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Jan 17, 2013 5:56PM ET
President Obama is working to address gun violence on the federal level, but The Guardian has made a comprehensive graphic detailing legislation in the laboratories of democracy.
Jan 17, 2013 5:52PM ET
The misused word is everywhere, proliferating like fruit flies 'round a bowl of rotting bananas. We must stop it before it goes too far.
Jan 17, 2013 5:31PM ET
Yesterday we told you why people are saying Lawrence Wright's Scientology book is so great. Today the book is finally out and we've taken some time to skim for the juiciest nuggets of celebrity gossip.
Jan 17, 2013 5:27PM ET
While Oprah may claim tonight's Lance Armstrong sit-down is "the biggest interview I've ever done," she's no stranger to confessional interviews.
Jan 17, 2013 5:03PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Jan 17, 2013 3:14PM ET
Entertainment Weekly has created a handy primer highlighting thirteen of the most intriguing films unfurling at the 3,000th (approx.) annual Sundance Film Festival. In case it's all maybe too much to read, we've gone and taken the most interesting or head-scratching sentence or phrase from each writeup and listed them below.
Jan 17, 2013 2:19PM ET
Here's a trailer for a film that is almost designed to create some sort of uproar.
Jan 17, 2013 1:52PM ET
The woman who turned her advice column into a worldwide phenomenon was 94 years old.
Jan 17, 2013 1:02PM ET
American Idol is back on! Join us as we recap this season in song-based competition.
Jan 17, 2013 12:44PM ET
A Seattle radio station claims to have their hands on the new single by garage rock revivalists The Strokes, and fans are already foreseeing a fifth album, and maybe—just maybe—another tour.
Jan 17, 2013 10:37AM ET
Skrillex is burning up. In fact, the dubstep poster boy is such a hot commodity on the superstar DJ circuit that his hair caught on fire last night.
Jan 17, 2013 10:23AM ET
Today in celebrity news: Britney may soon have a lucrative deal in Nevada, her sister may soon be engaged, and Lena Dunham and Howard Stern make amends.
Jan 16, 2013 6:35PM ET
Today in show business news: Carrie Bradshaw is left on the cutting-room floor, Betty White gets another big birthday party, and USA wants its own Andy Cohen show.
Jan 16, 2013 6:03PM ET
American Idol returns with its new, potentially volatile judging team, and there will be Mariah. And fighting. And maybe some singing, too.
Jan 16, 2013 5:16PM ET
In a lengthy new exposé, Deadspin reports that the saga of Lennay Kekua, the Notre Dame star's alleged girlfriend whose narrative was part of the Fighting Irish's return to the national spotlight, was dreamt up as a hoax perpetrated one of his friends.
Jan 16, 2013 4:33PM ET
What if we all dated according to the "trends" spotted by the New York Post? 'Twould be an interesting relationship world indeed. And where would the paper itself fall in all of that?
Jan 16, 2013 4:22PM ET
Turns out it was a conscious decision, the prequel's showrunner tells The Atlantic Wire, and one that echoes how the franchise has approached the iconic buildings since September 11, 2001.
Jan 16, 2013 3:48PM ET
Foster, bumbling around a contemporary pop culture reference at the Golden Globes, said "I'm not Honey Boo Boo child" to emphasize how highly she values her own privacy. But GLAAD seems intrigued enough in its annual Media Awards.
Jan 16, 2013 3:41PM ET
Time to add #FreeChiefKeef to the lexicon of hip hop hashtags. The young Chicago rapper was jailed yesterday for violating his probation, and—bizarrely enough—the music taste-makers at Pitchfork might've helped put him behind bars.
Jan 16, 2013 2:56PM ET
The I-beat-Meryl thing wasn't a dig — it was a joke! And if the new SNL jokes are any indication, there's a lot more Lovable Jennifer Lawrence where that came from.
Jan 16, 2013 1:58PM ET
What happens when people grow up and cease to use the crayons of their childhood creative pursuits and endeavors? Not to worry, there are crayons for adulthood, too!
Jan 16, 2013 1:28PM ET
Lawrence Wright's long look at Scientology, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood & the Prison of Belief, is set for release tomorrow, and reviews, for the most part, have been overwhelmingly positive. But why?
Jan 16, 2013 1:26PM ET
The actor, writer, and something-or-other is all over the Sundance Film Festival lineup and the films to which his name are attached are, frankly, NSFW. Let's look at what will be on view in Park City,
Jan 16, 2013 11:24AM ET
Last night a sold-out show at Carnegie Hall proved what book publishing and his fans have long known about John Green: There's something deeply powerful about not only the popular Y.A. books he writes, but also about the man himself.
Jan 16, 2013 10:46AM ET
Today in celebrity news: Hawkeye will soon be a daddy, Naomi and Liev have left New York, and Prince Harry is more eligible than anyone else.
Jan 15, 2013 6:37PM ET
Discovered: Lighting up might not lead to dumbing down; playing music can put you on a natural high; black carbon is twice as bad as we thought; evidence that obesity is inherited.
Jan 15, 2013 6:14PM ET
As AMC revived its all-too-serial murder show for a third season, the move left many of The Killing's critics unsure what to make of what they're calling a "red herring" — even if they're finally getting that new case they've been waiting for.
Jan 15, 2013 6:00PM ET
Shock and awe! Not all tony British actors are enthralled with Downton Abbey!
Jan 15, 2013 4:53PM ET
Don't look now, and don't blame the bad karaoke, but Lena Dunham really cannot do wrong: According to recent numbers online and off, HBO's Girls has become a kingmaker to just-under-the-radar musicians, sending their record sales abuzz
Jan 15, 2013 3:56PM ET
The festival is typically a hotbed of independent and disease, and with a virulent flu season, the Park City Medical Center is handing out 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer over the 10-day fest when it begins Thursday.