palladino return to pilot the reboot, how will they contend with the seemingly out-of-character choices their successors made?
8) Where’s Sookie?
Here’s hoping our favorite accident-prone chef hasn’t managed to burn down any more kitchens recently. Meanwhile, is she still happily married with a post-vasectomy Jackson, or did his desire for more kids get the better of him? What ever happened with that accidental third pregnancy?
9) Doctor or lawyer?
Paris Geller (Liza Weil, in a role created specifically for her) was studying to be a doctor and a lawyer simultaneously. Given how grossed out she was by Doyle’s cold, we’re assuming she went the legal route, but maybe she’ll surprise us all with a stunning career as a surgeon.
10) Is Kirk still as weird as ever?
This one speaks for itself.
11) How will they possibly pull this off?
Edward Hermann’s death aside, the crew is going to have a very difficult time reuniting all its actors, many of whom have gone on to helm major series of their own in the interim. Milo Ventimiglia (Jess) starred in Heroes until 2010 and has three projects currently in post-production. Jared Padalecki (Dean) has been Supernatural’s Sam Winchester for 11 seasons now, and Lauren Graham is set to adapt The Royal We with her Parenthood co-star Mae Whitman. Melissa McCarthy (Sookie) has been busy juggling a full slate of Hollywood flicks, too, which could make scheduling with her a nightmare.
There are dozens of threads that we’ll want to pick back up on if this show actually returns to screens, and we definitely have more questions than answers at this point. But as long as they don’t How I Met Your Mother us or make those last four words “was all a dream,” there’s hope for a happily ever after in Stars Hollow.
Screengrab via Netflix
It’s Ryan and Taylor on Ryan and Taylor.
Maybe the only thing missing from the 360-degree social media experience of Ryan Adams recording and releasing a full Taylor Swift cover album this fall was an actual sit-down between the two artists, but GQ took care of that Monday with this video.
Adams asks some great questions about Swift’s songwriting process, and Swift supplies some thoughtful answers in turn.
You know that high-pitched refrain from “All You Had to Do Was Stay”? It came to Taylor in a dream about her ex.
Here’s the full clip:H/T Vulture | Screengrab via GQ/YouTube
If you’re a fan of socially minded, funny, female-helmed podcasting, your late 2015 is about to pop off in a major way.Tuesday morning, Lena Dunhamannounced on Instagram that she’ll be launching a podcast “about gender, sexuality and feminism” for BuzzFeed. It’ll be called Women of the Hour, and there’s a five-minute preview of the first season on iTunes now.
Season 1 will have “five episodes on five different themes,” and a lineup of exciting guests like Emma Stone, Zadie Smith, and Jemima Kirke.
Dunham tweeted that the podcast will be an extension of a lot of the themes she covers in her book of essays, Not That Kind of Girl.
“Please subscribe if you like bad-asses, deep questions, giggling, sexual healing, Gaia life force, style, summer-camp, cute kids, the Internet and feminine power,” Dunham said.
As if that weren’t enough good news, Women of the Hour is the latest in a string of awesome female-helmed podcasts that have been announced this fall. There’s a lot more amazing stuff on its way to your headphones soon.
Here's a peek at the other fire podcasts to have on your radar:
1) Conversation With Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette just released a brand new podcast called Conversation With Alanis Morissette, where she’s planning on having “conversations with different individuals from different schools and walks of life, discussing everything from psychology to art to spirituality to design to health and wellbeing to relationships—whether they be romantic or colleagueship or parent-with-children relationships—and we’ll be diving into science, neurobiology, music, travel, social commentary, maybe a tiny pit of political [sic], and feminism.” Damn, Alanis. The premiere episode is out now.
2) Sara Schaefer on WNYC StudiosComedian and writer Sara Schaefer will be launching a new podcast on WNYC as part of their new podcast project, WNYC Studios. No theme for the show has been announced yet, but according to the New York Times, it will be scripted fiction, which will be a departure from her interview-based podcast/live show, Lies.
3) 2 Dope QueensThe Daily Show’s Jessica Williams and standup Phoebe Robinson are expanding their live show about friendship, blackness, and being a lady, 2 Dope Queens, into a podcast with the same name for WNYC.
4) Roxane Gay on WNYCBad Feminist author Roxane Gay will also be launching a WNYC podcast, but there’s no word yet on what the title or premise will be.
Screengrab via Women of the Hour/iTunes
Like any good mafia, the characters played by Billy Eichner (Billy on the Street, Difficult People), John Roberts (Bob's Burgers), and Chris Kelly (Saturday Night Live) have a front: a lucrative furniture-distressing business. But in their secret basement lab, they're developing a coming-out serum to dump into the town's water supply for Pride Week.
The hitch? The Gayfather (voiced by Eichner) needs superhero Frantic (SNL's Taran Killam) to help them contaminate the water.
Will he do it? You'll have to watch and find out.
The Awesomes, which is in its third season on Hulu, features an all-star lineup of voice actors, including Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Paula Pell, and Ike Barinholtz.
Screengrab via The Awesomes/Hulu
BY SAM GUTELLE
In recent months, Hulu has released several original series that have the potential to raise its profile in the digital video industry. First there was Difficult People, a catty comedy that drew good reviews and a fair bit of media attention. Then, in October, viewers met Casual, a Jason Reitman comedy that enjoyed ample praise.
Having released these two attention-grabbers, Hulu is looking to drum up even more support for its original programming plans. On Oct. 18, it debuted a TV commercial that places its originals front and center.
The commercial, created by ad agency twofifteenmccann, is directed by Tom Kuntz, who also directed Old Spice’s “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” spot. Here, Kuntz employs a similar style: using a charming host who walks through Hulu’s office while monologuing. There are a lot of celebrity cameos, but what most caught my eye were the references to two Hulu originals: Casual, and the upcoming 11/22/63, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams and adapted from a Stephen King novel.
It’s not Hulu’s first TV commercial—you may remember this one from the Super Bowl a couple years back—but it shows an interesting shift in the video platform’s strategy. Netflix has credited a lot of its growth to the the success of its originals; has the same trend held true for Hulu?
If Hulu wants to advertise its original programming, it could help itself with some more significant pickups. According to Variety, it is doing just that—reportedly close to a series order for Shut Eye, which will be set in the world of storefront psychics and will include “darkly comic” elements. The first season of that series is expected to run for 10 episodes.Illustration by Max Fleishman
BY SAM GUTELLE
DigiTour did not disclose the size of Viacom’s investment, but the funding round is believed to be worth somewhere in the vicinity of $10 million, according to Variety. As part of the deal, Viacom has gained a presence on the DigiTour board. Other venture capital firms participating in the round include LionTree and Slow Ventures.
The funding round will support DigiTour’s existing operation, through which it runs massive meetups across the United States. Its Digifest events, which give YouTube, Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat stars a chance to perform in front of their biggest fans, have been known to draw as many as 12,500 attendees.
“Partnering with a premiere entertainment company like Viacom and its powerhouse brands is something I have always envisioned for DigiTour,” said Meridith Valiando Rojas, co-founder and CEO of DigiTour, in a release. “We believe that this pairing will lead to opportunities to combine our authentic connection to Generation Z with Viacom’s unparalleled television, film, digital and international resources in order to help accelerate and scale our media brand globally.”
Photo via Kyle LaMere
Marina Watanabe (Marinashutup) is a Feminist with a capital F. Unafraid to speak her mind about topics that truly matter, she has spent the past three years on YouTube empowering thousands of fans with her candid conversations about mental health, sexism, racism, gender, being an ally to social movements, and breaking down feminist stereotypes.Originally from Sacramento, California, the 22-year-old college student is on a mission to create a safe space for men and women to share content about the intersectionality between feminism and the other areas of their identity. In her weekly video series Feminist Fridays, Watanabe talks feminism (How Rape Culture Has Evolved Throughout History, Is Feminism Sexist?), contextualizes social issues using pop culture (Can Emma Stone Play an ‘Asian’ Character?, Are the Hogwarts Houses Gendered? ), and shares honest conversations with her audience about mental illness (12 Things Not to Say to Depressed People, I Didn’t Know I Had Depression). Watanabe makes her highly researched and dense videos digestible by infusing them with wit and an overload of sass.
A women’s studies and English double major, Watanabe credits both college and the Internet for giving her identity a name: feminist. And through YouTube, Watanabe is paying it forward.
While acknowledging the role trolls play in her comment section, Watanabe advises others not to let this behavior stop them from creating authentic content. In an interview with Bust, she shared:
“To the feminists who are weary of starting YouTube channels: We need you! It's unfortunate that feminists receive so much internet hate and negative comments, but that's all the more reason to keep speaking up. If you let that stop you then the internet trolls get what they want and the best way to fight back is to keep talking.”Her content is not only essential in combating the offensive commenters threatening to set society back 100 years, but in answering questions well-intentioned viewers are too nervous to ask about complex topics such as race or privilege. Being an ally isn’t something people are perfect at, and as Watanabe shows us in her videos, it’s something that takes both time and a willingness to connect with and better understand others. She’s an incredible example for the younger generation growing up on YouTube, inspiring them to be confident in exactly who they are.
So Marina Watanabe, thank you for using your voice to make YouTube a better place. Next time you’re in NYC, a thousand chicken nuggets on me.
Screengrab via marinashutup/YouTube
We finally got the full Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer Monday night, but having to sit through two hours of football to get it may have been the least of our problems.
Although trolls started #BoycottStarWarsVII leading up to the trailer, it prompted The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams to respond with a heartfelt message of his own: he doesn’t care what race or species you are, he just hopes you enjoy it.“Did J.J. Abrams just ‘all lives matter’ Star Wars?” Trevor Noah asked on Tuesday night's Daily Show.
To Noah, the note also captured the backlash that appeared last year when racists complained that there was a black stormtrooper in a Star Wars film (John Boyega’s Finn). Then there is the blowback from mostly white men when any movie tries to present a hero or character that’s anything other than a white man. As Noah explained, it happened with The Hunger Games’s Rue, with Miles Morales’s Spider-Man, and with Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot.
And besides, most fans don’t even have a problem with more diversity in Star Wars. They have more important and inane things to worry about—like the Expanded Universe no longer being canon, whether costumes should have nipples on them, and what happened to fan-favorite Boba Fett. As it should be.Screengrab via The Daily Show
Lincoln Chafee hasn’t made much headway in the 2016 presidential race. Some voters didn't even know he was running until last week’s Democratic debate, where he just seemed happy to be there. And Wolf Blitzer is more than happy to remind him of all his faults.
The way Daily Show host Trevor Noah sees it, the CNN anchor is the classic bully. He points out Chafee’s limited funds and support, reminds him about how uncool he is, and notes that he's basically polling zero percent among Democrats. At this point, CNN could have easily swapped Blitzer out for any mean girl from the past 30 years and had the same effect on Chafee.
But Noah has had enough. He realizes he’s part of the problem and vows to stop criticizing people based on their appearance and ideology. But that probably won’t last very long, thanks to a very persuasive argument to keep doing it.Screengrab via The Daily Show
Ever since Friends hit Netflixearlier this year, more people have started to realize that Ross Geller isn’t exactly a nice guy, but could that have cost him one of the most important people in his life?
It appears so, according to D.F. Lovett. Back in August he came up with a theory centering around Ross that’s just as dark as the one where Phoebe Buffay is a meth addict. He recalled that Ross’s son Ben with his ex-wife Carol used to be an important part of Friends, but after the eighth season Ben was never seen again—although he was mentioned six more times over the course of 54 episodes. And despite once being part of Ross’s life, Ben never even met Emma—Ross’s daughter with Rachel Green—onscreen.
The circumstances behind Ben’s disappearance led Lovett to wonder if Ross had actually lost custody of his son.
Lovett outlines Ross’s history of homophobic comments, his manipulative and emotionally abusive nature, his mocking of Joey Tribbiani and Phoebe, how shitty of a professor he is, and how his jealousy makes him “completely unhinged.” The homophobic comments in particular could be a breaking point for Carol, who discovered she was a lesbian prior to the show’s start and later marries a woman; she might not want that kind of toxicity in Ben’s life, and it’s questionable if Ross would fight for Ben if faced with that situation.
But Ben’s disappearance could also point out to something more depressing: Ross might also be a terrible father.
People like to give Ross the benefit of the doubt, wondering if perhaps he was a better father off-screen. Perhaps his children met but the audience never saw. The more likely answer is that he was such a deadbeat father that he completely faded away from his son’s life, pretending to his family and so-called friends that he still saw a boy he barely knew.
While a rather straightforward sitcom like Friends doesn’t seem like the sort of fodder that would spark pages of fan theories spanning years, it’s the show that ever prevails. From the mundane or plausible to the downright absurd, we’re going deep down the rabbit hole to find just what else we don’t know about Rachel, Monica Geller, Phoebe, Chandler Bing, Joey, and Ross.
And just like Ross’s status as a deadbeat dad and Phoebe’s possible addiction, it might not be pretty.
1) The one where Rachel dated Ben Wyatt from Parks and Recreation
During season 7’s “The One With All the Candy,” Rachel told Monica that she doesn’t sleep with guys on the first date. Being a good friend, Monica instantly cites multiple instances where she’s wrong.It’s a throwaway line, so we actually never meet any of these men. But one of them has the same name as a character from the beloved Parks and Recreation, which aired on NBC years after Friends ended.
Any namechecking here is probably unintentional, but one person who did the math figured out that Rachel and Ben could’ve possibly dated: When the episode aired, Rachel was 29 while Ben would’ve been 26.
“I think at some point after Ben left Partridge, Minnesota in shame after his failure as mayor, he went to NYC for a brief time, met Rachel, and either had a one night stand, or a relationship,” Phefflin wrote.
And if all else fails, use some butt logic: Rachel and Leslie both have a thing for cute butts.
2) The one where Phoebe is a genius
Phoebe is constantly seen as the kooky one, but she’s had a pretty rough life before the start of Friends; she grew up on the street after her mother killed herself. But with all of that, Phoebe is smarter than anyone ever gives her credit for.
She managed to learn French and Italian without attending high school, convinced Ross that evolution is flawed, and even notes how she’s “more than just a pretty blond girl with an ass that won’t quit.” And she’s not afraid to hurt someone’s feelings by showing just how privileged they are.
3) The one where Joey manipulated everyone’s emotions just so he could get pancakes
In the season 7 episode “The One With Ross’s Library Book,” Rachel and Phoebe try to find the perfect woman, Erin (Kristin Davis), for him. He initially doesn’t see it, but they convince him to go on a second date with her, only to reveal that she’s not really interested either. It all ends with Rachel offering to make Joey pancakes as an attempt to cheer him up.Now, one redditor believes that entire subplot sailed its course just so that Joey could get someone to make him pancakes, and the evidence is pretty convincing. Joey loves food, can’t cook, he was on TV again so he could have the money to get Erin to go along with the scheme, his proclamation of “Finally” seemed like more than just based on his obsession with food, and Joey’s sensitivity was never addressed again.
4) The one where Monica developed OCD as an adult
When Monica was younger, she wasn’t anywhere near as obsessed with cleaning and organizing as she is as an adult, which leads some people to believe that came after she was no longer overweight.
It’s never addressed in any of the show’s flashbacks, in which we see a heavier Monica. And in the alternate reality two-parter “The One That Could Have Been,” a still-fat Monica doesn’t seem to have those same tendencies, instead appearing much more relaxed.
5) The one where Matt LeBlanc is playing his Episodes character like how he imagines Joey would portray him
LeBlanc plays an exaggerated version of himself on Showtime’s Episodes, but the basis of that character comes from another source: Joey.
We’re not sure if this is trolling, but basically Joey and LeBlanc would exist in the same universe, with the former being aware of the latter. That portrayal on Episodes would then be how Joey would imagine LeBlanc portraying LeBlanc’s exaggerated version of himself.
Yeah, our brains hurt too.
6) The one where Gunther reserved the big table at Central Perk for Rachel and her friends
Central Perk was located in a busy neighborhood and was usually packed, but how did the gang always get the same table?
It was probably done by Gunther, the manager of Central Perk who was always there but rarely ever included within that group of friends. But it might not have just been a formality. Gunther had a years-long crush on Rachel, showing jealousy towards the various men in her life and even refusing to serve some of them; Rachel thought Gunther was gay. He could’ve saved everyone’s table so he could see her more often.
7) The one where Jack Geller isn’t Monica’s dad
It was no secret that between Ross and Monica, the former was clearly their mother Judy’s favorite. But it could’ve been because of something she couldn’t control.
There’s no real evidence from the show to support it, but one theory claims that Judy actually had an affair with someone (who probably wasn’t Jewish), resulting in Monica. If that’s true, it would explain both why Judy resented her and why there wasn’t as much emphasis on respecting her Jewish heritage.
8) The one where Friends never actually happened
The idea that a show was a dream or was all in someone’s head is a common TV trope; Community even went meta had a character try and convince the Greendale Seven it actually happened. But a couple of theories touch on scenarios where the Friends universe doesn’t exist.
In one, Friends is what everyone imagines their life would be while they’re still in high school. They each are able to fulfill their dreams as Ross gets his Ph.D., Rachel becomes independent, Monica loses weight and becomes a chef, and Phoebe is able to rise up from her dark past. It’s all cheery and mostly ends happily, but it’s not real.
On the other hand, they could’ve all been patients in a mental asylum all this time, with Central Perk representing the cafeteria and Monica’s apartment as everyone’s room, pushing out anyone who could threaten that core dynamic.
9) The one where Friends, Seinfeld, and Mad About You are all in the same universe
Phoebe’s twin sister Ursula (both played by Lisa Kudrow) showed up as a server at Riff’s, a diner in Mad About You.Then Mad About You’s Jamie (Helen Hunt) showed up at Central Perk—and even thought that Phoebe was Ursula. And then Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) from Seinfeld moved into Paul from Mad About You’s apartment, who references the comedian who lives across the hall. With Courteney Cox appearing in Seinfeld and George Costanza (Jason Alexander) seen watching Mad About You while in bed, the theory has a few holes, but it mostly checks out.
Also, all three of those shows are part of the Tommy Westphall universe, so good luck unraveling how everything else is connected.
Screengrab via Pure Blood Paul/YouTube
We know how important having your Netflix queue in order can be, so we’ve put all the titles leaving this month in one place.
1492: Conquest of Paradise
America in Primetime
Bali: Season 1
Balto 3: Wings of Change
Batman & Robin
Best Kept Secret
Best Laid Plans
Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Hero and Terror
House of Flying Daggers
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
Move Over, Darling
Pajanimals: Season 1
Secrets of Mary Magdalene
Stand by Me
The Blues Brothers
The Last Waltz
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns
Year of the Dog
Your Inner Fish
Bratz: Good Vibes
The Perfect Stranger
My Hope America With Billy Graham
Bratz: Pampered Petz
A Girl Walks Into a Bar
Stranger by the Lake
Fleabag Monkeyface: Season 1
Teen Beach Movie
Breaking the Girls
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus
Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave
Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview
Art of Flight: The Series
Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap
Romanzo Criminale: Seasons 1-2
Salamander: Season 1
Jesus Henry Christ
A Nightmare on Elm Street
American Masters: Billie Jean King
Baby's Day Out
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmerman Collection
Buying & Selling: Seasons 1-2
Caprica: Season 1
Days of Heaven
Dead Man Walking
Destination Truth: Season 4
Down to Earth
Hawaii Five-O: Season 11-12
Hotel Impossible: Season 1-2
Interview with the Vampire
Nature: Ireland's Wild River
Nature: Leave It to Beavers
Nature: Love in the Animal Kingdom
Nature: My Bionic Pet
Nature: Parrot Confidential
Nature: Saving Otter 501
Nature: Snow Monkeys
Nature: Touching the Wild: Living with the Mule Deer of Deadman Gulch
Off Limits Collection: Collection 1-2
Pee-wee's Big Adventure
Restaurant: Impossible Collection: Impossible
Romeo + Juliet
Saturday Night Live: The 2010s: Season 37
Sid the Science Kid: Season 1
The Beautician and the Beast
The Big Lebowski
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
The Dead Files: Season 1-2
The Devil's Rejects
The Hunt for Red October
The Phantom of the Opera
The Pioneer Woman Collection: Collection 1
The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption
This Is Spinal Tap
You Got Served
Wolverine and the X-Men: Season 1
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games
Snoop Dogg Presents The Bad Girls of Comedy
Bratz Kids: Fairy Tales
Good Luck Chuck
Pinky Dinky Doo: Season 1
Play with Me Sesame: Season 1
Sesame Street: Animals and Nature: Season 1
Sesame Street: Classics: Vol. 1-2
Sesame Street: Cookie and Friends: Season 1
Sesame Street: Creativity and Imagination: Season 1
Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends: Season 1
Sesame Street: Everyday Moments: Season 1
Sesame Street: Music and Dance: Season 1
Sesame Street: Numbers and Letters: Season 1
Chico & Rita
Machine Gun Preacher
Nanny 911: Season 1
Bratz: Genie Magic
Life in Our Universe: Season 1
Braxton Family Values: Season 3
Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London
Better Than Chocolate
Bratz: Rock Angelz
Care Bears: Big Wish Movie
Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Doomsday Preppers: Season 1-3
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Ink Master: Season 2
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Mortal Kombat: The Movie
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie
Rules of Engagement
School of Rock
She's the One
Sleepless in Seattle
The IT Crowd: Series 1-4
The Lost Boys
Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This
Dinosaurs: Season 1-4
Marilyn in Manhattan
Ramsay's Best Restaurant: Season 1
Bratz: Friendship Is Always in Style
100 Below Zero
Crash & Bernstein: Season 1-2
Best of Teletubbies
Bratz: The Video: Starrin' & Stylin'
Coach: Season 1-9
Spiral: Season 4
Hank: Five Years from the Brink
The Slap: Season 1
National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo
National Geographic: The Battle for Midway
Indy 500: The Inside Line
Ron White: A Little Unprofessional
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 1-2
My Boys: Season 1-4
Undeclared: The Complete Series
Bratz: Desert Jewelz
Comic Book Men: Season 2
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
If I Stay
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Expendables 3
The Good Guy
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Skeleton Twins
The Wolf of Wall Street
Transformers: Age of Extinction
World War Z
Bad Girl Island
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Digimon Adventure: Seasons 1-3
Driving Miss Daisy
Fools Rush In
Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld: Season 1
Kiss the Girls
The Pitch: Season 1
The Fifth Element
The Longest Day
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
We’re No Angels
Explorers: Adventures of the Century: Season 1 & 2
Family Ties: Seasons 1-7
Immortalized: Season 1
The Forsyte Saga: Series 1-2
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
My Fair Wedding: Season 5
LEGO: Hero Factory: Breakout
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: King of Shadows
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Way of the Ninja
The Moth Diaries
Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends: Seasons 1-3
Screengrab via Sergey Khabaroff/YouTube
BY MEGAN VICK
Amber Rose does not approve of the introduction to her interview with GQ in which they label her as “Kanye West’s infamous ex, Wiz Khalifa’s baby mama.”
The magazine reads: “Amber Rose wrote the book on it. No, seriously: Kanye’s infamous ex, Wiz Khalifa’s baby mama, America’s toughest bald babe since Sigourney Weaver in ‘Alien 3,’ is about to publish a book of life lessons called ‘How to Be a Bad B****.’ Like Amber herself, it’s all heart. Unlike Amber, it’s not thick! The teen stripper turned megalomaniac muse spoke to Carrie Battan about her beautiful dark twisted journey to the top.”
Rose didn’t take too kindly to the article’s foreword. Even when it doesn’t identify her by the men she’s been romantically linked to, it alludes to their work (“Beautiful dark twisted” is a nod to West’s 2010 album “My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy”). Rose took to Instagram to take the magazine to task for the sexist qualifiers.
“Really @gq??? I’m so much more then Kanye’s Ex or Wiz’s baby’s mama. Damn, why the f*** did u guys reach out to me for this article and photoshoot? To dumb me down? I talked about feminism and my Slutwalk…,” she writes. “Wtf nice title smh I expected so much more from u guys and I’m so disappointed. I was so excited to be featured in GQ not realizing I was shooting for a tabloid. My slutwalk was for ignorant s*** like this. Oh ‘Her beautiful dark twisted journey to the top’? Nice pun. Negative af. Thx for nothing.”
Rose has been making it her mission to remove the stigma from women who enjoy healthy sex lives. She organized a “slut walk” in Los Angeles to unite women and take a stand against labels like slut, whore and the like and to call out the media for the way they’ve treated her in the wake of her separation from rapper Wiz Khalifa.
The demonstration was followed by a Funny or Die sketch that points out the outdatedness of the “walk or shame.”
She and friend Blac Chyna also attended the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in matching outfits that again called attention to the negative labels they’ve had thrown at them because they’ve been romantically linked to hip hop artists.
Screengrab via Larry King/YouTube
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Season 1
Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad and Me
Last Days in Vietnam
Pasion de Gavilanes
Seven Deadly Sins: Season 1*
Smithsonian Channel: The Day Kennedy Died
The Last Time You Had Fun
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie
Thomas & Friends: The Christmas Engines
Worst Year of My Life, Again: Season 1
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 3
Do I Sound Gay?
Julius Jr.: Season 2
The Midnight Swim
Care Bears & Cousins: Season 1*
Master of None: Season 1*
LeapFrog Letter Factory: Great Shape Mystery
Atención Atención: Season 1
Call Me Lucky
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid*
With Bob and David: Season 1*
Young & Hungry: Season 2 (new episodes)
Dior and I
Continuum: Season 4
Jessie: Season 4
People, Places, Things
Soaked in Bleach
Tengo Ganas de Ti
Cristela: Season 1
Black Butler: Season 3
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 3
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Season 1*
Sin Tetas No Hay Paraiso
The Red Road: Season 2
Ultimate Spider-Man: Season 3
Liv and Maddie: Season 2
Gringolandia: Season 3
Switched at Birth: Season 4
A Perfect Man
Best of Enemies
The Best Offer
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
OctoberOctober saw the return of plenty of our favorites including seasons of The Flash, Supernatural, Arrow, and Jane the Virgin, Batman Begins, many Disney shorts, and the premiere of Beasts of No Nation.
A Christmas Carol
Alexander: Theatrical Cut
Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics Collection: Collection 1
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Curse of Chucky
Dark Was the Night
Design on a Dime Collection: Collection 1
El Tiempo Entre Costuras
Extreme Homes Collection: Collection 1
Genevieve's Renovation: Season 1
House Hunters Renovation Collection: Collection 1
Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Rooms Collection: Collection 1
Monkey Thieves: Seasons 1-3
On the Town
Property Virgins Collection: Collection 1
Richard Pryor: Icon
Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special
Some Came Running
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Bourne Supremacy
The Devil at 4 O'Clock
The Great Food Truck Race Collection: Collection 1
The Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story
Throwdown with Bobby Flay Collection: Collection 1
Uncle Grandpa: Season 1 (more episodes)
Vanilla Ice Project: Seasons 1-4
Wakfu: Season 1
Worst Cooks in America Collection: Collection 1
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy*
La Leyenda de la Nahuala
Reign: Season 2
The Vampire Diaries: Season 6
Alpha and Omega 5: Family Vacation
Team Hot Wheels: Build the Epic Race
American Horror Story: Freak Show
iZombie: Season 1
Last Man Standing: Season 4
The Flash: Season 1
The Originals: Season 2
Tremors 5: Bloodline
Arrow: Season 3
Flor Salvaje: Season 1
Legends: Season 1
Supernatural: Season 10
Mighty Med: Season 2
The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 1*
Winter on Fire*
Lalaloopsy: Band Together
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Season 3
Jane the Virgin: Season 1
Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery: Season 1
Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Live!
The Five People You Meet in Heaven: Part 1/Part 2
All Hail King Julien: Season 2*
Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers*
Beasts of No Nation*
Circle - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Some Assembly Required: Season 2*
The Principal: Season 1
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered
Marvel's Avengers Assemble: Season 2
Hemlock Grove: Season 3*
Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection
August: Osage County
Manson Family Vacation - NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Chasing Life: Season 2
Return to Sender
Popples: Season 1*
72 Dangerous Animals: Australia: Season 1
Arthur: Season 17
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Battle Creek: Season 1
Capital C (2014)
Da Jammies: Season 1
Divorce Corp. (2014)
Giggle and Hoot's Best Ever! (2014)
Heather McDonald: I Don't Mean to Brag (2014)
Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)
Los hombres también lloran: Season 1
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Volume 1
Mouk: Season 1
Our Man in Tehran (2013)
Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)
Person of Interest: Seasons 1-3
Puffin Rock: Season 1 *
Rambo: First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)
Shake the Dust (2014)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Such Good People (2014)
The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl (2005)
The League: Season 6
The Monster Squad (1987)
Up in the Air (2009)
Zoo Clues: Season 1
Black or White (2014)
Miss Julie (2014)
Drumline: A New Beat (2014)
Baby Daddy: Season 4 (new episodes)
Bad Night (2015)
Madame Secretary: Season 1
Melissa & Joey: Season 4 (new episodes)
Space Dandy: Season 2
6 Years (2015)
Love at First Fight (2014)
Teen Beach Movie 2 (2015)
Fugitivos: Season 1
Longmire: Season 4 *
About Elly (2009)
God Bless the Child (2015)
Madame Bovary (2014)
It Happened Here (2015)
Portlandia: Season 5
The Roughnecks (2014)
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (part 2)
Call the Midwife: Series 4
Closer to the Moon (2015)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
Kambu: Season 1
Rubble Kings (2015)
Sin Senos no Hay Paraiso: Season 1
The Bank Job (2008)
The Road Within (2015)
Zoobabu: Season 1
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Reservation Road (2007)
The Blacklist: Season 2
The Fosters: Season 3
The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1
Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015) *
Gotham: Season 1
The Following: Season 3
Person of Interest: Season 4
SMOSH: The Movie (2015)
The Loft (2015)
Blue Bloods: Season 5
Hawaii Five-0: Season 5
Parenthood: Season 6
VeggieTales in the House: Season 1 (new episodes) *
The Canyons (2013)
The Walking Dead: Season 5
Bones: Season 10
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Monster High: Boo York (2015)
RL Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015)
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 12
Leafie: A Hen into the Wild (2011)
Midnight’s Children (2012)
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4-7
Ned Rifle (2014)
With the newest season of Doctor Who, childhood favorite Reading Rainbow, even more Inspector Gadget, and the premiere of Narcos—which stars Game of Thrones fan favorite Pedro Pascal—there’s something for everyone in August.
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein
Back in Time / Cong Cong Na Nian
Beneath the Helmet
Breakup Buddies / Xin Hua Lau Fang
Bride and Prejudice
Dancing on the Edge: Season 1
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Season 2
Dogs on the Inside
Enemy at the Gates
Flex is Kings
Lost and Love / Shi Gu
Masha and the Bear: Season 1
Odd Squad: Season 1
Pants on Fire
Reading Rainbow: Volume 1
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
Somewhere Only We Know / You yi ge di fang zhi you wo men zhi dao
The Code: Season 1
The Golden Era / Huang Jin Shi Dai
The Hurt Locker
The Mind of a Chef: Season 3
Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns
Utopia: Season 1
Vexed: Seasons 1-2
Chronic-Con, Episode 420: A New Dope
Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead
Kill Me Three Times
My Amityville Horror
The Look of Love
Welcome to Me
Club de Cuervos: Season 1
HitRECord on TV: Season 1
Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story
Transporter: The Series: Season 2
Doctor Who: Season 8
Fred: The Movie
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred
Fred 3: Camp Fred
Two Days, One Night
For a Good Time, Call...
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death
Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time)
Ever After High Way too Wonderland: Season 3
Ship of Theseus
Alex of Venice
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Lord of War
Real Husbands of Hollywood: Season 3
30 for 30: Angry Sky
As Cool As I Am
Strange Empire: Season 1
Grantham & Rose
Girl Meets World: Season 1
Inspector Gadget: Season 2
Once Upon a Time: Season 4
Revenge: Season 4
Muffin Top: A Love Story
* denotes Netflix Original
Screengrab via Paramount Movies/YouTube
After months of speculation, YouTube announced two huge additions to its lineup this morning: an ad-free subscription service and a long-awaited music app.
YouTube Red is a new subscription service that will include ad-free content and new original content from established YouTube stars for $9.99 a month.
YouTube Red also offers a “save offline” feature (which could come in handy for watching videos on planes or in other locations with limited Internet connectivity), as well as background play. The latter feature lets you keep a video going in the background while you do other activities on mobile.
In April 2015 YouTube served partner channels a new Terms of Service agreement that required them to sign off on a subscription model to continue to serve advertisements on their videos and earn income. The new terms dictated that YouTube would pay out “55% of the total net revenues recognized by YouTube from subscription fees.”
One-month free trials of YouTube Red open to the public on Oct. 28.
As far back as April 2014, YouTube announced funding for new original content from creators, and this April, the company updated that plan to include YouTubers like Joey Graceffa and Smosh. The funding came in a year that saw several digital video startups like Vessel enter the digital video space with premium payments to established stars for windowed exclusive content. Additionally, Facebook has pushed heavily into video, courting stars with its global reach for video distribution.
In prior iterations of investing money in creators for the platform, YouTube poured $100 million into the hands of mainstream creators like Ashton Kutcher and Madonna. Some of those investments led to longstanding companies like the latter's DanceOn. Other money that went to the hands of established YouTubers fostered programming like Crash Course from the Vlogbrothers. This time around, YouTube focused on homegrown talent exclusively.
Beginning in 2016, YouTube Red members will gain access to original series and movies, including A Trip to Unicorn Island, a feature-length film starring Lilly Singh.
“YouTube is like the best boyfriend I've ever had. I trust them with this project,” Singh shared at the launch event.
Other titles coming to the platform include Sing It!, a scripted comedy from the Fine Bros. about making the world’s No. 1 singing competition show; Scare PewDiePie, which puts the platform’s most-subscribed gaming star in “terrifying real-life situations inspired by his favorite video games”; and Lazer Team, Fullscreen and Rooster Teeth’s sci-fi comedy. That's in addition to Single by 30, 360 Project, Fight of the Living Dead, I Am Tobuscus, and untitled projects from Joey Graceffa and College Humor.
Based on the breadth of original content lined up for release in 2016, YouTube’s subscription service seeks to put the company on par with streaming giants Hulu and Netflix, which have entered the original content fray with such titles as Casual and House of Cards, respectively. YouTube’s early lineup suggests it intends to stick close to its digital roots, however, showcasing creators who’ve helped extend the platform’s reach.YouTube is also launching its much delayed Music app (formerly known as YouTube Music Key), the third in line after this year’s Kids and Gaming apps. While it’s still classified as “coming soon,” the streamlined Music app will let its users control variety on their music stations, from targeted styles of choice to broader discovery like Internet radio competitor Pandora. An Explore tab will also let you find other versions of a given track, from live renditions to covers to remixes.
One-month free trials of YouTube Red open to the public on Oct. 28.
Update 1:16pm CT: International expansion is expected for 2016. While the Web-based subscriptions will be $9.99 a month, iOS users can register for $12.99 a month. Furthermore, any creators who don't sign the subscription TOS will have their content made private, which rules out monetization of any kind.
Illustration by Max Fleishman
You know the iconic opening sequence to Up? Where Disney and Pixar pulled the world’s heartstrings with a montage of Carl and Ellie falling in love and growing old together? Well YouTuber Jason Lyle Black has done one better with this video of his 80-year-old grandparents celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
“Grandpa and Grandma have played piano duets since they were first married,” Black explains in the video description. “So this will be a family treasure for all of us.”
The video is full of little Up Easter eggs, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
Love is real, y'all.H/T Zap2it | Screengrab via Jason Lyle Black/YouTube
The last time the Chicago Cubs had a legitimate chance to win the World Series, they turned for help to their rookie of the year, 12-year-old Henry Rowengartner, to lead them to their first title since 1908. Unfortunately for long-suffering Chicago fans, that triumphant scene was pure fiction as it was actor Thomas Ian Nicholas who played a preteen whose broken arm unexpectedly allowed him to throw the ball 100 mph and lead the Cubs to glory.
But that won't stop Nicholas from hoping that some of that old Rowengartner magic can rub off on his favorite team, even though the Cubs are behind 3-0 to the Mets in the National League Championship series and are one loss away from elimination.
And Nicholas, who became a Cubs fan while filming the 1993 movie and who eventually married a DJ from Chicago, will do his best to give his favorite team a lift—simply by being there.Several times in the past, Nicholas has thrown out the first pitch at Wrigley Field and has sung "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" during the seventh-inning stretch. But he apparently hasn't worn his Rowengartner jersey since the film wrapped in 1992.
"Usually when I go to the game, I wear the jersey the Cubs made for me with my last name, Nicholas, on it, but I called the team and I said, 'Can you make a Rowengartner jersey for me?'" Nicholas told ESPN. "I've never done that. I haven't worn a Rowengartner jersey since the movie, but I feel like we kind of need it right now. It's kind of like my rally cap."
And it's a last-minute trip. Nicholas had been at Disneyland celebrating his son's birthday, but he planned to take a 7am flight to Chicago on Wednesday in order to make the game on time.
"I wasn't planning on going out for the postseason, but after they won the wild card and then beat the St. Louis Cardinals, the excitement started to build with fans of the Cubs who are also fans of Rookie of the Year," Nicholas said. "My Twitter feed started to get busier and busier during the postseason, and people started getting excited. I got excited, too... There are a lot of superstitions in baseball, so I'm just hoping that throwing on the Rowengartner jersey is the lucky rabbit's foot that we need in this series. Hopefully this is the turnaround."
Nicholas also will perform with his band at a nearby pub after the game, and if the Cubs win to keep their season alive for at least one more contest, I imagine their fans will pack the place to thank the former pretend Cubs pitcher for his very real impact.
Screengrab via h3george/YouTube
The Fine Bros's next YouTubers React video should be easy to develop, since everyone is grappling with the news of YouTube Red, the ad-free, paid subscription model.
The Fine Bros themselves are one of several YouTube creators tapped by the service to be part of its premium offering, creating original content only available on the platform. But to remain in the YouTube ecosystem, YouTube Partners must agree to a deal that allows YouTube to include them in subscriptions, or have their content set to private and no longer earn any ad revenue. For subscription payments, creators will be paid a percentage of the revenue based on watch time and other factors, although YouTube declined to go into specifics of each contract.
YouTubers have started reacting to the news on social media since this morning's announcement. Feelings are decidedly mixed.Some creators are specifically concerned about the price of subscriptions, worried that it's too high for their young fan bases. Others are reminding fans to stay calm, and that free YouTube will still exist in addition to the paid option. Reactions also included jokes about the site's name, and how it's a little close to RedTube, a pornographic video site. Fans have expressed confusion about the paid option, including wondering which of their favorite YouTubers have signed agreements and will still be available after Oct. 28. YouTube said it is 99 percent locked in with all partners. Fans are also angry about pricing. Some have started a petition already in hopes that they can halt YouTube Red, with 1,800 supporters so far.
YouTube has a week to clear up concerns and finalize the lingering 1 percent of contracts it said were not yet buttoned up before the product's Oct. 28 launch.
Illustration by Max Fleishman.
Even with his life in danger because of a MRSA infection, New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells sent inspirational Instagrams and tweets to his teammates while he was laying in a hospital bed and trying to fight off the nasty bacteria.
Even as he battled for his life and to keep his foot, Fells has been a study in the power of positivity, and on Wednesday, he was released from the hospital—his life and all of his limbs intact. And this is the reception he received from his children.It's a happy ending (for now) for Fells, considering how badly the infection wrecked his body. He was in the hospital for three weeks and underwent as many as seven surgeries (and likely will have more) to hold off the infection.
It's unclear if Fells—an eight-year veteran who caught a career-high 41 receptions in 2010 with the St. Louis Rams—will have the chance to resume his pro football career.
Yet, he remained optimistic while in the hospital.And now he's returned home—to his family and his best friend.
Photo via Daniel Fells/Instagram
On Monday night music-streaming giant Spotify decided to drop all music released by Victory Records from its service. Spotify's own records showed that about 53 million plays from Victory's releases had gone unpaid for, and Spotify wanted the Chicago label to sign a new contract to resolve the issue.
The problem: The new contract would have conflicted with an existing contract. Victory said the contract wouldn't work, and Spotify responded—after the label allegedly pleaded to work out an agreement—by removing all of its music.
Yup: In 2015 punk rockers are still being put down by the Man. Some bands signed under Victory include:
(Some have had albums previously released under different labels, and those can largely still be streamed on Spotify.)If the numbers in this Medium article—which was reprinted by the Daily Dot—still hold true, that means Spotify would owe Victory Records roughly $371,000. This might not last—it's certainly not good PR for Spotify to admit it didn't pay a punk label for streaming plays, and then ask representatives to fix the situation by signing a contract that would breach a contract with another service—but for now, you'll just have to head to YouTube for all of Victory's releases (or to Amazon Prime, which offers a great deal of the music Victory Records has released).
You can find Victory's official statement here.
H/T Rolling Stone | Illustration by Max Fleishman