Today's Five Best Columns
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1 Hr Ago
Amazon Studios has reportedly ordered Transparent, a critical favorite among their pilots, to series, according to Andrew Wallenstein of Variety.
2 Hrs Ago
As real diplomats negotiate the terms of the Crimean conflict, a new fight started recently somewhere American and Russian representatives don't normally engage — on the soccer pitch, or in the back offices that regulate the soccer pitch, at least.
4 Hrs Ago
Sarah Jones' death last month while shooting Midnight Rider was both a tragic accident and a rally cry for safer film sets. Now investigations on the local, state and federal level are looking in to who is at fault for putting the crew in danger.
6 Hrs Ago
Skrillex, wily dubstep minx that he is, released Recess last night, surprising everyone who downloaded his "Alien Ride" smartphone app last week.
Sure, it’s been 25 years since Irwin M. Fletcher (played by Chevy Chase in two movies) graced our screens, but the studio has finally found the perfect guy for the role—fellow Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis.
8 Hrs Ago
There's a reason Sandra Bullock felt so alone in Gravity: not only was her character stranded in space, but she was starring in one of the few box office hits featuring a female protagonist.
8 Hrs Ago
The stars of Game of Thrones grace the cover of Vanity Fair this week, but the real news comes from the interview inside, where show creator David Benioff basically says, “we know how the books are gonna end, nyah-nyah.”
8 Hrs Ago
Who were the best, worst, and just-good-enough queens of the week? It wasn't close. Here are our picks ...
9 Hrs Ago
CPAC 2014 has come and gone, but don't worry because last night The Daily Show recapped the best parts: Conservatives' pitiful attempts at humor.
9 Hrs Ago
Catherine Rampell on women in college, Jonathan Chait on Obamacare victims, Maria Bustillos on Reddit's Satoshi Nakamoto skeptics, Rafael Osio Cabrices on Venezuela, and Allison P. Davis on the worst Bachelor in history.
Mar 11, 2014 9:24AM ET
We're about a month away from the start of a new season of Mad Men, which means Jon Hamm is out and about doing delightful media appearances.
Mar 11, 2014 8:30AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Miley Cyrus went chaps-less during a recent performance, Elisabeth Moss did not enjoy her "awful" marriage to Fred Armisen, and Chris Evans is both ready and willing to marry you.
Mar 11, 2014 2:15AM ET
Following the massive success of the surprise release of Beyoncé’s self-titled album last December, Apple has been pressuring record labels for similar deal, trying to secure music exclusivity and cut off competition from streaming services.
Mar 10, 2014 6:13PM ET
An unreleased Daft Punk track featuring Jay-Z leaked on the internet today, and though it was first met with questions about its authenticity, "Computerized" has since been confirmed as real. The only trouble is that no one likes it.
Mar 10, 2014 5:07PM ET
Taylor Swift made $39,699,575 this past year. That nearly-$40 million bankroll is good enough to put her on top of Billboard's 2014 Money Makers list, and it wasn't really close. The reason she made so much money last year? One word: Swifties.
Mar 10, 2014 5:05PM ET
BBC America's been teasing the return of their beloved cult clone drama Orphan Black for a while now, and finally today they released a full trailer, which raises all sorts of clone-related questions.
Mar 10, 2014 4:48PM ET
After four worthy seasons, Fox’s Raising Hope will air its last episodes on April 4, fittingly ending its tenure by churning out back-to-back half-hours.
Mar 10, 2014 4:47PM ET
What matters about True Detective season two isn’t so much the plot or the cast—it’s the genre. Season one won the internet’s attention partly through its heady plumbing of Lovecraftian mythos and blending it with Southern Gothicism. There’s no use trying to repeat that formula, so where else can the show turn to capture lightning in a bottle?
Mar 10, 2014 4:24PM ET
Less than a month before its premiere, HBO finally gives us a taste of the upcoming third season of Veep.
Mar 10, 2014 4:16PM ET
Last night the new drama Resurrection gave ABC its best Sunday ratings for the season, and there's more where that came from. Dead-but-not-zombie shows are the new hot thing.
Mar 10, 2014 2:00PM ET
Now that True Detective is gone are you eager for another dark series with episodes all helmed by a single auteur? Well, here's a teaser for Cinemax's The Knick, which stars Clive Owen and is directed entirely by Steven Soderbergh.
Mar 10, 2014 1:40PM ET
Last time Louis C.K. hosted Saturday Night Live in November 2012, it was arguably the most-anticipated hosting gig of the season. Can he top that in his second go-round?
Mar 10, 2014 11:01AM ET
If you didn't have a favorite dinosaur as a kid, then you were clearly never actually a child.
Mar 10, 2014 10:18AM ET
Were we satisfied by how True Detective wrapped up? Was enough time spent on the mythology of the Yellow King? What do we want in a second season? David and Esther discuss.
Mar 10, 2014 10:00AM ET
The Real Housewives of New York City returns to Bravo on Tuesday night. Naturally, we decided to rank them, according to our proprietary and secret formula that prizes bearability, watchability, and how well they've come to define our concept of Real Housewife.
Mar 10, 2014 9:09AM ET
After an eight week hiatus, The Good Wife is taking us back to familiar territory — everyone is in trouble with the law.
Mar 10, 2014 8:38AM ET
“I’m not Oprah,” Lindsay Lohan yelled into a cell phone in the first episode of her new show on OWN.
Mar 10, 2014 8:32AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Jennifer Aniston will stop at nothing to keep her best friend alive, Lindsay Lohan might actually write a memoir now, and a very steamy sex tape featuring Johnny Carson is up for sale.
Mar 9, 2014 11:13PM ET
Shortly before 9 p.m., HBO’s streaming service, HBO GO, went down, frustrating millions of viewers who were excited to watch the season finale of True Detective.
Mar 9, 2014 11:00PM ET
Looking ends its first season with a restaurant opening, some harsh truths, and one after-hours liaison that might have been a really bad idea. We've got a lot to work though.