Sean Bean said some weird things about intimacy coordinators, and actresses had thoughts.

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Will Smith finally apologizes for The Slap, but is it enough? (Apparently not for Chris Rock.)

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Paul Rudd sorta hosts his sorta fifth episode of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Sorta.

Saturday Night Live
Paul Rudd & Charli XCS
December 18, 2021

Thanks to this fucking virus that will never go away, Saturday Night Live had to very suddenly sorta-but-not-really cancel its final episode of the year in what feels like a metaphor for the whole 2021 holiday season. The episode, which was supposed to be Paul Rudd’s entry into the five-timers club still happened, but instead of a live production performed in front of a studio audience, the show consisted of a few new filmed pieces set amidst a bunch of classic Christmas sketches from years past. Each sketch was introduced by Rudd, Tom Hanks, and Tina Fey with assists from the only cast members on hand, Kenan Thompson and Michael Che, while a skeleton crew chuckled in the dark. It was weird, it was awkward, it was kinda sad, but God bless them for making the best they could out of a shitty situation. It’s really all any of us can do at this point.

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Struggling to make sense of a senseless tragedy.

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Netflix admits they done goofed. (But they’re not going to change anything.)

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It sounds like HBO expects ‘The Last of Us’ to be its next ‘Game of Thrones’ (but with fewer dragons)

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Has the ‘Game of Thrones’ coffee cup mystery finally been solved? Do you care?

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‘Saturday Night Live’ and Anya Taylor-Joy save the best for last

Saturday Night Live
Anya Taylor-Joy & Lil Nas X
May 22, 2021

This was the finale episode for a very strange season of Saturday Night Live, in which, as the cast notes in the cold open, we experienced the end of the world, and yet they kept putting on shows. And it would appear they saved the best episode of the season for last. With a full, and full-throated, audience for the first time all season and hosted by the impossibly glamorous Anya Taylor-Joy who was able to show off her formidable comedy chops (seriously, go watch Emma), the show was fairly consistent and did not have a single sketch I felt deserved side-eye.

Instead, the episode played like a nostalgic and heartfelt goodbye to some of the show’s most famous cast members. It’s rumored that this is Cecily Strong’s last episode; Colin Jost has been making noise about wanting to leave after this season; and Pete Davidson all but said farewell on “Weekend Update.” It was also hard to miss Kate McKinnon holding back tears in the cold open while standing next to Strong, Kenan Thompson, and Aidy Bryant, the show’s four longest-tenured cast members. All four have outside projects that they’ve been working on of late, so it would not be shocking to see one or all of them fly out of the SNL nest this year. Still, they are easily the four strongest performers on the show, and it won’t be the same without them. If it is their final episode, I’m pleased it was such a good one.

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It was so much worse than we even knew.

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Looks like we have to explain to Ted Cruz who the bad guy was in ‘Watchmen’ because Ted Cruz is a fucking idiot

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