Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 20, 2014 3:47PM ET
Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski with their perfect hair and perfect shade have been the best part of these Olympics, so we're brainstorming ways to keep them on our televisions.
Feb 20, 2014 3:22PM ET
News broke today Tina Fey is going to star in an adaptation of reporter Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle. Michiko Kakutani called this one back in 2011.
Feb 20, 2014 12:32PM ET
In an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons online today, Lena Dunham opened up about her reaction to that time Jezebel offered $10,000 for unretouched photos of her.
Feb 20, 2014 9:30AM ET
Last month we determined that Shia LaBeouf had taken the crown of celebrity troll king away from James Franco, now Franco is asserting his dominance by commenting on LaBeouf.
Feb 19, 2014 4:05PM ET
NBC will go nostalgic before the closing ceremony of the Sochi Olympic Games: the network will air a documentary about Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding at 7 p.m. this Sunday.
Feb 19, 2014 2:38PM ET
A man is suing Paramount and other producers over his portrayal in The Wolf of Wall Street. In doing so he admits that he was the inspiration for the character deemed Rugrat, which is really not a good look.
Feb 19, 2014 12:55PM ET
Jada Pinkett Smith is headed to Gotham City, joining a very interesting cast that Fox has lined up for its Batman prequel series.
Feb 19, 2014 10:29AM ET
The Academy announced today that the legendary performer Bette Midler will perform at the ceremony, despite not having any really obvious reason to do so.
Feb 19, 2014 9:44AM ET
The fantastic first trailer for Marvel's latest, The Guardians of the Galaxy, is out, prompting the question: is Chris Pratt primed for movie stardom?
Feb 18, 2014 3:08PM ET
Elaine Stritch went on the Today show today in a big fur coat and dropped an f-bomb. That marvelous, carefree 89-year-old attitude is on full display in the documentary about her life, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, out this weekend.
Feb 18, 2014 10:20AM ET
Last night was Jimmy Fallon's first night hosting The Tonight Show, and he had his big heart and his appreciation of history on display.
Feb 18, 2014 8:50AM ET
Last night, our long, national nightmare ended: Bob Costas returned to his post as the anchor of primetime Olympic coverage. His eyes looked pretty good!
Feb 17, 2014 5:36PM ET
There's not much debate over the fact that the music choices in Olympic figure skating are bland and repetitive. So we decided to offer up better solutions and are asking you to determine whose is best.
Feb 17, 2014 4:47PM ET
I am not a House of Cards fanatic. Nor am I a binge-watcher. So as people hunkered down this weekend to watch 13 hours of Kevin Spacey purring at the camera, it became more and more obvious to me that Netflix's system has eliminated, to an extent, the casual viewer of the streaming service's shows.
Feb 17, 2014 1:51PM ET
Ice dancing is a sport that practically encourages fan 'shipping. So is it actually romantic off the ice? Well, it's complicated.
Feb 17, 2014 1:32PM ET
Timed to the Olympics, Universal has started to promote Angelina Jolie's directorial effort Unbroken with a trailer/featurette narrated by Tom Brokaw that screams IMPORTANT, INSPIRING FILM.
Feb 17, 2014 12:40PM ET
In the last pre-Christmas Special episode of Downton Abbey, we nearly wrapped up a lot of the story lines the show teased this season, giving us some surprisingly sufferable moments from some frequently insufferable characters. And then there's Bates.
Feb 17, 2014 8:38AM ET
On this week's Girls, Marnie organized a Hamptons-but-not-really retreat so that the four title characters could reconnect. After less than a day together, the obvious question was: were these people ever really friends in the first place? How?!
Feb 14, 2014 5:39PM ET
The ice dancing competition begins Sunday with the short dance program, and features one of the most exciting rivalries at this year's Olympics between the Vancouver gold winners, Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, and the U.S.'s dream team Meryl Davis and Charlie White.
Feb 14, 2014 12:34PM ET
With the Olympics almost half over — the closing ceremony is on the 23rd — we decided to recap our favorite moments and stories from the first week of sports.
Feb 14, 2014 12:15PM ET
February is traditionally not a good month for movies, so it only makes sense that studios will use Valentine's Day as an excuse to release their gooiest, most pandering films.
Feb 14, 2014 11:49AM ET
Just in time for Valentine's Day there's a new trailer for the first part of Lars von Trier's sex epic Nymophmaniac, so we've picked out the most romantic moments for you.
Feb 13, 2014 3:10PM ET
Praised be the Olympian gods: we finally have some good news to share about the eyes of our fallen Olympic guide—our Hermes of sorts—Bob Costas. He may be coming back soon.
Feb 13, 2014 2:16PM ET
NBCSN's figure skating announcers were already the fashion king and queen of this Olympics, but with today's men's short program, they have also been proving themselves great commenters and expert shade-throwers.
Feb 13, 2014 10:36AM ET
The internet wants Netflix to release House of Cards a day early, and while that's probably not going to happen, it'd be a great chance for the company to show off.
Feb 13, 2014 8:45AM ET
The teaser for Melissa McCarthy's latest is what we would imagine Spring Breakers would be like if McCarthy had anything to say about it.
Feb 12, 2014 4:45PM ET
Friday is Valentine's Day, which means super sappy love stories are headed to movie theaters. Which one is right for you?
Feb 12, 2014 4:14PM ET
Sid Caesar, who left an indelible mark on American comedy, has died at the age of 91.
Feb 12, 2014 2:04PM ET
In what seems like a great move, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company Gary Sanchez Productions now has a new division that will concentrate on creating female-driven movies and TV shows.
Feb 12, 2014 10:45AM ET
It's always a big morning-after for the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but this year's champion, Sky, a Wire Fox Terrier, handled her media appearances with aplomb, showering her hosts with on air kisses.