Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 13, 2014 5:03PM ET
There's three movies coming out this year about people encountering their dopplegangers. What gives?
Mar 13, 2014 4:58PM ET
The press parade for Mad Men season seven has started this week, and though creator Matthew Weiner doesn't want us to start theorizing based on the promotional images, we can infer one thing: these days Mad Men isn't the same kind of fashion inspiration it used to be.
Mar 13, 2014 12:53PM ET
With pilot season in full swing and casting completed on several projects already, the 2014-2015 TV season is beginning to take shape. We’ve gathered and rated some of the pilots floating out there among the big five networks.
Mar 13, 2014 12:27PM ET
Hal Douglas, probably the most famous trailer voice-over artist of all time (along with the late Don LaFontaine), died last Friday at the age of 89, after an epic career pulling us into theaters with short, punchy taglines intoned in his wonderfully rich voice.
Mar 13, 2014 11:40AM ET
Netflix released three new images from the upcoming season of Orange Is the New Black, giving us enough to start speculating rampantly about what we'll get on June 6.
Mar 13, 2014 10:44AM ET
Each week from now on we will be crowning a "wig of the week" from The Americans, FX's wonderful show about Russian spies who happen to wear a variety of insane wigs when doing their spy duties.
Mar 13, 2014 9:33AM ET
As Jon Stewart said last night, "We strive to cover the issues of greatest consequence to you, the American people: healthcare, the economy, aging, penises. But only rarely do we find a story that encompasses all of these issues at once." That story? Medicare-covered penis pumps.
Mar 13, 2014 9:16AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: Somebody found a purported list of Lindsay Lohan's famous hookups, Taylor Swift does not approve of Selena Gomez rekindling things with Justin Bieber, and Shailene Woodley continues to be terrific.
Mar 12, 2014 7:30PM ET
It's all over for Arthur Chu, the game theory-using villain of Jeopardy. With one of its most media-savvy contestants ever gone, there are some signs that Chu's run has made show-runners reconsider its no-TV star approach.
Mar 12, 2014 6:18PM ET
Lady Gaga's album-themed charity only gave out $5000 in grants in 2012, after spending $1.85 million on lawyer, PR and social media fees.
Mar 12, 2014 5:02PM ET
One of the greatest unknowns of True Detective—you know, aside from all the Yellow King stuff—was the fact that the show cast fairly well-known actress Elizabeth Reaser as the girlfriend Rust had leading up to the 2002 timeline, but barely had her speak.
Mar 12, 2014 4:31PM ET
With psychological thriller Enemy out this Friday, we’re taking a look at the arc of Jake Gyllenhaal's career to see if he’s already peaked.
Mar 12, 2014 4:02PM ET
The Veronica Mars movie due out Friday embroils the heroine in a love triangle familiar to anyone who watched season three of the gone-too-soon TV show. Veronica and Piz versus Veronica and Logan. But why must we make Veronica, or really any heroine, choose?
Mar 12, 2014 11:56AM ET
Martin Sheen in The West Wing, or Harrison Ford in Air Force One? How much credit does Bill Pullman get for shooting down aliens in Independence Day? Who's the best fantasy leader of the free world?
Mar 12, 2014 11:13AM ET
Jimi Hendrix's estate has finally decided to go along with a biopic, which is bad news for John Ridley's Jimi: All Is By My Side, but good news for those of us who want a Hendrix biopic with actual Hendrix songs.
Mar 12, 2014 10:50AM ET
Tuesday night is huge for television comedy. In order to make sense of all of the options, we've decided to rank them each week to suss out who is coming out on top.
Mar 12, 2014 9:55AM ET
If Jon Stewart knows one thing, it's that sometimes you need to bring the 16th president of the United States on your television show in order to set the record straight. So to help Judge Andrew Napolitano figure out the reality of the Civil War, he did just that on last night's episode of The Daily Show.
Mar 12, 2014 9:11AM ET
Today in celebrity gossip: The once and future Captain Kirk drank and drove in New Zealand, Jennifer Lopez made a harsh joke about her famous ex-boyfriends, and Jake Gyllenhaal's naked again.
Mar 11, 2014 5:40PM ET
Amazon Studios has reportedly ordered Transparent, a critical favorite among their pilots, to series, according to Andrew Wallenstein of Variety.
Mar 11, 2014 5:22PM ET
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.
Mar 11, 2014 3:14PM ET
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.
Mar 11, 2014 12:57PM ET
Skrillex, wily dubstep minx that he is, released Recess last night, surprising everyone who downloaded his "Alien Ride" smartphone app last week.
Mar 11, 2014 12:44PM ET
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.
Mar 11, 2014 11:10AM ET
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.
Mar 11, 2014 10:46AM ET
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.”
Mar 11, 2014 10:34AM ET
Who were the best, worst, and just-good-enough queens of the week? It wasn't close. Here are our picks ...
Mar 11, 2014 10:24AM ET
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.
Mar 11, 2014 9:49AM ET
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.